Jianping Gao

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We review the historical and modern understanding of the most basic equation of friction, Amontons’ law, which describes phenomena that were already understood and studied by Leonardo da Vinci 500 years ago. This law states that for any two materials the (lateral) friction force is directly proportional to the (normal) applied load, with a constant of(More)
Accurate state of charge (SoC) estimation of batteries plays an important role in promoting the commercialization of electric vehicles. The main work to be done in accurately determining battery SoC can be summarized in three parts. (1) In view of the model-based SoC estimation flow diagram, the n-order resistance-capacitance (RC) battery model is proposed(More)
Investigations of surface roughness effects on the structure, dynamics and rheology of a molecular fluid (hexadecane) confined between solid (gold) surfaces, through the use of large-scale molecular dynamics simulations, reveal a remarkable sensitivity to the confining surface morphology. A most significant reduction of the ordering propensity is found in(More)
Self-assembled nanoparticle superlattices-materials made of inorganic cores capped by organic ligands, of varied structures, and held together by diverse binding motifs-exhibit size-dependent properties as well as tunable collective behaviour arising from couplings between their nanoscale constituents. Here, we report the single-crystal X-ray structure of a(More)
Advances in computer-basedmodeling and simulationmethodologies and capabilities, coupled with the emergenceanddevelopment of high-resolution experimental techniques, allow investigations of tribological phenomenawith unprecedented atomic-scale spatial and temporal resolution. We focus here onmolecular dynamics simulations of formationandproperties of(More)