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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Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 3 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 9 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 9 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019

Special Issue

Synthesis and Properties of Safe Electrolytes for Battery Systems

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

Guest Editor

Pauline Jaumaux, Ph.D.

Centre for Clean Energy Technology, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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Research Interests: Electrochemistry; Energy Storage; Electrolytes; Battery


The development of electrochemical storage systems are necessary to help the transition towards renewable energy production and limiting greenhouse gases emission. Lithium (Li) -ion batteries have gained tremendous interest in the past decade to store and power various devices. However, several safety incidents such as batteries catching fire or exploding have led to a growing feeling of insecurity. The organic toxic and flammable solvents mixed with thermally unstable Li salts usually employed as electrolyte provoke serious health and environmental safety issues. To fulfill high safety standard, the design and conception of safe electrolytes is urgently needed. Accordingly, this special issue aspires at publishing original research related to the synthesis and properties of safe electrolytes including non-flammable liquid (non-flammable organic and aqueous electrolytes), quasi-solid and solid-state electrolytes for battery systems. Researchers and collaborators focusing on the above electrolyte systems are welcome to share their work in the form of short communications, research articles, letters and review papers through this special issue.


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