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2019 Henry Clifton Sorby Awardee: Professor Helmut Clemens
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.
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:
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.
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.
"Metallic Wood", In a new study published in Nature Scientific Reports, university researchers announce that they have fabricated a sheet of nickel with nanoscale pores that make it as strong as titanium but four to five times lighter. The image shown is a microscopic sample of the researchers’ “metallic wood.” Its porous structure is responsible for its high strength-to-weight ratio, and makes it more akin to natural materials, like wood. The scientists are from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the University of Chicago.