Special Issue "Quantum Beams Applying to Innovative Industrial Materials"

A special issue of Quantum Beam Science (ISSN 2412-382X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 August 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Masakazu Washio

Waseda University, Research Institute for Science and Engineering, 3-4-1, Okubo, Shinjuku, Tokyo 169-8555, Japan
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Interests: polymer chemistry; polymer structure; functional materials; radiation chemistry; materials informatics, EUV lithography
Guest Editor
Dr. Yasunari Maekawa

National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Department of Advanced Functional Materials Research, 1233 Watanuki, Takasaki, Gunma 370-1292, Japan
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We plan to accept original and review articles in the fields of research and development of novel functional materials for industrial application using radiation crosslinking, curing, and grafting techniques and quantum beam equipment, such as electron and ion accelerators and gamma-ray radiation facilities. We welcome functional materials, devices, and equipment in the energy/environmental, life-science/medical, and electrical/electronic fields. The followings are some of examples for the above research fields:

Energy and environmental field: Secondary battery, solar cell, fuel cell membranes and catalysts, functional clothing fibers, precious metal absorbents, exhaust gas purification, etc.
Life-science and medical field: Sterilization, biocompatible materials, wound dressing, regenerative medicine, etc.
Printing and semiconductor fields: Tire and rubber, cable and wire, offset printing, coating, electron beam and extreme-ultraviolet lithography, ultra-fine processing, etc.

We expect to receive research articles for novel functional materials and equipment from not only preparation and processing, but also analysis and evaluation, such as structural analysis/characterization and functionality evaluations using a variety of quantum beams, including synchrotron EB, ion beams, synchrotron X-rays, and reactor/accelerator-based neutron. Furthermore, we welcome both very basic and scientific research articles, such as the initial physical process of irradiation and radiation chemistry for materials and devices, as well as contribution from industry in the field of mass production (scale up) processing and quantum beam equipment, which are used for the manufacture of advanced functional materials.

Dr. Masakazu Washio
Dr. Yasunari Maekawa
Guest Editors

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  • Electron Beam
  • Gamma-rays
  • Laser Beam
  • Irradiation
  • Radiation chemistry
  • Radiation processing
  • EUV lithography
  • Polymer functional materials
  • Organics In-organics Structure analysis

Published Papers

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