Call for Papers - Invitation

Special Issue

Fundamentals of Phase Change Materials (PCM)


Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing (Elsevier)

Guest Editors

Mattia Boniardi (Micron Semiconductor Italia s.r.l., Italy)

Antonio Massimiliano Mio (CNR-IMM, Italy)

Wei Zhang (Xi'an Jiaotong, China)

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Submission deadline:

March 15th, 2021

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VSI:Fundamentals of PCM – Research Paper
VSI:Fundamentals of PCM – Review Article


Dear Colleagues,
The Elsevier journal Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing ( is currently running a Special Issue entitled "Fundamentals of phase-change materials: synthesis, characterization, devices and modeling" with Mattia Boniardi, Antonio M. Mio and Wei Zhang serving as Guest Editors. Contributions should deal fundamentals of PCM for current and future devices, including but NOT LIMITED to investigations about optical properties, structural properties, resistance drift, thermoelectric phenomena, doping, element migration, endurance and thermal cross-talk. The collection should provide a portrait of the state-of-the-art by means of materials synthesis and characterization, theory and modeling, device fabrications and integrations.

We encourage you to send contributions in this framework. The accepted papers will be published on an ongoing basis and simultaneously being grouped online under a specific special issue link. You may either write a short overview/review article or submit your latest original results as a research paper.
We hope to spark your interest and look forward to receiving your manuscript soon. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Best regards, the Guest Editors
Mattia Boniardi, Antonio Massimiliano Mio, Wei Zhang

2020-12-18 to 2021-03-15