One of the notable expansions in the global perspective has been the shift to think neutral climate as a key element of progress. The climate change through the increasing environmental pollution, biodiversity damage, loss of natural resources poses multiple threats to human health. To create a beneficial planet, the European Green Deal (EGD) requests for the monitor, report and prevent losses at every angle. Advantageous materials evolution through study of characterization, interaction, orientation and modification approaches can bring diversified results. Importantly, materials advancement and environmental sustainability can move together. The August issue of the Advanced Materials Letters (AML, https://aml.iaamonline.org) discusses the nanostructured materials properties owing to their larger surface area to volume ratio and tiny size such as nanoparticles, quantum dots etc. paved way to enrich properties of sensors and used in diagnosis and identification. Moreover, role of nanomaterials in climate neutrality and disease-free environment formulated through innovative research.
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All the articles in the Advanced Materials Letters, August 2021 issue represent together opinion of climate neutrality, nanotechnology and electro-chemistry in materials research. This issue signifies eight remarkable articles of the materials research for global readers.
The first article of the issue discusses the role of nanomaterials in climate neutrality by 2050. Development of disease-free environment via diagnosis, identification and selective antibacterial activity is discussed in detail in the article number two and eight respectively. Understanding the advancement through doping and interaction of quantum dots studies is helpful to characterize materials extensively and is discussed in the article number three, four and seven. Materials research through the electrochemical and electromigration studies is examined in the article number five and six. In these articles’ materials-oriented research for resistance and hydrogen evolution study is the key investigation discussed in the detail. The August issue of Advanced Materials Letters exemplify the evolution of advance functionality in the materials via nanotechnology-based concept along with elicited towards sustainable climate.
The present scenario of the world climate shows that climate change and environmental degradation are a major cause of worry for the whole world and an immediate treatment into the situation is the utmost need of the hour. International Association of Advanced Materials also synchronizes its agenda “Advancement of Materials to Sustainable and Green World” with the action plans of the European Green Deal which is aimed at making Europe climate neutral by 2050 for which they have taken a set of policy initiatives. The cover photo of this August 2021 issue of Advanced Materials Letters is inspired by the editorial article by Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, Editor-in-Chief, Advanced Materials Letters.
Article 1. Advancing Materials towards Climate Neutrality by 2050
The first article of the issue is published by the Ashutosh Tiwari from Institute of Advanced Materials, IAAM, Sweden. In the new decade, International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) is committed with its 2030 agenda on “Advancement of Materials to Sustainable and Green World” working in line with the United Nations’ (UN) Sustainable Development Goals. The IAAM also synchronizes its agenda with the action plans of European Green Deal which is aimed to making the Europe as climate neutral by 2050 for which they have taken a set of policy initiatives. The present scenario of the world climate shows that the climate change and the environmental degradation are a major cause of worry for the whole world and an immediate treatment into the situation is the utmost need of the hour.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 12(8), 21081650. [Download Full Text in PDF]
Article 2. Efficiency of Nanomaterials for Electrochemical Diagnostics based Point-of-Care Detection of Non-Invasive Oral Cancer Biomarkers
The second article describes the point-of-care aspects of cancer. This article is reported by the Neeraj Kumar et al from CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute (AMPRI),
Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India. An extensive review has been made to cover ongoing advancements in the field of nanomaterials based as electrochemical biosensors. This study mostly sums up the significant electrochemical methods, the ongoing advancements of electrochemical technique-based biosensor frameworks for the discovery of oral cancer biomarkers. This effort aims to provide the reader with a concise view of new advances in areas on oral cancer biomarkers for electrochemical signal amplification and the innovative electroanalytical techniques which have been utilized in the miniaturization and integration of the sensors.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 12(8), 21081651. [Download Full Text in PDF]
Article 3. Hybrid Membrane based on Polymer-doped Phosposilicate and their Characterization
The third article of this issue is published by the Uma Thanganathan from Forschungszentrum, GmbH, Institute of Energy and Climate Research, Germany and Okayama University, Japan. In this research a class of proton-conducting non-fluorinated hybrid composite membranes was produced based on poly(vinylpyrrolidone)-doped tetraethoxysilicate (TEOS) and triammoniumphosphate with and without phosphoricacid. The formation of hybrid composites was verified by various analyses, such as XRD and NMR, and the thermal degradation was determined by thermogravimetric analysis. The proton conductivity was measured using impedance spectroscopy. The results were discussed based on the effects of complex materials on the hybrid composites.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 12(8), 21081652. [Download Full Text in PDF]
Article 4. A DFT Study of Interaction of Materials Quantum Dots with Nucleobases
The fourth article of the issue describes that CdSe QDs can be successfully employed as sensors for nucleobases. This article is published by Pragati Malik and Rita Kakkar from University of Delhi, India. Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA) play important roles in the storage of genetic information and protein biosynthesis. Author’s aim is to verify the use of materials Quantum Dots (QDs), owing to their distinctive optical and electronic properties, for sensing changes in DNA/RNA. Hence, in this work, authors have focused on studying the interaction between materials QDs and the five nucleobases (adenine, guanine, cytosine, thymine and uracil) at various probable sites by means of density functional calculations.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 12(8), 21081653. [Download Full Text in PDF]
Article 5. Low Resistance and High Electromigration Lifetime of copper complex materials Joints Using (111)-Oriented Nanotwinned Copper
The fifth article of the issue describes by Jing-Ye Juang et al from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. University Of California at Los Angeles, USA.
In this work Cu-to-Cu joints of 30 mm in diameter were fabricated using (111)-oriented nanotwinned copper at 300 degrees Celsius for 20 min. The joints possess excellent electrical properties. With a second step annealing at 400 degrees Celsius, the resistance can be reduced due to grain growth across the joint interface. There is 50 percent resistance reduction compared to SnAg solder joints with the same diameter. The electromigration lifetime for Cu-to-Cu joints is at least 750 times longer than solder joints.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 12(8), 21081654. [Download Full Text in PDF]
Article 6. Electrochemical Hydrogen Evolution Reaction Triggered by complex molecules in Acidic Medium
The sixth article is reported by the Aruna K Kunhiraman et al from Rathinam Technical Campus, India. In this work the facile solvothermal route was adopted for the synthesis of complex molecules. At lower overpotential both the compositions exhibited almost same activity, whereas with the increase in the overpotential and under continuous electrochemical operation, the active sites of composition were triggered, and it was reflected in its HER activity.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 12(8), 21081655. [Download Full Text in PDF]
Article 7. Effect of La Dopant in Modified Bismuth Ferrite Ceramics
The seventh article is authored by the R.K. Parida from Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan Deemed to Be University, Central Institute of Technology Kokrajhar and Government (Auto) College Angul, India. The La modified bismuth ferrite perovskite (BLF) is prepared by cost-effective high solid-solution casting technique. Formation of composite is checked through X-ray diffraction and also notable that there is phase transition from rhombohedral to orthorhombic (Pbnm). The average crystalline size (DSC) and mechanical lattice strain are calculated by Williamson-Hall method. The SEM micrograph suggests that the sample has distinct grains and well-defined grain boundaries. Here, the gap between the peak of and is becoming wide with temperature suggests a non-Debye type character. The semicircular arcs in both Nyquist plots and Cole-Cole plots are confirming the semiconductor nature.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 12(8), 21081656. [Download Full Text in PDF]
Article 8. Biogenic Capped Silver Nanoparticles in Lablal Purpureus Pod Extract Exhibit Selective Antibacterial and Synergistic Anticancer Activity
In the eighth article, author discussed that biogenic pod extract stabilized silver nanoparticles were synthesized by wet chemical route in negatively charged precursors. These green synthesized silver (0) nanoparticles with positive charges and neutralized by pod precursors had exhibited oval morphology, 21.5 nm. mean crystallite size and 462 nm. absorption band on the basis of UV-Vis, PXRD spectrometric and TEM analysis. The antibacterial testing of the nanoparticles had proved high surface interaction with gram negative bacteria than gram positive bacteria. Here, biogenic stable silver nanoparticles had shown better ROS dependant biomedical property for cell particle interaction with synergistic and selective antibacterial and anticancer formulation property for selective biocompatibility.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2021, 12(8), 21081657. [Download Full Text in PDF]
The intentions of Advanced Materials Letters (AML), August 2021 issue is to establish the vital aspects pertaining to nanomaterials in the climate neutrality. The growing importance of environmental sustainability can be easily acknowledged through the advanced materials applications in thermoelectric, sensors, doping, electronics, biomedical and so forth. International Association of Advanced Materials, IAAM focused on “Advancement of Materials to Global Excellence” via encouraging not-for-profit Diamond Open Access Publishing Systems.
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