Special Issue "Novel Metal-Ceramic Composites"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Composites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Katarzyna Berent
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Guest Editor
AGH University of Science and Technology, Academic Centre for Materials and Nanotechnology, Krakow, Poland
Interests: ceramic materials; biocomposites; high entropy alloys (HEA); solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC); microstructure; electrical properties; scanning electron microscopy; EBSD

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Design and development of advanced materials for high-performance applications and bringing these materials into use are the most challenging tasks of modern material engineering. The combination of two or more different materials offers a range of advantages. Metal–ceramic composites are natural candidates for these demanding applications due to the diverse and dissimilar physical properties of metals and ceramics, which gives the final products attractive mechanical, electrical, thermal, and biochemical properties and property combinations.

Combining dissimilar materials for these new applications creates interfaces whose properties and processing need to be understood to bridge the gap between the composite material microstructure and its final properties. In addition, the development of metal–ceramic composites becomes a major challenge due to the complexity of manufacturing processes.

In this Special Issue of Materials on “Novel Metal–Ceramic Composites” we are soliciting original experimental and theoretical papers, as well as comprehensive reviews which are focused on a novel scientific and technological progress associated with the preparation of nano- and microsized metal–ceramic composites. The scope of this Special Issue covers a very broad range of topics from fundamental concepts, experimental and theoretical studies relating to this type of composites, influence of constituent materials concentration, and geometric parameters of composite medium, determining the physicochemical properties, investigation of the microstructure and microstructure–property relationships, manipulation of properties through various manufacturing and processing techniques, metal–ceramic joining, modeling, and simulations. 

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit an original manuscript with your novel research results in this subject to Special Issue. Full papers, short communications, and reviews are welcome.

Dr. Katarzyna Berent
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Metal–ceramic composites
  • Innovative design, advanced processing, and manufacturing technologies
  • Bulk and coating
  • Joining and integration
  • Microstructure
  • Composite properties
  • Advanced material characterization methods
  • Structure–property relationships

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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