• ZHU Yinlian
    Title:Professor Email: ylzhu@imr.ac.cn
    Tel. : +86-24-83978629 FAX: +86-24-23891320
    Division: Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Solid Atomic Imaging Division
    Address: Solid Atomic Imaging Division, Institute of Metal Research Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMR CAS), 72 Wenhua Road,Shenyang,China., 110016


Ph.D, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2005

M.Sc., Dalian University of Technology, 1994.

B.Sc., Dalian University of Technology, 1991

Since 2001, Research Fellow, Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2006-2007, Research Fellow, Max-Planck Institute of Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany

Research Interest:

Transmission electron microscopy, microstructure and microanalysis of low-dimensional functional oxides, and the relationships with the properties. Growth of perovskite-based oxide heterointerfaces by PLD technique.

Research Achievement:

Service to the International Professional Societies:


Science & Technology Innovation Prize of Institute of Metal Research (2015)

SYNL Excellent paper prize (2006)

President Scholarship of CAS (2005)

Shi Chang-xu Scholarship of Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, (2005)


More than 110 papers published in distinguished international journals such as Science, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, Acs Applied Materials &Interfaces, Acta Materialia, Appl. Phys. Lett., J. Mater. Res., and Phil. Mag. (Lett). etc.

1. Y. L. Tang†, Y. L. Zhu†, X. L. Ma*, A. Y. Borisevich, A. N. Morozovska, E. A. Eliseev, W. Y. Wang, Y. J. Wang , Y. B. Xu, Z. D. Zhang, S. J. Pennycook, Observation of a periodic array of flux-closure quadrants in strained ferroelectric PbTiO3 films, Science 348(6234): 547-551 (2015).

2. Y. L. Tang†, Y. L. Zhu†, Y. Liu, Y. J. Wang, X. L. Ma*, Giant linear strain gradient with extremely low elastic energy in a perovskite nanostructure array, Nature Communications, 8:15994, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms15994 (2017).

3. S. R. Zhang, Y. L. Zhu*, Y. L. Tang, Y. Liu, S. Li, M. J. Han, J. Y. Ma, B. Wu, Z. H. Chen, S. Saremi, X. L. Ma*, Giant polarization sustainability in ultrathin ferroelectric films mediated by charge transfer, Advanced Materials, 1703543 (2017).

4. Y. Liu, Y. L. Zhu*, Y. L. Tang, Y. J. Wang, Y. X. Jiang, Y. B. Xu, B. Zhang, X. L. Ma*, Local enhancement of polarization at PbTiO3/BiFeO3 interfaces mediated by charge transfer, Nano Letters, 17, 3619-3628 (2017).

5. Y. Liu†, Y. J. Wang†, Y. L. Zhu*, C. H. Lei, Y. L. Tang, S. Li, S. R. Zhang, J. Y. Li, X. L. Ma*, Large scale 2D flux-closure domain arrays in oxide multilayers and their controlled growth, Nano Letters, On line available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b02615.(2017)

6. Y. Liu, Y. L. Zhu*, Y. L. Tang, Y. J. Wang, S. Li, S. R. Zhang, J. Y. Ma, X. L. Ma, Controlled growth and atomic-scale mapping of charged hetero-interfaces in BiFeO3/PbTiO3 bilayers, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 9: 25578 (2017).

7. S. Li, Y. L. Zhu*, Y. L. Tang, Y. Liu, S. R. Zhang, Y. J. Wang, X. L. Ma, Thickness-dependent a1/a2 domain evolution in ferroelectric PbTiO3 films, Acta Materialia, 131, 123-130 (2017).

8. S. Li, Y. L. Zhu*, Y. J. Wang, Y. L. Tang, Y. Liu, S. R. Zhang, J. Y. Ma, X. L. Ma, Periodic arrays of flux-closure domains in ferroelectric thin films with oxide electrodes, Applied Physics Letters, 111: 052901 (2017).

9. W. Y. Wang, Y. L. Zhu*, Y. L. Tang, Y. B. Xu, Y. Liu, S. Li, S. R. Zhang, Y. J. Wang, X. L. Ma, Large scale arrays of four-state vortex domains in BiFeO3 thin films, Applied Physics Letters, 109, 202904, doi: 10.1063/1.4967878 (2016).

10. Y. L. Tang†, Y. L. Zhu†, X. L. Ma*, On the benefit of aberration-corrected HAADF-STEM for strain determination and its application to tailoring ferroelectric domain patterns, Ultramicroscopy 160: 57-63 (2016).

11. Wang W. Y.†, Tang Y. L.†, Zhu Y. L.*, Xu Y. B., Liu Y., Wang Y. J., Jagadeesh S., and Ma X. L.* , (2015): Atomic level one-dimensional structural modulations at the negatively charged domain walls in BiFeO3 films. Advanced Materials Interfaces. DOI:10.1002/admi.201500024.

12. Tang Y. L., Zhu Y. L.,Wang Y. J., Wang W. Y., Xu Y. B., Ren W. J., Zhang Z. D., and Ma X. L. (2014): Atomic-scale mapping of dipole frustration at 90u charged domain walls in ferroelectric PbTiO3 films. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS | 4 : 4115 | DOI: 10.1038/srep04115.

13. Tang Y.L, Zhu Y.L.*, Zhang Y.Q, Zhang Z.D., and Ma X.L. (2013): Nanostructured Nd0.45Sr0.55MnO3 films grown on SrTiO3(110). J. Mater. Res., 28, 1692-1698.

14. Tang Y.L, Zhu Y.L*., Meng H, Zhang Y.Q., and Ma X.L. (2012): Misfit dislocations of anisotropic magnetoresistant Nd0.45Sr0.55MnO3 thin films grown on SrTiO3 (110) substrates. Acta mater. 60,5975-5983.

15. Wang X, Zhu Y.L.*, Wang X.W., Zhang Y.Q., and Ma X.L.(2012): Microstructure of the potentially multiferroic Fe/BaTiO3 epitaxial interface. Phil. Mag., 92, 1733-1747.

16. Wang X, Zhu Y.L.*, He M, Lu H.B., and Ma X.L. (2011): Structural and microstructural analyses of crystalline Er2O3 high-k films grown on Si (001) by laser molecular beam epitaxy. Acta Materialia, 59, 1644-1650.

17. Liang J.J, Wei H, Zhu Y.L., Sun X.F., T Jin, Hu Z.Q., Dargusch M.S., Yao X. (2011): Influence of Co addition on constituent phases and performance of a NiCrAlYRe alloy system. Surface and coating technology, 205(21-22), 4968-4979.

18. Liang J.J, Wei H, Zhu Y.L., Sun X.F., Hu Z.Q., Dargusch M.S., Yao X. (2011): Phase constitutes and thermal expansion behavior of a NiCrAlY Re coating alloy. J. Mater. Sci., 46, 500-508.

19. Liang J.J, Wei H, Zhu Y.L., Sun X.F., Hu Z.Q., Dargusch M.S., Yao X. (2011): Influence of Re on the properties of  a NiCoCrAlY coating alloy. J. Mater. Sci. Technol, 27(5), 408-414.

20. Xu  G, Zhu Y.L., and Ma X.L., (2011): Cu2S nanowires and Mns/Cu2S nano-junctions derived from γ-MnS nanowires via selective cation exchange reaction. Phys. Stat. Sol. A, 208(1), 123-128.

21. Zhu Y.L.*, Zheng S.J., Chen D., and Ma X.L., (2010): Microstructure Tuning of epitaxial BaTiO3-x thin films grown using laser molecular-beam epitaxy by varying the oxygen pressure. Thin Solid Films, 518, 3669-3673.

22. Zhu Y.L.*, Wang X., Zhuo M.J., Zhang Y.Q., and Ma X.L., (2010): Dislocations in charge-ordered Pr0.5Ca0.5MnO3 epitaxial thin films prepared by two-step growth technique. Phil. Mag. Lett.  90(5), 323-336.

23. Zhu Y.L.*, Zheng S.J., Ma X.L., Feigl L, Alexe M., Hesse D., and Vrejoiu I., (2010): Microstructural evolution of [PbZrxTi1-xO3/PbZryTi1-yO3]n epitaxial multilayers (x/y = 0.2/0.4, 0.4/0.6) in dependence on layer thickness. Phil. Mag. 90(10), 1359-1372.

24. Zhu Y.L.*, (2007): Microstructural and magnetic properties of bulk La1-xPrxMnO3+d (x = 0.2, 0.3, 0.5). Phil. Mag. Lett. 87(2), 75-83.

25. Vrejoiu I., Zhu Y.L., Le Rhun G., Schubert A., Hesse D., and Alexe M., (2007): Structure and properties of epitaxial ferroelectric PbZr0.4Ti0.6O3 /PbZr0.6Ti0.4O3  superlattices grown on SrTiO3 (001) by pulsed laser deposition, Applied Physics Letters, 90, 072909.

26. Zhu Y.L., Ma X.L., Li D.X., Lu H.B., Chen Z.H. and Yang G.Z., (2005): Microstructural analyses of a highly conductive Nb-doped SrTiO3 film. Acta Mater. 53(5), 1277-1284.

27. Zhu Y.L., Ma X.L., Li D.X., Lu H.B., Chen Z.H. and Yang G.Z., (2005): Highly dense and compositionally fluctuated nano-agglomerates in an epitaxial La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 thin film grown on (001) SrTiO3. J. Mater. Res. 20(3), 571-579.