Special Issue "Properties of Amorphous Materials and Nanomaterials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: amorphous materials; nanoscience; properties; magnetism; titanium alloys; biomaterials; methods of production of supercooled materials; foundry engineering; new technology; nanomaterials; annealing methods; materials science; physics; chemical engineering; engineering
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This Special Issue of Materials, “Properties of Amorphous Materials and Nanomaterials”, will be focused on unusual materials; namely ‘amorphous’ and ‘nanocrystalline’ materials. These types of materials are omnipresent in our lives. Everybody has heard of the words ‘amorphous’, or ‘nanocrystalline’. What makes these materials so unique that intensive research is undertaken into their design and manufacture? The reason is their exceptional properties, which are superior in comparison to their crystalline counterparts. Amorphous materials are usually the precursor for nanocrystalline material, and they often exhibit superior properties, too. The production of nanomaterial is difficult and requires well-designed process parameters. Currently, composite materials that are based on amorphous and nanocrystalline materials are very popular. Materials that are made in this way feature a major benefit—they can be easily formed, and, in many cases, their shape is the deciding factor with regard to applications. Undoubtedly, further developments in the field of materials science will be related to materials with better and better properties. Therefore, particular attention should be given to amorphous and nanocrystalline materials, and the composite materials based on them.
The objective of the current issue is to present the latest achievements from the field of amorphous, nanocrystalline, and amorphous-nanocrystalline composite materials. These materials feature in the mainstream of worldwide research in the field of metallic and composite materials. Their appropriate applications could positively affect the natural environment and decrease the depletion of natural resources. Materials with greater longevity are sought after by industry and they are the engine of the progress of civilization. Materials science, supported by physics and chemistry, could supply these materials. I am inviting you to publish the results of your research related to the subject of this issue.
Prof. Marcin Nabialek
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Amorphous materials
- 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