Advances in Thermodynamics of Metallic Minerals

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 225

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Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, Sofia, Bulgaria
Interests: solid state chemistry; thermochemistry and crystal chemistry of cement composites; thermochemistry of natural and synthetic minerals and materials; thermodynamics, calorimetry and kinetics; solids wastes and their applications
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Dear Colleagues,

Thermodynamics is a part of physics concerned with the energy changes associated with materials’ chemical transformations under the influence of temperature, as well as related energy states and transitions. Metals participate in these processes and can transfer free electrons in the processes of energy transitions, phase transformations, heat and energy transfer, heat capacity, and many others.

This Special Issue aims to cover the latest research on mineral thermodynamics, including solid-phase synthesis, heat capacity, phase transitions, and thermal phenomena. The obtained new knowledge about metallic minerals thermodynamics will enable the detailed study of their crystal chemistry, microstructure, calorimetry, heat capacity, thermal conductivity, and potential applications. The combination of thermal methods with other analytical techniques, such as the mass spectrometry or IR spectroscopy analysis of evolving gases, X-ray spectroscopy, spectroscopy, microscopy, etc., yields powerful tools to study the processes of microstructure formation, phase transformation, crystal and amorphous state detection, structural defects, and energetic effects.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue on Metallic Minerals. Full papers, short communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Dr. Vilma Petkova
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. Metals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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.


  • thermal properties
  • thermodynamic equilibrium
  • thermal conductivity
  • calorimetry
  • heat capacity
  • phase transformations
  • kinetics
  • crystallization
  • reaction mechanism
  • kinetics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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