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Gang-yu Liu

Associate Professor, Chemistry, University of California, Davis

IRG 2 (Seed)

Telephone: (530) 754-9678
Fax: (530) 752-8995

Selected Publications:

  1. Price, W. J., Leigh, S. A., Hsu, S. M., Patten, T. E., Liu, G. Y.; "Measuring the Size Dependence of Young's Modulus Using Force Modulation Atomic Force Microscopy". J. Phys. Chem.., 110, 1382-1388, 2006.
  2. Liu, S., Tok, J. B.-H., Locklin, J., Bao, Z.; "Assembly and Alignment of Metallic Nanorods on Surfaces with Patterned Wettability". Small, 2, 1448-1453, 2006.
  3. Briseno, A. L., Mannsfel, S., Ling, M. M., Tseng, R. J., Liu, S. H., Reese, C., Roberts, M., Yang, Y., Wudl, F., Bao, Z.; "Large-area Patterning of Organic Single-crystal Arrays". Nature, 444, 913-917, 2006.
  4. Ouyang, Z., Tan, L., Liu, M., Judge, O. S., Zhang, X., Li, H., Hu, J., Patten, T. E., Liu, G. Y.; "A Simple Miniaturization Protocol to Produce Multi-Component Micro- and Nano-Structures". SMALL, 7, 884-887, 2006.
  5. Sly, J.; Bonifacio, C. S.; Chang, L.; Glab, K. L.; Lee, V. Y.; McNeil, M.; Jefferson, C. M.; Frommer, J. E.; Risk, W. P.; Miller, R. D.; “Reaching for the Stars:Layered Polyvalent Self-Assembly of Hyperbranched Pigment Arrays”. PMSE Preprints, 97, 200-201, 2007.

    Sills, S., Unal, K., Bozano, L., Frommer, J., Scott, J. C.; "Local characterization of vapor-deposited electrode edges in thin film organic electronic devices". J. Vac. Sci. Technol., B 25, 421-425, 2007.

    Riposan, A.; Li, Y.; Tan, Y.H.; Galli, G.; Liu, G.-Y. “Structural Characterization of Aldehyde–Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers”. J. Phys. Chem. B., 111; 12727-12739, 2007.

    Gowrishankar, V., Scully, S R., Chan, A.T., McGehee, M.D., Wang, Q., Branz, H.M.; “Exciton Harvesting, Charge Transfer, and Charge-Carrier Transport in Amorphous-Silicon Nanopillar/Polymer Hybrid Solar Cells”. Journal of Applied Physics, 103, 064511, 1-8, 2008.


    Gowrishankar, V., Scully, S.R., Chan, A.T., McGehee, M. D., Wang, Q., Branz, H.M.; “Exciton Harvesting, Charge Transfer, and Charge-Carrier Transport in Amorphous-Silicon Nanopillar/Polymer Hybrid Solar Cells”. Journal of Applied Physics, 103, 064511, 1-8, 2008.

    Sly, J.; Samuel, J. D. J.; Bonifacio, C. S.; Chang, L.; Lee, V. Y.; McNeil, M.; Risk, W. P.; Jefferson, C. M.; Miller, R. D.; “Versatile Layer-by-Layer Surface Modification using Functionalized Star-Polymers and Epitaxial Polyvalent Self-Assembly”. PMSE Preprints, 96, 319-320, 2007.

    Kasson, P., Pande, V.S.; “Ensemble Molecular Dynamics Simulation Predicts Membrane Fusion Mechanism Controlled by Lipid Composition”. PloS Computational Biology, 3, e220, 2007.

    Li, Y., Lu, D., Swanson, S. A., Scott, J. C., Galli, G.; "Microscopic Characterization of the Interface between Aromatic Isocyanides and Au(111): a First-Principles Investigation", Phys. Chem. C 112, 6413 2008.

  6. Shin, T.J., Yang, H., Ling, M.M., Locklin, J., Yang, L., Lee, B., Roberts, M.E., Mallik, A., Bao, Z.; “Tunable Thin-Film Crystalline Structures and Field-Effect Mobility of Oligofluorene–Thiophene Derivatives”. Chem. Mater., 19, 5882-5889, 2007.

    Mannsfeld, S.C.B., Briseno, A., Liu, S., Reese, C., Roberts, M.E., Bao, Z.; “Selective Nucleation of Organic Single Crystals on Nanoscopically Rough Surfaces”. Adv. Func. Mater. 19, 3545-3553, 2007.

    Mallik, A.B., Locklin, J.J., Mannsfeld, S., Reese, C., Roberts, M., Senatore, M., Zi, H., Bao, Z.; “Design, Synthesis, and Transistor Performance of Organic Semiconductors” in “Organic Thin Film Transistors”. Z. Bao and J.J. Locklin Eds, CRC Press, 2007.


    Riposan, A., Li, Y., Tan, Y. H., Galli, G., Liu, G.; “Structural Characterization of Aldehyde-Terminated Self-Assembled Monolayers”. J. Phys. Chem. A, 111, 12727, 2007.


    Liu, M.; Amro, N.; Liu, G.-Y.; “Nanografting for Surface Physical Chemistry”. Annul Review of Physical Chemistry, 59, 367-386, 2008.

  7. Yuan, Q., Mannsfeld, S. C. B., Tang, M., Toney, M. F., Luning, J., Bao, Z.; “Thin Film Structure of Tetraceno[2,3-b]thiophene Characterized by Grazing Incidence X-ray Scattering and Near-Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Analysis”. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 130, 3502-358, 2008.

    Liu, S., Mannsfeld, S. C. B., LeMieux, M. C. H., Lee, W., Bao, Z.; “Organic Semiconductor-Carbon Nanotube Bundle Bilayer Field Effect Transistors with Enhanced Mobilities and High On/Off Ratios”. Appl. Phys. Lett., 92, 053306, 2008.

    Oh, J. H., Schmidt, R., Liu, S., Würthner, F., Bao, Z.; “Air-Stable n-Channel Organic Thin-Film Transistors With High Field-Effect Mobility Based on N,N¢-bis(heptafluorobutyl)-3,4:9,10-Perylene Diimide”. Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 07, 2007.


    Ling, M. M., Erk, P., Gomez, M., Koenemann, M., Locklin, J., Bao, Z.; “Air-Stable n-Channel Organic Semiconductors Base on Perylene Diimide Derivatives Without Strong Electron Withdrawing Groups”. Adv. Mater., 19, 1123-1127, 2007.

    Ling, M. M., Bao, Z.; “Complementary Inverter Using High Mobility Air-Stable Perylene Diimide Derivatives”. Appl. Phys. Lett., 90, 093508, 2007.


    Liu, S., Briseno, A., Mannsfeld, S. C. B., Locklin, J., You, W., Lee, H., Xia, Y., Bao, Z.; “Selective Crystallization of Organic Semiconductors on Patterned Templates of Carbon Nanotubes”. Adv. Func. Mater. 17, 2891-2896, 2007.


    Reese, C., Bao, Z.; “High Angular Resolution Measurement of the Anisotropy of Charge Transport in Single Crystals”. Adv. Mater. 19, 4535-4538, 2007. (Featured in Materials View).

    Liu, S., Wang, W., Mannsfeld, S. C. B., Locklin, J., Erk, P., Gomez, M., Richer, F., Bao, Z.; “Solution-Assisted Assembly of Organic Semiconducting Single Crystals on Surfaces with Patterned Wettability”. Langmuir, 23, 7428-7432, 2007.


    Fujiwara, T, Locklin J, Bao, Z.; “Solution Deposited Liquid Crystalline Semiconductors on a Photoalignment Layer for Organic Thin-Film Transistors”. Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 232108, 2007.


    Schmidt, R., Ling, M.M., Oh, J.H. Winkler, M.; Könemann, M., Bao, Z., Würthner, F.; “Core-Fluorinated Perylene Bisimide Dyes: Air Stable n-Channel Organic Semiconductors for Thin Film Transistors with Exceptionally High on-to-Off Current Ratios”. Adv. Mater. 19, 3692-3695, 2007.

    Ling, M.M., Reese, C., Briseno, A. L., Bao, Z.; “Probing the Anisotropy of Charge Carrier Mobility in the Tetracene Single Crystal”. Syn. Met., 157, 257-260, 2007.

    Sung, A., Ling, M.M., Tang, M.L., Bao, Z., Locklin, J.; “Correlating Molecular Structure to Field-Effect Mobility: The Investigation of Side-Chain Functionality in Phenylene - Thiophene Oligomers and Their Application in Field Effect Transistors”. Chem. Mater. 19, 2342-2351, 2007.

    Okamoto, T., Senatore, M.L., Ling, M.M., Mallik, A.B., Tang, M.L., Bao, Z.; “Synthesis, Characterization, and Thin Film Transistor Performance of Pentacene Derivatives”. Adv. Mater., 19, 3381-3384, 2007.


    Chen, H.Z., Ling, M.M., Mo, X., Shi, M.M., Bao, Z.; “Air Stable n-Channel Organic Semiconductors for Thin Film Transistors Based on Fluorinated Derivatives of Perylene Diimides”. Chem. Mater., 19, 816-824, 2007.


    Reese, C., Bao, Z.; “Organic Single-Crystal Field-Effect Transistors”. Mater. Today, 10, 20-27, 2007.


    Cho, N.J., Cheong, K.H., Lee, C.H., Frank, C.W., Glenn, J.S.; “Binding Dynamics of Hepatitus C. Virus’ NS5A Amphipathic Peptide to Cell and Model Membranes”. Journal of Virology, 81, 6682-6689, 2007.


    Cho, N.J., Cho, S.J., Cheong, K.H., Glenn, J.S., Frank, C.W.; “Employing an Amphipathic Viral Peptide to Create a Lipid Bilayer on Au and TiO2”. J. American Chemical Society, 129, 10050-10051, 2007.


    Cho, N.J., Kanazawa, K.K., Glenn, J.S., Frank, C.W.; “Employing Two Different Quartz Crystal Microbalance Models to Study Changes in Viscoelastic Behavior Upon Transformation of Lipid Vesicles to a Bilayer on a Gold Surface”. Analytical Chemistry, 79, 7027-7035, 2007.

    Cho, N.J., Cho, S.J., Hardesty, J.O., Glenn, J.S., Frank, C.W.; “Creation of Lipid Partitions by Deposition of Amphipathic Viral Peptides”. Langmuir, 23, 10855-10863, 2007.