In March 2020, the International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) released the third issue of the 11th volume of Advanced Materials Letters. Keeping in line with the agenda of the International Association of Advanced Materials in this new decade, this issue discusses ideas and new research that can facilitate the ‘Advancement of materials to sustainable and green world’. Like all the publication initiatives of IAAM, this issue of the journal has also been released on the model of Diamond Open Access (DOA) to aid the organization’s attempt to ensure successful wide dissemination of materials knowledge and research. The March 2020 issue contains a total of 13 articles, including the editorial.
Article 1: Celebrating 10th Years of Diamond Open Access Publishing in Advanced Materials
The editorial of this issue is contributed by Dr. Ashutosh Tiwari, the Editor-in-Chief of Advanced Materials Letters. In this editorial, Dr. Tiwari has described the glimpse of the ten-years journey that the Advanced Materials Letters has completed with its Diamond Open Access (DOA) publishing practices in the area of materials science, engineering and technology. The article informs the readers about how IAAM commenced the not-for-profit Dimond Open Access journals to facilitate the dissemination of valuable scientific knowledge and path-breaking research available free for publishing and reading and how it has done in the past ten years. Further, the article also says the strategies that the non-profit organization could accomplish in the DOA publishing practices.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (3), 20031481, Download Full article.
Article 2: Cerebral Oxygenation Studies Through Near Infrared Spectroscopy: A Review
The second article published in this issue sheds light on versatility of Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIRS) in cerebral oxygenation studies with emphasis on recent works. The article authored by Roy Chowdhury et al., from Indian Institute of Technology Mandi, India explains how a plethora of activities are being carried out in the field of near infrared spectroscopy as applied to cerebral oxygenation studies. It also reviews the general principles and progress in the development of Near-infrared spectroscopy and throws a light on the applications of NIRS in stroke diagnosis.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (3), 20031482, Download Full article.
Article 3: Analysis Of Fine Sulfoaluminate Cement By Strength And Thermogravimetric Analysis
The third article of this issue has been contributed by Wajahat Sammer Ansari and Jun Chang from the Dalian University of Technology, China. This article explores an unchartered territory and tries to analyze the fine Sulfoaluminate cement properties. The Sulfoaluminate cement was always considered an eco-friendly material due to its less carbon emissions. To analyze the properties of SAC, the research presented in this article involves exploring the influence of SAC at a very low diameter under partial replacement in conventional cement.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (3), 20031483, Download Full article.
Article 4: Characterization Of The Interfacial Surface Energy For Composite Electrical Conduction Measurements Using Two Full Range Percolation Threshold Models
The fourth article of the issue has been contributed by Richard D. Sudduth from Materials Research and Processing, LLC, the USA elaborates an experiment in which two full concentration range percolation threshold models were evaluated for three different carbon fillers in both Nylon 6,6 and Lexan. This study introduces a new Modified Landauer Model and also compares it with a Percolation Threshold Model already published. A lot of different models were also introduced which were used for calculating the interfacial surface energies.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (3), 20031484, Download Full article.
Article 5: Quantitative Detect Of Fatigue Of Membrane Of Erythrocyte In Uniform Shear Field
In the fifth article of the March issue authored by Shigehiro Hashimoto from Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan presented both deformation and destruction of erythrocyte in the shear field and that is quantitatively evaluated by the fabricated Couette type of flow devices. The erythrocyte destruction by fatigue in the physiological moderate shear flow has been investigated quantitatively in vitro in the study presented in this article. Further, several Couette type flow devices have been designed to control the uniform shear field.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (3), 20031485, Download Full article.
Article 6: Ecofriendly-Developed Polyacrylic Acid-Coated Magnetic Nanoparticles As Catalysts In Photo-Fenton Processes
The next article of the issue authored by Sanchez et al., from Universidad Nacional De Mar Del Plata, Ciudad Universitaria, Universidad Nacional De La Plata and Universidad Nacional Del Sur, Argentina presented the preparation of iron oxide-based magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) stabilized by polyacrylic acid (PAA) polymer. The material was characterized as a continuation of previous research already reported. Also, MNPs composed of pure magnetite cores having good magnetic properties were developed and thus, an improvement in the modified coprecipitation method was achieved.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (3), 20031486, Download Full article.
Article 7: Evaluation Of Drug Interactions With Medications Prescribed To Ambulatory Patients With Metabolic Syndrome In Urban Area
The seventh article of this issue authored by Khan et al., from Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia presents a study that was planned to assess the profile of drug-drug interactions in the medications prescribed to metabolic syndrome patients and also to identify the possible predictors for potential drug-drug interactions. In the process, a cross-sectional study was conducted to check the drug interactions in ambulatory metabolic syndrome patients. The prescriptions were analyzed for potential drug interactions using Lexi-Interact Online and Medscape online software to check drug-drug interactions.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (3), 20031487, Download Full article.
Article 8: Fiber-Reinforced Cementitious Composite: Sensitivity Analysis And Parameter Identification
In the eighth article published in this issue, Novák et al., from the Brno University of Technology, Czech Republic have presented methods and software tools used to identify the material parameters of high-performance cementitious composites. The aim of the study presented was to provide techniques for the advanced assessment of the mechanical fracture properties of these materials and the subsequent numerical simulation of components/structures made from them. This article describes the development of computational and material models utilized for efficient material parameter determination with regards to a studied composite.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (3), 20031488, Download Full article.
Article 9: Evaluation Of Drug Utilization Patterns Based On World Health Organization Drug Use Indicators At Outpatients Clinics
The ninth article published in this issue presents a study that is aimed at dealing with irrational drug prescribing, which is considered one of the primary challenges for the healthcare sector around the world. WHO drug use indicators include prescribing indicators, patient care indicators, and facility indicators. Out of these, the prescribing indicators are used to understand the way drugs are used. In the study presented by Khan et al., from Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, more than 150 prescriptions were collected from outpatient clinics of private and governmental hospitals and were analyzed according to WHO guidelines.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (3), 20031489, Download Full article.
Article 10: Are Quantitatively Micro-Machined Scaffolds Effective For Cell Technology?
In the tenth article of the March issue authored by Shigehiro Hashimoto from Kogakuin University, Tokyo, Japan, a lot of aspects of the micro-machined scaffold have been analyzed. Some of the analyzed aspects are the minimum height of the micro-step to make align of the cell, effectiveness of the micro-grooves for pre-orientation of the cells in the flow channel, the aspect ratio of the checkered convexo-concave pattern to make the orientation of the cell, the thickness of the scaffold film of PDMS to observe contraction of the myotube, and the dimension of the micro markers to trace the movement of the local contraction of myotubes.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (3), 20031490, Download Full article.
Article 11: Synthesis And Characterization Of Gold Nanoparticles From Lobelia Nicotianifolia Leaf Extract And Its Biological Activities
The eleventh article by Lava et al., from BVB College of Engineering and Technology, India and Yeungnam University, Republic of Korea presents a study about the synthesis of gold nanoparticles using Lobelia nicotianifolia leaf extract and the investigation of their biological activities. The synthesized gold nanoparticles were characterized by UV-vis spectroscopy, TEM, SAED, FTIR, and XRD. The characterization study proved that the size and shape of AuNPs were spherical in shape, with an average size of 80 nm. The synthesized AuNPs were evaluated for different in-vitro biological studies.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (3), 20031491, Download Full article.
Article 12: Advanced Oxidations Of Tartrazine Azo-Dye
In the twelfth article, authored by Elsayed et al., from Chemical Engineering Department, Military Technical College, Cairo, Egypt examines the degradation of Tartrazine (TZ) azo dye in synthetic wastewater solutions under the influence of diverse experimental circumstances of ultrasound and ultraviolet irradiation. The article entails the valuable results of this study and presents concrete conclusions from the investigation.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (3), 20031492, Download Full article.
Article 13: Antifungal Activity Of Salvia Jordanii Against The Oral Thrush Caused By The Cosmopolitan Yeast Candida Albicans Among Elderly Diabetic Type 2 Patients
The thirteenth and the last article of the March issue presents a study concerned with the oral thrush caused by the cosmopolitan yeast Candida albicans that causes pale white cottony patches in the oral regions, especially among the Immunodeficient patients. The article is authored by Maqbul et al., from Ibn Sina National College of Medical Sciences, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; Najran University, Saudi Arabia; LE Technological University, India and M. A. Rangoonwala Dental College, India. The objective of the investigation presented in the article was to collect the clinical thrush samples from the targeted elderly patients with type 2 diabetes between the age group of 58 to 75 and determine the antifungal activities of Salvia jordanii. The results that were obtained were excellent for the antifungal susceptibility analysis of al five types of S. jordanii.
Citation of the article: Adv. Mater. Lett., 2020, 11 (3), 20031493, Download Full article.
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