Recent Progress in Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of Materials. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in materials science and technology.
Recent Progress in Materials publishes original high quality experimental and theoretical papers and reviews on basic and applied research in the field of materials science and engineering, with focus on synthesis, processing, constitution, and properties of all classes of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on microstructural design, phase relations, computational thermodynamics, and kinetics at the nano to macro scale. Contributions may also focus on progress in advanced characterization techniques.          

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Characterization & Evaluation of Materials
Metallic materials 
Inorganic nonmetallic materials 
Composite materials
Polymer Materials
Biomaterials
Sustainable Materials and Technologies
Special types of Materials
Macro-, micro- and nano structure of materials
Environmental interactions, process modeling
Novel applications of materials

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Open Access Original Research

Contactless Detection of Natural Bending Frequencies using Embedded Metallic-Glass Ribbons inside Plastic Beams made of 3-D Printing

Received: 12 December 2020;  Published: 06 April 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2102010

Abstract

In the current work, 30 micron thin magnetoelastic ribbons made of metallic glass are embedded inside 6 mm thick PLA plastic cantilever beams made by 3-D printing, in order to detect the beams harmonics during bending excitation. This is possible because the ribbons are of magnetoelastic nature an [...]

Open Access Original Research

The behaviour of Nitinol Wire Bundles for Structural Applications

Received: 19 August 2019;  Published: 30 March 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2101009

Abstract

Shape memory alloys (SMA) are metallic materials with special thermo-mechanical characteristics which could have many structural applications. Within this class of materials, Ni-Ti (Nickel-Titanium) alloys have numerous applications owing to the significant non-linear behaviour they demonstrate. Nit [...]

Open Access Original Research

Effect of Fiber/Matrix Interface Modification on Basalt Fiber Reinforced Geopolymer Composites

Received: 22 December 2020;  Published: 29 March 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2101008

Abstract

Continuous fiber reinforced geopolymer matrix composites offer the potential for use in structural applications at temperatures up to 700°C, while enabling the manufacture at temperatures below 100°C. Studies have investigated a variety of fiber reinforcements, including carbon, SiC and Al2O3. Whi [...]

Open Access Review

Progress of Nanomaterials in Preventative and Restorative Dentistry

Received: 02 November 2020;  Published: 05 March 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2101007

Abstract

To date, many studies have examined the development and use of novel materials, enhancing the performance of existing dental composites and improving methods for restoring tooth structure. In recent years, nanotechnology-based techniques have been used to develop a variety of nanomateria [...]

Open Access Original Research

Dimensional, Mechanical and LCA Characterization of Terrazzo Tiles along with Glass and Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW)

Received: 12 December 2020;  Published: 02 March 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2101006

Abstract

In this work, two types of wastes were introduced, namely, glass from municipal waste and Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW). The latter, which was obtained from rubble generated by the seismic events occurred in Central Italy in 2016, was introduced in two configurations, the single-layer and [...]

Open Access Review

High-Performance Polymers for Aeronautic Wires Insulation: Current Uses and Future Prospects

Received: 25 November 2020;  Published: 25 February 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2101005

Abstract

Polymers such as polyimides and fluoropolymers are widely used for insulating aeronautic wires. They are exposed to various changing factors such as temperature, pressure, moisture, vibration, chafing, etc. The electrification on the horizon can potentially increase the demand for these systems. Ind [...]

Open Access Original Research

Toward Next Generation Plasmonic Nanopore Slit Platform with a ~10 nm Slit-Width

Received: 22 December 2020;  Published: 05 February 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2101004

Abstract

We fabricated various nanoaperture plasmonic platforms for single-molecule detection. We fabricated nanoapertures like nanopores on a pyramid and nanoslits on an Au flat membrane using a Ga ion focused ion beam drilling technique, followed by irradiating with a high energy electron beam, dependent o [...]

Open Access Original Research

Tribological Behaviour of Sputter Coated ZnO Thin Films

Received: 13 August 2020;  Published: 22 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2101003

Abstract

The tribological properties of ZnO thin film coated on an aluminium work piece by RF magnetron sputtering were studied as a function of deposition power, substrate coating temperature, heat treatment and rotation speed. The variation in the coefficient of friction of ZnO films produced under various [...]

Open Access Original Research

Deflection of a Concrete T-beam with Prestressed and Non-prestressed Fiber Reinforcement Polymers at Elevated Temperatures

Received: 15 November 2020;  Published: 15 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2101002

Abstract

Prestressed concrete members have gained popularity as an efficient and effective way of designing a structural member with the best engineering and material properties. The method of prestressing a structural concrete member has the capability of controlling increased service loads with less depth [...]

Open Access Editorial

Acknowlegement to Reviewers of Recent Progress in Materials in 2020

Received: 07 January 2021;  Published: 07 January 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2101001

Abstract

The editors of Recent Progress in Materials would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following reviewers for assessing manuscripts in 2020. We greatly appreciate the contribution of expert reviewers, which is crucial to the journal's editorial process. We [...]

Open Access Review

Clinical Significance of Internal Friction Connection and Micro-Threads in Implant-Supported Prostheses: A Literature Review

Received: 13 August 2020;  Published: 17 December 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2004024

Abstract

A connection structure using both a screw and friction is advantageous to secure an abutment to an implant. Understanding the biomechanics of the implant-abutment connection is necessary for the long-term clinical survival of a dental implant with decreased complications. The internal co [...]

Open Access Original Research

The Effect of Curing Temperature on the Morphology and Electro-Optical Properties of a Flexible UV-Cured Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC)

Received: 11 October 2020;  Published: 08 December 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2004023

Abstract

In this work, the experimental data on flexible PDLC films at the industrial scale and the effect of cure temperature (Tc) on the morphology and electro-optical properties of a UV-cured PDLC system via polymer-induced phase separation (PIPS) method were studied. Under constant UV radiation intebsity [...]

Open Access Research Article

Mechanical and Rheological Properties of 3D Printable Cement Composites

Received: 29 July 2020;  Published: 23 October 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2004022

Abstract

Additive manufacturing is a recent revolution in the construction field since cementitious materials became printable. This extrusion technique has enabled the construction of very complex geometry with a reduction in costs, time and labour interventions. This study aims to evaluate the possibility [...]

Open Access Review

Additive Manufacturing Techniques for Fabrication of Bone Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering Applications

Received: 26 June 2020;  Published: 08 September 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2003021

Abstract

Bone tissue engineering (BTE) as a modern and more effective treatment for bone defects has recently received lots of attention. One of the pivotal parts of BTE is the “scaffold”, which functions as an indwelling carrier of cells and additives, as well as, providing a foundation for cell growth and [...]

Open Access Research Article

Wave Propagation and Scattering due to Debonding in CFRP Strengthened Reinforced Concrete Beams

Received: 28 May 2020;  Published: 27 August 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2003020

Abstract

Carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) systems as sheets or plates are commonly used to strengthen and retrofit damaged reinforced concrete beams. In general, the bond between the FRP element and concrete defines the effectiveness of the externally bonded FRP materials. In most cases, the interface [...]

Open Access Research Article

Enhanced Long-term Antithrombogenicity Instigated by Covalently-Attached Surface Modifier on Biomedical Polymers

Received: 03 May 2020;  Published: 18 August 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2003019

Abstract

During a variety of medical procedures such as renal dialysis, bypass surgery, and lung transplantation patient blood is exposed to the surface of a number of polymeric materials such as polycarbonate (PC), poly (vinyl chloride) (PVC) and polysulfone (PS) for a period up to several days. Such exposu [...]

Open Access Review

Using Acoustic Fields to Fabricate ECM-Based Biomaterials for Regenerative Medicine Applications

Received: 22 March 2020;  Published: 21 July 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2003018

Abstract

Ultrasound is emerging as a promising tool for both characterizing and fabricating engineered biomaterials. Ultrasound-based technologies offer a diverse toolbox with outstanding capacity for optimization and customization within a variety of therapeutic contexts, including improved extracellular ma [...]

Open Access Short Review

Bio-Based Substances from the Compost of Bio-Waste for Decontamination of Waste Water

Received: 25 April 2020;  Published: 01 July 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2003017

Abstract

A literature survey shows that the valorization of urban and/or agricultural biowastes into chemicals has caught the attention of experts and is gradually becoming quite an important issue. This review presents the application of the Bio-Based Substances (BBS) isolated from the compost of bio-wastes [...]

Open Access Research Article

Dirac's Spectrum from Newton’s Laws in Graphene

Received: 17 March 2020;  Published: 01 July 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2003016

Abstract

The present report provides a phenomenological theory for monolayer graphene, in which two worlds, the quantum and the classical, meet and complete each other in the most natural manner. In the present report, electron mass-vortex representation is introduced, and the surface tension excitation stat [...]

Open Access Review

Effects of Quantum Confinement of Hydrogen in Nanocavities – Experimental INS Results and New Insights

Received: 31 March 2020;  Published: 23 June 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2002015

Abstract

Current developments of non-relativistic quantum mechanics appear to predict, and reveal, counter-intuitive dynamical effects of hydrogen in nanostructured materials that are of considerable importance for basic research as well as for technological applications. In this review, the experimental foc [...]

Open Access Original Research

Enhancement of String Tension Using Thin-Film Metallic Glass Coatings

Received: 16 May 2020;  Published: 15 June 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2002014

Abstract

Inspired by the application of metallic glass sheet as face material for improving the performance of golf clubs, the present work was aimed to explore the application of thin-film metallic glass (TFMG) coatings for enhancing the performance of strings. In order to achieve this aim, badminton string [...]

Open Access Original Research

Polystyrene Topography Sticker Array for Cell-Based Assays

Received: 15 March 2020;  Published: 14 May 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2002013

Abstract

Cells can respond to different topographical cues in their natural microenvironment. Hence, scientists have employed microfabrication techniques and materials to generate culture substrates containing topographies for cell-based assays. However, one of the limitations of custom topographical platfor [...]

Open Access Review

The Use of Biomaterials in Internal Radiation Therapy

Received: 18 March 2020;  Published: 12 May 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2002012

Abstract

Radiotherapy has become one of the most prominent and effective modalities for cancer treatment and care. Ionising radiation, delivered either from external or internal sources, can be targeted to cancerous cells causing damage to DNA that can induce apoptosis. External beam radiotherapy delivers ei [...]

Open Access Technical Note

Innovation in Skin Regeneration: Novel Approaches with β-1,3/1,6-Glucan-Based Treatments

Received: 06 April 2020;  Published: 11 May 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2002011

Abstract

Skin regeneration is a multidisciplinary topic that involves plastic surgery, aesthetics, and dermatology. In the last few years, several molecules have been used to prevent or delay the skin aging process. Recently, promising investigations on novel β-1,3/1,6-glucan-based treatments, associated wit [...]

Open Access Original Research

Mechano-Vibrational Spectroscopy of Tissues and Materials Using Vibrational Optical Coherence Tomography: A New Non-Invasive and Non-Destructive Technique

Received: 04 February 2020;  Published: 29 April 2020;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2002010

Abstract

Elastic moduli of tissues and synthetic polymeric materials are important design properties needed to develop new implants. In this paper we report the use of vibrational optical coherence tomography (VOCT) to measure the resonant frequency and calculate the modulus of tissues and synthetic polymers [...]

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