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Selected Papers from 3-day International Conference on Materials Science (3d-ICOMAS)

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2023) | Viewed by 2255

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Dear Colleagues,

It is our great pleasure to announce a collection of papers related to the three-day International Conference on Materials Science, an international meeting on physics, chemistry, and engineering of materials that is scheduled to take place on October 26-28, 2022, in Verona, Italy.

The scope of the conference is to bring together scientists from different areas of materials science, physicists, chemists, and engineers by providing the opportunity to exchange ideas, advance knowledge, and discuss the latest trends in the field.

Conference topics are related to all aspects of scientific research related to advanced and functional materials, such as nanomaterials, electronic, and photonic materials (semiconductors, dielectrics, liquid crystals, ionic solids), ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials, ferromagnetics, multiferroics, thin-films and coatings, metals/alloys and composites, glasses, catalytic materials, polymers, energy materials, and bio- and organic materials, including both experimental​ and theoretical aspects.

Prof. Dr. Alexander M. Korsunsky
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Prof. Dr. Slawomir Kaczmarek
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  • advanced materials
  • functional materials
  • nanomaterials
  • photonic materials
  • energy materials
  • bio-materials

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The Use of Sacrificial Graphite-like Coating to Improve Fusion Efficiency of Copper in Selective Laser Melting
by Angela Elisa Crespi, Guillaume Nordet, Patrice Peyre, Charles Ballage, Marie-Christine Hugon, Patrick Chapon and Tiberiu Minea
Materials 2023, 16(6), 2460; - 20 Mar 2023
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Thin and ultrathin carbon films reduce the laser energy required for copper powder fusion in selective laser melting (SLM). The low absorption of infrared (IR) radiation and its excellent thermal conductivity leads to an intricate combination of processing parameters to obtain high-quality printed [...] Read more.
Thin and ultrathin carbon films reduce the laser energy required for copper powder fusion in selective laser melting (SLM). The low absorption of infrared (IR) radiation and its excellent thermal conductivity leads to an intricate combination of processing parameters to obtain high-quality printed parts in SLM. Two carbon-based sacrificial thin films were deposited onto copper to facilitate light absorption into the copper substrates. Graphite-like (3.5 µm) and ultra-thin (25 nm) amorphous carbon films were deposited by aerosol spraying and direct current magnetron sputtering, respectively. The melting was analyzed for several IR (1.06 µm) laser powers in order to observe the coating influence on the energy absorption. Scanning electron microscopy showed the topography and cross-section of the thermally affected area, electron backscatter diffraction provided the surface chemical composition of the films, and glow-discharge optical emission spectroscopy (GDOES) allowed the tracking of the in-deep chemical composition of the 3D printed parts using carbon film-covered copper. Ultra-thin films of a few tens of nanometers could reduce fusion energy by about 40%, enhanced by interferences phenomena. Despite the lower energy required, the melting maintained good quality and high wettability when using top carbon coatings. A copper part was SLM printed and associated with 25 nm of carbon deposition between two copper layers. The chemical composition analysis demonstrated that the carbon was intrinsically removed during the fusion process, preserving the high purity of the copper part. Full article
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