Special Issue "Radiation Effects in Metals"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018)
Dr. Dhriti Bhattacharyya
Senior Scientist, Institute of Materials Engineering, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization, New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights, NSW, 2234, Australia
Interests: Radiation effects on materials; Mechanical behaviour of materials; Phase transformations in metallic materials; Materials characterization including TEM, SEM, EBSD; In situ nano- and micro- mechanical testing
High-energy radiation involving neutrons, ions, and electromagnetic waves can alter the microstructure and properties of metallic materials in a variety of ways. It is of enormous importance to understand these effects due to many reasons:
(i) High throughput nuclear reactors with enhanced efficiency and low levels of nuclear waste can be a part of the solution to the world’s increasing energy needs. The design and construction of such reactors would need a profound theoretical and practical understanding of the effects of high radiation doses on the structure and properties of the materials used for their construction (mostly metallic alloys).
(ii) Radiation can be used in modifying the surface of various metals to create layered structures with different functional properties. It can also be used to transmute a fraction of the atoms in bulk material in a random but uniform distribution, thus altering the properties of the material for certain applications.
(iii) Radiation by high-energy ion and electron fluxes, plasma, solar electromagnetic fluxes, etc., can affect the properties of the shells of spacecraft and also those of instruments within them, when landing in or traversing regions with high radiation levels. Therefore, the reliability of these parts may be compromised by exposure to radiation.
We invite papers reporting significant original research, as well as reviews on radiation effects in metals alloys and metallic multilayers, including experiments using both ion beam and neutron irradiation. The subjects of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:
- Effects of radiation on (a) microstructure, (b) mechanical properties of metallic materials
- Methods of characterizing radiation effects, including transmission and scanning electron microscopy, SANS, synchrotron radiation, X-ray diffraction, etc.
Theoretical calculations and simulations of radiation effects on materials, including molecular dynamics, ab initio, Monte Carlo, finite elements, etc.
Dr. Dhriti Bhattacharyya
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