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MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
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RESEARCH AND INTERESTS
C. Murray, D. McCoul, E. Sollier, T. Ruggiero, X. Niu, Q. Pei, D. Di Carlo, “Electro-adaptive microfluidics for active tuning of channel geometry using polymer actuators”, Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 14(1), 345-358 (2013).
H. Stoyanov, P. Brochu, X. Niu, C. Lai, S. Yun and Q. Pei, “Long lifetime, fault-tolerant freestanding actuators based on a silicone dielectric elastomer and self-clearing carbon nanotube compliant electrodes,” RSC Advances, 3 (7), 2272 – 2278 (2013).
X. Niu, H. Stoyanov, W. Hu, R. Leo, P. Brochu, Q. Pei, “Synthesizing a New Dielectric Elastomer Exhibiting Large Actuation Strain and Suppressed Electromechanical Instability without Prestretching”, J. Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 51, 197–206 (2013).
L. Li, J. Liu, Z. Yu, Q. Pei, “Efficient White Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes Employing a Silver Nanowire-Polymer Composite Electrode”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 14 (41), 14249 – 14254 (2012).
W. Hu, X. Niu, L. Li, S. Yun, Z. Yu, and Q. Pei, “Intrinsically stretchable transparent electrodes based on silver-nanowire–crosslinked-polyacrylate composites”, Nanotechnology 23, 344002 (2012).
H. Stoyanov, P. Brochu, X, Niu, E.D. Gaspera, Q. Pei, “Dielectric elastomer transducers with enhanced force output and work density”, Applied Physics Letters, 100, 262902 (2012).
S. Yun, X. Niu, Z. Yu, W. Hu, P. Brochu, Q. Pei, “Compliant Silver Nanowire-Polymer Composite Electrodes for Bistable Large Strain Actuation”, Advanced Materials, 24, 1321-1327 (2012).
L. Li, Z. Yu, W. Hu, C.-H. Chang, Q. Chen and Q. Pei, “Efficient Flexible Phosphorescent Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes Based on Silver Nanowire-Polymer Composite Electrode”, Advanced Materials, 23(46), 5563–5567 (2011).
Z. Yu, L. Li, Q. Zhang, W. Hu, Q. Pei, “Silver Nanowire-Polymer Composite Electrodes for Efficient Polymer Solar Cells”, Adv Mater. 23(38), 4453-4457 (2011).
Z. Yu, X. Niu, Z. Liu, Q. Pei, “Intrinsically Stretchable Polymer Light-Emitting Devices Using Carbon Nanotube-Polymer Composite Electrodes”, Adv. Mater. 23 (34), 2011, 3989–3994 (2011).
J. Liu, L. Li, C. Gong, Z. Yu, Q. Pei, “An Ambipolar Poly(Meta-Phenylene) Copolymer with High Triplet Energy to Host Blue and Green Electrophosphorescence”, J. Mater. Chem., 21, 9772-9777 (2011).
L. Li, J. Liu, Z. Yu, and Q. Pei, “Highly Efficient Blue Phosphorescent Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes by Using Interfacial Modification”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98 (20), Article No: 201110 (May 2011).
L. Li, J. Liu, Z. Yu, and Q. Pei, “Highly Efficient Blue Phosphorescent Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes by Using Interfacial Modification”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 98 (20), Article No: 201110 (2011).
J. Liu, L. Li, Q. Pei, “Conjugated Polymer as Host for High Efficiency Blue and White Electrophosphorescence”, Macromolecules 44 (8), 2451-2456 (2011).
Z. Yu, M. Wang, G. Lei, J. Liu, L. Li, Q. Pei, “Stabilizing the Dynamic p-i-n Junction in Polymer Light-Emitting Electrochemical Cells”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2, 367-372 (2011).
Z. Yu, Q. Zhang , L. Li , Q. Chen , X. Niu , J. Liu , and Q. Pei, “Highly Flexible Silver Nanowire Electrodes for Shape-Memory Polymer Light-Emitting Diodes,” Adv Mater. 23, 664-668 (2011).
J. Liu, Q. Pei, “Poly(m-phenylene): Conjugated Polymer Host with High Triplet Energy for Efficient Blue Electrophosphorescence,” Macromolecules, 43, 9608-9612 (2010).
J. Liu, Q. Pei, “Electrophosphorescent Polymers for High-Efficiency Light-Emitting Diodes,” Current Org. Chem. 14, 2133-2144 (2010).
W. Yuan, H. Li, P. Brochu, X. Niu and Q. Pei, “Fault-tolerant silicone dielectric elastomers”, International J. Smart and Nano Materials, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp 40–52 (2010).
H. Zhang, L. Düring, G. Kovacs, W. Yuan, X. Niu, Q. Pei, “Interpenetrating polymer networks based on acrylic elastomers and plasticizers with improved actuation temperature range”, Polymer International, 59, 384-390 (2010.
P. Brochu, Q. Pei, “Advances in Dielectric Elastomers for Actuators and Artificial Muscles,” Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2010, 31, 10-36 (2010).
Z. Yu, W. Yuan, P. Brochu, B. Chen, Z. Liu, Q. Pei, “Large-strain, Rigid-to-rigid Deformation of Bistable Electroactive Polymers”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 192904 (2009).
Z. Yu, L. Hu, Z. Liu, M. Sun, M. Wang, G. Grüner, Q. Pei, “Fully Bendable Polymer Light Emitting Devices with Carbon Nanotubes as Cathode and Anode,” Appl. Phys. Lett. Vol. 95, #203304, pp 1-3 (2009).
W. Yuan, P. Brochu, S.M. Ha, Q. Pei, “Dielectric Oil Coated Single-walled Carbon Nanotube Electrodes for Stable, Large-strain Actuation with Dielectric Elastomers”, Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, Vol. 155, pp 278–284 (2009).
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