Journal Articles (a complete list in Google Scholar):

[23] Z Liu, H Wang, MJR Haché, X Chu, E Irissou, Y. Zou*Prediction of Heterogeneous Microstructural Evolution in Cold-Sprayed Copper Coatings Using Local Zener-Hollomon Parameter and Strain" Acta Materialia (2020)


[22] Y. Xiao, Y. Zou, A. S. Sologubenko, R. Spolenak, J. M. Wheeler* “Size-dependent strengthening in multi-principal element, face-centered cubic alloys” Materials and Design (2020)


[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 volumes” Materials Science & Engineering A (2020) 


[20] M. Haché, C. Cheng, and Y. Zou* “Nanostructured high-entropy materials” Journal of Materials Research 34.20 (2020) 

[19] Z Liu, H Wang, M Haché, E Irissou, Y Zou* “Formation of Refined Grains Below 10 nm in Size and Nanoscale Interlocking in the Particle-Particle Interfacial Regions of Cold Sprayed Pure                         Aluminum”Scripta Materialia (2020)

[18] H Wang, Y Zou*“Microscale interaction between laser and metal powder in powder-bed additive 

manufacturing: Conduction mode versus keyhole mode”International Journal of Heat and Mass                Transfer 142, 118473, (2019)


[17] Y Xiao, Y Zou, H Ma, AS Sologubenko, X Maeder, R Spolenak“Nanostructured NbMoTaW high            entropy alloy thin films: High strength and enhanced fracture toughness”Scripta Materialia 168, 51- 55, (2019)

[16] 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 transition” MRS Advances (2019)


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

[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 Experimentation” Annual Review of Heat Transfer, (2017).


[13] Y. Zou* “Materials selection in micro- or nano-mechanical design: Towards new Ashby plots for small-sized materials” Materials Science & Engineering A, (2017) Doi: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 stability” Nano Letters, (2017), 17 (3),1569


[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 situmicro-cantilever and atom probe tomography studies” Scripta Materialia, 128 (2017) 95-99. Doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2016.09.036


[10] Y. Zou*, P. Kuczera, W. Steurer, R. Spolenak “Disappearance of plastic anisotropy in decagonal quasicrystals at small scales and room temperature” Extreme Mechanical Letters, 8 (2016), 229-234. Doi:10.1016/j.eml.2016.02.005


[9] 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 testing” Philosophical Magazine (2016), 1-23. Doi:10.1080/14786435.2016.1234722


[8] Y. Zou*, P. Kuczera, A. Sologubenko, T. Sumigawa, T. Kitamura, W. Steurer, R. Spolenak “Superior room-temperature ductility of typically brittle quasicrystals at small sizes” Nature Communications 7, (2016). Doi:10.1038/ncomms8748. Highlighted in physicsworldNanowerk


[7] Y. Zou, H. Ma, R. Spolenak “Ultrastrong, ductile and stable high-entropy alloys at small scales” Nature Communications 6 (2015). Doi:10.1038/ncomms8748. Highlighted in ETH NewsPro-physik.deFuturityLaboAnalytik-newsScientificAmerican (Asian)


[6] Y. Zou, R. Spolenak, “Size-dependent plasticity in KCl and LiF single crystals: influence of orientation, temperature, pre-straining and doping”. Philosophical Magazine 95 (2015), 1795-1813. Doi: 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 hardness” Acta Materialia 98 (2015) 17-28. Doi: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 alloy” Acta Materialia 65 (2014) 85-97. Doi: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, 93 (2013) 431-438. Doi: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 studies” Scripta Materialia, 62 (2010) 395–398. Doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2009.11.034


[1] 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 61 (2009) 899-902. Doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2009.07.020

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