Publications


Journals Papers:


  • T. Klein, S. Niknafs, R. Dippenaar, H. Clemens, S. Mayer: "High Temperature Laser-Scanning Confocal Microscopy for the in-situ Investigation of Grain Growth and Phase Transformations in Intermetallic γ-TiAl based Alloys" Journal of Practical Metallography: 2 (5), p 259-269, (2015).

  • S. Niknafs, R. Dippenaar: “Experimentally-aided simulation of microstructure development during steel solidification”. ISIJ International 54 (3) p 526–532, Mach (2014).

  • T. Klein, S. Niknafs, R. Dippenaar, H. Clemens, S. Mayer: "Grain growth and β to α transformation behaviour of a β-solidifying TiAl alloy". Journal of Advanced Engineering Materials, doi: 10.1002/adem.201400336, (2014).

  • S. Niknafs, D. Phelan and R. Dippenaar: “Laser-scanning confocal microscopy as a tool to study interface instability during the unsteady-state solidification of low carbon steel”, Journal of Microscopy. 249 (1) p 53–61, Jan (2013).


Conference Proceedings:


  • T. Klein, S. Niknafs, R. Dippenaar, H. Clemens, S. Mayer, “High Temperature Laser-Scanning confocal Microscopy for In-Situ Investigation of Grain Growth and Phase Transformations of inter-Metallic γ-TiAl Alloy” (In German). Proceeding of 14th international Conference on Metallography, Leoben, Austria, Sep 2014.

  • T. Klein, S. Niknafs, R. Dippenaar, H. Clemens, S. Mayer, “Phase Transformations and Grain Growth in β-stabilized TiAl Alloys” BHM Berg- und Hüttenmännische Monatshefte, 159 (7) p 289-290, July (2014). Proceeding of ASMET Forum für Metallurgie und Werkstofftechnik Conference, Leoben, Austria, May 2014.

  • S. Niknafs and R. Dippenaar: “In-Situ Observations of the Delta-Ferrite to Austenite Phase Transition in Fe-C Alloys”, Proceeding of ASITech, Warrendale, Materials Science and Technology Conference, USA, Sep 2007.


Book:


  • Niknafs, S. & Dippenaar, R. J. (2009). Direct observation of high-temperature phase transformations in steel : delta-ferrite to austenite phase transformation. Saarbrücken: Dr. Müller.


Theses:


  • S. Niknafs, “Study of micro-structural formations during steel solidification”, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Thesis, University of Wollongong, Australia (2013).

  • S. Niknafs, “In-situ observation of the delta-ferrite to austenite phase transformation in low carbon steel”, University of Wollongong, Australia (2007). 


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