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October 2016

Yu, Zhu Research Graced Chemical Communications Back Cover

Xiao-Ying Yu and Yufan Zhou

Research work by Dr. Xiao-Ying Yu and her team landed on the back cover of the journal Chemical Communications. Yu and Dr. Zihua Zhu of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in collaboration with Prof. Songqin Liu at Southeast University, China, discovered transient species and reaction pathways not covered in textbooks by employing a true time-resolved chemical imaging technique that has enabled in situ liquid secondary ion mass spectrometry via microfluidics developed at PNNL.

Yu's research interests are chemical imaging, microfluidics, interfacial reactions, applied toxicology, and aerosols. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. At PNNL she is the lead researcher on patented SALVI: Systems for Analysis at the Liquid Vacuum Interface, which won an R&D 100 Award and an FLC Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer Award.

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PNNL researchers discovered transient species and reaction pathways in a common electrochemical system interface using liquid secondary ion mass spectrometry and a vacuum-compatible electrochemical microfluidic reactor. zoomEnlarge Image

Read more about the team's research.

Reference: Yu J, Y Zhou, X Hua, S Liu, Z Zhu, and X-Y Yu. 2016. "Capturing the Transient Species at the Electrode-Electrolyte Interface by In Situ Dynamic Molecular Imaging." Chemical Communications 52(73):10952-10955. DOI: 10.1039/C6CC02893D (article) and 10.1039/C6CC90407F (back cover)

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