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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (AMSE)
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/amse/
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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of materials science and engineering.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-04-29
Special Issues
Special Issue on Biomass Materials for Metallurgical Applications
Submission Date: 2017-05-26

Steels and other metals are by far the most widely used of metallic materials and will continue to be vitally important to our society. However, production of steel and other metal products from virgin raw materials is currently energy intensive, requires substantial use of fossil-based carbon sources, such as coal and coke, and results in high CO2 emissions. Based on the statistics available, the production of primary metals is believed to contribute about 5-6% to total world greenhouse gas emissions. Hence there have been considerable efforts over the years in examining the use of biomass based materials in primary metal production as a fuel and reductant in place of fossil fuel carbon sources. The biomass material is not only CO2 neutral, but also likely contains less S, N, Cl, and other heavy metal elements, which are harmful to both the environment and human health as well as metal quality. The special issue on the biomass materials for metallurgical applications is dedicated to the recent advances in the characterisation, processing, and utilisation of biomass materials for metallurgical operations. We solicit high quality and original research articles as well as review papers. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Advanced characterisation techniques of biomass materials Fundamental research related to the applications of biomass materials for primary metal productions Pyrolysis of raw biomass materials Biomass/gas reactions Biomass/ore reactions Biomass/liquid metal interactions Lab, pilot, and plant scale investigation of the applications of biomass materials for primary metal productions Life cycle assessment of the economic and environmental aspects of biomass utilisation in primary metal productions Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/amse/bmma/. Manuscript Due Friday, 26 May 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 18 August 2017 Publication Date Friday, 13 October 2017
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-04-29
Special Issue on Microsensor and Microactuator Technologies and Their Practical Application
Submission Date: 2017-06-02

The last decades have seen a tremendous increase in the types of materials available to engineers, enabling the design and manufacturing of a vast set of products and services with a wide range of applications within industries such as ICT, health, energy, and transportation. The convergence phenomenon between materials, physics, chemistry, biology, and electronics keeps accelerating, which paves the way for groundbreaking research leading to evermore innovative technologies and applications. The purpose of this special issue is to disseminate recent works appealing to a wide audience on issues related to the exploitation of advances in materials science and engineering for the development of microsensor and microactuator technologies, as well as their practical applications. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Advances in materials for the development of microsensor technologies, including microelectronics, nanoelectronics, bioelectronics, lab-on-a-chip, and microfluidics Advances in materials for the development of microactuator technologies that achieve both high-precision and ultralow energy consumption Demonstration of the practicability and effectiveness of the above developments, including ex vivo and in vivo biomedical, health monitoring, and Industry 4.0 applications Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/amse/msma/. Manuscript Due Friday, 2 June 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 25 August 2017 Publication Date Friday, 20 October 2017
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-04-29
Special Issue on Alternative Cementitious Materials and Their Composites
Submission Date: 2017-06-09

Research and development of alternative cementitious materials became mandatory for construction industry to manage global warming as well as energy scarcity due to huge energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions entailed by conventional cement technology. Researchers are trying to replace Portland cement with low temperature cementitious materials such as special cement (e.g., calcium sulfoaluminate (Yelimite) and dicalcium silicate (Belite) cement) and geopolymeric binders. The benefits are not limited to energy savings and low carbon emissions. In fact, the alternative cement has promising properties that can overcome certain limitations of Portland cement. For example, shrinkage leading to cracks can be overcome using calcium sulfoaluminate cement; spalling of concrete during fire accidents can be minimized by geopolymeric cement. Therefore, binary and tertiary systems of cementitious materials (e.g., concrete) are being developed to achieve better properties for concrete and building materials. In addition to low CO2 emission and energy consumption of alternative cement production, recycling of wastes, such as combustion by-products and lime-rich sludge and slag, is also feasible. It, therefore, conveys an image of being environmentally friendly production. Besides using alternative cement for traditional construction, its composites with other inorganic materials, like zeolites, nanoclays, clay minerals, carbon fibers, electroceramics, or even organic materials, can be smart building materials and work for many other applications (e.g., toxic waste encapsulation and environmental cleaning up). Alternative cementitious materials for constructions are not only limited to inorganic cement but also extended to organic binders used in the production of building materials. Durability of building materials made of alternative cementitious materials is a very important aspect related to economic and environmental issues. Therefore, research focusing on durability improvement of cementitious and building materials is essential for the future of construction industry. This special issue will review the state of the art in the field of alternative cementitious materials and their composites. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Synthesis of special cement (Belite, Yelimite, etc.) and its composites Synthesis of geopolymers and their composites Admixture interaction, chemical reaction, phase development, and microstructures of alternative cementitious materials related to their performance and/or durability Mechanical properties and/or durability of alternative cement and its composites Modeling and simulation related to phase development and engineering properties of alternative cement and its composites Functional properties and other specialties of alternative cement and its composites Alternative cementitious materials blended with conventional cement Organic binders and their composites Building materials based on alternative cementitious materials and their composites Environmental properties and perspectives of alternative cementitious materials Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/amse/acmc/. Manuscript Due Friday, 9 June 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 1 September 2017 Publication Date Friday, 27 October 2017
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-04-29
Special Issue on Modern Materials for Advance Membranes Systems
Submission Date: 2017-06-09

Membranes are accredited as critically important realistic tools in addressing and solving vital global needs in the 21st century for reliable, sustainable, and efficient access to clean energy, water, and the environment. Therefore, advance membranes have been employed for various applications including gas separation, water purification, energy, and biomedical devices and show great promise in reducing pollution and environmentally friendly system. Recently, the expanding domain of membrane operations demands tailored materials with unprecedented performances and resistance to temperature, chemicals, and solvents, at affordable costs. Today, new polymeric, inorganic, and hybrid materials are specifically engineered for the preparation of advanced membranes for industrial applications. In general, state-of-the-art materials are used to fabricate advance membranes with new characteristics and functions based on their synergetic effects. Overall, enhancement in permeability, high selectivity, competitive operational cost, and minimum environmental impact compared to other energy driven processes are most desirable features from these synthetic membranes. As a result, these membranes have been successfully used for natural gas treatment, separation of organics, fuel cells, and high and low temperature catalytic membrane reactors. The aim of this issue is to encapsulate the recent scientific and technological advances in the development of materials for synthetic membranes and their potential applications. Challenges and future research directions will also be considered seriously. We thus invite researchers to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will increase the basic subject knowledge on materials for synthetic membranes and lead to the development of modern materials. We are particularly interested in articles describing theoretical and experimental works related with materials for synthetic membranes and their applications. Review articles on recent developments in terms of synthesis of these materials are also welcome. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Inorganic materials for membranes Hybrid materials for membranes Composites materials for membranes Polymer composites materials for membranes Polymer nanocomposites materials for membranes Synthetic membranes for environmental application Synthetic membranes as separator and barrier material Synthetic membranes in engineering and biomedical application Synthetic membranes for fuel cell Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/amse/mmam/. Manuscript Due Friday, 9 June 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 1 September 2017 Publication Date Friday, 27 October 2017
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-04-29
Special Issue on Advances in Functional Thin Films and Devices for Energy Harvesting and Storage
Submission Date: 2017-06-30

The direct conversion of solar, mechanical, and thermal energy to electricity has become increasingly important, with the global soaring demands for cleaner, renewable, and more efficient energy source. Discontinuous as these environmental energy sources are, electric energy storage devices are critical in conjunction to meet the energy consumption fluctuation. Recently various routes have emerged to enhance energy conversion efficiency through light manipulation, carrier collection, and heat transport. Progress in low-dimensional materials is crucial for the next-generation techniques to be greener and more versatile. Functional thin films and emerging 2D materials thereof are key to the groundbreaking of inexpensive, flexible, portable, and size-reduced energy devices that can be integrated into our daily lives at small size but impact on large scale. They are one of the fundamental building blocks in the future smart vehicles, smart buildings, and even smart cities. Here we invite researchers, scientists, engineers, and industry professionals to contribute original research articles and review articles in the innovation of functional thin films and devices for local energy harvesting and for long-term energy storage. We expect this special issue to be an essential source of updated low-dimensional electronic materials and play a key role in bridging the gap between emerging functional nano- to-microscale materials and future renewable energy devices. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: Thin film photovoltaics Piezoelectric, triboelectric, and pyroelectric nanogenerators Thin film capacitor, supercapacitor, and battery 2D materials and heterostructures for energy generation and storage Surface characterization of functional thin films Reliability and protection of thin film devices Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/amse/aftf/. Manuscript Due Friday, 30 June 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 22 September 2017 Publication Date Friday, 17 November 2017
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-04-29
Special Issue on Fiber-Reinforced Cement Composites: Mechanical Properties and Structural Implications
Submission Date: 2017-09-01

In order to overcome inherent brittleness of concrete, numerous studies on the development of high ductility fiber-reinforced cement composites have been performed thus far. Several types of fiber-reinforced cement composites incorporating metallic, polymer, carbon, glass, nylon, and waste tire fibers were successfully developed and effectively applied for building structures due to their benefits of limiting crack propagation and widening through fiber bridging. Furthermore, (ultra-) high-performance fiber-reinforced cement composites exhibiting strain- or deflection-hardening behavior with multiple microcracks were recently invented, and various relevant studies are actively underway. This special issue aims to provide a comprehensive overview on fiber-reinforced cement composites, including aspects related to mechanical behaviors and structural implications under various loading conditions (i.e., quasi-static, impact, blast, and fire). Authoritative review articles and original research papers describing recent findings in the field of fiber-reinforced cement composites are expected to cover the following topics. Potential topics include but are not limited to the following: High-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composites Fiber hybridization Fiber orientation Mechanical properties Impact and blast resistance Fracture mechanics Modeling Fire resistance Strain-rate effect Structural implication Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at https://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/amse/frcc/. Manuscript Due Friday, 1 September 2017 First Round of Reviews Friday, 24 November 2017 Publication Date Friday, 19 January 2018
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2017-04-29
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