Special Issue "Metals Powders: Synthesis and Processing"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2019
Prof. Francisco Paula Gómez Cuevas
Department of Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemistry and Materials Science, University of Huelva (Spain), E.T.S. Ingeniería, Avda. Tres de Marzo s/n, 21071 Huelva, Spain
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Interests: powder metallurgy; mechanical alloying; sintering; field assisted sintering; amorphous materials; effective properties of porous materials; modeling of effective properties
Metallic parts can be obtained with a wide variety of techniques. One of these techniques, traditionally known as powder metallurgy, uses powders as the starting material, which are processed to obtain the final product. In this Special Issue of Metals, we are interested in providing a general picture of the latest developments of two aspects related with metal powders: synthesis and processing.
Powder synthesis through mechanical alloying, atomization, evaporation–condensation, electrochemical reduction processes, phase separation, etc., leads to different purities, alloy composition limits, particle sizes, shapes, and microstructures. This allows a wide variety of metal powders, not only regarding composition but also properties. These powders can then be processed through traditional press and sinter powder metallurgy techniques, hot isostatic pressing, injection molding, field-assisted electrical sintering techniques, thermal spray or additive manufacturing techniques, among others, leading to quite different final products.
Articles and reviews on advances in known synthesis and processing technologies, as well as new developments in these research fields, both from academic and industrial researchers are welcome in this Special Issue.
Prof. Francisco Paula Gómez Cuevas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Powder synthesis
- Mechanical alloying
- Metal oxide reduction
- Powder metallurgy
- Metal injection moulding
- Field assisted sintering
- Additive manufacturing