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Metals Characterization: Novel Methods, Techniques, and Instruments

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 March 2022) | Viewed by 460

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Department of Physics, Advanced Materials and Devices Laboratory, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: materials growth; structure examination of materials with X-ray methods; coatings and thin film technology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Metals and alloys are undoubtedly one of the largest class of engineering materials, covering a wide range of traditional everyday and innovative specialized applications. Their importance is expanded to several technological fields, such as in construction, manufacture, machinery, vehicles, medical equipment, high-technology devices, as well as in nanomaterials, coatings, thin films, and fibers. Increasing demand on high-quality products combined with the increasing trends toward more ecofriendly production processes, minimum use of natural resources, and digitalization practices have encouraged research efforts focusing on the development of advanced characterization techniques able to provide a fast and reliable overview of the metals properties and direct their optimization. This Special Issue invites studies dealing with the design of completely new or upgraded characterization techniques for the structural, morphological, and chemical analysis of metals, the operation of novel instrumentation, and the evaluation of newly developed metal-based materials regarding their optic, electric, thermal, and mechanical properties. Specifically, it will emphasize on single or combined X-ray, electron microscopy, spectroscopy, and thermal analysis methods used for the determination of the nanoscale characteristics of metals and alloys with respect to their macroscopic collective properties.

The Special Issue will also welcome selected papers on related topics from “The International Conference on Raw Materials and Circular Economy” (RawMat2021,

Dr. George Vourlias
Guest Editor

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  • metals and alloys
  • metallurgy
  • characterization
  • X-ray techniques
  • electron microscopy
  • crystal structure

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