Basic Information

Prof. Zhicheng Zhang

Department of Applied Chemistry
School of Chemistry

Xi’an Jiaotong University
Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, PR China, 710049

Contact Information


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Add: Chemistry Building 304  
          No. 28 Xianning West Road
          Xi’an, P.R.China


Education and work experience


2008.5-now  Xi’an Jiaotong University, Professor 
2005.7-2008.5  The Pennsyvania State University, Postdoc
2002.9-2005.7  PhD. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics  Institute of Chemistry the Chinese Academy of Sciences 
1999.9-2002.7 Master of Material Science and Technology  Xi’anJiaotongUniversity
1995.9-1999.7  Bachelor of Material Science and Technology  Xi’anJiaotongUniversity

Research Interests

Poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) and its copolymer poly(vinylidene-co-trifluoroethylene) (P(VDF-TrFE)) are widely utilized as sensor and transducer in electronic and electric fields thanks to their excellent dielectric and piezoelectric properties. More recently, the introduction of some conmonomers with appropriate steric bulk would leads to a great enhancement of their breakdown strength and electric storage capability. These copolymers are expected to work as ideal capacitor materials for energy storage. In addition, fluoro-elastomer is widely used as o-ring in automobile engine for its good oil resistance property. Unfortunately, its Tg is too low (about -25oC) for the o-ring to survive at rigorous environment. How to improve its property at low temperature would be a great subject both in industry and academic. Recently, the controllable free radical polymerization, e.g. atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP), has attracted considerable attention and widely employed to synthesis new polymers with well designed structure. But few works has been published about the application in fluoropolymer area, which is expected to be a powerful technique for the functionalization of fluoropolymer. Our research interests are as follows: 

     1)  Synthesis and characterization of the fluoropolymer with novel structure and their functionalization. 
     2)  Study of the dielectric, piezoelectric, and energy storage properties of novel fluoropolymers. 

     3)  Application of ATRP in modification of fluoropolymer to synthesis functional fluoropolymer with tunable properties. 

     4)  Development of fluoropolymer with high energy storage capacity and low energy loss. 

     5)  Application of functionalized fluoropolymer in the modification of fluoro-elastomer to improve its oil resistance property at low temperature. 
     6)  Application of functional fluoropolymer in proton exchange membrane fuel cell.




♦ 2021

92. Honghong Gong, Yipin Cheng, Ying Zhang, Jie Xiong, Zhicheng Zhang*. A novel fluorous effect induced fluorescence sensor for Cu(II) detection in the organic phase with high sensitivity. Mater. Chem. Front. 2021, 5, 5361-5370. 

91. Meirong Zhang, Shaobo Tan, Jie Xiong, Chao Chen, Ying Zhang, Xiaoyong Wei*, Zhicheng Zhang*. Tailoring Dielectric and Energy Storage Performance of PVDF Based Relaxor Ferroelectric with Hydrogen Bond. ACS. Appl. Energy. Mater. 2021. inpress. 

90. Honghong Gong, Ying Zhang, Yipin Cheng, Mingxin Lei, Zhicheng Zhang*.  The Application of Controlled/Living Radical Polymerization in Modified of PVDF-based Fluoropolymer. Chin. J. Polym. Sci. 2021. in press. 

89. Biyun Peng, Jian Wang, Meng Li, Miao Wang,  Shaobo Tan*, Zhicheng Zhang*. Activation of different C-F bonds in fluoropolymers for Cu(0)-mediated single electron transfer radical polymerization. Polym. Chem. 2021, 12, 3132 - 3141.

88. Jian Wang, Yunchuan Xie, Yifei Zhang, Biyun Peng, Qizheng Li, Denglong Ma, , Zhicheng Zhang*, Xingyi Huang* ."The ultrahigh discharge efficiency and energy density of P(VDF-HFP) via electrospinning-hot press with St-MMA copolymer"  Mater. Chem. Front. 2021, 5, 3646-3656. 

87. Wang, Miao;  Liao, Jiani;  Peng, Biyun;  Zhang, Ying;  Tan, Shaobo*;  Zhang, Zhicheng, "Facile Grafting Modification of Poly(Vinylidene Fluoride-co-Trifluoroethylene) Directly from Inner CH(sic)CH Bonds" , Macro. Chem. Phys.  2021, xx, xx-xx. DOI: 10.1002/MACP.202100017

86. Qizheng Li, Shaobo Tan, Honghong Gong, Junyong Lu, Wenjing Zhang, Xiao Zhang*, Zhicheng Zhang*. "Influence of Dipole and Intermolecular Interaction on the Tuning Dielectric and Energy Storage Properties of Polystyrene-Based Polymers". Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2021, 23, 3856-3865. DOI: 10.1039/D0CP05233G

85.Chao Chen, Yunchuan Xie, Jian Wang, Yu Lan, Xiaoyong Wei*, Zhicheng Zhang*. "Enhancing high field dielectric properties of polymer films by wrapping a thin layer of self-assembled boron nitride film". Applied Surface Science. 2021, 535, 147737. 

♦ 2020

84. Qin-Xiang Jia*, Dan-Hong Yang, Li Jin, Zhicheng Zhang."Enhancement of permittivity in P(VDF-CTFE)/metal– organic frameworks mixed matrix membranes" J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2020, 137, e49539.

83. Li Ma, Qiang Zhang, Chenhui Cui, Qianun Zhong, Xingxing Chen, Zhen Li, Arumugam Mariappan, Yilong Cheng, Zhicheng Zhang*, Yanfeng Zhang*. "Introduction of a Stable Radical in Polymer Capacitor Enables High Energy Storage and Pulse Discharge Efficiency". Chem. Mater.  2020, chemmater.0c03295.

82. Ying Zhang, Wenxiang Zhang, Qizheng Li, Chao Chen, Zhicheng Zhang*. "Design and Fabrication of a Novel Humidity Sensor Based on Ionic Covalent Organic Framework"  Sensors and Actuators: B. Chemical. 2020. 

81. Yunchuan Xie, Jian Wang, Shaobo Tan, Biyun Peng, Baobao Qiao, Zhicheng Zhang*, Xingyi Huang, Heliang Sui. "Improving Energy Density and Efficiency of Polymer Dielectrics by Adding Trace Biaomimetic Lysozyme-modifided Boron Nitride". ACS Applied Energy Materials. 2020. 

80. Chao Chen, Yunchuan Xie, Jingjing Liu, Xiaoyong Wei*, Zhicheng Zhang*. "Enhanced Energy Storage Capability of P(VDF-HFP) Nanodielectrics by HfO2 Passivation Layer: Preparation, Performance and Simulation" Composite Science and Technology. 2020, 107968. DOI:10.1016/j.compscitech.2019.107968. 

79. Xiao Wang, Baobao Qiao, Shaobo Tan, Weiwei Zhu*, Zhicheng Zhang*.   "Tuning Ferroelectric Phase Transition of PVDF by Uniaxially Stretching Crosslinked PVDF Films with CF=CH Bonds"  Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 2020, DOI:10.1039/D0TC02559C

78. Jiani Liao, Biyun Peng, Shaobo Tan*,Xin Tian*, Zhicheng Zhang. "Grafting PMMA onto P(VDF-TrFE) by C-F Activiation via a Cu(0) Mediated Controlled Radical Polymerization Process." Macro. Rapid. Comm. 2020, 1900613.

77. Zhicheng Zhang*, Jie Xiong, Gang He, Dongfeng Dang, Yunchuan Xie, Qing Wang* "Fluorous Effect-Induced Emission of Azido Substituted Poly(vinylidene fluoride) with High Photostability and Film Formation" Polym. Chem. 2020, 11, 1307-1313.

76. Ying Zhang, Jie Xiong, Chao Chen, Qizheng Li, Jingjing Liu, Zhicheng Zhang*  "Regulating the dissociation of LiCl and transportation of Li ions within UiO-66NH2 framework for humidity sensing applications with superb comprehensive performance" Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2020,818,152854

♦ 2019

75. Baobao Qiao, Xiao Wang, Shaobo Tan, Weiwei Zhu*, Zhicheng Zhang* "Synergistic Effects of Maxwell Stress and Electrostriction in Electromechanical Properties of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)based Ferroelectric Polymers" Macromolecules. 2019, 52(22), 9000-9011

74. Zhong Li, Jiani Liao, Ziting Xi, Weiwei Zhu, Zhicheng Zhang*. "Influence of Steric Hindrance on Ferro- and Piezoelectric Performance of Poly(vinylidene fluoride) Based Ferroelectric Polymers" Macromol. Chem. & Phys. 2019. 220(21), 1900273

73. Jingjing Liu, Meng Li, Yifei Zhao, Xiao Zhang, Junyong Lu, Zhicheng Zhang *. "Manipulating H-bonds in Glassy Dipolar Polymers as a New Strategy for High Energy Storage Capacitors with High Pulse Discharged Efficiency" J. Mater. Chem. A. 2019,  7, 19407-19414.DOI: 10.1039/C9TA05855A.

72. Qizheng Li, Jingjing Liu, Xiao Zhang, Shaobo Tan, Junyong Lu, Zhicheng Zhang*. " Tuning Dielectric and Energy Storage Properties of Polystyrene Based Polymer 

Dielectric by Manipulating Dipoles and Their Polarizing Behavior" Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2019, 21, 15712-15724.DOI: 10.1039/C9CP01798D.

71. Jingjing Liu, Jiani Liao, Yu Liao* and Zhicheng Zhang*  “High field antiferroelectric-like dielectric of poly (vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene-cochlorotrifluoroethylene)-graft-poly(styrene-methyl methacrylate) for high pulse capacitors with high energy density and low loss” Poly. Chem. 2019, 10, 3547- 3555.

70. Zhicheng Zhang*, Xiao Wang, Shaobo Tan, Qing Wang*. "Superior electrostrictive strain achieved under low electric fields in relaxor ferroelectric polymers" J. Mater. Chem. A. 2019. 7, 5201-5208 DOI: 10.1039/c8ta11938d.

69. Jie Xiong, Tao Fu, Ling Yue, Baobao Qiao, Shengnan Wang, Zhicheng Zhang, Xin Tian. "Hydrogenation of poly(vinylidene fluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene) via a

light initiated radical chain transfer reaction toward silane" Reactive and Functional Polymers. 2019, 136, 167–172.


68.   Yunchuan Xie, Wanrong Jiang, Tao Fu, Jingjing Liu, Zhicheng Zhang*, Shengnan Wang* "Achieving High Energy Density and Low Loss in PVDF/BST Nanodielectrics with Enhanced Structural Homogeneity" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2018. 10(34), 29038-29047.

67. Wenhua Xu, Gang Yang, Lan Jin, Jie Liu, Yunhe Zhang*, Zhicheng Zhang*, Zhenhua Jiang. "High-k Polymer Nanocomposites Filled with Hyperbranched Phthalocyanine Coated BaTiO3 for High Temperature and Elevated Field Applications“ ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. 2018. 10(13), 11233-11241.

66. Yifei Zhao, Qian Li, Xiao Zhang, Huayi Li, Junyong Lu, Zhicheng Zhang*. "High Energy Density and Discharging Efficiency Achieved in Chlorinated Polyethylene Films for High Energy Storage Applications". Macromol. Chem. & Phys. 2018, 219(8):1700621 

65. Yunchuan Xie, Jian Wang, Yangyang Yu, Wanrong Jiang, Zhicheng Zhang*. "Enhancing Breakdown Strength and Energy Storage Performance of PVDF-based Nanocomposites by Adding Exfoliated Boron Nitride" Appl. Surf. Sci. 2018, 440:1150-1158.  

64. Weimin Xia, Zhicheng Zhang*. "PVDF Based Dielectric Polymers and Their Applications in Electronic MaterialsIET nanodielectrics. 2018, 1(1):17-31. 

63. Yanan Zhang, Shaobo Tan, Jian Wang, Xiao Wang, Weiwei Zhu*, Zhicheng Zhang* "Regulating Dielectric and Ferroelectric Properties of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) with Inner CH=CH BondsPolymers. 2018, 10(3), 339; 

62. Shaobo Tan, Dan Li, Yanan Zhang, Zhijing Niu, Zhicheng Zhang* "Base Catalyzed Thiol-Ene Click Chemistry toward Inner -CH=CF- Bonds for Controlled Functionalization of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)Macromol. Chem. & Phys. 2018, 219, 1700632 

61. Shaobo TanJie Xiong, Yifei Zhao, Jingjing Liu, Zhicheng Zhang*"Synthesis of Low Dielectric Loss Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene)-g-poly(methyl methacrylate) with Photo-induced Metal-free ATRPJ. Mater. Chem. C. 2018, 6(15):4131-4139. 

60. Shaobo Tan, Yifei Zhao, Wanwan Zhang, Pin Gao, Weiwei Zhu*, Zhicheng Zhang* “A Light-mediated Metal-free Atom Transfer Radical Chain Transfer Reaction for the Controlled Hydrogenation of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene)” Polymer Chemistry. 2018, 9,221-227 DOI: 10.1039/C7PY01870C.  

59. Shaobo Tan, Yanan Zhang, Zhijing NiuZhicheng Zhang* "Copper(0) Mediated Single Electron Transfer Controlled Radical Polymerization toward C-F Bonds on Poly(vinylidene fluoride)" Macromol. Rapid. Comm. 2018,39(4), 1700561.  


58. Yingke Zhu, Pingkai Jiang, Zhicheng Zhang*Xingyi Huang* “Dielectric phenomena and electrical energy storage of poly(vinylidene fluoride) based high-k polymers” Chinese Chemical Letters. 2017, 28(11), 2027-2035, DOI:  

57. Jingjing Liu, Yifei Zhao, Chao Chen, Xiaoyong Wei,  Zhicheng Zhang. "Study on the Polarization and Relaxation Processes of Ferroelectric Polymer Films Using Sawyer-Tower Circuit with Square Voltage Waveform" J. Phys. Chem. C. 2017. 23, 12531-12539. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b02099.

56. Xiao Wang, Yanan Zhang, Shaobo Tan, Zhicheng Zhang*. "Multiple relaxation in Uniaxially Stretched P(VDF-TrFE) Films after Crosslinking". IEEE Transactions on Dielectrics and Electrical Insulation. 2017. 24(4), 2531-2540.

55. Wanwan Zhang, Jian Wang, Pin Gao, Shaobo Tan, Weiwei Zhu, Zhicheng Zhang*. "Synthesis of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) via a Controlled Silyl Radical Reduction of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene)" J. Mater. Chem. C. 2017, 5, 6433-6441. DOI: 10.1039/C7TC01051F

54. Xiaomeng Zhang, Yifei Zhao, Yuhao Wu, Zhicheng Zhang*. " Poly(tetrafluoroethylene-hexafluoropropylene) Films for High-Temperature Pulse Capacitors with Low Energy Loss". Polymer 2017, 117: 311-318, DOI: 10.1016/j.polymer.2017.03.022.  

53. Yanan Zhang, Yifei Zhao, Shaobo Tan, Zhicheng Zhang* “Inserting -CH=CH- into P(VDF-TrFE) by C-F Activation Mediated with Cu(0) in a Controlled Atom Transfer Radical Elimination Process” Polymer Chemistry, 2017, 8, 1840-1848.  Feb 10, 2017. DOI: 10.1039/c6py02119k.

52. Yunchuan Xie, Yangyang Yu, Yefeng Feng, Wanrong Jiang, and Zhicheng Zhang* “Fabrication of Stretchable Nanocomposites with High Energy Density and Low Loss from Cross-Linked PVDF Filled with Poly(dopamine) Encapsulated BaTiO3ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2017, 9 (3), pp 2995–3005 Publication Date (Web): January 9, 2017  DOI: 10.1021/acsami.6b14166

51. Yefeng Feng, Yuhao Wu, Yunchuan Xie, Xiaoyong Wei, Zhicheng Zhang* “Tunable permittivity in polymer composites filled with Si-based semiconductors by regulating induced polarization”, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 2017, 61, 63-70. April 2017, Pages 63–70.


♦ 2016


  50. Pin Gao*, Wanwan Zhang, Zhicheng Zhang. "Copper-Catalyzed Oxidative ipso-Annulation of Activated Alkynes with Silanes: An Approach to 3-Silyl Azaspiro[4,5]trienones" Org. Lett., 2016,18, 5820-5823 

49. Bei Miao, Jingjing Liu, Xiao Zhang, Junyong Lu, Shaobo Tan, Zhicheng Zhang*. Ferroelectric relaxation dependence of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) on frequency and temperature after grafting with poly(methyl methacrylate)RSC Adv., 2016,6, 84426-84438 .

48.  Honghong Gong, Xiaomeng Zhang, Yanan Zhang, Aqun Zheng, Shaobo Tan, Zhicheng Zhang*  Chemical composition characterization of poly(vinylidene fluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene)-based copolymers with F–H decoupled 1H NMR RSC Advances, 2016, 6, 75880-75889.

47.Feng, Yefeng; Miao, Bei; Gong, Honghong; Xie, Yunchuan; Wei, Xiaoyong; Zhang, Zhicheng* “High Dielectric and Mechanical Properties Achieved in Crosslinked PVDF/α-SiC Nanocomposites with Elevated Compatibility and Induced Polarization at Interface” ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2016, 8(29), 19054-19065. DOI10.1021/acsami.6b04776 

 46.  Zuochen Wang, Jingjing Liu, Honghong Gong, Xiao Zhang, Junyong Lu*, Zhicheng Zhang* “Synthesis of Poly(methyl methacrylate-methallyl alcohol) via Controllable Partial Hydrogenation of Poly(methyl methacrylate) towards High Pulse Energy Storage Capacitors Application”. RSC Advances. 2016, 6, 34855-34865.

 45. Jian Wang, Zhong Li, Yuan Yan, Xiao Wang, Yunchuan Xie, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Improving Ferro- and Piezo- electric Properties of Hydrogenised Poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene) Films by Annealing at Elevated Temperature” Chinese Journal of Polymer Science. 2016534, 649-658.

 44. Yefeng Feng, Honghong Gong, Yunchuan Xie, Xiaoyong Wei*, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Significantly elevated dielectric permittivity of Si-based semiconductor/polymer 2-2 composites induced by high polarity polymers”. Journal of Physics D: Applied. Physics. 2016, 49, 075503. doi:10.1088/0022-3727/49/7 /075503  

43. Honghong Gong,Bei Miao,Xiao Zhang, Junyong Lu* and Zhicheng Zhang* "High-field Anti-ferroelectric-like Behavior in Uniaxially Stretched Poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene-chlorotrifluoroethylene) -grafted-poly(methyl methacrylate) Films with High Energy Density." RSC Advances. 2016, 6, 1589 - 1599.

♦ 2015

42. Zhong Li, Jian Wang, Xiao Wang, Qinghao Yang, Zhicheng Zhang*. "Ferro- and piezo-electric properties of a poly(vinyl fluoride) film with high ferro- to para-electric phase transition temperature." RSC Advances. 2015, 5, 80950-80955.

41. Yefeng Feng, Honghong Gong, Yunchun Xie, Xiaoyong Wei, Lanjun Yang, Zhicheng Zhang*. "Strong induced polarity between Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene)and α-SiC and its influence on dielectric permittivity and loss of their composites". Journal of Applied Physics. 2015, 117, 094104.

40. Honghong Gong, Junjie Li, Daming Di, Na Li, Zhicheng Zhang*. "Influence of less initiator on the living performance of atom transfer radical polymerization and the structure of the synthesized grafted copolymer". RSC Advances. 2015, 5, 19117-19127.

♦ 2014

39. Xin Hu, Shaobo Tan, Guoxin Gao, Yunchuan Xie, Qinzhuo Wang, Na Li,  Zhicheng Zhang*. "Synthesis of Unsaturation Containing P(VDF-co-TrFE-co-CTFE) from (VDF-co-CTFE) in One-Pot Catalyzed with Cu(0)-Based Single Electron ransfer Living Radical Polymerization System".  Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 2014, 2, 3429-34401.

38. Junjie Li, Honghong Gong, Qi Yang, Yunchuan Xie, Lanjun Yang, Zhicheng Zhang*. "Linear-like dielectric behavior and low energy loss achieved in poly(ethyl methacrylate) modified poly(vinylidene-co-trifluoroethylene) ". Applied Physics Letters. 2014, 104, 263901.

37. Weimin Xia, Qingping Zhang, Xiao Wang, Zhicheng Zhang*. "Electrical Energy Discharging Performance of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) by Tuning Its Ferroelectric Relaxation with Polymethyl Methacrylate". Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 2014, 131(7): 40114.

36. Jing Chen, Shaobo Tan, Guoxin Gao, Huayi Li, Zhicheng Zhang* “Synthesis and Characterization of Thermally Self-curable Fluoropolymer Triggered by TEMPO in One-pot for High Performance Rubber Application” Polymer Chemistry. 2014,5, 2130-2141.

♦ 2013

35. Fei Wen, Zhuo Xu, Weimin Xia, Hongjun Ye, Xiaoyong Wei, Zhicheng Zhang " High-Energy-Density Poly(styrene-co-acrylonitrile) Thin Films" Journal of Electronic Materials. 2013, 42, 3489-3493.

34. Fei Wen, Zhuo Xu, Weimin Xia, Xiaoyong Wei, Zhicheng Zhang* “High dielectric permittivity and low dielectric loss nanocomposites based on poly(VDF-TrFE-CTFE) and graphene nanosheets” Journal of Advanced Dielectrics. 2013, 3(2): 1350010.

33. Fei Wen, Zhuo Xu, Shaobo Tan, Weimin Xia, Xiaoyong Wei, Zhicheng Zhang*. "Chemical Bonding Induced Low Dielectric Loss and Low Conductivity in High-K poly (vinylidene fluoride trifluorethylene/Graphene Nanosheets Nanocomposites" ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces. 2013, 5(19), 9411-9420.

32.Shaobo Tan, Xin Hu, Shujiang Ding, Zhicheng Zhang*, Huayi Li, Lanjun Yang “Significantly improving dielectric and energy storage properties via uniaxially strething crosslinked P(VDF-co-TrFE) films”. Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 2013, 1 (35), 10353 - 10361.

31.Xin Hu, Junjie Li, Huayi Li, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Cu(0)/2,6-bis(imino)pyridines catalyzed SET-LRP of MMA initiated with P(VDF-co-CTFE)”. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 2013, 51(20), 4378-4388. 

30. Weimin Xia, Zhuo Xu*, Zhicheng Zhang*, Huayi Li “Dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties of a poly (vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) synthesized via a hydrogenation process”. Polymer. 2013, 54, 440-446.

29. Junjie Li, Xin Hu, Guoxin Gao, Shujiang Ding, Huayi Li, Lanjun Yang, Zhicheng Zhang* “Tuning Phase Transition and Ferroelectric Properties of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) via Grafting with Desired Poly(methacrylic ester)s as Side Chains”. Journal of Materials Chemistry C. 2013,1,1111-1121.

28. Fei Wen, Zhuo Xu, Weimin Xia, Xiaoyong Wei, Zhicheng Zhang*. “High energy density nanocomposites based on poly (vinylidene fluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene) and barium titanate”. Polymer Engineering and Science. 2013, 53(4), 897-904.

27. Qiuping Zhang, Weimin Xia, Zhigang Zhu, Zhicheng Zhang*.“Crystal Phase of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-trifluoroethylene) Synthesized via Hydrogenation of Poly(vinylidene fluoride-co- chlorotrifluoroethylene)”. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 2013,127(4), 3002-3008.

♦ 2012

26. Shaobo Tan, Junjie Li, Guoxin Gao, Huayi Li, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Synthesis of fluoropolymer containing tunable unsaturation by a controlled dehydrochlorination of P(VDF-co-CTFE) and its curing for high performance rubber applications”. Journal of Materials Chemistry. 2012, 22, 18496-18505.

25. Junjie Li, Shaobo Tan, Shujiang Ding, Huayi Li, Lanjun Yang, Zhicheng Zhang* “High-field antiferroelectric behaviour and minimized energy loss in poly(vinylidene-co-trifluoroethylene)-graftpoly(ethyl methacrylate) for energy storage application” Journal of Materials Chemistry. 2012, 22(44), 23468-23476.

24. Xin Hu, Junjie Li, Huayi Li, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Synthesis and characterization of poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-chlorotrifluoroethylene)-grafted-poly(acrylonitrile) via single electron transfer-living radical polymerization process”. Journal of Polymer Science Part A: Polymer Chemistry. 2012, 50(15), 3126-3134.

23. Weimin Xia, Zhuo Xu, Qiuping Zhang, Zhicheng Zhang*. Yuanqing Chen “Dependence of Dielectric, Ferroelectric, and Piezoelectric Properties on    Crystalline Properties of P(VDF-co-TrFE) Copolymers”. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics. 2012, 50, 1271-1276.

22. Weimin Xia, Zhuo Xu, Fei Wen, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Electrical energy density and dielectric properties of poly(vinylidene fluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene)/BaSrTiO3 nanocomposites”. Ceramics International. 2012, 38,1071-1075.

♦ 2011

21. Shaobo Tan, Erqiang Liu, Qiuping Zhang, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Controlled Hydrogenation of P(VDF-co-CTFE) to Prepare P(VDF-co-TrFE-co-CTFE) in the Presence of CuX(X=Cl, Br) Complexes”. Chemical Communications. 2011, 47(15), 4544–4546.

20. Shaobo Tan, Junjie Li, Zhicheng Zhang*.“Study of Chain Transfer Reaction in the Initiation Stage of Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization”. Macromolecules. 2011, 44, 7911-7916.

19. Junjie Li, Qingjie Meng, Wenjing Li, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Influence of Crystalline Properties on the Dielectric and Energy Storage Properties of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)”. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 2011, 122(3), 1659-1668.

♦ 2010

18. Weimin Xia, Fei Wen, Zhuo Xu, Wenjing Li, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Crystalline Properties Dependence of Dielectric and Energy Storage Properties of Poly (vinylidene fluoride-chlorotrifluoroethylene)”. Applied Physics Letters. 2010, 97, 222905.

17. Wenjing Li, Qingjie Meng, Yuansuo Zheng, Zhicheng Zhang*. Weimin Xia, Zhuo Xu. “Energy Storage Properties of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)”. Applied Physics Letters. 2010, 96, 192905.

16. Qingjie Meng, Zhicheng Zhang*, T. C. Mike Chung. “Energy storage study of ferroelectric poly(vinylidene fluoride-trifluoroethylene-chlorotrifluoro ethylene) terpolymers”. Polymer. 2009, 50, 707-715.

15. Qingjie Meng, Wenjing Li, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Effect of Poly(methylmethacrylate) (PMMA) Addition on Dielectric and Energy Storage Properties of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)(PVDF)”. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 2010, 116(5), 2674.

14. Shaobo Tan, Qinghao Yang, Zhicheng Zhang*. “Synthesis and Characterization of P(VDF-TrFE-CTFE)-g-SPS”. Acta Polymerica Sinica. 2010,11,1269-1275.

13. Erqiang Liu, Zhicheng Zhang*. “A New Method Preparing VDF/CTFE/TrFE Terpolymer by Reductive Dechlorination of VDF/CTFE Copolymer”. Acta Polymerica Sinica. 2010, 8, 1087-1093.

♦ 2009

12. Zhicheng Zhang, T. C. Mike Chung. “The structure-Property relationship of PVDF-based polymers with energy storage and loss under applied electric fields”. Macromolecules. 2007, 40, 9391-9397.

11. Zhicheng Zhang, E. Chalkova, M. Fedkin, C. M. Wang, S. N. Lvov, S. Komaneni, T. C. Mike Chung. “Synthesis and Characterization of Poly(vinylidene fluoride)-g-sulfonated Polystyrene Graft Copolymers for Proton Exchange Membrane”. Macromolecules. 2008, 41, 9130-9139.

10. Zhicheng Zhang, Zhiming Wang, T. C. Mike Chung. “Synthesis of Chain End Functionalized Fluoropolymers by Functional Borane Initiators and Application in the Exfoliated Fluoropolymer/Clay Nanocomposites”. Macromolecules. 2007, 40, 5235-5240.

09. Zhicheng Zhang, T.C. Mike Chung. “Study of Fluoropolymers for High Pulsed Capacitor with High Energy Density and Low Energy Loss”. Macromolecules. 2007, 40, 783-785.

08. Zhicheng Zhang, T.C. Mike Chung. “Reaction Mechanism of Borane/Oxygen Radical Initiators during the Polymerization of Fluoromonomers”. Macromolecules. 2006, 39(16), 5187-5189.

07. Zhicheng Zhang, Zhanxia Lu, Shangtao Chen, Huayi Li, Xiaofan Zhang, Yingying Lu, Youliang Hu. “Synthesis of branched polyethylene from ethylene stock by an interference-free tandem catalysis of TiCl4/MgCl2 and iron catalyst”. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical. 2005, 236(1-2), 87-93.

06. Zhicheng Zhang, Junfeng Zou, Nannan Cui, Yucai Ke,, Youliang Hu “Ethylene Oligomerization Catalyzed by a Novel Iron Complex Containing Fluoro and Methyl Substituents”. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical. 2004, 219(2), 249-254.

05. Zhicheng Zhang, Shangtao Chen, Xiaofan Zhang, Huayi Li, Yucai Ke, Yingying Lu, Youliang Hu. “A series of novel 2,6-bis(imino)pyridyl iron catalysts: synthesis, characterization and ethylene oligomerization”. Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical. 2005, 230(1), 1-8.

04. Zhicheng Zhang, Nannan Cui, Yingying Lu, Yucai Ke, Youliang Hu “Preparation of LLDPE by in situ Copolymerization of Ethylene with a New Iron Oligomerization Catalyst and rac-Et(Ind)2ZrCl2”. Journal of Polymer Science A: Polymer Chemistry. 2005,43, 984-993.

03. Zhicheng Zhang, Ruyi Wang, Yucai Ke, Yuansuo Zheng, Cunyue Guo, Nannan Cui, Youliang Hu. “A metalloncene catalyst supported on MMT used in in situ polymerization to prepare LLDPE”. Acta Polymerica Sinica. 2004, (5), 713-718.

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