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Peer-reviewed (* corresponding author)

1)      J.H. Xu, T. *Zhai, J. Ferrel, M. Effgen (2006), Optimization of resistance spot welding of Mo-Re alloy sheet, Journal of Nuclear Materials, accepted.

2)      J.X. Li, X.Y. Wen, C.-S. Man T. *Zhai (2006), Fatigue of Continuous Cast AA5754 Al Alloy Sheet, Materials Sci.ence & Technology, accepted.

3)      Li, J., Zeng, Q., Wen, X.Y., *Zhai, T. (2006), Concurrent Precipitation and Mechanical Properties in CC AA 5083 Al Alloys, Materials Science & Technology, in press.

4)      Qingjun Zheng, Sike Xia, Alan Dozier, T. *Zhai, Jeff Whilhite and Michael P. Effgen (2006), Isothermal aging-structure-property relationship of SmCo 2:17 Magnets, Materials Science & Technology, in press.

5)      S.L. Wu, Y.Q. Chen, Y.C. Wu, X.Y. Wen, T. Zhai, (2006), Positron Annihilation of Continuous Cast AA2037 Al alloy Hot Band during Annealing, Acta Physica Sinica, (in Chinese), in press.

6)      Qingjun Zheng, T. *Zhai, Jeff Whilhite and Michael P. Effgen (2006), Aluminum Assisted Dispersion of Magnetic Powders for Particle Size, Mater. Sci. Eng. AVol. A435-436, pp. 245-250.

7)      T. *Zhai (2006), Strength Distribution of Fatigue Crack Initiation Sites in an Al-Li Alloy,Metallurgical and Materials Transactions AVol.37A, pp. 3139-3138.

8)      X. P. Jiang, X.Y. Huang, J. X. Li, D. Y. Li, C.-S. Man, M. J. Shepard, T. *Zhai  (2006), Enhancement of Fatigue and Corrosion Properties of Pure Ti by Sandblasting, Mater. Sci.Eng. A, Vol. 429, pp. 30-35.

9)      J.X. Li, T. *Zhai, M.D. Garratt, G.H. Bray (2005), Four point bend fatigue of AA 2026 Al alloys, Metallurgical and Materials Transaction A, Vol. 36A (9): pp. 2529-2539.

10)   T. *Zhai, J.X. Li, X. P. Jiang, M. D. Garratt and G. H. Gary (2005), The Grain Boundary Geometry for Optimum Resistance to Growth of Short Fatigue Cracks in High Strength Al-Alloys, International Journal of Fatigue, Volume 27, Issues 10-12, pp. 1202-1209.

11)   X. Y. Wen, T. *Zhai, C. H. Xiao, S. Ningileri, Z. Li and S. Das (2005), A Dislocation-Model of Forming Limit Diagram of Aluminum Sheet with Combination of Cube and Copper Orientations,Mater. Sci. Eng. A., Vol. 402, 2005, pp. 149-157.

12)   X. F. Yu, X.Y. Wen, Y. M. Zhao, T. *Zhai (2005), A study of mechanical isotropy of continuous cast and direct chill cast AA5182 Al alloys, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, Vol. 394, pp. 376-384.

13)   J. Li, W.C. Liu, T. *Zhai, E. A. Kenik (2004), Comparison of recrystallization texture in cold-rolled continuous cast AA5083 and 5182 aluminum alloys, Scripta Materiala, Vol. 52/3, pp. 163-168.

14)   W.C. *Liu, T. Zhai., C.-S. Man, B. Radhakrishnan, J. G. Morris (2004), Effects of Initial Texture on Texture Evolution in cold Rolled AA 5182 Al Alloys, Philosophical Magazine A, Vol. 84, pp. 3305-3321.

15)   W.C. *Liu, T. Zhai., J. G. Morris (2004), Texture Evolution of CC and DC AA 3003 Al alloys,Scripta Mater., Vol. 51, 2004, pp. 83-88.

16)   W. C. *Liu, T. Zhai, C.-S. Man, J.G. Morris (2003), “Quantification of recrystallization texture evolution of AA 5182 aluminum alloy”, Scripta mater., vol. 49, 539-545.

17)   W.C. *Liu, T. Zhai, J. G. Morris (2003), Comparison of recrystallization and recrystallization textures in cold-rolled DC and CC AA 5182 aluminum alloys, Materials Sci. EngA, vol. A358, 84-93.

18)   *Zhai, T. Wilkinson, A. Martin, J.W. (2002), Orientation Dependence of High Cycle Fatigue Properties in a Hot-cross Rolled Al-Li Alloy Plate, Mater. Sci. Forum, Vols. 396-402, pp. 1279-1284.

19)   X. F. Yu, T. *Zhai, X. M. Chen, X. Y. Wen, J. T. Liu, W. C. Liu, J. Chen and J. G. Morris (2002), Comparison of Formability between Strip Cast and Direct Chill Cast Al-Mg Alloys,Mater. Sci. Forum, Vols. 396-402, pp. 101.

20)   X.-M. Cheng, S. K. Das, T. Zhai, X. F. Yu and J.G. Morris (2002), Investigation on Mechanical Anisotropy of Strip Cast (SC) Aluminium Alloy AA5182, Mater. Sci. Forum, Vols. 396-402, pp. 1103.

21)   *Zhai, T. A.J. Wilkinson, J.W. Martin, (2000), A Crystallographic Mechanism for Crack Propagation across Grain Boundaries, Acta Materialia, Vol. 48, pp. 4917-4927.

22)   T. *Zhai, A. J. Wilkinson, J. W. Martin (2000), The effects of micro-texture and beta ' particle distribution on short fatigue crack growth in an Al-Li 8090 alloy, Mater. Sci. Forum, Vols. 331-333, pp.1549-1554.

23)   *Zhai, T. Y.G. Xu, J.W. Martin, A.J. Wilkinson, G.A.D. Briggs, (1999), A Self-aligning Four-point Bend Rig and the Optimum Testing Geometry for Four-point Bend Fatigue Tests,International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 21, pp. 881-889.

24)   C. Taylor, Zhai, T. A.J. Wilkinson, J.W. Martin, (1999), Texture Effect on Fatigue Damage in an Extruded Al-Li 8090 Bar, Journal of Microscopy, Vol. 195, pp. 239-247.

25)   *Zhai, T. J.W. Martin, G.A.D. Briggs, (1998), Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy of Room Temperature Fatigue Damage in Al Single Crystals, Philosophical Magazine A, Vol. 77, pp. 957-980.

26)   Crossen, JD, Sykes, JM, Zhai, T. Briggs, GAD (1997), Study of the coating/substrate interface by scanning acoustic microscopy - Cathodic disbonding of epoxy-polyamide lacquer from mild steel, Faraday Discussions, No.107, pp.417-424.

27)   Zinin, P. Weise, W. Zhai, T. Briggs, G.A.D. and Boseck, S. (1997): Determination of the Defocused Transfer Function of a Confocal Reflection Microscope by Imaging a Sphere,Optik, Vol.107, pp.45-48.

28)   *Zhai, T. J.W. Martin, G.A.D. Briggs, (1996), Fatigue Damage in Single Crystal Aluminium IV: Secondary Slip, Acta Materialia, Vol. 44, pp. 3489-3496.

29)   *Zhai, T. J.W. Martin, G.A.D. Briggs, (1996), Fatigue Damage in Single Crystal Aluminium III: Lattice Rotation, Acta Materialia, Vol. 44, pp. 3477-3488.

30)   *Zhai, T. J.W. Martin, G.A.D. Briggs, (1996), Fatigue Damage in Single Crystal Aluminium II: TEM, Acta Materialia, Vol. 44, pp. 1729-1739.

31)   *Zhai, T. J.W. Martin, G.A.D. Briggs, (1996), Fatigue Damage in Single Crystal Aluminium I: On the Surface Containing the Slip Burgers Vector, Acta Metallurgica, Vol. 44, pp. 3477-3488.

32)   Knauss, D. Bennink, D.D. Martin, J.W., Briggs, G.A.D., Zhai, T. (1995): Three-dimensional Measurement of short fatigue Cracks using the Acoustic Microscope. Materials Science and Technology 9, 1086-1093.

33)   *Zhai, T. D. Knauss, Briggs, G.A.D. Martin, J.W. (1994), Mixed Mode Crack Mouth Reflection in Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy of Short Fatigue Cracks in Al Single Crystals,Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 27, pp. 719-725.

34)   *Zhai, T. D.D. Bennink, D. Knauss, G.A.D. Briggs, J.W. Martin, (1993), Depth Measurement of Short Cracks with an Acoustic Microscope, Materials Characterisation, Vol. 31, pp. 115-126; Reprinted in Materials Characterisation, Vol. 39, pp. 653-644 (1997).

35)   Knauss, D. Bennink, D.D. Zhai, T. Briggs, G.A.D. and Martin, J.W. (1993): Depth Measurement of Short Cracks with an Acoustic Microscope. Journal of Materials Science28, 4910-4917.

36)   *Zhai, T. S. Lin, J.M. Xiao, (1990), Influence of Non-geometric Effect of PSBs on Crack Initiation in Al Single Crystals, Acta Metallurgica, Vol. 38, pp. 1687-1692.

Papers Submitted (* corresponding author)

1)      X. P. Jiang, J. H. Xu, Q. Zeng, C.-S. Man, M. J. Shepard, T. *Zhai (2006), Effects of shot-peening and re-shot-peening on the four-point bend fatigue behavior of a Ti-6Al-4V alloy,Mater. Sci. Eng. A, submitted.

2)      Wen, X.Y., Long, Z.D., Yin, W.M., *Zhai, T., Li, Z., K. Das, S., (2006), Texture Evolution of Continuous Casting AA5052 Aluminum During Near Equi-biaxial Stretching, Mater. Sci. Eng. A, submitted.

3)      J.H. Xu, T. *Zhai, J. Ferrel, M. Effgen (2006), Anomalous Strain Rate Effect on plasticity of aMo-Re alloy at room temperature, Phil Mag A, submitted.

4)    Q. Zeng, X.Y. Wen, T. *Zhai, (2006) Quantitative Evolution and Evolution Rates of Texture in AA5052 Al Alloy Hot Band during Single Pass Hot Rolling, Phil. Mag. A, submitted.

5)    Y.C. Wu*, S.L. Wu, Y.Q. Chen, S.J. Wang, T. Zhai (2006), Coincidence Doppler broadening study of decomposition of continuous cast AA 2037 Al alloy, Physica Status Solidi (c), submitted.

Conference papers

1)      Wen, X.Y., Long, Z.D., Yin, W.M., Zhai, T., Li, Z., K. Das, S., (2005) Texture Evolution of a Continuous Cast AA5052 Aluminum Alloy Hot Band During Near Equi-biaxial Stretching, in proceedings of JG Morris Symposium, TMS Annual Meeting, March 13-18, 2006, San Antonia, USA.

2)      Zhai, T. Li, J. Wen, X.Y. (2004), Microstructure, texture and mechanical properties of continuous cast AA5083 and 5182 aluminum alloys, JOM, Vol. 56, pp. 166.

3)      S. K. Xia, T. Zhai, M. Effgan, J. Whilhite, “High Performance Sm-Co Permanent Magnets Designed for Traveling Wave Tubes”, Proceedings of the Fifth IEEE International Vacuum Electronics Conference. April 27-29, 2004, Monterey, CA, pp. 264.

4)      J. X. Li, J. Li, X. X. Wen, C.-S. Man, T. Zhai (2004), Anisotropy of the Fatigue Properties in Continuous Cast AA5754 Al Alloy Sheet, Oct. 13-15, 2003, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

5)      W.C. Liu, T. Zhai., J. G. Morris (2003), Quantitative relationship between texture volume fraction and cold-roll strain in continuous cast AA 5xxx series Al alloys, proceedings of symposium on metallurgical modelling for Al alloys, proc. of symposium on metallurgical modelling for aluminium alloys, ed. M. Tiryakioglu, L.A. Lalli, ASM International, pp. 153-162.

6)      Liu, W.C., Li, Z., Zhai, T., Man, C.-S., Morris, J.G., Development of through-thickness texture gradient during continuous cast processing of AA 5052 aluminum alloy, in Hot Deformation of Aluminum Alloys III, 2003, p 125-34.

7)      W.C. Liu, Zhai, T., J. G. Morris (2003), “Texture Evolution During Continuous Cast Thermo-mechanical Processing of aluminum alloys ¾ a review”, 2003, Recent Research Developments in Materials Science, Vol. 4, pp. 293-332.

8)      Zhai, T, A mechanism for fatigue crack initiation in pure metal (invited, 2003), in Lifetime Science and Engineering (USA), 2003, 91-98.

9)      X. Y. Wen, T. Zhai, Z. D. Long, C. H. Xiao, J. G. Morris (invited, 2003), Evolutions of Textures and Particles of a Continuous Cast Al-Mg Alloy during Hot Rolling, TMS annual meeting on Hot Deformation of Aluminum Alloys III (USA), held March 2 – 6, 2003, 421-431.

10)   W.C. Liu, Z. Li, Zhai, T., S.-C. Man, J. G. Morris (invited, 2003), Texture Evolution during hot-Rolling of Continuous Cast Al Alloys, TMS annual meeting on Hot Deformation of Aluminum Alloys III (USA), held March 2 – 6, 2003, 125-134.

11)   J.T. Liu, X.-M. Cheng, T. Zhai, J.G. Morris (2003), Recrystallization and Texture of AA 5052 alloy during annealing, Aluminium, pp. 259.

12)   X.Y. Wen, W.C. Liu, T. Zhai, J. Liu, X. M. Cheng and J. G. Morris (2002), The Effect of Orientation Hardening and Orientation Softening on Texture and Microstructure Evolutions in Strip Cast Slab of AA5052 Aluminium Alloy during Hot Rolling, Aluminium, pp. 219-228.

13)   W.C. Liu, X.Y. Wen, T. Zhai and J.G. Morris (2002), Texture Evolution in Cold Rolled Direct Chill Cast and Strip Cast Aluminium Alloys, Aluminium, pp. 211-218

14)   Zhai, T., (2001), The Effects of Micro- and Macro-texture on the Fatigue Properties of Al-Li Alloys, in Advances in the Metallurgy of Aluminum Alloys (USA), ed by M. Tiryakioglu, pp. 83-92, 2001.

15)   X.-M. Cheng, Zhai, T. J.G. Morris, (2001), Age Softening Behavior of Strip Cast and Direct Chill Cast Al-Mg Alloys, ASM International, Advances in the Metallurgy of Aluminum Alloys (USA), pp. 361-366, 2001.

16)   Knauss, D. Zhai, T. Briggs, G.A.D. and Martin, J.W. (1995): Measurement of Short Cracks by Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy. in: Advances in Acoustic Microscopy, Eds. Briggs, G.A.D. Plenum Press, 49-78.

17)   Wang, S.L. Zhai, T. (1984): Inclusion Defects in Flash Welding. Journal of Chinese Microscopy Society 3, 120-122.

18)   Zhai, T., invited paper on Nano-second Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy of Polymeric Coating on Metal Surfaces at The Fifth International Union of Materials Research Societies—International Conference on Advanced Materials, 13-18 June, 1999 in Beijing, China.

19)   Zhai, T. Wilkinson, A.J. Martin, J.W. Palmer, I.G., Texture Intensity Effect on Fatigue Damage in an Al-Li 8090 Alloy, in proceedings of The 7th International Conference on Fatigue’99, 8-12 June, 1999, Beijing, China, pp. 627-632.

20)   Zhai, T. Wilkinson, A.J. Martin, J.W., Effects of Micro-texture on Short Fatigue Crack Growth in an Al-Li Alloy by EBSD, Royal Microscopical Society 6th Workshop on Electron Back Scatter Diffraction, 11 March, 1999, Liverpool University, U.K.

21)   Briggs, G.A.D. Zhai, T. Martin, J.W.(1999), How to Measure Small Cracks by Nanosecond Acoustic Microscopy? in Procs. Con. on Small Fatigue Cracks: Mechanics and Mechanisms, K.S. Ravichandran, R.O. Ritchie, Y. Murakami, ed. Elsevier, pp. 331-341.

22)   Zhai, T. Tay, H.K. Crossen, J. Briggs, G.A.D. and Sykes, J.M., Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy of Polymeric Coatings on Metal Substrates, Faraday Discussion 107, Leicester, 8-12 Sept. 1997.

23)   Zhai, T. Briggs, G.A.D. and Martin, J.W., A Study of Fatigue Damage in Single Crystal Al at Room Temperature with Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy, in proceeding of International Conference on Engineering against Fatigue, edited by J.H. Beynon, et. al., 1999, pp. 171-181.

24)   Knauss, D. Zhai, T. Briggs, G.A.D. and Martin, J.W., Detection of Crack Closure in Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy, Proc. of 1994 IEEE Ultrasonic Symposium, Nov. 1994.

25)   Bennink, D.D. Knauss, D. Zhai, T. Briggs, G.A.D. and Martin, J.W., Image Processing for the Measurement of Crack depth Using the Scanning Acoustic Microscope, in Proc. 20th International Acoustical Imaging Symposium, Plenum Press, 273-280 (1993).

26)   Zhai, T. Bennink, D.D. Knauss, D. Briggs, G.A.D. and Martin, J.W., Time-resolved Measurements on Short Cracks in Perspex with the Scanning Acoustic Microscope, in Proc. 20th International Acoustical Imaging Symposium, Plenum Press, 281-288 (1993).

27)   Zhai, T. Briggs, G.A.D. Lawrence, C.W. and Bennink, D.D., Scanning Acoustic Microscopy for Materials Science. Proc. 92' Symposium on Functional Materials and Energy Source Science for Young Scientists, Shanghai, August 1992, 101-105.

28)   Zhai, T. (1999), Nano-second Time-resolved Acoustic Microscopy: A Technique for 3-D and in-situ Studies of Polymeric Coating/Metal Interface Damage, Advance of Materials Science and Technology, Vol. 1, (in Chinese), pp. 66-70.