Elsevier and Materials Today are delighted to announce that Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science has just turned 20.

To celebrate this momentous occasion we are pleased to offer you FREE ACCESS to the Anniversary Special Issue of Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science.

Since its launch, Current Opinion in Solid State & Materials Science has sought to keep the materials community informed of current developments in the broad area of materials science with the idea of  enhancing the cross-fertilization of ideas across a highly interdisciplinary field. Over the years the issues have covered topics from Electronic Materials, Solid Catalysts and Porous Solids, Synthesis and Reactivity of Solids, Optical and Magnetic Materials, Metals and Alloys, Biomaterials, Characterization Techniques, Amorphous Materials, Molecular Crystals, Surface Science, Ceramics, Composites and Intergrowths, Modelling and Simulation of Solids and Polymers.

Articles from the Anniversary Special Issue:

Silicon Valley meets the ivory tower: Searchable data repositories for experimental nanomaterials research

Nils Persson, Michael McBride, Martha Grover, Elsa Reichmanis

Some current challenges in clathrate hydrate science: Nucleation, decomposition and the memory effect

John A. Ripmeester, Saman Alavi

Semiconductor quantum dots

Weidong Zhou, James J. Coleman

Mechanical property design of molecular solids

Manish Kumar Mishra, Upadrasta Ramamurty, Gautam R. Desiraju

Subtractive methods to form pyrite and sulfide nanostructures of Fe, Co, Ni, Cu and Zn

Kurt W. Kolasinski

Emerging opportunities in the two-dimensional chalcogenide systems and architecture

Jeffrey D. Cain, Eve D. Hanson, Fengyuan Shi, Vinayak P. Dravid

Magnetic two-dimensional systems

Wenqing Liu, Yongbing Xu

Some difficulties in the theory of diffusion-controlled growth in substitutionally alloyed steels

H.K.D.H. Bhadeshia

Motivation for utilizing new high-performance advanced materials in nuclear energy systems

S.J. Zinkle, K.A. Terrani, L.L. Snead

The α-factor in the Taylor flow-stress law in monotonic, cyclic and quasi-stationary deformations: Dependence on slip mode, dislocation arrangement and density

Haël Mughrabi