Special Issue "Advances in Cermets"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Marta Ziemnicka-Sylwester

Faculty of Engineering, Hokkaido University, Kita 18, Nishi 8, 060- 8628, Sapporo, Japan
Website: http://www.eng.hokudai.ac.jp/labo/MSESC/marta/?id=cv
Interests: ultra-high temperature materials; cermets; strengthening; hardness and fracture toughness; wear and corrosion resistance; combustion synthesis; sintering; powder metallurgy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Advanced technologies development requires foolproof materials with excellent wear resistance, hardness and fracture toughness. Cermets are ideally designed to combine the optimal properties of both high temperature resistant tough ceramics and ductile metals which possess the ability to reduce cracks propagations and prevent catastrophic failure. Therefore, much better reliability is expected from cermet composites than from any other particular components. Thanks to their superior qualities, cermets are important components in spacecrafts and rocket engines, cutting and drilling tools, fuselage of supersonic planes, combustors in flame vents, among many others.

The precise technology of fabrication is essential, since microstructure refinement and uniform distribution of matrix phase can significantly enhance fracture toughness. However, it is still a challenge for materials engineering to develop new cermets for more severe applications, with matrix phase consisting of ductile metal, rather than brittle intermetallics.

In this Special Issue on “Advances in Cermets” we are soliciting original experimental and theoretical papers, as well as comprehensive reviews which are focused on new and advanced cermets. The scope of this Special Issue covers a very broad range of topics from fundamental concepts, such as phase equilibrium in refractory metal-superhard ceramics systems, hardness and fracture toughness of metal matrix composites, creep and wear resistance, to recent advances in technology development for cemented carbides and borides.

Dr. Marta Ziemnicka-Sylwester
Guest Editor


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  • metal matrix composites MMC
  • cermets
  • technical ceramics
  • cemented carbides
  • borides
  • hardness
  • fracture toughness

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p. 119-130
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Metals 2015, 5(1), 119-130; doi:10.3390/met5010119
Received: 23 September 2014 / Revised: 22 December 2014 / Accepted: 12 January 2015 / Published: 21 January 2015
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p. 623-638
Metals 2014, 4(4), 623-638; doi:10.3390/met4040623
Received: 31 October 2014 / Revised: 9 December 2014 / Accepted: 11 December 2014 / Published: 19 December 2014
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p. 410-427
Metals 2014, 4(3), 410-427; doi:10.3390/met4030410
Received: 3 June 2014 / Revised: 9 August 2014 / Accepted: 11 August 2014 / Published: 20 August 2014
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