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
Fax +61 2 9351 7060

Website School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Current research students

Project title Research student
Effect of sample orientation and temperature on dynamic recrystallization and mechanical behaviours of a Mg alloy induced by high strain-rate deformation Peng GAO
Deformation mechanism and Mechanical Properties of High Entropy Alloys with Gradient Structures Md Nazmul HASAN
Effects of external stimuli on the microstructures of ferroelectric materials Qianwei HUANG

Selected grants

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

  • 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: a journal dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology, 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: a journal dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology, 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 (London, 2003), 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.

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: a journal dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology, 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: a journal dedicated to nanoscience and nanotechnology, 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 (London, 2003), 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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