Special Issue "Advanced Techniques for Materials Characterization"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Mihaela Albu
Guest Editor
Graz University of Technology, Graz Center for Electron Microscopy, Institute of Electron Microscopy and Nanoanalysis, Steyrergasse 17, Graz, Austria
Interests: Electron microscopy; X-ray techniques; microstructure characterization

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to the Special Issue on “Advanced Techniques for Materials Characterization” in  Materials (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/materials).

The fundamental understanding of micro-and nanoscale effects leading to desired physical, electrical and mechanical properties of contemporary materials manufactured classically or by novel technologies is the key for development of novel steels, alloys, functional materials and composites with different areas of application. Therefore, the comprehensive characterization of the microstructure of each type of material, from micrometer down to the atomic scale by using advanced microscopical and analytical techniques as well as synchrotron-based techniques became a necessity.

Therefore, the focus of this Special Issue will be on material characterization by means of, but not restricted to:

  • advanced and analytical electron microscopy characterization
  • high-resolution investigations
  • characterization using synchrotron- and laser-based techniques
  • in-situ experiments
  • three-dimensional characterization by electron and X-ray techniques

Experimental and theoretical contributions as full-length research articles, short communications and review manuscripts are kindly welcome.

The usual conditions stated by MDPI as the publisher of the journal, including the peer review process as well as publication fees can be found on the journal’s website at https://www.mdpi.com/journal/materials.

Dr. Mihaela Albu
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.


  • Microstructure characterization
  • High resolution characterization
  • SEM & TEM
  • EDX, EELS, X-ray
  • X-ray-, electron- and neutron- diffraction
  • In-situ measurements
  • 3D reconstruction
  • Alloys
  • Steels
  • Functional materials
  • Metallic glasses
  • Amorphous materials
  • Responsive materials
  • Composites

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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