DM Chevrier, VD Thanthirige, Z Luo, S Driscoll, P Cho, MA MacDonald, Q Yao, R Guda, J Xie, ER Johnson, A Chatt, N Zheng and P Zhang*, "Structure and formation of highly luminescent protein-stabilized gold clusters" Chem. Sci. 2018 , 10, 2782 Link

J Li, Z Xi, Y Pan, JS Spendelow, PN Duchesne, D Su, Q Li, C Yu, Z Yin, B Shen, Yu S Kim, P Zhang, S Sun*, "Fe stabilization by intermetallic L10-FePt and Pt catalysis enhancement in L10-FePt/Pt nanoparticles for efficient oxygen reduction reaction in fuel cells", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018 , 140, 2926 Link

Z Xu, MG Kibria, B AlOtaibi, PN Duchesne, LV Besteiro, Y Gao, Q Zhang, Z Mi, P Zhang, A Govorov, L Mai, M Chaker, D Ma*, "Towards enhancing photocatalytic hydrogen generation: Which is more important, alloy synergistic effect or plasmonic effect?", Appl. Cata. B. 2018 , 221, 77 Link

T Zhao, S Gadipelli, G He, MJ Ward, D Do, P Zhang, Z Guo*, "Tunable Bifunctional Activity of MnxCo3− xO4 Nanocrystals Decorated on Carbon Nanotubes for Oxygen Electrocatalysis", ChemSusChem 2018 , 11, 1295 Link

Y Dong, K Ghuman, R Popescu, PN Duchesne, W Zhou, J Loh, A Jelle, J Jia, D Wang, X Mu, C Kübel, L Wang, L He, M Ghoussoub, Q Wang, TE Wood, LM Reyes, P Zhang, N Kherani, C Singh, GA Ozin*,"Tailoring Surface Frustrated Lewis Pairs of In2O3− x (OH) y for Gas‐Phase Heterogeneous Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 by Isomorphous Substitution of In3+ with Bi3+", Adv. Sci. 2018 , 3, 1700732 Link

H Li, C Xu, X Mu, P Zhang, XM Zhang, N Zheng*, "Acetylene Mediated Synthesis of Supported Pt nanocatalyst for Chemoselective Hydrogenation of Halonitrobenzene", ChemNanoMat 2018 , 4, 518 Link


Z Xi, DP Erdosy, A Mendoze-Garcia, PN Duchesne, J Li, M Muzzio, Q Li, P Zhang, S Sun*, “Pd Nanoparticles Coupled to WO2.72 Nanorods for Enhanced Electrochemical Oxidation of Formic Acid”, Nano. Lett. 2017 , 17, 2727 Link

W Huang, XY Ma, H Wang, R Feng, J Zhou, PN Duchesne, P Zhang, F Chen, N Han, F Zhao, J Zhou, W Cai, Y Li*, "Promoting Effect of Ni (OH) 2 on Palladium Nanocrystals Leads to Greatly Improved Operation Durability for Electrocatalytic Ethanol Oxidation in Alkaline Solution", Adv. Mater. 2017 , 29, 1703057 Link

L Dai, Q Qin, P Wang, X Zhao, C Hu, P Liu, R Qin, M Chen, D Ou, C Xu,S Mo, B Wu, G Fu, P Zhang, N Zheng*, "Ultrastable atomic copper nanosheets for selective electrochemical reduction of carbon dioxide", Sci. Adv. 2017 , 3, 1701069 Link

H Ye, L Wang, S Deng, K Nie, PN Duchesne, B Wang, J Zhou, F Zhao, N Hang, P Zhang, S Liu, J Zhong, X Sun, Y Li, J Lu, Y Li*, “Amorphous MoS3 as an Advanced Anode Material of Sodium-Ion Batteries with Large Gravimetric, Areal and Volumetric Capacities”, Adv. Energy Mater. 2017 , 7, 1601602 Link

J Good, PN Duchesne, P Zhang, W Koshut, M Zhou, R Jin* “On the functional role of cerium oxide support in the Au38(SR)24/CeO2 catalyst for CO oxidation”, Cata. Today 2017 , 280, 239 Link

K Koh, M Jeon, DM Chevrier, P Zhang, C W Yoon, T Asefa* “Novel nanoporous N-doped carbon-supported ultrasmall Pd nanoparticles: Efficient catalysts for hydrogen storage and release” Appl. Cata. B 2017 , 203, 820 Link

J Jia, H Wang, Z Lu, PG O'Brien, M Ghoussoub, PN Duchesne, Z Zheng, P Li, Q Qiao, L Wang, A Gu, A Jelle, Y Dong, Q Wang, K Ghuman, T Wood, C Qian, Y Shao, C Qiu, M Ye, Y Zhu, Z Lu, P Zhang, A Helmy, C Singh, N Kherani, D Perovic, GA Ozin*, "Photothermal Catalyst Engineering: Hydrogenation of Gaseous CO2 with High Activity and Tailored Selectivity", Adv. Sci. 2017 , 4, 1700252 Link

Q Sun, N Wang, Q Bing, R Si, J Liu, R Bai, P Zhang, M Jia, J Yu*, "Subnanometric hybrid Pd-M (OH) 2, M= Ni, Co, clusters in zeolites as highly efficient nanocatalysts for hydrogen generation", Chem. 2017 , 3, 477 Link

O Veselska, L Okhrimenko, N Guillou, D Podbevšek, G Ledoux, C Dujardin, M Monge, DM Chevrier, R Yang, P Zhang, A Fateeva, A Demessence*, "An intrinsic dual-emitting gold thiolate coordination polymer for ratiometric temperature sensing", J. Mater. Chem. C. 2017 , 5, 9843 Link

R Yang, DM Chevrier, C Zeng, R Jin, P Zhang*, "Bonding properties of FCC-like Au44 (SR)28 clusters from X-ray absorption spectroscopy", Can. J. Chem. 2017 , 95, 1220 (invited article) Link

JT Petty*, M Ganguly, IJ Rankine, DM Chevrier, P Zhang, "A DNA-Encapsulated and Fluorescent Ag10 Cluster with a Distinct Metal-Like Core", J. Phys. Chem. C. 2017 , 121, 14936 Link


P Liu, Y Zhao, R Qin, S Mo, L Gu, DM Chevrier, P Zhang, Q Guo, D Zang, B Wu, G Fu, N Zheng*, “Photochemical route for synthesizing atomically dispersed palladium catalysts”, Science 2016 , 352, 797 Link

Q Gong, Y Wang, Q Hu, J Zhou, R Feng, PN Duchesne, P Zhang, F Chen, N Han, Y Li, C Jin, Y Li*, ST Lee “Ultrasmall and phase-pure W2C nanoparticles for efficient electrocatalytic and photoelectrochemical hydrogen evolution”, Nature Commun. 2016 , 7, 13216 Link

J Liu, PN Duchesne, M Yu, X Jiang, X Ning, P Zhang, J Zheng*, “Luminescent Gold Nanoparticles with Size-independent Emissions”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016 , 55, 8894 Link

H Schäfer*, DM Chevrier, K Kuepper, P Zhang, J Wollschlaeger, D Daum, M Steinhart, C Heß, U Krupp, M Schmidt, “X20CoCrWMo10-9//Co3O4: a Metal-Ceramic Composite with Unique Efficiency Values for Water-Splitting in Neutral Regime”, Energy Environ. Sci. 2016 , 9, 2609 Link

H Schäfer*, DM Chevrier, P Zhang, J Stang, K Müller-Buschbaum, K Kuepper, J Wollschläger, J D Hardege, S Sadaf, U Krupp, S Dühnen, L Walder, M Steinhart, M Schmidt, “Electro Oxidation of Ni42 Steel: A highly Active Bifunctional Electrocatalyst”, Adv. Funct. Mater 2016 , 26, 6402 Link

M Farhadi‐Khouzani, DM Chevrier, P Zhang, N Hedin, D Gebauer*, “Water as the Key to Proto‐Aragonite Amorphous CaCO3”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016 , 55, 8117 Link

JT Petty*, OO Sergev, M Ganguly, IJ Rankine, DM Chevrier, P Zhang, “A Segregated, Partially Oxidized, and Compact Ag10 Cluster within an Encapsulating DNA Host”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016 , 138, 3469 Link

S Sun, DM Chevrier, P Zhang, D Gebauer, H Colfen*, “Distinct Short-Range Order is Inherent to Amorphous Calcium >Carbonate Clusters Smaller than 2 nm”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016 , 55, 12206 Link

T Simao, DM Chevrier, J Jakobi, A Korinek, G Goupil, M Lau, S Barbarino, P Zhang, S barcikowski, M Fortin, D Guay*, “Gold-Manganese Oxide Core-Shell Nanoparticles produced by Pulsed Laser Ablation in Water”, J. Phys. Chem. C. 2016 , 120, 22635 Link

Z Zhao, X Chi, L Yang, R Yang, B Ren, X Zhu, P Zhang, J Gao*, “Cation Exchange of Anisotropic-Shaped Magnetite Nanoparticles Generates High-Relaxivity Contrast Agents for Liver Tumor Imaging”, Chem. Mater. 2016 , 28, 3497 Link


JD Padmos, M Personick, Q Tang, PN Duchesne, D Jiang, C Mirkin, P Zhang*, “The Surface Structure of Silver-coated Gold Nanocrystals and Its Influence on Shape Control” Nature Commun. 2015 , 6, 7664 Link

W Huang, H Wang, J Zhou, J Wang, PN Duchesne, D Muir, P Zhang, N Han, F Zhao, M Zeng, J Zhong, C Jin, Y Li*, S Lee and H Dai “Highly active and durable methanol oxidation electrocatalyst based on the synergy of platinum-nickel hydroxide graphene”, Nature Commun. 2015 , 6, 10035 Link

LE Marbella, DM Chevrier, PD Tancini, O Shobayo, AM Smith, KA Johnston, CM Andolina, P Zhang, G Mpourmpakis, JE Millstone*, “Description and Role of Bimetallic Prenucleation Species in the Formation of Small Nanoparticle Alloys”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015 , 137, 15852 Link

X Li, X Liu, DM Chevrier, X Qin, X Xie, S Song, H Zhang,* P Zhang,* X Liu* “Energy Migration Upconversion in Mn2+-doped Nanoparticles”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015 , 54, 13312 Link

D Deng*, X Chen, L Yu, X Wu, Q Liu, Y Liu, H Yang, H Tian, Y Hu, P Du, R Si, J Wang, X Cui, H Li, J Xiao, T Xu, J Deng, F Yang, PN Duchesne, P Zhang, J Zhou, L Sun, J Li, X Pan and X Bao* “A single iron site confined in a graphene matrix for the catalytic oxidation of benzene at room temperature”, Sci. Adv. 2015 , 1, e1500462 Link

G Zhong, J Bai, PN Duchesne, MJ McDonald, Q Li, X Hou, J A Tang, Y Wang, W Zhao, Z Gong, P Zhang, R Fu and Y Yang* “Copper Phosphate as a Cathode Material for Rechargeable Li Batteries and Its Electrochemical Reaction Mechanism”, Chem. Mater. 2015 , 27, 5736 Link

JD Padmos, R T M Boudreau, D F Weaver, P Zhang* “The Structure of Tiopronin-Protected Silver Nanoclusters in a One-Dimensional Assembly”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2015 , 119, 24627 Link

M Farhadi-Khouzani, DM Chevrier, P Guttlein, K Hauser, P Zhang, N Hedin, D Gebauer* “Disordered amorphous calcium carbonate from direct precipitation” CrystEngComm 2015 , 17, 4842 Link

R Yang, DM Chevrier, P Zhang* “The Bonding Properties of a 20-Gold-Atom Nanocluster Studied by Theoretical X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy” Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 2015 , 1802 Link

JD Padmos, RTM Boudreau, DF Weaver and P Zhang*, “Impact of Protecting Ligands on Surface Structure and Antibacterial Activity of Silver Nanoparticles” Langmuir 2015 , 31, 3745 Link

DM Chevrier, R Yang, A Chatt and P Zhang*, “Bonding properties of thiolate-protected gold nanocluster and structural analogs from X-ray absorption spectroscopy” Nanotech. Rev. 2015 , 4, 193 Link

JD Padmos, M Langman, K MacDonald, P Comeau, Z Yang, M Filliagi and P Zhang*, “Correlating the Atomic Structure of Bimetallic Silver-Gold Nanoparticles to Their Antibacterial and Cytotoxic Activities” J. Phys. Chem. C 2015 , 119, 7472 Link

K Zhang, W Yang, C Ma, Y Wang, C Sun*, Y Chen, PN Duchesne, J Zhou, J Wang, Y Hu, M N Banis, P Zhang, F Li, J Li and L Chen, “A highly active, stable and synergistic Pt nanoparticles/Mo2C nanotube catalyst for methanol electro-oxidation” NPG Asia Materials 2015 , 7, e153 Link

DM Chevrier, C Zeng, R Jin, A Chatt and P Zhang* “Role of Au4 Units on the Electronic and Bonding Properties of Au28(SR)20 Nanoclusters from X-ray Spectroscopy” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2015 , 119, 1217 Link

P Hu, PN Duchesne, Y Song, P Zhang and S Chen* “Self-Assembly and Chemical Reactivity of Alkenes on Platinum Nanoparticles” Langmuir 2015 , 31, 522 Link

H Li, G Chen, PN Duchesne, P Zhang, Y Dai, H Yang, B Wu, S Liu, C Xu, N Zheng*, “A nanoparticulate polyacetylene-supported Pd (II) catalyst combining the advantages of homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysts” Chin. J. Cata 2015 , 36, 1560 Link

SL Christensen, P Cho, A Chatt, P Zhang*, “A site-specific comparative study of Au102 and Au25 nanoclusters using theoretical EXAFS and l-DOS” Can. J. Chem. 2015 , 93, 32 (invited article dedicated to UWO Chemistry Department) Link


G Chen, Y Zhao, G Fu, PN Duchesne, L Gu, Y Zheng, X Weng, M Chen, P Zhang, C Pao, J Lee, N Zheng*, “Interfacial Effects in Iron-Nickel Hydroxide–Platinum Nanoparticles Enhance Catalytic Oxidation”, Science 2014 , 344, 495 Link

J Wang, R Deng, MA MacDonald, B Chen, J Yuan, F Wang, D Chi, T S A Hor, P Zhang, G Liu, Y Han and X Liu*, “Enhancing Multiphoton Upconversion through Energy Clustering at Sublattice Level”, Nature Mater. 2014 , 13, 157 Link

Y Yu, Z Luo, DM Chevrier, T D Leong, P Zhang*, D Jiang*, and J Xie*, “Identification of a Highly Luminescent Au22(SG)18 Nanocluster”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014 , 136, 1246 Link

PN Duchesne, G Chen, X Zhao, N Zheng and P Zhang* “Surface Reconstruction and Reactivity of Platinum-Iron Oxide Nanoparticles” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2014 , 118, 28861 Link

P Zhang*, “X-ray Spectroscopy of Gold-Thiolate Nanoclusters” J. Phys. Chem. C 2014 , 118, 25291 Link

PN Duchesne and P Zhang*, “Element-specific Analysis of the Growth Mechanism, Local Structure, and Electronic Properties of Pt Clusters Formed on Ag Nanoparticle Surfaces” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2014 , 118, 21714 Link

DM Chevrier, X Meng, Q Tang, D Jiang, M Zhu, A Chatt, P Zhang*, “Impact of the Selenolate Ligand on the Bonding Behavior of Au25 Nanoclusters” J. Phys. Chem. C. 2014 , 118, 21730 Link

J Zhou*, PN Duchesne, Y Hu, J Wang, P Zhang, Y Li, T Regier, H Dai, “Fe-N bonding in a carbon nanotube-graphene complex for oxygen reduction: an XAS study”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2014 , 16, 15787 Link

DM Chevrier, A Chatt, P Zhang*, C Zeng, R Jin, “Multishell EXAFS Fitting Analysis of a Compositionally Precise Thiolate-Gold Nanocluster”, MRS Proceedings 2014 , 1655, 409 Link

J Zhang, H Asakura, J van Rijn, J Yang, PN Duchesne, B Zhang, X Chen, P Zhang, M Saeys and N Yan*, “Highly Efficient, NiAu-catalyzed Hydrogenolysis of Lignin into Phenolic Chemicals”, Green Chem. 2014 , 16, 2432 Link


PN Duchesne, G Chen, N Zheng, and P Zhang* “Local Structure, Electronic Behavior and Surface Reactivity of CO-reduced Platinum-Iron Oxide Nanoparticles”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2013 , 117, 26324 Link

N An, S Li, PN Duchesne, P Wu, W Zhang, J Lee, S Cheng, P Zhang, M Jia*, and W Zhang* “Size Effects of Platinum Colloid Particles on the Structure and CO Oxidation Properties of Supported Pt/Fe2O3 Catalysts”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2013 , 177, 21262 Link

DM Chevrier, A Chatt, P Zhang*, C Zeng, and R Jin “Unique Bonding Properties of Au36(SR)24 Nanoclusters with FCC-Like Core”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2013 , 4, 3186 Link

W Zhang, PN Duchesne, Z Gong, S Wu, L Ma, Z Jiang, S Zhang, P Zhang*, J Mi, and Y Yang* “In Situ Electrochemical XAFS Studies on an Iron Fluoride High Capacity Cathode Material for Rechargeable Lithium Batteries”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2013 , 117, 11498 Link

SL Christensen, A Chatt, and P Zhang* “Peptide-directed Preparation and X-ray Structural Study of Au Nanoparticles on Titanium Surfaces”, Langmuir , 2013 , 29, 4894 Link

SL Christensen, JD Padmos, A Chatt, and P Zhang* “Preparation and Orthopaedic Applications of Nanoparticle-modified Biocompatible Surfaces ”, Invited Review in Rev. Nanosci. Nanotech. , 2013 , 2, 63 Link

Y Xu, L Liu, D M Chevrier, J Sun*, P Zhang*, and J Yu* “A Germanate with Three-Dimensional 12X11X11-Ring Channels Solved by X-ray Powder Diffraction with Charge-Flipping Algorithm”, Inorg. Chem. , 2013 , 52 10238 Link


SL Christensen, MA MacDonald, A Chatt, P Zhang*, H Qian, and R Jin “Dopant Location, Local Structure and Electronic Properties of Au24Pt(SR)18 Nanoclusters”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2012 , 116, 26932 Link

DM Chevrier, MA MacDonald, A Chatt, P Zhang*, Z Wu, and R Jin “Sensitivity of Structural and Electronic Properties of Gold-Thiolate Nanoclusters to the Atomic Composition: A Comparative X-ray Study of Au19(SR)13 and Au25(SR)18“, J. Phys. Chem. C 2012 , 116, 25137 Link

JD Padmos and P Zhang* “Surface Structure of Organosulfur Stabilized Silver Nanoparticles Studied with X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2012 , 116, 23094 Link

DM Chevrier, A Chatt and P Zhang* “Properties and applications of protein-stabilized fluorescent gold nanoclusters: a short review”, Invited Review in J. Nanophoton. 2012 , 6, 064504 Link

PN Duchesne and P Zhang* “Local structure of fluorescent platinum nanoclusters”, Nanoscale , 2012 , 4, 4199 Link

SL Christensen , A Chatt, and P Zhang* “Biomolecule-Coated Metal Nanoparticles on Titanium”, Langmuir 2012 , 28, 2979 Link


ZR Cormier , H Andreas *, and P Zhang* “Temperature Dependent Structure and Electrochemical Behavior of RuO2/Carbon Nanocomposites”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2011 , 115, 19117 Link

MA MacDonald, DM Chevrier, and P Zhang*, H Qian and R Jin "The Structure and Bonding of Au25(SR)18 Nanoclusters from EXAFS: The Interplay of Metallic and Molecular Behavior", J. Phys. Chem. C 2011 , 115, 15282 Link

Z Wu*, MA MacDonald, J Chen, P Zhang, and R Jin* Kinetic Control and Thermodynamic Selection in the Synthesis of Atomically Precise Gold Nanoclusters", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011 , 133, 9670 Link

MA MacDonald, P Zhang*, N Chen, H Qian, R Jin. “Solution-Phase Structure and Bonding of Au38(SR)24 Nanoclusters from X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy”, J. Phys. Chem. C 2011 , 115, 65 Link


A Ritchie, MA Macdonald, P Zhang, MA White*, M Beekman, J Gryko, GS Nolas, “XAS Studies of Local Structure and Electronic Properties of NaxSi136 Clathrates”, Phys. Rev. B. 2010 , 82, 155207 Link

J Thomson, L Cademartiri, MA MacDonald, S Petrov, G Calestani, P Zhang, GA Ozin* “Ultrathin Bi2S3 Nanowires: Surface and Core Structure at the Cluster-Nanocrystal Transition”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2010 , 132, 9058 Link

JD Padmos, PN Duchesne, MJ Dunbar and P Zhang*, “Gold Nanoparticles on Titanium and Interaction with Prototype Protein”, J. Biomed. Mater. Res. A 2010 , 95, 146 Link

MA MacDonald, P Zhang*, H Qian, R Jin, “Site-Specific and Size-Dependent Bonding of Compositionally Precise Gold−Thiolate Nanoparticles from X-ray Spectroscopy”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010 , 1, 1821 Link

F Liu and P Zhang*, “Tailoring the local structure and electronic property of AuPd nanoparticles by selecting capping molecules”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2010 , 96, 043105 Link


Z Bayindir, PN Duchesne, SC Cook, MA MacDonald and P Zhang*, “X-ray Spectroscopy Studies on the Surface Structural Characteristics and Electronic Properties of Platinum Nanoparticles”, J. Chem. Phys. 2009 , 131, 244716 Link

GA Simms, JD Padmos, and P Zhang*, “Structural and electronic properties of protein/thiolate-protected gold nanoclusters with “staple” motif: A XAS, L-DOS, and XPS study”, J. Chem. Phys. 2009 , 131, 214703 Link

P Murphy, F Liu, SC Cook, N Jahan, DG Marangoni, TB Grindley and P Zhang*, “Structural control of Au and Au-Pd nanoparticles by selecting capping ligands with varied electronic and steric effects”, Can. J. Chem. 2009 , 87, 1641 Link

P Zhang*, A Chu, TK Sham*, Y Yao, ST Lee, “Chemical synthesis and structural studies of thiol-capped gold”, Can. J. Chem. 2009 , 87, 335 Link


F Liu, D Wechsler and P Zhang*, “Alloy-structure-dependent electronic behavior and surface properties of Au-Pd nanoparticles”, Chem. Phys. Lett., 2008 , 461, 254 Link

SC Cook, JD Padmos and P Zhang*, “Surface structural characteristics and tunable electronic properties of wet-chemically prepared Pd nanoparticles”, J. Chem. Phys. 2008 , 128, 154705 Link