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

Quantum Mechanics in Solid State Systems

Submission Deadline: December 30, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Vardan Apinyan, PhD

Assistant Professor, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Low Temperature and Structure Research, ul. Okólna 2, 50-422 Wrocław, Poland

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Research Interests: low-dimensional electron systems; quantum mechanics; excitonic systems; Bose-Einstein condensation of excitons; graphene and graphene based materials; electronic transport in solids.

About This Topic

The methods of quantum mechanics have revolutionized practically all domains of science and the actual level of the correct understanding of the properties in solid-state materials is principally due to the quantum mechanics. The present issue covers all aspects related to the application of the methods of quantum mechanics in solid-state materials. Both experimental and theoretical works are welcome for the publication in this special issue. The special attention will be paid to the new methods and idea related to the quantum mechanical description of materials. This includes the discoveries of new exotic phases of matter with the extraordinary quantum mechanical behavior of particles inside. On top of that, we seek for the papers which represent the important contributions related to light-matter interactions, wave propagations in solids, inter-particle correlations, quantum vortices and fields and new emergent quantum dynamics in solids. Original research reports, review articles, communications, and perspectives etc. are welcome in all areas pertinent to this topic.


quantum mechanics; solid state applications; emergent quantum dynamics in solids.


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Open Access Review

Advances in Quantum Properties of Graphene and Derivatives Applied to Functional Nanomaterials and Metamaterials

Received: 30 December 2022;  Published: 13 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301008


In the present work we describe the most important quantum properties of graphene and derivatives recently published. We discuss how these properties were incorporated into varied hybrid materials such as substrates for specific tuning of matter to track varied quantum signals. Their potential applications were analyzed from nanomaterial and [...]
Open Access Original Research

About Non-relativistic Quantum Mechanics and Electromagnetism

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


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 misinterpretat [...]
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


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 [...]
Open Access Research Article

Efficient Debye Function Interpolation Formulae: Sample Applications to Diamond

Received: 17 June 2021;  Published: 22 November 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2104042


The well-known classical heat capacity model developed by Debye proposed an approximate description of the temperature-dependence of heat capacities of solids in terms of a characteristic integral, the T-dependent values of which are parameterized by the Deb [...]
Open Access Research Article

Phase Equilibrium in ZrO2-CeO2-Eu2O3 System at a Temperature of 1500 °C

Received: 24 May 2021;  Published: 02 September 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2103036


The phase equilibria and structural transformations in the ternary ZrO2-CeO2-Eu2O3 system at 1500 °C were studied by X-ray diffraction and scanning electron microscopy in [...]
Open Access Research Article

Plane Waves Scattered by a Spherical Inclusion in a Half Space of Poroelastic Material

Received: 09 December 2020;  Published: 02 June 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2102021


This paper concerns a poroelastic half-space in which plane compressional waves are scattered by a spherical inclusion. Addition theorems for the spherical wave functions are utilized to meet the boundary conditions on the plane, and the satisfaction of the given conditions on the boundary of the sphere leads to three infinite [...]
Open Access Research Article

Classical and Quantum Models of Diffusion

Received: 19 February 2021;  Published: 13 April 2021;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2102011


The purpose of the paper is twofold. First, to review the classical diffusion models and show the approximations at the origin of the parabolic character of the classical equations. Secondly, to show a connection between quantum and classical models of diffusion. Since diffusion is inherently related to the motion of constituents then consiste [...]