Publications sorted by year

Mechanics vs. Energy/Environment related Materials and Systems

  1. Yueting Sun, Jun Xu^, Yibing Li, Xiaoqing Xu, Cheng Liu and Xi Chen, Mechanism of Water Infiltration and Defiltration Through ZSM-5 Zeolite: Heating and Sodium Chloride Concentration Effect. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2013, 2013: 249369.
  2. Baoxing Xu^ and Xi Chen*, Electrical-driven Transport of Endohedral Fullerene Encapsulating a Single Water Molecule. Physical Review Letters, 2013, 110: 156103. Editor’s suggestion; also highlighted on APS website.
  3. Joel Goldman^, Chun-Yang Yin^ and Xi Chen*, Increased concrete permeability via controlled hydraulic fatigue technique. Journal of Multifunctional Composites, in press.
  4. Jianfeng Ju^, Xi Chen, Yijun Shi and Donghui Wu, A novel TiO2 nanofiber supported PdAg catalyst for methanol electro-oxidation, Energy, 2013, 59: 478-483.
  5. Jianfeng Ju^, Xi Chen, Yijun Shi and Donghui Wu, A novel PdAg/TiO2 nanotube electrocatalyst for methanol electro-oxidation, Fuel, 2013, 108: 850-854.
  6. Jianfeng Ju^, Xi Chen, Yijun Shi, Miao Jianwen and Donghui Wu, Hydrothermal preparation and photocatalytic performance of N, S-doped nanometer TiO2 under sunshine irradiation, Powder Technology, 2013, 237: 616-622.
  7. Jianfeng Ju^, Xi Chen, Yijun Shi, and Donghui Wu, Investigation of PdSn nanometals alloy supported on spherical TiO2 for methanol electro-oxidation, Powder Technology, 2013, 241: 1-6.
  8. Ling Liu^ and Xi Chen, Fast Ionic Transport in Nanoporous Y-Zeolite: Implications for Phase Separation, ChemPhysChem, cover article, 2013, 14: 2413-2418.
  9. Yueting Sun, Jun Xu^, Yibing Li, Bohan Liu, Yan Wang, Cheng Liu, Xi Chen*, Experimental Study on Energy Dissipation Characteristics of ZSM-5 Zeolite/Water System, Advanced Engineering Materials, 2013, 15: 740-746.
  10. Jun Xu^, Yibing Li, Yong Xiang, Xi Chen*, A Super Energy Mitigation Nanostructure at High Impact Speed Based on Buckyball System. PLOS One, 2013, 8: e64697.
  11. Yilun Liu^ and Xi Chen*, High permeability and salt rejection reverse osmosis by zeolite nano-membrane, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2013, 15: 6817 - 6824.
  12. S. Kadir, Chunyang Yin^, M. Sulaiman, Xi Chen, M. El-Harbawi, Incineration of municipal solid waste in Malaysia: Salient issues, policies and waste-to-energy initiatives. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 2013, 24: 181-186.
  13. Jun Xu^, Yibing Li, Yong Xiang, Xi Chen*, Energy Absorption Ability of Buckyball C720 at Low Impact Speed: A Numerical Study based on Molecular Dynamics. Nanoscale Research Letters, 2013, 8: 1-10.
  14. Ling Liu^, Yu Qiao, Hyuck Lim, Weiyi Lu, and Xi Chen, Mechanical-to-Electric Energy Conversion with Flowing Nanoconfined Electrolytes, Applied Physics Express, 2013, 6: 015202.
  15. Baoxing Xu^ and Xi Chen*, Liquid Flow-Induced Energy Harvesting in Nanopores: A Molecular Dynamics Study. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2013, 15: 1164-1168.
  16. Hyuck Lim, Weiyi Lu, Xi Chen and Yu Qiao, Effects of ion concentration on thermally-chargeable double-layer supercapacitors. Nanotechnology, 2013, 24: 465401.
  17. Weiyi Lu, T. Kim, C. Zhao, Xi Chen and Yu Qiao, Modified Infiltration of Solvated Ions and Ionic Liquid in a Nanoporous Carbon. Applied Physics A, 2013, 112: 885-889.
  18. Na Li^, Yafei Zhang, Dejuan Kong, Qulan Zhou^, Xi Chen*, and Shien Hui, Fluid Particle Group Reaction Model and Experimental Verification, Advanced Powder Technology, 2013, 24: 200-206.


  1. Junfeng Xiao^ and Xi Chen*, Buckling morphology of an elastic beam between two parallel lateral constraints: implication for a snake crawling between walls. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2013, 10: 20130399.
  2. Liangliang Zhu and Xi Chen*, Mechanical Analysis of Eyelid Morphology. Acta Biomaterialia, 2013, 9: 7968-7976.
  3. Jiazhong Wu and Xi Chen*, Buckling Patterns of Conical Thin Film/Substrate Systems. Journal of Physics D, 2013, 46: 155306.
  4. Bin Chen^, Z. L. Zhang, Xi Chen, Q. Yuan and D. G. Yin, Parallel Micro/Nano-Structure of a Cheek Tooth, Rare Metal Materials and Engineering, 2013, 42: 859-862.
  5. Bin Chen^, Z. L. Zhang, Xi Chen, Q. Yuan and D. G. Yin, Fiber rounding hole microstructure of bone and biomimetic research, Rare Metal Materials and Engineering, 2013, 42: 638-641.
  6. Bin Chen^, Dagang Yin, Xi Chen, Quan Yuan and Zhiliang Zhang, Nanostructural mechanism of toughness of crab carapace, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 2013, 10: 1436-1440.
  7. Bin Chen^, D. G. Yin, J. H. Fan, Xi Chen, Q. Yuan, and Z. L. Zhang, Fibre helicoidally rounding hole of tumblebug’s elytra and extrusion strength of biomimetic composite, Materials Research Innovations, 2013, 17: 17-21.

Nanoindentation and Impact/Contact Mechanics

  1. Xiangjun Jiang, Yongsheng Zhu, Jun Hong, Youyun Zhang and Xi Chen, Investigation into the loosening mechanism of bolt in curvic coupling subjected to transverse loading. Engineering Failure Analysis, 2013, 32: 360-373.
  2. Jun Xu^, Yueting Sun, Binglei Wang^, Yibing Li, Yong Xiang and Xi Chen*, Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Impact Response of Buckyballs, Mechanics Research Communication, 2013, 49: 8-12.
  3. Akio Yonezu, Hirotaka Akimoto, Shoichi Fujisawa and Xi Chen, Spherical indentation method for measuring local mechanical properties of welded stainless steel at high temperature. Materials and Design, 2013, 52: 812-820.
  4. Akio Yonezu, Masanori Tanaka, Ryota Kusano and Xi Chen*, Probing out-of-plane anisotropic plasticity using spherical indentation. Computational Materials Science, 2013, 79: 336-344.
  5. Akio Yonezu, Ryota Kusano and Xi Chen*, On the Mechanism of Intergranular Stress Corrosion Cracking of Sensitized Stainless Steel in Tetrathionate Solution. Journal of Materials Science, 2013, 48: 2447-2453.
  6. Akio Yonezu, Michihiro Niwa, Jiping Ye and Xi Chen*, Contact Fracture Mechanism of Electroplated Ni-P Coating upon Stainless Steel Substrate. Materials Science and Engineering A, 2013, 563: 184-192.
  7. Hiroyuki Yamada, Nagahisa Ogasawara^, Yoko Shimizu, Keitaro Horikawa, Hidetoshi Kobayashi and Xi Chen, Effect of High Strain Rate on Indentation in Pure Aluminum, Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 2013: 135: 021010.


  1. Xi Chen*, George Z. Voyiadjis. Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 2013, 135: 020201.

Special issues

  1. Xi Chen* eds, Special issue to honor George Z. Voyiadjis on the occasion of his 65th birthday, Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology, 2013.
  2. Vikas Kumar, Xi Chen eds, Special issue to honor George Z. Voyiadjis, International Journal of Plasticity, 2013.
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