Dr Xianghai An

Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

J07 - Mechanical Engineering Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 8608
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Website School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Current research students

Project title Research student
Improving Mechanical Properties of High-Entropy Alloy by introducing Gradient Structures Md Nazmul HASAN

International collaboration

    Selected grants

    2017

    • Quantitatively probing the nanoscale plasticity of a single grain boundary; An X; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA).

    2015

    • Improving the ductility of amorphous alloys via severe plastic deformation; Liao X, Sheng H, An X, Song M; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

    2014

    • Quantitatively unravelling the physical origins of twinning-induced plasticity: insight from in-situ nanoscale deformation; An X, Liao X; DVC Research/Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Scheme.

    Selected publications

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    Journals

    • Zheng, J., Zhou, W., Zhang, J., Liu, X., Feng, Q., An, X., Tang, B., Zhou, X., Wang, H., Peng, S. (2017). Cr depletion of the second phase particles in a Zr-Sn-Nb-Fe-Cr alloy: A TEM and SIMS study. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 491, 1-8. [More Information]
    • Gao, P., Zhu, S., An, X., Xu, S., Ruan, D., Chen, C., Yan, H., Ringer, S., Liao, X. (2017). Effect of sample orientation and initial microstructures on the dynamic recrystallization of a Magnesium alloy. Materials Science & Engineering A, 691, 150-154. [More Information]
    • Lin, Q., An, X., Liu, H., Tang, Q., Dai, P., Liao, X. (2017). In-situ high-resolution transmission electron microscopy investigation of grain boundary dislocation activities in a nanocrystalline CrMnFeCoNi high-entropy alloy. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 709, 802-807. [More Information]
    • Yang, X., Li, K., An, X., Ni, S., Wei, W., Du, Y., Song, M. (2017). Influence of deformation microstructure on the precipitation behaviors of an Al-4Mg-0.3Cu alloy. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 695, 2238-2245. [More Information]
    • Chen, Y., An, X., Liao, X. (2017). Mechanical behaviors of nanowires [Forthcoming]. Applied Physics Reviews, 4(3). [More Information]
    • Fu, K., An, X., Chang, L., Sheppard, L., Yang, C., Wang, H., Ye, L. (2017). Ultra-high specific strength and deformation behavior of nanostructured Ti/Al multilayers. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 50(36), 1-7. [More Information]
    • Chen, Y., Burgess, T., An, X., Mai, Y., Tan, H., Zou, J., Ringer, S., Jagadish, C., Liao, X. (2016). Effect of a High Density of Stacking Faults on the Young's Modulus of GaAs Nanowires. Nano Letters, 16(3), 1911-1916. [More Information]
    • Liu, R., Tian, Y., Zhang, Z., An, X., Zhang, P., Zhang, Z. (2016). Exceptional high fatigue strength in Cu-15at.%Al alloy with moderate grain size. Scientific Reports, 6, 1-9. [More Information]
    • Cao, Y., Xie, Z., An, X., Wang, Y., Chen, Q., Yan, Y., Yu, F., Liao, X. (2016). Fracture mechanism of an Al/AlN/CrAlN gradient coating on nitrogen implanted magnesium alloy. Surface & Coatings Technology, 302, 126-130. [More Information]
    • An, X., Lin, Q., Sha, G., Huang, M., Ringer, S., Zhu, Y., Liao, X. (2016). Microstructural evolution and phase transformation in twinning-induced plasticity steel induced by high-pressure torsion. Acta Materialia, 109, 300-313. [More Information]
    • An, X., Zhu, S., Cao, Y., Kawasaki, M., Liao, X., Ringer, S., Nie, J., Langdon, T., Zhu, Y. (2015). Atomic-scale investigation of interface-facilitated deformation twinning in severely deformed Ag-Cu nanolamellar composites. Applied Physics Letters, 107(1), 011901-1-011901-5. [More Information]
    • Chen, Y., Gao, Q., Wang, Y., An, X., Liao, X., Mai, Y., Tan, H., Zou, J., Ringer, S., Jagadish, C. (2015). Determination of Young's Modulus of Ultrathin Nanomaterials. Nano Letters, 15(2015), 5279-5283. [More Information]
    • Chen, Y., An, X., Liao, X., Mai, Y. (2015). Effects of loading misalignment and tapering angle on the measured mechanical properties of nanowires. Nanotechnology, 26(43), 1-6. [More Information]
    • Cao, Y., Wang, Y., An, X., Liao, X., Kawasaki, M., Ringer, S., Langdon, T., Zhu, Y. (2015). Grain boundary formation of remnant dislocations from the de-twinning of thin nano-twins. Scripta Materialia, 100(2015), 98-101. [More Information]
    • Wu, Z., Ding, H., An, X., Han, D., Liao, X. (2015). Influence of Al content on the strain-hardening behavior of aged low density Fe-Mn-al-C steels with high Al content. Materials Science & Engineering A, 639(2015), 187-191. [More Information]
    • Cao, Y., Wang, Y., An, X., Liao, X., Kawasaki, M., Ringer, S., Langdon, T., Zhu, Y. (2014). Concurrent microstructural evolution of ferrite and austenite in a duplex stainless steel processed by high-pressure torsion. Acta Materialia, 63, 16-29. [More Information]
    • An, X., Song, M., Huang, Y., Liao, X., Ringer, S., Langdon, T., Zhu, Y. (2014). Twinning via the motion of incoherent twin boundaries nucleated at grain boundaries in a nanocrystalline Cu alloy. Scripta Materialia, 72-73, 35-38. [More Information]
    • Wang, Y., Lee, C., Yi, J., An, X., Pan, M., Xie, K., Liao, X., Cairney, J., Ringer, S., Wang, W. (2014). Ultrahigh-strength submicron-sized metallic glass wires. Scripta Materialia, 84-85(August 2014), 27-30. [More Information]
    • Zhang, Z., An, X., Zhang, P., Yang, M., Yang, G., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2013). Effects of dislocation slip mode on high-cycle fatigue behaviors of ultrafine-grained Cu-Zn alloy processed by equal-channel angular pressing. Scripta Materialia, Scripta Materialia(68), 389-392. [More Information]
    • An, X., Lin, Q., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2013). Mechanically driven annealing twinning induced by cyclic deformation in nanocrystalline Cu. Scripta Materialia, 68(12), 988-991. [More Information]
    • Li, L., An, X., Imrich, P., Zhang, P., Zhang, Z., Dehm, G., Zhang, Z. (2013). Microcompression and cyclic deformation behaviors of coaxial copper bicrystals with a single twin boundary. Scripta Materialia, 69(2), 199-202. [More Information]
    • Chen, M., An, X., Yang, J. (2013). The transition from interphase-precipitated carbides to fibrous carbides in a vanadium-containing medium-carbon steel. Scripta Materialia, 68(11), 829-832. [More Information]
    • An, X., Wu, S., Zhang, Z., Figueiredo, R., Gao, N., Langdon, T. (2012). Enhanced strength-ductility synergy in nanostructured Cu and Cu-Al alloys processed by high-pressure torsion and subsequent annealing. Scripta Materialia, 66(5), 227-230. [More Information]
    • Zhang, P., An, X., Zhang, Z., Wu, S., Li, S., Zhang, Z., Figueiredo, R., Gao, N., Langdon, T. (2012). Optimizing strength and ductility of Cu-Zn alloys through severe plastic deformation. Scripta Materialia, 67(11), 871-874. [More Information]
    • An, X., Qu, S., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2011). Effects of stacking fault energy on the thermal stability and mechanical properties of nanostructured Cu-Al alloys during thermal annealing. Journal of Materials Research, 26(3), 407-415. [More Information]
    • Yang, H., An, X., Shao, X., Yang, X., Li, S., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2011). Enhancing strength and ductility of Mg-12Gd-3Y-0.5Zr alloy by forming a bi-ultrafine microstructure. Materials Science and Engineering A, 528(13-14), 4300-4311. [More Information]
    • An, X., Lin, Q., Wu, S., Zhang, Z., Figueiredo, R., Gao, N., Langdon, T. (2011). Formation of fivefold deformation twins in an ultrafine-grained copper alloy processed by high-pressure torsion. Scripta Materialia, 64(3), 249-252. [More Information]
    • An, X., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2011). Influence of Stacking Fault Energy on the Microstructures and Grain Refinement in the Cu-Al Alloys during Equal-Channel Angular Pressing. Materials Science Forum, 667-669, 379-384. [More Information]
    • Zhang, Z., Duan, Q., An, X., Wu, S., Yang, G., Zhang, Z. (2011). Microstructure and mechanical properties of Cu and Cu-Zn alloys produced by equal channel angular pressing. Materials Science and Engineering A, 528(12), 4259-4267. [More Information]
    • An, X., Lin, Q., Wu, S., Zhang, Z., Figueiredo, R., Gao, N., Langdon, T. (2011). Significance of stacking fault energy on microstructural evolution in Cu and Cu-Al alloys processed by high-pressure torsion. Philosophical Magazine, 91(25), 3307-3326. [More Information]
    • An, X., Lin, Q., Wu, S., Zhang, Z., Figueiredo, R., Gao, N., Langdon, T. (2011). The influence of stacking fault energy on the mechanical properties of nanostructured Cu and Cu-Al alloys processed by high-pressure torsion. Scripta Materialia, 64(10), 954-957. [More Information]
    • Tian, Y., An, X., Wu, S., Zhang, Z., Figueiredo, R., Gao, N., Langdon, T. (2010). Direct observations of microstructural evolution in a two-phase Cu-Ag alloy processed by high-pressure torsion. Scripta Materialia, 63(1), 65-68. [More Information]
    • An, X., Wu, S., Zhang, Z., Figueiredo, R., Gao, N., Langdon, T. (2010). Evolution of microstructural homogeneity in copper processed by high-pressure torsion. Scripta Materialia, 63(5), 560-563. [More Information]
    • An, X., Lin, Q., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2010). Microstructural evolution and shear fracture of Cu-16 at.% Al alloy induced by equal channel angular pressing. Materials Science and Engineering A, 527(16-17), 4510-4514. [More Information]
    • Wu, S., An, X., Han, W., Qu, S., Zhang, Z. (2010). Microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of FCC metallic materials subjected to equal channel angular pressing. Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters), 46(3), 257-276. [More Information]
    • Han, W., Yang, H., An, X., Yang, R., Li, S., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2009). Evolution of initial grain boundaries and shear bands in Cu bicrystals during one-pass equal-channel angular pressing. Acta Materialia, 57(4), 1132-1146. [More Information]
    • An, X., Lin, Q., Qu, S., Yang, G., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2009). Influence of stacking-fault energy on the accommodation of severe shear strain in Cu-Al alloys during equal-channel angular pressing. Journal of Materials Research, 24(12), 3636-3646. [More Information]
    • Qu, S., An, X., Yang, H., Huang, C., Yang, G., Zang, Q., Wang, Z., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2009). Microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of Cu-Al alloys subjected to equal channel angular pressing. Acta Biomaterialia, 57(4), 1586-1601. [More Information]
    • An, X., Han, W., Huang, C., Zhang, P., Yang, G., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2008). High strength and utilizable ductility of bulk ultrafine-grained Cu-Al alloys. Applied Physics Letters, 92(20), 201915-1-201915-3. [More Information]

    Conferences

    • An, X. (2011). Influence of stacking fault energy on the Microstructures evolution in Cu and Cu-Al Alloys during severe plastic deformation. 5th International conference on Nanomaterials by severe plastic deformation (Nanospd5), China: Trans Tech Publications.
    • An, X. (2010). Strengthening and toughening of Cu and Cu-Al alloys -Stacking fault energy effect. 1st SYNL Colloquium on Mechanical Behaviors of Metallic Materials.
    • An, X. (2009). Influence of stacking fault energy on the grain refinement during severe plastic deformation. 12th National conference for the Young on Materials Science and Technology, China.

    2017

    • Zheng, J., Zhou, W., Zhang, J., Liu, X., Feng, Q., An, X., Tang, B., Zhou, X., Wang, H., Peng, S. (2017). Cr depletion of the second phase particles in a Zr-Sn-Nb-Fe-Cr alloy: A TEM and SIMS study. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 491, 1-8. [More Information]
    • Gao, P., Zhu, S., An, X., Xu, S., Ruan, D., Chen, C., Yan, H., Ringer, S., Liao, X. (2017). Effect of sample orientation and initial microstructures on the dynamic recrystallization of a Magnesium alloy. Materials Science & Engineering A, 691, 150-154. [More Information]
    • Lin, Q., An, X., Liu, H., Tang, Q., Dai, P., Liao, X. (2017). In-situ high-resolution transmission electron microscopy investigation of grain boundary dislocation activities in a nanocrystalline CrMnFeCoNi high-entropy alloy. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 709, 802-807. [More Information]
    • Yang, X., Li, K., An, X., Ni, S., Wei, W., Du, Y., Song, M. (2017). Influence of deformation microstructure on the precipitation behaviors of an Al-4Mg-0.3Cu alloy. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 695, 2238-2245. [More Information]
    • Chen, Y., An, X., Liao, X. (2017). Mechanical behaviors of nanowires [Forthcoming]. Applied Physics Reviews, 4(3). [More Information]
    • Fu, K., An, X., Chang, L., Sheppard, L., Yang, C., Wang, H., Ye, L. (2017). Ultra-high specific strength and deformation behavior of nanostructured Ti/Al multilayers. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 50(36), 1-7. [More Information]

    2016

    • Chen, Y., Burgess, T., An, X., Mai, Y., Tan, H., Zou, J., Ringer, S., Jagadish, C., Liao, X. (2016). Effect of a High Density of Stacking Faults on the Young's Modulus of GaAs Nanowires. Nano Letters, 16(3), 1911-1916. [More Information]
    • Liu, R., Tian, Y., Zhang, Z., An, X., Zhang, P., Zhang, Z. (2016). Exceptional high fatigue strength in Cu-15at.%Al alloy with moderate grain size. Scientific Reports, 6, 1-9. [More Information]
    • Cao, Y., Xie, Z., An, X., Wang, Y., Chen, Q., Yan, Y., Yu, F., Liao, X. (2016). Fracture mechanism of an Al/AlN/CrAlN gradient coating on nitrogen implanted magnesium alloy. Surface & Coatings Technology, 302, 126-130. [More Information]
    • An, X., Lin, Q., Sha, G., Huang, M., Ringer, S., Zhu, Y., Liao, X. (2016). Microstructural evolution and phase transformation in twinning-induced plasticity steel induced by high-pressure torsion. Acta Materialia, 109, 300-313. [More Information]

    2015

    • An, X., Zhu, S., Cao, Y., Kawasaki, M., Liao, X., Ringer, S., Nie, J., Langdon, T., Zhu, Y. (2015). Atomic-scale investigation of interface-facilitated deformation twinning in severely deformed Ag-Cu nanolamellar composites. Applied Physics Letters, 107(1), 011901-1-011901-5. [More Information]
    • Chen, Y., Gao, Q., Wang, Y., An, X., Liao, X., Mai, Y., Tan, H., Zou, J., Ringer, S., Jagadish, C. (2015). Determination of Young's Modulus of Ultrathin Nanomaterials. Nano Letters, 15(2015), 5279-5283. [More Information]
    • Chen, Y., An, X., Liao, X., Mai, Y. (2015). Effects of loading misalignment and tapering angle on the measured mechanical properties of nanowires. Nanotechnology, 26(43), 1-6. [More Information]
    • Cao, Y., Wang, Y., An, X., Liao, X., Kawasaki, M., Ringer, S., Langdon, T., Zhu, Y. (2015). Grain boundary formation of remnant dislocations from the de-twinning of thin nano-twins. Scripta Materialia, 100(2015), 98-101. [More Information]
    • Wu, Z., Ding, H., An, X., Han, D., Liao, X. (2015). Influence of Al content on the strain-hardening behavior of aged low density Fe-Mn-al-C steels with high Al content. Materials Science & Engineering A, 639(2015), 187-191. [More Information]

    2014

    • Cao, Y., Wang, Y., An, X., Liao, X., Kawasaki, M., Ringer, S., Langdon, T., Zhu, Y. (2014). Concurrent microstructural evolution of ferrite and austenite in a duplex stainless steel processed by high-pressure torsion. Acta Materialia, 63, 16-29. [More Information]
    • An, X., Song, M., Huang, Y., Liao, X., Ringer, S., Langdon, T., Zhu, Y. (2014). Twinning via the motion of incoherent twin boundaries nucleated at grain boundaries in a nanocrystalline Cu alloy. Scripta Materialia, 72-73, 35-38. [More Information]
    • Wang, Y., Lee, C., Yi, J., An, X., Pan, M., Xie, K., Liao, X., Cairney, J., Ringer, S., Wang, W. (2014). Ultrahigh-strength submicron-sized metallic glass wires. Scripta Materialia, 84-85(August 2014), 27-30. [More Information]

    2013

    • Zhang, Z., An, X., Zhang, P., Yang, M., Yang, G., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2013). Effects of dislocation slip mode on high-cycle fatigue behaviors of ultrafine-grained Cu-Zn alloy processed by equal-channel angular pressing. Scripta Materialia, Scripta Materialia(68), 389-392. [More Information]
    • An, X., Lin, Q., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2013). Mechanically driven annealing twinning induced by cyclic deformation in nanocrystalline Cu. Scripta Materialia, 68(12), 988-991. [More Information]
    • Li, L., An, X., Imrich, P., Zhang, P., Zhang, Z., Dehm, G., Zhang, Z. (2013). Microcompression and cyclic deformation behaviors of coaxial copper bicrystals with a single twin boundary. Scripta Materialia, 69(2), 199-202. [More Information]
    • Chen, M., An, X., Yang, J. (2013). The transition from interphase-precipitated carbides to fibrous carbides in a vanadium-containing medium-carbon steel. Scripta Materialia, 68(11), 829-832. [More Information]

    2012

    • An, X., Wu, S., Zhang, Z., Figueiredo, R., Gao, N., Langdon, T. (2012). Enhanced strength-ductility synergy in nanostructured Cu and Cu-Al alloys processed by high-pressure torsion and subsequent annealing. Scripta Materialia, 66(5), 227-230. [More Information]
    • Zhang, P., An, X., Zhang, Z., Wu, S., Li, S., Zhang, Z., Figueiredo, R., Gao, N., Langdon, T. (2012). Optimizing strength and ductility of Cu-Zn alloys through severe plastic deformation. Scripta Materialia, 67(11), 871-874. [More Information]

    2011

    • An, X., Qu, S., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2011). Effects of stacking fault energy on the thermal stability and mechanical properties of nanostructured Cu-Al alloys during thermal annealing. Journal of Materials Research, 26(3), 407-415. [More Information]
    • Yang, H., An, X., Shao, X., Yang, X., Li, S., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2011). Enhancing strength and ductility of Mg-12Gd-3Y-0.5Zr alloy by forming a bi-ultrafine microstructure. Materials Science and Engineering A, 528(13-14), 4300-4311. [More Information]
    • An, X., Lin, Q., Wu, S., Zhang, Z., Figueiredo, R., Gao, N., Langdon, T. (2011). Formation of fivefold deformation twins in an ultrafine-grained copper alloy processed by high-pressure torsion. Scripta Materialia, 64(3), 249-252. [More Information]
    • An, X., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2011). Influence of Stacking Fault Energy on the Microstructures and Grain Refinement in the Cu-Al Alloys during Equal-Channel Angular Pressing. Materials Science Forum, 667-669, 379-384. [More Information]
    • An, X. (2011). Influence of stacking fault energy on the Microstructures evolution in Cu and Cu-Al Alloys during severe plastic deformation. 5th International conference on Nanomaterials by severe plastic deformation (Nanospd5), China: Trans Tech Publications.
    • Zhang, Z., Duan, Q., An, X., Wu, S., Yang, G., Zhang, Z. (2011). Microstructure and mechanical properties of Cu and Cu-Zn alloys produced by equal channel angular pressing. Materials Science and Engineering A, 528(12), 4259-4267. [More Information]
    • An, X., Lin, Q., Wu, S., Zhang, Z., Figueiredo, R., Gao, N., Langdon, T. (2011). Significance of stacking fault energy on microstructural evolution in Cu and Cu-Al alloys processed by high-pressure torsion. Philosophical Magazine, 91(25), 3307-3326. [More Information]
    • An, X., Lin, Q., Wu, S., Zhang, Z., Figueiredo, R., Gao, N., Langdon, T. (2011). The influence of stacking fault energy on the mechanical properties of nanostructured Cu and Cu-Al alloys processed by high-pressure torsion. Scripta Materialia, 64(10), 954-957. [More Information]

    2010

    • Tian, Y., An, X., Wu, S., Zhang, Z., Figueiredo, R., Gao, N., Langdon, T. (2010). Direct observations of microstructural evolution in a two-phase Cu-Ag alloy processed by high-pressure torsion. Scripta Materialia, 63(1), 65-68. [More Information]
    • An, X., Wu, S., Zhang, Z., Figueiredo, R., Gao, N., Langdon, T. (2010). Evolution of microstructural homogeneity in copper processed by high-pressure torsion. Scripta Materialia, 63(5), 560-563. [More Information]
    • An, X., Lin, Q., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2010). Microstructural evolution and shear fracture of Cu-16 at.% Al alloy induced by equal channel angular pressing. Materials Science and Engineering A, 527(16-17), 4510-4514. [More Information]
    • Wu, S., An, X., Han, W., Qu, S., Zhang, Z. (2010). Microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of FCC metallic materials subjected to equal channel angular pressing. Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters), 46(3), 257-276. [More Information]
    • An, X. (2010). Strengthening and toughening of Cu and Cu-Al alloys -Stacking fault energy effect. 1st SYNL Colloquium on Mechanical Behaviors of Metallic Materials.

    2009

    • Han, W., Yang, H., An, X., Yang, R., Li, S., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2009). Evolution of initial grain boundaries and shear bands in Cu bicrystals during one-pass equal-channel angular pressing. Acta Materialia, 57(4), 1132-1146. [More Information]
    • An, X. (2009). Influence of stacking fault energy on the grain refinement during severe plastic deformation. 12th National conference for the Young on Materials Science and Technology, China.
    • An, X., Lin, Q., Qu, S., Yang, G., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2009). Influence of stacking-fault energy on the accommodation of severe shear strain in Cu-Al alloys during equal-channel angular pressing. Journal of Materials Research, 24(12), 3636-3646. [More Information]
    • Qu, S., An, X., Yang, H., Huang, C., Yang, G., Zang, Q., Wang, Z., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2009). Microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of Cu-Al alloys subjected to equal channel angular pressing. Acta Biomaterialia, 57(4), 1586-1601. [More Information]

    2008

    • An, X., Han, W., Huang, C., Zhang, P., Yang, G., Wu, S., Zhang, Z. (2008). High strength and utilizable ductility of bulk ultrafine-grained Cu-Al alloys. Applied Physics Letters, 92(20), 201915-1-201915-3. [More Information]

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