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Journal Papers

121. S. Wu, Z. Cui, G.L. Baker, S. Mahendran, Z. Xie, Y. Zhu, “Biaxially Stretchable and Self-Sensing Textile Heater using Silver Nanowire Composite”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, published online (2021).

120. S. Wu, L. Baker, J. Yin, and Y. Zhu, “Fast Thermal Actuators for Soft Robotics“, Soft Robotics, published online (2021).

119. Y. Liu, D. Shukla, H. Newman, and Y. Zhu, “Soft wearable sensors for monitoring symptoms of COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases: A review“, Progress in Biomedical Engineering 4, 012001 (2022) [invited review].

118. G. Lee, Q. Wei, and Y. Zhu, “Emerging Wearable Sensors for Plant Health Monitoring”, Advanced Functional Materials, published online, DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202106475 (2021).

117. F. Poblete, K. Mondal, Y. Ma, M.D. Dickey, J. Genzer and Y. Zhu, “Direct measurement of rate-dependent mode I and mode II tractionseparation laws for cohesive zone modeling of laminated glass“, Composite Structures 279, 114759 (2021).

116. Y. Liu, H. Wang and Y. Zhu, “Recycling of Nanowire Percolation Network for Sustainable Soft Electronics“, Advanced Electronic Materials 7, 2100588 (2021).

115. Z. Li#, Y. Liu#, O. Hossain R. Paul, S. Yao, S. Wu, J.B. Ristaino, Y. Zhu, and Q. Wei, “Real-time monitoring of plant stresses via chemiresistive profiling of leaf volatiles by a wearable sensor“, Matter 4, 2553-2570 (2021).

114. X.T. Fang, Z.K. Li, Y.F. Wang, M. Ruiz, X.L. Ma, H.Y. Wang, Y. Zhu, R. Schoell, C. Zheng, D. Kaoumi, Y.T. Zhu*, “Achieving high hetero-deformation induced (HDI) strengthening and hardening in brass by dual heterostructures”, Journal of Materials Science & Technology 98, 244-247 (2021).

113. L. Vargas, H. Huang, Y. Zhu and X. Hu, “Static and dynamic proprioceptive recognition through vibrotactile stimulation“, Journal of Neural Engineering 18, 046093 (2021).

112. P. Ren#, Y. Liu#, R. Song, B.T. O’Connor, J. Dong and Y. Zhu, “Achieving High-Resolution Electrohydrodynamic Printing of Nanowires on Elastomeric Substrates through Surface Modification”, ACS Applied Electronic Materials 3, 192-202 (2021).

111. S.V. Prasad, M. Farella, M. Paulin, S. Yao, Y. Zhu, and L. Jansen van Vuuren, “Effect of electrode characteristics on electromyographic activity of the masseter muscle”, Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology 56, 102492 (2021). [pdf]

110. C. Peng, M. Chen, H.K. Sim, Y. Zhu and X. Jiang, “Noninvasive and Nonocclusive Blood Pressure Monitoring via a Flexible Piezo-Composite Ultrasonic Sensor“, IEEE Sensors Journal 21 (3), 2642-2650 (2021). [pdf]

109. R. Song, S. Yao, Y. Liu, H. Wang, J. Dong, Y. Zhu, and B.T. O’Connor, “Facile Approach to Fabricating Stretchable Organic Transistors with Laser-Patterned Ag Nanowire Electrodes”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 12, 50675-50683 (2020).

108. S. Wu, S. Yao, Y. Liu, X. Hu, H. Huang, and Y. Zhu, “Buckle-delamination enabled stretchable silver nanowire conductors“, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 12, 41696-41703 (2020).

107. F.R. Poblete, Z. Cui, Y. Liu, and Y. Zhu, “Stretching nanowires on a stretchable substrate: A method towards facile fracture testing and elastic strain engineering”, Extreme Mechanics Letters 41, 101035 (2020).

106. C. Li, G. Cheng, H. Wang, and Y. Zhu, “Microelectromechanical Systems for Nanomechanical Testing: Displacement-and Force-Controlled Tensile Testing with Feedback Control“, Experimental Mechanics 60 (7), 1005-1015 (2020). [pdf]

105. G. Cheng, S. Yin, C. Li, T.H. Chang, G. Richter, H. Gao, and Y. Zhu, “In-situ study of dislocation interaction with twin boundary and retraction in twinned metallic nanowires“, Acta Materialia 196, 304-312 (2020). [pdf]

104. W. Zhou, S. Yao, H. Wang, Q. Du, Y Ma, and Y. Zhu, “Gas-Permeable, Ultrathin, Stretchable Epidermal Electronics with Porous Electrodes“, ACS Nano 14, 5798-5805 (2020). [pdf]

103. Y. Xiong, R.E. Booth, T. Kim, L. Ye, Y. Liu, Q. Dong, M. Zhang, F. So, Y. Zhu, A. Amassian, B.T. O’Connor, H. Ade, “Novel Bimodal Silver Nanowire Network as Top Electrodes for Reproducible and High‐efficiency Semitransparent Organic Photovoltaics” Solar RRL 4 (10), 2000328 (2020). [pdf]

102. L. Pan, L. Vargas, A. Fleming, X. Hu, Y. Zhu, and H. Huang, “Evoking haptic sensations in the foot through high-density transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulations“, Journal of Neural Engineering 17 (3), 036020 (2020). [pdf]

101. S. Yin#, G. Cheng#, Y. Zhu* and H. Gao*, “Competition between shear localization and tensile detwinning in twinned nanowires”, Physical Review Materials 4, 023603 (2020). [pdf]

100. C. Li, D. Zhang, G. Cheng and Y. Zhu, “Microelectromechanical Systems for Nanomechanical Testing: Electrostatic Actuation and Capacitive Sensing for High-Strain-Rate Testing”, Experimental Mechanics 60, 329-343 (2020). [pdf]

99. L. Vargas, H. Huang, Y. Zhu, X. Hu, “Object Shape and Surface Topology Recognition using Tactile Feedback Evoked through Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation“, IEEE Transaction on Haptics 13, 152-158 (2020). [pdf]

98. S. Yao, P. Ren, R. Song, Y. Liu, Q. Huang, J. Dong, B.T. O’Connor and Y. Zhu, “Nanomaterial-Enabled Flexible and Stretchable Sensing Systems: Processing, Integration, and Applications“, Advanced Materials 32 (15), 1902343 (2020). [pdf] Invited Review

97. S. Yao, J. Yang, F.R. Poblete, X. Hu and Y. Zhu, “Multifunctional Electronic Textiles using Silver Nanowire Composites“, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 11, 31028-31037 (2019). [pdf]

96. T. Kim, Z. Cui, W. Chang, H. Kim, Y. Zhu and X. Jiang, “Flexible 1-3 Composite Ultrasound Transducers with Silver Nanowire-based Stretchable Electrodes“, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 67 (8), 6955-6962 (2019). [pdf]

95. G. Cheng, Y. Zhang, T.-H. Chang, Q. Liu, L. Chen, W. Lu, T. Zhu and Y. Zhu, “In situ nano-thermo-mechanical experiment reveals brittle to ductile transition in silicon nanowires“, Nano Letters 19, 5327-5334 (2019). [pdf]

94. L. Vargas, H. Shin, H. Huang, Y. Zhu, and X. Hu, “Object stiffness recognition using haptic feedback delivered through transcutaneous proximal nerve stimulation“, Journal of Neural Engineering 17, 016002 (2019). [pdf]

93. S. Yin, G. Cheng, G. Richter, H. Gao and Y. Zhu, “Transition of Deformation Mechanisms in Single-Crystalline Metallic Nanowires“, ACS Nano 13, 9082-9090 (2019). [pdf]

92. S. Yao and Y. Zhu, “Silver nanowire-based wearable sensors“, HDIAC Journal 6 (2), 40-46 (2019). [pdf]

91. Y. Zhu, M.T.A. Saif, F.W. DelRio, “Recent Advances in Micro, Nano, and Cell Mechanics“, Experimental Mechanics 59 (3), 377-378 (2019).

90. S. Yin, G. Cheng, T.-H. Chang, G. Richter, Y. Zhu and H. Gao, “Hydrogen embrittlement in metallic nanowires“, Nature Communications 10, 2004 (2019). [pdf]

89. Z. Cui, F.R. Poblete and Y. Zhu, “Tailoring Temperature Coefficient of Resistance of Silver Nanowire Nanocomposites and Application as Stretchable Temperature Sensors“, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 11 (19), 17836-17842 (2019). [pdf]

88. F.R. Poblete and Y. Zhu*, “Interfacial shear stress transfer at nanowire-polymer interfaces with van der Waals interactions and chemical bonding”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 127, 191-207 (2019). [pdf]

87. F. Wang, L. Yang, L. Wang, Y. Zhu, and T. Fang, “Maximum spread of droplet impacting onto solid surfaces with different wettabilities: adopting a rim-lamella shape”, Langmuir 35 (8), 3204-3214 (2019). [pdf]

86. L. Vargas, G. Whitehouse, H. Huang, Y. Zhu, and X. Hu, “Evoked Haptic Sensation in the Hand with Concurrent Non-Invasive Nerve Simulation”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering 66 (10), 2761-2767 (2019). [pdf]

85. Q. Qin, J. Li, S. Yao, C. Liu, H. Huang, and Y. Zhu, “Electrocardiogram of a Silver Nanowire Based Dry Electrode: Quantitative Comparison with the Standard Ag/AgCl Gel Electrode”, IEEE Access 7, 20789-20800 (2019). [pdf]

84. Q. Huang and Y. Zhu, “Printing Conductive Nanomaterials for Flexible and Stretchable Electronics: A Review of Materials, Processes, and Applications”, Advanced Materials Technologies 4 (5), 1800546 (2019). [pdf] Cover Art, Invited Review

83. T. Jiang, Z. Wang, X. Ruan and Y. Zhu, “Equi-biaxial compressive strain in graphene: Grüneisen parameter and buckling ridges”, 2D Materials 6, 015026 (2019). [pdf]

82. Q. Huang and Y. Zhu, “Gravure Printing of Water-based Silver Nanowire ink on Plastic Substrate for Flexible Electronics“, Scientific Reports 8, 15167 (2018). [pdf]

81. J.H. Min, Y.A. Chen, I.T. Chen, T. Sun, D.T. Lee, C. Li, Y. Zhu, B.T. O’Connor, G.N. Parsons, and C. Chang, “Conformal Physical Vapor Deposition Assisted by Atomic Layer Deposition and Its Application for Stretchable Conductors“, Advanced Materials Interfaces 5 (22), 1801379 (2018). [pdf]

80. J. Cui, F. Poblete and Y. Zhu, “Origami/Kirigami‐Guided Morphing of Composite Sheets“, Advanced Functional Materials 28, 1802768 (2018). [PDF] Cover Art

79. H. Shin, Z. Watkins, H. Huang, Y. Zhu and X. Hu, “Evoked Haptic Sensations in the Hand via Non-Invasive Proximal Nerve Stimulation”, Journal of Neural Engineering 15 (4), 046005 (2018). [pdf]

78. J. Cui, J. Adams^ and Y. Zhu, “Controlled Bending and Folding of a Bilayer Structure consisting of a Thin Stiff Film and a Heat Shrinkable Polymer sheet”, Smart Materials and Structures 27, 055009 (2018). [pdf]

77. X. Kong, Y. Zhu, P. Cohen and J. Dong, “Characterization and Modeling of Catalyst-free Carbon-Assisted Synthesis of ZnO Nanowires”, Journal of Manufacturing Processes 32, 438-444 (2018). [pdf]

76. Z. Cui, Y. Han, J. Dong and Y. Zhu, “Electrohydrodynamic Printing of Silver Nanowires for Flexible and Stretchable Electronics”, Nanoscale 10, 6806-6811 (2018). [pdf] part of the themed collection: Nanoscale Most Popular Articles

75. S. Yao, L. Vargas, X. Hu and Y. Zhu, “A Novel Finger Kinematic Tracking Method based on Skin-like Wearable Strain Sensors”, IEEE Sensors Journal 18 (7), 3010-3015 (2018). [pdf]

74. S. Yao, P. Swetha and Y. Zhu, “Nanomaterial-Enabled Wearable Sensors for Healthcare”, Advanced Healthcare Materials 7, 1700889 (2018). [pdfInvited Review, top 20 most downloaded recent papers, Virtual issue: Diagnostic Devices for Healthcare

73. G. Cheng, S. Yin, T.-H. Chang, H. Gao and Y. Zhu, “Anomalous Tensile Detwinning in Twinned Nanowires”, Physical Review Letters 119, 256101 (2017). [pdf]

72. J. Cui, J. Adams^ and Y. Zhu, “Pop-up assembly of 3D structures actuated by heat shrinkable polymers”, Smart Materials and Structures 26, 125011 (2017). [pdfFeatured Article

71. A. Bagal, X.A. Zhang, R. Shahrin, E.C. Dandley, J.J. Zhao, F.R. Poblete, C.J. Oldham, Y. Zhu, G.N. Parsons, C. Bobko and C.H. Chang, “Large-Area Nanolattice Film with Enhanced Modulus, Hardness, and Energy Dissipation”, Scientific Reports 7, 9145 (2017). [pdf]

70. Y. Zhang, J. Yu, J. Wang, N.J. Hanne, Z. Cui, C. Qian, C. Wang, H. Xin, J.H. Cole, C.M. Gallippi, Y. Zhu and Z. Gu, “Thrombin-Responsive Transcutaneous Patch for Auto-Anticoagulant Regulation”, Advanced Materials 29 (4), 1604043 (2017). [pdfCover Art

69. S. Yao, A. Myers, A. Malhotra, F. Lin, A. Bozkurt, J. F. Muth and Y. Zhu, “Wearable Hydration Monitor with Conformal Nanowire Electrodes”, Advanced Healthcare Materials 6 (6), 1601159 (2017). [pdfCover Art, Most downloaded and read paper of the month, Virtual issue: Diagnostic Devices for Healthcare

68. T. Kim, A. Saini, J. Kim, A. Gopalarathnam, Y. Zhu, F.L. Palmieri, C.J. Wohl and X. Jiang, “Piezoelectric Floating Element Shear Stress Sensor for the Wind Tunnel Flow Measurement”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics 64 (9), 7304-712 (2017). [pdf]

67. K. Jagannadham, J. Cui and Y. Zhu, “Substrate Effects on Growth of MoS2 Film by Laser Physical Vapor Deposition on Sapphire, Si and Graphene (on Cu)”, Journal of Electronic Materials 46, 1010-1021 (2017). [pdf]

66. J. Di, J. Yu, Q. Wang, S. Yao, D. Suo, Y. Ye, M. Pless, Y. Zhu, Y. Jing, Z. Gu, “Ultrasound-Triggered Noninvasive Regulation of Blood Glucose Levels Using Microgels Integrated with Insulin Nanocapsules”, Nano Research 10, 1393-1402 (2017). [pdf]

65. Z. Jiang, Z. Cui, T. Yue, Y. Zhu and D.H. Werner, “A Compact, Highly-efficient and Fully-flexible Circularly-Polarized Antenna Enabled by Silver Nanowires for Wireless Body-area Networks”, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems 11 (4), 920-932 (2017). [pdf]

64. J. Cui, S. Yao, Q. Huang, J. Adams^ and Y. Zhu, “Controlling the self-folding of a polymer sheet by a local heater: effect of the polymer-heater interface”, Soft Matter 13 (21), 3863-3870 (2017). [pdfCover Art

63. J. Yu, C. Qian, Y. Zhang, Z. Cui, Y. Zhu, Q. Shen, F.S. Ligler, J.B. Buse and Z. Gu, “Hypoxia and H2O2 Dual-Sensitive Vesicles for Enhanced Glucose-Responsive Insulin Delivery“, Nano Letters 17, 733-739 (2017). [pdf]

62. D. Akinwande, C.J. Brennan, J.S. Bunch, P. Egberts, J.R. Felts, H. Gao, R. Huang, J.-S. Kim, T. Li, Y. Li, K.M. Liechti, N. Lu, H.S. Park, E.J. Reed, P. Wang, B.I. Yakobson, T. Zhang, Y.-W. Zhang, Y. Zhou and Y. Zhu, “A Review on Mechanics and Mechanical Properties of 2D Materials-Graphene and Beyond“, Extreme Mechanics Letters 13, 42-77 (2017). [pdf] Journal’s Most Cited Paper

61. S. Yao, J. Cui, Z. Cui and Y. Zhu, “Soft Electrothermal Actuators using Silver Nanowire Heaters”, Nanoscale 9 (11), 3797-3805 (2017). [pdfCover Art

60. Y. Zhu, “Mechanics of Crystalline Nanowires: An Experimental Perspective”, Applied Mechanics Reviews 69 (1), 010802 (2017). [pdf] Invited Review

59. Y. Zhu, D.S. Gianola and T. Zhu, “Editorial for the focus issue on “Nanomechanics” in Extreme Mechanics Letters“, Extreme Mechanics Letters 8, 125-126 (2016). [pdf]

58. T.-H. Chang, G. Cheng, C. Li and Y. Zhu, “On the size-dependent elasticity of penta-twinned silver nanowires“, Extreme Mechanics Letters 8, 177-183 (2016). [pdf]

57. Y. Zhang, J. Yu, H.N. Bomba, Y. Zhu* and Z. Gu*, “Mechanical Force-Triggered Drug Delivery”, Chemical Reviews 116, 12536-12563 (2016). [pdf]

56. J. Dieffenderfer, H. Goodell, S. Mills, M. McKnight, S. Yao, F. Lin, E. Beppler, B. Bent, B. Lee, V. Misra, Y. Zhu, O. Oralkan, J. Strohmaier, J. Muth, D. Peden, and A. Bozkurt, “Low Power Wearable Systems for Continuous Monitoring of Environment and Health for Chronic Respiratory Disease“, Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics 20, 1251-1264 (2016). [pdf]

55. Y. Chen, Y. Liu, Y. Yan, Y. Zhu and X. Chen, “Helical coil buckling mechanism for a stiff nanowire on an elastomeric substrate“, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 95, 25-43 (2016). [pdf]

54. Y. Chen, Y. Zhu, X. Chen and Y. Liu, “Mechanism of the Transition From In-Plane Buckling to Helical Buckling for a Stiff Nanowire on an Elastomeric Substrate“, Journal of Applied Mechanics 83, 041011 (22016). [pdf]

53. G. Cheng, S. Yao, X. Sang, B. Hao, D. Zhang, Y.K. Yap and Y. Zhu*, “Evolution of Irradiation-Induced Vacancy Defects in Boron Nitride Nanotubes“, Small 12 (6), 818-824 (2016).[pdf]

52. Y. Zhang, J. Yu, Y. Zhu and Z. Gu, “Elastic drug delivery: could treatments be triggered by patient movement?”, Nanomedicine 11 (4), 323-325 (2016). [pdf] Invited Editorial

51. S. Yao and Y. Zhu, “Nanomaterial-Enabled Dry Electrodes for Electrophysiological Sensing: A Review“, JOM 68 (4), 1145-1155 (2016). [pdf] Invited Review

50. Y. Zhu, “In-situ Nanomechanical Testing of Crystalline Nanowires in Electron Microscopes“, JOM 68 (1), 84-93 (2016). [pdf] Invited Review

49. G. Cheng, C. Miao, Q. Qin, J. Li, F. Xu, H. Haftbaradaran, E.C. Dickey, H. Gao* and Y. Zhu*, “Large Anelasticity and Associated Energy Dissipation in Single-Crystalline Nanowires“, Nature Nanotechnology 10, 687-691 (2015). [pdf]

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48. J. Di, S. Yao, Y. Ye, J. Yu, Z. Cui, T. Ghosh, Y. Zhu*, Z. Gu*,”Stretch-Triggered Drug Delivery from Wearable Elastomer Films Containing Therapeutic Depots“, ACS Nano 9 (9), 9407–9415 (2015). [pdf]

47. Y. Zhu and T.-H. Chang, “A Review of Microelectromechanical Systems for Nanoscale Mechanical Characterization“, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 25, 093001 (2015). [pdf] Topical Review

46. T. Jiang and Y. Zhu, “Measuring Graphene Adhesion using Atomic Force Microscopy with a Microsphere Tip“, Nanoscale 7, 10760-10766 (2015). [pdf] Supplementary Information [pdf]

45. S. Narayanan, G. Cheng, Z. Zeng, Y. Zhu*, and T. Zhu*, “Strain Hardening and Size Effect in Five-fold Twinned Ag Nanowires“, Nano Letters 15 (6), 4037-4044 (2015). [pdf]

44. V. Misra, A. Bozkurt, B. Calhoun, T. Jackson, J. Jur, J. Lach, B. Lee, J. Muth, O. Oralkan, M. Ozturk, S. Trolier-McKinstry, D. Vashaee, D. Wentzloff and Y. Zhu, “Flexible Technologies for Self-Powered Wearable Health and Environmental Sensing”, Proceedings of the IEEE 103, 665-681 (2005). [pdf] Invited Review

43. G. Guo and Y. Zhu, “Cohesive-Shear-Lag Modeling of Interfacial Stress Transfer between a Monolayer Graphene and a Polymer Substrate“, Journal of Applied Mechanics 82 (3), 031005 (2015). [pdf]

42. C. Myers, H. Huang and Y. Zhu, “Wearable silver nanowire dry electrodes for electrophysiological sensing“, RSC Advances 5, 11627-11632 (2015). [pdf]

41. Q. Qin1, S. Yin1, G. Cheng, X. Li, T.-H. Chang, G. Richter, Y. Zhu* and H. Gao*, “Recoverable Plasticity in Penta-twinned Metallic Nanowires Governed by Dislocation Nucleation and Retraction“, Nature Communications 6, article number 5983,  2015.

40. S. Yao and Y. Zhu, “Nanomaterial-Enabled Stretchable Conductors: Strategies, Materials and Devices“, Advanced Materials (review article) 27 (9), 1480-1511 (2015). [pdf]

39. Z. Cui, F.R. Poblete, G. Cheng, S. Yao, X. Jiang and Y. Zhu, “Design and Operation of Silver Nanowire Based Flexible and Stretchable Touch Sensors”, Journal of Materials Research 30 (1), 79-85 (2015). [pdf] Invited for a focus issue on Soft Nanomaterials

38. A. Gurarslan, Y. Yu, L. Su, Y. Yu, F. Suarez, S. Yao, Y. Zhu, M. Ozturk, Y. Zhang, L. Cao, “Surface Energy-Assisted Transfer of Centimeter-scale Monolayer and Fewlayer MoS2 Films onto Arbitrary Substrates“, ACS Nano 8 (11), 11522-11528 (2014). [pdf]

37. Y. Liu, R. D. Mailen, Y. Zhu, M. D. Dickey, and J. Genzer, “Simple geometric model to describe self-folding of polymer sheets“, Phys. Rev. E 89, 042601 (2014). [pdf]

36. L. Song, A.C. Myers, J.J. Adams and Y. Zhu, “Stretchable and Reversibly Deformable Radio Frequency Antennas Based on Silver Nanowires“, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 6, 4248-4253 (2014). [pdf]

35. G.M. Cheng, T.-H. Chang, Q. Qin, H. Huang and Y. Zhu, “Mechanical Properties of Silicon Carbide Nanowires: Effect of Size-Dependent Defect Density“, Nano Letters 14, 754-758 (2014). [pdf]

34. S. Yao and Y. Zhu, “Wearable multifunctional sensors using printed stretchable conductors made of silver nanowires“, Nanoscale 6, 2345-2352 (2014). [pdf] part of the themed collection: Nanoscale 10th Anniversary: Top Cited Articles

33. T. Jiang, R. Huang, Y. Zhu, “Interfacial Sliding and Buckling of Monolayer Graphene on a Stretchable Substrate“, Advanced Functional Materials 24, 396-402 (2014). [pdf] Supporting Information [pdf]

32. T.-H. Chang and Y. Zhu, “A microelectromechanical system for thermomechanical testing of nanostructures“, Applied Physics Letters 103, 263114 (2013). [pdf]

31. J. Ouyang, M. McDonald and Y. Zhu, “Temperature-dependent material properties of Z-shaped MEMS thermal actuators made of single crystalline silicon“, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 23 (12), 125036 (2013). [pdf]

30. Y. Zhu, J.B. Tracy, J. Dong, X. Jiang, M.G. Jones and G. Childers, “Teaching a Multidisciplinary Nanotechnology Laboratory Course to Undergraduate Students”, Journal of Nano Education 5, 17-26 (2013). [pdf]

29. Q. Qin and Y. Zhu, “Temperature Control in Thermal Microactuators with Applications to in-situ Nanomechanical Testing“, Applied Physics Letters 102, 013101 (2013). [pdf]

28. J.D. Durham and Y. Zhu, “Fabrication of Functional Nanowire Devices on Unconventional Substrates using Strain-Release Assembly“, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 5(2), 256-261 (2013). [pdf]

27. M. Zu, Q.W. Li, Y.T. Zhu, Y. Zhu, G.J. Wang, J.H. Byun, T.W. Chou, “Stress relaxation in carbon nanotube-based fibers for load-bearing applications“, Carbon 52, 347-355 (2013). [pdf]

26. F. Xu and Y. Zhu*, “Highly Conductive and Stretchable Silver Nanowire Conductors,” Advanced Materials 24 (37), 5117-5122 (2012). [pdf]

25. Q. Qin, F. Xu, Y. Cao, P.I. Ro and Y. Zhu*, “Measuring True Young’s Modulus of a Cantilevered Nanowire: Effect of Clamping on Resonance Frequency“, Small 8 (16), 2571-2576 (2012). [pdf]

24. J. Ouyang and Y. Zhu*, “Z-Shaped MEMS Thermal Actuators: Piezoresistive Self-Sensing and Preliminary Results for Feedback Control,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 21, 596-604 (2012). [pdf]

23. Y. Zhu*, Q. Qin, F. Xu, F. Fan, Y. Ding, T. Zhang, B.J. Wiley and Z.L. Wang, “Size effects on elasticity, yielding and fracture of silver nanowires: in situ experiments,” Physical Review B 85, 045443 (2012). [pdf]

22. Y. Zhu* and F. Xu, “Buckling of Aligned Carbon Nanotubes as Stretchable Conductors: A New Manufacturing Strategy,” Advanced Materials 24, 1073-1077 (2012). [pdf]

21. F. Xu, X. Wang, Y.T. Zhu and Y. Zhu*, “Wavy Ribbons of Carbon Nanotubes for stretchable conductors,” Advanced Functional Materials 22, 1279-1283 (2012). [pdf]

20. Q. Qin and Y. Zhu*, “Static friction between silicon nanowires and elastomeric substrates,” ACS Nano 5, 7404-7410 (2011). [pdf]

19. F. Xu, J.W. Durham III, B.J. Wiley and Y. Zhu*, “Strain-release assembly of nanowires on stretchable substrates,” ACS Nano 5, 1556-1563 (2011). [pdf]

18. F. Xu, W. Lu and Y. Zhu*, “Controlled 3D buckling of silicon nanowires for stretchable electronics,” ACS Nano 5, 672-678 (2011). [pdfACS Nano audio/podcast interview Episode 42

17. C. Guan and Y. Zhu*, “An electrothermal microactuator with Z-shaped beams,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 20, 085014 (2010). [pdf]

16. F. Xu, Q. Qin, A. Mishra, Y. Gu and Y. Zhu*, “Mechanical properties of ZnO nanowires under different loading modes,” Nano Research 3, 271-280 (2010). [pdf] Supplemental Materials [pdf]

15. Y. Zhu*, Q. Qin, Y. Gu and Z.L. Wang, “Friction and Shear Strength at the Nanowire-Substrate Interfaces,” Nanoscale Research Letters 5, 291-295 (2010). [pdf]

14. Y. Zhu*, F. Xu, Q. Qin, W.Y. Fung and W. Lu, “Mechanical Properties of Vapor-Liquid-Solid Synthesized Silicon Nanowires,” Nano Letters 9, 3934-3939 (2009). [pdf] Supporting Information [pdf]

13. Y. Zhu, K.M. Liechti and K. Ravi-Chandar, “Direct extraction of rate-dependent traction-separation laws for polyurea/steel interfaces,” International Journal of Solids and Structures 46, 31-51 (2009). [pdf]

12. M. Locascio, B. Peng, P. Zapol, Y. Zhu, S. Li, T. Belytschko, and H.D. Espinosa, “Tailoring the Load Carrying Capacity of MWCNTs Through Inter-shell Atomic Bridging,” Experimental Mechanics 49, 169-182 (2009). [pdf]

11. B. Peng, Y. Zhu, I. Petrov and H.D. Espinosa, “A microelectromechanical system for nano-scale testing of one dimensional nanostructures,” Sensor Letters 6, 76-87 (2008). [pdf]

10. A. Corigliano, L. Domenella, H.D. Espinosa and Y. Zhu, “Electro-thermal actuator for on-chip nanoscale tensile tests: Analytical modelling and multi-physics simulations,” Sensor Letters 5, 592-607 (2008).

9. H.D. Espinosa, Y. Zhu and N. Moldovan, “Design and operation of a MEMS-based nanoscale material testing system,” Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems 16, 1219-1231 (2007). [pdf]

8. Y. Zhu, C.H. Ke and H.D. Espinosa, “Experimental techniques for mechanical characterization of one-dimensional nanostructures,” Experimental Mechanics 47, 7-24 (2007). [pdf]

7. Y. Zhu, A. Corgliano and H.D. Espinosa, “A thermal actuator for nanoscale in situ microscopy testing: design and characterization,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 16, 242-253 (2006). [pdf]

6. Y. Zhu and H.D. Espinosa, “An electro-mechanical material testing system for in-situ electron microscopy and applications,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 102, 14503-14508 (2005). [pdf]

5. Y. Zhu, N. Moldovan and H.D. Espinosa, “A microelectromechanical load sensor used for in-situ electron and x-ray microscopy tensile testing of nanostructures,” Applied Physics Letters 86, 013506 (2005). [pdf]

4. Z.P. Bazant, Z. Guo, H.D. Espinosa, Y. Zhu and B. Peng, “Epitaxially influenced boundary layer model for size effect in thin metallic films,” Journal of Applied Physics 97, 073506 (2005). [pdf]

3. Y. Zhu and H.D. Espinosa, “Effect of temperature on capacitive RF MEMS switch performance – a coupled-field analysis,” Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering 14, 1270-1279 (2004). [pdf]

2. Y. Zhu and H.D. Espinosa, “Reliability of capacitive RF MEMS switches at high and low temperatures,” International Journal of RF and Microwave computer-aided engineering 14, 317-328 (2004). [pdf]

1. H.D. Espinosa, Y. Zhu, M. Fischer and J.W. Hutchinson, “An experimental/computational approach to identify moduli and residual stress in MEMS radio-frequency switches,” Experimental Mechanics 43, 309-316 (2003). [pdf]

Book Chapters

4. B. Peng, Y.G. Sun, Y. Zhu, H.-H. Wang, and H.D. Espinosa, “Nanoscale Testing of One-Dimensional Nanostructures,” in Micro and Nano Mechanical Testing of Materials and Devices, edited by F. Yang and J.C.M. Li, Springer, 2008. [pdf]

3. H.D. Espinosa, Y. Zhu, B. Peng and O. Loh “Nanoscale testing of nanowires and carbon nanotubes using a microelectromechanical system,” in Advances in Multiphysics Simulation of MEMS and NEMS, edited by N. Aluru, C. Cercignani, A. Frangi and S. Mukherjee, Imperial College Press, 2007. [pdf]

2. H.D. Espinosa, Y. Zhu, and N. Moldovan, “MEMS-based material testing systems,” in Encyclopedia of Materials: Science and Technology, edited by Patrick Veyssière, Elsevier, pp. 1-10, 2006. [pdf]

1. B.C. Prorok, Y. Zhu, H.D. Espinosa, Z.Y. Guo, Z.P. Bazant, Y.F. Zhao, and B.I. Yakobson, “Micro- and nano- mechanics,” in Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, edited by H.S. Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers, vol. 5, pp. 555-600, 2004. [pdf]