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**[44] E. Gao*, X. Jia, L. Shui*, Z. Liu, Tuning the nonlinear mechanical anisotropy of layered crystals via interlayer twist, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2021, 88: 011007.**

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[32] L. Huang, C. Zhou, M. Shen, E. Gao, C. Zhang, X. Hu, Y. Chen*, Y. Xue, and Z. Liu*, Persulfate activation by two-dimensional MoS_{2} confining single Fe atoms: Performance, mechanism and DFT calculations, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2020, 389: 122137.

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[27] B. Wu, X. Jia, Y. Wang, J. Hu, E. Gao* and Z. Liu*, Superflexible C_{68}-graphyne as promising anode materials for lithium-ion batteries, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2019, 7: 17357-17365.

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[25] Y. Wen#, E. Gao#, Z. Hu#, T. Xu, H. Lu, Z. Xu*, and C. Li*, Chemically modified graphene films with tunable negative Poisson's ratios, Nature Communications, 2019, 10: 2446.

[24] S. Wang, E. Gao, and Z. Xu*, Interfacial failure boosts mechanical energy dissipation in carbon nanotube films under ballistic impact, Carbon, 2019, 146: 139-146.

[23] R. Hu, E. Gao, Z. Xu, L. Liu*, G. Wang, H. Zhu, and Z. Zhang*, Hierarchical-structure-dependent high ductility of electrospun polyoxymethylene nanofibers, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2019, 136: 47086.

[22] E. Gao, S. Wang, C. Duan, and Z. Xu*, Microstructural ordering of nanofibers in flow-directed assembly, Science China Technological Sciences, 2019, 62: 1-10.

[21] B. Tang#, E. Gao#, Z. Xiong, B. Dang, Z. Xu*, and X. Wang*, Transition of graphene oxide from nanomembrane to nanoscroll mediated by organic solvent in dispersion, Chemistry of Materials, 2018, 30: 5951-5960.

[20] E. Gao, W. Lu, and Z. Xu*, Strength loss of carbon nanotube fibers explained in a three-level hierarchical model, Carbon, 2018, 138: 134-142.

[19] E. Gao, S. Lin, Z. Qin, M. Buehler, X. Feng, and Z. Xu*, Mechanical exfoliation of two-dimensional materials, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2018, 115: 248-262.

[18] X. Cui, Z. Kong, E. Gao, D. Huang, Y. Hao, H. Shen, C. Di , Z. Xu, J. Zheng*, and D. Zhu, Rolling up transition metal dichalcogenide nanoscrolls via one drop of ethanol, Nature Communications, 2018, 9: 1301.

[17] J. Mu#, G. Wang#, H. Yan, H. Li, X. Wang, E. Gao, C. Hou, A. Pham, L. Wu, Q. Zhang*, Y. Li, Z. Xu, Y. Guo, E. Reichmanis*, H. Wang*, and M. Zhu, Molecular-channel driven actuator with considerations for multiple configurations and color switching, Nature Communications, 2018, 9: 590.

[16] E. Gao*, and Z. Xu*, Bio-Inspired graphene-derived membranes with strain-controlled interlayer spacing, Nanoscale, 2018, 10: 8585-8590.

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[14] H. Wang, E. Gao, P. Liu, D. Zhou, D. Geng, X. Xue, L. Wang, K. Jiang*, Z. Xu*, and G. Yu*, Facile growth of vertically-aligned graphene nanosheets via thermal CVD: The experimental and theoretical investigations, Carbon, 2017, 121: 1-9.

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[12] E. Gao, Y. Cao, Y. Liu*, and Z. Xu*, Optimizing interfacial crosslinking in graphene-derived materials, which balances intralayer and interlayer load transfer, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2017, 9: 24830–24839.

[11] E. Gao#, Y. Wen#, Y. Yuan, C. Li*, and Z. Xu*, Intrinsic mechanical properties of graphene oxide films: Strain characterization and the gripping effects, Carbon, 2017, 118: 467-474.

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[9] S. Deng, E. Gao, Z. Xu, and V. Berry*, Adhesion energy of MoS_{2} thin films on silicon-based substrates determined via the attributes of a single MoS_{2} wrinkle, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2017, 9: 7812–7818.

[8] B. Luo, E. Gao, D. Geng, J. Xu, H. Wang, Z. Xu*, and G. Yu*, Etching-controlled growth of graphene by chemical vapor deposition, Chemistry of Materials, 2017,

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**E. Gao**, H. Wang, J. Xu, Z. Xu, and G. Yu

***, Large-area growth of five-lobed and triangular graphene grains on textured Cu substrate,

**Advanced Materials Interfaces**,

*2016*, 3: 1600347.

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***, Thin-shell thickness of two-dimensional materials,

**Journal of Applied Mechanics**,

*2015,*

*82: 121012.*

**[2]**D. Geng, L. Meng, B. Chen,

**E. Gao**, W. Yan, H. Yan, B. Luo, J. Xu, H. Wang, Z. Mao, Z. Xu, L. He, Z. Zhang, L. Peng, and G. Yu

***, Controlled growth of single-crystal twelve-pointed graphene grains on liquid Cu surface,

**Advanced Materials**,

*2014*, 26: 6423-6429.

**[1]**C. Wang,

**E. Gao**, L. Wang, and Z. Xu

***, Mechanics of network materials with responsive crosslinks,

**Comptes Rendus Mecanique**,

*2014*, 342: 264-272.

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