Special Issue "Advanced Corrosion Resistant Alloys for Energy Production, Storage, and Transportation Systems"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2012)
Prof. Dr. Ronald G. Ballinger (Website)
Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
Interests: environmental effects on materials behavior; electrochemistry; corrosion; advanced materials for fusion systems advanced statistical and experimental techniques for experimental analysis; nuclear fuel performance analysis
Advanced energy production or storage systems increasingly require that metals perform in increasingly aggressive environments. Higher temperatures, intense radiation, extreme chemistries, high stresses, aggressive duty cycles and longer life characterize advanced nuclear and fossil power, battery and other energy storage, fuel cell and propulsion systems. Conventional ferritic and austenitic stainless steels and nickel-base alloys have given way to higher alloyed systems involving precipitation hardening to increase strength and creep resistance. A transition is also taking place in the automotive, truck and heavy equipment industry where increasingly stringent fuel economy and emissions standards are requiring a shift from the traditional steels and aluminum alloys to more exotic corrosion resistant stainless steels, nickel-base and titanium alloys.
The goal of the special issue “Advanced Corrosion Resistant Alloys for Energy Production, Storage, and Transportation Systems” is to present several state of the technology papers that discuss the advances in metals development as well as the challenges associated with the use of metals in the extreme environments in the nuclear, fossil, battery, fuel cell, energy storage aircraft propulsion and ground transportation systems.
Prof. Dr. Ronald G. Ballinger