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Ab initio simulation: The correlation between the local melt structure and segregation behavior of Fe, V, Ti and Si in liquid Al (2015)
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Yang, J., Zhang, J., Dai, Y., Ma, J., Li, F., Bian, F., …Sun, B. (2015). Ab initio simulation: The correlation between the local melt structure and segregation behavior of Fe, V, Ti and Si in liquid Al. Computational Materials Science, 109, 41-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.commatsci.2015.05.033

© 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. In this study, the elements Fe, Si, V and Ti, which exhibit typical segregation behavior in Al, were chosen as solute atoms to be analyzed. The structure of molten Al, the local structure around solute atoms... Read More about Ab initio simulation: The correlation between the local melt structure and segregation behavior of Fe, V, Ti and Si in liquid Al.

Solidification of Al alloys under electromagnetic pulses and characterization of the 3D microstructures under synchrotron x-ray tomography (2015)
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Manuwong, T., Zhang, W., Kazinczi, P. L., Bodey, A. J., Rau, C., & Mi, J. (2015). Solidification of Al alloys under electromagnetic pulses and characterization of the 3D microstructures under synchrotron x-ray tomography. Metallurgical and materials transactions. A, Physical metallurgy and materials science, 46(7), 2908-2915. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11661-015-2874-8

A novel programmable electromagnetic pulse device was developed and used to study the solidification of Al-15 pct Cu and Al-35 pct Cu alloys. The pulsed magnetic fluxes and Lorentz forces generated inside the solidifying melts were simulated using fi... Read More about Solidification of Al alloys under electromagnetic pulses and characterization of the 3D microstructures under synchrotron x-ray tomography.

High speed synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of the ultrasound shockwave and enhanced flow during metal solidification processes (2015)
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Tan, D., Lee, T. L., Khong, J. C., Connolley, T., Fezzaa, K., & Mi, J. (2015). High speed synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of the ultrasound shockwave and enhanced flow during metal solidification processes. Metallurgical and materials transactions. A, Physical metallurgy and materials science, 46(7), 2851-2861. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11661-015-2872-x

The highly dynamic behaviour of ultrasonic bubble implosion in liquid metal, the multiphase liquid metal flow containing bubbles and particles, and the interaction between ultrasonic waves and semisolid phases during solidification of metal were stud... Read More about High speed synchrotron X-ray imaging studies of the ultrasound shockwave and enhanced flow during metal solidification processes.

Sound absorption of porous cement composites: effects of the porosity and the pore size (2015)
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Rutkevičius, M., Austin, Z., Chalk, B., Mehl, G. H., Qin, Q., Rubini, P. A., …Paunov, V. N. (2015). Sound absorption of porous cement composites: effects of the porosity and the pore size. Journal of materials science, 50(9), 3495-3503. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10853-015-8912-5

© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media New York. We prepared sound absorbing cement–hydrogel composites using a hydrogel slurry templating technique. We air-dried the wet cement composites containing a varying percentage and size of entrapped hydrog... Read More about Sound absorption of porous cement composites: effects of the porosity and the pore size.

Characterization of the residual stresses in spray-formed steels using neutron diffraction (2015)
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Lee, T. L., Mi, J., Zhao, S. L., Fan, J. F., Zhang, S. Y., Kabra, S., & Grant, P. S. (2015). Characterization of the residual stresses in spray-formed steels using neutron diffraction. Scripta materialia, 100, 82-85. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2014.12.019

Neutron diffraction was used to characterize the residual stresses in an as-sprayed tube-shaped steel preform. The measured residual stress distributions were compared with those simulated using finite element method by taking into account the effect... Read More about Characterization of the residual stresses in spray-formed steels using neutron diffraction.

The onset of plasticity of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass (2014)
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Huang, Y., Khong, J. C., Connolley, T., & Mi, J. (2014). The onset of plasticity of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass. International Journal of Plasticity, 60, 87-100. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijplas.2014.05.003

The deformation behaviors of a Zr41.2Ti13.8Cu12.5Ni10Be22.5 bulk metallic glassy alloy under step-controlled tensile loads have been studied in situ and systematically using scanning electron microscopy and synchrotron X-ray diffraction. A circular h... Read More about The onset of plasticity of a Zr-based bulk metallic glass.

The effect of cooling rate on the wear performance of a ZrCuAlAg bulk metallic glass (2014)
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Huang, Y., Fan, H., Wang, D., Sun, Y., Liu, F., Shen, J., …Mi, J. (2014). The effect of cooling rate on the wear performance of a ZrCuAlAg bulk metallic glass. Materials and Design, 58, 284-289. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2014.01.067

In the present work, the local atomic ordering and the wear performance of ZrCuAlAg bulk metallic glass (BMG) samples with different diameters have been studied using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) plus autocorrelation function analysis, and... Read More about The effect of cooling rate on the wear performance of a ZrCuAlAg bulk metallic glass.

Understanding the deformation mechanism of individual phases of a ZrTi-based bulk metallic glass matrix composite using in situ diffraction and imaging methods (2014)
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Huang, Y., Khong, J. C., Connolley, T., & Mi, J. (2014). Understanding the deformation mechanism of individual phases of a ZrTi-based bulk metallic glass matrix composite using in situ diffraction and imaging methods. Applied physics letters, 104(3), Article 031912. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4863095

The plasticity of a ZrTi-based bulk metallic glass composite consisting of glassy matrix and crystalline dendritic phase was studied in-situ under identical tensile loading conditions using scanning electron microscopy and synchrotron X-ray diffracti... Read More about Understanding the deformation mechanism of individual phases of a ZrTi-based bulk metallic glass matrix composite using in situ diffraction and imaging methods.

The interdendritic-melt solidification control (IMSC) and its effects on the porosity and phase change of a Ni-based superalloy (2013)
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Zheng, L., Zhang, G., Xiao, C., Lee, T. L., Han, B., Li, Z., …Mi, J. (2014). The interdendritic-melt solidification control (IMSC) and its effects on the porosity and phase change of a Ni-based superalloy. Scripta materialia, 74, 84-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2013.11.001

A novel interdendritic-melt solidification control (IMSC) technique is developed to manufacture equiaxed Ni-based superalloy with much reduced porosity. The basic concept of IMSC is illustrated. The effects of IMSC on the porosity and phases of IN792... Read More about The interdendritic-melt solidification control (IMSC) and its effects on the porosity and phase change of a Ni-based superalloy.

Phase field study of the tip operating state of a freely growing dendrite against convection using a novel parallel multigrid approach (2013)
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Guo, Z., Mi, J., Xiong, S., & Grant, P. (2014). Phase field study of the tip operating state of a freely growing dendrite against convection using a novel parallel multigrid approach. Journal of Computational Physics, 257(A), 278-297. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2013.10.004

Alloy dendrite growth during solidification with coupled thermal-solute-convection fields has been studied by phase field modeling and simulation. The coupled transport equations were solved using a novel parallel-multigrid numerical approach with hi... Read More about Phase field study of the tip operating state of a freely growing dendrite against convection using a novel parallel multigrid approach.

The effects of annealing on the microstructure and the dynamic mechanical strength of a ZrCuNiAl bulk metallic glass (2013)
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Huang, Y., Zheng, W., Fan, H., Wang, D., Shen, J., & Mi, J. (2013). The effects of annealing on the microstructure and the dynamic mechanical strength of a ZrCuNiAl bulk metallic glass. Intermetallics, 42, 192-197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.intermet.2013.07.001

Isothermal annealing has been applied to a bulk metallic glass alloy, Zr50.7Cu28Ni9Al12.3. Nanocrystalline precipitates, mainly consisting of Ni3Zr and Ni42Zr 58 phases, appear from the amorphous matrix when annealed at 743 K for different times, and... Read More about The effects of annealing on the microstructure and the dynamic mechanical strength of a ZrCuNiAl bulk metallic glass.

In situ study of the evolution of atomic strain of bulk metallic glass and its effects on shear band formation (2013)
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Huang, Y. J., Khong, J. C., Connolley, T., & Mi, J. (2013). In situ study of the evolution of atomic strain of bulk metallic glass and its effects on shear band formation. Scripta materialia, 69(3), 207-210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2013.03.016

The tensile behavior of TiZrNiCuBe metallic glass was studied using synchrotron X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy. Shear band formation was carefully controlled by the introduction of a stress gradient due to a semi-circular notch. M... Read More about In situ study of the evolution of atomic strain of bulk metallic glass and its effects on shear band formation.

A high-speed imaging and modeling study of dendrite fragmentation caused by ultrasonic cavitation (2012)
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Shu, D., Sun, B., Mi, J., & Grant, P. S. (2012). A high-speed imaging and modeling study of dendrite fragmentation caused by ultrasonic cavitation. Metallurgical and materials transactions. A, Physical metallurgy and materials science, 43(10), 3755-3766. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11661-012-1188-3

The dynamic behavior of ultrasound-induced cavitation bubbles and their effect on the fragmentation of dendritic grains of a solidifying succinonitrile 1 wt pct camphor organic transparent alloy have been studied experimentally using high-speed digit... Read More about A high-speed imaging and modeling study of dendrite fragmentation caused by ultrasonic cavitation.

An implicit parallel multigrid computing scheme to solve coupled thermal-solute phase-field equations for dendrite evolution (2011)
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Guo, Z., Mi, J., & Grant, P. S. (2012). An implicit parallel multigrid computing scheme to solve coupled thermal-solute phase-field equations for dendrite evolution. Journal of Computational Physics, 231(4), 1781-1796. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcp.2011.11.006

An implicit, second-order space and time discretization scheme together with a parallel multigrid method involving a strip grid domain partitioning has been developed to solve fully coupled, nonlinear phase field equations involving solute and heat t... Read More about An implicit parallel multigrid computing scheme to solve coupled thermal-solute phase-field equations for dendrite evolution.

A quantitative study of solute diffusion field effects on heterogeneous nucleation and the grain size of alloys (2011)
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Shu, D., Sun, B., Mi, J., & Grant, P. S. (2011). A quantitative study of solute diffusion field effects on heterogeneous nucleation and the grain size of alloys. Acta Materialia, 59(5), 2135-2144. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2010.12.014

The nucleation ability of inoculating particles inside the solute diffusion zone around growing grains during alloy solidification is studied using a spherical, equiaxed dendritic grain model coupled with a new modified free growth model to predict t... Read More about A quantitative study of solute diffusion field effects on heterogeneous nucleation and the grain size of alloys.