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Journal Publications (a complete list in Google Scholar):

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

[J67] L, Mingqiang, Yidi Shen, K Luo, Q An, P Gao, P Xiao, and Y Zou. "Harnessing dislocation motion using an electric field." Nature Materials (2023): 1-6. DOI:10.1038/s41563-023-01572-7














[J66] Z Liu, L Lang, SMAK Mohammed, D Chen, B He, Y Zou "Small-depth nanoindentation studies of an additively manufactured titanium alloy: Anisotropic nanomechanical properties and correlation with microscopic mechanical behaviour" Materialia (2023)
















[J65] W Wang, M Hache, C Cheng, T Lyu, Z Liu, M Papini, Y Zou "Solid-particle erosion of a dual-phase AlCoFeNi2 high-entropy alloy" Wear (2023)

[J64] M Hache, J Tam, U Erb, Y Zou "Electrodeposited NiFeCo-(Mo,W) high-entropy alloys with nanocrystalline and amorphous structures" Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2023)

[J63] S Wang, AA Khan, S Teale, J Xu, DH Parmar, R Zhao, L Grater, P Serles, Y Zou, T Filleter, DS Seferos, D Ban, EH Sargent "Large piezoelectric response in a Jahn-Teller distorted molecular metal halide" Nature Communications (2023)


[J62] X Yan, Y Zhang, Y Zou "Near-superplastic behavior of a body-centered cubic Zr50Ti35Nb15 multi-principal element alloy via dynamic recrystallization" Scripta Materialia (2023)


[J61] M Li, Y Shen, K Luo, Q An, P Gao, P Xiao, Y Zou "Harnessing dislocation motion using an electric field" arXiv (2022)


[J60] L Chen, Z Chen, X Yao, B Su, W Chen, X Pang, KS Kim, CV Singh, Y Zou "High-entropy alloy catalysts: high-throughput and machine learning-driven design" Journal of Materials Informatics (2022)


[J59] X Zhang, Z Han, L Xu, H Ni, X Hu, H Zhou, Y Zou, J Wang "Evolution of precipitate and precipitate/matrix interface in Al-Zn-Mg-Cu (-Ag) alloys" Journal of Material Science and Technology (2022)


[J58] TS Jang, SJ Park, JE Lee, J Yang, SH Park, MBG Jun, YW Kim, C Aranas, JP Choi, Y Zou, RC Advincula, Y Zheng, HL Jang, NJ Cho, HD Jung, SH Kim "Topography-Supported Nanoarchitectonics of Hybrid Scaffold for Systematically Modulated Bone Regeneration and Remodeling" Advanced Functional Materials (2022) doi/10.1002/adfm.202206863


[J57] Z Liu, R Li, D Chen, Y Sun, B He, Y Zou* “Enhanced tensile ductility of an additively manufactured near-α titanium alloy by microscale shear banding” International Journal of Plasticity (2022)

[J56] J Zhang, T Lyu, Y Hua, Z Shen, Q Sun, Y Rong, Y Zou* “Image Segmentation for Defect Analysis in Laser Powder Bed Fusion: Deep Data Mining of X-Ray Photography from Recent Literature” Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation (2022)

[J55] Peter Serles, Michel Haché, Jason Tam, …, Yu Zou, Tobin Filleter* “Mechanically robust pyrolyzed carbon produced by two photon polymerization” Carbon (2022)

[J54] L Shao, Z Liu, Y Zou* “Effects of boron and carbon on the oxidation behavior of a NbMoTaW refractory high entropy alloy” Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2022)

[J53] S Patel, H Chen, M Vlasea*, Y Zou “The influence of beam focus during laser powder bed fusion of a high reflectivity aluminium alloy-AlSi10Mg” Additive Manufacturing, 103112 (2022)

[J52] B Su, B Wang, L Luo, L Wang, C Liu, … Y Zou “Tuning microstructure and improving the corrosion resistance of a Ti-6Al-3Nb-2Zr-1Mo alloy via solution and aging treatments” Corrosion Science, 110694 (2022)

[J51] H Chen, S Patel, M Vlasea, Y Zou* “Enhanced tensile ductility of an additively manufactured AlSi10Mg alloy by reducing the density of melt pool boundaries” Scripta Materialia 221, 114954 (2022) 

[J50] Li, S., .. H. Chen, Y. Zou, et al. "Controlling the columnar-to-equiaxed transition during Directed Energy Deposition of Inconel 625." Additive Manufacturing (2022)

[J49] Gang Niu, Hatem S Zurob,…, Huibin Wu*, Yu Zou* “Superior fracture toughness in a high-strength austenitic steel with heterogeneous lamellar microstructure” Acta Materialia (2022)

[J48] G Niu, H. Zurob, R. Misra, H Wu*, Y Zou* “Strength-ductility synergy in a 1.4 GPa austenitic steel with heterogeneous lamellar microstructure” Journal of Materials Science & Technology (2022),

[J47] H. Chen, Gang Niu, Huibin Wu, Yu Zou* “Revealing Non-Uniform Work-Hardening in a Heterogeneous Structured Steel Using High-Speed Nanoindentation” JOM (2022)

[J46] Changjun Cheng, Xiaofu Zhang, Michel J. R. Haché and Yu Zou* “Phase transition and nanomechanical properties of refractory high-entropy alloy thin films: effects of co-sputtering Mo and W to a TiZrHfNbTa system” Nanoscale (2022)

[J45] M. Hache, J Tam, U. Erb, Y Zou* “Electrodeposited nanocrystalline medium-entropy alloys – An effective strategy of producing stronger and more stable nanomaterials” Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2022)

[J44] W Xing, X Chu, T Lyu, CG Lee, Y Zou*, Y Rong “Using Machine Learning to Classify Images of Melt Pool Surfaces in a Selective Laser Melting Process” Journal of Manufacturing Processes (2022)

[J43] T Wang, H Zhang, C Liu, X Gong, Y Pei, Y Zou, Y Liu “Effect of temperature on tensile behavior, fracture morphology and deformation mechanisms of Nickel-based single crystal CMSX-4” Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2022)

[J42] YAN X, Zou Y, Zhang Y. “Properties and Processing Technologies of High-entropy Alloys”. Materials Futures. 2022 https://doi:10.1088/2752-5724/ac5e0c  

[J41] Li, X., Sun, S., Zou, Y., Zhu, Q., Tian, Y. and Wang, J.. Twin-coupled shear bands in an ultrafine-grained CoCrFeMnNi high-entropy alloy deformed at 77K. Materials Research Letters, 10(6), (2022)

[J40] W Chen, W Zhao, P Gao, F Li, S Kuang, Y Zou, Z Zhao “ Interaction between dislocations, precipitates and hydrogen atoms in a 2000 MPa grade hot-stamped steel”  Journal of Materials Research and Technology, (2022)

[J39] B Su, B Wang, L Luo, L Wang, B Li, C Liu, Y Su, …Y Zou. Tuning microstructure and improving the corrosion resistance of Ti-6Al-3Nb-2Zr-1Mo alloy using the electron beam freeform fabrication - Chemical Engineering Journal (2022)

[J38] Baoxian Su, Binbin Wang, Yanqing Su, Yanjin Xu, Hengzhi Fu, Yu Zou “Corrosion behaviour of a wrought Ti-6Al-3Nb-2Zr-1Mo alloy in artificial seawater with various fluoride concentrations and pH values” Materials & Design (2022),


[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),

[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),

[33] M Habibnejad, J Zhang, Y Zou* “Effect of particle size distribution on the flowability of plasma atomized Ti-6Al-4V powdersPowder Technology (2021),

[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),

[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),

[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),

[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),

[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),

[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),

[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),

[25] MJR Haché*, Y Zou, U Erb “Post-deposition crack evolution in Cr (III) alloy electrodeposits: PhenomenologySurface and Coatings Technology (2021),

[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),

[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),

[22] M. Haché, C. Cheng, and Y. Zou* (Invited Review) “Nanostructured high-entropy materialsJournal of Materials Research (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 volumesMaterials Science & Engineering A (2020),

[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),

[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),

[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),

[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),

[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),

[15] Y. Zou* “Nanomechanical studies of high-entropy alloys” (Invited Review) Journal of Materials Research (2018),

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),

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

[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),

[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),

[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),

[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),

[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),

[7] Y. Zou, H. Ma, R. Spolenak “Ultrastrong, ductile and stable high-entropy alloys at small scalesNature Communications (2015),

[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),

[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),

[4] Y. Zou, S. Maiti, W. Steurer, R. Spolenak, “Size-dependent plasticity in an Nb25Mo25Ta25W25 refractory high-entropy alloyActa Materialia (2014),

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

[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),   

[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 (2009),

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