Fang Liu

Docent at Chalmers, Physics, Materials Microstructure

My research interest is to reveal the physical and chemical mechanisms underlying materials related phenomena, for instance creep and high temperature corrosion, and to establish the correlations between processing, microstructure, and properties. I use highly sophisticated microscopy and spectroscopy to study a wide range of material systems, including high temperature structural alloys, light alloys and polymer composites, and semiconductors. With strong and collaborative work with theoretical colleagues and industry partners we ensure that our discoveries translate into reliable prediction tools, and real world applications in an efficient way.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2014–2018

Design of a new generation of 12% chromium steels

Fang Liu Materials Microstructure
Hans-Olof Andrén Materials Microstructure
Masoud Rashidi Materials Microstructure
VGB Research Foundation
Swedish Energy Agency

2014–2016

Strategic Research Area No.1 Modelling - Phase II

Lars Nyborg Materials and Manufacturing Technology
Fang Liu Materials Microstructure
Eduard Hryha Surface and Microstructure Engineering
Martin Fagerström Material and Computational Mechanics
VINNOVA

2014–2018

Design of a new generation of 12% chromium steels (KME-710)

Fang Liu Materials Microstructure
Energiforsk AB

2011–2015

Nya martensitiska stål för ångkraftverk med högre verkningsgrad

Fang Liu Materials Microstructure
Swedish Energy Agency

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Publications

2017

Atom probe study of MX to Z-phase transformation in Z-phase strengthened 12%Cr steels

Masoud Rashidi, Hans-Olof Andrén, Fang Liu et al
Microscopy and Microanalysis. Vol. 23, p. 360-365
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2017

Microstructure and mechanical properties of two Z-phase strengthened 12%Cr martensitic steels: the effects of Cu and C

Masoud Rashidi, Lennart Johansson, Hans-Olof Andrén et al
Materials Science & Engineering: A. Vol. 694, p. 57-65
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2017

Microstructure of Z-Phase Strengthened Martensitic Steels: Meeting the 650°C Challenge

Fang Liu, Masoud Rashidi, John Hald et al
Materials Science Forum. Vol. 879, p. 1147-1152
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Tantalum and niobium based Z-phase in a Z-phase strengthened 12% Cr steel

Masoud Rashidi, ROBERT LAWITZKI, Hans-Olof Andrén et al
Advances in Materials Technology for Fossil Power Plants - Proceedings from the 8th International Conference on Advances in Materials Technology for Fossil Power Plants; Albufeira, Portugal; 11-14 October 2016, p. 1058-1066
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Oxide evolution on Alloy X-750 in simulated BWR environment

Silvia Tuzi, K. Goransson, Seikh Rahman et al
Journal of Nuclear Materials. Vol. 482, p. 19-27
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Initial study of the microstructure of carbon fibres acting as negative electrodes in structural battery composites

Fang Liu, Masoud Rashidi, Leif Asp et al
Procedings of 17th European Conference on Composite Materials, ECCM17
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Evaluation of hardening behaviors in ion-irradiated Fe–9Cr and Fe–20Cr alloys by nanoindentation technique

Shilei Li, Yanli Wang, Xianyuan Dai et al
Journal of Nuclear Materials. Vol. 478, p. 50-56
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

A new 12% chromium steel strengthened by Z-phase precipitates

Fang Liu, Masoud Rashidi, Lennart Johansson et al
Scripta Materialia. Vol. 113, p. 93-96
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

First Three-Dimensional Atomic Resolution Investigation of Thermally Grown Oxide on a FeCrAl Alloy

Fang Liu, Mats Halvarsson, Kristina Hellström et al
Oxidation of Metals. Vol. 83 (5-6), p. 441-451
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Nanostructure of a cubic BN cutting tool material

Jenny Angseryd, Fang Liu, Hans-Olof Andrén et al
International journal of refractory metals & hard materials. Vol. 49, p. 283-287
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

Microstructure characterization of two Z-phase strengthened 12%chromium steels

Masoud Rashidi, Fang Liu, Hans-Olof Andrén et al
10th Liège Conference on Materials for Advanced Power Engineering. September 14th - 17th, 2014.
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2014

Effect of copper addition on the toughness of new Z-phase strengthened 12% chromium steels

Fang Liu, Hans-Olof Andrén,
7th International Conference on Advances in Materials Technology for Fossil Power Plants, p. 1116-1126
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Oxidation of Fe-10Cr in O-2 and in O-2+H2O environment at 600 degrees C: A microstructural investigation

Torbjörn Jonsson, Bagas Pujilaksono, H. Heidari et al
Corrosion Science. Vol. 75, p. 326-336
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Atom probe tomography of thermally grown oxide scale on FeCrAl

Fang Liu, Krystyna Stiller,
Ultramicroscopy
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Atom probe tomography of oxide scales

Krystyna Stiller, Leif Viskari, Gustav Sundell et al
Oxidation of Metals. Vol. 79, p. 227-238
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2012

Effect of Boron on Carbide Coarsening at 873 K (600°C) in 9 to 12 pct Chromium Steels

Fang Liu, Dan Fors, Ardeshir Golpayegani et al
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A. Vol. 43 (11), p. 4053-4062
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Microstructure evolution of a Z-phase strengthened 9-12% Cr steel

Hans-Olof Andrén, Fang Liu,
The 8th International Charles Parsons Turbine Conference, Portsmouth, UK, September 5th - 8th, 2011
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2011

Effects of laser pulsing on analysis of steels by atom probe tomography

Fang Liu, Hans-Olof Andrén,
Ultramicroscopy. Vol. 111 (6), p. 633-641
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Quantitative APT analysis of Ti(C,N)

Jenny Angseryd, Fang Liu, Hans-Olof Andrén et al
Ultramicroscopy. Vol. 111 (6), p. 609-614
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Quantitative atom probe analysis of carbides

Mattias Thuvander, Jonathan Weidow, Jenny Angseryd et al
Ultramicroscopy. Vol. 111 (6), p. 604-608
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2011

Microstructure of a Creep-Resistant 10 Pct Chromium Steel Containing 250 ppm Boron

Ardeshir Golpayegani, Fang Liu, Henrik Svensson et al
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A. Vol. 42 (4), p. 940-951
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

UNDERSTANDING OF 9-12% CR STEELS ON A NANO- AND SUBNANO-SCALE - THE SECRET OF TAF

Fang Liu, Hans-Olof Andrén,
2nd International conference of Super high strength steels, p. paper 81
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2010

Initial study on Z-phase strengthened 9-12% Cr steels by atom probe tomography

Fang Liu, Hans-Olof Andrén,
9th Liège Conference on materials for anvanced power engineering (paper 012), p. 107-116
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2010

TEM Investigation of the Microstructure of the Scale Formed on a FeCrAlRE Alloy at 900 A degrees C: The Effect of Y-rich RE Particles

Fang Liu, Helena Götlind, Jan-Erik Svensson et al
Oxidation of Metals. Vol. 74 (1-2), p. 11-32
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2010

Microstructural Investigation of the Initial Oxidation of the FeCrAlRE Alloy Kanthal AF in Dry and Wet O-2 at 600 and 800 degrees C

Sead Canovic, J. Engkvist, Fang Liu et al
Journal of the Electrochemical Society. Vol. 157 (6), p. C223-C230
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

Oxidation of FeCrAl foils at 500-900 degrees C in dry O-2 and O-2 with 40% H2O

J. Engkvist, Sead Canovic, Fang Liu et al
Materials at High Temperatures. Vol. 26 (2), p. 199-210
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2009

Investigation of the Evolution of the Oxide Scale Formed on 310 Stainless Steel Oxidized at 600 °C in Oxygen with 40% Water Vapour Using FIB and TEM

Fang Liu, Jun Eu Tang, Henrik Asteman et al
Oxidation of Metals. Vol. 71 (1-2), p. 77-105
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Early stages of the oxidation of a FeCrAlRE alloy (Kanthal AF) at 900 °C: A detailed microstructural investigation

Fang Liu, Helena Götlind, Jan-Erik Svensson et al
Corrosion Science. Vol. 50, p. 2272–2281
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2008

Cyclic oxidation of two FeCrAlRE foils at 1100 oC - The influence of the concentration of minor alloying elements on scale microstructure

Fang Liu, Helena Götlind, Sead Canovic et al
Materials Science Forum: 7th International Symposium on High Temperature Corrosion and Protection of Materials; Les Embiez; France; 18 May 2008 through 23 May 2008. Vol. 595-598, p. 707-716
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2007

The effect of water vapor on the initial stages of oxidation of the FeCrAl alloy Kanthal AF at 900 degrees C

Helena Götlind, Fang Liu, Jan-Erik Svensson et al
OXIDATION OF METALS 67 (5-6): 251-266 JUN , p. 251-266
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Influence of H2O(g) on the Oxide Microstructure of the Stainless Steel 353MA at 900°C in Oxygen.

Torbjörn Jonsson, Fang Liu, Sead Canovic et al
Journal of The Electrochemical Society. Vol. 154 (11), p. C603-C610
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2007

Investigation of FIB-thinned TEM cross-sections of oxide scales formed on type 310 steel at 600 C° in water vapour-containing oxygen atmospheres

Jun Eu Tang, Fang Liu, Henrik Asteman et al
Materials at High temperature. Vol. 24 (1), p. 27 - 55
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2006

The Possibility of Investigating the Influence of Surface Contamination on Oxidation by Using Electron and Ion Microscopy

Fang Liu, Helena Josefsson, Mats Halvarsson et al
The 16th International Microscopy Congress (IMC16), September 3-8, 2006, Sapporo, Japan, H. Ichinose and T. Sasaki (eds)
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2006

Microstructural Investigation of Protective and Non-Protective Oxides on 11% Chromium Steel

Fang Liu, Jun Eu Tang, Torbjörn Jonsson et al
Oxidation of Metals. Vol. 66 (5-6), p. 295-319
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2006

High resolution chemical analysis in SEM

Torbjörn Jonsson, Sead Canovic, Fang Liu et al
The 16th International Microscopy Congress (IMC16), September 3-8, 2006, Sapporo, Japan, H. Ichinose and T. Sasaki (eds), page 892
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

TEM investigation of the base oxide formed on FeCrAl at 900°C in dry O2 and O2 with 40% H2O

Fang Liu, Helena Josefsson, Jan-Erik Svensson et al
Materials at High Temperatures. Vol. 22 (3-4), p. 521 - 526
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2005

Microstructural investigation of the effect of water vapour on the oxidation of alloy 353 MA in oxygen at 700 and 900ºC

Torbjörn Jonsson, Sead Canovic, Fang Liu et al
Materials at High Temperature. Vol. 22 (3-4), p. 231-243
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2005

Oxidation of FeCrAl alloys at 500-900 degrees C in dry O-2

Helena Josefsson, Fang Liu, Jan-Erik Svensson et al
MATERIALS AND CORROSION-WERKSTOFFE UND KORROSION 56 (11): 801-805 NOV 2005 . Vol. 56(11), p. 801-805
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2005

SEM investigation of reactive element particles on the surface of Kanthal AF oxidized at 900°C

Fang Liu, Helena Josefsson, Jan-Erik Svensson et al
16th International Corrosion Congress, September 19-24 2005, Beijing, China, p. Paper 19-22
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2005

The Formation of Oxide Scale on FeCrAl at 900°C in dry O2 and O2 + 40% H2O

Helena Josefsson, Fang Liu, Jan-Erik Svensson et al
206th ECS Meeting; Honolulu, HI; United States; 3 October 2004 through 8 October 2004. Vol. PV 2004-16, p. 56-66
Conference paper - peer reviewed