Journal Publications (a complete list in Google Scholar):

Publications at the University of Toronto

(*corresponding author, underline members in Zou's group)

Under Review or Revision

[R2] M. Hache, U. Erb, Y Zou* “Electrodeposited nanocrystalline medium-entropy alloys – An effective strategy of producing stronger and more stable nanomaterials” under review

[R1] W Xing, X Chu, C Lee, Y Zou*, Y Rong “Using Machine Learning to Classify Images of Melt Pool Surfaces in a Selective Laser Melting Process” under review

Published or In Press

[37] Y Zou* “Cold spray additive manufacturing: Microstructure evolution and bonding features” (invited review), Accounts of Materials Research (2021), accepted

[36] G Niu, H. Zurob, R. Misra, H Wu, Y Zou* “Strength-ductility synergy in a 1.4 GPa austenitic steel with heterogeneous lamellar microstructureJournal of Materials Science & Technology (2021), in press

[35] C Cheng, X Zhang, MJR Haché, Y Zou* “Magnetron co-sputtering synthesis and nanoindentation studies of nanocrystalline (TiZrHf)x(NbTa)1−x high-entropy alloy thin filmsNano Research (2021), https://doi.org/10.1007/s12274-021-3805-1

[34] J Zhang, M Habibnejad, Z Liu, T Lyu, Q Sun, Y Zou* “A computer vision approach to evaluate powder flowability for metal additive manufacturingIntegrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation (2021), https://doi.org/10.1007/s40192-021-00226-3

[33] M Habibnejad, J Zhang, Y Zou* “Effect of particle size distribution on the flowability of plasma atomized Ti-6Al-4V powdersPowder Technology (2021), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.powtec.2021.07.026

[32] W Xing, T Lyu, X Chu, Y Rong*, C Lee, Q Sun, Y Zou* “Recognition and classification of melt tracks in selective laser melting using deep neural network” Journal of Manufacturing Processes (2021),

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2021.06.076

[31] C Cheng, Y Xiao, MJR Haché, Z Liu, JM Wheeler, Y Zou* “Probing the Small-Scale Plasticity and Phase Stability of an Icosahedral Quasicrystal I-Al-Pd-Mn at Elevated TemperaturesPhysical Review Materials (2021), https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.5.053602

[30] H Chen, Z Liu, X Cheng, Yu Zou* “Laser deposition of graded γ-TiAl/Ti2AlNb alloys: Microstructure and nanomechanical characterization of the transition zoneJournal of Alloys and Compounds (2021), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jallcom.2021.159946

[29] Z Liu, J Zhang, B He, and Y Zou* “High-speed nanoindentation mapping of a near-alpha titanium alloy made by additive manufacturingJournal of Materials Research (2021), https://doi.org/10.1557/s43578-021-00204-7

[28] Z Liu, B He, T Lyu and Y Zou* “Additive manufacturing of titanium alloys for aerospace applications: Directed energy deposition and beyond Ti-6Al-4VJOM (2021), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-021-04670-6

[27] H Sun, X Chu, Z Liu, A Gisele, Y Zou* “Selective Laser Melting of Maraging Steels Using Recycled Powders: A Comprehensive Microstructural and Mechanical InvestigationMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A (2021), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11661-021-06180-1

[26] H Sun, X Chu, C Luo, H Chen, Z Liu, Y Zhang, Y Zou* “Selective Laser Melting for Joining Dissimilar Materials: Investigations of Interfacial Characteristics and In Situ AlloyingMetallurgical and Materials Transactions A (2021), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11661-021-06178-9

[25] MJR Haché*, Y Zou, U Erb “Post-deposition crack evolution in Cr (III) alloy electrodeposits: PhenomenologySurface and Coatings Technology (2021), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.surfcoat.2020.126648

[24] Z Liu, H Wang, MJR Haché, X Chu, E Irissou, and Y. Zou* “Prediction of Heterogeneous Microstructural Evolution in Cold-Sprayed Copper Coatings Using Local Zener-Hollomon Parameter and StrainActa Materialia (2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2020.04.041

[23] Z.Liu, H. Wang, M. Haché, E Irissou, and Y. Zou* “Formation of 10-nm grain size in cold sprayed aluminum coatingsScripta Materialia (2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2019.09.018

[22] M. Haché, C. Cheng, and Y. Zou* (Invited Review) “Nanostructured high-entropy materialsJournal of Materials Research (2020), https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2020.33

[21] Y. Xiao, R. Kozak, M. Haché, W. Steurer, R. Spolenak, J. M. Wheeler, Y. Zou* “Micro-compression studies of face-centered cubic and body-centered cubic high-entropy alloys: size-dependent strength, strain rate sensitivity, and activation volumesMaterials Science & Engineering A (2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2020.139429

[20] B Zhu, S Alavi, C Cheng, H Sun, H Zhao, K Su Kim, J Mostaghimi, Y Zou* “Fast and High‐Throughput Synthesis of Medium‐and High‐Entropy Alloys using Radio Frequency Inductively Coupled PlasmaAdvanced Engineering Materials (2020), https://doi.org/10.1002/adem.202001116

[19] Y. Xiao, Y. Zou, A. S. Sologubenko, R. Spolenak, J. M. Wheeler* “Size-dependent strengthening in multi-principal element, face-centered cubic alloysMaterials and Design (2020), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2020.139429

[18] Jeffrey Wheeler, Ludovic Thilly, Yu Zou, Johann Michler “The effect of dislocation nature on the size effect in Indium Antimonide above and below the brittle-ductile transitionMRS Advances (2019), https://doi.org/10.1557/adv.2019.369

[17] H. Wang and Y. Zou* “Microscale interaction between the laser and metal powder in powder-bed additive manufacturing: conduction mode versus keyhole modeInternational Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer (2019), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2019.118473

[16] Y. Xiao, Y Zou, H. Ma, A. S. Sologubenko, X. Maeder, R. Spolenak, and J. M. Wheeler. "Nanostructured NbMoTaW high entropy alloy thin films: High strength and enhanced fracture toughness" Scripta Materialia (2019), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2019.04.011

[15] Y. Zou* “Nanomechanical studies of high-entropy alloys” (Invited Review) Journal of Materials Research (2018), https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2018.155

Publications Prior to University of Toronto

[14] C. Meier, R. Penny, Y. Zou, J. Gibss, A.J. Hart “Thermophysical Phenomena in Metal Additive Manufacturing by Selective Laser Melting: Fundamentals, Modeling, Simulation and ExperimentationAnnual Review of Heat Transfer (2018), http://arxiv.org/abs/1709.09510

[13] Y. Zou* “Materials selection in micro- or nano-mechanical design: Towards new Ashby plots for small-sized materialsMaterials Science & Engineering A (2017), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msea.2016.10.123

[12] Y. Zou*, J. Wheeler, H. Ma, P. Okle, R. Spolenak “Nanocrystalline high entropy alloys: A new paradigm in high temperature strength and stabilityNano Letters (2017), http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b04716

[11] Y. Zou*, P. Okle, H. Yu, T. Sumigawa, T. Kitamura, S. Maiti, W. Steurer, R. Spolenak, “Fracture properties of a refractory high-entropy alloy: In situ micro-cantilever and atom probe tomography studiesScripta Materialia (2017), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2016.09.036

[10] Y. Zou*, P. Kuczera, A. Sologubenko, T. Sumigawa, T. Kitamura, W. Steurer, R. Spolenak “Superior room-temperature ductility of typically brittle quasicrystals at small sizesNature Communications (2016), https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms12261

[9] Y. Zou, P. Kuczera, W. Steurer, R. Spolenak “Disappearance of plastic anisotropy in decagonal quasicrystals at small scales and room temperatureExtreme Mechanical Letters (2016), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eml.2016.02.005

[8] Y. Zou, J. Wheeler, A. Sologubenko, P. Kuczera, W. Steurer, J. Michler, R. Spolenak “Bridging room-temperature and high-temperature plasticity in decagonal Al-Ni-Co quasicrystals by micro-thermomechanical testingPhilosophical Magazine (2016), https://doi.org/10.1080/14786435.2016.1234722

[7] Y. Zou, H. Ma, R. Spolenak “Ultrastrong, ductile and stable high-entropy alloys at small scalesNature Communications (2015), https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms8748

[6] Y. Zou, R. Spolenak, “Size-dependent plasticity in KCl and LiF single crystals: influence of orientation, temperature, pre-straining and doping”. Philosophical Magazine (2015), https://doi.org/10.1080/14786435.2015.1008068

[5] H. Ma, Y. Zou, A. Sologubenko, R. Spolenak “Copper thin films by ion beam assisted deposition: strong texture, superior thermal stability and enhanced hardnessActa Materialia (2015), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2015.07.013

[4] Y. Zou, S. Maiti, W. Steurer, R. Spolenak, “Size-dependent plasticity in an Nb25Mo25Ta25W25 refractory high-entropy alloyActa Materialia (2014), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actamat.2013.11.049

[3] Y. Zou, R. Spolenak, “Size-dependent plasticity in micron- and submicron-sized ionic crystals”. Philosophical Magazine Letters (2013), https://doi.org/10.1080/09500839.2013.797616

[2] Y. Zou*, D. Goldbaum, J. A. Szpunar, S. Yue “Microstructure and nanohardness of cold-sprayed coatings: Electron backscattered diffraction and nanoindentation studiesScripta Materialia (2010), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2009.11.034   

[J1] Y. Zou*, W. Qin, E. Irissou, J. Legoux, S. Yue, J. A. Szpunar "Dynamic recrystallization in the particle/particle interfacial region of cold-sprayed nickel coating: Electron backscatter diffraction characterization" Scripta Materialia (2009), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scriptamat.2009.07.020