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



  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Polymorphic Transformation and Magnetic Properties of Rapidly Solidified Fe26.7Co26.7Ni26.7Si8.9B11.0 High-Entropy Alloys
    Z. Zhang, K. Song, R. Li, Q. Xue, S. Wu, D. Yan, X. Li, B. Song, B. Sarac, J.T. Kim, P. Ramasamy, L. Wang, J. Eckert
    Materials12, ARTN 590 (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
  • Optimizing mechanical properties of Fe26.7Co26.7Ni26.7Si8.9B11 high entropy alloy by inducing hypoeutectic to quasi-duplex microstructural transition
    Z.Q. Zhang, K.K. Song, S. Guo, Q.S. Xue, H. Xing, C.D. Cao, F.P. Dai, B. Voelker, A. Hohenwarter, T. Maity, N. Chawake, J.T. Kim, L. Wang, I. Kaban, J. Eckert
    Sci Rep9, ARTN 360 (2019)
  • 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)