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, F. Fan, Y. Liu, K. L. Jungjohann, S. W. Lee, S. X. Mao, X. H. Liu and T. Zhu
    Structural evolution and pulverization of tin nanoparticles during lithiation-delithiation cycling
    Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 161, F3019-F3024 (2014).
  2. L. Chen, F. Fan, L. Hong, J. Chen, Y. Z. Ji, S. L. Zhang, T. Zhu and L. Q. Chen
    A phase-field model coupled with large elasto-plastic deformation: application to lithiated silicon electrodes
    Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 161, F3164-F3172 (2014).
  3. P. Zhang, L. Ma, F. Fan, Z. Zeng, C. Peng, P. E. Loya, Z. Liu, Y. Gong, J. Zhang, X. X. Zhang, P. M. Ajayan, T. Zhu and J. Lou
    Fracture toughness of graphene
    Nature Communications, 5, 3782 (2014).
  4. Media hits: Georgia Tech News, Georgia Tech ME News, mrs.org, phys.org, Live Science

  5. Y. Liu, F. Fan, J. W. Wang, Y. Liu, H. L. Chen, K. L. Jungjohann, Y. Xu, Y. Zhu, D. Bigio, T. Zhu and C. S. Wang
    In situ transmission electron microscopy study of electrochemical sodiation and potassiation of carbon nanofibers
    Nano Letters, 14, 3445-3452 (2014).
  6. H. Yang, F. Fan, W. Liang, X. Guo, T. Zhu and S. Zhang
    A chemo-mechanical model of lithiation in silicon
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 70, 349-361 (2014).
  7. Y. Zhong and T. Zhu
    Phase field modeling of martensitic microstructure in NiTi shape memory alloys
    Acta Materialia, 75, 337-347 (2014).
  8. R. Mirzaeifar, K. Gall, T. Zhu, A. Yavari and R. DesRoches
    Structural transformations in NiTi shape memory alloy nanowires
    Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 194307 (2014).
  9. Y. Liu, S. Zhang and T. Zhu
    Germanium-based electrode materials for lithium ion batteries
    ChemElectroChem, 1, 706-713 (2014).
  10. A. Patra, T. Zhu and D. L. McDowell
    Constitutive equations for modeling non-Schmid effects in single crystal bcc-Fe at low and ambient temperatures
    International Journal of Plasticity, 59, 1-14 (2014).
  11. S. Narayanan, D. L. McDowell and T. Zhu
    Crystal plasticity model for bcc iron atomistically informed by kinetics of correlated kinkpair nucleation on screw dislocation
    Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 65, 54-68 (2014).

  12. [2013]

  13. 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).
  14. W. Liang, L. Hong, H. Yang, F. Fan, Y. Liu, H. Li, J. Li, J. Y. Huang, L. Q. Chen, T. Zhu and S. Zhang
    Nanovoid formation and annihilation in gallium nanodroplets under lithiation-delithiation cycling
    Nano Letters, 13, 5212-5217 (2013).
  15. F. Fan, S. Huang, H. Yang, M. Raju, D. Datta, V. B. Shenoy, A. C. T. van Duin, S. Zhang and T. Zhu
    Mechanical properties of amorphous LixSi alloys: a reactive force field study
    Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 21, 074002 (2013).
  16. 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).
  17. 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).
  18. 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).
  19. 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).
  20. 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).
  21. 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).
  22. T. Zhu, J. Li and S. Yip
    Atomistic reaction pathway sampling: the nudged elastic band method and nanomechanics applications
    Nano and Cell Mechanics (Eds. H. Espinosa and G. Bao), Chapter 12, John Wiley & Sons, 313-338 (2013).

  23. [2012]

  24. X. H. Liu, J. W. Wang, S. Huang, F. Fan, X. Huang, Y. Liu, S. Krylyuk, J. Yoo, S. A. Dayeh, A. V. Davydov, S. X. Mao, S. T. Picraux, S. Zhang, J. Li, T. Zhu and J. Y. Huang
    In situ atomic-scale imaging of electrochemical lithiation in silicon
    Nature Nanotechnology, 7, 749-756 (2012).

  26. Y. Zhong, K. Gall and T. Zhu
    Atomistic characterization of pseudoelasticity and shape memory in NiTi nanopillars
    Acta Materialia, 60, 6301-6311 (2012).
  27. 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).
  28. Y. Zhong and T. Zhu
    Patterning of martensitic nanotwins
    Scripta Materialia, 67, 883-886 (2012).
  29. 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).
  30. X. H. Liu, J. W. Wang, Y. Liu, H. Zheng, A. Kushima, S. Huang, T. Zhu, S. X. Mao, J. Li, S. Zhang, W. Lu, J. M. Tour and J. Y. Huang
    In situ transmission electron microscopy of electrochemical lithiation, delithiation and deformation of individual graphene nanoribbons
    Carbon, 50, 3836-3844 (2012).
  31. 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).
  32. 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).
  33. 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).
  34. Highlighted in ACS Nano (February issue, 2012) PDF


  35. 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).
  36. X. H. Liu, H. Zheng, L. Zhong, S. Huang, L. Q. Zhang, Y. Liu, A. Kushima, W. T. Liang, J. W. Wang, J. H. Cho, S. T. Picraux, T. Zhu, J. Li, J. P. Sullivan, S. X. Mao, Z. Z. Ye, S. Zhang and J. Y. Huang
    Anisotropic swelling and fracture of silicon nanowires during lithiation
    Nano Letters, 11, 3312-3318 (2011).
  37. Y. Liu, H. Zheng, X. H. Liu, S. Huang, T. Zhu, J. Wang, A. Kushima, N. S. Hudak, X. Huang, S. Zhang, S. X. Mao, X. Qian, J. Li and J. Y. Huang
    Lithiation induced embrittlement of multi-walled carbon nanotubes
    ACS Nano, 5, 7245-7253 (2011).
  38. L. Q. Zhang, X. H. Liu, Y. Liu, S. Huang, T. Zhu, L. Gui, S. X. Mao, Z. Z. Ye, C. M. Wang, J. P. Sullivan and J. Y. Huang
    Controlling the lithiation induced strain and charging rate in nanowire electrodes by coating
    ACS Nano, 5, 4800-4809 (2011).
  39. S. Huang and T. Zhu
    Atomistic mechanisms of lithium insertion in amorphous silicon
    Journal of Power Sources, 196, 3664-3668 (2011).
  40. Y. Zhong, K. Gall and T. Zhu
    Atomistic study of nanotwins in NiTi shape memory alloys
    Journal of Applied Physics, 110, 033532 (2011).
  41. 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).
  42. 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).

  43. [2010]

  44. T. Zhu and J. Li
    Ultra-strength materials
    Progress in Materials Science, 55, 710-757 (2010).
  45. 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).

  46. [2009]

  47. 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).
  48. T. Zhu, J. Li, S. Ogata and S. Yip
    Mechanics of ultra-strength materials
    Materials Research Society Bulletin, 34, 167-172, (2009).
  49. 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).
  50. 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 of Solids, 57, 840-850 (2009).

  51. [2008]

  52. 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).
  53. 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).
  54. 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).

  55. [2007]

  56. 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).
  57. S. L. Zhang, T. Zhu and T. Belytschko
    Atomistic and multiscale analyses of brittle fracture in crystal lattices
    Physical Review B, 76, 094114 (2007).
  58. 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).
  59. S. Zhang and T. Zhu
    Atomic geometry and energetics of carbon nanotube necking
    Philosophical Magazine Letters, 87, 567-574 (2007).

  60. [2006]

  61. 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
  62. 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
  63. 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
  64. 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

  65. [2005]

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

  68. [2004]

  69. T. Zhu, J. Li and S. Yip. Atomistic configurations and energetics of crack extension in silicon, Physical Review Letters 93, 205504 (2004). PDF
  70. T. Zhu, J. Li and S. Yip. Atomistic study of dislocation loop emission from a crack tip, Physical Review Letters 93, 025503 (2004). PDF
  71. 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
  72. 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

  73. [2003]

  74. 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
  75. 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
  76. 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

  77. [2002]

  78. 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

  79. [1999]

  80. 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
  81. T. Zhu and W. Yang, Crack kinking in a piezoelectric solid, International Journal of Solids and Structures 36, 5013-5027 (1999). PDF
  82. 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
  83. 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

  84. [1998]

  85. 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
  86. 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

  87. [1997]

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

  89. [1996]

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

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