Special Issue of the International Journal of Material Science (IJMSCI) Topic: Functional Materials
Functional materials play an increasingly important role in the development of the field of materials science and engineering. Functional materials are designed to make use of their natural or engineered functionalities to respond to changes in electrical and magnetic fields, physical and chemical environment, etc. . These design considerations are fundamentally different to those relevant for structural materials and are the focus of this special issue. You are encouraged to contribute to the special issue by submitting your latest research and review papers in the field of functional materials. The topics of this special issue include (but are not limited to)
Fundamental physics of functional materials
Hard and soft magnetic materials
Materials for spintronics and photonics
Electrooptic and magnetooptic materials
Multiferroics and magnetoelectric materials
Magnetoelastic and adaptive materials
Microwave and THz materials, metamaterials
Luminescent and radiation sensing materials
Nanotechnologies for functional materials
Materials for medical applications, biosensors
“Green” materials and technologies for sustainable development
New techniques and equipment for materials research
Papers must be original contributions, not previously published or submitted to other journals. Papers published or submitted for publication in conference proceedings may be considered provided that they are extended and improved.
Perspective authors can submit their manuscripts online by click here. IJMSCI is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal devoted to publishing research papers in all fields of material science.