Works (47)

2019 journal article

Probing the dynamics of nanoparticle formation from a precursor at atomic resolution

Science Advances.

By: W. Gao, P. Tieu, C. Addiego, Y. Ma, J. Wu & X. Pan

Source: ORCID
Added: January 28, 2020

2019 journal article

Tunable intrinsic strain in two-dimensional transition metal electrocatalysts

Science, 363(6429), 870–874.

By: L. Wang, Z. Zeng, W. Gao, T. Maxson, D. Raciti, M. Giroux, X. Pan, C. Wang, J. Greeley

Source: ORCID
Added: January 28, 2020

2018 journal article

Combined In Situ and Ex Situ Study on Synthesis of Nanostructured Catalyst in Solid State

Microscopy and Microanalysis, 24(S1), 288–289.

By: W. Gao, C. Addiego, Y. Ma, J. Wu & X. Pan

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2018 journal article

Deterministic, Reversible, and Nonvolatile Low-Voltage Writing of Magnetic Domains in Epitaxial BaTiO3/Fe3O4 Heterostructure

ACS Nano, 12(9), 9558–9567.

By: G. Zhong, F. An, Y. Bitla, J. Wang, X. Zhong, J. Yu, W. Gao, Y. Zhang ...

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2018 journal article

Direct in Situ Observation and Analysis of the Formation of Palladium Nanocrystals with High-Index Facets

Nano Letters.

By: W. Gao, Y. Hou, Z. Hood, X. Wang, K. More, R. Wu, Y. Xia, X. Pan, M. Chi

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2018 journal article

In situ Atmospheric Transmission Electron Microscopy of Catalytic Nanomaterials

MRS Advances, 5, 1–7.

By: S. Dai, W. Gao, G. Graham & X. Pan

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2018 journal article

Intercorrelated in-plane and out-of-plane ferroelectricity in ultrathin two-dimensional layered semiconductor In2Se3

Nano Letters, 18(2), 1253–1258.

By: C. Cui, W. Hu, X. Yan, C. Addiego, W. Gao, Y. Wang, Z. Wang, L. Li, Y. Cheng, P. Li

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2018 journal article

Large Negative-Thermal-Quenching Effect in Phonon-Induced Light Emissions in Mn4+-Activated Fluoride Phosphor for Warm-White Light-Emitting Diodes

ACS Omega, 3(10), 13704–13710.

By: F. Tang, Z. Su, H. Ye, W. Gao, X. Pan & S. Xu

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2018 journal article

Nanoscale kinetics of asymmetrical corrosion in core-shell nanoparticles

Nature Communications, 9(1), 1011.

By: H. Shan, W. Gao, Y. Xiong, F. Shi, Y. Yan, Y. Ma, W. Shang, P. Tao, C. Song, T. Deng

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2018 journal article

Neighboring Pt Atom Sites in an Ultrathin FePt Nanosheet for the Efficient and Highly CO-Tolerant Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Nano Letters, 18(9), 5905–5912.

By: W. Chen, W. Gao, P. Tu, T. Robert, Y. Ma, H. Shan, X. Gu, W. Shang, P. Tao, C. Song

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2018 conference paper

Self-Driven Strain Tuning in Transition Metal Nanocrystals for the Oxygen Reduction Reaction

Meeting Abstracts, (45), 1579–1579.

By: L. Wang, Z. Zeng, W. Gao, T. Maxson, D. Raciti, M. Giroux, X. Pan, C. Wang, J. Greeley

Event: The Electrochemical Society

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2018 journal article

Self-assembling epitaxial growth of a single crystalline CoFe 2 O 4 nanopillar array via dual-target pulsed laser deposition

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 6(18), 4854–4860.

By: G. Zhong, F. An, Y. Bitla, J. Wang, X. Zhong, M. Ye, Y. Zhang, W. Gao, X. Pan, S. Xie

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2018 journal article

Surface-engineered PtNi-O nanostructure with record-high performance for electrocatalytic hydrogen evolution reaction

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140(29), 9046–9050.

By: Z. Zhao, H. Liu, W. Gao, W. Xue, Z. Liu, J. Huang, X. Pan, Y. Huang

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2018 journal article

Tuning Fe concentration in epitaxial gallium ferrite thin films for room temperature multiferroic properties

Acta Materialia, 145, 488–495.

By: G. Zhong, Y. Bitla, J. Wang, X. Zhong, F. An, Y. Chin, Y. Zhang, W. Gao, Y. Zhang, A. Eshghinejad

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2017 journal article

Boosting phonon-induced luminescence in red fluoride phosphors via composition-driven structural transformations

Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 5(46), 12105–12111.

By: F. Tang, Z. Su, H. Ye, S. Xu, W. Guo, Y. Cao, W. Gao, X. Pan

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2017 journal article

Calculation of the Electric Field Based on Average Momentum Transfer Using Pixelated Electron Detector in STEM

Microscopy and Microanalysis, 23(S1), 2104–2105.

By: W. Gao, C. Addiego & X. Pan

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2017 journal article

Core--Shell Nanostructured Cobalt--Platinum Electrocatalysts with Enhanced Durability

ACS Catalysis, 8(1), 35–42.

By: L. Wang, W. Gao, Z. Liu, Z. Zeng, Y. Liu, M. Giroux, M. Chi, G. Wang, J. Greeley, X. Pan

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2017 conference paper

Density functional Study of ${$210$}$-Faceted Pd Nanocrystals in Polyvinylpyrrolidone Solution

APS March Meeting Abstracts.

By: Y. Hou, W. Gao, X. Pan & R. Wu

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2017 journal article

Dissolution kinetics of oxidative etching of cubic and icosahedral platinum nanoparticles revealed by in situ liquid transmission electron microscopy

ACS Nano, 11(2), 1696–1703.

By: J. Wu, W. Gao, H. Yang & J. Zuo

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2017 journal article

Dynamics of Transformation from Platinum Icosahedral Nanoparticles to Larger FCC Crystal at Millisecond Time Resolution

Scientific Reports, 7(1), 17243.

By: W. Gao, J. Wu, A. Yoon, P. Lu, L. Qi, J. Wen, D. Miller, J. Mabon, W. Wilson, H. Yang

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2017 journal article

Engineering Temperature-Dependent Carrier Concentration in Bulk Composite Materials via Temperature-Dependent Fermi Level Offset

Advanced Energy Materials, 8(3), 1701623.

By: S. Hui, W. Gao, X. Lu, A. Panda, T. Bailey, A. Page, S. Forrest, D. Morelli ...

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2017 journal article

In situ Study of Dynamics of CuAu Alloy Nanoparticles on Oxide Supports

Microscopy and Microanalysis, 23(S1), 954–955.

By: W. Gao, M. Colombo, S. Dai, S. Zhang, G. Graham & X. Pan

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2017 journal article

Interfaces in Heterogeneous Catalysts: Advancing Mechanistic Understanding through Atomic-Scale Measurements

Accounts of Chemical Research, 50(4), 787–795.

By: W. Gao, Z. Hood & M. Chi

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2017 journal article

Platinum-Based Nanowires as Active Catalysts toward Oxygen Reduction Reaction: In Situ Observation of Surface-Diffusion-Assisted, Solid-State Oriented Attachment

Advanced Materials, 29(46), 1703460.

By: Y. Ma, W. Gao, H. Shan, W. Chen, W. Shang, P. Tao, C. Song, C. Addiego ...

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2017 journal article

Revealing surface elemental composition and dynamic processes involved in facet-dependent oxidation of Pt3Co nanoparticles via in situ transmission electron microscopy

Nano Letters, 17(8), 4683–4688.

By: S. Dai, Y. Hou, M. Onoue, S. Zhang, W. Gao, X. Yan, G. Graham, R. Wu, X. Pan

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2017 journal article

Transmission electron microscopy with atomic resolution under atmospheric pressures

MRS Communications, 7(4), 798–812.

By: S. Dai, W. Gao, S. Zhang, G. Graham & X. Pan

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2016 journal article

Evolution of Au 25 (SR)18 Nanoclusters on Ceria Surfaces during in situ Electron Beam Irradiation

Microscopy and Microanalysis, 22(S3), 1278–1279.

By: W. Gao, Z. Wu, G. Graham, X. Pan, K. More & M. Chi

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2016 journal article

In Situ Observation of Pt Icosahedral Nanoparticles Transformation into FCC Single Crystal

Microscopy and Microanalysis, 22(S3), 766–767.

By: W. Gao, J. Wu, H. Park, J. Mabon, W. Wilson, H. Yang, J. Zuo

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2015 journal article

An Ion-Exchange Promoted Phase Transition in a Li-Excess Layered Cathode Material for High-Performance Lithium Ion Batteries

Advanced Energy Materials, 5(9), 1401937.

By: J. Zhao, R. Huang, W. Gao, J. Zuo, X. Zhang, S. Misture, Y. Chen, J. Lockard ...

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2015 journal article

Atomic resolution tomography reconstruction of tilt series based on a GPU accelerated hybrid input--output algorithm using polar Fourier transform

Ultramicroscopy, 149, 64–73.

By: X. Lu, W. Gao, J. Zuo & J. Yuan

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2015 journal article

Direct Observation of Interfacial Au Atoms on TiO2in Three Dimensions

Nano Letters, 15(4), 2548–2554.

By: W. Gao, S. Sivaramakrishnan, J. Wen & J. Zuo

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2015 journal article

Direct Observation of Interfacial Au atoms Using STEM Depth Sectioning

Microscopy and Microanalysis, 21(S3), 2417–2418.

By: W. Gao, S. Sivaramakrishnan, J. Wen & J. Zuo

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2015 journal article

Growth of Au on Pt icosahedral nanoparticles revealed by low-dose in situ TEM

Nano Letters, 15(4), 2711–2715.

By: J. Wu, W. Gao, J. Wen, D. Miller, P. Lu, J. Zuo, H. Yang

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2015 thesis

Imaging of nanoparticles and nanocrystal interactions with oxide surfaces

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

By: W. Gao

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2015 journal article

Materials Processes Observed using Dynamical Environmental TEM at University of Illinois

Microscopy and Microanalysis, 21(S3), 2323–2324.

By: A. Yoon, W. Gao, J. Wu, H. Park, J. Mabon, W. Wilson, J. Zuo

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2014 journal article

A kinetic Monte Carlo study of coarsening resistance of novel core/shell precipitates

Acta Materialia, 79, 37–46.

By: X. Zhang, W. Gao, P. Bellon, R. Averback & J. Zuo

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2014 journal article

Imaging Shape-Dependent Corrosion Behavior of Pt Nanoparticles over Extended Time Using a Liquid Flow Cell and TEM

Microscopy and Microanalysis, 20(S3), 1508–1509.

By: J. Wu, W. Gao, H. Yang & J. Zuo

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2014 journal article

Interaction of nanometer-sized gold nanocrystals with rutile (110) surface steps revealed at atomic resolution

Surface Science, 625, 16–22.

By: W. Gao, A. Choi & J. Zuo

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2014 journal article

Lattice and strain analysis of atomic resolution Z-contrast images based on template matching

Ultramicroscopy, 136, 50–60.

By: J. Zuo, A. Shah, H. Kim, Y. Meng, W. Gao & J. Rouviére

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2014 journal article

Measurement of Local Atomic Displacements Reveals Interaction of Au Nanocrystals with Rutile (TiO2) Surface Steps

Microscopy and Microanalysis, 20(S3), 1072–1073.

By: W. Gao & J. Zuo

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2014 journal article

Oxidation of Fe Whiskers and Surface Diffusion Observed by Environmental TEM

Microscopy and Microanalysis, 20(S3), 1864–1865.

By: A. Yoon, X. Zhang, W. Gao, J. Wu, Y. Pan, H. Yang, J. Zuo

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2014 journal article

Surface Atomic Diffusion Processes Observed at Milliseconds Time Resolution using Environmental TEM

Microscopy and Microanalysis, 20(S3), 1590–1591.

By: W. Gao, J. Wu, X. Zhang, A. Yoon, J. Mabon, W. Swiech, W. Wilson, H. Yang, J. Zuo

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2013 journal article

Electron Imaging of Interfacial Oxygen by Aberration Corrected TEM, the Possibility and Scientific Opportunities

Microscopy and Microanalysis, 19(S2), 1692–1693.

By: W. Gao, J. Wen, D. Miller & J. Zuo

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2013 journal article

In situ RHEED study of epitaxial gold nanocrystals on TiO2 (1 1 0) surfaces

Applied Surface Science, 270, 661–666.

By: X. Chen, W. Gao, S. Sivaramakrishnan, H. Hu & J. Zuo

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

2012 journal article

Interface Structure and Interfacial Energy of Gold Nanocrystals on TiO2 Vicinal Surfaces

Microscopy and Microanalysis, 18(S2), 396–397.

By: W. Gao & J. Zuo

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

journal article

Electron diffractive imaging techniques and applications for atomic and nanoscopic scale materials characterization

Zuo, J. M., Kim, K., Ran, K., Zhang, J., Gao, W., & Hu, H.

By: J. Zuo, K. Kim, K. Ran, J. Zhang, W. Gao & H. Hu

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

journal article

IT-11-IN-1935 Atomic Resolution Electron Diffractive Imaging and 3D

Zuo, J. M., Lyu, X. W., Gao, W. P., & Meng, Y. F.

By: J. Zuo, X. Lyu, W. Gao & Y. Meng

Source: ORCID
Added: January 3, 2020

Employment

2020 - present

North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Assistant Professor Materails Science and Engineering

2015 - present

University of California Irvine Irvine, CA, US
Postdoc Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

2015 - 2016

Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN, US
Visiting CNMS

Education

2010 - 2015

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Urbana, IL, US
Ph.D Materials Science and Engineering

2006 - 2010

Peking University Beijing, Beijing, CN
BS Physics