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 Peer reviewed journal papers

  1. Foroughi, Paniz; Cheng, Zhe*. “Controlling phase separation of TaxHf1−xC solid solution nanopowders during carbothermal reduction synthesis,” Journal of the American Ceramic Society (2017), 100 (11), 5056-5065.  DOI:10.1111/jace.15065
  2. Sun, Shichen; Cheng, Zhe*. “Electrochemical Behaviors for Ag, LSCF and BSCF as Oxygen Electrodes for Proton Conducting IT-SOFC,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2017), 164(10), F3104-F3113.  DOI:10.1149/2.0121710jes
  3. Awadallah, Osama; Cheng, Zhe*. “Formation of sol-gel based Cu2ZnSnS4 thin films using ppm-level hydrogen sulfide,” Thin Solid Films (2017), 625 (1), 122-130.  DOI:10.1016/j.tsf.2017.01.054
  4. Sun, Shichen; Cheng, Zhe*. “Effects of H2O and CO2 on Electrochemical Behaviors of BSCF Cathode for Proton Conducting IT-SOFC,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2017), 164(2), F81-F88.  DOI:10.1149/2.0611702jes
  5. Cheng, Zhe*; Foroughi, Paniz; Behrens, Andrés. “Synthesis of nanocrystalline TaC powders via single-step high temperature spray pyrolysis from solution precursors,” Ceramics International (2017), 43(3), 3431-3434.  DOI:0.1016/j.ceramint.2016.11.177
  6. Foroughi, Paniz; Cheng, Zhe*. “Understanding the morphological variation in the formation of B4C via carbothermal reduction reaction,” Ceramics International (2016), 42(14), 15189-15198.  DOI:10.1016/j.ceramint.2016.06.126
  7. Awadallah, Osama; Cheng, Zhe*. “In Situ Raman Monitoring of Cu2ZnSnS4 Oxidation and Related Decomposition at Elevated Temperatures,” IEEE Journal of Photovoltaics (2016), 6(3), 764-769.  DOI:10.1109/JPHOTOV.2016.2542479. DOI:10.1149/2.0021508jes
  8. VahidMohammadi, Armin; Cheng, Zhe*. “Fundamentals of Synthesis, Sintering Issues, and Chemical Stability of BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1Yb0.1O3-δ Proton Conducting Electrolyte for SOFCs,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2015), 162(8), F803-811.
  9. Cheng, Zhe; Wang, Jeng-Han; Choi, Yong-Man; Lin, M. C.; Liu, Meilin. “From Ni-YSZ to sulfur-tolerant anode materials for SOFCs: electrochemical behavior, in situ characterization, modeling, and future perspectives,” Energy & Environmental Science (2011), 4(11), 4380-4409. (Invited perspectives). DOI:10.1039/C1EE01758F
  10. Yang, Lei; Cheng, Zhe; Liu, Meilin, and Wilson, Lane. “New insights into sulfur poisoning behavior of Ni-YSZ anode from long-term operation of anode-supported SOFCs,” Energy & Environmental Science, (2010), 3, 1804-1809. DOI:10.1039/C0EE00386G
  11. Yang, Lei; Wang, Shizhong; Blinn, Kevin; Liu, Mingfei; Liu, Ze; Cheng, Zhe; Liu, Meilin. “Enhanced sulfur and coking tolerance of a mixed ion conductor for SOFCs: BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.2-xYbxO3-δ,” Science (2009), 326(5949), 126-129. (American Ceramic Society Ross Coffin Purdy Award)
  12. Yang, Lei; Zuo, Chendong; Wang, Shizhong; Cheng, Zhe; Liu, Meilin. “A novel composite cathode for low-temperature SOFCs based on oxide proton conductors,” Advanced Materials (2008), 20(17), 3280-3283.
  13. Abernathy, Harry W; Koep, Eric; Compson, Charles; Cheng, Zhe; Liu, Meilin. “Monitoring Ag-Cr interactions in SOFC cathodes using Raman spectroscopy,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2008), 112(34), 13299-13303.
  14. Choi, Songho; Wang, Jeng-Han; Cheng, Zhe; Liu, Meilin. “Surface modification of Ni-YSZ using niobium oxide for sulfur-tolerant anodes in solid oxide fuel cells,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2008), 155(5), B449-B454.
  15. Cheng, Zhe; Abernathy, Harry; Liu, Meilin. “Raman Spectroscopy of Nickel Sulfide Ni3S2,” Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2007), 111(49), 17997-18000.
  16. Wang, Jeng-Han; Cheng, Zhe; Bredas, Jean-Luc; Liu, Meilin. “Electronic and vibrational properties of nickel sulfides from first principles.” Journal of Chemical Physics (2007), 127(21), 214705/1-214705/8.
  17. Cheng, Zhe; Zha, Shaowu; Liu, Meilin. “Influence of Cell Voltage and Current on Sulfur Poisoning Behavior of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” Journal of Power Sources (2007), 172, 688.
  18. Zha, Shaowu; Cheng, Zhe; Liu, Meilin. “Sulfur poisoning and regeneration of Ni-based anodes in solid oxide fuel cells,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2007), 154, B201.
  19. Cheng, Zhe; Liu, Meilin. “Characterization of sulfur poisoning of Ni-YSZ anodes for solid oxide fuel cells using in situ Raman microspectroscopy,” Solid State Ionics (2007), 178, 925.
  20. Wu, Qi-Hui; Abernathy, Harry; Cheng, Zhe; Liu, Meilin. “FTIR study of the oxygen reduction reactions.” Surface Review and Letters (2007), 14(4), 587-591.
  21. Cheng, Zhe; Zha, Shaowu; Liu, Meilin. “Stability of materials as candidates for sulfur-resistant anodes of solid oxide fuel cells,” Journal of the Electrochemical Society (2006), 153, A1302.
  22. Dong, Jian; Cheng, Zhe; Zha, Shaowu; Liu, Meilin. “Identification of nickel sulfides on Ni-YSZ cermet exposed to H2 fuel containing H2S using Raman spectroscopy,” Journal of Power Sources (2006), 156, 461
  23. Cheng, Zhe; Zha, Shaowu; Aguilar, Luis; Wang, Dean; Winnick, Jack; Liu, Meilin. “A Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Running on H2S/CH4 Fuel Mixtures,” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters (2006), 9, A31.
  24. Cheng, Zhe; Zha, Shaowu; Aguilar, Luis; Liu, Meilin. “Chemical, electrical, and thermal properties of strontium doped lanthanum vanadate,” Solid State Ionics (2005), 176, 1921.
  25. Zha, Shaowu; Cheng, Zhe; Liu, Meilin. “A sulfur-tolerant anode material for SOFCs – Gd2Ti1.4Mo0.6O7,” Electrochemical and Solid-State Letters (2005), 8, A406.
  26. Zha, Shaowu; Tsang, Philip; Cheng, Zhe; Liu, Meilin. “Electrical properties and sulfur tolerance of La0.75Sr0.25Cr1-xMnxO3 under anodic conditions.” Journal of Solid State Chemistry (2005), 178(6), 1844-1850.
  27. Aguilar, Luis; Zha, Shaowu; Cheng, Zhe; Winnick, Jack; Liu, Meilin. “A solid oxide fuel cell operating on hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and sulfur-containing fuels.” Journal of Power Sources (2004), 135(1-2), 17-24.
  28. Tang, Zilong; Zhang, Junying; Cheng, Zhe; Zhang, Zhongtai. “Synthesis of nanosized rutile TiO2 powder at low temperature,” Materials Chemistry and Physics (2002), 77, 314.

Conference papers

  1. Awadallah, Osama; Cheng, Zhe*. “In situ Raman Characterization of Cu2ZnSnS4 Solar Absorber Materials,” Photovoltaics Specialist Conference (PVSC), 2015 IEEE 42nd (2015), 1-6.  DOI:10.1109/PVSC.2015.7355595
  2. Foroughi, Paniz; Cheng, Zhe*. “From Micron-sized Particles to Nanoparticles and Nanobelts: Structural Non-uniformity in the Synthesis of Boron Carbide by Carbothermal Reduction Reaction,” Advances in Ceramic Armor XI: A Collection of Papers Presented at the 39th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (ed J. C. LaSalvia), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA (2016), 51-62.  DOI:10.1002/9781119211549.ch5
  3. VahidMohammadi, Armin; Cheng, Zhe*. “Study on Sintering and Stability Issues of BaZr0.1Ce0.7Y0.1Yb0.1O3-δ Electrolyte for SOFCs,” Advances in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells and Electronic Ceramics: A Collection of Papers Presented at 39th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites (eds N. P. Bansal, M. Kusnezoff and K. Shimamura), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA (2016) 21-29.  DOI:10.1002/9781119211501.ch3
  4. Cheng, Zhe*; Liu, Meilin. “Rational Design of Sulfur-Tolerant Anode Materials for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells,” ECS Transactions (2013), 58(2), Electrochemical Synthesis of Fuels 2, 217-229.  DOI:10.1149/05802.0217ecst
  5. Zha, Shaowu; Cheng, Zhe; Liu, Meilin. “Gd2Ti2-xMoxO7-based anode materials for H2S-air solid oxide fuel cells,” ECS Transactions (2006), 1(7), Solid State Ionic Devices IV, 293-302.  DOI:10.1149/1.2215563
  6. Cheng, Zhe; Sacks, Michael D.; Wang, Chang-An.; Yang, Zhaohui. “Preparation of nanocrystalline silicon carbide powders by carbothermal reduction,” Ceramic Transactions (2003), 154, 15.
  7. Cheng, Zhe; Sacks, Michael D.; Wang, Chang-An. “Synthesis of nanocrystalline silicon carbide powders,” Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings (2003), 24, 23-32.
  8. Jain, Anubhav; Sacks, Michael D.; Wang, Chang-An; Middlemans, Michael; Cheng, Zhe. “Processing of nanocrystalline zirconium carbide powders.” Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings (2003), 24, 41-49.
  9. Wang, Chang-An; Sacks, Michael D.; Staab, Greg A.; Cheng, Zhe. “Solution-based processing of nanocrystalline SiC.” Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings (2002), 23(4), 701-709.

Invited book chapter

  • Cheng, Zhe; Wang, Jeng-Han; Liu, Meilin. “Chapter 2 – Anodes,” in Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: Materials Properties and Performance, edited by Fergus, Jeffrey W.; Hui, Rob; Li, Xianguo; Wilkinson, David P.; Zhang, Jiujun. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL (2009), 73-129.

Patents

  1. Cheng, Lap-tak; Cheng, Zhe; Lai, Cheng-yu; Lu, Meijun. “Etching composition,” US Pat. Appl. (2012), US20120180852.
  2. Yang, Lei; Cheng, Zhe; Liu, Ze; Liu, Meilin. “Chemical compositions, methods of making the chemical compositions, and structures made from the chemical compositions,” US Patent 8,932,781.
  3. Tang, Zilong; Zhang, Junying; Zhang, Zhongtai; Cheng, Zhe; Luo, Shaohua. “Manufacture of nanometered rutile titania at low temperatures,” CN Pat. Appl. (2002), CN1351962.