Special Issue "Intermetallic Alloys: Fabrication, Properties and Applications"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 February 2015).
Dr. Marco Salerno
MCF—Materials Characterization Facility, Italian Institute of Technology, Via Morego 30, 16163 Genova, Italy
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Interests: scanning probe microscopy, nanocomposites, nanoporous oxides of valve metals, applications of anodic porous alumina, SERS, biocompatibility of materials, nanoindentation, dental restorative materials and implants
By intermetallic compounds (intermetallics) we mean all the solid-state materials involving metallic phases. As such, we do not only consider the materials with different metallic elements ordered at different sites of a crystal lattice with defined stoichiometry and complex unit cells. Additionally, alloys, with metallic elements substituting randomly in the crystal, forming a homogeneous solid solution with different compositions, are considered as well.
Altogether, the materials in this broad class may exhibit remarkable properties, such as high melting point and hardness or high temperature resistance, excellent resistance against electrochemical and chemical corrosion, sometimes representing a compromise between ceramics and metals. Intermetallics can also have special magnetic, superconduction and chemical properties, due to their strong internal order and mixed bonding. As a consequence, intermetallics have found use in several different applications, such as magnetic and hydrogen storage materials, or in the industries of automotive and aerospace, biomedical devices and robotics. Turbine blades or dental amalgams are still examples of the use of intermetallic alloys.
The properties of intermetallics are often obtained at a cost in terms of ease of manufacturing. The present special issue addresses all the possible aspects of either fabrication, processing, characterization, and application of intermetallics. Both fundamental science and engineering aspects will be welcome as the subject of the submitted manuscripts. Similarly, both theoretical and experimental work addressing the relationship between properties and structure of intermetallic materials at all length scales will be within the scope. The various topics will include, but will not be limited to, intermetallics design, modeling and simulation, advances in processing and modification, as well as cases of successful applications in the disparate areas pointed out above.
In conclusion, it is my pleasure to invite all researchers from the community of intermetallics to submit a manuscript in the field for this special issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Jude Mary Runge
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- intermetallic compounds
- design, modeling and simulation
- manufacturing technologies
- processing and modification
- corrosion resistance
- mechanical and electrochemical properties
- automotive and aerospace
- biomedical applications