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Special Issue "Application of Atom Probe Tomography in Metallic Materials"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2019).
Interests: atom probe microscopy; atom probe tomography; scientific computing; materials science and engineering; nanoscale characterization
Atom probe tomography (APT) belongs to a family of techniques under the umbrella term “atom probe microscopy”. APT has been traditionally used to study metals and metal alloys, although its applications now include geological and biological materials. It is a technique that is unique in its ability to experimentally resolve the real-space, 3D position, and chemical identity of each individual atom within a 100 × 100 × 500 nm3 volume (or 100 million atoms). Usually this is the “go-to” technique when other characterization methods (such as light optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy) have failed to determine the structural origin of a particular property, because the size scale of the phenomenon is too small. Important insights into the nanoscale structure of metal alloys, such as precipitates, grain boundaries, grain misorientation, solute clustering, and ordering, are all made possible with the information from APT.
In this Special Issue, we welcome contributions (original research articles or review articles) relating to the use of APT data in the study of metallic materials. The contribution could include new instrumentation or specimen preparation procedures enabling the study of metallic materials previously inaccessible by APT; a new analysis technique to interpret APT data; a new metallurgical or structure–property relationship insight gained from APT; or a study of previous literature to provide future directions for APT.
Dr. Anna Ceguerra
Manuscript Submission Information
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- atom probe tomography
- nanoscale characterization