Intermetallic-Precipitation-Strengthened Steels

Mengchao Niu, Haojie Kong, Bingchen Zhou, Wei Wang, Zengbao Jiao

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Intermetallic-precipitation-strengthened steels have been widely used in various engineering applications due to their excellent mechanical properties at room and elevated temperatures as well as good welding performance. In this chapter, we highlight the recent advances and progress in the development and understanding several classes of intermetallic-precipitation-strengthened steels. Particularly, the synergistic alloying effects and precipitation mechanisms of these materials are highlighted. In addition, the relationship between the precipitate microstructure and bulk alloy properties, such as tensile, creep, corrosion, and welding properties, is analyzed. Finally, the opportunities and challenges faced by intermetallic-precipitation-strengthened steels in engineering applications are discussed. This chapter can serve as a reference guide for the development of advanced nano-precipitation-strengthened steels for structural applications.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Horizons
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Nature to Nanomaterials
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2022

Publication series

NameMaterials Horizons: From Nature to Nanomaterials
ISSN (Print)2524-5384
ISSN (Electronic)2524-5392


  • Addictive manufacturing
  • Corrosion resistance
  • Intermetallic-precipitation-strengthened steel
  • Mechanical property
  • Precipitates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Biomaterials
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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