Special Issue

Topic: Simulation-aided Structure Design and Applications

A Special Issue of Microstructures

ISSN 2770-2995 (Online)

Submission deadline: 1 Feb 2024

Guest Editor(s)

Prof. Quan Li
College of Physics, Jilin University, Changchun, Jilin, China.
Assoc. Prof. Liangzhi Kou
School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Special Issue Introduction

The advancement of modern society is inherently linked to the field of advanced materials science. Material design and optimization are pivotal in the development of microelectronics devices and energy conversion applications. However, due to the inherent complexity of material structures at the nanoscale and the costs associated with high-resolution microscopy, experimental characterizations and designs are often challenging and expensive. As a result, theoretical simulations derived from structural search and design have emerged as excellent and cost-effective alternatives for the materials community. These simulations are widely employed for tasks such as predicting novel material structures, analyzing phases, and exploring applications in photocatalysis and electrocatalysis.

The primary objective of this Special Issue is to comprehensively explore recent and promising research trends in micro-nanostructure design, electronic predictions, and their applications. We invite authors to submit original research articles, reviews, and mini-reviews that contribute to the understanding of these critical areas. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
● Structure Search and Prediction: Investigating methods and tools for predicting novel material structures;
● Mechanical and Electronic Properties of Novel Materials: Exploring the mechanical and electronic characteristics of newly designed materials;
● Structural-Functional Relationships for Catalysis Applications: Examining the connections between material structure and functionality in the context of catalysis;
● Theoretical Investigations of Micro-Mechanisms in Functional Materials: Delving into the micro-mechanisms underlying the behavior of functional materials, particularly ferroic materials.

We look forward to receiving your contributions to this Special Issue in "Microstructures" where we aim to facilitate interdisciplinary discussions and share valuable insights that advance our understanding of micro-nanostructure design and its applications in various fields.

Submission Deadline

1 Feb 2024

Submission Information

For Author Instructions, please refer to https://www.oaepublish.com/microstructures/author_instructions
For Online Submission, please login at https://oaemesas.com/login?JournalId=microstructures&IssueId=M230911
Submission Deadline: 1 Feb 2024
Contacts: Yanlin Huang, Assistant Editor, assistant_editor@microstructj.com

ISSN 2770-2995 (Online)


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