Priv.-Doz. Dr. Zaoli Zhang

Function: Group Leader
Room: 311
Phone: +43 (0) 3842-804-311
E-Mail: zaoli.zhang(at)


Micro- and Nanostructure Characterization


Atomic and electronic structural analysis of defects, thin films and heterostructure interfaces, conventional TEM, Cs-corrected HRTEM, STEM, image calculation, EELS and EDXS


Durchstrahlungselektronenmikroskopie von Festförpern and Advanced transmission electron microscopy for materials research



  • Atomic-scale study on incoherent twin boundary evolution in nanograined Cu
    Y. Zhang, J. Guo, W. Ming, J. Chen, Z. Zhang
    Scr. Mater.186, 278-281 (2020)
  • Atomic -scale investigation on the structural evolution and deformation behaviors of Cu-Cr nanocrystalline alloys processed by high-pressure torsion
    Q. Shao, J. Guo, J. Chen, Z. Zhang
    J. Alloy. Compd.832, ARTN 154994 (2020)
  • Mapping the mechanical properties in nitride coatings at the nanometer scale
    Z. Zhang, Z. Chen, D. Holec, C. Liebscher, N. Koutna, M. Bartosik, Y. Zheng, G. Dehm, P. Mayrhofer
    Acta Mater.194, 343-353 (2020)
  • Indentation response of a superlattice thin film revealed by in-situ scanning X-ray nanodiffraction
    J. Todt, C. Krywka, Z. Zhang, P. Mayrhofer, J. Keckes, M. Bartosik
    Acta Materialia195, 425-432 (2020)
  • Strain-inducedc structure and oxygen transport interactions in epitaxial La0.6Sr0.4Co03 thin films
    Y. Ivanov, M. Kubicek, M. Siebenhofer, A. Viernstein, H. Hutter, J. Fleig, A. Chuvilin, Z. Zhang
    Communications Materials2020, ARTN 43246 (2020)
  • Combined Fe and O effects on microstructural evolution and strengthening in Cu-Fe nanocrystalline alloys
    J. Guo, Q. Shao, O. Renk, L. Li, Y. He, Z. Zhang, R. Pippan
    Materials Science & Engineering772, ARTN 138800 (2019)
  • Growth-twins in CrN/AlN multilayers induced by hetero-phase interfaces
    Z. Chen, Q. Shao, M. Bartosik, P. Mayrhofer, H. Chen, Z. Zhang
    Acta Materialia185, 157-170 (2019)
  • Mechanical properties and epitaxial growth of TiN/AlN superlattices
    M. Fallman, Z. Chen, Z.L. Zhang, P.H. Mayrhofer, M. Bartosik
    Surf. Coat. Technol.375, 1-7 (2019)
  • Correlating elemental distribution with mechanical properties of TiN/SiNx nanocomposite coatings
    M. Sperr, Z.L. Zhang, Y.P. Ivanov, P.H. Mayrhofer, M. Bartosik
    Scr. Mater.170, 20-23 (2019)
  • Elastic Properties and Stacking Fault Energies of Borides, Carbides and Nitrides from First-Principles Calculations
    Y. Zhang, Z. Liu, D. Yuan, Q. Shao, J. Chen, C. Wu, Z. Zhang
    Acta Metall. Sin.-Engl. Lett.32, 1099-1110 (2019)