Special Issue "The Modifications of Metallic and Inorganic Materials by Using Energetic Ion/Electron Beams"
A special issue of Quantum Beam Science (ISSN 2412-382X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2021).
Interests: Modification of materials by using energetic ion/electron beam; Analysis of materials by using ion beam and synchrotron radiation X-ray; Radiation damage of materials related to nuclear power plants
When materials are irradiated with energetic charged particles (ions /electrons), their energies are transferred to electrons and atoms in materials and the lattice structures of the materials are largely changed to metastable or non-thermal-equilibrium states, causing modifications of several physical properties. Such phenomena will engage the interest of researchers as a basic science, and can also be used as tools for adding new functionalities to existing materials and for the developments of novel materials. A lot of studies and their industrial applications to the modification of organic materials such as polymers by using charged particle (especially energetic electron) irradiation have, however, been performed so far. The present Special issue of Quantum Beam Science will, therefore, focus on all kinds of experimental and theoretical investigation and computer simulation related to the modification of various physical properties (mechanical, electronic, magnetic, optical and so on) of metallic and inorganic materials. The developments of new accelerator and ion/electron beam systems for the materials modification are included in the scope of this Special Issue. Material modifications using exotic ion/electron beams (swift heavy ions, cluster beam, micro beam, radio isotope(RI) beam, and so on) are also welcome. This Special Issue will collect original and review papers using energetic ion/electron beams in basic and applied research for new and novel metallic and inorganic materials modifications.
Dr. Akihiro Iwase
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Basic experimental and theoretical researches and computer simulations of interactions of electrons/ions with metallic and inorganic materials
- Mechanical property modification
- Electronic property modification
- Magnetic property modification
- Optical property modification
- Nano-structure synthesis by energetic ions/electrons
- Materials processing with swift heavy ions, cluster beams, micro beams and RI beams
- Development of new accelerator and ion/electron beam systems for the materials modification
- Ion/electron irradiation effects on materials for space developments and nuclear power plants