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



  • The S-content-dependent lattice structure evolution and bandgap modulation in quaternary MgZnOS alloy films
    H. Cheng, L. Li, Y. Wang, Y. Lu, Z. Zhang, M. Li, J. Klar, Y. He
    J. Phys. D-Appl. Phys.54, ARTN 065104 (2021)
  • Two-dimensional SnO ultrathin epitaxial films: Pulsed laser deposition growth and quantum confinement effects
    J. Chen, L. Zheng, W. Yin, M. Zhang, Y. Lu, P. Klar, M. Li, Y. He
    Physica B599, ARTN 412467 (2020)
  • Fracture toughness trends of modulus-matched TiN/(Cr, Al)N thin film superlattices
    J. Buchinger, A. Wagner, Z. Chen, Z. Zhang, D. Holec, P. Mayrhofer, M. Bartosik
    Acta Materialia202, 376-386 (2020)
  • Nd3+ ions induced rational morphology control of transition metal oxides for high energy storage performance
    H. Hu, H. Cheng, K. Song, S. Dai, Y. Liu, H. Stock, Y. Yu, Z. Zhang, M. Liu
    J. Power Sources472, ARTN 228599 (2020)
  • Effect of TiB(2)particle size on the material transfer behaviour of Cu-TiB(2)composites
    X. Guo, K. Song, W. Xu, G. Li, Z. Zhang
    Mater. Sci. Technol.36:15, 1685-1694 (2020)
  • PLD growth and characteristics of lead-free NKLNST ferroelectric nanotubes
    J. Chen, D. You, M. Zhu, M. Li, G. Chang, Z. Zhang, X. Liu, T. Zhou, Y. Lu, Y. He
    jmr&t9, 12818-12823 (2020)
  • 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)
  • Fracture properties of thin film TiN at elevated temperatures
    J. Buchinger, L. Loefler, J. Ast, A. Wagner, Z. Chen, J. Michler, Z.L. Zhang, P.H. Mayrhofer, D. Holec, M. Bartosik
    Mater. Des.194, ARTN 108885 (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)