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Book Chapters:

  1. E. Dechaumphai, J. Moon, M. C. Wingert, R. Chen "Engineering Phononic and Electronic Transport in Nanowires for Enhanced Thermoelectrics", Book Chapter in 'Semiconductor Nanowires: From Next-Generation Electronics to Sustainable Energy', Royal Society of Chemistry, (2014).


  1. C. O'Dwyer, R. Chen, J-H He, J. Lee, and K. M. Razeeb "Scientific and Technical Challenges in Thermal Transport and Thermoelectric Materials and Devices", (Review article) ECS J Solid State Sci. Technol. 6(3), N3058-N3064, (2017)
  2. S. Cui, M. Simmonds, W. Qin, F. Ren, G. R. Tynan, R. P. Doerner, and R. Chen "Thermal Conductivity Reduction of Tungsten Plasma Facing Material due to Helium Plasma Irradiation in PISCES Using the Improved 3-Omega Method", J. Nucl. Mater., 486, 267-273 (2017)
  3. Y. Zhong, F. Zhang, M. Wang, C. J. Gardner, G. Kim, Y. Liu, J. Leng, S. Jin, and R. Chen "Reversible Humidity Sensitive Clothing for Personal Thermoregulation", Scientific Reports, in press (2017)
  4. S. Kwon*, J.Zheng*, M. C. Wingert, S. Cui, and R. Chen "Unusually High and Anisotropic Thermal Conductivity in Amorphous Silicon Nanostructures", ACS Nano, in press (2017)
  5. M. C. Wingert, Z. Jiang, R. Chen, and S. Cai "Strong Size-dependent Stress Relaxation in Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers", J. Appl. Phys., 121, 015103 (2017)
  6. M. C. Wingert, J. Zheng,S. Kwon, and R. Chen "Thermal transport in amorphous materials: a review", Semiconductor Science and Technology, 31, 113003 (2016)
  7. S. Kwon, M. C. Wingert, J. Zheng,J. Xiang, and R. Chen "Thermal transport in Si and Ge nanostructures in the 'confinement' regime", Invited Review, Nanoscale, 8, 13155-13167 (2016)
  8. D.W. Chun, T.K. Kim, D.Y. Choi, E. Caldwell, Y.J. Kim, J.C. Paik, S. Jin, R. Chen "Vertical Si nanowire arrays fabricated by magnetically guided metal-assisted chemical etching", Nanotechnology, 27, 455302 (2016)
  9. J. Zheng, M. C. Wingert, J. Moon, and R. Chen, "Simultaneous Specific Heat and Thermal Conductivity Measurement of Individual Nanostructures", Semiconductor Science and Technology, 31(8), 084005 (2016)
  10. M.C. Wingert, S. Kwon, S. Cai, and R. Chen "Fluid-like Surface Layer and Its Flow Characteristics in Glassy Nanotubes", Nano Lett., ASAP (2016)
  11. T.K. Kim, B. vanSaders, E. Caldwell, S. Shin, Z. Liu, S. Jin, and R. Chen "Copper-alloyed spinel black oxides and tandem-structured solar absorbing layers for high-temperature solar power systems", Solar Energy, 132, 257-266 (2016)
  12. S. Cui, C. Ahn, M. C. Wingert, D. Leung, S. Cai, and R. Chen "Bio-inspired effective and regenerable building cooling using tough hydrogels", Applied Energy, 168, 332-339 (2016)
  13. Y. Choi, C. Kuru, Y. J. Kim, G.W.Kim, T.Y.Kim, R. Chen, and S. Jin, "Uniformly Nanopatterned Graphene Field-Effect Transistors with Enhanced Properties", Nanoscale Research Letters, 10:289 (2015)
  14. C-H Liu, Y.J. Kim, D.W. Chun, G.W.Kim, R. Chen, A.W.Yu, S. Jin, "Universal Solders for Direct Bonding and Packaging of Optical Devices", Materials Letters, 152, 232-236 (2015)
  15. M.C.Wingert, S. Kwon, M. Hu, D. Poulikakos, J. Xiang, and R. Chen "Sub-Amorphous Thermal Conductivity in Ultra-Thin Crystalline Silicon Nanotubes", Nano Lett., 15 (4) 2605-2611(2015)
  16. J. Moon, T.K. Kim, B. VanSaders, C. Choi, Z. Liu, S. Jin, and R.Chen, "Black Oxide Nanoparticles as Durable Solar Absorbing Material for High-Temperature Concentrating Solar Power System", Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 134, 417-424(2015)
  17. T.K. Kim, B. VanSaders, J. Moon, T. Kim, c-H Liu, J. Khamwannah, R. Chen, Z. Liu, and S. Jin, "Tandem Structured Spectrally Selective Coating Layer of Copper Oxide Nanowires Combined with Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles", Nano Energy, 11, 274-259, (2015)
  18. E. Dechaumphai, R. Chen "Sub-picowatt Resolution Calorimetry with Niobium Nitride Thin-film Thermometer", Rev. Sci. Instrum., 85, 094903, (2014)
  19. T.K. Kim, J. Moon, B. VanSaders, D. Chun, C.J.Gardner, J. Y. Jung, G. Wang, R. Chen, Z. Liu, Y. Qiao, S. Jin, "Si Boride-Coated Si Nanoparticles with Improved Thermal Oxidation Resistance", Nano Energy , 9, 32-49, (2014)
  20. J. Moon, D. Lu, B. VanSaders, T. K. Kim, S. D. Kong, S. Jin, R. Chen, Z. Liu, "High performance multi-scaled nanostructured spectrally selective coating for concentrating solar power", Nano Energy , 8, 238-246, (2014)
  21. Z. Zhong, M. C. Wingert, J. Strzalka, H-H Wang, T. Sun, J. Wang, R. Chen, and Z. Jiang, "Structure-induced Enhancement of Thermal Conductivity in Electrospun Polymer Nanofibers",Nanoscale , 6(14), 8283-8291, (2014)
  22. E. Dechaumphai, D. Lu, J. J. Kan, J. Moon, E. E. Fullerton, Z. Liu, R. Chen, "Ultralow Thermal Conductivity of Multilayers with Highly Dissimilar Debye Temperatures", Nano Lett., 14 (5), 2448-2455, (2014)
  23. E. Dechaumphai, J. L. Barton, J. R. Tesmer, J.Moon, Y.Q. Wang, G. R. Tynan, R. P. Doerner, R. Chen "Near-Surface Thermal Characterization of Plasma Facing Components Using the 3-omega Method", J. Nucl. Mater., 455, 56-60, (2014)
  24. J. Zheng, M. C. Wingert, E. Dechaumphai, R. Chen "Sub-picowatt/Kelvin resistive thermometry for probing nanoscale thermal transport", Rev. Sci. Instrum., 84, 114901 (2013)
  25. R. Chen "Silicide Nanopowders as Low-Cost and High-Performance Thermoelectric Materials", JOM, 65(6), 702-708, (2013)
  26. C-L Hsin, M.C. Wingert, C-W Huang, H Guo, H-S Teng, J Suh, K Wang, J Wu, W-W Wu, R.Chen, "Phase Transformation and Thermoelectric Properties of Bismuth-Telluride Nanowires", Nanoscale, 5, 4669, (2013)
  27. J. Moon, J-H. Kim, Z. C. Y. Chen, J. Xiang, R. Chen, "Gate Modulated Thermoelectric Power Factor of Hole Gas in Ge-Si Core-Shell Nanowires", Nano Lett., 13 (3), 1196-1202, (2013)
  28. V. Lee, R. Chen and C. W. Chang, "Probing the limit of one-dimensional heat transfer under extreme bending strain", Phys. Rev. B 87, 035406 (2013)
  29. Nguyen, P.K., Lee, K.H., Moon, J. Y., Kim, S. II., Ahn, K. H., Chen, L. H., Lee, S.M., Chen, R., Jin, S., Berkowitz, A. "A High Production Rate Method for Producing Bi0.5Sb1.5Te3 Nanoparticles for Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance", Nanotechnology, vol. 23 (2012) 415604
  30. E. Dechaumphai and R. Chen "Thermal Transport in Phononic Crystals: the Role of Zone Folding Effect", J. Appl. Phys. 111, 073508 (2012)
  31. M. C. Wingert, Z. C. Y. Chen, S. Kwon, J. Xiang, R. Chen "Ultra-sensitive thermal conductance measurement of one-dimensional nanostructures enhanced by differential bridge", Rev. Sci. Instrum. 83, 024901 (2012)
  32. M. C. Wingert, Z. C. Y. Chen, E. Dechaumphai, J. Moon, J. Kim, J. Xiang, R. Chen, "Thermal conductivity of Ge and Ge-Si Core-Shell Nanowires In the Phonon Confinement Regime", Nano Lett., Vol. 11, pp. 5507-5513, 2011
  33. J. Rho, K. Hippalgaonkar, J. Ham, R. Chen, M. Li, P. Ercius, A. Majumdar, W. Kim, W. Lee, "Observation of Anisotropy in Thermal Conductivity of Individual Single-crystalline Bismuth Nanowires" ACS Nano, vol 5, pp 3954-3960, 2011
  34. M.-C, Lu, R. Chen, V. Srinivasan, V. Carey, A. Majumdar, " Critical Heat Flux of Pool Boiling on Si Nanowire Array-Coated Surface", Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, vol. 54, pp. 5359-5367, 2011
  35. K. Hippalgaonkar, B. Huang, R. Chen, K. Sawyer, A. Majumdar "Fabrication of microdevices with integrated nanowires for investigating low-dimensional phonon transport",Nano Lett., vol 10, pp 4341-4348, 2010
  36. R. Chen, M. Lu, V. Srinivasan, Z. Wang, H. Cho, and A. Majumdar. "Nanowires for Enhanced Boiling Heat Transfer", Nano Lett., vol. 9, pp. 548-553 (2009).
  37. R. Chen, A. I. Hochbaum, P. Murphy, J. Moore, P. Yang and A. Majumdar, "Thermal Conductance of Thin Silicon Nanowires", Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 101, 105501 (2008).
  38. A. I. Hochbaum, R. Chen, R. D. Delgado, W. Liang, E. C. Garnett, M. Najarian, A. Majumdar and P. Yang, "Enhanced Thermoelectric Performance of Rough Silicon Nanowires", Nature, vol. 451, pp. 163-167 (2008)