Materials processing is the first, and a key, step in proper utilization of the composition of a given material and to realize the microstructural features that are intended to attain desired property levels for a given application. Both primary and secondary processing methods are equally important in tailoring the end properties of materials. In view of the crucial importance of the processing of materials, this Special Issue is intending to cover all innovative aspects of primary processing (solid phase, liquid phase, two phase, 3D printing, rapid solidification, etc.) and secondary processing (such as variations in extrusion, forging, rolling, equichannel angular extrusion, etc.) of materials (polymers/ metal/ceramic-based, including their composites). Desirable attributes expected for submission will be processing–microstructure–property interrelations.
Prof. Manoj GuptaGuest Editor
Special Issue Link: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/technologies/special_issues/rev_adv
To enhance the journal, sensors could present something like the News & Views of nature journals only in a different manner. In sociology sensing means to go straight to the bottom of something in the sense “to uncover the truth”. Hence, one could develop two branches: (1) Very critical contributions asking about the real impact of former findings, inventions or prevailing opinions some years later? For example what impact have had very promising physical effects or technological or achievements in our daily life? (2) Very speculative contributions risking a view into the future, e.g. something along the line /Is graphene the sensing top matter in 2050?/ Alternatively, the prediction of relatively new topics like memristors for human life in future and so on. These aspects, which are not related to a senor in the sense of a hardware component could attract many other readers or authors and would work in natural sciences as well as in humanities but will change sensors original focus.