JOM Editorial Calendar

The JOM Editorial Calendar establishes the topics that the journal will cover in the upcoming months.
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Publication Date: March 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline: October 01, 2017
Organizers: Judy Schneider
Sponsored By: Additive Manufacturing Committee
Scope: Papers are invited investigating three areas of Additive Manufacturing: 1) development of feedstock for AM, 2) characterization of AM structures, and 3) fatigue of AM builds.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: October 01, 2017
Organizers: Jonathan Spowart, Dirk Lehmhus, and Nikhil Gupta
Sponsored By: Composite Materials Committee
Scope: This topic will present invited papers from a symposium scheduled for Materials Science and Technology 2017. Areas of research covered include homogeneous composites, via processing of powder mixtures or in-process combination of constituents; homogeneous multi-phase materials; materials tailored to show locally different compositions and/or microstructures; material integration of 3D structures, such as conductive paths, to endow components with added functionality, including e.g. sensor and electronics integration.
Publication Date: April 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 01, 2017
Organizers: Vikas Tomar and Ritesh Sachan
Sponsored By: Thin Films and Interfaces Committee
Scope: Interfaces play an important role in modifying materials properties: structural, electronic, optical and magnetic, etc. The focus of this topic is the advanced characterization of materials interfaces at atomic and nanoscales in metal, alloys, ceramics and polymers by various in situ and ex situ experimental techniques such as raman spectroscopy,x-ray and neutron diffraction, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), and atomic force microscopy (AFM). This topic also involves the understanding of materials interfaces by theoretical modeling approaches (e.g., finite element analysis, molecular dynamic, and Monte Carlo simulations) that allow the study of these processes on the atomic and molecular levels.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 01, 2017
Organizers: MIngming Zhang and Louis Hector,
Sponsored By: Materials Characterization Committee
Scope: Advanced High Strength Steels (AHSSs) are increasingly used in the automotive industry to fabricate more lightweight yet robust car parts. These AHSSs exhibit excellent mechanical properties due to their peculiar microstructures. This special topic provides an overview of the microstructural and mechanical characterization of the most recent AHSSs for the automotive industry and future developments. Theoretical, experimental and simulation studies are welcome, in addition to coverage of characterizations after welding, thermal and mechanical treatments, and manufacturing processes.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 01, 2017
Organizers: Sudarsanam Babu
Sponsored By: Phase Transformations Committee
Scope: Microstructure evolution in additive manufacturing occurs during repeated heating and cooling that involve both liquid->solid and solid->solid phase transitions. As a result, there is a need to understand phase and interface stability under large thermal gradients and thermomechanical reversals. Validity of theories developed for casting, heat treatment, and welding will be evaluated. In this issue, researchers addressing these issues through in-situ and ex-situ characterization and modeling are invited to submit papers to this topic.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: November 01, 2017
Organizers: Amber Genau
Sponsored By: Solidification Committee
Scope: Modeling of material behavior during solidification continues to play an increasingly important role in process design and in predicting microstructure and mechanical properties. However, models are only useful when they accurately and reliably reflect the behavior of physical systems. For this topic, papers are solicited on advances in verification and validation of solidification models, particularly related to statistical approaches in modeling, quantification of uncertainty, and experimental design for model validation.
Publication Date: May 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 01, 2017
Organizers: Dmitry Eskin
Sponsored By: Aluminum Committee
Scope: In-situ studies of structure and phase formation during alloy processing are a useful tool in understanding the mechanisms of structure modification and novel processing technologies. This topic covers the development of in-situ characterization and analysis techniques as well as their application to light metal processing, e.g. solidification and casting, deformation and fracture, heat treatment and phase formation. Papers that fit this scope are welcome for submission.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 01, 2017
Organizers: Pooran Joshi, Vikas Tomar, Amit Pandey, and Ritesh Sachan
Sponsored By: Thin Films and Interfaces Committee
Scope: Additive manufacturing and printed electronics technologies employing metal, dielectric, polymer, and ceramic materials have the potential to enable new products and markets. Advanced additive manufacturing and direct-write techniques in combination with rapidly expanding material and device sets and their application range have the potential to meet the cost and performance demands of future manufacturing technologies. Advances in nanomaterial synthesis, ink development, low-temperature substrates and curing techniques, and 2D/3D device designs will define the path towards a practical technology. This special topic is devoted to the emerging manufacturing concepts and techniques for the processing of 2D/3D structures and integration of functional electronic components and devices on engineered geometries. Advances in energy harvesting and storage devices are essential to drive low-cost, low-power sensors and implement multifunctional sensor systems. Functional materials, low-temperature processing, large area manufacturing, and electronic applications are within the scope of this topic. Invited and contributed papers will discuss both the fundamental aspects underlying certain applications and the particular challenges regarding technology, fabrication processes, and reliability.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: December 01, 2017
Organizers: Ma Qian
Sponsored By: Powder Materials Committee
Scope: Papers are invited on all aspects of powder metallurgy of non-ferrous metals including light and reactive metals.
Publication Date: June 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 01, 2018
Organizers: Jesse White
Sponsored By: Pyrometallurgy Committee
Scope: The scope of this topic includes many areas of growing interest concerning metallurgical processing of primary and secondary resources for extraction of various precious metals, including gold, silver and platinum group metals. An emphasis will be on the recovery of these metals from various substances that were traditionally deemed as hazardous waste or refractory feeds.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 01, 2018
Organizers: Tao Wang
Sponsored By: Energy Committee
Scope: Papers are invited on novel steelmaking technologies that save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 01, 2018
Organizers: Nikhil Gupta and Mrityunjay Doddamani
Sponsored By: Composite Materials Committee
Scope: This topic is based on a symposium scheduled for Materials Science & Technology 2017. Composite materials have found mainstream application, often to enhance the performance of components and reduce structural weight. A large variety of polymer and metal matrix composites have an overlapping density range with a wide variation in material properties. Topics of interest include all areas of metal and polymer matrix composites including:
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 01, 2018
Organizers: Orlando Rios and Scott McCall
Sponsored By: Magnetic Materials Committee
Scope: This topic covers the application of novel synthesis and processing strategies to produce magnetic materials for electronic and energy applications. Of particular interest are permanent magnet and magnetocaloric materials for energy conversion technologies and multiferroic materials for a wide variety of potential applications, including sensors, energy harvesting, and data storage and memory. Work describing the discovery and development of promising new materials and the application of advanced processing techniques for optimizing relevant materials properties are strongly encouraged.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: January 01, 2018
Organizers: Kester Clarke
Sponsored By: Shaping and Forming Committee
Scope: This invited topic spotlights the numerous advances in the experimental and computational methods used for constitutive analyses and improves our knowledge of the mechanical and metallurgical responses of advanced high strength steels to complex sheet forming processes. This includes increasing the understanding of the relationships between complex microstructures and mechanical behavior, as well as the relative influences of strain path and temperature on formability and failure.
Publication Date: July 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 01, 2018
Organizers: Jinichiro Nakano
Sponsored By: Alloy Phases Committee
Scope: Real time observations can provide information about materials behaviors, free from artifacts induced from conventional techniques. Emerging optical imaging techniques such as confocal laser microscopy and the thermal imaging furnace are enhanced with capabilities of controlling temperatures, atmospheres, and stresses, and measuring thermodynamic and kinetic data in situ. Emerging optical observation techniques, which have been only separately reported in the past, will be assembled in this special topic.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 01, 2018
Organizers: Mingming Zhang
Sponsored By: Materials Characterization Committee
Scope: Emphasizing practical applications and real-world case studies, this topic on advanced characterization techniques presents the principles of widely used, advanced surface and structural characterization techniques for quality assurance, contamination control, and process improvement. Papers are invited addressing useful basic principles and applications of modern technologies used to characterize engineering materials, explaining appropriate uses and related technical requirements for characterization techniques.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 01, 2018
Organizers: Ashley Spear and Antonios Kontsos
Sponsored By: Mechanical Behavior of Materials Committee
Scope: This JOM topic will describe state-of-the-art methods for collecting, mining, and/or analyzing data sets—both experimental and numerical—for which conventional fatigue analyses are unsuitable. The topic will provide a platform to highlight both the challenges and opportunities associated with the analysis of large and/or complex data sets and how researchers in the fatigue community are working to address these challenges through data-driven approaches.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: February 01, 2018
Organizers: Megan Cordill and Chris Weinberger
Sponsored By: Nanomechanical Materials Behavior Committee
Scope: This special topic will focus on the mechanical properties of small-volume and low-dimensional materials, as well as bulk materials that are comprised of or are aggregates of these materials including bulk nanostructured materials and nanoscale based hierarchical materials. Of particular interest are studies that discuss sample size effects, applications of nanoscale mechanical testing and the associated characterization, as well as modeling that addresses the mechanical properties of these materials.
Publication Date: August 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 01, 2018
Organizers: Amit Pandey and Guihua Yu
Sponsored By: Energy Conversion and Storage Committee
Scope: Energy storage and conversion technologies play a critical role in solving today's environmental issues. Current technologies include all types of fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors, photovoltaics, thermoelectrics, etc. Even though we have achieved considerable progress, there remain issues that hinder broad applications and market penetration for most of these technologies. This topic will include R&D of various types of materials for energy storage and conversion applications.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 01, 2018
Organizers: Mingming Zhang and John Howarter
Sponsored By: Recycling and Environmental Technologies Committee
Scope: Recycling and reprocessing of materials at the traditional end-of-life cycle can ideally result in feedstocks which can be used to manufacture the same product (for example, aluminum cans, copper and steel scraps, etc.). However, some valorized waste materials cannot be used in the same high-value application that created the waste. This special topic addresses new material innovations that are needed to appropriately up-cycle and down-cycle the recovered materials into appropriate technology.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 01, 2018
Organizers: Kinga Unocic
Sponsored By: Corrosion and Environmental Effects Committee
Scope: High temperature structural materials are used in aircraft as well as nuclear and various industrial applications. Exposure to high temperatures and harsh environments can cause their degradation and subsequent failure of the component or system. This special topic seeks papers covering the effect of an alloy’s composition on oxidation and/or corrosion; effect of different environments on materials performance; the presence of stresses under harsh environments; alloy protection using coatings; and further understanding on alloy oxidation and/or corrosion behavior.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: March 01, 2018
Organizers: Pascal Lavoie
Sponsored By: Aluminum Committee
Scope: Over the years, much effort has been made to improve the aluminum production process to reduce the specific energy consumption and resulting emissions in conjunction with the continuous increase of its production intensity. This topic aims at presenting advances and future challenges for the aluminum production process in reducing greenhouse gases emissions including perfluoro-carbons, specific energy consumption, and energy recovery technologies.
Publication Date: September 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline: April 01, 2018
Organizers: Philip Eisenlohr and Arun Devaraj
Sponsored By: Advanced Characterization, Testing, and Simulation Committee
Scope: Atom probe tomography (APT) and correlative microscopy that combines APT with other characterization methods are now widely used for microstructural characterization of metals, minerals, and materials. This special topic invites papers demonstrating recent progress in utilization of APT along with correlative microscopy where the 3D nanoscale compositional information obtained using APT complements other structural or chemical state characterization or simulation results that aid understanding phase transformation mechanisms or structure–property relationships in materials. Potential topics could include correlative microscopy approaches that are particularly beneficial for understanding grain boundary segregation of elements, understanding nanoscale precipitation, or quantifying segregation of solutes or vacancies to crystal defects and interfaces.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: April 01, 2018
Organizers: Peter Collins
Sponsored By: Titanium Committee
Scope: Papers are invited covering topics including: application of additively manufactured Ti components; effect of composition and processing of microstructures; alloy design; mechanical properties; computation and simulation; and others as may be appropriate.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: April 01, 2018
Organizers: Terry Wong and Muralidharan Paramsothy
Sponsored By: ICME
Scope: In 2008, the National Academy of Engineering issued a report titled “Integrated Computational Materials Engineering: A Transformational Discipline for Improved Competitiveness and National Security.” 2018 is the ten year anniversary of this major milestone in the discipline of ICME. This special topic in JOM includes how the 2008 ICME report has affected the materials science and engineering community over the last ten years and what is anticipated for the future. For example, papers will examine how ICME has affected the way that materials science and engineering is taught, how it has affected the product development life cycle, and how it has affected the design of new materials. Papers are also invited that deal with the major challenges that remain from the vision set out by the 2008 ICME report
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: April 01, 2018
Organizers: Sean Agnew and Victoria Miller
Sponsored By: Magnesium Committee
Scope: Alloy and process design are significantly complicated, relative to Al- and Ni-based alloys for which ICME has been most successfully employed, because Mg-based alloys possess a hexagonal crystal structure. Fortunately, the modeling and experimental tools required to perform ICME of Mg have significantly advanced over the past few years. This special topic provide a compact review of those recent advances.
Publication Date: October 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2018
Organizers: MIngming Zhang
Sponsored By: Materials Characterization Committee
Scope: Green materials with increasing technological applications in automobile, construction, and medical sectors are made of natural organic products such as lignocellulosic fibers. In particular, renewable, biodegradable, and environmentally friendly green composites are replacing conventional glass fiber composites with both cost and properties advantages. Green materials are also associated with neutral carbon emission, which is responsible for climate change. This is motivating worldwide legislation favoring the use of green materials in substitution for energy intensive conventional synthetic materials.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2018
Organizers: Kinnor Chattopadhyay
Sponsored By: Process Technology and Modeling Committee
Scope: Materials processing involve complex transport phenomena involving transient, turbulent, non-isothermal and multiphase flows, and the ability to model these flows has greatly enhanced our understanding of different processing operations. Today with increasing computational power and decreasing computational costs, researchers have pushed the boundaries and attempted to model various coupled multiphysics. These include steelmaking and casting, light metals processing, solidification, metal powder production, non-ferrous pyrometallurgy, molten salt electrolysis and many more.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2018
Organizers: Niaz Abdolrahim and Thomas Balk
Sponsored By: Chemistry and Physics of Materials Committee
Scope: Nanoporous and nanoarchitectured materials are attractive nanomaterials, offering large surface area and extremely light weights. The properties and applications of porous solids depend on their porosity, network structure, and surface area. Some potential applications include energy harvesting and storage, fuel cells, Li–ion batteries, hydrogen storage, catalysis, gas purification, separation technologies, and optics. This topic will cover advancement in synthesis, characterization and modeling of nanoporous and nanoarchitectured materials.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: May 01, 2018
Organizers: Takanari Ouchi and Sheikh Abdul Rezan
Sponsored By: Hydrometallurgy and Electrometallurgy Committee
Scope: The effluent/solution management of waste in the extractive metallurgical industry is becoming crucial as the world demand of metals increases with the growing market and demand for clean energy technologies. Therefore, there are compelling needs for understanding and designing effluent/waste management in the extractive metallurgical industry. Papers are invited on topics including, but not limited to, effluent/solution treatment processing related to mining, metal extraction and recycling, secondary recovery, nuclear waste, and water treatment.
Publication Date: November 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2018
Organizers: Amit Pandey
Sponsored By: Energy Conversion and Storage Committee
Scope: Papers are invited on advancements in SOFCs from research to product development. Areas that are relevant include but are not limited to low/ IT metal support; metals under dual atmosphere; HX alloys; coatings and degradation; metals/ alloys for hydrocarbon processing – carbon/ metal dusting; failure prediction / sensing; durability and reliability of fuel cell stack; cermet (anode) stability; electrolyte – electrode interface stability; electrode degradation assisted by gas phase contaminants in fuel and air; ceramic interconnects; advanced imaging techniques and tests to evaluate performance degradation.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2018
Organizers: Kevin Bockenstedt
Sponsored By: High Temperature Alloys Committee
Scope: Advances in superalloys and other high-temperature alloys have been largely driven by the demand for improved power and efficiency across the power generation, aerospace, chemical, oil and gas and propulsion industries. This topic seeks new technical information and critical reviews on the technology of high-temperature alloys.Areas of interest may include (but are not limited to): alloy development, advanced processing, long-term durability and stability, environmental damage, advancement in testing capabilities, and joining technologies.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2018
Organizers: Ravi K. Enneti
Sponsored By: Refractory Metals & Materials Committee Steels Committee
Scope: Papers are invited on the latest developments in design and manufacturing of refractory metals and alloys.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2018
Organizers: Jesse White
Sponsored By: Pyrometallurgy Committee
Scope: The scope of this topic includes design, synthesis, processing and characterization of traditional or advanced refractory materials for different extractive metallurgical uses. Contributions to industrial applications of these materials with a focus on their working conditions, damage mechanism and corrosion prevention will be particularly welcome.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: June 01, 2018
Organizers: Rajeev K. Gupta, Sandip Harimkar, and Kristen WIlliams
Sponsored By: Surface Engineering Committee
Scope: Corrosion and wear are surface phenomena and therefore surface engineering have been used to improve both properties. Coatings, surface alloying, gradient structures, nanocrystallization, and inhibitors have been applied to tailor the surfaces for improved corrosion and wear resistance. This special topic focuses on capturing recent advancements in: 1) surface engineering technologies to improve corrosion and/or wear resistance and 2) theoretical understanding of corrosion and/or wear behavior of the surfaces.
Publication Date: December 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2018
Organizers: Chris Gourlay
Sponsored By: Electronic Packaging and Interconnection Materials Committee
Scope: This topic will include papers on Pb-free solder development, advances in the understanding of joint reliability and emerging interconnection materials for harsh environments.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2018
Organizers: Dmitry Eskin
Sponsored By: Aluminum Committee
Scope: This topic covers the development of new alloys, optimization of commercial alloys, additions for structure modification as well as new and optimized heat treatments. Papers are invited that scrutinize new phases and morphologies, phase equilibria, textures, and structure characteristics as well as improved mechanical and technological properties.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2018
Organizers: Chang-Yong Nam
Sponsored By: Nanomaterials Committee
Scope: Atomic layer deposition (ALD), an advanced thin film coating method used to fabricate ultrathin, highly uniform and conformal material layers, is increasingly finding unique uses in generating functional nanomaterials. The theme will cover the recent advances in ALD for fabricating functional nanomaterials having novel material properties and technological applications.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: July 01, 2018
Organizers: Tolou Shokuhfar
Sponsored By: Biomaterials Committee
Scope: Most of the recent advances in medicine have been enabled by innovations in biomaterials, nanomaterials, nanoscience, and nanotechnology. Advanced biomaterials, nanoparticles, nanocomposites, as well as state of art technologies such as in situ liquid electron microscopy, bio nanomanufacturing and 3D bioprinting play an important role in medicine and bioengineering. More specifically bionanomaterials continue to be the focus of major research efforts around the world and play an important role in the development of new medical devices; diagnostic techniques; tissue repair, replacement, regeneration technologies, regenerative medicine, drug delivery systems and with combined approaches that are building upon theranostic applications. This topic will highlight advances in bio and nano material design, synthesis, simulation, and characterization various applications in medicine and bioengineering.
Publication Date: January 2019
Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 01, 2018
Organizers: Mingming Zhang
Sponsored By: Materials Characterization Committee
Scope: The search continues for suitable bioabsorbable metallic materials that could replace materials used for permanent implants. Mg-, Fe-, and Zn-based alloys are currently pursued in designing biodegradable implants. Unfortunately, present in vitro characterization methods for biomaterial assessment are unable to predict the in vivo degradation behavior and rates, critical for developing biodegradable implants. This special topic intends to summarize challenges, and provide insight into new developments, in characterization methods applicable to biodegradable medical materials.
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Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 01, 2018
Organizers: Jesse White
Sponsored By: Pyrometallurgy Committee
Scope: The scope of this topic would encompass the primary smelting of materials in electrode furnaces, including Cu, Ni, Pt, Si, and ferroalloys, encompassing industrial trends, emerging technology and furnace design; electrode technology; refractory and freeze linings, furnace process control, tapping, safety, and environmental control.
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Topic Title: Energy Materials
Manuscript Submission Deadline: August 01, 2018
Organizers: Tao Wang
Sponsored By: Energy Committee
Scope: The spectrum of energy materials includes a large variety of substances, which include but are not restricted to modern metallic materials, semiconducting materials, nanomaterials, optoelectronic materials, novel polymers, and biological substances. This topic will focus on materials that support advancements in energy technologies such as those used in solar cells and photovoltaic panels. The objective of this topic is to achieve a better understanding of these materials and to design new materials for the future.