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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering (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 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 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 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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