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



  • 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)
  • Atomic resolution analyses on defects in nanocrystalline Cu-based alloys generated by severe plastic deformation
    Y. Zhang, Z. Xu, W. Ming, J. Guo, Z. Zhang, J. Chen
    Mater. Charact.157, ARTN 109886 (2019)
  • Correlating structural and mechanical properties of AlN/TiN superlattice films
    N. Koutna, P. Kehak, Z. Chen, M. Bartosik, M. Fallmann, M. Cerny, Z. Zhang, M. Friak, M. Sob, P.H. Mayrhofer, D. Holec
    Scr. Mater.165, 159-163 (2019)
  • Crystallographic orientation dependent maximum layer thickness of cubic AlN in CrN/AlN multilayers
    Z. Chen, D. Holec, M. Bartosik, P.H. Mayrhofer, Z. Zhang
    Acta Mater.168, 190-202 (2019)
  • Toughness enhancement in TiN/WN superlattice thin films
    J. Buchinger, N. Koutna, Z. Chen, Z. Zhang, P. Mayrhofer, D. Holec, M. Bartosik
    Acta Mater.172, 18-29 (2019)
  • The Route to Supercurrent Transparent Ferromagnetic Barriers in Superconducting Matrix
    Y. Ivanov, S. Soltan, J. Albrecht, E. Goering, G. Schuetz, Z. Zhang, A. Chuvilin
    ACS Nano 201913, 5655-5661 (2019)