Thermo-Calc Moves Materials Science Forward from Macro- to Micro-Level: A Review of the 2015 Literature
Since 1997 Thermo-Calc Software has contributed to the advancement of materials science in a range of application areas. In a review of the 2015 literature, the fields of dentistry, fuel cells, microelectronics, welding, joining, casting, corrosion, nuclear energy, ceramics, and nickel- and steel-related industries (just to name a few) benefited from the use of Thermo-Calc and the add-on modules DICTRA and TC-PRISMA. Our software is made even more powerful in combination with the many databases developed by Thermo-Calc including the TCAL, TCMG, TCFE, TCNI, TCSI and TCHEA thermodynamic databases and the MOBFE, MOB, MOBAL, MOBTI, MOBMG, MOBSI and MOBNI mobility databases.
The in-depth review of the 2015 literature found that Thermo-Calc Software products are mentioned in over 1000 publications found in journals, conference papers, university theses, book chapters, and patent applications. The topics range from the macro- to micro-level, from meteorites to platinum jewelleryand power plants to nanowire systems. This is sure to be only a micro scratch on the surface of the content available.
Published in 231 Different Journals
Thermo-Calc continues to be recognised by the scientific community as a reliable and trusted tool. In total Thermo-Calc software and databases were named in 231 journals. Articles were published in prestigious journals such as Science and Nature Communications as well as many more in leading materials science publications.
Journals with the most articles include:
Our software has wide ranging applicability. Other journals where you will find us mentioned include Ultramicroscopy, Surface and Coatings Technology, Lasers in Engineering and Nanoscale. Numerous articles are published in other languages, some discovered during the search. For example, Acta Metallurgica Sinica (Chinese), the Journal of the Japan Institute of Metals (Japanese), and BHM Berg- und Hüttenmännische Monatshefte (German).
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Popular Research Areas
Steels and steel alloys continue to be a highly researched area. The Thermo-Calc steel and Fe-alloy databases TCFE, MOBFE and MOB, were used in over 200 of the articles where a database was named. There are over 260 papers that specifically named one or more of these databases. For example in a collaboration between researchers from the Colorado School of Mines (USA) and the Los Alamos National Laboratory (USA) they used Thermo-Calc and TCFE in their paper ‘A Composite Modeling Analysis of the Deformation Behavior of Medium Manganese Steels’ .
You can also open one of these journals to discover how researchers are using Thermo-Calc software with the Thermo-Calc Ni-based superalloy databases, TCNI and/or MOBNI. For example:
The Thermo-Calc aluminium alloys databases, TCAL and MOBAL, are also in the literature:
Theses Published in 16 Countries
Last year, at a minimum, sixty-four students, 64% at the PhD level, cited Thermo-Calc products. The theses originated from universities from Australia, North and South America, China, Europe, Finland, Norway, South Africa, and the Ukraine:
 A. Makino, P. Sharma, K. Sato, A. Takeuchi, Y. Zhang, K. Takenaka, Artificially produced rare-earth free cosmic magnet., Sci. Rep. 5 (2015) 16627. doi:10.1038/srep16627.
 U.E. Klotz, T. Heiss, D. Tiberto, Platinum Investment Casting, Part II: Alloy Optimisation by Thermodynamic Simulation and Experimental Verification, Johnson Matthey Technol. Rev. 59 (2015) 129–138. doi:10.1595/205651315X687515.
 V.N. Skorobogatykh, I. Schenkova, P.A. Kozlov, M. Nakhabina, A. Rogalev, Martensitic and austenitic creep resistant steels for application in advanced ultra-supercritical thermal power plants, Contemp. Eng. Sci. 8 (2015) 1371–1382.
 M. Ghasemi, Z. Zanolli, M. Stankovski, J. Johansson, Size- and shape-dependent phase diagram of In-Sb nano-alloys, Nanoscale. 7 (2015) 17387–17396. doi:10.1039/c5nr04014k.
 M. Kuzmina, M. Herbig, D. Ponge, S. Sandlobes, D. Raabe, Linear complexions: Confined chemical and structural states at dislocations, Science, 349 (2015) 1080–1083. doi:10.1126/science.aab2633.
 A. van de Walle, Q. Hong, S. Kadkhodaei, R. Sun, The free energy of mechanically unstable phases., Nat. Commun. 6 (2015) 7559. doi:10.1038/ncomms8559.
 A.H. Pham, T. Ohba, S. Morito, T. Hayashi, Automatic Reconstruction Approach to Characterization of Prior-Austenite Microstructure in Various Japanese Swords, Mater. Trans. 56 (2015) 1639–1647. doi:10.2320/matertrans.MAW201509.
 B.J. Sabatini, The As-Cu-Ni System: A Chemical Thermodynamic Model for Ancient Recycling, JOM. 67 (2015) 2984–2992. doi:10.1007/s11837-015-1593-3.
 J. Salminen, P. Blomberg, J. Mäkinen, L. Räsänen, Environmental aspects of metals removal from waters and gold recovery, AIChE J. 61 (2015) 2739–2748. doi:10.1002/aic.14917.
 R. Rana, P.J. Gibbs, E. De Moor, J.G. Speer, D.K. Matlock, A Composite Modeling Analysis of the Deformation Behavior of Medium Manganese Steels, Steel Res. Int. 86 (2015) 1139–1150. doi:10.1002/srin.201400577.
 M.C. Gao, C. Carney, Ö.N. Doğan, P.D. Jablonski, J.A. Hawk, D.E. Alman, Design of Refractory High-Entropy Alloys, JOM. 67 (2015) 2653–2669. doi:10.1007/s11837-015-1617-z.
 R. Pillai, W.G. Sloof, A. Chyrkin, L. Singheiser, W.J. Quadakkers, A new computational approach for modelling the microstructural evolution and residual lifetime assessment of MCrAlY coatings, Mater. High Temp. 32 (2015) 57–67. doi:10.1179/0960340914Z.00000000063.
 G. Guillemot, C.-A. Gandin, Analytical model for equiaxed globular solidification in multicomponent alloys, Acta Mater. 97 (2015) 419–434. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2015.04.030.
 K.D. Smith, M. Jaworowski, R. Ranjan, G.S. Zafiris, Development of an ICME Approach for Alumninum Alloy Corrosion, in: Proc. 3rd World Congr. Integr. Comput. Mater. Eng., John Wiley & Sons, 2015: pp. 173–180.
 B.-C. Zhou, A Computational Study of the Effects Of Alloying Elements On the Thermodynamic and Diffusion Properties of Mg Alloys, PhD Thesis, Pennsylvania State University, 2015.
 M. Al Gahtani, Formation of micro-structural banding in hot-rolled medium-carbon steel, PhD Thesis, University of Wollongong, 2015.
 Z. Hou, Study of precipitation in martensitic Fe-C-Cr alloys during tempering: Experiments and modelling, PhD Thesis, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2015.
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