Self-sealing Polymeric Materials: Mechanism and Applications

Nand Kumar; Dibyendu Sekhar Bag; Krishna Pratap Singh; Akansha Dixit; Shashank Mishra; Durgesh Nath Tripathi; Namburi Eswara Prasad

Volume 11, Issue 6 , June 2020, Pages 1-11

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2020.061521

Abstract
  Self-sealing polymers possess the virtue to seal small punctures/cracks/damages automatically whenever occurred in the materials/components during their service. This behaviour of self-sealing in polymeric materials is inspired by the biological system in which self-sealing is a usual phenomenon. There ...  Read More

Self-sealing Polymeric Materials: Mechanism and Applications


Researcher of the Year 2020: Professor Herbert Gleiter, Germany

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 11, Issue 6 , June 2020, Pages 1-8

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2020.061520

Abstract
  Researcher of the year is considered one of the highest honors for a researcher working in a diverse background, either from Physical, Chemical, Biological, Engineering, Mathematical and Medical Sciences along with their substantial contribution towards ‘research perspective, expanding education, ...  Read More

Researcher of the Year 2020: Professor Herbert Gleiter, Germany


Development of Ruthenium Complex Based Sensitizers, Organic Based Sensitizers, and Co-sensitization System for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells

Chan K.F.; Lim H.N. Huang N.M.; Ahmad H.

Volume 11, Issue 6 , June 2020, Pages 1-12

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2020.061522

Abstract
  This paper reviews the recent development of ruthenium complex sensitizers, organic sensitizers, and co-sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSC) applications. The development of ruthenium sensitizers has progressed from thiocyanate (NCS) ligands containing bipyridyl, terpyridyl, quarterpyridyl, ...  Read More

Development of Ruthenium Complex Based Sensitizers, Organic Based Sensitizers, and Co-sensitization System for Dye-sensitized Solar Cells


Characterization of a New Copper Paste for Printed Electronics

Ihssan Hendi; Matthieu Blaise; Gaétan Schneider; Manuel Fendler

Volume 11, Issue 6 , June 2020, Pages 1-5

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2020.061523

Abstract
  Printed electronics can be considered as an additive manufacturing technique allowing the fabrication of circuits and devices such as sensors, MEMS, LEDs, etc. An important research subject in this field is identifying new materials exhibiting low resistivity. In this article, we present a new copper ...  Read More

Characterization of a New Copper Paste for Printed Electronics


Co-Ni Nanowires Arrays with Tunable Properties Obtained by Template Synthesis

Ruxandra Vidu; Andra Mihaela Predescu; Ecaterina Matei; Andrei Berbecaru; Cristian Pantilimon; Claudia Dragan; Mirela Sohaciu; Cristian Predescu

Volume 11, Issue 6 , June 2020, Pages 1-5

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2020.061524

Abstract
  Co-Ni nanowires arrays were obtained by electrochemical template synthesis in a polycarbonate track etched (PCTE) membrane. To diminish the effects of anomalous deposition observed in the Co-Ni system, the electrochemical deposition was performed from a solution containing nickel and cobalt in an atomic ...  Read More

Dispersion of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Using Polyvinylpyrrolidone for Application in Cement - Based Composites to Enhance Electrical Conductivity

Ghimire Prateek; Yulin Wang; Henggan Li; Yuanfu Ban; Hao Luo; Danping Lin; Jinglong Yang; Shuyan Lin; Zhengyang Pan; Qingwei Su

Volume 11, Issue 6 , June 2020, Pages 1-8

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2020.061525

Abstract
  The purpose of this study is to analyse the effective method of dispersion of MWCNTs for the application in cement-based composites. Efficient dispersion of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs) is one of the most challenging and crucial aspects for the application in cement-based composite. In this study, two different ...  Read More

Dispersion of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Using Polyvinylpyrrolidone for Application in Cement - Based Composites to Enhance Electrical Conductivity


Towards a Physics Based Model of Magnetic Barkhausen Noise in Steel 

Thomas W. Krause; Aroba Saleem; P. Ross Underhill

Volume 11, Issue 6 , June 2020, Pages 1-6

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2020.061526

Abstract
  Ferromagnetic iron based alloys are used in many important steel products including electrical steels, oil and gas pipelines, naval structures, aircraft landing gear and automotive components. Magnetic properties of these materials are vital for such applications as electrical motors and transformers, ...  Read More

Towards a Physics Based Model of Magnetic Barkhausen Noise in Steel 


Sustainable Concept and Economic Evaluation of a Solar-Powered Hydrogen Generation Unit

Laura Langenbucher; Lukasz Brodecki; Michael Wiesmeth; Ines Klugius; Heiner Hüppelshäuser; Markus Blesl; Ralf Wörner

Volume 11, Issue 6 , June 2020, Pages 1-7

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2020.061527

Abstract
  This study focuses on an overall energy consumption prediction for the area of Stuttgart city in Germany and a specific analysis of a solar-fed power-to-gas plant in an industrial area close to Stuttgart. In order to achieve decarbonisation targets, a sustainable concept of hydrogen production and mobility ...  Read More

Sustainable Concept and Economic Evaluation of a Solar-Powered Hydrogen Generation Unit


Macrocell Corrosion and its Countermeasure for Reinforced Concrete after Patch Repair

Shinichi Miyazato;Daishin Hanaoka

Volume 11, Issue 6 , June 2020, Pages 1-6

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2020.061528

Abstract
  Reinforced concrete has been used in civil infrastructure development for several decades. However, steel bars used in some concrete structures are easily corroded by chlorides. In particular, when an existing concrete structure, after a patch repair, has a large quantity of unremoved chloride, local ...  Read More

Macrocell Corrosion and its Countermeasure for Reinforced Concrete after Patch Repair


Modelling the Height of Hydrothermally Synthesized Titanium Dioxide Nanostructures

Alka Jaggessar; Prasad KDV Yarlagadda

Volume 11, Issue 6 , June 2020, Pages 1-6

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2020.061529

Abstract
  Bacterial infection is a widespread concern for the medical community. With the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria strains, research has begun to focus on developing bactericidal surfaces as a method of infection control, to reduce society’s dependence on antibiotics. Previous work in this area ...  Read More

Modelling the Height of Hydrothermally Synthesized Titanium Dioxide Nanostructures


Cellular SiC/Iron Alloy Composite

Barbara Lipowska; Bronisław Psiuk; Mirosław Cholewa

Volume 11, Issue 6 , June 2020, Pages 1-5

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2020.061530

Abstract
  Cellular SiC/iron alloy composite with a spatial structure of mutually intersecting skeletons created with a porous ceramic preform has not been obtained before, despite promising spectrum of potential uses. We tested the possibility of obtaining such material using a SiC material with an oxynitride ...  Read More

Cellular SiC/Iron Alloy Composite


Conceptual Design of the CSP Lead Demonstrator SOLEAD

I. Di Piazza; A. Tincani; R. Marinari; M. Valdiserri; S. Bassini; A. Rinaldi; M. Serra; A. Antonelli; D. Delfino

Volume 11, Issue 6 , June 2020, Pages 1-7

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2020.061531

Abstract
  The NEXTOWER H2020 EU project investigates the possibility of using liquid lead as heat storage medium for high-temperature Thermal Energy Storage (TES) in concentrated solar power plants. To that end, within such project, a demonstration TES unit named SOLEAD (SOlar LEAd Demonstrator) is being developed ...  Read More

Conceptual Design of the CSP Lead Demonstrator SOLEAD


Numerical and Experimental Analyses of Equal Channel Angular Processing of Pure Aluminum

W.H. El-Garaihy

Volume 11, Issue 6 , June 2020, Pages 1-5

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2020.061532

Abstract
  Nowadays, Equal Channel Angular Processing (ECAP) is one of the most appealing and potentially efficient Severe Plastic Deformation techniques (SPD) for fabricating Ultrafine Grained (UFG) and Nanostructured materials (NS) with sufficiently improved mechanical properties which has enabled this technique ...  Read More

Numerical and Experimental Analyses of Equal Channel Angular Processing of Pure Aluminum