4.  Zhou, S.; Chen, W. and Chen, Q. Characterizing Self-Assembly of Plasmonic Nanostructures in Real Space and Reciprocal Space in Self-Assembly of Plasmonic Nanostructures, World Scientific Publishing Company (2020).

3.  Kim, A.; Yao, L.; Kalutantirige, F.; Zhou, S. and Chen, Q. Patchy Nanoparticle Synthesis and Self-Assembly in Self-Assembly of Nanostructures, IntechOpen (2020).

2.  Liu, C.; Ou, Z.; Zhou, S. and Chen, Q. Nonclassical Crystallization Observed by Liquid-Phase Transmission Electron Microscopy in Crystallization via non-classical pathways, ACS (2020).

1.  Zhou, S. and Xiong, Y. Chapter 9. Metallic nanostructures for electronics and optoelectronics in Metallic nanostructures: from controlled synthesis to applications (Editors: Xiong, Y.; Lu, X.), Springer (2014).


After joining SDSMT (*corresponding author):

45. Bassani, C.; van Anders, G.; Banin, U.; Baranov, D.; Chen, Q.; Dijkstra, M.; Dimitriyev, M. S.; Efrati, E.; Faraudo, J.; Gang, O.; Gaston, N.; Golestanian, R.; Guerrero-Garcia, G. I.; Gruenwald, M.; Haji-Akbari, A.; Ibáñez, M.; Karg, M.; Kraus, T.; Lee, B.; Van Lehn, R. C.; Macfarlane, R. J.; Mognetti, B. M.; Nikoubashman, A.; Osat, S.; Prezhdo, O. V.; Rotskoff, G. M.; Saiz, L.; Shi, A.-C.; Skrabalak, S.; Smalyukh, I. I.; Tagliazucchi, M.; Talapin, D. V.; Tkachenko, A. V.; Tretiak, S.; Vaknin, D.; Widmer-Cooper, A.; Wong, G. C. L.; Ye, X.; Zhou, S.; Rabani, E.; Engel, M.; Travesset, A. "Nanocrystal Assemblies: Current Advances and Open Problems", ACS Nano, 2024, 18, 14791. [link]

44. Kalutantirige, F.; He, J.; Yao, L.; Cotty, S.; Zhou, S.; Smith, J.; Tajkhorshid, E.; Schroeder, C.; Moore, J.; An, H.; Su, X.; Li, Y. and Chen, Q. “Beyond nothingness in the formation and functional relevance of voids in polymer films”, Nature Communications, 2024, 15, 2852. [link]

43. Raji-Adefila, B.; Wang, Y.; Ding, Y.; Avdeev, M.; Outka, A.; Gonzales, H.; Engelstad, K.; Sainio, S.; Nordlund, D.; Hay Kan, W.*; Zhou, S.* and Chen, D.* “Mechanochemically Enabled Metastable Niobium Tungsten Oxides”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2024, 146, 10498. [link]

42. Bonagiri, L.; Wang, Z.; Zhou, S. and Zhang, Y. “Precise surface profiling at the nanoscale enabled by deep learning”, Nano Letters, 2024, 24, 2589. [link]

41. Wang, Y.; Outka, A.; Takele, W.; Avdeev, M.; Sainio, S.; Liu, R.; Kee, V.; Choe, W.; Adefila, B.-R.; Nordlund, D.; Zhou, S.*; Kan, W.*; Habteyes, T*. and 

Chen D*. “Over‐stoichiometric Metastabilization of Cation‐Disordered Rock Salts”, Advanced Materials, 2023, 35, 2306396. [link]

40. Pawlik, V.; Zhou, S.; Qin, D. and Xia Y. "Recent developments in metal‑based plasmonic nanomaterials", MRS Bulletin, 2023, 48,114. [link]

39. Qiu, X.; Pawlik, V.; Zhou, S.; Tao, J. and Xia Y. "Twin Proliferation and Prolongation under Kinetic Control: Pd–Au Janus Icosahedra versus Pd@Au 

Core–Shell Starfishes", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2023, 145,1340013410. [link]

38. Cai, S.; Liu, H.; Cheng, H.; Sun, B.; Xia, W.; Hu, H.* and Zhou, S.*. "Deeply Reconstructed NiFe Layered Double Hydroxide Nanosheets for an

Efficient Oxygen Evolution Reaction", ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2023, 6, 7864–7872. [link]

37.    Liu, Y.-H.; Hsieh, C.-J.; Hsu, L-.C.; Lin, K.-H.; Hsiao, Y.-C.; Chi, C.-C.; Lin, J.-T.; Chang, C.-W.; Lin, S.-C.; Wu, C.-Y.; Gao, J.-Q.; Pao, C.-W.; Chang, Y.-M.; Lu, M.-Y.; Zhou, S. and Yang, T.-H. " Toward controllable and predictable synthesis of high-entropy alloy nanocrystals", Science Advances, 2023, 9, eadf9931. [link]

36. Pawlik, V.; Zhou, S.; Zhou, S.; Qin, D.; Xia, Y. "Silver Nanocubes: From Serendipity to Mechanistic Understanding, Rational Synthesis, and Niche Applications", Chemistry of Materials, 2023, 35, 3427–3449. [link]

Representative first and co-first author papers before joining SDSMT:

35. Zhou, S.; Li, J.; Lu, J.; Liu, H.; Kim, J.-Y.; Kim, A; Yao, L.; Liu, C.; Qian, C.; Hood, Z.D.; Chen, W.; Gage, T.E.; Arslan, I.; Travesset, A.; Sun, K.; Kotov, N. A. and Chen, Q. “Chiral Assemblies of Pinwheel Superlattices on Substrates”, Nature 2022, 612, 259–265. [Link]

34. Zhou, S.*; Panse, K.*; Motevaselian, M.*; Aluru, N. and Zhang, Y. “Three-dimensional molecular mapping of ionic liquids at electrified interfaces”, ACS Nano 2020, 14, 17515–17523. (*equal contribution) (featured news by MatSE Department at UIUC)

33. Panse, K.*; Zhou, S.* and Zhang, Y. " 3D mapping of the structural transitions in wrinkled 2D membranes: Implications for reconfigurable electronics, memristors, and bio-electronic interfaces", ACS Applied Nano Materials 2019, 2, 5779–5786. (*equal contribution) (featured news by MatSE Department at UIUC)

32. Kim, A.*; Zhou, S.*; Yao, L.; Ni, S.; Luo, B.; Sing, C. E. and Chen, Q. "Tip-patched nanoprisms from formation of ligand islands", Journal of the American Chemical Society 2019, 141, 11796–11800. (*equal contribution)

31. Zhou, S.; Zhao, M.; Yang, T.-H. and Xia, Y. “Decahedral nanocrystals of noble metals: synthesis, characterization, and applications”, Materials Today 2019, 22, 108–131. (invited review article) 

30. Zhou, S.*; Huo, D.*; Goines, S.; Yang, T.-H.; Lyu, Z.; Zhao, M.; Gilroy, K. D.; Wu, Y.; Hood, Z. D.; Xie, M. and Xia, Y. “Enabling complete ligand exchange on the surface of gold nanocrystals through the deposition and then etching of silver”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2018, 140, 11898–11901. (selected as ACS Editors’ Choice; co-authored with REU student)

29. Zhou, S.; Mesina, D. S.; Organt, M. A.; Yang, T.-H.; Yang, X.; Huo, D.; Zhao, M. and Xia, Y. “Site-selective growth of Ag nanocubes for sharpening their corners and edges, followed by elongation into nanobars through symmetry reduction”, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 2018, 6, 1384–1392. (selected as a 2018 Journal of Materials Chemistry C HOT Paper; co-authored with REU student and undergraduate research assistant)

28 Wang, H.*; Zhou, S.*; Gilroy, K.D.*; Cai, Z and Xia, Y. “Icosahedral nanocrystals of noble metals: synthesis and applications”, Nano Today 2017, 15, 121–144. (*equal contribution) (invited review article)

27 Zhou, S.; Li, J.; Gilroy, K.D.; Tao, J.; Zhu, C.; Yang, X.; Sun, X. and Xia, Y. “Facile synthesis of silver nanocubes with sharp corners and edges in an aqueous solution”, ACS Nano 2016, 10, 9861–9870.

Other publications prior to SDSMT:

26. Kim, A.; Vo, T.; An, H.; Banerjee, P.; Yao, L.; Zhou, S.; Kim, C.; Milliron, D. J.; Glotzer, S. C. and Chen, Q. “Symmetry-breaking in patch formation on triangular gold nanoparticles by asymmetric polymer grafting”, Nature Communications 2022, 13, 1–14.

25. Bonagiri, L.; Panse, K.; Zhou, S.; Wu, H.; Aluru, N. and Zhang, Y. "Real-Space Charge Density Profiling of Electrode-Electrolyte Interfaces with Angstrom Depth-Resolution", ACS Nano 2022, accepted.

24. Yao, L.; An, H.; Zhou, S.; Kim, A.; Luijten, E. and Chen, Q. “Seeking regularity from irregularity: Unveiling the synthesis‒nanomorphology relationships of heterogeneous nanomaterials using unsupervised machine learning”, Nanoscale 2022, 14, 16479–16489.

23. Panse, K.; Wu, H.; Zhou, S.; Zhao, F.; Aluru, N. and Zhang, Y. “Innermost ion association configuration is a key structural descriptor of ionic liquids at electrified interfaces”, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 2022, 13, 9464–9472. 

22. An, H.; Smith, J. W.; Ji, B.; Cotty, S.; Zhou, S.; Yao, L.; Kalutantirige, F. C.; Chen, W.; Ou, Z.; Su, X.; Feng, J. and Chen Q. “Mechanism and performance relevance of nanomorphogenesis in polyamide films revealed by quantitative 3D imaging and machine learning”, Science Advances 2022, 8, eabk1888.

21. Kim, J.; Zhao, F.; Zhou, S.; Panse, K. and Zhang Y. “Spectroscopic investigation of the structure of a pyrrolidinium-based ionic liquid at electrified interfaces”, Journal of Chemical Physics, 2022, 156, 114701.

20. Zhao, F.; Zhou, S. and Zhang, Y. “Ultrasensitive detection of hydrogen peroxide using Bi2Te3 electrochemical sensors”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 2021, 13, 4761–4767. (featured news by MatSE Department at UIUC)

19. Zhao, X.; Pawlik, V.; Huo, D.; Zhou, S.; Yang, B. and Xia, Y. "A mechanistic study of seed-mediated growth of gold rhombic dodecahedra", Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2021, 125, 27394–27402.

18. Cheng, H.; Zhou, S.; Xie, M.; Gilroy, K. D.; Zhu, Z. and Xia, Y. “Colloidal nanospheres of amorphous selenium: facile synthesis, size control, and optical properties”, ChemNanoMat 2021, 7, 620–625.

17. Lyu, Z.; Zhu, S.; Xu, L.; Chen, Z.; Zhang, Y.; Xie, M.; Li, T.; Zhou, S.; Liu, J.; Chi, M.; Shao, M.; Mavrikakis, M. and Xia, Y. “Kinetically-controlled synthesis of Pd-Cu Janus nanocrystals with enriched surface structures and enhanced catalytic activities toward CO2 reduction”, Journal of the American Chemical Society 2021, 143, 149–162.

16. Yang, T.-H.; Zhou, S.; Zhao, M. and Xia, Y. “Quantitative analysis of the multiple roles played by halide ions in controlling the growth patterns of palladium nanocrystals”, ChemNanoMat 2020, 6, 576–588.

15.   Xie, M.; Zhou, S.; Zhu, J.; Lyu, Z.; Chen, R. and Xia, Y. “A Quantitative analysis of the reduction kinetics involved in the synthesis of Au@Pd concave nanocubes”, Chemistry - A European Journal 2019, 25, 16379–16404.

14. Lyu, Z.; Xie, M.; Edgar, A.; Zhao, M.; Qiu, J.; Zhou, S. and Xia, Y. “Facile synthesis of Au@Cu core-shell nanocubes with controllable sizes in the range of 20-30 nm and their plasmonic properties”, ACS Applied Nano Materials 2019, 2, 1533–1540.

13. Lyu, Z.; Gilroy, K.D.; Hood, Z.D.; Zhao, M.; Zhou, S.; Liu, J. and Xia, Y. “Rational synthesis and optical properties of copper nanocrystals with a right bipyramidal shape”, Chemistry of Materials 2018, 30, 6469–6477.

12. Wang, W.; Zhou, S.; Shen, M.; Hood, Z.D.; Xiao, K. and Xia, Y. “Facile synthesis of silver icosahedral nanocrystals with uniform and controllable sizes”, ChemNanoMat 2018, 4, 1071–1077.

11. Qian, J.; Shen, M.; Zhou, S.; Lee, C.-T.; Zhao, M.; Lyu, Z.; Hood, Z.D.; Vara, M.; Gilroy, K.D.; Wang, K. and Xia, Y. “Platinum nanocrystals with different shapes can be prepared using the same protocol to optimize their catalytic activity toward oxygen reduction”, Materials Today 2018, 21, 834–844.

10. Huo, D.; Ding, H.; Zhou, S.; Li, J.; Tao, J.; Ma, Y. and Xia, Y. “Facile synthesis of gold trisoctahedral nanocrystals with controllable sizes and dihedral angles”, Nanoscale 2018, 10, 11034–11042.

9. Zhou, S.; Yang, T.-H.; Zhao, M. and Xia, Y. “Quantitative analysis of the reduction kinetics of a Pt(II) precursor in the context of Pt nanocrystal synthesis”, Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics (CJCP) 2018, 31, 370. (contributed to the special issue for the 60th anniversary of USTC and the 30th anniversary of CJCP)

8. Zhao, M.; Xu, L.; Vara, M.; Elnabawy, A.; Gilroy, K.; Hood, Z.; Zhou, S.; Figueroa-Cosme, L.; Chi, M.; Mavrikakis, M. and Xia, Y. “Synthesis of Ru icosahedral nanocages with a face-centered-cubic structure and evaluation of their catalytic properties”, ACS Catalysis 2018, 8, 6948–6960.

7.  Yang, T.-H.; Zhou, S.; Gilroy, K. D.; Figueroa-Cosme, L.; Lee, Y.-H.; Wu, J.-M. and Xia, Y.Autocatalytic surface reduction and its role in controlling seed-mediated growth of colloidal metal nanocrystals”, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences USA 2017, 114, 13619–13624. (highlighted on the NSF website)

6.  Bao, S.; Vara, M.; Yang, X.; Zhou, S.; Figueroa‐Cosme, L.; Park, J.; Luo, M.; Xie, Z. and Xia, Y. “Facile synthesis of Pd@ Pt3–4L core–shell octahedra with a clean surface and thus enhanced activity toward oxygen reduction”, ChemCatChem 2017, 9, 414–419. (highlighted on the front cover)

5.  Yang, X.; Gilroy, K.D.; Vara, M.; Zhao, M.; Zhou, S. and Xia, Y. “Gold icosahedral nanocages: Facile synthesis, optical properties, and fragmentation under ultrasonication”, Chemical Physics Letters 2017, 683, 613–618.

4.  Yang, T.H.; Peng, H.C.; Zhou, S.; Lee, C.T.; Bao, S.; Lee, Y.H.; Wu, J.M. and Xia, Y. “Toward a quantitative understanding of the reduction pathways of a salt precursor in the synthesis of metal nanocrystals”, Nano Letters 2017, 17, 334–340.

3.  Bao, S.; Yang, X.; Luo, M.; Zhou, S.; Wang, X.; Xie, Z. and Xia, Y. “Shape-controlled synthesis of CO-free Pd nanocrystals with the use of formic acid as a reducing agent”, Chemical Communications 2016, 52, 12594–12597.

2.  Long, R.; Mao, K.; Gong, M.; Zhou, S.; Hu, J.; Zhi, M.; You, Y.; Bai, S.; Jiang, J.; Zhang, Q.; Wu, X. and Xiong, Y. “Tunable oxygen activation for catalytic organic oxidation: Schottky junction versus plasmonic effects”, Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2014, 126, 3269–3273.

1.  Long, R.; Zhou, S.; Wiley, B.J. and Xiong, Y. “Oxidative etching for controlled synthesis of metal nanocrystals: atomic addition and subtraction”, Chemical Society Reviews 2014, 43, 6288–6310.