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Yong Ding

Yong Ding

Research Scientist

Office: IPST Building room 274
Telephone: 404-385-7464
Fax: 404-894-9140
Mailing Address: School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
771 Ferst Dr. N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30332
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  • Research Scientist in Institut fuer Festkoerperforschung, Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Germany, April 2002 to May 2003.
  • Ph.D. in Beijing Laboratory of Electron Microscopy, Chinese Academy of Sciences and National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures, Department of Physics, Nanjing University, China, 2001.
  • Bachelor Degree in condensed matter physics from department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, 1996.

Research Area

  • Nanomaterials fabrication, characterization, and applications.
  • Transmission electron microscopy and high-resolution electron microscopy of peroveskite materials. Microstructure and morphology of thin films and bulk ceramics. Domain behavior and domain boundaries in ferroelectrics. Structure and chemistry of lattice defects in films and in multi-layer systems.



    1. Yong Ding, Xiaolian Sun, Zhong Lin Wang, and Shouheng Sun, “Misfit dislocations in multimetallic core-shelled nanoparticles” Appl. Phys. Lett., 100, 111603 (2012).
    2. Guang Zhu, Yusheng Zhou, Sihong Wang, Rusen Yang, Yong Ding, Xue Wang, Yoshio Bando and Zhong lin Wang, “Synthesis of vertically aligned ultra-long ZnO nanowires on heterogeneous substrates with catalyst at the root”, Nanotechnology 23 055604 (2012).
    3. Ziyin Lin, Min-kyu Song, Yong Ding, Yan Liu, Ching-ping Wong, “Facile Preparation of Nitrogen-doped Graphene as a Metal-free Catalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 14(10), 3381-3387 (2012).
    4. Qingquan Qin, Feng Xu, Fengru Fan, Yong Ding, Tim Zhang, Benjamin J. Wiley, Zhong Lin Wang, and Yong Zhu, “Size effects on yielding and fracture of five-fold twinned silver nanowires: In situ experiments”, Phys. Rev. B.  85, 045443(2012).
    5. Vuong Van Nguyen, Chuanbing Rong, Yong Ding, and J. Ping Liu, “Effect of magnetic fields on melt-spun Nd2Fe14B-based ribbons”, J. Appl. Phys. 111, 07A731(2012).
    6. Lei Yang, Shuang Cheng, Yong Ding, Xingbao Zhu, Zhong Lin Wang, and Meilin Liu, “Hierarchical Network Architectures of Carbon Fiber Paper Supported Cobalt Oxide Nanonet for High-Capacity Pseudocapacitors”, Nano Lett., 12 (1), 321–325(2012).
    7. J.R. Sadaf, M.Q. Israr, O. Nur, M. Willander,Y. Ding, Z.L. Wang, “ The correlation between radiative surface defect states and high color rendering index from ZnO nanotubes” Nanoscale Research Letters, 6, 513(2011).
    8. Y. Yang, W.X. Guo, Y. Zhang, Y. Ding, X. Wang, Z.L. Wang, “Piezotronic Effect on the Output Voltage of P3HT/ZnO Micro/Nanowire Heterojunction Solar Cells”, Nano Letters, 11(11), 4812-4817(2011).
    9. Haoying Tang, Yong Ding, Peng Jiang, Haiqing Zhou, Chuan Fei Guo, Lianfeng Sun, Aifang Yu and Zhong Lin Wang,” High-index facets bound ripple-like ZnO nanobelts grown by chemical vapor deposition”, CrystEngComm, 13, 5052-5054(2011).
    10. Ke Sun, Wei Wei, Yong Ding, Yi Jing, Zhong Lin Wang and Deli Wang, “Crystalline ZnO thin film by hydrothermal growth”, Chem. Commun.,  47(27,) 7776-7778 (2011).
    11. Zhengzhi Zhou, Yong Ding, Xihong Zu, Yulin Deng, “ZnO spheres and nanorods formation: their dependence on agitation in solution synthesis” J. Nanopart. Res. 13,1689–1696(2011)
    12. Xue Wang, Yong Ding,* Zhong Lin Wang, Chenguo Hu, “Temperature driven in-situ phase transformation of PbWO4 nanobelts”, J. Appl. Phys. 109(12), 124309 (2011).
    13. Jian Shi, Hao Hong, Yong Ding, Yunan Yang, Fei Wang, Weibo Cai and Xudong Wang, “Evolution of zinc oxide nanostructures through kinetics control” J. Mater. Chem., 21(25), 9000-9008 (2011).
    14. Jung Il Hong, Yanling Chang, Yong Ding, Zhong Lin Wang, Robert L Snyder, “Growth of GaN Films with Controlled Out-of-Plane Texture on Si Wafers”, Thin solid films, 519, 3608-3611, (2011).
    15. Jian-Feng Li, Song-Bo Li, Jason R.Anema, Zhi-Lin Yang, Yi-Fan Huang, Yong Ding, Yuan-Fei Wu, Xiao-Shun Zhou, De-Yin Wu, Bin Ren, Zhong-Lin Wang, Zhong-Qun Tian, “Synthesis and Characterization of Gold Nanoparticles Coated with Ultrathin and Chemically Inert Dielectric Shells for SHINERS Applications” Applied Spectroscopy, 65(6), 620-626(2011).
    16. Yajing Zhang, GirijaS Chaubey, Chuanbing Rong, Yong Ding, Narayan Poudyal, Po-ching Tsai, Qiming Zhang, J.Ping Liu, “Controlledsynthesisandmagneticpropertiesofhardmagnetic CoxC (x=2, 3) nanocrystals”, J. Magnetism and magnetic Materials, 323, 1495-1500 (2011).
    17. Ping-Ping Fang, Sai Duan, Xiao-Dong Lin, Jason R. Anema, Jian-Feng Li, Olivier Buriez, Yong Ding, Feng-Ru Fan, De-Yin Wu, Bin Ren, Zhong Lin Wang, Christian Amatore and Zhong-Qun Tian, “Tailoring Au-core Pd-shell Pt-cluster nanoparticles for enhanced electrocatalytic activity”, Chem. Sci., 2, 531-539 (2011).
    18. Bin Hu, Yong Ding, Wen Chen, Dhaval Kulkarni, Yue Shen, Vladimir V. Tsukruk,and Zhong Lin Wang,"External-Strain Induced Insulating Phase Transition in VO2 Nanobeam and Its Application as Flexible Strain Sensor " Adv. Mater., 22(45),5134 (2010).
    19. Brian D Sosnowchik, Heather C Chiamori, Yong Ding, Jong-Yoon Ha, Zhong Lin Wang and Liwei Lin, “Titanium dioxide nanoswords with highly reactive, photocatalytic facets”, Nanotechnology 21,  485601(2010).
    20. Paresh Shimpi, Yong Ding, Ernesto Suarez, John Ayers, and Pu-Xian Gao, “Annealing induced nanostructure and photoluminescence property evolution in solution-processed Mg-alloyed ZnO nanowires” Appl. Phys. Lett., 97, 103104 (2010).
    21. Dajun Yuan , Rui Guo , Yaguang Wei , Wenzhuo Wu , Yong Ding , Zhong Lin Wang ,and Suman Das, “Heteroepitaxial Patterned Growth of Vertically Aligned and Periodically Distributed ZnO Nanowires on GaN UsingLaser Interference Ablation Adv. Funct. Mater., 20(20), 3484-3489(2010).
    22. Yong Ding, Fengru Fan, Zhongqun Tian and Zhong Lin Wang, “Atomic structure of Au-Pd bimetallic alloyed nanoparticles”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132(35), 12480-12486 (2010).
    23. Ming-Wei Chen, Cheng-Ying Chen, Der-Hsien Lien, Yong Ding, and Jr-Hau He, “Photoconductive enhancement of single ZnO nanowire through localized Schottky effects” Optics Express, 18(4), 14836-14841 (2010).
    24. Chao Wang, Wende Tian, Yong Ding, Yu-qiang Ma, Zhong Lin Wang, Nenad Markovic, Vojislav Stamenkovic, Hideo Daimon and Shouheng Sun, “Rational Synthesis of Heterostructured Nanoparticles with Morphology Control” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132(18), 6524-6529 (2010).
    25. Sheng Xu, Yue Shen, Yong Ding, and Zhong Lin Wang "Growth and Transfer of Monolithic Horizontal ZnO Nanowire Superstructures onto Flexible Substrates ", Adv. Funct. Mater., 20(9), 1493-1495 (2010)
    26. Chi-Te Huang, Jinhui Song, Wei-Fan Lee, Yong Ding, Zhiyuan Gao, Yue Hao, Lih-Juann Chen and Zhong Lin Wang , "GaN Nanowire Arrays for High-Output Nanogenerators " J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132(13), 4766-4771 (2010).
    27. Wei Lin, Kyoung-Sik Moon, Shanju Zhang, Yong Ding, Jintang Shang, Mingxiang Chen and Ching-ping Wong, “Microwave Makes Carbon Nanotubes Less Defective”, ACS Nano, 4(3), 1716-1722 (2010)
    28. Jian Feng Li, Yi Fan Huang, Yong Ding, Zhi Lin Yang, Song Bo Li, Xiao Shun Zhou, Feng Ru Fan, Wei Zhang, Zhi You Zhou, De Yin Wu, Bin Ren, Zhong Lin Wang & Zhong Qun Tian, “Shell-isolated nanoparticle-enhanced Raman spectroscopy”, Nature, 464, 392-395 (2010).
    29. Yue Shen, Jung-Il Hong, Sheng Xu, Shisheng Lin, Hao Fang, Su Zhang, Yong Ding, Robert L. Snyder, and Zhong Lin Wang, "A General Approach for Fabricating Arc-Shaped Composite Nanowire Arrays by Pulsed Laser Deposition " Adv. Funct. Mater. 20(5) 703-709 (2010).
    30. Yong Ding, Fengru Fan, Zhongqun Tian and Zhong Lin Wang, “Sublimation induced shape evolution of silver cubes” Small, 5(24), 2812-2815 (2009).
    31. Nicolas Goubet, Yong Ding, Mathias Brust, Zhong Lin Wang, and Marie-Paule. Pileni, “A Way To Control the Gold Nanocrystals Size: Using Seeds with Different Sizes and Subjecting Them to Mild Annealing” ACS Nano, 3(11), 3622-3628 (2009).
    32. S. S. Lin, J. I. Hong, J. H. Song, Y. Zhu, H. P. He, Z. Xu, Y. G. Wei, Y. Ding, R. L. Snyder and Zhong Lin Wang, "Phosphorus Doped Zn1-xMgxO Nanowire Arrays " Nano Lett., 9(11), 3877-3882 (2009).
    33. Yong. Ding, Sheng Xu, Zhong Lin Wang, "Structural Colors from Morpho Peleides Butterfly Wing Scales" J. Appl. Phys., 106(7), 074702 (2009).
    34. Feng-Ru Fan, Yong Ding, De-Yu Liu, Zhong-Qun Tian and Zhong Lin Wang,"Facet-Selective Epitaxial Growth of Heterogeneous Nanostructures of Semiconductor and Metal: ZnO Nanorods on Ag Nanocrystals" J. Am. Chem. Soc, 131(34), 12036-12037 (2009).
    35. Zhiyuan Gao, Yong Ding, Shisheng Lin, Yue Hao, and Zhong Lin Wang,"Dynamic fatigue studies of ZnO nanowires by in-situ transmission electron microscopy" Phys. Status Solidi RRL, 2009, 3, 260-262.
    36. Y. Liu, S. Peng, Y. Ding, C. Rong, J. Kim J. P. Liu, Z. L. Wang, S. Sun, “Synthesis and Characterization of Ferroferriborate (Fe3BO5) Nanorods”, Adv. Funct. Mater., 19(19), 3146-3150 (2009).
    37. Yan-Xin Chen, Sheng-Pei Chen, Zhi-You Zhou, Na Tian, Yan-Xia Jiang, Shi-Gang Sun, Yong Ding, and Zhong Lin Wang, “Tuning the Shape and Catalytic Activity of Fe Nanocrystals from Rhombic Dodecahedra and Tetragonal Bipyramids to Cubes by Electrochemistry.” J. Am. Chem. Soc, 131, 10860-10862 (2009).
    38. Wei Wei, Xin-Yu Bao, Cesare Soci, Yong Ding, Zhong-Lin Wang, and Deli Wang, “Direct Heteroepitaxy of Vertical InAs Nanowires on Si Substrates for Broad Band Photovoltaics and Photodetection. Nano Letters, 9(8), 2926-2934 (2009).
    39. Wrobel, Gregory; Piech, Martin; Dardona, Sameh; Ding, Yong; Gao, Pu-Xian, "Seedless Synthesis and Thermal Decomposition of Single Crystalline Zinc Hydroxystannate Cubes" Crystal Growth & Design, 9(10), 4456-4460 (2009).
    40. E. Alphandéry, Y. Ding, A. T. Ngo, Z. L. Wang, L. F. Wu, and M. P. Pileni, “Assemblies of aligned magnetotactic bacteria and extracted magnetosomes: What is the main factor responsible for the magnetic anisotropy?” ACS Nano, 3(6), 1539-1547 (2009)
    41. Qunhui Sun, Wu Bi, Thomas F. Fuller, Yong Ding, Yulin Deng,Fabrication of Aligned Polyaniline Nanofiber Array via a Facile Wet Chemical Process, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 30 (2009), 1027-1032.
    42. Sheng Xu, Yong Ding, Yaguang Wei, Hao Fang, Yue Shen, Ashok K. Sood, Dennis L. Polla and Zhong Lin Wang ," Patterned Growth of Horizontal ZnO Nanowire Arrays " J. Am. Chem. Soc, 131(2009), 6670–6671.
    43. Paresh Shimpi, Pu-XianGao, Daniel G Goberman and Yong Ding, “Low temperature synthesis and characterization of MgO/ZnO composite nanowire arrays” Nanotechnology 20 (2009) 125608 (8pp)
    44. Wang, Xudong; Ding, Yong; Li, Zhou; Song, Jinhui; Wang, Zhong Lin (Z.-L.), "Single-Crystal Mesoporous ZnO Thin Films Composed of Nanowalls" J. Phys. Chem. C, 113 (2009) 1791-1794.
    45. Dunliang Jian, Pu-Xian Gao, Wenjie Cai, Bamidele S. Allimi, S. Pamir Alpay, Yong Ding, Zhong Lin Wang and Christopher Brooks, “Synthesis, characterization, and photocatalytic properties of ZnO/(La,Sr)CoO3 composite nanorod arrays”, J. Mater. Chem., 19 (2009), 970-975.
    46. Yong Ding and Zhong Lin Wang, “Structures of planar defects in ZnO nanobelts and nanowires”, Micron, 40 (2009) 335-342.
    47. X.M.Zhang, W. Mai, Y.Zhang, Y. Ding and Zhong Lin Wang, "Co-doped Y-shape ZnO nanostructures: Synthesis, structure and properties " Solid State Communications, 149 (2009) 293-296.
    48. J.H. He, C.H.Ho, C.W.Wang, Y. Ding, L.J.Chen, and Zhong Lin Wang, "Growth of Crossed ZnO Nanorod Networks Induced by Polar Substrate Surface" Crystal Growth & Design., 2009 (9) 1 17-19.
    49. Pu-Xian Gao, Yong Ding and Zhong Lin Wang, “Electronic Transport in Superlattice-Structured ZnO Nanohelix”, Nano Lett. 9(1), 137-143 (2009).
    50. Yaguang Wei, Yong Ding, Cheng Li,Sheng Xu,Jae-Hyun Ryo, Russell Dupuis, Ashok K.Sood, Dennis L.Polla, and Zhong Lin Wang, "Growth of Vertically Aligned ZnO Nanobelt Arrays on GaN Substrate" J. Phys. Chem., 112(48), 18935-18937 (2008).
    51. Fang Qian, Yat Li, Silvija Gradečak, Hong-Gyu Park, Yajie Dong, Yong Ding, Zhong Lin Wang and Charles M. Lieber, “Multi-quantum well nanowire heterostructures for multi-colour lasers” Nature Materials, 7, 701-706 (2008).
    52. Jie Zheng, Yong Ding, Bozhi Tian, Zhong Lin Wang and Xiaowei Zhuang, “Fluorescent and Raman Active Silver Nanoparticles with Polycrystalline Structure”, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 10472 - 10473 (2008).
    53. Yong Ding, Sheng Xu, Yue Zhang, Aurelia C. Wang, Melissa H. Wang, Yonghao Xiu, Ching Ping Wong and Zhong Lin Wang, “Modifying anti-wetting property of butterfly wings and water strider legs by atomic layer deposition coating: surface materials verses geometry”, Nanotechnology, 19, 355708- (2008).
    54. Mahmoud A. Mahmoud, Christopher E. Tabor, Mostafa A. El-Sayed, Yong Ding and Zhong Lin Wang, “A New Catalytically Active Colloidal Platinum Nanocatalyst: The Multiarmed Nanostar Single Crystal” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 4590-4591(2008).
    55. Yi-Feng Lin, Jinhui Song, Yong Ding, Shih-Yuan Lu, Zhong Lin Wang, "Alternating the Output of a CdS Nanowire Nanogenerator by a White-Light-Stimulated Optoelectronic Effect ",.Adv. Mater., (20) 3127-3130 (2008)
    56. Yi-Feng Lin, Jinhui Song, Yong Ding, Shih-Yuan Lu, Zhong Lin Wang, “Piezoelectric nanogenerator using CdS nanowires”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 022105 (2008).
    57. G.H. Du, W. Z. Li, Y. Q. Liu, Y. Ding, Z. L. Wang, “Growth of Carbon Nanotubes by Pyrolysis of Thiophene”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 111, 14293-14298 (2007).
    58. Yong Ding, Yifan Gao, Zhong Lin Wang, Na Tian, Zhi-You Zhou, Shi-Gang Sun, “Facets and Surface Relaxation of Tetrahexahedral Platinum Nanocrystals” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91,121901 (2007).
    59. Qing Song, Yong Ding, Zhong Lin Wang, Z. John Zhang, “Tuning the Thermal Stability of Molecular Precursors for the Nonhydrolytic Synthesis of Magnetic MnFe2O4 Spinel Nanocrystals”, Chem. Mater. 19(19), 4633-4638 (2007).
    60. Xiang Wu, Peng Jiang, Yong Ding, Wei Cai, Si-Shen Xie, Zhong Lin Wang, “Mismatch Strain Induced Formation of ZnO/ZnS Heterostructured Rings”, Adv. Mater.19, 2319-2323 (2007).
    61. Wenyu Huang, Wei Qian, and Mostafa A. El-Sayed, Yong Ding and Zhong Lin Wang, “Effect of the Lattice Crystallinity on the Electron-Phonon Relaxation Rates in Gold Nanoparticles”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 111, 10751-10757 (2007).
    62. Chuan-Bing Rong, Vikas Nandwana, Narayan Poudyal, and J. Ping Liu, Mikhail E. Kozlov, Ray H. Baughman, Yong Ding and Zhong Lin Wang,” Bulk FePt-based nanocomposite magnets with enhanced exchange coupling” J. Appl. Phys. 102, 023908 (2007)
    63. Yong Ding and Jiaqing He, “Domain structures and superdislocations of La0.7Ca0.3MnO3 thin film growth on SrTiO3 substrates”, J. Crystal Growth. 306, 437-443 (2007).
    64. Dean C. Sayle, Xiangdong Feng, Yong Ding, Zhong Lin Wang and ThiX.T. Sayle, “'Simulating Synthesis': Ceria Nanosphere Self-Assembly into Nanorods and Framework Architectures” J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 7924-7935(2007).
    65. Na Tian, Zhi-You Zhou, Shi-Gang Sun, Yong Ding and Zhong Lin Wang, "Synthesis of Tetrahexahedral Pt Nanocrystals with High Index Faces and High Electro-Oxidation Activity" Science, 316, 732-735 (2007).
    66. Hyun D. Park, S.M. Prokes and M.E. Twigg, Yong Ding and ZhongLin Wang, “Au-catalyzed synthesis and characterization of high quality InSb nanowires” J. Crystal Growth. 304, 399-401 (2007).
    67. Yong Ding, Zhong Lin Wang, Tianjun Sun and Jieshan Qiu, “Zinc-blende ZnO and its role in nucleating wurtzite tetrapods and twinned nanowires” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 153510 (2007).
    68. Yong Ding, Jenny Ruth Morber, Robert L. Snyder,and Zhong Lin Wang, “Nanowire Structural Evolution from Fe3O4 to e-Fe2O3” Adv. Fun. Mater. 17. 1172-1178 (2007).
    69. Y. Choi, J. S. Jiang, Y. Ding, R. A. Rosenberg, J. E. Pearson, S. D. Bader, A. Zambano, M. Murakami, I. Takeuchi,  Z. L. Wang, and J. P. Liu, “Role of diffused Co atoms in improving effective exchange coupling in Sm-Co/Fe spring magnets” Phys. Rev. B 75, 104432 (2007).
    70. Chuan-bing Rong, Vikas Nandwana, Narayan Poudyal,  Yang Li, J Ping Liu, Yong Ding and Zhong Lin Wang, “Formation of Fe3Pt phase in FePt-based nanocomposite magnets”, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 40, 712–716 (2007)
    71. Yong Ding & Zhong Lin Wang, “Profile Imaging of Reconstructed Polar and Non-polar Surfaces of ZnO” Surface Science, 601, 425-433 (2007).
    72. J.R. Morber, Y. Ding, M.S. Haluska, Y. Li, J.P. Liu, Z.L. Wang and R.L. Snyder, "PLD-Assisted VLS Growth of Aligned Ferrite Nanorods, Nanowires, and Nanobelts-Synthesis, and Properties", J. Phys. Chem. B, 110 (43): 21672-21679  (2006).
    73. Chuan-bing Rong, Daren Li, Vikas Nandwana, Narayan Poudyal, Yong Ding, Zhong Lin Wang, Hao Zeng, and J. Ping Liu, “Size-Dependent Chemical and Magnetic Ordering in L10-FePt Nanoparticles” Adv. Mater., 18, 2984-2988 (2006).
    74. Y.J. Wang, C. Lai, K. Wei, X.F. Chen, Y. Ding and Z.L. Wang "Investigations on the formation mechanism of hydroxyapatite synthesized by the solvothermal method", Nanotechnology, 17 (2006) 4405-4412.
    75. Q. Song, Y. Ding, Z.L. Wang and Z.J. Zhang, "Formation of Orientation-Ordered Superlattices of Magnetite Magnetic Nanocrystals from Shape-Segregated Self-Assemblies", J. Phys. Chem. B, 110, 25547-25550 (2006).
    76. D. Moore, Y. Ding and Z.L. Wang, "Hierarchical Structured Nanohelices of ZnS", Angwe. Chem. Intern. Ed., 45, 5150-5154(2006).
    77. Weili Shi, Yudhisthira Sahoo, Hao Zeng, Yong Ding, Mark T. Swihart, and Paras N. Prasad, “Anisotropic Growth of PbSe Nanocrystals on Au–Fe3O4 Hybrid Nanoparticles” Adv. Mater., 18, 1889-1894 (2006).
    78. Li Song, Lijie Ci, Lianfeng Sun, Chuanhong Jin, Lifeng Liu, Wenjun Ma, Dongfang Liu, Xiaowei Zhao, Shudong Luo, Zengxing Zhang, Yanjuan Xiang, Jianjun Zhou, Weiya Zhou, Yong Ding, Zhonglin Wang, and Sishen Xie, “Large-Scale Synthesis of Rings of Bundled Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Floating Chemical Vapor Deposition” Adv. Mater., 18, 1817-1821 (2006).
    79. X. Feng, D.C. Sayle, Z.L. Wang, M.S. Paras, B. Santora, A.C. Sutorik, T.X.T. Sayle, Y. Yang, Y. Ding, X.D. Wang, Y.S. Her,” Converting Ceria Polyhedral Nanoparticles into Single-Crystal Nanospheres” Science, 312, 1504-1508 (2006).
    80. J. Zhou, S.Z. Deng, L. Gong, Y. Ding, J. Chen, J.X. Huang, J. Chen, N.S. Xu, Y. Ding and Z.L. Wang, "Growth of Large-Area Aligned Molybdenum Nanowires by High Temperature Chemical Vapor Deposition: Synthesis, Growth Mechanism, and Device Application", J. Phys. Chem. B, 110 (21): 10296-10302 (2006).
    81. A. Ponzoni, E. Comini, G. Sberveglieri, J. Zhou, S.Z. Deng, N.S. Xu, Y. Ding and Z.L. Wang, "Ultrasensitive and highly selective gas sensors using three-dimensional tungsten oxide nanowire networks", Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 203101(2006).
    82. Y. Ding, Rusen Yang, Z. L. Wang “Ordered Zinc-Vacancy Induced Zn0.75Ox Nanophase Structure” Solid State Communication, 138, 390-304 (2006).
    83. Y. Ding, Z. L. Wang,
    84. Translation and orientation domain boundaries in La2/3Ca1/3MnO3” Philosophical Magazine, Vol. 86, No. 16, 2329–2342(2006).
    85. Weili Shi, Hao Zeng, Yudhisthira Sahoo, Tymish Y. Ohulchanskyy, Yong Ding, Zhong Lin Wang, Mark Swihart, and Paras N. Prasad, “A General Approach to Binary and Ternary Hybrid Nanocrystals” Nano Lett.6 (4)pp 875 – 881 (2006).
    86. P. X. Gao, C. S. Lao, Y. Ding, Z. L. Wang, “Metal/semiconductor core/shell nanodisks and nanotubes” Adv. Funct. Mater., 16,53-62 (2006).
    87. S. Regnery, Y. Ding, P. Ehrhart, C. L. Jia, K. Szot, R. Thomas, and R. Waser, “Metal-organic chemical-vapor deposition of (Ba,Sr)TiO3: Nucleation and growth on Pt-111”, J. App. Phys. 98, 084904 (2005).
    88. D. Beaulieu, Y. Ding, Z.L. Wang and W.J. Lackey, "Influence of process variables on electron beam chemical vapor deposition of platinum", J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B23, 2151-2159 (2005).
    89. Weigang Lu, Jiye Fang, Yong Ding,and Zhong Lin Wang, “Formation of PbSe nanocrystals: A growth toward nanocubes.” J. Phys. Chem. B, 109, 19219 (2005).
    90. Y. Ding and Z.L. Wang, “Electron energy-loss spectroscopy study of ZnO nanobelts.” Journal of Electron Microscopy, 54(3), 287-291(2005) (2005).
    91. Pu Xian Gao, Yong Ding, Wenjie Mai, William L. Hughes, Changshi Lao and Zhong Lin Wang, “Conversion of Zinc Oxide Nanobelts into Superlattice-Structured Nanohelices ” Science, 309, 1700-1704 (2005).
    92.  J. Zhou, Y. Ding and Z. L. Wang, “Three-dimensional tungsten oxide nanowire networks with ordered oxygen vacancies”, Adv. Mater. 17, 2107-2110 (2005).
    93.  Xudong Wang, Curis Neff, Elton Graugnard, Yong Ding, Jeffrey S. King, Lawrence A. Pranger, Rina Tannenbaum, Zhong L. Wang, and Christopher J. Summers, “ Photonic Crystals Fabricated Using Patterned Nanorod Arrays”, Adv. Mater.17, 2103-2107 (2005).
    94.  Weigang Lu, Yong Ding, Yuxi Chen, Zhong Lin Wang, and Jiye Fang, “Bismuth Telluride Hexagonal Nanoplatelets and Their Two-Step Epitaxial Growth.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 127(28), 10112-10116 (2005).
    95.  Z. Q. Jing, Y. Ding and Z. L.Wang  “Mechanical behavior and magnetic separation of quasi-one-dimensional SnO2 nanostructures: A technique for achieving monosize nanobelts/nanowires",” J. Appl. Phys. 97. 074309 (2005).
    96.  Xiaogang Wen, Suhua Wang, Yong Ding, Zhong Lin Wang and Shihe Yang, “Controlled Growth of Large-Area, Uniform, Vertically Aligned Arrays of -Fe2O3 Nanobelts and Nanowires” J. Phys. Chem. B, 109, 215-220 (2005).
    97.  Christopher Ma, Daniel Moore, Yong Ding, Jing Li and Zhong Lin Wang, “Nanobelt and nanosaw of II-V semiconductors.” Int. J. Nanotechnology, Vol. 1(4), 431-451 (2004).
    98. N. Poudyal, B. Altuncevahir, V. Chakka, K. Chen, T. D. Black, J. P. Liu, Y. Ding, and Z. L. Wang, “Field-ball milling induced anisotropy in magnetic particles.” J. Phys. D 37, L45-L48 (2004).
    99. Z. Q. Jin, N. N. Thadhani, M. McGill, J. Li, Y. Ding, Z. L. Wang, H. Zeng, M. Chen, S. F. Cheng, and J. P. Liu, “Grain size dependence of magnetic properties in shock synthesized bulk Pr2Fe14B/α-Fe nanocomposites.” J. Appl. Phys. 96, 3452-3457(2004).
    100. Daniel F. Moore, Y. Ding, and Zhong L. Wang, “Crystal Orientation-Ordered ZnS Nanowire Bundles.” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126(44), 14373-14374 (2004).
    101. Y. Ding, X. Y. Kong and Z. L. Wang, “Doping and planar defects in the formation of single-crystal ZnO nanorings.” Phys. Rev. B 70(23), 235408 (2004).
    102. Z. L. Wang, X. Y. Kong, Y. Ding, P. Gao, W.L. Hughes, R. Yang and Y. Zhang, “Semiconducting and Piezoelectric Oxide Nanostructures induced by Polar Surfaces.” Adv. Funct. Mater. 14, 943-956(2004).
    103. Yong Ding, Xu Dong Wang, Zhong Lin Wang, “Phase controlled synthesis of ZnS nanobelts: zinc blende vs wurtzite.” Chemical Physics Letters, 398, 32-36(2004).
    104. Su D, Ding Y, Zhu JS, Yao YY, Bao P, Liu JS, Wang YN, “Morphology and mobility of 90 degrees domains in La-substituted bismuth titanate.” J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 16(25), 4549–4556 (2004).
    105. Yong Ding, Christopher Ma, Zhong Lin Wang, “Structure and formation process of CdSe nanobelts and nanosaws.” Adv. Mater. 16(19), 1740-1743 (2004).
    106. Feng Li, Yong Ding, Puxian Gao, Xinquan Xin, and Zhong L. Wang. “Single-Crystal Hexagonal Disks and Rings of ZnO: Low-Temperature, Large-Scale Synthesis and Growth Mechanism.” Angew. Chem. 116, 5350 –5354(2004).
    107. Yong Ding, Zhong Lin Wang, “Structure Analysis of Nanowires and Nanobelts by Transmission Electron Microscopy.” (Feature Article). J. Phys. Chem. B, Vol. 108(33), 12280-12291 (2004).
    108. Z. Q. Jin, B. Z. Cui, J. P. Liu, Y. Ding, Z. L. Wang, and N. N. Thadhani. “Controlling the crystallization and magnetic properties of melt-spun Pr2Fe14B/a-Fe nanocomposites by Joule heating.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 84(22), 4382 (2004).
    109. Rusen Yang, Yong Ding, and Zhong Lin. Wang. “Deformation-Free Single-Crystal Nanohelixes of Polar Nanowires.” Nano Lett. 4(7), 1309-1312 (2004).
    110. Xudong Wang, Yong Ding, Christopher J. Summers, and Zhong Lin Wang, “Large-Scale Synthesis of Six-Nanometer-Wide ZnO Nanobelts.” J. Phys. Chem. B, Vol. 108, 8773 (2004).
    111. Xiangyang Kong, Yong Ding, Rusen Yang, and Zhong Lin Wang, “Single-crystal nanorings formed by epitaxial self-coiling of polar-nanobelts.” Science, Vol. 303, 1348 (2004).
    112. Yong Ding, Pu Xian Gao and Zhong Lin Wang, “Catalyst-nanostructure interfacial lattice mismatch in determining the shape of VLS grown nanowires and nanobelts: a case of Sn/ZnO.” J. Am. Chem. Soci. Vol. 126, 2066 (2004).
    113. Christopher Ma, Yong Ding, Daniel Moore, Xudong Wang and Zhong Lin Wang, “Single-Crystal CdSe Nanosaws.” J. Am. Chem. Soci. Vol. 126, 708 (2004).
    114. Regnery S, Ehrhart P, Fitsilis F, Waser R, Ding Y, Jia CL, Schumacher M, Schienle F, Juergensen H, “(Ba,Sr)TiO3 thin film growth in a batch processing MOCVD reactor.” J. European Ceram. Soci. Vol. 24 (2): 271-276 (2004).
    115. C. Ronning, P.X. Gao, Y. Ding, and Z.L. Wang. “Manganese doped ZnO nanobelts for spintronics.” Appl. Phys. Lett. Vol. 84, 783 (2004).
    116. X.Y. Kong, Y. Ding and Z.L. Wang. “Metal-semiconductor Zn-ZnO core-shell nanobelts and nanotubes.” J. Phys. Chem. B, Vol.108 (2), 570 (2004).
    117. Y. Ding, X.Y. Kong, and Z.L. Wang. “Interface and defect structures of Zn-ZnO core-shell hetero-nanobelts.” J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 95, 306 (2004).
    118. X. Guo and Y. Ding, “Grain Boundary Space Charge Effect in Zirconia.” J. Electr. Soci. Vol. 151(1), J1 (2004).
    119. Regnery S, Ehrhart P, Szot K, Waser R, Ding Y, Jia CL, Schumacher M, Mcenteec T, “MOCVD of (Ba,Sr)TiO3: Nucleation and growth” Integrated Ferroelectrics, Vol. 57, 1175 (2003).
    120. Kevin E. Elkins, Tejaswi S. Vedantam, J. P. Liu, Hao Zeng, Shouheng Sun, Y. Ding, and Z. L. Wang, “Ultrafine FePt Nanoparticles Prepared by the Chemical Reduction Method.” Nano Letters, Vol. 3, 1647 (2003).
    121. P.X. Gao, Y. Ding and Z.L. Wang. “Crystallographic-Orientation Aligned ZnO Nanorods Grown by Tin Catalyst.” Nano Letters, Vol. 3 (9), 1315-1320 (2003).
    122. D. D. Liang, C. H. Lei, Q.Y. Xu and Y. Ding. “Transmission electron microscopy investigation of domains and boundaries in bulk La2/3Ca1/3MnO3.” Philosophical Magazine, Vol. 83 (25), 2915–2927(2003).
    123. Y. Ding and D.D. Liang, “A model of phase transition induced antiphase boundaries in perovskite and layered perovskite oxides.” J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 92(9), 5425-5428 (2002).
    124. Y. Ding, J.S. Liu, J.S. Zhu, and Y.N. Wang, “Stacking faults and their effects on ferroelectric properties in Strontium bismuth tantalate.” J. Appl. Phys. Vol. 91(4), 2255-2261 (2002).
    125. Wang HH, Yang GZ, Cui DF, Lu HB, Zhao T, Chen F, Zhou YL, Chen ZH, Lan YC, Ding Y, Chen L, Chen XL, Liang JK. “Epitaxial growth and electric characteristics of SrMoO3 thin films.” J Vac. Sci. Technol. A Vol. 19 (3): 930-933 (2001).
    126. Y. Ding, J.S. Liu, I. MacLaren, and Y.N. Wang, “The ferroelectric switching mechanism in SrBi2Ta2O9.” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79(7), 1015 (2001).
    127. Y. Ding, J.S. Liu, H.X. Qin, J.S. Zhu and Y.N. Wang, “Why Lanthanum-substituted bismuth titanate becomes fatigue-free in ferroelectric capacitor with platinum electrodes.” Appl. Phys. Lett. Vol.78 (26), 4175 (2001).
    128. Y. Ding, J.S. Liu, I. MacLaren, Y.N. Wang and K.H. Kuo, “Study of domain walls and their effect on switching property in Pb(Zr,Ti)O3, SrBi2Ta2O9 and Bi4Ti3O12.” Ferroelectrics Vol. 262, 37-46 (2001).
    129. Yong Ding, Jian-she Liu, Ye-Ning Wang and Ke-Hsin Kuo, “Ferroelectric domain walls, domain wall mobility and related fatigue-free behavior in SrBi2Ta2O9.” Ferroelectrics Vol. 251, 165-174 (2001).
    130. Xiaobin Chen, Yong Ding, Jianshe Liu, Chaojing Lu, Jinshong Zhu and Yening Wang, “In situ TEM observation of the 90º domain wall mobility in Pb(ZrTi)O3 ceramics.” Ferroelectrics, Vol. 251, 69-76 (2001).
    131. Chen X.B. Li C. H, Ding Y, Zhang. Z.F, Shen. H.M, Zhu, J.S and Wang Y.N., “Dielectric relaxation and internal friction related to the mobility of domain wall in PZT ferroelectrics.“ Physica Status Solidi A-applied Research Vol. 179, 455 (2000).
    132. Xiaomei Lü, Jinsong Zhu, Xuelian Li, Zhigang Zhang, Xuesong Zhang, Di Wu, Fen Yan, Yong Ding, and Yening Wang, “Effect of uniaxial stress on thepolarization of SrBi2Ta2O9 thin films.” Appl. Phys. Lett. Vol. 76(21) 3103 (2000).
    133. Y. Ding, J.S. Liu and Y.N. Wang, “Transmission electron microscopy study on ferroelectric domain structure in SrBi2Ta2O9 ceramics. Appl. Phys. Lett. Vol. 76(1), 103 (2000).
    134. Y.N. Huang, Y.N. Wang, X. Li and Y. Ding, “Domain freezing in KDP and TGS.” J. Korean Phys. Soci. Vol. 32 S733 (1998).
    135. Y.N. Huang, X. Li, Y. Ding, Y.N. Wang, H.M. Shen, Z.F. Zhang, C.S. Fang, S.H. Zhou and P.C.W. Fung, “Domain freezing in Potassium dihydrogen phosphate, triglycine, and CuAlZnNi.” Phys. Rev B Vol.55 (24), 16159 (1997).
    136. Y. N. Huang, X. Li, Y. Ding, H. M. Shen, Z. F. Zhang, Y. N. Wang, C. S. Fang and S. H. Zhou, “Domain freezing in triglycine sulphate.” J. de Phys. Vol. 6, C8-C15 (1996).
    137. Conference Presentations:
    138. Yong Ding, Fengru Fan, Zhongqun Tian and Zhong Lin Wang, ”Atomic Structure of Au-Pd Bimetallic Alloyed Nanoparticles” MRS Fall meeting, Boston, DD1.5  2010. (talk)
    139. Yong Ding, Fengru Fan, Zhongqun Tian and Zhong Lin Wang,”Sublimation Induced Shape Evolution of Silver Cubes”. MRS Fall meeting, Boston, SS7.5 2010. (talk)
    140. Yong Ding and Zhong Lin Wang, “Structures of Planar Defects in ZnO Nanobelts and Nanowires”, The 2009 Microscopy and Microanalysis meeting, July 26 – July 30, 2009, Richmond, VA, 1156 Microsc Microanal 15(Suppl 2), 2009. (talk)
    141. Yong Ding, Yaguang Wei, Cheng Li, Zhong Lin Wang, “Direct Evidence of Self-catalysis effect in ZnO Nanobelt Growth”, The 2009 Microscopy and Microanalysis meeting, July 26 – July 30, 2009, Richmond, VA, 1246 Microsc Microanal 15(Suppl 2), 2009. (talk)
    142. Yong Ding and Zhong Lin Wang, “Profile Imaging of Reconstructed Polar and Non-polar Surfaces of ZnO” Microscopy & Microanalysis 2007, Fort Lauderdale, Augst 5- Aug. 9, 2007. 520CD, Microsc Microanal 13(Suppl 2), 2007 (talk)
    143. Yong Ding, Zhong Lin Wang, “Zinc blende ZnO and its role in nucleating wurtzite tetrapods” Microscopy & Microanalysis 2007, Fort Lauderdale, Augst 5- Aug. 9, 2007. 730CD, Microsc Microanal 13(Suppl 2), 2007(poster)
    144. Yong Ding, Jenny R. Morber, Zhong Lin Wang and Robert L. Snyder “Metal-Oxide Interface Structure in Growth of Nanowires and Nanobelts”, Microscopy & Microanalysis 2006, Chicago, July 31- Aug. 4, 2006. (talk)
    145. Yong Ding, Rusen Yang and Zhong Lin Wang, “Ordered Zinc-Vacancy Induced Zn0.75Ox Nanophase Structure” Microscopy & Microanalysis 2006, Chicago, July 31- Aug. 4, 2006. (talk)
    146. Zhong Lin Wang, Yong Ding, “Controlled Growth and Spectroscopy Study of Oxide Nanobelts” Microscopy & Microanalysis 2006, Chicago, July 31- Aug. 4, 2006. (talk)
    147. Yong Ding, Z.L. Wang “Metal-oxide interface in growth of nanowires”, Spring MRS meeting, San Francisco, March 28-31, 2005. (talk)
    148. Yong Ding, Z.L. Wang “Planar defects in formation of nanorings”, Spring MRS meeting, San Francisco, March 28-31, 2005. (talk)
    149. Yong Ding, Zhong Lin Wang “Structure Analysis Of Nanowires And Nanobelts By Transmission Electron Microscopy”, The 5th Georgia Tech Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 10-11, 2004. (talk)
    150. C. Ronning, D. Schwen, P.X. Gao, Y. Ding and Z.L. Wang, Ion Beams Meet ZnO Nanobelts, 2004 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Franscisco, April 12-16, 2004. (talk)
    151. Y. Ding, P.X. Gao and Z. L. Wang, Metal-Oxide Interface Structure in Growth of Nanowires and Nanobelt, 2004 Microscopy and Microanalysis Meeting, Savannah, GA, Aug. 3, 2004. (talk)
    152. Christopher Ma, Daniel Moore, Yong Ding, Xudong Wang, Jing Li, Z.L. Wang  “Nanobelt And Nanosaw Structures Of Ii-Vi Semiconductors”, The 5th Georgia Tech Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 10-11, 2004. (talk)
    153. Daniel Moore, Yong Ding, Z.L. Wang  “Orientation Aligned Zns Nanowire Bundles - An Approach For Fabrication Of Nanowire Arrays Without Catalyst”, The 5th Georgia Tech Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Atlanta, GA, Nov. 10-11, 2004. (talk)
    154. Zhong Lin Wang, Xiang Yang Kong, Yong Ding, Rusen Yang  “Single-Crystal Cylindrical Nanorings Formed By Epitaxial Self-Coiling Of Polar-Nanobelts” annual meeting of Microscopy Soc. of America, Savannah, Aug. 3-7, 2004, Savannah.
    155. Yong Ding, C. Ma, Rusen Yang and Zhong Lin (ZL) Wang “The (013) Twined Nanowires of Wurtzite Structures”, annual meeting of Microscopy Soc. of America, Savannah, Aug. 3-7, 2004, Savannah. (poster)
    156. Z.L. Wang, X.Y. Kong, Y. Ding “Single-crystal nanorings formed by self-coiling of polar nanobelts”, symposium O, Spring MRS, San Francisco, April 11-16, 2004.
    157. Y Ding, J S Liu, I MacLaren, Y N Wang and K H Kuo, “Study of domain walls and their effect on switching property in Pb(Zr,Ti)O3, SrBi2Ta2O9 and Bi4Ti3O12.” 3rd Asian meeting on Ferroelectrics (AMF-3), Hong Kong, 2000. (Invited talk).

Invited talk:

    1.  “Atomic Structure of Au-Pd Binetallic Alloyed Nanoparticles”, workshop of Chemically Synthesized Nanoparticles and Catalysis, April 28-29, 2011, Argonne National Laboratory, Center for Nanoscale Materials, and X-Ray Science Division, Advanced Photon Source.
    2. “Polar surface induced novel nanostructure and ZnO nanogenerators.” June 25-July 1, 2011, Autrans-Grenoble, France, MIGAS '11 - 14th session Nanostrustures for Energy Harvesting.
    3. “Piezo-tronics and piezo-phototronics.” June 25-July 1, 2011, Autrans-Grenoble, France, MIGAS '11 - 14th session Nanostrustures for Energy Harvesting.
    4. ALD research updates from Professor Zhong L. Wang’s group”, ALD FALL RETREAT 2011, ATLANTA, NOVEMBER 14TH & 15TH. Hosted by Cambridge NanoTech.


Book Chapter:

  • Zhong L. Wang, Yong Ding, and Jing Li, “ Structures of Magnetic Nanoparticles and Their Self-Assembly” Chaper 2 of "Nanocrystals Forming Mesoscopic Structures", edited by Marie-Paule Pileni, Wiley-VCH Verlag, (2005).

Research Highlights

  • Electron microscopy techniques: Skillfully operate JEOL 2010, 2000EX, 4000EX TEMs, Philips EM 420, EM430, CM12, CM20/FEG ST TEMs, and CM200FEG TEM equipped with GIF. Working experience on the methods of diffraction contrast, CBED, HREM, EELS, XEDS (EDX) and XRD.
  • Sample preparing: Rich practical experience on preparing planar, cross section, and grinded samples.
  • HRTEM simulation:
    • Cerius2 (Molecular Simulations Inc.).
    • Crisp (Copyright of Dr. Sven Hovmüler, Structural Chemistry, Stockholm University).
    • MacTempas software package (M. A. O’Keefe, R. Kilaas; National Center for Electron Microscopy, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Univ. of California).

Honors & Awards

  • Excellent Ph. D Thesis of Nanjing University.
  • First grade of Guang-Hua Award of Nanjing University in 1999-2000 term. (one of 53 students in the whole university each year)
  • First grade of Motorola Award in 2000 year of the Department of Physics, Nanjing University. (one of 8 postgraduates in the Department of Physics each year)