• 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 ...
    • Machine Learning Based Prediction of Nanoscale Ice Adhesion on Rough Surfaces 

      Ringdahl, Simen; Xiao, Senbo; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      It is widely recognized that surface roughness plays an important role in ice adhesion strength, although the correlation between the two is far from understood. In this paper, two approaches, molecular dynamics (MD) ...
    • 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 ...
    • Polysiloxane as icephobic materials – the past, present and the future 

      Zhuo, Yizhi; Xiao, Senbo; Amirfazli, Alidad; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Polysiloxane is one of the most favorite polymeric materials used in the emerging field of passive surface icephobicity; This is due to its tailorable softness, hydrophobicity, and relatively high durability. Given the ...
    • 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 ...
    • Stability, deformation and rupture of Janus oligomer enabled self-emulsifying water-in-oil microemulsion droplet 

      Fu, Yuequn; Xiao, Senbo; Liu, Siqi; Wu, Jianyang; Wang, Xiao; Qiao, Lijie; Zhang, Zhiliang; He, Jianying (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Microemulsion exists widely in nature, daily life and industrial manufacturing, including petroleum production, food processing, drug delivery, new materials fabrication, sewage treatment, etc. The mechanical properties ...