Scripta Materialia is a LETTERS journal of Acta Materialia, providing a forum for the rapid publication of short communications on the relationship between the structure and the properties of inorganic materials. The emphasis is on originality rather than incremental research. Short reports on the development of materials with novel or substantially improved properties are also welcomed. Emphasis is on either the functional or mechanical behavior of metals, ceramics and semiconductors at all length scales. The following aspects are of particular interest: (i) discovery or development of new materials with novel functional or mechanical properties of potential engineering interests; (ii) characterization of the structure and chemistry of materials for understanding the properties; (iii) cutting-edge experiments and theory for understanding structure-property relationships; (iv) novelty in simulation and modeling in the context of understanding properties, preferably combined with experimental verification.
inorganic materials, metals, ceramics, semiconductors
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