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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).

Yoshinori Ando and Mukul Kumar

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Volume 5, Number 3 (June 2015) pp.171-267

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Au/In2O3 and Au/ZrO2 composite nanoparticles via in situ sacrificial gold electrolysis
Adeel Afzal, Cinzia Di Franco, Ernesto Mesto, Nicoletta Ditaranto, Nicola Cioffi, Fernando Scordari,
Gaetano Scamarcio, and Luisa Torsi

Mater. Express 5, 171-179 (2015)
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Preparation and characterization of novel cationic-nonionic organo-montmorillonite
QiXun Yin, Zepeng Zhang, SanQin Wu, JiaLun Tan, and Ke Meng
Mater. Express 5, 180-190 (2015)
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Cytotoxicity and antibacterial efficacy of silver nanoparticles deposited onto
dopamine-functionalised titanium

Jingjing Wang, Zhaoyang Li, Yanqin Liang, Shengli Zhu, Zhenduo Cui, Huijing Bao, Yunde Liu, and Xianjin Yang
Mater. Express 5, 191-200 (2015)
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Microwave-assisted one-pot preparation of AgBr/ZnO nanocomposites as highly efficient
visible-light photocatalyst for inactivation of Escherichia coli

Vahide Siyahi, Aziz Habibi-Yangjeh, Saeid Latifi-Navid, and Asadollah Asadi
Mater. Express 5, 201-210 (2015)
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Electronic polarizability of zinc borotellurite glass system containing erbium nanoparticles
M. N. Azlan, M. K. Halimah, S. Z. Shafinas, and W. M. Daud
Mater. Express 5, 211-218 (2015)
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Facile synthesis and optimization of ZnSe-GSH quantum dots by hydrothermal method
Lu Sun, Fuzhong Gong, Chunyan Zhou, Huayue Wang, and Shengyu Yao
Mater. Express 5, 219-225 (2015)
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Magnesium doped ZnO nanostructures synthesis using citrus aurantifolia extracts:
Structural and field electron emission properties

Hartini Ahmad Rafaie, Roslan Md. Nor, and Yusoff Mohd Amin
Mater. Express 5, 226-232 (2015)
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Immersion enthalpies in different liquids of activated carbons modified by surface chemistry
Paola Rodríguez-Estupiñán, Fernando Gómez, Liliana Giraldo, and Juan Carlos Moreno-Piraján
Mater. Express 5, 233-240 (2015)
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A comparative study of type A and type B gelatin nanoparticles as the controlled release
carriers for different model compounds

Pornanong Aramwit, Nungruthai Jaichawa, Juthamas Ratanavaraporn, and Teerapol Srichana
Mater. Express 5, 241-248 (2015)
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Synthesis and characterization of boron nitride microtubes
Pervaiz Ahmad, Mayeen Uddin Khandaker, Yusoff Mohd Amin, and Nawshad Muhammad
Mater. Express 5, 249-254 (2015)
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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Communications ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
CaScAlSiO6:Eu2+: A novel near-ultraviolet converting blue-emitting phosphor for
white light-emitting diodes

Kuei-Ting Hsu, Pin-Chun Lin, Irish Valerie Buiser Maggay, Chien-Hao Huang, Wei-Ren Liu, and Shu-Mei Chang
Mater. Express 5, 255-260 (2015)
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Effect of surficial length on transparent conductor-coated Si pillar arrays
Navaneethan Duraisamy, Ju-HyungYun, and Joondong Kim
Mater. Express 5, 261-267 (2015)
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Volume 5, Number 2 (April 2015) pp.83-170

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Three-dimensional macroporous graphene/TiO2 nanocomposite as anode material for
lithium ion batteries

Jia-Jie Li, Yu-Min Zhang, Jie-Cai Han, Ji-Gang Zhou, Zhi-Hua Zhang, Jun Liu, and Bo Song
Mater. Express 5, 83-94 (2015)
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Does aluminum and niobium substitution for nickel actually improve the electrochemical
performance of Mg2Ni?

Venkateswari Ayyavu and Kumaran Sinnaeruvadi
Mater. Express 5, 95-104 (2015)
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Controlled synthesis of V6O13 nanobelts by a facile one-pot hydrothermal process and
their effect on thermal decomposition of ammonium perchlorate

Yifu Zhang, Chi Huang, and Changgong Meng
Mater. Express 5, 105-112 (2015)
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Three-dimensional porous nanocomposite of highly dispersed Fe3O4 nanoparticles on
carbon nanofibers for high-performance microwave absorbents

Ze Liu, Yizao Wan, Guangyao Xiong, Ruisong Guo, and Honglin Luo
Mater. Express 5, 113-120 (2015)
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Catalytic degradation of imidacloprid using L-serine capped nickel nanoparticles
Nazar H. Kalwar, Ayman Nafady, Sirajuddin, Syed Tufail H. Sherazi, Razium A. Soomro, Keith R. Hallam,
Abdul R. Khaskheli, and Asif A. Jamali

Mater. Express 5, 121-128 (2015)
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Control of AlN single crystal nucleation: An insight into the crystal growth habit in the
initial stages of the physical vapor transport method

Lei Jin, Hua-Yu Zhang, Jie-Cai Han, Chao-Liang Zhao, Tai Yao, and Bo Song
Mater. Express 5, 129-136 (2015)
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Effect of post-annealing treatment on the wetting, optical and structural properties of
Ag/Indium tin oxide thin films prepared by electron beam evaporation technique

Yashar Azizian-Kalandaragh, Sima Nouhi, and Mandana Amiri
Mater. Express 5, 137-145 (2015)
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Tribological properties of self-reinforced ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene composites
Hongtao Liu, Yuhang Liu, Jiping Gao, and Honglin Yue
Mater. Express 5, 146-152 (2015)
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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Communications ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Structure and characterization of the sputtered ZnO, Al-doped ZnO, Ti-doped ZnO and
Ti, Al-co-doped ZnO thin films

Jing-Chie Lin, Mao-Chia Huang, TsingHai Wang, Jian-Nan Wu, Yao-Tien Tseng, and Kun-Cheng Peng
Mater. Express 5, 153-158 (2015)
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Wound healing potential of green synthesized silver nanoparticles prepared from
Lansium domesticum fruit peel extract

Shiv Shankar, Lily Jaiswal, Rangabhatla Sai Laxmi Aparna, Rangabhatla Gunneswara Subramanya Vara Prasad,
Govindappa Prem Kumar, and Channakeshava Murthy Manohara

Mater. Express 5, 159-164 (2015)
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Green synthesis of silver nanoribbons from waste X-ray films using alkaline protease
Shiv Shankar, R. G. S. V. Prasad, P. R. Selvakannan, Lily Jaiswal, and R. S. Laxman
Mater. Express 5, 165-170 (2015)
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Volume 5, Number 1 (February 2015) pp.1-81

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Editorial –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

New light to illuminate the world!!! Hearty congratulations to our Associate Editor
Professor Hiroshi Amano on getting Nobel Prize!!!

Editors-in-Chief: Mukul Kumar
Mater. Express 5, 1-2 (2015)
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ZnO nanostructured thin films: Depositions, properties and applications-A review
Rajesh Kumar, Girish Kumar, O. Al-Dossary, and Ahmad Umar
Mater. Express 5, 3-23 (2015)
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Determination of optical constants of poly(N-phthalimidomethyl methacrylate)
Esin Kaya and Bayram Gündüz
Mater. Express 5, 24-32 (2015)
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Fluorescence enhancement study of shell-less CdTe quantum dots
Antonio Tirado-Guizar, Georgina Pina-Luis, and Francisco Paraguay-Delgado
Mater. Express 5, 33-40 (2015)
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Effect of magnesium substitution on structural and biological properties of
synthetic hydroxyapatite powder

Morteza Mehrjoo, Jafar Javadpour, Mohamad Ali Shokrgozar, Mehdi Farokhi, Sayfoddin Javadian, and Shahin Bonakdar
Mater. Express 5, 41-48 (2015)
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Enhanced amorphous-silicon solar cell efficiency through a wet etched aluminum-doped
ZnO pattern replication using direct printing lithography

Bit-Na Go, Yang Doo Kim, Chaehyun Kim, Su-Wung Baek, Kyoung Suk Oh, and Heon Lee
Mater. Express 5, 49-55 (2015)
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Preparation of conductive polypyrrole composite particles based on spherical
polyelectrolyte brushes

Yu Huang, Xiongzhi Zhang, Xiyan Huang, Houbin Li, and Chi Huang
Mater. Express 5, 56-62 (2015)
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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Communications ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Basal plane dislocation-threading edge dislocation complex dislocations in 6H-SiC
single crystals

Wei Sun, Youting Song, Chunjun Liu, Tonghua Peng, Wenjun Wang, and Xiaolong Chen
Mater. Express 5, 63-67 (2015)
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Multiferroism in new Bi2FeMoO6 material
S. Ravi and C. Senthilkumar
Mater. Express 5, 68-72 (2015)
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Effect of Ge content on the synthesis and structure of Ge-ITQ-13 zeolite
Liping Li, Xiaojing Cui, Shutao Xu, Junfen Li, Zhangfeng Qin, and Jianguo Wang
Mater. Express 5, 73-78 (2015)
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––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Opinion –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Administration's grand victory over academia
David Tománek
Mater. Express 5, 79-81 (2015)
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