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Yongning Zhou

Yongning Zhou

Research Associate

Chemistry Division
Building 555
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

Phone: (631) 344-4142
FAX:    (631) 344-5815


  • Ph.D. in Materials Physics and Chemistry, Fudan University, China, 2010.
  • B.E. in Materials Physics, Fudan University, China, 2004.

Research Experience

  • Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Jan. 2012 – present.
  • Postdoctor, Fudan University, China, Mar. 2010-Jan. 2012.
  • Visiting Scholar, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Sep. 2008 – Sep. 2009.

Research Interests

  • Structure characterization of electrode materials for Li-ion (Na-ion) batteries using synchrotron based in-situ techniques (X-ray diffraction, absorption et al.).
  • Electrochemical reaction mechanisms of electrode materials during charge and discharge.
  • Synthesis and characterization of new electrode materials by thin film techniques (Pulsed laser deposition, Magnetic sputtering et al.) as well as all-solid-state batteries

Selected Publications

  • Y. N. Zhou, J. J. Ding, K. W. Nam, X. Q. Yu, S. M. Bak, E. Y. Hu, J. Liu, X. Q. Yang, Z. W. Fu. Phase transition behavior of NaCrO2 during sodium extraction studied by synchrotron-based X-ray diffraction and absorption spectroscopy. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 1 11130-11134 (2013)
  • Y. N. Zhou, M. Z. Xue, Z. W. Fu. Nanostructured thin film electrodes for lithium storage and all-solid-state thin-film lithium batteries. Journal of Power Sources 234 310-332 (2013)
  • K. –W. Nam, S. -M. Bak, E. Y. Hu, X. Q. Yu, Y. N. Zhou, X. J. Wang, L. J. Wu, Y. M. Zhu, K. –Y. Chung, X. -Q. Yang. Combining In Situ Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction and Absorption Techniques with Transmission Electron Microscopy to Study the Origin of Thermal Instability in Overcharged Cathode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries. Advanced Functional Materials 23 1047-1063 (2013)
  • X. Q. Yu, Q. Wang, Y. N. Zhou, H. Li, X. –Q. Yang, K. –W. Nam, S. N. Ehrlich, S. Khalid, Y. S. Meng. High rate delithiation behaviour of LiFePO4 studied by quick X-ray absorption spectroscopy. Chemical Communications 48 11537-11539 (2012)
  • Y. N. Zhou, W. J. Li, Z. W. Fu. Electrochemical reactivity of nanocomposite ZnO-Se for Lithium Ion Batteries. Electrochimica Acta 59 435-440 (2012)
  • Y. N. Zhou, W. J. Li, H. J. Chen, C. Liu, L. Zhang, Z. W. Fu. Nanostructured NiSi Thin Films as a New Anode Material for Lithium Ion Batteries. Electrochemistry Communications 13 546-549 (2011)