Special Issue "Physical Metallurgy of High Performance Steels"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dong-Woo Suh

Graduate Institute of Ferrous Technology (GIFT), Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Korea
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Interests: phase transformation in ferrous alloys; alloy design and microstructure control for advanced high strength steel; degradation of ferrous alloys in non-friendly environment

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ever since human being started using alloys of iron, steels always have served as a backbone material for our society. It is possible because of endless evolution, making them exceptionally responsive to changes in social environments. Physical metallurgy primarily concerns the microstructure and mechanical properties of materials with their relationships. In this context, it is an essential subject for the persistent evolution of alloys of iron, creating a variety of novel high-performance steels. Recently, getting into more intensive competition with other structural alternatives, such as light metals or plastics, alloys of iron are required to make another quantum leap. This Special Issue attempts to compile efforts in the latest advances in the development of high-performance steels, particularly putting emphasis on fundamental and practical issues in physical metallurgy. Contributions are expected to navigate the everlasting evolution of steels in the future.

Prof. Dr. Dong-Woo Suh
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Steels

  • Microstructure

  • Mechanical behavior

  • Alloy design

  • Thermo-mechanical process

  • Phase transformation

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.

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