Special Issue "Advances in Crystallization Kinetics, Structure and Properties of Engineering Materials, Surface-Modified Non-Ferrous Alloys"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Beata Krupińska
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Department of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Interests: non-ferrous metal alloys; modification; thermal analysis; microstructure; mechanical properties;
Prof. Dr. Mariusz Krupiński
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Department of Engineering Materials and Biomaterials, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Interests: metal alloys; crystallization kinetics; phase transitions; modification of surface layers; alloying; plastic deformation
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Labisz
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Faculty of Transport and Aviation Engineering, Silesian University of Technology, 40-019 Katowice, Poland
Interests: light metal alloys; laser surface techniques, engineering materials for rail transpotation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Industrial progress and the usage of new technologies and research methods force the development of material engineering and continuous improvement of existing materials, as well as the creation of new high-quality materials.

The influence of alloying elements on the microstructure and properties of non-ferrous alloys is obvious. The aim of the research is usually to optimize the addition of the alloying elements with regard to the stability of the structure and properties under working conditions. Modification of the chemical composition enables strengthening as a result of solution and precipitation processes, as well as dispersion phases introduced into the melt.

Durability and working stability are priorities and result in the search for new materials with stable and better mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties in corrosive conditions. The main group of modified materials is non-ferrous alloys. An important aspect of improving materials is the modification of their microstructure, and sometimes it is more expedient to modify their surface layer. Modification of the chemical composition causes a change in the crystallization kinetics, including the temperature of the beginning and end of solidification and phase transformations occurring in non-ferrous alloys. This affects the microstructure and is one of the factors shaping the properties of the material.

In this Special Edition, we want to present how important is the material itself. How does the modification improve the properties and help to create new functional materials? How does the modification of surface layers with technological methods change them, allowing them to be used in places where they have not been used so far? How does the modification of the chemical composition affect the kinetics of crystallization?

If you answer these questions in your research, we invite you to publish them in our Special Issue.

Dr. Beata Krupińska
Prof. Dr. Mariusz Krupiński
Prof. Dr. Krzysztof Labisz
Guest Editors

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  • modification of the chemical composition
  • kinetic crystallization
  • modification of the chemical composition of the surface layer
  • thermomechanical treatment
  • metallurgy
  • microstructure
  • mechanical property
  • non-ferrous metal alloys

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