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Shaowei Chen 
Shaowei  Chen 

Shaowei  Chen , University of California Santa Cruz  

Address: 1156 High Street 
City: Santa Cruz 
State: CA 
Zip: 95064 
Country: USA 
Telephone: (831) 459-5841 
Fax: (831) 459-2935 
Email: schen@chemistry.ucsc.edu 
Related Website:
http://chemistry.ucsc.edu/faculty/chen.html 
Brief Bio:
Our main research interest is focused on novel materials of nanometer dimensions. More specifically, we are interested in the design and synthesis of nanoparticles (metals and semiconductors) that are protected by an organic monolayer. Previous studies have shown that these particles (monolayer-protected clusters, or MPCs) behave as jumbo artificial molecules with attofarad molecular capacitance.  
Publications:
Jin Z. Zhang, Zhong L. Wang, Jun Liu, Shaowei Chen, and Gangyu Liu, Self-Assembled Nanostructures, Kluwer Academic: New York, 2002 (ISBN: 0-306-47299-6). Shaowei Chen, Renjun Pei, "Ion-Induced Rectification of Nanoparticle Quantized Charging in Aqueous Media", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2001, 123, 10607. Shaowei Chen, Fengjun Deng, "Rectifying Nanoscale Electron Transfer by Viologen Moieties and Hydrophobic Electrolyte Ions ", Langmuir 2002, 18, 8942. Shaowei Chen, Yiyun Yang, "Magnetoelectrochemistry of Gold Nanoparticle Quantized Capacitance Charging", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2002, 124, 5280. Yiyun Yang, Shaowei Chen, "Surface Manipulation of the Electronic Energy of Subnanometer-Sized Gold Clusters: An Electrochemical and Spectroscopic Investigation", Nano Lett. 2003, 3, 75. Ivan A. Greene, Fanxin Wu, Jin Z. Zhang, Shaowei Chen, "Electronic Conductivity of Semiconductor Nanoparticle Monolayers at the Air|Water Interface", J. Phys. Chem. B 2003, 107, 5733. Yiyun Yang, Sulolit Pradhan and Shaowei Chen, "Lateral Quantized Charge Transfer Across a Nanoparticle Monolayer at the Air|Water Interface", J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2004, 126, 76. 

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