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Materials Research Letters

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Development and Properties of Nanocrystalline Aluminium Alloys

Manuscript deadline
20 December 2023

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Article collection guest advisor(s)

Dr. Yi Huang, Bournemouth University
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Development and Properties of Nanocrystalline Aluminium Alloys

Aluminium alloys are widely used in engineering structures and components where light weight or corrosion resistance is required. As industrial applications place higher performance requirements on aluminium alloys, developing nanocrystalline aluminium alloys is an effective way to boost mechanical strengths and other functional properties.

Mechanical properties of nanocrystalline aluminium alloys depend on constituent selections as well as processing/treatment strategies. Through different processing/treatment strategies such as severe plastic deformation, high speed impact, surface attrition, friction stir welding, additive manufacturing and heat treatments etc. we can control the microstructures and improve the corresponding mechanical properties, which include mechanical strength, fatigue resistance, wear resistance, thermal stability, conductivity and corrosion resistance.

Understanding the strengthening mechanism is critical in developing high performance nanocrystalline alloys. It is expected potential papers can include, but are not limited to the following subjects:

  • Materials processing
  • Materials characterisations
  • Grain refinement
  • Grain boundary segregation
  • Crystallographic texture evolution,
  • Dislocation theory
  • Precipitation control
  • Heterostructured microstructure
  • Mechanical properties
  • Fatigue
  • Corrosion

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Submission Instructions

All Contributing Authors are eligible for a 10% Discount on the Article Processing Charge by applying the following discount code at the point of Submission: TMRL-2023-C19259

The Editors welcome the following Article Types for this collection:

Original Research Papers – Presenting high quality original research

Reviews – Comprehensive review of research and developments of significance in the field, highlighting problems to overcome and future directions for research

Short Communications – Discussing concise, but important, break through data or research not embedded within a complex story

Technical Reports - Describe new approaches, methods process or progress of technical research

Commentaries – Evaluate recent research findings, professional practices and/or current issues in the subject area

Meeting Reports – Summarizes presentations from recent meetings in the field. Meeting Reports should only be submitted after prior agreement from the Editor

Instructions for AuthorsSubmit an Article

All manuscripts submitted to this Article Collection will undergo desk assessment and peer-review as part of our standard editorial process. Guest Advisors for this collection will not be involved in peer-reviewing manuscripts unless they are an existing member of the Editorial Board. Please review the journal Aims and Scope and author submission instructions prior to submitting a manuscript.