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The Journal is intended to cover some "frontier" aspects of materials science and, in particular, the most modern and advanced processes for the production of inorganic (semiconductors and metal alloys), organic (protein crystals) materials and "living" (in vitro) biological tissues, with emphasis on the fluid-dynamic conditions under which they are operated. The Journal focuses on the final properties of these materials as well as on fluid-mechanical aspects pertaining to the technological processes used to grow them.

The scope of the Journal is covered by these topics (which could be updated): interplay between fluid motion and materials preparation processes (by means of: experimental investigation; computer modeling & simulation; novel numerical techniques and multiprocessor computations); multi-phase and multi-component systems; pattern formation; multi-scale modeling; interface-tracking methods (e.g., VOF, level-set) and moving boundaries; solidification; semiconductor crystals; metallurgy; dynamics of dispersed particles, bubbles and droplets (sedimentation, Marangoni migration, coalescence mechanisms, interaction with advancing fronts, etc.); dynamics and static behavior of fluid surfaces and interfaces; gravitational convection; surface-tension-driven convection; vibrational and magnetic convection; instability and bifurcation in fluid mechanics; flow stability and transition to chaos; flow control methods; macromolecular (protein) crystallization (nucleation mechanisms, morphology, surface growth kinetics and related interplay with the fluid-dynamics of the growth reactors); tissue engineering (physicochemical factors affecting the growth kinetics of biological tissues in standard bioreactors, trajectory analysis; shape evolution, effect of fluid-dynamic shear forces, design of new growth reactors).