Publications

Journal papers

High-Entropy Alloy (HEA)-Coated Nanolattice Structures and Their Mechanical Properties

L.B. Gao, J. Song, Z.B. Jiao, W.B. Liao, J.H. Luan, J.U. Surjadi, J.Y. Li, H.T. Zhang, D. Sun, C.T. Liu, Y. Lu. Advanced Engineering Materials 1700625, 2017.

Atom-probe study of Cu and NiAl nanoscale precipitation and interfacial segregation in a nanoparticle-strengthened steel

Z.B. Jiao, J.H. Luan, W. Guo, J. D. Poplawsky, C.T. Liu. Materials Research Letters, 2017.

Ultrahigh-strength steels strengthened by nanoparticles

Z.B. Jiao, C.T. Liu. Science Bulletin, 2017.

Heterogeneous precipitation behavior and stacking-fault-mediated deformation in a CoCrNi-based medium-entropy alloy

Y.L. Zhao, T. Yang, Y. Tong, J. Wang, J.H. Luan, Z.B. Jiao, D. Chen, Y. Yang, A. Hu, C.T. Liu, J.J. Kai. Acta Materialia 138, 72, 2017.

Co-precipitation of nanoscale particles in steels with ultra-high strength for a new era

Z.B. Jiao, J.H. Luan, M.K. Miller, Y. W. Chung, C.T. Liu. Materials Today 20(3), 142, 2017.

Polysynthetic twinned TiAl single crystals for high-temperature applications

G.Chen, Y. Peng, G. Zheng, Z. Qi, M. Wang, H. Yu, ... & C.T. Liu. Nature materials 15(8), 876-881, 2016.

Effects of welding and post-weld heat treatments on nanoscale precipitation and mechanical properties of an ultra-high strength steel hardened by nanoscale NiAl and Cu particles

Z.B. Jiao, J.H. Luan, W. Guo, J. D. Poplawsky, C.T. Liu. Acta Materialia 120, 216, 2016.

Precipitate transformation from NiAl-type to Ni2AlMn-type and its influence on the mechanical properties of high-strength steels

Z.B. Jiao, J.H. Luan, M.K. Miller, C.Y. Yu, Y. Liu, C.T. Liu Acta Materialia 110, 31, 2016.

Group precipitation and age hardening of nanostructured Fe-based alloys with ultra-high strengths

Z.B. Jiao, J.H. Luan, M.K. Miller, C.Y. Yu, C.T. Liu. Scientific Reports 6, 21364, 2016.  

Precipitation mechanism and mechanical properties of an ultra-high strength steel hardened by nanoscale NiAl and Cu particles

Z.B. Jiao, J.H. Luan, M.K. Miller, C.T. Liu. Acta Materialia 97, 58, 2015.

Effects of Mn partitioning on nanoscale precipitation and mechanical properties of ferritic steels strengthened by NiAl nanoparticles

Z.B. Jiao, J.H. Luan, M.K. Miller, C.Y. Yu, C.T. Liu. Acta Materialia 84, 283, 2015.  

High strength steels hardened mainly by nanoscale NiAl precipitates

Z.B. Jiao, J.H. Luan, Z.W. Zhang, M.K. Miller, C.T. Liu. Scripta Materialia 87, 45, 2014.

Synergistic effects of Cu and Ni on nanoscale precipitation and mechanical properties of high-strength steels

Z.B. Jiao, J.H. Luan, Z.W. Zhang, M.K. Miller, W.B. Ma, C.T. Liu. Acta Materialia 61, 5996, 2013.

Effect of density difference of constituent elements on glass formation in TiCu-based bulk metallic glasses

Z.Y. Zhang, Z.B. Jiao, J. Zhou, Y. Wu, H. Wang, X.J. Liu, Z.P. Lu. Progress in Natural Science: Materials international 23, 469, 2013. 

Research and development of advanced nano-precipitate-strengthened ultra-high strength steels

Z.B. Jiao, C.T. Liu. Materials China 30, 6, 2011.

Book Chapter

Copper-rich Nano-Clusters: Ferritic Steels Strengthened

C.T. Liu, Z.B. Jiao, J.H. Luan. a chapter in the book Encyclopedia of Iron, Steel, and Their Alloys, edited by Rafael Colás, George E. Totten, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.

Patents

Super-high strength ferritic steel reinforced with nano-intermetallics and manufacturing method thereof

C.T. Liu, Z.B. Jiao

China Patent 201310080019.7, filed 2013, issued 2017.

Ultrahigh strength ferritic steel strengthened by using Cu-rich nanoclusters and manufacturing thereof

C.T. Liu, Z.B. Jiao

China Patent 201310081053.6, filed 2013, issued 2016.

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Adoption by the scientific community and publication rate have grown exponentially over the past 10 years, witnessing the coming of age of Atom Probe Tomography, the only microanaytical technique providing full insight into the nanostructures of materials. .