February 2020 marked the release of the second issue of the 11th volume of Advanced Materials Letters. The issue takes forward the agenda of IAAM in this new decade, i.e. ‘Advancement of materials to sustainable and green world’. The journal is published on the model of Diamond Open Access to make possible the wide dissemination of scientific knowledge and research. The February 2020 issue contains a total of 13 articles, including the editorial.
Article 1: Advanced Materials Congress Celebrating 10th Years Of Establishment
The editorial of the issue presents the highlights of the decade-long journey of Advanced Materials Congress (AMC), the flagship event of the International Association of Advanced Materials. This article has been contributed by Prof. (Dr.) Ashutosh Tiwari, the editor-in-chief of Advanced Materials Letters. In the article, Prof. Tiwari talks about how the AMC started and how it has grown to become one of the most prestigious and innovative scientific conferences. The article gives a detailed overview of the journey that AMC has undertaken in the last ten years.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (2), 20021468, Download Full article.
Article 2: Secure Management Of Networked Batteries For Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Systems
The second article of the issue authored by Han et al., from School Of Science, RMIT University, Australia; School of Property Construction And Project Management, RMIT University, Australia and Department of Electrical Engineering, Harbin Institute Of Technology, China reviews the related research on Building Integrated Photovoltaics for efficient utilization of solar energy, and further clarifies the concept of networked batteries. The authors have also pointed out that the real-time estimation on the State-of-Charge (SoC) of Lithium-ion battery is crucial for secure management of the networked batteries.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (2), 20021469, Download Full article.
Article 3: The Cause Of 100-Year Low Carbonated Concrete Of The Bridge
The third article of the issue is “The Cause of 100-year Low Carbonated Concrete of the Bridge”, authored by Janotka et al. from Department Of Material Research, Building Testing And Research Institute Slovakia in collaboration with Department Of Concrete Structures And Bridges, Faculty Of Civil Engineering Of Slovak University Of Technology, Slovakia. They have presented research studies focused on 100 years old concrete bridges in Slovakia. As a result, they found two bridges were having a very low carbonation depth under an ordinary cement-based render coat. This article is focused on the probable explanation of this phenomenon.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (2), 20021470, Download Full article.
Article 4: Organic Montmorillonite Intercalated Nano-Composites Prevent Post-Surgical Associated Infections
The fourth article of the issue reported the fabrication of organic montmorillonite intercalated nanocomposites that can prevent post-surgical associated infections. The article authored by Rezvani et al., from Department of Chemistry, Materials And Chemical Engineering “Giulio Natta”, Politecnico Di Milano, Milano, Italy; Department of Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine, Faculty of Advanced Technologies In Medicine, Iran University Of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran and Tissue Engineering Research Group (TERG), Department Of Anatomy And Cell Biology, School Of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran proves that neither montmorillonite nor organic montmorillonite showed apoptosis and cytotoxicity effect on the cells. The high potential for the prevention of post-surgical infections was confirmed by the strong antibacterial activity of the synthesized organic montmorillonite against E. coli, S. aureus, K. pneumonia and P. aeruginosa.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (2), 20021471, Download Full article.
Article 5: Morphology/Tensile Performance Relationship For LLDPE/PP Double Gated Injected Blends
The next article was on “Morphology/tensile Performance Relationship for LLDPE/PP Double Gated Injected Blends”, focused on the relationship between material morphology and tensile behavior, both under static and dynamic loading conditions. As a future scope of the work, Rosales et al., from Institute of Materials Science And Technology (INTEMA), University of Mar Del Argentina presented that they would use the blend with the most reliable behavior, to obtain a ternary composite reinforced with recycled rubber particles obtained from scrap tires.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (2), 20021472, Download Full article.
Article 6: Preparation And Characterization Of Nickel Ferrite Nanoparticles Via Sol-Gel Method
The sixth article was authored by Nampoothiri et al., from Mahatma Gandhi University, India. The article presented the synthesis of nickel ferrite (NiFe₂O₄) nanoparticles using sol-gel followed by sintering method. The work investigated the dielectric properties of Nickel ferrite nanoparticles such as dielectric loss and permittivity at various frequencies and temperatures along with the ac conductivity of nanoparticles.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (2), 20021473, Download Full article.
Article 7: Nitrogen-Doped Diamond Nanowire Gas Sensor For The Detection Of Methane
The seventh article of the issue was focused on “Nitrogen-doped Diamond Nanowire Gas Sensor for the Detection of Methane”, authored by Andrew F. Zhou, Xinpeng Wang, Peter Feng from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Nanonex Corporation, and University of Puerto Rico, USA. The article focused on the on the fabrication of high-performance nitrogen-doped ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) nanowires for the sensing of methane (CH4) gas. The fabricated materials possess the extra advantage of the large surface-to-volume ratio and a small active area offered by the 1D nanowire geometry. The gas sensor has the sensitivity down to 2 ppm at room temperature with fast response and recovery times than that of other nanodiamond thin film-based sensors.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (2), 20021474, Download Full article.
Article 8: Manufacture Of Functional Open-Cell Al Foams With Recycled Al Scraps Using NaCl Ball Space Holder
In the eighth article, Asavavisithchai et al., from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand reported the fabrication of Interconnected open-cell Al foams, with various fractions of recycled Al alloy scrap by using a sintering and dissolution process. The fabricated foams can be applied as heat exchangers, interconnects, bone-replacement implants, sound insulators and catalyst support.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (2), 20021475, Download Full article.
Article 9: Vilsmeier-Haack Transformations Under Non Classical Conditions
The ninth article by Mohammed et al., from Ibn Sina National College For Medical Studies and Department Of Pharmaceutical Science, Ibn Sina National College For Medical Studies, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia investigates the possibility to use Vilsmeier-Haack reagent for formylation and acetylation of certain anisoles and pyridines under non-classical conditions using a mortar and pestle to grind the reactants. The Vilsmeier-Haack reagent is known as a mild reagent widely applied for formylation, acylation, ring closure, and ring annulation.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (2), 20021476, Download Full article.
Article 10: New Application Of Highly Vesicular Basalt From Jabel Isbil Volcano (Dhamar-Rada’a Volcanic Field), Yemen
The tenth article of the issue described a study based on a vesicular basalt sample from Jabel Isbil Volcano that is located in Dhamar-Rada’a Volcanic Field (DRVF), SE Sana’a, Yemen. The work is presented by Eraky et al., from Kafrelsheikh University and Tanta University, Egypt emphasizes on vesicular basalt after thermal treatment processes and showed that the samples possess semiconducting behavior with high electrical resistivity. The electrical resistivity of the sample reached 1.2 G.ohm.m at room temperature.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (2), 20021477, Download Full article.
Article 11: An Assessment Of Tribological Characteristics Under Different Operating Condition
In the next article, Eddine et al., from Laboratory of Materials Technology, University Of Science And Technology, Algeria assesses and evaluates the wear and friction behavior of SAE-AISI 1060 steel and brass (CuZn37Pb2) at different initial surface roughness and normal load using pin-on-disc test. The tribological behavior of the materials were analyzed and presented that the friction coefficient, wear loss and wear rate of steel increase with track width at high initial surface roughness and normal load.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (2), 20021478, Download Full article.
Article 12: Functional Bi Coatings As A Perspective Material For Radiation Shields Production Against Electron Radiation
In the 12th article of the issue, Tishkevich et al. from Division Of Cryogenic Research, SSPA “Scientific-Practical Materials Research Centre of NAS of Belarus”; South Ural State University, Russia and Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Belarus presented an electrochemical deposition method for the 100–2700 μm thick Bi coatings to study the structure and shielding efficiency against ionizing radiation. The authors shown that the thickness of Bi shields increasing more than 2 g/cm2 that lead to a significant rising in shielding properties. The reason behind this is the braking radiation and the predominant contribution to the shield absorbed dose.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (2), 20021479, Download Full article.
Article 13: Effects Of Silica Modified NiFe2O4 On The Dielectric And Electrical Properties Of NiFe2O4 Filled Poly (Methyl Methacrylate) Composites
The last article of the issue is contributed by Moharana et al., from Centurion University Of Technology And Management; School Of Physics, Sambalpur University and School of Chemistry, Sambalpur University, India presented the fabrication of NiFe2O4 filled Poly (methyl methacrylate) Composites and also studied the effects of silica modified NiFe2O4 on the Dielectric and Electrical Properties of the composite. The dielectric loss was reported to be below 0.5 and the maximum dielectric constant was up to ≈ 67. This study suggested that the silica modified NiFe2O4 filled Poly (methyl methacrylate) can be considered as a promising candidate for microelectronic engineering application due to its high dielectric constant and low loss.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (2), 20021480, Download Full article.
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