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2. Green Oxidizer Compositions and Methods
J. E. Smith Jr, C. Zhang, Y. Lei, US Patent US11230508 B1, publication date January 25, 2022

1. Coating of Porous Carbon for Use in Lithium Air Batteries
K. Amine, J. Lu, P. Du, Y. Lei, J. W. Elam, US Patent US9005816 B2,
publication date Apr 14, 2015

Book Chapters
2. Atomic Layer Deposition of Noble Metals – New Developments in Nanostructured Catalysts
J. L. Lu, Y. Lei, J. W. Elam
Noble Metals, page 159-178, InTech, Janeza Trdine, 2012

1. Catalysis by Supported Size-Selected Clusters
R. Meyer, Y. Lei, S. Lee, S. Vajda
Model Systems in Catalysis: From Single Crystals and Size-Selected Clusters to Supported Enzyme Mimics, page 345-365, Springer, New York, 2010

1. A decade of effort in addressing the grand challenges in catalysis
Y. Lei, Y. Xu
Catalysis Today, 280 (2017) 209

Peer-Reviewed Articles

62. Synthesis of Pt3Zn1 and Pt1Zn1 intermetallic nanocatalysts for dehydrogenation of ethane
Z. Gan, Z. Lu, M. Bunian, L. B. Lagria, C. L. Marshall, R. M. Banish, S. Lee, Y. Lei
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 25 (2023) 7144-7153
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61. Power Generation by a Limestone-Contained Putty
M.-H. Jang, S. P. Rabbitte, Y. Lei, S. Chuang
ACS Omega, accepted, 2023

60. Oxidative dehydrogenation of cyclohexene on atomically precise subnanometer Cu4-nPdn (0≤n≤4) tetramer clusters: The effect of cluster composition and support on performance
J. Jašík, S. Valtera, M. Vaidulych, M. Bunian, Y. Lei, A. Halder, H.Tarabková, M. Jindra, L. Kavan, O. Frank, S. Bartling, Š. Vajda
Faraday Discussions, 242 (2023) 70-93

59. Power Generation by a Double-Sided Tape
M.-H. Jang, J. D. Lee, Y. Lei, S. Chuang, G. Wang
ACS Omega, 46 (2022), 42359-42369

58. Surface isolation of single metal complexes or clusters by a coating sieving layer via atomic layer deposition
S. Zhang, B. Zhang, Z. Li, X. Yang, F. Meng, H. Liang, Y. Lei, H. Wu, J. Zhang, G. Li, Y. Qin
Cell Reports Physical Science, 3 (2022) 100787

57. Preparation and cutting performance of nanoscaled Al2O3-coated micro-textured cutting tool prepared by atomic layer deposition
S. Tang, P. Liu, Z. Su, Y. Lei, Q. Liu, D. Liu
High Temperature Materials and Processes, 40 (2021) 77-86

56. Plasmon-enhanced Catalytic Ozonation for Efficient Removal of Recalcitrant Water Pollutants
W Yang, M Bunian, X Chen, S Heald, L Yu, J Wen, Y Lei, T Wu
ACS ES&T Engineering, 5 (2021) 874-883

55.Ultrasonic Atomization of Titanium Isopropoxide at Room Temperature for TiO2 Atomic Layer Deposition
M.-H. Jang, Y. Lei
Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A, 38 (2020) 062405
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54. Gold Catalysts Synthesized Using a Modified Incipient Wetness Impregnation Method for Propylene Epoxidation
Z. Lu, J. Kunisch, Z. Gan, M. Bunian, T, Wu, Y. Lei
ChemCatChem, 12 (2020) 5993-5999

53. Synergetic Effect on Catalytic Activity and Charge Transfer in Pt-Pd Bimetallic Model Catalysts Prepared by Atomic Layer Deposition
M.-H. Jang, O. Kizilkaya, A. J. Kropf, R. L. Kurtz, J. W. Elam, Y. Lei
Journal of Chemical Physics, 152 (2020) 024710

52.Structure and reactivity of single site Ti catalysts for propylene epoxidation
Z. Lu, X. Liu, B. Zhang, Z. Gan, S. Tang, L. Ma, T. Wu, G. J. Nelson, Y. Qin, C. H. Turner, Y. Lei
Journal of Catalysis, 377 (2019) 419-428

51. Quantification of rhenium oxide dispersion on zeolite: Effect of zeolite acidity and mesoporosity
Y. Wu, S. Holdren, Y. Zhang, S.C. Oh, D. T. Tran, L. Emdadi, Z. Lu, M. Wang, T. J. Woehl, M. Zachariah, Y. Lei, D. Liu
Journal of Catalysis, 372 (2019) 128-141

50. Oxidation-Induced Atom Diffusion and Surface Restructuring in Faceted Ternary Pt–Cu–Ni Nanoparticles
X. Shen, S. Dai, S. Zhang, Z. Lu, C. Zhang, G. W. Graham, Y. Lei, X. Pan, Z. Peng
Chemistry of Materials, 31 (2019) 1720-1728

49. Mesopore Differences between Pillared Lamellar MFI and MWW Zeolites Probed by Atomic Layer Deposition of Titania and Consequences on Photocatalysis
J. Zhang, Z. Lu, W. Wu, D. T. Tran, W. Shang, H. Chen, Y. Lei, Z. Li, M. Wang, T. J. Woehl, D. Liu
Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 276 (2019) 260-269

48. Enhancement of Copper Catalyst Stability for Catalytic Ozonation in Water Treatment
W. Yang, Z. Lu, B. Vogler, T. Wu, Y. Lei
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 10 (2018) 43323-43326

47.Theoretical Studies on the Direct Propylene Epoxidation Using Gold-Based Catalysts: A Mini-Review
J Ji, Z Lu, Y. Lei, C Turner
Catalysis, 8 (2018) 421

46. Mechanistic Insights into the Direct Propylene Epoxidation using Au Nanoparticles Dispersed on TiO2/SiO2
J. Ji, Z. Lu, Y. Lei, C. H. Turner
Chemical Engineering Science, 191 (2018) 169-182

45. Effects of TiO2 in Low Temperature Propylene Epoxidation using Gold Catalysts
Z. Lu, M. Piernavieja-Hermida, C. H. Turner, Z. Wu, Y. Lei
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122 (2018) 1688-1698

44. Tailoring Nanopore Formation in Atomic Layer Deposited Ultrathin Films
S. Karwal, T. Li, A. Yanguas-Gil, C. P. Canlas, Y. Lei, A. U. Mane, S. Seifert, R. E. Winans, J. W. Elam
Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films, 36 (2018) 01A103

43. Atomic Layer Deposition of Molybdenum Disulfide Films Using MoF6 and H2S
A. U. Mane, S. Letourneau, D. J. Mandia, J. Liu, J. A. Libera, Y. Lei, Q. Peng, E. Graugnard, J. W. Elam
Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films, 36 (2018) 01A125

42. High-Capacity Sodium Peroxide Based Na-O2 Batteries with Low Charge Overpotential via a Nanostructured Catalytic Cathode
L. Ma, D. Zhang, Y. Lei, Y. Yuan, T. Wu, J. Lu, K. Amine
ACS Energy Letters, 3 (2018) 276-277

41. Metallic Ion Leaching from Heterogeneous Catalysis: an Overlooked Effect in the Study of Catalytic Ozonation Processes
W. Yang, B. Vogler, Y. Lei, T. Wu
Environmental Science: Water Research & Technology, 3 (2017) 1143-1151

40. Analysis of the Propylene Epoxidation Mechanism on Supported Gold Nanoparticles
C. H. Turner, J. Ji, Z. Lu, Y. Lei
Chemical Engineering Science, 174 (2017) 229-237

39. Increased Selectivity for Allylic Oxidation of Cyclohexene using TiO2 Modified V2O5/MoO3 Catalysts
G. Yang, M. D. Huff, H. Du, Z. Zhang, Y. Lei
Catalysis Communications, 99 (2017) 43-48

38. Methoxylation of Dihydromyrcene in an Intensified Fixed Bed Reactor
X. He, R. Xu, Y. Wang, F. Zhang, Y. Lei, Z. Zhou, Z. Zhang
Chemical Engineering Research and Design, 122 (2017) 254-262

37. Catalytic Consequences of Cation and Anion Substitutions on Rate and Mechanism of Oxidative Coupling of Methane over Hydroxyapatite Catalysts
S.C. Oh, Y. Lei, H. Chen, D. Liu
Fuel, 280 (2017) 472-485

36. Atomic Layer Deposition for Lithium-Based Batteries
L. Ma, R. B. Nuwayhid, T. Wu, Y. Lei, K. Amine, J. Lu
Advanced Materials Interfaces, 3 (2016) 1600564

35. Towards ALD Thin Film Stabilized Single-Atom Pd1 Catalysts
M. Piernavieja-Hermida, Z. Lu, A. White, K.-B. Low, T. Wu, J. W. Elam, Z. Wu, Y. Lei
Nanoscale, 8 (2016) 15348-15356

34. Design and Synthesis of Model and Practical Palladium Catalysts Using Atomic Layer Deposition
Z. Lu, O. Kizikaya, A. J. Kropf, M. Piernavieja-Hermida, J. T. Miller, R. Kurtz, J. W. Elam, Y. Lei
Catalysis Science & Technology, 6 (2016) 6845-6852

33. Combining Electronic and Geometric Effects of ZnO Promoted Pt Nanocatalysts for Aqueous Phase Reforming of 1-Propanol
Y. Lei, S. Lee, K.-B. Low, C. L. Marshall, J. W. Elam
ACS Catalysis, 6 (2016) 3457-3460

32. Modeling the Atomistic Growth Behavior of Gold Nanoparticles in Solution
C. H. Turner, Y. Lei, Y. Bao
Nanoscale, 8 (2016) 9354-9365

31. Tuning External Surface of Unit-Cell Thick Pillared MFI and MWW Zeolites by Atomic Layer Deposition and Its Consequences on Acid-Catalyzed Reactions
Y. Wu, Z. Lu, L. Emdadi, S. C. Oh, J. Wang, Y. Lei, H. Chen, D. T. Tran, I. C. Lee, D. Liu
Journal of Catalysis, 337 (2016) 177-187

30. Influences of Cation and Anion Substitutions on Oxidative Coupling of Methane over Hydroxyapatite Catalysts
S. C. Oh, Y. Wu, D. T. Tran, I. C. Lee, Y. Lei, D. X. Liu
Fuel, 167 (2016) 208-217

29. Pd Nanoparticles on ZnO-passivated Porous Carbon by Atomic Layer Deposition: an Effective Electrochemical Catalyst for Li-O2 Battery
X. Luo, M. Piernavieja-Hermida, J. Lu, T. Wu, J. Wen, Y. Ren, D. Miller, Z. Fang, Y. Lei, K. Amine
Nanotechnology, 26 (2015) 164003

28. Synthesis of Palladium Nanoparticles on TiO2(110) using a Beta-Diketonate Precursor
Y. Lei, B. Liu, J. L. Lu, X. Lin, L. Gao, N. Guisinger, J. P. Greeley, J. W. Elam
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17 (2015) 6470-6477

27. Effectively Suppressing Dissolution of Manganese from Spinel Lithium Manganate via a Nanoscale Surface-doping Approach
J. Lu, C. Zhan, T. P. Wu, J. G. Wen, Y. Lei, A. J. Kropf, H. Wu, D. J. Miller, J. W. Elam, Y. K. Sun, X. Qiu, K. Amine
Nature Communications, 5 (2014) 5693

26. Effects of Chlorine in Titanium Oxide on Palladium Atomic Layer Deposition
Y. Lei, B. Liu, J. L. Lu, J. A. Libera, J. P. Greeley, J. W. Elam
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118 (2014) 22611-22619

25. Palladium Nanoparticle Formation on TiO2(110) by Thermal Decomposition of Palladium (II) Hexafluoroacetylacetonate
A. Gharachorlou, M. D. Detwiler, A. V. Nartova, Y. Lei, J. L. Lu, J. W. Elam, W. N. Delgass, F. H. Ribeiro, D. Y. Zemlyanov
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 6 (2014) 14702-14711

24. Enhancing the Stability of Copper Chromite Catalysts for the Selective Hydrogenation of Furfural using ALD Overcoating
H. B. Zhang, Y. Lei, J. Kropf, G. Zhang, J. W. Elam, J. T. Miller, F. Sollberger, F. H. Ribeiro, C. Akatay, E. A. Stach, J. A. Dumesic, C. L. Marshall
Journal of Catalysis, 317 (2014) 284-292

  23. Adsorbate-Induced Structural Changes in 1-3 nm Platinum Nanoparticles
Y. Lei, H. Y. Zhao, R. E. Diaz, S. Lee, B. Liu, J. L. Lu, E. A. Stach, R. E. Winans, K. W. Chapman, J. P. Greeley, J. T. Miller, P. J. Chupas, J. W. Elam
J. Am. Chem. Soc., 136 (2014) 9320-9326

Science Highlights "Who Shrunk the Catalyst?" by Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory

22. In-situ Diffraction of Highly Dispersed Supported Platinum Nanoparticles
J. R. Gallagher, T. Li, H. Zhao, J. J. Liu, Y. Lei, X. Zhang, Y. Ren, J. W. Elam, R. J. Meyer, R. E. Winans, and J. T. Miller
Catalysis Science and Technology, 4 (2014) 3053-3063

21. Toward Atomically Precise Synthesis of Supported Bimetallic Nanoparticles using Atomic Layer Deposition
J. Lu, K.-B. Low, Y. Lei, A. Nicholls, P.C. Stair, J. W. Elam
Nature Communications, 5 (2014) 3264

20. A Nanostructured Cathode Architecture for Low Charge Overpotential in Lithium-Oxygen Batteries
J. Lu, Y. Lei, K. C. Lau, X. Luo, P. Du, J. Wen, R. Assary, U. Das, D. Miller, J. W. Elam, H. Albishri, D. El-Hady, Y. K. Sun, L. A. Curtiss, and K. Amine
Nature Communications, 4 (2013) 2383

19. Structure and Electrochemical Study of Al2O3 and TiO2 Coated Li1.2Ni0.13Mn0.54Co0.13O2 Cathode Material Using ALD
X. Zhang, I. Belharouak, L. Li, Y. Lei, J. W. Elam, A. Nie, X. Chen, R .S. Yassar, R. L. Axelbaum
Advanced Energy Materials, 3 (2013) 1299-1307

18. Synthesis of Porous Carbon Supported Palladium Nanoparticle Catalysts by Atomic Layer Deposition: Application for Rechargeable Lithium-O2 Battery
Y. Lei, J. Lu, X. Y. Luo, T. P. Wu, P. Du, X.Y. Zhang, Y. Ren, J. G. Wen, D. J. Miller, J. T. Miller, Y.K. Sun, J. W. Elam, K. Amine
Nano Letters, 13 (2013) 4182-4189

17. Resolving Precursor Deligation, Surface Species Evolution, and Nanoparticle Nucleation during Palladium Atomic Layer Deposition
Y. Lei, J. L. Lu, H. Y. Zhao, B. Liu, K. B. Low, T. P. Wu, J. A. Libera, J. P. Greeley, P. J. Chupas, J. T. Miller, J. W. Elam
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117 (2013) 11141-11148

16. Nucleation Behavior of Supported Rh Nanoparticles Fabricated from Rh(acac)(CO)2 on Al2O3/Ni3Al(111)
H. Khosravian, Y. Lei, A. Uhl, M. Trenary, R. Meyer
Chemical Physics Letters, 555 (2013) 7-11

15. Au25 Nanocluster-Catalyzed Ullmann-Type Homocoupling Reaction of Aryl Iodides
G. Li, C. Liu, Y. Lei and R. C. Jin
Chemical Communications
, 48 (2012) 12005-12007

14. Understanding the Chemistry of H2 Production for 1-Propanol Reforming: Pathway and Support Modification Effects
R. Lobo, C. L. Marshall, P. Dietrich, F. Ribeiro, C. Akatay, E. Stach, A. Mane, Y. Lei, J. W. Elam, J. T. Miller
ACS Catalysis, 2 (2012) 2316-2326

13. Synthesis of Pt-Pd Core-Shell Nanostructures by Atomic Layer Deposition: Application in Propane Oxidative Dehydrogenation
Y. Lei, B. Liu, J. L. Lu, R. Lobo, T. P. Wu, H. Feng, X. X. Xia, A. U. Mane, J. A. Libera, J. P. Greeley, J. T. Miller, J. W. Elam
Chemistry of Materials, 24 (2012) 3525-3533

12. Porous Alumina Protective Coatings on Palladium Nanoparticles by Self-Poisoned Atomic Layer Deposition
J. L. Lu, B. Liu, J. P. Greeley, Z. X. Feng, J. A. Libera, Y. Lei, M. J. Bedzyk, P. C. Stair, J. W. Elam
Chemistry of Materials, 24 (2012) 2047-2055

11. Preparation and Characterization of Iron-Molybdate Thin Films
J. J. Uhlrich, J. Sainio, Y. Lei, D. Edwards, R. Davis, M. Bowker, S. Shaikhutdinov, H. J. Freund
Surface Science
, 605 (2011) 1550-1555

10. CO Oxidation on Monolayer FeO(111) Films on Pt(111): CO + NO vs CO + O2 reaction
Y. Lei, M. Lewandowski, Y. N. Sun, Y. Fujimori, Y. Martynova, I. M. N. Groot, R. Meyer, L. Giordano, G. Pacchioni, J. Goniakowski, C. Noguera, S. Shaikhutdinov, H. J. Freund
, 3 (2011) 671-674

9. Effect of Particle Size and Adsorbates on the L3, L2 and L1 X-Ray Absorption Near Edge Structure of Supported Pt Nanoparticles
Y. Lei, J. Jelic, L. C. Nitsche, R. Meyer, J. T. Miller
Topics in Catalysis
, 54 (2011) 334-348

8. Size-Dependent Selectivity and Activity of Silver Nanoclusters in the Partial Oxidation of Propylene to Propylene Oxide and Acrolein: A Joint Experimental and Theoretical Study
L. M. Molina, S. Lee, K. Sell, G. Barcaro, A. Fortunelli, B. Lee, S. Seifert, R. E. Winans, J. W. Elam, M. J. Pellin, I. Barke, A. Kleibert, V. von Oeynhausen, Y. Lei, R.J. Meyer, J. A. Alonso, A. Fraile-Rodriguez, S. Giorgio, C. R. Henry, K.-H. Meiwes-Broer, S. Vajda
Catalysis Today, 160 (2011) 116-130

7. Formation of Ruthenium-Tin Nanoparticles on Al2O3/Ni3Al(111) from an Organometallic Precursor
A. Uhl, Y. Lei, H. Khosravian, C. Becker, K. Wandelt, R. D. Adams, M. Trenary, R. J. Meyer
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114 ( 2010) 17062-17068

6. CO Adsorption on Monometallic and Bimetallic Au-Pd Nanoparticles Supported on Oxide Thin Films
H. L. Abbott, A. Aumer, Y. Lei, C. Asokan, R. J. Meyer, M. Sterrer, S. Shaikhutdinov, H. J. Freund
Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114 (2010) 17099-17104

5. Relating Methanol Oxidation to the Structure of Ceria-Supported Vanadia Monolayer Catalysts
H. L. Abbott, A. Uhl, M. Baron, Y. Lei, R. J. Meyer, D. J. Stacchiola, O. Bondarchuk, S. Shaikhutdinov, H. J. Freund
Journal of Catalysis
, 272 (2010) 82-91

4. Increased Silver Activity for Direct Propylene Epoxidation via Subnanometer Size Effects
Y. Lei, F. Mehmood, S. Lee, J. P. Greeley, B. Lee, S. Seifert, R. E. Winans, J. W. Elam, R. J. Meyer, P. C. Redfern, D. Teschner, R. Schlögl, M. J. Pellin, L. C. Curtiss, S. Vajda
, 328 (2010) 224-228

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3. Adsorption and Reaction of Rh(CO)2(acac) on Al2O3/Ni3Al(111)
Y. Lei
, A. Uhl, C. Becker, K. Wandelt, B. C. Gates, R. Meyer, M. Trenary
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12 (2010) 1264-1270

2. Partial Oxidation of Propane over Keggin Type Molybdovanadophosphoric Acids
X. K. Li, Y. Lei, Q. Jiang, J. Zhao, W. J. Ji, Z. B. Zhang, Y. Chen
Acta Chimica Sinica
, 63 (2005) 1049

1. Effects of Variation of Elemental Compositions of Cesium Salts of Keggin Type Heteropolyacids on Selectively Catalytic Oxidation Performance of Propane
X. K. Li, Y. Lei, J. Zhao, W. J. Ji, Z. B. Zhang, Y. Chen
Chemical Journal of Chinese Universities, 26 (2005) 1716







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