“Materials Advancement Under Sphere of Industrial and Sustainable Perspective” A Unified Stance of the 1st Issue, Volume 12 of Advanced Materials Letters, January 2021

Beginning of New year 2021, when the world is wrestle with the COVID-19 pandemic challenges, materials innovation and technology demonstrate the virtue of the scientific advancement for global community. The focus and mandate of International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) is to support 2021 agenda by initiating a range of article promotion in the field of advanced materials by addressing “Materials for Society in Sustainability Framework” perspective, while dealing with the pandemic.

Advanced Materials Letters (AML), an official journal of IAAM, publishes articles on the new developments of materials research and innovations free of cost and promotes sustainability initiatives under sphere of “Advancement of Materials to Global Excellence”.

The first issue of volume 12, January 2021 of Advanced Materials Letters, is a supplementary about what makes advancement of materials so entrancing to worldwide community. This issue addresses new research and developments of materials related to polymers, composites, chitosan, nanostructured thin film, alloys, chalcopyrites, thermoelectric compounds etc. for synergistic utilization.

The significance of 1st issue, 2021 of the AML lies in 09 interesting articles describing characteristics of the materials for global advancement under sustainable model. The first article on current pandemic discusses about advanced materials and convergence technologies. This article highlighted the importance of range of technologies which can be incorporated in materials field to develop sustainable prognosis and healthcare model for COVID-19. Another most important articles on polymer science and technology, is published as second and fifth article. The materials characteristics related to machinability, permeability and complex behavior are discussed in third, fourth and seventh article. The sixth article is focused on hydrogen generation.

Further, materials properties related to thermoelectric and electronic is discussed in eighth and ninth article. All above articles discussed the role of materials in the sustainability framework, for better understanding of advancement of the materials for healthier utilization. International Association of Advanced Materials, IAAM is engaged in the promotion of not-for-profit Diamond Open Access publishing of journals with the aim of ‘Advancement of materials to sustainable and green world’.

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COVID-19 risk is spreading rapidly with several clinical manifestation and public health challenges. The research and innovations in advanced materials should play an important role on solving critical problems associated with diagnosis, treatment and control models. The cover photo of issue 1, volume 12, January 2021 is inspired by the Prospective Article by Mishra et al. on “Advanced Materials and Convergence Technologies for Sustainable COVID-19 Healthcare Model”.

Article 1. Advanced Materials And Convergence Technologies For Sustainable COVID-19 Healthcare Model

The first article of the issue is published by the Anshuman Mishra et al. from Institute Of Advanced Materials, IAAM, Sweden; VBRI, India and mHospitals, India. This prospective article discussed the sustainable COVID-19 healthcare model. Here, authors emphasize about the standard healthcare models, which can be achieved by advanced technology of Artificial intelligence, IoT, Database analytics and advanced materials more effectively for mass community. Next-generation (“smart”) materials have capacity to contribute to theranostics models in better way with high accuracy in terms of performance and reliability. In summary, engineered nanoparticles and advanced technologies have translational potential. Being public health professionals, technologist and materials researchers involved in the prognosis research should develop certain priorities for the society.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 11(1), 21011589. [Download Full Text in PDF]

Article 2. Synergistic Utilization Of Flax Fiber Polymer Composites: A Review

The second article of the issue has overviewed the flax fiber polymer composites. The application of flax fiber is vast in the various fields in the world, particularly well-known in the area of textiles.  The specific properties of flax fiber responsible for the potential platform to next-generation structural applications in automobile and other consumer works. In this review paper, author discussed the various proportion to identify the research gap and its utilization. In the future, the flax fiber will reduce the utilization of synthetic fiber, by producing an eco-friendly environment in all type of products, wherever replacement is possible with some synergic property.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 11(1), 21011590. [Download Full Text in PDF]

Article 3. A Review On The Machinability Of Aerospace-Grade CFRP/Titanium Stacks

The third article of this issue is written by Jinyang Xu et al from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China, University Of Aveiro, Portugal and Arts Et Métiers ParisTech, France. In this article, authors discussed that multilayer stacks constituted by carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRPs) and titanium (Ti) alloys are advanced structural materials being extensively used in the modern aerospace industry. Prior to the final industrial applications, CFRP/Ti stacks have to be machined into desired shapes with qualified surface quality. The present review aims to report on the recent advancements and achievements in the machining of CFRP/Ti stacks by emphasizing the key challenges and difficulties faced by the manufacturing community to achieve the high-quality drilling of the stack materials. The work summarizes the current research progress in the subject area of composite/titanium machining and highlights the future research directions.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 11(1), 21011591. [Download Full Text in PDF]

Article 4. Investigation Of Effective Permeability And Dielectric Aspect Of Dilute Magnetic Dielectrics By Optical Method

The objective of the fourth article of the issue is to investigate the magnetic nature of Dilute Magnetic Dielectrics (DMD) under variation of external magnetic field. The said variation is studied over developed nano sized Gadolinium Nickel Sulfide complex, Cobalt Sulfide, Nickel Sulfide and Titanium Sulfide as a DMD system. Here, the experiment records the variation of Brewster angle of incident polarized LASER beam from the surface of developed DMD specimen with applied out of plane external magnetic field. The relative permittivity and relative magnetic permeability were estimated by following the electromagnetic theory. The overall results obtained are found to be holding a good agreement between theory and experiment.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 11(1), 21011592. [Download Full Text in PDF]

Article 5. Effect Of Sorbitol Addition To Polymer Solid Electrolytes Based On Chitosan

The fifth article reported by the Evi Yulianti et al from Centre For Science And Technology Of Advanced Materials – National Nuclear Energy Agency, Indonesia.

Here author emphasize about the Solid Polymer Electrolyte. Solid Polymer Electrolyte has great potential in replacing liquid electrolytes. The SPE has many advantages such as high thermal stability, good flexibility, and non-flammable. One of the polymers that can be used is chitosan biopolymer from shrimp skin extraction. In this study the synthesis of chitosan electrolyte film was prepared by casting method. Then qualitative and quantitative analysis was carried out by using X-ray diffraction, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, and mechanical properties. Here, sorbitol addition also increases the tensile strength, elongation and Young modulus of film flexibility become 52.3%, and 158.3MPa and 19.8MPa, respectively.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 11(1), 21011593. [Download Full Text in PDF]

Article 6. Laser Deposited Nanostructured Thin Film Catalyst Of Cobalt Oxide For Hydrogen Generation

The sixth article emphasize about the hydrogen generation research. This article is published by H. Jadhav and S. Sinha from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, India, University Of Mumbai, India and Homi Bhabha National Institute, India. In this work, thin film with immobilized particulates of Cobalt oxide has been synthesized by Pulsed Laser Deposition technique followed by thermal treatment in air. Surface morphology of the Cobalt oxide films was examined using Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy. Crystalline structure of Cobalt oxide films was investigated by X-ray Diffraction and Raman spectroscopy was used to confirm the presence of Cobalt oxide phase on the surface. Our results thus demonstrate good catalytic performance and reusability of such PLD deposited Cobalt oxide nanostructured films towards hydrogen production.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 11(1), 21011594. [Download Full Text in PDF]

Article 7. Complex Formation Behavior Of Copper-Tin Alloys At Its Molten State

The seventh article of the issue presents the details about the materials formation behavior. This study is published by N. Panthi et al. from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. Here, thermodynamic and structural properties of compound forming binary liquid copper tin alloy at 1400K have been well analyzed as a function of concentration by considering Cu3Sn complex by using Quasi lattice model. The study provides the information of moderately interacting as well as ordering nature on the entire range of concentration of the liquid alloy. Similarly, transport and surface properties (viscosity surface tension) of the liquid have also been studied under statistical models; Budai-Banko-Kaptay model and Butler's approach. The viscosities and surface tension of the alloys computed predicts noticeable negative derivation from ideal case and these increase with increase in copper atoms in the alloy.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 11(1), 21011595. [Download Full Text in PDF]

Article 8. Thermoelectric Properties Of ZrxInxZn1-XO1-Δ Thin Films

The eighth article is published by the Prasoon Prasannan et al from Kannur University, India. In this work, variation of thermoelectric properties of Zr2O3-In2O3-ZnO film system is reported. The films are fabricated in a chemical composition satisfies the relation ZrxInxZn1-xO1-δ, (0.01≥ x ≥ 0.04), through spray pyrolysis technique. XRD analysis shows a switching of preferred crystal growth orientation from (002) to (100) and (101) planes as x increases. Here, maximum Seebeck coefficient of -159 µV/K was obtained for x=0.01 at 400K. The decrease in the Seebeck coefficient for higher x values is explained with simplified broadband model. At elevated temperature power factor increased considerably up to 2.33 X 10-4 Wm-1K-2 for x=0.03 which was attributed to decrease in sheet resistance at high temperature.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 11(1), 21011596. [Download Full Text in PDF]

Article 9. Electronic Properties Of The Chalcopyrites AgFeS2, AgFeSe2 And AgFeTe2 Compounds

In the ninth article of the issue discuss the electronic properties of the Chalcopyrites AgFeS2, AgFeSe2 and AgFeTe2 have been investigated using the pseudopotential method within the density functional theory. This article is published by N. N. Omehe and D. N. Nwachuku from Federal University Otuoke, Nigeria and College Of Education, Nigeria. Here, calculated results showed that AgFeS2, AgFeSe2and AgFeTe2 are semiconductors with energy bandgap values of 3.33 eV, 0.05 eV and 1.30 eV respectively. The transition points in the band structure were all notable because of the narrowness of the bands about the Fermi level. The total density of states and their corresponding partial density of states were also computed.

Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 11(1), 21011597. [Download Full Text in PDF]

All the articles published in the 1st issue, volume 12 of January 2021 contain valuable research information’s related to Advanced Materials, Polymer Composites, Nanostructured Thin Film, Alloys, Chalcopyrites, Chitosan etc. for making once again relevant source of content for materials research community, which might be useful for developing advanced materials for global issues in sustainability format. Advanced Materials Letter works under format of not-for-profit, Diamond Open Access (DOA) publishing. Hereby, IAAM invites research professional to share their insights in the form of reviews, trends, or perspectives in the Advanced Materials Letters (AML). The peer-review process of submitted articles in this journal is carried out using manuscript central, ScholarOne – Web of Science – Clarivate Analytics, USA.

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