Matters matter. Recent additions from the field of materials science

Expanding the limits of the materials available and thereby satisfying everyday needs was always a key challenge and the cornerstone of human cultural development. The constant discovery and development of new materials and the improvement of their performance to meet the challenges of the current day world grew out to be a faster and faster evolving discipline called Materials Science in the competitive global economy.

From nanotechnology, metallurgy, medical technology, aviation or computer science, materials science is used to advance understanding in a variety of research areas in order to develop smart oil refinery components, bioactive hip implants, the safest cars, the lightest notebooks and countless other new products and technologies that will make our lives safer, more sustainable and more convenient.

We at ScienceOpen want to be a part of this story. Our new partnerships with Carl Hanser Verlag, AIMS Press and Italian Group of Fracture (Gruppo Italiano Frattura) allow us to bring together the latest result of this diverse field.

Below you can find the journals now indexed on our site, and a teaser from their selected articles. Take a peek!

International Polymer Processing

As a result of our new partnership with Carl Hanser Verlag, two of their e-journals from the field of materials science, International Polymer Processing (IPP) and HTM Journal of Heat Treatment and Materials are now indexed on ScienceOpen.

IPP is dedicated to the study of polymers. As such, the journal offers original research contributions, invited review papers and recent technological developments in processing thermoplastics, thermosets, elastomers and fibers as well as polymer reaction engineering. For more than 25 years IPP, the journal of the Polymer Processing Society, provides strictly peer-reviewed, high-quality articles and rapid communications from the leading experts around the world. Articles cover topics like:

  • Polymer designing and processing for biomedical utilization

Polymer Bioprocessing to Fabricate 3D Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering

Accurate Bio-scaling Processing of Micro Structured Shark Skin Based on Swelling of Polydimethylsiloxane

  • Polymer morphology and property analyses

Crystallinity and Linear Rheological Properties of Polymers

PLLA Morphology Controlled by Dry-cast Process

Morphology Control and Stabilization in Immiscible Polypropylene and Polyamide 6 Blends with Organoclay

  • Innovations in processing technologies

Laser Welding Process in PP Molding Parts: Evaluation of Seam Performance

Polymeric Supports for Controlled Release of Ethylene for Food Industry

Novel Processing Additives for Rotational Molding of Polyethylene

  • Nanocomposites

Application of Dry Nano Powder Inverse Imprint Technology in Transferring and Replication of Micro Patterns

Influence of Blending Protocol on the Thermal and Mechanical Properties of HDPE/LLDPE Blend-Based Nanocomposites

Crystallization Kinetics for PP/EPDM/Nano-CaCO3 Composites – The Influence of Nanoparticles Distribution

  • Biodegradable polymers and bioplastics

Sustainable Biocomposites from Rice Flour and Sisal Fiber: Effect of Fiber Loading, Length and Alkali Treatment

Extrusion Effects with Bactericidal Additives in Polymer Wood Composites

New Developments in Biodegradable Starch-based Nanocomposites

HTM Journal of Heat Treatment and Materials

Being the official organ of AWT – the Association of Heat Treatment and Materials Technology, the other Hanser journal, HTM focuses on/the scope of HTM covers the thermal properties and processing techniques of materials. The journal provides reports on all aspects of heat treatment and material technology in research and production. By publishing practical experience reports and trend-setting contributions to research, HTM helps in answering scientific questions as well as regarding investment decisions in the industry. Articles are available both in English and German. Some of the most important topics covered include:

  • Cost reduction and energy efficiency in processing techniques

Assessment and optimisation of energy efficiency in heat treatment plants

Wie lassen sich Qualität und Kosten in der Plasmawärmebehandlung beeinflussen?

Assessment and optimisation of energy efficiency in heat treatment plants

  • Material’s properties and performance development strategies, such as hardening techniques:

Bearing steels for induction hardening – Part I

Economic surface hardening by spray cooling

Hardening Distortions Related to Segregations in Crown Wheels

  • Stress treatments and analyses

Residual Stresses in Shot Peened Grey and Compact Iron

Stress Build-Up during Multilayer Welding with Novel Martensitic Filler Materials

Stress Relaxation by Transformation Plasticity under the Martensitic Transformation in Steels

  • Surface operations

Analysis of surface layer characteristics for sequential cutting operations

Utilisation of PVD Hard Coating after Electron Beam Surface Treatment for Cast Iron

Improvement of die life with surface texture control and solid lubricant

  • Investigations on corrosion behaviour

Corrosion of stainless PM tool steels: Interpretation of current density potential curves in acid environments

Qualitätsbewertung von Schneidwaren durch Kurzzeit-Korrosionsprüfung

Elektrochemische Korrosionsprüfung verschleißbeständiger Schichten

  • The choice of materials for industrial utilization

Distortion Control by Innovative Heat Treating Technologies in the Automotive Industry

Concept of an Economical and Ecological Process of Gas Nitriding of Steel

Induktive Schnellerwärmung von Formplatinen für die Warmumformung im Karosseriebau

AIMS Materials Science

AIMS Materials Science is an international Open Access journal published by AIMS Press, the official publisher house of the American Institute of Mathematical Sciences. The journal is devoted to publishing peer-reviewed, high quality, original papers in many subfields and areas of materials science including: biological materials, medical implant materials, ceramics, composite materials, magnetic materials and mechanics of materials. Some of the selected articles are:

Encapsulation of probiotics: insights into academic and industrial approaches

Pattern recognition with TiOx-based memristive devices

Tunnel oxide passivated rear contact for large area n-type front junction silicon solar cells providing excellent carrier selectivity

Degradation properties and metabolic activity of alginate and chitosan polyelectrolytes for drug delivery and tissue engineering applications

A multiscale perspective on the kinetics of solid state transformations with application to bainite formation

Smart systems related to polypeptide sequences

Smart materials for energy storage in Li-ion batteries

Impact of particle shape on electron transport and lifetime in zinc oxide nanorod-based dye-sensitized solar cells

Electrical and optical properties of hybrid polymer solar cells incorporating Au and CuO nanoparticles

Fracture and Structural Integrity (Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale)

Last but not least, our indexing competition winner journal, Fracture and Structural Integrity is an Italian-English bilingual Open Access journal encompassing the broad topic of structural integrity. FSI is the official journal of the Italian Group of Fracture, aiming to promote works and researches on fracture phenomena, as well as the development of new materials and new standards for structural integrity assessment. Our top article selection from the journal:

Sismabeton: a new frontier for ductile concrete

Development of a Very High Cycle Fatigue (VHCF) multiaxial testing device

Effect of cracking and randomness of inputs on corrosion initiation of reinforced concrete bridge decks exposed to chlorides

Crack path and fracture surface modifications in cement composites

Energy dissipation and storage in iron under plastic deformation (experimental study and numerical simulation)

Numerical analysis of soil bearing capacity by changing soil characteristics

The interdisciplinary character of materials science allows these collections to interact with our 29 million article research corpus in many ways. In addition to mutually elucidating each other as well as other researcher led collections from the same field, these findings are also interpretable in the context of physics, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, computer science or biomedical science.

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