Special Issue "Pressure-Induced Phase Transformations"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2020).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: high-pressure; phase trasitions; oxides; x-ray diffraction; novel technological materials
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Special Issue in Crystals: Properties of Transition Metals and Their Compounds at Extreme Conditions
The study of phase transitions in solids under high pressure and high temperature is a very active research field. In the last few decades, thanks to the development of experimental techniques and computer simulations, there has been a plethora of important discoveries. Many of the achievements done in recent years affect various research fields going from solid-state physics, chemistry, and materials science to geophysics. They do not only involve the deepening of the knowledge on solid-sold phase transitions but also a better understanding of melting under compression. The impact of pressure on structural, chemical, and physical properties and several modern discoveries are the principal reasons for producing the current Special Issue.
This Special Issue on “Pressure-Induced Phase Transformations” has the aim to give a forum for describing and discussing contemporary achievements. The goal is to give special emphasis to phase transitions and their effects on different physical properties, but other topics, in special melting studies, are not excluded. Authors are invited to contribute to the Special Issue with articles presenting new experimental and theoretical advances. Contributions discussing the relationships of phase transformations in solids under high pressure, the mechanism of these transformations, and their influence in physical and chemical properties are welcome.
Researchers working in a wide range of disciplines are invited to contribute to this Special Issue. The topics summarized under the keywords given below are only broadly examples of the greater number of topics in mind. The volume is especially open not only to original manuscripts but also to feature and short review articles of current hot topics.
Prof. Dr. Daniel Errandonea
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- High pressure research
- Phase transitions
- Structural properties
- Transition mechanisms
- Equation of state
- Melting curves