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Distinct Signatures of Electron-Phonon Coupling Observed in the Lattice Thermal Conductivity of NbSe 3 Nanowires

Yang, L., Tao, Y., Liu, J., Liu, C., Zhang, Q., Akter, M., Zhao, Y., Xu, T. T., Xu, Y., Mao, Z., Chen, Y. & Li, D., 2019, In : Nano letters. 19, 1, p. 415-421 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Phonon scattering
Nanowires
Electron scattering
Thermal conductivity
nanowires
7 Citations (Scopus)

Electrocaloric Cooling Materials and Devices for Zero-Global-Warming-Potential, High-Efficiency Refrigeration

Shi, J., Han, D., Li, Z., Yang, L., Lu, S. G., Zhong, Z., Chen, J., Zhang, Q. M. & Qian, X., May 15 2019, In : Joule. 3, 5, p. 1200-1225 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Global warming
Refrigeration
Cooling
Condensed matter physics
Vapor compression refrigeration
8 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancement of the electrocaloric effect over a wide temperature range in PLZT ceramics by doping with Gd3+ and Sn4+ ions

Lu, B., Yao, Y., Jian, X., Tao, T., Liang, B., Zhang, Q. M. & Lu, S. G., Apr 2019, In : Journal of the European Ceramic Society. 39, 4, p. 1093-1102 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Doping (additives)
Ions
Polarization
Lanthanum
Tin

Giant permittivity materials with low dielectric loss over a broad temperature range enabled by weakening intermolecular hydrogen bonds

Zhang, Q., Chen, X., Zhang, T. & Zhang, Q., Oct 1 2019, In : Nano Energy. 64, 103916.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dielectric losses
Hydrogen bonds
Polymers
Permittivity
Ethers
1 Citation (Scopus)

On the use of personal cooling suits to mitigate heat strain of mascot actors in a hot and humid environment

Wang, F., Chow, C. S. W., Zheng, Q., Ke, Y., Yang, B., Zheng, X., Noor, N., Zhang, Q., Zhang, C. & Zhou, H., Dec 15 2019, In : Energy and Buildings. 205, 109561.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cooling water
Cooling
Cooling systems
Temperature
Work-rest schedules

Relaxor Ferroelectric Capacitors Embrace Polymorphic Nanodomains

Jian, X., Chen, X. & Zhang, Q. M., Oct 16 2019, In : Joule. 3, 10, p. 2296-2298 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

Ferroelectric ceramics
Energy storage
Ferroelectric materials
Capacitors
Thin films
2018

Doped dielectric polymers with low dielectric constant nanofillers

Zhang, T., Thakur, Y. & Zhang, Q., Jan 12 2018, CEIDP 2017 - IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomenon. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Vol. 2017-October. p. 437-440 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Polymers
Permittivity
Nanoparticles
Electric fields
Electric breakdown
6 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancing the electrocaloric effect in a relaxor polymer by including minor normal ferroelectric phase

Lu, B., Chen, X., Zhang, T., Lu, S. G. & Zhang, Q., Oct 8 2018, In : Applied Physics Letters. 113, 15, 153903.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

polymers
temperature
electric fields
switches
solid state

Improving the Charge/Discharge Efficiency and Dielectric Breakdown in High Temperature Polymer Dielectrics

Chen, X., Zhang, T. & Zhang, Q., Nov 26 2018, 2018 IEEE CEIDP Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, CEIDP 2018. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., Vol. 2018-October. p. 98-100 3 p. 8544748

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Electric breakdown
Polymers
Electric fields
Nanoparticles
Electric insulators

Molecular machine: How ferroelectric polymers generate giant electroactuation

Zhang, T., Lu, B., Xie, Q. & Zhang, Q., Jan 1 2018, Electroactive Polymer Actuators and Devices (EAPAD) XX. Bar-Cohen, Y. (ed.). SPIE, 1059405. (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; vol. 10594).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Electroactive Polymers
electroactive polymers
Ferroelectric materials
Polymers
Large Strain
5 Citations (Scopus)

Towards electrocaloric heat pump - A relaxor ferroelectric polymer exhibiting large electrocaloric response at low electric field

Chen, X., Xu, W., Lu, B., Zhang, T., Wang, Q. & Zhang, Q., Sep 10 2018, In : Applied Physics Letters. 113, 11, 113902.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

heat pumps
electric fields
polymers
cooling
ferroelectric materials
2017
16 Citations (Scopus)

An electrocaloric refrigerator with direct solid to solid regeneration

Zhang, T., Qian, X. S., Gu, H., Hou, Y. & Zhang, Q. M., Jun 12 2017, In : Applied Physics Letters. 110, 24, 243503.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

refrigerators
regeneration
regenerative cooling
ceramics
electric fields

An ultrasensitive magnetoelectric sensor system for the quantitative detection of liver iron

Xi, H., Lu, M. C., Qian, X., Zhang, Q. M., Rupprecht, S. & Yang, Q. X., Jan 5 2017, IEEE Sensors, SENSORS 2016 - Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 7808778. (Proceedings of IEEE Sensors).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Liver
Iron
Sensors
Bioelectric potentials
Health care
2 Citations (Scopus)

Biocompatible and Flexible Hydrogel Diode-Based Mechanical Energy Harvesting

Zhou, Y., Hou, Y., Li, Q., Yang, L., Cao, Y., Choi, K. H., Wang, Q. & Zhang, Q., Jan 1 2017, In : Advanced Materials Technologies. 2, 9, 1700118.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy harvesting
Hydrogel
Hydrogels
Diodes
Electricity
3 Citations (Scopus)

Electrocaloric response in a relaxor ferroelectric polymer at temperatures far below the dielectric maximum

Li, J., Zhao, X., Zhang, T., Qian, X., Hou, Y., Yang, L. & Zhang, Q. M., Jan 2 2017, In : Phase Transitions. 90, 1, p. 99-103 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ferroelectric materials
Polymers
polymers
vinylidene
copolymers
27 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancement of the dielectric response in polymer nanocomposites with low dielectric constant fillers

Thakur, Y., Zhang, T., Iacob, C., Yang, T., Bernholc, J., Chen, L. Q., Runt, J. & Zhang, Q. M., Aug 21 2017, In : Nanoscale. 9, 31, p. 10992-10997 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fillers
Nanocomposites
Polymers
Permittivity
Electric fields
12 Citations (Scopus)

Flexible Ionic Diodes for Low-Frequency Mechanical Energy Harvesting

Hou, Y., Zhou, Y., Yang, L., Li, Q., Zhang, Y., Zhu, L., Hickner, M. A., Zhang, Q. M. & Wang, Q., Mar 8 2017, In : Advanced Energy Materials. 7, 5, 1601983.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy harvesting
Transducers
Diodes
18 Citations (Scopus)

Generating high dielectric constant blends from lower dielectric constant dipolar polymers using nanostructure engineering

Thakur, Y., Zhang, B., Dong, R., Lu, W., Iacob, C., Runt, J., Bernholc, J. & Zhang, Q. M., Feb 1 2017, In : Nano Energy. 32, p. 73-79 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanostructures
Polymers
Permittivity
Dielectric losses
Urea
3 Citations (Scopus)

Sintering aids modified electrocaloric response in BaZr0.2Ti0.8O3 bilayer films

Hou, Y., Yang, L., Zhao, X. & Zhang, Q. M., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 724, p. 8-13 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sintering
Thick films
Temperature
Tuning
Electric fields
7 Citations (Scopus)

The refrigerant is also the pump

Zhang, Q. & Zhang, T., Sep 15 2017, In : Science. 357, 6356, p. 1094-1095 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalShort survey

2016

An epoxy bonding apparatus for applications under extreme environment

Jiang, R., Mei, L. & Zhang, Q. M., Jan 1 2016, In : MRS Advances. 1, 21, p. 1525-1530 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epoxy Resins
Vacuum
epoxy resins
Epoxy resins
air
7 Citations (Scopus)

An investigation of a thermally steerable electroactive polymer/shape memory polymer hybrid actuator

Ren, K., Bortolin, R. S. & Zhang, Q., Feb 8 2016, In : Applied Physics Letters. 108, 6, 062901.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

electroactive polymers
actuators
polymers
thickness ratio
vinylidene
8 Citations (Scopus)
polymer blends
electric pulses
heat
cooling
heating
2 Citations (Scopus)

Aromatic Polyurea Possessing High Electrical Energy Density and Low Loss

Thakur, Y., Lin, M., Wu, S. & Zhang, Q., Oct 1 2016, In : Journal of Electronic Materials. 45, 10, p. 4721-4725 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

electric power
Methyl Ethers
Urea
Ethers
ethers
5 Citations (Scopus)

A Room Temperature Ultrasensitive Magnetoelectric Susceptometer for Quantitative Tissue Iron Detection

Xi, H., Qian, X., Lu, M. C., Mei, L., Rupprecht, S., Yang, Q. X. & Zhang, Q. M., Jul 28 2016, In : Scientific reports. 6, 29740.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Iron
Temperature
Iron Overload
Magnetic Fields
Noise

CHAPTER 23: Ionic electroactive actuators with giant electromechanical responses

Zhou, Y., Ghaffari, M., Welsh, C. & Zhang, Q., Jan 1 2016, Ionic Polymer Metal Composites (IPMCs): Smart Multi-Functional Materials and Artificial Muscles, Volume 2. Shahinpoor, M. (ed.). 18 ed. Royal Society of Chemistry, p. 364-384 21 p. (RSC Smart Materials; vol. 2016-January, no. 18).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Graphite
Actuators
Equipment and Supplies
Electromechanical devices
Graphene
1 Citation (Scopus)

COMSOL Multiphysics Modeling of Architected Acoustic Transducers in Oil Drilling

Jiang, R., Mei, L. & Zhang, Q. M., Jan 1 2016, In : MRS Advances. 1, 24, p. 1755-1760 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Acoustic transducers
drilling
Drilling
Oils
transducers
11 Citations (Scopus)

Electrocaloric response near room temperature in Zr- and Sn-doped BaTiO3 systems

Hou, Y., Yang, L., Qian, X., Zhang, T. & Zhang, Q. M., Aug 13 2016, In : Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 374, 2074, 20160055.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ceramics
Electric Field
room temperature
Electric fields
Calorimetry
8 Citations (Scopus)

Enhanced electrocaloric effect in composition gradient bilayer thick films

Hou, Y., Yang, L., Qian, X., Zhang, T. & Zhang, Q. M., Mar 28 2016, In : Applied Physics Letters. 108, 13, 133501.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thick films
gradients
electric fields
temperature
routes
9 Citations (Scopus)

Graphene enabled percolative nanocomposites with large electrocaloric efficient under low electric fields over a broad temperature range

Yang, L., Qian, X., Koo, C., Hou, Y., Zhang, T., Zhou, Y., Lin, M., Qiu, J. H. & Zhang, Q., Apr 1 2016, In : Nano Energy. 22, p. 461-467 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Graphite
Graphene
Nanocomposites
Electric fields
Cooling
26 Citations (Scopus)

Large piezoelectric properties in KNN-based lead-free single crystals grown by a seed-free solid-state crystal growth method

Yang, J., Zhang, F., Yang, Q., Liu, Z., Li, Y., Liu, Y. & Zhang, Q., May 2 2016, In : Applied Physics Letters. 108, 18, 182904.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

crystal growth
seeds
solid state
piezoelectric crystals
single crystals

Mitigation of conduction loss in a semi-crystalline polymer with high dielectric constant and high charge-discharge efficiency

Thakur, Y., Zhang, T., Lin, M., Zhang, Q. M. & Lean, M. H., Aug 18 2016, Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Dielectrics, ICD 2016. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 59-63 5 p. 7547543. (Proceedings of the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Dielectrics, ICD 2016; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Polymers
Permittivity
Crystalline materials
Terpolymers
Aluminum Oxide
4 Citations (Scopus)

Modeling of a smart heat pump made of laminated thermoelectric and electrocaloric materials

Feng, D., Yao, S. C., Zhang, T. & Zhang, Q., Dec 1 2016, In : Journal of Electronic Packaging, Transactions of the ASME. 138, 4, 041004.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pumps
Temperature
Heat pump systems
Electric currents
Electronic equipment
1 Citation (Scopus)

Modeling of smart heat pump using thermoelectric and electrocaloric materials

Feng, D., Yao, S. C., Zhang, T. & Zhang, Q., Jan 1 2016, Multifunctional Materials; Mechanics and Behavior of Active Materials; Integrated System Design and Implementation; Structural Health Monitoring. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, V001T04A003. (ASME 2016 Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent Systems, SMASIS 2016; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Pumps
Electric currents
Temperature
Electronic equipment
Heat transfer
4 Citations (Scopus)

Self-biased magnetoelectric effect in (Pb, Zr)TiO3/metglas laminates by annealing method

Ma, J., Xin, C., Ma, J., Zhang, Q. & Nan, C., Mar 1 2016, In : Science Bulletin. 61, 5, p. 378-382 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

laminates
annealing
composite materials
magnetic fields
alternating current
2 Citations (Scopus)

Stable dielectric response of low-loss aromatic polythiourea thin films on Pt/SiO2 substrate

Eršte, A., Fulanović, L., Čoga, L., Lin, M., Thakur, Y., Zhang, Q. M. & Bobnar, V., Mar 1 2016, In : Journal of Advanced Dielectrics. 6, 1, 1650003.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polypropylenes
Polyethylene
High density polyethylenes
polypropylene
polyethylenes
2015
19 Citations (Scopus)

Aromatic poly(arylene ether urea) with high dipole moment for high thermal stability and high energy density capacitors

Cheng, Z., Lin, M., Wu, S., Thakur, Y., Zhou, Y., Jeong, D. Y., Shen, Q. & Zhang, Q., May 18 2015, In : Applied Physics Letters. 106, 20, 202902.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ureas
ethers
capacitors
dipole moments
thermal stability
8 Citations (Scopus)

Dielectric and electrocaloric responses of Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3 bulk ceramics and thick films with sintering AIDS

Ye, H. J., Qian, X. S., Lu, J., Gu, H., Zhang, S., Zhang, Q., Jeong, D. Y., Shao, W. Z. & Zhen, L., Jun 1 2015, In : IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. 22, 3, p. 1501-1505 5 p., 7116344.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Thick films
Ceramic capacitors
Sintering
Multilayers
Temperature

Electrets and related phenomena

Zhang, Q., Yu, M. & Cao, Y., Jun 1 2015, In : IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. 22, 3, p. 1335-1336 2 p., 7116318.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Electrets
Insulation
19 Citations (Scopus)

Electrical field dependence of electrocaloric effect in relaxor ferroelectrics

Lu, S. G., Cai, Z. H., Ouyang, Y. X., Deng, Y. M., Zhang, S. & Zhang, Q., Jul 1 2015, In : Ceramics International. 41, S1, p. S15-S18

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ferroelectric materials
Cooling
Terpolymers
Refrigerators
Microelectronics
17 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancing the magnetoelectric response of Terfenol-D/polyvinylidene fluoride/Terfenol-D laminates by exploiting the shear mode effect

Lu, M. C., Mei, L., Jeong, D. Y., Xiang, J., Xie, H. & Zhang, Q., Mar 16 2015, In : Applied Physics Letters. 106, 11, 112905.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

vinylidene
laminates
fluorides
shear
composite materials
110 Citations (Scopus)

Ferroelectric polymer nanocomposites for room-temperature electrocaloric refrigeration

Zhang, G., Li, Q., Gu, H., Jiang, S., Han, K., Gadinski, M. R., Haque, M. A., Zhang, Q. & Wang, Q., Feb 25 2015, In : Advanced Materials. 27, 8, p. 1450-1454 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Refrigeration
Ferroelectric materials
Nanocomposites
Polymers
Cooling
8 Citations (Scopus)

Ferroelectric polymers as multifunctional electroactive materials: Recent advances, potential, and challenges

Qian, X., Wu, S., Furman, E., Zhang, Q. & Su, J., Jun 1 2015, In : MRS Communications. 5, 2, p. 115-129 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ferroelectric materials
Polymers
Electric energy storage
Refrigeration
Muscle
1 Citation (Scopus)

Giant strain response in ionic nanoporous graphene actuator with hierarchical structures

Welsh, C., Zhou, Y., Ghaffari, M., Lin, M., Koo, C. M. & Zhang, Q., Jun 1 2015, In : IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. 22, 3, p. 1389-1393 5 p., 7116327.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Graphene
Actuators
Ions
Electrodes
Polymethyl methacrylates
3 Citations (Scopus)

High performance supercapacitor under extremely low environmental temperature

Zhou, Y., Ghaffari, M., Lin, M., Xu, H., Xie, H., Koo, C. M. & Zhang, Q. M., Aug 18 2015, In : RSC Advances. 5, 88, p. 71699-71703 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eutectics
Capacitance
Graphite
Graphene
Temperature
4 Citations (Scopus)

Impact of structural changes on dielectric and thermal properties of vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene-based terpolymer/copolymer blends

Casar, G., Li, X., Malič, B., Zhang, Q. & Bobnar, V., Mar 15 2015, In : Physica B: Condensed Matter. 461, p. 5-9 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Terpolymers
vinylidene
Dielectric properties
fluorides
dielectric properties
30 Citations (Scopus)

Internal Biasing in Relaxor Ferroelectric Polymer to Enhance the Electrocaloric Effect

Qian, X., Ye, H. J., Yang, T., Shao, W. Z., Zhen, L., Furman, E., Chen, L. Q. & Zhang, Q., Aug 1 2015, In : Advanced Functional Materials. 25, 32, p. 5134-5139 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ferroelectric materials
Polymers
Electric fields
electric fields
polymers
3 Citations (Scopus)

Introducing free volume in strongly dipolar polymers to achieve high dielectric constant

Thakur, Y., Lin, M., Wu, S. & Zhang, Q., Dec 9 2015, 2015 IEEE Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, CEIDP 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 636-639 4 p. 7352046. (Annual Report - Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena, CEIDP; vol. 2015-December).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Free volume
Polymers
Permittivity
Dielectric losses
Thermodynamic stability
12 Citations (Scopus)

Large displacement in relaxor ferroelectric terpolymer blend derived actuators using al electrode for Braille displays

Lu, S. G., Chen, X., Levard, T., Diglio, P. J., Gorny, L. J., Rahn, C. D. & Zhang, Q. M., Jun 16 2015, In : Scientific reports. 5, 11361.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polymers
Electrodes
Equipment and Supplies
Ceramics
Weights and Measures
12 Citations (Scopus)

Optimizing nanostructure to achieve high dielectric response with low loss in strongly dipolar polymers

Thakur, Y., Dong, R., Lin, M., Wu, S., Cheng, Z., Hou, Y., Bernholc, J. & Zhang, Q. M., Sep 1 2015, In : Nano Energy. 16, p. 227-234 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanostructures
Polymers
Permittivity
Dielectric losses
Thermodynamic stability