Special Issue "Ice Crystals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019)
Ice crystals are the most ubiquitous material in the cryosphere environment of the Earth, in the planetary system, and also in our daily lives. In recent years, ice crystals have increased in importance as one of the key materials for finding solutions to settle various environmental concerns at a global scale. Furthermore, ice crystals are also expected as one of the unique materials which are extremely useful to various applications, for example, the food sciences, medical sciences, and other various fields. Dealing with these interesting subjects, research on ice crystals has been more actively pursued in recent years.
The current Special issue of Crystals provides a unique forum for the discussion and presentation of recent advances in study of ice crystals. Since research on ice crystals is included in many different fields, communications and discussions among researchers are not sufficient, nor are they smooth. Publications related to ice crystals are also distributed in various journals, such as those dealing with physics, chemistry, biology, geoscience, planetary science, crystal growth, and others. Consequently, this Special issue will provide a platform for discussions among the researchers working in different fields.
The topics summarized under the keywords should be considered only as examples. The volume is open for any advanced topics related to ice crystals. We expect to be combined many papers which discuss the ice crystals in the various research fields.
Prof. Dr. Yoshinori Furukawa
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Crystals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Crystal structures
- Phase transitions
- Surfaces and interfaces
- Crystal growth
- Clathrate hydrates
- Chemical aspects
- Biological aspects
- Glaciological aspects
- Planetary aspects