Call for papers: Advanced Ceramics: Innovative Strategies for Their Preparation, Characterisation and Modelling
A special issue of the International Journal of Materials and Product Technology (IJMPT)
Deadline for submission : 1 May 2007
Guest Editor: Professor Valeria Cannillo, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Ceramics are widely used as high-performance materials for several applications. Structural and functional ceramic materials are increasingly utilised to work under new demanding conditions. Advanced ceramics are being used in several fields such as engineering materials (e.g. composites), biomaterials (e.g. orthopaedic prostheses such as hip implants and dentistry), coatings (e.g. for wear applications and as thermal barrier coatings), just to mention a few examples. Moreover, with the advent of nanoscience and nanotechnology, ceramic nanostructured materials have drawn significant attention to their potential applications.
Papers related to all aspects of advanced ceramics are invited. Emphasis will be given to novel processing routes, characterisation techniques and models able to predict the material behaviour. This special issue is intended to be a forum for discussing all the aspects related to the current state of the art of the development and investigation of innovative ceramics, future trends and challenges.
For more information, please see the Journal Call for Papers website.