• CuO/Cu based superhydrophobic and self-cleaning surfaces 

      He, Zhiwei; Zhang, Zhiliang; He, Jianying (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016)
      CuO/Cu based superhydrophobic surfaces with ordered micro/nanostructures have been prepared via a solution-immersion process combining with photolithography and argon ion beam etching. CuO nanoneedles grow only inside ...
    • Hydrogen-induced transgranular to intergranular fracture transition in bi-crystalline Nickel 

      Ding, Yu; Yu, Haiyang; Zhao, Kai; Lin, Meichao; Xiao, Senbo; Ortiz, Michael; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      It is known that hydrogen can influence the dislocation plasticity and fracture mode transition of metallic materials, however, the nanoscale interaction mechanism between hydrogen and grain boundary largely remains illusive. ...
    • Substrate slip steps promote cracking and buckling of thin brittle film 

      Guo, Tao; Pang, Xiaolu; He, Jianying; Zhang, Zhiliang; qiao, lijie (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Cracking and buckling are the two major failure phenomena of brittle film/metal substrate structures. Herein, by depositing titanium nitride brittle films with strong and poor adhesion on stainless steel substrates, we ...