Special Issue "In Situ TEM and AFM for Investigation of Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: optical methods; experimental mechanics; materials design and characterization; nanosciences and nanotechnology; structural optimization; computational mechanics
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It is my great pleasure to announce the Special Issue “In Situ TEM and AFM for Investigation of Materials”, which will appear in the Materials journal next year.
The investigation of materials is a very hot topic attracting great interest from the scientific community. The development of new materials and the use of “traditional” materials in more demanding applications must be supported by efficient investigation techniques. The main concern is to increase the measurement resolution getting down to a nanometer or sub-nanometer scale. Electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy are two well established techniques for the nanoscale investigation of materials.
This Special Issue will focus on the advances in the in situ investigations of materials with atomic force microscopy (AFM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The aim is to provide a forum on the state-of-the-art and frontier applications of AFM and TEM (including the development of new experimental setups) to material characterization and analysis for static and dynamic conditions. The submissions should be in the form of original research articles or authoritative review papers on the following topics (yet not limited to):
- Atomic force microscopy and atomic force spectroscopy;
- Transmission electron microscopy;
- Novel AFM/AFS/TEM setups;
- Hybrid methods and inverse methods;
- Material characterization/analysis for static and dynamic conditions (including viscous response and plasticity);
- Nanoscale measurements and nano-metrology (including the characterization of surface properties);
- In situ applications for materials science;
- In situ applications for bioengineering and biomechanics.
Prof. Luciano Lamberti
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.
- transmission electron microscopy
- atomic force microscopy and spectroscopy
- nanoscience and nanotechnology
- static and dynamic analysis and characterization of materials
- metrology and surface characterization
- materials science
- aerospace engineering
- bioengineering and biomechanics