Advanced Materials Letters (AML) is a leading not-for-profit open-access international scientific journal published by the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM). Launched in the year 2010 as the official journal of IAAM, the journal publishes high-quality peer-reviewed articles on materials science, engineering, and technology. The journal provides a platform to present the latest research on both theoretical and experimental results as full papers, reviews, communication, letter to editors, etc. The subjects covered span through a wide range that includes materials of chemistry, physics, engineering, and technology.
Fig. 1. Cover images of Advanced Materials Letters published in 2019: The official journal of the International Association of Advanced Materials.
In the month of December 2019, IAAM released the 12th issue of the Advanced Materials Letters. This special issue is focused on “Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology” and contains 10 research articles, two review articles, and a total of 13 articles including the editorial on the “Researcher of the year 2019 – Prof. Enge Wang”. All the articles published in this December 2019 special issue can be downloaded for free at www.vbripress.com/aml.
Article 1: Researcher Of The Year 2019: Professor Enge Wang – A Legendary Researcher Of Atomistic World
The first article is the editorial of this special issue, written by Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, Editor-in-Chief of AML. The editorial is dedicated to Prof. Enge Wang, who has been conferred upon with the prestigious title of ‘Researcher of the Year 2019’ by IAAM. Prof. Enge Wang is an eminent physicist and serves as the Vice President, Chinese Academy of Sciences and President Emeritus of Peking University, China. The editorial article presents an overview of his education and academic career, awards, recognitions, and contributions to science.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (12), 850-854, Download Full article.
Article 2: Graphene In Russia: The Main Centers, Research Areas, Results
The second article of the issue gives an overview of the research and innovations of “Graphene in Russia”. The article entitled, “Graphene In Russia: The Main Centers, Research Areas, Results”, is written by Prof. Vladimir and Prof. Sergey from Russian Academy of Sciences, and covers a summary of main research areas, scientific groups, their leaders, theoretical methods in the application to graphene materials, devices based on graphene and related structures, and a lot more related to the graphene research activities being carried out in Russia.Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (12), 855–859, Download Full article.
Article 3: Principles And Practices Of Si Light Emitting Diodes Using Dressed Photons
The third article reviews the research and developments of the silicon (Si) light-emitting diodes (Si-LEDs) fabricated using a novel dressed-photon-phonon (DPP-assisted annealing method. The article is authored by M. Ohtsu and T. Kawazoe from Department of Research, Research Origin for Dressed Photon and Institute of Advanced Laser Technology, Tokyo Denki University, Japan, respectively. The presented devices exhibit unique light emission spectral profiles in the wavelength range 900–2500 nm with a novel photon breeding feature. The highest optical output power demonstrated was as high as 2.0 W.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (12), 860–867, Download Full article.
Article 4: Dual Effect Of Light Irradiation For Surface Relief Gratings Formation In Se-Rich Ge-Se Thin Films
The fourth article published is about the dual effect of light irradiation and presents the mechanisms for surface relief grating formation in Ge-Se thin films exposed to diffracted light. In the article, Prof Maria Mitkova from Boise State University, USA, and her team, reported a dual effect of light irradiation leading to mass transport and structural changes, which also results in a surface relief formation.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (12), 868-873, Download Full article.
Article 5: Synthesis, Structural Characterization, Dielectric And Piezoelectric Properties Of Multiferroic Double-Perovskite Bi2FeMnO6 Ceramics
The fifth article of the issue is dedicated to the synthesis, structural characterization, dielectric, and piezoelectric properties of multiferroic double-perovskite BFMO ceramics. The authors from Nanjing University, China, have presented a huge number of important details and results in this article.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (12), 874-879, Download Full article.
Article 6: Anisotropic And Nonlinear Mechanical Properties In Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials
The sixth article is reported by a group of researchers from University of Louisville, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Columbia University, USA, which is dedicated to the anisotropic and nonlinear mechanical properties in two-dimensional nanomaterials and presents an account of a systematic computational calculation based on the state-of-the-art quantum mechanics method specifically carried out to study the response of mechanical properties to various strains exerted on graphene, SiC sheet, 2D sandwiched GaP, and InP binary compounds.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (12), 880-886, Download Full article.
Article 7: Anisotropy Of Mechanical Properties Of An AZ31 Alloy Prepared By SPD Method
The seventh article in the issue presents the findings and results of the anisotropy of mechanical properties of an AZ31 alloy prepared by SPD method. The experiment discussed in this article involves the processin0g of AZ31 alloy by equal angular channel processing.
Citation of article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (12), 887-892, Download Full article.
Article 8: Validation Of Advanced Constitutive Models For Accurate FE Modeling Of TPU
The eighth article illustrates a relatively new range of applications for TPU components. The researchers from Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland, emphasises the materials calibration process and specifically demonstrates materials validation on system level for selected TPU materials.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (12), 893-898, Download Full article.
Article 9: Alignment Of Rods And Flakes Using Electric Field
The ninth research article in this issue investigates the phenomenon of aligning electrically neutral anisotropic objects such as rods, flakes, and other shapes with an applied electric field. The required processing conditions have also been discussed in the article.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (12), 899-902, Download Full article
Article 10: Shape Memory Polymer Composites For Long-Term Exposure To Space Environment
The tenth article of this issue is published by a group from the Department of Industrial Engineering, the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Italy, which presents a detailed account of the designing and testing of Shape Memory Polymer Composite (SMPC) for a long-term exposure to the space environment.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (12), 903-906, Download Full article.
Article 11: In-Soil Biodegradation Behavior Of Chitosan-Coated Phosphorylated Starch Films
The eleventh research article of the journal is an investigation of the in-soil biodegradation behavior of chitosan-coated phosphorylated starch films. The report presents a study of the effects of chemical modification by crosslinking and surface functionalization with chitosan on corn starch-films biodegradability.Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (12), 907-912, Download Full article.
Article 12: Adaptive FRP Structures For Exterior Applications
The twelfth article is reported by a group of researchers from the University of Stuttgart, Germany and is dedicated to the adaptive Fiber-reinforced Plastic structures for exterior applications and presents a new FRP façade shading demonstrator called ‘flexafold’. The functional principles and components of this demonstrator have also been discussed in this paper.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (12), 913-918, Download Full article.
Article 13: Characterization Of Plasma Activated Water For Medical Applications
The last article in the issue presents a characterization of Plasma Activated Water for medical applications. The work, reported by the researchers of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, is based on the analysis of the plasma discharge in the air using optical emission spectroscopy (OES) and also includes a detailed characterization of Plasma Activated Water for its chemical constituents.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2019, 10 (12), 919-923, Download Full article.
International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) is a premier body active in the world of advanced materials. Established in 2010, the association works extensively every day to create an interactive global network to accomplish its motive “Advancement of Materials for Global Excellence” that can lead to an increase in engagements and collaborations. For this purpose, the organization brings together researchers, professionals, students, and the scientific elites on various platforms. The organization has a rich legacy of over twenty thousand high-end experts and awardees. IAAM looks forward to celebrating its 10th anniversary in the year 2020.
This latest issue of Advanced Materials Letters contains a heap of information that has been contributed by various elite scientists and researchers from all around the world. The journal will turn out to be a valuable source of rich and profound knowledge for all the scientific professionals and budding researchers active in the world of nanomaterials and nanotechnology.
Currently, AML is using the ScholarOne Manuscript Submission System for a transparent and easy peer-review process. The journal is indexed by popular indexing systems and also using Publon reviewer’s database for an efficient review process. IAAM is committed to engaging the advanced materials community to put forward the efforts of researchers and towards the development of this journal from the last 10 years. On behalf of IAAM, the journal invited the advanced materials community to publish their next article in the thematic 10th-anniversary issue and to contribute more towards the “Advancement of Materials to Global Excellence”.