Recent Progress in Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of Materials. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in materials science and technology.
Recent Progress in Materials publishes original high quality experimental and theoretical papers and reviews on basic and applied research in the field of materials science and engineering, with focus on synthesis, processing, constitution, and properties of all classes of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on microstructural design, phase relations, computational thermodynamics, and kinetics at the nano to macro scale. Contributions may also focus on progress in advanced characterization techniques.          

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Metallic materials 
Inorganic nonmetallic materials 
Composite materials
Polymer Materials
Sustainable Materials and Technologies
Special types of Materials
Macro-, micro- and nano structure of materials
Environmental interactions, process modeling
Novel applications of materials

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Special Issue

Recent Advances in Metallic Glass

Submission Deadline: June 15, 2020 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Waseem Haider, PhD

Associate Professor, Mechanical and Materials Engineering, School of Engineering and Technology, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, USA

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Research Interests: Titanium Oxide Nanoparticles/Nanotubes; Thin Films; Graphene Based Nanocomposites; Magnetic Properties of Iron Oxide; Piezoelectric Materials; Biomaterials; Surface Engineering; Photocatalysis; Electrochemistry

About this topic

Metallic glass (also known as amorphous metal or glassy metal) is a solid metallic material, usually an alloy, with disordered atomic-scale structure. Metallic glasses are non-crystalline, and have a glass-like structure. But unlike common glasses, such as window glass, which are typically electrical insulators, Metallic glasses have good electrical conductivity.

Metallic glasses have a variety of potentially useful properties. In particular, they tend to be stronger than crystalline alloys of similar chemical composition, and they can sustain larger reversible ("elastic") deformations than crystalline alloys. Metallic glass is usually an alloy rather than a pure metal. As formation of amorphous structure relies on fast cooling, this limits the maximum achievable thickness of amorphous structures.

Currently the most important application is due to the special magnetic properties of some ferromagnetic metallic glasses. Also electronic article surveillance often uses metallic glasses because of these magnetic properties. Metallic glass exhibit unique softening behavior above their glass transition and this softening has been increasingly explored for thermoplastic forming of metallic glasses. In addition, Ti-based metallic glass, which can be applied in fossil-fuel, chemical, environmental, semiconductor and medical science industry. Therefore, there is considerable interest in producing metal matrix composites consisting of a metallic glass matrix containing dendritic particles or fibers of a ductile crystalline metal.

In this special issue, we will seek to the articles which reflect the most complete and reliable source of information on current research of metallic glasses. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives etc. are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic. All accepted papers will be published totally free of charge.


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Metallic glass; amorphous metal; alloys; fast cooling; properties; magnetic properties; potential applications; composites

Planned paper

Title: Contactless detection of natural frequencies of plastic catilever beams with magnetoelastic ribbons embedded in them via 3D printing
Author: Dimitris Kouzoudis


Open Access Original Research

Contactless Detection of Natural Bending Frequencies using Embedded Metallic-Glass Ribbons inside Plastic Beams made of 3-D Printing

Received: 12 December 2020;  Published: 06 April 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2102010


In the current work, 30 micron thin magnetoelastic ribbons made of metallic glass are embedded inside 6 mm thick PLA plastic cantilever beams made by 3-D printing, in order to detect the beams harmonics during bending excitation. This is possible because the ribbons are of magnetoelastic nature and thus changes in their mechanical state [...]
Open Access Original Research

Enhancement of String Tension Using Thin-Film Metallic Glass Coatings

Received: 16 May 2020;  Published: 15 June 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2002014


Inspired by the application of metallic glass sheet as face material for improving the performance of golf clubs, the present work was aimed to explore the application of thin-film metallic glass (TFMG) coatings for enhancing the performance of strings. In order to achieve this aim, badminton strings were coated with TFMG coatings of different [...]