Jian Nie

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Advanced magnesium alloys; wire-based additive manufacturing; biodegradable metallic materials; atomic-scale characterisation and computation of solute segregation

1992 …2020

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2020

Enhanced age-hardening response in Mg–Zn–Co alloys with Bi additions

He, C., Liu, C. Q., Chen, H. W. & Nie, J. F., 30 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 815, 7 p., 152419.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

On the equilibrium intermetallic phase in Mg-Nd-Ag alloys

Zhao, X., Li, Z., Chen, H., Schmid-Fetzer, R. & Nie, J-F., Mar 2020, In : Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science. 51, 3, p. 1402-1415 14 p.

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Precipitation on stacking faults in Mg–9.8wt%Sn alloy

Liu, C. Q., He, C., Chen, H. W. & Nie, J. F., 15 May 2020, In : Journal of Materials Science and Technology. 45, p. 230-240 11 p.

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Solute segregation induced sandwich structure in Al-Cu(-Au) alloys

Zheng, Y., Liu, Y., Wilson, N., Liu, S., Zhao, X., Chen, H., Li, J., Zheng, Z., Bourgeois, L. & Nie, J. F., 1 Feb 2020, In : Acta Materialia. 184, p. 17-29 13 p.

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The β1 triad-related configurations in a Mg-RE alloy

Zhu, Y. M., Zhang, H., Xu, S. W. & Nie, J. F., Apr 2020, In : Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A - Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science. 51A, p. 1887-1896 10 p.

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Unexpected partial dislocations within stacking faults in a cold deformed Mg−Bi alloy

He, C., Zhang, Y., Liu, C. Q., Yue, Y., Chen, H. W. & Nie, J. F., 15 Apr 2020, In : Acta Materialia. 188, p. 328-343 16 p.

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2019

A detailed HAADF-STEM study of precipitate evolution in Mg–Gd alloy

Zhang, Y., Rong, W., Wu, Y., Peng, L., Nie, J-F. & Birbilis, N., 10 Mar 2019, In : Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 777, p. 531-543 13 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)

A first-principles study of β'F phase in magnesium-rare earth binary systems

Liu, Y. X., Liu, H., Zhu, Y. M., Wilson, N. C. & Nie, J. F., 1 Dec 2019, In : Computational Materials Science. 170, 14 p., 109126.

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Direct observation and impact of co-segregated atoms in magnesium having multiple alloying elements

Zhao, X., Chen, H., Wilson, N., Liu, Q. & Nie, J. F., 19 Jul 2019, In : Nature Communications. 10, 1, 9 p., 3243.

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11 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of Ca addition on microstructures of aged Mg-15Gd-0.5Zr alloy

Chen, H. W., Liu, C., Li, Z., Li, P., Zhang, A. & Nie, J. F., 1 Oct 2019, In : Materials Characterization. 156, 9 p., 109838.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Effects of calcium on strength and microstructural evolution of extruded alloys based on Mg-3Al-1Zn-0.3Mn

Zeng, Z. R., Zhu, Y. M., Nie, J. F., Xu, S. W., Davies, C. H. J. & Birbilis, N., Sep 2019, In : Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A: Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science. 50A, 9, p. 4344–4363 20 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)

First-principles study of the solute segregation in twin boundaries in Mg and possible descriptors for mechanical properties

Pei, Z., Li, R., Nie, J-F. & Morris, J. R., 5 Mar 2019, In : Materials & Design. 165, 10 p., 107574.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Large plasticity in magnesium mediated by pyramidal dislocations

Liu, B. Y., Liu, F., Yang, N., Zhai, X. B., Zhang, L., Yang, Y., Li, B., Li, J., Ma, E., Nie, J. F. & Shan, Z. W., 1 Jan 2019, In : Science. 364, 6448, p. 73-75 3 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)

Microstructural design for advanced light metals

Nie, J. F. & Wang, Y., 1 Apr 2019, In : MRS Bulletin. 44, 4, p. 281-286 6 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Revisiting the intermetallic phases in high-pressure die-cast Mg–4Al–4Ce and Mg–4Al–4La alloys

Zhu, S., Wong, C., Styles, M. J., Abbott, T. B., Nie, J. F. & Easton, M. A., 1 Oct 2019, In : Materials Characterization. 156, 8 p., 109839.

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1 Citation (Scopus)

Zn segregation in interface between Mg17Al12 precipitate and Mg matrix in Mg–Al–Zn alloys

Liu, C. Q., Chen, H. W., Wilson, N. C. & Nie, J. F., 1 Apr 2019, In : Scripta Materialia. 163, p. 91-95 5 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)
2018

{101‾1} Twin boundary structures in a Mg–Gd alloy 

Zhu, Y. M., Xu, S. W. & Nie, J. F., 15 Jan 2018, In : Acta Materialia. 143, p. 1-12 12 p.

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29 Citations (Scopus)

Achieving exceptionally high strength in Mg–3Al–1Zn-0.3Mn extrusions via suppressing intergranular deformation

Zeng, Z. R., Zhu, Y. M., Liu, R. L., Xu, S. W., Davies, C. H. J., Nie, J. F. & Birbilis, N., 1 Nov 2018, In : Acta Materialia. 160, p. 97-108 12 p.

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24 Citations (Scopus)

A comparative study of the role of Ag in microstructures and mechanical properties of Mg-Gd and Mg-Y alloys

Zhang, Y., Rong, W., Wu, Y., Peng, L., Nie, J-F. & Birbilis, N., 25 Jul 2018, In : Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing. 731, p. 609-622 14 p.

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14 Citations (Scopus)

Development of low-alloyed and rare-earth-free magnesium alloys having ultra-high strength

Pan, H., Qin, G., Huang, Y., Ren, Y., Sha, X., Han, X., Liu, Z. Q., Li, C., Wu, X., Chen, H., He, C., Chai, L., Wang, Y. & Nie, J., 1 May 2018, In : Acta Materialia. 149, p. 350-363 14 p.

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63 Citations (Scopus)

Formation and autocatalytic nucleation of co-zone {101¯2} deformation twins in polycrystalline Mg: A phase field simulation study

Liu, H., Lin, F. X., Zhao, P., Moelans, N., Wang, Y. & Nie, J. F., 1 Jul 2018, In : Acta Materialia. 153, p. 86-107 22 p.

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3 Citations (Scopus)

Heat-treatable Mg-9Al-6Sn-3Zn extrusion alloy

Liu, C., Liu, C., Chen, H. & Nie, J-F., 1 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Materials Science and Technology. 34, 2, p. 284-290 7 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

Insight from in situ microscopy into which precipitate morphology can enable high strength in magnesium alloys

Liu, B. Y., Yang, N., Wang, J., Barnett, M., Xin, Y. C., Wu, D., Xin, R. L., Li, B., Narayan, R. L., Nie, J-F., Li, J., Ma, E. & Shan, Z-W., 1 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Materials Science and Technology. 34, 7, p. 1061-1066 6 p.

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20 Citations (Scopus)

Metastable precipitate phases in Mg–9.8 wt%Sn alloy

Liu, C. Q., Chen, H. W., Liu, H., Zhao, X. J. & Nie, J. F., 1 Feb 2018, In : Acta Materialia. 144, p. 590-600 11 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)

On the Precipitation in an Ag-Containing Mg-Gd-Zr Alloy

Zhang, Y., Zhu, Y., Rong, W., Wu, Y., Peng, L., Nie, J-F. & Birbilis, N., 1 Feb 2018, In : Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A - Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science. 49A, 2, p. 673-694 22 p.

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16 Citations (Scopus)

Quasi-in-situ STEM-EDS insight into the role of Ag in the corrosion behaviour of Mg-Gd-Zr alloys

Zhang, Y., Gore, P., Rong, W., Wu, Y., Yan, Y., Zhang, R., Peng, L., Nie, J-F. & Birbilis, N., 15 May 2018, In : Corrosion Science. 136, p. 106-118 13 p.

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12 Citations (Scopus)

Revisiting building block ordering of long-period stacking ordered structures in Mg–Y–Al alloys

Zhang, H., Liu, C. Q., Zhu, Y. M., Chen, H. W., Bourgeois, L. & Nie, J. F., 15 Jun 2018, In : Acta Materialia. 152, p. 96-106 11 p.

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9 Citations (Scopus)

The structural and compositional evolution of precipitates in Al-Mg-Si-Cu alloy

Ding, L., Jia, Z., Nie, J-F., Weng, Y., Cao, L., Chen, H., Wu, X. & Liu, Q., 15 Feb 2018, In : Acta Materialia. 145, p. 437-450 14 p.

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60 Citations (Scopus)

Twin-like fault in Mg–9.8 wt%Sn alloy

Liu, C., Chen, H., Wilson, N. & Nie, J. F., 1 Oct 2018, In : Scripta Materialia. 155, p. 89-93 5 p.

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6 Citations (Scopus)
2017

A first-principles study of the formation of θ′′ phase in Al–Cu alloys

Liu, H., Wilson, N., Yang, Q. & Nie, J. F., 4 May 2017, In : Philosophical Magazine Letters. 97, 5, p. 197-205 9 p.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

Applications of atomic-resolution HAADF-STEM and EDS-STEM characterization of light alloys

Nie, J. F., 1 Aug 2017, In : IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. 219, 1, 8 p., 012005.

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2 Citations (Scopus)

A simulation study of the distribution of β′ precipitates in a crept Mg-Gd-Zr alloy

Liu, H., Xu, W. F., Peng, L. M., Ding, W. J. & Nie, J. F., 1 Apr 2017, In : Computational Materials Science. 130, p. 152-164 13 p.

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7 Citations (Scopus)

Evolution of the degradation mechanism of pure zinc stent in the one-year study of rabbit abdominal aorta model

Yang, H., Wang, C., Liu, C., Chen, H., Wu, Y., Han, J., Jia, Z., Lin, W., Zhang, D., Li, W., Yuan, W., Guo, H., Li, H., Yang, G., Kong, D., Zhu, D., Takashima, K., Ruan, L., Nie, J., Li, X. & 1 others, Zheng, Y., 1 Nov 2017, In : Biomaterials. 145, p. 92-105 14 p.

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84 Citations (Scopus)

Formation of and interaction between β′F and β′ phases in a Mg‒Gd alloy

Liu, H., Xu, W. F., Wilson, N. C., Peng, L. M. & Nie, J. F., 25 Jul 2017, In : Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 712, p. 334-344 11 p.

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19 Citations (Scopus)

Microstructure and mechanical properties of LPSO phase dominant Mg85.8Y7.1Zn7.1 and Mg85.8Y7.1Ni7.1 alloys

Zhu, S. M., Lapovok, R., Nie, J. F., Estrin, Y. & Mathaudhu, S. N., 24 Apr 2017, In : Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing. 692, p. 35-42 8 p.

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21 Citations (Scopus)

Microstructure and tensile properties of Mg-3Al-1Zn sheets produced by hot-roller-cold-material rolling

Liu, D., Bian, M. Z., Zhu, S. M., Chen, W. Z., Liu, Z. Y., Wang, E. D. & Nie, J. F., 26 Oct 2017, In : Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing. 706, p. 304-310 7 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)

Non-conservative dynamics of lattice sites near a migrating interface in a diffusional phase transformation

Yang, T., Gao, Y., Wang, D., Shi, R. P., Chen, Z., Nie, J. F., Li, J. & Wang, Y., 1 Apr 2017, In : Acta Materialia. 127, p. 481-490 10 p.

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5 Citations (Scopus)

On the strengthening precipitate phases and phase transformation of β″/β' in a Mg-Sm-Zr alloy

Li, B., Dong, J., Zhang, Z., Nie, J-F., Bourgeois, L. & Peng, L., 15 Feb 2017, In : Materials & Design. 116, p. 419-426 8 p.

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15 Citations (Scopus)

On the structure and role of βF in β1 precipitation in Mg–Nd alloys

Liu, H., Zhu, Y. M., Wilson, N. C. & Nie, J. F., 1 Jul 2017, In : Acta Materialia. 133, p. 408-426 19 p.

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21 Citations (Scopus)

Phase field simulation of microstructures of Mg and Al alloys

Liu, H. & Nie, J. F., 2017, In : Materials Science and Technology. 33, 18, p. 2159-2172 14 p.

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4 Citations (Scopus)

Super-formable pure magnesium at room temperature

Zeng, Z., Nie, J-F., Xu, S. W., Davies, C. H. J. & Birbilis, N., 1 Dec 2017, In : Nature Communications. 8, 1, 6 p., 1330.

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47 Citations (Scopus)

Surface Energy and Surface Stability of Ag Nanocrystals at Elevated Temperatures and Their Dominance in Sublimation-Induced Shape Evolution

He, L-B., Zhang, L., Tan, X-D., Tang, L-P., Xu, T., Zhou, Y-L., Ren, Z-Y., Wang, Y., Teng, C. Y., Sun, L-T. & Nie, J-F., 19 Jul 2017, In : Small. 13, 27, 10 p., 1700743.

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5 Citations (Scopus)

The influence of minor Mn additions on creep resistance of die-cast Mg–Al–RE alloys

Zhu, S. M., Abbott, T. B., Gibson, M. A., Nie, J. F. & Easton, M. A., 13 Jan 2017, In : Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing. 682, p. 535-541 7 p.

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14 Citations (Scopus)

Tilt boundaries and associated solute segregation in a Mg–Gd alloy

Zhu, Y. M., Bian, M. Z. & Nie, J. F., 1 Apr 2017, In : Acta Materialia. 127, p. 505-518 14 p.

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19 Citations (Scopus)
2016

A closer look at constituent induced localised corrosion in Al-Cu-Mg alloys

Birbilis, N., Zhu, Y. M., Kairy, S. K., Glenn, M. A., Nie, J. -F., Morton, A. J., Gonzalez-Garcia, Y., Terryn, H., Mol, J. M. C. & Hughes, A. E., 1 Dec 2016, In : Corrosion Science. 113, p. 160-171 12 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)

Age hardening in die-cast Mg-Al-RE alloys due to minor Mn additions

Zhu, S. M., Abbott, T., Gibson, M. A., Nie, J. F. & Easton, M. A., 22 Feb 2016, In : Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing. 656, p. 34-38 5 p.

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27 Citations (Scopus)

An artificial neural network for predicting corrosion rate and hardness of magnesium alloys

Xia, X., Nie, J. F., Davies, C. H. J., Tang, W. N., Xu, S. W. & Birbilis, N., 15 Jan 2016, In : Materials & Design. 90, p. 1034-1043 10 p.

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22 Citations (Scopus)

Atomic-scale study of {1 1 2} twin boundary structure in a β-Ti alloy

Zhu, Y., Zhu, S. & Nie, J-F., 2 Jul 2016, In : Philosophical Magazine Letters. 96, 7, p. 280-285 6 p.

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Deformation twinning in hexagonal materials

Liao, X., Wang, J., Nie, J., Jiang, Y. & Wu, P., 1 Apr 2016, In : MRS Bulletin. 41, 4, p. 314-319 6 p.

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33 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of dilute additions of Zn and Ca on ductility of magnesium alloy sheet

Zeng, Z. R., Bian, M. Z., Xu, S. W., Davies, C. H. J., Birbilis, N. & Nie, J. F., 30 Sep 2016, In : Materials Science and Engineering A: Structural Materials: Properties, Microstructure and Processing. 674, p. 459-471 13 p.

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35 Citations (Scopus)