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Special Issue "Corrosion and Corrosion Protection for Light Metals/Alloys"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Light metals, including aluminum and magnesium, and so on, and their alloys, offer excellent mechanical properties, such as high specific strength and good ductility. Therefore, they are expected to be used as stractural materials for transportation parts in order to mitigate CO2 emissions. However, their low corrosion resistance has restricted their application in corrosive environments. Up to now, various surface treatments such as anodization and chemical conversion have been developed. However, there is still plenty of room to improve them. There is a need, therefore, for a novel corrotion protection or coating technology that is capable of improving the corrosion resistance of the light metals.
Great importance in corrosion protection is enabling of uniform formation of film and its higher chemical stability in corrosive environments. This can be achieved by surface pre-treatment or modificaion of microstructure of substrate. Thus, this Special Issue focuses on not only a novel corrotion protection or coating technology to improve corrosion resitance of the light metals but also corrosion mechanism of light metals responsible for improvement of corrision resistance and for the effect of corrosion protection by surface pre-treatment or modificaion of microstructure of substrate.
Prof. Takahiro Ishizaki
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.
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- Light metals
- Corrosion Protection
- Corrosion Resistance