1. Advanced Materials Congress Celebrating 10th Years of Establishment

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 11, Issue 2 , February 2020, Pages 1-4

  In the past ten years, Advanced Materials Congress, AMC, has gone through a glorious journey. The congress has achieved a lot in a decade, and, in the upcoming decades, the AMC is all set to launch new assemblies to move further ahead in its pursuit of expanding the scope of Advanced Materials. In the ...  Read More

2. Secure Management of Networked Batteries for Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) Systems  

Fengling Han; Xun Yi; Rebecca Yang; Ron Wakefield; Yong Feng

Volume 11, Issue 2 , February 2020, Pages 5-9

  This letter reviews the related research on Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV) for efficient utilization of solar energy, and further clarifies the concept of networked batteries. Taking Lithium-ion batteries as an example, maximizing the energy storage is the target, which is achieved by managing ...  Read More

3. The Cause of 100-year Low Carbonated Concrete of the Bridge 

Ivan Janotka; Michal Bačuvčík; Lukáš Húlek; Peter Paulík

Volume 11, Issue 2 , February 2020, Pages 10-17

  During the research study focused on 100 years, old concrete bridges in Slovakia an unexpected observation was made. Two bridges were found with a very low carbonation depth under an ordinary cement-based render coat used at the time of its construction for aesthetic reasons. The average measured value ...  Read More

4. Organic Montmorillonite Intercalated Nano-composites Prevent Post-Surgical Associated Infections

Zahra Rezvani; Mazaher Gholipourmalekabadi; Saeid Kargozar; Peiman Brouki Milan; Masoud Mozafari

Volume 11, Issue 2 , February 2020, Pages 18-21

  In this study, organic montmorillonite (OMMT) is a modified form of montmorillonite (MMT) in which chitosan (CS) intercalated MMT by ion exchange of sodium ions from Na/MMT with –NH3 + of CS. The structural analysis confirmed intercalation of CS into MMT layers, indicating that CS molecular chains ...  Read More

5. Morphology/tensile Performance Relationship for LLDPE/PP Double Gated Injected Blends

Caren Rosales; Diego Brendstrup; Celina Bernal; Valeria Pettarin

Volume 11, Issue 2 , February 2020, Pages 22-27

  Due to the large volume consumption of plastics, the treatment of the resulting solid waste is becoming a major concern. Polyethylene and polypropylene are two of the most abundant polymers in waste. Recycling them as a blend is an attractive way to reduce the impact of plastic wastes. This work is focused ...  Read More

6. Preparation and Characterization of Nickel Ferrite Nanoparticles via Sol-gel Method

Savithri. M. Nampoothiri; Viji. C; E. M. Mohammed; Robin Francis

Volume 11, Issue 2 , February 2020, Pages 28-31

  Nickel ferrite (NiFe₂O₄) nanoparticles were synthesized using sol-gel method and the powdered samples were sintered at 100°C and 200°C. X-ray Diffraction (XRD) patterns were used to determine the structure of nickel ferrite nanoparticles. Obtained the lattice parameter from the XRD data and ...  Read More

7. Nitrogen-doped Diamond Nanowire Gas Sensor for the Detection of Methane

Andrew F. Zhou; Xinpeng Wang; Peter Feng

Volume 11, Issue 2 , February 2020, Pages 32-36

  Diamond-based sensors have shown great potential in the past few years due to their unique physicochemical properties. We report on the development of high-performance nitrogen-doped ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) nanowire-based methane (CH4) gas sensors, taking advantage of a large surface-to-volume ...  Read More

8. Manufacture of Functional Open-cell Al Foams with Recycled Al Scraps using NaCl Ball Space Holder 

Seksak Asavavisithchai; Kantapong Nantakantrong; Karnkawin Jintagetkam

Volume 11, Issue 2 , February 2020, Pages 37-40

  Interconnected open-cell Al foams, with various fractions of recycled Al alloy scrap, have been produced using a sintering and dissolution process (SDP). The foams are suitable for various functional applications, such as heat exchangers, bone-replacement implants, interconnects, catalyst supports, and ...  Read More

9. Vilsmeier-Haack Transformations under Non Classical Conditions

Tasneem Mohammed; Aejaz A. Khan; S. M. Shakeel Iqubal; Touseef Begum

Volume 11, Issue 2 , February 2020, Pages 41-43

  Anisoles and Pyridines undergo acetylation and formylation under non-classical Vilsmeier-Haack conditions. The reactants are grinded vigorously in a mortar for about 25 to 30 min at room temperature with a pestle. The introduction of formyl and acetyl groups under solvent free conditions is a unique, ...  Read More

10. New Application of Highly Vesicular Basalt from Jabel Isbil Volcano (Dhamar-Rada'a Volcanic Field), Yemen

M. R. Eraky;Mohamed Th. S. Heikal

Volume 11, Issue 2 , February 2020, Pages 44-46

  We address a vesicular basalt sample from Jabel Isbil Volcano that is located in Dhamar-Rada'a Volcanic Field (DRVF), SE Sana'a, Yemen. The studied vesicular basalt represents the main rock type at the top-hill volcano, whereas olivine basalt and mugearite represent the foot-hill and middle-hill volcano, ...  Read More

11. An Assessment of Tribological Characteristics under different Operating Condition

Bougoffa M. Seyf Eddine; T. Sayah; Bachir Bey M. Nabil; Benouali Chahrazed

Volume 11, Issue 2 , February 2020, Pages 47-51

  The paper evaluates and compares the friction and wear behavior of SAE-AISI 1060 steel and brass (CuZn37Pb2) at different initial surface roughness and normal load using pin-on-disc test. Tribological behavior of studied materials was analyzed in detail. Variation of coefficient of friction at different ...  Read More

12. Functional Bi Coatings as A Perspective Material for Radiation Shields Production against Electron Radiation

Daria I. Tishkevich; Sergey S. Grabchikov; Stanislav B. Lastovskii; Dzmitry V. Yakimchuk; Denis A. Vinnik; Alla I. Vorobjova; Tatiana I. Zubar; Alex V. Trukhanov

Volume 11, Issue 2 , February 2020, Pages 52-56

  Currently, medicine uses a large number of devices and sources of ionizing radiation, which have a dangerous effect on workers in medical diagnostic rooms and patients. Human organs are very sensitive to the damaging effects of radiation. The commonly used material for radiation protection proposes is ...  Read More

13. Effects of Silica Modified NiFe2O4 on the Dielectric and Electrical Properties of NiFe2O4 filled Poly (methyl methacrylate) Composites

Srikanta Moharana; Anjali Kujur; Sudhir Minz; R. N. Mahaling; Banarji Behera

Volume 11, Issue 2 , February 2020, Pages 57-62

  Nickel ferrite [NiFe2O4 (NFO)] nanoparticles were synthesized using a simple precursor based chemical route and modified with tetraethoxysilane (TEOS) to form SiO2 layer adsorbed on the NFO particles (SiO2@NFO). Based on the nanoparticles, the SiO2@NFO-PMMA composite films were prepared embedded with ...  Read More