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“Niobium Literature in Japan”
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“Titanium Production by Molten Salt Electrochemical Process”
“Multiscale Engineering of Green-Energy Materials”
“New Trends for Structural and Chemical Analyses by Transmission Electron Microscopy”
“New Casting Process and New Simulation Method for Casting”
“Development of Materials Integration in Structural Materials for Innovation”

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1) Other than the text abstract, Graphical Abstract (hereafter GA) which best represents the contents of your paper can be displayed, but only on the J-STAGE Online Journal.
2) Authors who intend to submit GA should select a figure or a photograph for GA at the time of the submission of the paper. The appropriateness of GAwill also be judged by the reviewer and the editor in the due course of reviewing process.
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Privilege of Authors
One-year free access for all papers is provided for the authors of Materials Transactions.
We always welcome your contributions.

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Delayed Free Download Service for Non-Subscribers
Materials Transactions Online Journal provides delayed free download service for the papers published before one year.
URL: https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/browse/matertrans

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Materials Journal Portal Site
In order to disseminate materials-related information towards the world from Japan, “Materials Journal Portal Site” was finally established in March, 2006.
It is the only integrated site comprehensively collecting academic journals information, which is useful for both researchers and engineers of materials. This site will contribute to sustainable prosperity of society through the promotion of the research and development in the fields of materials-science and engineering.

Please access http://matjournal.org

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“Materials Transactions” Institutional Subscription for Non-members, In Print and Online Versions
From 2005 April issue, the subscription of “Materials Transactions” in print version by non-member institutions or companies will be subject to the newly introduced “institutional subscription” system handled by the exclusive overseas sales contractor Maruzen Co. Ltd as follows.

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Overseas annual institutional subscription fee is $840 including surface postage.
The fee will be applied to the subscription contract completed after April, 2005.

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The online version for “Materials Transactions” for non-member institutions or companies through the “institutional subscription” system will also be available sometime in 2005.
The subscription fee has not been determined yet and will be announced later.
The fee covers the usage of the journal archive form the first issue of the journal.
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Niobium Literature in Japan
CBMM newly started a technical database service of steel technology in its homepage from June 2004. Anyone wishing to access this database should drop in at the company's website http://www.cbmm.com.br, and click the button <Niobium in Steel>, then <Publication in Japan>. The service is gratis.
The literature database covers Japanese-language technical reports published in Japan from 1962 to 2002. Each report concerns the development of steel materials containing niobium, or contains research published in Japan dealing with the methods of using niobium in steel production. With the permission of the original publishers below, 539 reports from the following technical journals have been compiled into the English abstract database.
Owing to the original publisher's favor and understanding of this project, the service is realized in the present form. The most important conclusions of the reports have been summarized without impairing their originality. The database was developed on the basis of careful study by specialists commissioned by CBMM. The successful creation of this database owes a great debt to the contributions of the following seven committee members.

To those who request more information, full paper, or whatever, the company asks to contact with each original publisher.

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Special Issue: “Advanced Materials for Hydrogen Energy Applications”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “Advanced Materials for Hydrogen Energy Applications” as April 2011. The committee would like to invite many contributions of original articles from many countries for this special issue.
Objective and topics of coverage are as follows:
      Societal demands for materials related to hydrogen energy are expected to become increasingly heavy from the viewpoint of high-level energy security as well as because we need to address the urgent issue for realizing Low-Carbon-Emission Society. It is, therefore, important and indispensable to systematically study and promote the information exchange about the advanced materials for hydrogen production, hydrogen separation/purification, and hydrogen storage/transportation. This special issue is to summarize the recent studies on “ Advanced Materials for Hydrogen Energy Applications” .
Topics:
Hydrogen Production, Hydrogen Separation/Purification, Hydrogen Storage/Transportation, Hydrides

Manuscripts due: October 1, 2010.

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Special Issue: “Crystallographic Orientation Distribution and Related Properties in Advanced Materials IV”
 The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “Crystallographic Orientation Distribution and Related Properties in Advanced Materials IV” as January 2015. The committee would like to invite many contributions of original articles from around the globe for this special issue.

Objective and topics of coverage are as follows:
 Crystallographic orientation is an important factor affecting properties for crystalline materials such as metals and ceramics. Therefore, considerable attention is directed to texture control as a means to improve the properties in a wide range of materials including composites and thin films. Like the previous issues (Vol. 48 No. 8, Vol. 51 No. 4 and Vol. 53 No. 11), this special issue collects recent research reports on crystallographic orientation distribution in different scales analyzed by neutron diffraction, X-ray diffraction, electron back scatter diffraction, transmission electron microscopy, etc., not only with academic interest in the mechanism of texture evolution but also for technical applications of texture-related properties to several industrial fields. Texture research papers based on computing as well as on experiments are suitable for the aim of this issue.

Topics:
metals, ceramics, composites, thin films, neutron diffraction, X-ray diffraction, electron back scatter diffraction (EBSD), transmission electron microscopy, texture evolution, deformation, recrystallization, transformation

Manuscripts due: July 1, 2014

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Special Issue: “Development of Materials Integration in Structural Materials for Innovation”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “Development of Materials Integration in Structural Materials for Innovation” as December 2018.
 The committee would like to invite many contributions of original articles from around the globe for this special issue.

Objective and topics of coverage are as follows:
 Materials Integration is a system of integrated tools and databases which has been developed for accelerating the R&D of structural materials in the national project named "Structural Materials for Innovation”, one of the R&D subjects of SIP (Cross-ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program) supported by the Cabinet Office. In the R&D of new materials, it is very important to correlate among the process, structure, the property, and the performance. The correlation should be achieved by using all the tools and knowledges such as theoretical- or empirical- formulations, computation approaches, database with data science, and so on.
 Enhancing the importance of the prediction of the performance in the structural materials, this special issue will demonstrate the achievements of the project of Materials Integration as well as the general contributions in the new field.

Topics: materials integration, process-structure-property-performance, structural materials, time-dependent phenomena, acceleration of R&D, computation, data science, database, fatigue, creep, brittle fracture, hydrogen embrittlement
Manuscripts due: June 1, 2018

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Special Issue: “New Casting Process and New Simulation Method for Casting”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “New Casting Process and New Simulation Method for Casting” as January 2019.
 The committee would like to invite many contributions of original articles from many countries for this special issue.

Objective and topics of coverage are as follows:
 Casting technique is widely used for manufacturing of a variety of complex shaped metal parts in the industry because of its low manufacturing cost. The principle of casting process is quite a simple one, "Prepare molten metal and fill into mold", however, a variety of combinations of casting materials, mold materials, molten metal filling methods and so on is invented one after another.
Also, computer aided engineering tools are indispensable to improve casting quality because the casting process is composed of molten metal filling and solidification in the opaque mold that make difficult to measure and observe the process. This special issue is to summarize the recent studies on " New Casting Process and New Simulation Method for Casting".

Topics: New casting processes/ Structure control of castings/ Advanced mold materials/ Advanced casting process simulation methods/ Prediction of casting defects/ High quality castings/ Near net shape of castings/ Advanced composites by casting
Manuscripts due: July 2, 2018

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Special Issue: “New Casting Process and New Simulation Method for Casting”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “New Casting Process and New Simulation Method for Casting” as January 2019.
 The committee would like to invite many contributions of original articles from around the globe for this special issue.

Objective and topics of coverage are as follows:
 Casting technique is widely used for manufacturing of a variety of complex shaped metal parts in the industry because of its low manufacturing cost. The principle of casting process is quite a simple one, "Prepare molten metal and fill into mold", however, a variety of combinations of casting materials, mold materials, molten metal filling methods and so on is invented one after another. Also, computer aided engineering tools are indispensable to improve casting quality because the casting process is composed of molten metal filling and solidification in the opaque mold that make difficult to measure and observe the process. This special issue is to summarize the recent studies on " New Casting Process and New Simulation Method for Casting".

Topics: New casting processes, Structure control of castings, Advanced mold materials, Advanced casting process simulation methods, Prediction of casting defects, High quality castings, Near net shape of castings, Advanced composites by casting
Manuscripts due: July 1, 2018

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Special Issue: “Titanium Production by Molten Salt Electrochemical Process”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “Titanium Production by Molten Salt Electrochemical Process” as March 2019.
 The committee would like to invite many contributions of original articles from around the globe for this special issue.

Objective and topics of coverage are as follows:
 Summary of recent research for developing a new process for titanium production by electrochemical method in molten salt, as triggered by 6th International Round Table on Titanium Production in Molten Salts, Iceland (10-13 June 2018). Direct reduction of the oxides, new proposal of titanium production without molten salts and recycling of titanium metal are also summarized.

Topics: Titanium, Molten salt, Electrolysis, Oxide, Refining, Production
Manuscripts due: September 3, 2018

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Special Issue: “Multiscale Engineering of Green-Energy Materials”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “Multiscale Engineering of Green-Energy Materials” as March 2019.
 The committee would like to invite many contributions of original articles from around the globe for this special issue.

Objective and topics of coverage are as follows:
 It is increasing important issues to develop renewable energy technologies that are truly sustainable and environmental-friendly for realizing a low-carbon society. We are convinced that materials science can contribute to the low-carbon society through not only development of new materials for solar cells, thermoelectric generation and hydrogen storage systems, but also achieving enhanced conversion efficiency of fossil-fired power plant, thermal engines and others. In this special issue, we would like to summarize the recent challenges on the characterization, design and control of lattice defects and microstructures with multiscale from nano- to macro-scale for development of state-of-art green-energy materials.

Topics: Green-energy materials, Lattice defects, Microstructure, Mechanical properties, Functional properties, Solar cells, Thermoelectric generation, Hydrogen storage, Heat-resistant materials, Multiscale analysis
Manuscripts due: September 3, 2018

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Special Issue: “New Trends for Structural and Chemical Analyses by Transmission Electron Microscopy”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “New Trends for Structural and Chemical Analyses by Transmission Electron Microscopy” as May 2019.
 The committee would like to invite many contributions of original articles from around the globe for this special issue.

Objective and topics of coverage are as follows:
 Since the physical properties of materials strongly depend on atomic arrangements and dopant elements, it is of technological importance to obtain structural and chemical information on an atomic scale. However, it is difficult to obtain such information because of decreasing device size associated with high-integration and of complexing structures to add the functionality. Electron microscope techniques can simultaneously measure structural information such as precipitates and defects and chemical information such as composition and bonding states with high spatial resolution, and therefore they are indispensable for research and development of novel structural and functional materials. In this special issue, we will discuss recent research results obtained using electron microscopy techniques in order to clarify the origin of the functionalities of materials at the atomic level.

Topics: Structure analysis, Chemical analysis, TEM, EELS, HAADF-STEM, HRTEM, Tomography, Diffraction
Manuscripts due: November 1, 2018

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