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An International Journal on Multidisciplinary Materials Research

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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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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).

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Volume 7, Number 5 (Octobber 2017) pp.329-416

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Effect of voids on nanoindentation response of Fe-10%Cr alloys using molecular
dynamics simulation

Mohammad Abu-Shams and Ishraq Shabib
Mater. Express 7, 329–340 (2017)
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Modeling of continuous wave laser melting of germanium epitaxial films on silicon substrates
Jie Zhang, Jianjun Song, Ziheng Liu, Xiaojing Hao, Hangyu Chen, Huiyong Hu, and Heming Zhang
Mater. Express 7, 341–350 (2017)
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Synthesis of a novel kind of uniform fluorescent silica colloids and their assembled
photonic film for sensitive detection of Cu2+ ions

Jianying Wang, Xiaofei Ma, Lai Wei, Guangchao Dai, Xiang Zhu, Yuhua Zhu, Tao Mei, Jinhua Li, and Xianbao Wang
Mater. Express 7, 351–360 (2017)
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Electron-phonon anharmonicity and low thermal conductivity in phosphorous chalcogenide

Vasyl Shvalya, Alberto Oleaga, Agustin Salazar, Anton A. Kohutych, and Yulian M. Vysochanskii
Mater. Express 7, 361–368 (2017)
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Study of energy band modulation of Ge-based material system for monolithic optoelectronic
integration chips

Qing Wei, Jianjun Song, Ciqi Zhou, Wentao Bao, Yuanhao Miao, Huiyong Hu, Heming Zhang, and Bin Wang
Mater. Express 7, 369–379 (2017)
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Ag-doped ZnO nanoellipsoids based highly sensitive gas sensor
Changxiang Hong, Qu Zhou, Zhaorui Lu, Ahmad Umar, Rajesh Kumar, Zhijie Wei, Xiaodong Wu, Lingna Xu, and S. H. Kim
Mater. Express 7, 380–388 (2017)
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Modeling of encapsulation of Cystine amino acid inside a single-walled carbon nanotube
Hakim Al Garalleh
Mater. Express 7, 389–397 (2017)
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In situ fabrication of graphene nanowalls as active surface-enhanced Raman scattering substrate
Tai Sun, Feng Gu, Lichun Pu, Xiaohong Liu, Wei Zhang, Leyong Yu, Jun Yang, Chongsheng Yu, Deping Huang,
Zhixian Xu, Shixuan He, Chunlei Du, and Dapeng Wei

Mater. Express 7, 398–404 (2017)
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Synthesis of silver nanoparticles on wool fabric in supercritical carbon dioxide

Linghui Peng, Ronghui Guo, Jianwu Lan, Shouxiang Jiang, Chao Li, and Zhouyi Zhang
Mater. Express 7, 405–410 (2017)
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Optimal synthetic conditions for oxetane-substituted chitosan (OXE-CHI) and polyethylene
glycol (PEG) network self-healing agent

Rui Li, Jiaqi Chen, Tianshu Zhou, and Jianzhong Pei
Mater. Express 7, 411–416 (2017)
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Volume 7, Number 4 (August 2017) pp.245-328

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Ti–6Al–4V alloy cortical bone screw production by powder injection molding method
Levent Urtekin and Anil Taskin
Mater. Express 7, 245–252 (2017)
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Nanostructured polyethylenimine decorated palygorskite for reversible CO2 capture
Rui Ma, Pan Hu, Li Xu, Jinxu Fan, Yutang Wang, Muqian Niu, and Shenming Tao
Mater. Express 7, 253–260 (2017)
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Spinel nickel ferrite nanoparticles supported on nitrogen doped graphene as efficient
electrocatalyst for oxygen reduction in fuel cells

Maryam Kiani, Jie Zhang, Jinlong Fan, Haowei Yang, Gang Wang, Jinwei Chen, and Ruilin Wang
Mater. Express 7, 261–272 (2017)
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Microstructure and mechanical properties of low-pressure spray-formed Zn-rich
aluminum alloy

Chaorun Si, Xingling Tang, Xianjie Zhang, Junbiao Wang, and Weichao Wu
Mater. Express 7, 273–282 (2017)
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Controllable synthesis of mesoporous silica with hierarchical architecture
Liping Li, Jian Song, Jianguo Wang, and Weibin Fan
Mater. Express 7, 283–290 (2017)
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Effect of cationic and non-ionic surfactants on the microstructure of ambient pressure
dried zirconia aerogel

Hae-Noo-Ree Jung, Wooje Han, Hyung Hee Cho, and Hyung-Ho Park
Mater. Express 7, 291–298 (2017)
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Effect of localized heating on photocurrent of iodine based composites
Ye Wu, Hao Fu, Ruibiao Lin, Fushun Tang, Blessing Adewumi, Yingcheng Lin, and Jian Xu
Mater. Express 7, 299–304 (2017)
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Electrophotonic improvement of polymer solar cells by using graphene and plasmonic

Ali Elrashidi
Mater. Express 7, 305–311 (2017)
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Influence of Ag ion adsorption on the photoactivity of ZnO nanorods for dye-sensitized
solar cell application

Iwantono Iwantono, Fera Anggelina, Siti Khatijah Md Saad, Mohd Yusri Abd Rahman, and Akrajas Ali Umar
Mater. Express 7, 312–318 (2017)
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Scalable superhydrophobic flexible plasmonic poly(tetrafluoroethylene-co-perfluorovinyl ether)
films via ion-beam irradiation and metal deposition

Jihoon Jeon, Songhwa Chae, Divij Bhatia, Choongyeop Lee, Youngsuk Nam, Hyungdae Kim, and Dukhyun Choi
Mater. Express 7, 319–323 (2017)
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Construction of upconversion photonic films with enhanced luminescence via
self-assembly of monodispersed hexagonal-phase NaYF4:Yb, Er nanoplates

Kai Song, Lai Wei, Xiaofei Ma, Jinhua Li, Tao Mei, and Jianying Wang
Mater. Express 7, 324–328 (2017)
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Volume 7, Number 3 (June 2017) pp.159-243

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Novel blue light emitting poly(arylene ether)s under the influence of guest concentrations
in host-guest systems: Synthesis, electrochemical and photophysical properties

Ram Gopal, Yi-Chiang Huang, Hsu-Feng Lee, Po-Hsun Wang, Ming-Sien Chang, and Wen-Yao Huang
Mater. Express 7, 159–168 (2017)
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Comparative performance of hydrazine sensors developed with Mn3O4/carbon-nanotubes,
Mn3O4/graphene-oxides and Mn3O4/carbon- black nanocomposites

Mohammed M. Rahman, Hadi M. Marwani, Faisal K. Algethami, and Abdullah M. Asiri
Mater. Express 7, 169–179 (2017)
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Effect of preparation techniques on structural and electrical properties of PZT/PVDF composites
Jianzhong Pei, Zhenhua Zhao, Xueqian Li, Hujun Liu, and Rui Li
Mater. Express 7, 180–188 (2017)
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Effect of -irradiation on electrical transport properties of ZnTe thin films composed of

Ahmed Alshahrie, Numan Salah, and Zishan H. Khan
Mater. Express 7, 189–198 (2017)
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Preparation, thermal investigation and detonation properties of -CL-20-based polymer-bonded
explosives with high energy and reduced sensitivity

Hao-Ming Zou, Shu-Sen Chen, Xin Li, Shao-Hua Jin, Hu Niu, Fan Wang, Hui Chao, Tao Fang, and Qing-Hai Shu
Mater. Express 7, 199–208 (2017)
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Effect of polymer binders on safety and detonation properties of -CL-20-based pressed-
polymer-bonded explosives

Xin Li, Shusen Chen, Xia Wang, Fengqin Shang, Wenbo Dong, Ziyang Yu, Yuehai Yu, Haoming Zou, Shaohua Jin,
and Yu Chen

Mater. Express 7, 209–215 (2017)
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Influence of energetic plasticizer bis(2,2-dinitropropyl)acetal/formal on properties of
-CL-20 based pressed polymer-bonded explosives

Xin Li, Shusen Chen, Guangyuan Zhang, Ziyang Yu, Jinxin Li, Minglei Chen, Xiao Ma, Kailun Xiang,
Shaohua Jin, and Yu Chen

Mater. Express 7, 216–222 (2017)
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Synthesis, electrical and thermal properties of PEO:NH4ClO4-camphor sulfonic acid-doped
polyaniline composite

Manoj Kumar
Mater. Express 7, 223–229 (2017)
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Towards high-performance transistors and photodetectors with monolayer graphene
through modified transfer and lithography process

Bangtong Ge, Dahua Zhou, Weiguo Zhang, Shuanglong Feng, Lidong Sun, and Jun Shen
Mater. Express 7, 230–236 (2017)
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Improved ferromagnetism of BiFeO3 nanoparticles based on different crystal structures
Lei Wu, Chunhui Dong, Jinsheng Li, Xiaoqiang Wang, and Changjun Jiang
Mater. Express 7, 237–243 (2017)
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Volume 7, Number 2 (April 2017) pp.79-157

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Synthesis and comparative catalytic study of zinc oxide (ZnOx) nanoparticles promoted
MnCO3, MnO2 and Mn2O3 for selective oxidation of benzylic alcohols using molecular oxygen

Syed F. Adil, Mohamed E. Assal, Mufsir Kuniyil, Mujeeb Khan, Mohammed Rafi Shaik, Abdulrahman Alwarthan,
Joselito P. Labis, and Mohammed Rafiq H. Siddiqui

Mater. Express 7, 79–92 (2017)
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Ultra-sensitive xanthine sensor development based on wet-chemically prepared Co/ZnO

Mohammed M. Rahman, Hasan B. Balkhoyor, and Abdullah M. Asiri
Mater. Express 7, 93–103 (2017)
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Surface-modified sepiolite fibers for reinforcing resin brake composites
Kai Hou, Jing Ouyang, Chenghui Zheng, Junhua Zhang, and Huaming Yang
Mater. Express 7, 104–112 (2017)
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Surfactant-modified silver nanoparticle ink for high-resolution ink-jet printed narrow-gaped
organic electrodes

Naeem Riaz, Muhammad Faheem, and Asim Riaz
Mater. Express 7, 113–122 (2017)
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Type A and B gelatin as precursors of silica-templated porous carbon with a specified
number of nitrogen- and oxygen-containing functionalities

Maria Lezanska, Andrzej Olejniczak, Anna Rokicinska, Piotr Kustrowski, and Jerzy Lukaszewicz
Mater. Express 7, 123–133 (2017)
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Effect of chemical treatment and maleic anhydride grafted polypropylene coupling agent
on rice husk and rice husk reinforced composite

Umit Huner
Mater. Express 7, 134–144 (2017)
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High sensitivity surface plasmon resonance (SPR) refractive index sensor in 1.5 m

H. Ahmad, I. S. Amiri, M. R. K. Soltanian, Leila Narimani, R. Zakaria, M. F. Ismail, and K. Thambiratnam
Mater. Express 7, 145–150 (2017)
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High performance electrode materials of graphene/nickel silicon nanowires for application
in supercapacitors

Fengjuan Miao, Wenyi Wu, Rui Miao, Hui Shao, Xiaoxu Lu, and Bairui Tao
Mater. Express 7, 151–157 (2017)
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Volume 7, Number 1 (February 2017) pp.1-78

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– EDITORIAL ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Six years of Materials Express: Really an express journey
Editor-in-Chief: Mukul Kumar
Mater. Express 7, 1–4 (2017)
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Negative-resistance and high-mobility devices based on paper
Ye Wu, Hao Fu, Bin Li, and Yingcheng Lin
Mater. Express 7, 5–14 (2017)
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Electrochemical detection of heavy metal pollutant using crosslinked chitosan/carbon
nanotubes thin film electrodes

Kuo-Hui Wu, Hsiao-Mei Lo, Je-Chuang Wang, Shin-Yi Yu, and Bing-De Yan
Mater. Express 7, 15–24 (2017)
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Pyrolysis of Chlorella vulgaris as a green chemistry method for manufacturing of nitrogen
doped porous carbon materials of high application potential

Anna Ilnicka, Piotr Kamedulski, and Jerzy P. Lukaszewicz
Mater. Express 7, 25–34 (2017)
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Optimization of vertical and lateral distances between target and substrate in deposition
process of CuGaSe2 thin films using one-step sputtering

Jae-Cheol Park, Mowafak Al-Jassim, and Tae-Won Kim
Mater. Express 7, 35–42 (2017)
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Coplanar D--A organic sensitizers featuring a thienylethynyl spacer for efficient dye-sensitized
solar cells

Kwang-Won Park, Sungwoo Ahn, Myung Hoon Baek, Dong-Suk Lim, Alan A. Wiles, Myung Gil Kim, and Jongin Hong
Mater. Express 7, 43–50 (2017)
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A theoretical model for thermal conductivity of nanofluids
Rachid Chebbi
Mater. Express 7, 51–58 (2017)
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Characterization and optical properties of erbium oxide doped ZnO–SLS glass for potential
optical and optoelectronic materials

Nuraidayani Effendy, Zaidan Abdul Wahab, Sidek Hj. Abdul Aziz, Khamirul Amin Matori, Mohd Hafiz Mohd Zaid,
and Siti Syuhaida Abdul Rashid

Mater. Express 7, 59–65 (2017)
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UV-visible light photocurrent enhancement in STO thin films through metal-defect co-doping
effect combined with Au plasmons

Ramu Pasupathi Sugavaneshwar, Gandham Lakshminarayana, Thang Duy Dao, Kai Chen, Satoshi Ishii, and Tadaaki Nagao
Mater. Express 7, 66–71 (2017)
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Efficient blue luminescence from HfO2 colloidal nanocrystals

Morteza Sasani Ghamsari, Mohammad Reza Gaeeni, Wooje Han, and Hyung-Ho Park
Mater. Express 7, 72–78 (2017)
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