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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 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.

ON THE COVER (Volume-1, Number-1):
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 (page 10).

Editors-in-Chief:
Yoshinori Ando and Mukul Kumar


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Volume 4, Number 4 (August 2014) pp.263-348

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Review ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Recent progress in parallel fabrication of individual single walled carbon nanotube devices
using dielectrophoresis

Muhammad R. Islam and Saiful I. Khondaker
Mater. Express 4, 263-278 (2014)
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Benzimidazole based Ir(III) picolinate complexes as emitting materials and the fluorescent
behavior of benzimidazole bound to Mn-TiO2@ZnO core/shell nanospheres

J. Jayabharathi, C. Karunakaran, K. Jayamoorthy, and P. Vinayagamoorthy
Mater. Express 4, 279-292 (2014)
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Preparation and characterization of Mg2+-ion conducting composite based on poly(vinyl alcohol)
with various concentrations of Li2O

Rania Gamal, Eslam Sheha, Nabil Shash, and Mervat G. El-Shaarawy
Mater. Express 4, 293-300 (2014)
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Near and mid-IR spectroscopic properties of Er3+ doped and Er3+/Nd3+ codoped lutetium
lithium fluoride single crystal

Yanming Dong, Haiping Xia, Li Fu, Shanshan Li, Yuepin Zhang, Xuemei Gu, Haochuan Jiang, and Baojiu Chen
Mater. Express 4, 301-308 (2014)
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Fabrication of a superhydrophobic etched copper-silver/stearic acid composite coating and
evaluation of its friction-reducing and anticorrosion abilities

Peipei Li, Xinhua Chen, Guangbin Yang, Laigui Yu, and Pingyu Zhang
Mater. Express 4, 309-316 (2014)
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Microstructure and mechanical properties of ZrO2-40 wt%Al2O3 composite ceramics
M. J. Abden, J. D. Afroze, M. A. Mamun, and M. M. Haque
Mater. Express 4, 317-323 (2014)
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Room temperature luminescence properties of Pr3+ doped ß-PbF2 powders
Zhenzhen Zhou, Qinhua Wei, Guanghui Liu, Fan Fei, Hua Yang, and Qian Liu
Mater. Express 4, 324-330 (2014)
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Unusual increase in the electric double-layer capacitance with charge-discharge cycles of
nitrogen doped single-walled carbon nanotubes

Zinan Jiang, Ayar Al-Zubaidi, and Shinji Kawasaki
Mater. Express 4, 331-336 (2014)
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Effect of post-synthesis nitrogen doping in nanocarbons on cathode reaction of metal-air cells
Zinan Jiang, Yuichiro Kato, Ayar Al-Zubaidi, Kengo Yamamoto, and Shinji Kawasaki
Mater. Express 4, 337-342 (2014)
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New layered manganese selenide KMnAgSe2: Structure and properties
Xiaofang Lai, Shifeng Jin, Xiao Chen, Tingting Zhou, Tianping Ying, Han Zhang, and Shijie Shen
Mater. Express 4, 343-348 (2014)
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Volume 4, Number 3 (June 2014) pp.183-262

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Augmented cellular uptake and antiproliferation against pancreatic cancer cells induced by
targeted curcumin and SPION encapsulated PLGA nanoformulation

Balasubramanian Sivakumar, Ravindran Girija Aswathy, Yutaka Nagaoka, Seiki Iwai, Takashi Hasumura,
Kizhikkilot Venugopal, Kazunori Kato, Yasuhiko Yoshida, Toru Maekawa, and Dasappan Nair Sakthikumar

Mater. Express 4, 183-195 (2014)
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Blue shift tunable negative index metamaterials based on topological insulator for
near-infrared spectrum

Tun Cao and Shuai Wang
Mater. Express 4, 196-204 (2014)
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Microstructure, optical properties and thermal stability of ZrB2 and Zr-B-N thin films as
high-temperature solar selective absorbers

Yaoming Sun, Xiudi Xiao, Guanqi Chai, Gang Xu, Bin Xiong, and Shaohong Zhang
Mater. Express 4, 205-212 (2014)
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Galvanic corrosion behavior between Ti6Al4V and CoCrMo alloys in saline solution
Hao Geng, Dekun Zhang, Kai Chen, and Qingliang Wang
Mater. Express 4, 213-220 (2014)
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Cu-doped Li2ZnTi3O8 anode material with improved electrochemical performance for
lithium-ion batteries

Fuchang Qie and Zhiyuan Tang
Mater. Express 4, 221-227 (2014)
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Toward cluster-assembled metallic glasses
Aras Kartouzian, Jerzy Antonowicz, Tobias Lünskens, Alexandra Lagogianni, Philipp Heister,
Georgios Evangelakis, and Roberto Felici

Mater. Express 4, 228-234 (2014)
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Single step preparation of nano size gamma alumina exhibiting enhanced fluoride adsorption
L. A. Avinash Chunduri, Tanu Mimani Rattan, Muralikrishna Molli, and Venkataramaniah Kamisetti
Mater. Express 4, 235-241 (2014)
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Cationic ring-opening polymerization of lactones onto chemically modified single layer
graphene oxide

Raymond L. D. Whitby, Lauren C. Smith, Gennaro Dichello, Takahiro Fukuda, Toru Maekawa, and Sergey V. Mikhalovsky
Mater. Express 4, 242-246 (2014)
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High-toughness and durability performance characterization of concrete reinforced with
poly(vinyl alcohol) fibers

Xia Zhao and Xiong-Jun He
Mater. Express 4, 247-252 (2014)
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Molecular simulation studies on microstructure of phospholipid nano-carrier for
hydrophobic drug delivery

Jie Jiang
Mater. Express 4, 253-257 (2014)
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Synthesis, characterization and photoluminescent properties of 3D nanostructures
self-assembled with Mn3O4 nanoparticles

Arbab Mohammad Toufiq, Fengping Wang, Qurat-Ul-Ain Javed, Quanshui Li, Yan Li, and Matiullah Khan
Mater. Express 4, 258-262 (2014)
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Volume 4, Number 2 (April 2014) pp.91-182

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Spherical meso-macroporous silica particles by emulsion-assisted dual-templating
Young-Sang Cho, Young-Kuk Kim, Seung-Hyun Kim, Dong Chan Lim, Jung-Goo Lee, Youn-Kyoung Baek, and Gi-Ra Yi
Mater. Express 4, 91-104 (2014)
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Critical current density improvement by intermediate deformation for the fabrication of
Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10+/ Ag round wires

Peng Xie, Timing Qu, Kaite Huang, Feng Feng, and Zhenghe Han
Mater. Express 4, 105-114 (2014)
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Preferential distribution of polyaniline in different phases of acrylate triblock copolymer
Subhendu Bhandari, Nikhil K. Singha, and Dipak Khastgir
Mater. Express 4, 115-124 (2014)
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Electrical, optical, and visible light-photocatalytic properties of zirconium-doped BiVO4
nanoparticles

Chockalingam Karunakaran, Selvaraj Kalaivani, and Pazhamalai Vinayagamoorthy
Mater. Express 4, 125-134 (2014)
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Synthesis of sapphire nanoparticles with graphite shells by hot-filament chemical vapor deposition
Miki Ishii, Hiroki Kato, Iwao Hashimoto, and Yoshikazu Homma
Mater. Express 4, 135-143 (2014)
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Determination of size distribution of silica nanoparticles: A comparison of scanning electron
microscopy, dynamic light scattering, and flow field-flow fractionation with multiangle
light scattering methods

Haruhisa Kato, Ayako Nakamura, and Natsuyo Noda
Mater. Express 4, 144-152 (2014)
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Eu3+-Dy3+ co-doped Na3Gd(PO4)2 phosphors for white light luminescence
Thummala Chengaiah, Chalicheemalapalli Kulala Jayasankar, Asanapuram Mohan Babu, and Lalapeta Rama Moorthy
Mater. Express 4, 153-158 (2014)
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Structural and optical investigations of In doped ZnO binary compound
Yarub Al-Douri, Ali H. Reshak, Waleed K. Ahmed, and Alaa J. Ghazai
Mater. Express 4, 159-164 (2014)
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Large-scale exfoliation of hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets in liquid phase
Li Cao, Sadra Emami, and Khalid Lafdi
Mater. Express 4, 165-171 (2014)
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Ultraviolet long afterglow emission in Bi3+ doped CdSiO3 phosphors
Zhengwen Yang, Jiayan Liao, Tianyang Wang, Hangjun Wu, Jianbei Qiu, Zhiguo Song, and Dacheng Zhou
Mater. Express 4, 172-176 (2014)
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Synthesis and properties of carbon nanofibers filled cement-based composites combined with
new surfactant methylcellulose

Bao-Min Wang and Yuan Zhang
Mater. Express 4, 177-182 (2014)
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Volume 4, Number 1 (February 2014) pp.1-89

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Implantable zirconia bioceramics for bone repair and replacement: A chronological review
Adeel Afzal
Mater. Express 4, 1-12 (2014)
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Synthesis and luminescence properties of LaOCl:Nd3+ nanostructures via combination of
electrospinning with chlorination technique

Qingling Kong, Jinxian Wang, Xiangting Dong, Wensheng Yu, and Guixia Liu
Mater. Express 4, 13-22 (2014)
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Iron pyrite, a potential photovoltaic material, increases plant biomass upon seed pretreatment
Gaurav Srivastava, Anubhav Das, Tejas Sanjeev Kusurkar, Manas Roy, Saket Airan, Raj Kishore Sharma,
Sushil Kumar Singh, Sabyasachi Sarkar, and Mainak Das

Mater. Express 4, 23-31 (2014)
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Influence of thermal annealing on structural, morphological, optical and electrical properties of
NiO-Cu composite thin films

Y. Ashok Kumar Reddy, B. Ajitha, and P. Sreedhara Reddy
Mater. Express 4, 32-40 (2014)
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Defect reduction in heteroepitaxial InP on Si by epitaxial lateral overgrowth
Carl Junesand, Ming-Horn Gau, Yan-Ting Sun, Sebastian Lourdudoss, Ikai Lo, Juan Jimenez, Pablo Aitor Postigo,
Fransisco M. Morales, Jesus Hernandez, Sergio Molina, Aouni Abdessamad, Galia Pozina, Lars Hultman, and Pirouz Pirouz

Mater. Express 4, 41-53 (2014)
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Augmenting thermal and mechanical properties of epoxy thermosets: The role of thermally-treated
versus surface-modified TiO2 nanoparticles

Zakya Rubab, Adeel Afzal, Humaira M. Siddiqi, and Shaukat Saeed
Mater. Express 4, 54-64 (2014)
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Enhanced electrochemical performance of graphene nanosheet thin film anode decorated with
tin nanoparticles

Rajesh Thomas, K. Yellareswara Rao, and G. Mohan Rao
Mater. Express 4, 65-71 (2014)
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Oxalate co-precipitation synthesis of LiNi0.45Cr0.05Mn1.5O4/Ag composite for lithium-ion batteries
Han Xu, Xing-Jiang Liu, Qing-Wen Peng, and Zhi-Wei Lu
Mater. Express 4, 72-78 (2014)
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Mg2+-ion conducting poly(ethylene glycol)-TiO2 composite polymer electrolytes for
solid-state batteries

Anji Reddy Polu and Ranveer Kumar
Mater. Express 4, 79-84 (2014)
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Performance enhancement in chemical vapor deposition graphene field-effect transistors by
high-K dielectric screening

Zegao Wang, Yuanfu Chen, Pingjian Li, Jingbo Liu, Hongjun Tian, Fei Qi, Binjie Zheng, and Jinhao Zhou
Mater. Express 4, 85-89 (2014)
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