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Peer Reviewed Publications



46    Hao Zhang, Haifeng Qin, Zhencheng Ren, Jingyi Zhao, Xiaoning Hou, Gary L. Doll, Yalin Dong, and Chang Ye. Low-temperature nitriding of nanocrystalline Inconel 718 alloy, Surface and Coatings Technology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2017.09.040

45    Haifeng Qin, Zhencheng Ren, Jingyi Zhao, Chang Ye, Gary L. Doll, and Yalin Dong. Effects of ultrasonic nanocrystal surface modification on the wear and micropitting behavior of bearing steel in boundary lubricated steel-steel contacts. Wear. 392, 29 (2017)

44    Jun Liu, Shuai Zhang, Qunyang Li, Xi-Qiao Feng, Zengfeng Di, Chang Ye, and Yalin Dong. Friction modulation by morie supperlattice structure: surfing on graphene with varying local deformation. Carbon. 125, 76 (2017)

43    Jingyi Zhao, Guo-Xiang Wang, Yalin Dong, and Chang Ye. Multiscale modeling of electropulsing of nanocystalline metals. Journal of Applied Physics 122 (8), 085101 (2017)

42    Yuan Liang, Haifeng Qin, Nitin Mehra, Jiahua Zhu, Zhengnan Yang, Gary L. Doll, Chang Ye, and Yalin Dong. Controllable hierarchical micro/nano patterns on biomaterial surfaces fabricated by ultrasonic nanocrystalline surface modification. Materials & Design Accepted.

41    Chi Ma, Guo-Xiang Wang, Chang Ye, and Yalin Dong. Shock bulk metallic glasses to induce heterogeneity: A molecular dynamics study. Journal of Applied Physics 122, 095102 (2017)

40   Jingyi Zhao, Haifeng Qin, Gary L. Doll, Chang Ye, and Yalin Dong A modified semi-analytical solver for transient elastohydrodynamic lubrication. Submitted.

39    Jun Liu, Sergey Suslov, Shengxi Li, Haifeng Qin, Zhencheng Ren, Gary L. Doll , Hongbo Cong, Yalin Dong, Chang Ye Electrically-Assisted Ultrasonic Nanocrystal Surface Modification of Ti6Al4V Alloy. Advanced Engineering Materials  00, 1700470 (2017)

38.    C. Ma, H. Qin, Z. Ren, G.L. Doll, S.C. O¨Keeffe, Y. Dong, B. Winiarski and C. Ye. Increasing fracture toughness of bulk metallic glasses using ultrasonic nanocrystal surface modification. Journal of Alloys and Compounds 718, 246 (2017)

37.    C. Ma, T. Ji, C.G. Robertson, R. Rajeshbabu, J. Zhu, and Y. Dong Molecular insight into the Mullins effect: Irreversible disentanglement of polymer chains revealed by molecular dynamics simulation. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19, 19468 (2017)

36.    H. Zhang, R. Chiang, H Qiao, H. Qin, Z. Ren, D. Lin, G. L. Doll, C. J. Saldana, V. K. Vasudevan, Y. Dong, and C. Ye The Effects of Ultrasonic Nanocrystal Surface Modification on the Fatigue Performance of 3D-Printed Ti64. International Journal of Fatigue. 103, 136 (2017)

35.   J. Zhao, G-X. Wang, C. Ye, and Y. Dong A Numerical model Coupling diffusion and grain growth in nanocrystalline materials. Computational Materials Science 136, 243 (2017)

34.    C. Ma, M.T. Andani, H. Qin, N.S. Moghaddam, H. Ibrahim, A. Jahadakbar, A. Amerinatanzi, Z. Ren, H. Zhang, G.L. Doll, Y. Dong, M. Elahinia, C. Ye. Improving surface finish and wear resistance of additive manufactured nickel-titanium by ultrasonic nano-crystal surface modification. J. Mat. Proc. Tech. 718, 246 (2017)

33   J. Liu, Z. Ren, S. Li, C. Ma, H. Cong, G.X. Wang, Y. Dong and C. Ye  Effects of Ultrasonic Nanocrystal Surface Modification on Thermal Oxidation Behavior of Ti6Al4V. Surface and Coates Technology. 325, 289 (2017)

32. X. Hou, H. Qin, H. Gao, S. Mankoci, R. Zhang, X. Zhou, Z. Ren, G. Doll, A. Martini, N. Sahai, Y. Dong, and C. Ye. A systematic study of mechanical properties, corrosion behavior and biocompatibility of AZ31B Mg alloy after ultrasonic nanocrystal surface modification. Mater. Sc. Eng. C 78, 1061 (2017).

31.    J. Zhao, Y. Dong, C. Ye.  Laser Shock Peening Induced Residual Stresses and the Effect on Crack Propagation Behavior.  International Journal of Fatigue. 100, 407 (2017)

30.    C. Ma, T. Ji, C.G. Robertson, R. Rajeshbabu, J. Zhu, and Y. Dong  Effect of filler/polymer interface on elastic properties of polymer nanocomposites: A molecular dynamics study Tire Science and technology Volume 45, Issue 2 (July - September 2017)

29.    T. Ji, C. Ma, L. Brisbin, L. Mu, C.G. Robertson, Y. Dong, and J. Zhu Organosilane Grafted Silica: Quantitative Correlation of Microscopic Surface Characters and Macroscopic Surface Properties. Applied Surface Science 399, 565 (2017)

28.    Y. Qi, J. Liu, J. Zhang, Y. Dong, and Q. Li Wear resistance limited by step edge failure: The rise and fall of graphene as an atomically-thin lubricating material. ACS Applied materials and interfaces. 9, 1099 (2017) 


27.    A.K. Gujba, Z. Ren, Y. Dong, C. Ye, and M. Medraj Effect of Ultrasonic Nanocrystalline Surface Modification on the Water Droplet Erosion Performance of Ti-6Al-4V, Surface and Coatings Technology 307,157-170 (2016).

26.    Z. Ren, G-X. WangC. Ye, and Y. Dong, A Fokker-Plank code for laser plasma interaction in femtosecond-laser shock peening, J. Phys. D. Appl. Phys.,  49,  085204 (2016)

25.    J. Zhao, G-X. Wang, C. Ye, and Y. Dong Cellular automata modeling of nitriding in nanocrytalline metals, Comput. Mater. Sci. 118, 342C352 (2016) (The matlab/C codes are provided as supplementary materials)


24.    C. Ye, Y. Liu, X. Sang, Z. Ren, J. ZhaoX. HouY Dong,  Solid state amorphization of nanocrystalline nickel by cryogenic laser shock peening, Journal of Applied Physics 118 (13), 134902 (2015)

23.    J. Shi, Y. Dong, T. Fisher, X. Ruan,  Thermal transport across carbon nanotube-graphene covalent and van der Waals junctions, Journal of Applied Physics 118 (4), 044302 (2015)

22.    Xiaoli Hu, Philip Egberts, Yalin Dong and Ashlie Martini.  Molecular dynamics simulation of amplitude modulation atomic force microscopy. Nanotechnology, 26, 235705 (2015).

21.    Xinzhou Liu, Zhijiang Ye, Yalin Dong, Philip Egberts, Robert W. Carpick, and Ashlie Martini. Dynamics of Atomic Stick-Slip Friction Examined with Atomic Force Microscopy and Atomistic Simulations at Overlapping Speeds Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 146102 (2015) Highlighted at Penn News.


20.    Yalin Dong, Hongyu Gao, Ashlie Martini and Philip Egberts. Reinterpretation of velocity-dependent atomic friction: Influence of the inherent instrumental noise in friction force microscopes. Phys. Rev. E 90, 012125 (2014)

19.    Hongyu Gao, Yalin Dong, Ashlie Martini. Atomistic study of lateral contact stiffness in friction force microscopy. Tribol. Intl. 74, 57-61 (2014)

18.    Yalin Dong. Effects of substrate roughness and phonon-electron coupling on thickness-depenent friction of graphene. J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 47, 055305 (2014) Selected as highlights of 2014 on J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.


17.    Yalin Dong, Xiawa Wu, and Ashlie Martini. Atomic roughness enhanced friction on hydrogenated graphene. Nanotechnology 24, 375701 (6pp) (2013) Highlighted on nanotechweb. 

Publications before joining U Akron

16.    Philip Egberts, Zhijiang Ye, Xin-Z. Liu, Yalin Dong, Ashlie Martini and Robert W Carpick.  Environmental dependence of atomic-scale friction at graphite surface steps Phys. Rev. B 88, 035409 (9pp) (2013)

15.    Yalin Dong, Qunyang Li, and Ashlie Martini. Molecular dynamics simulation of atomic friction: A reivew and guide J. Vac. Sci. Tech. A 31, 030801 (24pp) (2013) Invited Review Paper and Featured on Cover Page.

14.    Yalin Dong, Xin-Z. Liu, Philip Egberts, Zhijiang Ye, Robert W Carpick and Ashlie Martini. Correlation between Probe Shape and Atomic Friction Peaks at Graphite Step Edges. Tribol. Lett. 50, 49(9pp) (2013)

13.    Zhijiang Ye, Chun Tang, Yalin Dong and Ashlie Martini. Role of wrinkle height in friction variation with number of graphene layers J. Appl. Phys. 112, 116102(3pp) (2012)

12.    Yalin Dong, Danny Perez, Hongyu Gao and Ashlie Martini. Thermal activation in atomic friction: revisiting the theoretical analysis J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24, 265001(7pp) (2012)

11.    Yalin Dong, Hongyu Gao and Ashlie Martini. Suppression of atomic friction under cryogenic conditions: the role of athermal instability in AFM measurements Europhys. Lett. 98, 16002(6pp) (2012)

10.    Ajay Vadakkepatt, Yalin Dong, Seth Lichter and Ashlie Martini. Effect of Molecular Structure on Liquid Slip Phys. Rev. E 84, 066311(11pp) (2011)

9.    Yalin Dong and Ashlie Martini. Comment on "A note on two-spring Tomlinson model" Tribol. Lett. 45, 225(2pp) (2011)

8.    Yalin Dong, Ajay Vadakkepatt, and Ashlie Martini. Analytical models for atomic friction Tribol. Lett. 44, 367(20pp) (2011) (The matlab codes are provided as supplementary materials)

7.    Qunyang Li, Yalin Dong, Ashlie Martini and Robert W Carpick. Atomic friction modulation on the reconstructed Au(111) surface Tribol. Lett. 43, 369(9pp) (2011)

6.    Yalin Dong, Qunyang Li, Jianguo Wu and Ashlie Martini. Friction, slip and structure inhomogeneity of the buried interface Modeling Simul. Mater. Sci. Eng. 19, 065003 (14pp) (2011)

5.    Qunyang Li, Yalin Dong, Danny Perez, Ashlie Martini and Robert W Carpick. Speed dependence of atomic stick-slip friction in optimally matched experiments and molecular dynamics simulations Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 126101 (4pp) (2011) Highlighted as editor's suggestion

4.    Yalin Dong, Danny Perez, Arthur F. Voter and Ashlie Martini. The roles of statics and dynamics in determining transitions between atomic friction regimes Tribol. Lett. 42, 99 (8pp) (2011) 

3.    Danny Perez, Yalin Dong, Ashlie Martini and Arthur F. Voter. Rate theory description of atomic stick-slip friction Phys. Rev. B 81, 245415 (6pp) (2010) Highlighted in 2011 ADTSC (Associate Directorate for Theory, Simulation, and Computation at Los Alamos National Lab)

2.     Ashlie Martini, Yalin dong, Danny Perez and Arthur F. Voter. Low-speed atomic      simulation of stick-slip friction using parallel replica dynamics Tribol. Lett. 36, 63 (5pp) (2009)

1.     Yalin Dong, Bin Zhao and Jian Zheng. Numerical investigation of non-local electron    transport in laser produced plasma Chin. Phys. 16, 3742 (5pp) (2007)