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W. David Wei

W. David Wei

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Florida

Phone: (352) 392-2050

Fax: (352) 392-0872

Chemistry Lab Building, CLB 311D



Ph. D., the University of Texas at Austin

Research Interests:

Wei’s research focuses on applying modern tools that combine laser spectroscopy and electron microscopy to study the localized optical properties of highly structured nanomaterials, including single nanoparticles and their assemblies. A fundamental understanding of the structure-dependent localized optical properties of nanostructures with sub-10 nm resolution leads to comprehensive knowledge of the surface plasmon-directed growth of novel anisotropic nanostructures, and design rules for the synthesis and fabrication of hybrid plasmonically-active nanostructures with optimized properties for solar energy harvesting, conversion and storage. All these projects are high impact and interdisciplinary in nature that combine inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, chemical engineering and materials science and engineering.

Publications List:

W. Wei, S. Li, J. E. Millstone, M. J. Banholzer, X. Chen, X. Xu, G. C. Schatz and C. A. Mirkin "Surprisingly Long-Range Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering (SERS) on Au-Ni Multisegmented Nanowires", Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 48(23), 4210-4212, 2009.

W. Wei, S. Li, L. Qin, X. Can, J. E. Millstone, X. Xue, G. C. Schatz and C. A. Mirkin "Surface Plasmon-Mediated Energy Transfer in Hetero-Gap Au-Ag Nanowires", Nano Letters, 8(10), 3446-3449, 2008.

Y. Wang*, W. Wei*, D. Maspoch, J. Wu, V. Dravid, and C. A. Mirkin "Superparamagnetic Sub-5 nm Fe@C Nanoparticles: Isolation, Structure, Magnetic Properties, and Directed Assembly", Nano Letters, 8(11), 3761-3715, 2008 (*Equal Contribution).

Y. Sohn, W. Wei*, and J. M. White, "Adsorption and Oxidation Reactions of Phenylacetylene and Phenylmethylacetylene on O-Precovered Cu(111): Effects of Terminal Hydrogen and Atomic Oxygen Coverage ", Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 112(47), 18531-18536, 2008 (*Corresponding Author)

J. E. Millstone, W. Wei, M. R. Jones, H. Yon, and C. A. Mirkin "Iodide Ions Control Seed-Mediated Growth of Anisotropic Gold Nanoparticles", Nano Letters, 8(8), 2526-2529, 2008.

W. Wei, G. Xiong, S. L. Parker, Y.-M. Sun, A. G. Joly, K. M. Beck, W. P. Hess and J. M. White "Study of Copper Diffusion Through a Ruthenium Thin Film by Photoemission Electron Microscopy (PEEM)", Applied Physics Letters, 90, 1, 2007.

W. Wei, W. Zhao, and J. M. White, "Directly Probing the Hybrid Bonding of Styrene on Cu(111)", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 126(50), 16340-16341, 2004.