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30-06-2022 | Chemical routes to materials

The method of introducing oxygen vacancy into La0.8Sr0.2FeO3-based catalyst: enhancing the ORR and OER performance

Oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and oxygen evolution reaction (OER) have been widely used in energy conversion devices; therefore, the demand for corresponding catalysts is increasing each year. Pt and IrO2 are considered to be the most advanced …

Authors:
Sile Yu, Ziyi Shui, Chenghua Wang, Yuan Lei, Yilun Liu, Wei Zhao, Xi Chen

30-06-2022 | Materials for life sciences

Stretchable, self-healable and anti-freezing conductive hydrogel based on double network for strain sensors and arrays

The application of hydrogels for flexible sensor is gravely hampered due to their poor freezing resistance and fatigue fracture associated with durable deformation, hence hydrogels that can operate correctly at sub-zero temperatures and sustain …

Authors:
Xiao Sun, Wenzhao Zhong, Zhanzhan Zhang, Haiyang Liao, Changfan Zhang

Open Access 30-06-2022 | Metals & corrosion

Precipitate number density determination in microalloyed steels by complementary atom probe tomography and matrix dissolution

Particle number densities are a crucial parameter in the microstructure engineering of microalloyed steels. We introduce a new method to determine nanoscale precipitate number densities of macroscopic samples that is based on the matrix …

Authors:
Louis Weber, Johannes Webel, Frank Mücklich, Tobias Kraus

30-06-2022 | Composites & nanocomposites

Experimental study and piezoresistive mechanism of electrostatic self-assembly of carbon nanotubes–carbon black/epoxy nanocomposites for structural health monitoring

Since electrostatic self-assembly carbon nanotubes–carbon black (CNTs–CB) composite fillers have good electrical conductivity and an easy dispersion process, they were incorporated into epoxy matrix to fabricate the CNTs–CB/epoxy nanocomposites.

Authors:
Yanlei Wang, Yao Fu, Ziping Meng, Baolin Wan, Baoguo Han

30-06-2022 | Metals & corrosion

Synthesis, characterization and amorphization of mechanically alloyed Fe75Si12Ti6B7 and Fe73Si15Ti5B7 powders

In this study, Fe75Si12Ti6B7 and Fe73Si15Ti5B7 (wt. %) alloy powders were synthesized from pure elemental powders by a mechanical alloying (MA) method under argon atmosphere. The evolution in particles morphology, chemical composition, crystalline …

Authors:
A. Chebli, Martin Cesnek, A. Djekoun, J. J. Sunol, D. Niznansky

30-06-2022 | Ceramics

Spreading characteristics of droplets impact on microstructured surfaces with gradient wettability

Manipulating droplet motion using gradient wettability surfaces has attracted much attention in recent years. In this paper, four kinds of microstructured surfaces with gradient wettability were fabricated by photolithography using silicon …

Authors:
Guinuan Pan, Zhihai Jia, Huweihang Ding, Chenyang Zhang, Jiao Wang

30-06-2022 | Chemical routes to materials

Ball-milling-assisted solid-state synthesis of MnyCe1-yOx catalysts for 1, 2-dichlorobenzene destruction at low temperature

A series of Mn–Ce composite oxides catalysts (MnyCe1-yOx) prepared by co-precipitation method and ball-milling-assisted solid-state synthesis were tested for the catalytic combustion of 1,2-dichlorobenzene. The results showed that ball milling …

Authors:
Shengyong Lu, Xuanhao Guo, Yumeng Gu, Yaqi Peng, Jiamin Ding, Jianhua Yan

30-06-2022 | Ceramics

Substrate temperature-controlled precursor reaction mechanism of PEALD-deposited MoOx thin films

Molybdenum oxide (MoOx) films had been grown by using plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition (PEALD) with Mo(CO)6 precursor and O2 plasma reactant in a substrate temperature range of 150–275 °C. The effect of substrate temperature on the …

Authors:
Chen Wang, Chun-Hui Bao, Wan-Yu Wu, Chia-Hsun Hsu, Ming-Jie Zhao, Xiao-Ying Zhang, Shui-Yang Lien, Wen-Zhang Zhu

30-06-2022 | Polymers & biopolymers

Characterization and rapid prediction of the effect of hygrothermal ageing on the interlaminar shear strength of CFRP at a high temperature

In this paper, the effects of different hygrothermal ageing conditions on the interlaminar shear mechanical properties of carbon fibre-reinforced polymer (CFRP) at room temperature and at a high temperature were studied. The changes in interface …

Authors:
Guang-Bin Wang, Jing-Xin Na, Xin Chen

30-06-2022 | Polymers & biopolymers

Synthesis of dual cross-linked ion conductive temperature-sensitive hydrogel and its application in tunable smart window

Intelligent hydrogels are widely studied for their unique responsiveness, but single responsiveness limited the application of hydrogels. Compared with traditional electronic conducting hydrogels, ionic conducting hydrogels have good transparency …

Authors:
Leqi Wu, Qijian Yu, Sui Wang, Jie Mao, Zhiyong Guo, Yufang Hu

30-06-2022 | Metals & corrosion

Neutron irradiation-induced rejuvenation in ZrCu metallic glass

The deformation behavior of neutron-irradiated metallic glasses (MGs) has been conducted by strategically hybridizing synchrotron radiation experiments with molecular dynamics simulations. A unique and phenomenal mechanism of rejuvenation in MGs …

Authors:
Peng-wei Wang, Ming-fei Li, Babafemi Malomo, Liang Yang

29-06-2022 | Metals & corrosion

Microstructure, microsegregation and mechanical properties of directed energy deposited Ti-32Mo titanium alloy

Due to the excellent mechanical property and outstanding corrosion resistance, titanium alloys are widely used in areas such as aerospace industry, aviation industry and biomedical application [ 1 – 3 ]. Directed energy deposition(DED), as one of …

Authors:
Zhensong Xu, Huaming Wang, Haibo Tang, Xu Cheng, Yanyan Zhu

29-06-2022 | Review

A review on (Sr,Ca)TiO3-based dielectric materials: crystallography, recent progress and outlook in energy-storage aspects

In pursuit of developing high-performance lead-free energy storage capacitors, strontium titanate (SrTiO3) and calcium titanate (CaTiO3) are widely recognised as promising dielectric ceramics. Both end members are completely miscible for the …

Authors:
Parthiban Palani, Didier Fasquelle, Amina Tachafine

29-06-2022 | Chemical routes to materials

Photoactive chitosan–titania multilayer assembly for oxidative dye degradation

This study highlights the highly efficient adsorption, photocatalytic properties, and stability of synthesized titanium dioxide (TiO2) photocatalyst incorporated into Chitosan (Cs) and supported onto the glass as substrate toward photodegradation …

Authors:
Mohd Azam Mohd Adnan, Muhammad Nur Iman Amir, Mohd Rashid Y Yusof Hamid, Mohd Rafie Johan, Nurhidayatullaili Muhd Julkapli

29-06-2022 | Composites & nanocomposites

Facile preparation of N-doped porous carbon and its CO2 gas adsorption performance

Although carbon material are widely used for gas separation and adsorption due to its well-developed pore structure, their prevalent wide pore size distribution and scarcity of active adsorption sites limit its gas adsorption capacity. Therefore …

Authors:
Wei Dang, Qian Lin, Hongyan Pan, Dan Zhang

29-06-2022 | Materials for life sciences

Preparation and characterization of amphotericin B-loaded silk fibroin nanoparticles-in situ hydrogel composites for topical ophthalmic application

The objective of this study was to develop and characterize a novel combined systems of amphotericin B-loaded silk fibroin nanoparticles (AmB-FNPs) and in situ hydrogel for ocular administration. Three different formulations of AmB-FNPs were …

Authors:
Pratthana Chomchalao, Nuttawut Saelim, Waree Tiyaboonchai

28-06-2022 | Chemical routes to materials

“String and bead” model of copper modified polycarbosilane: synthesis and applications

The synthesis of metal modified polycarbosilanes is currently an area of significant activity. These polymers can be processed to advanced materials such as ceramic fibers, coatings, or ceramics stable at ultra-high temperatures (up to 2000 °C).

Authors:
V. Vipin Vijay, Lavanya B. Sajeev, S. Anjana, Nisha Balachandran, Chinthalappalli Srinivas, K. P. Vijayalekshmi, K. J. Sreejith, Renjith Devasia

28-06-2022 | Metals & corrosion

Role of phase transformation on the spall behavior of iron at atomic scales

Shock compression of iron microstructures above a threshold stress results in a $$\alpha \left( {BCC} \right) \to \varepsilon \left( {HCP} \right)$$ α BCC → ε HCP transformation, and the propagation of the release wave brings the metal back to the …

Authors:
Ke Ma, Avinash M. Dongare

28-06-2022 | Metals & corrosion

9Cr–1W steel strengthened by AlN and BN dispersion

Ferritic-martensitic steels of 9Cr–1W type strengthened by oxide dispersion (ODS) are candidate structural materials of in-vessel components of proposed sodium-cooled fast reactors and fusion reactors. As a promising alternative, this work aimed …

Authors:
Hynek Hadraba, Zdenek Chlup, Jan Cizek, Ivo Kubena

28-06-2022 | Metals & corrosion

A high N and W heat-resistant martensitic cast steel with balanced tensile strength and creep resistance achieved by Laves and μ intermetallics

(9–12) wt% Cr heat-resistant martensitic steels have been widely used in ultra-supercritical power generation, because of their good cost-efficient and excellent combination of high-temperature properties (thermal stability, creep resistance and …

Authors:
Tianyu Shi, Jingchen Lu, Deshan Sun, Baoqun Ning, Yulin Chen, Zhizhong Dong