Exploring the mechanisms of chemical reactions in soft materials
Before joining ICReDD, I focused on the fracture mechanisms of soft and tough double network (DN) materials mainly from the perspective of polymer physics and fracture mechanics. Now one of my research interests is to understand the mechanisms of special chemical reactions in gel materials combining computational and experimental results.
Nanophase Separation in Immiscible Double Network Elastomers Induces Synergetic Strengthening, Toughening, and Fatigue Resistance
Y. Zheng, R. Kiyama, T. Matsuda, K. P. Cui, X. Y. Li, W. Cui, Y. Z. Guo, T. Nakajima, T. Kurokawa, J. P. Gong, Chem. Mater., 2021, 33, 3321-3334
Tiny yet tough: Maximizing the toughness of fiber-reinforced soft composites in the absence of a fiber-fracture mechanism
W. Cui, Y. Huang, L. Chen, Y. Zheng, Y. Saruwatari, C. Y. Hui, T. Kurokawa, D. R. King, J. P. Gong, Matter, 2021, published online
Facile preparation of cellulose hydrogel with Achilles tendon-like super strength through aligning hierarchical fibrous structure
Y. Z. Guo, T. Nakajima, Md. T. l. Mredha and H. L. Guo, K. P. Cui, Y. Zheng, W. Cui, T. Kurokawa, J. P. Gong, Chem. Eng. J., 2022, 428, 132040