Special Issue "Microstructure and Properties of Intermetallics"

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 August 2023 | Viewed by 72

Special Issue Editors

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology, Shantou 515063, China
Interests: characterization; intermetallics; interface; films
Department of Mechanics, College of Engineering, Lishui University, Lishui 323000, China
Interests: microstructure and mechanical properties of TiAl alloy; powder metallurgy; ingot metallurgy method

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Intermetallic compounds can exhibit many excellent properties vastly different from those of pure metals or their alloys—for example, high melting points; high thermal conductivity; low densities; great strength; good oxidation resistance; low ductility; and brittle fracture at room temperature. Moreover, intermetallics possess strong stability at high temperatures. Therefore, they can compete with and surpass conventional metallic materials in highly demanding structural applications in such key fields as the automotive, aeronautic, energy, and transport sectors.

A deeper and more fundamental understanding of the microstructure evolution mechanism would accelerate the improvement of mechanical properties and processibility of intermetallics. Research development of such alloys over the years primarily focused on the refinement of the microstructure and improvement of properties through compositional optimizations and the application of various processing technologies.

The main groups into which intermetallics can be classified are: nickel aluminides, iron aluminides, titanium aluminides and others such as silicides, nickel titanium, and refractory metal aluminides.

The aim of this Special Issue is to present a review of the latest advances in the various aspects of microstructure and the various properties of intermetallics. We welcome contributions on topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • Intermetallics
  • structure characterization
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Phase transformation
  • stability and ductility
  • Heat treatment
  • corrosion and oxidation
  • Strengthen

Dr. Limei Cha
Dr. Yongjun Su
Guest Editors

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  • intermetallics
  • interface
  • surface
  • boundary
  • structural characterization
  • mechanical properties

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