Advanced Materials Letters, May 2020 issue highlights the ‘Advanced materials technology for health, energy and environment’

International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) engaged in the promotion of Diamond Open Access advancement of materials science and technology publishing. The release of the fifth issue of the 11th volume of Advanced Materials Letters was marked showcase of advanced materials research and developments to readers and the scientific community in not-for-profit practices. The published 09 articles in this issue provide a rapid pace to shape more effective materials research and the latest information about the ‘Advanced materials technology for health, energy and environment’.

IAAM’s official journal, Advanced Materials Letters is one of popular forefront voice among worldwide researchers for its model of Diamond Open Access (DOA), which impart influential contribution in knowledge and fulfills the organization’s objective of ‘Advancement of materials to sustainable & green world’.

Article 1: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Related Coronavirus: A Patent Based View

The first article of the issue is authored by Mayuree Sengupta and H. Purushothamfrom National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), India. This work discussed delve into the patent landscape of SARS-CoV to locate pertinent innovations on the block. The similarity in viral proteins of SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV2 enables the credence that patent applications and granted patents on SARS-CoV may offer beneficial insights towards understanding and finding a solution to COVID-19 disease.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (5), 20051503, Download Full article.

Article 2: Advances In Active Packaging: Perspectives In Packaging Of Meat And Dairy Products

The second article of the issue is authored by authors Davor Daniloski et al., from St. Clement of Ohrid University of Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia. This article described the process of controlling the quality and safety characteristics of foods the essential step has been maintained by the packaging. The food packaging can protect the food products from the surrounding environment, increase the shelf-life of the product and provide proper product’s information to the consumers. This review informs about the principles of active packaging and their current application in meat and dairy technology.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (5), 20051504, Download Full article.

Article 3: Review Of An Emerging Solar Energy System: The Perovskite Solar Cells And Energy Storages

In the third article, Zhihao Li, et al., from the Laboratory of Renewable Energy Research, Ningbo University, China reported the importance of achieving the maximal efficiency of an alternative energy system. Here author described the several key factors that enable the best sustainable energy and several methods to design the best-distributed energy system which implements the alternative energies, energy storage, and the advanced materials for the alternative energy generation. The authors explained that factors include innovative design such as the tandem structure, tunable bandgap, and encapsulation for each layer, overall, this system can enable a maximum energy output that entails a system including such key factors as the alternative energy generation, energy storage, and an advantageous distributed energy system.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (5), 20051505, Download Full article.

Article 4: Preparation And Application Of Nanocellulose (NC): Review

The fourth article of the issue was focused on cellulose nonmaterial’s and its application advance extraordinary fascination in both industrial and academic research fields.

This article is authored by Hizkeal Tsade Kara et al, from the School of Applied Natural Science, Adama Science and Technology University, Ethiopia. This review overviewed the effective preparation of cellulose nanomaterials from lignocellulosic biomass and its greatest conceivable applications in the upcoming day.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (5), 20051506, Download Full article.

Article 5: Characterization Of The Atherosclerotic Plaque Tissue

The fifth article described atherosclerosis as a chronic inflammatory CVD associated with the accumulation of plaque activated by the complex interactions between systemic, hemodynamic and biological factors. This article is reported by Phani Kumari Paritala et al., from the School of Mechanical, Medical and Process Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Here the preliminary results showed that arterial remodeling is a dynamic interaction between mechanical forces and plaque progression. The biological content and composition of human atherosclerotic plaque tissue have been shown to significantly influence the mechanical response of samples. Future large-scale experimental studies with more cross-sections along the length of the plaque could be used to develop a risk stratification technique.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (5), 20051507, Download Full article.

Article 6: Characterization And Behavior Of Aluminum Foam Sandwich Fabricated By A Novel Approach Via Hot-Dip Process

The sixth article of the issue is authored by authors Hu Zheng-Fei et al., from the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. In this article, the authors explained that metallurgical bonding aluminum foam sandwich (AFS) was fabricated and peeling test and three-point bending test were performed to investigate the joints strength and flexural strength. The results show that the joints have steady mechanical properties, and the joint fabricated with ultrasonic vibration has much higher peeling moment and flexural strength than that prepared only by hot-press.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (5), 20051508, Download Full article.

Article 7: Predicting Tensile Behaviour Of Bulk Bamboo Using Weibull Statistics For Progressive Failure

The seventh article of the issue presented the bamboo as a natural composite material consisting of unidirectional fibre bundles, oriented along axial direction, embedded in the soft parenchymatous matrix.

This article was authored by Mannan Sayyad from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vishwakarma Institute of Information Technology, India. In this article, results highlighted the close resemblance between the Weibull probability distribution of the experimental results on fibre bundles and the overall mechanical behavior of the bulk bamboo. Thus, the use of Weibull parameters is established for predicting the strength of bulk bamboo from fibre bundle testing of different cross-section areas.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (5), 20051509, Download Full article.

Article 8: Morphological Changes In Chick Embryos Development Exposed To Electromagnetic Radiation Emitted By Smart Mobile Phones

The eight-article reported by Solafa Omar Azzouz et al., from Biological Science Department, King Abdul Aziz University and General Science Department, Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Saudi Arabia. This study aimed to investigate the effect of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted from smart mobile phone on chick embryo development. Here the authors observed, decreased growth parameters such as whole-body weight, whole-body length, forelimbs and hindlimbs, body mass index (BMI), eye weight and diameter. Furthermore, smart mobile phones found also to cause increased mortality rates during early and late developmental stages.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (5), 20051510, Download Full article.

Article 9: The Protective Effect Of Diphenoxylate Drug On API X120 Carbon Steel Corrosion In 15% Hydrochloric Acid Environment

The ninth article of the issue was focused on the investigation of the inhibiting effect of diphenoxylate drug (DD) on API X120 carbon steel corrosion in 15% HCl solution by using chemical, electrochemical and surface morphological studies. This article is authored by Lebe A. Nnanna from the Department of Physics, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Nigeria. Here potentiodynamic polarization (PDP) study indicated that the tested drug acted as a mixed-type inhibitor with little anodic dominance. The result of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy supported the formation of adsorbed inhibitor film on the X120 steel surface.