Miss Shanshan Wang

PhD Student

Department of Materials
University of Oxford
16 Parks Road
Oxford OX1 3PH
Email: shanshan.wang@materials.ox.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7419287078

Research Interests

1. Synthesis of 2D transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), e.g. MoS2, and TMDs-based van der Waals heterostructures using chemical vapour deposition;

2. Characterization of morphological, vibrational and optical properties of TMDs and heterostructures;

3. Investigation on the atomic level structure of 2D TMDs and its vertical heterostructures, including defects, stacking and crack behavior, by using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM).



1. S. Wang, Y. Rong, Y. Fan, M. Pacios, H. Bhaskaran, K. He, J. H. Warner, Shape Evolution of Monolayer MoS2 Crystals Grown by Chemical Vapour Deposition. Chemistry of Materials, 26, 6371-6379, (2014).

2. S. Wang, X. Wang, J. H. Warner, All Chemical Vapour Deposition Growth of MoS2:h-BN Vertical van der Waals Heterostructures. ACS Nano, 9, 5246-5254, (2015).

3. S. Wang, M. Pacios, H. Bhaskaran, J. H. Warner, Substrate Control for Large Area Continuous Films of Monolayer MoS2 by Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapour Deposition. Nanotechnology, 27, 085604, (2016).

4. S. Wang, G-D. Lee, S. Lee, E. Yoon, J. H. Warner, Detailed Atomic Reconstruction of Extended Line Defects in Monolayer MoS2. ACS Nano, 10, 54195430, (2016).

5. S. Wang,, Z. Qin, G. S. Jung, F. J. Martin-Martinez, K. Zhang, M. J. Buehler, J. H. Warner, Atomically Sharp Crack Tips in Monolayer MoS2 and Their Enhanced Toughness by Vacancy Defects. ACS Nano, 10, 98319839, (2016).

6. H. Li, S. Wang, H. Sawada, G. G. D. Han, T. Samuels, C. S. Allen, A. I. Kirkland, J. C. Grossman, J. H. Warner. Atomic Structure and Dynamics of Single Platinum Atom Interactions with Monolayer MoS2. ACS Nano, 11, 33923403, (2017).

7. S. Wang, H. Li, H. Sawada, C. S. Allen, A. I. Kirkland, J. C. Grossman, J. H. Warner. Atomic structure and formation mechanism of sub-nanometer pores in 2D monolayer MoS2. Nanoscale, 9, 6417-6426, (2017).

8. S. Wang,; H. Li, J. Zhang, S. Guo, W. Xu, J. C. Grossman, J. H. Warner. Epitaxial Templating of Two-Dimensional Metal Chloride Nanocrystals on Monolayer Molybdenum Disulfide. ACS Nano, (2017), ASAP.

These authors contribute equally.


9. Y. Rong, Y. Fan, A-L. Koh, A. W. Robertson, K. He, S. Wang, H. Tan, R. Sinclair, J. H. Warner, Controlling Sulphur Precursor Addition for Large Single Crystal Domains of WS2. Nanoscale, 6, 12096-12103 (2014).

10. H. Tan, Y. Fan, Y. Rong, B. Porter, C. S. Lau, Y. Zhou, Z. He, S. Wang, H. Bhaskaran, J. H. Warner, Doping Graphene Transistors Using Vertical Stacked Monolayer WS2 Heterostructures Grown by Chemical Vapour Deposition. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 8, 16441652, (2016).

11. A. L. Koh, S. Wang, C. Ataca, J. C. Grossman, R. Sinclair, J. H. Warner, Torsional Deformations in Sub-Nanometer MoS Interconnecting Wires. Nano Letters, 16, 12101217, (2016).

12. Robertson, A. W.; Lin, Y.; Wang, S.; Sawada, H.; Allen, C. S.; Chen, Q.; Lee, S.; Lee, G.; Han, S.; Yoon, E.; Kirkland, A. I.; Kim, H.; Suenaga, K.; Warner, J. H., Atomic Structure and Spectroscopy of Single Metal (Cr, V) Substitutional Dopants in Monolayer MoS2. ACS Nano (2016) ASAP.

13. Wang, X.; Hooper, T. N.; Kumar, A.; Priest, I. K.; Sheng, Y.; Samuels, T. O. M.; Wang, S.; Robertson, A. W.; Pacios, M.; Bhaskaran, H.; Weller, S.; Warner, J. H. Oligomeric Aminoborane Precursors for the Chemical Vapour Deposition Growth of Few-Layer Hexagonal Boron Nitride. CrystEngComm. 19, 285294, (2016).

14. Li, S.; Wang, S.; Salamone, M. M.; Robertson, A. W.; Nayak, S.; Kim, H.; Tsang, S. E.; Pasta, M.; Warner, J. H. Edge Enriched 2D MoS2 Thin Films Grown by Chemical Vapor Deposition for Enhanced Catalytic Performance. ACS Catalysis, 7, 877886 (2017).

15. H. Sawada, C. S. Allen, S. Wang, J. H. Warner, A. I. Kirkland. Aberration Measurement of the Probe-Forming System of an Electron Microscope using Two-Dimensional Materials. Ultramicroscopy, (2017), ASAP.

16. S, Zhou, S. Wang, H. Li, W. Xu, C. Gong, J. C. Grossman, J. H. Warner. Atomic Structure and Dynamics of Defects in 2D MoS2 Bilayers. ACS Omega, 2, 33153324, (2017).