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.          

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


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Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 3 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 9 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Advanced Nuclear Magnetic Resonance in Batteries and Fuel Cells Research

Submission Deadline: July 31, 2024 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Eugene S. Mananga, PhD, JPNM, M. Phil, M.Sc., DEA, MA

The City University of New York and New York University, USA

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Research Interests: condensed matter physics; atomic and molecular physics; solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance; energy materials; batteries & fuel cells; medical physics; radiological sciences and nuclear medicine; advancing theory, simulation, and methodology in solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance; lithium-Ion batteries and beyond; spin dynamics; quantum physics; medical physics and nuclear medicine.

About This Topic

Light-matter interaction at the nanometer scale lies at the heart of many physical problems including magnetic resonance and optical spectroscopy. Over the past few decades, various theoretical methods have been introduced in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and series of experiments have been realized to investigate the interaction of electromagnetic waves with various materials used in batteries and fuel cells research for the energy storage materials. The major aim of NMR investigations is to collect as much information as possible about signal shifts, line shapes, and quantitative data such as spin-lattice relaxation times, to gain insights into phase chemistry, local structure, and ion dynamics. In many cases, a high experimental resolution is crucial and solid-state NMR offers a useful platform in which to collect the information. In this special issue, we present some of the most exciting developments in the application of NMR in researching battery and fuel cell materials. For example, the application of ex and/or in-situ NMR experiments to solve problems related to electrodes, electrolytes, interfaces, and microstructure formation. This Special Issue will be a useful reference for practitioners in the solid-state NMR and lithium-ion battery communities, and at the same time will appeal to a broad audience interested in the general area of NMR, battery and fuel cell technologies.


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Open Access Original Research

7Li Diffusion in Thin Disks of Single-Crystal Garnet LLZO-Ta Studied by PFG-NMR Spectroscopy

Received: 24 January 2023;  Published: 03 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2302014


Pulsed field-gradient (PFG) NMR spectroscopy was applied to thin disk samples (0.5, 1 and 2 mm thick, 4 mm diameter) of LLZO-Ta (Li6La3Zr1.5Ta0.5O12) single crystal. We have measured the diffusion of 7Li [...]
Open Access Original Research

Application of the Extrapolation Method in Battery Diagnostics for Electric Vehicles

Received: 17 August 2022;  Published: 14 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2204023


In a lithium-ion battery, the crossing of its charging–discharging curves represents an unambiguous current capacity. The reproduction of a complete charging–discharging cycle defines the maximum possible charge for a current battery state. When obtaining of the curves experimentally, one should consider the duration of polarization or [...]