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Zhixing Gan Lecturer

Research Interests: 
  • Physics in nano/micro structures
  • Especially the light-matter interactions like photoluminescence
  • Photothermal effect and photocatalyst

Educational Background

  • 2006.9-2010.6      B.S. in Applied Physics, College of Science, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China.
  • 2013.9-2013.12     Visiting student, Science for Life Laboratory, Department of Applied Physics, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, Supervisor: Prof. Ying Fu.
  • 2010.9-2015.6 Ph.D. in Physics, National Laboratory of Solid State Microstructures and Department of Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, Supervisor: Prof. Xinglong Wu.

Journal Articles

  1. Z. X. Gan, S. J. Xiong, X. L. Wu, C. Y. He, J. C. Shen and P. K. Chu, Mn2+-Bonded Reduced Graphene Oxide with Strong Radiative Recombination in Broad Visible Range Caused by Resonant Energy Transfer. Nano Lett. 11, 395 (2011). 
  2. Z. X. Gan, X. L. Wu, X. B. Zhu and J. C. Shen, Light-Induced Ferroelectricity in Bioinspired Self-Assembled Diphenylalanine Nanotubes/Microtubes. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52, 2055 (2013). 
  3. Z. X. Gan, X. L. Wu, J. L. Zhang, X. B. Zhu and P. K. Chu, In Situ Thermal Imaging and Absolute Temperature Monitoring by Luminescent Diphenylalanine Nanotubes. Biomacromolecules 14, 2112 (2013). 
  4. Z. X. Gan, X. L. Wu, G. X. Zhou, J. C. Shen and P. K. Chu, Is There Real Upconversion Photoluminescence from Graphene Quantum Dots? Adv. Optical Mater. 1, 554 (2013). 
  5. Z. X. Gan, S. J. Xiong, X. L. Wu, T. Xu, X. B. Zhu, X. Gan, J. H. Guo, J. C. Shen, L. T. Sun and P. K. Chu, Mechanism of Photoluminescence from Chemically Derived Graphene Oxide: Role of Chemical Reduction. Adv. Optical. Mater. 1, 926 (2013). 
  6. Z. X. Gan, X. L. Wu, M. Meng, X. B. Zhu, L. Yang and P. K. Chu, Photothermal Contribution to Enhanced Photocatalytic Performance of Graphene-Based Nanocomposites. ACS Nano, 8, 9304 (2014). 
  7. Z. X. Gan, X. L. Wu and Y. L. Hao, Mechanism of Blue Photoluminescence from Carbon Nanodots. CrystEngComm 16, 4981 (2014). 
  8. Z. X. Gan, L. Z. Liu, H. Y. Wu, Y. L. Hao, Y. Shan, X. L. Wu and P. K. Chu, Quantum Confinement Effects across Two-Dimensional Planes in MoS2 Quantum Dots. Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 233113 (2015). 
  9. Z. X. Gan, L.L. Sun, X. L. Wu, M. Meng, J. C. Shen and Paul K. Chu, Tunable Photoluminescence from Sheet-Like Black Phosphorus Crystal by Electrochemical Oxidation. Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 021901 (2015). 
  10. Z. X. Gan, H. Xu and Y. L. Hao, Mechanism for Excitation-Dependent Photoluminescence from Graphene Quantum Dots and Other Graphene Oxide Derivates: Consensus, Debates and Challenges. Nanoscale 8, 7794 (2016).
  11. Z. X. Gan, Y. Shan, J. R. Chen, Q. F. Gui, Q. Z. Zhang, S. P. Nie, and X. L. Wu, The Origins of the Broadband Photoluminescence from Carbon Nitrides and Applications to White Light Emitting, Nano Res. 9 1801 (2016).
  12. Z. X. Gan, M. Meng, Y. S. Di, S. S. Huang, Bioinspired Diphenylalanine with Aggregation-Induced Emission in Deep Ultraviolet Range. New J. Chem. 40, 1970 (2016).
  13. Z. X. Gan, X. L Wu, H. Xu, N. Zhang, S. P. Nie and Y. Fu, Electron Transition Pathways of Photoluminescence from 3C-SiC Nanocrystals Unraveled by Steady-State, Blinking and Time-Resolved Photoluminescence Measurements. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49, 275107 (2016).