Publication Statistics
  • Google Scholar: ~4000 Citations; 34 h-index

  • Total 77 Papers, 5 Filed US Patents (1 Awarded)

  • 54 papers as the first/co-first/corresponding authors, including 31 papers on high-impact-factor journals.

Journal                                                                    Impact Factor                         Count

Nature Communications                                       


Journal of the American Chemical Society       

Angewandte Chemie International Edition      

Advanced Materials                                          

Advanced Energy Materials                             

Advanced Functional Materials                      

Chemistry of Materials                                   

Journal of Materials Chemistry A                  


Energy & Environmental Science                       

ACS Energy Letters                                              

In addition, 1 paper as the 2nd author on Chemical Reviews (IF=52.613)










~20 (estimate)















  • 5 times featured as journal covers/frontispieces, 2 times featured on the homepage of Brown University, several times highlighted in Science Editors’ Choice, ACS Editors’ Choice, Joule, Materials Bulletin, Materials Today, AAAS Eurekalert, etc.

Journal Covers 
Selected Papers
Please refer to sub-pages for Full List of Papers, paper-clusters in focused areas, and patents.               * corresponding author; # co-first author, ⁋ >100 citations

  1. M. Hu, M. Chen, P. Guo, H. Zhou, J. Deng, Y. Yao, Y. Jiang, J. Gong, Z. Dai, Y. Zhou, F. Qian, X. Chong, J. Feng*, R.D. Schaller, K. Zhu, N.P. Padture*, Y. Zhou*. Sub-1.4 eV Bandgap Inorganic Perovskite Solar Cells with Long-Term Stability. Nat. Commun. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13908-6 (2020).s.

  2. Y. Zhou*, H. Zhou*, J. Deng, W. Cho, Z. Cai. Decisive Structural and Functional Characterization of Halide Perovskites with Synchrotron. Matter (Cell Press) (2020). in press.

  3. M. Chen, ..., Y. Zhou*, N.P. Padture*, et al. Highly Stable and Efficient All-Inorganic Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cells with Native-Oxide Passivation. Nat. Commun. 10, 16 (2019). 

  4. Y. Zhou*, Y. Zhao*, Chemical Stability and Instability of Inorganic Halide Perovskites. Energy Environ. Sci. 12, 1495 (2019).

  5. Y. Zhang, H. Yang, M. Chen, N.P. Padture*, O. Chen*, Y. Zhou*, Fusing Nanowires into Thin Films: Fabrication of Graded-Heterojunction Perovskite Solar Cells with Enhanced Performance. Adv. Energy Mater. 9, 1900243 (2019).

  6. Y. Zhou*, H. Sternlicht* and N.P. Padture*, Transmission Electron Microscopy for Halide Perovskite Materials and DevicesJoule 3, 641 (2019). 

  7. M. Que#, Z. Dai#, H. Yang, H. Zhu, Y. Zong, W. Que*, N.P. Padture*, Y. Zhou*, O. Chen*. Quantum-Dot-Induced Cesium-Rich Surface Imparts Enhanced Stability to Formamidinium Lead Iodide Perovskite Solar Cells. ACS Energy Lett. 4, 1970 (2019).

  8. M. Chen, M.-G. Ju, M. Hu, Z. Dai, Y. Hu*, Y. Rong, H. Han, X. C. Zeng, Y. Zhou*, N.P. Padture*, Lead-Free Dion-Jacobson Tin Halide Perovskites for Photovoltaics. ACS Energy Lett. 4, 276 (2019).

  9. J. Gong, M. Flatken, A. Abate*, J.-P. Correa-Baena*, I. Mora-Sero*, M. Saliba*, Y. Zhou*, The Bloom of Perovskite Optoelectronics: Fundamental Science MattersACS Energy Lett. 4, 861 (2019).

  10. W. Dunlap-Shohl, Y. Zhou, N.P. Padture*, D.B. Mitzi*, Synthetic Approaches for Halide Perovskite Thin Films. Chem. Rev. 119, 3193 (2019).           

  11. Y. Zong, Y. Zhou*​, Y. Zhang, Z. Li, L. Zhang, M.-G. Ju, M. Chen, S. Pang, X.C. Zeng, N.P. Padture*, Continuous Grain-Boundary Functionalization for High-Efficiency Perovskite Solar Cells with Exceptional Stability. Chem 4, 1404 (2018).

  12. M. Chen, M.-G. Ju, A.D. Carl, Y. Zong, R.L. Grimm, J. Gu, X.C. Zeng, Y. Zhou*, N.P. Padture*, Cesium Titanium(IV) Bromide Thin Films Based Stable Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cells. Joule  2, 558 (2018).

  13. M.-G. Ju, M. Chen,  Y. Zhou*, D. Jun, L. Ma, N.P. Padture*, X.C. Zeng*, Towards Eco-friendly and Stable Perovskite Materials for Photovoltaics. Joule 2, 1231 (2018).  

  14. Y. Zong. Z. Zhou, M. Chen, N.P. Padture*,  Y. Zhou*,  Lewis‐Adduct Mediated Grain‐Boundary Functionalization for Efficient Ideal‐Bandgap Perovskite Solar Cells with Superior Stability. Adv. Energy Mater. 8, 1800997 (2018).

  15. M.-G. Ju, M. Chen, Y. Zhou*, J. Dai, L. Ma, N.P. Padture*, X. C. Zeng*, Earth-Abundant Non-Toxic Titanium (IV) Based Vacancy-Ordered Double Perovskite Halides with Tunable 1.0 to 1.8 eV Bandgaps for Photovoltaic Applications. ACS Energy Lett. 3, 297 (2018). 

  16. T. Liu, Y. Zhou*, Z. Li, L. Zhang, M.-G. Ju, D. Luo, Y. Yang, M. Yang, D. Kim, W. Yang, N.P. Padture, M.C. Beard, X.C. Zeng, K. Zhu*, Q. Gong, R. Zhu*, Stable Formamidinium-Based Perovskite Solar Cells via In situ Grain EncapsulationAdv. Energy Mater. 8, 1800232 (2018).

  17. Y. Zong, N. Wang, L. Zhang, M. Ju, X.C. Zeng, X.W. Sun*, Y. Zhou*, N.P. Padture*, Homogenous Alloys of Formamidinium Lead Triiodide and Cesium Tin Triiodide for Efficient Ideal-Bandgap Perovskite Solar CellsAngew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 12658 (2017).

  18. F. Ji, S. Pang*, L. Zhang, Y. Zong, G. Cui, N.P. Padture*, Y. Zhou*, Simultaneous Evolution of Uniaxially-Oriented Grains and Ultralow-Density Grain-Boundary Network in CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Thin Films Mediated by Precursor-Phase MetastabilityACS Energy Lett. 2,1734 (2017). 

  19. C. Li, Y. Zhou #, Y. Chang, L. Wang, Y. Zong, Z. Zhou, J. Zhang, L. Etgar, G. Cui, S. Pang, N.P. Padture, “Methylammonium-Mediated Evolution of Mixed-Organic-Cation Perovskite Thin Films: A Dynamic Composition-Tuning Process. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 56, 7674 (2017).

  20. B. Wu, Y. Zhou #, G. Xing, A. Solanki, H.F. Garces, N.P. Padture, T.C. Sum, Long Minority-Carrier Diffusion Length and Low Surface-Recombination Velocity in Inorganic Lead-free CsSnI3 Perovskite Crystal for Solar CellsAdv. Funct. Mater. 27, 1604818 (2017).

  21. Y. Zhou*, N.P. Padture*, “Gas-Induced Formation/Transformation of Organic-Inorganic Halide Perovskites. ACS Energy Lett. 2, 2166 (2017).

  22. N. Wang, Y. Zhou*, M. Gang, H. F. Garces, T. Ding, S. Pang, X.C. Zeng, N.P. Padture*,  X. Sun*, Heterojunction-Depleted Lead-Free Perovskite Solar Cells with Coarse-Grained B-γ-CsSnI3 Thin FilmsAdv. Energy Mater. 6, 1601130 (2016).     

  23. Y. Zong, Y. Zhou*, M.-G. Ju, H.F. Garces, A.R. Krause, F. Ji, G. Cui, X.C. Zeng, N.P. Padture*, S. Pang*. Thin-Film Transformation of NH4PbI3 to CH3NH3PbI3-Perovskite: A Methylamine-Induced Conversion-Healing ProcessAngew Chem Int. Ed. 55, 14723 (2016).

  24. S. Pang, Y. Zhou #, Z. Wang, M. Yang, A.R. Krause, Z. Zhou, K. Zhu*, N.P. Padture*, G. Cui*, Transformative Evolution of Organolead Triiodide Perovskite Thin Films from Strong Room-Temperature Solid-Gas Interaction between HPbI3-CH3NH2 Precursor Pair. J.  Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 750 (2016).

  25. Y. Zhou, M. Yang, S. Pang, K. Zhu, and N.P. Padture, Exceptional Morphology-Preserving Evolution of Formamidinium Lead Triiodide Perovskite Thin Films via Organic-Cation DisplacementJ.  Am. Chem. Soc. 138, 5535 (2016). [>100 Citations]

  26. Y. Zhou, K. Zhu*. Perovskite Solar Cells Shine in the Valley of the Sun. ACS Energy Lett. 1, 64 (2016).

  27. Z. Zhou, Z. Wang, Y. Zhou #, S. Pang, D. Wang, H. Xu, Z. Liu, N.P. Padture, G. Cui, Methylamine-Gas-Induced Defect-Healing Behavior of CH3NH3PbI3 Thin Films for Perovskite Photovoltaics. Angew Chem Int. Ed.  54, 9702 (2015).

  28. M. Yang, Y. Zhou #, Y. Zeng, C.-S. Jiang, N.P. Padture, K. Zhu, Square-Centimeter Solution-Processed Planar CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Solar Cells with Efficiency Exceeding 15%. Adv. Mater. 27, 6363 (2015). [>250 Citations]

  29. Y. Zhou*, O.S. Game, S. Pang, N.P. Padture, Microstructures of Organolead Trihalide Perovskites for Solar Cells: Their Evolution from Solutions and CharacterizationJ. Phys. Chem. Lett. 6, 4827 (2015). [>150 Citations]

  30. Y. Zhou, M. Yang, W. Wu, A.L. Vasiliev, K. Zhu, N.P. Padture*, Room-Temperature Crystallization of Hybrid-Perovskite Thin Films via Solvent-Solvent Extraction for High-Performance Solar CellsJ. Mater. Chem. A, 3, 8178 (2015). [>250 Citations]

  31. Y. Kutes, L. Ye, Y. Zhou #, S. Pang, B.D. Huey*, N.P. Padture*, Direct Observation of Ferroelectric Domains in Solution-Processed CH3NH3PbI3 Perovskite Thin FilmsJ. Phys. Chem. Lett. 5, 3335 (2014). [>300 Citations]



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