Special Issue "Metallic Glasses: Kinetics, Processing and Applications"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Baran Sarac
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Guest Editor
Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Leoben, Austria
Interests: catalysis; thin films; bulk metallic glasses; hydrogen sorption; crystallization kinetics; thermoplastic forming; metallic glass synthesis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Aside from ultrahigh strength and elasticity, bulk metallic glasses possess plenty of favorable thermal, magnetic, and chemical properties. For this Special Issue in Metals, we aspire to publish a range of articles covering (i) glass formation kinetics, liquid fragility, and thermal forming, (ii) thermal annealing and nanocalorimetry, (iii) synchrotron X-ray radiation, (iv) hydrogen storage and conversion, (v) electro/photocatalytic/corrosion activity, (vi) influence of microalloying and nanocrystallization on magnetic/electrical behavior, (vii) biostability, cell interactions, and antimicrobial properties, (viii) finite element modeling and (ab initio) molecular dynamics simulations of synthesis, processing, and chemical activity, and (ix) additive manufacturing, (x) miscellaneous properties on different length-scales (acoustics, optics, thin-film coatings, powder processing, etc.) of metallic glasses and their composites. Although mechanical properties and electron microscopy studies are not the main focus, combinatorial studies with the aforementioned topics are also welcome.

For this Special Issue, we are looking forward to receiving regular research papers, reviews, and short communications.

Dr. Baran Sarac
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Bulk metallic glasses
  • Synthesis
  • Catalysis
  • Corrosion
  • Hydrogen sorption and conversion
  • Crystallization kinetics
  • Thermoplastic forming
  • Magnetism
  • Biomedical applications
  • Theoretical studies

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Mg-Based Metallic Glass-Polymer Composites: Investigation of Structure, Thermal Properties, and Biocompatibility
Metals 2020, 10(7), 867; https://doi.org/10.3390/met10070867 - 30 Jun 2020
Abstract
In this work, the biomedical applicability and physical properties of magnesium-based metallic glass/polycaprolactone (PCL) composites are explored. The composites were fabricated via mechanical alloying and subsequent coextrusion. The coextrusion process was carried out at a temperature near to the supercooled liquid region of [...] Read more.
In this work, the biomedical applicability and physical properties of magnesium-based metallic glass/polycaprolactone (PCL) composites are explored. The composites were fabricated via mechanical alloying and subsequent coextrusion. The coextrusion process was carried out at a temperature near to the supercooled liquid region of the metallic glass and the viscous region of the polymer. The structures, as well as thermal and mechanical properties of the obtained samples were characterized, and in vivo investigations were undertaken. The composite samples possess acceptable thermal and mechanical properties. Tensile tests indicate the ability of the composites to withstand more than 100% deformation. In vivo studies reveal that the composites are biologically compatible and could be promising for biomedical applications. Full article
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