Research Assistant Professor
(Not accepting graduate students)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
437 Hamilton Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0304
I do research connected with statistical mechanics and condensed matter, particularly aimed at determination of structural and electronic properties of various nanostructures such as silicon clusters/nanotube/nano-sheets (e.g., silicene), and metal doped gold clusters. I am also interested in the fundamental phase behavior of confining fluids, such as water and silicon in particular. Currently, I am anticipated in study of binary mixture phase transition, especially, H2, CO2, CO, and CH4 clathrate formation for future energy applications.
(1) J. Bai, and X.C. Zeng "Polymorphism and polyamorphism in bilayer water confined to slit nanopore under high pressure," Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA [Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (PNAS)] 109, 21240-21245 (2012).
(2) J. Bai, C.A. Angell, and X.C. Zeng "Guest-free monolayer clathrate and its coexistence with two-dimensional high density ice," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 107, 5728-5722 (2010).
(3) J. Bai, J. Wang, and X.C. Zeng "Multiwalled ice helixes and ice nanotubes," Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 103, 19664-19667 (2006). [Featured in Nature (May 31, 2007) , Nature Nanotechnology Jan. 5, 2007 , Earth & Sky Radio Show , Royal Society of Chemistry (England) , New Scientist Dec. 12, 2006 , The Science Coalition, Science Daily , Nanotechnology World, ZDNet, Materials gate , Nano Werk , Physorg , Newswise , Azo-nano and Sufficiently advanced