Zhang Laboratory


Journal Publications (Google Scholar):

  1. T. P. Moneypenny II, N. P. Walter, Z. Cai, Y.-R. Miao, D. L. Gray, J. J. Hinman, S. Lee, Y. Zhang*, and J. S. Moore, “Impact of shape persistence on the porosity of molecular cages”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139(8), 3259 (2017) [DOI]
  2. A. Jaiswal, T. Egami, K. F. Kelton, K. S. Schweizer, Y. Zhang*, “Correlation between fragility and the Arrhenius crossover phenomenon in metallic, molecular, and network liquids”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 205701 (2016) [DOI]
  3. K. Yang, Z. Cai, A. Jaiswal, M. Tyagi, J. S. Moore, Y. Zhang*, “Dynamic odd-even effect in liquid n-alkanes near melting points”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55(45), 14090 (2016) [DOI]
    • The science behind faster gasoline” from Rob Dimeo, Director of NIST Center for Neutron Research
    • “New discovery may lead to the development of super premium gasoline”, UIUC College of Engineering news, Beckman Institute news, etc.
    • 2017 Accomplishments and Opportunities, NIST Center for Neutron Research (2017)
    • “New discovery may lead to the development of super premium gasoline”, Science Daily, Science Newsline, scienceblog, phys.org, phys.org Last Week Top Stories, AAAS EurekAlert, chemeurope, Principia Scientific, Chem Info, Science Mic, Parallel State, etc.
    • “Discovery on Liquid Alkanes can Benefit Petroleum Industry”, AZO Materials
    • “Revolutionary Novel Discovery may Result in Development of Super-Premium Gasoline”, Engineers Garage
    • “Discovery could lead to crude oil and gasoline being transported across country 30 times faster”, Innovation Toronto
    • “Transporting Petroleum Could Now Be Done 30 Times Faster Than Usual”, Gineers Now
  4. K. Yang, Z. Cai, M. Tyagi, M. Feygenson, J. C. Neuefeind, J. S. Moore, Y. Zhang*, “Odd-even structural sensitivity on dynamics in network-forming ionic liquids”, Chem. Mater. 28(9), 3227 (2016) [DOI]
  5. A. Jaiswal, S. O’Keefe, R. Mills, A. Podlesynak, G. Ehlers, W. Dmowski, K. Lokshin, T. Egami, Y. Zhang*, “Onset of cooperative dynamics in an equilibrium glass-forming metallic liquid”, J. Phys. Chem. B 120(6), 1142 (2016) [DOI]
  6. A. Jaiswal, Y. Zhang*, “Robustness of dynamical cluster analysis in a glass-forming metallic liquid using an unsupervised machine learning algorithm”, MRS Adv. 1(26), 1929 (2016) [DOI]
  7. K.-H. Liu, Y. Zhang, U.-S. Jeng, C.-Y. Mou, “Density of hydrophobically confined deeply-cooled water investigated by small angle X-ray scattering”, J. Chem. Phys. 143, 094704 (2015) [DOI]
  8. A. Jaiswal, A. Podlesynak, G. Ehlers, R. Mills, S. O’Keefe, J. Stevick, J. Kempton, G. Jelbert, W. Dmowski, K. Lokshin, T. Egami, Y. Zhang*, “Coincidence of collective relaxation anomaly and specific heat peak in a bulk metallic glass-forming liquid”, Phys. Rev. B 92, 024202 (2015) [DOI]
  9. A. Jaiswal, T. Egami, Y. Zhang*, “Atomic-scale dynamics of a model glass-forming metallic liquid: dynamical crossover, dynamical decoupling, and dynamical clustering“, Phys. Rev. B 91, 134204 (2015) [DOI]
    • Featured on the front page of Phys. Rev. B web site
  10. L. J. Santodonato, Y. Zhang*, M. Feygenson, C. M. Parish, M. C. Gao, M. K. Miller, R. J. K. Weber, J. C. Neuefeind, Z. Tang, P. K. Liaw, “Deviation from high-entropy configurations in the atomic distributions of a multi-principal-element alloy”, Nat. Commun. 6, 5964 (2015) [DOI]
  11. K. Yang, M. Tyagi, J. S. Moore, Y. Zhang*, “Odd-even glass transition temperatures in network-forming ionic glass homologue”, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 136(4), 1268 (2014) [DOI]
    • “Dynamic Origin of the Anomalous Odd-even Glass Transition Temperature in an Ionic Glass”, 2014 Accomplishments and Opportunities, NIST Center for Neutron Research (2014)
    • “New atomic properties found in ionic glass”, UIUC College of Engineering news, UIUC NPRE homepage story, Beckman Institue news
  12. B. Huang, Y. Zhang, X. Shu, Y. Liu, P. X. Ye, “Neutron scattering for moisture detection in foamed asphalt”, J. Mater. Civil Eng. 25(7), 932 (2013) [DOI]
  13. K.-H. Liu, Y. Zhang, J.-J. Lee, C.-C. Chen, Y.-Q. Yeh, S.-H. Chen, C.-Y. Mou, “Density and anomalous thermal expansion of deeply-cooled water confined in mesoporous silica investigated by synchrotron X-ray diffraction”, J. Chem. Phys. 139, 064502 (2013) [DOI]
  14. C. E. Bertrand, Y. Zhang, S.-H. Chen, “Deeply-cooled water under strong confinement: neutron scattering investigations and the liquid-liquid critical point hypothesis”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.15(3), 721 (2013) [DOI]
    • Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. invited Perspective article
  15. Y. Zhang, M. Tyagi, E. Mamontov, S.-H. Chen, “Quasi-elastic neutron scattering studies of the slow dynamics of supercooled and glassy aspirin”, J. Phys.-Condens. Mat.24(6), 064112(2012) [DOI]
  16. S.-H. Chen, Y. Zhang, “Dynamic crossover phenomenon in confined water and its relation to the liquid-liquid critical point: experiments and MD simulations”, Proceedings of the International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi”: Complex Materials in Physics and Biology176,129(2012) [DOI]
  17. X. Li, C.-Y. Shew, L. He, F. Meilleur, D. A. A. Myles, E. Liu, Y. Zhang, G. S. Smith, K. W. Herwig, R. Pynn, W.-R. Chen, “Scattering functions of plantonic solids”, J. Appl. Crystallogr.44, 545 (2011) [DOI]
    • “Scattering functions of platonic solids”, IUCr Newsletter 19(2), (2011)
  18. Y. Zhang, A. Faraone, W. A. Kamitakahara, K.-H. Liu, C.-Y. Mou, J. B. Leao, S. Chang, S.-H. Chen, “Density measurement of confined water with neutron scattering”, P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108(47), 1193 (2011) [DOI]
  19. Y. Zhang, A. Faraone, W. A. Kamitakahara, K.-H. Liu, C.-Y. Mou, J. B. Leao, S. Chang, S.-H. Chen, “Density hysteresis of heavy water confined in a nanoporous silica matrix”, P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108(30), 12206(2011) [DOI]
    • “Unraveling water’s secrets”, MIT homepage today’s spot, Aug. 1, 2011
    • Book Cover, “Scattering Methods in Complex Fluids”, by Sow-Hsin Chen and Piero Tartaglia, Cambridge University Press (2015)
    • “Density Hysteresis in Nanoconfined Water”, 2011 Accomplishments and Opportunities, NIST Center for Neutron Research (2011)
    • “Shedding light on water's mysterious behavior”, DOE Office of Science headlines
    • Cover of the DOE Neutron Scattering Principal Investigators’ Meeting Report (2012)
    • “Revealing water’s secrets”, MIT news, MIT NSE news, Phys.org, ORNL in the news, etc.
    • “MIT research supports controversial theory about water”, Newsroom America
    • “MIT Scientists Tackle Water Controversy”, Crazy Engineers
    • “Explaining some of water’s mysteries”, Softpedia
    • “The Secrets of Water”, Hydrophilia
    • “Water’s secrets revealed”, R&D Magazine
    • “More light on anomalous behavior of water”, Chemical Industry Digest
  20. C.-S. Tsao, M. Li, Y. Zhang, J. B. Leao, Wei-Shan Chiang, Tsui-Yun Chung, Yi-Ren Tzeng, Ming-Sheng Yu, S.-H. Chen, “Probing the room temperature spatial distribution of hydrogen in nanoporous carbon by use of small-angle neutron scattering”, J. Phys. Chem. C 114, 19895 (2010) [DOI]
  21. C.-S. Tsao, Y. Liu, M. Li, Y. Zhang, J. B Leao, H.-W. Chang, M.-S. Yu, S.-H. Chen, “Neutron scattering methodology for absolute measurement of room-temperature hydrogen storage capacity and evidence for spillover effect in a Pt-doped activated carbon”, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 1, 1569 (2010) [DOI]
    • MRS ACNS 2010 highlight
  22. S.-H. Chen, M. Lagi, X. Chu, Y. Zhang, C. Kim, A. Faraone, E. Fratini, P. Baglioni, “Dynamics of a globular protein and its hydration water studied by neutron scattering and MD simulations”, J. Spectrosc. 24, 1 (2010) [DOI]
    • Journal of Spectroscopy cover story
  23. S.-H. Chen, Y. Zhang, M. Lagi, X. Chu, L. Liu, A. Faraone, E. Fratini, P. Baglioni, “The dynamic response function χT(Q,t) of confined supercooled water and its relation to the dynamic crossover phenomenon”, Z. Phys. Chem. 224, 109 (2010) [DOI]
  24. S.-H. Chen, Y. Zhang, M. Lagi, S.-H. Chong, P. Baglioni, F. Mallamace, “Evidence of dynamic crossover phenomena in water and other glass-forming liquids: experiments, MD simulations and theory”, J. Phys.-Condens. Mat. 21, 504102 (2009) [DOI]
    • Institute of Physics (IOP) Select
  25. Y. Zhang, M. Lagi, E. Fratini, P. Baglioni, E. Mamontov, S.-H. Chen, “Dynamic susceptibility of supercooled water and its relation to the dynamic crossover phenomenon”, Phys. Rev. E 79, 040201 (2009) [DOI]
    • “Twenty Most Important Publications” from Neutron Science Directorate, ORNL, 2009-2012
    • Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, Vol. 17, Issue 8 (2009)
  26. A. Faraone, Y. Zhang, K.-H. Liu, C.-Y. Mou, S.-H. Chen, “Single particle dynamics of water confined in a hydrophobically modified MCM-41-S nanoporous matrix”, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 134512 (2009) [DOI]
    • “Water dynamics in hydrophobic confinement”, Highlighted on 2009 Accomplishments and Opportunities, NIST Center for Neutron Research (2009)
    • Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, Vol. 17, Issue 8 (2009)
  27. Y. Zhang, M. Lagi, D. Liu, F. Mallamace, E. Fratini, P. Baglioni, E. Mamontov, M. Hagen, S.-H. Chen, “Observation of high-temperature dynamic crossover in protein hydration water and its relation to reversible denaturation of lysozyme”, J. Chem. Phys. 130, 13501 (2009) [DOI]
    • Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, Vol 17, Issue 8 (2009)
  28. Y. Zhang, K.-H. Liu, M. Lagi, D. Liu, K. C. Littrell, C.-Y. Mou, S.-H. Chen, “Absence of the density minimum of supercooled water in hydrophobic confinement”, J. Phys. Chem. B 113, 5007 (2009) [DOI]
  29. Y. Zhang, M. Lagi, F. Ridi, E. Fratini, P. Baglioni, E. Mamontov, S.-H. Chen, “Observation of dynamic crossover and dynamic heterogeneity in hydration water confined in aged cement paste”, J. Phys.-Condens. Mat. 20, 502101 (2008) [DOI]
    • Institute of Physics (IOP) Select
    • IOP journals 10% articles, accessed over 250 times in the first month of publication
    • IOP journals 3% articles, accessed over 500 times in the first year of publication
  30. D. Liu, X. Chu, M. Lagi, Y. Zhang, E. Fratini, P. Baglioni, A. Alatas, A. Said, E. Alp, S.-H. Chen, “Studies of phononlike low-energy excitations of protein molecules by inelastic X-ray scattering”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 135501 (2008) [DOI]
    • APS homepage Science and Research Highlights
    • “A Quantum of Vibration in an Unexpected Place”, APS Science and Research
    • “The atomic dance of proteins”, APS Science 2008, 68-69 (2008)
    • Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology, Vol. 18, Issue 14 (2008)
    • Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, Vol. 16, Issue 7 (2008)
  31. D. Liu, Y. Zhang, Y. Liu, J. Wu, C.-C. Chen, C.-Y. Mou, S.-H. Chen, “Density measurement of 1-D confined water by small angle neutron scattering method: pore size and hydration level dependences”, J. Phys. Chem. B 112, 4309 (2008) [DOI]
  32. D. Liu, Y. Zhang, C.-C. Chen, C.-Y. Mou, P. H. Poole, S.-H. Chen, “Observation of the density minimum in deeply supercooled confined water”, P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104(23), 9570 (2007) [DOI]
    • “A density minimum in supercooled water”, PNAS cover story, P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104(23), 9547 (2007)
    • “Supercooled liquid: Water ways”, Nature Nanotechnology, June 8, 2007
    • “Thermodynamics: Highs and lows in the density of water”, Nature Nanotechnology 2, 396 (2007)
    • “Supercool, and Strange”, Science News cover story
    • “The density minimum in deeply supercooled confined water”, 2007 Accomplishments and Opportunities, NIST Center for Neutron Research, 8-9 (2007)
    • Cover of the DOE Neutron Scattering Principal Investigators’ Meeting Report (2010)
    • “Densities of Confined Supercooled Water”, ORNL Annual Report (2010)
    • Highlights on ScienceWatch.com, Journalreview.org, X-Ray Group Virtual Journal Club, etc.
    • Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, Vol. 14, Issue 1 (2007)
  33. S.-H. Chen, L. Liu, X. Chu, Y. Zhang, E. Fratini, P. Baglioni, A. Faraone, E. Mamontov, “Experimental evidence of fragile-to-strong dynamic crossover in DNA hydration water”, J. Chem. Phys. 125, 171103 (2006) [DOI]
    • “A mechanism for the onset of bioactivity in biomolecules”, 2006 Accomplishments and Opportunities, NIST Center for Neutron Research, 32-33 (2006)
    • Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research, November 15, 2006
  34. G. Li, P. Zhang, N. Chen, D. He, Y. Zhou, Y. Zhang, “Fundamental and harmonic induction fields in PPM undulator”, High Power Laser and Particle Beams 1, 105 (2004)

Conference Proceedings:

  1. A. Jaiswal, Y. Zhang*, “Coherent quasi-elastic neutron scattering studies of the collective diffusion of glass-forming metallic liquids”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society 110, 942 (2014)
  2. S.-H. Chen, Z. Wang, A. I. Kolesnikov, Y. Zhang, K.-H. Liu, “Search for the first-order liquid-to-liquid phase transition in low-temperature confined water by neutron scattering”, AIP Conference Proceedings: Slow Dynamics in Complex Systems 1518, 77, Eds: M. Tokuyama and I. Oppenheim (2013) [DOI]
  3. S.-H. Chen, X. Chu, M. Lagi, C. Kim, Y. Zhang, A. Faraone, J. B. Leao, E. Fratini, P. Baglioni, F. Mallamace, “Dynamical coupling between a globular protein and its hydration water studied by neutron scattering and MD simulation”, World Premier International - Advanced Institute for Materials Research (WPI-AIMR) Proceedings (2009)
  4. S.-H. Chen, F. Mallamace, L. Liu, D. Liu, X. Chu, Y. Zhang, C. Kim, A. Faraone, C.-Y. Mou, E. Fratini, P. Baglioni, A. I. Kolesnikov, V. Garcia-Sakai, “Dynamic crossover phenomenon in confined supercooled water and its relation to the existence of a liquid-liquid critical point in water”, AIP Conference Proceedings: Complex Systems 982, 39-52, Eds: M. Tokuyama, I. Oppenheim, H. Nishiyama (2008) [DOI]