Materials with multiple principal elements and under different names such as high-entropy alloys and complex concentrated alloys, are attracting intense attention due to their excellent structural and functional properties that can lead to a plethora of applications. This special topic covers computational and experimental studies exploring structure-property-processing relationships of multi-principal element materials. Novel computational and experimental techniques to discover and design structures across different length scales, to predict and characterize new structural and functional properties, and to facilitate processing are of interest. Review articles on cutting-edge developments and tutorials of novel computational and experimental techniques will also be considered.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Property-driven composition design (e.g., physics-informed artificial intelligence)
- Multi-principal element structural materials (e.g., ceramics)
- Multi-principal element functional materials (e.g., semiconductors and superconductors)
- Two-dimensional multi-principal element materials (e.g., high-entropy maxenes)
- Advanced manufacturing of multi-principal element materials (e.g., laser engineered net shaping)
Houlong Zhuang, Arizona State University, USA
Zhenzhen Yu, Colorado School of Mines, USA
Lin Li, University of Alabama, USA
Yun-Jiang Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Laurent Beland, Queen’s University, Canada
Jiangyu Li, Associate Editor
Alain Polian, Associate Editor
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance: to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in contemporary applied physics. Material that is exclusively review in nature is not considered for publication. Manuscripts submitted for consideration in this Special Topic must meet the same criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editorial Team of Journal of Applied Physics will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts will publish immediately upon acceptance.
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Manuscripts must be submitted through the online submission system (PXP) of Journal of Applied Physics. Please select the Special Topic “Multi-Principal Element Materials: Structure, Property, and Processing” to submit your manuscript for consideration in this Special Topic.