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Selected Publications

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  1. Megan K. Dearnley#, Chu Thi Thu Trang#, Yao Zhang#, Oliver Looker#, Changjin Huang, Nectarios Klonis, Jeff Yeoman, Shannon Kenny, Mohit Arora, James Osborne, Rajesh Chandramohanadas†, Sulin Zhang†, Matthew W.A. Dixon† and Leann Tilley†◊.
    Reversible host cell remodeling underpins deformability changes in malaria parasite sexual blood stages.
    Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, in print (2016).

  2. Zhang Y.*, Huang C. J.*, Kim S., Golkaram M.*, Dixon M. W. A., Tilley L., Li J., Zhang S. L.◊, Suresh S.◊
    Multiple stiffening effects of nanoscale knobs on malaria parasite-infected human red blood cells.
    Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, 12, 6068-6073, (2015).

  3. Xiao Q-F#, Gu M. #, Yang H.*, #, Li B., Zhang C., Liu Y., Liu F., Dai F., Liu Z. Xiao X., Liu G. Zhang S. L.◊, Wang C-M.◊, Lu Y.◊, and Cai M.◊
    Mesopore-triggered inward lithium breathing of hierarchically porous Si nanospheres as high performance anodes.
    Nature Communications, doi:10.1038/ncomms9844, (2015).

  4. Kim S., Choi S. J., Zhao K., Yang H.*, Gobbi G., Zhang S. L., Li J.◊
    Electrochemically Driven Mechanical Energy Harvesting.
    Nature Communications, In print (2015).

  5. Huang C. J.*, Ozdemir T., Xu L., Butler P. J., Siedlecki C., Brown J. and Zhang S. L.◊
    Roles of substrate topography on the cellular uptake of nanoparticles.
    Journal of Biomedical Research, Part B, DOI: 10.1002/jbm.b.3339, (2015).

  6. Zhang H. Z., Wang L., Yuan B., Huang C. J.*, Zhang S. L., Yang K. and Ma Y. Q.◊
    Cooperative membrane penetration of NPs.
    Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep10525, (2015).

  7. Luo, L.#, Zhao, P.#,*, Yang, H.*, Liu, B., J. G., Cui, Y., Yu, G., Liu, G., Zhang, S. L. ◊, and Wang, C. M. ◊
    Surface coating constraint induced self-discharging of silicon nanoparticles as anodes for lithium ion batteries.
    Nano Letters. 10, 7016–7022, (2015).

  8. Zhang, S. L.◊, Gao H. J.◊, and Bao G.◊
    Physical Principles of Nanoparticle Cellular Endocytosis.
    ACS Nano, 9, 8655–8671, (2015).

  9. Ostadhosseina A*, Cubuk E. D., Tritsaris G. A., Kaxiras E., Zhang S. L. and van Duin A. C.T.◊
    Stress effects on the initial lithiation of crystalline silicon nanowires: reactive molecular dynamics simulations using ReaxFF.
    Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics, 17, 3832-3840, (2015).

  10. Luo L. #, Yang H.*,#, Yan P., Travis J. J., Liu N., Piper D. M., Lee S-H, George S. M., Zhang G-J., Cui Y., Zhang S. L.◊, Ban C.◊, Wang C-M.◊
    Surface-Coating Regulated Lithiation Kinetics Degradation in Silicon Nanowires for Lithium Ion Battery.
    ACS Nano, 9, 5559-5566, (2015).

  11. Kushima A., Qian X. F, Zhao P*, Zhang S. L.◊ and Li J.◊
    Ripplocations in van der Waals layers.
    Nano Letters, 15, 1302-1308, 2015.

  12. Yang H.*, Liang W. T.*, Guo X., Wang, C. W., and Zhang S. L.◊
    Strong kinetics-stress coupling in lithiated Si and Ge electrodes.
    Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2, 1-6, (2014).

  13. Chen L., Fan F., Hong L., Chen J., Ji Y.Z., Zhang S. L., Zhu T., and Chen L. -Q◊.
    A phase-fieldmodel coupled with large elasto-plastic deformation: application to lithiated silicon electrodes.
    Journal of Electrochemistry Society, 161, 3164-3172 (2014).

  14. Yang H.*, Fan F. F., Liang W. T.*, Guo X., Zhu T., and Zhang, S. L◊.
    3A chemo-mechanical model of lithiation in Si.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 70, 349-361, (2014).

  15. Liu Y., Zhang S. L.◊, and Zhu T.◊
    Germanium-Based Electrode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries.
    Chemelectrochem, 1, 706-713, (2014).

  16. Wang C.-M.◊, Gu M., Yang, H., Perea D. E., Zhang S. L.
    In-situ TEM study of internal and external stress on lithiation behavior of high capacity anode materials with a large volume change.
    Microscopy and Microanalysis , 20, 1536-1537, 2014.

  17. Gu, M.◊, Yang H.*, Perea D. E., J-G Zhang, Zhang, S. L.◊, and Wang C. -M.◊
    Bending-Induced Symmetry Breaking of Lithiation in Germanium Nanowires.
    Nano Letters, 14, 4622-4627, (2014).

  18. Jin F., Zhang W., Zhang S. L., and Guo X.◊
    Adhesion between elastic cylinders based on the double-Hertz model.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures, 51, 2706–2712, (2014).

  19. Zhang W., Jin F., Zhang S. L., and Guo X◊.
    Adhesive Contact on Randomly Rough Surfaces Based on the Double-Hertz Model.
    Journal of Applied Mechanics, 81, 051008 (2014).

  20. Huang, C. J.*, Zhang, Y.*, Yuan, H. Y. *, Gao, H. J. and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Role of Nanoparticle Geometry in Endocytosis: Laying Down to Stand Up.
    Nano Letters, 13, 4546-4550, (2013).

  21. Huang, C. J.*, Butler, P. J., Tong, S., Muddana, H. S., Bao, G. and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Substrate Stiffness Regulates Cellular Uptake of Nanoparticles.
    Nano Letters, 13, 1611-1615, (2013).

  22. Yang, H.*, Huang, X.*, Liang, W. T.*, van Duin, A. C. T., Raju, M. and Zhang S. L.◊
    Self-weakening in lithiated graphene electrodes.
    Chemical Physics Letters 563, 58-62, (2013).

  23. Liu, X. H., Fan, F. F., Yang, H.*, Zhang, S. L., Huang, J. Y. and Zhu, T.◊
    Self-Limiting Lithiation in Silicon Nanowires.
    ACS Nano 7, 1495-1503, (2013).

  24. Liang, W. T.*, Yang, H.*, Fan, F. F., Liu, Y., Liu, X. H., Huang, J. Y., Zhu, T.◊ and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Tough Germanium Nanoparticles under Electrochemical Cycling.
    ACS Nano 7, 3427-3433, (2013).

  25. Liang, W. T.*, Hong, L., Yang, H.*, Fan, F. F., Liu, Y., Li, H., Li, J., Huang, J. Y., Chen, L. Q., Zhu, T. and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Nanovoid Formation and Annihilation in Gallium Nanodroplets under Lithiation-Delithiation Cycling.
    Nano Letters 13, 5212-5217, (2013).

  26. Huang, X. *, Yang, H.*, Liang, W. T.*, Raju, M., Terrones, M., Crespi, V. H., van Duin, A. C. T. and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Lithiation induced corrosive fracture in defective carbon nanotubes.
    Applied Physics Letters 103, 153901, (2013).

  27. Huang, S., Fan, F., Li, J., Zhang S. L. and Zhu, T.◊
    Stress generation during lithiation of high-capacity electrode particles in lithium ion batteries.
    Acta Materialia 61, 4354-4364, (2013).

  28. Fan, F. F., Huang, S., Yang, H.*, Raju, M., Datta, D., Shenoy, V. B., van Duin, A. C. T., Zhang, S. L. and Zhu, T.◊
    Mechanical properties of amorphous LixSi alloys: a reactive force field study.
    Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 21, 074002, (2013).

  29. Yang, H.*, Huang, S., Huang, X.*, Fan, F. F., Liang, W. T.*, Liu, X. H., Chen, L. Q., Huang, J. Y., Li, J., Zhu, T. and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Orientation-Dependent Interfacial Mobility Governs the Anisotropic Swelling in Lithiated Silicon Nanowires.
    Nano Letters 12, 1953-1958, (2012).

  30. Liu, X. H., Wang, J. W., Liu, Y., Zheng, H., Kushima, A., Huang, S., Zhu, T., Mao, S. X., Li, J., Zhang, S. L., Lu, W., Tour, J. M. and Huang, J. Y.◊
    In situ transmission electron microscopy of electrochemical lithiation, delithiation and deformation of individual graphene nanoribbons.
    Carbon 50, 3836-3844, (2012).

  31. Liu, X. H., Wang, J. W., Huang, S., Fan, F. F., Huang, X.*, Liu, Y., Krylyuk, S., Yoo, J., Dayeh, S. A., Davydov, A. V., Mao, S. X., Picraux, S. T., Zhang, S. L., Li, J., Zhu, T. and Huang, J. Y.◊
    In situ atomic-scale imaging of electrochemical lithiation in silicon.
    Nature Nanotechnology 7, 749-756, (2012).

  32. Liu, X. H., Liu, Y., Kushima, A., Zhang, S. L., Zhu, T., Li, J. and Huang, J. Y.◊
    In Situ TEM Experiments of Electrochemical Lithiation and Delithiation of Individual Nanostructures.
    Advanced Energy Materials 2, 722-741, (2012).

  33. Huang, X.*, Yang, H.*, van Duin, A. C. T., Hsia, K. J. and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Chemomechanics control of tearing paths in graphene.
    Physical Review B 85, 195453 (2012).

  34. Huang, C. J.*, Yuan, H. Y.* and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Coupled vesicle morphogenesis and domain organization.
    Applied Physics Letters 98, 043702 (2011).

  35. Liu, Y., Zheng, H., Liu, X. H., Huang, S., Zhu, T., Wang, J. W., Kushima, A., Hudak, N. S., Huang, X.*, Zhang, S. L., Mao, S. X., Qian, X. F., Li, J. and Huang, J. Y.◊
    Lithiation-Induced Embrittlement of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes.
    ACS Nano 5, 7245-7253, (2011).

  36. Yuan H. Y.*, Huang C. J.*, and Zhang S. L◊.
    Membrane-mediated inter-domain interactions.
    Bionanoscience 1, 97-102, 2011.

  37. Liu, X. H., Zheng, H., Zhong, L., Huan, S., Karki, K., Zhang, L. Q., Liu, Y., Kushima, A., Liang, W. T.*, Wang, J. W., Cho, J. H., Epstein, E., Dayeh, S. A., Picraux, S. T., Zhu, T., Li, J., Sullivan, J. P., Cumings, J., Wang, C. S., Mao, S. X., Ye, Z. Z., Zhang, S. L. and Huang, J. Y.◊
    Anisotropic Swelling and Fracture of Silicon Nanowires during Lithiation.
    Nano Letters 11, 3312-3318, (2011).

  38. Zhang, S. L.◊, Li, T., Huang, J. Y. and Shenoy, V.
    Low-Dimensional Carbon Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications.
    Journal of Nanomaterials, 518189 (2011).

  39. Huang, X.* and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Morphologies of monolayer graphene under indentation.
    Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering 19, 054004 (2011).

  40. Huang, X.*, Liang, W. T.* and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Radial Corrugations of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Driven by Inter-Wall Nonbonding Interactions.
    Nanoscale Research Letters 6, 53 (2011).

  41. Zou, J. A.*, Liang, W. T. * and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Coarse-grained molecular dynamics modeling of DNA-carbon nanotube complexes.
    International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 83, 968-985, (2010).

  42. Yuan, H. Y.* and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Effects of particle size and ligand density on the kinetics of receptor-mediated endocytosis of nanoparticles.
    Applied Physics Letters 96, 033704 (2010).

  43. Yuan, H. Y.*, Li, J., Bao, G. and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Variable Nanoparticle-Cell Adhesion Strength Regulates Cellular Uptake.
    Physical Review Letters 105, 138101 (2010).

  44. Yuan, H. Y.*, Huang, C. J.* and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Virus-Inspired Design Principles of Nanoparticle-Based Bioagents.
    Plos One 5, 0013495 (2010).

  45. Yuan, H. Y.*, Huang, C. J.* and Zhang, S. L. ◊
    Dynamic shape transformations of fluid vesicles.
    Soft Matter 6, 4571-4579, (2010).

  46. Yuan, H. Y.*, Huang, C. J.*, Li, J., Lykotrafitis, G. and Zhang, S. L.◊
    One-particle-thick, solvent-free, coarse-grained model for biological and biomimetic fluid membranes.
    Physical Review E 82, 011905 (2010).

  47. Huang, X.* and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Load-driven morphological evolution in covalently bridged multiwalled carbon nanotubes.
    Applied Physics Letters 96, 203106 (2010).

  48. Huang, X.*, Yuan, H. Y.*, Hsia, K. J. and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Coordinated Buckling of Thick Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Under Uniaxial Compression.
    Nano Research 3, 32-42, (2010).

  49. Huang, X.*, Yuan, H. Y.*, Liang, W. T.* and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Mechanical properties and deformation morphologies of covalently bridged multi-walled carbon nanotubes: Multiscale modeling.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 58, 1847-1862, (2010).

  50. Terdalkar, S. S.*, Huang, X.*, Yuan, H. Y.*, Rencis, J. J., Zhu, T. and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Nanoscale fracture in graphene.
    Chemical Physics Letters 494, 218-222, (2010).

  51. Zhang, S. L ◊, Li, J., Lykotrafitis, G., Bao, G. and Suresh, S.
    Size-Dependent Endocytosis of Nanoparticles.
    Advanced Materials 21, 419-425, (2009).

  52. Zou, J.*.*, Huang, X.*, Arroyo, M. and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Effective coarse-grained simulations of super-thick multi-walled carbon nanotubes under torsion.
    Journal of Applied Physics 105, 033516 (2009).

  53. Huang, S., Zhang, S. L., Belytschko, T., Terdalkar, S. S. and Zhu, T.◊
    Mechanics of nanocrack: Fracture, dislocation emission, and amorphization.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 57, 840-850, (2009).

  54. Terdalkar, S. S.*, Zhang, S. L.◊, Rencis, J. J. and Hsia, K. J.
    Molecular dynamics simulations of ion-irradiation induced deflection of 2D graphene films.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures 45, 3908-3917, (2008).

  55. Huang, X.*, Zou, J.* * and Zhang, S. L.◊
    Bilinear responses and rippling morphologies of multiwalled carbon nanotubes under torsion.
    Applied Physics Letters 93, 031915 (2008).
  56. Zhang, S. L.◊ and Zhu, T.
    Atomic geometry and energetics of carbon nanotube necking.
    Philosophical Magazine Letters 87, 567-574, (2007).

  57. Mielke, S. L.◊, Zhang, S. L., Khare, R., Ruoff, R. S., Belytschko, T. and Schatz, G. C.
    The effects of extensive pitting on the mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes.
    Chemical Physics Letters 446, 128-132, (2007).

  58. Zhang, S. L.◊, Zhu, T. and Belytschko, T.
    Atomistic and multiscale analyses of brittle fracture in crystal lattices.
    Physical Review B 76, 094114 (2007).

  59. Zhang, S. L., Khare, R., Lu, Q. and Belytschko, T.◊
    A bridging domain and strain computation method for coupled atomistic-continuum modelling of solids.
    International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering 70, 913-933, (2007).

  60. Khare, R., Mielke, S. L., Paci, J. T., Zhang, S. L., Ballarini, R., Schatz, G. C. and Belytschko, T.◊
    Coupled quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical modeling of the fracture of defective carbon nanotubes and graphene sheets.
    Physical Review B 75, 075412 (2007).

  61. Zhang, S. L.◊, Khare, R., Belytschko, T., Hsia, K. J., Mielke, S. L. and Schatz, G. C.
    Transition states and minimum energy pathways for the collapse of carbon nanotubes.
    Physical Review B 73, 075423 (2006).

  62. Zhang, S. L.◊, Mielke, S. L., Khare, R., Troya, D., Ruoff, R. S., Schatz, G. C. and Belytschko, T.◊
    Mechanics of defects in carbon nanotubes: Atomistic and multiscale simulations.
    Physical Review B, 115403 (2005).

  63. Liu, W. K.◊, Karpov, E. G., Zhang, S. L. and Park, H. S.
    An introduction to computational nanomechanics and materials.
    Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 193, 1529-1578, (2004).

  64. Zhang, S. L., Wagner, G., Medyanik, S. N., Liu, W. K., Yu, Y. H. and Chung, Y. W.◊
    Experimental and molecular dynamics simulation studies of friction behavior of hydrogenated carbon films.
    Surface & Coatings Technology 177, 818-823, (2004).

  65. Zhang, S. L., Liu, W. K. and Ruoff, R. S◊.
    Atomistic simulations of double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWCNTs) as rotational bearings.
    Nano Letters 4, 293-297, (2004).

  66. Mielke, S. L.◊, Troya, D., Zhang, S. L., Li, J. L., Xiao, S. P., Car, R., Ruoff, R. S., Schatz, G. C.◊ and Belytschko, T.◊
    The role of vacancy defects and holes in the fracture of carbon nanotubes.
    Chemical Physics Letters 390, 413-420, (2004).

  67. Lu, S. N., Dikin, D. A., Zhang, S. L., Fisher, F. T., Lee, J. and Ruoff, R. S.◊
    Realization of nanoscale resolution with a micromachined thermally actuated testing stage.
    Review of Scientific Instruments 75, 2154-2162, (2004).

  68. Chen, X. Q., Zhang, S. L., Wagner, G. J., Ding, W. Q. and Ruoff, R. S.◊
    Mechanical resonance of quartz microfibers and boundary condition effects.
    Journal of Applied Physics 95, 4823-4828, (2004).

  69. Zhang, S. L.◊, Johnson, H. T., Wagner, G. J., Liu, W. K. and Hsia, K. J.
    Stress generation mechanisms in carbon thin films grown by ion-beam deposition.
    Acta Materialia 51, 5211-5222, (2003).

  70. Zhang, S. L., Panat, R. and Hsia, K. J.◊
    Influence of surface morphology on the adhesion strength of epoxy-aluminum interfaces.
    Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 17, 1685-1711, (2003).

  71. Chen, X. Q., Zhang, S. L., Dikin, D. A., Ding, W. Q., Ruoff, R. S.◊, Pan, L. J. and Nakayama, Y.
    Mechanics of a carbon nanocoil.
    Nano Letters 3, 1299-1304, (2003).

  72. Panat, R., Zhang, S. L. and Hsia, K. J.◊
    Bond coat surface rumpling in thermal barrier coatings.
    Acta Materialia 51, 239-249, (2003).

  73. Saif, M. T. A.◊, Zhang, S. L., Haque, A. and Hsia, K. J.
    Effect of native Al2O3 on the elastic response of nanoscale Al films.
    Acta Materialia 50, 2779-2786, (2002).

  74. Zhang, S. L., Hsia, K. J.◊ and Pearlstein, A. J.
    Potential flow model of cavitation-induced interfacial fracture in a confined ductile layer.
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 50, 549-569, (2002).

  75. Zhang, S. L. and Hsia, K. J.◊
    Modeling the fracture of a sandwich structure due to cavitation in a ductile adhesive layer.
    Journal of Applied Mechanics-Transactions of the ASME 68, 93-100, (2001).

  76. Zhang, S. L. and Yang, W.◊
    Macrocrack extension by connecting statistically distributed micro cracks.
    International Journal of Fracture 90, 341-353, (1998).

  77. Zhang, S. L., Li, T. and Yang, W.◊
    Statistical strength of brittle materials with strongly interacted collinear microcracks.
    International Journal of Solids and Structures 35, 995-1008, (1998).