Faculty, by Name

Xiaofeng ZHAO

Xiaofeng ZHAO

Research Base of Introduce Talents
Room.211, Material Building F

Biographical Information

BSc. Centre South University, 1999

MSc. Chinese Academy of Science. 2002

PhD. University of Manchester, 2007


Research Interests

(1) Thermal barrier coatings for aero-engine, land-based gas turbine applications.

(2) Protective coatings for zirconium cladding rod used in nuclear reactors.


Selected Publications

1.  X. Zhao, F. Yang, H. Zhang, P. Xiao. Non-destructive evaluation of high-temperature moduli of 3C-SiC using Raman spectroscopy, Journal of Raman Spectroscopy, in press. DOI: 10.1002/jrs.3119

2.  F. Yang, X. Zhao, P. Xiao. The effects of temperature and composition on the thermal conductivities of [(ZrO2)1-x(CeO2)x]0.92(Y2O3)0.08 solid solutions. Acta Mater. 60 (2012) 914-922

3.  C. Zhu, X. Zhao, I. S. Molchan, G. E. Thompson, G. Liang, P. Xiao. Effect of cooling rate and substrate thickness on spallation of alumina scale on Fecralloy. Mater. Sci. Eng. A. 528 (2011) 8687-8693

4.  X. Zhao, R. L. Langford, I. P. Shapiro, P. Xiao. Onset plastic deformation and cracking behaviour of 3C-SiC upon indentation at room temperature, J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 94 (2011)3509-3514

5.  X. Zhao, J. Liu, R. J. Jones, D. S. Rickerby, P. Xiao. Evolution of the interfacial toughness of thermal barrier system with a Pt-diffused γ+γ’ bond coat, Acta Mater, 59 (2011) 6401-6411.

6.  F. Yang, X. Zhao, P. Xiao. Bulk conduction and relaxation in [(ZrO2)1-x(CeO2)x]0.92(Y2O3)0.08 (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) solid solutions at intermediate temperatures, J. Power Source, 196 (2011) 4943-4949.

7.  F. Yang, X. Zhao, P. Xiao. Thermal conductivities of YSZ/Al2O3 composites, J. Euro. Ceram. Soc. 30(2010)3111-3116.

8.  F. Yang, X. Zhao, P. Xiao. Electrical properties of YSZ/Al2O3 composite and YSZ/Al2O3 interface studied by impedance spectroscopy and finite element modelling. Solid State Ions, 181 (2010) 783-789.

9.  X. Zhao, F. Yang, A. Shinmi, P. Xiao. Stress-enhanced growth rate of aluminium oxide scale formed on FeCrAlY alloy, Script. Mater. 63(2010)117-120.

10.  X. Zhao, X. He, Y. Sun and P. Xiao. Superhard and tougher SiC/diamond-like-carbon composite films produced by electron beam physical vapour deposition, Acta. Mater. 57(2009) 893-902.