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“Niobium Literature in Japan”
<Call for Papers>
“Development and Application of Advanced Electron Microscopy Techniques for Materials Science”
“Frontier Researches Related to Interconnection, Packaging and Microjoining Materials and Microprocessing for Such Materials -Part Ⅱ-”
“Severe Plastic Deformation for Nanomaterials with Advanced Functionality”
“Recent Advances in Indentation Technique”
“Latest Research and Development of Structural and Functional Titanium-Based Materials”
“Titanium Production by Molten Salt Electrochemical Process”
“Multiscale Engineering of Green-Energy Materials”
“New Trends for Structural and Chemical Analyses by Transmission Electron Microscopy”

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Open Choice Service (optional) for Mater. Trans.
In response to many requests from authors, we have launched a new optional service: make your paper available for free-download immediately after the publication.
If the author pay 30,000 yen in addition to the Publication Charge, everyone can read and download your paper directly after publishing without a half year of the embargo period.
To use Open Choice service, please inform us by noting that on the Publication Charge & Reprints Order Form in your proofreading.
Advance View service is available only for the Online Journal (J-STAGE) because Online Journal (JIM) does not offer the service.

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Severe Plastic Deformation for Nanomaterials with Advanced Functionality
In response to many requests from authors, we have launched a new optional service: make your paper available for free-download immediately after the publication.
If the author pay 30,000 yen in addition to the Publication Charge, everyone can read and download your paper directly after publishing without a half year of the embargo period.
To use Open Choice service, please inform us by noting that on the Publication Charge & Reprints Order Form in your proofreading.
Advance View service is available only for the Online Journal (J-STAGE) because Online Journal (JIM) does not offer the service.

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Open Choice Service (optional) for Mater. Trans.
In response to many requests from authors, we have launched a new optional service: make your paper available for free-download immediately after the publication.
If the author pay 30,000 yen in addition to the Publication Charge, everyone can read and download your paper directly after publishing without a half year of the embargo period.
To use Open Choice service, please inform us by noting that on the Publication Charge & Reprints Order Form in your proofreading.
Advance View service is available only for the Online Journal (J-STAGE) because Online Journal (JIM) does not offer the service.

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The authors are strongly encouraged to provide a graphical abstract (GA) that conveys the essence of the paper. You will edit appropriate figures with a few sentences so that the readers can easily catch the importance of your paper through GA. No additional charge is requested for GA but it may be amended by reviewers after checked.

Our editorial team wishes your GA helps your paper be more cited and you are helped to cite other related papers published in Materials Transactions.

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Materials Transactions Online Journal provides delayed free download service for the papers published before half year.
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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: “Development and Application of Advanced Electron Microscopy Techniques for Materials Science”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “Development and Application of Advanced Electron Microscopy Techniques for Materials Science” as October 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:
 Electron microscopy is an indispensable technique for materials characterization. In addition to the improvement of resolution limit of electron microscopes, observation techniques of electromagnetic field both inside and outside of specimens have been extensively developed. Thin film preparation techniques such as a focused ion beam method and in situ observation techniques by changing specimen temperature and also by applying electric current have been substantially improved. In this special issue, the latest research results of development and application of advanced electron microscopy utilizing peripheral instruments will be presented. Through this issue, a lot of cooperative research studies among a wide range of researchers in materials science are highly expected to be produced.

Topics: High-resolution electron microscopy, Analytical electron microscopy, Electron holography, Lorentz microscopy, Elemental mapping, In situ electron microscopy, Specimen preparation techniques, Scanning electron microscopy, Tomography
Manuscripts due: April 1, 2019

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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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Special Issue: “Latest Research and Development of Structural and Functional Titanium-Based Materials”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “Latest Research and Development of Structural and Functional Titanium-Based Materials” as July 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:
 Titanium (Ti)-based materials are gaining a lot of attentions in fields including aerospace, medical devices, welfare goods, antibacterial materials, consumer goods, chemical plants, electric generation, ocean thermal energy conversion, and armors. Using an additive manufacturing (AM) to make complex shaped products of Ti-based materials is a topic of research globally. For AM of Ti-based materials, not only processing, but also fundamental research on topics such as solidification, heat flow, crystal graphic analysis, and alloy design are becoming more popular. National projects including Ti-based materials managed by ISMA (Innovative Structural Materials Association), SIP (Cross-materials Strategic Innovation Program) and TRAHAM (Technology Research Association for Future Additive Manufacturing Unions), are also in progress. The 14th World Conference on Titanium, which is the largest international conference on Ti-based materials, will be held from June 10-14, 2019 at Nantes in France. Therefore, it is now a good time to publish a special issue on the latest topics related to Ti-based materials. Original technical papers, review papers, and over view papers related to all the fields of Ti-based materials, in particular, structural and functional Ti-based materials, are discussed in this special issue.

Topics: structural materials, functional materials, aerospace, biomedical device, welfare goods, antibacterial materials, consumer goods, chemical plants, electric generation, ocean thermal energy conversion, additive manufacturing
Manuscripts due: January 7, 2019

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Special Issue: “Frontier Researches Related to Interconnection, Packaging and Microjoining Materials and Microprocessing for Such Materials -Part Ⅱ-”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “Frontier Researches Related to Interconnection, Packaging and Microjoining Materials and Microprocessing for Such Materials -Part II-” as June 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:
 As interconnection, packaging and microjoining materials used in various electronic devices and components, various materials until conductive adhesive from metals have been used. For the solder materials which mainly have been used as a bonding material for electronic components, lead-free solder have been spread in the general electronic equipment. Also, fine plating techniques have been applied for interconnection and electrode materials. In those materials, more corresponding to the high-temperature environment such as for automotive devices and power semiconductors are required. Therefore, the research and development of candidate materials such as the high temperature lead-free solder, silver nano paste and conductive adhesives are underway. Furthermore, with the diversification of packaging materials, studies on characteristics investigation of mechanical, thermal and electrical properties of hetero-phase interfaces, loss evaluation of their characteristics, physical and chemical phenomena at the interfaces and the reliability evaluation of the interfaces are also becoming important so that hetero-phase interface science has progressed. Also, materials and microfabrication technique used for 2.5D/3D integration and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have become indispensable technology in electronic packaging. This special issue collects papers of recent study and overview on electronic packaging materials and their bonding and microfabrication. The contents are assumed to be the following themes:
・Microstructures and various characteristics of electronic packaging materials
・Structures of bonding and hetero-phase interfaces, and characteristics and reliability of their interfaces
・Physical and chemical phenomena at the interfaces
・Materials for 2.5D/3D integration and MEMS, and their fine processing technology
・Theoretical and computational simulation on electronic packaging materials

Topics: Interconnection, Packaging, Microjoining, Nanojoining, Power module, 2.5D/3Dintegration, Lead-free solder, Conductive resin, MEMS, Microprocessing, Plating, Interfacial reaction
Manuscripts due: December 3, 2018

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Special Issue: “Severe Plastic Deformation for Nanomaterials with Advanced Functionality”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “Severe Plastic Deformation for Nanomaterials with Advanced Functionality” as July 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:
 This special issue covers recent advances associated with severe plastic deformation (SPD). SPD has received significant attention as an effective process to achieve ultrafine-grained metallic materials with enhanced strength. However, recent studies showed that the process has high potential in controlling the structure of various kinds of metallic and nonmetallic materials from the atomic scale to the micrometer level to achieve exceptional structural and functional properties. This issue focuses on the effect of SPD processing on microstructure, crystal structure, structural properties, functional properties and formation of new materials. Articles on experimental studies, simulation, modeling, new processing methods, commercialization and historical studies are welcome.

Topics: Process (high-pressure torsion, equal-channel angular pressing, accumulative roll-bonding, ...), Materials (metallic alloys, composites, ceramics, oxides, semiconductors, carbon polymorphs, glasses, polymers, ...), 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: January 31, 2019

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Special Issue: “Recent Advances in Indentation Technique”
The editorial committee of Materials Transactions is planning to publish a special issue on “Recent Advances in Indentation Technique” as July 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:
 Indentation technique has been becoming an absolutely important method for probing mechanical behavior of variety of materials at nanoscales in both scientific fields and engineering applications. The Sixth International Indentation Workshop (IIW6) provides an opportunity of exchange novel academic knowledge, new applications ideas and advanced measurement technologies. This special issue will cover advances in the indentation techniques mainly discussed at the workshop. Review and original research articles concerning indentation-induced phenomena by experimental, theoretical and computational simulation approaches are encouraged.

Topics: analysis of deformation and fracture during indentation, modeling and simulation of mechanical behavior in small scale, extracting mechanical properties and multi scale modeling, advanced nanomechanical characterization including in-situ probing, new developments and improvements in mechanical testing, instrumented indentation under various environmental conditions, application to broad area in inorganic and organic materials
Manuscripts due: January 7, 2019

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