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Special Issue "Alloy and Process Development of Light Metals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
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Interests: materials science; physical metallurgy; aluminium alloys; magnesium alloys; bulk metallic glasses
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Interests: light metals, biodegradable metals, corrosion-resistant alloys, phase transformations
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Special Issue in Materials: Selected Papers from the International Aluminium Conference (INALCO) 2013
Over the last few decades, we have witnessed very successful research activities in alloy and process design of light metals. This is certainly due to a significant increase in the use of light metals in various areas. Lightweight construction is a particularly important driving issue. But also due to societal and economic factors the light alloys community is challenged to provide novel high-performance materials with improved properties, as well as advanced processing technologies, which also take energy saving, sustainability, and recycling aspects into consideration. Moreover, changing market conditions, such as electromobility and new technologies like additive manufacturing, call for innovative alloy and process solutions. The main focus of the forthcoming Special Issue "Alloy and Process Development of Light Metals” is to present an up-to-date overview of new developments in academia and industry. Recent advances in the science and technology of aluminum, magnesium, and titanium alloys will be addressed in various topics, which include advanced alloy design, simulation and modeling, processing innovations, novel forming and joining technologies, corrosion and surface modifications, quality assurance, as well as sophisticated examples of successful applications in light-weight constructions, energy technologies, and medicine.
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Stefan Pogatscher
Prof. Dr. Peter J. Uggowitzer
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- alloy design
- simulation and modeling
- hot forming
- cryogenic forming
- joining technologies
- corrosion protection
- surface modification
- mechanical properties
- electrochemical properties