Publications

2017 – 2018

C.B. Basak, H.B. Nadendla, Influence of Cu on Modifying the Beta Phase and Enhancing the Mechanical Properties of Recycled Al-Si-Fe Cast Alloys, Scientific Reports, 7 (2017), 5779, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-05937-2

H.-T. Li, P. Zhao, R. Yang, J.B. Patel, X. Chen, Z. Fan, Grain Refinement and Improvement of Solidification Defects in Direct-Chill Cast Billets of A4032 Alloy by Melt Conditioning, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B, 48 (2017), 2481-2492, DOI: 10.1007/s11663-017-1016-7

F. Ren, J. Wang, H. Ge, J. Li, Q. Hu, H.B. Nadendla, M. Xia, J. Li, A Homogeneous Billet Layer Casting Fabrication Method, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 48 (2017), 4453-4457, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-017-4239-y

X. Dong, Y. Zhang, S. Amirkhanlou, S. Ji, High Performance Gravity Cast Al9Si0.45Mg0.4Cu Alloy Inoculated with AlB2 and TiB2, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 252 (2018), 604-611, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2017.10.028

Y. Zhang, S. Ji, Z. Fan, Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Al-Si Alloy with Effective Grain Refinement by In-situ Integrated Al2.2Ti1B-Mg Refiner, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 710 (2017), 166-171, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.03.244

G. Liu, S. Ji, L. Grechcini, A. Bentley, Z. Fan, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Sn–Cu alloys for Detonating and Explosive Cords, Materials Science and Technology, 33 (2017), 1907-1918, DOI: 10.1080/02670836.2017.1334337

S. Ji, H. Yang, X. Cui, Z. Fan, Macro-heterogeneities in Microstructures, Concentrations, Defects and Tensile Properties of Die Cast Al–Mg–Si Alloys, Materials Science and Technology, 33 (2017), 2223-2233, DOI: 10.1080/02670836.2017.1334309

Y. Zhang, S. Ji, G. Scamans, Z. Fan, Interfacial Characterisation of Overcasting a Cast Al-Si-Mg (A356) Alloy on a Wrought Al-Mg-Si (AA6060) Alloy, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 243 (2017), 197-204, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2016.12.022

W. Yang, H. Fredriksson, S. Ji, Halo Formation of Zn-Al alloys under Conventional Solidification and Intensive Convection Solidification, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 696 (2017), 460-469, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.11.281

W. Yang, L. Liu, J. Zhang, S. Ji, Insight into the Partial Solutionisation of a High Pressure Die-cast Al-Mg-Zn-Si Alloy for Mechanical Property Enhancement, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 682 (2017), 85-89, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2016.11.028

X. Dong, Y. Zhang, S. Ji, Enhancement of Mechanical Properties in High Silicon Gravity Cast AlSi9Mg Alloy Refined by Al3Ti3B Master Alloy, Materials Science and Engineering A, 700 (2017), 291-300, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2017.06.005

 V.M. Sreekumar, H.B Nadendla, D. Eskin, Prospects of In-situ α-Al2O3 as an Inoculant in Aluminium – a Feasibility Study, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance, 26 (2017), 4166-4176, DOI: 10.1007/s11665-017-2853-x

L. Wang, W. Lu, Q. Hu, M. Xia, Y. Wang, J.G. Li, Interfacial Tuning for the Nucleation of Liquid AlCu Alloy, Acta Materialia, 139 (2017), 75-85, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.07.058

G.B. Lebon, I. Tzanakis, K. Pericleous, D. Eskin, Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Acoustic Pressures in Different Liquids, Ultrasonics Sonochemistry, 42 (2017), 411-421, DOI: 10.1016/j.ultsonch.2017.12.002

X.L. Yang, C.L. Mendis, J.B. Patel, Z. Fan, Microstructure Evolution and Mechanical Properties of Thin Strip Twin Roll Cast (TRC) Mg Sheet, Minerals, Metals and Materials Series, F7 (2018), 429-432, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-72332-7_66

M. Tong, J.B. Patel, I.C. Stone, Z. Fan, D.J. Browne, Identification of Key Liquid Metal Flow Features in the Physical Conditioning of Molten Aluminium Alloy with High Shear Processing, Computational Materials Science, 131 (2017), 35-43, DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2017.01.050

A. Dybalska, D. Eskin, J.B. Patel, Evaluation of Shearing Time Sufficient for Effective Liquid Metal Processing, JOM, 69 (2017), 720-724, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-017-2286-x 

X. Dong, S. Ji, Si Poisoning and Promotion on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Al–Si–Mg Cast Alloys, Journal of Materials Science, 53 (2018), 7778-7792, DOI: 10.1007/s10853-018-2022-0

 M.M. Moradi, H.J. Aval, R. Jamaati, S. Amirkhanlou, S. Ji, Microstructure and Texture Evolution of Friction Stir Welded Dissimilar Aluminum Alloys: AA2024 and AA6061, Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 32 (2018), 1-10, DOI: 10.1016/j.jmapro.2018.01.016

M. Rahimian, S. Amirkhanlou, P. Blake, S. Ji, Nanoscale Zr-containing precipitates; a Solution for Significant Improvement of High-temperature strength in Al-Si-Cu-Mg alloys, Materials Science and Engineering: A, 721 (2018), 328-338, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2018.02.060

G. Liu, S. Ji, Effect of Bi on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Sn-Zn Alloys Processed by Rolling Material Characterization, 137 (2018), 39-49, DOI: 10.1016/j.matchar.2018.01.017

C.M. Fang, V. Mohammadi, S. Nihtianov, M.H.F. Sluiter, Stability, Local Structure and Electronic Properties of Borane Radicals on the Si(100) 2×1:H Surface: A First-principles Study, Computational Materials Science, 140 (2017), 253-260, DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2017.08.036

V. Mohammadi, S. Nihtianov, C.M. Fang, A Doping-less Junction-formation Mechanism between N-silicon and an Atomically Thin Boron Layer, Scientific Reports, 7 (2017), 13247, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-13100-0

B. Kang, Q.G. Feng, C. Summers, C.M. Fang, R. Adhikari, K. Biswas, Emerging new Pseudobinary and Ternary Halides as Scintillators for Radiation Detection, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 64 (2017), 1817-1824, DOI: 10.1109/TNS.2016.2632064

A.P. Dobrowolska, B. Dierre, C.M. Fang, H.T. Hintzen, P. Dorenbos, Thermal Quenching of Eu2+ Emission in Ca- and Sr-Ga2S4 in relation with VRBE schemes, Journal of Luminescence, 184 (2017), 256-261, DOI: 10.1016/j.jlumin.2016.12.022

C.M. Fang, M.A. van Huis, Structure and Stability of Hcp Iron Carbide Precipitates: A First-principles Study, Heliyon, 3 (2017), e00408, DOI 10.1016/j.heliyon.2017.e00408

T.A. Kassam, N. Hari Babu, N. Ludford, S. Yan, A. Howkins, Secondary Phase Interaction at Interfaces of High-Strength Brazed Joints made using Liquid Phase Sintered Alumina Ceramics and Ag-Cu-Ti Braze Alloys, Nature Scientific Reports, 8 (2018), 3352, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-20674-w

X. Dong, Y. Zhang, S. Ji, Improvement of Mechanical Properties in a High Silicon Al-Si-Mg Alloy through Effective Grain Refinement in Sand Casting, SciFed Journal of Metallurgical Science, 1 (2018), 1000001

X.S. Huang, X. Dong, C.M. Yang, F. Tian, L.H. Liu, G.Q. Chen, P.J. Li, Investigation of Atom Distribution in Mg-9wt.%Al Melt using Small-angle X-ray Scattering and Molecular Dynamics Simulation, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 473 (2017), 47-53, DOI: 10.1016/j.jnoncrysol.2017.07.026

Y.M. Kim, C.L. Mendis, T. Sasaski, D. Letzig, F. Pyczak, K. Hono, S. Yi, Static Recrystallization Behaviour of Cold Rolled Mg-Zn-Y Alloy and Role of Solute Segregation in Microstructure Evolution, Scripta Materialia, 136 (2017), 41-45, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2017.04.001

G.S. Peng, G.S. Song, Y. Wang, K.H. Chen, S.Y. Chen, Intensive Melt Shearing and Calcium Concentration Effects on Grain Refinement of Commercial Purity Mg, International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 31 (2018), 99-107, DOI: 10.1080/13640461.2017.1376828

Z.P. Que, Y. Wang, Z. Fan, Formation of the Fe-Containing Intermetallic Compounds during Solidification of Al-5Mg-2Si-0.7Mn-1.1Fe Alloy, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 49 (2018), 2173-2181, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-018-4591-6

R. Nikbakht, S.H. Seyedein, S. Kheirandish, H. Assadi, B. Jodoin, Asymmetrical Bonding in Cold Spraying of Dissimilar Materials, Applied Surface Science, 444 (2018), 621-632, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2018.03.103

W. Li, H. Assadi, F. Gaertner, S. Yin, A Review of Advanced Composite and Nanostructured Coatings by Solid-State Cold Spraying Process Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences, (2018), 1-48, DOI: 10.1080/10408436.2017.1410778

G.S. Peng, Y. Wang, Z. Fan, Competitive Heterogeneous Nucleation between Zr and MgO Particles in Commercial Purity Mg, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 49 (2018), 2182–2192, DOI: 10:1007/s11661-018-4594-3

M. Xu, L. Wang, W. Lu, L. Zhang, H. Nadendla, Y. Wang, M. Xia, J. Li, The Nucleation Potency of In-situ Formed Oxides in Liquid Iron, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 49A (2018), 1762-1769, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-018-4528-0

G.S. Peng, Y. Wang, K.H. Chen, S.Y. Chen, Improved Zr Grain Refining Efficiency for Commercial Purity Mg via Intensive Melt Shearing International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 30 (2017), 374-378, DOI: 10.1080/13640461.2017.1317393

L. Wang, L. Yang, D. Zhang, M. Xia, Y. Wang, B. Chen, J. Li, Nucleation Interface of Al−Sb Alloys on Single Crystal Al2O3 Substrate, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China, 27 (2017), 2104-2111, DOI: 10.1016/S1003-6326(17)60236-X

D. Zhang, L. Wang, B. Chen, M. Xia, J.G. Li, N. Hari Babu, Y. Wang, Potential Nucleation Agents in Al-Mg Alloys, Metallurgia Italiana, 108 (2016), 153-156

L. Wang, L. Yang, D. Zhang, M. Xia, Y. Wang, J.G. Li, The Role of Lattice Misfit on Heterogeneous Nucleation of Pure Aluminum, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 47 (2016), 5012-5022, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-016-3691-4

D. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Zhao, Y. Huang, M. Chen, The Hot Deformation Behaviour and Microstructure Evolution of HA/Mg03Zn-0.8Zr Composites for Biomedical Application, Materials Science and Engineering: C, 77 (2017), 690-697, DOI: 10.1016/j.msec.2017.03.239

H. Men, Z. Fan, Prenucleation Induced by Crystalline Substrates, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, (2018), DOI: 10.1007/s11661-018-4628-x

Z. Fan, F. Gao, L. Zhou, S.Z. Lu, A New Concept for Growth Restriction During Solidification, Acta Materialia, 152 (2018), 248-257, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2018.04.045

D. Mata, M. Serdechnova, M. Mohedano, C.L. Mendis, S.V. Lamaka, J. Tedim, T. Hack, S. Nixon, M.L. Zheludkevich, Hierarchically Organized Li-Al-LDH Nano-flakes: a Low-temperature Approach to Seal Porous Anodic Oxide on Aluminum Alloys, RSC Advances, 7 (2017), 35357-35367, DOI: 10.1039/c7ra05593e

M. Serdechnova, M. Mohedano, B. Kuznetsov, C.L. Mendis, M. Starykevich, S. Karpushenkov, J. Tedim, M.G.S. Ferreira, C. Blawert, M.L. Zheludkevich, PEO Coatings with Active Protection Based on In-Situ Formed LDH-Nanocontainers, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 164, (2017), C36-C45, DOI: 10.1149/2.0301702jes

H. Dieringa, L. Katsarou, R. Buzolin, G. Szakács, M. Horstmann, M. Wolff, C.L. Mendis, S. Vorozhtsov, D. StJohn, Ultrasound Assisted Casting of an AM60 Based Metal Matrix Nanocomposite, its Properties, and Recyclability, Metals, 7 (2017), 388, DOI: 10.3390/met7100388

R.H. Buzolin, M. Mohedano, C.L. Mendis, B. Mingo, D. Tolnai, C. Blawert, K. Kainer, H. Pinto, N. Hort, Corrosion Behaviour of As-cast ZK40 with CaO and Y Additions, Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China (English Edition), 28 (2018), 427-439, DOI: 10.1016/S1003-6326(18)64676-X

M.H. Chen, P.C. Bollad, P.K. Jimack, Dynamic Load Balancing for the Parallel, Adaptive, Multigrid Solution of Implicit Phase-field Simulations, International Journal of Numerical Analysis and Modeling, In review, 2018

P.C. Bollada, P.K. Jimack, A.M. Mullis, Numerical Approach to Compensate for Phase-field Interface Effects in Alloy Solidification, Computational Materials Science, In review, 2018

P.C. Bollada, P.K. Jimack, A.M. Mullis, Faceted and Dendritic Morphology Change in Alloy Solidification, Computational Materials Science, 144 (2018), 76-84, DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2017.12.007

E. Liotti, A. Lui, S. Kumar, Z. Guo, C. Bi, T. Connolley, P.S. Grant, The Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Dendrite Fragmentation in Solidifying Al-Cu alloys under Different Conditions, Acta Materialia, 121 (2016), 384-395, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.09.013

H. Shang, Z.L. Ma, S.A. Belyakov, C.M. Gourlay, Grain Refinement of Electronic Solders: the Potential of Combining Solute with Nucleant Particles, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 715 (2017), 471-485, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.04.268

Z.L. Ma, S.A. Belyakov, K. Sweatman, T. Nishimura, C.M. Gourlay, Harnessing Heterogeneous Nucleation to Control Tin Orientations in Electronic Interconnections, Nature Communications, 8 (2017), 1916, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01727-6

P. Pandee, C.M. Gourlay, S.A. Belyakov, G. Zeng, U. Patakham, K. Chanyathunyaroj, C. Limmaneevichitr, AlSi2Sc2 Intermetallic Formation in Al-7Si-0.3Mg-xSc Alloys and their Effects on As-cast Properties, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 731 (2018), 1159-1170, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.10.125

S. Feng, E. Liotti, A. Lui, S. Kumar, A. Mahadevegowda, K.A.Q. O’Reilly, P.S. Grant, An In-situ Method to Estimate the Tip Temperature and Phase Selection of Secondary Fe-rich Intermetallics using Synchrotron X-ray Radiography, Scripta Materialia, 149 (2018), 44-48, DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.02.001

N. Hou, S.A. Belyakov, L. Pay, A. Sugiyama, H. Yasuda, C.M. Gourlay, Competition Between Stable and Metastable Eutectic Growth in Sn-Ni Alloys, Acta Materialia, 149 (2018), 119-131, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2018.02.034

Z.L. Ma, S.A. Belyakov, J.W. Xian, C.M. Gourlay, Nucleation and Twinning in Tin Droplet Solidification on Single Crystal Intermetallic Compounds, Acta Materialia, 150 (2018), 281-294, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2018.02.047

G. Zeng, J.W. Xian, C.M. Gourlay, Nucleation and Growth Crystallography of Al8Mn5 on B2-Al(Mn,Fe) in AZ91 Magnesium Alloys, Acta Materialia, In press, 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2018.04.032

E. Liotti, C. Arteta, A. Zisserman, A. Lui, V. Lempitsky, P.S. Grant, Crystal Nucleation in Metallic Alloys using X-ray Radiography and Machine Learning, Science Advances, 4 (2018), eaar4004, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aar4004

L. Yang, G. Liu, L. Ma, E. Zhang, X. Zhou, G.E. Thompson, Effect of Iron Content on the Corrosion of Pure Magnesium: Critical Factor for Iron Tolerance Limit, Corrosion Science, In press, 2018, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2018.04.024

S.D. Liu, H. Lin, X. Zhou, Y. Wu, Effect of Cooling Conditions on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Friction Stir Welded 7055 Aluminium Alloy Joints, Materials Characterization, 141 (2018), 74-85, DOI: 10.1016/j.matchar.2018.04.029

X. Zhang, B. Liu, X. Zhou, J. Wang, T. Hashimoto, C. Luo, Z. Sun, Z. Tang, F. Lu, Laser Welding Introduced Segregation and its Influence on the Corrosion Behaviour of Al-Cu-Li Alloy, Corrosion Science, 135 (2018), 177-191, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2018.02.044 

C.M. MacRae, A.E. Hughes, J.S. Laird, A.M. Glenn, N.C. Wilson, A. Torpy, M.A. Gibson, X. Zhou, N. Birbilis, G.E. Thompson, An Examination of the Composition and Microstructure of Coarse Intermetallic Particles in AA2099 T8, including Li Detection, Microscopy and Microanalysis, In press, 2018

X. Zhang, X. Zhou, T. Hashimoto, J. Lindsay, O. Ciuca, C. Luo, Z. Sun, X. Zhang, The Influence of Grain Structure on the Corrosion Behaviour of 2A97-T3 Al-Cu-Li Alloy, Corrosion Science, 116 (2017), 14-21, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2016.12.005

Z. Hong, A. Morrison, H. Zhang, S.G. Roberts, P.S. Grant, Development of a Novel Melt Spinning Based Processing Route for Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Steels, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 49 (2018), 604–612, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-017-4398-x

L. Zheng, T.L. Lee, N. Liu, Z. Li, G. Zhang, J. Mi, P.S. Grant, Numerical and Physical Simulation of Rapid Microstructural Evolution of Gas Atomised Ni Superalloy Powders, Materials and Design, 117 (2017), 157–167, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.12.074S.

D. Liu, H. Lin, X. Zhou, Y. Wu, Effect of Cooling Conditions on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Friction Stir Welded 7055 Aluminium Alloy Joints, Materials Characterization, 141 (2018), 74-85, DOI: 10.1016/j.matchar.2018.04.029

X. Zhang, B. Liu, X. Zhou, J. Wang, T. Hashimoto, C. Luo, Z. Sun, Z. Tang, F. Lu, Laser Welding Introduced Segregation and its Influence on the Corrosion Behaviour of Al-Cu-Li Alloy, Corrosion Science, 135 (2018), 177-191, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2018.02.044

C.M. MacRae, A.E. Hughes, J.S. Laird, A.M. Glenn, N.C. Wilson, A. Torpy, M.A. Gibson, X. Zhou, N. Birbilis, G.E. Thompson, An Examination of the Composition and Microstructure of Coarse Intermetallic Particles in AA2099 T8, including Li Detection, Microscopy and Microanalysis, In press, 2018

X. Zhang, X. Zhou, T. Hashimoto, J. Lindsay, O. Ciuca, C. Luo, Z. Sun, X. Zhang, The Influence of Grain Structure on the Corrosion Behaviour of 2A97-T3 Al-Cu-Li Alloy, Corrosion Science, 116 (2017), 14-21, DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2016.12.005

Z. Hong, A. Morrison, H. Zhang, S.G. Roberts, P.S. Grant, Development of a Novel Melt Spinning Based Processing Route for Oxide Dispersion Strengthened Steels, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 49 (2018), 604–612, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-017-4398-x

L. Zheng, T.L. Lee, N. Liu, Z. Li, G. Zhang, J. Mi, P.S. Grant, Numerical and Physical Simulation of Rapid Microstructural Evolution of Gas Atomised Ni Superalloy Powders, Materials and Design, 117 (2017), 157–167, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.12.074

A.T. Dinsdale, C.M. Fang, Z. Fan, Z.V. Khvan, The Critical Assessment of Data for Al-Fe based Intermetallic Phases Formed during Solidification of Aluminium Alloys, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 171-174

S. Amirkhanlou, S. Ji, Stiffness Improvement Through Alloying Elements in Al Alloys, In Light Metals 2018, TMS 2018, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series, 11-15 March 2018, Arizona, USA, eds. O. Martin, Springer, Cham, 431-433, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-72284-9_58

X. Dong, S. Ji, Grain Refinement of Al–Si–Mg Cast Alloys by Al3Ti3B Master Alloy, In Light Metals 2018, TMS 2018, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series, 11-15 March 2018, Arizona, USA, eds. O. Martin, Springer, Cham, 319-323, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-72284-9_43

C.M. Fang, H. Men, Z. Fan, Effect of Substrate Chemistry on Prenucleation by Ab Initio MD Simulation, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 52-55

D.G. Eskin, I. Tzanakis, F. Wang, G.S.B. Lebon, K. Pericleous, P.D. Lee, T. Connolley, J. Mi, Fundamental Studies of Ultrasonic Melt Processing, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 546-549

H. Men, Z. Fan, Effect of Lattice Misfit on Prenucleation by Molecular Dynamics Simulation, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 43-47

H. Men, Z. Fan, Effect of Misfit on Heterogeneous Nucleation by Molecular Dynamics Simulation, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 48-51

Y. Wang, Z.P. Que, Y. Zhang, Z. Fan, Effect of Interfacial Segregation on Heterogeneous Nucleation, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 56-60

B. Jiang, Z. Fan, Grain Initiation: Progressive vs. Explosive, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 61-65

L. Wang, X. Ge, M. Xia, W. Lu, Y. Wang, H.B. Nadendla, J.G. Li, Nucleation Pathway of Pure Al on Al2O3(10–10) Substrate, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 70-73

Y. Wang, H.-T. Li, Z. Fan, Grain Refinement of Al- and Mg- alloys by Native Oxide Particles, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 81-86

Z. Fan, F. Gao, S.Z. Lu, L. Zhou, A New Concept of Growth Restriction Coefficient, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 91-94

F. Gao, H. Assadi, Z. Fan, A Phase-field Study of Grain Refinement: Role of Number Density of Inoculant Particles, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 99-102

J.B. Patel, M.J. Balart, Z. Fan, Grain Refinement of Pure Copper, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 103-106

X. Dong, S. Ji, Y. Zhang, Z. Fan, Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of a Cast Al-Si-Mg-Cu Alloy Refined by Al5Ti1B and Al3Ti3B, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 107-110

H.-T. Li, J.B. Patel, Z. Fan, Solidification Mechanisms of Melt Conditioned Direct-chill (MC-DC) Casting, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 137-140

L. Bolzoni, H.B. Nadendla, Equiaxed Structure in DC-casting Al-10Si Billets via Engineered Nucleation, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 141-144

Z.P. Que, Y.P. Zhou, Y. Wang, Z. Fan, Composition Templating for Heterogeneous Nucleation of Intermetallic Compounds, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 158-161

F. Wang, D. Eskin, J.W. Mi, T. Connolley, I. Tzanakis Refinement of Primary Al3Ti Intermetallic Particles in an Al-0.4 wt% Ti Alloy by Ultrasonic Melt Processing, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 166-170

K. Schneider, B.J. McKay, N. Hari Babu, Influence of Alloying Elements on Intermetallic Formation in Al-Mg Compound Castings, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 189-192

F. Yan, Y.H. Zhao, H. Hou, S. Ji, Effect of Fe Addition on the Microstructure and Mechanical Property of Diecast Al-Mg2Si-Mg based Alloy, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 255-258

Y. Zhao, W. Du, B. Koe, T. Connolley, S. Irvine, P.K. Allan, C.M. Schlepütz, W. Zhang, F. Wang, D.G. Eskin, J. Mi, Synchrotron X-ray Tomography Studies of Fe-rich Intermetallic Phases in Al Alloys, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 263-266

M. Rahimian, S. Ji, P. Blake, D. Watson, Z. Fan, The Effect of Transition Alloying Elements on the Microstructure of Al-Si Alloys, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 403-405

I.T.H. Chang, Q. Cai, X. Zhu, Y. Zhang, F. Gao, Z. Fan, Refinement of Eutectic Microstructure in Quaternary Al-Cu-Si-Mg Alloys, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 406-409

K.W. Al-Helal, I.C. Stone, Z. Fan, Effect of Solidification Rate on Macro-segregation and Morphologies of Silicon Phases in Solidification of Al-15Si Alloy, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 517-520

P. Quested, R. Morrell, A. Dinsdale, L. Chapman, The Measurement and Estimation of Density for Selected Liquid Alloys, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 538-542

G. Salloum-Abou-Jaoude, D.G. Eskin, C. Barbatti, P. Jarry, M. Jarrett, Effect of Ultrasonic Melt Treatment on Grain Refinement of Direct Chill Cast AA6082 Aluminium Alloy. In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 550-553

Y. Qiu, H. Assadi, Z. Fan, Modelling of Microstructure Evolution in Twin-Roll Casting of Magnesium, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 571-575

X.L. Yang, J.B. Patel, C.L. Mendis, Z. Fan, Melt Conditioned Twin Roll Casting (MC-TRC) Process for Thin Gauge Mg Alloy Strip, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 585-588

H.-T. Li, J.B. Patel, G.M. Scamans, Z. Fan, Melt Conditioned Direct-chill (MC-DC) Casting of Al and Mg Alloys, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 589-592

Y. Zhang, J.B. Patel, Z. Fan, Melt Conditioned High Pressure Die Casting of AZ91D Mg Alloy with Improved Variation of Mechanical Properties In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 593-596 

J.B. Patel, J. Lazaro Nebreda, Z. Fan, Efficient De-gassing of Aluminium Alloy Melts by High Shear Melt Conditioning Technology, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 597-600

J. Lazaro Nebreda, J.B. Patel, I.C. Stone, G.M. Scamans, Z. Fan, De-Ironing of Aluminium Alloy Scrap by High Shear Melt Conditioning Technology, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 601-60

X.L. Yang, H.-T. Li, J.B. Patel, Z. Fan, Improving Particle Distribution in Metal Matrix Composites by Intensive Melt Shearing, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 613-616

Y. Huang, L. Zhou, M. Razavi, The Impact of High Shear Treatment on the HA Particle Distribution and Microstructure of Mg-HA Nanocomposite Castings, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 625-629

K.W. Al-Helal, P.M. Thomas, Z. Fan, Design and Development of Continuous Melt-conditioned Twin Roll Casting Process for Aluminium Alloys, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 671-674

S. Amirkhanlou, S. Ji, Y. Zhang, D. Watson, High Modulus Al-based Alloy Prepared by Low Pressure Die Casting In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 683-689

A. Valizadeh, I.T.H. Chang, I.C. Stone, Bonding of Aluminium to Low Carbon Steel using an Overcasting Process, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 687-690

K. Al-Helal, I.C. Stone, Z. Fan, Refinement and Modification of Silicon Phases in Solidification of High Purity Hypereutectic AL-15Si Alloy, In Proceedings of the Liquid Metal Processing & Casting Conference, LMPC 2017, 10-13 September 2017, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, eds. M.J.M. Krane, R.M. Ward, S. Rudoler, A.J. Elliott, A. Pate, 281-286

Y. Wang, L. Zhou, Z. Fan, Mechanism of Zirconium Poisoning Effect on TiB2 Inoculation in Aluminium Alloys, In Proceedings of Light Metals 2016, TMS 2016, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Series, 14-18 February 2016, Nashville, Tennessee, USA ed. E. Williams, Springer, 725-729

S. Khorsand, Y. Huang, Integrated Casting-extrusion of an AA6082 Aluminium Alloy, In Proceedings of Light Metals 2017, TMS 2017, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Series, 26 February-2 March 2017, San Diego, California, ed. A.P. Ratvik, Springer, 235-241, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51541-0_32

Y. Huang, Steady State and a General Scale Law of Deformation, In IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, 38th Risø International Symposium on Materials Science, 4-8 September 2017, Roskilde, Denmark, 012029, DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/219/1/012029

J.B. Patel, P. Lloyd, G. Peng, Z. Fan, Development of the New High Shear Technology for Continuous Processing of Mg-alloys for Ingot Casting, In Magnesium Technology, TMS 2016, The Minerals, Metals and Materials Series. 14-18 February 2016, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, eds. A. Singh, K. Solanki, M.V. Manuel, N.R. Neelameggham, Springer, 29-33, DOI: 10.1002/9781119274803.ch8

R. Ritwik, P.N. Quested, Viscosity of Liquid Metals – Some Experiments with Concentric Cylinder Viscometers, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 521-524

P. Quested, R. Morrell, A. Dinsdale, L Chapman, The Measurement and Estimation of Density for Selected Liquid Alloys, In High Temperatures-High Pressure, 21st European Conference of Thermophysical Properties, 3-8 September 2017, Graz, Austria. In press.

J. Wu, R. Morrell, L. Chapman, J. Clark, P. Quested, Characterisation of Thermal Conductivity Reference Material Using the NPL Axial Heat Flow Apparatus, In High Temperatures-High Pressure, 21st European Conference of Thermophysical Properties, 3-8 September 2017, Graz, Austria. In press.

A.M. Mullis, P.C. Bollada, P.K. Jimack, Phase-field Modelling of Intermetallic Solidification, In 147th Annual Meeting & Exhibition Supplemental Proceedings, TMS 2018, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series, 11-15 March 2018, Arizona, USA, eds. TMS 2018, Springer, Cham, 587-596, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-72526-0_55

P.C. Bollada, A.M. Mullis, Phase Field Modelling of Multiphase Alloy Solidification: A Review, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 197-200

P.C. Bollada, P.K. Jimack, A.M. Mullis, Faceting in Al-Si using Phase Field, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 247-250

G. Zeng, K. Nogita, S. Belyakov, J.W. Xian, S.D. McDonald, K.V. Yang, H. Yasuda, C.M. Gourlay, Real-time Observation of AZ91 Solidification by Synchrotron Radiography, In Magnesium Technology 2017, TMS 2017, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series, 26 February-2 March 2017, San Diego, CA, USA, eds. K. Solanki, D. Orlov, A. Singh, N. Neelameggham, Springer, Cham, 597 603, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-52392-7_82

G. Zeng, J.W. Xian, C.M. Gourlay, Growth of Al8Mn5 Intermetallic in AZ91, In Magnesium Technology 2017. TMS 2017. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series, 26 February-2 March 2017, San Diego, CA, USA, eds. K. Solanki, D. Orlov, A. Singh, N. Neelameggham, Springer, Cham, 85-92, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-52392-7_15

G. Zeng, K. Nogita, J.W. Xian, H. Yasuda, C.M. Gourlay, Solidification of Al8Mn5 in Mg-Al-Zn-Mn alloys, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 259-262

T.C. Su, C. O’Sullivan, T. Nagira, H. Yasuda, C.M. Gourlay, Exploring Semi-solid Deformation with the Discrete Element Method and Synchrotron Radiography, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 512-516

J.W. Xian, Z.L. Ma, H. Shang, S.A. Belyakov, C.M. Gourlay, Heterogeneous Nucleation Mechanisms in Solder Joints, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 66-69

J.W. Xian, S.A. Belyakov, K. Nogita, H. Yasuda, C.M. Gourlay, Faceted and Nonfaceted Growth of Cu6Sn5 Crystals, In Proceedings of the 6th Decennial International Conference on Solidification Processing (SP17), 25-28 July 2017, Old Windsor, UK, ed. Z. Fan, 251-254

G. Zeng, X. Zhu, S. Ji, C.M. Gourlay, The Morphology and Distribution of Al8Mn5 in High Pressure Die Cast AM50 and AZ91, In Magnesium Technology 2017, TMS 2017, The Minerals, Metals &

Materials Series, 26 February-2 March 2017, San Diego, CA, USA, eds. K. Solanki, D. Orlov, A. Singh, N. Neelameggham, Springer, Cham, 137-144, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-72332-7_21


2015 – 2017

Al-Helal, I.C. Stone, Z. Fan, Refinement of Primary Silicon Crystals by Novel P-doped γ-Al2O3 Particles in Solidification of Hypereutectic Al-Si Alloys, Materials Science Forum, 877, (2017), 550–557, DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.877.550

Amirkhanlou, S. Ji, Y. Zhang, D. Watson, Z. Fan, High modulus Al-Si-Mg-Cu/Mg2Si-TiB2 Hybrid Nanocomposite: Microstructural Characteristics and Micromechanics-based Analysis, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 694, (2017), 313–324, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.10.016

J.B. Patel, X. Yang, C.L. Mendis Z. Fan, Melt Conditioning of Light Metals by Application of High Shear for Improved Microstructure and Defect Control, The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), 69, (2017), 1071–1076, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-017-2335-5

Pawar, T.J.A. Slater, T.L. Burnett, X. Zhou, G.M. Scamans, Z. Fan, G.E. Thompson, P.J. Withers, Crystallographic Effects on the Corrosion of Twin Roll Cast AZ31 Mg Alloy Sheet, Acta Materialia, 133, (2017), 90–99, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.05.027

Arabgol, M. Villa Vidaller, H. Assadi, F. Gärtner, T. Klassen, Influence of Thermal Properties and Temperature of Substrate on the Quality of Cold-Sprayed Deposits, Acta Materialia, 127, (2017), 287–301, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.01.040

R.H. Buzolin, M. Mohedano, C.L. Mendis, B. Mingo, D. Tolnai, C. Blawert, K.U. Kainer, H. Pinto, N. Hort, As Cast Microstructures on the Mechanical and Corrosion Behaviour of ZK40 Modified with Gd and Nd Additions, Materials Science and Engineering A, 682, (2017), 238–247, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2016.11.022

Bolzoni, H.B. Nadendla, Considerations on the Effect of Solutal on the Grain Size of Castings from Superheated Melts, Materials Letters, 201, (2017), 9–12, DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2017.04.117

A.G. Bhagurkar, A. Yamamoto, A.R. Dennis, J.H. Durrell, T.A. Aljohani, H.B. Nadendla, D.A. Cardwell, Microstructural Evolution in Infiltration-growth Processed MgB2 Bulk Superconductors, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 100, (2017), 2451–2460, DOI: 10.1111/jace.14792

K.M. Kareh, C. O’Sullivan, T. Nagira, H. Yasuda, C.M. Gourlay, Dilatancy in Semi-solid Steels at High Solid Fraction, Acta Materialia, 125, (2017), 187–195, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.11.066

Nafisul, R.F. Cochrane, A.M. Mullis, Disorder-order Morphologies in Drop-tube Processed Ni3Ge: Dendritic and Seaweed Growth, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 707, (2017), 327–331, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.11.080

J.W. Xian, S.A. Belyakov, M. Ollivier, K. Nogita, H. Yasuda, C.M. Gourlay, Cu6Sn5 Crystal Growth Mechanisms during Solidification of Electronic Interconnections, Acta Materialia, 126, (2017), 540–551, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.12.043

Isakov, C.J. Stevens, F. Castles, P.S. Grant, A Split Ring Resonator Dielectric Probe for Near-Field Dielectric Imaging, Scientific Reports, 7, (2017), 2038, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-02176-3

M.M. Salleh, C.M. Gourlay, J.W. Xian, S.A. Belyakov, H. Yasuda, S.D. McDonald, K. Nogita, In Situ Imaging of Microstructure Formation in Electronic Interconnections, Scientific reports, 7, (2017), 40010, DOI: 10.1038/srep40010

Nafisul, R.F. Cochrane, A.M. Mullis, Morphology of Spherulites in Rapidly Solidified Ni3Ge Droplets, Crystals, 7, (2017), 100, DOI: 10.3390/cryst7040100

S.A. Belyakov, J.W. Xian, K. Sweatman, T. Nishimura, T. Akaiwa, C.M. Gourlay, Influence of Bismuth on the Solidification of Sn-0.7 Cu-0.05 Ni-xBi/Cu Joints, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 701, (2017), 321–334, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.12.404

Oloyede, R.F. Cochrane, A.M. Mullis, Effect of Rapid Solidification on the Microstructure and Microhardness of BS1452 Grade 250 Hypoeutectic Grey Cast Iron, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 707, (2017), 347–350, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.08.214

Ollivier, R.M. Harker, C.M. Gourlay, Reaction-induced Surface Reconstruction of Silver in Contact with Zirconium, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 691, (2017), 624–633, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.08.282

J.W. Xian, Z.L. Ma, S.A. Belyakov, M. Ollivier, C.M. Gourlay, Nucleation of Tin on the Cu6Sn5 Layer in Electronic Interconnections, Acta Materialia, 123, (2017), 404–415, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.10.008

Z.L. Ma, C. M. Gourlay, Nucleation, Grain Orientations, and Microstructure of Sn-3Ag-0.5 Cu Soldered on Cobalt Substrates, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 706, (2017), 596–608, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2017.02.243

M.J. Balart, J.B. Patel, Z. Fan, Melt Protection of Mg-Al Based Alloys Metals, 6, (2016), 131, DOI: 10.3390/met6060131

M.J. Balart, J.B. Patel, F. Gao, Z. Fan, Grain Refinement of Deoxidized Copper, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 47, (2016), 4988–5011, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-016-3671-8

Barekar, S. Das, X. Yang, Y. Huang, O. El Fakir, A.G. Bhagurkar, L. Zhou, Z. Fan, The Impact of Melt Conditioning on Microstructure, Texture and Ductility of Twin Roll Cast Aluminium Alloy Strips, Materials Science and Engineering A, 650, (2016), 365–373, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2015.10.079

Bolzoni, M. Nowak, H. Nadendla, Nb-Based Heterogeneous Nuclei for Enhanced α-Mg Nucleation in Mg(-Al) Alloys, Materials Letters, 169, (2016), 207–209, DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2016.01.121

A.G. Bhagurkar, A. Yamamoto, L. Anguilano, A.R. Dennis, J.H. Durrell, N.H. Babu, D.A. Cardwell, A Trapped Magnetic Field of 3T in Homogeneous, Bulk MgB2 Superconductors Fabricated by a Modified Precursor Infiltration and Growth (MPIG) Process, Superconductor Science and Technology, 29, (2016), 035008, DOI: 10.1088/0953-2048/29/3/035008

Bolzoni, H.B. Nadendla, Heterogeneous Nb-Based Nuclei for the Grain Refinement of Al-Si Alloys

The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), 68, (2016), 1301–1306, DOI: 10.1007/s11837-016-1855-8

Burugapalli, M. Razavi, L. Zhou, Y. Huang, In Vitro Cytocompatibility Study of a Medical β-type Ti-35.5Nb-5.7Ta Titanium Alloy, Journal of Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering, 6, (2016), 141–148, DOI: 10.1166/jbt.2016.1424

Bolzoni, M. Xia, H. Nadendla, Formation of Equiaxed Crystal Structures in Directionally Solidified Al-Si Alloys using Nb-Based Heterogeneous Nuclei, Scientific Reports, 6, (2016), 39554, DOI: 10.1038/srep39554

Assadi, H. Kreye, F. Gärtner, T. Klassen, Cold Spraying – A Materials Perspective, Acta Materialia, 116, (2016), 382–407, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.06.034

Amirkhanlou, M. Rahimian, M. Ketabchi, N. Parvin, P. Yaghinali, F. Carreño, Strengthening Mechanisms in Nanostructured Al/SiCp Composite Manufactured by Accumulative Press Bonding, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 47, (2016), 5136–5145, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-016-3666-5

Bolzoni, H. Nadendla, Engineering the Heterogeneous Nuclei in Al-Si Alloys for Solidification Control, Applied Materials Today, 5, (2016), 255–259, DOI: 10.1016/j.apmt.2016.11.001

P.C. Bollada, P.K. Jimack, A.M. Mullis, Bracket Formalism Applied to Phase Field Models of Alloy Solidification, Computational Materials Science, 126, (2016), 426–437, DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2016.09.036

C.B. Basak, N. Hari Babu, Morphological Changes and Segregation of β-Al9Fe2Si2 Phase: A Perspective from Better Recyclability of Cast Al-Si Alloys, Materials and Design, 108, (2016), 277–288, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2016.06.096

Oloyede, T.D. Bigg, R.F. Cochrane, A.M. Mullis, Microstructure Evolution and Mechanical Properties of Drop-tube Processed, Rapidly Solidified Grey Cast Iron, Materials Science and Engineering A, 654, (2016), 143–150, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2015.12.020

Nafisul, R.F. Cochrane, A.M. Mullis, Rapid Solidification Morphologies in Ni3Ge: Spherulites, Dendrites and Dense-branched Fractal Structures Intermetallics, 76, (2016), 70–77, DOI: 10.1016/j.intermet.2016.06.012

Fan, ICASP-4 (International Conference on Advanced Solidification Processing) Foreword, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 46, (2015), 4847, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-015-3113-z

Fan, Y. Wang, Y. Zhang, T. Qin, X.R. Zhou, G.E. Thompson, T. Pennycook, T. Hashimoto, Grain Refining Mechanism in the Al/Al-Ti-B System, Acta Materialia, 84, (2015), 292–304, DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2014.10.055

Das, N. Barekar, O. El Fakir, X. Yang, J.P. Dear, Z. Fan, Influence of Intensive Melt Shearing on Subsequent Hot Rolling and the Mechanical Properties of Twin Roll Cast AZ31 Strips, Materials Letters, 147, (2015), 54–57, DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2015.01.017

V.M. Sreekumar, N.H. Babu, D.G. Eskin, Z. Fan, Structure-property Analysis of In-situ Al-MgAl2O4 Metal Matrix Composites Synthesized using Ultrasonic Cavitation, Materials Science and Engineering A, 628, (2015), 30–40, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2015.01.029

Z.P. Que, Y.P. Zhou, Y. Wang, Z. Fan, Effect of MgO on Phase Selection in Al–Mg–Si–Fe–Mn Alloys, Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 6, (2015), 1167–1172, DOI: 10.1007/s12666-015-0664-z

Das, N.S. Barekar, O. El Fakir, L. Wang, A.P. Rao, J.B. Patel, H.R. Kotadia, A. Bhagurkar, J.P. Dear, Z. Fan, Effect of Melt Conditioning on Heat Treatment and Mechanical Properties of AZ31 Alloy Strips Produced by Twin Roll Casting, Materials Science and Engineering A, 620, (2015), 223–232, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2014.10.019

Yang, S. Ji, W. Yang, Y. Wang, Z. Fan, Effect of Mg Level on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Die-cast Al-Si-Cu Alloys, Materials Science and Engineering A, 642, (2015), 340–350, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2015.07.008

Yang, S. Ji, D. Watson, Z. Fan, Repeatability of Tensile Properties in High Pressure Die-Castings of an Al-Mg-Si-Mn Alloy, Metals and Materials International, 21, (2015), 936–943, DOI: 10.1007/s12540-015-5108-0

Yang, X. Zhou, M. Curioni, S. Pawar, H. Liu, Z. Fan, G. Scamans, G. Thompson, Corrosion Behavior of Pure Magnesium with Low Iron Content in 3.5 wt% NaCl Solution, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 162, (2015), 362–368, DOI: 10.1149/2.1041507jes

Yang, X. Zhou, S.M. Liang, R. Schmid-Fetzer, Z. Fan, G. Scamans, J. Robson, G. Thompson, Effect of Traces of Silicon on the Formation of Fe-rich Particles in Pure Magnesium and the Corrosion Susceptibility of Magnesium, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 619, (2015), 396–400, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.09.040

Yang, L. Liu, J. Zhang, S. Ji, Z. Fan, Heterogeneous Nucleation in Mg–Zr Alloy Under Die Casting Condition, Materials Letters, 160, (2015), 263–267, DOI: 10.1016/j.matlet.2015.07.147

Yan, W. Yang, S. Ji, Z. Fan, Effect of Solutionising and Ageing on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of a High Strength Die-cast Al–Mg–Zn–Si Alloy, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 167, (2015), 88–96, DOI: 10.1016/j.matchemphys.2015.10.014

Pawar, X. Zhou, G.E. Thompson, G. Scamans, Z. Fan, The Role of Intermetallics on the Corrosion Initiation of Twin Roll Cast AZ31 Mg Alloy, Journal of Electrochemical Society, 162, (2015), 442–448, DOI: 10.1149/2.0291509jes

Pawar, X. Zhou, T. Hashimoto, G.E. Thompson, G. Scamans, Z. Fan, Investigation of the Microstructure and the Influence of Iron on the Formation of Al8Mn5 Particles in Twin Roll Cast AZ31 Magnesium Alloy, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 628, (2015), 195–198, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.12.028

Yang, S. Ji, Z. Li, M. Wang, Grain Boundary Precipitation Induced by Grain Crystallographic Misorientations in an Extruded Al–Mg–Si–Cu Alloy, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 624, (2015), 27–30, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.10.206

Yang, X.Yang, S. Ji, Melt Superheating on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Diecast Al-Mg-Si-Mn Alloy, Metals and Materials international, 21, (2015), 382–390, DOI: 10.1007/s12540-015-4215-2

G.E. Thompson, X. Zhou, G. Scamans, A. Abouarkoub, Microstructure and Corrosion Properties of the Plasma-MIG Welded AA5754 Automotive Alloy, Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, 23, (2015), 318–325, DOI: 10.4236/jmmce.2015.34034

Bolzoni, M. Nowak, N.H. Babu, Assessment of the Influence of Al–2Nb–2B Master Alloy on the Grain Refinement and Properties of LM6 (A413) Alloy, Materials Science and Engineering A, 628, (2015), 230–237, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2015.01.053

T.L. Burnett, N.J. Holroyd, G.M. Scamans, X. Zhou, P.J. Withers, The Role of Crack Branching in Stress Corrosion Cracking of Aluminium Alloys, Corrosion Reviews, 33, (2015), DOI: 10.1515/corrrev-2015-0050

M.J. Balart, J.B. Patel, Z. Fan, Grain refinement of DHP Copper by Particle Inoculation, International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 28, (2015), 242–247, DOI: 10.1179/1743133615Y.0000000005

Bolzoni, M. Nowak, N.H. Babu, Grain Refining Potency of Nb–B Inoculation on Al–12Si–0.6 Fe–0.5 Mn Alloy, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 623, (2015), 79–82, DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2014.10.069

Ji, F. Yan, Z. Fan, Development of a High Strength Al-Mg2Si-Mg-Zn Based Alloy for High Pressure Die Casting, Materials Science and Engineering A, 626, (2015), 165–174, DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2014.12.019

Bolzoni, K. Nowak, H.B. Nadendla, Grain Refinement of Al-Si Alloys by Nb-B Inoculation. Part II: Application to Commercial Alloys, Materials and Design, 66, (2015), 376–383, DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2014.08.067

Abouarkoub, G.E. Thompson, X. Zhou, T. Hashimoto, G. Scamans, The Influence of Prolonged Natural Aging on the Subsequent Artificial Aging Response of the AA6111 Automotive Alloy, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 46, (2015), 4380–4393, DOI: 10.1007/s11661-015-3043-9

M.J. Balart, J.B. Patel, F. Gao, Z. Fan, Grain Refinement of DHP Copper by Elemental Additions, International Journal of Cast Metals Research, 28, (2015), 248–256, DOI: 10.1179/1743133615Y.0000000008

N.J.H. Holroyd, J.T. Evans, G.M. Scamans, Pre-exposure Embrittlement of an Al-Cu-Mg Alloy Corrosion Reviews, 33, (2015), 361–372, DOI: 10.1515/corrrev-2015-0037

Abou-Khalil, G. Salloum-Abou-Jaoude, G. Reinhart, C. Pickmann, G. Zimmermann, Y. Houltz, J. Li, O. Janson, H. Nguyen-Thi, In Situ Investigation of the Effects of Gravity Level Variations on the Directional Solidification Microstructures during Parabolic Flights, In Proceedings of TMS 2016 145th Annual Meeting & Exhibition, 14 – 18 February 2016, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, ed. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), 43–50, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-48254-5_6

Al-Helal, I.C. Stone, Z. Fan, Refinement of Primary Silicon Crystals by Novel Al-ZnS Master Alloy in Solidification of Hypereutectic Al-Si Alloys, In Light Metals 2016, 14 – 18 February 2016, Nashville, Tennessee, USA ed. E. Williams, Springer, 271–273, DOI: 10.1002/9781119274780.ch45

Al-Helal, I.C. Stone, Z. Fan, Refinement of Primary Silicon Crystals by Novel P-Doped γ-Al2O3 Particles in Solidification of Hypereutectic Al-Si Alloys, In Proceedings of The 15th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys (ICAA15), 12 – 16 June 2016, Chongqing, China, ed. Q. Liu,

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Balart, J. Patel, F. Gao, Z. Fan, Effects of Casting Temperature and Microalloying Elements on the Grain Structure of DHP Copper, In Proceedings of Metal 2015: 24th International Conference on Metallurgy and Materials, 3 – 5 June 2015, Brno, Czech Republic, 1376–1381

S.A. Belyakov, T. Nishimura, T. Akaiwa, K. Sweatman, C.M. Gourlay, Role of Bi in Microstructure Formation of Sn-Cu-Ni Based BGAs on Cu Metallizations, In Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Electronics Packaging (ICEP), 19 – 22 April 2017, Yamagata, Japan, 232-236

Fitzner, M. Thomas, J. Quinta da Fonseca, S.Y. Zhang, J. Kelleher, M. Preuss, The Effect of Aluminium on Deformation and Twinning in Alpha Titanium: The ND Case, In Proceedings of Ti-2015: The 13th World Conference on Titanium, 16 – 20 August 2015, San Diego, California, USA, eds. V. Venkatesh, et al. Wiley, 1051–1055, DOI: 10.1002/9781119296126

Huang, Solute Effect on Grain Boundary Migration in Ultrafine/Nanostructured Materials, In Proceedings of International Conference and Exhibition on Materials Chemistry, 31 March – 1 April 2016, Valencia, Spain eds. M.A. Ali et al. OMICS International, Journal of Materials Sciences and Engineering 2016, 5, s65, DOI: 10.4172/2169-0022.C1.011

Ji, D. Watson, Z. Fan, X-Ray Computed Tomographic Investigation of High Pressure Die Castings, In Proceedings of Light Metals 2017, 26 February – 2 March 2017, San Diego, California, ed. A.P. Ratvik, Springer, 867–866, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51541-0_104

Ji, F. Gao, Z. Fan, Thermodynamics Calculation of Extra Mn Addition in the Recycling of Al-Si-Cu Aluminium Alloys, In Proceedings of The 15th International Conference on Aluminium Alloys (ICAA15), 12 – 16 July 2016, ChongQing China, eds. Q. Liu, J.F. Nie, R. Sanders, Z. Jia, L. Cao, Trans Tech Publications, 33–38, DOI: 10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.877.33

Ji, F. Yang, Z. Fan, A High Strength Aluminium Alloy for High Pressure Die Casting, In Proceedings of Light Metals 2016, 14 – 18 February 2016, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, ed. E. Williams, Springer, 207–210, DOI: 10.1002/9781119274780.ch35

Ji, H. Yang, D. Watson, Z. Fan, Weibull Analysis for the Repeatibility of Die Castings Made by an Al-Mg-Si-Mn Alloy, In Proceedings of Light Metals 2016, 14 – 18 February 2016, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, ed. E. Williams, Springer, 679–685, DOI: 10.1002/9781119274780.ch114

Nafisul, R.F. Cochrane, A.M. Mullis, Morphology of Order-Disorder Structures in Rapidly Solidified L12 Intermetallics, In Proceedings of TMS 2017 146th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, 26 February – 2 March 2017, San Diego, California, USA, ed. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), 729–736, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51493-2_70

Oloyede, R.F. Cochrane, A.M. Mullis, Phase Transformation, Microstructural Evolution and Property Modification in Rapidly Solidified Grey Cast Iron, In Proceedings of TMS 2017 146th Annual Meeting and Exhibition, 26 February – 2 March 2017, San Diego, California, USA, ed. The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS), 719–727, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51493-2_69

Oloyede, T. Bigg, A.M. Mullis, Effect of Cooling Rate On Drop-tube Processed Commerical Grey Cast Iron, In Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE2015), 13 – 19 November 2015, Houston, Texas, USA, V014T11A018, DOI: 10.1115/IMECE2015-52368

Rahimian, S. Ji, P. Blake, D. Watson, Z. Fan, Microstructural Transition and Elevated Temperature Tensile Properties of Modified Al-Si-Cu-Mg Alloys, In Proceedings of Light Metals 2017, 26 February – 2 March 2017, San Diego, California, USA, ed. A.P. Ratvik, Springer, 419–425, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51541-0_52

Subroto, C.L. Mendis, F. D’Elia, G. Szakács, J.L. Fife, N. Hort, K.U. Kainer, D. Tolnai, 3D Microstructural Evolution on Solidifying Mg–5Nd–5Zn Alloy Observed via In Situ Synchrotron Tomography, In Proceedings of Magnesium Technology 2017, 26 February – 2 March 2017, San Diego, California, ed. K.N. Solanki, D. Orlov, A. Singh, N.R. Neelameggham, Springer, 2017, 99–106, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-52392-7_83

Tong, S.C. Jagarlapudi, J.B. Patel, I.C. Stone, Z. Fan, D.J. Browne, Computational Prediction of the Refinement of Oxide Agglomerates in a Physical Conditioning Process for Molten Aluminium Alloy, In Proceedings of MCWASP XIV: International Conference on Modelling of Casting, Welding and Advanced Solidification Processes, 21 – 26 June 2015, Hyogo, Japan, 84, 012092, DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/84/1/012092

Tong, J.B. Patel, I.C. Stone, Z. Fan, D.J. Browne, The Scale-Up of High Shear Processing for the Purification of Recycled Molten Scrap Aluminium Alloy: Key Features of Fluid Flow, In Proceedings of Light Metals 2017, 26 February – 2 March 2017, San Diego, California, ed. A.P. Ratvik, Springer, 1123–1129, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51541-0_135

Wang, L. Zhou, Z. Fan, Mechanism of Zirconium Poisoning Effect on TiB2 Inoculation in Aluminium Alloys, In Light Metals 2016, 14 – 18 February 2016, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, ed. E. Williams, Springer, 725–729, DOI: 10.1002/9781119274780.ch122

Wang, G. Peng, Z. Fan, Grain Refinement of Mg and its Alloy by Inoculation of In Situ MgO Particles, In Proceedings of Magnesium Technology 2017, 26 February – 2 March 2017, San Diego, California, ed. K.N. Solanki, D. Orlov, A. Singh, N.R. Neelameggham, Springer, 2017, 99–106, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-52392-7_17

M.D. Wilson, T. Connolley, I.P. Dolbnya, P.S. Grant, E. Liotti, A. Lui, A. Malandain, K. Sawhney, P. Seller, M.C. Veale, Energy Dispersive Detector for White Beam Synchrotron X-ray Fluorescence Imaging, In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation (SRI2015), 6 – 10 July 2015, New York, USA, ed. Q. Shen, C. Nelson, 050008, DOI: 10.1063/1.4952928

Zhang, S. Ji, Z. Fan, The Enhancement of Mechanical Properties of A356 Alloy Solidified at Lower Cooling Rate via Effectively Grain Refinement, In Proceedings of Light Metals 2017, 26 February – 2 March 2017, San Diego, California, ed. A.P. Ratvik, Springer, 221–226, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-51541-0_30