Chuang Research Group
Laboratory of Nanoscale Materials





Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

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1.    M. Aramfard and C. Deng*, "Interaction of shear-coupled grain boundary motion with crack: Crack healing, grain boundary decohesion, and sub-grain formation", Journal of Applied Physics, 8(119), 085308, 2016.


6.    C. Deng* and F. Sansoz*, "A new form of pseudo-elasticity in small-scale nanotwinned gold", Extreme Mechanics Letters, in press, 2015

5.    M. Aramfard and C.Deng*, "Disclination mediated dynamic recrystallization in metals at low temperature", Scientific Reports, 5, 14215, 2015. DOI: 10.1038/srep14215

4.    J. Wang, F. Sansoz, C. Deng, G. Xu, G. Han, S.X. Mao, "Strong Hall-Petch Type Behavior in the Elastic Strain Limit of Nanotwinned Gold Nanowires", Nano Letters, 15 (6), 3865–3870, 2015

3.    R. Cao, Y. Deng and C.Deng*, "Hardening and crystallization in monatomic metallic glass during elastic cycling", Journal of Materials Research, 30(11), 1-7, 2015

2.    R. Cao, Y. Deng and C.Deng*, "Ultrahigh plastic flow in Au nanotubes enabled by surface stress facilitated reconstruction", Acta Materialia, 86, 25-22, 2015

1.    R. Cao and C. Deng*, "The ultra-small strongest grain size in nanocrystalline Ni nanowires", Scripta Materialia, 94, 9-12, 2015


3.    M. Aramfard and C. Deng*, "Influences of triple junctions on stress-assisted grain boundary motion in nanocrystalline materials", Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 22 (5), 055012, 2014.

2.    H. Sun and C. Deng*, "Adapted solute drag model for impurity-controlled grain boundary motion", Journal of Materials Research, 29(12), 1369-1375, 2014

1.    H. Sun and C. Deng*, "Direct quantification of solute effects on grain boundary motion by atomistic simulations", Computational Materials Science, 93, 137, 2014.


4.    M. Sun, F. Xiao and C. Deng*, "Near-ideal strength in metal nanotubes revealed by atomistic simulations", Applied Physics Letters, 103, 231911, 2013.

3.    M. Sun, R. Cao, F. Xiao and C. Deng*, "Surface and Interface Controlled Yielding and Plasticity in Fivefold Twinned Ag Nanowires", Computational Materials Science, 79, 289-295, 2013.

2.    M. Sun, R. Cao, F. Xiao and C. Deng*, "Fivefold twin and surface groove induced abnormal size and temperature dependent yielding in Ag nanowires", Scripta Materialia, 69 (3), 227-230, 2013

1.    M. I. Mendelev, C. Deng, C. A. Schuh and D. J. Srolovitz, "Comparison of molecular dynamics simulation methods for the study of grain boundary migration", Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 21 (4), 045017, 2013

2012 and Before

10.    C. Deng and C. A. Schuh, "Atomistic simulation of cyclic hardenging in metallic glass", Applied Physics Letters, 100 (15), 251909, 2012

9.    C. Deng and C. A. Schuh, "Diffusive-to-ballistic transition in grainboundary motion studied by atomistic simulation", Phys. Rev. B., 084, 004100, 2011.

8.    C. Deng and C. A. Schuh, "Atomistic simulation of slow grain boundary motion", Phys. Rev. Lett., 106, 045503 (2011).

7.    C. Deng and F. Sansoz, “Influences of Twins and Surface Facets onStrain-rate Sensitivity of Gold Nanowires at Different Temperatures”, Phys. Rev. B, 81, 155430 (2010).

6.    C. Deng and F. Sansoz, “Repulsive Force of Twin Boundary on CurvedDislocations and Its Role on the Yielding of Twinned Nanowires”, Scripta Mater., 63, 50-53 (2010).

5.    C. Deng and F. Sansoz, “Near-Ideal Strength in Au Nanowires Achieved throughMicrostructural Engineering”, ACS NANO, 3, 3001-3008 (2009).

4.    C. Deng and F. Sansoz, “Fundamental differences in the plasticity ofperiodically twinned nanowires in Au, Ag, Al, Cu Pb and Ni”, Acta Mater., 57, 6090-6101 (2009).

3.    C. Deng and F. Sansoz, “Size-DependentYield Stress in Twinned Gold Nanowires Mediated by Site-Specific SurfaceDislocation Emission ”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 95, 091914 (2009).

2.    C. Deng and F. Sansoz, “Enabling Ultrahigh Plastic Flow and Work Hardening inTwinned Gold Nanowires”, Nano Lett. 9 (4), 1517-1522 (2009).

1.    F. Sansoz and C. Deng, “Comment on “Deformation mechanisms of face-centered-cubic metal nanowireswith twin boundaries” Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 151909 (2007)”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 93, 086101 (2008). Also appeared in the September 8, 2008 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Sci. & Tech.

Refereed Conference Proceedings

3.    M. Sun, F. Xiao and C. Deng, "Ultrahigh Strength and Plastic Flow in Metal Nanotubes", Proceedings of the CSME International Congress, 2014.

2.    (Invited paper) F. Sansoz and C. Deng, “Size-Dependent Plasticity in Twinned Metal Nanowires”, Proceedings of the International Conference of Fracture (ICF12), (2009).

1.    C. Deng and F. Sansoz, “Uniaxial Compression Behavior of Bulk Nano-twinned Goldfrom Molecular Dynamics Simulation”, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1049, 1049-AA08-05 (2007).