Recent Representative Publications

  1. K. A. Darling, M.A. Tschopp, R.K. Guduru, W.H. Yin, Q. Wei and L. J. Kecskes, “Microstructure and mechanical properties of bulk nanostructured Cu-Ta alloys consolidated by equal channel angular extrusion”, Acta Materialia, 76: 168-185 (2014).
  2. Y. Y. Lu, R. Kotoka, J. P. Ligda, B.B. Cao, S. N. Yarmolenko, B.E. Schuster and Q. Wei, “The microstructure and mechanical behavior of Mg/Ti multilayers as a function of individual layer thickness”, Acta Materialia, 63: 216-231 (2014).
  3. Y. Z. Guo, N. A. Behm, J. P. Ligda, Y. L. Li, Z. L. Pan, Z. Horita and Q. Wei, “Critical issues related to instrumented indentation on non-uniform materials: Application to niobium subjected to high pressure torsion”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 586: 149-159 (2013).
  4. H. Shen, Y. L. Li and Q. Wei, “Statistic derivation of Taylor factors for polycrystalline metals with application to pure magnesium”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 582 (1-2): 270-275 (2013).
  5. H. Shen, W. H. Yin, Q. Wei, Y. L. Li, J. L. Liu and L. L. An, “Effect of ceramic nanoparticles on the quasi-static and dynamic mechanical properties of magnesium-based metal matrix composites”, Journal of Materials Research, 28 (13): 1835-1852 (2013).
  6. Wei, L. J. Kecskes and K. T. Ramesh, “Effect of low temperature rolling on the propensity to adiabatic shear banding of commercial purity tungsten”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 578: 394-401 (2013).
  7. H.Yin, F. Xu, O. Ertorer, Z. L. Pan, X. Y. Zhang, L. J. Kecskes, E. J. Lavernia and Q. Wei, “Mechanical behavior of microstructure engineered multi-length scale titanium over a wide range of strain rates”, Acta Materialia, 61: 3781-3798 (2013)
  8. Ligda, B.E. Schuster and Q. Wei, “Transition in the deformation mode of nanocrystalline tantalum processed by high pressure torsion”, Scripta Materialia, 67(3), 253-256 (2012).
  9. Pan, F Xu, SN Mathaudhu, LJ Kecskes, WH Yin, XY Zhang, KT Hartwig, Q Wei, “Microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of niobium processed by equal channel angular extrusion up to 24 passes”, Acta Materialia, 60 (5), 2310-2323 (2012).
  10. BE Schuster, JP Ligda, ZL Pan, Q Wei, “Nanocrystalline refractory metals for extreme condition applications”, JOM, 63 (12), 27-31 (2011).
  11. Zaiwang Huang, Haoze Li, Zhiliang Pan, Qiuming Wei, Yuh J Chao, Xiaodong Li, “Uncovering high strain rate protection mechanism in nacre”, Scientific Reports (Nature), 1, DOI: 1038/srep00148 (2011).
  12. Q Wei, ZL Pan, XL Wu, BE Schuster, LJ Kecskes, RZ Valiev, “Microstructure and mechanical properties at different length scales and strain rates of nanocrystalline tantalum processed by high pressure torsion”, Acta Materialia, 59 (6), 2423-2436 (2011).
  13. Z. Guo, Y.L. Li, X. L. Wu and Q. Wei, “A modified criterion for shear band formation in bulk metallic glass under complex stress states”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 527, 2613-2620 (2010).
  14. *YZ Guo, YL Li, Z Pan, FH Zhou, Q Wei, “A numerical study on microstructure effect on adiabatic shear instability: application to nanocrystalline/ultrafine grained materials”, Mechanics of Materials, 42 (11), 1020-1029 (2010).

15. S. Cheng, Y.H. Zhao, Y.Z. Guo, Q. Wei et al., High Plasticity and Substantial Deformation in Nanocrystalline NiFe Alloys Under Dynamic Loading, Advanced Materials, Vol. 21, Issue: 48 Pages: 5001-, (2009).

16. X. L. Wu, Y. T. Zhu, Y.G. Wei and Q. Wei, Strong Strain Hardening in Nanocrystalline Nickel, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 103, Issue: 20 Article Number: 205504 (2009).

17. Y. H. Zhao, Y. Z. Guo, Q. Wei et al., Influence of specimen dimensions and strain measurement methods on tensile stress-strain curves, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 525, Issue: 1-2 Pages: 68-77 (2009).

18. X. L. Wu, Y. Z. Guo, Q. Wei and W. H. Wang, Prevalence of shear banding in compression of Zr41Ti14Cu12.5Ni10Be22.5 pillars as small as 150nm in diameter, Acta Materialia, Vol. 57 Issue: 12 Pages: 3562-3571 (2009).

19. Y. Z. Guo, Y.L. Li, X. L. Wu and Q. Wei, A modified criterion for shear band formation in bulk metallic glass under complex stress states, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol. 527, Issues 10-11, Pages:2613-2620 (2010).

20. Y. Z. Guo, Q. Wei and Y. L. Li, Ductility of nanocrystalline metals: intrinsic or extrinsic, Materials Science Forum, Vol. 633-634 Pages: 151-164 (2010). (Invited)

21. Q. Wei, K. T. Ramesh, L. J. Kecskes, S. N. Mathaudhu and K. T. Hartwig, Ultrafine and nanostructured refractory metals processed by SPD: Microstructure and Mechanical Properties, Materials Science Forum, Vol. 579, pp. 75-90 (2008) (Invited)

22. P. Jiang, Q. Wei, Y.S. Hong, J. Lu and X.L. Wu, In situ synthesis of nanocrystalline intermetallic layer during surface plastic deformation of zirconium, Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 202, pp. 583-589 (2007).

23. X.L. Wu, N.R. Tao, Q.M. Wei, P. Jiang, J. Lu and K. Lu, Microstructural evolution and formation of nanocrystalline intermetallic compound during surface mechanical attrition treatment of cobalt, Acta Materialia, Vol. 55, pp. 5768-5779 (2007).

24. B.E. Schuster, Q. Wei, M.H. Ervin, S.O. Hruszkewycz, M.K. Miller, T.C. Hufnagel and K.T. Ramesh, Bulk and microscale compressive properties of a Pd-based metallic glass, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 57, pp. 517-520 (2007).

25. L.J. Kecskes, K.C. Cho, R.J. Dowding, B.E. Schuster, R.Z. Valiev and Q. Wei, Grain size engineering of bcc refractory metals: Top-down and bottom-up Application to tungsten, Materials Science and Engineering: A, Vol. 467, pp. 33-43 (2007).

26. Q. Wei, Strain rate effects in the ultrafine grain and nanocrystalline regimes–influence on some constitutive responses, Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 42, pp. 1709-1727 (2007) (Invited).

27. Q. Wei, K. T. Ramesh, B. E. Schuster, L. J. Kecskes and R. J. Dowding, Nanoengineering opens a new era for tungsten as well, JOM-US, Vol. 48 (9), pp. 40-44 (2006) (Invited).

28. Q. Wei, H. T. Zhang, B. E. Schuster, K. T. Ramesh, R. Z. Valiev, L. J. Kecskes, R. J. Dowding, L. Magness and K. Cho, Microstructure and mechanical properties of super-strong nanocrystalline tungsten processed by high-pressure torsion, Acta Materialia, Vol. 54, pp. 4079-4089 (2006).

29. Q. Wei, T. Jiao, K. T. Ramesh, E. Ma, L. J. Kecskes, L. Magness, R. Dowding, V. U. Kazykhanov and R. Z. Valiev, Mechanical behavior and dynamic failure of high-strength ultrafine grained tungsten under uni-axial compression, Acta Materialia, Vol. 54, pp. 77-87 (2006).

30. H. Zhang, B. E. Schuster, Q. Wei and K. T. Ramesh, The design of accurate micro-compression experiments, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 54, pp.181-186 (2006).

31. B. E. Schuster, Q. Wei, H. Zhang and K. T. Ramesh, Microcompression of nanocrystalline nickel, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 88, article number: 103112 (2006).

32. Q. Wei, K. T. Ramesh, E. Ma, L. J. Kecskes, R. J. Dowding, V. U. Kazykhanov and R. Z. Valiev, Plastic flow localization in bulk tungsten with ultrafine microstructure, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 86, article number 101907 (2005).

33. Q. Wei, S. Cheng, K. T. Ramesh and E. Ma, Effect of nanocrystalline and ultrafine grain sizes on the strain rate sensitivity and activation volume: fcc versus bcc metals, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 381, pp.71-79 (2004).

34. Q. Wei, L. Kecskes, T. Jiao, K. T. Hartwig, K. T. Ramesh and E. Ma, Adiabatic shear banding in ultrafine-grained Fe processed by severe plastic deformation, Acta Materialia, Vol. 52, pp. 1859-1869 (2004).