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2018/09/26

Nomination for the 2019 Sawamura Awards and Guimarães Award

The Sawamura Awards will be given to the most valuable articles among all the regular articles that have been published in ISIJ International of Vol. 58 (2018), No. 1 to No.12. At the same time, the Guimarães Award will be given to the most useful regular article related to niobium, and the award winner will receive a prize of ¥200,000.

The awarding ceremony will be held at the ISIJ Spring Meeting in 2019.

A corresponding author may recommend his (her) own article to the awards by sending the prescribed nomination sheet to the Editorial Group of the ISIJ (E-mail: editol@isij.or.jp, FAX: +81-3-3669-5934). An article with respect to niobium can be nominated for both the Sawamura and Guimarães Awards, but cannot be recommended for the Guimarães Award solely. The deadline of the nomination by the authors is March 19, 2019.

nomination sheet
2018/09/25

2018 Sawamura Award


Following four papers are awarded the 2018 Sawamura Award and Guimarães Award.

[Sawamura Award]

・ Microstructure Evolution during Reverse Transformation of Austenite from Tempered Martensite in Low Alloy Steel
ISIJ International, Vol.57, No.3, pp. 533-539
Tomoya SHINOZAKI(Kobe Steel), Yo TOMOTA(NIMS), Tatsuya FUKINO(TSL), Tetsuya SUZUKI(Ibaraki Univ.)

The reason for an award -



・ Intra–Particle Water Migration Dynamics during Iron Ore Granulation Process
ISIJ International, Vol.57, No.8, pp.1384-1393
Takahide HIGUCHI(JFE Steel Corporation), Liming LU(CSIRO Mineral Resources), Eiki KASAI(Tohoku Univ.)

The reason for an award -

There is a growing demand to use low grade iron ores, i.e., iron ores with high content ratio of gangue (SiO2, Al2O3) or fine ores, etc., as burden of BF from the viewpoints of lack of high grade iron ores or expensive cost. To maintain the stable operation and high productivity of BF in the future, the strength and reducibility of iron ores should be kept by preparing the above mentioned low grade iron ores precisely before charging them into BF. Among the preparation of iron ores, granulation is especially an important process because this process has an influence on the structure and strength of burden. Generally the size of granule grows large by adding water, CaO, coke in the granulation process, but the phenomenon of the intra-particle water migration has been not entirely clear at the time.

In this paper, the intra-particle water migration dynamics was analyzed and simulated in order to clarify the mechanism of iron ore granulation process. To investigate the influence of porous structure on the migration, the authors proposed a new water migration model considered both the pore size distribution and closed pore. It could be explained that the capillary force was larger in iron ores having finer pores and consequently the water migration ratio into closed pores was higher by both theoretical and experimental analysis.

Considering the above achievements, this paper has an academic and a technical significance, and especially promises the ripple effect in the field of iron-making. Thus it is worth of the Sawamura Award.



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・ Activities of FexO in Molten Slags Coexisting with Solid CaO and Ca2SiO4–Ca3P2O8 Solid Solution
ISIJ International, Vol.57, No.10, pp. 1725-1732
Kohei MIWA, Ryota MATSUGI, Masakatsu HASEGAWA(Kyoto Univ.)

The reason for an award -

In steelmaking processes, there are incentives to reduce slag volume and CaO consumption. The key to meet these requirements is the better understanding of CaO dissolution mechanism into molten slag, which relies on the knowledge of the thermochemical properties of slags and fluxes used for dephosphorization. Attention was focused on the 3-phase assemblage of CaO +Ca2SiO4–Ca3P2O8 solid solution +liquid slag in the quaternary system CaO–SiO2–P2O5–FexO. The liquidus compositions of this 3-phase region were determined at 1 573 K. It is clarified that the contents of SiO2 and P2O5 were very low in these quaternary liquid slags. The FexO activities were also measured at temperatures between 1542 K and 1604 K by using an electrochemical technique involving stabilized zirconia electrolyte, and the results support the reaction mechanism between solid CaO and molten slag. Moreover, it is technically valuable to have estimated the phosphorus distribution ratios from present experimental data.

That is, the phase equilibria and the activity of FexO, which are necessary to estimate phosphorus behavior in utilizing 2CaO・SiO2 solid solution as an absorbent of phosphorus, were measured and clarified precisely. It has much academic value from the viewpoints of advanced experimental technique, understanding of phase equilibria, and prospect of phosphorus distribution ratio and its concept of derivation. The paper apparently has an absolute value with an academic and a technical significance, and thus it is worth well the Sawamura Award.



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・ An Online Rolling Model for Plate Mill Using Parallel Computation
ISIJ International, Vol.57, No.11, pp. 2042-2048
Takayuki OTSUKA, Masashi SAKAMOTO,Yasuyuki TAKAMACHI, Yasuhiro HIGASHIDA, Yuji SEGAWA, Shohta TAKESHIMA(Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation)

The reason for an award -


[Guimarães Award]


2018/07/26

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2018/07/26

Request for Permission to Use Copyrighted Articles from the ISIJ


This is a request for permission to use copyrighted articles found inTransactions of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan,Tetsu-to-Hagané Overseas, andTetsu-to-Hagané Abstracts, published by the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ) before July 31, 1980.

The ISIJ has uploaded articles published in ISIJ International and its predecessor,Transactions of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (articles published since 1981) on J-STAGE since 2006 but not articles published before 1980 because the copyrights belong to the respective authors.

We hope to upload articles published in the Transactions of the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan before 1980 and in addition its predecessors,Tetsu-to-Hagané Overseas and Tetsu-to-Hagané Abstracts, in order to more widely disseminate the valuable results of these articles. Since free access to our publications and the number of scholarly quotations from previous publications has increased in recent years, we now request permission to use copyrighted articles from the respective authors.

With regard to articles published in the above international journals before July 31, 1980, we ask the authors to seek approval for the use of copyrighted articles on behalf of the ISIJ.

If you would like to decline the licensing agreement, please contact the ISIJ Secretariat by February 28, 2019 (on email, please include the (1) author’s name, (2) article title, (3) volume, issue, and page number of the article).

If the agreement is declined, we will refrain from uploading the articles on J-STAGE. If no offer is forthcoming, a general assembly affirming consent to use the articles will be held, and copyrighted articles will be uploaded to J-STAGE. However, if objection arises after the decision has been made, we will remove the articles from J-STAGE.

Conventionally, this procedure should be proposed to each of the authors individually. However, we recognize that there may be extenuating circumstances, and we request that you follow the procedure as detailed above.

Please contact the following offices regarding requests/inquiries.


Contact: Editorial Group, The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan
Email: editol@isij.or.jp  FAX: 03-3699-5934
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2018/05/17

Call for Papers ISIJ International, Special Issue on “Recent Progress of Technique Elements for New Cokemaking Process”


Call for Papers
ISIJ International, Special Issue on 
Recent Progress of Technique Elements for New Cokemaking Process

Recent years, while a manufacturing of high-strength coke for stable low RAR blast furnace operation is required to reduce CO2 emission, the price of high-quality coal remains at high level and its resource depletion will actually arise. From the point of view of securement of the cokemaking raw material resource with maintaining cost competitiveness, an urgent issue is to develop the technique which can widely utilize low-quality but inexpensive non or slightly caking coals, and convert unused carbon resources such as subbituminous / brown coals into cokemaking raw materials. Thus, it is important to promote the research on “New Cokemaking Process” which is able to use lower-quality coal and produce higher-quality coke.

Under such a background, papers by general authors as well as the members of the ISIJ research project “Technique Elements for New Cokemaking Process” are invited to contribute to this special issue. Wide range of studies, which can be bases of a new technique elements / process or a process improvement related with new cokemaking process are welcome to contribute the issue.


1. Scopes:

Pretreatment technique of raw coal (reforming by chemical and physical operation), molding technology of raw coal particles, new carbonization technique (such as process which can minutely control the carbonization temperature, and other studies related with coke utilization and application.

2. Submission of manuscript:
1) Submission deadline is 30th, November, 2018.
2) Manuscript should be submitted in a style consistent with the “Instruction for Authors” and
“Guide for the Preparation of a Manuscript ” of ISIJ International.
3) The manuscript should be submitted via ISIJ International online submission site on
the following URL.
If you have any questions on the operation of electronic submission, please contact the
Editorial group of ISIJ. (E-mail: editol@isij.or.jp)
4) Authors wishing to submit review papers should contact to the following chief editor:
Prof. Hideyuki Aoki
  Department of Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University
  6-6-07, Aoba, Aramaki, Aoba-ku, Sendai, 980-8577 Japan
  Phone: +81-22-795-7250, Fax: +81-22-795-7250, E-mail: aoki@tohoku.ac.jp

3. Schedule for issue:
ISIJ International, Vol. 59 (2019), No. 8 (August, 2019)

2017/12/27

The new website of " ISIJ International " has been opened.

Please access the new website of " ISIJ International "

https://www.isijint.net/


2017/10/24

Call for Papers ISIJ International, Special Issue on “Innovation for Ironmaking Systems Combined with Low-Carbon, Material Recycle and Energy Saving Technologies”


Call for Papers
ISIJ International, Special Issue on Innovation for Ironmaking Systems Combined with Low-Carbon, Material Recycle and Energy Saving Technologies

Establishment of innovative ironmaking system which enables carbon and material recycling is desired from the requirement of low-carbon society and energy consumption saving in future.  New development and knowledge related with carbon and material recycling, and energy saving ironmaking system are featured in the special issue.  The topics cover carbon dioxide electrolysis and recycling, material recycling, energetic and economical process evaluations for ironmaking system which enables carbon and material recycling, furnace bed reaction phenomena and tramp element analysis for the system.  Energy and material consumption saving and low-carbon technologies are also key terms.  The research results from the research group of SMART ironmaking system established in ISIJ will be collected.  The paper related with the topics are welcome from all over the world.


1. Scopes: Establishment of carbon and material recycling, and energy saving ironmaking system for low-carbon society in future.

2. Submission of manuscript:
1) Submission deadline is 15 May, 2018.
2) Manuscript should be submitted in a style consistent with the “Instruction for Authors” and
“Guide for the Preparation of a Manuscript ” of ISIJ International.
3) The manuscript should be submitted via ISIJ International online submission site on
the following URL.
If you have any questions on the operation of electronic submission, please contact the
Editorial group of ISIJ. (E-mail: editol@isij.or.jp)
4) Authors wishing to submit review papers should contact to the following editor:
Yukitaka Kato, Tokyo Institute of Technology, yukitaka@lane.iir.titech.ac.jp

3. Schedule for issue:
ISIJ International, Vol. 59(2019), No. 4 (15 April, 2019)

2017/09/27

Nomination for the 2018 Sawamura Awards and Guimarães Award


The Sawamura Awards will be given to the most valuable articles among all the regular articles that have been published in ISIJ International of Vol. 57(2017), No. 1 to No.12.  At the same time, the Guimarães Award will be given to the most useful regular article related to niobium, and the award winner will receive a prize of ¥200,000.

The awarding ceremony will be held at the ISIJ Spring Meeting in 2018.

A corresponding author may recommend his (her) own article to the awards by sending the prescribed nomination sheet to the Editorial Group of the ISIJ (E-mail: editol@isij.or.jp, FAX: +81-3-3669-5934). An article with respect to niobium can be nominated for both the Sawamura and Guimarães Awards, but cannot be recommended for the Guimarães Award solely.  The deadline of the nomination by the authors is March 16, 2018.

nomination sheet
2017/09/27

2017 Sawamura Award and Guimarães Award


Following four papers are awarded the 2017 Sawamura Award and Guimarães Award.

[Sawamura Award]

・ Hydrogen Permeation into a Carbon Steel Sheet Observed by a Micro-capillary Combined with a Devanathan-Stachurski CellThe reason for an award
ISIJ International, Vol.56(2016), No.3, pp.431-435
Koji FUSHIMI, Misako JIN, Yuichi KITAGAWA, Takayuki NAKANISHI, Yasuchika HASEGAWA(Hokkaido University)

・ Development of Biaxial Tensile Test System for In-situ Scanning Electron Microscope and Electron Backscatter Diffraction AnalysisThe reason for an award
ISIJ International, Vol.56(2016), No.4, pp.669-677
Masahiro Kubo,  Hiroshi Yoshida,  Akihiro Uenishi(Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation),  Seiichi Suzuki(TSL Solutions Ltd.),  Yoshiaki Nakazawa(Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation),  Takayuki Hama,  Hirohiko Takuda(Kyoto University)

・ Dynamic Changes in Interfacial Tension between Liquid Fe Alloy and Molten Slag Induced by Chemical ReactionsThe reason for an award
ISIJ International, Vol.56(2016), No.6, pp.944-952
Toshihiro Tanaka,  Hiroki Goto,  Masashi Nakamoto,  Masanori Suzuki(Osaka University),  Masahito Hanao,  Masafumi Zeze,  Hideaki Yamamura(Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation),  Takeshi Yoshikawa(The University of Tokyo)

・ Effect of Iron Ore Reduction on Ferro-coke Strength with Hypercoal AdditionThe reason for an award
ISIJ International, Vol.56(2016), No.12, pp.2132-2139
Ataru Uchida, Yoshiaki Yamazaki, Shohei Matsuo, Yasuhiro Saito, Yohsuke Matsushita, Hideyuki Aoki(Tohoku University), Maki Hamaguchi(Kobe Steel Ltd.)


[Guimarães Award]

・ Effect of Si Addition on Oxidation Behavior of Nb containing Ferritic Stainless SteelThe reason for an award
Tetsu-to-Hagané, Vol.102(2016), No.12, pp.704-713
Yoshiharu Inoue(Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation), Nobuhiko Hiraide(Nippon Steel & Sumikin Stainless Steel Corporation) and Kosaku Ushioda(Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation)


2017/08/29

Announcement about notation system in table of contents of journals


As of January 2018, the journals "ISIJ International" and "Tetsu-to-Hagané" will take the following notation system in the table of contents; as a result, all the publications in these journals will be placed in the same order as in the table of contents.


Up to No. 12 issued in 2017:
Classified by 14 research fields (Fundamentals of High Temperature Processes, Ironmaking, Steelmaking · · · etc.)
From No.1 issued in 2018:
Classified by the article categories (Review articles, Regular articles, and Notes). Each category is also classified by the research fields.

2017/05/23

Call for Papers ISIJ International, Special Issue on “Cutting-edge technologies and scientific researches of zinc and zinc alloy coated steel sheet”


Call for Papers
ISIJ International, Special Issue on
Cutting-edge technologies and scientific researches of zinc and zinc alloy coated steel sheet

For the surface treatment technology of the plating (especially, galvanized (GI) and galvannealed (GA)) steels, it is important to reveal the factors controlling the microstructure and the various properties of coating layer in order to improve the corrosion resistance and the mechanical properties of the plating layer. In this field, however, the basic research relatively lags behind the practical research which directly connects with manufacturing.  Recently, some breakthrough technologies to meet demands to reducing the weight of vehicles and to environmental harmony properties are required. On the other hand, some advanced techniques, such as micromachining, high performance TEM and EPMA etc., have been developed. In such recent condition, the basic research so as to make some breakthrough in the GI and GA steels receives much attention.

In this special issue, original or review papers on recent technologies and forefront research for Zn and Zn alloy coated steels will be invited. In addition to open call manuscript, selected papers will be invited from those presented in “11th International Conference on Zinc and Zinc Alloy Coated Steel Sheet in Tokyo (Galvatech2017 Tokyo)” on 12-16th Nov 2017.


Scopes; (1) Innovative analysis on surface and interface structure, (2) Corrosion mechanism, (3) Thermodynamic assessment, (4) Computer simulation and numerical analysis, etc.

1. Submission of manuscript:
1) Submission deadline is January 31, 2018 (Postponed).
2) Manuscript should be submitted in a style consistent with the “Instruction for Authors” and
“Guide for the Preparation of a Manuscript” of ISIJ International.
3) The manuscript should be submitted via ISIJ International online submission site on the
following URL.
If you have any questions on the operation of electronic submission, please contact
the Editorial group of ISIJ. (E-mail: editol@isij.or.jp)
4) Authors wishing to submit review papers should contact to the following chief editor:
Prof. Shu Yamaguchi
Ionics Laboratory, Department of Materials Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8656, Japan
Phone: +81- 03-5841-7078, Fax. +81- 03-5841-7078
E-mail: yamaguchi@material.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp

2. Schedule for issue:
ISIJ International, Vol. 58 (2018), No. 9 (September 15, 2018)

2017/05/15

Asia Steel 2018 (Asia Steel International Conference 2018)

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2017/01/04

“Steel Science Portal” Website Enhanced



A notice on the enhancement of the “Steel Science Portal” website
disseminating Japanese steel manufacturing technology


“Steel Science Portal” was launched in March 2014 to disseminate the very latest cutting- edge information on steel manufacturing technology in Japan for both domestic and foreign researchers on steel and its related materials. The website has now been upgraded and started to offer new services including ‘alert function’ for informing users of newly-published articles and ‘bookmark function’.


Those who want to use these functions are required to create an account as well as to agree to ‘Terms of Service’ and ‘Data Use Policy’ for the website.


Both these functions are very user-friendly, and you must enjoy upgraded “Steel Science Portal” when searching “ISIJ International,” “Tesu-to-Hagané” and other journals. Just click on the banner below. 



Steel Science Portal
https://steelscienceportal.jp/



◆ Features of Steel Science Portal

1.Cover nine journals published in Japan
Focusing on the two journals published by The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan, the website also posts an array of seven journals published by other Japanese academic societies on science and technology of steel and its related materials. 

2.Cross-search four scholarly databases
Searches by keywords will return results from J-STAGE, CiNii, ScienceDirect and SpringerLink databases.

3.Optimize search environment based on your history of usage
The website also displays article access ranking, searched phrase ranking and recommended articles. 

4.Provide user-friendly functions (alert and bookmark functions) < - New !

Also link to the latest in technology from leading steel manufacturers, high-profile overseas scholarly journals and news on the steel manufacturing industry and related topics.
2016/10/03

Nomination for the 2017 Sawamura Awards and Guimarães Award


The Sawamura Awards will be given to the most valuable articles among all the regular articles that have been published in ISIJ International of Vol. 56 (2016), No. 1 to No.12.  At the same time, the Guimarães Award will be given to the most useful regular article related to niobium, and the award winner will receive a prize of ¥200,000.

The awarding ceremony will be held at the ISIJ Spring Meeting in 2017.

A corresponding author may recommend his (her) own article to the awards by sending the prescribed nomination sheet to the Editorial Group of the ISIJ (E-mail: editol@isij.or.jp, FAX: +81-3-3669-5934). An article with respect to niobium can be nominated for both the Sawamura and Guimarães Awards, but cannot be recommended for the Guimarães Award solely.  The deadline of the nomination by the authors is March 21, 2017.

nomination sheet
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