Members
Research Expertise:
Phase transformation in solids, silicides, low-dimensional nanomaterials, Si/Ge and III-V nanostructures, in situ transmission electron microscopy.
Yi-Chia Chou
Associate Professor
Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA.

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE

2012-present   Assistant Professor, Department of Electrophysics, National Chiao Tung University

2010-2012     Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Physical Science Department, IBM T. J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, USA.

Guest Scientist, Group of Electron Microscopy in Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Lab, Upton, NY, USA

2006-2010     Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, USA. 

2002-2006     B.Sc. Materials Science and Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan

 

 

AREAS OF RESEARCH INTEREST AND EXPERIENCE

Phase transformation in solids, silicides, low-dimensional nanomaterials, Si/Ge and III-V nanostructures, in situ transmission electron microscopy


 

Selected Publications:
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Yi-Chia Chou et al. "Effect of elastic strain fluctuation on atomic layer growth of epitaxial silicide in Si nanowires by point contact reactions" Nano Lett. 15, 4121-4128, 2015.
 
2.

 
F. Panciera, Y.-C. Chou et al. "Synthesis of nanostructures in nanowires using sequential catalyst reactions" Nat. Mater. 14, 820-825, 2015
 
3.
 
Y.-C. Chou et al. “Atomic-scale variability and control of III-V nanowire growth kinetics” Science, 343, 281-284, 2014.
 
4.

 
Yi-Chia Chou et al. “Controlling the growth of Si/Ge nanowires and heterojunctions by silver-gold alloy catalysts” ACS Nano, 6, 6407-6415, 2012.
 
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Yi-Chia Chou et al. “Nucleation and growth of epitaxial silicide in nanowire of silicon” Mater. Sci. Eng., R, 70, 112-125, 2010. (invited review article)
 
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Yi-Chia Chou et al. “Homogeneous nucleation of epitaxial NiSi and CoSi2 in Si nanowires” Nano Lett. 9, 2337-2342, 2009.
 
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Yi-Chia Chou et al. “In-situ TEM observation of repeating events of nucleation in epitaxial growth of nano CoSi2 in nanowires of Si” Nano Lett. 8, 2194-2199, 2008