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Special Issue "Advances in Metallic Heat Treatment and Surface Engineering"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Casting, Forming and Heat Treatment".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 1975
Special Issue Editor
Interests: thin films; metal materials; material analysis; photovoltaic ribbon; fine metal wires; secondary ion batteries
Special Issue Information
Heat treatment is a process in which a metal material is heated or cooled in order to change the internal or surface structures of the metal and thus obtain the properties required.
Recently, the development of process technologies and analysis methods have created possibilities for new research and practical applications. For example, the development of additive manufacturing has motivated research efforts concerning the use of heat treatment methods for as-built alloys. In addition, phase structures are analyzed using related techniques such as TEM or EPMA to understand the evolution of phase structure.
In this Special Issue, articles regarding the use of heat treatments with various metal materials are sought, especially those focused on phase structures (including surface) and mechanical properties, informing readers about the latest ongoing research and development activities, on the current state of the art, and on prior history.
The Special Issue will seek to encompass (but will not be limited to) the following topics:
- The effects of alloy composition on workability.
- The microstructure evolution of metal materials during heat treatment, and the relationship between the structures and final mechanical properties (static, dynamic, and cyclic behavior in relevant final applications).
- Influences of heat treatments on the environmental sensitivity of metal materials (including corrosion and hydrogen embrittlement, etc.).
- Surface hardening for metal materials.
Dr. Kuan-Jen Chen
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 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.
- heat treatment
- surface hardening
- phase evolution
- mechanical properties