Special Issue "Light Alloys and Their Applications"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2014
Prof. Dr. Peter J. Uggowitzer
ETH Zurich Metal Physics and Technology Department of Materials HCI J490, Wolfgang-Pauli Str. 10 CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland
Over the last few decades, we have witnessed very successful developments in light metals design and processing. In particular, there has been a significant increase in the use of light alloys for various applications. Due to societal and economic pressures, the light-alloys community is called upon to provide novel high-performance materials with improved properties, as well as advanced processing technologies, which take sustainability and recycling aspects into particular consideration. The main focus of the forthcoming ‘Light Alloys and Applications’ issue is to present a comprehensive overview of the new developments. Recent advances in the science and technology of aluminum, magnesium, and titanium alloys will be addressed in various topics, which include alloy design, simulation and modeling, processing innovations, novel forming and joining technologies, corrosion and surface modifications, as well as sophisticated examples of successful applications in light-weight constructions, energy technologies, and medicine.
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this special issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Peter J. Uggowitzer
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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.
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- alloy design
- simulation and modeling
- casting and forming technologies
- joining processes
- corrosion and surface modification
- mechanical and electrochemical properties
- applications in light-weight
- transport, and energy systems
- bio-medical applications
- recycling and sustainability
Materials 2013, 6(12), 5870-5877; doi:10.3390/ma6125870
Received: 5 November 2013; in revised form: 18 November 2013 / Accepted: 6 December 2013 / Published: 12 December 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1184 KB)
Article: Microstructural Evolution and Dynamic Softening Mechanisms of Al-Zn-Mg-Cu Alloy during Hot Compressive Deformation
Materials 2014, 7(1), 244-264; doi:10.3390/ma7010244
Received: 7 November 2013; in revised form: 20 December 2013 / Accepted: 2 January 2014 / Published: 8 January 2014| Download PDF Full-text (1957 KB)
Article: In situ Neutron Diffraction during Casting: Determination of Rigidity Point in Grain Refined Al-Cu Alloys
Materials 2014, 7(2), 1165-1172; doi:10.3390/ma7021165
Received: 19 December 2013; in revised form: 29 January 2014 / Accepted: 6 February 2014 / Published: 12 February 2014| Download PDF Full-text (616 KB)
Materials 2014, 7(2), 1173-1187; doi:10.3390/ma7021173
Received: 26 December 2013; in revised form: 29 January 2014 / Accepted: 6 February 2014 / Published: 13 February 2014| Download PDF Full-text (1078 KB)
Article: Effect of Al–5Ti–C Master Alloy on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Hypereutectic Al–20%Si Alloy
Materials 2014, 7(2), 1188-1200; doi:10.3390/ma7021188
Received: 11 June 2013; in revised form: 8 February 2014 / Accepted: 10 February 2014 / Published: 14 February 2014| Download PDF Full-text (3570 KB)
Article: Mechanical Behavior of AZ31B Mg Alloy Sheets under Monotonic and Cyclic Loadings at Room and Moderately Elevated Temperatures
Materials 2014, 7(2), 1271-1295; doi:10.3390/ma7021271
Received: 20 December 2013; in revised form: 6 February 2014 / Accepted: 6 February 2014 / Published: 18 February 2014| Download PDF Full-text (1396 KB)
Article: Effect of Thermal History on Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of AZ31 Magnesium Alloy Prepared by Friction Stir Processing
Materials 2014, 7(3), 1573-1589; doi:10.3390/ma7031573
Received: 13 January 2014; in revised form: 6 February 2014 / Accepted: 19 February 2014 / Published: 28 February 2014| Download PDF Full-text (1575 KB)
Materials 2014, 7(3), 1590-1602; doi:10.3390/ma7031590
Received: 17 December 2013; in revised form: 16 January 2014 / Accepted: 21 January 2014 / Published: 28 February 2014| Download PDF Full-text (1004 KB)
Materials 2014, 7(3), 1603-1624; doi:10.3390/ma7031603
Received: 19 December 2013; in revised form: 20 February 2014 / Accepted: 24 February 2014 / Published: 28 February 2014| Download PDF Full-text (4559 KB)
Last update: 27 February 2014