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Caofeng Pan

Caofeng Pan


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Mailing Address: 275 IPST Building
Georgia Institute of Technology
500 10th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
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Research Area

  • Piezoelectronics of ZnO nanowires.
  • Hybrid nanogenerators
  • Bio-medical sensor using NG


  1. Pan, C. F.; Luo, J.; Zhu, J., From Proton Conductive Nanowires to Nanofuel Cells: A powerful Candidate Generating Electricity for Self-Powered Nanosystems. Nano Research 2011, accepted.

  2. Pan, C. F.; Luo, Z. X.; Xu, C.; Luo, J.; Liang, R. R.; Zhu, G.; Wu, W. Z.; Guo, W. X.; Yan, X. X.; Xu, J.; Wang, Z. L.; Zhu, J., Wafer-Scale High-Throughput Ordered Arrays of Si and Coaxial Si/Si1-xGex Wires: Fabrication, Characterization and Photovoltaic Application. ACS Nano 2011, online published.

  3. Pan, C. F.; Fang, Y.; Wu, H.; Ahmad, M.; Luo, Z. X.; Li, Q. A.; Xie, J. B.; Yan, X. X.; Wu, L. H.; Wang, Z. L.; Zhu, J., Generating Electricity from Biofluid with a Nanowire-Based Biofuel Cell for Self-Powered Nanodevices. Advanced Materials 2010, 22 (47), 5388-5392.

  4. Pan, C. F.; Zhu, J., The syntheses, properties and applications of Si, ZnO, metal, and heterojunction nanowires. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2009, 19 (7), 869-884.

  5. Pan, C. F.; Wu, H.; Wang, C.; Wang, B.; Zhang, L.; Cheng, Z. D.; Hu, P.; Pan, W.; Zhou, Z. Y.; Yang, X.; Zhu, J., Nanowire-based high performance "micro fuel cell": One nanowire, one fuel cell. Advanced Materials 2008, 20 (9), 1644-1648.

  6. Pan, C. F.; Zhang, L.; Zhu, J.; Luo, J.; Cheng, Z. D.; Wang, C., Surface decoration of anodic aluminium oxide in synthesis of Nafion (R)-115 nanowire arrays. Nanotechnology 2007, 18 (1), 015302.

  7. Zhang, L.; Pan, C. F.; Zhu, J.; Wang, C., Synthesis and characterization of Nafion (R)-115 nanowire arrays. Nanotechnology 2005, 16 (10), 2242-2244.

  8. Pan, C. F. and Zhu, J., High performance nano fuel cell based on 1D nano proton transport channels, E-MRS fall meeting, 2007, Warsaw. (Oral)

  9. Pan, C. F. and Zhu, J., High Performance Nanowire-Based Nanofuel cells, 1st International Conference of the Chinese Society of Micro/Nano Technology, 2008, Beijing. (Invited Speech)

  10. Pan, C. F. and Zhu, J., Nanofuel cells and nanomechanics, In 5th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, 2009, Singapore. (Invited Speech)

  11. Pan, C. F. and Zhu, J., Nanofuel Cells: Towards Self-powered nanosystems, China nano 2009, Beijing. (Oral)

  12. Pan, C. F. and Zhu, J., The syntheses, properties and applications on nanowires, Tsinghua-Nanyang Technological University Joint Workshop on Nanoscience, 2009, Beijing. (Invited Speech)

  13. Ahmad, M.; Pan, C. F.; Zhu, J., Electrochemical determination of L-Cysteine by an elbow shaped, Sb-doped ZnO nanowire-modified electrode. Journal of Materials Chemistry 2010, 20 (34), 7169-7174.

  14. Ahmad, M.; Pan, C. F.; Luo, Z. X.; Zhu, J., A Single ZnO Nanofiber-Based Highly Sensitive Amperometric Glucose Biosensor. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2010, 114 (20), 9308-9313.

  15. Ahmad, M.; Pan, C. F.; Gan, L.; Nawaz, Z.; Zhu, J., Highly Sensitive Amperometric Cholesterol Biosensor Based on Pt-Incorporated Fullerene-like ZnO Nanospheres. Journal of Physical Chemistry C 2010, 114 (1), 243-250.

  16. Ahmad, M.; Pan, C. F.; Zhao, J.; Iqbal, J.; Zhu, J., Electron irradiation effect and photoluminescence properties of ZnO-tetrapod nanostructures. Materials Chemistry and Physics2010, 120 (2-3), 319-322.

  17. Ahmad, M.; Pan, C. F.; Iqbal, J.; Gan, L.; Zhu, J., Bulk synthesis route of the oriented arrays of tip-shape ZnO nanowires and an investigation of their sensing capabilities. Chemical Physics Letters 2009, 480 (1-3), 105-109.

  18. Ahmad, M.; Pan, C. F.; Zhao, J. O.; Zhu, J., Impact of Pb Doping on the Optical and Electrical Properties of ZnO Nanowires. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2011, 11 (3), 1950-1957.

  19. Ahmad, M.; Pan, C. F.; Yan, W.; Zhu, J., Effect of Pb-doping on the morphology, structural and optical properties of ZnO nanowires synthesized via modified thermal evaporation. Materials Science and Engineering B 2010, 174 (1-3), 55-58.

  20. Zhang, L.; Pan, C. F.; Zhu, J., Growth mechanism and optimized parameters to synthesize Nafion-115 nanowire arrays with anodic aluminium oxide membranes as templates. Chinese Physics Letters2008, 25 (8), 3056-3058.

  21. Liu, X. H.; Zhang, F.; Huang, R.; Pan, C. F.; Zhu, J., Capping modes in PVP-directed silver nanocrystal growth: Multi-twinned nanorods versus single-crystalline nano-hexapods. Crystal Growth & Design2008, 8 (6), 1916-1923.

  22. Luo, J.; Warner, J. H.; Feng, C. Q.; Yao, Y. G.; Jin, Z.; Wang, H. L.; Pan, C. F.; Wang, S.; Yang, L. J.; Li, Y.; Zhang, J.; Watt, A. A. R.; Peng, L. M.; Zhu, J.; Briggs, G. A. D., Ultrahigh secondary electron emission of carbon nanotubes. Applied Physics Letters 2010, 96 (21), 213113.

  23. Zhang, F.; Liu, X. H.; Pan, C. F.; Zhu, J., Nano-porous anodic aluminium oxide membranes with 6-19 nm pore diameters formed by a low-potential anodizing process. Nanotechnology 2007, 18 (34), 345302.

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