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Special Issue "Advanced Diffraction Techniques (X-ray, Electron, Neutron) in Materials Science"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Materials Characterization".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 July 2023) | Viewed by 115

Special Issue Editor

Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
Interests: neutron diffraction; high pressure science; multiferroics; molecular magnets; complex magnetic structure

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Leading with the rapidly advanced techniques in neutron, synchrotron and electron diffraction, materials-probing techniques have gone through many developments that contribute to fruitful new discoveries in material science. Higher-power beams, larger-area detectors, better resolution in situ characterization capabilities, developments in multi-extreme sample environments and other advances in the diffraction instruments have allowed for a more in-depth probing of crystal and magnetic structures, including in disordered materials, nanostructure systems, macromolecular systems, heterostruture systems, spacial-resolved and timely-resolved changes in structures under various sample environments, including extreme conditions. This Special Issue is focused on the advances in advanced diffraction techniques (X-ray, electron, neutron) in materials science, to recognize the achievements in this field. Here are some suggested categories for this Special Issue:

  • Instrument and methods developing in diffraction
    • Neutron diffraction
    • Synchrotron diffraction
    • Electron diffraction
  • Diffraction study in materials systems
    • Films, surface interactions
    • Spacial-resolved and timely-resolved measurements
    • Nanostructure materials, complex structure and disordered materials
    • Diffuse scattering
    • Materials under extremes
    • Macromolecular systems

Dr. Yan Wu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2600 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.


  • neutron diffraction
  • synchrotron diffraction
  • electron diffraction

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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