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Jinhui Tao

Physical Biosciences Team
Materials Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: J7-10
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications


  • Akkineni S., C. Zhu, J. Chen, M. Song, S. Hoff, J. Bonde, and J. Tao, et al. 2022. "Amyloid-like amelogenin nanoribbons template mineralization via a low-energy interface of ion binding sites." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 119, no. 19:Art. No. e2106965119. PNNL-SA-173995. doi:10.1073/pnas.2106965119
  • Jin B., F. Yan, X. Qi, B. Cai, J. Tao, X. Fu, and S. Tan, et al. 2022. "Peptoid-Directed Formation of Five-Fold Twinned Au Nanostars through Particle Attachment and Facet Stabilization." Angewandte Chemie International Edition 61, no. 14:Art. No. e202201980. PNNL-SA-167804. doi:10.1002/anie.202201980


  • Efe M., B. Gwalani, J. Tao, M. Song, T.C. Kaspar, A. Devaraj, and A. Rohatgi. 2021. "Nanomechanical Scratching Induced Local Shear Deformation and Microstructural Evolution in Single Crystalline Copper." Applied Surface Science 562. PNNL-SA-158843. doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.150132
  • Hu J., L. Li, E. Hu, S. Chae, H. Jia, T. Liu, and B. Wu, et al. 2021. "Mesoscale-architecture-based crack evolution dictating cycling stability of advanced lithium ion batteries." Nano Energy 79. PNNL-SA-153829. doi:10.1016/j.nanoen.2020.105420
  • Kaspar T.C., Q. Pang, P.V. Sushko, M.E. Bowden, J. Tao, B. Gwalani, and M.J. Olszta, et al. 2021. "Metastable orientation relationships in thin film Cu-Cr bilayers." Scripta Materialia 194. PNNL-SA-156813. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2020.113635
  • Kim K., K. Kim, J.T. Culp, P. Ohodnicki, P.K. Thallapally, and J. Tao. 2021. "Synthesis of High-Quality Mg-MOF-74 Thin Films via Vapor-Assisted Crystallization." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 13, no. 29:35223-35231. PNNL-SA-159567. doi:10.1021/acsami.1c12000
  • Lim H., W. Kwak, S. Chae, S. Wi, L. Li, J. Hu, and J. Tao, et al. 2021. "Stable Solid Electrolyte Interphase Layer Formed by Electrochemical Pretreatment of Gel Polymer Coating on Li Metal Anode for Lithium-Oxygen Batteries." ACS Energy Letters 6, no. 9:3321-3331. PNNL-SA-162928. doi:10.1021/acsenergylett.1c01144


  • Bi Y., J. Tao, Y. Wu, L. Li, Y. Xu, E. Hu, and B. Wu, et al. 2020. "Reversible planar gliding and microcracking in a single-crystalline Ni-rich cathode." Science 370, no. 6522:1313-1317. PNNL-SA-152319. doi:10.1126/science.abc3167
  • Fernandez-Martinez A., J. Tao, A.F. Wallace, I.C. Bourg, M. Johnson, J.J. De Yoreo, and G. Sposito, et al. 2020. "Correction: Curvature-induced hydrophobicity at imogolite-water interfaces." Environmental Science: Nano 7, no. 10:3201-3201. PNNL-SA-156039. doi:10.1039/D0EN90046J
  • Fernandez-Martinez A., J. Tao, A.F. Wallace, I.C. Bourg, M. Johnson, J.J. De Yoreo, and G. Sposito, et al. 2020. "Curvature-induced hydrophobicity at imogolite-water interfaces." Environmental Science: Nano 7, no. 9:2759-2772. PNNL-SA-155958. doi:10.1039/D0EN00304B
  • Hu J., B. Wu, X. Cao, Y. Bi, S. Chae, C. Niu, and B. Xiao, et al. 2020. "Evolution of the Rate-Limiting step: From Thin Film to Thick Ni-rich Cathodes." Journal of Power Sources 454. PNNL-SA-150400. doi:10.1016/j.jpowsour.2020.227966
  • Liu Z., Z. Zhang, Z. Wang, B. Jin, D. Li, J. Tao, and R. Tang, et al. 2020. "Shape-preserving amorphous-to-crystalline transformation of CaCO3 revealed by in situ TEM." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 117, no. 7:3397-3404. PNNL-SA-155767. doi:10.1073/pnas.1914813117
  • Sinnwell M.A., Q. Miller, L. Liu, J. Tao, M.E. Bowden, L. Kovarik, and D. Barpaga, et al. 2020. "Kinetics and Mechanisms of ZnO to ZIF-8 Transformations in Supercritical CO2 Revealed by in situ X-ray Diffraction." ChemSusChem 13, no. 10:2602-2612. PNNL-SA-149718. doi:10.1002/cssc.202000434
  • Tao J., M. Lee, M.L. Sushko, J.J. De Yoreo, J. Liu, Z. Zhang, and D. Banerjee, et al. 2020. "Controlling Metal-Organic Framework/ZnO heterostructure kinetics through selective ligand binding to ZnO surface steps." Chemistry of Materials 32, no. 15:6666-6675. PNNL-SA-153263. doi:10.1021/acs.chemmater.0c02123


  • Liu L., M.L. Sushko, E.C. Buck, X. Zhang, L. Kovarik, Z. Shen, and J. Tao, et al. 2019. "Revisiting the Growth Mechanism of Hierarchical Semiconductor Nanostructures: The Role of Secondary Nucleation in Branch Formation." The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 10, no. 21:6827-6834. PNNL-SA-147896. doi:10.1021/acs.jpclett.9b02110
  • Tao J., Y. Shin, R.M. Jayasinha Arachchige, G.W. Buchko, S.D. Burton, A. Dohnalkova, and Z. Wang, et al. 2019. "The energetic basis for hydroxyapatite mineralization by amelogenin variants provides insights into the origin of amelogenesis imperfecta." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 116, no. 28:13867-13872. PNNL-SA-143391. doi:10.1073/pnas.1815654116
  • Thrivikraman G., A. Athirasala, R. Gordon, L. Zhang, R. Bergan, D.R. Keene, and J.M. Jones, et al. 2019. "Rapid fabrication of vascularized and innervated cell-laden bone models with biomimetic intrafibrillar collagen mineralization." Nature Communications 10, no. 1:Article No. 3520. PNNL-SA-147563. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-11455-8
  • Tuladhar A., Z.A. Jessamy-Chase, M.D. Baer, B.A. Legg, J. Tao, S. Zhang, and A.D. Winkelman, et al. 2019. "Direct Observation of the Orientational Anisotropy of Buried Hydroxyl Groups Inside Muscovite Mica." Journal of the American Chemical Society 141, no. 5:2135-2142. PNNL-SA-140259. doi:10.1021/jacs.8b12483


  • Buchko G.W., R.M. Jayasinha Arachchige, J. Tao, B.J. Tarasevich, and W.J. Shaw. 2018. "Identification of major matrix metalloproteinase-20 proteolytic processing products of murine amelogenin and tyrosine-rich amleogenin peptide using a nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy based method." Archives of Oral Biology 93. PNNL-SA-132678. doi:10.1016/j.archoralbio.2018.06.001
  • Cheng Y., J. Tao, G. Zhu, J.A. Soltis, B.A. Legg, E. Nakouzi, and J.J. De Yoreo, et al. 2018. "Near Surface Nucleation and Particle Mediated Growth of Colloidal Au Nanocrystals." Nanoscale 10, no. 25:11907 - 11912. PNNL-SA-135333. doi:10.1039/c8nr03408g
  • Jayasinha Arachchige R.M., S.D. Burton, J. Lu, B. Ginovska, L.K. Harding, M.E. Taylor, and J. Tao, et al. 2018. "Solid-State NMR Identification of Intermolecular Interactions in Amelogenin Bound to Hydroxyapatite." Biophysical Journal 115, no. 9:1666-1672. PNNL-SA-131727. doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2018.08.027
  • Li X., J. Tao, D. Hu, M.H. Engelhard, W. Zhao, J. Zhang, and W. Xu. 2018. "Stability of Polymeric Separators in Lithium Metal Batteries in a Low Voltage Environment." Journal of Materials Chemistry A 6, no. 12:5006-5015. PNNL-SA-131076. doi:10.1039/C7TA11259A
  • Liu B., W. Xu, J. Tao, P. Yan, J. Zheng, M.H. Engelhard, and D. Lu, et al. 2018. "Enhanced Cyclability of Lithium-Oxygen Batteries with Electrodes Protected by Surface Films Induced via In-Situ Electrochemical Process." Advanced Energy Materials 8, no. 11:1702340. PNNL-SA-128613. doi:10.1002/aenm.201702340
  • Tao J., M.H. Nielsen, and J.J. De Yoreo. 2018. "Nucleation and phase transformation pathways in electrolyte solutions investigated by in situ microscopy techniques." Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science 34. PNNL-SA-135089. doi:10.1016/j.cocis.2018.04.002
  • Tao J., R.J. Fijneman, J. Wan, S. Prajapati, K. Mukherjee, A. Fernandez-Martinez, and J. Moradian-Oldak, et al. 2018. "Control of Calcium Phosphate Nucleation and Transformation through Interactions of Enamelin and Amelogenin Exhibits the “Goldilocks Effect”." Crystal Growth & Design 18, no. 12:7391-7400. PNNL-SA-136440. doi:10.1021/acs.cgd.8b01066


  • Chien Y., J. Tao, K. Saeki, A.F. Chin, J.L. Lau, C. Chen, and R. Zuckermann, et al. 2017. "Using biomimetic polymers in place of noncollagenous proteins to achieve functional remineralization of dentin tissues." ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering 3, no. 12:3469-3479. PNNL-SA-125917. doi:10.1021/acsbiomaterials.7b00378
  • Estevez L., V. Prabhakaran, A.L. Garcia, Y. Shin, J. Tao, A.M. Schwarz, and J.T. Darsell, et al. 2017. "Hierarchically Porous Graphitic Carbon with Simultaneously High Surface Area and Colossal Pore Volume Engineered via Ice Templating." ACS Nano 11, no. 11:11047-11066. PNNL-SA-126443. doi:10.1021/acsnano.7b05085
  • Lu D., J. Tao, P. Yan, W.A. Henderson, Q. Li, Y. Shao, and M.L. Helm, et al. 2017. "Formation of Reversible Solid Electrolyte Interface on Graphite Surface from Concentrated Electrolytes." Nano Letters 17, no. 3:1602-1609. PNNL-SA-113201. doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04766


  • Liu Z., H. Pan, G. Zhu, Y. Li, J. Tao, B. Jin, and R. Tang. 2016. "Realignment of Nanocrystal Aggregates into Single Crystals as a Result of Inherent Surface Stress." Angewandte Chemie International Edition 55, no. 41:12836-12840. PNNL-SA-118982. doi:10.1002/anie.201603794
  • Ren D., Q. Ruan, J. Tao, J. Lo, S. Nutt, and J. Moradian-Oldak. 2016. "Amelogenin affects brushite crystal morphology and promotes its phase transformation to monetite." Crystal Growth & Design 16, no. 9:4981-4990. PNNL-SA-119028. doi:10.1021/acs.cgd.6b00569
  • Shin Y., J. Tao, B.W. Arey, C. Wang, G.J. Exarhos, J.J. De Yoreo, and M.L. Sushko, et al. 2016. "Double epitaxy as a paradigm for templated growth of highly ordered three-dimensional mesophase crystals." ACS Nano 10, no. 9:8670-8675. PNNL-SA-119957. doi:10.1021/acsnano.6b03999


  • Hendley C.T., J. Tao, J.A. Kunitake, J.J. De Yoreo, and L.A. Estroff. 2015. "Microscopy Techniques for Investigating the Control of Organic Constituents on Biomineralization." MRS Bulletin 40, no. 6:480-489. PNNL-SA-108196. doi:10.1557/mrs.2015.98
  • Tao J., G.W. Buchko, W.J. Shaw, J. De Yoreo, and B.J. Tarasevich. 2015. "Sequence-defined Energetic Shifts Control the Disassembly Kinetics and Microstructure of Amelogenin Adsorbed onto Hydroxyapatite (100)." Langmuir 31, no. 38:10451-10460. PNNL-SA-114189. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.5b02549
  • Tao J., K.C. Battle, H. Pan, E.a. Salter, Y. Chien, A. Wierzbicki, and J.J. De Yoreo. 2015. "Energetic basis for the molecular-scale organization of bone." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 112, no. 2:326-331. PNNL-SA-110978. doi:10.1073/pnas.1404481112


  • Chen C., J. Qi, J. Tao, R. Zuckermann, and J.J. De Yoreo. 2014. "Tuning calcite morphology and growth acceleration by a rational design of highly stable protein-mimetics." Scientific Reports 4. PNNL-SA-102366. doi:10.1038/srep06266
  • Hamm L.M., A.J. Giuffre, N. Han, J. Tao, D. Wang, J.J. De Yoreo, and P.M. Dove, et al. 2014. "Reconciling disparate views of template-directed nucleation through measurement of calcite nucleation kinetics and binding energies." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 111, no. 4:1304-1309. PNNL-SA-106704. doi:10.1073/pnas.1312369111

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