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07-06-2021 | Metals & corrosion

Wear resistance of surface-modified TiNbSn alloy

The wear resistance of TiNbSn alloy surfaces treated by plasma nitriding, TiN sputtering, and anodic oxidation was investigated with the goal of suppressing the release of wear debris that can act as abrasive particles. Among the investigated …

Authors:
M. Hatakeyama, N. Masahashi, Y. Michiyama, H. Inoue, S. Hanada

07-06-2021 | Review

Novel trends and recent progress on preparation methods of biodegradable metallic foams for biomedicine: a review

The number of orthopedic and surgical procedures is growing every year [ 1 ]. Table 1 shows a comparison of the number of performed hip and knee replacement operations in selected countries in 2013 and 2018. From the available data, for both types …

Authors:
Renáta Oriňaková, Radka Gorejová, Zuzana Orságová Králová, Martina Petráková, Andrej Oriňak

07-06-2021 | Ceramics

Impact of Pd nanoparticle loading method on SnO2 surface for natural gas detection in humid atmosphere

To improve the sensor response to low concentrations of methane (CH4) at low operating temperatures in humid atmospheres, we prepared Pd-loaded SnO2 (Pd-SnO2) nanoparticles via two different Pd-loading processes: (i) a general impregnation method …

Authors:
Chengcheng Liu, Koichi Suematsu, Akihito Uchiyama, Ken Watanabe, Yanbao Guo, Deguo Wang, Kengo Shimanoe

07-06-2021 | Electronic materials

Charge photogeneration and recombination in ternary polymer solar cells based on compatible acceptors

The strategy of ternary blend is one of the most important approaches to enhance the power conversion efficiency (PCE) for polymer solar cells (PSCs). The present work prepared a new series of ternary PSCs, PBDB-T-2F:IT-4F:ITIC, based on the …

Authors:
Rong Hu, Wei Zhang, Zijie Xiao, Jie Zhang, Xiaojun Su, Gang Wang, Jinwei Chen, Xiaochuan He, Ruilin Wang

04-06-2021 | Composites & nanocomposites

Probing matrix/filler interphase with ultrasonic waves

There is currently an outburst in studying polymer-based nanocomposites for various functional applications such as energy storage, thermoelectrics, stretchable electronics, electromagnetic shielding, super-capacitors and lithium-ion batteries [ 1 …

Authors:
Andriy Nadtochiy, Borys Gorelov, Oleksiy Polovina, Sergey Shulga, Oleg Korotchenkov

04-06-2021 | Metals & corrosion

Self-adaption Ta/TaC multilayer coating with fine grains: toward excellent corrosion resistance in aggressive environment

Since engineering equipment applied in aggressive environment always suffers from severe corrosion, self-adaption protective coatings with the excellent and stable anti-corrosion performance are needed urgently. In this work, TaC and Ta/TaC …

Authors:
Yebiao Zhu, Minpeng Dong, Feixiong Mao, Wuming Guo, Jinlong Li, Liping Wang

03-06-2021 | Materials for life sciences

Preparation of organic-modified magadiite–magnetic nanocomposite particles as an effective nanohybrid drug carrier material for cancer treatment and its properties of sustained release mechanism by Korsmeyer–Peppas kinetic model

Tumor-targeting drug delivery systems have been an effective therapy method with negligible side effects against cancer [ 1 ]. With the development of nanotechnology, the nanocarriers have been widely researched and have obtained certain …

Authors:
Mingliang Ge, Yueying Li, Caiping Zhu, Guodong Liang, Jahangir Alam S.M., Guoqing Hu, Yuee Gui, Junaebur Rashid M.

02-06-2021 | Composites & nanocomposites

High-strength reduced graphene oxide paper prepared by a simple and efficient method

Excellent mechanical and electrical properties of graphene-based paper-like materials are essential for applications in flexible conductors, energy-storage devices, etc. The graphene oxide (GO) supernatant separated by centrifugation and …

Authors:
Wen Li, Chengjie Weng, Wenzhong Yang, Liming Shen, Ningzhong Bao

02-06-2021 | Composites & nanocomposites

An optional connection material in timber structures: densified poplar

The development of eco-friendly connection material instead of steel is a challenging problem in timber structures. Following densification, the mechanical properties of low-density species can be significantly improved. Densified wood may be a …

Authors:
Bo-Han Xu, Bi-Lin Wang, Kong-Bin Yu, Abdelhamid Bouchaïr

02-06-2021 | Computation & theory

Charge-doping-induced variation of the superconducting BaFe2As2 electronic structure and the emerging physical effects: a DFT+DMFT study

We performed a first-principles study in the framework of density functional theory combined with dynamical mean-field theory (DFT+DMFT) on the relationship between the charge doping and the correlations in BaFe2As2 and investigated how the …

Authors:
Mehdi Hesani, Kourosh Rahimi, Ahmad Yazdani

01-06-2021 | Materials for life sciences Open Access

Exploring hierarchical porous silica-supported Ag3PO4 as high-efficient and environmental-friendly photocatalytic disinfectant

The growing concern about potential health risk caused by the arising of multidrug-resistant pathogenic microorganisms and increasing occurrences of cross-microbial contamination have put more stress on the development of high efficient …

Authors:
Pei Zheng, Bo Jin, Sheng Dai

01-06-2021 | Energy materials

Controlled growth of perovskite KMnF3 upconverting nanocrystals for near-infrared light-sensitive perovskite solar cells and photodetectors

Utilization of the photon upconversion (UC) in Pb halide-based perovskite solar cells (PVSCs) and photodetectors is a potential strategy towards broadening the spectral response from the visible to the near-infrared region and decreasing the …

Authors:
Zhiying Feng, Zhixing Wu, Yikun Hua, Guang Zhu, Xiaohong Chen, Sumei Huang

01-06-2021 | Polymers & biopolymers

Insight of the optical property of laccase during polymerics formation for application in real-time biosensing

As a kind of biofunctional material, laccases with superior intrinsic optical property are garnering substantial interest in enzyme-based optical biosensing due to their great potential use in the field of food, environment and industry. However …

Authors:
Yang Wang, Na Wu, Zhi-Hui Chen

01-06-2021 | Electronic materials

Investigation of interfacial reactions between metallic substrates and n-type bulk bismuth telluride thermoelectric material

Bismuth telluride (Bi 2 Te 3 ), which has excellent thermoelectric properties, was discovered by Goldsmid and Douglas in 1954 [ 1 ]. Further to this discovery, various developments have been successfully achieved to improve thermoelectric materials …

Authors:
Masanori Tashiro, Sohei Sukenaga, Koichi Ikemoto, Kozo Shinoda, Tsuyoshi Kajitani, Shigeru Suzuki, Hiroyuki Shibata

01-06-2021 | Chemical routes to materials

Formation and stabilization of Pickering emulsions using salt-sensitive core–shell cationic nanoparticles

Pickering emulsions known for their solid emulsifiers and brilliant stability characters have attracted many researchers’ attention. The controlled stability and demulsification of emulsion are necessary in some cases such as crude oil extraction …

Authors:
Enyu Fu, Kaimin Chen, Qiaoling Wang, Ying Zhang, Nana Yan, Li Liu

31-05-2021 | Energy materials

Intermediate temperature proton electrolytes based on cesium dihydrogen phosphate and poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene)

Proton conductivity, morphology, phase composition and mechanical properties of (1-x)CsH2PO4-xp(VDF/HFP) (x = 0.05–0.25, weight ratio) polymer electrolytes were investigated for the first time. The chemical interaction of the organic matrix and …

Authors:
Irina N. Bagryantseva, Valentina G. Ponomareva, Vyacheslav R. Khusnutdinov

31-05-2021 | Chemical routes to materials

Non-hydrolytic sol–gel route to a family of hybrid mesoporous aluminosilicate ethanol dehydration catalysts

Hybrid materials are intensely studied for potential applications in heterogeneous catalysis. Organic groups at the catalyst surface can modify not only its hydrophilicity, but also acidity, hydrothermal stability, porosity, etc. In some cases …

Authors:
Ales Styskalik, Imene Kordoghli, Claude Poleunis, Arnaud Delcorte, Denis D. Dochain, Zdenek Moravec, Julius Vida, Tomas Homola, Carmela Aprile, Luca Fusaro, François Devred, Damien P. Debecker

31-05-2021 | Polymers & biopolymers

Preparation and characterization of poly(ether ether ketone)/poly(ether imide) [PEEK/PEI] blends for fused filament fabrication

The present study focuses on the preparation and characterization of a poly(ether ether ketone)/poly(ether imide) [PEEK/PEI] blend for application in additive manufacturing using fused filament fabrication (FFF). Polymer miscibility was evaluated …

Authors:
Anouar El Magri, Khalil El Mabrouk, Sébastien Vaudreuil

31-05-2021 | Metals & corrosion

Phase and microstructure pattern selection of Zn-rich Zn–Cu peritectic alloys during laser surface remelting

Peritectic solidification has attracted increasing attention as a lot of important binary alloys, such as Fe–Ni, Zn–Cu, Fe–C and Ti–Al, exhibit peritectic reaction during solidification. In order to investigate the solidification behavior of …

Authors:
Yunpeng Su, Xin Lin, Meng Wang, Weidong Huang

30-05-2021 | Review

Nanostructured covalent organic frameworks with elevated crystallization for (electro)photocatalysis and energy storage devices

Nanostructured covalent organic frameworks (COFs) have attracted great attentions over the past few decades due to their unique physical and chemical properties. Crystallization is sought in many application fields since it allows enhancing or …

Authors:
Haoyun Chen, Xingzhong Yuan, Hou Wang, Hanbo Yu, Longbo Jiang