“Three-dimensional phase evolution and stress- induced non-uniform Li intercalation behavior in lithium iron phosphate”, K. Yang and M. Tang, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, DOI: 10.1039/c9ta11697d (link)


“A mechanism of defect-enhanced phase transformation kinetics in lithium iron phosphate olivine”, L. Hong, K. Yang, and M. Tang, npj Computational Materials 5, 118 (2019) (Link). — Also see news story here.

“Interface Science and the Formation of Microstructure”, M. Tang and J. Luo, book chapter in “Statistical Methods for Materials Science Data Analytics in Microstructure Characterization”, edited by J. P. Simmons, L. F. Drummy, Jr., C. A. Bouman, M. De Graef, CRC Press, 2019. (Link)


“Chemically Derived Kirigami of WSe2”, L. Cai, M. J. Shearer, Y. Zhao, Z. Hu, F. Wang, Y. Zhang, K. W. Eliceiri, R. J. Hamers, W. Yan, S. Wei, M. Tang, and S. Jin, J. Am. Chem. Soc. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b03399

“Mesoscopic Phase Transition Kinetics in Secondary Particles of Electrode-Active Materials in Lithium-Ion Batteries”, K. Xiang, K. Yang, W. C. Carter, M. Tang, Y.-M. Chiang, Chemistry of Materials 30, 4216 (2018).

“Non-uniform Stress-free Strains in a Spherically Symmetrical Nano- sized Particle and Its Applications to Lithium-ion Batteries”, Q. Meng, L. Wu, D. O. Welch, M. Tang,  Y. Zhu, Scientific Reports 8, 4936 (2018).

Wang, X.; Zeng, W.; Hong, L.; Wu, W.; Yang, H.; Wang, F.; Duan, H.; Tang, M.; Jiang, H., “Mitigating lithium dendrite growth in lithium-metal batteries by electroplating on soft substrates”, Nature Energy 3, 227 (2018).


L. Hong, L. Li, Y.-K. Chen-Wiegart, J. Wang, F. Wang, K. Xiang, L. Gan, W. Li, F. Meng, J. Wang, Y.-M. Chiang, S. Jin, M. Tang, “2D Li Diffusion Behavior and Probable Hybrid Phase Transformation Kinetics in Olivine Lithium Iron Phosphate”, Nature Communications 8, 1194 (2017).

Liu, B. Ludwig, Y. Liu, Z. Zheng, F. Wang, M. Tang, J. Wang, J. Wang, H. Pan, Y. Wang,“Scalable Dry Printing Manufacturing to Enable Long Life and High Energy Lithium-Ion Batteries”, Advanced Materials Technology 2, 1700106 (2017).

K. Xiang, W. Xing, D. B. Ravnsbæk, L. Hong, M. Tang, Z. Li, K. M. Wiaderek, O. J. Borkiewicz, K. W. Chapman, P. J. Chupas, Y.-M. Chiang, “Accommodating High Transformation Strains in Battery Electrodes via Formation of Nanoscale Intermediate Phases: Operando Investigation of Olivine NaFePO4”, Nano Letters 17, 1696 (2017).


“Spiral Growth of SnSe2 Crystals by Chemical Vapor Deposition.”, Wu, J. J., Hu, Z. L., Jin, Z. H., Lei, S. D., Guo, H., Chatterjee, K., Zhang, J., Yang, Y. C., Li, B., Liu, Y., Lai, J. W., Vajtai, R., Yakobson, B., Tang, M., Lou, J., Ajayan, P. M. (2016),  Advanced Materials Interfaces 3, 16.

“Solid-Vapor Reaction Growth of Transition-Metal Dichalcogenide Monolayers”, Li, B., Gong, Y. J., Hu, L., Brunetto, G., Yang, Y. C., Ye, G. L., Zhang, Z. H., Lei, S. D., Jin, Z. H., Bianco, E., Zhang, X., Wang, W. P., Lou, J., Galvao, D. S., Tang, M., Yakobson, B. I., Vajtai, R., Ajayan, P. M. (2016). Angewandte Chemie-International Edition 55, 10656.

“Engineering the Transformation Strain in LiMnyFe1-yPO4 Olivines for Ultrahigh Rate Battery Cathodes”, D. B. Ravnsbaek, K. Xiang, W. Xing, O. J. Borkiewicz, K. M. Wiaderek, P. Gionet, K. W. Chapman, P. J. Chupas, M. Tang, Y.-M. Chiang, Nano Letters 16, 2375 (2016).

“Solvent-directed sol-gel assembly of 3-dimensional graphene-tented metal oxides and strong synergistic disparities in lithium storage”, J. Ye, Y. An, E. Montalvo, P. G. Campbell, M. A. Worsley, I. C. Tran, Y. Liu, B. C. Wood, J. Biener, H. Jiang, M. Tang, Y. M. Wang, Journal of Materials Chemistry 2016. DOI: 10.1039/c5ta10730j

“Solid−Liquid Self-Adaptive Polymeric Composite”, P. Dong, A. C. Chipara, P. Loya, Y. Yang, L. Ge, S. Lei, B. Li, G. Brunetto, L. D. Machado, L. Hong, Q. Wang, B. Yang, H. Guo, E. Ringe, D. S. Galvao, R. Vajtai, M. Chipara, M. Tang, J. Lou, P. M. Ajayan, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8, 2142 (2016). DOI: 10.1021/acsami.5b10667

“Defects, Entropy, and the Stabilization of Alternative Phase Boundary Orientations in Battery Electrode Particles”, T. Heo, M. Tang, L.-Q. Chen, B. C. Wood, Advanced Energy Materials 2015, 1501759. DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201501759

“Mitigating mechanical failure of crystalline silicon electrodes for lithium batteries by morphological design”, Y. An, B. C. Wood, J. Ye, Y.-M. Chiang, Y. M. Wang, M. Tang* and H. Jiang*, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 17, 17718 (2015).

“Grain Boundary Complexions” (invited review), P. R. Cantwell, M. Tang, S. J. Dillon, J. Luo, G. S. Rohrer, M. P. Harmer, Acta Materialia 62, 1 (2014).

“Enhanced lithiation and fracture behavior of silicon mesoscale pillars via atomic layer coatings and geometry design”, J.C. Ye, Y.H. An, T.W. Heo, M. M Biener, R. J Nikolic, M. Tang, H. Jiang, Y. M. Wang, Journal of Power Sources 248, 447 (2014).

“Branching Mechanisms in Surfactant Micelle Growth”, M. Tang and W. C. Carter, J. Phys. Chem B, 117, 2898 (2013).

“Surface Modes of Coherent Spinodal Decomposition”, M. Tang and A. Karma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 265701 (2012).

“Coarsening Kinetics of Topologically Highly Correlated Grain Boundary Networks”, M. Tang, B. W. Reed, M. Kumar, J. Appl. Phys. 112, 043505 (2012).

“Anisotropic Phase Boundary Morphology in Nanoscale Olivine Electrode Particles”, M. Tang, J. F. Belak, M. R. Milo, Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115, 4922 (2011).

“Competing Phase Transition Pathways in Nanoscale Olivine Electrodes”, M. Tang, W. C. Carter, J. F. Belak, Y.-M. Chiang, Electrochimica Acta 56, 769 (2010).

“Electrochemically Driven Phase Transitions in Insertion Electrodes for Lithium-ion Batteries: Examples in Lithium Metal Phosphate Olivines”, M. Tang, W.C. Carter and Y.-M. Chiang, Annual Review of Materials Research 40, 469 (2010).

“Overpotential-Dependent Phase Transformation Pathways in Lithium Iron Phosphate Battery Electrodes”, Y.-H. Kao, M. Tang, N. Meethong, J. Bai, W.C. Carter, Y.-M. Chiang, Chemistry of Materials 22, 5845 (2010).

“Model for the Particle Size, Overpotential, and Strain Dependence of Phase Transition Pathways in Storage Electrodes: Application to Nanoscale Olivines”, M. Tang, H.-Y. Huang, N. Meethong, Y. H. Kao, W. C. Carter, and Y.-M. Chiang,  Chemistry of Materials 21, 1557 (2009).

“Electrochemically Induced Phase Transformation in Nanoscale Olivines Li1-xMPO4 (M = Fe, Mn)”, N. Meethong, Y. H. Kao, M. Tang, H.-Y. Huang, W. C. Carter, and Y.-M. Chiang, Chemistry of Materials 20, 6189 (2008).

“Modeling Particle Size Effects on Phase Stability and Transition Pathways in Nanosized Olivine Cathode Particles”, M. Tang, H.-Y. Huang, N. Meethong, Y. H. Kao, W. C. Carter, and Y.-M. Chiang, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings 1100E, 1100-JJ03-04 (2008).

“Stability of HfO2/SiOx/Si surficial films at ultralow oxygen activity”, E. Jud, M. Tang, Y.-M. Chiang, Journal of Applied Physics 103, 114108 (2008).

“Nanometer-Scale Wetting of the Silicon Surface by its Equilibrium Oxide”, M. Tang, A.V. Ramos, E. Jud, S.-Y. Chung, M. Gautier-Soyer, R.M. Cannon,  W.C. Carter, and Y.-M. Chiang, Langmuir 24, 1891 (2008).

“Complexion: A New Concept for Kinetic Engineering in Materials Science”, S.J. Dillon, M. Tang, W.C. Carter, and M.P. Harmer, Acta Materialia 55, 6208 (2007).

“Grain Boundary Transitions in Binary Alloys”, M. Tang, W. C. Carter, and R. M. Cannon, Physical Review Letters 97, 075502 (2006).

“Diffuse Interface Model for Structural Transitions of Grain Boundaries.” M. Tang, W.C. Carter, and R.M. Cannon, Physical Review B 73, 024102 (2006).

“Grain Boundary Order-Disorder Transitions”, M. Tang, W.C. Carter, and R.M. Cannon, Journal of Materials Science 41, 7691(2006).

“Continuum Modeling and Representations of Interfaces and their Transitions in Materials”, C. Bishop, M. Tang, W.C. Carter, and R.M. Cannon, Materials Science and Engineering A 422, 102 (2006).

“Pressure-Balance and Phase-Field Models for Surficial Amorphous Films”, J. Luo, M. Tang, R.M. Cannon, W.C. Carter, and Y.-M. Chiang, Materials Science and Engineering A 422, 19 (2006).

“Reflection Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy of Nanometric Oxide Layers and of Their Interfaces With a Substrate”, F. Paumier, V. Fouquet, M.J. Guittet,  M. Gautier-Soyer,  R.H. French, G.L. Tan, Y.-M. Chiang, M. Tang, A. Ramos and S.Y. Chung, Materials Science and Engineering A 422, 29 (2006).

“One-dimensional Model of Martensitic Transformations”, M. Tang, J.H. Zhang, and T.Y. Hsu, Acta Materialia 50, 467 (2002).