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Materials runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Development and Exploitation of Technologies to Recycling Waste Composites submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 644
Keywords: composites; waste; fiber-reinforced composite; recycling; technologies; exploitation; mechanical recycling; chemical recycling; thermal recycling; thermochemical recycling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Design and Synthesis of Three-Dimensional Hybrid Organic-Inorganic Structures
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1348
Keywords: inorganic-organic structures; MOFs; hybrid layers; crytals engineering; materials chemistry; luminescence; optomaterials; personalized medicine
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Materials Characterization)
Advances in Electromagnetic Properties of Materials and Related Nondestructive Testing
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 3578
Keywords: dielectric properties; polymer dielectrics; dielectric spectroscopy; magnetic properties; ferromagnetic resonance; electromagnetic metamaterials and metasurfaces; composite structures; terahertz spectroscopy; electromagnetic nondestructive evaluation; electromagnetic properties sensors; electromagnetic properties of biomaterials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Materials Characterization)
Physical and Numerical Modeling of Process Metallurgy
edited by Mikael Ersson
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 8 articles | Viewed by 5421
Keywords: Process metallurgy; CFD; Steelmaking; Ironmaking
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Biomaterials in Conservative Dentistry
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1194
Keywords: biomaterials; bioactive materials; bioresorbable materials; tissue regeneration; bioinert; ceramics; bioglass; hydroxyapatite mineral trioxide aggregate; biodentine; dental hypersensitivity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Surface Topography and Design of Scaffolds and Implant Biomaterials for Tissue Engineering Applications submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 2147
Keywords: Surface topography; Implant fabrication; Scaffold design; Biomaterials engineering; Tissue engineering; Tissue regeneration; Cell viability; Biocompatibility
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Advanced Energy Conversion Materials and Devices
edited by Chunlei Wan and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 267
Keywords: thermoelectric; optoelectronic; piezoelectric; triboelectric; ferroelectric; cells; devices
(This special issue belongs to the Section Energy Materials)
Thin Films for Transistors
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 124
Keywords: thin film materials science; ultra-precise film deposition process; characterization of film property; transistor; transparent and flexible device; atomic layer deposition; high-k gate dielectrics; metal films for electrode; oxide semiconductor materials; passivation film materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Electronic Materials)
Advances in Electroless Metal Deposition
edited by Eugenijus Norkus and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3927
Keywords: electroless metal deposition; electrocatalysis; kinetics of autocatalytic metal ion reduction; anodic oxidation of reducing agents
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Fiber Spinning: Materials & Techniques
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 7076
Keywords: Fiber spinning; Polymer processing; Polymer physical chemistry; Colloid chemistry; Rheology; Ccomposite Fibers; Functional additives
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Structure, Properties and Application of Metal and Composite Materials in Various Industries
edited by Oleg Tolochko
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 10 articles | Viewed by 6660
Keywords: composite materials; coatings and their properties; metals and alloys; their processing and properties; polymaterials for different applications; modeling of the structure and properties of materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
Functional Materials/Surfaces in Biomedical Applications
edited by Rumen Krastev and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 6210
Keywords: functional materials; characterization; surface functionalization; biomedical application; cellular/tissue responses; biological systems
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Metal Organic Frameworks: Chemistry and Applications
edited by Ricardo F. Mendes and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 322
Keywords: metal-organic frameworks; nano-MOFs; MOF composites; post-synthesis modification; porous coordination polymer; porosity
(This special issue belongs to the Section Porous Materials)
Influence of Nanomaterials on Biological Processes In Vitro and In Vivo
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 3698
Keywords: Nanoelectrets; Nanocomposites; Nanolayers; Nanoceramics; Nanohydroxyapatite; Metal ions-doped alloys; Material-laser interaction; Material-electromagnetic field interaction; Nanomaterials biocompatibility; Graphene applications; Antimicrobial properties
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Fabrication, Characterization, and Application of Coatings and Thin Films
edited by Annett Dorner-Reisel
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 6547
Keywords: wear; friction; micropatterning; nanostructured surfaces; smart coatings and thin films; percursor and powder design; film and coating characterisation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thin Films and Interfaces)
Micromechanical Characterisation and Structures of Materials
edited by Alexander J G Lunt
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4173
Keywords: Microscale characterisation; Mechanical testing; Nano/microscale materials; Technique optimization; Electron microscopy; Focused ion beam (FIB) techniques; Nanoindentation; Atomic force microscopy (AFM); Diffraction methods
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Materials Characterization)
Experiment and Computer Simulations with Concrete and Granular Materials submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2686
Keywords: multiscale modeling of concrete; mesoscale computational modeling of concrete; numerical simulation of concrete; aggregate packing; discrete element modeling
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction and Building Materials)
Application of Selective Laser Sintering in Biomaterials
edited by Alida Mazzoli
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 332
Keywords: selective laser sintering; custom-made prostheses; additive manufacturing; degradable; partially degradable; and non-degradable scaffolds; tissue engineering; biomaterials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Metal Additive Manufacturing Application: Technological Advances, Metal Design and Process Optimization
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2133
Keywords: metal additive manufacturing; AM technologies; new metal alloys for AM; process modeling; process monitoring and control; process optimization; AM applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Mechanical and Metallurgical Characterizations of Advanced Alloys
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 9 articles | Viewed by 5779
Keywords: alloy design and manufacturing; materials processing and joining; advanced materials characterization techniques; microstructure and mechanical properties; residual stress; material properties under various testing conditions
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metals and Alloys)
Zeolitic Materials: Structure, Properties, and Applications
edited by , , Abner Colella and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 7 articles | Viewed by 5241
Keywords: Zeolite structure; Ion exchange; Adsorption; Thermodynamic and kinetic studies; Thermodynamic and kinetic modeling; Environmental applications; Building materials; Energy storage; Sustained drug release; Catalysis
(This special issue belongs to the Section Porous Materials)
Synthesis and Applications of Ferroelectric Thin Films
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1310
Keywords: lead-free ferroelectrics; thin films; synthesis methods; novel functionalities and applications
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thin Films and Interfaces)
Design, Properties and Processing of Novel Composites
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submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 4333
Keywords: Novel materials; Composites; Synthesis; Materials properties; Materials testing; Materials processing and manufacturing; Novel fabrication technologies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
Recent Advances in Polymer and Polymer Composite Membranes submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1075
Keywords: Polymers; Biopolymers; Composite membranes; Polymer membranes; Characterization of membranes; Membrane processes
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Developments in Fiber-Reinforced Cement submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 740
Keywords: fiber-reinforced cement; high-performance reinforced cement; composite processing; mechanical properties; durability; pull-out energy; strength; surface energy; cracking; toughness
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction and Building Materials)
Electronic Structure Theory of Low Dimensional Materials
edited by Ravi Pandey and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1434
Keywords: low-dimensional materials; nanoclusters; nanowires; 2D nanomaterials; quantum dots; density functional theory; tight binding method; Hartree– Fock method; VASP
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Physics)
Microstructure and Performance Evolution Behavior of Materials under Non-equilibrium Solidification Conditions
edited by Liang Wang and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 565
Keywords: solidification behavior; structure evolution; phase and substructure; mechanical properties
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metals and Alloys)
Functional Nanomaterials and Biopolymers for Precision Medicine
edited by Nicolò Mauro
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 5032
Keywords: carbon nanomaterials; graphene oxide; carbon nanodots; smart nanomedicine; cancer theranostics
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Nanomaterial Interfaces: From Fundamentals to Applications submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 658
Keywords: solid– liquid interface; nanoscale interfaces; naon-biointerfaces; chemical functionalization; interfacial phenomena; nanoscale characterization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology)
Metal-Organic Frameworks for Gas Adsorption
edited by Miroslav Almasi
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 216
Keywords: metal– organic frameworks; gas storage; gas separation; mixed gas adsorption; isosteric heats of adsorption; hydrogen; carbon oxides; nitrogen oxides; hydrocarbons; water
(This special issue belongs to the Section Porous Materials)
Advances in Perovskite Quantum Dots and Their Devices
edited by and Shuangyi Zhao
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 181
Keywords: perovskite; quantum dots; preparation; doping; ligand exchange and coating; photoluminescence; light-emitting diodes (LEDs); structure; optical performance
(This special issue belongs to the Section Optics and Photonics)
Mechanical Alloying and Powder Compaction of Crystalline and Amorphous Composites
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 659
Keywords: Mechanical alloying; Mechanical milling; Mechanochemical reactions; Amorphous and nanocrystalline powders; Bulk amorphous and nanostructured alloys; Metallic composites; Ceramic composites; Powder compaction
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metals and Alloys)
Silver Nanoparticles: Design, Synthesis, and Applications submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4682
Keywords: Design and synthesis methods of silver nanoparticles; Description mechanism of silver nanoparticle formation; Nanostructure laser desorption/ionization; Mechanism of ionization; Surface plasmon resonance; Biomedical properties of AgNPs; Action mechanism; Flow cytometry
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology)
Novel Materials Synthesis by Mechanical Alloying/Milling (Volume II) submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 782
Keywords: advanced materials; functional properties; powder metallurgy; new materials synthesis; modelling; milling devices; simulation
(This special issue belongs to the Section Metals and Alloys)
Advanced Ecofriendly Nanocomposite Materials
edited by , Luca Pierantoni and Davide Mencarelli
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 328
Keywords: nanocomposite; functional materials; green chemistry; modeling; spectroscopic characterization; microscopic characterization
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology)
Polar and Magnetic Relaxors and Other Cluster Glasses
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submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 1291
Keywords: ferroelectrics; ferromagnetics; ferroics; relaxors; dipolar glasses; spin glasses; mesoscopic glasses; frustrated materials; domains; nano-domains; polar nanoregions; clusters
(This special issue belongs to the Section Thin Films and Interfaces)
Layered Crystal Materials: Design, Synthesis and Characterisation submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 618
Keywords: layered minerals and materials; clays; double hydroxides; titanosilicates; chemistry and physics of natural and synthetic layered materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Nanocomposites for Energy Conversion/Storage Devices
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 101
Keywords: Li-ion batteries; thermoelectrics; photovoltaics; nanocomposites; nanostructure; hydrogen storage
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
Development and Characterization of Novel Aero-Nanomaterials and Related Highly Porous Architectures submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 332
Keywords: aero-nanomaterials; aerogels; nanofoams; porous materials; super-lightweight materials; nature-inspired; anodic-etching; templated deposition; self-assembly; photocatalytic; superhydrophobic; superhydrophilic
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Composites)
Flexible Thermoelectric Materials and Devices
edited by Jungwon Kim
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 198
Keywords: flexible thermoelectric materials; flexible thermoelectric devices; stretchable thermoelectric materials; stretchable thermoelectric devices; inorganic thermoelectric; organic thermoelectric; inorganic/organic thermoelectric
(This special issue belongs to the Section Energy Materials)
Collagens, Collagen-Based and Collagen-Mimetic Biomaterials: Preparation, Characterization and Applications
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 7523
Keywords: Collagen; Collagen-based biomaterials; Collagen-mimetic biomaterials; Collagen characteristics (fibers/fibrils; D-band periodicity; orientation; diameter; etc.); Scaffolds; Implants; Hydrogels; Three-dimensional gels; Nanomaterials; Nanofibers; Electrospinning; Coatings; Tissue engineering; Biocompatibility; Cell– materials interactions; Material characterization; Extracellular matrices; Biomaterials surface characterization techniques; Biomaterials imaging techniques; Collagen-related diseases (fibrosis; desmoplasia/cancer; osteoarthritis; etc.)
Solvated Metal Ions: From Solution to Solid
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submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4321
Keywords: solvated ions; solution structure; solvocomplexes; acidocomplexes; ion pairs; solution – solid transformation; solubility phenomena
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Organometallic Compounds: Structure, Physical Properties, and Applications
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | Viewed by 255
Keywords: organometallics; OLED; DFT; photophysical properties; sensors; biolabels; photovoltaics.
(This special issue belongs to the Section Materials Chemistry)
Composite and Polymeric Materials for Dentistry: Enhancing Antimicrobial and Mechanical Properties
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 18 articles | Viewed by 24170
Keywords: Dental materials; Polymers; Composites; Antimicrobial properties; Mechanical properties; Nanomaterials; Biofilm; Orthodontic materials; Prosthetic materials
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Biomaterials for Medical and Dental Application
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 14 articles | Viewed by 13858
Keywords: biomaterials; biocompatibility; mechanical properties; durability; antifouling; antibacteria; regenerative medicine; digital technologies
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Properties of Amorphous Materials and Nanomaterials
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submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 25 articles | Viewed by 21993
Keywords: Amorphous materials; Nanomaterials; New technology; Unique properties; Special properties; High durability; Magnetic properties; Soft magnetic materials; Hard magnetic materials; Annealing process; Improvement of properties; Crystalline face; Crystalline grain
(This special issue belongs to the Section Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology)
Research on Machining Methods and Mechanical Properties of Alloys
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 14 articles | Viewed by 12014
Keywords: Machining methods; Mechanical properties; New technology; Unique properties; Special properties; Hardness; Abrasion resistance; Annealing process; Improvement of properties; Crystalline face; Crystalline grain; Nanomaterial; Crystalline structure
(This special issue belongs to the Section Manufacturing Processes and Systems)
Steels and Reinforced Concrete in Structural Engineering: Design and Applications submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 4 articles | Viewed by 2206
Keywords: non-conforming structures; reinforced concrete structures; steel structures; mechanical engineering; structural design
(This special issue belongs to the Section Construction and Building Materials)
Peri-Implant Soft Tissue Integration and Regeneration
edited by
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 635
(This special issue belongs to the Section Biomaterials)
Advances in the Use of Green Technologies in Various Areas
edited by and
submission deadline 20 May 2022 | 5 articles | Viewed by 4469
Keywords: green technologies; waste reduction and utilization; new energy-saving technologies; energy consumption; alternative sustainable materials; sustainable manufacturing
(This special issue belongs to the Section Energy Materials)
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