Advances in Nanoporous Metallic Materials (2nd Edition)

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 1200

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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin 300401, China
Interests: porous materials; energy storage and conversion; dealloying; metallic glass; high entropy alloy; battery; light metals
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School of Mechanical Engineering, Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin 300401, China
Interests: strain engineering of electrocatalysis; dynamic electro-chemo-mechanical analysis; electrochemical actuation; reactivity enhancement strategies; reaction knitics
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Dear Colleagues,

Nanoporous metallic materials (Au, Pd, Cu, Sn, Bi, etc.) have been successfully applied in many fields, such as catalysis, actuation, sensor, energy storage and conversion, and surface-enhanced Raman scattering, due to their high specific surface area, unique bicontinuous structure, tunable ligament/pore size, good conductivity, etc. More and more techniques, including dealloying, templating and electrochemical synthesis, have been used to synthesize nanoporous metals. In addition, a growing number of technologies are combining (for instance, 3D printing combined with dealloying and templating combined with selective corrosion) to design and fabricate new porous structures that exhibit excellent physical and chemical properties.

This Special Issue focuses on recent advances of nanoporous metallic materials by different methods from fundamental studies to various applications. Research areas may include, but are not limited to, structural design of nanoporous metals, novel preparation methods, characterization of nanoporous structures, calculation and simulation toward nanoporous metals and different reaction processes, and applications of nanoporous metallic materials in various fields. It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Original research papers and review articles are all welcome. We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Dr. Zhifeng Wang
Prof. Dr. Qibo Deng
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Keywords

  • nanoporous metal
  • dealloying
  • energy storage and conversion
  • catalysis
  • actuation
  • sensor
  • mechanical property
  • calculation and simulation
  • surface-enhanced Raman scattering

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Inhibited Surface Diffusion in Nanoporous Multi-Principal Element Alloy Thin Films Prepared by Vacuum Thermal Dealloying
by Tibra Das Gupta and Thomas John Balk
Metals 2024, 14(3), 289; https://doi.org/10.3390/met14030289 - 29 Feb 2024
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Abstract
Nanoporous structures with 3D interconnected networks are traditionally made by dealloying a binary precursor. Certain approaches for fabricating these materials have been applied to refractory multi-principal element alloys (RMPEAs), which can be suitable candidates for high-temperature applications. In this study, nanoporous refractory multi-principal [...] Read more.
Nanoporous structures with 3D interconnected networks are traditionally made by dealloying a binary precursor. Certain approaches for fabricating these materials have been applied to refractory multi-principal element alloys (RMPEAs), which can be suitable candidates for high-temperature applications. In this study, nanoporous refractory multi-principal element alloys (np-RMPEAs) were fabricated from magnesium-based thin films (VMoNbTaMg) that had been prepared by magnetron sputtering. Vacuum thermal dealloying (VTD), which involves sublimation of a higher vapor pressure element, is a novel technique for synthesizing nanoporous refractory elements that are prone to oxidation. When VMoNbTaMg was heated under vacuum, a nanoporous structure was created by the sublimation of the highest vapor pressure element (Mg). X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy depth profiling indicated significantly less ligament oxidation during VTD as compared to traditional dealloying methods. Furthermore, np-RMPEAs exhibited outstanding stability against coarsening, retaining smaller ligaments (~25 nm) at elevated temperature (700 °C) for a prolonged period (48 h). Full article
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