Special Issue "Laser-Assisted Processing of Metals and Alloys (Second Edition)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2024 | Viewed by 73

Special Issue Editors

Center for Advanced Laser Technologies (CETAL), National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, 077125 Magurele, Romania
Interests: additive manufacturing; laser metal processing; biocompatible materials; surface microstructuring; deposition and modification of thin solid structures via high intensity laser irradiation
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National Institute for Laser, Plasma and Radiation Physics, RO-077125 Magurele, Romania
Interests: thin films deposition; biomaterials and protective coatings; characterization methods; natural origin calcium phosphates as sustainable biofunctional coatings for medical applications; biomimetic metallic implants
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Lasers Department, National Institute for Lasers, Plasma and Radiation Physics, 077125 Magurele, Romania
Interests: pulsed laser deposition; modification and characterization of nanostructured thin coatings; matrix-assisted pulsed laser evaporation (MAPLE); laser surface studies and processing; biomaterials thin layers; tissue engineering; biomimetic metallic implants; optoelectronics and sensors
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This is an open invitation to contribute to a Special Issue of Metals entitled “Laser-Assisted Processing of Metals and Alloys (Second Edition)”.

We start from the premise that any material can be melted/vaporized under high-intensity laser irradiation through either pulses or a continuous beam. New industrial applications can be envisaged and designed on this basis. Thus, one can tune the melting process to develop high-performance cutting, welding, marking or additive manufacturing technologies. As the laser beam can be focused on a very small spot, these operations can be conducted with a precision in the micrometric range. This is difficult to achieve using other processing techniques.

On the other hand, laser beams struggle to process thick metal sheets because of the mandatory removal of large amounts of molten material from the irradiation site, and the inherent geometrical difficulties. Moreover, the most powerful laser sources in IR (e.g., CO2 at 10.6 μm) are incompatible with common metals used in industry (Al or Cu), due to their high reflectivity/low absorptivity (energy transfer) at these wavelengths.

New industrial challenges were proposed and addressed in recent years via various laser-assisted processes, such as the welding of incompatible materials for cells of electrical batteries, relief marking using laser cladding, heterogeneous laser welding, thermal treatments via laser irradiation, and laser microstructuring for improving surface properties or metal nanoparticle synthesis.

In additive manufacturing, laser beams are used for in situ building and alloying metal and metal matrix composite parts. Multilayer metal structures can be synthesized via laser melting deposition, and configurations with an enhanced topology and convoluted shapes, which are impossible to manufacture through conventional casting, become feasible via layer-by-layer building approaches.

This Special Issue is open to specialists in materials science and metallurgy, where lasers represent a processing tool of metallic materials. High-quality, novel and original research papers or reviews that highlight the latest trends in the laser-assisted processing of metallic materials will be welcomed for submission to this Special Issue.

We await your important contributions and wish you success in your scientific endeavors in the future.

Dr. Andrei C. Popescu
Dr. Duta Liviu-Marian
Prof. Dr. Ion N. Mihailescu
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • laser-assisted processing
  • laser additive manufacturing
  • laser cutting
  • laser welding
  • laser marking
  • laser microstructuring
  • in situ alloying
  • laser evaporation of metals
  • metal nanoparticle synthesis

Published Papers

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