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In-Situ Preparation of High-Performance Materials

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Manufacturing Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 May 2022) | Viewed by 348

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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript (full paper, communication, or review) to this Special Issue entitled “In Situ Preparation of High-Performance Materials”.

Compared with conventional ex situ processing techniques, in situ processing techniques exhibit numerous distinct advantages, including energy and cost saving, improved phase compatibility, improved phase dispersion/distribution, simplified production processes, and reduced production time, as well as enhanced materials properties and performance. Thanks to these, in situ processing techniques have been, and are still being, used commonly and extensively to prepare a range of novel materials (from polymer based to metal based to ceramic based) that are highly demanded by important industrial sectors. In most cases, the materials fabricated this way perform equivalently to, or often better than, their counterparts prepared via an ex situ approach. In recent years, significant amounts of work on in situ materials processing and application have been carried out by researchers from polymer, metal, ceramic, and other related communities.   

This Special Issue aims to report main findings/outcomes from some of the recent studies on such a material processing strategy, reflecting the state of the art in this topical area. Main topics include but are not limited to the following:

  1. In situ synthesis of high-entropy materials and high-activity catalysts;
  2. In situ formation of functional coatings/films/membranes and barrier layers;
  3. In situ phase reinforcement of composites;
  4. Template synthesis of novel materials;
  5. Reaction bonded composites;
  6. In situ preparation of core–shell particles/grains;
  7. In situ surface engineering;
  8. In situ design strategy for self-healing materials;
  9. Simulation/modelling of in situ reaction processes.

Prof. Dr. Shaowei Zhang
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 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.


  • in-situ
  • coating
  • barrier layer
  • catalyst
  • reaction bonding
  • composite
  • high-entropy materials
  • self-healing materials
  • core–shell materials
  • nanofibres
  • surface treatment
  • template synthesis

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