Ultra-Strength Materials &
Elastic Strain Engineering

  1. Tailoring Exciton Dynamics by Elastic Strain-Gradient in Semiconductors,
    Xuewen Fu, Cong Su, Qiang Fu, Xinli Zhu, Rui Zhu, Chuanpu Liu, Zhimin Liao, Jun Xu, Wanlin Guo, Ji Feng, Ju Li and Dapeng Yu, Advanced Materials 26 (2014) 2572-2579.

  2. Elastic strain engineering for unprecedented materials properties,
    Ju Li, Zhiwei Shan, and Evan Ma, Guest Editors, MRS Bulletin 39 (2014) 108-162.

  3. A Transforming Metal Nanocomposite with Large Elastic Strain, Low Modulus, and High Strength,
    Shijie Hao, Lishan Cui, Daqiang Jiang, Xiaodong Han, Yang Ren, Jiang Jiang, Yinong Liu, Zhenyang Liu, Shengcheng Mao, Yandong Wang, Yan Li, Xiaobing Ren, Xiangdong Ding, Shan Wang, Cun Yu, Xiaobin Shi, Minshu Du, Feng Yang, Yanjun Zheng, Ze Zhang, Xiaodong Li, Dennis E. Brown and Ju Li, Science 339 (2013) 1191-1194.
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    MATERIALS SCIENCE: Exceptional Properties by Design
    Min Zhou, Science 339 (2013) 1161-1162.

  4. Strain-engineered artificial atom as a broad-spectrum solar energy funnel,
    Ji Feng, Xiaofeng Qian, Cheng-Wei Huang and Ju Li, Nature Photonics 6 (2012) 866-872.

    News & Views: OPTICAL MATERIALS: Inspired by strain,
    Arend van der Zande and James Hone, Nature Photonics 6 (2012) 804-806.

  5. Strain-Engineering of Band Gaps in Piezoelectric Boron Nitride Nanoribbons,
    Jingshan Qi, Xiaofeng Qian, Liang Qi, Ji Feng, Daning Shi and Ju Li, Nano Letters 12 (2012) 1224-1228.

  6. Approaching the ideal elastic limit of metallic glasses,
    Lin Tian, Yong-Qiang Cheng, Zhi-Wei Shan, Ju Li, Cheng-Cai Wang, Xiao-Dong Han, Jun Sun and Evan Ma, Nature Communications 3 (2012) 609.
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  7. Ultra-strength materials,
    Ting Zhu and Ju Li, Progress in Materials Science 55 (2010) 710-757.

  8. Mechanics of Ultra-Strength Materials,
    Ting Zhu, Ju Li, Shigenobu Ogata and Sidney Yip, MRS Bulletin 34 (March 2009) 167-172.

  9. Deformation of the ultra-strong,
    Subra Suresh and Ju Li, Nature 456 (2008) 716-717.

  10. Hydrostatic compression and high-pressure elastic constants of coesite silica,
    Hajime Kimizuka, Shigenobu Ogata and Ju Li, Journal of Applied Physics 103 (2008) 053506.

  11. Ab initio calculation of ideal strength and phonon instability of graphene in tension,
    Fang Liu, Pingbing Ming and Ju Li, Physical Review B 76 (2007) 064120.

  12. Complete set of elastic constants of alpha-quartz at high pressure: A first-principles study,
    Hajime Kimizuka, Shigenobu Ogata, Ju Li and Yoji Shibutani, Physical Review B 75 (2007) 054109.

  13. Ab initio study of the surface properties and ideal strength of (100) silicon thin films,
    Yoshitaka Umeno, Akihiro Kushima, Takayuki Kitamura, Peter Gumbsch and Ju Li, Physical Review B 72 (2005) 165431.

  14. Near-surface lattice instability in 2D fiber and half-space,
    Sergey V. Dmitriev, Takayuki Kitamura, Ju Li, Yoshitaka Umeno, Kisaragi Yashiro and Nobuhiro Yoshikawa, Acta Materialia 53 (2005) 1215-1224.

  15. Breaking atomic bonds through vibrational mode localization,
    Sergey V. Dmitriev, Ju Li, Nobuhiro Yoshikawa, Yoshihisa Tanaka, Yutaka Kagawa, Takayuki Kitamura and Sidney Yip, Defect and Diffusion Forum 233-234 (2004) 49-60.

  16. Theoretical strength of 2D hexagonal crystals: application to bubble raft indentation,
    Sergey V. Dmitriev, Ju Li, Nobuhiro Yoshikawa and Yoji Shibutani, Philosophical Magazine 85 (2005) 2177-2195.

  17. Ideal shear strain of metals and ceramics,
    Shigenobu Ogata, Ju Li, Naoto Hirosaki, Yoji Shibutani and Sidney Yip, Physical Review B 70 (2004) 104104. (Shearability/)

  18. Ab initio study of ideal shear strength,
    Shigenobu Ogata, Ju Li, Yoji Shibutani and Sidney Yip, IUTAM Symposium on Mesoscopic Dynamics of Fracture Process and Materials Strength, eds. H. Kitagawa and Y. Shibutani, Solid Mechanics and Its Applications 115 (Kluwer, Dordrecht, 2004). ISBN: 1402020376.

  19. Ideal pure shear strength of aluminum and copper,
    Shigenobu Ogata, Ju Li and Sidney Yip, Science 298 (2002) 807-11.

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  20. Atomistic Measures of Materials Strength,
    Ju Li and Sidney Yip, Computer Modeling in Engineering and Sciences 3 (2002) 219-227.

  21. Atomistic simulation of matter under stress: crossover from hard to soft materials,
    Antonino Romano, Ju Li and Sidney Yip, Physica A 304 (2002) 11-22.

  22. Mechanistic aspects and atomic-level consequences of elastic instabilities in homogeneous crystals,
    Sidney Yip, Ju Li, Meijie Tang and Jinghan Wang, Materials Science and Engineering A 317 (2001) 236-240.

  23. Unifying two criteria of Born: elastic instability and melting of homogeneous crystals,
    Jinghan Wang, Ju Li, Sidney Yip, Simon Phillpot and Dieter Wolf, Physica A 240, 396-403 (1997).

  24. Mechanical instabilities of homogeneous crystals,
    Jinghan Wang, Ju Li, Sidney Yip, Simon Phillpot and Dieter Wolf, Physical Review B 52, 12627-35 (1995).

  25. Homogeneous deformation and instabilities,
    Ju Li and Sidney Yip, to be submitted.