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Materials Letters
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Materials Letters has an open access mirror journal Materials Letters: X, sharing the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review.

Materials Letters is dedicated to publishing novel, cutting edge reports of broad interest to the materials community. The journal provides a forum for materials scientists and engineers, physicists, and chemists to rapidly communicate on the most important topics in the field of materials.

Contributions include, but are not limited to, a variety of topics such as:

• Materials - Metals and alloys, amorphous solids, ceramics, composites, polymers, semiconductors
• Applications - Structural, opto-electronic, magnetic, medical, MEMS, sensors, smart
• Characterization - Analytical, microscopy, scanning probes, nanoscopic, optical, electrical, magnetic, acoustic, spectroscopic, diffraction
• Novel Materials - Micro and nanostructures (nanowires, nanotubes, nanoparticles), nanocomposites, thin films, superlattices, quantum dots.
• Processing - Crystal growth, thin film processing, sol-gel processing, mechanical processing, assembly, nanocrystalline processing.
• Properties - Mechanical, magnetic, optical, electrical, ferroelectric, thermal, interfacial, transport, thermodynamic
• Synthesis - Quenching, solid state, solidification, solution synthesis, vapor deposition, high pressure, explosive 
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Special Issues
Special Issue on Mechanics and Physics of Gradient Nanomaterials
Submission Date: 2021-06-15

This to announce the open call for the special issue of Materials Letters devoted to "Mechanics and Physics of Gradient Nanomaterials". The processing, fundamental properties and prominent applications of gradient nanostructured materials have initiated a very rapidly growing interest among the materials science communities. At the present time bulk nanomaterials are the most promising trends due to their unique properties. In addition, this specific area has a very high innovation potential for use in numerous practical applications. The overall objective of this special issue will be to collect together the scientific thoughts leading to new innovations from a fundamental point of view and possible practical applications as structural materials and in many cases to use their novel functionalities. The direction of scientific research is physics and mechanics of gradient, bimodal and heterogeneous metal nanomaterials of increased strength and plasticity for promising structural applications. It is planned to discuss the problems of realizing the directed creation of gradient materials with functionally important properties, obtaining coatings that contribute to the appearance of valuable properties that are attractive for innovative applications. It is also planned to discuss the consideration of new approaches to establishing correlations in the composition-structure-properties series and the possibility of using the obtained data for solving materials science problems. The overall objectives of this research are the development of fundamental mechanics and physics of gradient nanomaterials, the development of scientific principles for the preparation of new bulk gradient nanomaterials with high mechanical and functional properties, as well as the development of nanostructured coatings for promising structural and functional applications in engineering and medicine. Leading experts dealing with bulk gradient nanomaterials materials will be invited to contribute to this special issue. The special issue will be dedicated to the memory of Prof. Alexander Zhilyaev, a great scientist and famous specialist in the field of gradient nanomaterials. Prof. Zhilyaev was associated primarily with the Institute for Superplasticity Problems of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Ufa and more recently he was appointed Director of the Laboratory "Mechanics of Gradient Nanomaterials" at Magnitogorsk Technical University. Unfortunately, our friend and colleague Prof. Zhilyaev passed away on November 20, 2020. Guide for Authors: When submitting your manuscripts, please specify that your paper contributes to the Special Issue entitled "Mechanics and Physics of Gradient Nanomaterials" and select the article type "VSI:Gradient Nanomaterials". Please also refer to the Author Instructions (via before submission the proper format of your manuscripts. Managing Guest Editor: Elena Bobruk Saint Petersburg State University, Russia Email: Guest Editors: Georgii Raab Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Russia Email: Terence Langdon University of Southampton, U.K. Email: Overseeing Editor: Boris Straumal Editor, Materials Letters Institute of Solid State Physics Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia Submission Timetable Submission Open Date: 15-Apr-2021 Submission Deadline: 15-Jun-2021 Notification of Acceptance: 30-Dec-2021
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Special Issue on Ion Implantation in Multifunctional Materials
Submission Date: 2021-08-15

Ion implantation is the deposition of elemental ions by directing energetic ion beams into a solid target material. Widely used in the development of semiconducting devices, this technique is also effective for controlling or inducing certain behaviours in materials/multifunctional devices. The technique provides an alternative way to modify the characteristics of multifunctional systems with a controllable and reproducible approach. Applications include inducing magnetism in non-magnetic systems, modifying film surfaces, and controlling interfaces in multilayer structures. In addition to this, ion implantation can be applied to synthesize metal and semiconductor nanoclusters in different matrixes. Ion beam synthesis produces nanocomposites which are highly chemically stable and affords good control over concentration and depth of the embedded nanoparticles. However, implanted systems need specific attention in order to characterize defects and the nature of implanted ions, in order to understand ion implantation related phenomenon. Therefore, this Special Issue is intended to publish novel and cutting-edge research using ion implantation as an effective tool for multifunctional materials and devices. The Special Issue provides a forum for researchers involved in the development of ion implantation technology, as well as to material scientists working in the field of multifunctional properties of materials and devices. We invite high quality contributions in the form of letters covering the following aspects of Ion Implantation: 1. Development of accelerators for ion implantation technology 2. Advances and consequences of ion implantation methodology 3. Theoretical aspects of ion implantation 4. Ion implantation in magnetic, optical, electrical, semiconductors and other relevant materials 5. Experimental tools to identify defect annihilation and creation processes in implanted systems 6. Advanced tools to characterize the nature of implanted ions inside host materials 7. Ion-beam synthesis of nanoclusters in semiconductor and dielectric matrixes 8. Defect-impurity engineering in ion-implanted semiconductors and dielectrics This special issue solicits original work that must not be under consideration in any other journal. Initial submission to this special issue will start from March 1, 2021 and will continue by August 15, 2021. Authors are suggested to follow Materials Letters’ Guide for authors ( for preparing manuscript in the form of Letters. Authors should give specific attention to the length of the manuscript. The manuscript submitted for review should not exceed 8 pages (including title, abstract, references, figures, tables and figure captions). To submit a manuscript, author must select “VSI: Implantation” as article type during the submission process. All submission will be thoroughly referred to according to the high standards of Materials Letters. Please note that being invited to submit to a special issue does not guarantee publication. Important note for authors: All manuscripts which are not accepted in the journal Materials Letters [] will benefit of the transfer suggestion to the mirror journal Materials Letters: X []. For the authors who accept this transfer suggestion, manuscripts will be automatically transferred and will follow the peer review process in the mirror journal. Guest Editors: Dr. Jitendra Pal Singh Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, Pohang University of Science and Technology, South Korea Email: Prof. Keun Hwa Chae Advanced Analysis Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea Email: Prof. Fadei Komarov Institute of Applied Physics Problems, Belarusian State University, Belarus Email: Dr. D. Kanjilal Inter University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), India Email: Overseeing Editor: Dr. Vladislav Kharton Institute of Solid State Physics Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
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Special Issue on Surface Engineering and Tribology
Submission Date: 2021-12-15

The development of surface treatments and coatings, via an enhanced understanding of surface engineering, can result in a substantial synergistic improvement in the performance of a given tribological systems. In this way, it is possible to produce a greater decrease in energy consumption, environmental and industrial impact, together with an extended lifetime of the interacting components via tribological phenomena. The above concepts require the development of new systems with lower friction coefficients, lower wear rates, greater corrosion resistance and a variety of multi-functional properties. The aim of this special issue is to highlight the major research trends and current state-of-the-art knowledge on compiled information from a variety of experts and researchers in the fields of surface engineering and tribology, with a particular emphasis on the interconnection between these two fields. The issue is open to all interested researchers. Participants of the VI and VII Mexican National Symposium on Surface Engineering and Tribology (Virtual meeting 4-6 November 2020 and Veracruz Mexico 8-12 November 2021) will be invited to submit their contributions to this special issue. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to: • Low friction materials, solid lubricants, smart tribological coatings, etc. • Surface treatments for specific tribological systems or applications • Multifunctional coatings • Wear phenomena (adhesion, abrasion, erosion, fretting and corrosion) • Coatings or surface treatments to reduce tribocorrosion • Surface treatments, including but not limited to the following; thermal spray, additive manufacturing processes, laser texturing, PVD, CVD, etc. • Structural, topographical and compositional characterization of surfaces after wear testing. • Corrosion and tribocorrosion • Nanotribology (tribological properties of nanostructured coatings, surfaces with nanoparticles, nanocomposites, etc.) • Other Multifunctional coatings for Specific requirements for applications such as: o Renewable Energy o Environmental contamination o Biomaterials Guide for Authors: When submitting your manuscripts, please specify that your paper is a contribution to the Special Issue entitled “Special Issue on Surface Engineering and Tribology” and select the article type “VSI:Surf. Eng. & Trib.”. Please also refer to the Author Instructions (via prior to submission for the proper format of your manuscripts. Managing Guest Editor: Dr. Martín Flores Universidad de Guadalajara, Mexico Email: Guest Editors: Dr. Joaquín Oseguera Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico Email: Prof. Andrey A. Voevodin University of North Texas, United States Email: Overseeing Editor: Dr. Sandra E. Rodil Autonomous National University of Mexico Materials Research Institute, Mexico Submission Timetable Submission Open Date: 15-May-2021 Submission Deadline: 15-Dec-2021 Notification of Acceptance: 30-April-2022
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