Publications 2015-2016


  1. X. Yi and H.J. Gao, "Incorporation of Soft Particles into Lipid Vesicles: Effects of Particle Size and Elasticity", 2016, Langmuir32(49), pp.13252-13260.
  2. J. Lang, B. Ding, T. Zhu, H. Su, H. Luo, L. Qi, K. Liu, K. Wang, N. Hussain, C. Zhao, X. Li, H.J. Gao and H. Wu. "Cycling of a Lithium‐Ion Battery with a Silicon Anode Drives Large Mechanical Actuation", 2016, Advanced Materials28(46), pp.10236-10243.
  3. D. Akinwande, C.J. Brennan, J.S. Bunch, P. Egberts, J.R. Felts, H.J. Gao, R.Huang et al. "A Review on Mechanics and Mechanical Properties of 2D Materials-Graphene and Beyond", 2016, arXiv preprint arXiv:1611.01555.
  4. W.P. Zhu, A. Bussche, X. Yi, Y. Qiu, Z.Y. Wang, P. Weston, R.H. Hurt, A.B. Kane, and H.J. Gao, "Nanomechanical mechanism for lipid bilayer damage induced by carbon nanotubes confined in intracellular vesicles", 2016, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113, no. 44 : 12374-12379.
  5. M.R. Yu, J.L. Wang, Y.W. Yang, C.L. Zhu, Q. Su, S.Y. Guo, J.S. Sun, Y.Gan, X.H. Shi, and H.J. Gao. "Rotation-facilitated rapid transport of nanorods in mucosal tissues", 2016, Nano Letters 16, no. 11 : 7176-7182.
  6. G.K. Xu, B. Li, X.Q. Feng, and H.J. Gao, "A Tensegrity Model of Cell Reorientation on Cyclically Stretched Substrates", 2016, Biophysical Journal111(7), pp.1478-1486.
  7. S.L. Xue, B. Li, X.Q. Feng, and H.J. Gao, "Biochemomechanical poroelastic theory of avascular tumor growth", 2016, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids94, pp.409-432.
  8. Z. Zhi, X.Y. Li, D.S. Xu, L. Lu, H.J. Gao, and T. Zhu. "Gradient plasticity in gradient nano-grained metals",2016, Extreme Mechanics Letters 8: 213-219.
  9. Leng, J., Guo, Z., Zhang, H., Chang, T., Guo, X. and Gao, H. "Negative thermophoresis in concentric carbon nanotube nanodevices", 2016, Nano Letters16(10), pp.6396-6402.
  10. Wang, P., Xu, S., Liu, J., Li, X., Wei, Y., Wang, H., Gao, H. and Yang, W.,  "New Insights on Stacking Fault Behavior in Twin Induced Plasticity from Meta-Atom Molecular Dynamics Simulations", 2016, arXiv preprint arXiv:1604.00579.
  11. S.L. Xue, B. Li, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, "Biochemomechanical poroelastic theory of avascular tumor growth", 2016,  Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of SolidsVol. 94, pp.409-432.
  12. X.Y. Li, M. Dao, C. Eberl, A.M. Hodge and H.J. Gao, "Fracture, Fatigue, and Creep of Nanotwinned Metals", 2016, MRS Bulletin, Vol. 41(4), pp. 298-304.
  13. L.Y. Zhang, C. Zhang, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, "Snapping Instability in Prismatic Tensegrities under Torsion", 2016, Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Vol. 37(3), pp. 275–288. 
  14. X.Y. Li and H.J. Gao, "Mechanical Metamaterials: Smaller and Stronger", 2016, Nature Materials, Vol. 15(4), pp. 373-374.
  15. G.K. Xu, Z.S. Liu, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, "Tension-Compression Asymmetry in the Binding Affinity of Membrane-Anchored Receptors and Ligands", 2016, Physical Review E, Vol. 93(3), Art. No. 032411.
  16. Y.A. Shin, S. Yin, X.Y. Li, S. Lee, S. Moon, J. Jeong, M. Kwon, S.J. Yoo, Y.M. Kim, T. Zhang, H.J. Gao and S.H. Oh, "Nanotwin-Governed Toughening Mechanism in Hierarchically Structured Biological Materials", Nature Communications, Vol. 7, Art. No. 10772.
  17. J.W. Wang, B. Li, Y.P. Cao, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, "Wrinkling Micropatterns Regulated by a Hard Skin Layer with a Periodic Stiffness Distribution on a Soft Material", 2016, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 108(2), Art. No. 021903.
  18. Z.Y. Wang, W.P. Zhu, Y. Qiu, X. Yi, A. von dem Bussche, A. Kane, H.J. Gao, K. Koski and R. Hurt, "Biological and Environmental Interactions of Emerging Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials", 2016, Chemical Society Reviews, Vol. 45(6), pp. 1750-1780.
  19. Z.W. Ma, J.B. Liu, G. Wang, H.T. Wang, Y.J. Wei and H.J. Gao, "Strength Gradient Enhances Fatigue Resistance of Steels", 2016, Scientific Reports, Vol. 6, Art. No. 22156.
  20. M.A. Creighton, W.P. Zhu, F. van Krieken, R.A. Petteruti, H.J. Gao and R.H. Hurt, "Three-Dimensional Graphene-Based Microbarriers for Controlling Release and Reactivity in Colloidal Liquid Phases", 2016, ACS Nano, Vol. 10(2), pp. 2268-2276.
  21. I. Ryu, W. Cai, W.D. Nix and H.J. Gao, "Anisotropic Size-Dependent Plasticity in Face-Centered Cubic Micropillars Under Torsion", JOM, Vol. 68(1), pp. 253-260. 
  22. Z. Zeng, X.Y. Li, D.S. Xu, L. Lu, H.J. Gao and T. Zhu, "Gradient Plasticity in Gradient Nano-Grained Metals", Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2016. 
  23. S.-Y. Kim, A. Ostadhossein, A.C.T. van Duin, X. Xiao, H.J. Gao and Y. Qi, "Self-Generated Concentration and Modulus Gradient Coating Design to Protect Si Nano-Wire Electrodes during Lithiation," 2016, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Vol. 18, pp. 3706-3715.


  1. B. Ding, X.Y. Li, X. Zhang, H. Wu, Z.P. Xu and H.J. Gao, "Brittle versus Ductile Fracture Mechanism Transition in Amorphous Lithiated Silicon: From Intrinsic Nanoscale Cavitation to Shear Banding", 2015, Nano Energy, Vol. 18, pp. 89-96.
  2. Z.D. Sha, S.X. Qu, Z.S. Liu, T.J. Wang and H.J. Gao, "Cyclic Deformation in Metallic Glasses", 2015, Nano Letters, Vol. 15(10), pp. 7010-7015.
  3. Z.-L. Zhao, H.-P. Zhao, B.-W. Li, B.-D. Nie, X.-Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, "Biomechanical Tactics of Chiral Growth in Emergent Aquatic Macrophytes", 2015, Scientific Reports, Vol. 5, Art. No. 12610.
  4. H.F. Zhou and H.J. Gao, "A Plastic Deformation Mechanism by Necklace Dislocations Near Crack-like Defects in Nanotwinned Metals", Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 82(7), Art. No. 071015.
  5. T.C. Chang, H.W. Zhang, Z.R. Guo, X.M. Guo and H.J. Gao, "Nanoscale Directional Motion towards Regions of Stiffness", Physical Review Letters, Vol. 114(1), Art. No. 015504.
  6. T. Zhang, X.Y. Li and H.J. Gao, "Fracture of Graphene: A Review", 2015, International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 196(1), pp. 1-31.
  7. G.M. Cheng, C.Y. Miao, Q.Q. Qin, J. Li, F. Xu, H. Haftbaradaran, E.C. Dickey, H.J. Gao and Y. Zhu, "Large Anelasticity and Associated Energy Dissipation in Single-Crystalline Nanowires", 2015, Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 10, pp. 687–691.
  8. X. Yi and H.J. Gao, "Cell Interaction with Graphene Microsheets: Near-Orthogonal Cutting versus Parallel Attachment", 2015, Nanoscale, Vol. 7(12), pp. 5457-5467.
  9. X. Yi and H.J. Gao, "Cell Membrane Wrapping of a Spherical Thin Elastic Shell", 2015, Soft Matter, Vol. 11(6), pp. 1107-1115. 
  10. Y. Zhao, X. Han, G.Y. Li, C.H. Lu, Y.P. Cao, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, "Effect of Lateral Dimension on the Surface Wrinkling of a Thin Film on Compliant Substrate Induced by Differential Growth/Swelling," 2015, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 83, pp. 129-145.
  11. X. Su, T. Zhang, X. Liang, H.J. Gao and B.W. Sheldon, "Employing Nanoscale Surface Morphologies to Improve Interfacial Adhesion between Solid Electrolytes and Li Ion Battery Cathodes," 2015, Acta Materialia, Vol. 98, pp. 175-181.
  12. J.X. Li, H.W. Zhang, Z.R. Guo, T.C. Chang and H.J. Gao, "Edge Forces in Contacting Graphene Layers," 2015, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 82(10), Art. No. 101011.
  13. S.L. Zhang, H.J. Gao and G. Bao, "Physical Principles of Nanoparticle Cellular Endocytosis," 2015, ACS Nano, Vol. 9(9), pp. 8655-8671.
  14. I. Ryu, W. Cai, W.D. Nix and H.J. Gao, "Stochastic Behaviors in Plastic Deformation of Face-Centered Cubic Micropillars Governed by Surface Nucleation and Truncated Source Operation," 2015, Acta Materialia, Vol. 95, pp. 176-183.
  15. H.F. Zhou, X.Y. Li, Y. Wang, Z.S. Liu, W. Yang and H.J. Gao, "Torsional Detwinning Domino in Nanotwinned One-Dimensional Nanostructures," 2015, Nano Letters, Vol. 15(9), pp. 6082-6087.
  16. G.M. Cheng, C.Y. Miao, Q.Q. Qin, J. Li, F. Xu, H. Haftbaradaran, E.C. Dickey, H.J. Gao and Y. Zhu, "Large Anelasticity and Associated Energy Dissipation in Single-Crystalline Nanowires," 2015, Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 10(8), pp. 687-691.
  17. B. Chen, X.F. Chen and H.J. Gao, "Dynamics of Cellular Reorientation on a Substrate under Biaxial Cyclic Stretches," 2015, Nano Letters, Vol. 15(8), pp. 5525–5529.
  18. S.W. Lee, H.-W. Lee, I. Ryu, W.D. Nix, H.J. Gao and Y. Cui, "Kinetics and Fracture Resistance of Lithiated Silicon Nanostructure Pairs Controlled by Their Mechanical Interaction," 2015, Nature Communications, Vol. 6, Art. No. 7533.
  19. C. Liu, Z.L. Du, Z. Sun, H.J. Gao and X. Guo, "Frequency-Preserved Acoustic Diode Model with High Forward-Power-Transmission Rate," 2015, Physical Review Applied, Vol. 3(6), Art. No. 064014.
  20. R. Rangarajan and H.J. Gao, "A Finite Element Method to Compute Three-Dimensional Equilibrium Configurations of Fluid Membranes: Optimal Parameterization, Variational Formulation and Applications," 2015, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 297, pp. 266-294.
  21. T. Zhang and H.J. Gao, "Toughening Graphene with Topological Defects: A Perspective," 2015, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 82(5), 051001.
  22. X.C. Xiao, W.D. Zhou, Y. Kim, I. Ryu, M. Gu, C.M. Wang, G. Liu, Z.Y. Liu and H.J. Gao, "Regulated Breathing Effect of Silicon Negative Electrode for Dramatically Enhanced Performance of Li‐Ion Battery," 2015, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 25(9), pp. 1426-1433.
  23. Q.Q. Qin, S. Yin, G.M. Cheng, X.Y. Li, T.-H. Chang, G. Richter, Y. Zhu and H.J. Gao, "Recoverable Plasticity in Penta-Twinned Metallic Nanowires Governed by Dislocation Nucleation and Retraction," 2015, Nature Communications, Vol. 6, Art. No. 5983.