Publications sorted by year

Mechanics vs. Energy/Environment related Materials and Systems

  1. Chen Zhang^, Fei Dang^, Youlong Chen^, Yuan Yan^, Yilun Liu^, and Xi Chen*, Vibration-to-electric energy conversion with porous graphene oxide-nickel electrode. Journal of Power Sources, 2017, 368: 73-77.
  2. Meng Wang, Liangliang Zhu^, Anh V. Le, Daniel J. Noelle, Yang Shi, Ying Zhong, Feng Hao^, Xi Chen, Yu Qiao, A Multifunctional Battery Module Design for Electric Vehicle. Journal of Modern Transportation, 2017, 25: 218-222.
  3. Hang Xiao^, Xiaoyang Shi^, Yayun Zhang^, Xiangbiao Liao^, Feng Hao^, Klaus S. Lackner and Xi Chen*, The catalytic effect of H2O on the hydrolysis of CO32− in hydrated clusters and its implication in the humidity driven CO2 air capture. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2017, 19: 27435-27441.
  4. Hang Xiao^, Xiaoyang Shi^, Feng Hao^, Xiangbiao Liao^, Yayun Zhang^ and Xi Chen*, Self-assembled nanocapsules in water: a molecular mechanistic study. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 2017, 19: 20377-20382.
  5. Hang Xiao^, Xiaoyang Shi^, and Xi Chen*, Development of a Transferable Reactive Force Field of P/H Systems: Application to the Chemical and Mechanical Properties of Phosphorene. Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 2017, 121: 6135-6149.
  6. Feng Hao^, Xiao Lu^, Yu Qiao and Xi Chen*, Crashworthiness Analysis of Electric Vehicle with Energy-absorbing Battery. Journal of Engineering Materials Technology, 2017, 139: 021022.
  7. Yayun Zhang^, Chao Liu, Feng Hao^, Hang Xiao^, Shiwei Zhang^ and Xi Chen*, CO2 adsorption and separation from natural gas on phosphorene surface: Combining DFT and GCMC calculations. Applied Surface Science, 2017, 397: 206-212.
  8. Mingjia Li^, Wei Zhao, Wenquan Tao, Xi Chen*, Economic analysis of a new class of vanadium redox-flow battery for medium- and large-scale energy storage in commercial applications with renewable energy. Applied Thermal Engineering, 2017, 114: 802-814.
  9. Shiwei Zhang^, Feng Hao^, Haimu Chen, Wei Yuan, Yong Tang, Xi Chen*, Molecular dynamics simulation on explosive boiling of liquid argon film on copper nanochannels. Applied Thermal Engineering, 2017, 113: 208-214.


  1. Langquan Shui^, Liangliang Zhu^, Zhe Yang^, Yilun Liu^ and Xi Chen*, Energy efficiency of mobile soft robots. Soft Matter, 2017, 13: 8223-8233.
  2. Liangliang Zhu^, Yunteng Cao^, Yilun Liu^, Zhe Yang^, Xi Chen*, Architectures of soft robotic locomotion enabled by simple mechanical principles, Soft Matter, 2017, 13: 4441-4456.
  3. Lei Liu^, Chi Zhang, Meng Luo, Xi Chen, Dichen Li, Hualing Chen, A biologically inspired artificial muscle based on fiber-reinforced and electropneumatic dielectric elastomers, Smart Materials and Structures, 2017, 26: 085018.
  4. Xiangbiao Liao^, Junfeng Xiao^, Yong Ni, Chaorong Li, Xi Chen*, Self-Assembly of Islands on Spherical Substrates by Surface Instability, ACS Nano, 2017, 11: 2611-2617.
  5. Yilun Liu^, Mengjie Li^, Jingran Liu, Xi Chen*, Mechanism of surface wrinkle modulation for a stiff film on compliant substrate, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2017, 84: 051011.
  6. Yunteng Cao^, Yilun Liu^, Youlong Chen^, Liangliang Zhu^, Yuan Yan^, Xi Chen*, A novel slithering locomotion mechanism for a snake-like soft robot, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2017, 99: 304-320.


  1. Zixiang Tong^, Mingjia Li^, Xi Chen and Yaling He, Direct coupling between molecular dynamics and lattice Boltzmann method based on velocity distribution functions for steady-state isothermal flow. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2017, 115: 544-555.
  2. Youlong Chen^, Xiangbiao Liao^, Yilun Liu^ and Xi Chen*, Helical buckling of wires embedded in a soft matrix under axial compression. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2017, 17: 71-76.
  3. Liangliang Zhu^ and Xi Chen*, Delamination Based Measurement and Prediction of the Adhesion Energy of Thin Film/Substrate Interfaces. Journal of Engineering Materials Technology, 2017, 139: 021021.
  4. Xi Chen* and Taehyo Park, Honoring Professor George Z. Voyiadjis: Multi-physical solutions for harsh environments: Computations and Experiments. Journal of Engineering Materials Technology, 2017, 139: 020201.
  5. Langquan Shui^, Yilun Liu^ and Xi Chen*, Three dimensional wave propagation in time-varying materials: A mathematical model based on the weak solutions of continuity in the moving property interface. Applied Mathematical Modeling, 2017, 48: 134-152.
  6. Zhongguo Sun^, Xiao Chen, Guang Xi, Ling Liu^, Xi Chen*, Mass transfer mechanisms of rotary atomization: A numerical study using the moving particle semi-implicit method. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 2017, 105: 90-101.


    1. Xi Chen*, Nanoindentation for length scales, in Handbook of Nonlocal Continuum Mechanics for Materials and Structures, Eds. George Z. Voyiadjis, 2017, Springer.

Special issues

    1. Xi Chen* eds, Special issue to honor George Z. Voyiadjis on the occasion of his 70th birthday, Journal of Materials Engineering and Technology, 2017.
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