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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 
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2021-03-16
Special Issues
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
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2021-03-16
Special Issue on Smart and Intelligent Nanobiosensors: Multidimensional applications
Submission Date: 2021-08-30

Summary Smart and intelligent nanotechnology has brought a new generation of sensors by developing properties that initiate at the nanoscale. This new generation is classified as nanosensors or sensors based on nanomaterials, which have a significantly smaller size (1-100 nm) and lightweight, leading to higher sensitivity and long-term stability. Physiological properties of nanomaterials differ widely from the properties of conventional materials, so that innovation in these nanotechnologies allows the generation of new detection, diagnosis, monitoring, and control for applications with more complex systems. Smart nanomaterials have recently emerged as one of the important areas since they may lead to the development of assay methods with desired sensitivity, selectivity, reusability, portability, reversibility, simplicity, the choice of transducers (optical/mass/electrochemical/thermal) and the possibility to monitor a wide range of parameters simultaneously. Besides this, the use of biological elements (such as nucleic acid, antibody, enzyme and aptamer) in the close vicinity of a transducer is likely to lead to the evolution of smart and intelligent bio-molecular electronic devices that are known as nanobiosensors. The intelligent nanotechnology-based nanobiosensor for identification of bio-elements and impact towards wearable sensors for personalized health care that can facilitate early diagnosis, identify the stage of the disease, provide fundamental information on pathological processes, and can be applied to follow the efficacy of therapy and will have the potential to reduce or eliminate the costly, labor-intensive and time-consuming practice of current analysis technique. Thus, the proposed special issue will offer a clear understanding of the smart and intelligent nanobiosensor and their multifunctional applications, and it will be a milestone in the area of bio-monitoring; controlled and sensitive detection. Unlike the traditional methods known to have poor sensitivity, are sophisticated, time-consuming and require expensive equipment, the proposed smart nanobiosensor-based detection strategy would offer high sensitivity, rapid analysis, low cost, reagent economy, and miniaturization. Scope and information for authors This special issue will focus on the recent advancement of smart and intelligent nanobiosensor and their multidimensional applications. Keeping in this view, the below-mentioned points are the major scopes of this theme but are not limited to these. - Smart and intelligent nanobiosensor - Synthesis of regular, periodic, and controlled patterning of metal/metal oxide nanoparticles, for depositing on the substrate and their electro-optical properties for sensor/biosensor-based applications - Recent innovation and trends in nanosensors/nanobiosensors - Design and fabrication of Nanobiosensor/nanosensors by utilizing metal/metal oxide nanoparticles or their nanocomposites - Metal/metal oxide nanomaterial-based point of care (POC) devices for diagnosis and analysis - Novel Nanomaterials- nanostructures (metal oxide, metal nanoparticles), inorganic-organic hybrid nanocomposites, thin films, biogenic nanostructured materials etc. - Nanobiosensor based on metal/metal oxide and their composites for Environmental utility: Biological and chemical nanosensors can monitor and control the detection of toxic chemicals in the air, water, and soil. - Nanobiosensor based on metal/metal oxide and their composites for Agriculture utility: Nanosensors with diagnostic, monitoring, detection, and quality control capabilities in different foodstuff.
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2021-05-22
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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