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Call for papers: Atomic Layer Deposition virtual special issue in Materials Today Chemistry

Call for papers: Atomic Layer Deposition virtual special issue in Materials Today Chemistry

Materials Today Chemistry has issued a call for papers of original and unpublished work for a Virtual Special Issue of the journal, which is devoted to Recent Advances in Atomic Layer Deposition.

This special issue aims at covering recent developments with reviews and research articles in the areas that include but not limited to:

  • Design of new ALD precursors with enhanced surface chemistry
  • Implementation of metrology and modeling to improve the understanding of the ALD chemistry.
  • Understanding and controlling the nucleation and growth on various substrates and controlling the area-selectivity of ALD
  • Novel, emerging applications of ALD

The Guest Editors for this issue are Naoufal Bahlawane, LIST, Luxembourg, and Mato Knez, nanoGUNE, Spain.

This initiative is related to the COST action HERALD “Hooking together European research in Atomic Layer Deposition” (MP1402). However, submissions are restricted to the participants of this COST action.

Submission instructions:

Submitted papers should comply with the Guide for Authors of Materials Today Chemistry. Visit the journal homepage for further details.

The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2018. Contributors to this special issue should select: "VSI: RA in Atom Deposition" in the online submission system upon submission. 

As a Virtual Special Issue, all accepted papers will be published without delay, as part of regular issues, before being collected together into a dedicated collection on ScienceDirect.

Click here to visit the Materials Today Chemistry journal homepage: follow the "Submit your Paper" link to submit.

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Materials Awards

Elsevier awards researchers and research organizations throughout the world who have been credited with outstanding achievements and are making a significant contribution to the advancement of their field, thereby having a positive influence on our society.

The prizes are a tribute to the men and women who have contributed to the progress of humanity through their dedication to science. Serving as a source of inspiration, the awards help raise the profile of talented individuals and the organizations, in addition to the profession as a whole.

Elsevier is proud to support the following awards in materials science:

Energy Storage Materials Lecture Award – Energy Storage Materials
Acta Gold Medal Awards in Material Science - Acta Materialia
Acta Gold Medal Awards in Material Science – Acta BiomaterialiaMaterials Today Cover Competition Materials Science and Engineering C: Young Researcher Award – Materials Science and Engineering: C
Carbon Journal Prize – Carbon
Young Scholar Prize – Diamond and Related Materials
John H. Dillon Medal – Polymer
Feng Xinde Polymer Prize for Best Chinese Paper – Polymer Materials Science and Engineering: A Journal Prize – Materials Science and Engineering: A
Nano Today Cover Competition: Nano Today Biomaterials: A Year in Images – Biomaterials
Robert Cahn Award – Journal of Nuclear Materials
Nano Today Award – Nano Today
Hermen F. Mark Award – Polymer
Hermen Mark Scholar Awards - Polymer


MRS Fall 2017

The 2017 MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit will be held in Boston, Massachusetts.  All technical sessions and non-symposia, broader impact events will be held at the Hynes Convention Center and adjacent Sheraton Boston Hotel.
Locations and schedules of individual symposia will be posted in 2017 as available. All additional events will be listed on the menu to the left. Broader impact programming will be listed on the menu to the left. Information about individual sessions and special events will be posted as they become available closer to the meeting.


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Article Selections

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Article Selection: Materials Science in China
Read a selection of high quality research and review papers about China