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Special Issue "Advanced Surface Treatment Technologies for Metallic Alloys (Second Volume)"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2022) | Viewed by 3312

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Prof. Dr. Petricǎ Vizureanu
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue on “Advanced Surface Treatment Technologies for Metallic Alloys”. The scope of this Special Issue includes advanced surface treatment solutions applied to metallic alloys, which are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and safe for operators and the environment. The aim of this Special Issue is to present the latest experimental and theoretical achievements in the field, through a combination of original research papers and review articles from leading research groups around the world. Scientific and technological progress has been achieved on this topic by universities and research institutes worldwide. Furthermore, advanced surface treatment is very well known by scientists, and can improve the properties of any kind of metallic alloys.

In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Mechanical coating/alloying/treatment of the metallic alloys;
  • Heat/thermo/chemical treatment of the metallic alloys;
  • Nonconventional treatment applied to metallic alloys, such as: thermo/mechanical coating, including electrochemical machining, abrasive flow machining, shot blasting, shot peening, turbo-abrasive machining, centrifugal barreling finish, centrifugal isotropic finishing, and so on;
  • Metallic biomaterials coatings applied, but not limited to, Ti-based alloys, CoCr alloys, and stainless steels.

Prof. Dr. Petricǎ Vizureanu
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • thermical surface treatment
  • thermochemical surface treatment
  • mechanical surface treatment
  • machining
  • blasting
  • biometallic alloys
  • coating
  • thermical surface treatment

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Assessment of Surface Treatment Degree of Steel Sheets in the Bonding Process
Materials 2022, 15(15), 5158; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15155158 - 25 Jul 2022
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The aim of the paper is to determine the influence of the surface treatment on the adhesive properties of steel sheet surfaces and the strength of the adhesive joints of steel sheets. The paper also aims to assess the degree of steel sheets’ [...] Read more.
The aim of the paper is to determine the influence of the surface treatment on the adhesive properties of steel sheet surfaces and the strength of the adhesive joints of steel sheets. The paper also aims to assess the degree of steel sheets’ surface treatment in the bonding process. Due to the many methods of surface treatment and types of materials, the assessment of the surface treatment method is extremely important in adhesive processes. Two variants of the surface treatment were used: without a paint coating and with a paint coating, divided into two groups (without degreasing and with degreasing). Additionally, in the case of the analysis of the steel samples without the paint coating, mechanical treatment was applied. Two-component epoxy adhesive, prepared on the basis of bisphenol A and a polyamide curing agent, was used to prepare the single-lap adhesive joints of the steel sheets. The tests determined: (i) the adhesive properties of the steel sheets’ surface based on the measurement of the contact angle of polar and apolar liquids (including wettability, work of adhesion, and surface free energy), (ii) surface roughness parameters (PN EN ISO 4287), and (iii) mechanical properties (load capacity and shear strength) of the steel sheets’ adhesive joints (EN DIN 1465). Contact angle measurements of the steel sheet surfaces showed that the polar liquid better reflects the obtained strength results of the analyzed adhesive joints than the apolar liquid. Furthermore, better wettability of the surface of steel sheets with both polar and apolar liquids was obtained for samples whose surface was subjected to degreasing. It can also be concluded that the wettability of the surface can be used as one of the indicators of the degree of the surface treatment for the bonding process. Full article
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Design, Synthesis, and Preliminary Evaluation for Ti-Mo-Zr-Ta-Si Alloys for Potential Implant Applications
Materials 2021, 14(22), 6806; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14226806 - 11 Nov 2021
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Considering the future trends of biomaterials, current studies are focused on the corrosion resistance and the mechanical properties of new materials that need to be considered in the process of strengthening alloys with additive non-toxic elements. Many kinds of titanium alloys with different [...] Read more.
Considering the future trends of biomaterials, current studies are focused on the corrosion resistance and the mechanical properties of new materials that need to be considered in the process of strengthening alloys with additive non-toxic elements. Many kinds of titanium alloys with different biocompatible elements (Mo, Si, Zr, etc.,) have been recently developed for their similar properties with human bone. Four new different alloys were obtained and investigated regarding their microstructure, mechanical, chemical, and biological behavior (in vitro and in vivo evaluation), the alloys are as follows: Ti15Mo7Zr15Ta, Ti15Mo7Zr15Ta0.5Si, Ti15Mo7Zr15Ta0.75Si, and Ti15Mo7Zr15Ta1Si. There were changes with the addition of the silicon element such as the hardness and the modulus of elasticity increased. An MTT assay confirmed the in vitro cytocompatibility of the prepared alloys. Full article
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Formation and Growth of Intermetallic Compounds in Lead-Free Solder Joints: A Review
Materials 2022, 15(4), 1451; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma15041451 - 15 Feb 2022
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Recently, research into the factors that influence the formation and growth of intermetallic compounds (IMCs) layer in lead-free solders has piqued interest, as IMCs play an important role in solder joints. The reliability of solder joints is critical to the long-term performance of [...] Read more.
Recently, research into the factors that influence the formation and growth of intermetallic compounds (IMCs) layer in lead-free solders has piqued interest, as IMCs play an important role in solder joints. The reliability of solder joints is critical to the long-term performance of electronic products. One of the most important factors which are known to influence solder joint reliability is the intermetallic compound (IMC) layer formed between the solder and the substrate. Although the formation of an IMC layer signifies good bonding between the solder and substrate, its main disadvantage is due to its brittle nature. This paper reviews the formation and growth of IMCs in lead-free solder joints detailing the effect of alloying additions, surface finishes, aging time, aging temperature and solder volume. The formation and growth of the brittle IMCs were significantly affected by these factors and could be possibly controlled. This review may be used as a basis in understanding the major factors effecting the IMC formation and growth and relating it to the reliability of solder joints. Full article
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