Special Issue "Mechanical Metamaterials and Their Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Hamdi Torun
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Guest Editor
Department of Mathematics, Physics and Electrical EngineeringNorthumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, UK
Interests: metamaterials; sensors; microengineering; acoustofluidics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to bring together the theory, concept, and applications of mechanical metamaterials.

Mechanical metamaterials are an emerging field where engineered structures enable unique and rather exotic material properties, such as introducing a negative Poisson’s ratio and negative compressibility. Mechanical design of structures can introduce these properties, allowing us to develop functional materials for a wide range of applications in bioengineering, energy, and acoustics, to name a few. So far, various structures have been demonstrated from nano- to macro-scales as functional materials with engineered properties. These structures, usually in a periodic lattice formation, have been introduced using various manufacturing techniques, including 3D printing, micromachining, and nanofabrication. Once the structure is manufactured, it is also feasible to change its material properties on demand using transduction mechanisms for tunability.

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Fundamental and applied research covering design, simulation, fabrication, and characterization of mechanical metamaterials from nano- to macro-scale, including their applications, will be covered comprehensively. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Dr. Hamdi Torun
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.

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  • Mechanical metamaterials
  • Functional materials
  • Programmable materials
  • Microlattice
  • Chirality
  • Origami
  • 3D printing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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