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 Y. Gao, Y. Zhang, Y. Wang. Determination of twinning path from broken symmetry: a revisit to deformation twinning in bcc metals. Acta Materialia, 2020, 196, 280-294.
 Y. Gao, Y. Zhang, L.K. Aagesen, J. Yu, M. Long, Y. Wang. Defect-Free Plastic Deformation Through Dimensionality Reduction and Self-Annihilation of Topological Defects in Crystalline Solids. Physical Review Research, 2020, 2, 013146.
 Y. Gao, Y. Wang, Y. Zhang. Deformation pathway and defect generation in crystals: a combined group theory and graph theory description. IUCrJ, 2019, 6, 96-104.
 Y. Gao. Symmetry and pathway analyses of the twinning modes in Ni-Ti shape memory alloys. Materialia, 2019, 6, 100320.
 Y. Gao, Y. Zhang, B.W. Beeler, Y. Wang. Self-organized multigrain patterning with special grain boundaries produced by phase transformation cycling. Physical Review Materials, 2018, 2, 073402.
 Y. Gao, Y. Wang. Hidden pathway during fcc to bcc/bct transformations: crystallographic origin of slip martensite in steels. Physical Review Materials, 2018, 2, 093611.
 Y. Gao, S.A. Dregia, Y. Wang. A universal symmetry criterion for the design of high performance ferroic materials. Acta Materialia, 2017, 127, 438-449.
 Y. Gao, L. Cesalena, M.L. Bowers, R.D. Noebe, M.J. Mills, Y. Wang. An origin of functional fatigue of shape memory alloys. Acta Materialia, 2017, 136, 389-400.
 Y. Gao, R. Shi, J.-F. Nie, S.A. Dregia, Y. Wang. Group theory description of transformation pathway degeneracy in structural phase transformations. Acta Materialia, 2016, 109, 353-363.
 Y. Gao, N. Zhou, D. Wang, Y. Wang. Pattern formation during cubic to orthorhombic martensitic transformations in shape memory alloys. Acta Materialia, 2014, 68, 93-105.
 Y. Gao, H. Liu, R. Shi, N. Zhou, Z. Xu, Y.M. Zhu, J.-F. Nie, Y. Wang. Simulation study of precipitation in an Mg–Y–Nd alloy. Acta Materialia, 2012, 60, 4819-4832.
 Y. Gao, N. Zhou, F. Yang, Y. Cui, L. Kovarik, N. Hatcher, R.D. Noebe, M.J. Mills, Y. Wang. P-phase precipitation and its effect on martensitic transformation in (Ni, Pt) Ti shape memory alloys. Acta Materialia, 2012, 60, 1514-1527.