MPM, No 1, Vol. 1, 2000
Dear Colleagues,

We would like to introduce you to the journal "Materials Physics and Mechanics", which is launched this year by Institute of Problems of Mechanical Engineering (Russian Academy of Sciences, St.Petersburg, Russia) and Advanced Study Center Co.Ltd. (St.Petersburg, Russia).

If any one technology can be said to shape the face of today society, it is materials technology. New materials, materials processes and applications are of major importance in boosting many  high technological sectors. As discussions and intererst in materials science and technology grow, the journal "Materials Physics and Mechanics" will became the place to disseminate knowledge of the physical and mechanical phenomena and processes in materials.

The journal specializes in the rapid publication of international conference proceedings in every area of materials physics and mechanics. All papers will be subject to rigorous peer review.

The editors of the journal "Materials Physics and Mechanics" look forward to receiving your comments and contributions to the journal.

Have a useful enjoyable read!

Yours sincerely,

Vladimir Bulatov  and   Ilya Ovid'ko
Principal Editor             Principal Editor