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Special Issue "Amorphous Alloys and Related Transitions"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2016).
Interests: alloy solidification; alloy thermodynamics; metallic glass; diffusional phase transformations; additive manufacturing; computational modeling
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Non-crystalline metallic solids, also known as amorphous alloys, represent an interesting class of materials in terms of both fundamental behavior and potential applications. On rapid cooling from the liquid state, metallic alloys may develop various forms of short- and medium-range order that are non-crystalline in nature, yet may provide some structural and/or chemical connection to stable or metastable crystalline phases. In this way, liquid process pathways that include amorphous phases, non-crystalline structural motifs, and the kinetic arrest associated with glassy behavior may be exploited to realize novel far-from-equilibrium structures that are difficult to otherwise achieve.
Experimental and computational research in the field of amorphous alloys has brought about considerable advancements related to fundamental physical properties, glass-forming behavior, processing and control of phase transformations, thermodynamic and kinetic properties, mechanical behavior, and many types of potential applications. Indeed, the field of amorphous alloys is a rich and fertile ground for the discovery of new materials with unusual properties and novel processing routes to take advantage of far-from-equilibrium transformations.
With this announcement, I would like to invite for inclusion in a Special Issue on “Amorphous Alloys” original research papers and review articles focusing on topics, such as fundamental structure and behavior, modeling and simulation, processing and phase transformations, and properties/applications of amorphous metallic alloys.
Prof. Dr. Ralph E. Napolitano
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.
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- Amorphous alloys
- Non-crystalline alloys
- Metallic glass
- Undercooled liquids
- Glass forming metals
- Rapid solidification