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Special Issue "New Developments and Challenges in Phase Transformation in Stainless Steels"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 March 2023) | Viewed by 243

Special Issue Editors

Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
Interests: electroplastic effect; duplex stainless steel; TRIP steel; materials characterization
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Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
Interests: physical metallurgy; stainless steels; electroplasticity; welding; duplex stainless steel; additive manufacturing; corrosion
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Stainless steels are classified depending on their microstructure in austenitic, ferritic, martensitic, duplex and precipitation hardening. In order to achieve their best mechanical and corrosion performance, they must be subjected to heat treatments depending on the grade. All grades show solid-state phase transformation either thermally or strain-induced (i.e., strain-induced martensite in austenitic or duplex stainless steel).

The present Special Issue is aimed to collect cutting-edge research on the phase transformation of stainless steels, be they mechanically, thermally or electrically induced. Correlation between phase transformations and mechanical and corrosion properties with a focus on the microstructure changes due to the treatment are welcome. Thermodynamic or kinetic simulations are also within the scope of this Special Issue.

Thanks for all your contributions, we are looking forward to advancing the knowledge on phase transformation in stainless steel.

Dr. Claudio Gennari
Dr. Irene Calliari
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • stainless steels
  • heat treatments
  • phase transformation
  • strain induced martensite
  • sigma phase

Published Papers

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