26. Z Pei, H Sheng, X Zhang, R Li, B Svendsen. Tunable twin stability and an accurate magnesium interatomic potential for dislocation-twin interactions. Materials \& Design 153, 232-241 (2018).

25. GB Bokas, Y Shen, L Zhao, HW Sheng, JH Perepezko, I Szlufarska. Synthesis of Sm–Al metallic glasses designed by molecular dynamics simulations. Journal of Materials Science 53 (16), 11488-11499 (2018).

24. HY Xu, HW Sheng, MZ Li. Effect of pressure on β relaxation in La60Ni15Al25 metallic glass. Journal of Applied Physics 123 (12), 125108 (2018).

23. Z Zeng, L Yang, Q Zeng, H Lou, H Sheng, J Wen, DJ Miller, Y Meng, et al. Synthesis of quenchable amorphous diamond. Nature communications 8 (1), 322 (2017).

22. S Zhu, Q Hu, WL Mao, H Mao, H Sheng. Hydrogen-Bond Symmetrization Breakdown and Dehydrogenation Mechanism of FeO2H at High Pressure. Journal of the American Chemical Society 139 (35), 12129-12132 (2017).

21. QY Hu, JF Shu, WG Yang, C Park, MW Chen, T Fujita, HK Mao, H Sheng. Stability limits and transformation pathways of alpha-quartz under high pressure. Physical Review B 95, 104112 (2017).

20. Z. Zhang, H.W. Sheng, Z. Wang, B. Gludovatz, Z. Zhang, E. P. George, Q. Yu, S.X. Mao and R. O. Ritchie, Dislocation mechanisms and 3-D twin architectures generate the exceptional strength, ductility and toughness of CrCoNi medium-entropy alloy, Nature Communications 8, 14390 (2017)

19. J.Ding, Y. Cheng, H.W. Sheng, M. Asta, R. Ritchie and E. Ma, Flexibility volume as a universal structural parameter to quantitatively predict metallic glass properties, Nature Communications 7, 13733 (2016)

18. Q.Z. eng, Y. Lin, Z. Zeng, C.Y.Shi, B. Zhang, H.Lou, S.V. Sinogeikin, Y. Kono, C. Kenney-Benson, C. Park, W. Yang, W. Wang, H. Sheng, H.K. Mao, and W.L. Mao, General 2.5 power law of metallic glasses, PNAS 113, 1714 (2016)

17. X. D. Wang, B. Ruta, L.H. Xiong, D.W. Zhang, Y. Chushkin, H.W. Sheng, H.B. Lou, J. Z. Jiang, Free-volume dependent atomic dynamics of metallic glass, Acta Materialia 99, 290 (2015)

16. Q.Y. Hu, J.F. Shu, A. Cadien, Y. Meng, W.G. Yang, H.W. Sheng, H.K. Mao, Polymorphic phase transition mechanism of compressed coesite, Nature Communications 6, 6630 (2015)

15. X.D. Wang, S. Aryal, C. Zhang, W.Y. Ching, H.W. Sheng, H. Zhang, D.X. Zhang, Atomic picture of elastic deformation in a metallic glass, Sci. Rep. 5, 9184 (2015)

14. L. Zhong, J. Wang, H.W. Sheng*, Z. Zhang, S.X. Mao*, Formation of monatomic metallic glasses through ultrafast liquid quenching, Nature 512, 177 (2014)

13. X. Lü, Q. Hu, W. Yang, L. Bai, H.W. Sheng, L. Wang, F. Huang, J. Wen, D.J. Miller, Y. Zhao, Pressure-induced amorphization in single-crystal Ta2O5 nanowires: a kinetic mechanism and improved electrical conductivity, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 135, 13947 (2013).

12. Q. Zeng, W.L. Mao, H.W. Sheng, Z. Zeng, Q. Hu, Y. Meng and J. Z. Jiang (2013). The effect of composition on pressure-induced devitrification in metallic glasses. Appl. Phys. Lett,, 102, 171905 (2013)

11. Z. Pei, L.F. Zhu, M. Friák, S. Sandlöbes, J. von Pezold, H.W. Sheng, CP Race, Ab initio and atomistic study of generalized stacking fault energies in Mg and Mg–Y alloys, New Journal of Physics 15 (4), 043020 (2013)

10. A. Cadien, Q.Y. Hu, Y. Meng, Y.Q. Cheng, J.F. Shi, H-K. Mao and H.W. Sheng, First-order liquid-liquid phase transition in Cerium, Phys. Rev. Lett., 110, 043020 (2013)

9. X.D. Wang, H.B.Lou, J. Bednarcik, F. Hermann, H.W. Sheng and J.Z. Jiang, Structural evolution in bulk metallic glass under tension, Appl. Phys. Lett., 02 (5), 051909 (2013)

8. H.W. Sheng, E. Ma, and M.J. Kramer, Overview: Relating dynamic properties to atomic structure in metallic glasses, JOM 7, 856 (2012)

7. T. Fujita, Z. Wang, Y. Liu, H. Sheng, W. Wang, and M. Chen, Low temperature uniform plastic deformation of metallic glasses during elastic iteration, Acta Materialia 60, 3741 (2012)

6. M. Xu, Y. Q. Cheng, L. Wang, H.W. Sheng, Y. Meng, and E. Ma., Pressure tunes electrical resistivity by four orders of magnitude in amorphous Ge2Sb2Te5 phase change memory alloy, PNAS 109, E1055 (2012)

5. J. Ding, Y.Q. Cheng, H.W. Sheng and E. Ma, Short-range structural signature of excess specific heat and fragility of metallic-glass-forming supercooled liquids, Phys. Rev. B 85, 060201 (2012)

4. Y. Ding, Z.H. Cai, Q.Y. Hu, H.W. Sheng, R.J. Hemley, and W.L. Mao, Nanoscale diffraction imaging of the high-pressure transition in Fe1-xO, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 041903 (2012)

3. Q.R. Xiao, H.W. Sheng and Y.F. Shi, Dominant shear bands observed in amorphous ZrCuAl nanowires, MRS communications 2, 13 (2012)

2. Q.S. Zeng, H.W. Sheng D. Yang, L. Wang, W.G. Yang, J.Z. Jiang, W. Mao and H-K. Mao, Long-range Topological Order in Metallic Glass, Science, 332, 1404 (2011)

1. H.W. Sheng, M. Kramer, A. Cadien, T. Fujita and M. Chen, Highly-optimized Embedded Atom Method Potentials for Fourteen FCC Metals, Phys. Rev. B 83, 134118 (2011)

Publications 2006-2010

[10] "Pressure-induced crystallization of amorphous Ge2Sb2Te." Xu, M; Meng, Y.; Cheng, Y.Q.; Sheng, H.W.; Han, X.D.; Ma, E., Journal of Applied Physics, v 108, n 8, p 083519 (5 pp.), 15 Oct. 2010

[9] "Coupling between chemical and dynamic heterogeneities in a multicomponent bulk metallic glass." Fujita, T.; Guan, P.F.; Sheng, H.W.; Inoue, A.; Sakurai, T.; Chen, M.W.; Physical Review B, v 81, n 14, p 140204 (4 pp.), 2 April 2010

[8] "Local order influences initiation of plastic flow in metallic glass: Effects of alloy composition and sample cooling history." Cheng, Y.Q; Cao, A.J.; Sheng, H.W.; Ma, E.; Acta Materialia, v 56, n 18, p 5263-5275, October 2008

[7] "A body-centered-cubic polymorph of the Ge2Sb2Te5 phase change alloy." Cheng, Y.Q; Xu, M.; Sheng, H.W.; Meng, Y.; Han, X.D.; Ma, E.;Applied Physics Letters, v 95, n 13, p 131904 (3 pp.), 28 Sept. 2009

[6] "Atomic Level Structure in Multicomponent Bulk Metallic Glass." Y.Q. Cheng, E. Ma, H.W. Sheng, Phys. Rev. Lett.,102, 245501 (2009 ).

[5] "Nature of Atomic Bonding and Atomic Structure in the Phase-Change Ge2Sb2Te5 Glass." M. Xu, Y.Q. Cheng, H.W. Sheng, et al, Phys. Rev. Lett., 103, 195502 (2009).

{4] "Alloying strongly influences the structure, dynamics, and glass forming ability of metallic supercooled liquids." Cheng, Y.Q; Ma, E.; Sheng, H.W., Applied Physics Letters, v 93, n 11, 2008

[3]"Atomic packing in multicomponent aluminum-based metallic glasses." H.W. Sheng, Y.Q. Cheng, P.L. Lee, et al., Acta Materialia, 56, 6264-6272 (2008).

[2] "Polyamorphism in Metallic Glass." H.W. Sheng, H.Z. Liu, Y.Q. Cheng, P.L. Lee, W.K. Luo, S.D. Shastri, and E. Ma, Nature Materials, 6, 192 (2007).

[1] "Atomic Packing and Short-to-medium Range Order in Metallic Glasses." H.W. Sheng, W.K. Luo, F.M. Alamgir, J.M. Bai, and E. Ma, Nature 439, 419-425 (2006).

Created in December 2010.  Last update: January, 2019.