Co-precipitation of nanoscale particles in steels with ultra-high strength for a new era

Zengbao Jiao, J. H. Luan, M. K. Miller, Y. W. Chung, C. T. Liu

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Nanoscale co-precipitation strengthening in steels has received increasing attention in recent years and has become a new cornerstone for the development of advanced steels with superior combination of mechanical, welding, and irradiation properties for a new era. In this review, we highlight recent advances in computation-aided alloy design, nanostructural characterization, and unique properties of newly developed nanoscale co-precipitation-strengthened steels. In particular, our emphasis is on elucidating alloy design strategies, the co-precipitation mechanism, and cooperative evolution of multiple types of nanoparticles, and the correlation between nanostructures and bulk steel properties. Finally, future research areas for this class of nanostructured steels are critically discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-154
Number of pages13
JournalMaterials Today
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2017
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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