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

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 13 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Open Access Original Research

Study of Recycled Spent Coffee Grounds as Aggregates in Cementitious Materials

Received: 29 September 2022;  Published: 16 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301007

Abstract

Most spent coffee grounds (SCGs), a byproduct of brewing coffee, are buried in landfill sites, and their decomposition produces significant greenhouse gases. As the recent warming of the Earth’s climate has made it imperative that industries reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the present study investigates the viability of recycling SCGs for use as [...]

Open Access Review

Reuse of Sawdust in Developing Countries in the Light of Sustainable Development Goals

Received: 02 September 2022;  Published: 12 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301006

Abstract

The several furniture-making phases, from cutting to processing to polishing, produce a significant volume of sawdust of differing grades. The extraction and disposal of such waste in developing countries with no established or sustainable methods is an increasing problem, frequently posing environmental challenges. Sawdust is one of the most underused [...]

Open Access Review

The Relation between Environmental Risk Analysis and the Use of Nanomaterials in the Built Environment Sector: A Circular Economy Perspective

Received: 02 August 2022;  Published: 11 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301005

Abstract

Nowadays, the challenge of climate change and “ecological transition” is substantially an “energy challenge” for every city, which is supposed to become as “energetically self-sufficient” as possible. The construction sector is one of the main contributors to the effects of climate change, starting from the production of materials to the [...]

Open Access Case Report

Influence of Wetting-Drying Cycles on Wood Behaviour of Coastal Pedestrian Walkways

Received: 30 September 2022;  Published: 11 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301004

Abstract

In the context of inspection and maintenance actions for beach walkways in the North of Portugal, some samples of wood used in their construction were collected – the Pinus sylvestris wood, widely applied in the country. The sustainability of the beach walkways over natural coastal areas is very dependent on their material durability. One of the main [...]

Open Access Review

Application of Finite Element Method for Mechanical Characterization of Wood and Reconstituted Lignocellulosic-Based Composites – A Review

Received: 22 September 2022;  Published: 09 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301003

Abstract

Performance evaluations of wood and other lignocellulosic-based composites involve complex scenarios of several factors such as material heterogeneity and geometry that often leads to complicated, expensive, and time-consuming experimental procedures. Hence, the application of computational modeling and simulation is desirable to mitigate these biocompo [...]

Open Access Editorial

Acknowledgment to Reviewers of Recent Progress in Materials in 2022

Received: 04 January 2023;  Published: 04 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301002

Abstract

The editors of Recent Progress in Materials would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following reviewers for assessing manuscripts in 2022. We greatly appreciate the contribution of expert reviewers, which is crucial to the journal's editorial process. We aim to recognize reviewer contributions through several mechanisms, of which the annual [...]

Open Access Original Research

Performance of Grouted Coupler Embedded in Reinforced Concrete ABC Bridge Pier at Vehicle Impact

Received: 27 September 2022;  Published: 03 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301001

Abstract

Increased occurrence of dynamic loading on bridge piers caused by seismic, blast and vehicular impact incidences have been increasingly reported. Statistical data shows that while seismic and blast have received significant attention in the literature, whereas the frequency of occurrence of vehicular impact is remarkably higher but contemplating little [...]

Open Access Review

A Review of Various Treatment Methods for the Removal of Dyes from Textile Effluent

Received: 15 October 2022;  Published: 30 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2204028

Abstract

Wastewater generated by the textile industry has been a major environmental concern for a long. Production of fiber involves various steps and uses a lot of chemicals, dyes, and water. Therefore, the effluent produced from the textile industry needs proper purification before discharging into the water body. The current review summarizes various ph [...]

Open Access Original Research

About Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Electromagnetism

Received: 21 October 2022;  Published: 08 December 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2204027

Abstract

We describe here the coherent formulation of electromagnetism in the non-relativistic quantum-mechanical many-body theory of interacting charged particles. We use the mathematical frame of the field theory and its quantization in the spirit of the quantum electrodynamics (QED). This is necessary because a manifold of misinterpretations emerged especiall [...]

Open Access Review

Recycled Wastewater Usage: A Comprehensive Review for Sustainability of Water Resources

Received: 29 August 2022;  Published: 25 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2204026

Abstract

Water recycling is a potential tool for reducing the dependency on traditional water sources, which would eventually reduce the likelihood of volumetric restrictions and their impacts on the water sector. Therefore, exploration, development, and use of alternative water sources are required for sustainable development. Scientific studies on the efficien [...]

Open Access Research Article

Biocompatibility and Surface Integrity of Zirconia Ceramics Treated by Laser-plasma Driven Shock-waves

Received: 10 April 2022;  Published: 22 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2204025

Abstract

This is a multi-disciplinary paper focused on the preliminary results of deploying laser shock treatment (LST) to ZrO2 ceramics. This work has significance in several industrial sectors for components that will benefit from strengthening. These components are, namely: dental implants; cutting and drawing tools; valves, bearings, pressure vessels, heat [...]

Open Access Original Research

Pentachlorophenol Effect on Auxin Production by Pseudomonas fluorescens GU059580 and Its Application in Wastewater Bioremediation

Received: 29 July 2022;  Published: 18 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2204024

Abstract

Bioaugmentation by Pseudomonas strains is widely used for the removal of pollutants in wastewater. In this study, we aimed to determine the removal of pentachlorophenol (PCP, 800 mg·L–1) in secondary wastewater by the bioaugmentation process. We determined the effects of using three surfactants, namely sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS), cetyl-tri-meth [...]

Open Access Original Research

Application of the Extrapolation Method in Battery Diagnostics for Electric Vehicles

Received: 17 August 2022;  Published: 14 November 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2204023

Abstract

In a lithium-ion battery, the crossing of its charging–discharging curves represents an unambiguous current capacity. The reproduction of a complete charging–discharging cycle defines the maximum possible charge for a current battery state. When obtaining of the curves experimentally, one should consider the duration of polarization or depolari [...]

Open Access Original Research

Strength Properties of Cellulosic Fibrous Mats Impregnated with Water Repellents Based on Reclaimed Polystyrene

Received: 23 August 2022;  Published: 28 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2204022

Abstract

Cellulosic fibrous mats were impregnated with various water-repellent formulations based on reclaimed polystyrene (5, 10, 15, and 20%), alkyd resin (5%), gum rosin (5%), and paraffin wax (0.5%). The mats were tested for their bursting strength and resistance to bending. They were also subjected to the ring crush test and short-span compression test [...]

Open Access Original Research

Elastohydrodynamic Squeeze-film Interaction in Synovial Joints with Nanofluid Lubrication

Received: 09 July 2022;  Published: 19 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2204021

Abstract

New lubrication events can be predicted using improved pathological non-Newtonian physiological fluids coupled to phospholipid-based bilayers in variable time-dependent magnetic fields under random non-steady conditions. In this study, we investigated nanofluid lubrication systems for synovial joints. The particles of PSPMA-g-HSNPs were used as nanopart [...]

Open Access Original Research

Green Synthesis of Metal-Organic Biohybrid (Mob) Nanomaterials

Received: 02 August 2022;  Published: 17 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2204020

Abstract

Green synthesis of nanomaterials endeavors to reduce the use of high energy methods with those that may include lower temperatures and pressures, use of natural products, and bottom-up self-assembly. Here we describe the generation of metal-organic biohybrids (MOBs) with nanoscale features synthesized at physiological (37°C) and room temperature (25 [...]

Open Access Research Article

Optical, Charge Transport, Thermal, Magnetic, Plasmonic, and Quantum Mechanical Properties of Iridium

Received: 30 July 2022;  Published: 12 October 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2204019

Abstract

Spectrophotometry has been widely used to retrieve the dielectric function of a bulk iridium sample using an extended version of the Drude–Lorentz model. The parameters of the model are optimized using a spectral-projected-gradient-method-assisted acceptance-probability-controlled simulated annealing approach. Furthermore, optimized values of Drude [...]

Open Access Research Article

Calculation of the Forces Applied to a Superconductor in Levitation in an Inhomogeneous Magnetic Field

Received: 07 July 2022;  Published: 15 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2203018

Abstract

Stable levitation of systems consisting of a magnetic source and a superconductor is actively investigated due to the promising applications of this technology. While huge efforts have been made for modeling these setups with numerical simulations, analytical models, in spite of their use being limited to devices with a high degree of symmetry, can [...]

Open Access Original Research

Influence of Recycled Concrete Aggregate Type on Rheological Behaviour of Mixtures Proportioned Using the Equivalent Volume Method

Received: 11 July 2022;  Published: 07 September 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2203017

Abstract

The ever-growing urgency to combat climate change has led the civil construction industry to develop and adopt sustainable construction materials and methods. The so-called recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) emerges as an alternative to decrease the carbon footprint of new concrete construction, the disposal of waste concrete, and the use of non-renewabl [...]

Open Access Interview

An Interview with Prof. José Ignacio Álvarez Galindo

Received: 29 August 2022;  Published: 30 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2203016

Abstract

Interview An Interview with Prof. José Ignacio Álvarez GalindoRecent Progress in Materials Editorial OfficeLIDSEN Publishing Inc., 2000 Auburn Drive, One Chagrin Highlands, Suite 200, Beachwood, OH, USA; E-Mail: rpm@lidsen.comRecent Progress in Materials2022, volume 4, issue 3doi:10.21926/rpm.2203016Received: August 29, 2022Accepted: August 29, 2022Pu [...]

Open Access Original Research

Indoor Built Environments Attended by Primary School Children and Its Microbiology: A Cross-Project Study

Received: 10 March 2022;  Published: 24 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2203015

Abstract

Exposure to indoor pollutants may exert a significant effect on children health as they spend most of their time in enclosed environments. This research compared the association of biological concentrations with indoor characteristics and building materials in places where children spend significant time indoors. It was compared the results of two auton [...]

Open Access Case Report

A Case Study on the Impact of Transportation of Mass Timber Products on the Cradle-to-Gate LCA Results for an Institutional Building

Received: 21 April 2022;  Published: 05 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2203014

Abstract

Mass timber products (MTPs) are being adopted in new building constructions and remodels in the last three decades, credited to their renewable and low carbon footprint characteristics. However, there are no mass timber manufacturers currently existing in Atlantic Canada. Extended distances of transporting MTPs to this region from other Canadian provinc [...]

Open Access Research Article

Effects of Chemical Stabilisation of Eggshells-Lime and Fly-Ash-Cement on the Structural Strength of Subgrade Soil in Rural Roads

Received: 15 May 2022;  Published: 04 August 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2203013

Abstract

This study examines the chemical compositions of eggshell powder (ESP) and lime as the soil stabilisers and compared with the compositions of cement and fly-ash to understand the optimal distribution of chemical stabilisers maximising the bearing capacity and structural integrity of subgrade soil. The different proportions of eggshell powder (ESP) [...]

Open Access Original Research

Solubility of Dental Ceramics in Electric Fields

Received: 21 April 2022;  Published: 15 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2202012

Abstract

Combining dental ceramics with other prosthetic metallic restorations might release metal ions, thus affecting the oral tissues of the patients. In this study, we evaluated the electrochemical solubility of various dental ceramics in a galvanic experimental setup in vitro. Smooth and rough feldspathic and zirconium dioxide ceramics (at pH 5.5 and pH [...]

Open Access Review

Modifications of Glass Ionomer Cements Using Nanotechnology: Recent Advances

Received: 01 May 2022;  Published: 01 June 2022;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2202011

Abstract

Glass ionomer cements (GICs) are dental materials that were invented by Wilson & Kent in 1972. They can chemically bond to enamel and dentin and can exhibit anti-cariogenic activity that allows the release and uptake of fluoride ions. They also possess the ability to render color. The setting reaction of GICs is a neutralization reaction that results [...]

The 12th Workshop on Combined Analysis Using Ray Scattering

July 4th-8th, 2022, Caen, France

It is our great pleasure to announce the successful convening of "The 12th Workshop on Combined Analysis Using Ray Scattering", held in Caen, France, from July 4-8, 2022. Recent Progress in Materials sponsored the workshop as a Publisher Partner.

This workshop covers many aspects of the “Combined Analysis” methodology using x-Ray, neutron and electron scattering, and X-ray fluorescence applied to material science. The characterization involves obtaining information on the structure, microstructure, phase and elemental content, texture, stress in different kind of samples and structures. The objective is to bring together participants from various fields and to provide an opportunity to discuss individual interests and experiences.

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The 12th Workshop on Combined Analysis Using Ray Scattering

July 4-8, 2022, Caen, France

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