Topic Editors

Prof. Dr. Junlei Qi
State Key Laboratory of Advanced Welding and Joining, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
Dr. Pengcheng Wang
Department of Materials Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China

Interfacial Bonding Design and Applications in Structural and Functional Materials

Abstract submission deadline
20 March 2024
Manuscript submission deadline
20 July 2024
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Dear Colleagues,

This Topic focuses on interface integration and applications in structural and functional materials. The performance and application capabilities of materials often depend on their interface connections, which in turn are influenced by various factors. We will explore the mechanisms, methods, and techniques of different material interface connections and discuss their impact on material properties and applications. Additionally, we will highlight examples and case studies of structural and functional materials in practical applications to demonstrate their wide range of application areas and potential uses. We will delve into their applications in energy, environment, healthcare, electronics, and other fields, analyzing their future trends. By reading this Topic, readers will gain a deep understanding of interface integration between structural and functional materials and their applications and potential in real-world scenarios. We are pleased to invite you to contribute your findings and insights regarding advancements, challenges, and potential solutions related to various material interface connections and their applications in different fields. We encourage authors to submit papers on fundamental aspects, experimental investigations, and theoretical analyses. We expect the articles to cover a wide range of topics, including interface design and characterization, interface-induced properties and phenomena, interface engineering techniques, and practical applications of materials with optimized interfaces. Original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Characterization of coatings and thin films in relation to key application areas;
  • Material structure and interface analysis;
  • Mechanical and micromechanical behavior of materials;
  • Lifetime prediction and durability assessment;
  • Microstructural and mechanical analysis techniques;
  • Defect assessment and identification at various stages;
  • Damage classification and corrosion resistance evaluation;
  • Advanced non-destructive techniques for monitoring material integrity;
  • Methods for predicting material degradation;
  • Nanostructured surface treatments for enhanced performance;
  • Interfacial joints: integration and applications in structural and functional materials.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Junlei Qi
Dr. Pengcheng Wang
Topic Editors


  • interface
  • microstructure analysis
  • structural materials
  • functional materials
  • nanostructured surface
  • coatings
  • characterization
  • defect assessment and identification
  • material degradation
  • surface treatments

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
3.9 6.3 2011 14.3 Days CHF 2700 Submit
3.4 4.7 2011 13.8 Days CHF 2600 Submit
2.7 3.6 2011 10.6 Days CHF 2600 Submit
3.2 5.5 2008 16.1 Days CHF 2600 Submit
3.4 5.2 2008 13.9 Days CHF 2600 Submit
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12 pages, 6678 KiB  
Zero- to One-Dimensional Zn24 Supraclusters: Synthesis, Structures and Detection Wavelength
Nanomaterials 2023, 13(23), 3058; - 30 Nov 2023
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A zinc supracluster [Zn24(ATZ)18(AcO)30(H2O)1.5]·(H2O)3.5 (Zn24), and a 1D zinc supracluster chain {[Zn24(ATZ)18(AcO)30(C2H5OH)2(H2O)3 [...] Read more.
A zinc supracluster [Zn24(ATZ)18(AcO)30(H2O)1.5]·(H2O)3.5 (Zn24), and a 1D zinc supracluster chain {[Zn24(ATZ)18(AcO)30(C2H5OH)2(H2O)3]·(H2O)2.5}n (1-D⊂Zn24) with molecular diameters of 2 nm were synthesized under regulatory solvothermal conditions or the micro bottle method. In an N,N-dimethylformamide solution of Zn24, Fe3+, Ni2+, Cu2+, Cr2+ and Co2+ ions exhibited fluorescence-quenching effects, while the rare earth ions Ce3+, Dy3+, Er3+, Eu3+, Gd3+, Ho3+, La3+, Nd3+, Sm3+, and Tb3+showed no obvious fluorescence quenching. In ethanol solution, the Zn24 supracluster can be used to selectively detect Ce3+ ions with excellent efficiency (limit of detection (LOD) = 8.51 × 10−7 mol/L). The Zn24 supracluster can also detect wavelengths between 302 and 332 nm using the intensity of the emitted light. Full article
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