134. X. Cui, Z. Kong, E. Gao, D. Huang, Y. Hao, H. Shen, C. Di, Z. Xu, J. Zheng and D. Zhu, Rolling up transition metal dichalcogenide nanoscrolls via one drop of ethanol, (in submission) PDF

133. L. Liu, R. Hu, E. Gao, Z. Xu, G. Wang, H. Zhu and Z. Zhang, Surface morphologies determined ductility of electrospun polyoxymethylene nanofibers, (in submission) PDF

132. J. Mu, G. Wang, H. Yan, H. Li, X. Wang, E. Gao, C. Hou, A. Pham, L. Wu, Q. Zhang, Y. Li, Z. Xu, Y. Guo, E. Reichmanis, H. Wang, Molecular-channel driven actuation for human-environment interface applications, (in submission) PDF

131. G. Wang, X. Li, Y. Wang, Z. Zheng, Z. Dai, X. Qi, L. Liu, Z. Cheng, Z. Xu, P. Tan and Z. Zhang, Interlayer coupling behaviors of boron doped multilayer graphene, (in submission) PDF

130. E. Gao, C. Duan and Z. Xu, Fabricating highly ordered nanofiber assemblies by controlled shear flow and solvent evaporation, arXiv:1603.07473 (in submission) PDF

129. Q. Xie, M. A. Alibakhshi, S. Jiao, Z. Xu, M. Hempel, J. Kong, H. G. Park and C. Duan, Fast water transport in graphene nanofluidic channels, (in submission) PDF

128. S. Jiao and Z. Xu, Non-continuum intercalated water diffusion explains fast permeation through graphene oxide membranes, (in submission) PDF

127. G. Wang, E. Gao, Z. Dai, L. Liu, Z. Xu and Z. Zhang, Degradation and thermally assisted recovery of graphene/polymer nano-interfaces under cyclic mechanical loading, Composites Science and Technology 149, 220-227, (2017) PDF

126. E. Gao, Y. Cao, Y. Liu and Z. Xu, Optimizing interfacial crosslinking in graphene-derived materials that balances intralayer and interlayer load transfer, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9 (29), 24830-24839 (2017) PDF

125. B. Ding, H. Wu, Z. Xu, X. Li and H. Gao, Stress effects on lithiation in silicon, Nano Energy 38, 486-493 (2017) PDF

124. G. Wang, Z. Dai, Y. Wang, P. Tan, L. Liu, Z. Xu, Y. Wei, R. Huang and Z. Zhang, Measurement of interlayer shear in bilayer graphene, Physical Review Letters 119 (3), 036101 (2017) PDF
APS Physics Focus Graphene sliding on graphene

123. J. Hong, Y. Wang, A. Wang, D. Lv, C. Jin, Z. Xu, J. Yuan and Z. Zhang, Atomistic dynamics of sulfur-deficient high-symmetry grain boundaries in molybdenum disulfide, Nanoscale 9, 10312-10320 (2017) PDF

122. M. Liu, P. Jin, Z. Xu, D. A. H. Hanaor, Y. Gan and C. Chen, Two-dimensional modeling of the self-limiting oxidation in silion and tungsten nanosires, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters 6, 195-199 (2017) PDF

121. S. Jiao, C. Duan and Z. Xu, Structures and thermodynamics of water encapsulated by graphene, Scientific Reports 7 (1), 2646 (2017) PDF

120. Y. Wang, Y. Cao, K. Zhou and Z. Xu, Assessment of self-assembled monolayers as high-performance thermal interface materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces 2017, 1700355 (2017) PDF

119. S. Liu, J. Li, X. Shi, E. Gao, Z. Xu, H. Tang, K. Tong, Q. Pei, J. Liang and Y. Chen, Rollerball-pen-drawing technology for extremely foldable paper-based electronics, Advanced Electronic Materials 2017, 1700098 (2017) PDF

118. C. Chang, X. Li, Z. Xu and H. Gao, Lithiation-enhanced charge transfer and sliding strength at the silicon-graphene interface: A first-principles study, Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica 30 (3), 254-262 (2017, invited paper) PDF

117. H. Wang, E. Gao, P. Liu, D. Zhou, D. Geng, X. Xue, L. Wang, K. Jiang, Z. Xu and G. Yu, Facile growth of vertically-aligned graphene nanosheets via thermal CVD: The experimental and theoretical investigations, Carbon 121, 1-9 (2017) PDF

116. Z. Song, Y. Ni and Z. Xu, Geometrical distortion leads to Griffith strength reduction in graphene membranes, Extreme Mechanics Letters 14, 31-37 (2017) (invited) PDF

115. E. Gao, Y. Wen, Y. Yuan, C. Li and Z. Xu, Intrinsic mechanical properties of graphene oxide films: Strain characterization and the gripping effects, Carbon 118, 467-474 (2017) PDF

114. Y. Wan, K. Jin, T. J. Ahmad, M. J. Black and Z. Xu, Energy transfer and motion synchronization between mechanical oscillators through microhydrodynamic coupling, Physics of Fluids 29, 032005 (2017) PDF

113. S. Deng, E. Gao, Z. Xu and V. Berry, Adhesion energy of MoS2 thin films on silicon-based substrates determined via the attributes of a single MoS2 wrinkle, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 9 (8), 7812-7818 (2017) PDF

112. B. Luo, E. Gao, D. Geng, J. Xu, H. Wang, Z. Xu and G. Yu, Etching-controlled growth of graphene by chemical vapor deposition, Chemistry of Materials 29 (3), 1022-1027 (2017) PDF
ChemistryViews News Graphene shaped by etching


111. A. Gurarslan, S. Jiao, T. Li, G. Li, Y. Yu, Y. Gao, E. Riedo, Z. Xu and L. Cao, Van der Waals force isolation of monolayer MoS2, Advanced Materials 28 45, 10055-10060 (2016) PDF

110. D. Geng, E. Gao, H. Wang, J. Xu, Z. Xu and G. Yu, Large-area growth of five-lobed and triangular graphene grains on textured Cu substrate, Advanced Materials Interfaces 3 (18), 1600347 (2016) PDF

109. M. Liu, P. Jin, Z. Xu, D. A. H. Hanaor, Y. Gan and C. Chen, Two-dimensional modeling of the self-limiting oxidation in silicon and tungsten nanowires, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters 6 (5), 195-199 (2016) PDF

108. P. Sun, R. Ma, H. Deng, Z. Song, K. Wang, T. Sasaki, Z. Xu and H. Zhu, Intrinsic high water/ion selectivity of graphene oxide lamellar membranes in concentration-driven diffusion, Chemical Science 7, 6988-6994 (2016) PDF

107. S. Deng, E. Gao, Y. Wang, S. Sen, T. S. Sreeprasad, S. Behura, P. Kral, Z. Xu and V. Berry, Confined, oriented and electrically anisotropic graphene wrinkles on bacteria, ACS Nano 10 (9), 8403-8412 (2016) PDF (Supporting Information)
Sciencedaily News Germs add ripples to make 'groovy' graphene: New nanomaterial conducts differently at right angles AZoNano News Graphene’s Ability to Conduct Electricity Gains Popularity

106. Z. Dai, Y. Wang, L. Liu, X. Liu, P. Tan, Z. Xu, J. Kuang, Q. Liu, J. Lou, and Z. Zhang, Hierarchical graphene-based films with dynamic self-stiffening for biomimetic artificial muscle, Advanced Functional Materials 26 (38), 7003-7010 (2016) PDF

105. Y. Wang, Z. Qin, M. J. Buehler and Z. Xu, Intercalated water layers promote thermal dissipation at bio-nano interfaces, Nature Communications 7, 12854 (2016) PDF
MIT News How to power up graphene implants without frying cells

104. M. A. Alibakhshi, B. Liu, Z. Xu and C. Duan, Geometrical control of ionic current rectification in a configurable nanofluidic diode, Biomicrofluidics 10, 054102 (2016) PDF

103. C. Wang, X. Li, E. Gao, M. Jian, K. Xia, Q. Wang, Z. Xu, T. Ren, and Y. Zhang, Carbonized silk fabric for ultrastretchable, highly sensitive and wearable strain sensors, Advanced Materials 28 (31), 6640-6648 (2016) PDF

102. K. Eom, S. Kirmizialtin, Y. Liu, and Z. Xu, Nanoscale biological materials (Editorial), Journal of Nanomaterials 2016, 5403560 (2016) PDF

101. B. Luo, B. Chen, A. Wang, D. Geng, J. Xu, H. Wang, Z. Zhang, L. Peng, Z. Xu and G. Yu, Layer-resolved growth of AB-stacked bilayer graphene by varied pressure chemical vapor deposition, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 4 (31), 7464-7471 (2016) PDF

100. L. Cao, Y. Wang, P. Dong, S. Vinod, J. T. Tijerina, P. M. Ajayan, Z. Xu, and J. Lou, Interphase-induced dynamic self-stiffening in graphene-based polydimethylsiloxane nanocomposites, Small 12 (27), 3723-3731 (2016) PDF (Supporting Information)

99. X. Mu, Y. Wang, Z. Song, Z. Xu, D. Go and T. Luo, Thermal transport in oxidized polycrystalline graphene, Carbon 108, 318-326 (2016) PDF

98. Z. Xu, Heat transport in low-dimensional materials: A review and perspective, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters 6, 113-121 (2016, invited review) PDF

97. S. Chen, Z. Xu and J. Li, The observation of the oxygen-oxygen Interactions in ices: Redefine the term of hydrogen-bonding between water-water molecules, New Journal of Physics 18, 023052 (2016) PDF

96. Y. Wang and Z. Xu, Water intercalation for seamless, electrically insulating and thermally transparent interfaces, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8 (3), 1970-1976 (2016) PDF (Supporting Information)

95. Z. Song and Z. Xu, Geometrical effect explains graphene membrane stiffening at finite vacancy concentrations, Extreme Mechanics Letters 6, 82-87 (2016) PDF (Supporting Information)

94. E. Gao, B. Xie and Z. Xu, Two-dimensional silica: Structural, mechanical properties, and strain-induced band gap tuning, Journal of Applied Physics 119 (1), 014301 (2016) PDF (Supporting Information)

93. Z. Song, X. Mu, T. Luo, and Z. Xu, Unzipping of carbon nanotubes is geometry-dependent, Nanotechnology 27 (1), 015602 (2016) PDF

92. Z. Xu, Defects in two-dimensional materials: Topological and geometrical effects, Chinese Science Bulletin 61 (4-5), 501-510 (2016) (invited review) PDF


91. A. Wang, Q. He and Z. Xu, Predicting the lifetime of superlubricity, Europhysics Letters 112, 60007 (2015) PDF

90. Y. Wang, Z. Song and Z. Xu, Mechanistic transition of heat conduction in two-dimensional solids: A study of silica bilayers, Physical Review B 92 (24), 245427 (2015) PDF (Supporting Information)

89. Z. Song, Y. Wang and Z. Xu, Mechanical responses of the bio-nano interface: A molecular dynamics study of graphene-coated lipid membrane, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters 5, 231-235 (2015) (invited) PDF

88. B. Ding, X. Li, X. Zhang, H. Wu, Z. Xu, and H. Gao, Brittle versus ductile fracture mechanism transition in amorphous lithiated silicon: From intrinsic nanoscale cavitation to shear banding, Nano Energy 18, 89-96 (2015) PDF

87. M. Zhang, Y. Wang, L. Huang, Z. Xu, C. Li, and G. Shi, Multifunctional pristine chemically modified graphene films as strong as stainless steel, Advanced Materials 27 (42), 6708-6713 (2015) PDF

86. E. Gao and Z. Xu, Thin-shell thickness of two-dimensional materials, Journal of Applied Mechanics 82 (12), 121012 (2015) PDF

85. Z. Qin, Z. Xu and M. J. Buehler, Peeling silicene from model silver substrates in molecular dynamics simulations, Journal of Applied Mechanics 82 (10), 101003 (2015) PDF

84. W. Zhao, Y. Wang, Z. Wu, W. Wang, K. Bi, Z. Liang, J. Yang, Y. Chen, Z. Xu, and Z. Ni, Defect-engineered heat transport in graphene: A route to high efficient thermal rectification, Scientific Reports 5, 11962 (2015) PDF

83. D. Geng, H. Wang, Y. Wan, Z. Xu, B. Luo, J. Xu, and G. Yu, Direct top-down fabrication of large-area graphene arrays by an in-situ etching method, Advanced Materials 27 (28), 4195 (2015) PDF (Supporting Information)

82. Z. Song and Z. Xu, Ultimate osmosis engineered by the pore geometry and functionalization of carbon nanostructures, Scientific Reports 5, 10597 (2015) PDF

81. S. Jiao and Z. Xu, Selective gas diffusion in graphene oxides membranes: A molecular dynamics simulations study, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 7 (17), 9052-9059 (2015) PDF (Supporting Information)

80. B. Xie, M. J. Buehler and Z. Xu, Directed self-assembly of end-functionalized nanofibers: From percolated network to liquid crystal-like phases, Nanotechnology 26 (20), 205602 (2015) PDF
See also Perspective by Sinko and Keten, Understanding emergent functions in self-assembled fibrous networks, Nanotechnology 26 (20), 352501 (2015), Nanotechweb News, Tuning interactions controls self-assembly

79. H. Yang, C. Y. Yam, A. Zhang, Z. Xu, J. Luo, and J. Zhu, Discriminative modulation of the highest occupied molecular orbital energies of graphene and carbon nanotubes induced by charging, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics 17 (11), 7248-7254 (2015) PDF

78. Z. Song, V. I. Artyukhov, J. Wu, B. I. Yakobson, and Z. Xu, Defect-detriment to graphene strength is concealed by local probe: The topological and geometrical effects, ACS Nano 9 (1), 401-408 (2015) PDF (Supporting Information)


77. P. Sun, Y. Wang, H. Liu, K. Wang, D. Wu, Z. Xu, and H. Zhu, Structure evolution of graphene oxide during thermally driven phase transformation: is the oxygen content really preserved? PLOS One 9 (11), e111908 (2014) PDF

76. D. Geng, L. Meng, B. Chen, E. Gao, W. Yan, H. Yan, B. Luo, J. Xu, H. Wang, Z. Mao, Z. Xu, L. He, Z. Zhang, L. Peng, and G. Yu, Controlled growth of single-crystal twelve-pointed graphene grains on liquid Cu surface, Advanced Materials 26 (37), 6423-6429 (2014) PDF

75. Z. Yu, Z. Xu, and D. Lau, Effect of acidity on chitin-protein interface: A molecular dynamics study, BioNanoScience 4 (3), 207-215 (2014) PDF

74. Y. Wan, J. Guan, X. Yang, Q. Zheng, and Z. Xu, Mechanism of selective molecular capture in carbon nanotube networks, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics 16 (28), 14894-14898 (2014) PDF

73. L. Sun, Y. Ying, H, Huang, Z. Song, Y. Mao, Z. Xu, and X. Peng, Ultrafast molecule separation through layered WS2 nanosheet membranes, ACS Nano 8 (6), 6304-6311 (2014) PDF

72. Z. Song and Z. Xu, Topological defects in two-dimensional crystals: Stress buildup and accumulation, Journal of Applied Mechanics 81 (9), 091004 (2014) PDF

71. Y. Liu and Z. Xu, Multimodal and self-healable interfaces enable strong and tough graphene-derived materials, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 70, 30-41 (2014) PDF

70. Y. Wang and Z. Xu, The critical power to maintain thermally stable molecular junctions, Nature Communications 5, 4297 (2014) PDF
Nanotechweb News, Atomistic simulations elucidate the mechanism of heat dissipation and thermal stability of molecular junctions

69. N. Wei, C. Chang, H. Zhu, and Z. Xu, Mechanotunable monatomic metal structures at graphene edges, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics 16 (22), 20195-10300 (2014) (invited) PDF

68. C. Wang, E. Gao, L. Wang, and Z. Xu, Mechanics of network materials with responsive crosslinks, Comptes Rendus Mecanique 342, 264-272 (2014) (invited) PDF Selected as Journal Cover

67. F. Xu, Z. Xu, and B. I. Yakobson, Site-percolation threshold of carbon nanotube fibers - fast inspection of percolation with Markov stochastic theory, Physica A 407 (1), 341-349 (2014) PDF

66. N. Wei, X. Peng and Z. Xu, Understanding water permeation in graphene oxide membranes, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 6 (8), 5877-5883 (2014) PDF

65. N. Wei, C. Lv and Z. Xu, Wetting of graphene oxide: A molecular dynamics study, Langmuir 30 (12), 3572-3578 (2014) PDF

64. J. Chen, Y. Guo, L. Jiang, Z. Xu, L. Huang, Y. Xue, D. Geng, B. Wu, W. Hu, G. Yu, and Y. Liu, Near-equilibrium chemical vapor deposition of high-quality single-crystal graphene directly on various dielectric substrates, Advanced Materials 26 (9), 1348-1353 (2014) PDF (Supporting Information) Selected as Journal Cover

63. Y. Wang, Z. Song and Z. Xu, Characterizing phonon thermal conduction in polycrystalline graphene, Journal of Materials Research 29 (3), 362-372 (2014) (invited feature article) PDF

62. P. Sun, F. Zheng, M. Zhu, Z. Song, K. Wang, M. Zhong, D. Wu, R. Little, Z. Xu, and H. Zhu, Selective trans-membrane transport of alkali and alkaline earth cations through graphene oxide membranes based on cation-π interactions, ACS Nano 8 (1), 850-859 (2014) PDF (Supporting Information)

61. R. John, D. B. Shinde, L. Liu, F. Ding, Z. Xu, C. Vijayan, V. K. Pillai, and T. Pradeep, Sequential electrochemical unzipping of single walled carbon nanotube to graphene ribbons revealed by in-situ Raman spectroscopy and imaging, ACS Nano 8 (1), 234-242 (2014) PDF (Supporting Information)

60. N. Wei, X. Peng and Z. Xu, Breakdown of fast water transport in graphene oxides, Physical Review E 89 (1), 012113 (2014) PDF

59. F. Xu, A. Sadrzadeh, Z. Xu, and B. I. Yakobson, XTRANS: An electron transport package for current distribution and magnetic field in helical nanostructures, Computational Materials Science 83, 426-433 (2014) PDF


58. H. Huang, Z. Song, N. Wei, L. Shi, Y. Mao, Y. Ying, L. Sun, Z. Xu, and X. Peng, Ultrafast viscous water flow through nanostrand-channeled graphene oxide membranes, Nature Communications 4, 3979 (2013) PDF (Supplementary Figures)

57. Z. Xu, Mechanics of metal-catecholate complexes: the roles of coordination state and metal types, Scientific Reports 3, 2914 (2013) PDF

56. Y. Wan, Q. Zheng and Z. Xu, Mechanics of soft particle capture using nanofiber networks, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters 3 (5), 054011 (2013) (invited) PDF

55. F. Xu, A. Sadrzadeh, Z. Xu, and B. I. Yakobson, Can carbon nanotube fibers achieve the ultimate conductivity? Journal of Applied Physics 114 (6), 063714 (2013) PDF

54. C. Wang, L. Wang and Z. Xu, Enhanced mechanical properties of carbon nanotube networks by mobile and discrete binders, Carbon 64, 237-244 (2013) PDF

53. K. Jin, X. Feng and Z. Xu, Mechanical properties of chitin-protein interfaces: A molecular dynamics study, BioNanoScience 3 (3), 312-320 (2013) PDF

52. J. Yang, Z. Liu, F. Grey, Z. Xu, X. Li, Y. Liu, M. Urbarkh, Y. Cheng, and Q. Zheng, Observation of high-speed microscale superlubricity in graphite, Physical Review Letters 110 (25), 255504 (2013) PDF
APS Physics Synopsis Slip sliding away

51. Z. Song, Z. Xu, X. Huang, J. Kim, and Q. Zheng, On the fracture of supported graphene under pressure, Journal of Applied Mechanics 80 (4), 040911 (2013) (invited) PDF

50. H. Yao, Z. Song, Z. Xu, and H. Gao, Cracks fail to intensify stress in nacreous composites, Composites Science and Technology 81, 24-29 (2013) PDF

49. Z. Song, V. I. Artyukhov, B. I. Yakobson, and Z. Xu, Pseudo Hall-Petch strength reduction in polycrystalline graphene, Nano Letters 13 (4), 1829-1833 (2013) PDF
Futurity Top Story, Sciencedaily, Phys Org, R&D Mag, Rice U News&Media Even graphene has weak spots AZoNano Defects Affect Strength of Polycrystalline Forms of Graphene Graphene-Info Graphene defects can make it weak as the material exhibits a Pseudo Hall-Petch effect Materials Views Researchers find unexpected weakness in graphene sheets

48. H. Wang, J. Gong, Y. Pei, and Z. Xu, Thermal transfer in graphene-interfaced materials: Contact resistance and interface engineering, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5 (7), 2599-2603 (2013) PDF

47. B. Wu, D. Geng, Z. Xu, Y. Guo, L. Huang, Y. Xue, J. Chen, and G. Yu, Self-organized graphene crystal patterns, NPG Asia Materials 5, e36 (2013) PDF
Nature Asia Materials Focus Material layers and layered materials

46. P. Sun, M. Zhu, K. Wang, M. Zhong, J. Wei, D. Wu, Z. Xu, and H. Zhu, Selective ion penetration of graphene oxide membranes, ACS Nano 7 (1), 428-437 (2013) PDF

45. C. Chang, Z. Song, J. Lin, and Z. Xu, How graphene crumples are stabilized, RSC Advances 3 (8), 2720-2726 (2013) PDF


44. Z. Xu and M. J. Buehler, Heat dissipation at a graphene-substrate interface, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 24 (47), 475305-7 (2012) PDF
Selected in IOPselect JPCM News Taking the heat off in graphene electronics

43. K. Jin, X. Feng, T. Ng, and Z. Xu, On the applicability of carbon nanotubes as nanomechanical probes and manipulators, Nanotechnology 23 (41), 415502-8 (2012) PDF
Nanotech Web News Mechanical stability defines imaging quality of nanoprobes

42. C. Wang, B. Xie, Y. Liu, and Z. Xu, Mechanotunable microstructures of carbon nanotube networks, ACS Macro Letters 1, 1176-1179 (2012) PDF

41. Q. Yuan, Z. Xu, B. I. Yakobson, F. Ding, Efficient defect healing in catalytic carbon nanotube growth, Physical Review Letters 108 (24), 245505-5 (2012) PDF
NSF News from the field Phys Org News In nanotube growth, errors are not an option AZoNano News Story Researchers investigate healing of nanotube defects Laboratory Equipment News Right conditions make perfect, self-healing nanotubes

40. N. Mohanty, D. Moore, Z. Xu, T. S. Sreeprasad, A. Nagaraja, A. A. Rodrigues, and V. Berry, Nanotomy-based large-scale production of shape-defined, size-controlled, transferrable and dispersible graphene-nanostructures, Nature Communications 3 (5), 844-8 (2012) PDF
Sciencedaily News Diamond used to produce graphene quantum dots and nano-ribbons of controlled structureNanotechWeb News The Engineer News Advance in graphene quantum dots benefits optoelectronics New Electronics News Eurekalert News Nanotechweb News Professor uses diamond to produce graphene quantum dots and nano-ribbons of controlled structure

39. L. Fan, J. Zou, Z. Li, X. Li, K. Wang, J. Wei, M. Zhong, D. Wu, Z. Xu, and H. Zhu, Topological evolution of graphene chemical vapor deposition: A combined theoretical/experimental approach toward shape control of graphene domains, Nanotechnology 23 (11), 115605-8 (2012) PDF

38. F. Hao, D. Fang and Z. Xu, Thermal transport in crystalline Si/Ge nano-composites: Atomistic simulations and microscopic models, Applied Physics Letters 100 (9), 091903-3 (2012) PDF

37. Y. Liu, B. Xie, Z. Zhang, Q. Zheng, and Z. Xu, Mechanical properties of graphene papers, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 60 (4), 591-605 (2012) PDF
MIT Technology Review, Kurzweil News How to make graphene paper, Next Big Future Computationally designing the strongest graphene paper News Pepper Chinese chemists have calculated the properties of graphene paper


36. W. Xiong, Z. Liu, M. Ma, Z. Xu, J. Sheridan, and Q. Zheng, Strain engineering water transport in graphene nanochannels, Physical Review E 84 (5), 056329-7 (2011) PDF

35. P. Shenai, Z. Xu and Y. Zhao, Thermal gradient induced interaction energy ramp and actuation of relative axial motion in short-sleeved double walled carbon nanotubes, Nanotechnology 22 (48), 485702-6 (2011) PDF

34. Y. Ding and Z. Xu, Mechanics of microtubules, BioNanoScience 1 (4), 173-182 (2011) PDF

33. B. Xie, Y. Liu, Y. Ding, Q. Zheng, and Z. Xu, Mechanics of carbon nanotube networks: Microstructural evolution and optimal design, Soft Matter 7 (21), 10039-10047 (2011) PDF

32. C. Chen, M. Ma, K. Jin, Z. Liu, L. Shen, Q. Zheng, and Z. Xu, Nanoscale fluid-structure interaction: Flow resistance and energy transfer between water and carbon nanotubes, Physical Review E 84 (4), 046314-7 (2011) PDF

31. C. Chen and Z. Xu, Flow-induced dynamics of carbon nanotubes, Nanoscale 3 (10), 4383-4388 (2011) PDF

30. L. Fan, Z. Li, Z. Xu, K. Wang, J. Wei, X. Li, J. Zou, D. Wu, and H. Zhu, Step driven competitive epitaxial and self-limited growth of graphene on copper surface, AIP Advances 3 (1), 032145-9 (2011) PDF

29. Z. Li, P. Zhang, K. Wang, Z. Xu, J. Wei, L. Fan, D. Wu, and H. Zhu, Graphene buffered galvanic synthesis of graphene-metal hybrids, Journal of Materials Chemistry 21 (35), 13241-13246 (2011) PDF

28. F. Hao, D. Fang and Z. Xu, Mechanical and thermal transport properties of graphene with defects, Applied Physics Letters 99 (4), 041901-3 (2011) PDF

27. C. Chen, M. Ma, J. Z. Liu, Q. Zheng, and Z. Xu, Viscous damping of nanobeam resonators: Humidity, thermal noise and the paddling effect, Journal of Applied Physics 110 (3), 034320-5 (2011) PDF

26. Y. Liu, Z. Xu and Q. Zheng, The interlayer shear effect on graphene multilayer resonators, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 59 (8), 1613-1622 (2011) PDF

25. Y. Liu, B. Xie and Z. Xu, Mechanics of coordinative crosslinks in graphene nanocomposites: A first-principles study, Journal of Materials Chemistry 21 (18), 6707-6712 (2011) PDF

24. S. Keten, Z. Xu and M. J. Buehler, Twisted triangular core as a universal strategy for stiff nanostructures, Materials Science and Engineering C 31 (4), 775-780 (2011) PDF

23. K. Xue and Z. Xu, Hydrogenation of carbon nanotubes: Roles of symmetry and strain, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience 8 (5), 853-857 (2011) (invited) Selected as Journal Cover PDF


22. Z. Xu and M. J. Buehler, Interface structure and mechanics between graphene and metal substrates: A first-principles study, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 22 (48), 485301-5 (2010) PDF

21. Z. Xu and M. J. Buehler, Geometry controls conformation of graphene sheets: Membranes, ribbons and scrolls, ACS Nano 4 (7), 3869-3876 (2010) PDF

20. Z. Xu and M. J. Buehler, Mechanical energy transfer and dissipation in fibrous beta-sheet rich proteins, Physical Review E 81 (6), 061910-6 (2010) PDF

19. Z. Xu, R. Paparcone and M. J. Buehler, Alzheimer's Aβ(1-40) amyloid fibrils feature size dependent mechanical properties, Biophysical Journal 98 (10), 2053-2062 (2010) PDF

18. S. Keten, Z. Xu, B. Ihle, and M. J. Buehler, Nanoconfinement controls stiffness, strength and mechanical toughness of beta-sheet crystals in silk, Nature Materials 9 (4), 359-367 (2010) PDF
MIT Spotlight “Unraveling silks’ secrets”; PhysOrg News “New analysis of the structure of silks explains paradox of super-strength”;TelegraphNews “Spider silk research could lead to new super-materials”; CNET News “Spider silk secrets could spin cheaper fibers”; R&D News “Silk's secrets revealed

17. M. J. Buehler and Z. Xu, Mind the helical crack (News and Views), Nature 464 (7285), 42-43 (2010) PDF

16. K. Xue and Z. Xu, Strain effects on basal-plane hydrogenation of graphene: A first-principles study, Applied Physics Letters 96 (6), 063103-3 (2010) PDF

15. Z. Xu and K. Xue, Engineering graphene by oxidation: A first principles study, Nanotechnology 21 (4), 045704-7 (2010) PDF
Nanotechweb Lab Talk “Nanoengineering graphene with oxygen


14. Z. Xu and M. J. Buehler, Nanoengineering heat transfer performance at carbon nanotube interfaces, ACS Nano 3 (9), 2767-2775 (2009) PDF

13. Z. Xu and M. J. Buehler, Hierarchical graphene nanoribbon assemblies feature unique electronic and mechanical properties, Nanotechnology 20 (37), 375704-8 (2009) PDF
Nanotechweb Lab Talk "Scaling up graphene nanoribbons - a bioinspired solution"; Nanowerk "Protein-inspired graphene design bridges nano- to macroscale"

12. Z. Xu and M. J. Buehler, Hierarchical nanostructures are crucial to mitigate ultra-small thermal point loads, Nano Letters 9 (5), 2065-2072 (2009) PDF
Nature Highlights "The new heat order", Nature 458 (7240), 811 (2009); MIT Spotlight"Taking the heat off"; ScienceDaily "Biomimetic-engineering design can replace spaghetti tangle of nanotubes in novel material"; Intech "Heat is on for NEMS"

11. Z. Xu and M. J. Buehler, Strain controlled reversible thermomutabability in single-walled carbon nanotubes, Nanotechnology 20 (18), 185701-6 (2009) PDF

10. Z. Xu, Graphene nanoribbon under tension, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience 6 (3), 625-628 (2009) PDF


9. L. Ci, Z. Xu, L. Wang, W. Gao, F. Ding, B. I. Yakobson, and P. M. Ajayan, Controlled nanocutting of graphene, Nano Research 1 (2), 116-122 (2008) PDF

8. Z. Xu, L. Wang and Q. Zheng, Enhanced mechanical properties of prestressed multi-walled carbon nanotubes, Small 4 (6), 733-737 (2008) PDF
News "Carbon nanotubes: From stress to strength"

7. Z. Xu, Q. Zheng, Q. Jiang, C. Ma, Y. Zhao, G. Chen, H. Gao, and G. Ren, Transphonon effects in ultrafast nanodevices, Nanotechnology 19 (25), 255705-5 (2008) PDF
News Nanotubes go transphononic"

6. Z. Xu, Energy dissipation in the double-walled carbon nanotube based mechanical oscillators, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience 5 (4), 655-658 (2008) PDF


5. Z. Xu, Q. Zheng and G. Chen, Thermally driven large-amplitude fluctuations in carbon-nanotube-based devices, Physical Review B 75 (19), 195445-4 (2007) PDF

4. Z. Xu, Q. Zheng and G. Chen, Elementary building blocks of graphene-nanoribbon-based electronic devices, Applied Physics Letters 90 (22), 223115-3 (2007) PDF


3. Y. Zhao, C. Ma, L. Wong, G. Chen, Z. Xu, Q. Zheng, Q. Jiang, and A. T. Chwang, Quansi-reversible energy flows in carbon-nanotube-based oscillators, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience 3 (5), 852-856 (2006) PDF

2. Y. Zhao, C. Ma, L. Wong, G. Chen, Z. Xu, Q. Zheng, Q. Jiang, and A. T. Chwang, Energy exchanges in carbon nanotube oscillators, Nanotechnology 17 (4), 1032-1035 (2006) PDF

1. Q. Xia, D. Wei, Z. Xu, and Q. Zheng, Estimate of effective properties of metal particle tape based on micromechanics, Chinese Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 28 (3), 323-329 (2006) PDF

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