Recent Progress in Materials  (ISSN 2689-5846) 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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Special Issue

Materials Synthesis using Ionic Liquids

Submission Deadline: May 15, 2020 (Open) Submit Now

About This Topic

In the last decade the interest in ionic liquids as promising solvents for the synthesis of nanomaterials has considerably increased. They have been used as synthetic media, precursors and even components to tune the synthesis and properties of nanomaterials. Nowadays the field has grown to encompass mixtures of ionic liquids and organic solvents, as well as water which have been exploited to develop novel nanostructures with different functional properties. Until now the focus has mainly been set to material synthesis, but there is little known on how ionic liquids and their mixtures influence the growth of nanomaterials. Models that correlate the physicochemical properties of ionic liquids with those of the obtained nanomaterials are lacking in literature. A better experimental and theoretical understanding of the fundamental processes would be a great benefit to materials science and open up new avenues.
In this special issue we particularly encourage articles which reflect this insight and reveal the mechanism of ionic liquids for developing and tuning the properties of nanomaterials. Besides, we also encourage the submission of articles related to materials synthesis in ionic liquids and application in its broadest sense. All accepted papers will be published totally free of charge.


Materials synthesis; Ionic liquids; Nanomaterials; Application

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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