Call for Papers: Porous Metals—from Nano to Macro
Focus Issue: Journal of Materials Research
Porous Metals—from Nano to Macro
Issue Date: October 2020
Submission Deadline: March 1, 2020
Porous metals have applications in nearly every field of technology, from energy to the environment and from health and safety to transportation and electronics. Manufacturing processes allow tailoring of the micro-, meso- and macrostructure (architecture) of porous metals, in addition to characteristics such as surface finish, flaw population, residual stresses, and compositional fluctuations. Development and innovation in manufacturing are key factors in enabling porous metallic components that possess the desired porosity features (e.g., pore size, fraction, shape, orientation, and connectivity, as well as their distribution and gradients) tailored to achieve a particular set of properties (e.g., mechanical, physical, processability) and price.
Research on porous, foamed, or hollow metals and alloys has grown significantly in the last decade, especially on three new fronts: (i) nanoporous metals, usually created via dealloying methods; (ii) macroporous metallic scaffolds, fabricated via additive manufacturing and (iii) ultralight cellular metals (<0.01 g/cm3) created by electrolytic or electroless deposition on removable templates. Existing areas of research in microporous metals (e.g., fabricated by gas entrapment or space-holder replication) also continue to evolve rapidly. This Focus Issue will highlight processing, microstructure, properties, and performance of porous metals and alloys, and welcomes innovative research using modeling and/or experimental approaches.
Contributing papers are solicited in all areas of porous metallic materials and structures, with emphasis on the following areas:
- Development of new production methods, microstructures and architectures
- New alloys for porous structure
- Expanded use of existing alloys
Prof. David Dunand, Northwestern University, USA
Prof. Karen Chen-Wiegart, Stony Brook University, USA
Prof. Nihad Dukhan, University of Detroit Mercy, USA
Prof. Dinc Erdeniz, Marquette University, USA
Prof. Ashley Paz y Puente, University of Cincinnati, USA
To be considered for this issue, new and previously unpublished results or review articles significant to the development of this field should be presented. The manuscripts must be submitted via the JMR electronic submission system by March 1, 2020. Manuscripts submitted after this deadline will not be considered for the issue due to time constraints on the review process. Please select “Porous Metals-- from Nano to Macro” as the Focus Issue designation. Note our manuscript submission minimum length of 3250 words, excluding figures, captions, and references, with at least 6 and no more than 10 figures and tables combined. Review articles may be longer but must be pre-approved by proposal to the Guest Editors via firstname.lastname@example.org.The proposal form and author instructions may be found at www.mrs.org/jmrinstructions. All manuscripts will be reviewed in a normal but expedited fashion. Papers submitted by the deadline and subsequently accepted will be published in the Focus Issue. Other manuscripts that are acceptable but cannot be included in the issue will be scheduled for publication in a subsequent issue.
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