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Probing electronic properties of graphene on the atomic scale by scanning tunneling microscopy and spectroscopy
L. Gao, Graphene and 2D Materials, in press (2014).

Graphene at the atomic-scale: synthesis, characterization and modification
E. V. Iski, E. N. Yitamben, L. Gao, and N. P. Guisinger, Advanced Functional Materials 23, 2554 (2013).

Structural and electronic decoupling of C60 from epitaxial graphene on SiC
J. Cho, J. Smerdon, L. Gao, Ö. Süzer, J. R. Guest, and N. P. Guisinger, Nano Letters 12, 3018 (2012).

Site- and configuration-selective anchoring of iron-phthalocyanine on the step edges on Au(111) surface
L. Z. Zhang, Z. H. Cheng, Q. Huan, X. B. He, X. Lin, L. Gao, Z. T. Deng, N. Jiang, Q. Liu, S. X. Du, H. M. Guo, and H.-J. Gao , Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115, 10791 (2011).

Direct imaging of molecular orbitals of metal phthalocyanines on metal surfaces with an O2-functionalized tip of a scanning tunneling microscope
Z. H. Cheng, S. X. Du, W. Guo, L. Gao, Z. T. Deng, N. Jiang, H. M. Guo, H. Tang, and H.-J. Gao, Nano Research 4, 523 (2011).

Atomic-scale investigation of graphene grown on Cu foil and the effects of thermal annealing
J. Cho, L. Gao, J. Tian, H. Cao, W. Wu, Q. Yu, E. N. Yitamben, B. Fisher, J. R. Guest, Y. P. Chen, and N. P. Guisinger, ACS Nano 5, 3607 (2011).

Surface reconstruction transition of metals induced by molecular adsorption
J. T. Sun, L. Gao, X. B. He, Z. H. Cheng, Z. T. Deng, X. Lin, H. Hu, S. X. Du, F. Liu, and H.-J. Gao, Physical Review B 83, 115419 (2011).

Self-catalyzed vapor-liquid-solid growth of InP/InAsP core-shell nanopillars
V. Evoen, H. Zhou, L. Gao, M. Pozuelo, B. Liang, J. Tatebeyashi, S. Kodambaka, D. L. Huffaker, and R. F. Hicks, Journal of Crystal Growth 314, 34 (2011).

Epitaxial graphene on Cu(111)
L. Gao, J. R. Guest, and N. P. Guisinger, Nano Letters 10, 3512 (2010).

Zincblende to wurtzite transition during the self-catalyzed growth of InP nanostructures
M. Pozuelo, S. V. Prikhodko, R. Grantab, H. Zhou, L. Gao, S. D. Sitzman, V. Gambin, V. B. Shenoy, R. F. Hicks, and S. Kodambaka, Journal of Crystal Growth 312, 2305 (2010).

Identifying multiple configurations of complex molecules in dynamical processes: Time resolved tunneling spectroscopy and density functional theory calculation
Q. Liu, Y. Y. Zhang, N. Jiang, H. G. Zhang, L. Gao, S. X. Du, and H.-J. Gao, Physical Review Letters 104, 166101 (2010).

Scanning tunneling microscopy of functional nanostructures on solid surfaces: Manipulation, self-assembly, and applications
H.-J. Gao and L. Gao,  Progress in Surface Science 85, 28 (2010).
 
Anchoring of a Single Molecular Rotor and Its Array on Metal Surfaces using Molecular Design and Self-Assembly
L. Gao, S. X. Du, and H.-J. Gao, International Journal of Molecular Sciences 11, 656 (2010).

Structural properties of tetra-tert-butyl zinc(II) phthalocyanine isomers on a Au(111) surface
Z. T. Deng, H. M. Guo, W. Guo, L. Gao, Z. H. Cheng, D. X. Shi, and H.-J. Gao,  Journal of Physical Chemistry C 113, 11223 (2009).

Self-catalyzed epitaxial growth of vertical indium phosphide nanowires on silicon
L. Gao, R. L. Woo, B. L. Liang, M. Pozuelo, S. Prikhodko, M. Jackson, N. Goel, M. K. Hudait, D. L. Huffaker, M. S. Goorsky, S. Kodambaka, and R. F. Hicks, Nano Letters 9, 2223 (2009).
 
Kinetic control of self-catalyzed indium phosphide nanowires, nanocones, and nanopillars
R. L. Woo, L. Gao, K. L. Wang, N. Goel, M. K. Hudait, S. Kodambaka, and R. F. Hicks, Nano Letters 9, 2207 (2009). 

Hydrophobic films by atmospheric plasma curing of spun-on liquid precursors
M. D. Barankin, E. Gonzalez, S. B. Habib, L. Gao, P. C. Guschl, and R. F. Hicks, Langmuir 25, 2495 (2009).
 
Effect of twinning on the photoluminescence and photoelectrochemical properties of indium phosphide nanowires grown on silicon (111)
R. L. Woo, R. Xiao, Y. Kobayashi, L. Gao, N. Goel, M. K. Hudait, T. E. Mallouk, and R. F. Hicks, Nano Letters 8, 4664 (2008).
 
Constructing an array of anchored single-molecule rotors on gold surfaces
L. Gao, Q. Liu, Y. Y. Zhang, N. Jiang, H. G. Zhang, Z. H. Cheng, W. F. Qiu, S. X. Du, Y. Q. Liu, W. A. Hofer, and H.-J. Gao, Physical Review Letters 101, 197209 (2008).

Selective area metalorganic vapor-phase epitaxy of gallium arsenide on silicon
S. F. Cheng, L. Gao, R. L. Woo, A. Pangan, G. Malouf, M. S. Goorsky, K. L. Wang, and R. F. Hicks, Journal of Crystal Growth 310, 562 (2008).

Site-specific Kondo effect at ambient temperatures in iron-based molecules
L. Gao, W. Ji, Y. B. Hu, Z. H. Cheng, Z. T. Deng, Q. Liu, N. Jiang, X. Lin, W. Guo, S. X. Du, W. A. Hofer, X. C. Xie, and H.-J. Gao, Physical Review Letters 99, 106402 (2007).

Structural evolution at the initial growth stage of perylene thin films on Au(111)
L. Gao, J. T. Sun, Z. H. Cheng, Z. T. Deng, X. Lin, X. B. He, J. L. Lu, S. X. Du, and H.-J. Gao, Surface Science 601, 3179 (2007).
 
Adsorption behavior of iron phthalocyanine on Au(111) surface at submonolayer coverage
Z. H. Cheng, L. Gao, Z. T. Deng, N. Jiang, Q. Liu, D. X. Shi, S. X. Du, H. M. Guo and H.-J. Gao, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 111, 9240 (2007).
 
Observation of configuration and conductance changes in rotaxane molecules at the sub-molecular scale
M. Feng, L. Gao, Z. T. Deng, Z. H. Cheng, W. Ji, S. X. Du, D. Q. Zhang, X. F. Guo, X. Lin, L. F. Chi, D. B. Zhu, H. Fuchs, and H.-J. Gao, Advanced Functional Materials 17, 770 (2007).
 
Epitaxial growth of iron phthalocyanine at the initial stage on Au(111) surface
Z. H. Cheng, L. Gao, Z. T. Deng, Q. Liu, N. Jiang, X. Lin, X. B. He, S. X. Du, and H.-J. Gao, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 111, 2656 (2007).

Reversible, erasable, and rewritable nanorecording on an H2 rotaxane thin film
M. Feng, L. Gao, Z. T. Deng, W. Ji, X. F. Guo, S. X. Du, D. X. Shi, D. Q. Zhang, D. B. Zhu, and H.-J. Gao, Journal of the American Chemical Society 129, 2204 (2007).
 
Manipulation and four-probe analysis of nanowires in UHV by application of four tunneling microscope tips: A new method for the investigation of electrical transport through nanowires
X. Lin, X. B. He, J. L. Lu, L. Gao, Q. Huan, Z. T. Deng, Z. H. Cheng, D. X. Shi, and H.-J. Gao, Surface and Interface Analysis 38, 1096 (2006).
 
Role of lateral alkyl chains in modulation of molecular structures on metal surfaces
D. X. Shi, W. Ji, X. Lin, X. B. He, J. C. Lian, L. Gao, J. M. Cai, H. Lin, S. X. Du, F. Lin, C. Seidel, L. F. Chi, W. A. Hofer, H. Fuchs, and H.-J. Gao, Physical Review Letters 96, 226101 (2006).
 
Selective analysis of molecular states by functionalized tips: scanning tunneling microscopy of perylene on Ag(110)
Z. T. Deng, H. Lin, W. Ji, L. Gao, X. Lin, Z. H. Cheng, X. B. He, J. L. Lu, D. X. Shi, W. A. Hofer, and H.-J. Gao, Physical Review Letters 96, 156102 (2006).
 
Understanding and controlling the weakly interacting system in perylene/Ag(110)
L. Gao, Z. T. Deng, W. Ji, X. Lin, Z. H. Cheng, X. B. He, D. X. Shi, and H.-J. Gao, Physical Review B 73, 075424 (2006).

Four-probe scanning tunneling microscope with atomic resolution for electrical and electro-optical property measurements of nanosystems
X. Lin, X. B. He, J. L. Lu, L. Gao, Q. Huan, D. X. Shi, and H.-J. Gao, Chinese Physics 14, 1536 (2005).

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