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Zhengwei Pan, Professor of Physics and Engineering
Riverbend /228D
Biographical Information
  • PhD, Northwestern Polytechnic University, China, 1997

Research Interests

Nanoparticles, nanotubes, nanowires and nanobelts: rational synthesis, structural characterization, properties measurements, device fabrication, and potential applications

Functional nanomaterials with potential applications in energy, national security and biology as photocatalysts, phosphors, detectors, markers, and sensors.

Recent Publications

Z.W. Pan, S.M. Mahurin, S. Dai, and D.H. Lowndes, "Nanowire array gratings with ZnO combs", Nano Letters 5, 723 (2005). 

Z.W. Pan, S. Dai, C.M. Rouleau, and D.H. Lowndes, "Germanium-catalyzed growth of zinc oxide nanowires: a semiconductor catalyst for nanowire synthesis", Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 44, 274 (2005). 

Z.R. Dai, Z.W. Pan and Z.L. Wang, "Novel nanostructures of functional oxides synthesized by thermal evaporation", Adv. Funct. Mater. 13, 9 (2003). 

Z.W. Pan, Z.R. Dai, Chris Ma and Z.L. Wang, "Molten gallium as a catalyst for the large-scale growth of highly aligned silica nanowires", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 124, 1817 (2002). 

Z.W. Pan, Z.R. Dai and Z.L. Wang, "Nanobelts of semiconducting oxides", Science 291, 1947 (2001). 

Z.W. Pan, S.S. Xie, B.H. Chang, C.Y. Wang, L. Lu, W. Liu, W.Y. Zhou, W.Z. Li and L.X. Qian, "Very long carbon nanotubes", Nature 394, 631 (1998).