Electroactive Polymers Lab

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BiFeO3-BaTiO3/P(VDF-TrFE) multifunctional polymer nanocomposites.

ACS Applied Electronic Materials DOI: 10.1021/acsaelm.0c00926 (2021).

X. P. Hu, Y. P. Che, Z. J. Zhang, Q. D. Shen*, B. J. Chu*


Conductive hydrogel for a photothermal-responsive stretchable artificial nerve and coalescing with a damaged peripheral nerve.
ACS Nano 14, 16565 (2020).

M. Dong, B. Shi, D. Liu, J. H. Liu, D. Zhao, Z. H. Yu, X. Q. Shen, J. M. Gan, B. L. Shi, Y. Qiu, C. C. Wang*, Z. Z. Zhu*, Q. D. Shen*

All-organic composites with strong photoelectric response over a wide spectral range.

Science China Materials DOI: 10.1007/s40843-020-1515-1 (2020).

J. Liu, K. W. Yi, Z. P. Wang, Z. J. Zhang, Y. C. Qi, P. Chen, Q. D. Shen*, B. J. Chu*

Electromagnetized-nanoparticle-modulated neural plasticity and recovery of degenerative dopaminergic neurons in the mid-brain.

Advanced Materials 32, 2003800 (2020)

D. Zhao, P. J. Feng, J. H. Liu, M. Dong, X. Q. Shen, Y. X. Chen*, Q. D. Shen*

3D-Printed soft magnetoelectric microswimmers for delivery and differentiation of neuron-like cells.

Advanced Functional Materials 30, 1910323 (2020).

M. Dong, X. Wang, X. Z. Chen*, F. Mushtaq, S. Deng, C. Zhu, H. Torlakcik, A. Terzopoulou, X. H. Qin, X. Xiao, J. Puigmartí-Luis, H. Choi, A. P. Pêgo, Q. D. Shen*, B. J. Nelson, S. Pané*

Folate-modified photoelectric responsive polymer microarray as bionic artificial retina to restore visual function.

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12, 28759 (2020).

Z. H. Yu, W. J. Chen, X. Liu, Q. Y. Xia, Y. N. Yang, M. Dong, J. H. Liu, H. J. Guan*, C. Sun*, F. D. Feng*, Q. D. Shen*

All-organic flexible logical computing system based on electrical polarization of ferroelectric polymers. (Featured Article, Science Highlight)

Applied Physics Letters 116, 253301 (2020).

J. H. Liu, X. Chen, Y. Ren, Q. D. Shen*

High-resolution structural mapping and single-domain switching kinetics in 2D-confined ferroelectric nanodots for low-power FeRAM.

Nanoscale 12, 11997 (2020).

Y. X. Chen*, M. Xu, X. Hu, Y. Yue, X. Zhang, Q. D. Shen*

Spatial- and time-resolved mapping of interfacial polarization and polar nanoregions at nanoscale in high-energy-density ferroelectric nanocomposites.

ACS Applied Energy Materials 3, 3665 (2020).

Y. X. Chen, X. Chen, X. Zhang, Q. D. Shen*

Effects of amide comonomers on polyamide 6 crystallization kinetics.

Thermochimica Acta 690, 178667 (2020).

T. Wang, X. Li, R. Luo, Y. He, S. Maeda, Q. D. Shen*, W. Hu*

Light-induced ROS generation and 2-DG-activated endoplasmic reticulum stress by antitumor nanosystems: An effective combination therapy by regulating the tumor microenvironment.

Small 15, 1900212 (2019).

M. Dong, X. Z. Xiao, Z. G. Su, Z. H. Yu, C. G. Qian, J. H. Liu, J. C. Zhao, Q. D. Shen*

Ferroelectric domain dynamics and stability in graphene oxide-P(VDF-TrFE) multilayer films for ultra-high-density memory application.

Carbon 144, 15 (2019).

Y. X. Chen, L. Zhang, J. H. Liu, X. L. Lin, W. Z. Xu, Y. F. Yue, Q. D. Shen*

Ferroelectric nanocomposite networks with high energy storage capacitance and low ferroelectric loss by designing a hierarchical interface architecture.

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 21, 20661 (2019).

Y. X. Chen, Y. Yue, J. Liu, J. Shu, A. Liu, B. Chu, M. Xu, W. Xu, T. Chen, J. Zhang*, and Q. D. Shen*


Photo-thermoelectric generation in MoS2/pyroelectric polymer nanocomposites for collection of near-infrared light energy.

Chinese Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 35, 2364 (2019).

Y. C. Qi, X. Q. Shen, J. H. Liu, X. Z. Xiao, Q. D. Shen*

Charge-switchable polymeric complex for glucose-responsive insulin delivery in mice and pigs.

Science Advances 5, eaaw4357 (2019).

J. Wang, J. Yu, Y. Zhang, X. Zhang, A. R. Kahkoska, G. Chen, Z. Wang, W. Sun, L. Cai, Z. Chen, C. Qian, Q. D. Shen, A. Khademhosseini, J. B. Buse, Z. Gu.

Magnetically driven piezoelectric soft microswimmers for neuron-like cell delivery and neuronal differentiation.

Materials Horizons 6, 1512 (2019).

X. Z. Chen, J. H. Liu, M. Dong, L. Müller, G. Chatzipirpiridis, C. Hu, A. Terzopoulou, H. Torlakcik, X. Wang, F. Mushtaq, J. Puigmartí-Luis, Q. D. Shen, B. J. Nelson, S. Pané.

In-depth understanding of interfacial crystallization via flash DSC and enhanced energy storage density in ferroelectric P(VDF-CTFE)/Au NRs nanocomposites for capacitor application.

Soft Matter 14, 7714 (2018).

Y. X. Chen*, L. Y. Yao, C. B. Yang, L. Zhang, P. Zheng, A. P. Liu*, Q. D. Shen*

Ferroelectric polymer nanostructure with enhanced flexoelectric response for force-induced memory.

Applied Physics Letters 113, 042903 (2018).

J. H. Liu, X. Chen, Y. Li, X. Guo, H. X. Ge, Q. D. Shen*

ROS-responsive microneedle patch for acne vulgaris treatment. (Invited Communication) Highlighted in Advanced Science News

Advanced Therapeutics 1, 1800035 (2018)

Y. Q. Zhang, P. J. Feng, J. C. Yu, J. Yang, J. C. Zhao, J. Q. Wang*, Q. D. Shen*, Z. Gu*

Defect-mediated polarization switching in ferroelectric films for low-power-consuming and ultra-high-density memories.

Polymer 143, 281 (2018)

Y. X. Chen, X. Chen, H. Lu, Y. Yang, L. Zhang, Q. D. Shen*

Chapter 3. Preparation, structure and properties of fluorine-containing polymers.

Dielectric Polymer Materials for High-Density Energy Storage. Z. M. Dang, Ed., William Andrew, Elsevier, Pages 59-102 (2018)

Q. D. Shen.


Near-infrared fluorescent nanoprobes for revealing the role of dopamine in drug addiction.

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10, 4359 (2018).

P. J. Feng, Y. L. Chen, L. Zhang, C. G. Qian, X. Z. Xiao, X. Han, Q. D. Shen*

Composite of P(VDF-CTFE) and aromatic polythiourea for capacitors with high-capacity, high-efficiency and fast response.

Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics 56, 193 (2018).

Z. X. Cheng, W. F. Zhou, C. Zhang, Q. Li, R. C. Sha, X. Chen, B. J. Chu, Q. D. Shen*

Cooling rate controlled microstructure evolution through flash DSC and enhanced energy density in P(VDF-CTFE) for capacitor application.

Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics 55, 1245 (2017).

Y. X. Chen, H. W. Lu, Z. W. Shen, Z. L. Li, Q. D. Shen.

Conjugated polymer nanomaterials for theranostics. (Invited Review)

Acta Pharmacologica Sinica 38, 764 (2017). PDF

C. G. Qian, Y. L. Chen, P. J. Feng, X. Z. Xiao, M. Dong, J. C. Yu, Q. Y. Hu, Q. D. Shen*, Z. Gu*

Anaerobe-inspired anticancer nanovesicles. (Hot Paper)

Angewandte Chemie International Edition 56, 2588 (2017).

Angewandte Chemie 129, 2632 (2017).

C. G. Qian, P. J. Feng, J. C. Yu, Y. L. Chen, Q. Y. Hu, W. J. Sun, X. Z. Xiao, X. L. Hu, A. Bellotti, Q. D. Shen*, Z. Gu*

Hypoxia and H2O2 dual-sensitive vesicles for enhanced glucose-responsive insulin delivery.

Nano Letters 17, 733 (2017).

J. C. Yu, C. G. Qian, Y. Q. Zhang, Z. Cui, Y. Zhu, Q. D. Shen, F. S. Ligler, J. B. Buse, Z. Gu.

Regulation of energy storage capacitance and efficiency in semi-crystalline vinylidene fluoride copolymers through cross-linking method. (Invited Article)

IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation 24, 682 (2017).

Y. X. Chen, Z. X. Cheng, Q. D. Shen*

PVDF-based ferroelectric polymers in modern flexible electronics.

Advanced Electronic Materials 3, 1600460 (2017).

X. Chen, X. Han, Q. D. Shen*

Bioinspired ferroelectric polymer arrays as photodetector with signal transmissible to neuron cells.

Advanced Materials 28, 10684 (2016).

X. Chen, S. Pan, P. J. Feng, H. F. Bian, X. Han, J. H. Liu, X. Guo, D. Z. Chen, H. X. Ge, Q. D. Shen*

Engineered nano-platelets for enhanced treatment of multiple myeloma and thrombus.

Advanced Materials 28, 9573 (2016).

Q. Y. Hu, C. G. Qian, W. J. Sun, J. Q. Wang, Z. W. Chen, H. N. Bomba, H. L. Xin, Q. D Shen, Zhen Gu.

Flexible polymer transducers for dynamic recognizing physiological signals.

Advanced Functional Materials 26, 3640 (2016).

X. Han, X. Chen, X. Tang, Y. L. Chen, J. H. Liu, Q. D. Shen*

ATP-responsive and near-infrared-emissive nanocarriers for anticancer drug delivery and real-time imaging.

Theranostics 6, 1053 (2016).PDF

C. G. Qian, Y. L. Chen, S. Zhu, J. C. Yu, L. Zhang, P. J. Feng, X. Tang, Q. Y. Hu, W. J. Sun, Y. Lu, X. Z. Xiao, Q. D. Shen*, Z. Gu*

Dual-color fluorescence imaging of magnetic nanoparticles in live cancer cells using conjugated polymer probes.

Scientific Reports 6, 22368 (2016).PDF

M. J. Sun, B. Sun, Y. Liu, Q. D. Shen*, S. J. Jiang.

Crosslinked P(VDF-CTFE)/PS-COOH nanocomposites for high-energy-density capacitor application.

Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics 54, 1160 (2016).

Y. X. Chen, X. Tang, J. Shu, X. L. Wang, W. B. Hu*, Q. D. Shen*

Light-activated hypoxia-responsive nanocarriers for enhanced anticancer therapy.

Advanced Materials 28, 3313 (2016).

C. G. Qian, J. C. Yu, Y. L. Chen, Q. Y. Hu, X. Z. Xiao, W. J. Sun, C. Wang, P. J. Feng, Q. D. Shen*, Z. Gu*

Primary and secondary crystallization of fast-cooled PVDF studied by flash DSC, WAXD and FTIR.

Polymer International 65, 387 (2016).

Y. X. Chen, Q. D. Shen*, W. B. Hu*

Low-temperature crystallization of P(VDF-TrFE-CFE) studied by flash DSC.

Polymer 84, 319 (2016).

Y. X. Chen, X. Chen, D. S. Zhou, Q. D. Shen*, W. B. Hu*

Smart conjugated polymer nanocarrier for healthy weight loss by negative-feedback regulation of lipase activity.

Nanoscale 8, 3368 (2016).

Y. L. Chen, S. Zhu, L. Zhang, P. J. Feng, X. K. Yao, C. G. Qian, C. Zhang, X. Q. Jiang, Q. D. Shen*

Conjugated polymer nanoparticles for fluorescence imaging and sensing of neurotransmitter dopamine in living cells and the brains of zebrafish larvae.

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7, 18581 (2015).

C. G. Qian, S. Zhu, P. J. Feng, Y. L. Chen, J. C. Yu, X. Tang, Y. Liu, Q. D. Shen*

Aromatic poly(arylene ether urea) with high dipole moment for high thermal stability and high energy density capacitors.

Applied Physics Letters 106, 202902 (2015).

Z. X. Cheng, M. Lin, S. Wu, Y. Thakur, Y. Zhou, D. Y. Jeong, Q. D. Shen, Q. M. Zhang.

Nonvolatile data storage using mechanical force-induced polarization switching in ferroelectric polymer.

Applied Physics Letters 106, 042903 (2015).

X. Chen, X. Tang, X. Z. Chen, Y. L. Chen, X. Guo, H. X. Ge, Q. D. Shen*

Cationic fluorescent polymer core-shell nanoparticles for encapsulation, delivery, and non-invasively tracking intracellular release of siRNA.

Chemical Communications 51, 2976 (2015).

J. C. Yu, S. Zhu, P. J. Feng, C. G. Qian, J. Huang, M. J. Sun, Q. D. Shen*

Glucose-responsive synthetic closed-loop insulin delivery systems.

Progress in Chemistry 27, 11 (2015).

Y. Q. Zhang, J. C. Yu, Q. D. Shen, Z. Gu.

Crystallisation behaviours of ferroelectric P(VDF-TrFE) ultrathin films on different substrates.

Materials Research Innovations 19, S240 (2015).

C. C. Wang, Q. D. Shen, B. Kou.

Self-folded redox/acid dual-responsive nanocarriers for anticancer drug delivery.

Chemical Communications 50, 15105 (2014).

Y. Lu, R. Mo, W. Y. Tai, W. J. Sun, D. B. Pacardo, C. G. Qian, Q. D. Shen, F. S. Ligler, Z. Gu.

Ordered arrays of defect-modified ferroelectric polymer for non-volatile memory with minimized energy consumption.

Nanoscale 6, 13945 (2014).

X. Z. Chen, X. Chen, X. Guo, Y. S. Cui, Q. D. Shen*, H. X. Ge*

pH-Responsive and near-infrared-emissive polymer nanoparticles for simultaneous delivery, release, and fluorescence tracking of doxorubicin in vivo.

Chemical Communications 50, 4699 (2014).

J. C. Yu, Y. L. Chen, Y. Q. Zhang, X. K. Yao, C. G. Qian, J. Huang, S. Zhu, X. Q. Jiang, Q. D. Shen*, Z. Gu*

Multicolour fluorescence cell imaging based on conjugated polymers.

RSC Advances 4, 3924 (2014).

J. Huang, Y. Liu, C. G. Qian, M. J. Sun, Q. D. Shen*

A fluorescence-Raman dual-imaging platform based on complexes of conjugated polymers and carbon nanotubes.

Nanoscale 6, 1480 (2014).

Y. Liu, J. Huang, M. J. Sun, J. C. Yu, Y. L. Chen, Y. Q. Zhang, S. J. Jiang, Q. D. Shen*

A nanocomposite approach to tailor electrocaloric effect in ferroelectric polymer.

Polymer 54, 5299 (2013).

X. Z. Chen, X. Y. Li, X. S. Qian, M. R. Lin, S. Wu, Q. D. Shen, Q. M. Zhang.

Evolution of nanopolar phases, interfaces, and increased dielectric energy storage capacity in photoinitiated cross-linked poly(vinylidene fluoride)-based copolymers.

Colloid and Polymer Science 291, 1989 (2013).

X. Z. Chen, Z. X. Cheng, L. Liu, X. D. Yang, Q. D. Shen*, W. B. Hu, H. T. Li.

A polymer blend approach to tailor the ferroelectric responses in P(VDF-TrFE) based copolymers.

Polymer 54, 2373 (2013).

X. Z. Chen, X. Y. Li, X. S. Qian, S. Wu, S. G. Lu, H. M. Gu, M. R. Lin, Q. D. Shen, Q. M. Zhang.

P(VDF-TrFE-CFE) terpolymer thin-film for high performance nonvolatile memory.

Applied Physics Letters 102, 063103 (2013).

X. Chen, L. Liu, S. Z. Liu, Y. S. Cui, X. Z. Chen, H. X. Ge, Q. D. Shen*

Nano-imprinted ferroelectric polymer nanodot arrays for high density data storage.

Advanced Functional Materials 23, 3124 (2013).

X. Z. Chen, Q. Li, X. Chen, X. Guo, H. X. Ge, Y. Liu, Q. D. Shen*

Structural and dielectric properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride)-based terpolymer/copolymer blends developed on aluminum foil.

Journal of Applied Physics 112, 053505 (2012).

A. Erste, X. Z. Chen, Z. X. Cheng, Q. D. Shen†, V. Bobnar.

Enhanced electrocaloric effect in poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene)-based terpolymer/copolymer blends.

Applied Physics Letters 100, 222902 (2012).

X. Z. Chen, X. S. Qian, X. Li, S. G. Lu, H. M. Gu, M. R. Lin, Q. D. Shen, Q. M. Zhang.

Dielectric investigations of relaxor reduced poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) copolymer in DC bias electric field.

Ferroelectrics 427, 157 (2012).

A. Erste, X. Z. Chen, C. L. Jia, Q. D. Shen, V. Bobnar.

Influence of dc bias electric field on Vogel-Fulcher dynamics in relaxor ferroelectrics.

Physical Review B 83, 132105 (2011).

V. Bobnar, A. Erste, X. Z. Chen, C. L. Jia, Q. D. Shen†

Greatly enhanced energy density and patterned films induced by photo cross-linking of poly(vinylidene fluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene).

Macromolecular Rapid Communications 32, 94 (2011).

X. Z. Chen, Z. W. Li, Z. X. Cheng, J. Z. Zhang, Q. D. Shen*, H. X. Ge, H. T. Li.

Glassy dielectric processes in reduced poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) copolymer system.

Ferroelectrics 419, 59 (2011).

V. Bobnar, A. Erste, X. Z. Chen, Q. D. Shen.

Conjugated polymer fluorescence probe for intracellular imaging of magnetic nanoparticles.

Macromolecules 43, 10348 (2010).

B. Sun, M. J. Sun, Z. Gu, Q. D. Shen*, S. J. Jiang, Y. Xu, Y. Wang.

Contributions of distinctive dynamic processes to dielectric response of a relaxorlike reduced poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) copolymer.

Physical Review B 81, 214103 (2010).

A. Erste, C. Filipic, A. Levstik, V. Bobnar, X. Z. Chen, C. L. Jia, Q. D. Shen†

Hybrid nanocomposites of semiconductor nanoparticles and conjugated polyelectrolytes and their application as fluorescence biosensors.

Polymer 51, 902 (2010). Selected in the first Virtual Special Issue of Polymer.

Z. Gu, X. Y. Chen, Q. D. Shen*, H. X. Ge, H. H. Xu.

Layer-by-layer assembly of conjugated polyelectrolytes on magnetic nanoparticle surfaces.

Langmuir 25, 5969 (2009).

B. Sun, Y. Zhang, K. J. Gu, Q. D. Shen*, Y. Yang, H. Song.

A large enhancement in dielectric properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride) based all-organic nanocomposite.

Polymer 50, 679 (2009).

J. W. Wang, Y. Wang, F. Wang, S. Q. Li, J. Xiao, Q. D. Shen.

Interactions between cationic conjugated polyelectrolyte and DNA and a label-free method for DNA detection based on conjugated polyelectrolyte complexes.

Journal of Applied Polymer Science 114, 1278 (2009).

H. Song, B. Sun, K. J. Gu, Y. Yang, Y. Zhang, Q. D. Shen*

Enhancement of electrical properties of ferroelectric polymers by polyaniline nanofibers with controllable conductivities.

Advanced Functional Materials 18, 1299 (2008).

C. C. Wang, J. F. Song, H. M. Bao, Q. D. Shen*, C. Z. Yang.

A type of poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) copolymer exhibiting ferroelectric relaxor behavior at high temperature (similar to 100 degrees C).

Applied Physics Letters 92, 042903 (2008).

H. M. Bao, C. L. Jia, C. C. Wang, Q. D. Shen*, C. Z. Yang, Q. M. Zhang.

Ferroelectric polymer nanotubes with large dielectric constants for potential all-organic electronic devices.

Macromolecular Rapid Communications 29, 724 (2008).

C. C. Wang, Q. D. Shen*, S. C. Tang, Q. Wu, H. M. Bao, C. Z. Yang, X. Q. Jiang.

Cationic water-soluble poly(p-phenylene vinylene) for fluorescence sensors and electrostatic self-assembly nanocomposites with quantum dots.

Journal of Applied Polymer Science110, 3225 (2008).

Y. Zhang, Y. Yang, C. C. Wang, B. Sun, Y. Wang, X. Y. Wang, Q. D. Shen*

Phase transitions and ferroelectric relaxor behavior in P(VDF-TrFE-CFE) terpolymers.

Macromolecules 40, 2371 (2007).

H. M. Bao, J. F. Song, J. Zhang, Q. D. Shen*, C. Z. Yang, Q. M. Zhang.

Anionic water-soluble poly(phenylenevinylene) alternating copolymer: High-efficiency photoluminescence and dual electroluminescence.

Macromolecules 39, 3125 (2006).

Z. Gu, Y. J. Bao, Y. Zhang, M. Wang, Q. D. Shen*

Dual electroluminescence from a single-component light-emitting electrochemical cell, based on water-soluble conjugated polymer.

Journal of Applied Polymer Science 100, 2930 (2006).

Z. Gu, Q. D. Shen*, J. Zhang, C. Z. Yang, Y. J. Bao.

Microstructure and dielectric properties of P(VDF-TrFE-CFE) with partially grafted copper phthalocyanine oligomer.

Macromolecules 38, 2247 (2005).

J. W. Wang, Q. D. Shen*, H. M. Bao, C. Z. Yang, Q. M. Zhang.

High dielectric constant composite of P(VDF-TrFE) with grafted copper phthalocyanine oligomer.

Macromolecules 37, 2294 (2004).

J. W. Wang, Q. D. Shen*, C. Z. Yang, Q. M. Zhang.

Poly(epsilon-caprolactone) macroligands with beta-diketonate binding sites: synthesis and coordination chemistry.

Tetrahedron 60, 7277 (2004).

J. L. Bender, Q. D. Shen, C. L. Fraser.


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