Call for papers: Plasticity and Fracture at the Nanoscales – Advances in In Situ Experimentation Techniques Enabling Novel and Extreme Materials/Nanocomposite Design
Focus Issue: Journal of Materials Research
Plasticity and Fracture at the Nanoscales – Advances in In Situ Experimentation Techniques Enabling Novel and Extreme Materials/Nanocomposite Design
Issue date: May 2019
Submission deadline: October 1, 2018
Plasticity and fracture of materials at the nanoscales can deviate significantly from the same phenomena in bulk properties, which may have important implications if the materials are to be used in real world engineering systems. Nanoscale materials and composites have been known to have important effects related to size, but today many other emerging materials – due to or enabled by novel manufacturing routes – combine nanoscale effects with 3D microarchitecturing to approach extreme limits of materials properties.
This Focus Issue will look at recent advances in the in situ experimentation of plasticity and fracture, especially those that enable the development and design of materials and nanocomposites with enhanced mechanical properties reaching or approaching the extreme limits of materials properties. All fundamental studies on mechanical properties of nanoscale/extreme materials and nanocomposites including ex situ and in situ SEM/TEM, synchrotron X-ray experiments, as well as modeling and simulations on relevant length scales will be addressed. Nanomaterials/nanocomposites of interest include metals, ceramics, polymers, amorphous materials and their derivatives containing carbon-based materials.
This JMR Focus Issue will provide readers up-to-date information on the impact of these recent experimentation capabilities – the ability to observe directly how plasticity and fracture events interact with microstructures at the nanoscale – and how it could affect and enable novel and extreme materials and nanocomposite design.
Contributing papers are solicited in the following areas:
• In situ SEM/TEM analysis of deformation behavior
• In situ synchrotron-based experimentation work focusing on deformation behavior
• Other in situ experimentation techniques (Raman, EBSD, etc.)
• Effects of interfaces on the mechanical properties of metal-matrix nanocomposites
• Deformation and fracture mechanisms of metals, ceramics, crystalline-amorphous composites
• Graphene or CNT containing composites for high strength applications
• Nanocomposites based on lightweight metals, such as Magnesium
• Hierarchical biocomposite and its fracture/deformation mechanisms
• Fabrication and analysis of 3D or 4D nanocomposites
• Simulation and modeling of mechanical behavior
Arief S. Budiman, Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD), Singapore
Nan Li, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA
Nobumichi Tamura, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Jessica A. Krogstad, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA
To be considered for this issue, new and previously unpublished results significant to the development of this field should be presented. The manuscripts must be submitted via the JMR electronic submission system by October 1, 2018. Manuscripts submitted after this deadline will not be considered for the issue due to time constraints on the review process. Please select “Focus issue: Plasticity and Fracture at the Nanoscales” as the manuscript type. Note our manuscript submission minimum length of 3250 words, excluding figures, captions, and references, with at least 6 and no more than 10 figures and tables combined. Review articles may be longer but must be pre-approved by proposal to the Guest Editors via firstname.lastname@example.org. The proposal form and author instructions may be found at www.mrs.org/jmr-instructions. All manuscripts will be reviewed in a normal but expedited fashion. Papers submitted by the deadline and subsequently accepted will be published in the Focus Issue. Other manuscripts that are acceptable but cannot be included in the issue will be scheduled for publication in a subsequent issue of JMR.
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