Wanli Yang (Beamline 8.0)
Wanli Yang, (Beamline 8.0 @ the Advanced Light Source)
Ph.D. Physicist Scientist/Engineer
MS6-2100, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720
E-mail: WLYang (at) lbl.gov
Phone: (510) 486-4989
Fax: (510) 495-2067
Materials : Novel materials for "green energy" applications including polymer, bio-mimetic and transition-metal compounds for photovoltaic, thermoelectric and Lithium-ion battery devices. Highly correlated materials including cuprates, magnites, cobatates, and iron pnictides. Molecular crystal systems including fullerenes, diamondoids and other carbon nanotubes and nanoclusters.
Techniques : Synchrotron based SOFT x-ray electronic structure probes including photon-in/photon-out spectroscopy of X-ray absorption (XAS), X-ray emission (XES), Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS), and Resonant Elastic X-ray Scattering (REXS); photon-in/electron-out spectroscopy of Angle Resolved Photoelectron (ARPES), angle integrated Ultraviolet Photoelectron Spectroscopy (UPS), and Core level X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS).
Current Research Focus : Lithium-ion and lithium battery electrode and electrolyte materials.
A tutorial of "soft x-ray spectroscopy of battery materials" in 2013 MRS spring meeting (MRS account or free registration required)
Impacts and Media Remarks
LBNL News Center: New Spectroscopic Technique Could Accelerate the Push for Better Batteries (Dec 2013)
NERSC: A Better Lithium-ion Battery on the Way (Sep 23, 2011)
>> Broadly cited in public media, e.g., ScienceDaily, ZDNet, Green Car Congress, Knight Journalism Tracker, nanoWerk, electroIQ, MSNBC, ChemistryViews, etc...
Yang, WL; Liu, XS; Qiao, RM; Olalde-Velasco, P; Spear, JD; Roseguo, L; Pepper, JX; Chuang, YD; Denlinger, JD; Hussain, Z.
Key electronic states in lithium battery materials probed by soft X-ray spectroscopy (a mini review)
J. Elec. Spectr. Rel. Phenom. 190, 64 (2013)
Liu, XS; Wang, DD; Liu, G; Srinivasan, V; Liu, Z; Hussain, Z; Yang, WL.
Distinct charge dynamics in battery electrodes revealed by in situ and operando soft X-ray spectroscopy
Nature Communications 4, 2568 (2013)
de Groot, FMF; Yang, WL.
Phase Transformation and Lithiation Effect on Electronic Structure of LixFePO4: An In-Depth Study by Soft X-ray and Simulations
Journal of the American Chemical Society 134, 13708 (2012)
Wu, MY; Xiao, XC; Vukmirovic, N; Xun, S; Das, PK; Song, XY; Olalde, P; Wang, DD; Weber, AZ, Wang, LW; Battaglia, VS; Yang, WL*; Liu, G*.
Toward an Ideal Polymer Binder Design for High-Capacity Battery Anodes
Journal of the American Chemical Society 135, 12048 (2013)
Liu, G; Xun, S; Nenad, V; Song, XY; Olalde-Velasco, P; Zheng, HH; Battaglia, VS; Wang, LW; Yang, WL.
Polymers with Tailored Electronic Structure for High Capacity Lithium Battery Electrodes
Advanced Materials 23, 4679 (2011)
Olalde-Velasco, P; Jiménez-Mier,
J; Denlinger JD; Hussain Z;
Direct probe of Mott-Hubbard to charge-transfer insulator transition and electronic structure evolution in transition-metal systems
Physical Review B 83, 241102(R) (2011)
Yang, WL; Sorini,
AP; Chen, CC; Moritz, B; Lee, WS; Vernay, F; Olalde, P; Denlinger, JD; Delley, B; Chu, JH; Analytis, JG;
Fisher, IR; Ren, ZA; Yang, J; Lu, W; Zhao, ZX; Brink,
J van den; Hussain, Z; Shen,
ZX; Devereaux, TP.
Evidence for weak electronic correlations in iron pnictides
Physical Review B 80, 014508 (2009)
Yang, WL; Fabbri, JD;
Willey, TM; Lee, JRI; Dahl, JE; Carlson, RMK; Schreiner, PR; Fokin, AA; Tkachenko, BA; Fokina, NA; Meevasana, W; Mannella, N; Tanaka, K; Zhou, XJ; van Buuren,
T; Kelly, MA; Hussain, Z; Melosh,
NA; Shen, ZX.
Monochromatic electron photoemission from diamondoid monolayers
SCIENCE 316, 1460-1462 (2007)
Yang, WL; Brouet, V; Zhou,
XJ; Choi, HJ; Louie, SG; Cohen, ML; Kellar, SA; Bogdanov, PV; Lanzara, A;
Goldoni, A; Parmigiani, F; Hussain,
Z; Shen, ZX.
Band structure and Fermi surface of electron-doped C-60 monolayers
SCIENCE 300, 303-307 (2003)
Brouet, V; Yang, WL; Zhou,
XJ; Choi, HJ; Louie, SG; Cohen, ML; Goldoni, A; Parmigiani,
F; Hussain, Z; Shen, ZX.
Orientation-dependent C-60 electronic structures revealed by photoemission spectroscopy
Physical Review Letters
N; Yang, WL; Zhou, XJ; Zheng, H; Mitchell, JF; Zaanen,
J; Devereaux, TP; Nagaosa, N; Hussain, Z; Shen, ZX.
Nodal quasiparticle in pseudogapped colossal magnetoresistive manganites
NATURE 438, 474-478 (2005)