Focus Issue on Complex Multi-Metal Carbides

Call for Papers

The ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology is publishing a collection of papers on Complex Multi-Metal Carbides.

Transition metal carbides are experiencing a resurgence in recent years due to their interesting properties and applications including catalysis, energy storage, and mechanical properties. However, moving beyond simple single-metal carbides can be quite challenging synthetically. Over the last 10 years, complex multi-metal carbides have seen a significant increase in research funding and publications. These complex metal carbides have a range of compositions, crystal structures, and phases, including solid solutions, true ternary compounds, MAX phases and related MXenes, and high entropy alloys. Most publications focus on the properties of these materials, leaving the synthesis details to the experimental section—and less explained and understood. This focus issue helps researchers understand the complexities involved in synthesizing these materials and how the properties can be tuned through synthetic manipulation.

This virtual issue accepts papers covering the following topics:    

  • Complex multi-metallic metal carbide compounds
  • Novel and unique synthesis methods
  • Detailed mechanistic insights highlighting carbide formation reactions
  • New phases and compositions of multi-metallic carbides
  • Structure property relationships

This focus issue is open to everyone. Interested authors may submit review, critical review, perspective, methods, communication, or original research articles.

Accepting Submissions: July 18, 2022 | Submission Deadline: October 12, 2022

(At the time of submission, indicate that the paper is intended for the Focus Issue on Complex Multi-Metal Carbides)

Guest Editor

Brian Leonard, University of Wyoming, U.S. |

Technical Editor

Krishnan Rajeshwar, The University of Texas at Arlington, U.S. |

Associate Editor

Paul Maggard, North Carolina State University, U.S. |


Krishnan Rajeshwar, The University of Texas at Arlington, U.S. |

Articles are published in a standard issue of the journal as they are accepted. If selected at submission, accepted papers are published online in the ECS Digital Library on IOPscience within 24 hours of scheduling for publication. The version of record is published online within approximately 10 days of final acceptance.

Visit the ECS website for author submission instructions and requirements for each article type.

OPEN ACCESS: Authors choosing to publish open access agree to pay an article processing charge (APC) if their papers are accepted. APCs are discounted by 75 percent for ECS members and waived for authors from ECS Plus subscribing institutions. Check if your institution subscribes to ECS Plus. Discounts are applied at the time of payment.


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