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With significant research interest in interdisciplinary fields involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of science and engineering – materials science has been pushed to the forefront of scientific papers beyond one dedicated research area.
Be it nanotechnology, nanomaterials, polymers, bioactive materials, composites, functional and waste materials - Our editorial team has compiled 45 of our most valuable articles and book chapters for you. You can read and download them for free!
Discover now the best De Gruyter Open Library has to offer in Materials Science.
Open Chemistry is an international peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research, reviews and short communications in the fields of chemistry in an ongoing way. Our central goal is to provide a hub for researchers working across all subjects to present their discoveries, and to be a forum for the discussion of the important issues in the field.
Hydrothermal decomposition of actinide(IV) oxalates: a new aqueous route towards reactive actinide oxide nanocrystals
Keywords: actinide oxides; hydrothermal decomposition; nanocrystals; oxalate
ZnO nanoflowers-based photoanodes: aqueous chemical synthesis, microstructure and optical properties
Keywords: ZnO nanoflowers; Microstructures; Bandgap; Light harvesting; Dye-sensitized solar cell
Biomimetic superhydrophobic polyolefin surfaces fabricated with a facile scraping, bonding and peeling method
Keywords: superhydrophobic; contact angle; water repellent
Keywords: nanotechnology; silver nanoparticles; biocidal activity; environment pollution
Open Physics (former Central European Journal of Physics) is a peer-reviewed Open Access journal, devoted to the publication of fundamental research results in all fields of physics. The journal publishes research and review articles, rapid and short communications, comments and replies.
Keywords: organic semiconductors; spintronics; organic electronics, magnetism; magnetoresistance; hybrid interfaces
Keywords : chemical vapour deposition; graphene; twisted bilayer; Raman spectroscopy
Zeitschrift für Kristallographie – New Crystal Structures was founded in 1997 as spin off of Zeitschrift für Kristallographie to meet the high demand to publish results of structure determination. All publications and their submitted CIF-data are online freely available (Open Access). Zeitschrift für Kristallographie – New Crystal Structures publishes results of determination of hitherto unknown crystal structures, and refinement of previously published crystal structures.
Crystal structure of aqua (5,5′-dicarboxy-(1,1′-biphenyl)-2,3′-dicarboxylato-κO) bis(1,10-phenanthroline-κ2N,N′)cadmium monohydrate, C40H28CdN4O10
Open Engineering is a peer-reviewed, open-access, electronic-only, scientific journal. This journal publishes the influential research on wide range of engineering disciplines, including material science, electrical and computer engineering and many others related topics. Open Engineering is indexed in SCOPUS and in the Web of Science™ Core Collection, Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).
Correlation between some technological parameters and properties of composite material based on recycled tires and polymer binder
Keywords: recycled tires; polymer binder; composite material; properties; molding pressure
Some Exploitation Properties of Wood Plastic Hybrid Composites Based on Polypropylene and Plywood Production Waste
Keywords: Birch plywood industry by-product; polypropylene; nanoclays; hybridcomposites; physical-mechanical properties; modification; water resistance
Keywords : timber-concrete structure; shear test; glued in mesh; numerical modelling
Biomedical Glasses is an international Open Access-only journal covering the field of glasses for biomedical applications. The aim of the journal is to provide a peer-reviewed forum for the publication of original research reports and authoritative review articles related to the development of biomedical glasses and their use in clinical applications. The scope of the journal covers the science and technology of glasses and glass-based materials intended for applications in medicine and dentistry.
Bioactivity of toothpaste containing bioactive glass in remineralizing media: effect of fluoride release from the enzymatic cleavage of monofluorophosphate
SiO2-CaO-P2O5 (58S) sol gel glass applied onto surgical grade stainless steel by spray technique: morphological characterization by digital image processing
Keywords: 58S glass; Stainless steel; Coatings; Spray deposition; Image analysis; Mathematical morphology
Keywords: bioactive glass; radiopacity; root canal
Polyurethanes is a peer-reviewed, electronic-only journal that publishes original, high-quality research on topics broadly related to polyurethanes, its products and applications. The journal will mainly focus on synthesis, characterization, properties and performance of polyurethane elastomers, foams, coatings, thin films, fibres, textiles, resins, adhesives and biomedical applications.
Effect of chain extender on the mechanical and thermal resistance properties of polyurethane liners for composite propellants
Keywords: Hydroxy-terminated polybutadiene; liners; crosslinkers; mechanical and thermal properties
Novel Superconducting Materials is the international journal dedicated to the most important advances in the field of novel superconducting materials. NSM features major developments of structural, electronic, magnetic, chemical, thermodynamic, optical properties, and theoretical modeling of new superconducting materials. For readers provides the central and most authoritative publication in the field of novel superconducting materials providing, through the Open Access Model a timely access to its target audience.
High temperature superconductivity in sulfur hydride under ultrahigh pressure: A complex superconducting phase beyond conventional BCS
Keywords: multi-gap superconductivity; multiplecondensates; steep and flat bands; high temperature superconductivity; pressurized sulfur hydrides
Mesoporous Biomaterials is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research, as well as authoritative review and opinion papers dealing with the main issues in the use of porous material properties, including new fabrication approaches, and reporting the advances of these materials in photonic, electronic, optoelectronics, and biomedical applications. The journal welcomes theoretical and experimental papers on all aspects ranging from fundamental sciences to commercial applications.
Keywords: Drug delivery systems; Dissolution; Adsorption; Desorption; Self-emulsifying; Mesoporous silica gel; Liquisolid; Oil; SEDDS; Silicates; SMEDDS
Organic Photonics and Photovoltaics is an international, peer-reviewed journal publishing original research and reviews in the field of organic materials synthesis, fundamental opto-electronic properties, new fabrication approaches for applications in high performance photonic devices. OPP welcomes theoretical and experimental papers on all aspects ranging from fundamental sciences to commercial applications.
Efficiency enhancement of P3HT:PCBM solar cells containing scattering Zn-Al hydrotalcite nanoparticles in the PEDOT:PSS layer
Keywords: composite film; hydrotalcite; light scattering; bulkheterojunction OPV; PEDOT:PSS
International forum for the dissemination of ideas across a wide range of sciences dealing with optofluidics, divided into several sub-sections. Journal aims at enhancing the communication of high quality research and facilitating the collaboration of scientists from different disciplines.
Keywords: optofluidics; optics; microfluidics; droplet; digital-microfluidics; optical-switch
High-throughput fabrication and calibration of compact high-sensitivity plasmonic lab-on-chip for biosensing
Keywords: Lab-on-chip; surface plasmon resonance sensing; temperature; refractive index; nanofabrication
The aim of the Electrospinning journal is to bring together research on the various aspects of electrospinning of micro or nano scale fibers, including electrospinning process and modeling, electrospun materials and characterization as well as their diverse applications. Electrospinning and related techniques for producing fibers and nanostructures is covered by this journal.
Keywords: electrospinning; air flow; air-impedance; template; porosity; mechanical integrity; characterization
Keywords: electrospinning; saccharides; carbohydrates
Nanofabrication is a peer-reviewed, ESCI listed, journal devoted to lithographic methods, the exploitation and control of self-organization phenomena for patterning, and the application of the created structures and devices in physical, biomedical and life science experiments. Journal publishes articles in open access on an ongoing basis.
Keywords: Nanofabrication; Ga ion beam milling; structured light
Keywords: Dip-pen nanolithography; DPN; Polymer Pen Nanolithography; PPL; ink transport
Sample Preparation is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal that publishes original research and review articles dealing with all aspects of fundamental and applied sample preparation including solid-phase, liquid-phase and membrane-based techniques. The journal covers all developments in sample preparation including theory, new instrumentation and devices, introduction of novel sample preparation techniques, application of existing techniques to new areas, improvement of existing techniques to solve particular analytical problems, development and evaluation of novel materials useful for sample preparation and detailed comparisons of sample preparation methods.
Evaluation of dispersive liquid-liquid microextraction for the determination of cobalt and cadmium by flame atomic absorption spectrometry: application in water and food samples
Keywords : Cobalt; cadmium; DLLME; certified reference materials; food; water; FAAS
Keywords : Total mercury; hair; nails; fish consumption
Molecular Imprinting is an international journal especially focused on all aspects of molecular imprinting. It is a platform for researchers to share their new findings, developments and applications in all topics of molecular imprinting such as molecular imprinting mechanism, applications (separation, sensoring, catalysis, biomedical materials, etc), nanotechnology, new synthetic approaches and concepts, MIP characterization, etc.
Keywords: Molecularly imprinted polymer; photonic crystal; biomolecules; sensors
Holzforschung (HF) is an international scholarly journal that publishes cutting-edge research on the biology, chemistry, physics and technology of wood and wood components. High quality papers about biotechnology and tree genetics are also welcome. Rated year after year as one of the top scientific journals in the category of Pulp and Paper (ISI Journal Citation Index), Holzforschung represents innovative, high quality basic and applied research. The German title reflects the journal's origins in a long scientific tradition, but all articles are published in English to stimulate and promote cooperation between experts all over the world. Ahead-of-print publishing ensures fastest possible knowledge transfer.
Enzymatic synthesis of methyl β-d-glucoside directly from cellulose pretreated with biocompatible amino acid ionic liquid/cosolvent
Keywords: amino acid ionic liquids; cellulose; enzymatic synthesis; methyl β-d-glucoside
Microstructure of chemically modified wood using X-ray computed tomography in relation to wetting properties
Keywords: acetylation; cell wall thickness; furfurylation; hardwood; microstructure; porosity; softwood; sub-micron X-ray computed tomography; tracheid; wettability
Journal of Polymer Engineering publishes reviews, original basic and applied research contributions as well as recent technological developments in polymer engineering. Polymer engineering is a strongly interdisciplinary field and papers published by the journal may span areas such as polymer physics, polymer processing and engineering of polymer-based materials and their applications. The editors and the publisher are committed to high quality standards and rapid handling of the peer review and publication processes.
Keywords: dental materials; glass ionomer cements; glass polyalkenoate cements; poly(acrylic acid)
Characterization of layer built-up and inter-layer boundaries in rotational molding of multi-material parts in dependency of the filling strategy
Keywords: adding time; interface; multi-layer; rotational molding
e-Polymers is a strictly peer-reviewed scientific journal. The aim of e-Polymers is to publish pure and applied polymer-science-related original research articles, reviews, and feature articles. It includes synthetic methodologies, characterization, and processing techniques for polymer materials. Reports on interdisciplinary polymer science and on applications of polymers in all areas are welcome.
Keywords: crystallization; nucleation; poly(lactide); stereocomplexation
Influence of phthalocyanine pigments on the properties of flame-retardant elastomeric composites based on styrene-butadiene or acrylonitrile-butadiene rubbers
Keywords: acrylonitrile-butadiene rubber; elastomeric composites; flammability; phthalocyanine pigments; styrene butadiene rubber
High Temperature Materials and Processes offers an international publication forum for new ideas, insights and results related to high-temperature materials and processes in science and technology. The journal publishes original research papers and short communications addressing topics at the forefront of high-temperature materials research including processing of various materials at high temperatures. Occasionally, reviews of a specific topic are included.
The Effect of Aging Heat Treatment on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of 10Cr20Ni25Mo1.5NbN Austenitic Steel
Keywords: 10Cr20Ni25Mo1.5NbN austenitic; aging treatment; microstructure; mechanical property
Weldability Characteristics of Sintered Hot-Forged AISI 4135 Steel Produced through P/M Route by Using Pulsed Current Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
Keywords: powder metallurgy steel; sintering; hot forging; welding; tensile; hardness
Energy Harvesting and Systems publishes original research in the areas of energy harvesting materials, energy storage materials, conversion, and system design. Papers published EHS cover any or all of the stages of energy harvesting systems.
Keywords: self-biased; magnetoelectric; energy harvesting
The manuscript deals with the influence of surface roughness on the gecko’s adhesion on the inverted surface of Poly(methyl meth-acrylate) (PMMA) and glass, of PMMA with different surface roughness, on the gecko’s maximum normal adhesive force.
Keywords: Nanotechnology, Bio-inspired materials
Miniaturization in sample preparation (by Pena Pereira, Francisco) This book aims to provide an overview of the challenges and achievements in the application of the miniaturized sample preparation methods in analytical laboratories. It includes both theoretical and practical aspects of miniaturized sample preparation approaches and hence should be of interest to researchers, students and teachers of analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, environmental sciences and environmental engineering.
Keywords: Analytical Chemistry, Materials Science, Green Chemistry
Biochemistry laboratory manual for undergraduates – an inquiry based approach by Gerczei and Pattison is the first textbook on the market that uses a highly relevant model, antibiotic resistance, to teach seminal topics of biochemistry and molecular biology while incorporating the blossoming field of bioinformatics. The novelty of this manual is the incorporation of a student-driven real real-life research project into the undergraduate curriculum.
Keywords: Biochemistry, Laboratory Manual, Molecular Biology
Nanocarbon-Inorganic Hybrids is dedicated exclusively to the new family of functional materials, covering a multidisciplinary research field that combines materials science, chemistry and physics with nanotechnology and applied energy science. It provides a concise introduction into fundamental principles of nanocarbons, defines hybrids and composites, explains the physics behind sustainability, and illustrates requirements for successful implementation in energy applications.
Keywords: Materials Science; Inorganic Chemistry; Nanotechnology; Nanocomposite Materials
In times of declining fossil stocks, science and industry have to find alternative resources for the production of fuels and chemicals. This book presents techniques for the utilization of biomass and waste as raw materials for the production of platform molecules, biopolymers, bioplastics, and bioethanol. Latest research results as well as industrial application thereof are discussed.
"Functional Materials textbook is not simply a review of the vast body of literature of the recent years, as it holds the focus upon various aspects of application. Moreover, it selects only a few topics in favor of a solid and thorough treatment of the relevant aspects. This book comes in a good time, when a large body of academic literature has been accumulated and is waiting for a critical inspection in the light of the real demands of application." Professor Gerhard Wegner, Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research, Mainz, Germany
Keywords: Materials Science; Biomedical Sciences; Sustainable Development; Chemical Engineering; Industrial Application
Polymer Surface Characterization provides a comprehensive approach to the surface analysis of polymers of technological interest by means of modern analytical techniques. Basic principles, operative conditions, applications, performance, and limiting features are supplied, together with current advances in instrumental apparatus. Each chapter is devoted to one technique and is self-consistent; the end-of-chapter references would allow the reader a quick access to more detailed information.
This work starts with the more general aspects of chemical energy storage in the context of the geosphere and evolves to dealing with aspects of electrochemistry, catalysis, synthesis of catalysts, functional analysis of catalytic processes and with the interface between electrochemistry and heterogeneous catalysis. Top-notch experts provide a sound, practical, hands-on insight into the present status of energy conversion aimed primarily at the young emerging research front.
Keywords: Catalysis; Chemical Engineering; Electrochemistry; Materials Science; Organic Chemistry
Topical Issue on Chemical Synthesis of Nanomaterials for Solar Energy conversion, storage and Environmental Applications
This special issue is proposed to highlight recent advances in chemical synthesis of nanostructured materials for efficient energy conversion, storage and environmental applications. Therefore, we invite scientists to contribute review and original papers describing recent findings in the field of nanostructured materials, including texture controlled synthesis and its effect on performance.
Guest Editor: Eugenijus Butkus, Vilnius University, Lithuania
The development of synthesis of new organic materials is very rapidly growing field for task-specific applications. The scope of the topic: functionalized organic materials including covalent organic frameworks, covalent porous organic structures, conjugate materials, covalent organic nanosheets, etc. emerged as functional materials for versatile applications.
Guest Editor: Tanmoy Dutta, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, California, USA
The topical issue will feature peer-reviewed international research articles highlighting recent progresses in the development and application of different macromolecules. This includes all related studies in fundamental organic polymer chemistry, polymer physics, polymer characterization, theoretical studies, and applications.
Topical Issue on Recycling by-products and waste materials to restore degraded environments, and/or use as biosorbents
Guest Editor: Avelino Núnez-Delgado, University of Santiago de Compostela
This Topical Issue aim is to increase the knowledge on by-products and waste materials in reclamation of degraded environments is a promising matter of research, with high potential from the environmental and economical points of view.
Journal Editor: Sergei Ponomarenko
This Special issue is dedicated to 3rd International Fall School on Organic Electronics (IFSOE-2016). Organic Electronics is a booming multidisciplinary field that unites efforts of chemists, material scientists, physicists, and engineers in a quest for the new generation of flexible lightweight, and transparent electronic optoelectronic devices such as organic solar cells (OPV), field-effect transistors (OFET), light-emitting transistors (OLET), light-emitting diodes (OLED) etc. The IFSOE 2016 will cover all key aspects of Organic Electronics to give the attendee a comprehensive view of the field from materials and fundamental physics to devices and applications.
Guest Editor: Silvia Haindl
As part of modern condensed matter physics superconductivity has been an expanding area of research and diversified into more and more specialized subtopics, for example, physics based on vortex matter or the Josephson effect, models for studying BCS-type interactions, or the development of metallurgical processing routes for applications, to give only a few examples. This focus issue is thus devoted to the most recent problems, open questions, and the actual visions for future trends on superconducting materials in general.
Guest Editor: Gabriela Palestino, Faculty of Chemical Sciences, San Luis Potosi University
In this special issue, manuscripts submitted to the 1st INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON FUNCTIONAL POROUS MATERIALS as oral or poster presentations will be published as conference proceedings following a normal peer review process; the conference will be held in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, from April 27th to 29th, 2016. The conference and this special issue goal is to present the latest advances in synthesis, characterization and functionalization of porous materials for energy, photonic, environmental and biological applications.
Guest Editors: Gongnan Xie, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China, John C. Chai, University of Huddersfield, UK, Zhao-Qin Huang, Colorado School of Mines, USA, Liang Gong, Department of Energy and Power Engineering, China University of Petroleum, China
This Special Issue is dedicated to demonstrating recent advances in modeling fluid flow and related physicochemical transport and interfacial processes in natural or engineered porous materials. These processes include single and multiphase flow, heat and mass transport, particle flow, chemical reactions occurring in the pore space or skeletal deformation of porous media. Papers may report on original research, the most recent developments and research efforts in this field, or offer perspectives on future prospects.
Guest Editor: Levan Chkhartishvili, Georgian Technical University
Explores the unique properties of materials and processes. The goal is to explore the innovations and latest accomplishments in Functional Advanced & Nano Materials. It will also focus on the latest developments in processing of different Functional advanced and nano materials. This is one of important topics at ICANM2016 conference that brought together world’s leading scientists in that area.