• Anti-icing ionogel surfaces: inhibiting ice nucleation, growth and adhesion 

      Zhuo, Yizhi; Xiao, Senbo; Håkonsen, Verner; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Delaying ice and frost formation is one of the key strategies to mitigate the hazards induced by ice accretion. The current surfaces for delaying ice formation rely on restricting heterogeneous ice nucleation, which fails ...
    • Atomistic dewetting mechanics of Wenzel and monostable Cassie–Baxter states 

      Xiao, Senbo; Zhang, Zhiliang; He, Jianying (Journal article, 2018)
      Water adhesion underlies wettabilities, and thus hydrophobicities, and defines surface properties like self-cleaning, icephobicity and many others. The nanomechanics of water adhesion, especially in the dynamic dewetting ...
    • Contact Angle and Condensation of a CO2 Droplet on a Solid Surface 

      Wu, Jianyang; Ervik, Åsmund; Snustad, Ingrid; Xiao, Senbo; Brunsvold, Amy; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Anthropogenic release of carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major contribution to manmade increase in global warming. Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a necessary technology for lowering CO2 emissions to an acceptable level that ...
    • Displacement mechanism of oil in shale inorganic nanopores by supercritical carbon dioxide from molecular dynamics simulations 

      Liu, Bing; Wang, Chao; Zhang, Jun; Xiao, Senbo; Zhang, Zhiliang; Shen, Yue; sun, baojiang; He, Jianying (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Supercritical CO2 (scCO2), as an effective displacing agent and clean fracturing fluid, exhibits a great potential in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) from unconventional reservoirs. However, the microscopic translocation ...
    • Displacement of Nanofluids in Silica Nanopores: Influenced by Wettability of Nanoparticles and Oil Components 

      Wang, Xiao; Xiao, Senbo; Zhang, Zhiliang; He, Jianying (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      The fundamental understanding of fluids transportation in confined nanopores is essential for groundwater remediation, oil exploration, water purification, etc. Here, all-atom models of various oil components and nanoparticles ...
    • Effect of Nanoparticles on Spontaneous Imbibition of Water into Ultraconfined Reservoir Capillary by Molecular Dynamics Simulation 

      Wang, Xiao; Xiao, Senbo; Zhang, Zhiliang; He, Jianying (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Imbibition is one of the key phenomena underlying processes such as oil recovery and others. In this paper, the influence of nanoparticles on spontaneous water imbibition into ultraconfined channels is investigated by ...
    • Enabling phase transition of infused lubricant in porous structure for exceptional oil/water separation 

      Wang, Feng; Luo, Sihai; Xiao, Senbo; Zhang, Wenjing; Zhuo, Yizhi; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      The fundamental mechanism behind oil/water separation materials is their surface wettability that allows either oil or water to pass through. The conventional materials for oil/water separation generally have extreme ...
    • Enabling Sequential Rupture for Lowering Atomistic Ice Adhesion 

      Xiao, Senbo; Skallerud, Bjørn Helge; Wang, Feng; Zhang, Zhiliang; He, Jianying (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      State-of-the-art passive icephobicity relies mainly on static parameters such as surface energy, coating elastic modulus, crack sizes and so on. Low ice adhesion resulting from dynamic de-icing process, for instance ice ...
    • Enhancing the mechanical durability of icephobic surfaces by introducing autonomous self-healing function 

      Zhuo, Yizhi; Håkonsen, Verner; He, Zhiwei; Xiao, Senbo; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Ice accretion presents a severe risk for human safety. Despite great efforts for developing icephobic surfaces (the surface with an ice adhesion strength below 100 kPa) have been devoted, expanding the lifetime of ...
    • Liquid layer generator for excellent icephobicity at extremely low temperature 

      Wang, Feng; Xiao, Senbo; Zhuo, Yizhi; Ding, Wenwu; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Progress in icephobicity has been made in recent years. However, the majority of the icephobic surfaces reported are relying on mechanisms of static nature, and maintaining low ice adhesion of these surfaces at extreme ...
    • Modeling nanoscale ice adhesion 

      Xiao, Senbo; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Anti-icing is crucial for numerous instruments and devices in low temperature circumstance. One of the approaches in anti-icing is to reduce ice adhesion strength, seeking spontaneous de-icing processes by natural forces ...
    • Nanoconfined Water Dynamics in Multilayer Graphene Nanopores 

      Pan, Junchao; Xiao, Senbo; Zhang, Zhiliang; Wei, Ning; He, Jianying; Zhao, Junhua (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Water dynamics in frictionless carbon nanotubes and across ultrathin graphene nanopores have been extensively studied. In contrast, the fundamental properties of nanoconfined water in multilayer graphene nanopores (MGPNs), ...
    • Nanoscale Correlations of Ice Adhesion Strength and Water Contact Angle 

      Rønneberg, Sigrid; Xiao, Senbo; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Surfaces with low ice adhesion represent a promising strategy to achieve passive anti-icing performance. However, as a successful and robust low ice adhesion surface must be tested under realistic conditions at low ...
    • Nanoscale Deicing by Molecular Dynamics Simulation 

      Xiao, Senbo; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      Deicing is important to human activities in low-temperature circumstances, and is critical to combat the damages caused by excessive accumulation of ice. The aim of creating anti-icing materials, surfaces and applications ...
    • 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 ...
    • One-Step Fabrication of Bioinspired Lubricant-Regenerable Icephobic Slippery Liquid-Infused Porous Surfaces (SLIPS) 

      Zhuo, Yizhi; Wang, Feng; Xiao, Senbo; Zhang, Zhiliang; He, Jianying (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Icephobic coating and surfaces are essential for protecting infrastructures such as transmission lines, transportation vehicles, and many others from severe damages of excessive icing. The slippery liquid-infused porous ...
    • Raman antenna effect from exciton–phonon coupling in organic semiconducting nanobelts 

      Wang, Mao; Gong, Yi; Alzina, Francesc; Svoboda, Ondrej; Ballesteros, , Belén; Sotomayor Torres, Clivia M.; Xiao, Senbo; Zhang, Zhiliang; He, Jianying (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      The highly anisotropic interactions in organic semiconductors together with the soft character of organic materials lead to strong coupling between nuclear vibrations and exciton dynamics, which potentially results in ...
    • Transportation of Janus Nanoparticles in Confined Nanochannels: A Molecular Dynamics Simulations 

      Wang, Xiao; Xiao, Senbo; Zhang, Zhiliang; He, Jianying (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Janus nanoparticles (NP) have drawn great attention due to their unique surface of dual characters. In this study, transportation of Janus NPs contained two-phase fluids in an ultra-confined channel was studied by molecular ...
    • Ultra-durable Icephobic Coating by Molecular pulley 

      Zhuo, Yizhi; Li, Tong; Wang, Feng; Håkonsen, Verner; Xiao, Senbo; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Slide-ring crosslinked polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) is designed and prepared for anti-icing/deicing application. Compared with the covalent crosslinks, the slidable crosslinks enhance the mobility of polymer networks and ...
    • Ultrafast self-healing and highly transparent coating with mechanically durable icephobicity 

      Zhuo, Yizhi; Xiao, Senbo; Håkonsen, Verner; Li, Tong; Wang, Feng; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Excessive ice accretion on infrastructures can lead to severe damage and dysfunction. In the context of combating the build-up of unwanted icing and at the same time maintaining sunlight permeation, for instance on solar ...