Metal Matrix Composites
A section of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Among all materials, natural or synthetic, metal matrix composites (MMCs) are unique as they provide an opportunity for researchers to design materials targeted at any given end application. Infinite possibilities are available and each MMC design can cater to one or more applications. This allows researchers to be at their most creative to develop new materials. The designs of MMCs depend on many factors, such as the selection of the type of matrix, morphology, amount, and length scale, the type of primary and secondary processing techniques, and so on and so forth. Hence, researchers have to arrive at holistic combinations of these parameters to arrive at the best possible properties for any given composition of a metal matrix composite. Due to the immense capability and potential of MMCs to cater to existing and new engineering as well as biomedical applications, this Section on MMCs is launched to solicit articles from researchers in the following areas (but is not restricted to them):
- Metal matrix composites with different metallic matrices and length scales of different types of reinforcement (metallic, ceramic, amorphous, and hollow) and different length scales (nanometer and beyond) of reinforcements.
- Investigation into various liquid-state, solid-state, and solid–liquid-phase techniques, including additive manufacturing and friction stir processing.
- Secondary processing techniques, such as extrusion, rolling, forging, accumulative roll processing, equal channel angular processing, and its variations.
- Effects of heat treatment on microstructural and mechanical responses.
- Advanced macrostructural and microstructural characterization.
- Engineering properties of MMCs, including tensile, compressional, torsional, bending, damping, fatigue, creep, and tribological responses.
- Machinability of MMCs.
- Joining of MMCs.
- Corrosion responses of MMCs, including dry and wet corrosion.
Topical Advisory Panel
Following special issues within this section are currently open for submissions:
- Studies on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Metal Matrix Composites (Deadline: 31 October 2023)
- Aluminum Alloys and Aluminum-Based Matrix Composites (Deadline: 31 October 2023)
- Intermetallic Alloys and Intermatallic Matrix Composites (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Development and Design of Metal Matrix Composites Using Additive Manufacturing Techniques (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Feature Papers in Metal Matrix Composites (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Modeling and Experimental Investigations on Machinability Studies, Mechanical Properties and Corrosion Behavior of Alloys and Composite Materials (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Mechanical Behavior of Metal-Matrix Composites (Deadline: 31 December 2023)
- Metal Matrix Composites Reinforced with Carbon Nanomaterials (Deadline: 30 January 2024)
- Metal Composite Materials and Their Interface Behavior (Deadline: 31 January 2024)
- Microstructure and Characterization of Metal Matrix Composites (Deadline: 31 January 2024)
- Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Magnesium Alloy (Deadline: 29 February 2024)
- Nano-Metallic Materials for New Energy (Deadline: 31 March 2024)
- Innovations in Heat-Resistant Alloys and Metal Matrix Composites (Deadline: 31 March 2024)
- Metal Matrix Composites: Fabrication, Mechanical Properties and Application (Deadline: 31 March 2024)
- Structure, Properties and Applications of Metal Matrix Composites (Second Edition) (Deadline: 30 April 2024)
- Advance of Carbon Reinforced Metal-Matrix Composites (Deadline: 31 May 2024)
- Design and Development of Metal Matrix Composites (Deadline: 31 October 2024)