Wanli Yang (Beamline 8.0)
Wanli Yang (Beamline 8.0 @ the Advanced Light Source)
Ph.D. Physicist Staff Scientist
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 : (focus) Materials for sustainable energy applications, including transition-metal based and organic compounds for photovoltaic, thermoelectric and Lithium-ion battery devices. (past) Highly correlated materials including cuprates, magnites, cobatates, and iron pnictides. (limited) Molecular crystal systems including fullerenes, diamondoids and other carbon nanotubes and nanoclusters.
Techniques : Synchrotron based SOFT x-ray electronic structure probes including (focus) 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); (past) 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
Online Tutorial: "soft x-ray spectroscopy of battery materials" (MRS Meeting) (MRS account or free registration required)
9/2006 - present, Career Physicist Scientist, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berekeley National Laboratory
9/2004 - 9/2006, Staff Scientist, Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials (GLAM), Stanford University
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...
Selected Synchrotron Publications (Click here for publications on Web of Science)
Qiao, RM; Lucas, IT; Karim, A; Syzdek, J; Liu, XS; Chen, W; Persson, K; Kostechi, R; Yang, WL.
Distinct Solid-Electrolyte-Interphases on Sn (100) and (001) Electrodes Studied by Soft X-Ray Spectroscopy
Advanced Materials -Interfaces 1, 1300115 (2013)
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) (Viewpoint in Physics)
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)
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)
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
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)