Dr. Xiangdong Ding

"Chang Jiang Scholars" granted by Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China

"Tengfei" Professor of Materials Science and Engineering


State Key Laboratory For Mechanical Behavior Of Materials,

Xi’an Jiaotong University,
Xi’an, 710049, China




Jilin University of Technology

Plastic processing



Jilin University of Technology

Materials science and engineering

M. S.

Jilin University of Technology

Materials science and engineering

B. S.


2008.04-State Key Laboratory For Mechanical Behavior Of Materials (Xi'an Jiaotong University)Professor
2003.03-Multi-disciplinary Materials Research Center (Xi'an Jiaotong University)
Research Assistant
2014-2015 term

University of cambridge

(Magdalene College)

Yip Visiting Fellow
2011.10 MIT(USA)Visiting Scholar
2009.10-2012.09Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA)
Visiting Scholar,
Faculty Researcher Guest
2006.12-2008.02   National Institute for Material Science (Japan)Guest Researcher
2002.09-2008.04   State Key Laboratory For Mechanical Behavior Of Materials (Xi'an Jiaotong University) Associate Professor
2000.03-2002.09   State Key Laboratory For Mechanical Behavior Of Materials (Xi'an Jiaotong University)Postdoctor



2020  (*Corresponding author)


149) B. Chen, S. Li, H. Zong, X. Ding, J. Sun, and E. Ma.

Unusual activated processes controlling dislocation motion in body-centered-cubic high-entropy alloys

PNAS, 1919136117, 2020


148) L. Li, H. Cao, B. Xu, J. Deng*, J. Liu, Y. Liu, X. Ding, J. Sun, and J. Liu.

Thermodynamic, Structural, and Piezoelectric Properties of Adatom-Doped Phosphorene and Its Applications in Smart Surfaces

Physical Review Applied, 13, 054061, 2020


147) H. Zong*, P. He, X. Ding and G. J. Ackland

Nucleation mechanism for hcp → bcc phase transformation in shock-compressed Zr

Physical Review B, 101, 144105, 2020


146) B. Yan, L. Cheng, B. Li, P. Liu, X. Wang, R. Gao, Z. Yang, S. Xu, X. Ding, P. Zhang

Bi-directional prediction of structural characteristics and effective thermal conductivities of composite fuels through learning from finite element simulation results

Materials and Design, 189, 108483, 2020


145) W. Yang, K. Chu, L. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Sun, J. Liu, J. Song, C. Zheng, J.Deng

Lead-free molecular ferroelectric [N,N-dimethylimidazole]3Bi2I9 with narrow bandgap

Materials and Design, 193, 108868, 2020


144) Z. Dai, J. Xie, X. Fan, X. Ding, W. Liu, S. Zhou, X. Ren.

Enhanced energy storage properties and stability of Sr(Sc0.5Nb0.5)O3 modified 0.65BaTiO3-0.35Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3 ceramics

Chemical Engineering Journal, 397, 125520, 2020


143) C. Liang, D. Wang*, Z. Wang, X. Ding, Y. Wang*.

Revealing the atomistic mechanisms of strain glass transition in ferroelastics

Acta Materialia, 194, 134-143, 2020


142) Y. Yang, S. Li*, X. Ding*, J. Sun, J. Weiss*, E. K.H. Salje**.

Twisting of pre-twinned a-Fe nanowires: from mild to wild avalanche dynamics

Acta Materialia, 195, 50-58, 2020


2019  (*Corresponding author)

141) L. Zhao, H. Zong*, X. Ding, J. Sun, and G. J. Ackland

Commensurate-incommensurate phase transition of dense potassium simulated by machine-learned interatomic potential

Physical Review B, 100, 220101(R), 2019


140) H. Zong, H. Wu, X. Tao, D. Xue, J. Sun, S.J. Pennycook, T. Min, Z. Zhang* and X. Ding.

Percolated Strain Networks and Universal Scaling Properties of Strain Glasses

Physical Review Letters, 123, 015701, 2019 


139) X. He, S. Li*, X. Ding*, J. Sun, S. M. Selbach, E.K.H. Salje*

The interaction between vacancies and twin walls, junctions, and kinks, and their mechanical properties in ferroelastic materials

Acta Materialia, 178, 26-35, 2019


138) G. Dong, S. Li, M. Yao, Z. Zhou*, Y. Zhang, X. Han, Z. Luo, J. Yao, B. Peng, Z. Hu, H. Huang, T. Jia, J. Li, W. Ren, Z. Ye, X. Ding*, J. Sun, C. Nan, L. Chen, J. Li, M. Liu*

Super-elastic ferroelectric single-crystal membrane with continuous electric dipole rotation

Science, 366, 475-479, 2019


137) R. Yuan, Y. Tian, D. Xue*, D. Xue, Y. Zhou, X. Ding*, J. Sun, T. Lookman*

Accelerated Search for BaTiO3-Based Ceramics with Large Energy Storage at Low Fields Using Machine Learning and Experimental Design

Advanced Science6, 1901395, 2019


136) H. Zong*, Y. Luo, X. Ding, T. Lookman, G. J. Ackland

hcp-ω phase transition mechanisms in shocked zirconium: A machine learning based atomic simulation study

Acta Materialia162, 126-135, 2019 



135) Y. Pan, Q. Sun* , L. Xiao*, X. Ding, J. Sun

Plastic deformation behavior and microscopic mechanism of metastable Ti10V-2Fe-3Al alloy single crystal pillars orientated to < 011 > β in submicron scales Part II: Phase transformation dependence of size effect and deformation mechanism

Materials Science & Engineering A, 743, 804-810, 2019



134) Y. Pan, Q. Sun* , L. Xiao*, X. Ding, J. Sun

Plastic deformation behavior and microscopic mechanism of metastable Ti10V-2Fe-3Al alloy single crystal pillars orientated to < 011 > β in submicron scales Part I: Double size effects and martensitic transformation prediction

Materials Science & Engineering A, 743, 798-803, 2019


133) Y. Yang, D. Xue* , R. Yuan, Y. Zhou*, T. Lookman*, X. Ding, X. Ren,J. Sun

Doping effects of point defects in shape memory alloys

Acta Materialia, 176, 177-188, 2019


2018   (*Corresponding author)


132) R. Yuan, Z. Liu, P. V. Balachandran, D. Q. Xue, Y. Zhou, X. Ding, J. Sun, D. Z. Xue, T. Lookman

Accelerated Discovery of Large Electrostrains in BaTiO3-Based Piezoelectrics Using Active Learning   (PDF)   

Advanced Materials, 30, 1702884, 2018


131) X. Wang, E. K. H. Salje*, J. Sun, and X. Ding*

Glassy behavior and dynamic tweed in defect-free multiferroics   (PDF)

Applied Physics Letters, 112, 012901, 2018 (cover paper)


130) K. Chen, J. Deng, X. Ding, J. Sun, S. Yang, J. Liu

Ferromagnetism of 1T '-MoS2 Nanoribbons Stabilized by Edge Reconstruction and Its Periodic Variation on Nanoribbons Width   (PDF)

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 140, 16206-16212, 2018


129) H. Zong, G. Pilania, X. Ding, G. Ackland, T. Lookman

Developing an interatomic potential for martensitic phase transformations in zirconium by machine learning   (PDF)

NPJ Computational Materials, 4, 48, 2018


128) H. Zhang, X. Sun, S. Lu, Z. Dong, X. Ding, Y. Wang, L. Vitos

Elastic properties of AlxCrMnFeCoNi (0 <= x <= 5) high-entropy alloys from ab initio theory   (PDF) 

Acta Materialia, 155, 12-22, 2018


127) X. Kong, J. Deng, L. Li, Y. Liu, X. Ding, J. Sun, J. Liu

Tunable auxetic properties in group-IV monochalcogenide monolayers   (PDF) 

Physical Review B, 98, 184104, 2018


126) Y. Ni, Z. Zhang, M. Fang, Y. Hao, X. Ding, K. Otsuka, X. Ren

Emergent large mechanical damping in ferroelastic-martensitic system driven by disorder   (PDF)

Physical Review Materials, 2, 053605, 2018


125) T. Xue, C. Wu, X. Ding*, J. Sun

Dissociative adsorption of O-2 on strained Pt(111)   (PDF)

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20, 17927-17933, 2018


124) L. Zhang, C. Wu, X. Ding*, Y. Fang, J. Sun

Separation selectivity and structural flexibility of graphene-like 2-dimensional membranes   (PDF)

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20, 18192-18199, 2018


123) M. Zhao, G. Gou, X. Ding, J. Sun 

Enhancing Visible Light Absorption for Ferroelectric Sn2P2S6 by Se Anion Substitution   (PDF)

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 122, 25565-25572,2018


122) J. Du, Z. Wu, E. Fu, Y. Liang, X. Wang, P. Wang, K. Yu, X. Ding*, M. Li, M. Kirk

Detwinning through migration of twin boundaries in nanotwinned Cu films under in situ ion irradiation   (PDF)

Science of Technology of Advanced Materials, 19, 212-220, 2018


121) J. Zhang, C. Gu, W. Yan, J. Tu, X. Ding*

Fabrication and corrosion property of conversion films on magnesium alloy from deep eutectic solvent   (PDF)

Surface & Coatings Technology, 344, 702-709, 2018


120) Y. Zhou, Y. Wang, D. Z. Xue, X. DingJ. Sun, X. Ren and T. Lookman 

Mechanical relaxation and freezing in the room temperature strain glass alloy Ti-50(Pd40Cr10)   (PDF)

Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, 30, 345402, 2018


119) D. Q. Xue, R. Yuan, D. Z. Xue, Y. Zhou, G. Zhang, X. DingJ. Sun  

Damping and transformation behaviors of Ti-50(Pd50-xCrx) shape memory alloys with x ranging from 4.0 to 5.0   (PDF)

Current Applied Physics, 18, 847-852, 2018


118) X. Zhang, J. Ren, X. Wang, H. Zong, L. Cui, X. Ding*

Insight into the Effects of Reinforcement Shape on Achieving Continuous Martensite Transformation in Phase Transforming Matrix Composites   (PDF)

Applied Composite Materials, 25, 1369-1384, 2018




117) E. K. H. Salje, X. Wang, X. Ding, and J. F. Scott 

Ultrafast Switching in Avalanche-Driven Ferroelectrics by Supersonic Kink Movements   (PDF)

Advanced Functional Materials27, 1700367, 2017 (cover paper)


116) X. Sun, H. Zhang, S. Lu, X. Ding, Y. Wang, L. Vitos

Phase selection rule for Al-doped CrMnFeCoNi high-entropy alloys from first-principles   (PDF)

Acta Materialia140, 366-374, 2017


115) S. Li*, E. K. H. Salje, S. Jun, X. Ding*

Large recovery of six-fold twinned nanowires of a-Fe   (PDF)

Acta Materialia, 125, 296-302, 2017


114) D. Z. Xue, D. Q. Xue, R. Yuan, Y. Zhou, P. V. Balachandran, X. Ding, J. Sun, T. Lookman

An informatics approach to transformation temperatures of NiTi-based shape memory alloys   (PDF)

Acta Materialia, 125, 532-541, 2017


113) X. Zhang, H. Zong*, L. Cui, X. Fan, X. Ding*, J. Sun

Origin of high strength, low modulus superelasticity in nanowire-shape memory alloy composites   (PDF)

Scientific Reports, 7, 46360, 2017


112) J. Deng, Y. Yin, H. Niu, X. Ding, J. Sun and N. Medhekar

The Edge Stresses and Phase Transitions for Magnetic BN Zigzag Nanoribbons    (PDF)

Scientific Reports, 7, 7855, 2017


111) X. Ding*, O. Aktas, X. Wang, S. Li, Z. Zhao, L. Zhang, X. He, T. Lookman, A. Saxena and J. Sun

Statistics of twinning in strained ferroelastics    (PDF)

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter,  29, 394002, 2017


110) Q. Liang, D. Wang, J. Zhang, Y. Ji, X. Ding, Y. Wang, X. Ren, and Y. Wang

Novel B19′ strain glass with large recoverable strain   (PDF)

Physical Review Materials, 1, 033608, 2017


109) L. Zhang, C. Wu*, Y. Fang, X. Ding*, and J. Sun

Computational Design of Porous Graphenes for Alkane Isomer Separation    (PDF)

Journal of Physical Chemistry C121, 10063-10070, 2017


108) D. Xue, P. V. Balachandran, H. Wu, R. Yuan, Y. Zhou, X. Ding, J. Sun, T. Lookman

Material descriptors for morphotropic phase boundary curvature in lead-freepiezoelectrics   (PDF)

Applied Physics Letters, 111, 032907, 2017


107) R. Yuan, P. V. Balachandran, D. Q. Xue, Y. Zhou, X. Ding, J. Sun, T. Lookman, D. Z. Xue

Role of cadmium on the phase transitions and electrical properties of BaTiO3 ceramics   (PDF)

Ceramics International, 43, 1114-1120, 2017


106) R. Cui, C. Yang*, M. Li, B. Jin, X. Ding*, Q. Jiang

Enhanced high-rate performance of ball-milled MmNi3.55Co0.75Mn0.4Al0.3 hydrogen storage alloys with graphene nanoplatelets   (PDF)

Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 693, 126-131, 2017


105) R. Yuan, D. Q Xue, Y. Zhou, X. Ding, J. Sun and D. Z Xue

Ferroelectric, elastic, piezoelectric, and dielectric properties of Ba(Ti0.7Zr0.3)O3-x(Ba0.82Ca0.18)TiO3 Pb-free ceramics    (PDF)

Journal of Applied Physics, 122, 044105, 2017

104) L. Zhao, Z. Guo, X. Ding, J. Li, S. Yang, M. Zhang and L. Zhao

Effects of In0.82Ga0.18As/InP Double Buffers Design on the Microstructure of the In0.82G0.18As/InP Heterostructure   (PDF)

Crystals, 7, 155, 2017




103) S. Li, Q. Li, R. Carpick, P. Gumbsch, X. Liu, X. Ding, J. Sun & J. Li

The evolving quality of frictional contact with graphene   (PDF)

Nature539, 541-545, 2016

NATURE-NEWS & VIEWS Nanoscience: Flexible graphene strengthens friction   (PDF)

【陕西日报】西安交大突破石墨烯摩擦机理研究   http://esb.sxdaily.com.cn/sxrb/20170519/html/page_05_content_001.htm


102) L. Liu, X. Ding*, J. Sun, S. Li and E. K. H. Salje*  

Breakdown of Shape Memory Effect in Bent Cu−Al−Ni Nanopillars:When Twin Boundaries Become Stacking Faults   (PDF)

Nano Letters16, 194-198, 2016


101) Y. Yang, S. Li*, X. Ding*, J. Sun and E. K. H. Salje*

Interface Driven Pseudo-Elasticity in a-Fe Nanowires   (PDF)

Advanced Functional Materials26, 760-767, 2016


100) J. Deng, Z. Chang, T. Zhao, X. Ding, J. Sun and J. Z.  Liu

Electric Field Induced Reversible Phase Transition in Li Doped Phosphorene: Shape Memory Effect and Superelasticity   (PDF)

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 138, 4772−4778, 2016


99) E. K. H. Salje, S. Li, M. Stengel, P. Gumbsch and X. Ding

Flexoelectricity and the polarity of complex ferroelastic twin patterns   (PDF)

Physical Review B, 94, 024114, 2016


98) S. Ren, C. Zhou, D. Xue, D. Wang, J. Zhang, X. Ding, K. Otsuka, and X. Ren

Sandwichlike strain glass phase diagram of Ti49 Ni51−xPd  (PDF)

Physical Review B, 94, 214112, 2016


97) J. Zhang, D. Xue, X. Cai, X. Ding*, X. Ren, J. Sun

Dislocation induced strain glass in Ti50Ni45Fe5 alloy   (PDF)

Acta Materialia, 120, 130-137, 2016


96) H. Zong*X. Ding*T. Lookman*, J. Sun

Twin boundary activated α-ω phase transformation in titanium under shock compression   (PDF)

Acta Materialia, 115, 1-9, 2016


95) H. Zong, Z. Ni, X. Ding*T. Lookman*, J. Sun

Origin of low thermal hysteresis in shape memory alloy ultrathin films    (PDF)

Acta Materialia, 103, 407-415, 2016


94) J. Du, Y. Fang, E. Fu , X. Ding*, K. Yu, Y. Wang, Y. Wang, J. Baldwin, P. Wang, Q. Bai

What determines the interfacial configuration of Nb/Al2Oand Nb/MgO interface   (PDF)

Scientific Reports, 6, 33931, 2016


93) D. Q. Xue, R. Yuan, Y. Zhou, D. Z. Xue, T. Lookman, G. ZhangX. Ding, J. Sun

Design of High Temperature Ti-Pd-Cr Shape Memory Alloys with Small Thermal Hysteresis   (PDF)

Scientific Reports, 6, 28244, 2016


92) X. Leng, X. Ding, J. Hu, S. Wei, Z. Jiang, J. Lian, G. Wang, Q. Jiang, J. Liu

In situ prepared reduced graphene oxide/CoO nanowires mutually-supporting porous structure with enhanced lithium storage performance   (PDF)

Electrochimica Acta, 190, 276–284, 2016


91) L. Gao, X. Ding*, T. Lookman, J. Sun, and E. K. H. Salje*

Metastable phase transformation and hcp-ω transformation pathways in Ti and Zr under high hydrostatic pressures   (PDF)

Applied Physics Letters, 109, 031902, 2016


90) S. Li, U. Bismayer, X. Ding and E. K. H. Salje

Ferroelastic shear bands in Pb3(PO4)2   (PDF)

Applied Physics Letters, 108, 022901, 2016


89) X. He, X. Ding*, J. Sun, and E. K. H. Salje*

Parabolic temporal profiles of non-spanning avalanches and their importance for ferroic switching   (PDF)

Applied Physics Letters(selected  as an APL Editor's Pick), 108, 072904, 2016


88) J. Hu, J. Zhang, Z. Jiang, X. Ding, Y. Zhang, S. Han, J. Sun, J. Lian

Plastic deformation behavior during unloading in compressive cyclic test of nanocrystalline copper   (PDF)

Materials Science & Engineering A, 651, 999–1009, 2016


87) J. Du, L. Zhang, E. Fu, X. Ding, K. Yu, Y. Wang, Y. Wang, J. Baldwin, X. Wang, P. Xu

Comparison of interface structure of BCC metallic (Fe, V and Nb) films on MgO (100) substrate   (PDF)

Applied Surface Science, 15, 585-592, 2017


86) K. H. Salje*, X. Ding*

Ferroelastic Domain Boundary-Based Multiferroicity    (PDF)

Crystals6, 163, 2016




85) Y. Ji*, D. Wang, X. Ding*, K. Otsuka,and X. Ren*
Origin of an Isothermal R-Martensite Formation in Ni-rich Ti-Ni Solid Solution:Crystallization of Strain Glass   (PDF)

Physical Review Letters114, 055701, 2015



84) H. Zong, X. Ding*,  T. Lookman*, J. Li and J. Sun
Uniaxial stress-driven coupled grain boundary motion in hexagonal close-packed metals:
A molecular dynamics study   (PDF)

Acta Materialia, 82, 295-303, 2015


83) E. K. H. Salje, S. Li, Z. Zhao, P. Gumbsch and X. Ding

Polar twin boundaries and nonconventional ferroelectric switching  (PDF)

Applied Physics Letters, 106, 212907, 2015


82) X. Ding  and E. K. H. Salje

Heat transport by phonons and the generation of heat by fast phonon processes in ferroelastic materials   (PDF)

AIP Advances(invited paper)5, 053604, 2015


81) S. Li, Y. Li, Y. Lo, T. Neeraj, R. Srinivasan, X. Ding, J. Sun, L. Qi, P. Gumbsch, J. Li
The interaction of dislocations and hydrogen-vacancy complexes and its importance for deformation-induced proto nano-voids formation in a-Fe   (PDF)

International Journal of Plasticity, 74, 75-191, 2015


80) Y. Fang, Y. Tai, J. Deng, C. Wu, X. Ding*,J. Sun and E. K. H. Salje*

Fe-vacancy ordering in superconducting K1-xFe2-ySe2:first-principles calculations and Monte Carlo simulations   (PDF)

Superconductor Science and Technology, 28, 5004, 2015


79) X. Wang, E. K. H. Salje, X. Ding*, J. Sun

Detection of yield point behavior by acoustic emission in thin films    (PDF)

Materials Today: Proceedings, 2S, S535-S539, 2015


78) D. Xue, J. Gao, Y. Zhou, X. Ding, J. Sun, T. Lookman and X. Ren

Phase transitions and phase diagram of Ba(Zr0.2Ti0.8)O3-x(Ba0.7Ca0.3)TiO3 Pb-free system by anelastic measurement   (PDF)

Journal of Applied Physics, 117, 124107, 2015


77) D. Xue, Y. Zhou, X. Ding, K. Otsuka, T.  Lookman, J. Sun, X. Ren

Ambient-temperature high damping capacity in TiPd-based martensitic alloys   (PDF)

Materials Science & Engineering A, 632, 110–119, 2015


76) Y. Ji, X. Ding, D. Wang, K. Otsuka and X. Ren

Glass-ferroic composite caused by the crystallization of ferroic glass   (PDF)

Physical Review B (Rapid communication)92, 241114, 2015




75) Y. Zhou, D. Xue*, Y. Tian, X. Ding*, S. Guo, K. Otsuka, J. Sun, and X. Ren*  

Direct Evidence for Local Symmetry Breaking during a Strain Glass Transition   (PDF)

Physical Review Letters112, 025701, 2014



74) L. Liu, X. Ding*, J. Li*, T. Lookman and J. Sun* 
Direct observation of hierarchical nucleation of martensite and size-dependent 
superelasticity in shape memory alloys   (PDF)

Nanoscale, 6, 2067, 2014


73) H. Zong, X. Ding*, T. Lookman*, J. Li, J. Sun, E. K. Cerreta, A. P. Escobedo, F. L. Addessio, and C. A. Bronkhorst

Collective nature of plasticity in mediating phase transformation under shock compression   (PDF)

Physical Review B (Rapid communication), 89, 220101(R), 2014


72) E. K. H. Salje*, X. Wang, X. Ding* and J. Sun

Simulating acoustic emission: The noise of collapsing domains   (PDF)

Physical Review B, 90, 064103, 2014


71) Y. Wang, J. Gao, H. Wu, S. Yang, X. Ding, D. Wang, X. Ren, Y. Wang, X. Song, J. Gao   

Strain glass transition in a multifunctional β-type Ti alloy   (PDF)

Scientific Reports, 4, 3995, 2014


70) S. Li, X. Ding*, J. Ren*, X. Moya, J. Li, J. Sun & E. K. H. Salje*

Strain-controlled thermal conductivity in ferroic twinned films   (PDF)

Scientific Reports, 4, 6375 , 2014


69) D. Wang, S. Hou, Y. Wang, X. Ding, S. Ren, X. Ren, Y. Wang

Superelasticity of slim hysteresis over a wide temperature range by nanodomains of martensite    (PDF)

Acta Materialia, 66, 349-359, 2014


68) H. Zong, T. Lookman*, X. Ding*, S. Luo, J. Sun
Anisotropic shock response of titanium: Reorientation and transformation 
mechanisms  (PDF)

Acta Materialia, 65, 10-18, 2014


67) H. Zong, T. Lookman, X. Ding, C. Nisoli, D. Brown, S. R. Niezgoda, J. Sun

The kinetics of the x to a phase transformation in Zr, Ti: Analysis of data from shock-recovered samples and atomistic simulations   (PDF)

Acta Materialia, 77, 191-199, 2014


66) L. Gao, X. Ding*, H. Zong, T. Lookman*, J. Sun, X. Ren, A. Saxena

Diffuse scattering as an indicator for martensitic variant selection  (PDF)

Acta Materialia, 66, 69-78, 2014


65) E. Fu*, Y. Fang, M. Zhuo, S. Zheng, Z. Bi, Y. Wang, M. Tang, X. Ding*, W. Han, H. Luo, J. Baldwin, A. Misra, M. Nastasi

Interface structure of Nb films on single crystal MgO(100) and MgO(111) substrates  (PDF)

Acta Materialia, 64, 100-112, 2014


64) Y. Zhang, D. Xue, H. Wu, X. Ding, T. Lookman, X. Ren

Adaptive ferroelectric state at morphotropic phase boundary: Coexisting tetragonal and rhombohedral phases  (PDF)

Acta Materialia, 71, 176–184, 2014


63) Z. Zhao, X. Ding, J. Sun and E. K. H. Salje

Thermal and athermal crackling noise in ferroelastic nanostructures   (PDF)

Journal of Physics Condensed Matter(Fast Track Communciations), 26, 142201, 2014


62) L. Zhang, E. K. H. Salje*, X. Ding*, and J. Sun

Strain rate dependence of twinning avalanches at high speed impact   (PDF)

Applied Physics Letters, 104, 162906, 2014


61) Z. Zhao, X. Ding, and E. K. H. Salje

Flicker vortex structures in multiferroic materials   (PDF)

Applied Physics Letters, 105, 112906, 2014


60) E. K. H. Salje, X. Ding, and O. Aktas

Domain glass  (PDF)

Phys. Status Solidi B(invited paper), 2512061–2066, 2014


59) Y. Zhou, D. Xue, X. Ding, K. Otsuka, J. Sun and X. Ren

High temperature strain glass transition in defect doped Ti – Pd martensitic alloys   (PDF)

Phys. Status Solidi B(invited paper), 251, 2027-2033, 2014


58) D. Xue, Y. Zhou, X. Ding*, Y. Wang, J. Zhang, J. Sun and X. Ren

The transitions from glassy state to long-range-ordered state in ferroic glasses   (PDF)

Phys. Status Solidi B(invited paper), 251, 2019-2026, 2014


57) T. Lookman, D. Xue, R. Vasseur, H. Zong, and X. Ding
On glassy behavior in ferroics   (PDF)

Phys. Status Solidi B(invited paper), 251, 2003-2009, 2014


56) H. Zong, D. Xue, X. Ding and T. Lookman

Phase transformations in Titanium: Anisotropic deformation of ω phase  (PDF)

Journal of Physics: Conference Series 500, 112042, 2014


55) J. Ren, Q. Sun, L. Xiao, X. Ding, J. Sun

Phase transformation behavior in titanium single-crystal nanopillars under [0001] orientation

tension: A molecular dynamics simulation   (PDF)

Computational Materials Science, 92, 8–12, 2014


54) J. Ren, Q. Sun, L. Xiao, X. Ding, J. Sun

Size-dependent of compression yield strength and deformation mechanism in titanium single-crystal nanopillars

orientated [0001] and [1120]   (PDF)

Materials Science & Engineering A, 615, 22-28, 2014




53)  Z. Zhao, X. Ding*, T. Lookman, J. Sun, and E. K. H. Salje 

Mechanical loss in multiferroic materials at high frequencies: friction and the evolution of ferroelastic microstructures   (PDF)

Advanced Materials,25, 3244-3248, 2013


52) S. Hao, L. Cui, D. Jiang, X. Han, Y. Ren, J. Jiang , Y. Liu , Z. Liu, S. Mao, Y. Wang,Y. Li, X. Ren, X. Ding, S. Wang, C. Yu, X. Shi, M. Du, F. Yang, Y. Zheng,  Z. Zhang, X. Li, D. Brown, J. Li

A transforming metal nanocomposite with large elastic strain, low modulus and high strength   (PDF)

Science, 339, 1191,2013


51) G. Liu, G. J. Zhang, F. Jiang, X. Ding, Y. J. Sun, J. Sun, and E. Ma 

Nanostructured high-strength molybdenum alloys with unprecedented tensile ductility  (PDF)

Nature Materials, 12, 344-350,  2013



50) Z. Zhang*, X.Ding*, J. Sun, T. Suzuki, T. Lookman, K. Otsuka, X. Ren*

Nonhysteretic Superelasticity of Shape Memory Alloys at the Nanoscale  (PDF)

Physical Review Letters, 111, 145701, 2013



49) X. Ding*, T. Lookman, Z. Zhao, A. Saxena, J. Sun, and E. K. H. Salje

Dynamically strained ferroelastics: Statistical behavior in elastic and plastic regimes   (PDF)

Physical Review B, 87, 094109, 2013


48) Y. Ji, X. Ding, T. Lookman, K. Otsuka, X. Ren

Heterogeneities and strain glass behavior: Role of nanoscale precipitates in low-temperature -aged Ti48.7Ni51.3 alloys  (PDF)

Physical Review B, 87, 104110, 2013


47) E. K. H. Salje, X. Ding, and Z. Zhao

Noise and finite size effects in multiferroics with strong elastic interactions   (PDF)

Applied Physics Letters, 102, 152909, 2013


46) Y. Wang, C. Huang, H. Wu,J. Gao, S. Yang, D. Wang, X. Ding, X. Song, and X. Ren

Spontaneous strain glass to martensite transition in ferromagnetic Ni-Co-Mn-Ga strain glass  (PDF)

Applied Physics Letters, 102, 141909, 2013


45) Z. Sun, D. Xue, H. Wu, Y. Ji, X. Ding, D. Wang, Y. Yang, X. Ren

Time-dependent ferroelectric transition in Pb(1−x)(Zr0.4Ti0.6)(1−x/4)O3 − xLa system  (PDF)

Applied Physics Letters, 102, 222907, 2013


44) Z. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Deng, J. Cui, J. Sun, T. Suzuki, K. Otsuka, X. Ren

Surface Effects on Structural Phase Transformations in Nanosized Shape Memory Alloys  (PDF)

J. Phys. Chem. C, 117, 7895 -7901, 2013


43) E. K. H. Salje, Z. Zhao, X. Ding, J. Sun

Mechanical spectroscopy in twinned minerals: simulation of resonance patterns at high frequencies  (PDF)

American Mineralogist, 98, 1449–1458, 2013


42) X. Ding*, T. Lookman, E. K. H. Salje, and A. Saxena

Twinning in Strained Ferroelastics: Microstructure and Statistics  (PDF)

JOM, 65, 401-407, 2013 (invited paper)


41) S. Van Aert, S. Turner, R. Delville, D. Schryvers, G. Van Tendeloo, X. Ding and E. K. H. Salje

Functional twin boundaries  (PDF)

Phase Transitions, 86, 1-9, 2013


40) J. Ren, Q. Sun, L. Xiao, X. Ding, J. Sun.
Molecular dynamics simulations of the size effect of titanium single-crystal nanopillars orientated for double prismatic slips (PDF)
Philosophical Magazine Letters,  93, 583-590, 2013


39) A. Kosogor, D. Xue, Y. Zhou, X. Ding , K. Otsuka, VA. L'vov, J. Sun, X. Ren

Impact of the volume change on the ageing effects in Cu-Al-Ni martensite: experiment and theory (PDF)
Journal of Physics-Condensed Mater
, 25, 335402, 2013


38) Y. Zhou, D.Xue, X. Ding, L. Zhang, J.Sun, X. Ren
Modeling the paraelectric aging effect in the acceptor doped perovskite ferroelectrics: role of oxygen vacancy (PDF)
Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter25, 435901,  2013



37) X. Ding*, Z. Zhao, T. Lookman, A. Saxena, E. K. H. Salje*
High junction and twin boundary densities in driven dynamical systems   (PDF)
Advanced Materials, 24, 5385-5389, 2012 
36)  D. XueY. ZhouX. Ding*, T. LookmanJ. Sun,X. Ren
Aging and deaging effects in shape memory alloys   (PDF)
Physical Review B,86, 184109, 2012
35) R. Vasseur, D. Xue, Y. Zhou, W. Ettoumi, X. Ding*, X. Ren, and T. Lookman
Phase diagram of ferroelastic systems in the presence of disorder:Analytical model and experimental verification  (PDF)
Physical Review B, 86, 184103, 2012
34) E.Salje, X. Ding, Z. Zhao, T. Looman 
How to generate high twin densities in nano-ferroics: thermal quench and low temperature shear   (PDF)
Applied Physics Letters, 100, 2229052012
33) Y. WangC. HuangJ. GaoS. YangX. Ding
Evidence for ferromagnetic strain glass in Ni-Co-Mn-Ga Heusler alloy system   (PDF)
Applied Physics Letters, 101, 101913, 2012
32) J. Zhang, C. Somsen, T. Simon, X. Ding, S. Hou, S. Ren, X. Ren, G. Eggeler, K. Otsuka, J. Sun
Leaf-like dislocation substructures and the decrease of martensitic start temperatures   (PDF)
Acta Materialia, 60, 1999-2006, 2012
31) D. Xue, Y. Zhou, J. Gao, X. Ding, X. Ren
A comparison between tetragonal-rhombohedral and tetragonal-
orthorhombic phase boundaries on piezoelectricity enhancement   (PDF)
Europhysics Letters, 100, 17010,  2012
30) H. Wu, D. Xue, D. Lv, J. Gao, S. Guo, Y. Zhou, X. Ding, C. Zhou, S. Yang, Y. Yang and X. Ren
Microstructure at morphotropic phase boundary in Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3-PbTiO3 ceramic: 
Coexistence of nano-scaled {110}-type rhombohedral twin and {110}-type tetragonal twin  (PDF)
Journal of Applied Physics, 112, 052004, 2012
29) D. Xue, M. Zhou, X. Ding, K. Otsuka, J. Sun, X. Ren
Martensite aging effects on the dynamic properties of Au-Cd shape memory alloys: characteristics and modeling  (PDF)
Acta Materialia, 59, 4999-5011, 2011

28) Y. Wang, X. Song, X. Ding, S. Yang, J. Zhang, X. Ren, K. Otsuka
Stress changed damping and associated transforming behavior in Ti48.5Ni51.5 strain glass  (PDF)
Applied Physics Letters, 99, 051905, 2011

27) J. Zhang, Y. Wang, X. Ding, Z. Zhang, Y. Zhou, X. Ren, K.Otsuka, J. Sun, M. Song
Spontaneous strain glass to martensite transition in a Ti50Ni44.5Fe5.5 strain glass   (PDF)
Physical Review B, 84, 214201, 2011 

26) J.Zhang, Y. Wang, X. Ding, Z. Zhang, Y. Zhou, X. Ren, K.Otsuka, J. Sun, M. Song
Stress-induced strain glass to martensite (R) transition in a Ti50Ni44.5Fe5.5 alloy  (PDF)
Physical Review B
(Editor’s suggestion), 83, 174204, 2011

25) E. K. H. Salje, X. Ding, Z. Zhao, T. Lookman, A. Saxena
Thermally activated avalanches: Jamming and the progression of needle domains   (PDF)
Physical Review B, 83, 104109, 2011


24) S. Li, X. Ding*, J. Li, X. Ren, J. Sun, E. Ma 
High-Efficiency Mechanical Energy Storage and Retrieval Using Interfaces in Nanowires   (PDF)
Nano Letters,10,1774, 2010


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23) J. Deng, X. Ding*, T. Lookman, T. Suzuki, K. Otsuka, J. Sun, A. Saxena, X. Ren
Microscopic mechanism for martensitic stabilization in shape-memory alloys: atomic-level processes  (PDF)
Physical Review B (Rapid communication), 81, 220101, 2010

Physical Review B Rapid Communication, selected as editors’ suggestion paper


22) S. Li, X. Ding*, J. Li, X. Ren, J. Sun, E. Ma, T. Lookman
Inverse Martensitic Transformation in Zr Nanowires   (PDF)
Physical Review B, 81, 245433, 2010

21) J. Deng, X. Ding*, T. Lookman, T. Suzuki, K. Otsuka, J. Sun, A. Saxena, X. Ren
Origin of annihilation effects in martensitic aging: atomistic simulations   (PDF)
Physical Review B, 82,184101 ,2010

20) S. Li, X. Ding*, J. Deng, T. Lookman, J. Li, X. Ren, J. Sun, A. Saxena
Superelasticity in BCC nanowires by a reversible twinning mechanism   (PDF)
Physical Review B, 82, 205435, 2010   
Selected by Virtual Journals: nanoscale science and technology, 2010, 12, 06, vol 22

19) J. Deng, X. Ding*, Z. Zhang, T. Lookman, T. Suzuki, K. Otsuka, J. Sun, A. Saxena, X.Ren 
Evidence for short-time limit of martensite deaging in shape memory alloys: experiment and atomistic simulation   (PDF)
Applied Physics Letters, 97,171902 , 2010

18) Y. Zhou, D. Xue, X. Ding, Y. Wang, J. Zhang, Z. Zhang, K. Otsuka, J. Sun, X. Ren
Strain glass in doped Ti50(Ni50-xDx) (D=Co, Cr, Mn) alloys--- Implication for the generality of strain glass in defect-containing ferroelastic systems  (PDF)
Acta Materialia, 58, 5433-5442, 2010

17) Y. Wang, Y. Zhou, J. Zhang, X. Ding, S. Yang, X.Song, X. Ren, K. Otsuka
Evolution of the relaxation spectrum during the strain glass transition of Ti48.5Ni51.5 alloy  (PDF)
Acta Materialia, 58, 4723-4729, 2010

16) D. Wang, Z. Zhang, J. Zhang, Y. Zhou, Y. Wang, X. Ding, Y. Z. Wang, X. Ren
Strain glass in Fe-doped Ti-Ni  (PDF)
Acta Materialia, 58, 6206-6215, 2010

15) X. Ren, Y. Wang, Y.Zhou, Z. Zhang, D. Wang, G. Fan, K. Otsuka, T. Suzuki, Y. Ji, J Zhang, Y. Tian, S. Hou, X. Ding 
Strain glass in ferroelastic systems: Premartensitic tweed versus strain glass  (PDF)
Philosophical Magazine, 90, 141-157, 2010



14) Y. Zhou, G. Fan, D. Xue, X. Ding, X. Ren, J. Sun
High damping capacity in a wide ambient-temperature range in hydrogen-doped and hydrogen-
free Ti-45Pd-5Cr martensitic alloy   (PDF)
Scripta Materialia, 61 , 805-808, 2009

13) J. Zhang, J. Y. Zhang, G. Liu, Y. Zhao, X. Ding, G. P. Zhang, J. Sun
Unusual thermal fatigue behaviors in 60 nm thick Cu interconnects  (PDF)
Scripta Materialia, 60 ,228-231, 2009

12) Y. Zhou, D. Xue, X. Ding, K. Otsuka, J. Sun, X. Ren
High temperature strain glass in Ti50(Pd50-xCrx) alloy and the associated shape memory effect and superelasticity   (PDF)
Applied Physics Letters, 95, 151906 ,2009

11) X. Ding, J. Zhang, Y. Wang, T. Suzuki, J. Sun, K. Otsuka, X. Ren
Experimental study of elastic constant softening prior to stress-induced martensitic transformation   (PDF)
Physical Review B, 77: 174103, 2008

10) X. J. Sun, C.C Wang, J. Zhang, G. Liu, G. J. Zhang, X. Ding, G. P. Zhang, J. Sun
Thickness dependent fatigue life at microcrack nucleation for metal thin films on flexible substrates
Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics, 41(19): 195404, 2008

9) G. Ji, Z. Zhang, Y. Liu, X. Ding, J. Sun, X. Ren
Effect of surface oxidation on detwinning stress and transformation temperature of Ti-50Ni shape memory alloy   (PDF)
Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 448(1-2):171-176, 2008

8) R. M. Niu, G. Liu, X. Ding, J. Sun 
Ductility of metal thin films in flexible electronics
Science in China Series E-Technological Sciences, 51(11):1971-1979, 2008

7) R. M. Niu, G. Liu, C. Wang, G. Zhang, X. Ding, J. Sun
Thickness dependent critical strain in submicron Cu films adherent to polymer substrate  (PDF)
Applied Physics Letters, 90, 161907,2007

6) J. Zhang, G. Fan, Y. Zhou, X. Ding, J. Sun, X. Ren, K. Otsuka
Does order-disorder transition exist in near-stoichiometric Ti-Ni shape memory alloys?   (PDF)
Acta Materialia, 55,2897-2905,2007

5) Y. Zhou, G. Fan, J. Zhang, X. Ding, X. Ren, J. Sun, K. Otsuka
Origin of the aging-induced 2-step R-phase transformation in Nickel-rich Ti-Ni alloys
Materials Science and Engineering A, 438-440,602-607, 2006

4) J. Zhang, G. Fan, Y. Zhou, X. Ding, X. Ren, J. Sun, K. Nakamura, K. Otsuka
The effect of solution-treatment temperature on martensitic transformation in Nickel-rich Ti-Ni SMAs
Materials Science and Engineering A, 438-440,608-611, 2006

3) X. Ding, T. Suzuki, X. Ren, J. Sun, K. Otsuka 
Precursors to stress-induced martensitic transformations and associated superelasticity: Molecular dynamics simulations and an analytical theory  (PDF)
Physical Review B, 74:104111, 2006

2) X. Ding, T. Suzuki, X. Ren, J. Sun, K. Otsuka 
Study on elastic constant softening in stress-induced martensitic transformation by molecular dynamics simulation   (PDF)
Materials Science and Engineering A, 438-440 ,113-117, 2006




1) Y. Zhou, J. Zhang, G. Fan, X. Ding, J. Sun, X. Ren, K. Otsuka

Origin of 2-stage R-phase transformation in low-temperature aged Ni-rich Ti–Ni alloys  (PDF)

Acta Materialia, 53,5365-5377,2005