Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Microscopic Techniques in Material Science: Current Trends in the Area of Blends, Composites, and Hybrid Materials


Publishing date
01 Sep 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 May 2019

Lead Editor

1Polish Academy of Sciences, Zabrze, Poland

2Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava, Slovakia

3Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia


Microscopic Techniques in Material Science: Current Trends in the Area of Blends, Composites, and Hybrid Materials

Description

Microscopic techniques make it possible to assess the morphology, composition, physical properties, and dynamic behavior of materials, thus making a significant contribution to the development of material science. They are necessary for both the quality control of products and the development of new materials. Research on the design, synthesis, characterization, and development of useful innovative, technologically advanced, adaptable, and multifunctional materials and devices with lower mass, smaller volume, higher efficiency, and lower cost, in particular novel materials and structures, are rapidly growing fields of materials science. Advanced blends, composites, and hybrid materials are the most-developing classes of new materials that lead to numerous technological innovations. Knowledge on the relationships between structure, properties, functions, and performance is essential for prospective safe applications of such materials in the areas of human health and the environment. The study of the physical and technical foundation of the latest developments in the areas described will be based on microscopic techniques that are also used in a variety of industrial applications, including topographic and dynamical surface studies of many materials.

The purpose of this special issue is to present a contemporary overview of latest developments in the field of advanced blends, composites, and hybrid materials, in particular the latest breakthroughs and approaches in the science of those materials leading to the development of the new generation of multifunctional materials with enhanced features and improved properties for the production of high-performance systems and devices using microscopic techniques. Reviews and research articles, covering the aspects of the current trends in expansion of such materials, are all welcome.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Blends, composites, and hybrid materials for the sustainable future
  • Materials based on natural, renewable, and synthetic polymers
  • Methods of recycling, properties, and applications of recycled ceramic, glass, silica, and carbon materials
  • Metals and alloys, intermetallic composites, magnetic materials, ionic crystals, covalent crystals, coatings, films, foils, and pigments for advanced applications
  • Functional materials with application in automotive and transportation industry, aeronautics and space industry, energy, engineering, and environmental sectors
  • New application in agriculture and horticulture sector, packaging, and food-service sectors
  • Applications of blends, composites, and hybrid materials in the areas of human health and the environment
  • Blends, composites, and hybrid materials in medical, pharmaceutical, and dental industry
  • Relationships between structure, properties, functions, and performance of blends, composites, and hybrid materials
  • Topographic and dynamical surface studies of blends, composites, and hybrid materials
  • Fundamental and applied research in emerging application areas in nanotechnology, interfacial science, and engineering, advanced manufacturing, catalysis, bioengineering, bioinspired synthesis, green production routes, sensing, and actuation
  • Synthesis, design, characterization, and development of useful innovative, technologically advanced, adaptable, and multifunctional materials
  • Novel materials and devices with lower mass, smaller volume, higher efficiency, and lower cost
  • Latest breakthroughs and approaches in the material science
  • Microscopic techniques such as optical microscopy (conventional light microscopy (LM), fluorescence microscopy (FM), confocal/multiphoton microscopy, and stimulated emission depletion microscopy (STED)), scanning probe microscopy (scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), atomic force microscopy (AFM), near-field scanning optical microscopy, and others), and electron microscopy (scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), focus ion beam microscopy (FIB)) in material science
  • A new generation of multifunctional materials with enhanced features and improved properties for high-performance systems and devices developed using microscopic techniques

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9072958
  • - Editorial

Microscopic Techniques in Materials Science: Current Trends in the Area of Blends, Composites, and Hybrid Materials

Joanna Rydz | Alena Šišková | Anita Andicsová Eckstein
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8680715
  • - Review Article

FIB-SEM Three-Dimensional Tomography for Characterization of Carbon-Based Materials

Nan Nan | Jingxin Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6871785
  • - Review Article

Scanning Electron Microscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy: Topographic and Dynamical Surface Studies of Blends, Composites, and Hybrid Functional Materials for Sustainable Future

Joanna Rydz | Alena Šišková | Anita Andicsová Eckstein
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9821535
  • - Research Article

Structures, Morphological Control, and Antibacterial Performance of Ag/TiO2 Micro-Nanocomposite Materials

Muhammad Akhsin Muflikhun | Alvin Y. Chua | Gil N. C. Santos
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9561794
  • - Research Article

Mechanical Properties, Failure Mode, and Microstructure of Soil-Cement Modified with Fly Ash and Polypropylene Fiber

Xue-lei Duan | Jing-shuang Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 4239486
  • - Research Article

Development, Performance, and Microscopic Analysis of New Anchorage Agent with Heat Resistance, High Strength, and Full Length

Xiaohu Liu | Zhishu Yao | ... | Xiang Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 1684580
  • - Research Article

Effects of High-Density Pulse Currents on the Solidification Structures of Cu-SiCp/AZ91D Composites

Xi Hao | Weixin Hao | ... | Yugui Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8053843
  • - Review Article

Microstructure Characteristics of GFRP Reinforcing Bars in Harsh Environment

Hilal El-Hassan | Tamer El Maaddawy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 5268267
  • - Review Article

Recent Advances in Characterization Techniques for the Interface in Carbon Nanotube-Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites

Junjie Chen | Xuhui Gao | Deguang Xu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9896012
  • - Research Article

Development of Strength for Calcium Aluminate Cement Mortars Blended with GGBS

Hee Jun Yang | Ki Yong Ann | Min Sun Jung
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