Publications & Talks

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  • MRS Virtual Fall Meeting 2020, “Atlas of 2D metals epitaxial to SiC” (Link to recording)



  • Y. Wang, “Chemical requirements for stabilizing type-II Weyl points in MnBi2−xSbxTe4”, arXiv:2103.12730
  • K. Yang, Y. Wang, C.-X. Liu, “Momentum-space Spin Anti-vortex and Spin Transport in Monolayer Pb”, arXiv:2110.08968
  • S. H. Lee, D. Graf, L. Min, Y. Zhu, H. Yi, S. Ciocys, Y. Wang, E. S. Choi, R. Basnet, A. Fereidouni, A Wegner, Y. Zhao, K. Verlinde, J. He, R. Redwing, V. Gopalan, H. O. H. Churchill, A. Lanzara, N. Samarth, C.-Z. Chang, J. Hu and Z.Q. Mao “Evidence for a magnetic-field induced ideal type-II Weyl state in antiferromagnetic topological insulator Mn(Bi1−xSbx)2Te4”, Phys. Rev. X 11, 031032 (2020)
  • Y. Wang, V. H. Crespi, “Atlas of 2D metals epitaxial to SiC: filling-controlled gapping conditions and alloying rules”, arxiv:2011.01914
  • D. R. Hickey, N. Nayir, M. Chubarov, T. H. Choudhury, S. Bachu, L. Miao, Y. Wang, C. Qian, V. H. Crespi, J. M. Redwing, A. C. T. van Duin, N. Alem, “Illuminating Invisible Grain Boundaries in Coalesced Single-Orientation WS2 Monolayer Films”, Nano Lett. 21, 6487 (2021)


  • M. A. Steves, Y. Wang, N. Briggs, T. Zhao, H. El-Sherif, B. Bersch, S. Subramanian, C. Dong, T. Bowen, A. De La F. Duran, K. Nisi, M. Lassauniere, U. Wurstbauer, N. Bassim, J. J. Fonseca, J. T. Robinson, V. H. Crespi, J. A. Robinson, K. L. Knap- penberger, Jr., “Unexpected Near-Infrared to Visible Non-linear Optical Properties from Two-Dimensional Polar Metals”, Nano Lett. 20, 8312 (2020)
  • Y. Sun, Y. Wang, J. Y. C. Chen, K. Fujisawa, J. T. Miller, V. H. Crespi, M. Terrones, R. E. Schaak, “Interface-mediated noble metal deposition on transition metal dichalcogenide nanostructures”, Nat. Chem. 12, 284 (2020)
  • N. Briggs*, B. Bersch*, Y. Wang*, J. Jiang, R. J. Koch, N. Nayir, K. Wang, M. Kolmer, W. Ko, A. D. L. F. Duran, S. Subramanian, C. Dong, J. Shallenberger, M. Fu, Q. Zou, Y.-W. Chuang, Z. Gai, A.-P. Li, A. Bostwick, C. Jozwiak, C.-Z. Chang, E. Rotenberg, J. Zhu, A. C. T. van Duin, V. H. Crespi, and J. A. Robinson, “Atomically Thin, Half-van der Waals Materials enabled by Confinement Heteroepitaxy”, Nat. Mater. 19, 637 (2020)
  • B. R. Carvalho, Y. Wang, K. Fujisawa, T. Zhang, V. H. Crespi, M. A. Pimenta, M. Terrones, L. M. Malard, “Nonlinear dark-field imaging of 1D defects in monolayer dichalcogenides”, Nano Lett. 20, 284, (2020)
  • F. Zhang, B. Zheng, A. Sebastian, H. Olson, M. Liu, K. Fujisawa, Y. T. H. Pham, V. O. Jimenez, V. Kalappattil, L. Miao, Tianyi Zhang, Rahul Pendurthi, Y. Lei, A. L. Elias, Y. Wang, N. Alem, P. E. Hopkins, S. Das, V. H. Crespi, M.-H. Phan , M. Terrones, “Monolayer Vanadium-doped Tungsten Disulfide: A Room-Temperature Dilute Magnetic Semiconductor”, Adv. Sci. 7, 2001174 (2020)
  • N. Nayir, Y. Wang, S. Shabnam, D. Hickey, L. Miao, X. Zhang, S. Bachu, N. Alem, J. Redwing, V. Crespi, A. van Duin, “Modeling for Structural Engineering and Synthesis of Two Dimensional WSe2 Using a Newly Developed ReaxFF Reactive Force Field”,  J. Phys. Chem. C 124, 51 (2020)


  • F. Zhang*, Y. Wang*, C. Erb, K. Wang, P. Moradifar, V. H. Crespi, N. Alem, “Full orientation control of epitaxial MoS2 on hBN assisted by substrate defects”, Phys. Rev. B 99, 155430 (2019)
  • X. Zhang*, F. Zhang*, Y. Wang, D. S. Schulman, T. Zhang, A. Bansal, N. Alem, S. Das, V. H. Crespi, M. Terrones, J. M. Redwing, “Defect-controlled nucleation and orientation of WSe2 on hBN – a route to single crystal epitaxial monolayers”, ACS Nano 13, 3341 (2019)
  • K. Zhang, Y. Wang, J. Joshi, F. Zhang, S. Subramanian, M. Terrones, P. Vora, V. H. Crespi, J. A. Robinson, “Probing the lateral heterogeneities in synthetic monolayer molybdenum disulfide”, 2D Mater. 6, 025008 (2019)
  • P. Zhao, Y. Wang, B. Katz, E. Mockensturm, V. Crespi, S. Zhang, “Mechanically Driven Chiral Symmetry Breaking in 2D Materials”, J. Mech. Phys. Solids 131, 337 (2019)
  • R. Rao, V. Carozo, Y. Wang , A. E. Islam, N.P.-Lopez, K. Fujisawa, V. H. Crespi, M.Terrones, B. Maruyama, “Dynamics of cleaning, passivating and doping monolayer MoS2 by controlled laser irradiation”, 2D Mater. 6, 045031 (2019)
  • Y. Xuan, A. Jain, S. Zafar, R. Lotfi, N. Nayir, Y. Wang, T. H. Choudhury, S. Wright, J. Feraca, L. Rosenbaum, J. M. Redwing, V. H. Crespi, A. van Duin, “Multi-scale modeling of gas-phase reactions in metal-organic chemical vapor deposition growth of WSe2”, J. Cryst. Growth 527, 125247 (2019).


  • Y. Wang, B. Carvalho, V. H. Crespi, “Strong exciton regulation of Raman scattering in monolayer dichalcogenides”, Phys. Rev. B (Rapid Commn.) 98, 161405 (2018)
  • Z. Zhang*, Y. Wang*, X. Leng, V. H. Crespi, F. Kang, R. Lv, “Controllable Edge Exposure of MoS2 for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution with High Current Density”, ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 1, 1268 (2018)
  • Z. Lin, Y. Lei, S. Subramanian, N. Briggs, Y. Wang, C.-L. Lo, E. Yalon, D. Lloyd, S. Wu, K. Koski, R. Clark, S. Das, R. M. Wallace, T. Kuech, J. S. Bunch, X. Li, Z. Chen, E. Pop, V. H. Crespi, J. A. Robinson, M. Terrones, “Research Update: Recent progress on 2D materials beyond graphene: From ripples, defects, intercalation, and valley dynamics to straintronics and power dissipation”, APL Materials 6, 080701 (2018)


Pre 2016

  • Y. Sun, Y. Wang, D. Sun, B. R. Carvalho, C. G. Read, C. Lee, Z. Lin, K. Fujisawa, J. A. Robinson, V. H. Crespi, M. Terrones, and R. E. Schaak, Angew. Chemie Int. Ed. 55, 2830 (2016).
  • A. Azizi, Y. Wang, Z. Lin, K. Wang, A. L. Elias, M. Terrones, V. H. Crespi, and N. Alem, “Spontaneous Formation of Atomically Thin Stripes in Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Monolayers“, Nano Lett. 16, 6982 (2016).
  • N. I. Kovtyukhova, Y. Wang, A. Berkdemir, R. Cruz-Silva, M. Terrones, V. H. Crespi, and T. E. Mallouk, “Non-oxidative intercalation and exfoliation of graphite by Brønsted acids“, Nat. Chem. 6, 957 (2014).
  • C. Janisch, Y. Wang, D. Ma, N. Mehta, A. L. Elías, N. Perea-López, M. Terrones, V. Crespi, and Z. Liu, “Extraordinary Second Harmonic Generation in Tungsten Disulfide Monolayers” Sci. Rep. 4, 1169 (2014).
  • N. I. Kovtyukhova, Y. Wang, R. Lv, M. Terrones, V. H. Crespi, and T. E. Mallouk, “Reversible Intercalation of Hexagonal Boron Nitride with Brønsted Acids” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 8372 (2013).