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Journal Notice: Call for Papers for the Special Issue: Insight-Material Science


This special issue of Insight - Material Science owns extensive scope bridging dedicated to a challenge rather than to a topic or an intersection of topic developments in materials sciences. 

The Lead Guest Editor

Rajendra Dongre

Posted: 2019-07-24 More...

Journal Notice: Call for Papers for the Special Issue: Insight - Material Science


The plasmonic noble metal nanomaterials world- wide have caught significant attention from the scientific community. The beauty of these materials is the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR), a collective oscillation of conduction electrons, strongly couples to a light at specific wavelengths and produces a highly localized electromagnetic field. 

The Lead Guest Editor

Taj Muhammad Khan

Posted: 2019-05-27 More...

Journal Notice: Call for Papers for the Special Issue: Insight - Material Science


Material Science is an international, peer reviewed, open access academic journal which comprises the outstanding achievements of the world's leading researchers in dentistry. By publishing high-quality and novel articles in a wide range of categories, this journal is dedicated to expanding and evolving the knowledge of contemporary dentistry. 

The Lead Guest Editor

Mohanapriya S

Posted: 2019-04-22 More...

Journal Notice: Modeling and Characterization of Various Machining Processes and their Environmental Aspects


The present issue will be addressing the state of art research related to the machining: modeling and characterization and their environmental implications. The scope of the issue is more than just the listed topics, as long as they pertain to the machining operations.

The Lead Guest Editor

Anand Dwivedi

Posted: 2019-03-28 More...

Journal Notice: Call for Papers for the Special Issue: Insight-Material Science


The superhard materials, which the Vickers hardness HV are higher than 40 GPa, have attracted great scientific interest due to their wide applications in wear-resistant coatings, cutting and drilling tools and abrasives. The representatives of such materials are the B-C-N compounds with strong covalent bonds, such as diamond-like BC2N and cubic BN. Other representatives are the transition metal borides, carbides, nitrides and oxides with high electron density and high elastic moduli.

The Lead Guest Editor

Xiao Wei Sun

Posted: 2019-04-18 More...

Journal Notice: Design, synthesis, characterization, and development of novel biomaterials for the biomedical applications and medicinal chemistry applications


Insight - Material Science (Pisco Med Publishing) is a newly launched, international peer-review journal, which accepts original research articles, letters, reviews, perspective journals, and commentaries. Insight -Material Science is an open-access academic journal which includes the outstanding research findings of the world´s leading researchers. By publishing the excellent quality of articles in the wide range of categories, Insight - Material Science is dedicated to expanding and evolving the knowledge of fashionable materials.  

The Lead Guest Editor

Narsimha Mamidi

Posted: 2019-03-13 More...

Journal Notice: Aerogels: Novel Methodologies, Synthesis and Applications


Aerogels are very light and highly porous materials that are intriguingly and complexly networked with large internal surface area, high hydrophobicity with extremely low density.These materials present enormous opportunities in the fields of material science, engineering and biomedical. These features make them an ideal choice for applications as thermal and acoustics insulators or as optical, electrical and energy storing devices. 

The Lead Guest Editor

Sachitanadam Mahesh

Posted: 2019-03-20 More...

Journal Notice: Call for papers for the Special issue: Insight-Material Science


Insight- Material Science is a newly launched, international and open access academic journal which comprises the outstanding achievements of the world's leading researchers in material science. The mission of this special issue is to provide the metallurgical community with a reliable source of information relevant to current developments and discoveries in welding industry. 

The Lead Guest Editor

Ehsan Ahmadi

Posted: 2019-03-22 More...

Journal Notice: Call for papers for the Special issue: Insight-Material Science


Due to the amount of waste and environmental effects of using standard building and manufacturing material, a push to use sustainable and/or renewable materials in on the rise. The question is: will these materials be able to perform as well as the current standard materials used in the environments  those materials are employed in? 

The Lead Guest Editor

Joseph Rogelio Fernandez

Posted: 2019-03-08 More...

Research News: Breakthrough opens door to smartphone-powered $100 ultrasound machine


Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation -- no bigger than a Band-Aid -- is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.

Conventional ultrasound scanners use piezoelectric crystals to create images of the inside of the body and send them to a computer to create sonograms. Researchers replaced the piezoelectric crystals with tiny vibrating drums made of polymer resin, called polyCMUTs (polymer capacitive micro-machined ultrasound transducers), which are cheaper to manufacture.

"Transducer drums have typically been made out of rigid silicon materials that require costly, environment-controlled manufacturing processes, and this has hampered their use in ultrasound," said study lead author Carlos Gerardo, a PhD candidate in electrical and computer engineering at UBC. "By using polymer resin, we were able to produce polyCMUTs in fewer fabrication steps, using a minimum amount of equipment, resulting in significant cost savings."

Posted: 2018-09-12

Research News: Single molecule control for a millionth of a billionth of a second


Physicists at the University of Bath have discovered how to manipulate and control individual molecules for a millionth of a billionth of a second, after being intrigued by some seemingly odd results.

Their new technique is the most sensitive way of controlling a chemical reaction on some of the smallest scales scientists can work -- at the single molecule level. It will open up research possibilities across the fields of nanoscience and nanophysics.

An experiment at the extreme limit of nanoscience called "STM (scanning tunnelling microscope) molecular manipulation" is often used to observe how individual molecules react when excited by adding a single electron.

A traditional chemist may use a test-tube and a Bunsen burner to drive a reaction; here they used a microscope and its electrical current to drive the reaction. The current is so small it is more akin to series of individual electrons hitting the target molecule. But this whole experiment is a passive process- once the electron is added to the molecule researchers only observe what happens.

Posted: 2018-09-12

Research News: Renewable energy sources: All-in-one light-driven water splitting


Solar-powered water splitting is a promising means of generating clean and storable energy. A novel catalyst based on semiconductor nanoparticles has now been shown to facilitate all the reactions needed for 'artificial photosynthesis'.

In the light of global climate change, there is an urgent need to develop efficient ways of obtaining and storing power from renewable energy sources. The photocatalytic splitting of water into hydrogen fuel and oxygen provides a particularly attractive approach in this context. However, efficient implementation of this process, which mimics biological photosynthesis, is technically very challenging, since it involves a combination of processes that can interfere with each other.

Now, LMU physicists led by Dr. Jacek Stolarczyk and Professor Jochen Feldmann, in collaboration with chemists at the University of Würzburg led by Professor Frank Würthner, have succeeded in demonstrating the complete splitting of water with the help of an all-in-one catalytic system for the first time. Their new study appears in the journal Nature Energy.

Posted: 2018-09-12
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