Gender

Male


Location

Leicester


Birthday:

July 11


I am...

Chemist, Physicist


My research field or area of interest innanotechnology

My research covers physical chemistry and nanoscience based on superfluid helium nanodroplets. I am one of the internationally leading scientists in the synthesis of novel nanoparticles and nanowires using superfluid helium droplets as the growth medium.


Interest in...

Nanoparticles, nanowires, magnetic nanoparticles, core-shell nanoparticles, plasmonics, nanocatalysis


Publication list

1. Shengfu Yang,* Andrew M. Ellis, “Nanodroplets”, Springer Series: Lecture Notes in Nanoscale Science and Technology, Vol. 18. Wang, Zhiming M. (Ed.) 2014. 2. Benjamin Shepperson, Jon Tandy, Adrian Boatwright, Cheng Feng, Daniel Spence, Andrew Shirley, Shengfu Yang,* and Andrew M. Ellis*, “Electronic Spectroscopy of Toluene in Helium Nanodroplets: Evidence for a Long-Lived Excited State”, J. Phys. Chem. A 117 (2013)13591. 3. Shengfu Yang,* Andrew M. Ellis,* Daniel Spence, Cheng Feng, Adrian Boatwright, Elspeth Latimer, Chris Binns, “Growing metal nanoparticles in superfluid helium”, Nanoscale 5 (2013) 11545-11553. 4. Adrian Boatwright, Cheng Feng, Daniel Spence, Elspeth Latimer, Chris Binns, Andrew M. Ellis* and Shengfu Yang,* “Helium droplets: a new route to nanoparticles”, Faraday Disc. 162 (2013) 113. 5. Shengfu Yang and Andrew M. Ellis,* “Helium droplets: a chemistry perspective”, Chem. Soc. Rev. 42 (2013) 472. 6. Benjamin Shepperson, Jun Liu, Andrew M. Ellis* and Shengfu Yang,* “Communication: Electron impact ionization of binary H2O/X clusters in helium nanodroplets: An ab initio perspective”, J. Chem. Phys. 137 (2012) 201102. 7. Christian Leidlmair, Peter Bartl, Harald Schöbel, Stephan Denifl, Shengfu Yang, Andrew M. Ellis, Paul Scheier, “Ionization of Methane Clusters in Helium Nanodroplets”, ChemPhysChem 13 (2012) 469-476. 8. Benjamin Shepperson, Jun Liu, Andrew Ellis* and Shengfu Yang*, “Communication: The formation of helium cluster cations following the ionization of helium nanodroplets: Influence of droplet size and dopant”, J. Chem. Phys. 135 (2011) 041101. 9. Jun Liu, Ben Shepperson, Andrew Ellis and Shengfu Yang*, “Core-shell effects in the ionization of doped helium nanodroplets”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13 (2011) 13920-13925. 10. Benjamin Shepperson, Jun Liu, Andrew Ellis* and Shengfu Yang* “Ionization of Doped Helium Nanodroplets: Residual Helium Attached to Diatomic Cations and Their Clusters”, J. Phys. Chem. A 115 (2011) 7010-7016. 11. F. Ferreira da Silva, S. Jaksch, G. Martins, H. M. Dang, M. Dampc, S. Denifl, T. D. Märk, P. Limão-Vieira, J. Liu, S. Yang, A. M. Ellis* and P. Scheier, “Electron attachment and electron ionization of acetic acid clusters embedded in helium nanodroplets”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 48 (2009) 11631. 12. Shengfu Yang and Andrew M. Ellis,* “Selecting the size of helium nanodroplets using time-resolved probing of a pulsed helium droplet beam”, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 79 (2008) 016106. 13. Andrew M. Ellis and Shengfu Yang*, “Modelling the charge transfer probability in helium nanodroplets following electron impact ionization”, Phys. Rev. A 76 (2007) 032714. 14. Shengfu Yang, Scott M. Brereton, Satvinder Nandhra, Andrew M. Ellis,* Bo Shang, Lanfeng Yuan, Jinlong Yang, “Electron impact ionization of water-doped superfluid helium nanodroplets: observation of He(H2O)n+ clusters”, J. Chem. Phys. 127 (2007) 134303. 15. Shengfu Yang, Scott M. Brereton and Andrew M. Ellis,* “Electron impact ionization mass spectrometry of aliphatic alcohol clusters in helium nanodroplets”, Intl. J. Mass. Spectrosc. 253 (2006) 79-86. 16. Shengfu Yang, Scott M. Brereton, Martyn D. Wheeler and Andrew M. Ellis,* “Electron impact ionization of haloalkanes in helium nanodroplets”, J. Phys. Chem. A 110 (2006) 1791-1797. 17. Shengfu Yang, Scott M. Brereton, Martyn D. Wheeler and Andrew M. Ellis,* “Soft or hard ionization of molecules in helium nanodroplets? An electron impact investigation of alcohols and ethers”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 7 (2005) 4082-4088. 18. Shengfu Yang, Scott M. Brereton, and Andrew M. Ellis,* “Controlled growth of helium nanodroplets from a pulsed source”, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 76 (2005) 104102.


Researchgroup, Institute, University, School, Company name

NanoChemistry Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Leicester


Researchgroup, Institute, Company, University, School webpage

http://www.le.ac.uk


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