Publications

Google-ScholarPeer-Reviewed Journal Publications

(† equal contribution; * corresponding authors)

42. S. Zhang, A. Alesadi, M. Selivanova, K-L. Chen, G. Freychet, L. Galuska, Y.-H. Cheng, P. B. Onge, M. U. Ocheje, G. Ma, Z. Qian, S. Dhakal, Z. Ahmed, Y-C. Chiu, S. Rondeau-Gagné*, W. Xia*, X. Gu*, “Molecular Origin of Strain-Induced Chain Alignment in PDPP-based Semiconducting Polymers”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2021, in press.

41. A. Karuth, A. Alesadi, W. Xia*, B. Rasulev*, “Predicting Glass Transition of Amorphous Polymers by Application of Cheminformatics and Molecular Dynamics Simulations”, Polymer, 2021, 218, 123495. [Link]

40. Y. Liao, Z. Li, Fatima, W. Xia*, “Size-Dependent Structural Behaviors of Crumpled Graphene Sheets”, Carbon, 2021, 174, 148-157. [Link]

— 2020 —

39. Z. Cao, Z. Li, S. Zhang, L. Galuska, T. Li, C. Do, W. Xia, K. Hong, X. Gu, “Decoupling Conjugated Poly(3-alkylthiophenes)’ Backbone and Sidechain Conformation by Selective Deuteration and Neutron Scattering”, Macromolecules, 2020, 53(24), 11142-11152. [Link]

38. Z. Li, W. Xia*, “Coarse-Grained Modeling of Nanocellulose Network towards Understanding the Mechanical Performance”, Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2020, 40, 100942. [Link]

37. W.-S. Xu*, J. Douglas*, W. Xia*, X. Xu*, “Understanding Activation Volume in Glass-Forming Polymer Melts via Generalized Entropy Theory”, Macromolecules, 2020, 53(17), 7239-7252. [Link]

36. W.-S. Xu*, J. Douglas*, W. Xia*, X. Xu*, “Investigation of the Temperature Dependence of Activation Volume in Glass-Forming Polymer Melts under Variable Pressure Conditions”, Macromolecules, 2020, 53(16), 6828-6841. [Link]

35. Y. Sun, H. Yang, W. Xia, Y.-F. Guo, “Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Surface Welding in Crosslinked Networks with Thermally Reversible Linkages”, Applied Surface Science, 2020, 527, 16947. [Link]

34. S. Zhang, A. Alesadi, M. Selivanova, Z. Cao, Z. Qian, S. Luo, L. Galuska, C. Teh, M. Ocheje, G. Mason, B. Onge, D. Zhou, S. Rondeau-Gagné*, W. Xia*, X. Gu*, “Toward the Prediction and Control of Glass Transition Temperature of Donor-Acceptor Polymers”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2020, 30(27), 2002221. [Link]

33. A. Alesadi, W. Xia*, “Understanding the Role of Cohesive Interaction in Mechanical Behavior of a Glassy Polymer”, Macromolecules, 2020, 53(7), 2754-2763. [Link]

32. W.-S. Xu, W. Xia*, “Energy Renormalization for Coarse-Graining Polymers with Different Fragilities: Predictions from the Generalized Entropy Theory”, Macromolecular Theory and Simulations, 2020, 29(2), 1900051. [Link]

31. Q. Zhang, J. Cai, W. Xia, J. Feng, “Snap-Through of Shallow Circular Arches with Variable Horizontal Supports under Unilateral Displacement Control”, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, 2020, 146(4), 04020013. [Link]

— 2019 —

30. C. Wu, R. Wu, W. Xia, L. Tam, “Understanding Creep Behavior of Semi-Crystalline Polymer via Coarse-Grained Modeling”, Journal of Polymer Science, Part B: Polymer Physics, 2019, 57(24), 1779-1791. [Link]

29. M. Cheng, Y. Liu, B. Zhong, H. Wang, Y. Liu, X. Liang, W. Chen, S. Chen, M. Li, W. Xia*, X. Wang*, “Superhydrophobic Surface with Controllable Adhesion for Anti-Roof-Collapse Application in Flexible Microfluidics”, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2019, 5(22), 1901178. [Link]

28. W. Xia*, T. Lan, “Interfacial Dynamics Governs the Mechanical Properties of Glassy Polymer Thin Films”, Macromolecules, 2019, 52(17), 6547-6554. [Link]

27. W. Xia*, N. Hansoge, W.-S. Xu, F. Phelan, S. Keten, J. F. Douglas, “Energy Renormalization for Coarse-Graining Polymers Having Different Segmental Structures”, Science Advances, 2019, 5(4), eaav4683. [Link]

26. J. Song, R. Kahraman, D.W. Collinson, W. Xia, L.C. Brinson, S. Keten, “Temperature Effects on the Nanoindentation Characterization of Stiffness Gradients in Confined Polymers”, Soft Matter, 2019, 15, 359-370. [Link]

— 2018

25. W. Xia*, X. Qin, Y. Zhang, R. Sinko, S. Keten*, “Achieving Enhanced Interfacial Adhesion and Dispersion in Cellulose Nanocomposites via Amorphous Interfaces”, Macromolecules, 2018, 51(24), 10304-10311. [Link]

24. N. Hansoge, T. Huang, R. Sinko, W. Xia*, W. Chen*, S. Keten*, “Materials by Design for Stiff and Tough Hairy Nanoparticle Assemblies”, ACS Nano, 2018, 12(8), 7946-7958. [Link]

23. W. Xia*, V.F. Lara, S. Keten*, J. Douglas*, “Structure and Dynamics of a Graphene Melt”, ACS Nano, 2018, 12(6), 5427-5435. [Link]

22. W. Xia*, J. Song, N. Hansoge, F. Phelan, S. Keten*, J. Douglas*, “Energy Renormalization to Coarse-Graining the Dynamics of a Model Glass-Forming Liquid”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2018, 122(6), 2040-2045. [Link]

21. J. Song, D. Hsu, K. Shull, F. Phelan, J. Douglas, W. Xia*, S. Keten*, “Energy Renormalization Method for the Coarse-Graining of Polymer Viscoelasticity”, Macromolecules, 2018, 51(10), 3818-3827. [Link]

— 2017 and Before —

20. W. Xia, J. Song, J. Cheol, D. Hsu, F. Phelan, J. Douglas, S. Keten, “Energy-Renormalization for Achieving Temperature Transferable Coarse-Graining of Polymer Dynamics”, Macromolecules, 2017, 50(21), 8787-8796. [Link]

19. D. Hsu, W. Xia, J. Song, S. Keten, “Dynamics of Interacting Interphases in Polymer Bilayer Thin Films”, MRS Communications, 2017, 7(4), 832-839. [Link]

18. Z. Meng, R. A. Soler-Crespo, W. Xia, W. Gao, L. Ruiz, H. D. Espinosa, S. Keten,“A Coarse-Grained Model for the Mechanical Behavior of Graphene Oxide”, Carbon, 2017, 117, 1-13. [Link]

17. W. Xia, J. Song, D. Hsu, S. Keten, “Side-Group Size Effects on Interfaces and Glass Formation in Supported Polymer Thin Films”, The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2017, 146, 203311-8. [Link]

16. Z. Meng, M. Bessa, W. Xia, W.K. Liu, S. Keten, “Predicting the Macroscopic Fracture Energy of Epoxy Resins from Atomistic Molecular Simulations”, Macromolecules, 2016, 49(24), 9474-9483. [Link]

15. W. Xia, J. Song, Z. Meng, S. Keten, “Designing Multi-layered Graphene-based Assemblies for Enhanced Toughness in Nacre-inspired Nanocomposites”, Molecular Systems Design and Engineering, 2016, 1, 40-47. [Link]

14. W. Xia, J. Song, D. Hsu, S. Keten, “Understanding Interfacial Mechanical Response of Nanoscale Polymer Thin Films via Nanoindentation”, Macromolecules, 2016, 49(10), 3810-3817. [Link]

13. D. Hsu, W. Xia, J. Song, S. Keten, “Glass-Transition and Sidechain Dynamics in Thin Films: Explaining Dissimilar Free Surface Effects for Polystyrene vs. Poly(methyl methacrylate)”, ACS Macro Letters, 2016, 5, 481. [Link]

12. W. Xia, L. Ruiz, N. Pugno, S. Keten, “Critical Length Scales and Strain Localization Govern the Mechanical Performance of Multi-layer Graphene Assemblies”, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 6738-6744. [Link]

11. X. Wei, Z. Meng, L. Ruiz, W. Xia, C. Lee, J. Kysar, J. Hones, S. Keten, H. Espinosa, “Recoverable Dislocation Mechanism in Multilayer Graphene Leads to Repeatable Energy Dissipation”, ACS Nano, 2016, 10(2), 1820-1828. [Link]

10. X. Qin, W. Xia, R. Sinko, S. Keten, “Tuning Glass Transition in Polymer Nanocomposites with Functionalized Cellulose Nanocrystals through Nanoconfinement”, Nano Letters, 2015, 15(10), 6738-6744. [Link]

9. W. Xia, S. Keten, “Interfacial Stiffening of Polymer Thin Film under Nanoconfinement”, Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2015, 4, 89-95. [Link]

8. W. Xia, D. Hsu, S. Keten, “Effect of Molecular Weight on Glass Transition and Confinement Behaviors of Polymer Thin Film”, Macromolecular Rapid Communications, 2015, 36(15), 1422-1427. [Link]

7. D. Hsu, W. Xia, S. Arturo, S. Keten, “Thermomechanically Consistent and Transferable Coarse-Graining of Polystyrene Stereoisomers”, Macromolecules, 2015, 48(9), 3057-3068. [Link]

6. W. Xia, S. Keten, “Size-dependent Mechanical Behavior of Free-Standing Glassy Polymer Thin Films”, Journal of Materials Research, 2015, 30(1), 36-45. [Link]

5. L. Ruiz, W. Xia, Z. Meng, S. Keten, “A Coarse-Grained Model for the Mechanical Behavior of Multi-layer Graphene”, Carbon, 2015, 82, 103-115. [Link]

4. W. Xia, D. Hsu, S. Keten, “Dependence of Polymer Thin Film Adhesion Energy on Cohesive Interactions between Chains”, Macromolecules, 2014, 47(15), 5286-5294. [Link]

3. D. Hsu, W. Xia, S. Arturo, S. Keten, “A Systematic Method for Thermomechanically Consistent Coarse-Graining: A Universal Model for Methacrylate-based Polymers”, Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation, 2014, 10(6), 2514-2527. [Link]

2. W. Xia, S. Keten, “Coupled Effects of the Substrate Adhesion and Intermolecular Forces on Polymer Thin Film Glass-Transition Behavior”, Langmuir, 2013, 29(41), 12730–12736. [Link]

1. W. Xia, S. Mishra, S. Keten, “Substrate vs. Free Surface: Competing Effects on the Glass Transition of Polymer Thin Films”, Polymer, 2013, 54(21), 5942–5951. [Link]