Journal of Alloys and Compounds Impact Factor & Information

Publisher: Elsevier

Journal description

The aim of the Journal of Alloys and Compounds is identical to the journal's aim under its previous title: Journal of the Less-Common Metals. The journal was originally intended to serve as an international medium for the publication of work on the physical sciences of usually called less-common-metals, their compounds and their alloys. Its great strength lies in the diversity of discipline which it encompasses, drawing together results from materials science, solid-state chemistry and physics. The interdisciplinary nature of the journal is evident in many subject areas. Experimental and theoretical approaches to materials problems require an active interplay between a variety of traditional and novel scientific disciplines. In much of the work published in the journal, synthetic and structural studies are combined with investigations of chemical and physical properties of alloys and compounds, contributing to the development of areas of current scientific interest. The Journal of Alloys and Compounds provides a unique international forum where materials scientists, chemists and physicists can present their results both to workers in their own fields and to others active in related areas.

Current impact factor: 3.00

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2016
2014 Impact Factor 2.999
2013 Impact Factor 2.726
2012 Impact Factor 2.39
2011 Impact Factor 2.289
2010 Impact Factor 2.134
2009 Impact Factor 2.135
2008 Impact Factor 1.51
2007 Impact Factor 1.455
2006 Impact Factor 1.25
2005 Impact Factor 1.37
2004 Impact Factor 1.562
2003 Impact Factor 1.08
2002 Impact Factor 1.014
2001 Impact Factor 0.953
2000 Impact Factor 0.845
1999 Impact Factor 0.932
1998 Impact Factor 0.88
1997 Impact Factor 1.035
1996 Impact Factor 0.829
1995 Impact Factor 0.909
1994 Impact Factor 0.961
1993 Impact Factor 0.9
1992 Impact Factor 0.667

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.72
Cited half-life 5.00
Immediacy index 0.98
Eigenfactor 0.10
Article influence 0.56
Website Journal of Alloys and Compounds website
Other titles Journal of alloys and compounds (Online), Alloys and compounds
ISSN 0925-8388
OCLC 38912215
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    • Publisher last reviewed on 03/06/2015
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Hydroxyapatite/titania (HA/TiO2; TiO2 = 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 wt.%) nanocomposites were produced by high energy ball milling (HEBM) at 50 Hz for 1 h from starting materials particle sizes of HA <100 μm and TiO2 <25 μm. X-ray Diffraction and Field-Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy results indicated that hydroxyapatite and Anatase were the major phases after mechanical milling with particle size less than 100 nm. After 1 h of convenient thermal treatments at 1000–1200 °C, beta-tricalcium phosphate and calcium titanium oxide phases were the main crystalline phases irrespective of the sintering temperature. While Rutile phase was observed at 1200 °C, the presence of Rutile as a secondary phase in the microstructure of the composites has led to an increase of the compressive strength up to 330 MPa in the nanocomposites containing 25% TiO2. Longer sintering time (3 h) at 1200 °C has not increased the compressive strength. The produced nanocomposites have showed a moderate deformability where a reduction in height (strain) ranging between 1% and 5.6% was attained at the point of the highest compressive stress.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 02/2016; 658:222-233. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.10.240
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    ABSTRACT: Arc-melted (Zr1-xCex)1.1Fe10Si2 alloys were found to crystallize into a pure or nearly pure ThMn12 structure for 0 ≤ x ≤ 0.6. At room temperature, the alloys exhibit ferromagnetism with an uniaxial magnetocrystalline anisotropy. Metastable ZrFe10Si2 compound possesses room-temperature saturation magnetization of at least 11 kG and Curie temperature of 325 °C; both properties slightly decrease when Ce is being substituted for Zr. The anisotropy field, on the other hand, increases with the Ce from 16.9 to 24 kOe at x = 0.6. These intrinsic magnetic characteristics as well as the absence of expensive rare-earths and Co make the compounds interesting for development of low-cost permanent magnets. At 0.7 ≤ x ≤ 0.8, the ThMn12 structure was found to co-exist with the Th2Ni17-type structure, whereas the equilibrium Th2Zn17-type structure was observed only at x = 1. Prepared under similar conditions Hf1.1Fe10Si2 alloy does not crystallize into the ThMn12-type structure.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 02/2016; 657:133-137. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.10.073
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    ABSTRACT: The octahedral Fe3O4 (magnetite) nanoparticles were electrochemically grown on self-supported buckypaper and characterized by XRD, SEM, Raman and TGA. It could be used as a kind of metallic current collector-free anode for lithium ion battery, which would significantly reduce the mass of the whole anode by 66%. The new flexible Fe3O4/buckypaper composite anode achieves a higher initial reversible capacity of 1120 mAh g-1 and exhibits more stable performance compared with Fe3O4 anode coated on Cu foil by traditional electrode-fabrication technique. This is due to that the flexible 3D porous-structured Fe3O4/buckypaper composite is light weight and can accommodate the volume change of Fe3O4 during the lithiation/delithiation process, and promotes the diffusion and transfer of lithium ion and electron, respectively. Moreover, this buckypaper/Fe3O4 composite anode displays excellent rate capability, which maintains a discharge specific capacity of 210 mAh g-1 when the applied current rate is 10 °C and still delivers 1150 mAh g-1 after returning to 0.2 °C. Our work provides a new way to develop novel electrode structure for light-weighted and flexible lithium-ion battery.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 02/2016; 657:109-114. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.09.280
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    ABSTRACT: A nontoxic, water-soluble copolymer consisting of isobutylene and maleic anhydride (PIBM) was used as both dispersant and gelling agent to mold MgAl2O4 green body by gelcasting at room temperature in air. In this paper, MgAl2O4 slurries with solid loadings from 43 vol% to 50 vol% were prepared by adding PIBM. The rheological properties of the slurries were investigated. As the solid loadings increased from 43 vol% to 50 vol%, the linear shrinkage in the drying and pre-sintering process decreased from 6.9% to 2.8% and from 16.0% to 14.7%, respectively. The bending strength of the green body with 50 vol% solid loading can reach 2.62 MPa. The in-line transmission of the MgAl2O4 ceramics gradually increased from 61% to 86.9% (1100 nm) with the solid loadings increasing.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 02/2016; 657:246-249. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.10.113
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    ABSTRACT: Advanced nanostructured equiaxed Ti-6Al-4V (Ti64) alloys were developed via an isothermal hydrogenation process (IHP). The starting equiaxed Ti64 was modified through IHP conducted with hydrogen loadings in the range 0.3-0.7 H/M at 600°C. Microstructural characterizations by optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and X-ray diffraction revealed that only the micrometer-sized α matrices of the initial equiaxed Ti64 sample were selectively refined by IHP to form nanostructural platelets with a thickness of 50-150 nm. The submicrometer-sized β grains of the initial sample did not change. Mechanical test results revealed that the inhomogeneous microstructure of the dehydrogenated specimen caused by the introduction of temporary βH phase containing a hydrogen loading of 0.6 H/M exhibited the best compressive mechanical properties. This specimen was characterized by increasing the compressive yield stress by a factor of 1.40, up to 1223 MPa, and by reducing the compressive failure elongation by a factor of 0.25, down to 24%, compared to the starting equiaxed specimen. By comparing the above results with those observed in the starting lamellar Ti64 treated with similar IHP conditions reported previously, the development of the advanced nanostructured equiaxed Ti64 via IHP could be closely controlled by the shape of the α and β grains in the Ti64, the hydrogen loading, and the types of titanium hydride present, βH and δ.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 02/2016; 657:794-800. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.10.124
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    ABSTRACT: LiCo1-xBxO2 (x = 0, 0.125, 0.25, 0.375, 0.5, 0.75 and 1) samples were synthesized via solid state reactions. They were characterized by SEM, X-ray powder diffraction, FTIR, Raman, electrical and magnetic measurements. XRD data show impurity phases for x ≥ 0.25 samples due to boron content. Based on FTIR studies, the peak position of CoO6 shifts with increasing B content. The Raman spectra of LiCoO2 shows the presence of three broad bands, indicating the possible formation of spinel structure. The effective magnetic moments of the samples were calculated using Curie-Weiss law with temperature independent term. The M-H curves of x = 0.375 and 0.5 samples show very weak hysteresis loops. Effects of boron substitution on battery performance are also investigated. x = 0.125 and x = 0.25 samples give promising results due to their enhanced reversibility of cycling compared to pristine LiCoO2. Capacity retentions for 100 cycles for x = 0, 0.125 and 0.25 samples are 22%, 81% and 83%, respectively.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 02/2016; 657:835-847. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.10.080
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    ABSTRACT: Nanostructured powders of terbium oxides were prepared by the thermal decomposition of terbium acetate at different temperatures. The powders were investigated by means of XRD, HRTEM, magnetic measurements, and IR spectroscopy. It has been found that the most likely composition of the oxides is Tb4O7, and the powders containing more than one crystalline phase. At low temperatures the prepared oxides exhibit antiferromagnetic ordering with the Weiss constants ranging from -14 to -22 K. At 2 K the effective value of total angular momentum per one Tb ion in the paramagnetic state J = 2.5 ± 0.1. The effects of the calcination temperature on the crystal structure, microstructure and magnetic behaviors of the samples are discussed in terms of that surface impurities presented in the nanocrystalline powders of Tb oxides influence the cation Tb4+/Tb3+ ratio in their crystal lattice.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 02/2016; 657:163-173. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.09.274
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    ABSTRACT: The Ag/AgCl modified self-doped TiO2 hollow spheres were successfully prepared firstly by a sol-gel method using carbon sphere as template and subsequently deposition-precipitation and photo-reduction process. Characteristics and properties of the products were investigated using X-ray diffraction (XRD), UV-vis diffuse reflectance spectra (UV-vis DRS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The results showed that the self-doped TiO2 hollow spheres, with diameters about 800-950 nm and shell thickness of 20-30 nm, are constituted with thousands of self-doped TiO2 nanoparticles with diameters of 20-30 nm. Ag/AgCl modified self-doped TiO2 hollow spheres showed broad absorption in the region of 400-700 nm arising from surface plasmon resonance of Ag nanoparticles. The as prepared samples showed improved solar light and visible light induced photocatalytic activities by decomposing Rhodamine B. The improved visible light photocatalytic activities may be due to the oxygen vacancies and Ti3+ localized states of the self-doped TiO2 hollow spheres and the surface plasmonic resonance effect.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 02/2016; 657:44-52. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.10.055
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    ABSTRACT: Quaternary-structured semiconductors Cu2MSnS4 (M = Fe, Co, Ni and Mn) are important materials due to indium free content and consisting of earth abundant elements, which can significantly decrease the cost of devices. Here, we have successfully produced Cu2FeSnS4, Cu2CoSnS4, Cu2NiSnS4 and Cu2MnSnS4 nanofibers by a simple electrospinning technique. Polyacrilonitrile (PAN) was used as a templating polymer to decrease imperfections in crystal lattice. Outstanding structures with only a few defects and diameter range from 150 to 250 nm were produced. The resulting CuMSnS fibers were characterized by XRD, HR-TEM, EDS, SEM - Mapping, UV-Vis and CV to investigate the crystal structure, composition, morphology, and band gap. This work demonstrates that Cu2MSnS4 nanofibers have p-type conductivity and are promising absorber materials for energy-conversion applications.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 02/2016; 657:157-162. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.10.087
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    ABSTRACT: The 12Cr-3W-0.4Ti-0.25Y2O3 (12YWT) Oxide dispersion strengthened ferritic steel shows a good strength up to 600°C, while degrades considerably beyond that. In addition, this steel undergoes a week ductile to brittle transition temperature. Studies were made to improve of both strength and DBTT. Hence, the mechanically alloyed powders containing different contents of Zr (0.5-1.5%) and Ta (0.05-0.15) were extruded at 850°C and mechanical properties of these steel nanocomposites were investigated. Mechanical analysis studies indicated that the addition of zirconium element can improve mechanical properties. For example, the presence of 1.5% zirconium in 12YWT resulted in an unprecedented value of 2100 MPa for tensile strength and improved ductile to brittle transition temperature of -27°C. In contrast of zirconium, increase of tantalum did not change remarkably tensile strength of 12YWT. However, Charpy impact test results presented that tantalum have an important role in improved ductile to brittle transition temperature so that this parameter changed from 13°C to -44°C at presence of 0.15% Ta.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 02/2016; 657:646-654. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.10.161
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    ABSTRACT: We have prepared polycrystalline samples La0.7Ca0.3-xBaxMnO3 (x = 0, 0.025, 0.05, 0.075 and 0.1) by solid-state reaction, and then studied their magnetic properties and magnetocaloric (MC) effect based on magnetization versus temperature and magnetic-field (M-H-T) measurements. Experimental results reveal the easiness in tuning the Curie temperature (TC) from 260 to about 300 K by increasing Ba-doping concentration (x) from 0 to 0.1. Under an applied field H = 50 kOe, maximum magnetic-entropy changes around TC of the samples can be tuned in the range between 6 and 11 J kg-1 K-1, corresponding to refrigerant-capacity values ranging from 190 to 250 J kg-1. These values are comparable to those of some conventional MC materials, and reveal the applicability of La0.7Ca0.3-xBaxMnO3 materials in magnetic refrigeration. Analyses of the critical behavior based on the Banerjee criteria, Arrott plots and scaling hypothesis for M-H-T data prove a magnetic-phase separation when Ba-doping concentration changes. In the doping region x = 0.05-0.075, the samples exhibits the crossover of first- and second-order phase transitions with the values of critical exponents β and γ close to those expected for the tricritical mean-field theory. The samples with x < 0.05 and x > 0.075 exhibit first- and second-order transitions, respectively. More detailed analyses related to the Griffiths singularity, the critical behavior for different magnetic-field intervals started from 10 kOe, and the magnetic-ordering parameter n = dLn|ΔSm|/dLnH (where ΔSm is the magnetic-entropy change) demonstrate magnetic inhomogeneities and multicritical phenomena existing in the samples.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 02/2016; 657:818-834. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.10.162
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    ABSTRACT: Iron-rich alloys in the Fe-Ti-B system are being studied for their potential as a new generation of lightened steel-matrix composites reinforced by titanium diborides. In this work, the iron-rich corner of the Fe-Ti-B ternary system was investigated at temperatures between 1150 °C and 1400 °C. For this purpose, fourteen key alloys containing up to 5 mass % Ti and B were selected on the basis of preliminary thermodynamic calculations and processed in an induction furnace by melting the starting materials at 1630 °C for 1 h. Two types of experiments were performed: (i) long-duration annealing experiments, involving a liquid phase, performed by the electromagnetic phase separation technique at temperatures between 1175 °C and 1250 °C and (ii) differential thermal analysis of samples during heating up to 1400 °C and cooling with different cooling and heating rates (2, 5 and 10 °C min-1). Samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, field electron gun scanning electron microscopy and complementary chemical analysis, combining electron microprobe analysis, inductively coupled plasma and secondary ion mass spectrometry, were performed. On the basis of an analysis of the solidification paths of the fourteen alloys as well as solid/liquid equilibria investigations, a partial liquidus projection in the investigated region was proposed. Moreover, the composition and melting temperature of the γFe-TiB2-Fe2B ternary eutectic alloy are determined with good accuracy. This study is a first step towards an extended experimental work on the iron-rich corner of the Fe-Ti-B ternary system.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 02/2016; 657:302-312. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.10.104