Publications

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Selected journal publications

Z.L. Xu, J. Park, J. Wang, H. Moon, G. Yoon, J. Lim, Y.J. Ko, S.P. Cho, S.Y. Lee and K. Kang, A new high-voltage calcium intercalation host for ultra-stable and high-power calcium rechargeable batteries, Nature Communications 2021, 12:3369.[Link]

J. Park,† Z.L. Xu,† G. Yoon,† S.K. Park, J. Wang, H. Hyun, H. Park, J. Lim, Y.J. Ko and K. Kang, Stable and High power calcium ion batteries enabled by calcium intercalation in graphite, Advanced Materials 2020, 1904411. [Link]

Z.L. Xu, G. Yoon, K.Y. Park. H. Park, O. Tamwattana, S.J. Kim, W.M. Seong and K. Kang, Tailoring sodium intercalation in graphite for high energy and power sodium ion batteries, Nature Communications 2019,10: 2598. [Link]

Z.L. Xu, S. Lin, N. Onofrio, L. Zhou, F. Shi, W. Lu, K. Kang, Q. Zhang and S. P. Lau, Exceptional catalytic effects of black phosphorus quantum dots in shuttling-free lithium sulfur batteries, Nature Communications 2018, 9: 4164. [Link]


Z.L. Xu, S.J. Kim, D. Chang K.Y. Park, K.S. Dae, K. Dao, J.M. Yuk and K. Kang, Visualization of regulated nucleation and growth of lithium sulfides for high energy lithium sulfur batteries, Energy Environmental Science 2019, 12: 3144 [Link]

Z.L. Xu, J.K. Kim, Kang, Carbon nanomaterials for advanced lithium sulfur batteries, Nano Today 2018, 19:84-107. [Link]


Z.L. Xu, X. Liu, Y. Luo, L. Zhou and J.K. Kim, Nanosilicon anodes for high performance rechargeable batteries, Progress in Materials Science 2017, 90:1-44. [Link]

 

2022

 

57. F. Shi, N. Onofrio, C. Chen, S. Cai, Y. Li, L. Zhai, L. Zhuang, Z.L. Xu,* SP Lau* Stable liquid sulfur generation on transition metal dichalcogenides toward low-temperature lithium sulfur batteries, ACS Nano 2022, 16 (9), 14412-14421. [Link]

 

56. [Invited] Q. Liu, R. Liu, C. He, C. Xia, W. Guo*, Z.L. Xu*, BY Xia*, Recent progress of advanced polymer-based electrolytes in zinc-air batteries, eScience 2022, 2(5), 453-466. [Link]

55. [Invited] F. Shi, J. Yu, C. Chen, SP Lau, W. Lv, Z.L. Xu.* Advances in understanding and regulation of sulfur conversion processes in metal-sulfur batteries, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2022, 10, 19412-19443. [Link]

54. [Invited] F. Shi, L. Zhai, Q. Liu, J. Yu, SP Lau,* B.Y. Xia,* Z.L. Xu.* Emerging catalytic materials for practical lithium sulfur batteries, J. Energy Chem., 2022, 76, 127-145. [Link]

 

53. C. Chen, F. Shi, S. Zhang, Y. Su, Z.L. Xu.* Ultrastable and High Energy Calcium Rechargeable Batteries Enabled by Calcium Intercalation in a NASICON Cathode, Small, 2022, 18.4, 2107853. [Link]

52. X Zhang, Y Chen,* F Ma, X Chen, B Wang, Q Wu, Z Zhang, D Liu, W Zhang, J He,* ZL Xu,* Regulating Li uniform deposition by lithiophilic interlayer as Li-ion redistributor for highly stable lithium metal batteries, Chem. Eng. J. 2022, 436, 134945. [Link]

51. [Invited] F. Chen, Z.L. Xu.* Design and manufacture of high-performance microbatteries: lithium and beyond, Microstructures, 2022, 2 (10), 1. [Link

50. Y. Ouyang, W. Zong, J. Wang, Z. Xu, L. Mo, F. Lai,  Z.L. Xu, Y.E. Miao, T. Liu, Multi-scale uniform Li regulation triggered by tunable electric field distribution on oxygen-functionalized porous framework for flexible Li-S full batteries, Energy Storage Mater. 2021, 42:68-77 [Link]

 

49. Y. Fu, X. Guo, Z.L. Xu, G. Zhao, C. Xu, Y. Zhu and LM Zhou. Nanostructure-Mediated Phase Evolution in Lithiation/Delithiation of Co3O4, ACS Appl. Mater. Interface 2021. [Link]

48. Z.L. Xu, J. Park, J. Wang, H. Moon, G. Yoon, J. Lim, Y.J. Ko, S.P. Cho, S.Y. Lee and K. Kang, A new high-voltage calcium intercalation host for ultra-stable and high-power calcium rechargeable batteries, Nat. Commun. 2021, 12, 3369. [Link]

47. [Invited] C.H. Chen, F.Y. Shi and Z.L. Xu*. Advanced electrode materials for nonaqueous calcium rechargeable batteries, J. Mater. Chem. A 2021, 9, 11908-11930. [Link]

46. [Invited] F.Y. Shi, C.H. Chen and Z.L. Xu*. Recent advances on electrospun nanofiber materials for post-lithium ion batteries, Adv. Fiber Mater. 2021, 1-27. [Link]

45. L Zhai, T W Benedict Lo, Z L  Xu, J  Potter, J  Mo, X  Guo, C  C. Tang, S  C. Edman Tsang, and S.P. Lau, In Situ Phase Transformation on Nickel-Based Selenides for Enhanced Hydrogen Evolution Reaction in Alkaline Medium, ACS Energy Lett. 2020, 5, 8, 2483–2491. [link]

44. ZL Xu*, N. Onofrio, J. Wang, Boosting the anchoring and catalytic capability of MoS2 for high loading lithium sulfur batteries, J. Mater. Chem. A 2020, 8, 17646-17656. [link]

43. J Park,† ZL Xu,† K Kang, Solvated ion intercalation in graphite: sodium and beyond, Front. in Chem. 2020, 8, 432. [link]

42. J Hu, ZL Xu, X Li, S Liang, Y Chen, L Lyu, H Yao, Z Lu, L Zhou, Partially graphitic hierarchical porous carbon nanofiber for high performance supercapacitors and lithium ion batteries, J. Power Sources, 2020, 462, 228098. [link]

 41. J. Park,† Z.L. Xu,† G. Yoon,† S.K. Park, J. Wang, H. Hyun, H. Park, J. Lim, Y.J. Ko and K. Kang, Stable and High power calcium ion batteries enabled by calcium intercalation in graphite, Adv. Mater. 2020, 32.4: 1904411. [link]

2021

2020

Before PolyU

40. Z.L. Xu, S.J. Kim, D. Chang K.Y. Park, K.S. Dae, K. Dao, J.M. Yuk and K. Kang, Visualization of regulated nucleation and growth of lithium sulfides for high energy lithium sulfur batteries, Energy Environ. Sci., 2019, 12 (10), 3144-3155. [link]

39. Z.L. Xu, G. Yoon, K.Y. Park. H. Park, O. Tamwattana, S.J. Kim, W.M. Seong and K. Kang, Tailoring sodium intercalation in graphite for high energy and power sodium ion batteries, Nature Communications, 2019,10, 2598. [link]

38. Z.L. Xu, J. Park, G. Yoon, H. Kim and K. Kang, Graphitic carbon materials for advanced sodium-ion batteries, Small Methods, 2019, 3.4:1800,227. [link]

37. Z.L. Xu, S. Lin, N. Onofrio, L. Zhou, F. Shi, W. Lu, K. Kang, Q. Zhang and S. P. Lau, Exceptional catalytic effects of black phosphorus quantum dots in shuttling-free lithium sulfur batteries, Nature Communications, 2018, 9, 4164.  [link]

36. Z.L. Xu, J.K. Kim, K. Kang, Carbon nanomaterials for advanced lithium sulfur batteries, Nano Today, 2018, 19:84-107. [link]

35. Z.L. Xu, K. Lim, K.Y. Park, G. Yoon, W.M. Seong and K. Kang, Engineering solid electrolyte interphase for pseudocapacitive anatase TiO2 anodes in sodium ion batteries, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2018, 1802099.  [link]

34. Z.L. Xu, J.Q. Huang, W.G. Chong, X. Qin, X. Wang, L. Zhou, J.K. Kim, In-situ TEM study of volume expansion in porous carbon nanofiber/sulfur cathodes with exceptional high-rate performance, Adv. Energy Mater. 2017, 7(9):1602078. [link]

33. Z.L. Xu, X. Liu, Y. Luo, L. Zhou and J.K. Kim, Nanosilicon anodes for high performance rechargeable batteries, Prog. Mater. Sci. 2017, 90:1-44. [link]

32. Z.L. Xu, S. Yao, J. Cui and J.K. Kim, Atomic scale, amorphous FeOx/carbon nanofiber anodes for Li-ion and Na-ion batteries, Energy Storage Mater. 2017, 8:10-19.  [link]

31. Z.L. Xu, Y. Gang, M. Akbari Garakani, S. Abouali, J. Huang, J.Q. Huang, E. Kamali Heidari, J.K. Kim, Carbon-coated mesoporous silicon microsphere anodes with greatly reduced volume expansion, J. Mater. Chem. A 2016, 4(16): 6098.  [link]

30. Z.L. Xu, K. Cao, S. Abouali, M. Akbari Garakani, J. Huang, J. Q. Huang, E. Kamali Heidari, H. Wang and J.K. Kim, Study of lithiation mechanisms of high performance carbon-coated Si anodes by in-situ microscopy, Energy Storage Mater. 2016, 3: 45-54. [link]

29. Z.L. Xu, B. Zhang, Y. Gang, K. Cao, M. A. Garakani, S. Abouali, J. Huang, J. Huang, E. Kamali Heidari, H. Wang, J.K. Kim, In-situ TEM examination and exceptional long-term cyclic stability of ultrafine Fe3O4 nanocrystal/carbon nanofiber composite electrodes, Energy Storage Mater. 2015, 1: 27-34. [link]

28. Z.L. Xu, B. Zhang, S. Abouali, M. Akbari Garakani, J. Huang, J. Q. Huang, J.K. Kim, Nanocavity-engineered Si/multi-functional carbon nanofiber composite anodes with exceptional high-rate capacities, J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2(42): 17944-17951. [link]

27. Z.L. Xu, B. Zhang and J.K. Kim, Electrospun carbon nanofiber anodes containing monodispersed Si nanoparticles and graphene oxide with exceptional high rate capacities, Nano Energy 2014, 6: 27-35.  [link]

26. Z.L. Xu, B. Zhang, Z. Q. Zhou, S. Abouali, M. Akbari Garakani, J. Huang, J.Q. Huang, J.K. Kim, Carbon nanofibers containing Si nanoparticles and graphene-covered Ni for high performance anodes in Li-ion batteries, RSC Adv. 2014, 4: 22359. [link]

25. J. Tang, Q. Yin, Q. Wang, Q. Li, H. Wang, Z.L. Xu, H. Yao, J. Yang, X. Zhou, JK. Kim, L. Zhou, Two-dimensional porous silicon nanosheets as anode materials for high performance lithium-ion batteries. Nanoscale, 2019, 11.22: 10984-10991. [link]

24. X. Qin, J. Wu, Z.L. Xu, W.G. Chong, J.Q. Huang, G. Liang, B. Li, F. Kang and J.K. Kim, Electrosprayed multiscale porous carbon microspheres as sulfur hosts for long-life lithium-sulfur batteries, Carbon 2019, 141:16-24. [link]

23. L. Zhang, S. Zhu, S. Dong, N.J. Woo, Z.L. Xu, J. Huang, J.K. Kim and M. Shao, Co nanoparticles encapsulated in porous N-doped carbon nanofibers as an efficient electrocatalyst for hydrogen evolution reaction, J. Electrochem. Soc. 2018, 165(15): J3271-J3275. [link]

22. E. Kamali-Heidari, Z.L. Xu, M.H. Sohi, A. Ataie, J.K. Kim, Core-shell structured Ni3S2 nanorods grown on interconnected Ni-graphene form for symmetric supercapacitors, Electrochimica Acta 2018, 271: 507-518. [link]

21. J.Q. Huang, W.G. Chong, Q. Zheng, Z.L. Xu, J. Cui, S. Yao, C. Wang and J.K. Kim, Understanding the roles of activated porous carbon nanotubes as sulfur support and separator coating for lithium-sulfur batteries, Electrochimica Acta 2018, 268: 1-9. [link]

20.  J. Huang, Z. Jin, Z.L. Xu, L. Qin, H. Huang, Z. Sadighi, S. Yao, J. Cui, B. Huang and J.K. Kim, Porous RuO2 nanosheet/CNT electrodes for DMSO-based Li-O2 and Li-ion O2 batteries, Energy Storage Mater. 2017, 8:110-118. [link]

19.  W.G Chong, J.Q. Huang, Z.L. Xu, X. Qin, X. Wang, J.K. Kim, Lithium sulfur battery cable made from ultralight, flexible graphene/carbon nanotube/sulfur composite fibers, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2017, 27(4): 1604815. [link]

18.  S. Yao, J. Cui, Z. Lu, Z.L. Xu, L. Qin, J. Huang, Z. Sadighi, F. Ciucci, J.K. Kim, Unveiling the unique phase transformation behavior and sodiation kinetics of 1D van der Waals Sb2S3 anodes for sodium ion batteries, Adv. Energy Mater. 2017, 7(8):1602149. [link]

17. M.A. Garakani, S. Abouali, Z.L. Xu, J. Huang, J.Q. Huang, J.K. Kim, Heterogeneous, mesoporous NiCo2O4-MnO2/graphene foam for asymmetric supercapacitors with ultrahigh specific energies, J. Mater. Chem. A 2017, 5(7):3547-3557. [link]

16. J. Huang, B. Zhang, Z. Bai, R. Guo, Z.L. Xu, Z. Sadighi, L. Qin, B. Huang, J.K. Kim, Anomalous enhancement of Li-O2 battery performance with Li2O2 films assisted by NiFeOx nanofiber catalysts: insights into morphology control. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2016, 26(45): 8290-8299. [link]

15. J.Q. Huang, Z. Wang, Z.L. Xu, W.G. Chong, X. Qin, X. Wang, J.K. Kim, Three-dimensional porous graphene aerogel cathode with high sulfur loading and embedded TiO2 nanoparticles for advanced lithium-sulfur batteries, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8:28663-28670.[link]

14. S. Abouali, M.A. Garakani, Z.L. Xu, J.K. Kim, NiCo2O4/CNT nanocomposites as bi-functional electrodes for Li ion batteries and supercapacitors, Carbon 2016, 102: 262-272. [link]

13. J.Q. Huang, Z.L. Xu, M. Akbari Garakani, S. Abouali, J.K. Kim, Porous graphene oxide/carbon nanotube hybrid films as interlayer for lithium-sulfur batteries, Carbon 2016, 99: 624-632. [link]

12. J. Huang, B. Zhang, Y. Y. Xie, W.W. K. Lye, Z.L. Xu, S. Abouali, M. Akabari Garakani, J.Q. Huang, T.Y. Zhang, B. Huang and J.K. Kim, Electrospun graphitic carbon nanofibers with in-situ encapsulated Co-Ni nanoparticles as freestanding electrodes for Li-O2 batteries, Carbon 2016, 100: 329-336. [link]

11.  J. Cui, Z.L. Xu, S. Yao, J. Huang, J. Q. Huang, S. Abouali, M. Akbari Garakani, X. Ning and J.K. Kim, Enhanced conversion reaction kinetics in low crystallinity SnO2/CNT anodes for Na-ion batteries, J. Mater. Chem. A 2016, 4:10964-10973. [link]

10. J.Q. Huang, B. Zhang, Z.L. Xu, M. Akbari Garakani, S. Abouali, J. Huang, J.K. Kim, Novel interlayer made from Fe3C/carbon nanofiber webs for high performance lithium–sulfur batteries, J. Power Sources 2015, 285: 43-50. [link]

9. S. Abouali, M. Akbari Garakani, B. Zhang, Z.L. Xu, E. Kamali Heidari, J.Q. Huang, J. Huang, J. K. Kim, Electrospun carbon nanofibers with in situ encapsulated Co3O4 nanoparticles as electrodes for high-performance supercapacitors, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7(24): 13503-13511. [link]

8. M. Akbari Garakani, S. Abouali, B. Zhang, Z.L. Xu, E. Kamali Heidari, J.Q. Huang, J. Huang, J.K. Kim, Controlled synthesis of cobalt carbonate/graphene composites with excellent supercapacitive performance and pseudocapacitive characteristics, J. Mater. Chem. A 2015, 3(34): 17827-17836. [link]

7. M. Akbari Garakani, S. Abouali, B. Zhang, C. A. Takagi, Z.L. Xu, J.Q. Huang, J. Huang, J. K. Kim, Cobalt carbonate/and cobalt oxide/graphene aerogel composite anodes for high performance Li-ion batteries, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2014, 6(21): 18971-18980. [link]

6. Y. Yu, B. Zhang, Z.L. Xu, Y. B. He and J.K. Kim, Free-standing Ni mesh with in-situ grown MnO2 nanoparticles as cathode for Li–air batteries, Solid State Ionics 2014, 262: 197-201. [link]

5. B. Zhang, Y. Yu, Z.L. Xu, S. Abouali, M. Akbari, Y.B. He, F. Kang, J.K. Kim, Correlation between atomic structure and electrochemical performance of anodes made from electrospun carbon nanofiber films, Adv. Energy Mater. 2014, 4(7): 1301448. [link]

4. B. Zhang, Z. L. Xu, J.K. Kim, In-situ grown graphitic carbon/Fe2O3/carbon nanofiber composites for high performance freestanding anodes in Li-ion batteries, RSC Adv. 2014, 4(24):12298-12301. [link]

3. B. Zhang, Z.L. Xu, Y.B. He, S. Abouali, M. Akbari, E. Kamali Heidari, F. Kang, J.K. Kim, Exceptional rate performance of functionalized carbon nanofiber anodes containing nanopores created by (Fe) sacrificial catalyst, Nano Energy 2014, 4: 88-96. [link]

2. S. Abouali, M. Akbari Garakani, B. Zhang, H. Luo, Z.L. Xu, J.Q. Huang, J. Huang, J. K. Kim, Co3O4/porous electrospun carbon nanofibers as anodes for high performance Li-ion batteries, J. Mater. Chem. A 2014, 2(40): 16939-16944. [link]

1. Y.B. He, M. Liu, Z.L. Xu, B. Zhang, B. Li, F. Kang and J.K. Kim, Li‐ion reaction to improve the rate performance of nanoporous anatase TiO2 anodes, Energy Technology 2013, 1(11): 668-674. [link]