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: 2.73

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 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 2.16
Cited half-life 4.10
Immediacy index 0.63
Eigenfactor 0.11
Article influence 0.55
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

Publisher details


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

  • A.V. Khvan · I.V. Fartushna · M. Mardani · A.T. Dinsdale · V.V. Cheverikin
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    ABSTRACT: The liquidus projection and invariant reactions involving the liquid phase in the Fe–Ce–C system were analyzed using microstructure investigation, X-ray diffraction (XRD) and differential thermal analysis (DTA). In contrast to a previous analysis of the phase diagram for the system three ternary eutectic reactions were observed. It was also observed that the region of primary solidification of the Ce2C3 phase has a deep extension towards Fe–C side of the system.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 12/2015; 561:350. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.08.074
  • Adrian Iulian Borhan · P. Samoila · D. Gherca · A.R. Iordan · M.N. Palamaru
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    ABSTRACT: Rare-earth La3+ cations, with large ionic radii, substituted ZnCr2-xLaxO4 nanoparticles with x ranging from 0.0 to 0.50 were synthesized by solegel auto-combustion technique. Effect of La substitution on structural and magnetic properties of ZnCr2O4 spinel oxide is reported. The phase composition of the obtained powders was investigated by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy. Magnetic measurements were made using a SQUID magnetometer. FT-IR and X-ray diffraction revealed the transition of spinel structure to perovskite structure because of the exchange of Zn2+ and La3+ cations among constituent A-sites. The particle size were estimated from the SEM micrographs and were found to increase with the La ions substitution from 48 to 80 nm. It was revealed from the magnetic measurements that magnetization follow a decreasing trend with substitution of Cr3+ ions by paramagnetic La3+ ions. Also, the magnetization showed a drastic decrease with increase of temperature from 2 K to 300 K because of enhanced domain pinning effect, due to the La3+ substitution.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 12/2015; 651:200-2007. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.08.152
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    ABSTRACT: In theoretical calculations, expressing the random distribution of atoms in a certain crystal structure is still challenging. The special quasi-random structure (SQS) model is effective for depicting such random distributions. The SQS model has not been applied to semi-empirical thermodynamic calculations; however, DebyeeGrüneisen theory (DGT), a semi-empirical method, was used here for that purpose. The model reliability was obtained by comparing supercell models of various sizes. The results for chemical bonds, pair correlation, and elastic properties demonstrated the reliability of the SQS models. Thermodynamic calculations using density functional perturbation theory (DFPT) and DGT assessed the applicability of the SQS models. DGT and DFPT led to similar variations of the mixing and formation energies. This study provides guidelines for theoretical assessments to obtain the reliable SQS models and to calculate the thermodynamic properties of numerous materials with a random atomic distribution.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 11/2015; 650(2015):564-571. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.08.035
  • Journal of Alloys and Compounds 11/2015; 649:28.
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    ABSTRACT: In the present work, it was reported for the first time the new synthesis of Sm2NiMnO6 double perovskite oxides by sol–gel auto-combustion method. The Rietveld analysis of the X-ray ceramics diffraction pattern recorded at room temperature for Sm2NiMnO6 ceramics sintered at 1000 °C/5 min from powders obtained at 700 °C/7 h confirm the formation of the double perovskite with a monoclinic structure and the space group P21/n. The HRTEM analysis shows clear lattice fringes that confirm a high crystallinity level of the material corresponding to the monoclinic structure. The non-linear dielectric character was checked for the first time in Sm2NiMnO6 double perovskite and the results reveals a strong nonlinearity and a small hysteretic behaviour. The present structural, magnetic and dielectric data make the Sm2NiMnO6 system due to its multiferroic character a promising candidate to different modern electronic devices applications.
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 11/2015; 649:151-158. DOI:10.1016/j.jallcom.2015.07.136