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IMAT2020 September 14-17, 2020 Cleveland, OH


2019 Henry Clifton Sorby Awardee:  Professor Helmut Clemens 


IMS seeking Board Nominations 

IMS is soliciting nominations for candidates for the IMS Board of Directors. Open positions include three directors will serve for three years. Terms will begin October 1, 2019. Nominations are extended to March 15.


IMS seeking Student Board Members

We are looking for Material Advantage student members to provide insights and ideas to the IMS Board. Application Deadline is April 1.


MS&T19 Materials Science & Technology, Portland , Oregon Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, 2019 

Deadline to submit your Abstracts to MS&T19 is March 31st


Metallography of Steels is released

This book is a combination of a metallographic atlas for steels and cast irons and an introductory textbook covering the fundamentals of phase transformations and heat treatment of these materials. Every important stage of processing, from casting to cold working is clearly discussed and copiously illustrated with metallographs that show the obtained structures, both desired and those achieved when deviations occur. A valuable companion even for experienced steel practitioners.

Selected Values of the Crystallographic Properties of the Elements is released

This reference book presents a unique and comprehensive review of the crystallographic properties of all the elements and will be a valuable resource for metallurgists and crytallographers. The crystallographic properties are evaluated at ambient pressure in order to provide a base line for high pressure studies. Lattice parameters of the elements are presented as a function of temperature and related properties such as thermal expansion coefficients, molar volumes, and densities are provided. Special attention is given to ensure that the selected values correspond to the latest values of atomic weights and the fundamental constants.


ASM Launches New Digital Courses:

Mechanical Properties and Their Measurement 

Materials Characterization and the Selection Process


International Metallographic Contest
Entry Deadline: September 18, 2019

The 2019 International Metallographic Contest (IMC) will draw the interest of metallographers around the world, as they compete for the prestigious ASM-IMS Jacquet Lucas Award of $3,000.  The award is endowed by Buehler Ltd. Submit your images to the contest to be held in Portland, OR, during the 52nd Annual IMS Meeting during the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) conference and exposition, September 29 - October 03, 2019.

Learn more about submission rules and guidelines >

See 2018 IMC Winners List >


Call for Papers

Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis (MMA), the official journal of the International Metallographic Society, is actively seeking manuscripts.

For more information about Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis, including full instructions for authors, please visit the journal homepage or submit online.


Image of the Month

This image "Petal to the Metal" is a bullet made of 0.95% antimonial lead with copper plating. The copper plating had a severe defect—a porous band. The sample was etched with an ammonium molybdate/nitric acid reagent. The image was captured at 50× with dark field illumination and shows a petal partially torn off from penetration into ballistic gelatin. The petal and the region near it were severely deformed and the lead recrystallized to small grains as compared with the lead microstructure in the interior, which was a result of age hardening. Courtesy of Stephen Gladieux, Lewiston, Idaho.


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