Recent Progress in Materials  (ISSN 2689-5846) 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.          

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Characterization & evaluation of materials
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

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.3 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 12.6 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7.5 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Nanomaterials: Structure, Properties, and Applications

Submission Deadline: April 30, 2025 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Nagaraj Nandihalli, PhD, FIAAM, MRSC

Ames laboratory, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, US.

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Keyword: Nanomaterial synthesis; nanomaterial applications; electronic and thermal properties; optical properties; microdevices; sensors; mechanical properties; catalysis

About This Topic

It was discovered that the quantum properties of the material can differ at the nanoscale from their bulk equivalent. Nanotechnology has arisen as a research methodology concerned with the study of changes in the characteristics of materials at the nanoscale. It entails the combined study of various sciences at the nanoscale level, such as quantum physics, semiconductor physics, material fabrication, material chemistry, etc. Chemical bonding, ionization potential, electrical properties, optical characteristics, mechanical strength, thermal properties, magnetic properties, and so on are all affected by particle sizes in the nanoscale range. The physicochemical properties of nanomaterials are influenced by particle size, shape, chemical composition, crystal structure, physicochemical stability, surface area, surface energy, and other factors. The surface of nanoparticles becomes increasingly reactive to itself and other systems as the surface area to volume ratio grows.

Nanomaterials have numerous potential applications, such as solar cells, OLEDs, supercapacitors, transistors, lithium-ion batteries, high-sensitivity sensors, electromagnetic interference shielding, energy-related, catalysis, micro-electronics, and thermoelectrics.

We would like to invite you to submit your original research to Recent Progress in Materials Special Issue entitled "Nanomaterials: Structure, Properties, and Applications". The goal of this special issue is to include all aspects of nanotechnology research and review articles related to nanocoatings, nanocomposites, optoelectronics, catalysts, biomedical, energy harnessing, the electrical, magnetic, optical and mechanical properties of nanomaterials, synthesis methods of the nanomaterials, drug delivery, biosensors, and physicochemical properties of the nanomaterials.


Nanomaterial synthesis; nanomaterial applications; electronic and thermal properties; optical properties; microdevices; sensors; mechanical properties; catalysis

Manuscript Submission Information

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