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Special Issue "Surface Modification of Advanced Metallic Materials"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2023 | Viewed by 1133
Special Issue Editors
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Interests: metallic materials (ODS steels); gradient-structured materials; surface modification (steels); wear/corrosion behavior (steels); deformation/toughening mechanisms; materials characterization
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Interests: high-energy beam (laser/electron beam) surface modification of metal materials; high-entropy alloy coatings; structure/texture/performance of HCP metals (Ti, Zr, Mg, etc.); material characterization (EBSD, TKD, etc.)
Special Issue Information
Metallic materials, such as steels, aluminum alloys, and magnesium alloys, are widely used structural materials in engineering applications, covering various fields, such as transportation, aerospace, and nuclear power/hydropower plants. Usually, it is difficult for most metals and their alloys to achieve high toughness with good corrosion resistance or high toughness with high wear resistance. Surface modification is regarded as one of the most effective solutions for solving this problem. The most typical case is that carburizing has successfully solved the problem of the poor wear resistance of low carbon steels, which has been used in the gear industry for hundreds of years. With the progress of society, increasingly demanding service conditions (heavy/cyclic loads, high corrosive environments, high temperatures, etc.) are challenging the future applications of metallic materials. Traditional thermal diffusion can no longer meet the requirements, so various surface modification treatments, including deposition technologies (physical, chemical or electrical), spraying technologies (thermal or plasma), and high-energy beam (laser or electron beam) treatments, have emerged. This Special Issue focuses on the application of such advanced surface modification technologies to metallic materials. Traditional thermal diffusion, such as pack-cementation, with attractive advantages of low cost and wide application, will also be considered in this Special Issue.
Prof. Dr. Ning Guo
Prof. Dr. Linjiang Chai
Manuscript Submission Information
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- surface modification
- deposition (physical, chemical or electrical)
- spraying (thermal or plasma)
- pulsed laser
- pulse electron beam