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
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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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).

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019

Special Issue

Cost-effective High Entropy Alloys

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Yu Yin, PhD

School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, 4072, Australia

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Research Interests: high-entropy alloys (HEAs); laser additive manufacturing (LAM)

About This Topic

High-entropy alloys (HEAs) have attracted increased attention due to their unique composition design concept, intrinsic characteristics and resultant extraordinary properties. Unlike conventional alloys based on one or two elements, HEAs comprise multiple principal elements. Such new types of alloys are usually claimed to be suitable for applications in extreme environments due to their superior or comprehensive properties. However, the multicomponent characteristic of HEAs usually leads to high material costs, which significantly limits their industrial applications, particularly for those as engineering materials. Therefore, the development of cost-effective HEAs with superior or comprehensive properties is indispensable for industrial uses.

In this special issue, we will seek articles related to cost-effective HEAs, with a focus on their composition design, fabrication, processing, microstructure, properties and service performance. In addition, we also encourage the submission of articles related to medium entropy alloys or complex concentrated alloys. High-quality and original research papers, review articles and perspectives are all welcome.


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