Experimental studies of non-equilibrium and nonlinear systems, including, but not limited to:
Statistical description of granular materials
Jamming transition of granular media under shear and compression
Mixing and segregation in granular materials
Geological implications of granular physics
Thermal convection and 2D turbulence
Interfacial physics: Instabilities in thin liquid films
Jie Zhang, Alexander Oron, and Robert P. Behringer, Novel Pattern Forming States for Marangoni Convection in Volatile Binary Liquids, published in Physics of fluids, 2011.
L. Sanfretello, J. Zhang, S.C. Cartee, and E. Fukushima, A study of force-chains’ length distribution, published in Granular Matter, 2011.
A. Tordesillas, Q. Lin, J. Zhang, R.P. Behringer, and J.-Y. Shi, Structural stability and jamming of self-organized cluster conformations in dense granular materials, Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 59, 265-296 (2011).
David Walker, Antoinette Tordesillas, Colin Thornton Jie Zhang, Robert P. Behringer, and John F. Peters, Percolating contact subnetworks on the edge of isostaticity, accepted in Granular Matter, DOI: 10.1007/s10035-011-0250-y (2011).
Jie Zhang, T.S. Majmudar, M. Sperl, and R.P. Behringer, Jamming for a 2D granular material, Soft Matter, 6, 2982, 2010.
Jie Zhang, Robert P. Behringer, and Isaac Goldhirsch, Theory of Coarse Grained Stress and Strain and its application to a physical experiment, Prog. Theor. Phys. Supplement, 184, 16-30, 2010.
Jie Zhang, Trush Majmudar, Antoinette Tordesillas and Robert P. Behringer, Statistical Properties of a 2D Granular Material Subjected to Cyclic Shear, Granular Matter, 12, 159, 2010.
Gregg Lois, Jie Zhang , T. Majmudar, S. Henkes , B. Chakraborty , Corey S. O’Hern and R.P. Behringer, The origin of stress correlations in granular materials, Phys. Rev. E 80 (2009) 060303(R).
Jie Zhang and X.L. Wu, Persistent Skewness of a Strongly Active Scalar, Phys. Rev. E 79, 045301(R) (8 April, 2009).
Antoinette Tordesillas, Jie Zhang and Robert P. Behringer, Buckling Force Chains in Dense Granular Assemblies: Physical and Numerical Experiments, Geomechanics and Geoengineering: an international journal 4:1, 3-16 (March 2009).
Jie Zhang, Trush Majmudar and Robert P. Behringer , Force chains in a two-dimensional granular pure shear experiment, Chaos 18:041107 (31 December 2008).
Jie Zhang, Robert P. Behringer and Alexander Oron, Marangoni Convection in Binary Mixtures, Physical Review E 76:016306 (16 July 2007).
Jie Zhang, X.L. Wu and Nasser Rashidnia, Thermal Radiation and Thickness Fluctuations in Freely Suspended Liquid Films, Physics of Fluids, 18:085110 (30 August 2006).
Yonggun Jun, X.L. Wu and Jie Zhang, Single-Point Velocity Statistics of Forced and Decaying Two-Dimensional Turbulence, Physical Review Letters, 96:164502 (28 April 2006).
Yonggun Jun, Jie Zhang and X.L. Wu, Polymer Effects on Small- and Large-Scale Two-Dimensional Turbulence, Physical Review Letters, 96:024502 (18 January 2006).
Jie Zhang and X.L. Wu, Velocity Intermittency in a Buoyancy Subrange in a Two-Dimensional Soap Film Convection Experiment, Physical Review Letters, 94:234501 (14 June 2005).
Jie Zhang, X.L. Wu and K.-Q. Xia, Density Fluctuations in Strongly Stratified Two-dimensional Turbulence, Physical Review Letters, 94:174503 (4 May 2005).
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