Wai-Ning Mei.

Milo Bail Professor
Physics - University of Nebraska Omaha

124 Durham Science Center
6601 University Dr N
Omaha, NE 68182
(402) 554-3729
  • Ph.D., Physics, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1979
  • B.S., Physics, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1972

Research Interests
  • Surface structure determination
  • Multiple-scattering analysis of the low-energy electron diffraction and photoemission spectra
  • Neutron scattering from flux lattice in the type-II superconductors
  • Lattice dynamics of long chain polymers
  • First-principle total-energy electronic structure calculations of the half-metal, transition and rare-earth metal surfaces
  • Nanostructurally designed materials
  • High-dielectric constant
  • Ferroelectric and multiferroic materials
  • Rotation and vibration spectra of the adsorbed molecules
  • molecular dynamics studies of alkali halides, metal oxides, and molecular solids
  • Applying variational method to the anharmonic, weakly, tightly bounded, and double-well potentials

Selected Publications
  • “Graphdiyne-metal contacts and graphdiyne transistors”, Y. Y. Pan, Y. Y. Wang, L. Wang, H. X. Zhong, R. G Quhe, Z, Y. Ni, M. Ye, J. J. Shi, W. L. Guo, J. B. Yang, W. N. Mei and J. Lu. DOI: 10.1039/c4nr06541g, Nanoscale, (2015).
  • “The local structure of rare-earth (Nd, Gd, Dy, and Er) dopants in lithium tetraborate glasses”, T. D. Kelly, J. C. Petrosky, J. W. McClory, V. T. Adamiv, Ya. V. Burak, B. V. Padlyak, I. M. Teslyuk, N. Lu, L. Wang, W. N. Mei and P. A. Dowben. Frontier in Physics, 2, 1, (2014).
  • “The surface states of lithium tetraborate", L. Wang, W. N. Mei, and P. A. Dowben. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 25, 045014 (2013).
  • "Interfacial properties of bilayer and trilayer graphene on metal substrates", J. X. Zheng, Y. Y. Wang,L. Wang, R. G. Quhe, Z. Y Ni, W. N. Mei, Z. X. Gao, D.P. Yu, J. J. Shi, and J. Lu. Sci. Rep., 3, 2081 (2013).
  • “Tunable and sizable band gap of single layer graphene sandwiched between hexagonal boron nitrides”, R. G. Quhe, J. X. Zheng, Q. H. Liu, R. Qin, J. Zhou, D.P. Yu, W. N. Mei, S. Nagase, Z. X. Gao, and J. Lu. Nat. Asia Mater. 4, 1 (2012).
  • “The band structure of carbon-monoxide on 2-D Au islands on graphene”, K. Katsiev, Y. Losovyj, L. Wang, J. X. Zheng, E. Vescovo, L. Lu, W. N. Mei, P. A. Dowben, and D. W. Goodman. Applied Surface Science, 304, 35, (2014).
  • “Structural evolution of medium-sized gold clusters Aun-(n = 36, 37, 38): appearance of bulk-like face center cubic fragment”, N. Shao, W. Huang, L. S. Wang, Q. Wu, W. N. Mei, and X. C. Zeng.J. Phys. Chem. C118, 6887, (2014).
  • “Electronic properties of lanthanide hexaboridenanowires”, L. Wang, G. F. Luo, D. Valencia, R. F. Sabirianov, J. Lu, J. Q. Lu, W. N. Mei, and C. L. Cheung. J. of Applied Physics. 113, 143709, (2013).
  • Searching for electrical properties, phenomena and mechanisms in the construction and function of chromosomes", I. Kanev, W. N. Mei, A. Mizuno, K. DeHaai, J. Sanmann, M. Hess, L. Starr, J. Grove, B. Dave and W. Sanger. Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal, (2013). 6, 2013, e201303007
  • "Resonant photoemission observations and DFT study of s-d hybridization in catalytically active gold clusters on ceria nanorods", Y. Zhou, N. J. Lawrence, L. Wang, L. Kong, T. S. Wu, J. Liu, Y. Gao, J. R. Brewer, V. K. Lawrence, R. F. Sabirianov, Y. L. Soo, X. C. Zeng, P. A. Dowben, W. N. Mei, and C. L. Cheung. Angew. Chem. Intl. 52, 6936 (2013).