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Xi Ling

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionBoston University College of Arts and Sciences
DepartmentChemistry
Address590 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA 02215
Phone(617) 358-8584
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Xi Ling joined the Department of Chemistry in September 2016. Since 2012 she had been a postdoctoral associate at MIT.

The Ling Group focuses their research interests on the fundamental science and applications of nanomaterials and their hybrid structures. They specialized in the synthesis of two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals materials, their characterization through spectroscopy, and their implementation to develop novel nanodevices. They aim to use their interdisciplinary knowledge to (1) explore an effective method to synthesize functional hybrid nanostructures directly in a controlled manner, (2) reveal the physical nature of such nanomaterials and the interface phenomenon of their hybrid structures using advanced spectroscopy techniques, and (3) develop high performance, multifunctional flexible and transparent devices for energy conversion and chemical sensing. The group shares their core values of learning, innovation, integrity, collaboration and service. The current research interests in Ling’s lab include:

Synthesis of novel inorganic and organic 2D materials & hybrid structures (such as graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), and covalent organic frameworks (COFs)). 2D materials are a group of materials with one or several atomic layer in thickness. Although it has been realized that there are hundreds of members in this family. Few of them can be synthesized on a surface in a large scale. In particular, the hybrid structures among the 2D materials can provide additional functions for the materials, which allows us to fabricate multifunctional nanodevices based on the controllable structures. Utilizing the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) techniques combined with surface engineering, we aim to explore effective methods to synthesize the novel inorganic and organic 2D materials and assemble them in-situ with precious alignment and clean interface.

Spectroscopic characterization of nanomaterials and nanostructures. Spectroscopy techniques (such as Raman spectroscopy, photoluminescence spectroscopy, and absorption spectroscopy) are powerful to study the properties of materials in-depth, as the light-matter interactions involve the physical particles (such as electron, phonon, exciton and trion) whose behaviors decide the properties of the materials. We aim to reveal the optical, electric and thermal properties of the nanomaterials and nanostructures using multiple spectroscopic techniques combined with other nanotechnologies. Beside the intrinsic properties, we are also interested in the properties of the materials or structures under external perturbations (such as temperature, strain and electric field).

Novel surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) structures for diverse chemical sensors. Our previous research has shown that 2D materials as SERS substrates offering numerous advantages for the quantitative micro species sensing. In this project, combining the 2D materials with conventional metal SERS substrate which normally gives giant Raman enhancement (108), we aim to design a “versatile tape” to detect the target species in diverse systems including food safety, disease diagnosis, and environmental monitoring.

Nanodevices for opto-electronics. Controllable synthesis of the functional 2D materials and their heterostructures in a large scale allow us to fabricate nanodevices with integrated functions. Utilizing the diverse functional hybrid structures we synthesized, we are interested in applying them into high performance flexible and transparent opto-electronic energy conversion devices (such as solar cells, and LEDs).

 Publications
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  1. Huang S, Tatsumi Y, Ling X, Guo H, Wang Z, Watson G, Puretzky AA, Geohegan DB, Kong J, Li J, Yang T, Saito R, Dresselhaus MS. In-Plane Optical Anisotropy of Layered Gallium Telluride. ACS Nano. 2016 Sep 27; 10(9):8964-72. PMID: 27529802.
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  2. Huang S, Ming T, Lin Y, Ling X, Ruan Q, Palacios T, Wang J, Dresselhaus M, Kong J. Ultrasmall Mode Volumes in Plasmonic Cavities of Nanoparticle-On-Mirror Structures. Small. 2016 Oct; 12(37):5190-5199. PMID: 27515573.
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  3. Saito R, Tatsumi Y, Huang S, Ling X, Dresselhaus MS. Raman spectroscopy of transition metal dichalcogenides. J Phys Condens Matter. 2016 Sep 07; 28(35):353002. PMID: 27388703.
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  4. Ling X, Huang S, Hasdeo EH, Liang L, Parkin WM, Tatsumi Y, Nugraha AR, Puretzky AA, Masih Das P, Sumpter BG, Geohegan DB, Kong J, Saito R, Drndic M, Meunier V, Dresselhaus MS. Correction to Anisotropic Electron-Photon and Electron-Phonon Interactions in Black Phosphorus. Nano Lett. 2016 Jul 13; 16(7):4731. PMID: 27322884.
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  5. Masih Das P, Danda G, Cupo A, Parkin WM, Liang L, Kharche N, Ling X, Huang S, Dresselhaus MS, Meunier V, Drndic M. Controlled Sculpture of Black Phosphorus Nanoribbons. ACS Nano. 2016 Jun 28; 10(6):5687-95. PMID: 27192448.
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  6. Ling X, Huang S, Hasdeo EH, Liang L, Parkin WM, Tatsumi Y, Nugraha AR, Puretzky AA, Das PM, Sumpter BG, Geohegan DB, Kong J, Saito R, Drndic M, Meunier V, Dresselhaus MS. Anisotropic Electron-Photon and Electron-Phonon Interactions in Black Phosphorus. Nano Lett. 2016 Apr 13; 16(4):2260-7. PMID: 26963685.
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  7. Ling X, Lin Y, Ma Q, Wang Z, Song Y, Yu L, Huang S, Fang W, Zhang X, Hsu AL, Bie Y, Lee YH, Zhu Y, Wu L, Li J, Jarillo-Herrero P, Dresselhaus M, Palacios T, Kong J. Parallel Stitching of 2D Materials. Adv Mater. 2016 Mar 23; 28(12):2322-9. PMID: 26813882.
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  8. Huang S, Liang L, Ling X, Puretzky AA, Geohegan DB, Sumpter BG, Kong J, Meunier V, Dresselhaus MS. Low-Frequency Interlayer Raman Modes to Probe Interface of Twisted Bilayer MoS2. Nano Lett. 2016 Feb 10; 16(2):1435-44. PMID: 26797083.
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  9. Lin J, Liang L, Ling X, Zhang S, Mao N, Zhang N, Sumpter BG, Meunier V, Tong L, Zhang J. Enhanced Raman Scattering on In-Plane Anisotropic Layered Materials. J Am Chem Soc. 2015 Dec 16; 137(49):15511-7. PMID: 26583533.
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  10. Ling X, Huang S, Deng S, Mao N, Kong J, Dresselhaus MS, Zhang J. Lighting up the Raman signal of molecules in the vicinity of graphene related materials. Acc Chem Res. 2015 Jul 21; 48(7):1862-70. PMID: 26056861.
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  11. Ling X, Liang L, Huang S, Puretzky AA, Geohegan DB, Sumpter BG, Kong J, Meunier V, Dresselhaus MS. Low-Frequency Interlayer Breathing Modes in Few-Layer Black Phosphorus. Nano Lett. 2015 Jun 10; 15(6):4080-8. PMID: 25955659.
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  12. Akselrod GM, Ming T, Argyropoulos C, Hoang TB, Lin Y, Ling X, Smith DR, Kong J, Mikkelsen MH. Leveraging Nanocavity Harmonics for Control of Optical Processes in 2D Semiconductors. Nano Lett. 2015 May 13; 15(5):3578-84. PMID: 25914964.
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  13. Huang S, Ling X, Liang L, Song Y, Fang W, Zhang J, Kong J, Meunier V, Dresselhaus MS. Molecular selectivity of graphene-enhanced Raman scattering. Nano Lett. 2015 May 13; 15(5):2892-901. PMID: 25821897.
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  14. Ling X, Wang H, Huang S, Xia F, Dresselhaus MS. The renaissance of black phosphorus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Apr 14; 112(15):4523-30. PMID: 25820173.
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  15. Fang W, Hsu A, Shin YC, Liao A, Huang S, Song Y, Ling X, Dresselhaus MS, Palacios T, Kong J. Application of tungsten as a carbon sink for synthesis of large-domain uniform monolayer graphene free of bilayers/multilayers. Nanoscale. 2015 Mar 21; 7(11):4929-34. PMID: 25691371.
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  16. Lui CH, Frenzel AJ, Pilon DV, Lee YH, Ling X, Akselrod GM, Kong J, Gedik N. Trion-induced negative photoconductivity in monolayer MoS2. Phys Rev Lett. 2014 Oct 17; 113(16):166801. PMID: 25361273.
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  17. Lin Y, Ling X, Yu L, Huang S, Hsu AL, Lee YH, Kong J, Dresselhaus MS, Palacios T. Dielectric screening of excitons and trions in single-layer MoS2. Nano Lett. 2014 Oct 08; 14(10):5569-76. PMID: 25216267.
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  18. Huang S, Ling X, Liang L, Kong J, Terrones H, Meunier V, Dresselhaus MS. Probing the interlayer coupling of twisted bilayer MoS2 using photoluminescence spectroscopy. Nano Lett. 2014 Oct 08; 14(10):5500-8. PMID: 25171263.
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  19. Yu L, Lee YH, Ling X, Santos EJ, Shin YC, Lin Y, Dubey M, Kaxiras E, Kong J, Wang H, Palacios T. Graphene/MoS2 hybrid technology for large-scale two-dimensional electronics. Nano Lett. 2014 Jun 11; 14(6):3055-63. PMID: 24810658.
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  20. Ling X, Fang W, Lee YH, Araujo PT, Zhang X, Rodriguez-Nieva JF, Lin Y, Zhang J, Kong J, Dresselhaus MS. Raman enhancement effect on two-dimensional layered materials: graphene, h-BN and MoS2. Nano Lett. 2014 Jun 11; 14(6):3033-40. PMID: 24780008.
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  21. Ling X, Lee YH, Lin Y, Fang W, Yu L, Dresselhaus MS, Kong J. Role of the seeding promoter in MoS2 growth by chemical vapor deposition. Nano Lett. 2014 Feb 12; 14(2):464-72. PMID: 24475747.
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  22. Lee YH, Yu L, Wang H, Fang W, Ling X, Shi Y, Lin CT, Huang JK, Chang MT, Chang CS, Dresselhaus M, Palacios T, Li LJ, Kong J. Synthesis and transfer of single-layer transition metal disulfides on diverse surfaces. Nano Lett. 2013 Apr 10; 13(4):1852-7. PMID: 23506011.
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  23. Xu W, Xiao J, Chen Y, Chen Y, Ling X, Zhang J. Graphene-veiled gold substrate for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Adv Mater. 2013 Feb 13; 25(6):928-33. PMID: 23293078.
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  24. Xu W, Ling X, Xiao J, Dresselhaus MS, Kong J, Xu H, Liu Z, Zhang J. Surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy on a flat graphene surface. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Jun 12; 109(24):9281-6. PMID: 22623525.
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  25. Ling X, Wu J, Xu W, Zhang J. Probing the effect of molecular orientation on the intensity of chemical enhancement using graphene-enhanced Raman spectroscopy. Small. 2012 May 07; 8(9):1365-72. PMID: 22359411.
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  26. Ling X, Zhang J. First-layer effect in graphene-enhanced Raman scattering. Small. 2010 Sep 20; 6(18):2020-5. PMID: 20730826.
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  27. Ling X, Xie L, Fang Y, Xu H, Zhang H, Kong J, Dresselhaus MS, Zhang J, Liu Z. Can graphene be used as a substrate for Raman enhancement? Nano Lett. 2010 Feb 10; 10(2):553-61. PMID: 20039694.
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  28. Xie L, Ling X, Fang Y, Zhang J, Liu Z. Graphene as a substrate to suppress fluorescence in resonance Raman spectroscopy. J Am Chem Soc. 2009 Jul 29; 131(29):9890-1. PMID: 19572745.
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