Special Issue "Advances in Metal Foams"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019.
It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript (full paper, communication, or review paper) to the present Special Issue, “Advances in Metal Foams”, of Materials. The industrial applications of metallic foams have increased significantly in the last two decades. This Special Issue represents a good opportunity for researchers to disseminate different aspects of their work related to metallic foams: Different manufacturing routes, microstructure and mechanical properties determination and their relationship, damping characterization, sound absorption, surface and volume treatment, simulation and modeling of metallic foam behavior, heat exchangers, foams filled with phase change materials, fluid flow across open metallic foam, behavior of sandwich structures with metallic foam cores, novel metallic cellular structures, additive manufacturing of porous metal structures, biocompatible metal foams, and their industrial applications.
Prof. Liviu Marsavina
Dr. Jaroslav Kovacik
Manuscript Submission Information
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- metallic foams
- cellular microstructure
- physical and mechanical properties
- manufacturing routes
- simulation and modeling
- nanoporous materials
- shape memory metal foams
- biocompatible metal foams
- additive manufacturing of porous metal foams
- industrial applications of metal foams
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Planned Paper 1
Compressive Behavior of Metal Foams: Links between Processing Method, Pore Morphology, and Compressive Properties (Review)
Author: Dr. Heeman Choe
Planned paper 2
Author: Dr. Richard Yang
Planned Paper 3
Recent Developments on Porous Metals Science and Technology - Fabrication, Properties and Applications
Authors: Prof. Hideo Nakajima
Planned Paper 4
Cross-property connection between shear modulus and electrical conductivity of closed-cell aluminum foam
Authors: Prof. Igor Sevostianov, Dr. Jaroslav Kovacik
Planned Paper 5
Fabrication of antibacterial foam based on in-situ synthesis of gold nanoclusters in sponge
Author: Pengfei Zhuang, Kuo Li, Peng Zhang, Xifan Mei, Dan Li(@jzmu.edu.cn)
Abstract: Dishcloth is widely used for cleaning the table, which can contain various types of bacteria, including E. coli, salmonella, and listeria, etc. The pathogens can’t be eliminated though it is rinsing thoroughly with hot water. In this work, an antimicrobial foam was simply developed by the growth of gold nanoclusters inside the sponge. The prepared foam was characterized using SEM, TEM, XPS, and FT-IR. Antibacterial activity of the prepared sponges was evaluated using the typical Gram-negative bacterial (Escherichia coli), and Gram-positive bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus). The as-prepared antibacterial foam showed excellent antimicrobial property against the tested organisms. Cytotoxicity studies were investigated using epithelial cells. The results suggest that the material could be used as safe material that exhibited little toxicity.