Crystalline Metals and Alloys

A section of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352).

Section Information

This Section “Crystalline Metals and Alloys” aims to publish high-quality theoretical and/or experimental studies related to crystalline metals, alloys and intermetallics. Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Solidification and crystallization;
  • Casting, welding, and additive manufacturing;
  • Thermomechanical processes and high deformations;
  • Recrystallization, grain growth, and textures;
  • Martensite, twins, and displacive phase transformations;
  • Order–disorder, precipitation, and diffusive phase transformations;
  • Classical alloys, such as Mg, Al, Ti, Fe, Ni, Zr, and Cu-based alloys;
  • Advanced alloys, such as TWIP and TRIP steels and Ti alloys;
  • Precious alloys, for example based on Au, Pt or Pd;
  • Shape memory alloys (SMAs) and high entropy alloys (HEAs);
  • Crystallization in bulk metallic glasses (BMG);
  • Characterization techniques, such as optical microscopy, X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy (SEM, TEM, EBSD), calorimetry, dilatometry, mechanical tests, and in situ experiments.

There is no restriction on the length of papers, and contributions are welcome as original research articles, reviews, letters, and communications.


  • metals
  • alloys
  • solidification
  • grains
  • textures
  • dislocations
  • phase transformations
  • twinning
  • precipitation
  • martensite
  • X-ray diffraction
  • electron microscopy
  • casting
  • rolling
  • welding
  • additive manufacturing
  • mechanical properties

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