Special Issue "Intermetallics—Current Research and Applications"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: intermetallic alloys, nanostructured materials, cold work, microstructure characterization, recovery and recrystallisation process, catalytic activity, carbon nanofiber formation
The continuous development of civilization is limited by the availability of materials with specific and controlled properties. It is expected that in this group of future materials, the usefulness of alloys based on intermetallic phases will finally be confirmed. These materials have a relatively high melting point and high strength, but this unfortunately comes with insufficient ductility.
Although work on these materials started already in the previous century (mainly in the field of Ni–Al, Fe–Al, and Ti–Al balance systems), they are still seen as perspective materials. The indicated group is gradually expanded with new materials, for example, for the following systems: Mo–Si, Nb–Si, Ti–Si, Ni–Sn, Cu-Sn, Pt-Sn and Pt-Al.
Given the abovementioned special properties of these materials, their suitability in a wide range of practical applications is tested, including structural materials (in aerospace and automotive engines as well as in nuclear power plants) multifunctional materials (including MEMS and MECS elements), and functional materials (e.g., catalytically active systems in the field of chemical decomposition and combustion of harmful substances). There are also works aimed at improving the processing technology of intermetallic alloys, including additive manufacturing of construction elements with mass, porous or graded structure.
The aim of the current Special Issue is to collect the recent research and advances, particularly on microstructures and various types of properties of a wide range of intermetallics. Original research papers, state-of-the-art reviews, and discussions are welcome.
Dr. Pawel Jozwik
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- Intermetallic phases and alloys
- Ductility of intermetallic alloys
- Nano- and ultra-fine-grained intermetallics
- Multifunctional intermetallic materials
- Thermal stability of intermetallic structure and properties
- Catalytic activity of intermetallic phases
- Intermetallic materials fabricated by additive manufacturing methods
- Applied research on intermetallics