Advances in Zr-Based Alloys (Volume II)

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystalline Metals and Alloys".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2024 | Viewed by 145

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College of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
Interests: advanced forming technology; mechanical properties; hydrogen storage materials; amorphous alloys; high-entropy alloys
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Dear Colleagues,

Due to its outstanding anti-neutron irradiation and superior corrosion-resistance properties, zirconium (Zr) and its alloys have important structural and functional applications in the nuclear, chemical, and biomedical industries. Zirconium alloys are undoubtedly a very suitable candidate for the high-performance requirements of nuclear power materials for fourth-generation nuclear reactors. Zirconium-based alloys have better corrosion resistance than stainless steel, Ni-based alloys, and Ti-based alloys, and their mechanical and processing properties are also very suitable for manufacturing vessels and heat exchangers, etc. In the chemical industry, Zr-based alloys are increasingly used in many highly corrosive devices. We welcome research on the design and preparation, computer simulation, composition and property optimization, and new applications in response to the need for advanced high-performance Zr-based alloys in terms of high strength and high toughness, irradiation resistance, and corrosion resistance. Furthermore, you are welcome to review and comment on the research progress in Zr-based alloys.

We are looking forward to your valuable contribution!

Prof. Dr. Jun Tan
Guest Editor

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  • microstructure
  • corrosion resistance
  • irradiation resistance
  • strengthening and toughening
  • mechanical properties
  • simulation

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