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One-dimensional, titania-based lepidocrocite nanofilaments and their self-assembly

Helical Crystals in Aliphatic Copolyesters: From Chiral Amplification to Mechanical Property Enhancement

Crystallization-driven Nanoparticle Crystalsomes

Fabrication of Surface Polymer Brushes Via Thin Film Crystallization and Solvent Annealing

Poly (3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) Crystalsomes: Tiling 1D Polymer Crystals on a Spherical Surface

Colloidosome-templated poly (L-lactic acid) crystalsomes

Insight on the Role of Poly(acrylic acid) for Directing Calcium Phosphate Mineralization of Synthetic Polymer Bone Scaffolds

Porous Crystalsomes via Emulsion Crystallization and Polymer Phase Separation

Bottom-up, scalable synthesis of anatase nanofilament-based two-dimensional titanium carbo-oxide flakes


Multilayered Solid Polymer Electrolytes with Sacrificial Coating for Suppressing Lithium Dendrite Growth

Decoupling the Modulus and Toughness Effects of Solid Polymer Electrolytes in All-Solid-State Lithium Batteries

Adaptable Multivalent Hairy Inorganic Nanoparticles

Interpenetrating Network-Based Hybrid Solid and Gel Electrolytes for High Voltage Lithium Metal Batteries

MC3T3 E1 cell response to mineralized nanofiber shish kebab structures


Biomimetic Mineralization of Hierarchical Nanofiber Shish-Kebabs in a Concentrated Apatite-Forming Solution

Engineering long-circulating nanomaterial delivery systems

Confined Crystal Melting in Edgeless Poly(l-lactic acid) Crystalsomes

Frustrated Layered Self-Assembly Induced Superlattice from Two-Dimensional Nanosheets

The rise of semicrystalline polymers and why are they still interesting

Designing Comb-Chain Crosslinker-Based Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Additive-Free All-Solid-State Lithium Metal Batteries

Anisotropic ion transport in 2D polymer single crystal-based solid polymer electrolytes

Brownian Diffusion of Individual Janus Nanoparticles at Water/Oil Interfaces

Size-dependent soft epitaxial crystallization in the formation of blend nanofiber shish kebabs

Breaking translational symmetry via polymer chain overcrowding in molecular bottlebrush crystallization

Dendrite-free, wide temperature range lithium metal batteries enabled by hybrid network ionic liquids

A novel de-coupling solid polymer electrolyte via semi-interpenetrating network for lithium metal battery

Towards shape-translational symmetry incommensurate polymer crystals

Structure and Morphology of Poly(lactic acid) Stereocomplex Nanofiber Shish Kebabs

Fabrication of 2D Block Copolymer Brushes via a Polymer-Single-Crystal-Assisted-Grafting-to Method

Directed Nanoparticle Assembly through Polymer Crystallization

Structure and Assembly of Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymers


Tang, Qiyun and Muller, Marcus and Li, Christopher Y. and Hu, Wenbing.* Anomalous Ostwald Ripening Enables 2D Polymer Crystals via Fast Evaporation, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2019, 20,207801.

B. Han, Q. Li, C. Wang, P. Patel, S.M. Adams, B. Doyran, H.T. Nia, R. Oftadeh, S. Zhou, C.Y. Li, X.S. Liu, X.L. Lu, M. Enomoto-Iwamoto, L. Qin, R.L. Mauck, R.V. Iozzo, D.E. Birk, L. Han* , Decorin Regulates the Aggrecan Network Integrity and Biomechanical Functions of Cartilage Extracellular Matrix, ACS Nano, 13 (2019) 11320-11333.

X. Li, Y. Zheng, Q. Pan, C.Y. Li* , Polymerized Ionic Liquid-Containing Interpenetrating Network Solid Polymer Electrolytes for All-Solid-State Lithium Metal Batteries, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 11 (2019) 34904-34912.

L. Gao, J. Oh, Y. Tu, T. Chang, C.Y. Li* , Glass transition temperature of cyclic polystyrene and the linear counterpart contamination effect, Polymer, 170 (2019) 198-203.

P. Shen, X. Zhang, H. Lu, Z. Su, Y. Zhou, B. Song, X. Li, X. Yang, C.Y. Li.; Tu, Y.* Effect of Fullerene Volume Fraction on Two-Dimensional Crystal-Constructed Supramolecular Liquid Crystals, Chemistry – An Asian Journal. 2019, 14,125-129.

S. Mei, M. Staub, C.Y. Li* , Directed Nanoparticle Assembly through Polymer Crystallization, Chemistry – A European Journal, 2019.

X. Li, S. Cheng, Y. Zheng, C.Y. Li* , Morphology control in semicrystalline solid polymer electrolytes for lithium batteries, Molecular Systems Design & Engineering, 4 (2019) 793-803.

Q. Pan, Y. Zheng, S. Kota, W. Huang, S. Wang, H. Qi, S. Kim, Y. Tu, M.W. Barsoum, C.Y. Li* , 2D MXene-containing polymer electrolytes for all-solid-state lithium metal batteries, Nanoscale Advances, 1 (2019) 395-402.

Huang, Z., Pan, Q., Smith, D. M., Li, C. Y.* Plasticized Hybrid Network Solid Polymer Electrolytes for Lithium‐Metal Batteries. Adv. Mater. Interfaces 2019, 6, 1801445.

Tony Yu, Sarah E Gleeson, Christopher Y Li*, Michele Marcolongo* Electrospun poly (ε‐caprolactone) nanofiber shish kebabs mimic mineralized bony surface features, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials . 2019, 107B,1141-1149.


S. Mei.; Li, C. Y.* Terraced and Smooth Gradient Polymer Brushes via a Polymer Single-Crystal Assisted Grafting-To Method, Angewandte Chemie International Edition. 2018, 57,15758-15761.

H. Zhou, Z. Fan, P.Y. Li, J. Deng, D.C. Arhontoulis, C.Y. Li, W.B. Bowne.; Cheng, H.* Dense and Dynamic Polyethylene Glycol Shells Cloak Nanoparticles from Uptake by Liver Endothelial Cells for Long Blood Circulation, ACS Nano. 2018, 12,10130-10141.

Y. Hu, K.-Y. Wu, T. Zhu, P. Shen, Y. Zhou, X. Li, C.-L. Wang, Y. Tu.; Li, C. Y.* Unique Supramolecular Liquid‐Crystal Phases with Different Two‐Dimensional Crystal Layers, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57,13454.

H. Qi, H. Zhou, Q. Tang, J.Y. Lee, Z. Fan, S. Kim, M.C. Staub, T. Zhou, S. Mei, L. Han, D.J. Pochan, H. Cheng, W. Hu.; Li, C. Y.* Block copolymer crystalsomes with an ultrathin shell to extend blood circulation time, Nature Communications. 2018, 9,3005.

B Lotz.; SZD Cheng.; Li, C. Y.* Structure of Negative Spherulites of Even–Even Polyamides. Introducing a Complex Multicomponent Spherulite Architecture, Macromolecules.  2018, 7.

Li, Q.; Wang, C; Han, B; Qu, F.; Qi, H.; Han, L.* Mauck, R. L.; Li, C. Y. Impacts of maturation on the micromechanics of the meniscus extracellular matrix, Journal of Biomechanics.  2018, 72, 252-257.

Attia, Aria. C.; Yu, Tony.; Gleeson, Sarah. E.; Petrovic, Mark.; Li, C. Y.; MArcolongo, Michele.* A Review of Nanofiber Shish Kebabs and Their Potential in Creating Effective Biomimetic Bone Scaffolds, Regenerative Engineering and Translational Medicine.  2018, 1-13.

Burks, G. R.; Qi, H.; Gleeson, S. E.; Mei, S.; Li, C. Y.* Structure and Morphology of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Nanoscrolls, ACS Macro Letters.  2018, 7(1), 75-79.

Staub, Mark. C.; Li, C. Y.* Confined and Directed Polymer Crystallization at Curved Liquid/Liquid Interface, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics.  2018, 219.

Wang, Wenda.; Staub, Mark. C.; Zhou, Tian.; Smith, Derrick.; Qi, Hao.; Larid, Erick.; Cheng, Shan.; Li, C.Y.* Polyethylene Nano Crystalsome Formed at Curved Liquid/Liquid Interface, Nanoscale.  2018, 10, 268-276.

Smith, D. M.; Pan, Q. W.; Cheng, S.; Mei, S.; Wang, W. D.; Bunning, T. J.; Li, C. Y.* Nanostructured, Highly Anisotropic, and Mechanically Robust Polymer Electrolyte Membranes via Holographic Polymerization, Advanced Materials Interfaces.  2018, 5.


Mei, S.; Qi, H.; Zhou, T.; Li, C. Y.* Precisely Assembled Cyclic Gold Nanoparticle Frames by 2D Polymer Single-Crystal Templating, Angew. Chem. Inter. Ed.  2017, 56, 1.

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Pan, Q. W.*; Barbash, D.; Smith, D. M.; Qi, H.; Gleeson, S. E.; Li, C. Y.* Correlating Electrode–Electrolyte Interface and Battery Performance in Hybrid Solid Polymer Electrolyte-Based Lithium Metal Batteries, Adv. Energy Mater. 2017, 1701231.

Zhu, T. T.; Zhang, X. Y.; Li, Z. K.; Hsu, C. H.; Chen, W.; Miyoshi, T.; Li, X. H.; Yang, X. M.; Tu, Y. F.*; Li, C. Y. Controlling the enthalpy-entropy competition in supramolecular fullerene liquid crystals by tuning the flexible chain length, Chem. Comm. 2017, 53, 8336-8339.

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Cai, Y.C.; Zheng, M. Q.; Zhu, Y. L.; Chen, X. F.;* Li. C. Y. Tunable Supramolecular Hexagonal Columnar Structures of Hydrogen-Bonded Copolymers Containing Two Different Sized Dendritic Side Chains, ACS Macro. Lett. 2017, 4, 479-484.

Henn, D. M.; Lau C. M.; Li, C. Y.; Zhao, B.* Light-triggered unfolding of single linear molecular bottlebrushes from compact globular to wormlike nano-objects in water, Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8, 2702-2712.

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Chen, X.; Gleeson, S. E.; Yu, T.; Khan, N.; Yucha, R. W.; Marcolongo, M.;* Li, C. Y.* Hierarchically ordered polymer nanofiber shish kebabs as a bone scaffold material, J. Bio. Med. Res. A., 2017, 105, 1786-1798.

Henn, D. M.; Fu, W. X.; Mei, S.; Li, C. Y.; Zhao, B.* Temperature-Induced Shape Changing of Thermosensitive Binary Heterografted Linear Molecular Brushes between Extended Wormlike and Stable Globular Conformations, Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 1645-1656.

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Huang, Z. Y.; Wang, S. J.; Sankalp, K.; Pan, Q. W., Barsoum, M. W.; Li, C.Y.* Structure and Crystallization Behavior of Poly(ethylene oxide)/Ti3C2Tx MXene Nanocomposites, Polymer, 2016, 102, 119-126.

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Gao L. F.; Chen, D. X.;  Li, X. H.; Yang, X. M.; Tu, Y. F;* Zhu, X. L.; Li, C. Y.  Quantitative Synthesis of Cyclic Polystyrenes and Their Property Difference to Linear Precursors, Polymer, 2016, 101, 379-387.

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Li, Z. Y.; Zhou, Y.; Qi, H.; Pan, Q. W.; Shi, N. N.; Lu, M.; Stein, A.; Li, C. Y.; Ramanathan, S.;* Yu, N. F.* Correlated Perovskites as a New Platform for Super Broadband Tunable Photonics. Adv. Mater. 2016, On-line, DOI:10.1002/adma.201601204. (Highlighted by Columbia, Drexel, Nanotechnology News, EurekAlert AAAS etc.)

Nykaza, J. R.; Savage, A. M.; Pan, Q. W.; Wang, S. J.; Beyer, F. L.; Tang, M. H.; Li, C. Y.; Elabd, Y. A. * Polymerized Ionic Liquid Diblock Copolymer as Solid-State Electrolyte and Separator in Lithium-Ion Battery, Polymer,  2016, In Press.

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Qi, H.; Zhou, T.; Mei, S.; Chen, X.; Li, C. Y.* Responsive Shape Change of Sub-5nm Thin, Janus Polymer Nanoplates. ACS Macro Lett. 2016, 5, 651-655. DOI: 10.1021/acsmacrolett.6b00251

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Zhou T.; Qi, H., Han, L.; Barbash D.; Li, C. Y.* Towards Controlled Polymer Brushes via a Self-Assembly-Assisted-Grafting-To Approach, Nature Commun. 2016, 7, 11119. doi:10.1038/ncomms11119  News release: DrexelNanotechnology News;  EurekAlert AAAS; etc.


Wang, W.; Qi, H.; Zhou, T.; Mei, S. Han, L.; Higuchi, T.; Jinnai, H.; Li, C.Y.* Highly Robust Crystalsom via Directed Polymer Crystallization at Curved Liquid/Liquid Interface, Nature. Commun. 2016, 7, 10599. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10599                      News release:     NSF;    NSF Science 360;   Science daily;;     Drexel;   Drexel COE;  Drexel MSE;    Kurzweilai;  Med gadget;   CE mag;  Bio tech weekly;   etc.


Liu, M.; Sun, Y. Y.; Wang, T. P.; Ye, Z. R.; Zhang, H.; Dong, B.;* Li, C. Y.*  A Biodegradable, All Polymer Micromotor for Gas Sensing Applications, J. Mater. Chem. C. 2016, 4, 5945-5952. DOI: 10.1039/C6TC00971A

Graphical abstract: A biodegradable, all-polymer micromotor for gas sensing applications


Chen, S.; Chen, D.X.; Lu, M.; Zhang, X. Y.; Yang, X. M.; Li, X. H.; Tu, Y. F.; and Li, C. Y. Incorporating Pendent Fullerenes with High Refractive Index Backbones: A Conjunction Effect Method for High Refractive Index Polymers, Macromolecules, 2015, 48 (23), pp 8480–8488. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b01791

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Pan, Q. W.;* Smith, D. M.; Qi, H.; Wang, S. J.; Li, C. Y.* Highly Efficient Hybrid Electrolytes with Controlled Network Structures for Lithium-metal Batteries. Adv. Mater. 2015, 27,
5995–6001. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201502059


Gao W. L.; Liu, M.; Liu, L. M.; Zhang, H.; Dong, B.;* Li, C. Y.* One-step fabrication of multifunctional micromotors , Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 13918-13923. DOI: 10.1039/C5NR03574K

Graphical abstract: One-step fabrication of multifunctional micromotors

Cheng, S.; Smith, D. M.; Li, C. Y.* Anisotropic Ion Transport in a Poly (ethylene oxide)–LiClO4 Solid State Electrolyte Templated by Graphene Oxide. Macromolecules 2015, 48, 4503–4510. DOI: 10.1021/acs.macromol.5b00972

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Laird, E.D; Qi, H.; Li, C. Y.* Water nanocondensation on polymer single crystal-decorated buckypaper, Polymer 2015, 70, 271-277. DOI: 10.1016/ j.polymer.2015.06.019

Zhang, H.; Liu, M.; Zhou, T.; Dong, B.;* Li, C. Y.* Stepwise assembly of cross-linked free-standing nanoparticle sheet with controllable shape, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 11033-11039. DOI: 10.1039/C5NR01890K.

Graphical abstract: Stepwise assembly of a cross-linked free-standing nanoparticle sheet with controllable shape

Cheng, S.; Smith, D. M.; Pan, Q. W.; Wang, S. J.; Smith, D. M.; Li, C. Y.* Anisotropic ion transport in nanostructured solid polymer electrolytes, RSC Advance 2015, 5, 48793-48810. (Invited Review) DOI: 10.1039/C5RA05240H

Graphical abstract: Anisotropic ion transport in nanostructured solid polymer electrolytes

Liu, M.; Liu, L. M.; Gao W. L.; Su, M. D.; Ge, Y.; Shi, L. L; Zhang, H.; Dong, B.; Li, C. Y. Nanoparticle mediated micromotor motion , Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 4949-4955. DOI: 10.1039/C4NR07558G

Graphical abstract: Nanoparticle mediated micromotor motion

Wang, W.; Huang, Z. Y., Laird, E. D; Wang, S. J.; Li, C. Y.* Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Nanoring Induces Polymer Crystallization at Liquid/Liquid Interface, Polymer 2015, 59, 1-9. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2014.12.063


Li, C. Y.; Zhu, L.; Zhao, B. “Hairy Particles: Theory, Synthesis, Behavior, and Applications.” J. Polym. Sci. B. 2014, 52, 1581-1582. (Editorial) DOI: 10.1002/polb.23614

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Zhou, T.; Dong, B.; Qi, H.; Mei, S.; Li, C. Y.* Janus Hybrid Hairy Nanoparticle, 2014, J. Polym. Sci. B. Invited Review, 2014, 52, 1620-1640. (Invited Review) DOI: 10.1002/polb.23611


Smith, D. M.; Cheng, S; Wang, W. D.; Bunning, T. J; Li, C. Y.* Polymer Electrolyte Membranes with Exceptional Conductivity Anisotropy via Holographic Polymerization, J. Pow. Sour., 2014, 271, 597-603. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpowsour.2014.07.172

Qi, H.; Wang, W.; Li, C. Y.* Janus Polymer Single Crystal via Evaporative Crystallization, ACS Macro. Lett. 2014, 3, 675-678, DOI: 10.1021/mz5002806.

Liu, M.; Liu, L. M.; Gao W. L.; Su, M. D.; Ge, Y.; Shi, L. L; Zhang, H.; Dong, B.; Li, C. Y. Enzymatically Degradable Self-Propelled Nanomotor Capable of Sensing, Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 8601-8605 DOI: 10.1039/C4NR02593H.

Cheng, S.; Smith, D. M.; Li, C. Y.* How does Nanoscale Crystalline Morphology Affect Ion Transport in Solid Polymer Electrolytes? Macromolecules 2014, 47, 3978-3986, DOI: 10.1021/ma500734q.

Yang, X.; Li, C. Y.; Sun, Y. From Multi-ring to Spider Web and Radial Spoke: Competition between Receding Contact Line and Particle Deposition in Drying Colloidal Drop, Soft Matter, 2014, 10, 4458-4463, DOI: 10.1039/C4SM00497C.

Zhou, T.; Dong, B.; Qi, H.; Lau, H. K.; Li, C. Y.* One-Step Formation of Responsive “Dumbbell” Nanoparticle Dimers via Quasi-two-Dimensional Polymer Single Crystals, Nanoscale, 2014,6, 4551-4554, DOI: 10.1039/C4NR00501E.

Ahmad, I; Li, C. Y.; Hsuan, Y. G; Caincross, R. A. Mathematical Model Describing Antioxidant Depletion in Polyethylene-Clay Nanocomposites under Thermal Aging: Part I- Reaction Model, Polym. Degr. Stab. 2014, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2014.09.002.

Reaction networks for (a) neat PE and (b) PE-clay nanocomposite. The thickness ...

Wang, W.; Li, C. Y.* Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube-Induced Orthogonal Growth of Polyethylene Single Crystals at a Curved Liquid/Liquid Interface, ACS Macro. Lett., 2014, 3, 175–179 DOI: 10.1021/mz5000027

Moon, E. J.;* Xie, Y. J.; Laird, E. D.; Keavney, D. J.; Li, C. Y.; May, S. J.* Fluorination of Epitaxial Oxides: Synthesis of Perovskite Oxyfluoride Thin Films; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, pp 2224–2227DOI: 10.1021/ja410954z

Smith, D. M.; Li, C. Y.* and Bunning T. J.* Light-directed mesoscale phase separation via holographic polymerization, J. Poly. Sci. Poly. Phys. Invited review,2014, 52, 232-250, DOI: 10.1002/polb.23413.

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Laird, E.D; Bose, R. K.; Qi, H.; Lau, K. K. S.; Li, C. Y.* Electric Field-Induced, Reversible Lotus-to-Rose Transition in Nanohybrid Shish Kebab Paper with Hierarchical Roughness, ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 2013, 5, 12089–12098. DOI: 10.1021/am403925f

Hood, M. A.; Sands, J. M.; Beyer, F. L.; Li, C. Y.* Extraordinarily high plastic deformation in polyurethane/silica nanoparticle nanocomposites with low filler concentrations;Polymer, 2013, 54, 6510-6515. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2013.10.010

Chen, X.; Wang, W. D.; Cheng, S.; Dong, B.; Li, C. Y.* Mimicking Bone Nanostructure by Combining Block Copolymer Self-Assembly and 1D Crystal Nucleation; ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 8251-8257. DOI: 10.1021/nn403742f

Cheng, S; Cairncross, R.; Hsuan, Y. G.*; Li, C. Y.* Clay orientation effect on the thermal stability of polyethylene–nanoclay nanocomposites, Polymer 2013, 54, 5016-5023. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2013.07.011

Dong, B.; Zhou T.; Zhang, H.; Li, C. Y.* Directed Self-assembly of Nanoparticles for Nanomotors; ACS Nano, 2013, 7, 5192-5198. DOI: 10.1021/nn400925q

Laird, E. D; Li, C. Y.* Structure and Morphology Control in Crystalline-Polymer/Carbon-Nanotube Composites; Macromolecules 2013. Invited perspective, 46, 2877-2891. DOI: 10.1021/ma400035j

Wang, D.; Pevzner, L.; Li, C.; Peneva, K.; Li, C. Y.; Chan, D. Y. C.; Mullen, K.; Mezger, M.; Koynov, K.*; Butt H. Layer with Reduced Viscosity at Water-Oil Interfaces Probed by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy; Physical Review E.2013, 87, 012403. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.87.012403

Laird, E.D; Ranjita K. Bose; Wang, W.; Kenneth K. S. Lau; Li, C. Y.* Carbon Nanotube-Directed Polytetrafluoroethylene Single Crystal Growth via Initiated Chemical Vapor Deposition 2013, Macro. Rap. Commun. 34, 251−256. DOI: 10.1002/marc.201200678

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Li, C. Y.* and Bunning T. J. * Holographically patterned soft matter: light directed mesoscale phase separation; Curr. Opin. Chem. Engin. 2013, 2, 63-67. DOI: 10.1016/j.coche.2012.09.009


Zhang, H.; Dong, B.; Zhou, T.; Li, C. Y.* Directed Self-assembly of Hetero-Nanoparticles Using Polymer Single Crystal Template;Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 7641-7645. DOI: 10.1039/C2NR32866F

Zhou T.; Wang, B. B.; Dong B.; Li, C. Y.* Amphiphilic Janus Silica Nanoparticles via Combining “Polymer Singe Crystal-Templating” and “Grafting-from” Methods Showing Thermo-responsive Properties; Macromolecules, 2012, 45, 8780−8789. DOI: 10.1021/ma3019987

Dong, B.; Wang, W.; Miller, D. L.; Li, C. Y.* Polymer-Single-Crystal@Nanoparticle Nanosandwich for Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy; J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 15526–15529. DOI: 10.1039/c2jm33277a Supporting Information

Dong, B.; Wang, W.; Miller, D. L.; Li, C. Y.* Polymer Single Crystal as Magnetically Recoverable Support for Nanocatalysts; J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 1346-1350. DOI: 10.1021/jz300434c

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Laird, E. D. Wang, W.; Cheng, S.; Li, B., Presser, V.; Dyatkin, B.; Gogotsi, Y.; Li, C. Y.* Polymer single crystal-decorated superhydrophobic buckypaper with controlled surface and conductivity; ACS Nano 2012, 6, 1204-1213. DOI: 10.1021/nn203861s

Wang, W., Laird, E. D.; Li, B., Li L.; Li, C. Y.* Tuning periodicity of polymer-decorated carbon nanotubes; Sci. Chi. Chem. 2012, 55, 802-807. DOI: 10.1007/s11426-012-4502-4

Smith, D. M.; Dong, B; Marron, R. W.; Birnkrant, M. J.; Elabd, Y. A.; Natarajan, L. V.; Tondiglia, V. P.; Bunning, T. J.; Li, C. Y.* Tuning ion conducting pathways using holographic polymerization; Nano Lett. 2012, 12, 310-314. DOI:

Cheng, S.; Chen, X; Hsuan, Y. G; Li, C. Y.* Reduced graphene oxide-induced polyethylene crystallization in solution and nanocomposites; Macromolecules 2012, 45, 993-1000. DOI:

Wang, W.; Laird, E. D.; Gogotsi, Y.; Li, C.Y.* Bending single-walled carbon nanotubes into nanorings using a Pickering emulsion-based process, Carbon 2012, 50, 1769-1775. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2011.12.024

SEM analysis of nanorings. (a) Low-magnification SEM image of SWCNT rings; (b) ...

Wong, W. K.; Cheng, S; Li, C. Y.; Ahmad, I.; Cairncross, R.; Hsuan, Y. G.* Depletion Mechanism of Antioxidants in MDPE-Clay Nanocomposites, Part I – Heat Aging; Polym. Degr. Stab. 2012, 97, 192-199. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2011.10.010


Wang, D.; Yordanov, S.; Paroor, H. M.; Mukhopadhyay. A.; Li. C. Y.; Butt, H. J; Koynov, K.* Probing Diffusion of single nanoparticles at water-oil interfaces; Small, 2011, 7, 24, 3502-3507. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201101823

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Liang, X.; Chen, X.; Li, C. Y.; Shen, Z.; Fan, X.; Zhou, Q. F.*, Synthesis and Characterization of a New Series of Mesogen-Jacketed Liquid Crystalline Polymers with Long Mesogenic Side Chains. Acta Polymerica Sinica, 2011, 11, 1311-1319. DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1105.2011.11012 PDF

Li, L. Y.; Wang, W. D.; Laird, E. D.; Li, C. Y.*; Defaux, M.; Ivanov, D. A. Polyethylene/carbon nanotube nano hybrid shish-kebab obtained by solvent evaporation and thin-film crystallization; Polymer 2011, 52: 3633-3638. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2011.05.006

Dong, B.; Li, B.; Li, C. Y.* Janus nanoparticle dimers and chains via polymer single crystals; J. Mater. Chem. 2011, 21: 13155-13158. DOI: 10.1039/c1jm12866c

Birnkrant, M. J.; Li, C. Y.*; Natarajan, L. V.; Tondiglia, V. P.; Sutherland, R. L.; Bunning, T. J. Permeable nanoconfinement of hierarchical block copolymer volume gratings; Soft Matter 2011, 7: 4729-4734. DOI: 10.1039/c0sm01558j


Wang, J.; Li, C. Y.; Jin, S.; Weng, X.; Van Horn, R. M.; Graham, M. J.; Zhang, W. B.; Jeong, K. U.; Harris, F. W.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Helical Crystal Assemblies in Nonracemic Chiral Liquid Crystalline Polymers: Where Chemistry and Physics Meet; Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2010, 49: 11936-11947. DOI: 10.1021/ie100248r


Wang, B. B.; Li, B.; Ferrier, R. C. M.; Li, C. Y.* Polymer Single Crystal Templated Janus Nanoparticles; Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2010, 31: 169-175. DOI: 10.1002/marc.200900735

Wang, B. B.; Li, B.; Dong, B.; Zhao, B.; Li, C. Y.* Homo- and Hetero-Particle Clusters Formed by Janus Nanoparticles with Bicompartment Polymer Brushes; Macromolecules 2010, 43: 9234-9238. DOI: 10.1021/ma101772f


Wang, B. B.; Dong, B.; Li, B.; Zhao, B.; Li, C. Y.* Janus gold nanoparticle with bicompartment polymer brushes templated by polymer single crystals; Polymer 2010, 51: 4814-4822. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2010.08.016

Liang, X. C.; Chen, X. F.; Li, C. Y.*; Shen, Z. H.; Fan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F.* Mesogen-jacketed liquid crystalline polymers substituted with oligo(oxyethylene) as peripheral chain; Polymer 2010, 51: 3693-3705. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2010.05.051

Hood, M. A.; Wang, B. B.; Sands, J. M.; La Scala, J. J.; Beyer, F. L.; Li, C. Y.* Morphology control of segmented polyurethanes by crystallization of hard and soft segments; Polymer 2010, 51: 2191-2198. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2010.03.027

Chen, X.; Dong, B.; Wang, B. B.; Shah, R.; Li, C. Y.* Crystalline Block Copolymer Decorated, Hierarchically Ordered Polymer Nanofibers; Macromolecules 2010, 43: 9918-9927. DOI: 10.1021/ma101900n


Tenneti, K. K.; Chen, X. F.; Li, C. Y.*; Shen, Z. H.; Wan, X. H.; Fan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F.*; Rong, L. X.; Hsiao, B. S. Influence of LC Content on the Phase Structures of Side-Chain Liquid Crystalline Block Copolymers with Bent-Core Mesogens; Macromolecules 2009, 42: 3510-3517. DOI: 10.1021/ma8027563

Li, L. Y.; Li, B.; Hood, M. A.; Li, C. Y.* Carbon nanotube induced polymer crystallization: The formation of nanohybrid shish-kebabs; Polymer 2009, 50: 953-965. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2008.12.031

Li, C. Y.* Nanoparticle Assembly: Anisotropy unnecessary; Nat. Mater. 2009, 8: 249-250. DOI: 10.1038/nmat2416

Li, C. Y.* Polymer Single Crystal Meets Nanoparticles; J. Polym. Sci. Pt. B-Polym. Phys. 2009, 47: 2436-2440. DOI: 10.1002/polb.21855 Cover

Li, B.; Wang, B. B.; Ferrier, R. C. M.; Li, C. Y.* Programmable Nanoparticle Assembly via Polymer Single Crystals; Macromolecules 2009, 42: 9394-9399. DOI: 10.1021/ma902294k


Li, B.; Li, L. Y.; Wang, B. B.; Li, C. Y.* Alternating patterns on single-walled carbon nanotubes; Nat. Nanotechnol. 2009, 4: 358-362. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2009.91

Jiang, X. M.; Wang, B. B.; Li, C. Y.; Zhao, B.* Thermosensitive Polymer Brush-Supported 4-N,N-Dialkylaminopyridine on Silica Particles as Catalyst for Hydrolysis of an Activated Ester in Aqueous Buffers: Comparison of Activity with Linear Polymer-Supported Version and Effect of LCST Transition; J. Polym. Sci. Pol. Chem. 2009, 47: 2853-2870. DOI: 10.1002/pola.23375


Zhao, B.*; Jiang, X. M.; Li, D. J.; Jiang, X. G.; O’Lenick, T. G.; Li, B.; Li, C. Y. Hairy particle-supported 4-N,N-dialkylaminopyridine: An efficient and recyclable nucleophilic organocatalyst; J. Polym. Sci. Pol. Chem. 2008, 46: 3438-3446. DOI: 10.1002/pola.22681

Wang, D. H.; Mirau, P.; Li, B.; Li, C. Y.; Baek, J. B.; Tan, L. S.* Solubilization of carbon nanofibers with a covalently attached hyperbranched poly(ether ketone); Chem. Mat. 2008, 20: 1502-1515. DOI: 10.1021/cm702857z

Wang, B. B.; Li, B.; Zhao, B.; Li, C. Y.* Amphiphilic Janus gold nanoparticles via combining “Solid-State Grafting-to” and “Grafting-from” methods; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2008, 130: 11594-11595. DOI: 10.1021/ja804192e

Wang, B. B.; Li, B.; Xiong, J.; Li, C. Y.* Hierarchically Ordered Polymer Nanofibers via Electrospinning and Controlled Polymer Crystallization; Macromolecules 2008, 41: 9516-9521. DOI: 10.1021/ma801971r

Tenneti, K. K.; Chen, X. F.; Li, C. Y.*; Wan, X. H.; Fan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F.*; Rong, L. X.; Hsiao, B. S. Competition between liquid crystallinity and block copolymer self-assembly in core-shell rod-coil block copolymers; Soft Matter 2008, 4: 458-461. DOI: 10.1039/b714524a

Li, B.; Ni, C.; Li, C. Y.* Poly(ethylene oxide) single crystals as templates for Au nanoparticle patterning and asymmetrical functionalization; Macromolecules 2008, 41: 149-155. DOI: 10.1021/ma702047k

Birnkrant, M.; Li, C. Y.*; Natarajan, L. V.; Tondiglia, V. P.; Sutherland, R. L.; Lloyd, P. F.; Jakubiak, R.; Bunning, T. J. In The structure of a polymer blend in a volume grating, Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic Materials Viii; Jakubiak, R., Ed.; Spie-Int Soc Optical Engineering: Bellingham, 2008; Vol. 7049. DOI: 10.1117/12.798322


Tenneti, K. K.; Chen, X. F.; Li, C. Y.*; Wan, X. H.; Fan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F.*; Rong, L. X.; Hsiao, B. S. Hierarchical nanostructures of bent-core molecules blended with poly(styrene-b-4-vinylpyridine) block copolymer; Macromolecules 2007, 40: 5095-5102. DOI: 10.1021/ma070721j

Li, L. Y.; Li, C. Y.*; Ni, C. Y.; Rong, L. X.; Hsiao, B. Structure and crystallization behavior of Nylon 66/multi-walled carbon nanotube nanocomposites at low carbon nanotube contents; Polymer 2007, 48: 3452-3460. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2007.04.030

Li, L. Y.; Li, B.; Yang, G. L.; Li, C. Y.* Polymer decoration on carbon nanotubes via physical vapor deposition; Langmuir 2007, 23: 8522-8525. DOI: 10.1021/la700480z

Li, B.; Li, C. Y.* Immobilizing Au nanoparticles with polymer single crystals, patterning and asymmetric functionalization; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2007, 129: 12-13. DOI: 10.1021/ja0668318

Chen, X. F.; Tenneti, K. K.; Li, C. Y.*; Bai, Y. W.; Wan, X. H.; Fan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F.; Rong, L. X.; Hsiao, B. S. Side-chain liquid crystalline poly(meth)acrylates with bent-core mesogens; Macromolecules 2007, 40: 840-848. DOI: 10.1021/ma061949u

Birnkrant, M. J.; Li, C. Y.*; Natarajan, L. V.; Tondiglia, V. P.; Sutherland, R. L.; Lloyd, P. F.; Bunning, T. J. Layer-in-layer hierarchical nanostructures fabricated by combining holographic polymerization and block copolymer self-assembly; Nano Lett. 2007, 7: 3128-3133. DOI: 10.1021/nl071673j


Li, L. Y.; Yang, Y.; Yang, G. L.; Chen, X. M.; Hsiao, B. S.; Chu, B.; Spanier, J. E.; Li, C. Y.* Patterning polyethylene oligomers on carbon nanotubes using physical vapor deposition; Nano Lett. 2006, 6: 1007-1012. DOI: 10.1021/nl060276q

Li, L. Y.; Li, C. Y.*; Ni, C. Y. Polymer crystallization-driven, periodic patterning on carbon nanotubes; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2006, 128: 1692-1699. DOI: 10.1021/ja056923h

Kodjie, S. L.; Li, L. Y.; Li, B.; Cai, W. W.; Li, C. Y.*; Keating, M. Morphology and crystallization behavior of HDPE/CNT nanocomposite; J. Macromol. Sci. Part B-Phys. 2006, 45: 231-245. DOI: 10.1080/00222340500522299

Dillon, D. R.; Tenneti, K. K.; Li, C. Y.*; Ko, F. K.; Sics, I.; Hsiao, B. S. On the structure and morphology of polyvinylidene fluoride-nanoclay nanocomposites; Polymer 2006, 47: 1678-1688. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2006.01.015

Chen, X. F.; Tenneti, K. K.; Li, C. Y.*; Bai, Y. W.; Zhou, R.; Wan, X. H.; Fan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F.* Design, synthesis, and characterization of bent-core mesogen-jacketed liquid crystalline polymers; Macromolecules 2006, 39: 517-527. DOI: 10.1021/ma051939d

Birnkrant, M. J.; McWilliams, H. K.; Li, C. Y.*; Natarajan, L. V.; Tondiglia, V. P.; Sutherland, R. L.; Lloyd, P. F.; Bunning, T. J. On the structure of holographic polymer-dispersed polyethylene glycol; Polymer 2006, 47: 8147-8154. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2006.09.052


Tenneti, K. K.; Chen, X. F.; Li, C. Y.*; Tu, Y. F.; Wan, X. H.; Zhou, Q. F.*; Sics, I.; Hsiao, B. S. Perforated layer structures in liquid crystalline rod-coil block copolymers; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127: 15481-15490. DOI: 10.1021/ja053548k

Li, C. Y.*; Li, L. Y.; Cai, W. W.; Kodjie, S. L.; Tenneti, K. K. Nanohybrid Shish-kebabs: Periodically functionalized carbon nanotubes; Adv. Mater. 2005, 17: 1198-1202. (Cover Article). DOI: 10.1002/adma.200401977 Cover

Li, C. Y.*; Birnkrant, M. J.; Natarajan, L. V.; Tondiglia, V. P.; Lloyd, P. F.; Sutherland, R. L.; Bunning, T. J. Polymer crystallization/melting induced thermal switching in a series of holographically patterned Bragg reflectors; Soft Matter 2005, 1: 238-242. (Highlighted in Royal Society of Chemistry, Chemical Technology News, Sept. 2005, 2002, T2033). DOI: 10.1039/b506876b


Zhang, S. J.; Fu, L. X.; Zhang, J.; Liu, J. J.; Yang, D. C.; Ge, J. J.; Li, C. Y.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Ordering-induced micro-bands in thin films of a main-chain liquid crystalline chloro-poly(aryl ether ketone); Polymer 2004, 45: 3967-3972. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2004.01.083

Lyons, J.; Li, C. Y.; Ko, F.* Melt-electrospinning part I: processing parameters and geometric properties; Polymer 2004, 45: 7597-7603. DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2004.08.071

Li, C. Y.*; Tenneti, K. K.; Zhang, D.; Zhang, H. L.; Wan, X. H.; Chen, E. Q.; Zhou, Q. F.*; Carlos, A. O.; Igos, S.; Hsiao, B. S. Hierarchical assembly of a series of rod-coil block copolymers: Supramolecular LC phase in nanoenvironment; Macromolecules 2004, 37: 2854-2860. DOI: 10.1021/ma0354905

Xue, C. C.; Jin, S.; Wen, X.; Ge, J. J.; Shen, Z. H.; Shen, H.; Graham, M. J.; Jeong, K. U.; Huang, H. B.; Zhang, D.; Guo, M. M.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Li, C. Y.; Zhu, L. Self-assembled “Supra-molecular” Structures viaHydrogen Bonding and Aromatic/Aliphatic MicrophaseSeparation on Different Length Scales in Symmetric-Tapered Bisamides; Chem. Mater. 2004, 16, 1014-1025. DOI: 10.1021/cm0349755

Chen, W. Y.; Zheng, J. X.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Li, C. Y.; Huang, P.; Zhu, L.; Xiong, H. M.; Ge, Q.; Guo, Y.; Quirk, R. P.; Lotz, B.; Deng, L. F.; Wu, C.; Thomas, E. L. Onset of tethered chain overcrowding; Phys. Rev. Lett. 2004, 93: 028301/028301-028304. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.93.028301

Chen, W. Y.; Li, C. Y.; Zheng, J. X.; Huang, P.; Zhu, L.; Ge, Q.; Quirk, R. P.; Lotz, B.; Deng, L. F.; Wu, C.; Thomas, E. L.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* “Chemically shielded” poly(ethylene oxide) single crystal growth and construction of channel-wire arrays with chemical and geometric recognitions on a submicrometer scale; Macromolecules 2004, 37: 5292-5299. DOI: 10.1021/ma0493325

Cai, W. W.; Li, C. Y.*; Li, L. Y.; Lotz, B.; Keating, M. N.; Marks, D. Submicrometer scroll/tubular lamellar crystals of Nylon 6,6; Adv. Mater. 2004, 16: 600-605. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200305634

Tang, B. Y.; Jing, A. J.; Li, C. Y.; Shen, Z. H.; Wang, H. B.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Role of polymorphous metastability in crystal formation kinetics of 2,3,6,7,10,11-hexa(4 ‘-octyloxy-benzoyloxy)-triphenylene discotic molecules; Cryst. Growth Des. 2003, 3: 375-382. DOI: 10.1021/cg020069d

Li, C. Y.; Jin, S.; Weng, X.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Phase Transformations in Chiral Non-Racemic Main-Chain Liquid Crystalline Polyesters Involving Double-Twist Helical Crystals; NATAS Notes 2003, 34: 5-12. DOI: 10.1016/S0032-3861(00)00238-X

Ko, F.*; Gogotsi, Y.; Ali, A.; Naguib, N.; Ye, H. H.; Yang, G. L.; Li, C. Y.; Willis, P. Electrospinning of continuons carbon nanotube-filled nanofiber yarns; Adv. Mater. 2003, 15: 1161-1165. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200304955

Ge, J. J.; Hong, S. C.; Tang, B. Y.; Li, C. Y.; Zhang, D.; Bai, T.; Mansdorf, B.; Harris, F. W.; Yang, D.; Shen, Y. R.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Assembly of photopolymerizable discotic molecules on an aligned polyimide layer surface to form a negative retardation film with an oblique optical axis; Adv. Funct. Mater. 2003, 13: 718-725. DOI: 10.1002/adma.200304365

Weng, X.; Li, C. Y.; Jin, S.; Zhang, D.; Zhang, J. Z.; Bai, F.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Helical twist senses, liquid crystalline behavior, crystal microtwins, and rotation twins in a polyester containing main-chain molecular asymmetry and effects of the number of methylene units in the backbones on the phase structures and morphologies of its homologues; Macromolecules 2002, 35: 9678-9686. DOI: 10.1021/ma0214106

Jing, A. J.; Taikum, O.; Li, C. Y.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Phase identifications and monotropic transition behaviors in a thermotropic main-chain liquid crystalline polyether; Polymer 2002, 43: 3431-3440. DOI: 10.1016/S0032-3861(02)00159-3

Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Li, C. Y. In Textures of Materials, Pts 1 and 2; Lee, D. N., Ed.; Trans Tech Publications Ltd: Zurich-Uetikon, 2002; Vol. 408-4; pp 25-37.

Li, C. Y.; Jin, S.; Weng, X.; Ge, J. J.; Zhang, D.; Bai, F.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Yan, D. H.; He, T. B.; Lotz, B.; Chien, L. C. Liquid crystalline phases, microtwinning in crystals and helical chirality transformations in a main-chain chiral liquid crystalline polyester; Macromolecules 2002, 35: 5475-5482. DOI: 10.1021/ma0204453

Before 2002

Yang, J.; Sidoti, G.; Liu, J.; Geil, P. H.; Li, C. Y.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Morphology and crystal structure of CTFMP and bulk polymerized poly(trimethylene terephthalate); Polymer 2001, 42: 7181-7195. DOI: 10.1016/S0032-3861(01)00044-1

Wang, B. J.; Li, C. Y.; Hanzlicek, J.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Geil, P. H.; Grebowicz, J.; Ho, R. M. Poly(trimethylene teraphthalate) crystal structure and morphology in different length scales; Polymer 2001, 42: 7171-7180. DOI: 10.1016/S0032-3861(01)00046-5

Li, C. Y.; Ge, J. J.; Bai, F.; Calhoun, B. H.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Chien, L. C.; Lotz, B.; Keith, H. D. Early-stage formation of helical single crystals and their confined growth in thin film; Macromolecules 2001, 34: 3634-3641. DOI: 10.1021/ma0021996

Li, C. Y.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Weng, X.; Ge, J. J.; Bai, F.; Zhang, J. Z.; Calhoun, B. H.; Harris, F. W.; Chien, L. C.; Lotz, B. Left or right, it is a matter of one methylene unit; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123: 2462-2463. DOI: 10.1021/ja005805l

Ge, J. J.; Li, C. Y.; Xue, G.; Mann, I. K.; Zhang, D.; Wang, S. Y.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Hong, S. C.; Zhuang, X. W.; Shen, Y. R. Rubbing-induced molecular reorientation on an alignment surface of an aromatic polyimide containing cyanobiphenyl side chains; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123: 5768-5776. DOI: 10.1021/ja0042682

Li, C. Y.; Ge, J. J.; Bai, F.; Zhang, J. Z.; Calhoun, B. H.; Chien, L. C.; Harris, F. W.; Lotz, B.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Phase transformations in a chiral main-chain liquid crystalline polyester involving double-twist helical crystals; Polymer 2000, 41: 8953-8960. DOI: 10.1016/S0032-3861(00)00238-X

Li, C. Y.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Ge, J. J.; Bai, F.; Zhang, J. Z.; Mann, I. K.; Chien, L. C.; Harris, F. W.; Lotz, B. Molecular orientations in flat-elongated and helical lamellar crystals of a main-chain nonracemic chiral polyester; J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122: 72-79. DOI: 10.1021/ja993249t

Ge, J. J.; Zhang, J. Z.; Zhou, W. S.; Li, C. Y.; Jin, S.; Calhoun, B. H.; Wang, S. Y.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D.* Phase structures, transition behavior and surface alignment in polymers containing rigid-rod backbones with flexible side chains – Part VI – Novel band structures in a combined main-chain/side-chain liquid crystalline polyester: From liquid crystal to crystalline states; J. Mater. Sci. 2000, 35: 5215-5223. DOI: 10.1023/A:1004868707165

Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Li, C. Y.; Zhu, L. Commentary on polymer crystallization: Selection rules in different length scales of a nucleation process; Eur. Phys. J. E 2000, 3: 195-197. DOI: 10.1007/s101890070032

Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Li, C. Y.; Calhoun, B. H.; Zhu, L.; Zhou, W. W. Thermal analysis: the next two decades; Thermochim. Acta 2000, 355: 59-68. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-6031(00)00437-8

Li, S. J.; Hsu, B. L.; Li, F. M.; Li, C. Y.; Harris, F. W.; Cheng, S. Z. D*. A study of polyimide thermoplastics used as tougheners in epoxy resins – structure, property and solubility relationships; Thermochim. Acta 1999, 341: 221-229. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-6031(99)00266-X

Li, C. Y.; Yan, D. H.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Bai, F.; He, T. B.; Chien, L. C.; Harris, F. W.; Lotz, B. Double-twisted helical lamellar crystals in a synthetic main-chain chiral polyester similar to biological polymers; Macromolecules 1999, 32: 524-527. DOI: 10.1021/ma981000a

Li, C. Y.; Yan, D. H.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Bai, F.; Ge, J. J.; Calhoun, B. H.; He, T. B.; Chien, L. C.; Harris, F. W.; Lotz, B. Helical single-lamellar crystals thermotropically formed in a synthetic nonracemic chiral main-chain polyester; Phys. Rev. B 1999, 60: 12675-12680. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.60.12675

Li, C. Y.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Ge, J. J.; Bai, F.; Zhang, J. Z.; Mann, I. K.; Harris, F. W.; Chien, L. C.; Yan, D. H.; He, T. B.; Lotz, B. Double twist in helical polymer “soft” crystals; Phys. Rev. Lett. 1999, 83: 4558-4561. ( this work has been selected as the cover picture of POLYMER journal for the whole year of 2000; and was reported by Physical Review Focus and Spektrum Der Wissenschaft magazines, 2000). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.4558

Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Zhu, L.; Li, C. Y.; Honigfort, P. S.; Keller, A. Size effect of metastable states on semicrystalline polymer structures and morphologies; Thermochim. Acta 1999, 332: 105-113. DOI: 10.1016/S0040-6031(99)00065-9

Bai, F.; Chien, L. C.; Li, C. Y.; Cheng, S. Z. D.*; Petschek, R. Synthesis and characterization of isoregic chiral smectic polyesters; Chem. Mat. 1999, 11: 1666-1671. DOI: 10.1021/cm990159e