February 5, 2019

In This Issue


New Award for Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy Authors

As TMS opens submissions for its 2020 honors and awards program, the Society announces a new best paper award sponsored by two TMS technical divisions. The TMS Extraction & Processing Division (EPD)/TMS Light Metals Division (LMD) Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy Best Paper Award recognizes a paper (or series of closely related papers with one common author) published in the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy that demonstrates novelty and research excellence within the field of sustainable metallurgy.

The Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy is a quarterly TMS publication dedicated to presenting metallurgical processes and related research aimed at improving the sustainability of metal-producing industries, with a particular emphasis on materials recovery, reuse, and recycling. TMS members can read the complete contents of this journal at no charge by logging in to the TMS Journals home page and clicking on “Read this Journal” next to the Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy cover.

Nominations are due April 1 for the inaugural 2020 award, which will be presented at the EPD or LMD luncheon at the TMS 2020 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in San Diego, California. For full details on criteria and how to submit a nomination for this and other TMS awards, visit the TMS Honors & Awards website.



Journal of Electronic Materials Seeks Papers for Topical Collection

The Journal of Electronic Materials is currently seeking submissions for the upcoming topical collection, “Progress and Challenges in Developing Emerging Lightweight and Thin Electromagnetic Shielding Materials over Wide Frequency Bands.”

This collection will highlight the recent progress and challenges in developing emerging (lightweight and thin) electromagnetic interference (EMI) materials over a wide range of frequencies.

Topics covered will include, but will not be limited to:
  • EMI shielding materials
  • Microwave absorbers
  • Microwave reflectors
  • Radar absorbing materials
  • Stealth technology
  • Theoretical modeling
Materials of interest include, but are not limited to, ceramics, conducting polymers, polymer–ceramic composites, polymer-conductor (metals, carbon nanotubes, etc.), magnetic materials or ferrites, metamaterials, carbonyl iron, graphite/reduced graphene oxide, metal/conductor coating, nanocomposites, and core-nanocell composite absorbers.

The guest editors for this topical collection will be: M.T. Sebastian, formerly at the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology, India; Balaram Sahoo, Indian Institute of Science, India; John Baniecki, Fujitsu Laboratories, Japan; and Ratiba Benzerga, Université de Rennes 1, France.

To submit your work for this topic, visit www.editorialmanager.com/jems and select article type “2019 EMI Materials.” Author instructions and additional journal details are available through the Springer website.

The submission deadline is April 15, 2019.


Cast Shop 19 Travels to Greece

Registration is now open for the Aluminum Cast Shop Science & Technology Course (Cast Shop 19), to be held May 6–10, 2019 at the Stanley Hotel in Athens, Greece. This five-day, immersive course is focused exclusively on cast shop technologies and advancements with a focus toward operations.

Cast Shop 19 will teach participants ways to solve problems in their own cast shops, while demonstrating techniques used in plants around the world. Attendees will gain skills to reduce costs and scrap defects, improve casting quality, and increase cast house throughput, while maintaining safety and environmentally friendly performance. For details on topics that will be covered during this program, visit the Course Curriculum web page.

A highlight of the course will be a facility tour at the Aluminium of Greece plant in Livadia, Greece. The plant tour is included as part of the course registration fee.

Register for Cast Shop 19 by April 6, 2019, to receive the discounted early registration rate, and visit the Housing & Travel web pages to begin planning your trip.

This program is part of the highly successful portfolio of TMS aluminum industry courses, established in 1995. Learn more about TMS’s suite of aluminum courses.


New from TMS Journals

Below is a selection of open-access articles published in several TMS journals that are available to the public at no charge. TMS members can access the full content of these journals by logging in to the “Journals” section of the TMS website.

New from JOM

A Parallel Cellular Automata Lattice Boltzmann Method for Convection-Driven Solidification,” Andrew Kao, et al.

Progress in Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) Research,” Amit Pandey

Advances in Electronic Interconnection Materials,” C. M. Gourlay and B. Arfaei

Pb-Free Solder Joint Thermo-Mechanical Modeling: State of the Art and Challenges,” Jean-Paul M. Clech, Richard J. Coyle, and Babak Arfaei

UV-Ozone Functionalization of 2D Materials,” Stephen J. McDonnell and Robert M. Wallace

Electric Arc Smelting,” Camille Fleuriault, Joseph Grogan, and Jesse White

Airborne Emissions from Mn Ferroalloy Production,” Ida Teresia Kero, et al.

Optimization of Casting Process Parameters for Synthesis of Al-Nb-B Master Alloy,” Shristy Jha, Animesh Mandal, and Prakash Srirangam

Modification of Al-Si Alloys by Ce or Ce with Sr,” Mario De Giovanni, James A. Kaduk, and Prakash Srirangam

Gas-Atomized Al 6061 Powder: Phase Identification and Evolution During Thermal Treatment,” Kyle Tsaknopoulos, et al.

New from Journal of Electronic Materials

Evaluating Creep Deformation in Controlled Microstructures of Sn-3Ag-0.5Cu Solder,” Tianhong Gu, Christopher M. Gourlay, and T. Ben Britton

New from Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A

Simulation of TTT Curves for Additively Manufactured Inconel 625,” G. Lindwall, et al.