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“Creation of Materials by Superthermal Field”
“Superfunctional Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation”
“Nanostructured Functional Materials and Their Applications IV”
“Kink-Strengthening of Mille-Feuille Structured Materials”
“Recent Research and Development in the Processing, Microstructure, and Properties of Titanium and Its Alloys”

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Special Issue: “Creation of Materials by Superthermal Field”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “Creation of Materials by Superthermal Field” as June 2023.

 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:
 This special issue focuses on the studies related to the Grant-in-Aid for Transformative Research Area “Creation of Materials by Superthermal Field: Neo-3D Printing by Manipulating Atomic Arrangement through Giant Potential Gradient”. The target of this area is the mechanisms of unique crystal growth under superthermal fields (STF) generated by local heating by electron beams or lasers, which have been found to occur in metal 3D printing (3DP). This area establishes the science for the creation of new materials by STF, which contributes to the creation of new materials, such as 3DP of single-crystals. Studies in this area include advanced in-situ observations, computer simulations matched to the experiments to elucidate the mechanisms. It also includes artificial intelligence to analyze the correlation among the process-structure-property. The outcomes are anticipated to contribute to a great novelty in materials science.

Topics: high-temperature gradient (superthermal field), additive manufacturing and 3D printing, in-situ observation and advanced analysis, computer simulation and data science, laser and electron beam irradiation to materials, melting and solidification in rapid heating and cooling, segregation and absolute stability, high-temperature materials, biomaterials, ceramics materials
Manuscripts due: December 1, 2022

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Special Issue: “Superfunctional Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “Superfunctional Nanomaterials by Severe Plastic Deformation” as July 2023.

 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:
 This special issue covers recent progress regarding the development of advanced functional materials by severe plastic deformation (SPD). The SPD process is now considered a major technology to produce ultrafine-grained materials. Although these ultrafine-grained materials originally received attention due to their enhanced mechanical properties, recent studies introduced these materials as a new family of functional materials with high potential for various applications. In addition to grain refinement, SPD is also capable to control the atomic and electronic structure of different kinds of metallic and nonmetallic functional. This special deals with the influence of SPD on microstructure, crystal structure and properties of functional materials. Although the main focus of the special issue is on functional properties, articles on various experimental aspects, simulation, modeling, processing, commercialization and history are welcome.

Topics: history, process (high-pressure torsion, equal-channel angular pressing, accumulative roll-bonding, ...), materials (metallic alloys, composites, ceramics, oxides, semiconductors, carbon polymorphs, glasses, polymers, high-entropy alloys, ...), microstructure (grain size, grain boundary, texture, vacancy, dislocation, twin, segregation, precipitation, thermal stability, time stability...), crystal structure (strain-induced phase transformation, pressure-induced phase transformation, mechanical alloying, supersaturation, ...), structural properties (hardness, strength, ductility, superplasticity, wear resistance, creep resistance, fatigue, ...), functional properties (hydrogen storage, hydrogen embrittlement, electric conductivity, superconductivity, biocompatibility, catalytic activity, photocatalytic activity, photoluminescence, radiation resistance, corrosion resistance, thermal properties, magnetic properties, shape memory, ...), theoretical studies (modeling, finite element simulation, first-principles calculation, ...)
Manuscripts due: February 1, 2023

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Special Issue: “Nanostructured Functional Materials and Their Applications IV”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “Nanostructured functional materials and their applications IV” as August 2023.

 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:
 This special issue is a continuation of the previous series of the special issues “Nanostructured functional materials and their applications I, II and III” successfully published as vol. 56, No. 9 in 2015, vol. 59, No.7 in 2018, and vol. 61, No. 8 in 2020, which contained 40, 15 and 31 excellent papers, respectively. The latest works after the above previous ones will be collected in the current issue.
 Nanostructured materials often exhibit different properties from those of the bulk materials, which leads to the discoveries of many specific functions of the nanostructured materials. Such newly appeared properties have been widely applied to many industrial applications. In order to summarize the recent progresses on nanostructured materials and to facilitate the future expansion of this field, we invite papers mainly with the following topics, but not confined to:
- Nanostructured magnetic, ferroelectric and piezoelectric materials
- Nanostructured semiconductors, hybrid and photonic materials
- Processing and characterization of nanostructured materials
- Applications of nanostructured materials
- Computational materials science
- Materials informatics and data driven materials science

Topics: nanoscale phenomenon, nanotechnology, materials processing, characterization, magnetic material, photonic material, energy material, computational materials science, materials informatics
Manuscripts due: February 1, 2023

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Special Issue: “Kink-Strengthening of Mille-Feuille Structured Materials”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “Kink-Strengthening of Mille-Feuille Structured Materials” as April 2023.

 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:
 We aim to establish the “Kink strengthening phenomenon” as a universal strengthening principle, which has been firstly discovered in the LPSO-structured Mg alloys that can be generally viewed as “Mille-feuille structure” alloys, in the sense that they are constructed by alternate stacking of microscopic hard- and soft-layer. We welcome the related works, not limited to Mg alloys, to design Mille-feuille structured alloys including Ti and Al alloys, and further new polymer materials.

Topics: structural materials, light-weight materials, LPSO-Mg alloys, mille-feuille structure, kink strengthening, disclinations, mechanics, simulations, Mg alloys, Al alloys, Ti alloys, ceramics, polymers
Manuscripts due: October 31, 2022

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Special Issue: “Recent Research and Development in the Processing, Microstructure, and Properties of Titanium and Its Alloys”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “Recent Research and Development in the Processing, Microstructure, and Properties of Titanium and Its Alloys” as December 2022.

 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:
 The 15th World Conference on Titanium, the largest international conference on Ti science and technology, will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2023. This conference is expected to boost research efforts into lowering its production costs, expanding its applications into several fields (such as aerospace, medicine, and environmental engineering), and enhancing its functionality. An academic organization in Japan has also been established for work in Ti science and technology. Materials Transactions has published special issues on titanium and its alloys in 2009, 2013, and 2019, around the time of the World Congress on Titanium. We welcome papers on the latest research and developments in the processing, microstructure, and properties of Ti, Ti alloys, and Ti-based intermetallic compounds in areas related (but not limited) to smelting and refining, additive manufacturing (AM), multi-materialization, hot/cold working, compositing, microstructure formation, phase transformation, and their mechanical, chemical, and physical properties.

Topics: smelting and refining, additive manufacturing, wrought processing, computational engineering, multi-materialization, microstructures, phase transformation, surface modification, aerospace, biomedical device, intermetallic compounds, high entropy alloys
Manuscripts due: July 1, 2022

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