Special Issue "Advances in Materials Processing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020).
Interests: nanomaterials; dissimilar materials; powder metallurgy; composite materials processing; functionally graded materials; surface modification; nanoparticles
Interests: nanomaterials; nanoparticles; nanocomposites; powder metallurgy; composite materials processing; plasma synthesis; laser processing
Since the industrial development, materials processing has been central to the field of materials science and engineering and a vital step in manufacturing. Materials processing is an important process in realizing the structural features (e.g., crystal structure, microstructure, size, and shape) required for a given product to perform well in its intended application by properly utilizing and designing the composition of a given material. This involves a complex series of chemical, thermal, and physical processes that prepare a starting material, create a shape, retain that shape, and refine the structure and shape. The conversion of the starting material to the final product occurs in three steps: preparation of the starting material, processing operation, and post-processing operation(s). Recently, trends in the high-tech industry have been pushing toward miniaturization, the creation of products with complex shapes, and multifunctional materials. To keep up with ever-increasing demands, materials processing has seen continuously advancements in production and efficient and performance qualifications.
The main aim of this Special Issue is to discuss the topic of processing, manufacturing, the structure/property relationship, and applications in advanced materials. All of the single-phase, alloy, and composite materials in metals, ceramics, and polymers are of interest.
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Hansang Kwon
Dr. Marc Leparoux
Manuscript Submission Information
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- powder metallurgy
- composite materials processing
- surface modification
- plasma synthesis
- laser processing