The incorporation of new materials and advanced systems ranging from microelectronics to structural metals into radiation applications requires a detailed fundamental understanding of the chemical and microstructural evolutions. This special topic covers theoretical and experimental studies exploring radiation effects from the atomic to the system level. Both radiations induced materials modification and desired manipulation as well as degradation are of interest. Further, multiple stimuli in addition to radiation will be of interest to this special issue. Interesting and novel methods to examine materials changes due to radiation will be considered.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Crystallographic and microstructural changes induced by irradiation and the resulting property changes (both experiments and models) in metals, ceramics, semiconductors, organic materials, composites, and materials manufactured with advanced techniques.
- Effects of different radiation sources on materials property and microstructural changes.
- Radiation effects examined using NDE&T, conventional, and high throughput methods.
- High throughput methodologies for the characterization of radiation effects in a framework of accelerated materials development.
- Radiation effect mitigation strategies.
- Understanding the fundamental physics of radiation damage in materials.
- Radiation effect on electrical, thermal, and mechanical properties of coupled materials systems including, but not limited to: microelectronics, thermal barriers, and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS).
- Defect engineering and material functionalization using radiation for quantum technologies and their applications.
- Synergistic effects of radiation damage and other external stimuli.
- The behavior of decay and fission products in materials.
Lorenzo Malerba – Center for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research (CIEMAT), Spain
Takeshi Ohshima – National Institutes for Quantum Science and Technology (QST), Japan
Rudy Konings – European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) Karlsruhe, Germany
Khalid Hattar – Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), Sandia National Laboratories (SNL), USA
Peter Hosemann, Associate Editor
Kin Man Yu, Associate Editor
Andre Anders, Editor-in-Chief
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 Journal of Applied Physics’ online submission system (PXP). Please select the Special Topic “Radiation Effects in Materials” to submit your manuscript for consideration in this Special Topic.