Special Issue "Functional Fe-Based Alloys with Magneto-Mechanical Coupling"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 August 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Igor S. Golovin
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Guest Editor
National University of Science & Technology ‘MISIS’, Moscow, Russia
Interests: phase transitions; anelasticity; mechanical spectroscopy; mechanisms of relaxation in solids; neutron diffraction: crystals; ultrafine grained crystals; hidamets; cellular metallic materials; intermetallics; functional alloys

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Special Issue will cover (but not be restricted to) the following topics for Fe-based materials:

  • Magnetically soft and hard functional steels and alloys
  • Alloys with special magnetic properties and structures
  • Alloys with enhanced and giant magnetostriction for sensors and actuators
  • High- and low-damping alloys

Magnetic materials play an important role in electrical energy generation, transmission, and conversion, and they are used as permanent magnets, high- and low-damping alloys, sensors, actuators, etc. Hence, they have a significant technological and social value. The soft magnets used in present applications are full-fledged materials, maintaining evolutionary characteristics in the progress of their properties and applications. Soft magnetic materials are also used in the production of high magnetostrictive and high damping materials with a magneto-mechanical source of damping of unwanted forced or free-decay vibrations.

The discovery of amorphous soft magnetic alloys enriched the landscape of applicative magnetic materials, and the amorphous and the nanocrystalline alloys have been real breakthrough materials in the past 20–30 years. A lot of research has been conducted into novel compositions and effective treatments, to improve their versatility and energetic efficiency.

A relatively unexplored and promising research area is the development of new hard magnetic films with perpendicular anisotropy, and their applications in spin electronics and magnetic recording. Hard magnetic alloys can also be produced by crystallization of the glassy phase.

Last but not least, this special issue is also the second option for participants of the forthcoming International Conference on Internal Friction and Mechanical Spectroscopy ICIFMS-19 (http://icifms19.ru) to publish their papers on elastic and anelastic phenomena in Fe-based crystalline and amorphous materials in addition to JALCOM, where only one paper per Conference fee will be considered.

Prof. Igor S. Golovin
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • functional Fe-based alloys
  • magnetically soft and hard alloys
  • high and low damping materials
  • magnetical sensors and actuators

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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