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Materials Express is a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal reporting emerging researches on materials science, engineering, technology and biology. Cutting-edge researches 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.

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Volume 6, Number 5 (October 2016) pp.383-460

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Effect of secondary inhibitors on material removal rate and nano-roughness of
Cu chemical mechanical planarization

Sunjae Jang, Junghwan Song, Dinesh Amalnerkar, Hongyi Qin, and Taesung Kim
Mater. Express 6, 383393 (2016)
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Removal of metal ions from aqueous solution with -cyclodextrin-based hydrogels
Fang Ping Wang, Gui Fang Li, Qian Qian Zhou, Cai Xia Yang, and Qi Zhao Wang
Mater. Express 6, 394402 (2016)
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Comparison studies on the anticorrosion and overall performance of solvent/water based
epoxy-copper reinforced composite coatings

Sh. Ammar, K. Ramesh, N. A. Noor Azman, B. Vengadaesvaran, S. Ramesh, and A. K. Arof
Mater. Express 6, 403413 (2016)
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Electrical conduction and dielectric properties of doped iron/poly(aniline-co-o-anthranilic
acid) copolymer and production of magnetite-hematite nanoparticles based on
composites as precursor

Mohamed Sh. Zoromba and Nasser A. El-Ghamaz
Mater. Express 6, 414422 (2016)
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Novel multilayer sandwich-like LiV3O8 nanosheets-graphene composites with hierarchical
structure and enhanced oxygen electro-reduction performance

Xiaolong Pan, Dezhao Zhang, Kai Huang, Sen Lin, Ke Bi, Peijie Lu, Jun Liu, Wenjun Wang, Dongyu Fan,
Hujiang Yang, Yonggang Wang, and Ming Lei

Mater. Express 6, 423429 (2016)
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Fabrication of Bi-2223 superconducting thick films via a non-vacuum method on
silver foil substrates

Shutong Deng, Feng Feng, Timing Qu, Guan Lin, and Zhenghe Han
Mater. Express 6, 430436 (2016)
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Facile preparation of ZnO nanorods/reduced graphene oxide nanocomposites with
photocatalytic property

Zhengshan Tian, Suzhen Bai, Kesheng Cao, and Jitao Li
Mater. Express 6, 437443 (2016)
[Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] [Purchase Article]

Preparation of dry grinding diamond wheel with novel thermal conductivity based on
resin-Cuf composite matrix

Wenjun Wang, Shuangxi Wang, Dan Zhang, Feng Xiao, Yongjun Huang, and Shaojie Li
Mater. Express 6, 444450 (2016)
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Transparent and conductive multi-functional window layer for thin-emitter Si solar cellss

Wang-Hee Park and Joondong Kim
Mater. Express 6, 451455 (2016)
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Gamma-ray shielding performance of carbon nanotube film material
Wei Zhang, Huagang Xiong, Shaokai Wang, Min Li, Yizhuo Gu, and Ran Li
Mater. Express 6, 456460 (2016)
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Volume 6, Number 4 (August 2016) pp.301-381

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ARTICLES ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Industrially feasible Nb5Si3-ITO-based mid-to-high temperature solar-selective absorbing
coating with favorable optical property and thermal stability

Jifu Shi, Yaoming Sun, Qizhang Huang, Yanqing Zhu, Leilei Wang, Liuwen Zhong, and Gang Xu
Mater. Express 6, 301–309 (2016)
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Luminescence properties of solid solution Ba2Gd2-xYxSi4O13: Eu2+ phosphor for UV white
light-emitting diodes

Hongpeng Zhou, Wanrong Wang, Qingping Wang, and Ye Jin
Mater. Express 6, 310–316 (2016)
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Segmentation of ground glass opacity pulmonary nodules using an integrated active
contour model with wavelet energy-based adaptive local energy and posterior
probability-based speed function

Bin Li, Kan Chen, Guangming Peng, Yuanxing Guo, Lianfang Tian, Shanxing Ou, and Lifei Wang
Mater. Express 6, 317–327 (2016)
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Creep analysis of concrete with different mineral admixtures
Zhihai He, Chunxiang Qian, Longyuan Li, and Shigui Du
Mater. Express 6, 328–336 (2016)
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Thermal characteristics of chitosan dispersed poly lactic acid/basalt hybrid composites
A. Arul Jeya Kumar and V. Srinivasan
Mater. Express 6, 337–343 (2016)
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Characterization and quantification of pH sensitive polymers used in drug targeting by
inverse-phase gas chromatography and dynamic vapour sorption techniques

Nisar-Ur-Rahman, Muhammad Khan Sarfraz, and Sabeeh Mohsin
Mater. Express 6, 344–350 (2016)
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Controllable synthesis, characterization and lithium ion battery performance of LiFePO4

Shengxuan Lin, Quan Ge, Yirong Cao, Wei Qin, and Xiaogang Wen
Mater. Express 6, 351–356 (2016)
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Degradation of Cr5 backup roll material under rolling contact fatigue
Qin Xiao-Feng, Ren Jiajun, Li Feng, Wang Tie, Xie Liyang, Wu Qiong, and Zhao Xingguo
Mater. Express 6, 357–362 (2016)
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Fabrication of aluminum nanowires by mechanical deformation of Al using anodic
porous alumina molds

Toshiaki Kondo, Naoya Kitagishi, Tatsuro Fukushima, Takashi Yanagishita, and Hideki Masuda
Mater. Express 6, 363–366 (2016)
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Influence of growth temperature on intrinsic stress distribution in aluminum nitride grown by
hydride vapor phase epitaxy

Xue-Hua Liu, Ji-Cai Zhang, Jun Huang, Ming-Ming Yang, Xu-Jun Su, Bin-Bin Ye, Jian-Feng Wang,
Jin-Ping Zhang, and Ke Xu

Mater. Express 6, 367–370 (2016)
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Preparation and properties of polyurethane-organic silicone copolymerized electronic
packaging materials

Yu Chen, Yaxin Wang, Yanchun Ye, Lifang Ma, and Yang Liu
Mater. Express 6, 371–376 (2016)
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Decay of electron conduction zone length by preheating in laser-produced plasma
Wanli Shang, Wenhai Zhang, Ruizhen Yu, and Jiamin Yang
Mater. Express 6, 377–381 (2016)
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Volume 6, Number 3 (June 2016) pp.211-299

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Ag/ZnO/graphene-tert-butyldimethylsilyl chloride hybrid nanocomposite as highly efficient
catalyst for hydrogen production

Yasser A. Attia
Mater. Express 6, 211-219 (2016)
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Synthesis of adamantane-containing methacrylate polymers: Characterization of
thermal, mechanical, dielectric and optical properties

Chih-Wei Tsai, Je-Chuang Wang, Fang-Ning Li, Yin-Chiung Chang, and Kuo-Hui Wu
Mater. Express 6, 220-228 (2016)
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Enhanced plasmonic absorber based on a hexagonal annular nano-array and
impact of imperfection

Marwa M. Tharwat and Amr M. Mahros
Mater. Express 6, 229-236 (2016)
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Positron and positronium studies on Cr-doped lithium aluminum silicate glass
Emad Hassan Aly
Mater. Express 6, 237-244 (2016)
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Multi dual-wavelength generation using InGaAsP/InP passive microring resonator with
two sides apodized gratings

Harith Ahmad, Iraj Sadegh Amiri, Mohammad Reza Khalifeh Soltanian, Amirah Abdul Latif, Siti Fatimah Norizan,
and Sayed Ehsan Alavi

Mater. Express 6, 245-251 (2016)
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Effect of ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bromide on ionic conductivity of
poly(ethyl methacrylate) based polymer electrolytes

Katherine A. Francis, Chiam-Wen Liew, S. Ramesh, K. Ramesh, and S. Ramesh
Mater. Express 6, 252-258 (2016)
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Effect of sodium additive on electrochemical properties of LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 for high-power
lithium-ion batteries

Lili Liu, Enshan Han, Lingzhi Zhu, Yanjuan Kou, and Zhongai Zhang
Mater. Express 6, 259-264 (2016)
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New device structures for graphene nanoribbon field effect transistors
Mahdiar Ghadiry, Harith Ahmad, Chong Wu Yi, and Asrulnizam Abd Manaf
Mater. Express 6, 265-270 (2016)
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Processing, microstructure and properties of hierarchically porous Cu
Huashen Ran, Zhangsheng Liu, Peizhong Feng, Cheng Xu, Jianzhong Wang, and Farid Akhtar
Mater. Express 6, 271-276 (2016)
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Enhanced breakdown strength and suppressed leakage current of polyvinylidene fluoride
nanocomposites by two-dimensional ZrO2 nanosheets

Yang Shen, Jiawen Du, Xin Zhang, Xin Huang, Yu Song, Hui Wu, Yuanhua Lin, Ming Li, and Ce-Wen Nan
Mater. Express 6, 277-282 (2016)
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A new approach to study carrier generation in graphene nanoribbons under lateral bias
Harith Ahmad, Mahdiar Ghadiry, and Asrulnizam Abd Manaf
Mater. Express 6, 283-288 (2016)
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Electro-optical performance of molybdenum oxide modified aluminum doped zinc oxide anodes in
organic light emitting diodes: A comparison to indium tin oxide

Jitendra Kumar Jha, Wei Sun, Reinaldo Santos-Ortiz, Jincheng Du, and Nigel D. Shepherd
Mater. Express 6, 289-294 (2016)
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Chemical characterization and optical properties of SiOxNy films deposited on
common glass substrate

Henry S. Vanegas, Manuel Pinzón, Jose E. Alfonso, Jhon J. Olaya, and C. Pineda-Vargas
Mater. Express 6, 295-299 (2016)
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Volume 6, Number 2 (April 2016) pp.101-209

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Fabrication of superhydrophobic surface with superior anticorrosion and great mechanical
stability on AA7075 Al alloy via a convenient and efficient approach

Ming-Kai Tang, Xing-Jiu Huang, Xue-Wu Li, Ze-Yin Huang, Shi-Ming Zhang, and Qiao-Xin Zhang
Mater. Express 6, 101-115 (2016)
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Investigation of dendritic mesoporous silica nanoparticles for cytosine-phosphate-
guanosine oligodeoxynucleotide delivery

Yi Xu, Yufang Zhu, Xianglan Li, Hiromi Morita, and Nobutaka Hanagata
Mater. Express 6, 116-126 (2016)
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Electrophoretic deposition of sol-gel coating comprising alumina and boehmite for
organic-inorganic hybrid film

Hee Jeong Park, Doo Hwan Kim, Younghee Kim, and Hyung Mi Lim
Mater. Express 6, 127-136 (2016)
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Photocatalytic degradation of remazol brilliant orange 3R using wet-chemically prepared
CdO-ZnO nanofibers for environmental remediation

Mohammed M. Rahman, Abdullah M. Asiri, Tamer E. Youssef, and Hadi M. Marwani
Mater. Express 6, 137-148 (2016)
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Anomalous dielectric constant and AC conductivity in mixed transition-metal-ion
xFe2O3-(20-x)MnO2-80TeO2 glass system

Rosdiyana Hisam, Ahmad Kamal Yahya, Halimah Mohamed Kamari, Zainal Abidin Talib, and Ri Hanum Yahaya Subban
Mater. Express 6, 149-160 (2016)
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Enhanced photocatalytic activity of MoO3-supported SnO2 composite synthesized by a
wet chemical method

S. V. Prabhakar Vattikuti, Young-Jin Baik, and Chan Byon
Mater. Express 6, 161-174 (2016)
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Determination of bimodal size distribution using dynamic light scattering methods
in the submicrometer size range

Haruhisa Kato, Ayako Nakamura, Naoko Ouchi, and Shinichi Kinugasa
Mater. Express 6, 175-182 (2016)
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CO2 separation from air using microporous polyvinylidene fluoride-supported
triethylene glycol/alkanolamine liquid membranes

Jinlong Li, Tingting Zhao, Guozhe Sui, and Shuaiqiang Jia
Mater. Express 6, 183-190 (2016)
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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Communications ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Novel volatile organic compound (VOC) sensor based on Ag-decorated porous
single-crystalline ZnO nanosheets

Yufeng Sun, Sheng Ge, Huanhuan Huang, Hanxiong Zheng, Zhen Jin, Jianhua Shan, Cuiping Gu, Xingjiu Huang,
and Fanli Meng

Mater. Express 6, 191-197 (2016)
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High mobility top gated field-effect transistors and integrated circuits based on chemical
vapor deposition-derived monolayer MoS2

Dianzhong Wu, Zhiyong Zhang, Danhui Lv, Guoli Yin, Zhijian Peng, and Chuanhong Jin
Mater. Express 6, 198-204 (2016)
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Temperature dependent current-voltage curves study of GaN-based blue light-emitting diode
Mingsheng Xu, Qi Mu, Longfei Xiao, Quanbin Zhou, Hong Wang, Ziwu Ji, and Xiangang Xu
Mater. Express 6, 205-209 (2016)
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Volume 6, Number 1 (February 2016) pp.1-99

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Articles –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Preparation and photocatalytic performance of a Pr-SiO2-TiO2 nanocomposite for
degradation of aqueous dye wastewater

Guozhe Sui, Jinlong Li, Tao Liu, Tingting Zhao, Zhenli Hao, Deshuai Zhen, Jun Lv, Lihua Jia, and Tao Jing
Mater. Express 6, 1-9 (2016)
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Fabrication of micro- and nano-scale hierarchical structures on Al surface with
enhanced wettability, anti-corrosion and wear resistance

Xuewu Li, Ben Li, Qiaoxin Zhang, Tian Shi, Jingui Yu, Mingkai Tang, and Xingjiu Huang
Mater. Express 6, 10-18 (2016)
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Fluorine substituted thienyl-quinoxaline copolymer to reduce the highest occupied molecular
orbit level and increase open-circuit voltage for organic solar cells

Bowen Gao, Jing Meng, Xingtian Yin, Yucheng He, and Wenxiu Que
Mater. Express 6, 19-27 (2016)
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Study of thermal and optical properties of epoxy/organically modified silicate hybrids
Kuo-Hui Wu, Ken-Fa Cheng, Chung-Ren Wang, Cheng-Chien Yang, and Yew-Shyang Lai
Mater. Express 6, 28-36 (2016)
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Luminescence properties and energy transfer in K2MgSiO4:Ce3+, Tb3+ as a green phosphor
Yufei Xia, Jian Chen, Yan-Gai Liu, Lefu Mei, Zhaohui Huang, and Minghao Fang
Mater. Express 6, 37-44 (2016)
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Simulation of tunable metamaterial perfect absorber by modulating Bi2Se3 dielectric function
Tun Cao, Shuai Wang, and Chen Wei Wei
Mater. Express 6, 45-52 (2016)
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Preparation and infrared/millimeter wave attenuation properties of magnetic expanded
graphite by explosive combustion

Wei-Che Hung, Ken-Fa Cheng, Chin-Hsiang Lan, Yin-Chiung Chang, and Kuo-Hui Wu
Mater. Express 6, 53-60 (2016)
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Anatomy of high recyclability of graphene oxide based palladium nanocomposites
in the Sonogashira reaction: On the nature of the catalyst deactivation

Bo-Hyun Kim, Soul-Hee Lee, Sang-Wook Han, Seokhoon Ahn, Jaegeun Noh, and Joon B. Park
Mater. Express 6, 61-68 (2016)
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Thermal annealing of graphene to remove polymer residues
Youngkun Ahn, Jungyoon Kim, Shraddha Ganorkar, Young-Hwan Kim, and Seong-Il Kim
Mater. Express 6, 69-76 (2016)
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Surface-enhanced Raman scattering based on colloidal Ag nanoparticles for quantitative
detection of cetyltrimethyl ammonium bromide

Hailong Duan, Lihua Jia, Meng Chen, Shifeng Ge, and Xiangfeng Guo
Mater. Express 6, 77-82 (2016)
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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Communications ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
A novel density-controlled growth of vertical polyaniline nanowire arrays using
diblock copolymer as a template

Xihong Zu, Zheng Zhang, Guobin Yi, Yulin Deng, Hailiang Huang, Benbin Zhong, Cui Wang, Hongsheng Luo,
and Huan Wang

Mater. Express 6, 83-87 (2016)
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Self-assembly of achiral monomer into left-handed helical polyanthracene nanofibers
Bing Han, Fangping Shen, Hong Su, Xin Zhang, Yang Shen, and Ting Zhang
Mater. Express 6, 88-92 (2016)
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Effect of Dy2O3 intergranular addition on microstructure and magnetic properties of
(Nd, Dy)-Fe-B sintered magnets

Tianyu Ma, Xuejiao Wang, Cui Gao, Xiaolian Liu, Liping Liang, Chen Wu, and Mi Yan
Mater. Express 6, 93-99 (2016)
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