Kai Xiao

Dr. Kai Xiao is a senior staff scientist in the Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials Group (Group leader, David B Geoghegan) at Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences, ORNL and a joint faculty at the Bredesen Center and Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, University of Tennessee at Knoxville. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physic Chemistry in 2004 from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Then he worked as a postdoc associate at CNMS and became a staff scientist in 2008. He has published about 150 papers, several patents, and 4 book chapters.

Tweaking isotopes sheds light on promising approach to engineer semiconductors

Surprisingly, changing isotope masses of molybdenum in a single layer of semiconductor molybdenum disulfide was found to shift the color of light emitted when the layer was illuminated. The study revealed the potential of isotope engineering to design new technologies in 2D materials. Credit: Chris Rouleau/ORNL, U.S. Dept. of Energy Research led by scientists at […]

Our invited review paper has been published on Nano Research and was selected as back cover

Our invited review paper, “Heterogeneities at multiple length scales in 2D layered materials: From localized defects and dopants to mesoscopic heterostructures” was recently published on Nano Research and also highlighted as the back cover. This paper provides a comprehensive review of our recent work on the controlled synthesis and processing of heterogeneities at multiple length scales […]

Kai Xiao named Nano Research Young Innovators (NR45) Awardee

The NR45 awardees were selected through a competitive process by an award committee from the journal’s editorial board. The 2021 NR45 Awards focus on the topic area of two-dimensional (2D) materials, and highlight 35 innovators in recognition of their extraordinary contributions to this rapidly expanding field. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12274-021-3438-4

Our invited review paper has been published on Advanced Sciences

We collaborated with Prof Joshua Robinson at Penn State Uni. and published the invited review paper, “Controllable Thin-Film Approaches for Doping and Alloying Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Monolayers” in Advanced Sciences. Now this work is published on line. This paper reviewed recent progress on thin film synthesis and processing techniques for doping 2D materials that is essential […]

Congratulations to Team on being selected as the winner of the UT-Battelle Awards: Outstanding Scholarly Output

Outstanding Scholarly Output team award CONGRATULATIONS All! Our team is a winner of Outstanding Scholarly Output team award in the Science and Technology category in this year’s UT-Battelle Awards Night program.

Call for Paper – Special Issue “Nanocarbon-Based Biosensors”

the open access journal Biosensors (ISSN 2079-6374, IF 3.240) is preparing a new Special Issue entitled “Nanocarbon-Based Biosensors”. Dr. Liming Huang, Dr. Kai Xiao, and Dr. Kenneth Hunter in USA are serving as Guest Editors for this issue. The submission deadline is 31 December 2020 and papers may be submitted immediately or at any point […]

Our invited review paper has been published in Special Issue of Advanced Energy Materials

Our invited review paper, “Electron‐Beam‐Related Studies of Halide Perovskites: Challenges and Opportunities” has been published in the Special Issue: Perovskites-Optoelectronic and Structural Characterization Methods in Advanced Energy Materials.

The Focus Section on Heterogeneity in Beyond Graphene 2D Materials in JMR has been published now

The Focus Section on Heterogeneity in Beyond Graphene 2D Materials in JMR has been published now. Guest Editors are Kai Xiao, Zakaria Y. Al Balushi, Sefaattin Tongay on this Focus Section.” Visit the Focus Section webpage! The guest editors wish to thank the authors who contributed to the “Heterogeneity in Beyond Graphene 2D Materials” Focus Section. The […]

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