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2012/11/05

Call for Papers ISIJ International, Special Issue on "Diversified Estimation of Nonmetallic Inclusion Particles in Steel"


A special issue, “Diversified Estimation of Nonmetallic Inclusion Particles in Steel” is to be published in November, 2013.

Many knowledge has been previously acquired regarding to the generation and the aggregation behavior of nonmetallic inclusions from molten steel to cast ingot. In order to support those researches, the importance of evaluation of nonmetallic inclusion particles has been also becoming significant.

Based on the questionnaire results performed conventionally, the needs for research on inclusion estimation are summarized by the following four terms:

Evaluation of composition, amount, morphology and distribution of inclusion particles aiming at stable production of clean steel;
Rapid, extensive and highly precise evaluation of large inclusion particles;
Soluble and insoluble contents of oxide and sulfide inclusion particles;
Nondestructive evaluation of full length and full width of steel product.
Recently, since the refinement of steel crystal grain and the improvement in toughness have become possible by using fine nonmetallic inclusion particles, the following becomes important:
Rapid and highly precise evaluation of fine inclusion particles.

In order to respond to those demands and follow the road map proposed by the division of process evaluation and material characterization of ISIJ, the ISIJ research meeting on “Diversified Estimation of Nonmetallic Inclusion Particles in Steel” has performed activity from 2010. The estimation of nonmetallic inclusion particles in steel has been carried out from many research viewpoints.

This special issue in ISIJ International will contain the activities of the research meeting on “Diversified Estimation of Nonmetallic Inclusion Particles in Steel”, and also invites not only the basic research reports but also the application topics of nonmetallic inclusion evaluation. It is expected to be significant for development of process evaluation and material characterization, when the research field called “nonmetallic inclusion estimation” is recognized widely through this special issue.

  1. Scope:
    The following specific topics fall within the scope of this special issue: 1) Evaluation of composition, amount, morphology and/or distribution of nonmetallic inclusion particles, 2) rapid evaluation of nonmetallic inclusion particles, 3) indirect analytical method of nonmetallic inclusion particles, 4) Technology of exchanging the two-dimensional value of nonmetallic inclusion particle to a three-dimensional one, 5) Improvement of steel properties using nonmetallic inclusion particles.
  2. Submission of manuscript:
    1)Submission deadline is April 30 (Tuesday), 2013.
    2)Manuscript should be submitted in a style consistent with the “Instruction for Authors” of ISIJ International.
    3)The manuscript should be submitted via ISIJ International online submission site.
    If you have any questions on the operation of electronic submission, please contact the editorial group, ISIJ. (E-mail: editol@isij.or.jp)
    4)For inquiries, authors should contact the following organizer in advance:
    Ryo Inoue: Chairman of the research meeting on “Diversified Estimation of Nonmetallic Inclusion Particles in Steel”, E-mail: ryo@tagen.tohoku.ac.jp
  3. Schedule for issue:
    ISIJ International, Vol.53 (2013), No.11 (November 15, 2013)

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