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Special Issue "Radiation Chemistry for New Materials and Applications"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Melissa A. Denecke

The University of Manchester, Dalton Nuclear Institute, Manchester, UK
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Interests: physical chemistry; actinide elements; nuclear fuel cycle; nuclear energy; X-ray absorption spectroscopy; synchrotron radiation
Guest Editor
Dr. Laura Leay

The University of Manchester, Dalton Nuclear Institute, Manchester & Dalton Cumbrian Facility, Moor Row, UK
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Interests: materials science; radiation effects in materials; nuclear fuel cycle; nuclear waste disposability; radiation chemistry; ion beam interations; porous and amorphous materials

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue on "Radiation Chemistry for New Materials and Applications" will be focused on innovative and novel research relating to the use of radiation chemical methods, as well as ion irradiation methods, for development and application of functional materials with optimised properties. We invite you to contribute relevant and current scientific results, in the form of full papers and communications, addressing radiation chemistry and ion irradiation-based strategies for synthesising novel materials for all areas of applications, such as electrochemical devices and space components; for grafting  of coatings on surfaces, thus optimising material functionality and performance; for developing radiation hard materials, such as those for accident tolerant fuels and new reactor designs in nuclear energy technologies; for specific high-end materials, such as those used in the biomedical and radiation protection fields. Contributions from applications in other related areas are also welcomed. We especially welcome contributions from participants of the International Conference on Ionizing Processes (ICIP), held in July 2018, in Annapolis Maryland, U.S.A.

Prof. Melissa A. Denecke
Dr. Laura Leay
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com 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 papers will be 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. Molecules 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 1800 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.


  • Radiation induced-synthesis
  • Ion implantation for creation of novel materials
  • Specialty polymers
  • Nanostructures and composites
  • Radiation hardening by design
  • Biomedical radiation chemistry applications
  • Radiation-based sensors
  • Materials radiation processing
  • Radiation applications in outer space and nuclear technologies

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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