Selected Publications and Patents

65. Zhiyi Du, Guo Chen, Yueming Li, Nan Zheng, Ji-Xin Cheng and Chen Yang†, “Photoacoustic: A Versatile Non-genetic Method for High Precision Neuromodulation”, invited, Accounts of Chemical Research, -Link- (2024)

64. Zhiyi Du, Mingsheng Li, Guo Chen, Maijie Xiang, Danchen Jia, Ji-Xin Cheng†, Chen Yang†, “Mid-infrared Photoacoustic Stimulation of Neurons through Vibrational Excitation in Polydimethylsiloxane”, submitted, 2024

63. Guo Chen, Feiyuan Yu, Linli Shi, Carolyn Marar, Zhiyi Du, Danchen Jia, Ji-Xin Cheng†, Chen Yang†, “High-precision photoacoustic neural modulation uses a non-thermal mechanism”, under revision, BioRxiv -Link- (2024).

62. Carolyn Marar, Ying Jiang, Yueming Li, Lu Lan, Nan Zheng, Chen Yang, Ji-Xin Cheng, “Wireless Neuromodulation at Submillimeter Precision via a Microwave Split-Ring Resonator”, under revision, BioRxiv -Link-(2024)

61.Chen Yang, Ji-Xin Cheng, Nan Zheng, Linli Shi, Yueming Li, Ying Jiang, Lu Lan, “Methods and Devices for Optoacoustic Stimulation”. US Patent No. 11,684,404 B2 Issued on Jun 27, 2023 -Link- (2023)

60. Ran Cheng, Danchen Jia, Zhiyi Du, Ji-Xin Cheng and Chen Yang,, “Gap-Enhanced Gold Nanodumbbell With Single-Particle Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Sensitivity”, RSC Advances, 13, 27321-27332, -Link- (2023)

59. Nan Zheng, Ying Jiang, Shan Jiang, Jongwoon Kim, Yueming Li, Ji-Xin Cheng, Xiaoting Jia, Chen Yang , “Multifunctional fiber-based optoacoustic emitter for non-genetic bidirectional neural interface”, Advanced Health Materials,  2300430, -Link- (2023)

58. Guo Chen, Linli Shi, Lu Lan, Runyu Wang, Yueming Li, Zhiyi Du, Mackenzie Hyman, Ji-Xin Cheng, Chen Yang, “High-precision neural stimulation by a highly efficient candle soot fiber optoacoustic emitter”,  invited, Frontiers in Neuroscience, 16:1005810, -Link- (2022)

57. Yueming Li, Ying Jiang, Lu Lan, Xiaowei Ge, Ran Cheng, Yuewei Zhan, Linli Shi, Nan Zheng, Guo Chen, Runyu Wang, Chen Yang, Ji-Xin Cheng, “Noninvasive Submillimeter-Precision Brain Stimulation by Optically-Driven Focused Ultrasound”,  Light Science & Applications, 11:321, -Link-(2022)

56. Cheng Zong, Ran Cheng, Fukai Chen, Peng Lin, Meng Zhang,  Zhicong Chen, Chuan Li,  Chen Yang,   Ji-Xin Cheng, Wide-field Surface-enhanced Coherent Anti-Stokes Raman Scattering Microscopy”, ACS Photonics, 9, 3, 1042–1049 -Link-(2022)

55. Linli Shi, Ying Jiang, Nan Zheng, Ji-xin Cheng, and Chen Yang, “High-precision neural stimulation through optoacoustic emitters“, invited, Neurophotonics 9, 032207  -Link-(2022). Highlighted by SPIE News -Link-

54. Nan Zheng, Vincent Fitzpatrick, Ran Cheng, Linli Shi, David L. Kaplan, and Chen Yang, “Photoacoustic Silk Scaffolds for Neural Stimulation and Regeneration”,  ACS Nano, 16, 2, 2292–2305-Link- (2022). Highlighted by Advances in Engineering -Link- (2022)

53. Linli Shi, Ying Jiang, Fernando R. Fernandez, Lu Lan, Guo Chen, Heng-Ye Man, John A. White, Ji-Xin Cheng, Chen Yang, “Non-genetic acoustic stimulation of single neurons by a tapered fiber optoacoustic emitter”,  Light Science & Applications, 10, 143 (2021) -Link-  Highlighted on BU ECE news -Link-

52. Ying Jiang, Yimin Huang, Xuyi Luo, Jiayingzi Wu, Haonan Zong, Linli Shi, Ran Cheng, Shan Jiang, Xiaoting Jia, Jianguo Mei, Heng-Ye Man, Ji-Xin Cheng, Chen Yang, “Neural Stimulation in vitro and in vivo by Photoacoustic Nanotransducers”, Matter, 4, 654 (2021) -Link-

51. Cheng Zong, Yurun Xie, Meng Zhang, Yimin Huang, Chen Yang, and Ji-Xin Cheng, “Plasmon-enhanced coherent anti-stokes Raman scattering vs plasmon-enhanced stimulated Raman scattering: Comparison of line shape and enhancement factor”, Journal of Chemical Physics 154, 034201 (2021)-Link-

50. Amartya Dutta, Brian Pihuleac, Yuyao Chen, Cheng Zong, Luca Dal Negro, Chen Yang, “Au@SiO2@Au Core-Shell-Shell Nanoparticles for Enhancing Photocatalytic Activity of Hematite”, Material Today Energy, 100576 (2020) -Link-

49. L. Shi, Y. Jiang, L. Lan, Y. Zhang, Y. Huang, J.X. Cheng, C. Yang, “A Fiber Optoacoustic Emitter with Controlled Ultrasound Frequency for Cell Membrane Sonoporation at Submillimeter Spatial Resolution”, Photoacoustics, 20, 100208 -Link- (2020)

48. Y. Huang, V. Fitzpatrick, N. Zheng, R. Cheng, H. Huang, C. Ghezzi, D.L. Kaplan, C. Yang, “Self-folding 3D silk biomaterial rolls to facilitate axon and bone regeneration”, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2000530 -Link- (2020)

47. K. Hansen, M. Cardona, A. Dutta,C. Yang, “Plasma enhanced atomic layer deposition of plasmonic TiN ultrathin films using TDMATi and NH3”, Materials, 13(5), 1058, (2020) -Link-

46. Y. Jiang, H. J. Lee, L. Lan, H. Tseng, C. Yang, H-Y. Man, X. Han and J-X Cheng, “Optoacoustic Brain Stimulation at Submillimeter Spatial Precision”   Nature Communications, 11, 881 (2020) -Link-

45. K. Hansen, A. Dutta, M. Cardona, C. Yang,”Zirconium Nitride for Plasmonic Cloaking of Visible Photodetector Nanowires”, Plasmonics, 1512311241 (2020) -Link-

44. Cheng Zong, Ranjith Premasiri, Haonan Lin, Yimin Huang, Chi Zhang, Chen Yang, Bin Ren, Laurence Ziegler, and Ji-Xin Cheng. “Plasmon-enhanced stimulated Raman scattering microscopy with single molecule sensitivity.”  Nature Communications, 10, 5318  (2019) -Link-

43. A. Dutta, S. Ramadurgam and C. Yang, “Plasmonic Core-Multi-Shell Nanowire Phosphors for Light Emitting Diodes “, ACS Photonics 5, 5, 1853-1862 (2018) -Link-

42. M. P. Cardona, M. Li, W. Li, J. McCall, D. Wang, Y. Li and C. Yang, “The Role of Graphene as an Overlayer on Nanostructured Hematite Photoanodes for Improved Solar Water Oxidation”,  Material Today Energy 8, 8-14 (2018) -Link- Highlighted on -Link- Reviewed in Nanoscale Horizon DOI: 10.1039/C9NH00368A

41. Y. Huang, Y. Jiang, O. Wu, X. An, A. A. Chubykin, J-X. Cheng, X-M. Xu and C. Yang, “Nanoladders Facilitate Directional Axonal Outgrowth and Regeneration”,  ACS Biomaterials Science and Engineering 4, 3, 1037-1045(2018)-Link-

40. K-C Huang, J. McCall, P. Wang, C-S Liao, G. Eakins, J-X Cheng and C. Yang, “High-speed Spectroscopic Transient Absorption Imaging of Defects in Graphene”, Nano Letters,  18, 2, 1489-1497 (2018).  -Link- Highlighted in Advances in Engineering -Link-

39. K. McNear, Y. Huang, C. Yang, “Understanding Cellular Internalization Pathways of Silicon Nanowires”,Journal of Nanobiotechnology 15:17 (2017).  -Link-

38. T-g. Lin, S. Ramadurgam, C. Yang, “Design of Contact Electrodes for Semiconductor Nanowire Solar Harvesting Devices”, Nano Letters17, 4, 2118-2125 (2017).  -Link-

37. Y. Zi, S. Suslov, C. Yang, “Understanding Self-Catalyzed Epitaxial Growth of III–V Nanowires toward Controlled Synthesis”, Nano Letters, 17 (5), 1167-1173 (2017).  -Link-

36. Y. Hu, J. Li, B. Deng, J. Tian, K. McNear, Y. Xuan, Y. P. Chen, C. Yang, G. Cheng, “Parallel nanoshaping of brittle semiconductor nanowires for strained electronics”, Nano Letters, 16, 7536-7544 (2016).   

35. N. Opondo, S. Ramadurgam, C. Yang, and S. Mohammadi, “Trap Studies in Silicon Nanowire Junctionless Transistors using Low Frequency Noise”, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B, 34, 011804 (2016).   

34. T-g. Lin, S. Ramadurgam, C-S. Liao, Y. Zi, Yunlong, C. Yang, “Fabrication of Sub-25 nm Diameter GaSb Nanopillar Arrays by Nanoscale Self-Mask Effect”, Nano Letters, 15 (8), 4993–5000 (2015).  -Link-

33. J. Li, W. Zhang, T-F Chung, M.N. Slipchenko, Y. P. Chen, J-X Cheng, C. Yang, “Highly sensitive transient absorption imaging of graphene and graphene oxide in living cells and circulating blood”, Scientific Reports, 5:12394, DOI: 10.1038/srep12394 (2015).  -Link-

32. S. Ramadurgam, T. Lin, C. Yang, “Tailoring Optical and Plasmon Resonances in Core-Shell and Core-Multishell Nanowires for Visible Range Negative Refraction and Plasmonic Light Harvesting: A Review “, Journal of Material Science and Technology, special issue on 1D Nanomaterials, invited review doi:10.1016/j.jmst.2015.01.004 (2015).  -Link-

31. S. Ramadurgam, T. Lin, C. Yang, “Aluminum Plasmonics for Enhanced Visible Light Absorption and High Efficiency Water Splitting in Core–Multishell Nanowire Photoelectrodes with Ultrathin Hematite Shells “, Nano Letters, DOI: 10.1021/nl501541s (2014).  -Link-

30. S. Ramadurgam, C. Yang, “Semiconductor-Metal-Semiconductor Core-Multishell Nanowires as Negative-Index Metamaterial in Visible Domain”, Scientific Reports, 4:4931, doi:10.1038/srep04931 (2014).  -Link-

29. W. Zhang, S. Lee, K.L. McNear, T.F. Chung, S. Lee, K. Lee, S.A. Crist, T.L. Ratliff, Z. Zhong, Y.P. Chen and C. Yang, “Use of graphene as protection film in biological environments”, Scientific Reports, 4:4097, doi: 10.1038/srep04097 (2014).  

28. S.H. Chung, S. Ramadurgam, C. Yang, “Effect of Dopants on Epitaxial Growth of Silicon Nanowires”, invited paper, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, 4:3, doi: 10.5772/58317 (2014).  

27. C.J. Delker, Y. Zi, C. Yang, D.B. Janes, “Current and Noise Properties of InAs Nanowire Transistors With Asymmetric Contacts Induced by Gate Overlap”, Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on, 61 (3), 884-889 (2014).  

26.W. Zhang and C. Yang, “Functional Silicon Nanowires for Cellular Binding and Internalization”, Semiconducting Silicon Nanowires for Biomedical Applications, ISBN 978-0-85709-766-8, (Ed. J. L. Coffer, Woodhead Publishing, 2014).

25. C.J. Delker, Y. Zi, C. Yang, D.B. Janes, “Low-Frequency Noise Contributions from Channel and Contacts in InAs Nanowire Transistors”, Electron Devices, IEEE Transactions on, 60 (9), 2900-2905 (2013).

24. C.J. Delker, Y. Zi, C. Yang, and D.B. Janes, “Temperature dependence of current and low-frequency noise in InAs nanowire transistors,” 71st Device Research Conference (DRC), ISBN: 978-1-4799-0811-0, 57 – 58 (2013)  

23. Y. Zi, K. Jung, D.N. Zakharov, and C. Yang, “Understanding Self-Aligned Planar Growth of InAs Nanowires”, Nano Letters, 13 (6), 2786–2791 (2013).  

22. P. Wang, M.N. Slipchenko, J. Mitchell, C. Yang, E.O. Potma, X. Xu, J.X. Cheng, “Far-field imaging of non-fluorescent species with sub-diffraction resolution”, Nature Photonics, 7, 449–453 (2013).  

21. H. Bao, W. Zhang, L. Chen, H. Huang, C. Yang, and X. Ruan, “An investigation of the optical properties of disordered silicon nanowire mats”, J. Appl. Phys., 112, 124301 (2012).  

20. Y. Zhao, D. Candebat, C. Delker, Y. Zi, D. Janes, J. Appenzeller and C. Yang, “Understanding the Impact of Schottky Barriers on the Performance of Narrow Bandgap Nanowire Field Effect Transistors”, Nano Letters, 12 (10), 5331–5336 (2012).  

19. C.J. Delker, Y. Zi, C. Yang, and D.B. Janes, “Low-frequency Noise in Contact and Channel Regions of Ambipolar InAs Nanowire Transistors,” 70th Device Research Conference (DRC), ISBN: 978-1-4673-1163-2, 189 – 190 (2012).  

18. Y. Zi, Y. Zhao, D. Candebat, J. Appenzeller, and C. Yang, “Synthesis of High Quality Antimony Based Nanowires Using Simple Vapor Deposition”, invited paper, ChemPhysChem,13, 2585-2588 (2012).  

17. W. Zhang, L. Tong, C. Yang, “Cellular Binding and Internalization of Functionalized Silicon Nanowires”, Nano Letters,12, 1002–1006 (2012).  

16. M.R. Nelis, L. Yu, W. Zhang, Y. Zhao, C. Yang, A. Raman, S. Mohammadi, and J. Rhoads, “Resonant Mode Splitting in Silicon Nanowire Devices: Sources and Practical Implications”, Nanotechnology,22, 455502 (2011).  

15. J. Mitchell, S. Park, M. Qi, P. Srisungsitthisunti, E. Stach, C. Tansarawiput, C. Watson, C. Yang, and X. Xu, “Laser direct write of silicon nanowires,” Optical Engineering 50, 104301 (2011).  

14. S.J. Park, S.H. Chung, B.J. Kim, M. Qi, X. Xu, E.A. Stach and C. Yang, “Mechanism of vertical Ge nanowire nucleation on Si (111) during subeutectic annealing and growth”, Journal of Materials Research, 26, 2744-2748 (2011).   

13. Y. Zhao, J.T.Smith, J. Appenzeller and C. Yang, “Transport Modulation in Ge/Si Core/Shell Nanowires through Controlled Synthesis of Doped Si Shells”, Nano Letters, 11, 1406-1411 (2011).  

12. N. Lin, W. Zhang, B.M. Koshel, J.X. Cheng, and C. Yang, “Spatially Modulated Two Photon Luminescence From Si-Au Core-Shell Nanowires”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 115, 3198-3202 (2011).  

11. Y. Jung, M.N. Slipchenko, C.H. Liu, A.E. Ribbs, Z. Zhong, C. Yang, J.X. Cheng, “Fast Detection of the Metallic State of Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Using a Transient-Absorption Optical Microscope”, Physical Review Letters, 105, 217401 (2010). 

10. J.T. Smith, Y. Zhao, A. Razavieh, C. Yang, and J. Appenzeller, “Ge/Si Core/Shell Nanowire Structures for Tunneling Devices,” 218th Electrochemical Society (ECS) Transactions, 33(6), 707-714 (2010).  

9. J.T. Smith, Y. Zhao, C. Yang, and J. Appenzeller, “Effects of Nanoscale Contacts to Silicon Nanowires on Contact Resistance: Characterization and Modeling,” 68th Device Research Conference (DRC), ISBN: 978-1-4244-6562-0, 139-140 (2010).  

8. Y. Jung, N. Lin, C. Yang, J. X. Cheng, “Photothermal heterodyne phase imaging of gold seed and germanium nanowire”, SPIE: Photons and Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2010, volume 7564, ISBN: 9780819479600 (2010).  

7. D. Candebat, Y. Zhao, C. Sandow, B. Koshel, C. Yang, and J. Appenzeller, “InSb nanowire field-effect transistors – electrical characterization and material analysis”, 67th Device Research Conference ISBN: 978-1-4244-3528-9, 13-14 (2009). 

6. Y. Jung, L. Tong, A. Tanaudommongkon, J.X. Cheng, C. Yang, “In Vitro and In Vivo Nonlinear Optical Imaging of Silicon Nanowires,” Nano letters 9, 2440-2444 (2009).             -See it highlighted in C&EN (May, 18, 2009)-

5. Z. Zhong, C. Yang and C.M. Lieber, “Silicon Nanowires and Nanowire Heterostructures,”Nanosilicon, 176-216 (Elsevier, 2008).

4. C. Yang, C.J. Barrelet, F. Capasso and C.M. Lieber, “Single p-Type/Intrinsic/n-Type Silicon Nanowire as Nanoscale Avalanche Photodetectors,” Nano letters 6, 2929-2934 (2006).  

3. C. Yang, Z. Zhong and C.M. Lieber, “Encoding Information through Synthesis in Modulation-Doped Nanowire Structures,” Science, 310, 1304-1307 (2005).  

2. Y. Wu, J. Xiang, C. Yang, W. Lu and C.M. Lieber, “Single-crystal metallic nanowires and metal/ semiconductor nanowire heterostructures,” Nature 430, 61-65 (2004).  

1. D. Wang, F. Qian, C. Yang, Z. Zhong and C.M. Lieber, “Rational Growth of Branched and Hyperbranched Nanowire Structures,” Nano Letters 4, 871-874 (2004).