Special Issue "Recrystallization and Heat Treatment Optimization of Alloys"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystallography and Applications of Metallic Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 111

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Seyed Mahmood Fatemi
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Guest Editor
Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran 1678815811, Iran
Interests: dynamic and static restoration phenomena; thermo-mechanical treatment; advanced microstructural and texture characterization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Heat treatment and the related physical metallurgy phenomena which occur during the thermal processing of materials have long been recognized as being both of technological importance and scientific interest. Despite a vast body of literature, the requirements of industry for high-throughput heat treatment drive the metallurgical research in this field, particularly along the lines of the recrystallization phenomenon, to improve and optimize the microstructure and texture of the finished products. Although the fundamental aspects involved in recrystallization are clear, many are not well understood and the experimental evidence is often poor and conflicting.

This Special Issue addresses the effects of heat treatment and prior-deformation parameters on microstructural evolutions. Theoretical and experimental research papers on the detailed understanding of softening phenomena and their interplay with other physical processes are highly welcome. This issue covers, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • The effect of temperature and time on the recrystallization process;
  • Innovative heat treatment to optimize mechanical properties;
  • Recrystallization mechanisms and features;
  • Concurrent recrystallization and phase transformation.

Dr. Seyed Mahmood Fatemi
Guest Editor

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  • recrystallization
  • grain boundary
  • dislocation
  • texture
  • recovery
  • precipitation
  • transformation
  • annealing

Published Papers

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