Refractory Metals and Hard Materials (RMH)

Refractory metals are defined as metallic elements with melting points around 2000°C and higher. This includes Tungsten, Molybdenum, Tantalum, Chromium, Niobium, Rhenium, and their alloys. Also, hard materials means materials having a high level of strength and durability under the severe environment. This includes tools of ceramics (carbides, nitrides, and borides), the superhard boron nitrides and diamond, and related compounds.
Refractory metals and hard materials are an attractive and potential option for the high-temperature and high-pressure applications. This symposium will address alloy design, recent advances of manufacturing process, mechanical properties and applications of refractory metals and hard materials as well as associated coating systems (not include intermetallics and coatings on steel substrates). Highly qualified Specialists related refractory metals and hard materials will gather for discussions that provide new information on technical progress in this symposium.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to)
  • Alloy design
  • Structure & Processing
  • Forming, joining, and repair process
  • Mechanical Properties and Deformation Behavior
  • Surface coatings
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Physical metallurgy and phase stability
  • Applications in energy, transportation, and other systems
Symposium Organizers

Dr. Sung-Soo RYU
Engineering Ceramic Center, Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology, Republic of Korea
Tel 82-31-645-1447, Fax 82-31-645-1485

Related journals
International Journal of
Refractory Metals and Hard Materials
Archives of Metallurgy
and Materials
ISSN: 0263-4368 ISSN:1733-3490(Print)
SCIE (I.F. 2.155) SCIE (I.F. 0.571)