1. Researcher of the Year 2019: Professor Enge Wang – A Legendary Researcher of Atomistic World

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 10, Issue 12 , December 2019, Pages 850-854

Abstract
  International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) proudly announces ‘Researcher of the year’ award every year to recognize the contribution of scientists towards the advancement of materials for global excellence. This year, the award is presented to eminent physicist Prof. Enge Wang, ...  Read More

2. Graphene in Russia: The Main Centers, Research Areas, Results

Grachev Vladimir; Gubin Sergey

Volume 10, Issue 12 , December 2019, Pages 855-859

Abstract
  Russian graphene research centers are presented, in which the most significant results were obtained. The cities, scientific groups, their leaders, main research areas are listed: methods of synthesis and diagnostics of graphene and graphene-like structures, theoretical methods in the application to ...  Read More

3. Principles and practices of Si light emitting diodes using dressed photons

M. Ohtsu; T. Kawazoe

Volume 10, Issue 12 , December 2019, Pages 860-867

Abstract
  This paper reviews basic research and technical developments on silicon (Si) light-emitting diodes (Si-LEDs) fabricated by using a novel dressed-photon–phonon (DPP)-assisted annealing method. These devices exhibit unique light emission spectral profiles in the wavelength range 900–2500 nm, ...  Read More

4. Dual Effect of Light Irradiation for Surface Relief Gratings Formation in Se-rich Ge-Se Thin Films

Tyler Nichol; Janis Teteris; Mara Reinfelde; Maria Mitkova

Volume 10, Issue 12 , December 2019, Pages 868-873

Abstract
  Relief surface formation as a result of light irradiation is one important property of chalcogenide glasses which gives rise of number of applications. Understanding the nature of the process is an essential step towards optimization of the relief images obtained. This work depicts the mechanisms for ...  Read More

5. Synthesis, Structural Characterization, Dielectric and Piezoelectric Properties of Multiferroic Double-perovskite Bi2FeMnO6 Ceramics

Peng Song; Zhipeng Pei; Heng Wu; Yao Lu; Weiren Xia; Xinhua Zhu

Volume 10, Issue 12 , December 2019, Pages 874-879

Abstract
  Double-perovskite structured multiferroic Bi2FeMnO6 (BFMO) ceramics synthesized via solid-state reaction route at 880 o C for 3 h, crystallized in a distorted rhombohedral structure with R3c space group. Their lattice parameters in the hexagonal system were determined to be a = 5.571 Å and c = ...  Read More

6. Anisotropic and Nonlinear Mechanical Properties in Two-dimensional Nanomaterials

Ming Yu; Congyan Zhang; Safia Abdullah R Alharbi; Anna Zeng; Kevin Zeng; Emily Liu

Volume 10, Issue 12 , December 2019, Pages 880-886

Abstract
  A systematic computational calculation based on the state-of-the-art quantum mechanics mothed was carried out to study the response of mechanical properties to various strains exerted on graphene, SiC sheet, and recently predicted two-dimensional (2D) sandwiched GaP and InP binary compounds. It was found ...  Read More

7. Anisotropy of Mechanical Properties of an AZ31 Alloy Prepared by SPD Method

Zuzanka Trojanová; ;Kristýna Halmešová; Zdeněk Drozd; Kristián Mathis; Michal Kövér; Ján Džugan; Pavel Lukáč; and Kristýna Halmešová

Volume 10, Issue 12 , December 2019, Pages 887-892

Abstract
  Cast magnesium alloy AZ31 was processed by equal channel angular pressing (ECAP); 1-8 passes were applied using different processing routes A, BC and C. Samples were cut from the extruded billet in the extrusion, transversal and normal directions. Micro-tensile tests were performed at room temperature ...  Read More

8. Validation of Advanced Constitutive Models for Accurate FE Modeling of TPU

Robert Eberlein; Lucian Pasieka;Dimosthenis Rizos

Volume 10, Issue 12 , December 2019, Pages 893-898

Abstract
  Thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) have become preferred materials for demanding high strain rate applications in many industries throughout past years. Due to their comparatively high abrasion resistance and toughness, TPU materials form an excellent fit for critical components sustaining high pressures ...  Read More

9. Alignment of Rods and Flakes using Electric Field 

Rongshan Qin

Volume 10, Issue 12 , December 2019, Pages 899-902

Abstract
  Electrically neutral anisotropic objects can be aligned by the applied electric field. The required processing conditions include to submerge the objects in a matrix with higher electrical conductivity than that of the objects and to apply electric field to the suspension. The objects may be in rod, ...  Read More

10. Shape Memory Polymer Composites for Long-Term Exposure to Space Environment

Fabrizio Quadrini; Denise Bellisario; Giovanni Matteo Tedde; Loredana Santo

Volume 10, Issue 12 , December 2019, Pages 903-906

Abstract
  Shape memory polymer composite (SMPC) samples for long-term exposure in Space environment have been designed and tested. SMPC laminates consisted of two carbon fiber reinforced (CFR) plies and a SMP interlayer. Samples were manufactured by prepreg lamination and molding with subsequent thermomechanical ...  Read More

11. In-soil Biodegradation Behavior of Chitosan-Coated Phosphorylated Starch Films

Danila Merino; Vera A. Alvarez

Volume 10, Issue 12 , December 2019, Pages 907-912

Abstract
  Novel starch-based films were previously proposed as agricultural mulches and their main properties were critically addressed. In this report, the effects of chemical modification by crosslinking (phosphorylation) and surface functionalization with chitosan on corn starch-films biodegradability were ...  Read More

12. Adaptive FRP Structures for Exterior Applications

Larissa Born; Axel Körner; Anja Mader; Gundula Schieber; Markus Milwich; Jan Knippers; Götz T. Gresser

Volume 10, Issue 12 , December 2019, Pages 913-918

Abstract
  Regarding modern, daylight-flooded buildings with large window façades, appropriate shading systems to improve the energy consumption of climate controlling systems are becoming more relevant. Building envelopes contribute largely to the temperature control and should be at best installed on the ...  Read More

13. Characterization of Plasma Activated Water for Medical Applications

P.S Ganesh Subramanian; R. Harsha; D.K. Manju; M. Hemanth; R. Lakshminarayana; M.S. Anand; S. Dasappa

Volume 10, Issue 12 , December 2019, Pages 919-923

Abstract
  Non-thermal plasma discharge in air generates several species, including reactive oxygen and nitrogen species (RONS). If, plasma is generated above a water column, some of these species gets transferred into the water column below generating plasma activated water (PAW), which is known to have several ...  Read More