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Special Issue "Novel Steel Compositions and Processing Technologies"
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: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 5777
Special Issue Editor
Interests: thermo-mechanical processing of metal alloys and steel; scanning and transmission electron microscopy; microstructure characterisation; solid state phenomena; phase transformations; mechanical properties testing; microstructure-properties relationships; chemical analysis; mineralogy
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Special Issue Information
Steel is, was and will always be the most popular material on Earth. Why do we say that? Because together with oxygen (O), silicon (Si) and aluminium (Al), iron (Fe) is the most abundant element in the Earth’s crust. When there is plenty of something, it becomes affordable. Today, this economic effect is a determining factor.
Why so we continue to research steel when so much has already been done? Here are four reasons: (i) climate change: global warming must be controlled; metallurgical industry is amongst the largest CO2 emitters; so, novel metallurgical technologies should guarantee reduced air and water pollution; (ii) energy deficit: fossil fuels will run out; therefore, steel manufacturing should consume minimum energy, preferably electricity generated from renewable sources; (iii) aging infrastructure: modernization and replacement of outdated structures and machinery would be beneficial to carry out using stronger, tougher, lighter and more corrosion resistant materials; these may contribute to a cleaner environment and save energy; (iv) education of young generations: research powers the educational process.
We welcome the following topics in this Special Issue:
- Attractive properties at minimum alloying element additions;
- Novel element combinations and processing parameters leading to unprecedented microstructural characteristics and property values;
- Computer-aided alloy design and process technology development;
- Low cost low emission technologies, particularly thin strip casting;
- Recently developed technologies, for example, additive manufacturing, powder spray, and laser treatment.
Dr. Andrii Kostryzhev
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.
- processing technology
- microstructure characterization
- mechanical and functional properties