• Grain-size Controlled Mechanical Properties of Polycrystalline Monolayer MoS2 

      Wu, Jianyang; Cao, Pinqiang; Zhang, Zhisen; Ning, Fulong; Zheng, Songsheng; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article, 2018)
      Pristine monocrystalline molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) possesses high mechanical strength comparable to that of stainless steel. Large-area chemical-vapor-deposited monolayer MoS2 tends to be polycrystalline with intrinsic ...
    • Mechanical instability of monocrystalline and polycrystalline methane hydrates 

      Wu, Jianyang; Ning, Fulong; Trinh, Thuat; Kjelstrup, Signe; Vlugt, Thijs J.H.; He, Jianying; Skallerud, Bjørn Helge; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Despite observations of massive methane release and geohazards associated with gas hydrate instability in nature, as well as ductile flow accompanying hydrate dissociation in artificial polycrystalline methane hydrates ...
    • Mechanical properties of bi- and poly-crystalline ice 

      Cao, Pinqiang; Wu, Jianyang; Zhang, Zhisen; Fang, Bin; Peng, Li; Li, Tianshu; Vlugt, Thijs J.H.; Ning, Fulong (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      A sound knowledge of fundamental mechanical properties of water ice is of crucial importance to address a wide range of applications in earth science, engineering, as well as ice sculpture and winter sports, such as ice ...
    • Mechanical Response of Nanocrystalline Ice-Contained Methane Hydrates: Key Role of Water Ice 

      Cao, Pinqiang; Ning, Fulong; Wu, Jianyang; Cao, Boxiao; Li, Tianshu; Sveinsson, Henrik Andersen; Liu, Zhichao; Vlugt, Thijs J.H.; Hyodo, Masayuki (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Water ice and gas hydrates can coexist in the permafrost and polar regions on Earth and in the universe. However, the role of ice in the mechanical response of ice-contained methane hydrates is still unclear. Here, we ...
    • Nature-inspired Entwined Coiled Carbon Mechanical Metamaterials: Molecular Dynamics Simulations 

      Wu, Jianyang; shi, qiao; Zhang, Zhisen; Wu, Hong-Hui; Wang, Chao; Ning, Fulong; Xiao, Senbo; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article, 2018)
      Entwining-induced robust natural biosystems show superior mechanical performances over the counterpart. However, the role played by topological entwinement on the mechanical properties of artificial nanohelixes remains ...