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Application of Scanning Electron Microscopy in Metallurgical Research


Publishing date
01 Jan 2021
Status
Closed
Submission deadline
04 Sep 2020

Lead Editor

1Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China

2University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia

3Guangxi University, Guangxi, China

4UCLouvain, Ottignies-Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

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Application of Scanning Electron Microscopy in Metallurgical Research

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Description

The current growth in the automotive, aerospace, and energy generation industries has created a requirement for new metallic alloys with both high strength and ductility, and that retains these properties over a wide range of temperatures. Mechanical properties of metals are dependent on grain structure (grain size, shape, and the interface properties between neighboring grains), phase balance (type and fraction of constituent phases), the morphology and chemical composition of hard particles, and the arrangement of dislocations. Therefore, microstructural characterization is an important approach for discovering the relationships between the chemical composition, processing parameters, and mechanical properties of new materials.

In general, increasing the strength of a material is achieved at the expense of ductility, which is a difficult challenge to overcome. In situ experiments and ex situ observations using scanning electron microscopy (SEM) can significantly help to understand this strength-ductility paradox and provide possible solutions to allow for the adaptation of processing routes to minimize the losses in ductility while maximizing gains in material strength.

The aim of this special issue is to disseminate the latest findings and efforts of specialists concerned with scanning-based microstructure characterization techniques such as secondary and backscattering electron imaging, energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS), electron backscattering diffraction (EBSD), transmission Kikuchi diffraction (TKD), and in situ heating and deformation in SEM applied in metallurgical research. Original research articles, as well as review papers, are welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Microstructure characterization of steels, aluminum, nickel, titanium, magnesium, hybrid metallic structures, and multiple principal element alloys
  • The effect of processing routes (thermomechanical processing, heat treatment, severe plastic deformation, friction stirring processes, joining, additive manufacturing, etc.) on microstructure evolution
  • Fracture surface characterization for the determination of fracture mode
  • In situ or ex situ SEM for microstructure characterization during deformation
  • Precipitation characterization by SEM correlated with EDS for chemical analysis
  • Analysis of crack propagation by SEM and, in turn, of the relationship between microstructure and fracture resistance

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9147871
  • - Research Article

Investigation on Microstructures and Mechanical Properties of the Hypoeutectic Al-10Si-0.8Fe-Er Alloy

Peng Tang | Yiyuan Liu | ... | Kui Huang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 1087024
  • - Research Article

Correlation between Fracture Morphology and Microstructural Evolution during Long-Term Aging of EK61 Superalloy

Jin Huang | Guohua Xu | ... | Lei Zheng
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5367345
  • - Research Article

Residual Stress and Microstructure Characterization of 34CrMo4 Steel Modified by Shot Peening

Kejian Li | Xu Wu | ... | Jae Hong Yoon
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 5931721
  • - Research Article

Effect of Different Isothermal Time on Microstructure and Mechanical Property of the Low-Carbon Steel Treated by Dual-Stable C-Mn Partitioning Process

Cainian Jing | Xiaoyun Ding | ... | Shubo Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 2569837
  • - Research Article

Precipitation Behavior of the Topologically Close-Packed Phase in the DD5 Superalloy during Long-Term Aging

Guiqun Liu | Xiaoli Zhang | ... | Yanxin Qiao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2020
  • - Article ID 9591516
  • - Research Article

Atmospheric Corrosion Analysis and Rust Evolution Research of Q235 Carbon Steel at Different Exposure Stages in Chengdu Atmospheric Environment of China

Zhigao Wang | Mei Wang | ... | Qianqian Tian
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