Special Issue "Structure and Performance of Nanoparticle Improved Ferrous Alloys"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2023) | Viewed by 1678
Interests: metal matrix composite; Fe-based alloys; light alloys; microstructure and mechanical performance; grain refinement; corrosion and protection
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Ferrous alloys, particularly steels, are currently the most widely used structural materials due to their high mechanical performance, abundance and reasonable prices. Due to the progressive development of modern industry, more advanced requirements are being imposed upon the performance of ferrous alloys. The increasing demand for high-strength ferrous alloys that also maintain high plasticity, toughness and heat/corrosion/fatigue resistance for automotive, aerospace, marine, military and industrial applications has given great impetus to scientific research on high-performance ferrous alloys. In recent years, nanoparticle-enabled methodologies have emerged to overcome the limitations of conventional metallurgical approaches and revolutionize metal processing and manufacturing technologies, providing a novel avenue to significantly improve the performance of ferrous alloys. It is well documented that in situ and ex situ nanoparticles can be employed to tailor materials, incorporating controllable nano/micro-structures with unique physical/chemical/mechanical properties. An in-depth understanding of nanoparticle-induced evolution mechanisms of structure and performance of ferrous alloys can lay a scientific foundation for the development of high-performance ferrous alloys.
This Special Issue aims to cover a wide range of subjects related to the structure and performance of nanoparticle-improved ferrous alloys. It will emphasise resolving the issue of how nanoparticles can be utilized to tailor the nano/micro-structures and physical/chemical/mechanical behaviours of ferrous alloys.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Design and modelling of Fe-based alloys containing nanoparticles.
- Phase diagrams of ferrous alloys with nanoparticles.
- Nanoparticle incorporation, formation and distribution in Fe-based alloys.
- Nanoparticle interactions with ferrous alloy melt and solidification fronts.
- Nanoparticle-induced micro/nano-structure evolution of Fe-based alloys.
- Nanoparticle effects on the physical/chemical/mechanical properties of Fe-based alloys.
- Additive manufacturing of Fe-based alloys with nanoparticles.
- Processing of Fe-based alloy powders containing nanoparticles.
- High-energy beam interactions with Fe-based alloys containing nanoparticles.
Dr. Kui Wang
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- ferrous alloys
- Fe matrix composites
- structure and properties of materials
- materials characterization
- materials design and synthesis
- materials processing and manufacturing