Publications

At WPI:

  1. L. Zhou, Y. Yang, J. Zhang, and P. M. Rao, “Photoanode with Enhanced Performance Achieved by Coating BiVO4 onto ZnO-Templated Sb-Doped SnO2 Nanotube Scaffold”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9 (13), 11356–11362, 2017.
  2. Z. Zhu, P. Sarker, C. Zhao, L. Zhou, R. L. Grimm, M. N. Huda and P. M. Rao, “Photoelectrochemical Properties and Behavior of α-SnWO4 Photoanodes Synthesized by Hydrothermal Conversion of WO3 films”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9 (2), 1459−1470, 2017.
  3. K. T. Butler, B. J. Dringoli, L. Zhou, P. M. Rao, A. Walsh and L. V. Titova, “Ultrafast carrier dynamics in BiVO4 thin film photoanode material: interplay between free carriers, trapped carriers and low-frequency lattice vibrations”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 4, 18516, 2016.
  4. P. Allen, L. Cai, L. Zhou, C. Zhao and P. M. Rao, “Rapid Synthesis of Thin and Long Mo17O47 Nanowire-Arrays in an Oxygen Deficient Flame”, Scientific Reports, 6, 27832, 2016.
  5. L. Zhou, C. Zhao, B. Giri, P. Allen, X. Xu, H. Joshi, Y. Fan, L. V. Titova and P. M. Rao, “High Light Absorption and Charge Separation Efficiency at Low Applied Voltage from Sb-Doped SnO2/BiVO4 Core/Shell Nanorod-Array Photoanodes”, Nano Letters, 16 (6), 3463–3474, 2016.

Prior to WPI:

  1. L. Cai, I. S. Cho, M. Logar, A. Mehta, J. He, C. H. Lee, P. M. Rao, Y. Feng, J. Wilcox, F. B. Prinz and X. L. Zheng, “Sol-Flame Synthesis of Cobalt-doped TiO2 Nanowires with Enhanced Electrocatalytic Activity for Oxygen Evolution Reaction”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 16, 12299-12306, 2014.
  2. P. M. Rao, L. Cai, C. Liu, I. S. Cho, C. H. Lee, J. M. Weisse, P. Yang and X. L. Zheng, “Simultaneously Efficient Light Absorption and Charge Separation in WO3/BiVO4 Core/Shell Nanowire Photoanode for Photoelectrochemical Water Oxidation”, Nano Letters, 14 (2), 1099–1105, 2014.
  3. J. M. Weisse, C. H. Lee, D. R. Kim, L. Cai, P. M. Rao, and X. L. Zheng, “Electro-Assisted Transfer of Vertical Silicon Wire Arrays Using a Sacrificial Porous Silicon Layer”, Nano Letters, 13 (9), 4362-4368, 2013.
  4. R. Luo, I. S. Cho, Y. Feng, L. Cai, P. M. Rao, and X. L. Zheng, “Morphological control of heterostructured nanowires synthesized by sol-flame method”,  Nanoscale Research Letters, 8, 347, 2013.
  5. I. S. Cho et al., “Codoping TiO2 Nanowires with (W, C) for Enhancing Photoelectrochemical Performance”, Nature Communications, 4, 1723, 2013.
  6. Y. Ohkura, P. M. Rao, I. S. Cho and X. Zheng “Reducing minimum flash ignition energy of Al microparticles by addition of WO3 nanoparticles”, Applied Physics Letters, 102, 043108, 2013.
  7. P. M. Rao, I. S. Cho and X. Zheng, “Flame Synthesis of WO3 Nanotubes and Nanowires for Efficient Photoelectrochemical Water-Splitting”, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34 (2), 2187–2195, 2013.
  8. L. L. Cai, P. M. Rao, Y. Z. Feng and X. Zheng, “Flame Synthesis of 1-D Complex Metal Oxide Nanomaterials”, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34 (2), 2229–2236, 2013.
  9. Y. Z. Feng, I. S. Cho, L. L. Cai, P. M. Rao and X. Zheng, “Sol-Flame Synthesis of Hybrid Metal Oxide Nanowires”, Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 34 (2), 2179–2186, 2013.
  10. J. M. Weisse, A. M. Marconnet, D. R. Kim, P. M. Rao, M. A. Panzer, K. E. Goodson and X. L. Zheng, “Thermal Conductivity in Porous Silicon Nanowire Arrays”, Nanoscale Research Letters, 7:554, 2012.
  11. Y. Z. Feng, I. S. Cho, P. M. Rao, L. L. Cai and X. Zheng, “Sol-Flame Synthesis: A General Strategy To Decorate Nanowires with Metal Oxide/Noble Metal Nanoparticles”, Nano Letters, 13 (3), 855-860, 2012.
  12. Y. Ohkura, P. M. Rao and X. Zheng, “Flash ignition of Al nanoparticles: Mechanism and applications,” Combustion and Flame, 158 (12), 2544-2548, 2011.
  13. I. S. Cho, Z. Chen, A. J. Forman, D. R. Kim, P. M. Rao, T. F. Jaramillo and X. Zheng, “Branched TiO2 Nanorods for Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Production,” Nano Letters, 11 (11), 4978-4984, 2011.
  14. D. R. Kim, C. H. Lee, P. M. Rao, I. S. Cho and X. Zheng, “Hybrid Si Microwire and Planar Solar Cells: Passivation and Characterization,” Nano Letters, 11 (7), 2704-2708, 2011.
  15. P. M. Rao and X. Zheng, “Unique Magnetic Properties of Single Crystal γ-Fe2O3 Nanowires Synthesized by Flame Vapor Deposition,” Nano Letters, 11 (6), 2390-2395, 2011.
  16. L. L.Cai, P. M. Rao and X. Zheng, “Morphology-Controlled Flame Synthesis of Single, Branched, and Flower-like α-MoO3 Nanobelt Arrays,” Nano Letters, 11 (2), 872-877, 2011.
  17. P. M. Rao and X. Zheng, “Flame synthesis of tungsten oxide nanostructures on diverse substrates,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33 (2), 1891-1898, 2011.
  18. Y. Z. Feng, P. M. Rao, D. R. Kim and X. Zheng, “Methane oxidation over catalytic copper oxide nanowires,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33 (2), 3169-3175, 2011.
  19. Y. Ohkura, S. Y. Liu, P. M. Rao and X. Zheng, “Synthesis and ignition of energetic CuO/Al core/shell nanowires,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33 (2), 1909-1915, 2011.
  20. P. M. Rao and X. Zheng, “Rapid Catalyst-Free Flame Synthesis of Dense, Aligned α-Fe2O3 Nanoflake and CuO Nanoneedle Arrays,” Nano Letters, 9 (8), 3001-3006, 2009.