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Lin Xu Associate Professor

Research Interests: 
Functional nanomaterials, nanocatalysts for fuel cells, electrocatalysis and electrode materials for batteries.

Research Projects

National Natural Science Foundation of China, Start-up funding from Nanjing Normal University.


Selected Publications:

  1. Wu, L.; Liu, Z.; Xu, M.; Zhang, J.; Yang, X.; Huang, Y.; Lin, J.; Sun, D.; Xu, L.;* Tang, Y.* “Facile synthesis of ultrathin PdePt alloy nanowires as highly active and durable catalysts for oxygen reduction reaction” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 2016, 41, 6805.
  2. Wu, L.; Ju, J.; Xu, M.; Zhang, J.; Fu, G.; Sun, D.; Lin, J.; Xu, L.;* Tang, Y.* “Facile Synthesis of Interconnected Porous Pt Nanospheres for Efficient Electrocatalytic Formic Acid Oxidation” Science of Advanced Materials, 2016, 8, 1268.
  3. Gong, M.; Jiang, X.; Xue, T.; Shen, T.; Xu, L.;* Sun, D.; Tang, Y.* “PtCu nanodendrite-assisted synthesis of PtPdCu concave nanooctahedra for efficient electrocatalytic methanol oxidation” Catalysis Science & Technology, 2015, 5, 5105.
  4. Zhang, J.; Zhu, H.; Wu, P.; Ge, C.; Sun, D.;* Xu, L.;* Tang, Y.; Zhou, Y. “Rational synthesis of Ni nanoparticle-embedded porous graphitic carbon nanosheets with enhanced lithium storage properties” Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 18211.
  5. Xu, L.; Luo, Z.; Fan, Z.; Yu, S.; Chen, J.; Xue, C. “Controllable galvanic synthesis of triangular Ag-Pd Alloy nanoframes for efficient electrocatalytic methanol oxidation” Chemistry–A European Journal, 2015, 21, 8691.
  6.  Xu, L.; Luo, Z.; Fan, Z.; Zhang, X.; Tan, C.; Li, H.; Zhang, H.; Xue, C. “Triangular Ag-Pd alloy Nanoprisms: Rational Synthesis with High-Efficiency for Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction” Nanoscale, 2014, 6, 11738.
  7. Xu, L.; Yang, X.; Lu, H.; Hu, C.; Hou, W. “NaY(MoO4)2 microcrystals with controlled faceting and their tunable photoluminescence properties after doping with Eu3+RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 13502.
  8. Xu, L.; Yin, Z.; Cao, S.; Fan, Z.; Zhang, X.; Zhang H.; Xue, C. “Rational synthesis of triangular Au-Ag2S hybrid nanoframes with effective photoresponses” Chemistry–A European Journal, 2014, 20, 2742.
  9. Xu, L.; Yang, X.; Zhai, Z.; Gu, D.; Pang, H.; Hou, W. “Self-assembled 3D Architectures of NaCe(MoO4)2 and Their Application as an Absorbent” CrystEngComm, 2012, 14, 7330.
  10. Xu, L.; Steinmiller, E.; Skrabalak, S. “Achieving synergy with a new photocatalytic Z-scheme: synthesis and evaluation of nitrogen-doped TiO2/SnO2Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2011, 16, 871.
  11. Xu, L.; Yang, X.; Zhai, Z.; Hou, W. “EDTA-mediated shape-selective synthesis of Bi2WO6 hierarchical self-assemblies with high visible-light-driven photocatalytic activities” CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 7267.
  12. Xu, L.; Yang, X.; Zhai, Z.; Chao, X.; Zhang, Z. Hou, W. “EDTA-mediated hydrothermal synthesis of NaEu(MoO4)2 microrugbies with tunable size and enhanced luminescence properties” CrystEngComm, 2011, 13, 4921.
  13. Xu, L.; Lu, C.; Zhang, Z.; Yang, X.; Hou, W. “Various self-assembled three-dimensional hierarchical architectures of La2(MoO4)3: controlled synthesis, growth mechanisms, luminescence properties and adsorption activities” Nanoscale, 2010, 2, 995.
  14. Xu, L.; Shen, J.; Lu, C.; Chen, Y.; Hou, W. “Self-assembled 3D architectures of Y2(WO4)3:Eu: controlled synthesis, growth mechanism, and shape-dependent luminescence properties” Crystal Growth & Design, 2009, 9, 3129.
  15. Xu, L.; Lu, C.; Shen, J.; Chen, Y.; Zhang, Z.; Hou, W. “New red phosphor with a high color purity: controlled synthesis of 3D architectures of YW2O6(OH)3:Eu” CrystEngComm, 2009, 11, 1323.


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