Special Issue "Solidification Processing in Metals"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 172

Special Issue Editor

School of Aeronautical Manufacturing Engineering, Nanchang Hangkong University, Nanchang 330063, China
Interests: magnesium alloys; directional solidification (crystals); single crystals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Solidification is an important processing method with extensive use in industrial manufacturing. Most of the complex components are manufactured by casting for many metals. In recent years, solidification has gained novel attraction due to the rapid development of additive manufacturing techniques, where a close control of solidification microstructures is essential for the performance of the product. As a broad science discipline that overlaps areas of material research and condensed matter physics and chemistry, understanding of solidification process is essential for the control of microstructure formation, as well as the final optimization of physical and mechanical properties of metals and their composites.

During past decades, ever-increasing achievements in experimental techniques coupled with new theoretical or simulation developments have resulted in a new level of fundamental aspects of solidification and their application in the casting of metals. This Special Issue is focused on the recent developments of solidification field. The Special Issue also intends to outline the advances in in situ X-ray observations of solidification of metallic alloys, the thermodynamic and kinetics description of solidification process, the atomistic investigation of solid–liquid interfaces , as well as the multi-scale study from nano- up to macroscopic solidification phenomena. All these topics will be covered in additive manufacturing, single crystal casting, welding, supercooling and the other advanced solidification techniques. We invite you to contribute research work concerning new solidification processing methods, new experimental techniques and advanced theoretical models. We believe that these excellent contributions will largely promote this rich area and give a valuable perspective on the expanding of its activity in the metal manufacturing industry.

Dr. Wei Yang
Guest Editor

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  • solidification
  • casting
  • additive manufacturing
  • undercooling
  • nucleation
  • crystal growth
  • grain refinement
  • phase transformation
  • microstructure formation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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