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Long Yi


Dr Long Yi
Principal Investigator


Dr. Long studied at Cambridge University, United Kingdom and her research area is to develop different nanostructured functional thin films.  She has successfully implemented technology transfer from lab to industry for hard disk company and car grooming company. Her recent focus is to develop energy saving coatings and other functional nanostructures.

Current Research Interests

Dr. Long Yi has more than 10 years’ experience with solid thin films since her Ph.D training. She is developing 2D structures by nanostructuring manipulation, eg. superlattice, controlled porosity, hybrid structure, biomimetic surface fabrication and etc, to give materials with a greater range of properties than is usually obtained.

She has a general interest in understanding the microstructure and property relationship and how these relate to the underlying mechanism aided by simulations.

She is also working closely with industry partner to develop new technology.

Project: A New Generation of Thermochromic Materials with Ultra-high Luminance Transmission and Solar Modulation

Air conditioning is a major contributor to energy consumption in developed countries. Smart windows are efficient means to regulate temperature through adaptive response to weather conditions. Compared with photochromic and electrochromic materials, thermochromic materials are the most economical smart materials without extra energy input. We aim to develop high performance thermochromic material with ultra large luminance transmission (60%) and solar modulation (>30%).

Selected Publications

Y. Ke, C.Zhou, Y.Zhou, S. Wang, S. Chan, Y. Long, Emerging Thermal-Responsive Materials and Integrated Techniques Targeting the Energy-Efficient Smart Window Application Invited review Advanced Functional Material, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201800113 (2018)

Y Zhou, M Layani, W Shancheng, H Peng, K Yujie, S Magdassi, Y Long Fully Printed Flexible Smart Hybrid Hydrogels, Advanced Functional Material, (2018) 28, 1705365.10.1002/adfm.201705365 Highlighted China Wiley News

Wang, S.C., Owusu K.A., Mai, L Ke, Y.,  Zhou, Y., Hu, P,  Magdassi, S.,  Y. Long* (2018) Vanadium dioxide for energy conservation and energy storage applications: Synthesis and performance improvement Applied Energy 211, 200-217C Highlighted China Energy News (2018)

Liu, S Wang, Y Zhou, H Yang, Q Lu, D Mandler, S Magdassi, CY Tay, Yi Long, Index-tunable anti-reflection coatings: Maximizing solar modulation ability for vanadium dioxide-based smart thermochromic glazing, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 731, 1197-1207 (2018)

N Wang, YK Peh, S Magdassi, Y Long Surface engineering on continuous VO2 thin films to improve thermochromic properties: Top-down acid etching and bottom-up self-patterning, Journal of colloid and interface science 512, 529-535 (2018)

Yang YS^, Zhou Y, Chiang FBY, Long Y. Tungsten doped VO2/microgels hybrid thermochromic material and its smart window application. Rsc Advances. 2017;7(13):7758-62 (2017)

Li M.^, S. Magadssi, Yf Gao, and  Long Y. Hydrothermal synthesis of VO2 polymorphs: advantages, challenges and prospects in energy-saving windows application, Small 10.1002/smll.201701147 China Wiley News (2017)

Wang N*, Goh QS, Lee PL, Magdassi S, Long Y. One-step hydrothermal synthesis of rare earth/W-codoped VO2 nanoparticles: Reduced phase transition temperature and improved thermochromic properties. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 2017;711:222-8 (2017)

Liu C*, Long Y, Magdassi S, Mandler D. Ionic strength induced electrodeposition: a universal approach for nanomaterial deposition at selective areas. Nanoscale. 2017;9(2):485-90. Highlighted as backcover (2017)

Ke YJ*, Wen XL, Zhao DY, Che RC, Xiong QH, Long Y. Controllable Fabrication of Two-Dimensional Patterned VO2 Nanoparticle, Nanodome, and Nanonet Arrays with Tunable Temperature-Dependent Localized Surface Plasmon Resonance. Acs Nano. 2017;11(7):7542-51 (2017)

Ke YJ*, Balin I, Wang N, Lu Q, Tok ATY, White TJ, I Abdulhalim Long Y. Two-Dimensional SiO2/VO2 Photonic Crystals with Statically Visible and Dynamically Infrared Modulated for Smart Window Deployment. Acs Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2016;8(48):33112-20 (2016)

Zhou, Y.; M. Layani,  F. Y. C. Boey; I.  Sokolov, S. Magdassi, S. *; Long, Y.* Electro-Thermochromic Devices Composed of Self-Assembled Transparent Electrodes and Hydrogels" Advanced Materials Technologies, (2016)  Front cover

Wang, S.F; Liu M.S.; Kong L.B.; Long, Y.; Jiang, X.C. Yu A.B.; Recent progress in VO2 smart coatings: Strategies to improve the thermochromic properties, Progress in Materials Science 81 (2016) 1–54

Lu,Q.;   C. Liu,   N. Wang,   S. Magdassi,  D. Mandler and  Long, Y.*,   Periodical micro-patterned VO2 thermochromic films by mesh printing, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2016, DOI: 10.1039/C6TC02694J  Back cover

Zhou, Y.; Cai, Y.; Hu X.; Long, Y. * VO2/hydrogel hybrid nanothermochromic material with ultra-high solar modulation and luminous transmission. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2015, 3 (3), 1121 – 1126. DOI: 10.1039/c4ta05035e

Wang, N.  Duchamp, M., Xue, C., Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal. E., Long, Y.*, Single-Crystalline W-Doped VO2 Nanobeams with Highly Reversible Electrical and Plasmonic Responses Near Room Temperature Advanced Materials Interface DOI: 10.1002/admi.201600164 (2016)