Recent Advances of Diffusion Thermodynamics and Kinetics in Metallic Materials

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2025 | Viewed by 57

Special Issue Editors

E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Ingeniería Mecánica, Escuela Superior de Ciudad Sahagún, Autonomous University of Hidalgo State, Ciudad Sahagún 43990, Hidalgo, Mexico
Interests: mechanochemical material synthesis; wear; growth kinetics; termochemical treatment; metal-based nanocomposites; surface functionalization; corrosion; diffusion in solids; mathematical models of diffusion; inclusions

E-Mail Website1 Website2
Guest Editor
Departmento de Posgrado, Tlalnepantla Institute of Technology, Estado de México 54070, México
Interests: surfaces; boriding; nitriding; carburizing; wear; mechanic characterization; nanohardness; kinetics in metallic materials; clean steelmaking; inclusions; solidification processes; secondary phase particle characterization and control

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Materials science has experienced remarkable progress in recent years, mainly due to a renewed focus on fundamental research in physics and chemistry that has yielded a host of innovative new materials technologies which have the potential to revolutionize a range of industries. The implications of these advancements are vast and far-reaching, and the future of this field is promising. Diffusion is a phenomenon closely linked to the random thermal motion of atoms, resulting in a change in the macroscopic concentration profile. This process can be observed in different states of matter including gases, liquids, and solids such as amorphous and crystalline metals. The study of diffusion provides significant information about the atomic structure of materials and their defects, which is invaluable in several fields including materials science and engineering. Diffusion plays a critical role in controlling the rates of kinetic processes associated with the synthesis of materials, their modification, and their failure. Therefore, understanding diffusion mechanisms is crucial for the design and development of materials with specific properties and functionalities. It is also worth noting that diffusion is a complex process influenced by various factors such as temperature, pressure, and the composition of the material; hence, it requires the careful analysis and interpretation of experimental data to obtain accurate results. In conclusion, diffusion is a fundamental process in various aspects of materials science and engineering and a thorough understanding of the mechanisms that drive it can provide valuable information for the design and development of materials with tailored properties and functionalities. In light of the above, we are pleased to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue focusing on theoretical and experimental work related to diffusion thermodynamics and kinetics in metallic materials. Original research articles, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Martín Ortíz-Domínguez
Prof. Dr. Oscar Armando Gómez-Vargas
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • diffusion in intermetallic phases
  • diffusion in nanostructured intermetallic materials
  • diffusion-controlled solid-state reactions
  • thermochemical treatments applied to metallic materials
  • thermal diffusion
  • growth kinetics in solids
  • materials design
  • Fick’s first law
  • self-diffusion

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
Back to TopTop