Covers & Highlights
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Peer-Reviewed Journal

T. Kwon, H. Cho, J. Lee, D. Henkensmeier, Y. Kang, C. Koo "Sulfonated Copper Phthalocyanine/Sulfonated Polysulfone Composite Membrane for Ionic Polymer Actuators with High Power Density and Fast Response Time" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2017, 9, 29063-29070, [pdf] [DOI]

D. Minh, J. Kim, J. Hyon, J. Sim, H. Sowlih, C. Seo, J. Nam, S. Eom, S. Suk, S. Lee, E. Kim and Y. Kang "Room-Temperature Synthesis of Widely Tunable Formamidinium Lead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals" Chem. Mater. 2017, 29, 5713-5719, [pdf] [DOI] (This article is selected as the Most Read Article in Chemistry of Materials for the June & July 2017)

E. Lee, J. Jung, A. Choi, X. Bulliard, J. Kim, Y. Yun, J. Kim, J.l Park, S. Lee, Y. Kang "Dually Crosslinkable SiO2@Polysiloxane Core-Shell Nanoparticles for Flexible Gate Dielectric Insulators" RSC Adv. 2017, 7, 17841-17847 [pdf] [DOI]

I. Yoo, J. Hyon, S. Song, Y. Kang "On-Chip Encapsulation of Quasi-Amorphous Photonic Materials with Shell Thickness Control" Sci. Adv. Mater. 2017, 9, 238-243 [pdf] [DOI]

K. Park, J. Baek, Y. Park, L. Lee, J. Hyon, Y. Koo Lee, N. K. Shrestha, Y. Kang , and M. Sung "Heterogeneous Monolithic Integration of Single-Crystal Organic Materials" Adv. Mater. 2017, 29, 1603285 [pdf] [DOI]

K. Park, K. Lee, J. Baek, L. Lee, B Son, Y. Koo Lee, Y. Ahn, W. Park, Y. Kang , and M. Sung "Observation of Charge Separation and Space-Charge Region in Single- Crystal P3HT/C60 Heterojunction Nanowires"Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2016, 128, 10429-10433 [pdf] [DOI]

2016 Angew Chem

K. Park, J. Baek, Y. Park, L. Lee, Y. Lee, Y. Kang , and M. Sung "Inkjet-Assisted Nanotransfer Printing for Large-Scale Integrated Nanopatterns of Various Single-Crystal Organic Materials" Adv. Mater. 2016, 28, 2874-2880 [pdf] [DOI]

2016 Adv Mater

E. Kim, Y. D. Lim, Kang, E. Yoo "Fabrication of Stretchable Electromagnetic Interference Shielding Silver Nanoparticles /Elastomeric Polymer Composite" RSC Adv. 2016, 6, 52250-52254 [pdf] [DOI]

2016 RSC Adv

J. Kim, J. Chung, J. Hyon, C. Seo, J. Nam, Y. Kang "Heterogeneous Charge-Transfer Nanorods by Strained Melt-Molding Lithography" J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2016,16, 2796-2799 [pdf] [DOI]

2016 JNN

C. Bathula, S. Jeon, J. Chung, Y. Kang "Synthesis, Characterization and TFT Characteristics of Diketopyrrolopyrrole based Copolymer " J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2016,16, 2715-2718 [pdf] [DOI]

2016 JNN

J. Chung, J. Hyon, K. Park, B. Cho, J. Baek, J. Kim, S. Lee, M. Sung, Y. Kang "Controlled Growth of Rubrene Nanowires by Eutectic Melt Crystallization" Scientific Reports 2016, 6, 23108 [pdf] [DOI]

2016 Sci Rep

I. Park, H. Park, W. Jeong, J. Nam, Y. Kang, H. Chung, K. Shin, J. Kim "Low Temperature Thermochromic Polydiacetylenes: Design, Colorimetric Properties and Nanofiber Formation" Macromolecules 2016, 49, 1270-1278 [pdf] [DOI]

2016 Macromolecules

S. Jeon, S. Park, J. Nam, Y. Kang, J. Kim "Creating Patterned Conjugated Polymer Images Using Water-Compatible Reactive Inkjet Printing"ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2016, 8, 1813–1818 [pdf] [DOI]

2016 ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces

J. Hyon, C. Seo, I. Yoo, S. Song, Y. Kang "Glassy Photonic Inks Encapsulated in Core-Shell Microcapsules for Local Electric Field Sensors" Sens. Actuator B-Chem. 2016, 223, 878-883 [pdf] [DOI]
2016 SNB

M. Kim, J. Choi, G. An, H. Kim, Y. Kang, J. Kim, J. Lee, J. Cho, B. Kim "A New Rigid Planar Low Band Gap PTTDPP-DT-DTT Polymer for Organic Transistors and Performance Improvement through the Use of a Binary Solvent System" Dyes and Pigments 2016, 126, 138-146 [pdf] [DOI]

2016 Dyes



J. Choi, W. Kang, B. Kang, W. Cha, S. Son, Y. Yoon, H. Kim, Y. Kang, M. Ko, H. Son, K. Cho, J. Cho, B. Kim "High Performance of Low Band Gap Polymer-Based Ambipolar Transistor Using Single-Layer Graphene Electrodes" ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2015, 7, 6002-6012 [pdf] [DOI]

2015 ACS



T. Kwon, J. Lee, H. Cho, D. Henkensmeierc, Y. Kang, S. Hong, C. Koo "Ionic Polymer Actuator based on Anion-Conducting Methylated Ether-Linked Polybenzimidazole" Sens. Actuator B-Chem. 2015, 214, 43-49 [pdf] [DOI]

2015 Sens Actuators B



J. Hyon, C. Seo, J. Nam, T. Kwon, J. Kim, J. Chung, Y. Kang, "Enhancement of Reflectance and Color Gamut of Quasi-Amorphous Photonic Solution by Surface Modification of SiO2 Nanoparticles with Polydopamine" Sci. Adv. Mater. 2015, 7, 881-885 [pdf] [DOI] (invited)

2015 Sci Adv


K. Park, K. Lee, C. Kang, J. Baek, C. Lee, Y. Lee, Y. Kang, M. Sung "Cross-Stacked Single-Crystal Organic Nanowire p-n Nanojunction Arrays by Nanotransfer Printing" Nano Lett. 2015, 15, 289-293 [pdf] [DOI]

2014 NanoLett


J. Chung, H. Lim, J. Kim, J. Hyon, C. Seo, J. Nam, T. Kwon Y. Kang "Alq3 Nanorod Arrays by Temperature-Gradient-Assisted Eutectic Melting and Crystallization" Mater. Lett.. 2014, 137, 156-159 [pdf] [DOI]

2014 Mater Lett


J. Kim, J. Chung, J. Hyon, T. Kwon, C. Seo, J. Nam, Y. Kang "The Synthesis of Organic Charge Transfer Hetero-Microtubules by Crack Welding" Chem. Commun. 2014, 50, 10258-10261 [pdf] [DOI]

2014 chem commun


E. Lee, J. Kim, J. Chung, B. Lee, Y. Kang "Photo-Crosslinkable Polymer Gate Dielectrics for Hysteresis-Free Organic Field-Effect Transistors with High Solvent Resistance" RSC Adv. 2014, 4, 293-300 [pdf] [DOI]



Y. Jang, J. Chung, S. Lee, H. Lim, H. Baek, Y. Kang "Block Copolymer Photonic Mesogels Exhibiting Dual Volume Phase Transitions" Polym. Bull. 2013, 70, 593-601 [pdf] [DOI]



Y. Park, Y. Kang, S. Hong, J. Koo "Electromechanical Properties of P(VDF-TrFE)/CNT and P(VDF-TrFE)/Gr Composites" Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst.. 2012, 566, 141-146 [pdf] [DOI]

.....2012 mclc


S. Lee, S. Ji, Y. Kang "Synthesis and Characterizations of Bis-Spiropyran Derivatives" Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2012, 33, 3740-3744 [pdf] [DOI]

2012 BK2


Y. Kang "Direct Detection of Isomeric Alcohols using Block Copolymer Photonic Gels" Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2012, 33, 2847-2848 [pdf] [DOI]

2012 BK1


M. Lee, J. Seo, S. Cho, Y. Jo, S. Kim, Y. Kang, H. Lee "Novel 3D Arrays of Gold Nanostructures on Suspended Platinum-Coated Carbon Nanotubes As Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Substrates" Mater. Lett. 2012, 81, 9-12 [pdf] [DOI]

2012 materlett


Y. Kang "Colorimetric Humidity Sensors Based on Block Copolymer Photonic Gels" Macromol. Res. 2012, 20, 1223-1225 [pdf] [DOI]

2012 MR2


E. Lee, J. Kim, J. Myung, Y. Kang "Modification of Block Copolymer Photonic Gels for Colorimetric Biosensors" Macromol. Res. 2012, 20, 1219-1222 [pdf] [DOI]

2012 MR1


T. Huan, T. Khai, Y. Kang, K. Shim and H. Chung "Enhancement of Quaternary Nitrogen Doping of Graphene Oxide Via Chemical Reduction Prior to Thermal Annealing and An Investigation of Its Electrochemical Properties" J. Mater. Chem. 2012, 22, 14756-14762 [pdf] [DOI]

2012 JMC


Y. Ahn, E. Kim, J. Hyon C. Kang and Y. Kang "Photoresponsive Block Copolymer Photonic Gels with Widely Tunable Photosensitivity by Counter-ions" Adv. Mater. 2012, 24, OP127–OP130 [pdf] [DOI] (This work is selected for the cover of Advanced Optical Materials)

2012 adv opt mater cover .....2012adv


S. Kim, Y. Kang, S. Kuo, C. Nah and K. Jeong "TiO2 nanofibers embedding single crystalline TiO2 nanowires" J. Sol-Gel Sci. Technol. 2011, 60, 206~213 [pdf] [DOI]



Y. Kang, Y. Song, J. Kim and C. Lee "Colorimetric and Fluorescent Changes for Transition Metal ions and Nitroaromatic Compounds Based on a Nano-Spongy Continuous Structure of LB-PANI-Amide-Py System" Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2011, 32, 2497~2500 [pdf] [DOI]

2011 BKCS


K. Hwang, D. Kwak, C. Kang, D. Kim, Y. Ahn and Y. Kang "Electrically Tunable Hysteretic Photonic Gels for Nonvolatile Display Pixels" Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2011, 50, 6311~6314 [pdf] [DOI]

2011 AngewChem


I. Lee, D. Kim, J. Kal, H. Baek, D. Kwak, D. Go, E. Kim, C. Kang, J. Chung, Y. Jang, S. Ji, J. Joo and Y. Kang "Quasi-Amorphous Colloidal Structures for Electrically Tunable Full Color Photonic Pixels with Angle-Independency" Adv. Mater. 2010, 22, 4973-4977 [pdf] [DOI]

2010 Adv Mater


E. Kim, C. Kang, H. Baek, K. Hwang, D. Kwak, E. Lee, Y. Kang, E. L. Thomas " Control of Optical Hysteresis in Block Copolymer Photonic Gels: A Step towards Wet Photonic Memory Films" Adv. Funct. Mater. 2010, 20, 1728-1732 [pdf] [DOI]




Kang, C.; Kim, E.; Baek, H.; Hwang, K.; Kwak, D.; Kang, Y.; Thomas E. L. “Full Color Stop Bands in Hybrid Organic/Inorganic Block Copolymer Photonic Gels by Swelling-Freezing” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 7538-7539 [pdf] [DOI] (This article is featured on Chemistry World)


Walish, J. J.; Kang, Y.; Mickiewicz, R.; Thomas E. L. “Bio-Inspired Electrochemically Tunable Block Copolymer Full Color Pixels” Adv. Mater. 2009, 21, 3078-3081. [pdf] [DOI] (This work is featured on MSNBC and Material View, also choosed for the cover of Advanced Materials issued on August 14, 2009)



Kang, Y. “Effect of Salts on the Tunability of Photonic Gels” Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2008, 29, 2329-2330. [pdf]


Kang, H.; Lee, H.; Kang, Y.; Hara M.; Noh J. “Two-dimensional ordering of benzenethiol self-assembled monolayers guided by displacement of cyclohexanethiols on Au(111)” Chem. Comm. 2008, 5197-5199. [pdf] [DOI]


Kang, Y. “Effect of Water Content on Encapsulation of SWNTs and Hydrophobic Dyes within PS-b-PAA Block Copolymer Micelles” Bull. Korean Chem. Soc. 2008, 29, 2047-2050. [pdf]


Kang, Y. “One-dimensional Arrangement of Plasmonic Nanoparticle Chains by Marangoni Flow and Meniscus Recession” Chem. Lett. 2008, 37, 874-875. [pdf] [DOI]


Kang, Y., Walish, J. J., Gorishnyy, T. & Thomas, E. L. "Broad Wavelength Range Chemically Tunable Block Copolymer Photonic Gels" Nature Mater. 2007, 6, 957-960. [pdf] [DOI] (This article has been choosed for the cover of Nature Materials issued in December 2007, This work is featured on Chemistry World)




(Invited Book Chapter) Y. Kang, J. Hyon, C. Seo, C. Bathula, Responsive Photonic Gels Based on Block Copolymers. In Photonic Materials for Sensing, Biosensing and Display Devices, M. J. Serpe, Y. Kang, Q. M.  Zhang,  Eds.; Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2016 (ISBN 978-3-319-24988-9) [DOI]
(Book Edit) Photonic Materials for Sensing, Biosensing and Display Devices, M. J. Serpe, Y. Kang, Q. M.  Zhang,  Eds.; Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 2016 (ISBN 978-3-319-24988-9) [DOI]
(Invited Book Chapter) Krikorian, V.; Kang, Y.; Thomas, E. L. Self-Assembly and Morphology Diagrams for Solution and Bulk Materials: Experimental Aspects. In Macromolecular Engineering: Precise Synthesis, Materials Properties, Applications; Matyjaszewski, K., Gnanou, Y., Leibler, L., Eds.; Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA: Weinheim, Germany, 2007; Vol. 3, p 1387-1430 (ISBN 9783527314461) [DOI]


10 Kang, Y.; Kim, E.; Kang, C.; Ji, S.; Kim, D.; Jang, Y.; Chung, J. “블록공중합체 광결정의 마이크로패턴: 광결정 프린팅 종이로의 응용” KR10-1192941, 2012
9 Kang, Y.; Kim, E.; Kang, C. “블록공중합체 광결정을 통한 연료감응 태양전지의 어네지 전환 효율의 개선” KR10-1025962, 2011
8 Kang, Y.; Doh, Y. “투과발광형 디스플레이 소자” KR10-1048800, 2011


Kang, Y.; Han, J.; Lee, E. “반사형 디스플레이 장치 및 이의 제조방법” KR0952576, 2010


Kang, Y.; Han, J.; Lee, E. “Photonic crystal and reflection type display device having the same” KR929340, 2009


Kang, Y.; Walish, J. J.; Thomas, E. L. “Broad wavelength range chemically-tunable photonic materials” WO2009/042207, 2009


Lee, H.; Kang, Y..; Goo, Y.; Kim, E. “감광제로 유용한 칼릭스 유도체” KR0427263, 2004


Kang, Y.; Lim, I.; Yoo, S.; Hoh, E. “Filming solution and method for forming a filming layer on a cathode ray tube” US6410639, 2002


Yoo, S.; Eam, E.; Kang, Y.; Kim, C.; Kang, G.; Hoh, E. “Photoresist solution for phosphor slurry applied to color cathode ray tube” US6127074, 2000


Kang, Y.; Lim, I.; Yoo, S.; Hoh, E. “Filming solution for forming a film on a color cathode ray tube” KR2000033224, 2000

Prior to independent career

Peer-Reviewed Journal


Erickson, A. R.; Drawz, S. E.; Kang, Y.; Taton, T. A. “DNA Dissociation and Degradation at Gold Nanoparticle Surfaces” Colloids Surfaces B. 2006, 51, 130-139. [pdf] [DOI]


Kang, Y.; Erickson, K.; Taton, T. A. “ Plasmonic Nanoparticle Chains via a Morphological, Sphere-to-String Transition” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2005, 127, 13800-13801. [pdf] [DOI]


Kang, Y.; Taton, T. A. “Controlling Shell Thickness in Core-Shell Gold Nanoparticles via Surface-Templated Adsorption of Block-Copolymer Surfactants” Macromolecules 2005 38, 6115-6121. [pdf] [DOI]


Ge, Z.; Kang, Y.; Taton, T. A.; Braun, P. V.; Cahill, D. G. “Thermal transport in Au-core polymer-shell nanoparticles” Nano Lett. 2005, 5, 531-535 (This work is featured in Nature Materials 2005, 4, 187, and also in an online Nanotechweb). [pdf] [DOI]


Kang, Y.; Taton, T. A. “Core-Shell Gold Nanoparticles via Self-Assembly and Crosslinking of Micellar, Block-Copolymer Shells” Angew. Chem., Int. Ed. 2005, 44, 409-412. [pdf] [DOI]


Kang, Y.; Taton, T. A. “Micelle-Encapsulated Carbon Nanotubes: A General Route to Nanotube Composites” J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2003, 125, 5650-5651. [pdf] [DOI]


Park, S.; Kim, I.; Kang, Y.; Lee, H.; Lee, S.; Choi, S. “Positive resist for KrF excimer laser lithography” J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 2002, 20, 2108-2112. [pdf] [DOI]


Kim, Y. D.; Kang, Y. J.; Lee, H.; Kim, E. R.; Choi, S. J.; Lee, S. H.; Jung, D. W. “Methacrylate-based photoresist for ArF excimer laser lithography” J. Korean. Phys. Soc. 1998, 33, S87-S90.


Kang, Y.-J.; Lee, H.; Kim, E.-R.; Choi, S.-J.; Park, C.-G. “Chemically amplified silicon containing resist for ArF excimer laser lithography” J. Photopolym. Sci. Technol. 1997, 10, 585-588.