Metal-Matrix Nanocomposites and Their Applications II

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "Nanocomposite Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 56

Special Issue Editor

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
Interests: metal matrix nanocomposite; carbonaceous materials; interface modification; material characterization; mechanical property; physical property
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Following the success of the first edition of the Nanomaterials Special Issue “Metal-Matrix Nanocomposites and Their Applications”, in which a total of 8 papers were published (, we are delighted to announce the launch of a second edition.

There is increasing interest in the development of metal matrix nanocomposites since the addition of nanoparticles, nanowires, nanotubes or nanolayers can lead to an extraordinarily high strength-to-weight ratio and enhanced mechanical, physical and chemical properties over conventional materials. For metal matrix nanocomposites, critical challenges involve the dispersion of nano-reinforcing phases, the control and optimization of interface structure, the theoretical mechanisms of mechanical and functional properties, etc. Furthermore, their excellent and tailorable properties make them very attractive for a variety of applications, such as aerospace, transportation, electronics, thermal management, etc.

This Special Issue will highlight the latest advances in metal matrix processing, interface modification, microstructure characterization, properties and usage in a myriad of applications.

Original theoretical and experimental research articles, communications and reviews are welcome. Research topics of interest include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Metal matrix nanocomposites (aluminum, magnesium, titanium, copper, or iron matrix, etc.);
  • Layered nanocomposites (multiple nanolayers composed of various materials or nanolayer sandwiches bonded to a metal matrix core);
  • Nanoscale interface modification;
  • Processing;
  • Microstructure characterization;
  • Properties;
  • Application.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Qiang Zhang
Guest Editor

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  • metal matrix nanocomposite
  • layered nanocomposites
  • nanoscale interface modification
  • processing
  • microstructure characterization
  • properties
  • application

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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