Special Issue "Powder Synthesis and Processing"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018)
Prof. Dr. Claude Estournès
Université de Toulouse, CIRIMAT, UMR CNRS-INPT-UPS, Université Toulouse III Paul-Sabatier, 118 Route de Narbonne, F-31062 Toulouse Cedex 9, France
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Interests: synthesis of ceramics (oxides and non-oxides), composites powders; elaboration of materials (ceramics, alloys, polymers, composites, etc.); development of novel, specific and multi-functional architectures (multilayered system, FGM, micro- and meso-porous composite structure, sandwiches, etc.); densification mechanisms; finite element modeling of the densification process
In powder metallurgy, synthesis and processing are two of the most important steps. Recent progress in the development of tailored powders to control the microstructure and properties of the final products for specific applications have been performed. Progress in mature technologies and advances in new technologies for the processing are depending on fine understanding of the chemical, physical and mechanical mechanisms driving the powder route. Modeling, both analytical and numerical, of these mechanisms and of their coupling is an essential step for the development of new materials with complex shapes and/or tailored properties.
Prof. Dr. Claude Estournès
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- Tailored powders with innovative methods via chemical engineering (solution precipitation, fluid phase) to mechanical methods (high energy milling, mechanical alloying)
- Reactor engineering for innovative powders
- Surface functionalization and core-shell particle
- Modeling of powder synthesis
- Powder forging
- Metal injection molding
- Field assisted sintering (SPS, microwave, flash sintering, dynamic compaction, etc.)
- Additive manufacturing
- Reactive sintering
- Near-net complex shape processes (hot-pressing, powder injection molding, sinter-forging, ECAS, etc.)
- Controlled microstructure and microstructure development (ultra-fine grains, functionally graded materials, porous materials, etc.)
- Self-assembly and tailored nanostructures
- Powder processing modeling