Dear Colleagues,

It is my great pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to the forthcoming Special Issue on “Advanced Techniques for Materials Characterization” in Materials (open access journal, Impact Factor: 2.972,

Fundamental understanding of micro-and nanoscale effects leading to desired physical, electrical and mechanical properties of contemporary materials manufactured classically or by novel technologies, is the key for development of novel steels, alloys, functional materials and composites with different areas of application. Therefore, the comprehensive characterization of the microstructure of each type of material, from micrometer down to atomic scale by using advanced microscopical and analytical techniques as well as synchrotron-based techniques became a necessity.

Therefore, the focus of this Special Issue will be on material characterization by means of, but not restricted to:

Experimental and theoretical contributions as full-length research articles, short communications and review manuscripts are kindly welcome.

The usual conditions stated by MDPI as the publisher of the journal, including the peer review process as well as publication fees can be found on the journal’s website at