Special Issue "Mechanical Behavior of Nanocrystalline Alloys"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.
Interests: Microstructural characterisation; Severe plastic deformation; Solid-state phase transformations
Interests: nanomaterials; mechanical properties; grain boundaries and interfaces
Extensive research over the past two decades has lead to great advances in nanostructured alloys. Remarkable levels of hardness and strength have been demonstrated in a wide range of metals and alloys through both top-down and bottom-up production techniques. Significant progress has also been made in stabilising the grain structure and hence mechanical properties at higher temperatures via thermodynamic and kinetic approaches. This Special Issue of Crystals considers the current understanding of mechanical properties in nanostructured alloys. The scope includes experimental and theoretical studies of nanocrystalline alloys, whether model or industrial systems. This special edition welcomes submissions that present detailed characterisation of the microstructure and its relation to the mechanical properties in addition to studies that address issues relating to controlling and optimising the mechanical behaviour of metallic nanocrystalline systems through alloying, processing and/or subsequent post-processing. This special edition will focus on moving beyond optimising hardness or yield strength alone, towards developing nanocrystalline materials which have a balance of the properties required for real-world applications including, but not limited to properties such as ductility, work hardening, fracture toughness and creep resistance.
Dr. Julian M. Rosalie
Dr. Oliver Renk
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Nanocrystalline alloys
- Ultrafine-grained materials
- Structure-property relationships
- Mechanical properties
- Materials characterisation