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Enhancement of Flexural Strength by Slip Casting Cordierite Ceramics with h-BN Nanoparticles
Chul Oh Park, Jong Hyun Lee, Dong Kyun Lee, Hyun Jun Cho, Sung Hwan Yim, Kyu Hyoung Lee
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2024;62(4):306-311.   Published online 2024 Mar 29
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2024.62.4.306

In this study, we enhanced the flexural strength of cordierite ceramics by incorporating h-BN (hexagonal boron nitride) nanoparticles, facilitated by the slip casting process. Initially, commercial cordierite powder with an average particle size of 10 mm underwent a ball-milling process to reduce the size to 2.5 mm and simultaneously achieve..... More

Improvement in the Hydrogen-Storage Properties of Mg2Ni by Adding LiBH4
Young Jun Kwak, Myoung Youp Song, Ki-Tae Lee
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2024;62(4):299-305.   Published online 2024 Mar 29
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2024.62.4.299

To improve the hydrogen-storage properties of Mg2Ni, LiBH4 was added by milling in hydrogen atmosphere (reactive mechanical milling, RMM). Mg2Ni-10LiBH4 was prepared with a composition of 90 wt% Mg2Ni + 10 wt% LiBH4. The quantity of released hydrogen (Hr) versus temperature T curve for Mg2Ni10LiBH4 was obtained by heating at..... More

Tuning Dielectric Constant of P3HT by Ultrasound-Induced Aggregation
Byoung-Nam Park
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2024;62(4):292-298.   Published online 2024 Mar 29
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2024.62.4.292

Poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT), a semiconducting polymer, is integral to the development of organic electronic devices. Its optoelectronic properties are significantly influenced by the nature of its intermolecular interactions, predominantly classified as J-type and H-type couplings. This study investigates the effect of sonication on the dielectric properties of P3HT, focusing on the..... More

Surfactant Composition Dependent Evolution of Electronic/Structural Properties of P3HT Nanoparticle Colloids Synthesized via Mini-Emulsion Technique
Byoung-Nam Park
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2024;62(4):284-291.   Published online 2024 Mar 29
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2024.62.4.284

: This study investigates the influence of surfactant (sodium dodecyl sulfate, SDS) concentration on the size and optoelectronic properties of poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) nanoparticles (NPs) synthesized via the mini-emulsion technique. P3HT NPs were fabricated with varying SDS concentrations. The size dependent optoelectronic properties, including the highest occupied molecular orbital (HOMO) and..... More

Identification of Solvent Extraction of Au(III) by Cyanex 272 from Hydrochloric Acid Solutions
Thi Nhan Hau Nguyen, Man Seung Lee
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2024;62(3):204-211.   Published online 2024 Feb 28
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2024.62.3.204

Bis(2,4,4-trimethylpentyl)phosphinic acid (Cyanex 272) is known to selectively extract Au(III) from dilute to concentrated hydrochloric acid solutions. Therefore, Cyanex 272 can be employed in the separation of Au(III) from the hydrochloric acid leaching solutions of secondary resources containing gold metal. This work identified the extraction reaction of Au(III) by Cyanex..... More

Modulating the Electrical Properties of Lithium-Doped Zinc Oxide: Interplay of Lithium Content, Oxygen Pressure, and Temperature
Byoungnam Park
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2024;62(2):106-114.   Published online 2024 Jan 30
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2024.62.2.106

This research elucidates the intricate interplay of lithium content, oxygen pressure, and temperature and their influence on the electrical properties of Lithium-doped zinc oxide (LZO). The electrical behavior of zinc oxide (ZnO), a prominent semiconductor material, can be modulated when doped with lithium (Li). Through systematic experimentation, we demonstrate that..... More

Thermomechanical Behavior and Microstructure Properties of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer at Elevated Temperatures
Okmin Park, Seulgi Han, Sanghyun Park, Jamil Ur Rahman, Sang-il Kim, Sungmo Choi
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2024;62(1):57-64.   Published online 2023 Dec 29
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2024.62.1.57

Carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) has been extensively used in civil engineering for applications such as reinforcing and retrofitting various architectural materials. Therefore, understanding the degradation of CFRP under high temperatures is important. This study aims to investigate the thermomechanical and microstructural properties of CFRP plates at elevated temperatures up..... More

Changes in Microstructure, Mechanical and Electrical Properties with Progress of Cold Wire-Drawing for AA1070
Sang-Hyeon Jo, Seong-Hee Lee
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(11):867-873.   Published online 2023 Oct 29
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.11.867

Commercial AA1070 alloy for electrical wire is severely deformed by the drawing process when a rod with a diameter of 2 mm is greatly reduced to 0.4 mm by multi-pass. Changes in the microstructure, mechanical properties, and electrical properties of the Al alloy during the wire-drawing process were investigated in..... More

Thermoelectric Transport Properties of Sb-doped SnSe2 Polycrystalline Alloys
Seung Min Kang, Jong Wook Rho, Hyungyu Cho, Sanghyun Park, Joontae Park, Sang-il Kim
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(11):842-848.   Published online 2023 Oct 29
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.11.842

SnSe2 alloys have been investigated in recent times as potential n-type thermoelectric materials. In this study, the thermoelectric transport properties of a series of Sb-doped SnSe2, Sn(Se1-xSbx)2 (x = 0, 0.015, 0.03, 0.045, 0.06) alloys are investigated. The electrical conductivity was generally enhanced with Sb doping owing to a large..... More

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A Study on the Microstructure, Tensile and Fatigue Properties of Martensitic Stainless Steel Plate
Hyojoo Lee, Sam Yaw Anaman, Nam-Su Rho, Si-Hyun Sung, Hyun-Min Sung, Sang-Yeob Lee, Hoon-Hwe Cho
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(11):815-823.   Published online 2023 Oct 29
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.11.815

The microstructure, tensile and fatigue properties of a martensitic stainless steel (MSS) plate with a thickness of 0.152 mm are investigated in this study. The microstructural properties were initially studied using electron backscatter diffraction microscopy. High dislocation densities were observed in the microstructure, along with the rolling texture revealed by..... More

Influence of Elevated Temperature on the Mechanical and Microstructural Properties of Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymers
Se Woong Lee, Seulgi Han, Okmin Park, Sang-il Kim, Sungmo Choi
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(10):800-806.   Published online 2023 Sep 25
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.10.800

Glass fiber-reinforced polymers (GFRPs) have attracted significant attention as structural materials because of their high fatigue resistance, corrosion resistance, strength, and stiffness. This study examined the effect of elevated temperatures (150, 250, 350, and 450oC) on the microstructural and mechanical properties of GFRP plates. The number of bubbles increased as..... More

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Development of Wet Chemical Analysis Technique for Tramp Elements (M = As, Pb, Sb, and Sn) in Silver-M Alloys
Won-Bum Park, Yong-Woo Kim, Sun-Joong Kim, Youn-Bae Kang
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(9):694-703.   Published online 2023 Aug 30
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.9.694

Wet chemical analysis techniques for four elements (M = As, Pb, Sb, and Sn) in Ag – M binary alloys were investigated with emphasis on the choice of solvent acid and the characteristic wavelength used in the ICP-AES (Inductively-Coupled Plasma Atomic Emission Spectrometer) analysis. The elements are representative tramp elements..... More

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Effects of Stacking Number on Microstructure and Mechanical Properties for Cold Roll Bonding Process of Dissimilar Aluminum Alloy Sheets
Seong-Hee Lee
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(9):652-658.   Published online 2023 Aug 30
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.9.652

A cold roll-bonding (CRB) process is applied to study the effects of stacking number on the microstructure and mechanical properties of roll-bonded and age-treated Al sheets. Commercial AA1050 and AA6061 sheets with a thickness of 2 mm were stacked alternately on each other to two and four layers, and roll-bonded..... More

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Electrochemical Characteristics of Elastic, Non-Polar Polyurethane-Based Polymer Gel Electrolyte for Separator-Less Lithium-Ion Batteries
Alloyssius E.G. Gorospe, Dongwoo Kang, Dongwook Lee
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(8):616-624.   Published online 2023 Jul 20
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.8.616

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have undergone countless enhancements in the past decade, mainly improvements in the basic components: electrodes, electrolyte, and separator. The separator, which acts as a physical barrier between the two electrodes, does not directly participate in the charge and energy storage. However, it is involved in the safety, form..... More

Transition Metal Dichalcogenide WS2 Films Prepared with a Combination of Spin/Dip Coating and CVD
Woon-Seop Choi
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(8):602-607.   Published online 2023 Jul 24
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.8.602

Recently, transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) with 2D structure have attracted interest due to their many unique optical and electrical properties. The primary preparation methods for 2D materials are chemical vapor deposition (CVD), exfoliation, and other vacuum technologies. Large-scale synthesis of WS2 via solution-process is rare due to the higher temperature..... More

Microstructural Evolutions and Strengthening Mechanism according to the Aging Temperatures of a High Si Cast Aluminum Alloy
Won-Sang Shin, Yoon-Jun Kim
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(7):524-533.   Published online 2023 Jun 21
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.7.524

A356 cast aluminum alloy contains 7 at.% Si and 0.3 at.% Mg, producing an approximately 50% eutectic microstructure. This high Si content and various casting conditions play a significant role in strengthening A356 alloy, by controlling the eutectic morphology and precipitates of other intermetallic compounds. Understanding how Si-related precipitates and..... More

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Effects of Double Doping Germanium and Indium on the Thermoelectric Properties of Permingeatite
Bong-Ki Hong, Il-Ho Kim
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(7):489-499.   Published online 2023 Jun 21
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.7.489

Cu3Sb1–x–yGexInySe4 (0.02 ≤ x ≤ 0.12; 0.04 ≤ y ≤ 0.08) permingeatite compounds doped with Ge and In were prepared using solid-state synthesis. The phases and microstructures were analyzed, and the charge transport and thermoelectric properties were evaluated according to the Ge and In doping content. Most of the samples..... More

Spheroidization Heat Treatment Conditions with Data Analysis in Medium Carbon Cr-Mo Steel for Ultra High Strength Cold Heading
Yong Deok Jo, Hui Ju Lee, Sung Yi, Byoung Lok Jang
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(7):459-471.   Published online 2023 Jun 21
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.7.459

The degree to which parameters affect the spheroidization heat treatment of steel was calculated by setting the spheroidization heat treatment conditions of Cr-Mo steel and using data analysis such as S/N ratio and ANOVA. After analyzing the transformation temperatures of the steel, Ac1 and Ac3 , using a DSC, the..... More

Enhanced Thermoelectric Transport Properties in Cu-added Bi2Se3 Polycrystalline Alloys
Hyungyu Cho, TaeWan Kim, Seung Min Kang, Sanghyun Park, Sang-il Kim
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(6):431-436.   Published online 2023 May 18
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.6.431

The addition of Cu to layered Bi2Te3-based thermoelectric alloys has been studied as an effective way to enhance thermoelectric transport properties. In this study, the influence of adding Cu to Bi2Se3 alloys, which have the same rhombohedral crystal structure as Bi2Te3, was investigated by synthesizing a series of CuxBi2Se3 (x..... More

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Improved Thermoelectric Performance of Cu3Sb1−x−ySnxInySe4 Permingeatites Double-Doped with Sn and In
Ho-Jeong Kim, Il-Ho Kim
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(6):422-430.   Published online 2023 May 18
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.6.422

Cu–Sb–Se ternary chalcogenide compounds composed of earth-abundant low-toxicity elements are attracting attention as economical and ecofriendly semiconductors. Among them, permingeatite (Cu3SbSe4) is a potential thermoelectric material with high Seebeck coefficient and low lattice thermal conductivity. However, it is necessary to improve its thermoelectric properties through doping, as it has low..... More

Gadolinium-Doped CeO2 Gas Sensor for H2S Sensing
Changhyun Jin, Sangwoo Kim, Dong Eung Kim, Ali Mirzaei, Jong Wook Roh, Sun-Woo Choi, Myung Sik Choi
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(6):414-421.   Published online 2023 May 18
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.6.414

Dihydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas has a flammable nature and is one of the most toxic and dangerous gases. Even small concentrations can be fatal to humans. Herein, we investigated the H2S gas-sensing features of commercial pristine cerium oxide (CeO2 ) and gadolinium (Gd)-doped CeO2 (GDC) nanoparticles. First, the sensing materials..... More

Bytizite Cu3SbSe3: Solid-State Synthesis and Thermoelectric Performance
Go-Eun Lee, Il-Ho Kim
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(5):363-370.   Published online 2023 Apr 20
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.5.363

Bytizite (Cu3SbSe3 ) has attracted interest as a promising thermoelectric material because of its ultralow thermal conductivity; however, there are few experimental studies. This study investigated the optimal processing conditions for the synthesis of Cu3SbSe3 using mechanical alloying (MA) and hot pressing (HP). The MA powder exhibited an orthorhombic Cu3SbSe3..... More

Effects of Sn and In Double-Doping on the Thermoelectric Performance of Cu3Sb1-x-ySnxInyS4 Famatinites
Sang Yun, Il-Ho Kim
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(5):355-362.   Published online 2023 Apr 20
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.5.355

Famatinite (Cu3SbS4 ) is a promising p-type thermoelectric material because of its low lattice thermal conductivity and high Seebeck coefficient. In this study, famatinite powders, double-doped with Sn (a BIV group element) and In (a BIII group element) to give Cu3Sb1-x-ySnxInyS4 (0.02 ≤ x ≤ 0.12 and 0.06 ≤..... More

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Effect of added TiO2 on the mechanical properties of sintered Al2O3 insulator
Ri Joo Kim, Han Gyeol Jeong, Ye Ji Son, So Yeon Si, Sung-Soo Ryu, Sang Ki Ko, Hyun Seon Hong
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(5):330-337.   Published online 2023 Apr 20
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.5.330

The effect of TiO2 additive concentration and sintering temperatures on the densification of alumina (Al2O3 ) ceramics were investigated. Densified alumina specimens were prepared by uniaxial pressing at a pressure of 60 MPa followed by isothermal heating at either 1400, 1500, or 1600 o C for 2 h. The relative..... More

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Phase, Crystal Structure, and Thermoelectric Performance of Cubic Skinnerite Cu3Sb1-yFeyS3 Synthesized by Mechanical Alloying
Sang Jun Park, Il-Ho Kim
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(4):277-283.   Published online 2023 Mar 22
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.4.277

Skinnerite (Cu3SbS3) has recently attracted attention as a promising thermoelectric material because of its low thermal conductivity. In this study, we performed the solid-state synthesis of Fe-doped skinnerite Cu3Sb1-yFeyS3 (y = 0.02−0.06) using mechanical alloying and hot pressing, and examined the samples’ thermoelectric properties relative to Fe doping content. All..... More

Solid-State Synthesis and Thermoelectric Performance of Cu3Sb1−yBIII ySe4 (BIII = Al, In) Permingeatites
Ho-Jeong Kim, Il-Ho Kim
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(4):269-276.   Published online 2023 Mar 22
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.4.269

Permingeatite (Cu3SbSe4) is a promising thermoelectric material with narrow bandgap energy and large carrier effective mass. However, doping is required to improve its electrical conductivity and thermoelectric properties. In this study, Cu3Sb1−y(Al/In)ySe4 doped with BIII-group elements (Al or In) at the Sb sites was synthesized using mechanical alloying followed by..... More

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Electrical, Thermal, and Thermoelectric Transport Properties of Co-Doped n-type Cu0.008Bi2Te2.6Se0.4 Polycrystalline Alloys
Okmin Park, TaeWan Kim, Minsu Heo, Sang Jeong Park, Se Woong Lee, Hyun Kyu Cho, Sang-il Kim
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(3):206-212.   Published online 2023 Feb 24
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.3.206

Bi2Te3-based alloys have been extensively studied as thermoelectric materials near room temperature. In this study, the electrical, thermal, and thermoelectric transport properties of a series of Co-doped n-type Cu0.008Bi2Te2.6Se0.4 polycrystalline alloys (Cu0.008Bi2−xCoxTe2.6Se0.4, x = 0, 0.03, 0.06, 0.09 and 0.12) are investigated. The electrical conductivity of the Cu0.008Bi1.97Co0.03Te2.6Se0.4 (x =..... More

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Interfacial Layer Effect on the Adhesion of the Ultra-Hard Thick TAC Film Deposition
Sang-Won Lim, Jeung-Soo Huh
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(3):157-169.   Published online 2023 Feb 24
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.3.157

Carbon-based thin film tool coatings, such as diamond-like carbon (DLC), have excellent lowfriction and anti-sticking properties. These thin films are widely used for the cutting and machining of increasingly widely-used lightweight non-metallic and non-ferrous metal materials, as a part of countermeasures against global warming. However, non-metallic and non-ferrous metal materials..... More

Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Cu-Graphite Composites with Spatial Anisotropy
Geon Hong Ryu, Changil Son, Jeffrey C. Suhling, Jiseok Lee, Sangha Park, Myunghwan Byun
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(2):120-125.   Published online 2023 Jan 27
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.2.120

In the present study, we analyzed the thermal and mechanical properties of Cu-graphite composites (CGCs) with spatially anisotropic graphite layers. These composites were fabricated using a combination of electroless plating and spark plasma sintering (SPS) processes. Thermal conductivities and thermal expansion coefficients of the composites were measured using differential thermal..... More

Bandgap Reduction and Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Water Electrolysis of Sulfur-doped CuBi2O4 Photocathode
Eunhwa Kim, Sanghan Lee, Sangwoo Ryu
Korean J. Met. Mater. 2023;61(2):115-119.   Published online 2023 Jan 27
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3365/KJMM.2023.61.2.115

As interest in hydrogen energy grows, eco-friendly methods of producing hydrogen are being explored. CuBi2O4 is one of the p-type semiconductor cathode materials that can be used for photoelectrochemical hydrogen production via environment-friendly water electrolysis. CuBi2O4 has a bandgap of 1.5 – 1.8 eV which allows it to photogenerate electrons..... More

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