Feature Papers in Crystallography and Applications of Metallic Materials (2nd Edition)

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystallography and Applications of Metallic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2024 | Viewed by 179

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Department of Physics, University of Girona, Campus Montilivi s/n, 17003 Girona, Spain
Interests: powder metallurgy; structural analysis; thermal analysis; mechanical alloying; nanocrystalline
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Dear Colleagues,

Metallic compounds are applied in automobile, biomedical, energy, and sustainability fields due to various mechanic, electrical, magnetic, and optical properties, as well as their resistance to corrosion and radiation. One of the aspects that influences its functional response the most is its microstructure. Therefore, the crystallographic characterization of metal alloys is of scientific and technological interest. One of the goals is to design the microstructure of advanced materials. This Special Issue is the second edition. This edition will be devoted to research work on metallic materials (steels, Co-based, Ni-based, Al-based, Ti-based, Cu-based, Fe-based, and so on) and the study of their microstructure and properties, based on searching for relationships between structure, properties, and applications. Review papers are welcomed. Likewise, manuscripts that explore the influence of composition and/or processing, including thermal annealing, applied pressure or electromagnetic field, are expected. Moreover, in addition to fundamental studies, more complex experimental studies that take into account crystallization, anisotropy, texture, and/or crystallographic defects and theoretical studies (ab initio, modeling, simulation, etc.) are also sought.

Prof. Dr. Joan-Josep Suñol
Guest Editor

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  • crystallography
  • X-ray diffraction
  • metals, metallic alloys, and compounds
  • microstructure
  • crystallization
  • dislocations
  • texture
  • crystallographic defects
  • anisotropy
  • solid-state transformations
  • mechanical and functional properties

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