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Special Issue "Advanced Structural-Functional-Integrated Light Alloys"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Metals and Alloys".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 September 2023 | Viewed by 127

Special Issue Editors

National Engineering Research Center for Magnesium Alloys, College of Materials Science and Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400000, China
Interests: phase diagram; CALPHAD approach; light alloys
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Central South University, Changsha 410083, China
Interests: aluminum alloy; titanium alloy; thermoelectric material; materials design and processing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the rapid development of 5G communication technology and the new energy automobile industry, the broad applications of light and high-performance alloys, e.g., aluminum, magnesium, and titanium alloys, have attracted increasing attention. The existing traditional light alloys cannot meet the requirements of both structure and heat dissipation. Hence, structural-functional-integrated light alloys have attracted increasing attention, since they can provide not only good structural properties but also the functionality. For example, Mg and its alloys for their excellent damping capacities are attractive for application in the transportation field for their superiority of anti-vibrational and noise-reduction properties. Al and its alloys have high-strength, high conductivity and good thermal conductivity, and have been widely applied as conduction materials. The excellent biocompatibility of Mg and Ti also make them promising for applications in the biomedical field. Light alloys are also attractive as potential electromagnetic shielding materials in the communication field for their low weight in comparison to other shielding alloys. While it is not always easy to achieve the integration of the structural and functional properties.

Hence, this Special Issue is to provide a platform for the in-depth discussion of the mechanisms and strategies for the development of structural-functional-integrated light alloys. Any research, including but not limited to (1) theoretical and calculation investigation; (2) unique material design for the structural-functional-property-integration; (3) advanced processing methods for the synergistic improvement of an alloys structural and functional properties, and (4) in-depth characterization of an alloys functional properties are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Yuan Yuan
Dr. Ligang Zhang
Guest Editors

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  • functional property
  • mechanical property
  • functional application
  • damping property
  • electromagnetic shielding performance
  • magnesium alloys
  • aluminum alloys
  • titanium alloys
  • energy-storage property

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