• Achieving highly practical capacitance of MnO2 by using chain-like CoB alloy as support 

      Yan, Jingjing; Wang, Hui; Ji, Shan; Pollet, Bruno; Wang, Rongfang (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      The practical performance of MnO2 as a capacitor material is limited mainly by its poor electronic conductivity. Arranging MnO2 on the conductive backbone to form a unique hierarchical nanostructure is an efficient way to ...
    • Atomic-scale sliding friction on a contaminated surface 

      Ouyang, Wengen; de Wijn, Astrid S.; Urbakh, Michael (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Using non-equilibrium molecular dynamic simulations, we investigate the effect of adsorbates on nanoscopic friction. We find that the interplay between different channels of energy dissipation at the frictional interface ...
    • Effects of Morphology and Temperature on the Tensile Characteristics of Carbon Nitride Nanothreads 

      Fu, Yuequn; Xu, Ke; Wu, Jianyang; Zhang, Zhiliang; He, Jianying (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Very recently synthesized carbon nitride nanothreads (CNNTs) by compressing crystalline pyridine show outperformance in chemical and physical properties over diamond nanothreads. Here, using first-principle based ReaxFF ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Polymer sequencing by molecular machines: a framework for predicting the resolving power of a sliding contact force spectroscopy sequencing method 

      Dunlop, Alex; Bowman, Kate; Aarstad, Olav Andreas; Skjåk-Bræk, Gudmund; Stokke, Bjørn Torger; Round, Andrew N (Journal article, 2017)
      We evaluate an AFM-based single molecule force spectroscopy method for mapping sequences in otherwise difficult to sequence heteropolymers, including glycosylated proteins and glycans. The sliding contact force spectroscopy ...
    • 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 ...
    • Tunable high aspect ratio polymer nanostructures for cell interfaces 

      Beckwith, Kai Sandvold; Cooil, Simon Phillip; Wells, Justin; Sikorski, Pawel (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015)
      Nanoscale topographies and chemical patterns can be used as synthetic cell interfaces with a range of applications including study and control of cellular processes. Herein, we describe the fabrication of high aspect ratio ...