Materials Letters

An interdisciplinary journal devoted to rapid communications on the science, applications, and processing of materials.

Materials Letters has an open access mirror journal Materials Letters: X, sharing the same aims and scope, editorial team, submission system and rigorous peer review.

Materials Letters is dedicated to publishing novel, cutting edge reports of broad interest to the materials community. The journal provides a forum for materials scientists and engineers, physicists, and chemists to rapidly communicate on the most important topics in the field of materials.

Contributions include, but are not limited to, a variety of topics such as:

  • Materials - Metals and alloys, amorphous solids, ceramics, composites, polymers, semiconductors, biomaterials and biological materials, advanced materials, metamaterials, high-entropy alloys.
  • Applications - Structural, opto-electronic, magnetic, medical, MEMS, sensors, smart materials, additive manufacturing, membranes, materials for energy systems.
  • Characterization - Analytical, microscopy, scanning probes, nanoscopic, optical, electrical, magnetic, acoustic, spectroscopic, diffraction.
  • Novel Materials - Micro and nanostructures (nanowires, nanotubes, nanoparticles), nanocomposites, thin films, superlattices, quantum dots.
  • Processing - Crystal growth, thin film processing, sol-gel processing, mechanical processing, assembly, nanocrystalline processing.
  • Properties - Mechanical, magnetic, optical, electrical, ferroelectric, thermal, interfacial, transport, thermodynamic, photoelectrochemical, photocatalytic, thermoelectric, biological.
  • Synthesis - Quenching, solid state, solidification, solution synthesis, vapor deposition, high pressure, explosive, MOVPE and LPE epitaxial processes, single crystal growth.
  • Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence - Applied to the discovery and design of materials.

Editorial board


  • A.R. Boccaccini MSc, Dr.-Ing. habil.
    Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany


  • R. Arroyave
    Texas A&M University Department of Materials Science and Engineering, 119 Mechanical Engineering Office Bldg, College Station, Texas, 77843-3123, United States
  • M. Carboni
    Institute of Separative Chemistry Marcoule Laboratory of Hybrid System of Separation, Bât. 426 – L1-21 – BP 17171, F-30207, Bagnols sur Ceze, France
  • O.A. Graeve
    University of California San Diego Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, California, CA 92093-0411, United States
  • J. Hojo
    Kyushu University Faculty of Engineering, Kasuga, 816-8580, Fukuoka, Japan
  • V.V. Kharton
    Institute of Solid State Physics Russian Academy of Sciences, 142432, Chernogolovka, Russian Federation
  • S.E. Rodil
    Autonomous National University of Mexico Materials Research Institute, Postal 70 360 cd, 04510, Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • F. L. de Souza
    Federal University of the ABC Centre for Natural Sciences and Humanities, Av.dos Estados, 5001-Santa Terezinha, Santo Andre, 09210-580, SANTO ANDRE, Brazil
  • B. Straumal
    Institute of Solid State Physics Russian Academy of Sciences, 142432, Chernogolovka, Russian Federation
  • Kyle Webber PhD
    Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nurnberg Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Martensstr. 5, 91058, Erlangen, Germany
  • A.F.W. Willoughby
    University of Southampton Engineering Materials Research Group, University Road, SO17 1BJ, Highfield, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • J-M. Yang
    University of California Los Angeles Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Los Angeles, California, CA 90095-1595, United States
  • Y.F. Zheng
    Peking University Department of Material Science and Engineering, No.5 Yi-He-Yuan Road, Hai-Dian District, 100871, Beijing, China

Managing Editors

  • Alessandro Polini
    Institute of Nanotechnology National Research Council, Monteroni di Lecce, Italy
  • Laura Ciammaruchi
    Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Associate Editorial Board

  • Z. Ahmad
    De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom
  • K. Aifantis
    University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, United States
  • A. Bellosi
    Institute of Science and Technology of Ceramic Materials National Research Council, Faenza, Italy
  • J. Blaker
    The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
  • B. Bokstein
    National University of Science and Technology MISiS, Department of Physical Chemistry, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • R. H. R. Castro
    University of California Davis, Davis, California, United States
  • M. Cinibulk
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, Ohio, United States
  • Paolo Colombo
    University of Padova Department Industrial Engineering, Padova, Italy
  • N. Gao
    University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • H. Gleiter
    Helmholtz Nuclear Research Centre Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • A. Glezer
    National University of Science and Technology MISiS, Institute for Metal Physics & Functional Materials, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • T. Goto
    Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
  • D.C. Greenspan
    Spinode Consulting, Gainesville, Florida, United States
  • A. Hozumi
    National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Chubu Center Materials Research Institute for Sustainable Development, Nagoya, Japan
  • Emanuel Ionescu
    Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt, Germany
  • J. Jang
    National Central University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan
  • Y. Kaganovsky
    Bar-Ilan University Department of Physics, Ramat-Gan, Israel
  • P. Kao
    Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China
  • J.A. Kilner
    Imperial College London Department of Materials, London, United Kingdom
  • P. Kumar
    Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science School of Materials Sciences, Jadavpur, India
  • M. Lanagan
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, United States
  • T. Laoui
    King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Al Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
  • Y. Lei
    Central South University, Changsha, China
  • B. Li
    University of Nevada Reno, Reno, Nevada, United States
  • X.G. Li
    University of Science and Technology of China Department of Physics, Hefei, Anhui, China
  • Y.Y. Li
    City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
  • T. Lopez
    Metropolitan Autonomous University Cuajimalpa, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
  • Z.P. Lu
    University of Science and Technology Beijing State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, Beijing, China
  • X.L. Ma
    Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China
  • J.F. Mano
    University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
  • V. Novikov
    National University of Science and Technology, Moskva, Russian Federation
  • A. Orlov
    Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, United States
  • P. Reed
    University of Southampton Engineering Materials Research Group, Highfield, Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Y. Sakka
    National Institute for Materials Science International Center for Nanoarchitectonics, Ibaraki, Japan
  • M. Sayer
    Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
  • J. Shen
    Intel Corp, Chandler, Arizona, United States
  • T. Siegrist
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States
  • Y. Sugahara
    Waseda University Faculty of Science and Engineering Department of Applied Chemistry Polymer Chemistry, Shinjuku-Ku, Tokyo, Japan
  • M.C. Valadez
    Sistema Nacional de Investigadores, Sonora, Mexico
  • M. Wang
    University of Hong Kong Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • W.B. White
    Pennsylvania State University, University Park, United States
  • S. Wolf
    Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
  • C. Zollfrank
    Technical University of Munich School of Life Sciences Weihenstephan, Freising, Germany

Founding Editor

  • F.F.Y. Wang

Editor Emeritus

  • J.H. Wernick