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42. Q. B. Li, Y. H. Zhang, J. F. Lin, Y. Zou, P. Wang, Z. S. Qin, Y. S. Wang, Y. Li, Y. Zhang, C. Gao, Y. P. Zang, W. P. Hu and H. L. Dong*, Dibenzothiophene Sulfone-Based Ambipolar-Transporting Blue-Emissive Organic Semiconductors Towards Simple-Structured Organic Light-Emitting Transistors. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2023, e202308146.

41. K. Song, J. F. Lin, X. W. Song, B. W. Yang, J. Zhu*, Y. P. Zang*, D. B. Zhu, Formation of Covalent Metal-Carbon Contacts Assisted by Ag+ for Single Molecule Junctions. Chem. Commun. 2023, 59, 6207. [Invited as part of the issue “ChemComm Emerging Investigators Collection 2023”]

40. K. Song, J. F. Lin, X. W. Song, M. L. Zhang, Q. F. Gu, Y. P. Zang*, D. B. Zhu, In situ Creation of Organometallic Molecular Junctions via Terminal Alkynes. J. Phys. Chem. C 2023, 127, 8850.
[Invited as part of the virtual special issue “Early-Career and Emerging Researchers in Physical Chemistry Volume 2”]

39. Q. Zou*, J. Qiu, Y. P. Zang*, H. Tian, L. Venkataraman*, Modulating single-molecule charge transport through external stimulus. eScience 2023, 3, 100115.

38. M. L. Zhang, J. F. Lin, K. Song, K. L. Chang, X. J. Dai, Y. P. Zang*, D. B. Zhu, Iminyl-Radical-Mediated Formation of Covalent Au-N Bonds for Molecular Junctions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2023, 145, 6480.

37. J. F. Lin, Y. X. Lv, K. Song, X. W. Song, H. J. Zang, P. W. Du, Y. P. Zang*, D. B. Zhu, Cleavage of non-polar C(sp2)-C(sp2) bonds in cycloparaphenylenes via electric field-catalyzed electrophilic aromatic substitution. Nat. Commun. 2023, 14, 293.


36. J. F. Lin#, S. D. Wang#, F. Zhang, B. W. Yang, P. W. Du, C. F. Chen*, Y. P. Zang*, D. B. Zhu, Highly Efficient Charge Transport Across Carbon Nanobelts. Sci. Adv. 2022, 8, eade4692.

35. K. Song, J. F. Lin, Y. Q. Ma, X. W. Song, Y. P. Zang*, Single-Molecule Thermoelectric Devices. In Organic Thermoelectrics, D. B. Zhu (Ed.) John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2022, 275.

34. L. Chen, Y. Z. Hu, H. X. Huang, C. Li, Y. P. Zang*, D. Wu* and J. L. Xia*, Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Device Engineering: Toward Organic Field-Effect Transistor-Based High-Performance Gas Sensors. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2022, 14, 32299.

33. H. Zhang#, W. Xu#, K. Song#, T. G. Lu, G. X. Zhang, Y. P. Zang, W. J. Hong* and D. Q. Zhang*, Dual Modulation of Single Molecule Conductance via Tuning Side Chains and Electric Field with Conjugated Molecules Entailing Intramolecular O…S Interactions. Adv. Sci. 2022, 2, 2105667.

32. Q. Zhou#, K. Song#, G. X. Zhang*, X. W. Song, J. F. Lin, Y. P. Zang*, D. Q. Zhang and D. B. Zhu, Tetrathiafulvalenes as anchors for building highly conductive and mechanically tunable molecular junctions. Nat. Commun. 2022, 13, 1803.
[Featured paper on Editors’ Highlight webpage]

31. R. Wang, K. Song, C. Y. Wei, W. J. Hong, Y. P. Zang*, D. H. Qu* and H. X. Li*, Substitution pattern controlled charge transport in BN-embedded aromatics-based single molecule junctions. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2022, 24, 2227.

30. X. W. Song, K. Song and Y. P. Zang*, Design and modulation of electrode-molecule interfaces in single molecule electronic devices. Sci. Sin. Chim. (Chinese Edition) 2022, 52, 1.


29. Y. X. Lv#, J. F. Lin#, K. Song, X. W. Song, H. J. Zang*, Y. P. Zang*, D. B. Zhu*, Single cycloparaphenylene molecule devices: Achieving large conductance modulation via tuning radial pi-conjugation. Sci. Adv. 2021, 7, eabk3095.

28. I. Stone, R. L. Starr, Y. P. Zang, C. Nuckolls, M. L. Steigerwald, T. H. Lambert, X. Roy* and L. Venkataraman*, A single-molecule blueprint for synthesis. Nat. Rev. Chem. 2021, 5, 695.


27. Y. P. Zang#, E. D. Fung#, T. R. Fu, S. Ray, M. H. Garner, A. Borges, M. L. Steigerwald, S. Patil, G. Solomon* and L. Venkataraman*, Voltage-Induced Single-Molecule Junction Planarization. Nano Lett. 2020, 21, 673.

26. E. A. Doud, R. L. Starr, G. Kladnik, A. Voevodin, E. Montes, N. P. Arasu, Y. P. Zang, P. Zahl, A. Morgante*, L. Venkataraman*, H. Vazquez*, D. Cvetko* and X. Roy*, Cyclopropenylidenes as Strong Carbene Anchoring Groups on Au Surfaces. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2020, 142, 19902.

25. Y. P. Zang#, T. R. Fu#, Q. Zou*, F. Ng, H. X. Li, M. L. Steigerwald, C. Nuckolls* and L. Venkataraman*, Cumulene Wires Display Increasing Conductance with Increasing Length. Nano Lett. 2020, 20, 8415.

24. T. Fu, Y. Zang, Q. Zou, C. Nuckolls and L. Venkataraman*, Using deep learning to identify molecular junction characteristics. Nano Lett. 2020, 20, 3320.


23. Y. P. Zang, Q. Zou,* T. Fu, F. Ng, B. Fowler, J. Yang, H. Li, M. L. Steigerwald*, C. Nuckolls* and L. Venkataraman*, Directing isomerization reactions of cumulenes with electric fields. Nat. Commun. 2019, 10, 4482.

22. Y. P. Zang#, I. Stone#, M. S. Inkpen, Z. F. Liu, F. Ng, T. H. Lambert. C. Nuckolls, M. L. Steigerwald, X. Roy* and L. Venkataraman*, In situ coupling of single molecules driven by Au-catalyzed electrooxidation. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 1.
[Selected as a Very Important Paper (VIP) in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.]


21. Y. P. Zang#, S. Ray#, E-D. Fung, M. H. Garner, M. L. Steigerwald, G. C. Solomon*, S. Patil* and L. Venkataraman*, Resonant transport in single-Diketopyrrolopyrrole junctions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140, 13167.

20. H. G. Shen, Y. Zou, Y. P. Zang, D. Z. Huang, W. L. Jin, C-A Di* and D. B. Zhu*, Molecular antenna tailored organic thin-film transistors for sensing applications. Mater. Horiz. 2018, 5, 240.


19. X. D. Yin#, Y. P. Zang#, L. L. Zhu, J. Z. Low, Z. F. Liu, J. Cui, J. B. Neaton, L. Venkataraman* and L. M. Campos*, A reversible single-molecule switch based on activated antiaromaticity. Sci. Adv. 2017, 3, eaao2615.
[Highlighted by C&E News (vol 9, issue 44, p11).]

18. Y. P. Zang#, A. Pinkardg#, Z. F. Liu, J. B. Neaton, M. L. Steigerwald, X. Roy* and L. Venkataraman*, Electronically transparent Au-N bonds for molecular junctions. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 14845.

17. Y. P. Zang, H. G. Shen, D. Z. Huang, C. A. Di* and D. B. Zhu*, A dual-organic-transistor-based tactile perception system with signal-processing functionality. Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1606088.
[Highlighted by Nat. Rev. Mater. Organic electronics: Under pressure.]


16. Y. P. Zang, D. Z. Huang, C. A. Di* and D. B. Zhu*, Device engineered organic transistors for flexible sensing applications. Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 4549.
[The special issue of “Flexible and stretchable devices”]

15. C. Zhang#, Y. P. Zang#, F. J. Zhang, Y. Diao, C. R. McNeill, C. A. Di*, X. Z. Zhu* and D. B. Zhu, Pursuing high-mobility n-type organic semiconductors by Combination of “molecule-framework” and “side-chain” engineering. Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 8456.

14. D. Z. Huang, C. Wang, Y. Zou, X. X. Shen, Y. P. Zang, H. G. Shen, X. K. Gao, Y. P. Yi, W. Xu, C. A. Di* and D. B. Zhu*, Bismuth interfacial doping of organic small molecules for high performance n-type thermoelectric materials. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 10672.


13. Y. P. Zang, F. J. Zhang, D. Z. Huang, X. K. Gao, C. A. Di* and D. B. Zhu*, Flexible suspended gate organic thin-film transistors for ultra-sensitive pressure detection. Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 6269.
[ESI highly cited paper, Top 1%]

12. F. J. Zhang#, Y. P. Zang#, D. Z. Huang, C. A. Di* and D. B. Zhu*, Flexible and self-powered temperature and pressure dual-parameter sensors using microstructure-frame-supported organic thermoelectric materials. Nat. Commun. 2015, 6, 8356.

11. Y. P. Zang, F. J. Zhang, D. Z. Huang, C. A. Di* and D. B. Zhu*, Sensitive flexible magnetic sensors using organic transistors with magnetic-functionalized suspended gate electrodes. Adv. Mater. 2015, 27, 7979.
[Hot Topics in Magnetic Materials, Wiley]

10. Y. P. Zang, F. J. Zhang, C. A. Di* and D. B. Zhu*, Advances of flexible pressure sensors toward artificial intelligence and health care applications. Mater. Horiz. 2015, 2, 140.
[Cover, ESI highly cited paper, Top 1%]

9. F. J. Zhang, Y. P. Zang, D. Z. Huang, C. A. Di*, X. K. Gao, H. Sirringhaus, and D. B. Zhu*, Modulating thermoelectric properties of organic semiconductors using field-effect transistors. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2015, 25, 3004.

8. D. Z. Huang, Y. Zou, F. Jiao, F. J. Zhang, Y. P. Zang, C. A. Di*, W. Xu* and D. B. Zhu*, Interface-located photothermoelectric effect of organic thermoelectric materials in enabling NIR detection. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 8968.

7. Y. Zhao, X. K. Zhao, Y. P. Zang, C. A. Di, Y. Diao and J. G. Mei*, Conjugation-break spacers in semiconducting polymers: impact on polymer processability and charge transport properties. Macromolecules 2015, 48, 2048.


6. Y. P. Zang, F. J. Zhang, D. Z. Huang, C. A. Di*, Q. Meng, X. K. Gao* and D. B. Zhu*, Specific and reproducible gas sensors utilizing gas-phase chemical reaction on organic transistors. Adv. Mater. 2014, 26, 2862.

5. C. Zhang, Y. P. Zang, E. Gann, C. R. McNeill, X. Z. Zhu*, C. A. Di* and D. B. Zhu, Two-dimensional pi-expanded quinoidal terthiophenes terminated with dicyanomethylenes as n-type semiconductors for high-performance organic thin-film transistors. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2014, 136, 16176.

4. C. Wang, Y. P. Zang, Y. K. Qin, Q. Zhang, Y. H. Sun, C. A. Di*, W. Xu* and D. B. Zhu*, Thienoquinoidal small molecules: synthesis, characterization, redox behavior, and n-channel organic field-effect transistors. Chem. Eur. J. 2014, 20, 13755.

3. Q. Meng*, F. J. Zhang, Y. P. Zang, D. Z. Huang, Y. Zou, J. Liu, G. Y. Zhao, Z. R.Wang, D. Y. Ji, C. A. Di*, W. P. Hu* and D. B. Zhu, Solution-sheared ultrathin films for highly-sensitive ammonia detection using organic thin-film transistors. J. Mater. Chem. C 2014, 2, 1264.

2. F. Jiao, F. J. Zhang, Y. P. Zang, Y. Zou, C. A. Di*, W. Xu* and D. B. Zhu*, An easily accessible carbon material derived from carbonization of polyacrylonitrile ultrathin films: ambipolar transport properties and application in a CMOS-like inverter. Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 2374.


1. J. Y. Yuan, Y. P. Zang, H. L. Dong, G. J. Liu, C. A. Di*, Y. Y. Li and W. L. Ma*, Effect of a furan p-bridge on polymer coplanarity and performance in organic field effect transistors. Polym. Chem. 2013, 4, 4199.