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Advances in Alloys, Ceramics and Polymers Used in Dentistry submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 7715
Keywords: 3D printing; CAD/CAM milling; alloys for dental use; bioceramics; dental polymers; corrosion evaluation of dental alloys; biocompatibility of dental materials; properties of dental materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Development and Application of Ion-Exchange Membranes
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submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 245
Keywords: anion-exchange membranes; cation-exchange membranes; homogeneous ion-exchange membranes; hetero ion-exchange membranes; bipolar ion-exchange membranes; electrodialysis; electrolysis; diffusion dialysis; donnandialysis; continuous electrodeionization; capacitive deionization; fuel cell; vanadium red-ox flow battery; electrodialysis flow battery; neutralization flow battery
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thin Films and Interfaces)
Applying Machine Learning and Data-Driven Methods to High-Velocity Penetration and Dynamic Material Modeling
edited by Andreas Heine, Robbert Rietkerk and
submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 379
Keywords: high-velocity impact; machine learning; data-driven methods; penetration modeling; dynamic material modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Simulation and Design)
In Situ Full-Field Deformation Measurements on Advanced Manufacturing Processes submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 4608
Keywords: Full-field optical methods; Digital image correlation; Additive manufacturing; Functionally graded materials; Material characterisation; In situ monitoring
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Recent Advances in Coatings, Adhesives and Construction Materials submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 4130
Keywords: paints; coatings; chemical composition; new technologies; technical and legal requirements; processing and production; adhesives; construction materials; new products and processing; environment safety
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Hydroxyapatite Composite: Development, Fabrication and Characterization submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1471
Keywords: hydroxyapatite composite; biomaterials; drug delivery; antimicrobial properties; hydroxyapatite scaffolds; environmental field; coatings
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
Synthesis, Porous Structure Analysis, and Application of Sorbents in CO2 Capture
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submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3780
Keywords: Synthesis of CO2 sorbents using innovative and emerging techniques; Advanced and alternative sorbents for CO2 capture; Micronized and nanosized CO2 sorbents; Manipulation of sorbents porosity; Activity; stability; and regeneration of CO2 sorbents; Synthesis of bifunctional sorbents: capture and conversion
(This special issue belongs to the Section Porous Materials)
Advances in Nanomaterials in Medical Science
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submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 347
Keywords: nanomedicine; nanomaterials; drug delivery system; diagnosis; bio-imaging; cancer therapy; vaccination; biomaterials; nanopharmaceutics; nanocosmetics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Biorheology at Micro- and Macro-Scales
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submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3335
Keywords: biorheology; microrheometry; complex fluids; sol– gel transitions; viscoelastic properties; biofluids and biomaterials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
Advances in Functional Materials and Nanodevices
edited by Hongliang Zhang
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2107
Keywords: electrochromism; electrochromic devices; surface/interface chemistry and physics; pseudocapacitance; functional materials and nanodevices
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Microstructure, Tribological and Corrosion Behaviors of Coatings
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submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 5524
Keywords: coating; post-treatment; microstructure; tribology; corrosion
(This special issue belongs to the Section Corrosion)
New Materials and Techniques for Orthodontics submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2911
Keywords: adhesives; aligners; archwires; behavioral science; bond strength; bonding interfaces; brackets; CAD/CAM; caries prevention; composites; digital impressions; digital workflow; elastodontics; fiber-reinforced composites; fixed appliances; lingual appliances; miniscrews; multi-disciplinary treatment; oral microbiology; orthodontics; patient compliance; radiography; retention; skeletal anchorage
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Polymer Surface Modification and Characterization
edited by Liangzhi Hong and Jinbao Xu
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 918
Keywords: polymer surfaces; surface characterization; surface modification (chemical methods and physical methods); surface functionalization; surface functionalization; interface of polymer blending systems; polymer-based composite materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Polymeric Materials)
Biomaterials in Periodontology and Implantology
edited by Enrico Marchetti
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 8948
Keywords: periodontology; regeneration; biomaterials; growth factors; scaffolds; 3d printable biomaterials; graftless approach; guided bone regeneration; guided tissue regeneration; membranes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Metal Forming and Forging submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 13 articles | Viewed by 10882
Keywords: Sheet metal forming: deep drawing and stamping; hot stamping and press hardening; gas or fluid media forming; shear forming; roll forming; and levelling; Bulk metal forming; forging: cold and hot forging; rolling processes; and bulk sheet metal forming; Material and tribological/contact characterization and modelling; Microstructural evolution modelling; Damagen failure and ductile fracture modelling; final properties prediction; Model-based process control; analytical and empirical methods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Polymer Composites: Microstructural, Thermal and Mechanical Properties
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submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 6145
Keywords: Polymer composites; Microstructure; Thermal properties; Mechanical properties; Microscopy; Fiber Reinforced Polymers (FRPs); Reinforcement; Interface microstructure
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
Magnesium and Its Alloys as Biodegradable Implants submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2219
Keywords: Magnesium and its alloys; Biodegradable materials; Coatings; Severe plastic deformation techniques; Surface modification; Alloying; Corrosion resistance; Stress corrosion cracking; Corrosion fatigue
(This special issue belongs to the Section Corrosion)
Machining and Surface Properties of Steel Parts
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submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4555
Keywords: surface metrology; surface topography; areal parameters; machining operation; precision manufacturing; friction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Advanced Microstructural Characterizations of Biomaterials and Scaffolds
edited by Fabrizio Fiori and Alessandra Giuliani
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1205
Keywords: biomaterials; stem cells; electron microscopy; X-rays; synchrotron radiation; imaging; neutron techniques
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Materials Characterization)
Advanced Materials for Optical Fibers
edited by Sylvain Danto, Thierry Cardinal, and Marcelo Nalin
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 290
Keywords: specialty optical fibers; advanced materials; functional glasses; high-performance polymers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optics and Photonics)
New Frontiers of Energy and Optical Materials
edited by , , , and Xiaoxue Xu
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 193
Keywords: single atom catalysts; hollow structured mateirals; electrocatalysts; lithium-ion batteries; supercapacitors; silicon anode; magnesium batteries; zinc ion batteries; aqueous batteries; fluorescent nanomaterials; up-conversion nanoparticles; near-infrared photocatalysts; photoluminscence; nanohybrid nanomaterials; lithium-oxygen batteries; potassium-ion batteries; battery technology
(This special issue belongs to the Section Energy Materials)
Energy Storage Materials: Experimental Investigation and Multiscale Modeling
edited by Francisco Del Monte
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 113
Keywords: electrochemical energy storage; supercapacitors; batteries; electrodes; electrolytes; MD simulations; Raman spectroscopy; NMR spectroscopy; in operando experiments
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Sustainable Biobased Materials Application submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1412
Keywords: bio-based materials; biopolymers; vegetable origin materials; bio-engineering materials; polymers biosynthesized by microorganisms; production of fungal-based bio-based materials; renewable biological resources
(This special issue belongs to the Section Polymeric Materials)
State of the Art: Surface and Coating Technologies submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2133
Keywords: surface layers; coatings; thin films; thermo-chemical treatment; spraying technologies; directed energy techniques
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Development Characterization and Application of Biochar-Based Composites
edited by and
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 660
Keywords: biochar-filled composite; electrical properties; mechanical properties; sensors
(This special issue belongs to the Section Carbon Materials)
Biopolymers: Synthesis, Properties and Biological Applications
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submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 12085
Keywords: biopolymers; biopolymer isolation; biopolymer modifications; thin films; scaffolds; hydrogels; mechanical properties; thermal properties; biopolymer viscosity; biological studies; medical application; antimicrobial studies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
New Advances in High-Performance Steel and Composite Structures under Extreme Loads
edited by , Fei Xu, Bing Zhang and Hai-Ting Li
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 1968
Keywords: high-performance materials; steel structures; composite structures; extreme loads; structural behaviour; performance-based design
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction and Building Materials)
Advanced Graphene and Graphene Oxide Materials
edited by and Eleni Deliyanni
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 5664
Keywords: Graphene oxide; Graphene; Solid-phase extraction; Microextraction; Green chemistry; Sample preparation; Clean-up; Nanomaterials; Magnetic solid-phase extraction; Dispersive solid-phase extraction; Magnetic sorbents; Biomedical applications; Environmental applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Carbon Materials)
Fabrication and Machining of Metal Matrix Composites
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submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 13 articles | Viewed by 13528
Keywords: metal matrix composites; fabrication methods; machining; joining; surface modification; microstructure; properties; modeling and simulations; application
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
Preparation and Application of Environmental Functional Materials
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submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 671
Keywords: environmental functional materials; catalysts; adsorbents; stabilizers; preparation processing; reaction mechanism; performance evaluation; application
(This special issue belongs to the Section Catalytic Materials)
Bioactive and Functional Materials
edited by Karla A. Batista and
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 16 articles | Viewed by 14600
Keywords: functional polymer; drug delivery; bioactive materials; polymer nanoparticles; natural polymers; sustained release; food packaging; polymer coatings
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Multi-Functional High Entropy Alloys: From Design to Application
edited by and
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 5632
Keywords: high-entropy alloys; microstructure; mechanical properties; deformation mechanisms; corrosion resistance; strengthening mechanisms; material processing; severe plastic deformation; additive manufacturing; industrial applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metals and Alloys)
Recent Advances in Laser Technology for Dental Materials and Biomedical Engineering submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 923
Keywords: bioengineering; biomaterials; dental materials; dentistry; lasers
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Manufacturing Engineering and Mechanical Properties of Composite Materials
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submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 39 articles | Viewed by 32886
Keywords: composites; hybrid composites; nanocomposites; autonomic composites; mechanical properties; tensile and compressive loads; manufacturing technology; additive manufacturing; automated manufacturing; process optimization; modeling and simulation; defects and damage; destructive and nondestructive testing; applications of composites.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
Advances in Sustainable Inorganic Matrix Composites for Construction
edited by Enzo Martinelli, and
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 1495
Keywords: sustainability; inorganic matrix composites; cementitious composites; experimental tests; theoretical models; durability; FRCC; UHPCC; FRCM; TRM
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
Recent Advances in Soil as an Engineering Material
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submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4748
Keywords: application geosynthetics; polymerized/bio-treated materials; recycling of wastes; utilization of smart materials in soil; engineering mixtures
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Advances in Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering and Periodontal Disease submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 139
Keywords: periodontal regeneration; tissue engineering; cell-based therapy; dental follicle stem cells; multiple differentiation; tissue regeneration; biomaterial; bone; growth factors; regenerative medicine; stem cells gingival recession; growth factors; soft tissue grafting
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Smart Optical Design and Opto-Mechatronics submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 270
Keywords: optical design; optical testing; opto-mechatronics system; human vision; optics and image applied to remote sensing; light source application; smart display technology; immersive art; silicon photonic
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optics and Photonics)
Preparation and Properties of Thin Films
edited by Mariana Osiac
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 3943
Keywords: material processing (PLD); materials characterization; oxide and non-oxide; refractive index of materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thin Films and Interfaces)
Radiation Damage in Materials: Coupled Extreme Environments submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 4463
Keywords: extreme environments; radiation effects; high temperature; corrosion; mechanical; ion irradiation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Physics)
Structural, Morphological, and Optical Properties of Functional Thin Films
edited by Mariana Osiac and
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 92
Keywords: sensors; polymer composites and nanocomposites; nanoparticles; metal oxides
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thin Films and Interfaces)
Advanced Experimental Research on Pavement and Subgrade Materials
edited by and Marta Wasilewska
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1231
Keywords: advanced laboratory research; pavement materials; subgrade materials; concrete and composites; waste materials; cyclic loading; pavement structure
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction and Building Materials)
Fatigue Design of Dental Implant
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submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1048
Keywords: Fatigue; Dental implant; Design; Experimental; Analysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Advances in the Machined Surface Integrity in Manufacturing Process of Materials
edited by , Haibo Liu, , and
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 2950
Keywords: surface integrity; part functionality; manufacturing process; high-energy modification process
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Laser Processing of Advanced Materials
edited by Joonghan Shin
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 712
Keywords: laser processing; advanced material; material modification; characterization; material property; interaction mechanism; simulation of laser process
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Synthesis, Morphology, and Properties of Functional Nanomaterials submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 6747
Keywords: functional nanomaterials; nanochemistry; nanosized materials; quantum dots; functional nanomaterials; catalysis; molecular motors; photonics; photovoltaics; photoactive
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology)
Microstructures and Properties of Polymer Blends Processed through 3D Printing
edited by and Fouad Laoutid
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3543
Keywords: additive manufacturing; polymer blends; functional properties; microstructure; modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Polish Achievements in Materials Science and Engineering
edited by and
submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 14 articles | Viewed by 12015
Keywords: materials; materials science and engineering; materials synthesis; novel materials; synthesis and characterization; practical application
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Hydrophilic Copolymers for Bioapplications or Water Remediation submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 5898
Keywords: Synthetic polymers; Hydrophilic copolymers; Biopolymers; Biocompatible polymers; Functional copolymers; Hydrogels; Organic/inorganic hybrids; Drug delivery; Water remediation; Antifouling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Smart Materials)
Collection of Scientific Papers by Polish Scientists in the Field of Materials Research submission deadline 10 Oct 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2863
Keywords: design; structure; properties; processes; technologies; nanotechnology; functional materials; 3D printing; high-performance structural materials
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