1. Invite proposals for symposium in the Advanced Materials Congresses (2017 - 2018)

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 8, Issue 5 , May 2017, Pages 577-577

Abstract
  International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) invites symposia proposals for our upcoming annual congresses in 2017-2018. We welcome proposals that explore interdisciplinary connections with areas of advanced materials. The symposia can include about 8-10 sessions, each session running for 2 ...  Read More

2. Progresses on structure and functionality of vapor-deposited polymers as thin films and in multilayers

Anna Maria Coclite

Volume 8, Issue 5 , May 2017, Pages 578-586

Abstract
  Functional organic thin films (< 100 nm) are typical components of current devices in a variety of fields, including microelectronics, biotechnology and microfluidics. The need for miniaturization and structuration has boosted the development of advanced thin film growth techniques that can be easily ...  Read More

3. Biomimetic electroconductive scaffolds for muscle regenerative engineering

Xiaoyan Tang; Yusuf Khan; Cato T. Laurencin

Volume 8, Issue 5 , May 2017, Pages 587-591

Abstract
  Conducting polymers are emerging as highly attractive materials since they can be used alone or in combination with other biomaterials to provide electrical stimulus for tissue regeneration. Here, we report the fabrication of a novel stimuli-responsive conducting polymer scaffold, which can be used to ...  Read More

4. Surface modified alumina compact: A potential material for decontamination of trivalent and hexavalent chromium and growth inhibitor of microbes from water

Himani Uppal; Nijhuma Kayal; Sneha Chawla; S. Swarupa Tripathy; Sonali Gupta; Rajni Singh; Bharti Sharma; Nahar Singh

Volume 8, Issue 5 , May 2017, Pages 592-599

Abstract
  A new hydrothermal approach has been investigated for synthesis of alumina which has been utilized for decontamination of trivalent and hexavalent chromium (Cr) as well as microbes from water. The heat treatment of aluminum nitrate and sucrose forms single phase g-alumina compact of 318 m 2 /g surface ...  Read More

5. Study of manganese germanides formation and their magnetic response

Omar Abbes; Alain Portavoce; Christophe Girardeaux; Lisa Michez; Vinh Le Thanh

Volume 8, Issue 5 , May 2017, Pages 600-604

Abstract
  The Mn-Ge binary system is a potential candidate to the fabrication of Spintronic devices. However, the understanding of the contribution of each possible Mn-Ge phase is crucial. In this work, the reaction between 50 nm thick Mn film and amorphous Ge substrate was studied via in-situ XRD. These experiments ...  Read More

6. Effect of heating rate on microstructure and electrical properties of microwave sintered CaCu3Ti4O12 ceramics

Sandeep Kumar; Neetu Ahlawat; Navneet Ahlawat

Volume 8, Issue 5 , May 2017, Pages 605-613

Abstract
  In the present work, the results of microstructure, dielectric and ferroelectric investigation of microwave sintered CaCu3Ti4O12 (CCTO) ceramic with different heating rate are presented. Scanning electron micrographs revealed that grain size decreases from 1.167 µm to 0.744 µm with increased ...  Read More

7. Impact of 1% gold’s and copper’s addition on mechanical and corrosion properties of resorbable Mg-based metallic glasses

Ryszard T. Nowosielski; K. Cesarz-Andraczke

Volume 8, Issue 5 , May 2017, Pages 614-619

Abstract
  In the paper the investigations’ results of the Mg69Zn25Ca5Cu1 and Mg69Zn25Ca5Au1 metallic glasses in the range corrosion mechanical, thermal and structural properties were presented. The results were obtained from compression tests, immersion and potentiodynamic corrosion tests, DTA, XRD. The ...  Read More

8. On the effect of HPT processing conditions on relative density, mechanical properties and microstructural evolution of hot compacted AA6061– mathematical empirical and response surface approach

Waleed H. El-Garaihy; Ayman M. Alaskari; Eisa A. Ameshaiei; Samy E. Oraby

Volume 8, Issue 5 , May 2017, Pages 620-628

Abstract
  A loading combination of hot compaction (HC) together with high-pressure torsion (HTP) was used to consolidate discs of AA6061 considering rotations up to 4 revolutions and loading pressure values of 1 and 3 GPa. Mathematical models were established to grasp the true functional interrelationships and ...  Read More

9. Temperature dependent photoluminescence studies of Cu2SnS3/AZnO heterostructure

Sandra Dias; S. B. Krupanidhi

Volume 8, Issue 5 , May 2017, Pages 629-634

Abstract
  The Cu2SnS3/AZnO p-n heterojunction was fabricated and the structural and optical properties of the films were studied. The phase formation and the crystallite size of the films was analysed using X-ray diffraction. The morphology was studied using field emission scanning electron microscopy and transmission ...  Read More

10. Measurement and numerical analysis of the artificial muscles made of fishing line

Justin Murin; Vladimir Goga; Juraj Hrabovsky; Dalibor Buc; Pavel Podesva

Volume 8, Issue 5 , May 2017, Pages 635-640

Abstract
  This paper presents results of experimental and computational analysis of the artificial muscle (in form of coiled spring) made of nylon fishing line. By experimental measurement, the elasticity modules of chosen untwisted and twisted fishing line as well the spring constant of the coiled spring are ...  Read More

11. Effect of quenching & partitioning process on a low carbon steel

Andrea Di Schino; Paolo Emilio Di Nunzio; Josè Maria Cabrera

Volume 8, Issue 5 , May 2017, Pages 641-644

Abstract
  Aim of this paper is to analyze the effect of manganese percentages on steel compositions. Laboratory as cast materials, in particular designed for Quenching and Partitioning process (Q&P), are here considered. The considered steel chemical composition was that of a 0.15C with 1.5Si, two different ...  Read More

12. Interfacial layer effect on specific heat of colloidal suspensions

Gaganpreet Chadha; Sunita Srivastava

Volume 8, Issue 5 , May 2017, Pages 645-649

Abstract
  A theoretical model for the specific heat of nanofluids containing oxide-based nanoparticles of different sizes and at different temperatures has been presented. The model proposed by Xuan and Roetzel has been modified by incorporating the effect of semi-solid interfacial layer, which is formed due to ...  Read More

13. Optical and structural properties of GaSb-doped Mn based diluted magnetic semiconductor thin films grown via DC magnetron sputtering

Jorge A. Calderón; Heiddy P. Quiroz; A. Dussan

Volume 8, Issue 5 , May 2017, Pages 650-655

Abstract
  In this work, diluted magnetic semiconductor GaSb:Mn thin films were grown via DC magnetron Co-sputtering on glass substrates. The effect of synthesis parameters on the optical and structural properties was determined through spectral transmittance measurements and X-ray diffraction (XRD), respectively. ...  Read More

14. Europium doped silicate phosphors: Synthetic and characterization techniques

Devender Singh; Suman Sheoran; Vijeta Tanwar

Volume 8, Issue 5 , May 2017, Pages 656-672

Abstract
  In this review article, different synthetic procedures and characterization techniques used for the development of materials are discussed briefly. The stability and high luminous intensity of silicate materials makes them practically important in the field of white light emitting diodes (WLEDs). During ...  Read More

15. Effect of heat treatment on the structure and magnetic properties of Sm-Fe alloys obtained by mechanical alloying

Nikolay G. Razumov; Aleksandr S. Verevkin; Anatoly A. Popovich

Volume 8, Issue 5 , May 2017, Pages 673-677

Abstract
  The effect of heat treatment on the structure and magnetic properties of Sm-Fe alloys obtained by mechanical alloying was investigated. The crystallization temperature of Sm2Fe17, an amorphous alloy obtained by mechanical alloying, was determined using differential scanning calorimetry. Based on these ...  Read More