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Special Issue "Alloy Design"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2020.
Tel. +44 114 222 5977
Interests: the development of new alloys; High Entropy Alloys; alloys with silver; the processing, properties and applications of open-celled porous metals; mechanical properties of materials
Interests: the application and design of alloys; hardfacing alloys; magnetic thin films and structural materials; semi-empirical models by quantum mechanics
The practice of alloy design has existed for thousands of years. The theoretical basis took longer to arise but dates back to at least the work of Hume-Rothery, with much development in the intervening period. The process of alloy design as applied currently covers many approaches, encompassing iterative “tinkering” with compositions, computational approaches using electronic structure or thermodynamic parameters, and many individual or in-house strategies. Though very different methods, all are united by having a set goal or goals for the alloys created, and using an iterative, defined method, requiring knowledge of the behavior sought, to reach it.
The breadth of strategies employed is reflective of the breadth in modern metallurgy. As well as the established alloy families, including extremely highly engineered examples such as TRIP/TWIP steels and nickel superalloys, recent years have seen the emergence of new concepts, including the ideas of bulk metallic glasses (BMGs) and High Entropy Alloys (HEAs). The successive untethering from the ideas of a defined structure and a dominant solvent that these systems have introduced has further widened the scope within which alloy design can operate, opening up further possibilities to familiar topics such as microstructural engineering, tuning of functional properties, mechanical properties etc.
This Special Issue of Metals will encompass all of these areas, giving a forum for reporting research on the development of new alloys, compositions, and treatments with the aim of improving the metallic materials available for any application. We would like to encourage the submission of papers reporting work where a directed, knowledge-driven approach is employed to yield information about novel metallic materials, discussing either the methodology itself or the materials created.
Dr. Russell Goodall
Dr. Zhaoyuan Leong
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Alloy design and development
- Microstructure engineering
- Functional and mechanical properties
- Combinatorial metallurgy
- Solid solutions