Special Issue "Bainite and Martensite: Developments and Challenges"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2017
Dr. Carlos Garcia-Mateo
Nowadays, when modern high strength steels come to play, it is not strange to find that their microstructure contains austenite and either bainite or martensite, a combination of both, or more sophisticated variations such as Q&P and nanostructured bainitic steels.
There is no doubt that there are certain similarities in the mechanisms ruling such transformations, and therefore it is not surprising that parameters at play controlling the mechanical properties also overlap.
The development of new and powerful scientific techniques and equipment (EBSD, APT, HRTEM, etc.) allow us to gain fundamental insights that help to establish some of the principles by which those microstructures are known. The developments accompanying such findings lead to further developments and intensive research providing the required metallurgical support.
There is a very significant number of publications and some scattered conferences and workshops devoted to these type steels. However, there is no forum that brings together the latest developments, taking place in the framework of these microstructures and their properties.
Papers on recent advances and review articles, particularly related to the most challenging aspects of the use of bainitic and martensitic microstructures, in any of their forms, are invited for inclusion in this Special Issue on "Bainite and Martensite: Developments and Challenges".
Dr. Carlos Garcia-Mateo
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- Phase transformation
- Alloy and process design
- Thermal treatment
- Mechanical and in-use properties
- Microstructural (advanced) characterization