Special Issue "Intermetallics 2016"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016)
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Dr. Ana Sofia Ramos
CEMUC®, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, R.Luís Reis Santos, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: Nanomaterials; Reactive materials; Titanium and nickel aluminides; Shape memory alloys; Reactive multilayer thin films; Phase transformations; In situ studies using synchrotron radiation; Micromanufacturing; Joining; Self-healing in metallic alloys
The combination of low density, high strength, and good corrosion resistance makes intermetallics promising for structural applications, especially at high temperatures and in severe environments. Intermetallic compounds can be produced from metals that exothermically react with each other, releasing energy that is useful for several applications, including joining. Furthermore, these materials also have potential for functional applications since some intermetallic phases have unique properties, such as shape memory or thermo electric effect. Intermetallic phases of interest include aluminides, silicides, Laves and Heusler phases, among others. As a result of the increasing demand for novel/advanced materials with improved properties, recent years have been marked by the return of intermetallics.
This Special Issue will cover recent progress and new developments regarding all aspects of intermetallic-based materials, including processing, joining, modeling, characterization, testing, and application. From the application perspective, contributions related to intermetallic-based materials intended for structural, as well as for functional, applications are welcome.
Papers focusing on innovative theoretical or experimental approaches to understand the complex relationship between structure, property, and functionality of intermetallic materials or multiphase alloys, where intermetallic compounds are the major constituents, are invited for inclusion in this Special Issue.
Dr. A. S. Ramos
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- Self-propagating high-temperature synthesis
- Shape memory alloys
- Intermetallic composites
- Reactive materials
- Modeling and numerical simulations
- Phase transformations
- Defects and diffusion mechanisms
- Environmental effects, including oxidation and corrosion
- Mechanical properties
- Fracture and crack growth
- Medical applications
- Energy storage applications
- Novel structural and functional applications