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Special Issue "Advances in Characterization of Heterogeneous Metals/Alloys"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2021) | Viewed by 16782
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Interests: recycling; colloid and interface science; mineral processing; composite materials; imaging; scattering; fluid dynamics; computer vision; machine learning
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Special Issue Information
This Special Issue aims to provide a good forum for scientists and engineers to share and discuss their pioneering original findings or insightful reviews on the characterization of heterogeneous metals/alloys. Reports on the development of a new characterization method and/or the application of multiple and complementary characterization methods towards the enhancement of process and application of metals and/or alloys are particularly welcome.
Proper characterization of heterogeneous materials is a challenging task, since the majority of characterization methods analyze either the average characteristics of the whole material or a narrow area of specific interest . This could overlook the correlation between the microscopic structure of fine grains and the macroscopic mechanical behavior of metals/alloys, for example. Such correlations were found to be useful in many different aspects, while research gaps have been identified in terms of the advancement of characterization methods. On the other hand, gaining a better understanding of heterogeneous metals/alloys is of great importance from scientific and engineering points of view, since processing, and producing and applying, these materials, including advanced technologies (e.g. batteries, printed circuit boards), is vital to our modern society.
- Otsuki, A.; Chen, Y.; Zhao, Y. Characterisation and beneficiation of complex ores for sustainable use of mineral resources: Refractory gold ore beneficiation as an example. Int. J. Soc. Mat. Eng. Res. 2014, 20, 126–135.
Prof. Akira Otsuki
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 2000 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.
- In-situ measurement
- Operando measurement
- Neutrons, X-rays
- Imaging (e.g., SEM, TEM, and tomography/radiography)
- Surface analysis (e.g., AFM, STM, XPS, XAFS, reflectometry, and mass spectrometry)
- Complexity and functionality
- Microstructure and mechanical properties