Reviewers for 40+ journals, including Nat Mater, Science Adv, Adv Mater series, Phys Rev Lett, Appl Phys Lett, Acta Mater, J Mater Sci Tech, Nanoscale series, J Phys series, J Mater Chem C, IEEE Electron Dev Lett and others. 


57. S. Ahmed, X.-D. Wang*, Y.-X. Zhou, L. Sun, R. Mazzarello*, Wei Zhang*Unraveling the optical contrast in Sb2Te and AgInSbTe phase-change materials, arXiv:2101.00789 (2021).   ​​​​​​​

56. S. Ahmed, X.-D. Wang*, H. Li, Y.-X. Zhou, Y. Chen, L. Sun, Wei Zhang*, R. Mazzarello*, Change in structure of amorphous Sb-Te phase-change materials as a function of stoichiometry, Physica Status Solidi RRL, (2021) in press,  (Invited article) for Speical Issue on 60 years of Physica Status Solidi

55. Y.-Z. Xu#, X.-D. Wang#Wei Zhang*, L. Schäfer, J. Reindl, F. vom Bruch, Y.-X. Zhou, V. Evang, J.-J. Wang, V. L. Deringer, E. Ma, M. Wuttig*, R. Mazzarello*, Materials screening for disorder-controlled chalcogenide crystals for phase-change memory applications, Advanced Materials 33, 2006221 (2021) Link

54. L. Sun#, Y.-X. Zhou#, X.-D. Wang, Y. Chen, V. L. Deringer, R. Mazzarello, Wei Zhang* Ab initio molecular dynamics and materials design for embedded phase-change memory, npj Computational Materials 7, 29 (2021) Link

53. Y.-X. Zhou, H.-Y. Zhang, V.L. Deringer*, Wei Zhang*, Structure and Dynamics of Supercooled Liquid Ge2Sb2Te5 from Machine-Learning-Driven Simulations, Physica Status Solidi RRL​​​​​​​ doi: 10.1002/pssr.202000403 Link (Invited article) for Speical Issue on Phase-Change and Ovonic Materials

52. J.-J. Wang#, C.-J. Zhou#, Y. Yu#, Y.-X. Zhou, L. Lu, B. Ge, Y. Cheng, C.-L. Jia, R. Mazzarello, Z. Shi*, M. Wuttig*, Wei Zhang*, Enhancing thermoelectric performance of Sb2Te3 through swapped bilayer defects, Nano Energy 79, 105484 (2021) Link 



51. M. Xu*, X. Mai, J. Lin, Wei Zhang, Y. Li, Y. He, H. Tong, X. Hou, P. Zhou* and X. Miao*, Recent Advances on Neuromorphic Devices Based on Chalcogenide Phase-Change Materials, Advanced Functional Materials 30, 2003419 (2020) Link

50. Wei Zhang*, E. Ma*, "Unveiling the structural origin to control resistance drift in phase-change memory materials", Materials Today ​​​​​​​41, 156-176 (2020) Link    

49. X.-D. Wang#, J.-L. Tan#, C.-Q. Han#, J.-J. Wang*, L. Lu, H.-C. Du, C.-L. Jia, V. L. Deringer*, J. Zhou, Wei Zhang*, Sub-angstrom characterization of structural origin for high in-plane anisotropy in 2D GeS2, ACS Nano 14, 4456-4462 (2020). Link ​​​​​​​

48. Y.-X. Zhou, L. Sun, G. M. Zewdie, R. Mazzarello, V. L. Deringer, E. Ma, Wei Zhang*, Bonding similarities and differences between Y–Sb–Te and Sc–Sb–Te phase-change memory materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 8, 3646-3654 (2020) (Journal Cover). Link

47. T.-T. Jiang#, X.-D. Wang#, J.-J. Wang*, Y.-X. Zhou, D.-L. Zhang, L. Lu, C.-L. Jia, M. Wuttig, R. Mazzarello, Wei Zhang*, In situ study of vacancy disordering in crystalline phase-change materials under electron beam irradiation, Acta Materialia 187, 103-111 (2020) Link       

46. Y. Chen#, L. Sun#*, Y. Zhou, G. M. Zewdie, V. L. Deringer, R. Mazzarello, Wei Zhang*, Chemical understanding of resistance drift suppression in Ge-Sn-Te phase-change memory materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry C 8, 71-77 (2020) (Journal Cover) Link Cover      



45. B. Chen#, Y. Chen#, K. Ding#, K. Li, F. Jiao, L. Wang, X. Zeng, J. Wang, X. Shen, Wei Zhang, F. Rao*, E. Ma, Kinetics Features Conducive to Cache-Type Nonvolatile Phase-Change Memory, Chemistry of Materials 31, 8794-8800 (2019) Link

44. Wei Zhang*, R. Mazzarello*, E. Ma*, Phase-change materials in electronics and photonics, MRS Bulletin 44, 686-690 (2019) (Editorial, Journal Cover) Link Cover 

43. K. Ding#, J.-J. Wang#, Y.-X. Zhou#, H. Tian#, L. Lu, R. Mazzarello, C. Jia, Wei Zhang*, F. Rao*, E. Ma*, Phase-change heterostructure enables ultralow noise and drift for memory operation, Science, 366, 210-215 (2019) Link

42.  T.-T. Jiang, J.-J. Wang*, L. Lu, C.-S. Ma, D.-L. Zhang, F. Rao, C.-L. Jia, Wei Zhang*, Progressive amorphization of GeSbTe phase-change material under electron beam irradiation, APL Materials 7, 081121 (2019) Link (Invited article) for Speical Issue on Emerging materials in neuromorphic computing

41. F. Rao*, Wei Zhang*, E. Ma*, Catching structural transitions in liquids, Science, 364, 1032-1033 (2019) Link

40. J.-J. Wang, J. Wang, Y. Xu, T. Xin, Z. Song, M. Pohlmann, M. Kaminski, L. Lu, H. Du, C.-L. Jia, R. Mazzarello, M. Wuttig, Wei Zhang*, Layer‐Switching Mechanisms in Sb2Te3. Physica Status Solidi RRL 13, 1900320, (2019). Link

39. G.M. Zewdie#, Y.-X. Zhou#, L. Sun, F. Rao, V.L. Deringer, R. Mazzarello, Wei Zhang*, Chemical design principles for cache-type Sc-Sb-Te phase-change memory materials, Chemistry of Materials 31, 4008-40115 (2019) (Journal Cover)  Link Cover  

38. S. Sun, T. Hussain, Wei Zhang, A. Karton, Blue phosphorene monolayers as potential nano sensors for volatile organic compounds under point defects, Applied Surface Science 486, 52-57(2019) Link

37. Wei Zhang*, M. Wuttig*, Phase Change Materials and Superlattices for Non-Volatile Memories, Physica Status Solidi RRL 13, 1900130 (2019). (Editorial) Link

36. J.-J. Wang, T.-T. Jiang, L. Tian, D.-L. Zhang, Wei Zhang*, Effects of Electron Beam Irradiation on Amorphous GeSbTe Film 电子束辐照对锗锑碲非晶薄膜影响的研究, Materials China 中国材料进展 38, 110-115 (2019) (Invited Article).​​​​​​​ Link

35. Wei Zhang*, R. Mazzarello, M. Wuttig and E. Ma, Designing crystallization in phase-change materials for universal memory and neuro-inspired computing, Nature Reviews Materials, 4 150-168 (2019) (Journal Cover).  Link Cover   

34.  I. Ronneberger, Y.-H. Chen, Wei Zhang* and R. Mazzarello*, Local Structural Origin of the Crystallization Tendency of Pure and Alloyed SbPhysica Status Solidi RRL, 13, 1800552 (2019) Link (Invited article) for Speical Issue on Phase Change Materials and Superlattices for Non-Volatile Memories​​​​​​​.



33.  Wei Zhang* and E. Ma*, Phase-change memory: Single-element glass to record data, Nature Materials, 17, 654-655 (2018) Link 

32.  I. Ronneberger,  Wei Zhang* and R. Mazzarello*, Crystal growth of Ge2Sb2Te5 at high temperatures, MRS Communications 8, 1018-1023 (2018). Link (Invited article)

31. J.-J. Wang#, J. Wang#, H. Du, L. Lu, P. C. Schmitz, J. Reindl, A. M. Mio, C.-L. Jia, E. Ma, R. Mazzarello, M. Wuttig, Wei Zhang*, Genesis and effects of swapping bi-layers in hexagonal GeSb2Te4, Chemistry of Materials, 30, 4770-4777 (2018) Link

30. J.-J. Wang, I. Ronneberger, L. Zhou, L. Lu, V.L. Deringer, B. Zhang, L. Tian, H. Du, C. Jia, X. Qian, M. Wuttig, R. Mazzarello, Wei Zhang*, Unconventional two-dimensional germanium dichalcogenides, Nanoscale, 10, 7363-7368 (2018) Link



29. F. Rao,#* K. Y. Ding#, Y.-X. Zhou#, Y. H. Zheng, M. J. Xia, S. L. Lv, Z. T. Song,* S. L. Feng, I. Ronneberger, R. Mazzarello, Wei Zhang* and E. Ma, Reducing the stochasticity of crystal nucleation to enable subnanosecond memory writing, Science, 358, 1423-1427 (2017) Link  Perspective

28. Wei Zhang, F. Hajiheidari, R. Mazzarello*, Chiral Magnetic Interactions in Graphene Nanoribbons on Topological Insulator Substrates, Physical Review B 96, 245413 (2017) Link

27. S. Privitera*, A. M. Mio, Wei Zhang, R. Mazzarello, C. Persch, M. Wuttig and E. Rimini, Strain development and damage accumulation under ion irradiation of polycrystalline Ge-Sb-Te Alloys, Nanosci. Nanotech. Lett., 9, 1095-1101 (2017) (Invited Article) Link

26. J.-J. Wang#, Y.-Z. Xu#, R. Mazzarello, M. Wuttig, Wei Zhang*, A Review on Disorder-Driven Metal–Insulator Transition in Crystalline Vacancy-Rich GeSbTe Phase-Change Materials, Materials, 10, 862 (2017) (Invited Article) Link

25. R. Wang, Wei Zhang, J. Momand, I. Ronneberger, J. E. Boschker, R. Mazzarello, B. J. Kooi, H. Riechert, M. Wuttig, and R. Calarco*, Formation of resonant bonding during growth of ultrathin GeTe films, NPG Asia Materials, 9, e396 (2017) Link



24. F. Hajiheidari, Wei Zhang and R. Mazzarello*, Effects of a magnetic Fe monolayer on the structural and surface electronic properties of Sb2Te3, Physical Review B, 94, 125421 (2016) Link

23. S. M. S. Privitera, A. M. Mio*, E. Smecca, A. Alberti, Wei Zhang, R. Mazzarello, J. Benke, C. Persch, F. La Via, and E. Rimini, Structural and electronic transitions in Ge2Sb2Te5 induced by ion irradiation damage, Physical Review B, 94, 094103 (2016) Link

22. Y.-C. Wang, Wei Zhang*, L.-Y. Wang, Z. Zhuang, E. Ma, J. Li, Z.-W. Shan*, In situ TEM study of deformation-induced crystalline-to-amorphous transition in silicon, NPG Asia Materials, 8, e291 (2016) Link

21. Wei Zhang, F. Hajiheidari, Y. Li, R. Mazzarello*, Electronic and magnetic properties of H-terminated graphene nanoribbons deposited on the topological insulator Sb2Te3, Scientific Reports, 6, 29009 (2016) Link

20. B. Zhang, Wei Zhang*, Z.-J. Shen, Y.-J. Chen, J.-X. Li, S.-B. Zhang, Z. Zhang, M. Wuttig, R. Mazzarello, E. Ma*, X.-D. Han*, Element-resolved atomic structure imaging of rocksalt Ge2Sb2Te5 phase-change material, Applied Physics Letters, 108, 191902 (2016) (Editor's Pick) Link

19. V. Bragaglia, F. Arciprete, Wei Zhang, A. M. Mio, E. Zallo, K. Perumal, A. Giussani, S. Cecchi, J. E. Boschker, H. Riechert, S. Privitera, E. Rimini, R. Mazzarello, R. Calarco*, Metal-Insulator Transition Driven by Vacancy Ordering in GeSbTe Phase Change Materials, Scientific Reports, 6,  23843, (2016)  Link

18. T.-P. Ying, Y.-Q. Gu, X. Chen,X.-B. Wang, S.-F. Jin, L.-L. Zhao, Wei Zhang, X.-L. Chen, Anderson localization of electrons in single crystals: LixFe7Se8, Science Advances, 2, e1501283 (2016). Link



17. Wei Zhang*, Volker L. Deringer, Richard Dronskowski, Riccardo Mazzarello, Evan Ma, Matthias Wuttig, Density functional theory guided advances in phase-change materials and memories, MRS Bulletin, 40, 856-869 (2015). Link

16. V. L. Deringer, Wei Zhang, P. Rausch, R. Mazzarello, R. Dronskowski*, M. Wuttig*, A chemical link between Ge-Sb-Te and In-Sb-Te phase-change materials, Journal of Materials Chemistry C, 3, 9519-9523 (2015). Link

15. Wei Zhang, Matthias Wuttig, Riccardo Mazzarello*, Effects of stoichiometry on the transport properties of crystalline phase-change materials, Scientific Reports 5, 13496 (2015). Link

14. M. Xu*, Wei Zhang, R. Mazzarello and M. Wuttig*, Disorder Control in Crystalline GeSb2Te4 using High Pressure, Advanced Science 2, 1500117 (2015) (Cover paper) Link   Cover

13. J.-Y. Raty, Wei Zhang, J. Luckas, R. Mazzarello, C. Bichara, M. Wuttig, Aging mechanisms in amorphous phase-change materials, Nature Communications 6, 7467 (2015) Link

12. I. Ronneberger, Wei Zhang, H. Eshet, R. Mazzarello*, Crystallization properties of GeSbTe phase-change compounds from advanced simulations, Advanced Functional Materials 40, 6407-6413 (2015) (Cover paper) Link  Cover1  Cover2



11. Wei Zhang, I. Ronneberger, P. Zalden, M. Xu, M. Salinga, M. Wuttig, R. Mazzarello*, How fragility makes phase-change data storage robust: insights from ab initio simulations, Scientific Reports 4, 6529 (2014). Link

10. V.L. Deringer, Wei Zhang, M. Lumeij, S. Maintz, M. Wuttig, R. Mazzarello,* R. Dronskowski*,Bonding Nature of Local Structural Motifs in Amorphous GeTe. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53, 10817-10820 (2014) (Cover Paper) Link Cover

9. Wei Zhang, I. Ronneberger, Y. Li, R. Mazzarello*, Ab initio investigation of crystalline and amorphous GeTe doped with magnetic impurities, Sci. Adv. Mater. 6, 1655 (2014) (Invited Paper)  Link

8. Wei Zhang, I. Ronneberger, Y. Li, and R. Mazzarello*, Ab initio investigation of amorphous Sb2Te, Chem. Month. 145, 97-101 (2014) (Invited Paper) Link

7. T. Fukushima*, H. Katayama-Yoshida, K. Sato, H. Fujii, E. Rabel, R. Zeller, P. H. Dederichs, Wei Zhang, and R. Mazzarello, First-principles study of magnetic interactions in 3d transition metal-doped phase-change materials, Physical Review B 90, 144417 (2014) Link



6. Y. Li, Wei Zhang, M. Morgenstern, and R. Mazzarello*, Electronic and magnetic properties of zigzag graphene nanoribbons on the (111) surface of Cu, Ag and Au, Physical Review Letters 110, 216804 (2013) Link



5. Wei Zhang, A. Thiess, P. Zalden, R. Zeller, P. H. Dederichs, J.-Y. Raty, M. Wuttig*, S. Blügel, R. Mazzarello*, Role of vacancies in metal-insulator transitions of crystalline phase-change materials, Nature Materials 11, 952-956 (2012). Link

4. Wei Zhang, I. Ronneberger, Y. Li, R. Mazzarello*, Magnetic properties of crystalline and amorphous phase-change materials doped with 3d impurities, Advanced Materials 24, 4387-4391 (2012). Link



3. Wei Zhang, W. Zhou, M.-B. Luo*, Irreversibility of two-dimensional vortex systems with random pinning, Phys. Lett. A 374, 3666 (2010) Link


2. Wei Zhang, L.-Z. Sun, M.-B. Luo*, Simulation of Dynamics in Two-Dimensional Vortex Systems in Random Media, Chin. Phys. Lett. 26, 027402 (2009)  Link


1. Wei Zhang, M.-B. Luo*, Dynamic critical phenomena in two-dimensional fully frustrated Coulomb gas model with disorder, Phys. Lett. A 372, 4726 (2008) Link