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Microstructural evolution and restoration of creep property for a damaged K403 alloy after rejuvenation heat treatments

Rejuvenation heat treatments can restore the microstructures and mechanical properties of the degraded turbine blades in gas turbine engines. Herein we analyze the effects of rejuvenation heat treatments on the microstructural characteristics and …


Microalloying Al alloys with Sc: a review

As a kind of important light alloys, the Al alloys exhibit mechanical properties that are closely related to the microstructures. Changing the main alloying elements and adjusting heat treatments are usually approaches to tune the microstructure …


Editorial for advanced structural ceramics technology and characteristics

22.05.2020 | Highlight

Tracking dynamic evolution of catalytic active sites in photocatalytic CO2 reduction by in situ time-resolved spectroscopy


Sintering behavior and thermal conductivity of Y2O3 fully stabilized HfO2 ceramics

A series of Y2O3 fully stabilized HfO2 ceramics (Hf1−xYxO2−0.5x, x = 0.20, 0.24, 0.28, 0.32, 0.36 and 0.40) were synthesized by solid-state reaction at 1500 °C. The phase composition, thermal conductivity and sintering behavior at 1400 °C of the …

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