Special Issue "Interface Dominated Phenomena: Segregation, nucleation and phase transformations"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020
Dr. Sergiy V. Divinskiy
Institute of Materials Physics, University of Münster, Germany
Interests: diffusion in pure metals and alloys; grain boundary diffusion and segregation; phase transitions, especially at interfaces; impact of external action on interfaces
The overall properties of modern structural metals and alloys are determined by the details of their microstructure and composition, as well as of the mechanical and kinetic behavior of the interfaces in their microstructure. The importance of the interfaces, as well as their evolution and contaminant response on various mechanothermal loading conditions, is dramatically increased with downscaling of the grain size. Therefore, the precise characterization and understanding of these features is key to effective alloy development. In this Special Issue, we will review the state of the art in theoretical and experimental analysis, as well as the modeling of interface structure and evolution as a response with regard to annealing, segregation, irradiation, and deformation, as well as coupling between these processes. In particular, we welcome contributions on atomic, micro- and multiscale simulations of interface-dominated microstructures, on the experimental characterization and mechanical testing of such structures, as well as on the development of thermodynamic and micromechanical models of interfacial effects. Formulations on the challenges, unresolved problems, and hot topics are highly acknowledged.
Dr. Rebecca Janisch
Dr. Sergiy V. Divinskiy
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- segregation engineering
- interface diffusion
- phase nucleation
- grain boundary
- thermodynamics of interfaces
- grain boundary–defect interactions
- grain boundary migration