Fangyuan Zheng

Fangyuan Zheng
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University | PolyU · Department of Applied Physics

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Phase transitions in two-dimensional (2D) materials promise reversible modulation of material physical and chemical properties in a wide range of applications. 2D van der Waals layered In 2 Se 3 with bistable out-of-plane ferroelectric (FE) α phase and antiferroelectric (AFE) β′ phase is particularly attractive for its electronic applications. Howe...
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Phase patterning in polymorphic two‐dimensional (2D) materials offers diverse properties that extend beyond what their pristine structures can achieve. If precisely controllable, phase transitions can bring exciting new applications for nanometer‐scale devices and ultra‐large‐scale integrations. Here, the focused electron beam is capable of trigger...
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Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have shown great potential as a next generation photovoltaic candidate due to the low cost and high efficiency of the devices. However, the ionic and polycrystalline natures of perovskite films lead to high defect densities deteriorating device stability and efficiency, which impedes the practical applications of PSCs....
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Martensite is a needle-shaped microstructure formed by a rapid, diffusionless transformation and significantly affects the mechanical properties of materials. Here, in two-dimensional ReS 2 we show that martensite-like domain structures can form via a diffusionless transformation, involving small lattice deformations. By analyzing the strain distri...
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Tin (Sn)‐based perovskites with favorable optoelectronic properties and ideal bandgaps have emerged as promising alternatives to toxic lead (Pb)‐based perovskites for photovoltaic applications. However, it is challenging to obtain high‐quality Sn‐based perovskite films by solution process. Here, liquid‐exfoliated 2D transition‐metal dichalcogenides...
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Despite the van der Waals (vdW) surfaces are usually chemically inert, un‐destructive, scalable, and reversible redox reactions are introduced on the vdW surfaces of 2D anisotropic semiconductors ReX2 (X = S or Se) facilitated by simple photochemistry. Ultraviolet (UV) light (with humid) and laser exposure can reversibly oxidize and reduce rhenium...
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Single atomic metal–N–C materials have attracted immense interest as promising candidates to replace noble metal‐based electrocatalysts for the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR). The coordination environment of metal–N–C active centers plays a critical role in determining their catalytic activity and durability, however, attention is focused only on...
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Developing metallic co-catalysts is an effective way to enhance the photocatalytic activity of semiconductor by forming the Schottky junction, but it remains challenging to unveil the design principle. Herein, a novel nanocomposite is prepared by coupling ultra-small WP nanoparticles embedded on N-doped carbon (WP-NC) with 2D graphitic C3N4 (g-C3N4...
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The formation, propagation, and structure of nanoscale cracks determine the failure mechanics of engineered materials. Herein, we have captured, with atomic resolution and in real time, unit cell-by-unit cell lattice-trapped cracking in two-dimensional (2D) rhenium disulfide (ReS2) using in situ aberration corrected scanning transmission electron m...
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In bulk crystals, the kinetics of dislocations is usually hindered by the twining boundaries (TB) or grain boundaries (GB), rendering the well‐known grain boundary strengthening effects. Nevertheless, here it is found that in 2D rhenium disulfide (ReS2), twinning is much easier than dislocation slip. Consequently, the highly mobile TBs or GBs are i...
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Low-dimensional materials usually exhibit mechanical properties from those of their bulk counterparts. Here, we show in two-dimensional (2D) rhenium disulfide (ReS 2 ) that the fracture processes are dominated by a variety of previously unidentified phenomena, which are not present in bulk materials. Through direct transmission electron microscopy...
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Organic–inorganic metal halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have attracted much research interest owing to their high power conversion efficiency (PCE), solution processability, and the great potential for commercialization. However, the device performance is closely related to the quality of the perovskite film and the interface properties, which...
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Electrical contact is an essential issue for all devices. Although the contacts of the emergent two-dimensional materials have been extensively investigated, it is still challenging to produce excellent contacts. The face and edge type contacts have been applied previously, however a comparative study on the site-specific contact performances is la...
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A number of physical and chemical models have been built to describe the secondary aerosols (SAs) in atmosphere, however, the direct experimental approaches to simultaneously characterize the chemical structures and physical properties on the single-particle level is lacking. It obscures the understanding of SAs formation mechanisms, and impedes th...
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The emergent two-dimensional (2D) materials are atomically thin and ultra-flexible, promising for a variety of miniaturized, high-performance and flexible devices in applications. On one hand, the ultra-high flexibility causes problems—the prevalent wrinkles in 2D materials may undermine the ideal properties and create barriers in fabrication, proc...
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The quality of perovskite films is critical to the performance of perovskite solar cells. However, it is challenging to control the crystallinity and orientation of solution‐processed perovskite films. Here, solution‐phase van der Waals epitaxy growth of MAPbI3 perovskite films on MoS2 flakes is reported. Under transmission electron microscopy, in‐...

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