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Special Issue "Crystallographic Understanding of Deformation, Phase Transformation, and Recrystallization in Materials Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Dr. Alexandru D. Stoica Website E-Mail
Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, United States
Interests: neutron optics design of Vulcan; materials science studies by diffraction (deformation and recrystallization of polycrystalline materials, nanocrystallization in bulk metallic glasses)
The advance of modern characterization tools has made the characterization of materials possible to an unprecedented degree of accuracy, with steeply improving temporal and spatial resolution. This leads to more insightful and comprehensive approaches and promotes breakthroughs in understanding materials; behaviors. For example, diffraction or scattering by electrons, synchrotron x-rays, and neutrons became highly instrumental in unravelling long-lasting questions of materials synthesis, structural evolution, performance enhancement or degradation under external stimuli, such as temperature, stress, electrical, and magnetic fields. This is made possible via the direct or post-mortem observations of crystallographic changes as a result of lattice strains, stacking faults, dislocations, twinning, texture evolution, or phase transition in multilength and time scales. This Special Issue is inviting recent research exploiting state-of-the-art diffraction/scattering tools such as TEM, EBSD, x-rays, and neutrons in understanding the structure-to-properties relationship in materials during synthesis or alloying, processing, (additive) manufacturing, or other real-life operations. Some of the potential areas of focus are new alloys design, smart materials, metal matrix composites, ceramic materials, nuclear materials, additive manufacturing, etc. The crystallographic understanding or characterization of residual stress/strain build-up, strengthening and hardening mechanism, creep, fatigue, super elasticity/plasticity, shape memory effect, piezoelectric effect, mechanocaloric effect, magnetomechanical effect, phase transition under external stimuli, static and dynamic recrystallization, phase segregation, atomic level ordering or disordering, etc. are welcome. The demonstration of new instruments, techniques, and data analysis procedures that advance crystallographic characterizations in materials engineering is also a priority of this Special Issue.
Dr. Alexandru D. Stoica
Dr. Ke An
Manuscript Submission Information
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- phase transformation
- mechanical properties
- phase transformation
- ordering and disordering