1. Sensors & Actuators Conference Series

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 8, Issue 6 , June 2017, Pages 678-678

Abstract
  International Association of Advanced Materials is pleased to announce Sensors & Actuators Conference Series in Asia, Europe and America with collaboration of VBRI Press AB, Sweden. The conference series are dedicated on the technology and systems in the field of sensors, actuators, microsystems ...  Read More

2. Bilayered vanadium oxide as the host material for reversible beyond lithium ion intercalation

Mallory Clites; Bryan W. Byles; Ekaterina Pomerantseva

Volume 8, Issue 6 , June 2017, Pages 679-688

Abstract
  Bilayered vanadium oxide has emerged as a high-performance cathode material for beyond lithium ion (BLI) battery systems including Na-ion batteries, Mg-ion batteries, and pseudocapacitors. The major structural feature of bilayered V2O5 that makes it attractive for such applications is its large interlayer ...  Read More

3. Bi-criteria optimization in designing magnetic composites

Krzysztof Z. Sokalski; Barbara Slusarek; Marek Przybylski

Volume 8, Issue 6 , June 2017, Pages 689-694

Abstract
  A novel algorithm for designing the values of the technological parameters for the production of soft magnetic composites (SMCs) was created. These parameters are the hardening temperature T and the compaction pressure p < /em>. These parameters enable us to optimize the power losses and magnetic induction. ...  Read More

4. Development of new Al-Cu-Si alloys for high temperature performance

Samuel A. Awe; Salem Seifeddine; Anders E. W. Jarfors; Young. C. Lee; Arne K. Dahle

Volume 8, Issue 6 , June 2017, Pages 695-701

Abstract
  In a quest for developing new lightweight metal alloys that can perform excellently at elevated-temperatures (from 300°C to 400 °C), a ternary eutectic Al-Cu-Si alloy was exploited to gain a deeper understanding of the alloy system and its suitability for high temperature applications. The studied ...  Read More

5. Enhancement of ferromagnetism by substituting Cu for Mn in Ni-Mn-In-B Heusler alloys

Sudip Pandey; Abdiel Quetz; Anil Aryal; Ahmad Us Saleheen; Igor Dubenko; Dipanjan Mazumdar; Shane Stadler; Naushad Ali

Volume 8, Issue 6 , June 2017, Pages 702-706

Abstract
  The effects of substituting Cu for Mn on the magnetocaloric, transport, and thermomagnetic properties of Ni50Mn35-xCuxIn14B (x = 0, 1.25, 2.0) Heusler alloys were studied. It has been found that the magnitude of the magnetization jump at the martensitic transformation decreased with increasing Cu concentration. ...  Read More

6. Stability behavior of chemically synthesized organic electrolyte salts and methylammonium lead halide perovskite light harvester

Rajan Kumar Singh; Neha Jain; Jai Singh; Ranveer Kumar

Volume 8, Issue 6 , June 2017, Pages 707-711

Abstract
  This is the first time that a highly purified white organic electrolyte salts (OES), Methylammonium iodide, CH3NH3I (MAI) and Methylammonium chloride, CH3NH3Cl (MACl) have been successfully synthesized by a new technique, high vacuum oven evaporation method (HVOE), which is inexpensive and less time ...  Read More

7. Rheology of high melt strength polypropylene for additive manufacturing

Ralf Jagenteufel; Thomas Hofstaetter; Florian Kamleitner; David B. Pedersen; Guido Tosello; Hans N. Hansen

Volume 8, Issue 6 , June 2017, Pages 712-716

Abstract
  Rheological measurements of high melt strength polypropylene (HMS-PP) were used in order to generate master curves describing the shear-dependent viscosity in comparison to acrylonitrile butadiene styrene copolymer (ABS). The latter material showed specific disadvantages in terms of thermal stability, ...  Read More

8. Mechanical behavior and fracture surface characterization of liquid-phase sintered Cu-Sn powder alloys

Ahmed E. Nassef; A.I. Alateyah; Medhat A. El-Hadek; W. H. El-Garaihy

Volume 8, Issue 6 , June 2017, Pages 717-722

Abstract
  In this study, elemental Cu and Sn powder were mechanically mixed forming different Cu-Sn alloys. To ensure uniformity of the particle shapes, the Cu, and Sn were mechanically milled and mixed in an agate rock mortar, with high energy ball mill for half an hour, with different weight ratios according ...  Read More

9. New effective luminescent materials based on the Sm-doped borate glasses

Bohdan V. Padlyak; Ihor I. Kindrat; Radoslaw Lisiecki; Volodymyr T. Adamiv; Ihor M. Teslyuk

Volume 8, Issue 6 , June 2017, Pages 723-734

Abstract
  The spectroscopic and radiative properties of the Sm-doped borate glasses with Li2B4O7, LiKB4O7, CaB4O7, and LiCaBO3 basic compositions as new luminescent materials have been investigated and analysed. The borate glasses of high chemical purity and optical quality, doped with Sm2O3 in amounts of 0.5 ...  Read More

10. Combustion synthesis and characterization of Sm3+ and Tm3+ co-activated yttrium orthovanadate phosphate

Selepe Joel Motloung; Kamohelo George Tshabalala; Odireleng Martin Ntwaeaborwa

Volume 8, Issue 6 , June 2017, Pages 735-740

Abstract
  Samarium (Sm 3+ ) and thulium (Tm 3+ ) co-activated yttrium orthovanadatephosphate YV0.5P < sub>0.5O4: Sm 3+ , Tm 3+ powder phosphors were synthesized by solution combustion method and were annealed at 900 o C for 2 hours. The x-ray diffraction patterns confirmed that the tetragonal structure of ...  Read More

11. Impregnation of kraft paper support with polylactic acid multilayers

Sandra Rivero; Javier Lecot; Adriana Pinotti

Volume 8, Issue 6 , June 2017, Pages 741-751

Abstract
  PLA coating on Kraft paper is very promising systems for food packaging, and has potential environmental advantages over conventional synthetic paper coatings. This work was focused on: (i) analyzing the physicochemical, thermal and microstructural properties of PLA films; (ii) developing and studying ...  Read More