1. Current Scenario of Healthcare 

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, Pages 1-1

Abstract
  We are delighted to publish the 10th volume,1st issue, 2019 of the Advanced Materials Letters with the editorial on the ‘Current Scenario of Healthcare’. Medical errors pertaining to health care has been growing over the last decade and some studies depict that they are quite difficult to ...  Read More

2. Dry cutting with high-pressure liquid CO2 jets

Eckart Uhlmann; Patrick John

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, Pages 2-8

Abstract
  The main advantages of cutting with liquid jets are the flexibility and consistently sharpness of the tool, which allows the machining of a variety of materials and complex shapes. Unfortunately, the humidification of the components can be a problem for certain applications and inhibits the spread of ...  Read More

3. Removal of dyes from wastewater by nanomaterials : A review

Wenqian Ruan; Jiwei Hu; Jimei Qi; Yu Hou; Chao Zhou; Xionghui Wei

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, Pages 9-20

Abstract
  Dyes are widely used to colour products in textile, leather tanning, cosmetics, pigment and many other industries. Effluents discharged from these industries cause potential hazards to environment and human health. Hence, the removal of dyes from water/wastewater has gained a huge attention in recent ...  Read More

4. Influence factors on the comminution process of wood for the production of precursors and basic chemicals for the chemical industry

Moritz Eisenlauer; Ulrich Teipel

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, Pages 21-28

Abstract
  The upstream process of comminution is a key element in the use of renewable raw materials, which impacts the consecutive disintegration of the materials. Energy efficiency of the comminuition process is therefore of utmost importance. The key factors to increase energy efficiency are, beside the mill ...  Read More

5. Possibilities of filling polymeric anchors with secondary raw materials with effect on price and final parameters

Rostislav Drochytka; Jakub Hodul; Tomáš Žlebek

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, Pages 29-34

Abstract
  Within this work different types and amounts of the suitable secondary raw materials as filler to polymer anchor were tested as possible substitution of currently used primary fillers. Physical and mechanical properties of the fast curing anchoring material based on epoxy resin were determined. The aim ...  Read More

6. Hybrid EEG-EMG based brain computer interface (BCI) system for real-time robotic arm control

Saad Abdullah; Muhammad A. Khan; Mauro Serpelloni; Emilio Sardini

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, Pages 35-40

Abstract
  Nowadays, bio-signal based BCI systems are widely being used in healthcare systems and hence proven to be an effective tool in rehabilitation engineering to assist disabled people in improving their quality of life [1]. In this research work, handicapped people with above hand amputee have been targeted ...  Read More

7. Device and method for the biomechanical analysis of articular amplitude using micro-sensors for the measurement of movement

Mauro Callejas-Cuervo; Juan C. Alvarez; Diego Alvarez

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, Pages 41-44

Abstract
  The present article describes the creation and operation of a device for biomechanical analysis, which is portable, precise, non-invasive, and which allows us to autonomously obtain the position, orientation and measurement of the articular amplitude of two body segments connected by a joint. The above ...  Read More

8. Spectroscopic characterization and laser test of a 10at.% Yb:Y3Sc1.5Al3.5O12 ceramic sample  

Angela Pirri; Guido Toci; Jiang Li; Yagang Feng; Tengfei Xie; Zhaoxiang Yang; Barbara Patrizi; Matteo Vannini

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, Pages 45-48

Abstract
  We present the spectroscopic characterization and the laser measurements obtained with a 10 at.% Yb:Y3Sc1.5Al3.5O12 (=YSAG) ceramic sample. Longitudinally pumped in quasi-Continuous Wave (QCW) and in Continuous Wave (CW) at 936 nm, the ceramic has shown good laser performance. In the former pumping regime ...  Read More

9. Impact of carbon black aggregates on the optical properties of black rubber samples in the terahertz frequency range

Shinichi Watanabe; Misako Fujii; Makoto Okano

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, Pages 49-52

Abstract
  We report on the optical responses of black rubber samples in the terahertz regime as a function of the carbon black (CB) concentration. We prepared samples with different CB concentrations and investigated their absorbance, birefringence, and the angle of the slow optic axis in the terahertz frequency ...  Read More

10. T-x-y-z phase diagrams assembling: Na2MoO4-Na2CrO4-Na2WO4-Na2SO4, Fe-Ni-Co-Cu, Pb-Cd-Bi-Sn, Fe-Ni-Co-FeS-NiS-CoS  

Vasily I Lutsyk; Vera P Vorob’eva; Anna E Zelenaya

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, Pages 53-57

Abstract
  The T-x-y-z diagrams of quaternary Na2MoO4-Na2CrO4-Na2WO4-Na2SO4, Fe-Ni-Co-Cu, Pb-Cd-Bi-Sn systems and their four-dimension (4D) computer models are considered. Geometric constructions of these diagrams are described by special di-, uni- and invariant states schemes. Assumed liquidus of the Fe-Ni-CoFeS-NiS-CoS ...  Read More

11. Onion juice assisted green reduction of graphene oxide with tunable structural and optical properties: Effect of onion juice concentration and reaction temperature

Sumeet Kumar; Dipjyoti Bhorolua; Animesh K. Ojha; Ashok Kumar

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, Pages 58-66

Abstract
  In most of the studies, toxic and harmful reducing agents were used for the chemical reduction of graphene oxide (GO) and into reduced graphene oxide (rGO). Here, onion juice is used as a natural and green reducing agent for the reduction of GO into rGO. The effect of onion juice concentration and reaction ...  Read More

12. Production and characterization of silica nanoparticles from rice husk  

Daniel F. Hincapié Rojas; Posidia Pineda Gómez; Andrés Rosales Rivera

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, Pages 67-73

Abstract
  The rice process generates a large amount of husk, which can become an environmental contaminant if it does not receive an adequate management. Because rice husk is a natural source of silica, in this work silica nanoparticles were obtained as an alternative use for this residue. The synthesis was carried ...  Read More

13. Electronic scale properties of pristine stanene and tin forms using ab-initio methods 

T Chaitanya Sagar; Viswanath R Chinthapenta

Volume 10, Issue 1 , January 2019, Pages 74-78

Abstract
  In the current study, elastic properties of stanene, a hexagonal honeycomb allotrope of tin is investigated using tools in computational material science. The simulations are performed using Quantum Espresso, an open-source package suit used for conducting ab-initio density functional theory simulations. ...  Read More