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Special Issue "Heat Treatment of Metallic Materials in Modern IndustryVolume II"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Metals and Alloys".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 March 2024 | Viewed by 81

Special Issue Editors

Department of Metals and Corrosion Engineering, University of Chemistry and Technology, Technická 5, 166 28 Prague, Czech Republic
Interests: intermetallic alloys; powder metallurgy; titanium alloys; aluminum alloys; mechanical alloying; spark plasma sintering; high-entropy alloys
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Faculty of Material Sciences and Technology of the STU in Trnava, J. Bottu 25, 917 24 Trnava, Slovakia
Interests: heat treatment of metals; thermochemical treatments; physical vapor deposition; microstructural analyses; microstructure–properties relationships
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Steels, cast irons and non-ferrous metals are nowadays widely used in various industrial branches for manufacturing of components or tools. The tools or components must be subjected to different heat, thermo-chemical or surface treatments before being operated. These treatments either convert the initial annealed microstructures to hard martensitic or bainitic ones, or assist to form hard and wear resistant surface layers that protect the materials against various environmental attacks. A variety of techniques are used to generate these modifications such as hardening and tempering procedures, carburizing, nitriding, boriding or selective laser or electron beam thermal treatments. Alternatively, there are various physical or chemical vapor deposition techniques that make it possible to create hard surface layers without thermal influencing of the base material. This Special Issue is devoted to the studies related (but not strictly limited) to the effects of different thermal or superficial treatments on microstructure, mechanical properties, wear performance and other important characteristics of iron-based and non-ferrous metals used in the today’s industry. Articles focused on treatments of not only steels but also aluminum, copper, magnesium and/or titanium alloys are welcome. Additionally, this SI is open for articles dealing with modelling of heat treatment processes and their impact on the resulting microstructures.

Dr. Pavel Novak
Dr. Peter Jurči
Guest Editors

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  • steels
  • non-ferrous alloys
  • heat treatment
  • thermo-chemical treatment
  • physical vapor deposition
  • microstructure
  • mechanical properties
  • wear performance

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