Publications

2021

Small Change, Big Difference: Photoelectrochemical Behavior of Au Nanocluster-Sensitized TiO2 Altered by Core Restructuring
J. Lee,† M. H. Naveen,† J. Park,† K. Pyo,† H. Kim, D. Lee, J. H. Bang
ACS Energy Lett. 2021, 6, 2305-2312.

Atomically Precise Gold Nanoclusters as Model Catalysts for Identifying Active Sites for Electroreduction of CO2

H. Seong,† V. Efremov,† G. Park, H. Kim, J. S. Yoo, D. Lee

Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2021, accepted.

Size-Dependent Light Harvesting from Nonthermalized Excited States of Gold Clusters

K. Pyo,† S. M. Han,† H. Xu, G. Ramakrishna, D. Lee

Solar RRL, 2021, 5, 2000710.

2020

Synthesis and Photophysical Properties of Light-Harvesting Gold Nanoclusters Fully Functionalized with Antenna Chromophores

K. Pyo,† H. Xu,† S. M. Han, S. Saxena, S. Y. Yoon, G. Wiederrecht, G. Ramakrishna, D. Lee

Small, 2021, 2004836.

Insights into the Metal-Exchange Synthesis of MAg24(SR)18 (M = Ni, Pd, Pt) Nanoclusters

M. Kim, K. L. D. M. Weerawardene, W. Choi, S. M. Han, J. Paik, Y. Kim, M.-G. Choi, C. M. Aikens, D. Lee

Chem. Mater. 2020, 32, 10216-10226.

Alkali Metal Ions: A Secret Ingredient for Metal Nanocluster-Sensitized Solar Cells

M. A. Abbas, R. Thota, K. Pyo, D. Lee, J. H. Bang

ACS Energy Lett. 2020, 5, 1404

Over a 15.9% Solar-to-CO Conversion from Dilute CO2 Streams Catalyzed by Gold Nanoclusters Exhibiting a High CO2 Binding Affinity

B. Kim,† H. Seong,† J. T. Song, K. Kwak, H. Song, Y. C. Tan, G. Park, D. Lee, J. Oh

ACS Energy Lett. 2020, 5, 749

2019

Elucidating Ligand Effects in Thiolate-Protected Metal Clusters Using Au24Pt(TBBT)18 as A Model Cluster

S. Hossain, Y. Imai, D. Suzuki, W. Choi, Z. Chen, T. Suzuki, M. Yoshioka, T. Kawawaki, D. Lee, Y. Negishi

Nanoscale 2019, 11, 22089-22098.

Ultrafast Electron Dynamics in Thiolate-Protected Plasmonic Gold Clusters: Size and Ligand Effect

M. Shabaninezhad, A. Abuhagr, N. A. Sakthivel, C. Kumara, A. Dass, K. Kwak, K. Pyo, D. Lee, G. Ramakrishna

J. Phys. Chem. C 2019, 123, 13344.

Electrochemistry of Atomically Precise Metal Nanoclusters

K. Kwak, D. Lee

Acc. Chem. Res. 2019, 52, 12-22.

2018

Effects of Metal-Doping on Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Catalyzed by MAu24 and M2Au36 Nanoclusters (M= Pt or Pd)

W. Choi, K. Kwak, G. Hu, M. Kim, D.-e. Jiang, J.-P. Choi, D. Lee

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2018, 10, 44645.

Rationally designed metal nanocluster for electrocatalytic hydrogen production from water

K. Kwak,† W. Choi,† Q. Tang, D.-e. Jiang, D. Lee

J. Mater. Chem. A 2018, 6, 19495.

Highly Dispersive Gold Nanoparticles on Carbon Black for Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide Reduction

Y. Kim, A. Jo, Y. Ha, Y. Lee, D. Lee, Y. Lee, C. Lee

Electroanalysis 2018, 30, 2861.

Unique Energy Transfer in Fluorescein-Conjugated Au22 Nanoclusters Leading to 160-fold pH-contrasting Photoluminescence

K. Pyo, N. H. Ly, S. M. Han, M. b. Hatshan, A. Abuhagr, G. Wiederrecht, S.-W. Joo, G. Ramakrishna, D. Lee

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2018, 9, 5303.

Electrocatalytic Oxygen Reduction by Dopant-Free, Porous Graphene Aerogel

W. Choi,† U. P. Azad,† J.-P. Choi, D. Lee

Electroanalysis 2018, 30, 1472. (Invited Paper)

Effect of emissive quantum cluster consisting of 22 Au atoms on the performance of semi-transparent plastic solar cells under low intensity illumination

D. C. Lim, J. H. Jeong, K. Pyo, D. Lee, J. Heo, J. W. Choi, C.-L. Lee, J. Seo, S. Kim, S. Cho

Nano Energy, 2018, 48, 518.

Dopant-Dependent Electronic Structures Observed for M2Au36(SC6H13)24 (M=Pt, Pd)

M. Kim, Q. Tang, A.V.N. Kumar, K. Kwak, W. Choi, D.-e. Jiang, D. Lee

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2018, 9, 982

2017

Semi-transparent Plastic Solar Cell Based on Oxide-metal-oxide Multilayer Electrodes

D. C. Lim, J. H. Jeong, K. Hong, S. Nho, J.-Y. Lee, Q. V. Hong, S. K. Lee, K. Pyo, D. Lee, S. Cho

Prog. Photovoltaics 2018, 26, 188.

Energy Gap Law for Exciton Dynamics in Gold Cluster Molecules

K. Kwak, V. D. Thanthirige, K. Pyo, D. Lee, G. Ramakrishna

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2017, 8, 4898

Lattice Hydride Mechanism in Electrocatalytic CO2 Reduction by Structurally Precise Copper-Hydride Nanoclusters

Q. Tang, Y. Lee, D.-Y. Li, W. Choi, C. W. Liu, D. Lee, D.-e. Jiang

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139, 9728

Metallic Hydrogen in Atomically Precise Gold Nanoclusters

G. Hu, Q. Tang, D. Lee, Z. Wu, D.-e. Jiang

Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 4840

Highly luminescent folate-functionalized Au22 nanoclusters for bioimaging

K. Pyo, N. H. Ly, S. Y. Yoon, I. M. Shim, S. Y. Choi, S. Y. Lee, S.-W. Joo, D. Lee

Adv. Healthcare Mater. 2017, 6, 1700203

A molecule-like PtAu24(SC6H13)18 nanocluster as an electrocatalyst for hydrogen production

K. Kwak†, W. Choi†, Q. Tang, M. Kim, Y. Lee, D.-e. Jiang, D. Lee

Nature Commun. 2017, 8, 14723

2016

Enhanced luminescence of Au22(SG)18 nanoclusters via rational surface engineering

K. Pyo, V. D. Thanthirige, S. Y. Yoon, G. Ramakrishna, D. Lee

Nanoscale 2016, 8, 20008-20016

Temperature-Dependent Absorption and Ultrafast Exciton Relaxation Dynamics in MAu24(SR)18 Clusters (M = Pt, Hg): Role of the Central Metal Atom

V. D. Thanthirige†, M. Kim†, W. Choi, K. Kwak, D. Lee, G. Ramakrishna

J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120(40), 23180–23188

Electrochemical Sensing Using Molecule-like Gold Nanoclusters

S. Senthil Kumar, K. Kwak, D. Lee

ECS Trans. 2016, 75(16), 131-138

Monolayer-Protected Clusters: Versatile Materials of Electrochemical Importance

A. Dass, D. Lee, F. Maran

ChemElectroChem 2016, 3(8), 1191-1192

Efficient Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalysts Based on Gold Nanocluster–Graphene Composites

K. Kwak, U. P. Azad, W. Choi, K. Pyo, M. Jang, D. Lee

ChemElectroChem 2016, 3(8), 1253-1260

Unexpected Size Effect Observed in ZnO-Au Composite Photocatalysts

N. S. Han†, D. Kim†, J. W. Lee, J. Kim, H. S. Shim, Y. Lee, D. Lee, J. K. Song

ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2016, 8(2), 1067–1072

2015

Facile Preparative Route to Alkanethiolate-Coated Au38 Nanoparticles: Postsynthesis Core Size Evolution

J. Kim, K. Lema, M. Ukaigwe, D. Lee

Langmuir 2015, 31(33), 9260–9260

Interconversion between Superatomic 6-Electron and 8-Electron Configurations of M@Au24(SR)18 Clusters (M = Pd, Pt)

K. Kwak, Q. Tang, M. Kim, D. Jiang, D. Lee

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137(33), 10833–10840

Ultrabright Luminescence from Gold Nanoclusters: Rigidifying the Au(I)–Thiolate Shell

K. Pyo,† V. D. Thanthirige,† K. Kwak, P. Pandurangan, G. Ramakrishna, D. Lee

J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137(25), 8244–8250

2014

Information on quantum states pervades the visible spectrum of the ubiquitous Au144(SR)60 gold nanocluster

H.-Ch. Weissker, H. Barron Escobar, V. D. Thanthirige, K. Kwak, D. Lee, G. Ramakrishna, R. L. Whetten, X. Lopez Lozano

Nature Commun. 2014, 5, 3785

Redox-active gold nanoclusters immobilized ZnO nanorod electrodes for electrochemical sensing applications

G. Baek, P. Pandurangan, E. Ko, Y. Mo, D. Lee

RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 10766-10769

Ionic Liquid of a Gold Nanocluster: A Versatile Matrix for Electrochemical Biosensors

K. Kwak, S. S. Kumar, K. Pyo, D. Lee

ACS Nano, 2014, 8(1), 671–679

2013

Tetrathiafulvalene-annulated [28]hexaphyrin(1.1.1.1.1.1): a multi-electron donor system subject to conformational control

A. Jana, M. Ishida, K. Cho, S. K. Ghosh, K. Kwak, K. Ohkubo, Y. M. Sung, C. M. Davis, V. M. Lynch, D. Lee, S. Fukuzumi, D. Kim, J. L. Sessler

Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 8937-8939

Substrate and buffer layer effect on the structural and optical properties of graphene oxide thin films

J. R. Rani, J. Lim, J. Oh, D. Kim, D. Lee, J.-W. Kim, H. S. Shin, J. H. Kim, S. C. Jun

RSC Adv., 2013, 3, 5926-5936

Comparative Electrochemical and Photophysical Studies of Tetrathiafulvalene-Annulated Porphyrins and Their Zn(II) Complexes: The Effect of Metalation and Structural Variation

A. Jana, M. Ishida, K. Kwak, Y. M. Sung, D. S. Kim, V. M. Lynch, D. Lee, D. Kim, J. L. Sessler

Chem. Eur. J., 2013, 19, 338-349.

2012

Selective determination of dopamine using quantum-sized gold nanoparticles protected with charge selective ligands

K. Kwak, S. S. Kumar, D. Lee

Nanoscale, 2012, 4, 4240-4246 (Invited Paper).

Ultrasmall gold nanoparticles for highly specific isolation/enrichment of N-linked glycosylated peptides

T. Huyen Tran, S. Park, H. Lee, S. Park, B. Kim, O.-H. Kim, B.-C. Oh, D. Lee, H. Lee

Analyst, 2012, 137, 991-998

2011

             J. Lee, H. S. Shim, M. Lee, J. K. Song, D. Lee

             J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2011, 2(22), 2840–2845

             N. Udawatte, M. Lee, J. Kim, D. Lee

             ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2011, 3(11), 4531–4538

             J. Song, D. Kim, D. Lee

             Langmuir, 2011, 27(22), 13854–13860

             S. Senthil Kumar, K. Kwak, D. Lee

             Electroanalysis, 2011, 23(9), 2116-2124 (Invited Paper).

             S. Senthil Kumar, K. Kwak, D. Lee

             Anal. Chem., 2011, 83(9), 3244–3247

             P. Amaratunga, M. Lee, J. Kim, D. Lee

             Can. J. Chem., 2011, 89, 1001-1009.

2010

             M. S. Devadas, J. Kim, E. Sinn, D. Lee, T. Goodson, G. Ramakrishna

             J. Phys. Chem. C, 2010, 114(51), 22417–22423

             M. Lee, P. Amaratunga, J. Kim, D. Lee

             J. Phys. Chem. C, 2010, 114(43), 18366–18371

  • Electrochemistry of nanoparticles

             D. Lee

             HwahakSekye, 2010, 50, 29-32

             M. S. Devadas, K. Kwak, J.-W. Park, J.-H. Choi, C.-H. Jun, E. Sinn, G. Ramakrishna, D. Lee

             J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 2010, 1(9), 1497–1503

             O. Varnavski, G. Ramakrishna, J. Kim, D. Lee, T. Goodson

             ACS Nano, 2010, 4(6), 3406–3412

             O. Varnavski, G. Ramakrishna, J. Kim, D. Lee, T. Goodson

             J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132(1), 16–17

2008

  • Nonlinear optical properties of quantum sized gold clusters

             G. Ramakrishna, O. Varnavski, J. Kim, D. Lee, T. Goodson

             Proc. of SPIE, 2008, 7049

             M. Kondon, J. Kim, N. Udawatte, D. Lee

             J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 112(17), 6695–6699

             G. Ramakrishna, O. Varnavski, J. Kim, D. Lee, T. Goodson

             J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2008, 130(15), 5032–5033

2007

             J. Kim, D. Lee

             J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2007, 129(25), 7706–7707

             J. Kim, K. Lema, M. Ukaigwe, D. Lee

             Langmuir, 2007, 23(14), 7853–7858

2006

             W. Wang, D. Lee, R. W. Murray

             J. Phys. Chem. B, 2006, 110(21), 10258–10265

             J. Kim, D. Lee

             J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2006, 128(14), 4518–4519

2005

             A. S. Harper, A. M. Leone, D. Lee, W. Wang, S. Ranganathan, M. E. Williams, R. W. Murray

             J. Phys. Chem. B, 2005, 109(40), 18852–18859

             W. Wang, D. Lee, A. M. Leone, R. W. Murray

             Chem. Phys., 2005, 319, 126-135

2004

             V. L. Jimenez, D. G. Georganopoulou, R. J. White, A. S. Harper, A. J. Mills, D. Lee, R. W. Murray

             Langmuir, 2004, 20(16), 6864–6870

             D. Lee, R. L. Donkers, G. Wang, A. S. Harper, R. W. Murray

             J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2004, 126(19), 6193–6199

             R. L. Donkers, D. Lee, R. W. Murray

             Langmuir, 2004, 20(5), 1945–1952

             A. S. Harper, D. Lee, J. C. Crooker, W. Wang, M.E. Williams, R. W. Murray

             J. Phys. Chem. B, 2004, 108(6), 1866–1873

2003

             D. Lee, R. L. Donkers, J. M. DeSimone, R. W. Murray

             J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125(5), 1182–1183

             D. Lee, A. S. Harper, J. M. DeSimone, R. W. Murray

             J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125(4), 1096–1103

2002

             D. Lee, J. W. Ndieyira, T. Raymen

             Proceedings-Electrochemical Society, 2002, 99-15, 111-121

             D. Lee, J. C. Hutchison, A. M. Leone, J. M. DeSimone, R. W. Murray

             J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124(31), 9310–9317

             D. Lee, T. Rayment

             Electrochem. Commun., 2002, 4(10), 832-837

2001

             D. Lee, J. C. Hutchison, J. M. DeSimone, R. W. Murray

             J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2001, 123(34), 8406–8407

Nanomaterials Laboratory

Prof. Dongil Lee's group

Yonsei University, Department of Chemistry

Yonsei-ro 50, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea