Ting Zhu

Associate Professor
Woodruff Faculty Fellow
Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
School of Materials Science and Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332
Office: MRDC 4110, 801 Ferst Dr NW
Telephone: (404) 894-6597
Email: ting.zhu@me.gatech.edu




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  1. J. W. Wang, S. Narayanan, J. Y. Huang, Z. Zhang, T. Zhu and S. X. Mao, Atomic-scale dynamic process of deformation-induced stacking fault tetrahedra in gold nanocrystals, Nature Communications 4, 2340 (2013). PDF

  2. S. Huang, F. Fan, J. Li, S. L. Zhang and T. Zhu, Stress generation during lithiation of high-capacity electrode particles in lithium ion batteries, Acta Materialia 61, 4354-4364 (2013). PDF
  3. W. Liang, H. Yang, F. Fan, Y. Liu, X. H. Liu, J. Y. Huang, T. Zhu, S. L. Zhang, Tough germanium nanoparticles under electrochemical cycling, ACS Nano 7, 3427-3433 (2013). PDF
  4. J. W. Wang, Y. He, F. Fan, X. H. Liu, S. Xia, Y. Liu, C. T. Harris, H. Li, J. Y. Huang, S. X. Mao and T. Zhu, Two-phase electrochemical lithiation in amorphous silicon, Nano Letters 13, 709-715 (2013). PDF
  5. X. H. Liu, F. Fan, H. Yang, S. L. Zhang, J. Y. Huang and T. Zhu, Self-limiting lithiation in silicon nanowires, ACS Nano 7, 1495-1503 (2013). PDF
  6. C. Peng, Y. Zhong, Y. Lu, S. Narayanan, T. Zhu and J. Lou, Strain rate dependent mechanical properties in single crystal nickel nanowires, Applied Physics Letters 102, 083102 (2013). PDF
  7. Z. You, X. Li, L. Gui, Q. Lu, T. Zhu, H. J. Gao and L. Lu, Plastic anisotropy and associated deformation mechanisms in nanotwinned metals, Acta Materialia 61, 217-227 (2013). PDF
  8. T. Zhu, J. Li and S. Yip, Atomistic reaction pathway sampling: the nudged elastic band method and nanomechanics applications, Chapter 12 in Nano and Cell Mechanics (Eds. H. Espinosa and G. Bao), John Wiley & Sons, 313-338 (2013). PDF

  9. [2012]

  10. X. H. Liu et al., In situ atomic-scale imaging of electrochemical lithiation in silicon, Nature Nanotechnology 7, 749-756 (2012). PDF


  12. Y. Zhong, K. Gall and T. Zhu, Atomistic characterization of pseudoelasticity and shape memory in NiTi nanopillars, Acta Materialia 60, 6301-6311 (2012). PDF
  13. W. Wang, Y. Zhong, K. Lu, L. Lu, D. L. McDowell and T. Zhu, Size effects and strength fluctuation in nanoscale plasticity, Acta Materialia 60, 3302-3309 (2012). PDF
  14. Y. Zhong and T. Zhu, Patterning of martensitic nanotwins, Scripta Materialia 67, 883-886 (2012). PDF
  15. T. Zhu and H. J. Gao, Plastic deformation mechanism in nano-twinned metals: An insight from molecular dynamics and mechanistic modeling, Scripta Materialia 66, 843-848 (2012). Invited viewpoint article PDF
  16. X. H. Liu et al., In situ transmission electron microscopy of electrochemical lithiation, delithiation and deformation of individual graphene nanoribbons, Carbon 50, 3836-3844 (2012). PDF
  17. X. H. Liu, Y. Liu, A. Kushima, S. Zhang, T. Zhu, J. Li and J. Y. Huang, In situ experiments of electrochemical lithiation and delithiation of individual nanostructures, Advanced Energy Materials 2, 722-741 (2012). Invited review article PDF
  18. H. Yang, S. Huang, X. Huang, F. Fan, W. Liang, X. H. Liu, J. Y. Huang, J. Li, T. Zhu and S. Zhang, Orientation-dependent interfacial mobility governs anisotropic swelling in lithiated silicon nanowires, Nano Letters 12, 1953-1958 (2012). PDF
  19. X. H. Liu, L. Zhong, S. Huang, S. X. Mao, T. Zhu and J. Y. Huang, Size dependent fracture of silicon nanoparticles during lithiation, ACS Nano 6, 1522-1531 (2012). PDF
  20. Highlighted in ACS Nano (February issue, 2012) PDF


  21. X. H. Liu, S. Huang, S. T. Picraux, J. Li, T. Zhu and J. Y. Huang, Reversible nanopore formation in Ge nanowires during lithiation-delithiation cycling: an in situ TEM study, Nano Letters 11, 3991-3997 (2011). PDF
  22. X. H. Liu et al., Anisotropic swelling and fracture of silicon nanowires during lithiation, Nano Letters 11, 3312-3318 (2011). PDF
  23. Y. Liu et al., Lithiation induced embrittlement of multi-walled carbon nanotubes, ACS Nano 5, 7245-7253 (2011). PDF
  24. L. Q. Zhang et al., Controlling the lithiation induced strain and charging rate in nanowire electrodes by coating, ACS Nano 5, 4800-4809 (2011). PDF
  25. S. Huang and T. Zhu, Atomistic mechanisms of lithium insertion in amorphous silicon, Journal of Power Sources 196, 3664-3668 (2011). PDF
  26. Y. Zhong, K. Gall and T. Zhu, Atomistic study of nanotwins in NiTi shape memory alloys, Journal of Applied Physics 110, 033532 (2011). PDF
  27. A. Kushima, J. Eapen, J. Li, S. Yip and T. Zhu, Time scale bridging in atomistic simulation of slow dynamics: viscous relaxation and defect mobility, European Physical Journal B 82, 271-293 (2011). Invited colloquium article PDF
  28. B. Pant, B. L. Allen, T. Zhu, K. Gall, and O. N. Pierron, A versatile microelectromechanical system for nanomechanical testing, Applied Physics Letters 98, 053506 (2011). PDF

  29. [2010]

  30. T. Zhu and J. Li, Ultra-strength materials, Progress in Materials Science 55, 710-757 (2010). Invited review article PDF
  31. S. S. Terdalkar, S. Huang, H. Yuan, J. J. Rencis, T. Zhu, and S. Zhang, Nanoscale fracture in graphene, Chemical Physics Letters 494, 218-222 (2010). PDF

  32. [2009]

  33. L. Lu, T. Zhu, Y. Shen, M. Dao, K. Lu and S. Suresh, Stress relaxation and the structure size dependence of plastic deformation in nanotwinned copper, Acta Materialia 57, 5165-5173 (2009). PDF
  34. T. Zhu, J. Li, S. Ogata and S. Yip, Mechanics of ultra-strength materials, Materials Research Society Bulletin 34, 167-172, (2009). Invited review article PDF
  35. L. Lu, M. Dao, T. Zhu and J. Li, Size dependence of rate-controlling deformation mechanisms in nanotwinned copper, Scripta Materialia 60, 1062-1066 (2009). Invited viewpoint article PDF
  36. S. Huang, S. Zhang, T. Belytschko, S. S. Terdelkar and T. Zhu, Mechanics of nanocrack: Fracture, dislocation emission, and amorphization, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics in Solids 57, 840-850 (2009). PDF

  37. [2008]

  38. T. Zhu, J. Li, A. Samanta, A. Leach and K. Gall, Temperature and strain-rate dependence of surface dislocation nucleation, Physical Review Letters 100, 025502 (2008). PDF

  39. Y. Zhong and T. Zhu, Simulating nanoindentation and predicting dislocation nucleation using interatomic potential finite element method, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering 197, 3174-3181 (2008). PDF
  40. A. Winkleman, L.S. McCarty, T. Zhu, D.B. Weibel, Z. Suo and G.M. Whitesides, Templated self-assembly over patterned electrodes by an applied electric field: geometric constraints and diversity of materials, IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 17, 900-910 (2008). PDF

  41. [2007]

  42. T. Zhu, J. Li, A. Samanta, H. G. Kim and S. Suresh, Interfacial plasticity governs strain rate sensitivity and ductility in nanostructured metals, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 104, 3031-3036 (2007). PDF

  43. S. L. Zhang, T. Zhu and T. Belytschko, Atomistic and multiscale analyses of brittle fracture in crystal lattices, Physical Review B 76, 094114 (2007). PDF
  44. E. Silva, C. Forst, J. Li, X. Lin, T. Zhu and S. Yip, Multiscale materials modeling at the atomistic and electronic scales, Mathematic Modeling and Numerical Analysis 41, 427-445 (2007). PDF
  45. S. Zhang and T. Zhu, Atomic geometry and energetics of carbon nanotube necking, Philosophical Magazine Letters 87, 567-574 (2007). PDF

  46. [2006]

  47. T. Zhu, Z. Suo, A. Winkleman, G. M. Whitesides, Mechanics of a process to assemble microspheres on a patterned electrode, Applied Physics Letter 88, 144101 (2006). PDF
  48. E. Silva, J. Li, D. Liao, S. Subramanian, T. Zhu and S. Yip, Atomic scale chemo-mechanics of silica: nano-rod deformation and water reaction, Journal of Computer-Aided Materials Design 13, 135-159 (2006). PDF
  49. T. Zhu, J. Li and S. Yip. Atomistic characterization of 3D lattice trapping barriers to brittle fracture, Proceedings of the Royal Society A 462, 1741-1761 (2006). PDF
  50. W.M. Zhu, D.E. Taylor, A.R. Al-Derzi, K. Runge, S.B. Trickey, J. Li, T. Zhu and S. Yip, Molecular dynamics tests of electronic structure encoding in pair potentials for SiO2, Computational Material Science 38, 340-349 (2006). PDF

  51. [2005]

  52. T. Zhu, J. Li, X. Lin and S. Yip. Stress-dependent molecular pathways of silica-water reaction, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics in Solids 53, 1597-1623 (2005). PDF
  53. T. Zhu, J. Li and S. Yip, Nanomechanics of crack front mobility, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics 72, 932-935, (2005). PDF

  54. [2004]

  55. T. Zhu, J. Li and S. Yip. Atomistic configurations and energetics of crack extension in silicon, Physical Review Letters 93, 205504 (2004). PDF
  56. T. Zhu, J. Li and S. Yip. Atomistic study of dislocation loop emission from a crack tip, Physical Review Letters 93, 025503 (2004). PDF
  57. T. Zhu, J. Li, K. J. Van Vliet, S. Ogata, S. Yip and S. Suresh. Predictive modeling of nanoindentation-induced homogeneous dislocation nucleation in copper, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 52, 691-724 (2004). PDF
  58. J. Li, T. Zhu, S. Yip, K. J. Van Vliet and S. Suresh, Elastic criterion for dislocation nucleation, Materials Science and Engineering A 365, 25-30 (2004). PDF

  59. [2003]

  60. T. Zhu, J. Li, S. Yip, R. J. Bartlett, S. B. Trickey and N. H. de Leeuw, Deformation and fracture of a SiO2 nanorod, Molecular Simulation 29, 671-676 (2003). PDF
  61. K. J. Van Vliet, J. Li, T. Zhu, S. Yip and S. Suresh, Quantifying the early stages of plasticity through nanoscale experiments and simulations, Physical Review B 67, 104105 (2003). PDF
  62. N. H. de Leeuw, Z. Du, J. Li, S. Yip and T. Zhu. Computer modeling study of the effect of hydration on the stability of a silica nanotube, Nano Letters 3, 1347-1352 (2003) PDF

  63. [2002]

  64. J. Li, K. J. Van Vliet, T. Zhu, S. Yip and S. Suresh, Atomistic mechanism governing elastic limit and incipient plasticity in crystals, Nature 418, 307-310 (2002). PDF

  65. [1999]

  66. T. Zhu and W. Yang, Fatigue crack growth in ferroelectrics driven by cyclic electric loading, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 47, 81-97 (1999). PDF
  67. T. Zhu and W. Yang, Crack kinking in a piezoelectric solid, International Journal of Solids and Structures 36, 5013-5027 (1999). PDF
  68. F. Fang, W. Yang and T. Zhu, Crack tip 90 degrees domain switching in tetragonal lanthanum-modified lead zirconate titanate under an electric field, Journal of Material Research 14, 2940-2944 (1999). PDF
  69. T. Zhu, F. Fang and W. Yang, Fatigue crack growth in ferroelectric ceramics below the coercive field, Journal of Materials Science Letters 18, 1025-1027 (1999). PDF

  70. [1998]

  71. W. Yang and T. Zhu, Switch-toughening of ferroelectrics subjected to electric fields, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 46, 291-311 (1998). PDF
  72. W. Yang and T. Zhu, Fracture and fatigue of ferroelectrics under electric and mechanical loading, Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures 21, 1361-1369 (1998). PDF

  73. [1997]

  74. T. Zhu and W. Yang, Toughness variation of ferroelectrics by polarization switch under non-uniform electric field, Acta Materialia 45, 4695-4702 (1997). PDF

  75. [1996]

  76. T. Zhu, W. Yang and T. F. Guo, Quasi-cleavage processes driven by dislocation pileups, Acta Materialia 44, 3049-3058 (1996). PDF