Publications

Reviews

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

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

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

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

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

Journal Papers

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

65. S. Yao, J. Cui, Z. Cui and Y. Zhu, “Soft Electrothermal Actuators using Silver Nanowire Heaters”, Nanoscale, published online, DOI: 10.1039/C6NR09270E, 2017.

64. 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, in press, 2017.

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, published online, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03848, 2017.

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“, submitted to Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2016.

61. 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]

60. 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]

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

58. 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, published online, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201604043, 2016.

57. 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, published online, DOI: 10.1109/TIE.2016.2630670, 2016.

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).

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).

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. 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] Supplementary Information [pdf] News and Views by Dan Gianola and Jungho Shin [pdf] In popular and scientific media: NC State, Brown, Phys.org, EurekAlert!, R&D Magazine, ScienceDaily, Nanowerk,PrintedElectronicsWorld, Science Newsline

49. 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] stretch_drug_delivery
48. Y. Zhu, “In-situ Nanomechanical Testing of Crystalline Nanowires in Electron Microscopes”, JOM, published online, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-015-1614-2 (2015). [pdf] Invited Review for a special issue on In-Situ Mechanical Testing in Electron Microscopes

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]

graphene_adhesion_AFM

 

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]

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

stretchable_antenna

 

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]

SiC_NWs

34. S. Yao and Y. Zhu, “Wearable multifunctional sensors using printed stretchable conductors made of silver nanowires”, Nanoscale 6, 2345-2352 (2014). [pdf] Nanoscale 2014 Hot Papers as recommended by referees.

wearable_sensors

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]

graphene_interface_mechanics

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]

transfer_printing

 

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]

AgNW_stretchable_condutor

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]

NW_resonance

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]

CNT_conductor2

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]

CNT_conductor1

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

NW_friction

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]

strain_release_assembly

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

NW_coil

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]

ZnONW

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] polyurea_steel_interface
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 andcharacterization,” 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]