Special Issue "Advances in Characterization of Heterogeneous Metals/Alloys"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019.
Dr. Akira Otsuki
Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Géologie, GeoRessources UMR 7359 CNRS, University of Lorraine, 2 Rue du Doyen Marcel Roubault, BP 10162, 54505, Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy, France
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Interests: non-destructive characterization; selective material recovery; colloid and interface; sustainability and circular economy
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
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- 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