Lianyi Chen

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Metal-matrix nanocomposites (MMNCs) have great potential for a wide range of applications. To provide high performance, effective nanoparticle (NP) dispersion in the liquid and NP capture within the metal grains during solidification is essential. In this work, we present the novel synthesis and structural characterization of surface-clean titanium diboride(More)
Direct self-assembly of metals with inorganic nanoparticles into hierarchical nanostructures is highly demanded. Here we developed a simple methodology for direct self-assembly of metals (pure or alloy) and nanoparticles into hierarchical metallic nanocomposites core/metal shell nanostructures in immiscible molten salt, driven by the minimization of(More)
We report a novel synthesis of Ti5Si3 nanoparticles (NPs) via the magnesio-reduction of TiO2 NPs and SiO2 in eutectic LiCl-KCl molten salts at 700 °C. The Ti5Si3 particle size (∼25 nm) is confined to the nanoscale due to the partial dissolution of Mg and silica in the molten salts and a subsequent heterogeneous reduction on the surface of the TiO2 NPs.
We employ the high-speed synchrotron hard X-ray imaging and diffraction techniques to monitor the laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) process of Ti-6Al-4V in situ and in real time. We demonstrate that many scientifically and technologically significant phenomena in LPBF, including melt pool dynamics, powder ejection, rapid solidification, and phase(More)
Effective control of melting and solidification behaviours of materials is significant for numerous applications. It has been a long-standing challenge to increase the melted zone (MZ) depth while shrinking the heat-affected zone (HAZ) size during local melting and solidification of materials. In this paper, nanoparticle-induced unusual melting and(More)
The resumption of oocyte meiosis is a critical step for the progression of oocyte development, which requires an intimate collaboration of a variety of hormones and growth factors. Insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and epidermal growth factor (EGF) family are well recognized to promote oocyte maturation. However, the mechanism by which they coordinate(More)
Magnesium and its alloys have gained significant attention recently as potential alternatives for biodegradable materials due to their unique biodegradability, biocompatibility, and mechanical properties. However, magnesium alloys tend to have high corrosion rates in biological liquids, thus presenting a potential problem if a magnesium implant/device needs(More)
Molten salts are widely used to extract oxides and particulate phases from molten Al and protect Al from oxidization during molten aluminum alloys processing. It was reported that TiCN showed a reasonable stability in molten aluminum during solidification nanoprocessing of aluminum matrix nanocomposites. To further verify the TiCN stability in molten(More)
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