An International Journal on Multidisciplinary Materials Research

ISSN: 2158-5849 (Print); EISSN: 2158-5857 (Online).
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Materials Express is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal reporting emerging research on materials science, engineering and biology. Cutting-edge research on the syntheses, characterizations, properties, and applications of a wide range of materials are covered for broad readership; from physical sciences to life sciences. In particular, the journal aims to report advanced materials with interesting electronic, magnetic, optical, mechanical and catalytic properties for industrial applications. To ensure a high standard research publication, each manuscript is reviewed by THREE experts.

THE FIRST ISSUE (Volume-1, Number-1) March-2011:
ON THE COVER: Graphene__leading the way in Materials Science__offering 2D solutions for the 3D world. Possible strategies for growing new 2D crystals via exfoliation, doping and combinatorial multistacking. A seminal perspective article by Nobel laureate Konstantin Novoselov.

Prof. Zhiyong Qian and Prof. Nongyue He

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Volume 9, Number 4 (July 2019) pp.281-375

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Improvement in the electrochemical catalytic performance of fuel cell catalysts by
controlling the size of carbon nanotubes as a catalyst carrier by centrifugation

Naziermu Dongmulati, Xieraili Maimaitiyiming, and Yuemaierjiang Maimaiti
Mater. Express 9, 281–290 (2019)
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Effects of Nb additions on structure and mechanical properties evolution of
CoCrNi medium-entropy alloy

Wenjie Lu, Xian Luo, Yanqing Yang, and Bin Huang
Mater. Express 9, 291–298 (2019)
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Influence of mica particles as secondary reinforcement on the mechanical and
wear properties of Al/B4C/mica composites

Samuel Eaben Rajkumar, Kayaroganam Palanikumar, and Pitchanti Kasiviswanathan
Mater. Express 9, 299–309 (2019)
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Effect of excess Ca2+ on the formation of CaZrO3 powders via polyacrylamide gel method
Kuo Huang, Bin Xie, Xiaoyang Chen, Yi Zhang, Taolan Mo, Hang Ji, Qiao He, and Ping Yu
Mater. Express 9, 310–318 (2019)
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Photoelectrochemical aptasensor based on a ternary CdS/Au/TiO2 nanotube array for
ultrasensitive detection of cytochrome c

Deshuai Zhen, Fenfen Zhong, De Yang, Qingyun Cai, and Yu Liu
Mater. Express 9, 319–327 (2019)
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Role of interface quality in iron oxide core/shell nanoparticles on heating efficiency
and transverse relaxivity

Venkatesha Narayanaswamy, Ihab M. Obaidat, Sachin Latiyan, Shilpee Jain, Chiranjib Nayek, Sumana Goankar,
M-Ali AL-Akhras, and Imaddin A. Al-Omari

Mater. Express 9, 328–336 (2019)
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Effect of chain length of cardanol-based phenalkamines on mechanical properties of
air-dried and heat-cured epoxies

Junhui Zhang and Shiai Xu
Mater. Express 9, 337–343 (2019)
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Microwave-absorbing ability of super-paramagnetic Zn0.8Ni0.2Fe2O4 nanoparticles
for the X-band frequency range

Anh T. Q. Luong and Dan V. Nguyen
Mater. Express 9, 344–350 (2019)
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Effect of 3D printing direction and water storage on nano-mechanical properties of
3D printed and auto-polymerized polymer with special emphasis on printing layer interface

Samer M. Alaqeel, Ravikumar Ramakrishnaiah, Ravi M. Basavaraju, Sunil Babu Kotha, Bangalore H. Durgesh, and Pekka K. Vallittu
Mater. Express 9, 351–357 (2019)
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Development and characterization of novel fiber-metal-laminate (FML) using aluminium sheet
and ceramic mat

V. N. Anbazhagan, R. Edwin Raj, and J. T. Winowlin Jappes
Mater. Express 9, 358–364 (2019)
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Effect of eutectic coating on the microstructure, compression property and
corrosion behavior of Mg–Li alloy fabricated by co-extrusion

Zhenduo Ma, Hao Chen, Gang Liu, Guobing Wei, Yan Yang, Tiancai Xu, Weidong Xie, and Xiaodong Peng
Mater. Express 9, 365–370 (2019)
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Temperature effect on the ground state energy and the longitudinal optical-phonon
mean number of the impurity polaron in asymmetrical 2D RbCl semi-exponential quantum wells

Yong Sun, Zhao-Hua Ding, and Jinglin Xiao
Mater. Express 9, 371–375 (2019)
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Volume 9, Number 3 (June 2019) pp.185-280

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CeO2-based nanocomposites: An advanced alternative to TiO2 and ZnO in sunscreens
Shaikh Parwaiz, Mohammad Mansoob Khan, and Debabrata Pradhan
Mater. Express 9, 185–202 (2019)
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Synthesis, spectroscopic characterization and structural investigation of new
charge-transfer complexes of piroxicam with 2,3-dichloro- 5,6-dicyano-1,4-benzoquinone
and chloranilic acid: Experimental and theoretical studies

Armagan Kinal, Merve Gόresci, H. AlRabiah, H. A. Abdel-Aziz, and G. A. E. Mostafa
Mater. Express 9, 203–212 (2019)
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Autogenous shrinkage of high-performance cement-based carbon nanofiber composites
Yan Zhang, Yongfeng Cheng, Tingting Zhang, Baomin Wang, and Hong Xiao
Mater. Express 9, 213–225 (2019)
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Numerical verification of absorption enhancement based on metal array embedded metamaterials
Saisai Wang, Zhenya Zhang, Shangshun Lin, and Keming Zhang
Mater. Express 9, 226–234 (2019)
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In situ microscopic observations of dynamic viscoelastic contact and deformation
at a friction interface

Cunao Feng, Dekun Zhang, and Kai Chen
Mater. Express 9, 235–244 (2019)
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Synthesis, characterization and corrosion resistance properties of Ormosil-modified
polyurethane (PU/Ormosil) composites

Kuo-Hui Wu, Bing-De Yan, and Shin-Yi Yu
Mater. Express 9, 245–254 (2019)
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Effect of temperature and rolling rate on high chromium cast iron/low carbon steel
composite plate prepared by hot rolling

Yanwei Li, Yugui Li, and Xiaogang Wang
Mater. Express 9, 255–264 (2019)
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Influence of boron nitride nanoparticles in the electrical and photoconduction
characteristics of planar boron nitride-graphene oxide composite layer

Harith Ahmad and Tamil Many K. Thandavan
Mater. Express 9, 265–272 (2019)
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A tight-binding analysis of models, sheet width, and strain for 2D monoatomic germanium sheets

Aashka S. Bhandari and Amit Verma
Mater. Express 9, 273–280 (2019)
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Volume 9, Number 2 (April 2019) pp.85-184

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Catalytic synthesis of high aspect ratio Al2O3 impregnated carbon nanotubes used to
improve thermophysical properties of nanofluids with a case study on an industrial
gasoline-water heat exchanger

Zuhair Omar Malaibari
Mater. Express 9, 85–98 (2019)
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Stress and temperature distribution simulation for arc weld-based rapid prototyping of
titanium alloy TC4

Xizhang Chen, Huili Xu, Guifang Xu, R. Arvind Singh, S. Jayalakshmi, S. Konovalov, and M. Gupta
Mater. Express 9, 99–111 (2019)
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Ultrathin porous interconnected carbon nanosheets derived from sisal fibers for
efficient Li-ion battery anodes

Yuanzhou Liu, Lixue Wei, Lei Liao, Shuoping Chen, Kaiyou Zhang, and Aimiao Qin
Mater. Express 9, 112–122 (2019)
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Role of shell thickness and applied field on the magnetic anisotropy and temperature
dependence of coercivity in Fe3O4/Fe2O3 core/shell nanoparticles

Chiranjib Nayek, M-Ali AL-Akhras, Venkatesha Narayanaswamy, Abbas Khaleel, Imaddin A. Al-Omari,
Andrivo Rusydi, and Ihab M. Obaidat

Mater. Express 9, 123–132 (2019)
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TiO2 nanoparticle modified -Fe2O3 nanospindles for improved photoelectrochemical
water oxidation

Miao Xu, Yang Chen, Guobing Mao, Beibei Zhou, Nicholas Low, Li Zhang, and Qi Liu
Mater. Express 9, 133–140 (2019)
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Fabrication and characterization of surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrates
with ordered arrays of gold nanopyramids by means of nanosphere lithography

Cecilia Salinas, Erika Rodrνguez-Sevilla, Erick Flores-Romero, and Juan-Carlos Cheang-Wong
Mater. Express 9, 141–149 (2019)
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Fabrication of low-density heat-resistance polystyrene/carbon black composite microspheres
used as hydraulic fracturing proppant

Rui Ma, Wei Tang, Pan Hu, and Tao Chen
Mater. Express 9, 150–158 (2019)
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Influence of aging time and medium on enclosed mold shear bond strength on titanium
Aftab Ahmed Khan, Badreldin Abdelrhaman Mohamed, Saleh Mohamed Al-Hijji, Ravikumar Ramakrishnaiah,
Muhammad S. Zafar, Sultan Saleh Al-Shamrani, Pekka K. Vallittu, and Jukka P. Matinlinna

Mater. Express 9, 159–165 (2019)(2019)
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First-principle calculations to investigate electronic and optical properties of MgO monolayer
Y. Al-Douri and Mohammed A. M. Al Saadi
Mater. Express 9, 166–172 (2019)(2019)
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Structure and photoluminescence from naturally dispersed ZnTe nanoparticles

Edgar Mosquera
Mater. Express 9, 173–178 (2019)
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Microstructure and mechanical properties of 9Cr martensitic heat-resistant steel
fabricated by wire and arc additive manufacture technology

Chuang Gao, Xizhang Chen, Chuanchu Su, R. Arvind Singh, and S. Jayalakshmi
Mater. Express 9, 179–184 (2019)
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Volume 9, Number 1 (February 2019) pp.1-84

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Influence of fly ash on the microstructure and mechanical properties of AA6063 alloy
using compocasting technique

Alaa Mohammed Razzaq, Dayang Laila Majid, Mohamad R. Ishak, and Uday M. Basheer
Mater. Express 9, 1–14 (2019)
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Optical properties and microstructure of TiN thin films before and after annealing
Hanan A. Abd El-Fattah, Mostafa H. Shazly, Iman S. El Mahallawi, and Waleed A. Khalifa
Mater. Express 9, 15–26 (2019)
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Synergistic inhibition behavior of sodium diethyldithiocarbamate and sodium acetate for
AZ31B magnesium alloy in NaCl solution

Xiaoda Liu, Lifeng Hou, Haiyuan Wang, Yulin Li, Huan Wei, Baosheng Liu, Huayun Du, and Yinghui Wei
Mater. Express 9, 27–41 (2019)
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Preparation and properties of alkyl benzene sulfonic acid coated boehmite/chitosan
nanocomposite membranes with enhanced proton conductivity for proton exchange
membrane fuel cells

Saad Ahmed, Yangben Cai, Muhammad Ali, Santosh Khannal, and Shiai Xu
Mater. Express 9, 42–50 (2019)
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Numerical and experimental verification of transmission enhancement through
double fishnet structure metamaterials

Min Zhong
Mater. Express 9, 51–58 (2019)
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Silver chloride nanoparticles-decorated molybdenum disulfide nanosheets for
highly sensitive chloramphenicol detection

Yongjian Li, Haipo Dai, Nana Feng, Xiaoling Xie, Jie Zhang, and Wei Li
Mater. Express 9, 59–64 (2019)
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Excellent visible light absorption by adopting mesoporous SiC in SiC/CdS for enhanced
photocatalytic hydrogen generation

Xue Han, Da Wang, Zhongnan Guo, Lin Huang, Yuan Peng, Jiawei Lin, and Wenxia Yuan
Mater. Express 9, 65–72 (2019)
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Enhanced catalytic activity and stability of palladium decorated iridium-copper nanoparticles for
formic acid electro-oxidation reaction

Yihan Chen, Qing Li, Jie Zhang, Jinwei Chen, Gang Wang, and Ruilin Wang
Mater. Express 9, 73–80 (2019)
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Weldability and mechanical properties of ultrasonic spot welded Cu/Cu joints

Zeng-Lei Ni and Fu-Xing Ye
Mater. Express 9, 81–84 (2019)
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