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

Characterization and Development of Cementitious Materials

Submission Deadline: March 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Harifidy Ranaivomanana, PhD

Research Institute in Civil Engineering and Mechanics, University of Nantes, France

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Research Interests: Characterization and modeling of reactive transport in porous media (permeability, diffusivity); Durability of concrete structures in aggressive environments (carbonation, leaching, self-healing process); Valorization of dredged sdiments in civil engineering applications; Soil treatment Keywords: Cementitious materials, durability, prorous media, transport properties, carbonation, soil treatment, dredged sediments, modeling

About This Topic

Mineral fines, also known as supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs), can be used as partial substitution of cement in concrete manufacturing either in blended cements or incorporated separately to the concrete mix and have become an integral component of high strength, high performance and self-compacting concrete mix design. These fines which may be quarry materials, industrial wastes or byproducts constitute a major alternative to reduce overall economic and environmental costs associated with the use of Portland cement. Although numerous investigations have been dedicated to the durability properties of concretes formulated with SCMs, there are relatively few studies on both microstructural and porous structure properties (porosity, pore size distribution, constrictivity, tortuosity…) and on their impact on transport properties (gas/liquid permeability, diffusion, water vapour sorption isotherms, water absorption ) in particular under unsaturated conditions. Those aspects are important regarding the prediction of concrete structures lifetime and are addressed in this special issue.


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