Publications sorted by year

Mechanics vs. Energy/Environment related Materials and Systems

  1. Yu Qiao, Guoxin Cao^, and Xi Chen*, Effect of gas molecules on nanofluidic behaviors, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2007, 129: 2355-2359. This work is highlighted by Nature Nanotechnology, and by Health and Medicine Week.


  1. Manhong Zhao^, Xi Chen*, Yong Xiang, Joost J. Vlassak, Dongyun Lee, Nagahisa Ogasawara^, Norimasa Chiba, and Yong X. Gan, Measuring elastoplastic properties of thin films on an elastic substrate using sharp indentation, Acta Materialia, 2007, 55: 6260-6274.
  2. Nagahisa Ogasawara^, Norimasa Chiba, Manhong Zhao^ and Xi Chen*, Determine Material Plastic Properties with Conical Indentation: an Optimized Framework of the Representative Strain, Journal of Solid Mechanics and Materials Engineering, 2007, 1: 895-906.
  3. Jin Yan, Xi Chen and Anette M. Karlsson, On internal cone cracks from conical indentation of brittle materials, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 2007, 74: 2535-2546.
  4. Xi Chen*, Nagahisa Ogasawara^, Manhong Zhao^ and Norimasa Chiba, On the Uniqueness of Measuring Elastoplastic Properties from Indentation: the Indistinguishable Mystical Materials, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2007, 55: 1618-1660.
  5. Jeffrey W. Kysar, Yong X. Gan, Xi Chen and Milton Jones, High Strain Gradient Plasticity Associated with Indentation into Face-Centered Cubic (FCC) Single Crystals: Geometrically-Necessary Dislocation Densities and Stress States, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2007, 55: 1554-1573.
  6. Yong X. Gan, Yuki Saito and Xi Chen, Cylindrical Indentation Induced Deformation State in Face-Centered Cubic (FCC) Single Crystals, Journal of the Mechanics of Materials and Structures, 2007, 2: 557-572.
  7. Jin Yan, Xi Chen and Anette M. Karlsson, Determining Equi-Biaxial Residual Stress and Mechanical Properties from the Load-Displacement Curves of Conical Microindentation, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 2007, 19: 200-206.
  8. Nagahisa Ogasawara^, Norimasa Chiba, Manhong Zhao^ and Xi Chen*, Comments on “Further investigation on the definition of the representative strain in conical indentation”, Journal of Materials Research, 2007, 22: 858-868.
  9. Jin Yan, Anette M. Karlsson and Xi Chen, Determining plastic properties of a bulk material with residual stress by using conical indentation, International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2007, 44: 3720-3737.


  1. Guoxin Cao^ and Xi Chen*, The size effect of nanoindentation on ZnO nanofilms, Journal of Applied Physics, 2007, 102: 123513. This paper is also included in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 2008, Vol. 15.
  2. Xi Chen, Yuye Tang^, Ling Liu^, Manhong Zhao^, Venkata K. Punyamurtula, Jin Chen, Aijie Han, Yu Qiao, On High-Frequency Vibration of a Conformal Structure, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers: Part G, 2008, 222: 569-574.
  3. Xi Chen*, Axisymmetric deformation of a pressurized thin elastic membrane with non-uniform thickness, ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 2007, 133: 1146-1150.
  4. Guoxin Cao^ and Xi Chen*, Energy Analysis of Size-Dependent Elastic Properties of ZnO Nanofilms. Physical Review B, 2007, 76: 165407.
  5. Xiaoding Wei, Dongyun Lee, Sanghoon Shim, Xi Chen and Jeffrey W. Kysar, Plane-strain bulge test for nanocrystalline copper thin films, Scripta Materialia, 2007, 57: 541-544.
  6. Guoxin Cao^ and Xi Chen*, The effects of chirality and boundary conditions on the mechanical properties of single-walled carbon nanotubes. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 2007, 44: 5447-5465.
  7. Dongyun Lee, Yong X. Gan, Xi Chen and J.W. Kysar, Ultrasonic irradiation effects on the microstructure of Cu/Al2O3, CeO2 nanocomposite thin films by electrocodeposition, Materials Science and Engineering A, 2007, 447: 209-216.
  8. Dongyun Lee, Xiaoding Wei, Xi Chen, Manhong Zhao^, S.C. Jun, Jim Hone, E.G. Herbert, Warren C. Oliver and Jeffrey W. Kysar, Microfabrication and mechanical properties of nanoporous gold at the nanoscale, Scripta Materialia, 2007, 56: 437-440.
  9. Yong X. Gan, Chih-Shing Stan Wei, Marca Lam, Xiaoding Wei, Dongyun Lee, Jeffrey W. Kysar and Xi Chen, Deformation and Fracture Behavior of Electrocodeposited Alumina Nanoparticle/Copper Composite Films, Journal of Materials Science, 2007, 42: 5256-5263.
  10. Xi Chen* and Guoxin Cao^, Review: Atomistic Studies of Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes. Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, invited review paper, 2007, 4: 823-839.
  11. Guoxin Cao^, Xi Chen*, Jeffrey W. Kysar, Dongyun Lee and Yong X. Gan, The mean path of dislocations in nanoparticle and nanorod reinforced metal composites and implication for strengthening mechanisms, Mechanics Research Communications, 2007, 34: 275-282.
  12. Dongyun Lee, Xiaoding Wei, Manhong Zhao^, Xi Chen, S. C. Jun, Jim Hone, and Jeffrey W. Kysar, Plastic deformation in nanoscale gold single crystals and open-celled nanoporous gold (Cover Article), Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 2007, 15: S181-S192.
  13. Guoxin Cao^, Xi Chen*, and Jeffrey W. Kysar, Numerical Analysis of the Radial Breathing Mode of Individual Armchair and Zigzag Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes under Deformation, Journal of Applied Physics, 2006, 100: 124305. This paper is also included in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 2007, Vol. 7.
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