APL Materials features original, experimental research on significant topical issues within the field of materials science. In order to highlight research at the forefront of materials science, emphasis is given to the quality and timeliness of the work. The journal considers theory or calculation only if a significant experimental component is also included in a paper or if the work is timely and has been specially commissioned.
In addition to regular articles, the journal also publishes Special Topics, which report on cutting-edge areas in materials science, such as Perovskite Solar Cells, Frontiers in Oxides, and Materials Genome.
Topic areas include:
- Nanostructures, nanocomposites, and nanomaterials
- Low-dimensional materials
- Bioinspired and biological materials (including tissue engineering and drug delivery)
- Materials for energy harvesting, storage, and generation
- First principle calculations coupled to experimental results
- Optical and photonic materials
- Ferroic and multiferroic materials
- Thin Films
- Electronic, magnetic, and superconducting materials
- Semiconductors and nitride materials
- Catalytic materials
- Advanced microscopy