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



  • 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)
  • Origin of large plasticity and multiscale effects in iron-based metallic glasses
    B. Sarac, Y.P. Ivanov, A. Chuvilin, T. Schoeberl, M. Stoica, Z. Zhang, J. Eckert
    Nat. Commun.9, 1-10 (2018)
  • In situ atomic-scale observation of oxidation and decomposition processes in nanocrystalline alloys
    J. Guo, G. Haberfehlner, J. Rosalie, L. Li, M.J. Duarte, G. Kothleitner, G. Dehm, Y. He, R. Pippan, Z. Zhang
    Nat. Commun.9, ARTN 946 (2018)
  • Novel synthesis of core-shell Au-Pt dendritic nanoparticles supported on carbon black for enhanced methanol electro-oxidation
    R. Cao, T. Xia, R. Zhu, Z. Liu, J. Guo, G. Chang, Z. Zhang, X. Liu, Y. He
    Appl. Surf. Sci.433, 840-846 (2018)
  • Fracture toughness and structural evolution in the TiAlN system upon annealing
    M. Bartosik, C. Rumeau, R. Hahn, Z.L. Zhang, P.H. Mayrhofer
    Sci Rep7, ARTN 16476 (2017)
  • Fracture Mechanism of Coronal Teenage Dentin
    P.E. Panfilov, A.V. Kabanova, I.N. Borodin, J. Guo, Z. Zang
    RUSSIAN METALLURGY, 879-883 (2017)
  • Dislocation densities and alternating strain fields in CrN/AlN nanolayers
    X. Gu, Z. Zhang, M. Bartosik, P.H. Mayrhofer, H. Duan
    Thin Solid Films638, 189-200 (2017)
  • Pt nanoparticles modified Au dendritic nanostructures: Facile synthesis and enhanced electrocatalytic performance for methanol oxidation
    H. Jia, G. Chang, H. Shu, M. Xu, X. Wang, Z. Zhang, X. Liu, H. He, K. Wang, R. Zhu, Y. He
    Int. J. Hydrog. Energy42, 22100-22107 (2017)
  • On nanostructured molybdenum-copper composites produced by high-pressure torsion
    J.M. Rosalie, J. Guo, R. Pippan, Z. Zhang
    J. Mater. Sci.52, 9872-9883 (2017)
  • In-situ tracking the structural and chemical evolution of nanostructured CuCr alloys
    Z. Zhang, J. Guo, G. Dehm, R. Pippan
    Acta Mater.138, 42-51 (2017)