1. Researcher of the Year for 2017 – A seamless journey of tiny technology

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1089-1093

Abstract
  International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) names the researcher of the year who had the greatest contribution in the field of Advanced Materials. The advanced materials community would like to take this opportunity to pay rich tributes to Professor Zhong Lin (Z. L.) Wang for his pioneering ...  Read More

2. Membrane-assisted catalysis in organic media

Levente Cseri; Tamas Fodi; Jozsef Kupai; Gyorgy T. Balogh; Arthur Garforth; Gyorgy Szekely

Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1094-1124

Abstract
  In the last decades, the rapid advancement of solvent-resistant membranes and catalysis led to the development of more efficient and sustainable materials and processes. The present article critically assesses membrane-assisted catalysis in organic media, which is a multidisciplinary field combining ...  Read More

3. Gold nanoparticle-based biosensors for the assay of tumor marker proteins with clinical applications

Jiehua Ma; Xiaolu Hu; Yaqin Tao; Chao Li; Xiaoxia Mao; Genxi Li

Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1125-1131

Abstract
  The detection of tumor markers plays an important role in clinical diagnosis and evaluation of therapeutic effect. Early detection of tumor markers, which are usually proteins, can greatly facilitate effective treatment with different modalities and even increase cure rate of patients. Currently, nanoparticle-based ...  Read More

4. Benefits and risks of nanozerovalent iron, titanium dioxide nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes for water treatment technologies

David G. Rickerby

Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1132-1144

Abstract
  An overview is presented of potential improvements in performance that can be achieved by using three different types of nanomaterials in water treatment applications: (i) zerovalent iron for reducing concentrations of chlorinated hydrocarbons and heavy metals in groundwater; (ii) titanium dioxide for ...  Read More

5. Towards flexible and wearable supercapacitors: A hierarchical approach in material design

Anna Batlle

Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1145-1149

Abstract
  Wearable devices requires from macroscopic mechanical properties laying in macro-scale in comparison with chemical processes that requires from material design in the nanoscale. Besides, such reactions and phenomena involves charge transfer, and therefore a charge transducer in mean scale is required. ...  Read More

6. Investigation of the effect of copper nanoparticles incorporated in ZnO buffer layer of inverted organic solar cell

B. Parvathy Devi; Sandeep K Das; Yian Tai

Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1150-1155

Abstract
  This study examines the effect of cheap and easy to synthesize copper nanoparticles (CuNPs) for its surface plasmon resonance behavior on the performance of organic solar cells (OSC). A simple synthesis of stable CuNPs is reported together with a procedure for their optimized incorporation in the OSC ...  Read More

7. Increasing the metal loading in passion fruit-like nano-architectures

Rosa D

Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1156-1160

Abstract
  Noble metal nanostructures have demonstrated many intriguing features for both therapy and diagnosis in a number of diseases. However, their clinical translation is prevented by their accumulation in organisms that can result in toxicity and interference with common medical diagnoses. In order to combine ...  Read More

8. Effect of symmetry on electronic DOS, peierls transition and elastic modulus of carbon nanowires

J. Y. Dai; E. A. Buntov; V. N. Rychkov; M. B. Guseva; A. F. Zatsepin

Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1161-1165

Abstract
  A Monte Carlo arithmetic method is utilized to investigate the Peierls transition in the linear and circular carbon nanowire respectively. The carbon nanowires interacting with the 6 nearest neighbors in hexagonal structure are spaced by 0.3 nm. Despite the Peierls transition of the linear carbon nanowires ...  Read More

9. Chitosan bio-functionalization of carbon nanotube arrayed electrode

Hadar Ben-Yoav; Marshall A. Schroeder; Malachi Noked

Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1166-1170

Abstract
  Nanostructured electrodes enable a new generation of electrochemical sensors by increasing their surface area that lead to stronger signals generated by electrochemically-active molecules, such as diagnostic redox-active biomarkers. Yet, the selectivity of these translational sensors is far from being ...  Read More

10. Enhancing significantly the damping response of Mg using hollow glass microspheres while simultaneously reducing weight

Vyasaraj Manakari; Gururaj Parande; Mrityunjay Doddamani; Ganesh Kumar Meenashisundaram; Manoj Gupta

Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1171-1177

Abstract
  Lightweight composite materials possessing higher damping capabilities are of great interests to material designers satisfying ever changing demands in automotive, aerospace and marine sectors. Besides having lowest density in metals regime, magnesium exhibits superior mechanical properties. Specific ...  Read More

11. Graphenated ceramic nanofibers for highly sensitive simultaneous detection of dopamine, uric acid and ascorbic acid

Masoud Taleb; Irina Hussainova; Roman Ivanov; Iwona Jasiuk

Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1178-1183

Abstract
  The present study reports the simultaneous determination of ascorbic acid (AA), dopamine (DA) and uric acid (UA) in 0.1 M phosphate buffer solution (pH = 7.0) using a novel electrode material prepared from oxide ceramic nanofibers by applying a single step chemical vapor deposition method. Electron-transfer ...  Read More

12. Synthesis of WO3@graphene composite for fructose degradation

Zhenya Jiang; Yao Wang; Lifeng Yan

Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1184-1187

Abstract
  WO3@Graphene (WO3@GR) nanocomposite has been synthesized by using a simple sonochemical method, and the phosphotungstic acid was used as the source of the WO3 nanoparticles. The new catalyst was analyzed by means of FT-IR, XRD, TEM, and SEM-EDX. FT-IR spectrum of the new material reveals that sulfonic ...  Read More

13. Tunable magnetic anisotropy in epitaxial GaMnAs films: Evidence of temperature control

M. Dehbaoui; S. Kamara; Q. H. Tran; J. Sadowski; J. Z. Domagala; A. Boukra; R. Dumas; S. Charar; F. Terki

Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1188-1192

Abstract
  The magnetic field dependencies of Hall resistance are studied for Ga0.94Mn0.06As/In0.15Ga0.85As film. The Hall resistance shows a slanted hysteresis cycle, emphasizing the existence of both in-plane and out-of-plane magnetization components. The anisotropy constants of the sample with out-of-plane magnetization ...  Read More

14. Optical and structural characteristics of ZnO nanopowders for different preparation methods
Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1193-1198

Abstract
  Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized by different methods known as Pechini and Sol-Gel. It was observed during the experiments significant differences comparing these methods as: particle size, time applied, crystallinity and chemical residues generated by-products. The NPs were analysed ...  Read More

15. Improvement of mechanical properties and surface finish of 3d-printed polylactic acid parts by constrained remelting

Hong-Cheol Kim; Da-Yeong Kim; Ji-Eun Lee; Keun Park

Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1199-1203

Abstract
  According to recent advancements in additive manufacturing (AM) technology, also known as 3d printing, the role of AM has changed from the conventional rapid prototyping (RP) to direct fabrication of functional parts. The AM technology based on layer-by-layer manufacturing has a limitation in its poor ...  Read More

16. Magnetic flux channelling in YBa2Cu3O7-δ films grown by a chemical solution deposition technique on vicinal and non-vicinal substrates

Thomas Qureishy; Yue Zhao; Yan Xu

Volume 8, Issue 12 , December 2017, Pages 1204-1210

Abstract
  Magneto-optical imaging of YBa2Cu3O7-δ films with high critical current density, synthesized by a cost-effective metal organic decomposition technique reveals inhomogeneous flux penetration in the specimens in the form of thin parallel lines. The origin of such a stripy pattern and its dependence ...  Read More