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Monthly periodical scientific and technical journal of analytic chemistry, physical, mechanical and mathematical methods of substances and materials investigation and certification

Founded at 1932, Moscow

"Industrial Laboratory. Materials Diagnostics" ("Zavodskaya Laboratoriya. Diagnostika Materialov") is a monthly peer-reviewed multidisciplinary scientific journal dedicated to the methods of determination of composition, structure and properties of various materials. The journal publishes the original research papers and critical reviews dealing with all aspects of analytical chemistry, investigation of materials composition, mechanics, and mathematical statistics. Original name of the journal from 1932 was "Industrial Laboratory", and was changed to "Industrial Laboratory. Materials Diagnostics" in 1995.

The journal contains four main sections.

The section "Substances analysis" is devoted to all stages of analytical cycle, topics to be covered by this section include, but are not limited to: atomic and molecular spectrometry (AES, AAS, MS, X-ray, IR, Raman, NMR, fluorescence), chromatography and electrophoresis, chemical methods of analysis, chemical sensors, biosensors and related technologies, sampling, sample preparation, separation techniques, environmental, clinical, biological and agrochemical applications, instrumentation, surface analysis, and data processing.

The section "Structure and properties investigation" is divided into two sub-sections:

the sub-section "Physical methods of investigation and monitoring" is dedicated to the investigation of wide range of materials by means of structural (electronic and optical microscopy; X-ray, electron and neutron diffraction, etc.), electro-physical, spectroscopic and resonance methods including nondestructive testing;

the sub-section "Materials mechanics: strength, durability, safety" is devoted to constructions tests on strength, crack growth resistance, reliability, safety by criteria of short-term and long strength, creep, low-cycle and thermal fatigue, high-cycle fatigue, tribology. Of special concern is analysis of stress-strain states by means of both experimental methods of research (photoelasticity, holography, electronic digital speckle interferometry) and computer simulation techniques.

The section "Mathematical methods of investigation" covers the aspects of applied statistics (including statistics of non-numeric data, regression analysis, classification methods), design of experiments, expert estimation, statistical methods of quality assurance, mathematical modelling and identification of technological, chemical and physical processes on the basis of the theory of fuzzy sets, interval mathematics and statistics.

The section "Compliance verification. Laboratory accreditation"

deals with all metrological aspects of quality assurance in analytical measurements (uncertainty, traceability, uniformity of results, etc.), product certification, development and characterization of reference materials.

"Industrial Laboratory. Materials Diagnostics" is intended primarily for specialists working in industrial and environmental laboratories and also for researchers and educators in the field of materials sciences.

English translation of selected articles from «Zavodskaya Laboratoriya. Diagnostika Materialov” is published by the journal "Inorganic Materials" (Issues 14-15).