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Special Issue "Advances in Refractory Metals and Related Compounds"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Metals and Alloys".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 April 2023 | Viewed by 1656
Special Issue Editor
Interests: refractory metals; thermal cathode; powder metallurgy; photocatalysis; photochemistry
Special Issue Information
Refractory metals refer to a class of metals that possess high melting points with extraordinary resistance to heat and wear, and the primary members are tungsten, molybdenum, niobium, tantalum, rhenium, hafnium, and chromium. Their applications are vital to virtually every major industry, including aerospace, chemical and petroleum engineering, electrical and electronics, etc. Recently, research work has also revealed that refractory-metal-based compounds demonstrate exceptional functionality in photoelectrical and electrochemical processes, thus rendering them potential candidates for novel applications of energy conversion and storage materials, such as solar energy utilization, catalysis, and Li-ion-based batteries.
Research on refractory metals and related compounds has been well developed for the last several decades due to the new applications that have emerged with critical requirements for material properties, addressing novel synthesis and fabrication strategies to precisely control microstructures, and in turn promoting the theoretical and technological development of design and preparation of functionalized, or even multifunctionalized materials. Thus, the knowledge gained from the latest achievement will be a promising new opportunity to design advanced materials with superior performance for various applications.
Therefore, in this Special Issue, we would like to invite researchers to contribute original research work as well as review articles that involve (but are not limited to) the fundamental theory of refractory metals and related compounds; material synthesis, fabrication, manufacture, and processing; structure and property adjustment; and applications of materials in various fields. We are particularly interested in work that can provide new insights or stimulate novels idea to further promote research in this field.
Prof. Dr. Jinshu Wang
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- refractory metals and related compounds
- theoretical calculation
- material synthesis
- mechanical properties
- water splitting