Special Issue "Electrical, Thermal and Magnetic Properties of Alloys"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Daniel Rojas
Guest Editor
Departamento de Estructuras y Física de Edificación, ETSAM, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Avenida Juan Herrera 4, 28040, Madrid, Spain
Interests: 3d and 4f based alloys; crystalline and nanocrystalline; size and disorder effects; magnetic, electric and thermal properties; novel phenomena

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In last years, research on Rare earth and transition metals based alloys has shown that these kind of materials merit  special attention in revealing novel phenomena, in the understanding of the properties from fundamental and applied points of view, as size effects in nanocrystalline systems, novel magnetic behaviour, magnetocaloric and thermoelectric effects, to cite a few. This category of materials must include the special case of strongly correlated electron systems based on Ce, Yb and U (5f- actinide) elements, with an additional phenomenology related among others and the presence of Non Fermi liquid and Kondo behaviours or unconventional superconductivity.

This Special Issue will focus on recent findings on the properties of 4f (Rare Earth) and 3d (transition metals) based alloys in both crystalline and nanocrystalline forms. Reports on strongly correlated electron systems (Ce, Yb and U-based alloys) are also included. The manuscripts may be of theoretical and/or experimental nature, highlighting details of the theoretical models or experimental techniques used for the characterization and  explanation of the observed behaviour. Potential technological applications resulting from the electrical, thermal and magnetic properties of the materials are also welcome.

We invite you to contribute full papers, reviews or communications to this Special Issue. In order to be considered for publication the manuscripts must demonstrate novelty and advance over previously reported data.

Prof. Daniel Rojas Pupo
Guest Editor

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. 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 2000 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.


  • Rare earth and transition metal based alloys
  • Strongly correlated systems
  • Crystalline and nanocrystalline materials
  • Magnetocaloric effect
  • Magnetic properties
  • Electronic transport
  • Thermal properties
  • Thermoelectric properties

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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