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



  • Oxygen-mediated deformation and grain refinement in Cu-Fe nanocrystalline alloys
    J. Guo, M.J. Duarte, Y. Zhang, A. Bachmaier, C. Gammer, G. Dehm, R. Pippan, Z. Zhang
    Acta Materialia, 281-293 (2019)
  • Graphene-templated synthesis of palladium nanoplates as novel electrocatalyst for direct methanol fuel cell
    Y. Hujiang, L. Geng, Y. Zhang, G. Chang, Z. Zhang, X. Liu, M. Lei, Y. He
    Applied Surface Science, 385-392 (2019)
  • Direct atomic identification of cation migration induced gradual cubic-to-hexagonal phase transition in Ge2Sb2Te5
    Y. Zheng, Y. Wang, T. Xin, Y. Cheng, R. Huang, P. Liu, M. Luo, Z. Zhang, S. Lv, Z. Song, S. Feng
  • Ultrafast Giant Photostriction of Epitaxial Strontium Iridate Film with Superior Endurance
    J. Yang, Y. Liou, W. Tzeng, H. Liu, Y. Chang, P. Xiang, Z. Zhang, C. Duan, C. Luo, Y. Chen, Y. Chu
    Nano Lett.18, 7742-7748 (2018)
  • On the stacking fault energy related deformation mechanism of nanocrystalline Cu and Cu alloys: A first-principles and TEM study
    Y. Zhang, J. Guo, J. Chen, C. Wu, K. Kormout, P. Ghosh, Z. Zhang
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 807-818 (2018)
  • Microstructural and texture evolution of copper-(chromium, molybdenum, tungsten) composites deformed by high-pressure-torsion
    J. Rosalie, P. Ghosh, J. Guo, O. Renk, Z. Zhang
    Int. J. Refract. Met. Hard Mat.75, 137-146 (2018)
  • Influence of phase transformation on the damage tolerance of Ti-Al-N coatings
    M. Bartosik, H.J. Boehm, C. Krywka, Z.L. Zhang, P.H. Mayrhofer
    Vacuum155, 153-157 (2018)
  • Insight into the structural evolution during TiN film growth via atomic resolution TEM
    Z. Xu, Z. Zhang, M. Bartosik, Y. Zhang, P.H. Mayrhofer, Y. He
    J. Alloy. Compd.754, 257-267 (2018)
  • High electrocatalytic performance of a graphene-supported PtAu nanoalloy for methanol oxidation
    G. Chang, Z. Cai, H. Jia, Z. Zhang, X. Liu, Z. Liu, R. Zhu, Y. He
    Int. J. Hydrog. Energy43, 12803-12810 (2018)
  • Fracture toughness of Ti-Si-N thin films
    M. Bartosik, R. Hahn, Z.L. Zhang, I. Ivanov, M. Arndt, P. Polcik, P.H. Mayrhofer
    Int. J. Refract. Met. Hard Mat.72, 78-82 (2018)