Sidney Yip

  • Professor Emeritus of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering
  • BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 1958
  • MS Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, 1959
  • PhD Nuclear Engineering, University of Michigan, 1962
Sidney Yip

Recent News

Research on cracks and stresses

Probing the mysteries of cracks and stresses; analysis of molecular-level fracture and stress mechanisms could have broad implications for understanding materials’ behavior. See the MIT…   more

Prof. Yip receives Robert Cahn Award

The Journal of Nuclear Materials has named Professor Sid Yip the 2012 winner of the Robert Cahn Award in recognition of his scientific achievements, his interest in bridging scientific disciplines, and his ability to communicate science to a broad audience. …   more

Publications

2015

M. B. Pinson et al., “Hysteresis from Multiscale Porosity: Modeling Water Sorption and Shrinkage in Cement Paste”, Physical Review Applied, vol. 3. p. 064009, 2015.

2014

M. J. A. Qomi et al., “Combinatorial molecular optimization of cement hydrates.”, Nature communications, vol. 5. pp. 4960-4960, 2014.
Y. Fan, Yip, S., and Yildiz, B., “Autonomous basin climbing method with sampling of multiple transition pathways: application to anisotropic diffusion of point defects in hcp Zr”, Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, vol. 26. 2014.

2013

Y. Fan, Osetskiy, Y. N., Yip, S., and Yildiz, B., “Mapping strain rate dependence of dislocation-defect interactions by atomistic simulations”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 110. pp. 17756-17761, 2013.
P. R. Monasterio, Yip, S., and Yildiz, B., “Self-interstitial clusters in radiation damage accumulation: coupled molecular dynamics and metadynamics simulations”, European Physical Journal B, vol. 86. 2013.
P. V. Kumar, Short, M. P., Yip, S., Yildiz, B., and Grossman, J. C., “High Surface Reactivity and Water Adsorption on NiFe2O4 (111) Surfaces”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 117. pp. 5678-5683, 2013.
A. Krishnamoorthy, Herbert, W., Yip, S., Van Vliet, K. J., and Yildiz, B., “Electronic states of intrinsic surface and bulk vacancies in FeS2”, Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter, vol. 25. 2013.
Y. Fan, Yildiz, B., and Yip, S., “Analogy between glass rheology and crystal plasticity: yielding at high strain rate”, Soft Matter, vol. 9. pp. 9511-9514, 2013.

2012

Y. Fan, Osetsky, Y. N., Yip, S., and Yildiz, B., “Onset Mechanism of Strain-Rate-Induced Flow Stress Upturn”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 109. 2012.
Y. Fan, Kushima, A., Yip, S., and Yildiz, B., “Comment on "Mechanism of Void Nucleation and Growth in bcc Fe: Atomistic Simulations at Experimental Time Scales" Reply”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 108. 2012.
P. V. Kumar, Short, M. P., Yip, S., Yildiz, B., and Grossman, J. C., “First-Principles Assessment of the Reactions of Boric Acid on NiO(001) and ZrO2((1)over-bar11) Surfaces”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, vol. 116. pp. 10113-10119, 2012.
K. J. Van Vliet et al., “Set in stone? A perspective on the concrete sustainability challenge”, Mrs Bulletin, vol. 37. pp. 395-402, 2012.

2011

Y. Fan, Kushima, A., Yip, S., and Yildiz, B., “Mechanism of Void Nucleation and Growth in bcc Fe: Atomistic Simulations at Experimental Time Scales”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 106. 2011.

2010

M. Kabir, Lau, T. T., Lin, X., Yip, S., and Van Vliet, K. J., “Effects of vacancy-solute clusters on diffusivity in metastable Fe-C alloys”, Physical Review B, vol. 82. 2010.
A. Kushima, Yip, S., and Yildiz, B., “Competing strain effects in reactivity of LaCoO3 with oxygen”, Physical Review B, vol. 82. 2010.
M. Kabir, Lau, T. T., Rodney, D., Yip, S., and Van Vliet, K. J., “Predicting Dislocation Climb and Creep from Explicit Atomistic Details”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 105. 2010.

2009

R. J. -M. Pellenq et al., “A realistic molecular model of cement hydrates”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 106. pp. 16102-16107, 2009.
P. R. Monasterio, Lau, T. T., Yip, S., and Van Vliet, K. J., “Hydrogen-Vacancy Interactions in Fe-C Alloys”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 103. 2009.
T. T. Lau, Lin, X., Yip, S., and Van Vliet, K. J., “Atomistic examination of the unit processes and vacancy-dislocation interaction in dislocation climb”, Scripta Materialia, vol. 60. pp. 399-402, 2009.
B. Yildiz, Nikiforova, A., and Yip, S., “METALLIC INTERFACES IN HARSH CHEMO-MECHANICAL ENVIRONMENTS”, Nuclear Engineering and Technology, vol. 41. pp. 21-38, 2009.

2007

T. T. Lau, Foerst, C. J., Lin, X., Gale, J. D., Yip, S., and Van Vliet, K. J., “Many-body potential for point defect clusters in Fe-C alloys”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 98. 2007.
M. Notomi, Van Vliet, K. J., and Yip, S., “Classification and characterization of the shape memory binary alloys”, in Advanced Intermetallic-Based Alloys, vol. 980, 2007, pp. 223-228.

2006

C. J. Forst, Slycke, J., Van Vliet, K. J., and Yip, S., “Point defect concentrations in metastable Fe-C alloys”, Physical Review Letters, vol. 96. 2006.
E. C. C. M. Silva, Tong, L. M., Yip, S., and Van Vliet, K. J., “Size effects on the stiffness of silica nanowires”, Small, vol. 2. pp. 239-243, 2006.

2004

T. Zhu, Li, J., Van Vliet, K. J., Ogata, S., Yip, S., and Suresh, S., “Predictive modeling of nanoindentation-induced homogeneous dislocation nucleation in copper”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 52. pp. 691-724, 2004.
J. Li, Zhu, T., Yip, S., Van Vliet, K. J., and Suresh, S., “Elastic criterion for dislocation nucleation”, Materials Science and Engineering a-Structural Materials Properties Microstructure and Processing, vol. 365. pp. 25-30, 2004.
K. J. Van Vliet, Li, J., Zhu, T., Choi, Y. J., Yip, S., and Suresh, S., Defect nucleation - Predictions through nanoscale experiments and computations, vol. 115. 2004.

2003

K. J. Van Vliet, Li, J., Zhu, T., Yip, S., and Suresh, S., “Quantifying the early stages of plasticity through nanoscale experiments and simulations”, Physical Review B, vol. 67. 2003.
T. Zhu, Li, J., Van Vliet, K. J., Yip, S., and Suresh, S., Simulation of nanoindentation via interatomic potential finite element method. 2003.

2002

J. Li, Van Vliet, K. J., Zhu, T., Yip, S., and Suresh, S., “Atomistic mechanisms governing elastic limit and incipient plasticity in crystals”, Nature, vol. 418. pp. 307-310, 2002.