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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 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.

Yoshinori Ando and Mukul Kumar

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Volume 8, Number 5 (October 2018) pp.389-474

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– REVIEW ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Fullerene derivatives: A review on perovskite solar cells
M. Aruna Kumari, T. Swetha, and Surya Prakash Singh
Mater. Express 8, 389–406 (2018)
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Effect of graphene nanoplatelets on the properties, pore structure and microstructure of
cement composites

Baomin Wang and Deng Shuang
Mater. Express 8, 407–416 (2018)
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Three Co(II) coordination polymers constructed using 2,2'-oxybis(benzoic acid) and
auxiliary N-donor ligands: Syntheses, structures, magnetic behavior and
density functional theory studies

Long Tang, Ran Jing, XiangYang Hou, Xiao Wang, Ping Ju, JiJiang Wang, and QingBo Wei
Mater. Express 8, 417–426 (2018)
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Investigation of structural and tribological properties of layers formed in SAE 5140 steel
coated with boride powders

Osman Bican and Bünyamin Yamanel
Mater. Express 8, 427–434 (2018)
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Nano-indentation simulation on mechanical properties and microstructural evolutions of
Ni-based single crystal alloy

Ben Li, Chao Dong, Jingui Yu, Dong Chen, Qiaoxin Zhang, Hongyan Zhou, and Rong Liu
Mater. Express 8, 435–442 (2018)
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The finite size effect on the transport and magnetic properties of epitaxial Fe3O4 thin films
Shoroog Alraddadi, William Hines, Genda Gu, and Boris Sinkovic
Mater. Express 8, 443–449 (2018)
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Effect of pH and leaf extract concentration of Pittosporum undulatum on gold
nanoparticles synthesis

Bárbara Bezares, Yanara Jaña, Luis Cottet, and Antonio Castillo
Mater. Express 8, 450–456 (2018)
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Effect of iron impurity in liquid phase exfoliated tungsten disulfide based ultraviolet
heterojunction photodetector

Harith Ahmad and Tamil Many K. Thandavan
Mater. Express 8, 457–462 (2018)
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Rapid synthesis of nanocrystalline zeolite W with hierarchical mesoporosity as an
efficient solid basic catalyst for nitroaldol Henry reaction of vanillin with nitroethane

Ying-Wai Cheong, Ka-Lun Wong, Tau Chuan Ling, and Eng-Poh Ng
Mater. Express 8, 463–468 (2018)
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Highly stable all-inorganic CsPbBr3 nanocrystals film encapsulated with alumina by
plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition

Yiyuan Zhu, Yuandan He, Jinhui Gong, Xingcan Feng, Hong Peng, Wei Wang, Haiyang He, Hu Liu, and Li Wang
Mater. Express 8, 469–474 (2018)
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Volume 8, Number 4 (August 2018) pp.305-387

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ARTICLES ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Fabrication of microelectrode ensembles on thin-film single electrodes: The degradation of
electropolymerized benzene-1,3-diol films in caustic solutions

Ahmad S. Barham, Sultan Akhtar, Mohammed I. Alkhatab, Sameer Y. Jaradat, Brendan M. Kennedy, and Basma El Zein
Mater. Express 8, 305–315 (2018)
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Porous supraparticles of LiFePO4 nanorods with carbon for high rate Li-ion batteries
Jong Won Yoo, Kan Zhang, Virendra Patil, Jeong Taik Lee, Dae-Woong Jung, Lyong Sun Pu, Woong Oh, Won-Sub Yoon,
Jong Hyeok Park, and Gi-Ra Yi

Mater. Express 8, 316–324 (2018)
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Performance of a new coal-dust-based composite sealing material for gas-drainage borehole
Junxiang Zhang, Bo Li, and Yuning Sun
Mater. Express 8, 325–334 (2018)
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Chemical reactivity, molecular structure, spectroscopic and DFT computational studies of
spiro-heterocycle incorporating furan ring

Mohammad Shahidul Islam, Assem Barakat, Abdullah Mohammed Al-Majid, Saied M. Soliman, Hazem A. Ghabbour,
Mohammed Rafi Shaik, and M. Ali

Mater. Express 8, 335–344 (2018)
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Multifunctional TiO2 microspheres-rGO as highly active visible light photocatalyst and
antimicrobial agent

Hanan H. Mohamed, Inès Hammami, Hanadi A. Baghdadi, and Suhailah S. Al-Jameel
Mater. Express 8, 345–352 (2018)
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Uniaxial tension/compression effects on the electrical properties of carbon nanotube bundles:
A first-principles study

Saed A. Salman, Jamal A. Talla, and Mohd A. Al-Othoum
Mater. Express 8, 353–360 (2018)
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Enhanced toughness and strength of multi-laminated TiAl composite sheets reinforced by
periodic titanium alloy layers and carbides particles

Ai Taotao, Fei Yanhan, Deng Zhifeng, Li Wenhu, Feng Xiaoming, Yuan Xinqiang, and Niu Qunfei
Mater. Express 8, 361–367 (2018)
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Luminescence properties and energy transfer behavior of BaLaGa3O7: Pr3+,Tb3+
phosphors for ultraviolet excited white light-emitting diodes

Shufang Gao, Kexin Zheng, and Shan Xu
Mater. Express 8, 368–374 (2018)
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Fabrication and magnetic properties of electrospun Fe2NiGa nanofibers

Yin Wu, Xinli Kou, and Juanjuan Huang
Mater. Express 8, 375–380 (2018)
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Lanthanum doping of metal-organic frameworks-5 and its effect on thermal stability and
CO2 adsorption property

Sheng Wang, Zhiwei Ma, Xueyan Du, Shengquan Zhang, and Zhenbin Chen
Mater. Express 8, 381–387 (2018)
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Volume 8, Number 3 (June 2018) pp.199-303

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ARTICLES ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Facile synthesize of upconversion -NaYF4 capped with waterborne polyurethane prepolymer
for packaging anti-counterfeiting

Ling Yang, Zhengxiang Wang, Tian Zhao, Yunfei Zhong, and Yuejun Liu
Mater. Express 8, 199–210 (2018)
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Effect of heat treatment on microstructures and mechanical properties of Mg–Zn–Gd–Zr alloys
with different compositions

Siqi Yin, Zhiqiang Zhang, Min Liu, Lei Bao, Zheng Jia, and Jianzhong Cui
Mater. Express 8, 211–222 (2018)
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Qualification of silicon based oxide and nitride films for metal-insulator-metal capacitors
N. Sharma, M. Hooda, and S. K. Sharma
Mater. Express 8, 223–233 (2018)
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Response surface modeling of the removal of methyl orange dye from its aqueous solution
using two types of zeolite synthesized from coal fly ash

Tahani Al-Dahri, Adnan AbdulJabbar AbdulRazak, Intisar Hussain Khalaf, and Sohrab Rohani
Mater. Express 8, 234–244 (2018)
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Study on diffusion model and corrosion performance of nanocrystalline Fe–Ni alloy
Wei Lan, Shuai Zhao, and Wen Zhou
Mater. Express 8, 245–253 (2018)
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Intense broad-band absorption and efficient blue-emitting SrCa2MgSi2O8:Eu2+ phosphor
for high color-rendering white LED applications

Jy-Chern Chang, Haikun Liu, Pin-Chun Lin, Tzu-Jen Lin, Lufu Mei, Libing Liao, and Wei-Ren Liu
Mater. Express 8, 254–262 (2018)
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Preparation of SnO2 nanorods on reduced graphene oxide and sensing properties of
as-grown nanocomposites towards hydrogen at low working temperature

Haibo Ren, Cuiping Gu, Sang Woo Joo, Jinya Cui, Yufeng Sun, and Jiarui Huang
Mater. Express 8, 263–271 (2018)
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Fluorescence enhancement of strip patterned silver nanoparticle platforms prepared
by room-temperature imprinting technique

Panpan Liu, Min Guo, Chuntao Lan, Bingxue Huang, Shuguang Yang, Yiping Qiu, and Ying Ma
Mater. Express 8, 272–278 (2018)
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Adsorption and decomposition of 2-chloroethylethylsulfide (CEES) on expanded
graphite/metal oxides composites

Wei-Che Hung, Kuo-Hui Wu, Wen-Chien Huang, Ken-Fa Cheng, and Je-Chuang Wang
Mater. Express 8, 279–287 (2018)
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Enhanced UV emission of TiO2–ZnO nanocomposite films synthesized by simplified
sol–gel dip-coating method

Xianwu Jiang, Hainan Liu, Huinan Sun, Libing Duan, and Xiaoru Zhao
Mater. Express 8, 288–293 (2018)
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Black silicon as absorber for photo-thermal-electric devices

G. J. Xu, S. Q. Cheng, and B. Cai
Mater. Express 8, 294–298 (2018)
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Fabrication and properties of pn diodes with hybrid 2D layers: Graphene/MoS2
Jeongteak Kwon and Jungyoon Kim
Mater. Express 8, 299–303 (2018)
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Volume 8, Number 2 (April 2018) pp.113-198

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ARTICLES ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Experimental investigation of cement-based sealing materials for degasification using
coal-bed methane drainage system

Min Hao, Xiaolin Song, Haitao Shi, Fubao Zhou, and Bobo Shi
Mater. Express 8, 113–122 (2018)
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Effect of MWCNTs surface properties on lipase immobilization and its catalytic activity
Zuhair Omar Malaibari
Mater. Express 8, 123–132 (2018)
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A compact meander line elliptic split ring resonator based metamaterial for
electromagnetic shielding

Farhad Bin Ashraf, Touhidul Alam, Salehin Kibria, and Mohammad Tariqul Islam
Mater. Express 8, 133–140 (2018)
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Synthesis and characterization of NaYF4:Yb, Er up-conversion phosphors/poly(vinyl alcohol)
composite fluorescent films

Haihu Tan, Shaowen Xie, Na Li, Chao Tong, Lijian Xu, Jianxiong Xu, and Changfan Zhang
Mater. Express 8, 141–148 (2018)
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Pore structure and durability of cement-based composites doped with graphene nanoplatelets
Baomin Wang, Ruying Zhao, and Tingting Zhang
Mater. Express 8, 149–156 (2018)
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Investigation on the pozzolanic properties of rice straw ash prepared at different temperatures
Surajit Munshi and Richi Prasad Sharma
Mater. Express 8, 157–164 (2018)
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Color-fading reaction mechanisms of TiO2-coated photoluminescent materials
Chen Long, Jiahua Zhu, Gun Jin Yun, and Mohammad Reza Rahimi
Mater. Express 8, 165–172 (2018)
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Hydrothermal synthesis and photoluminescence properties of Cu-doped ZnSe quantum dots
using glutathione as stabilizer

Fuzhong Gong, Lu Sun, Heng Ruan, and Huamen Cai
Mater. Express 8, 173–181 (2018)
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Beta- and gamma-cyclodextrin ionophores as electroactive materials for construction of
new polyvinyl chloride sensors for eletriptan based on host-guest recognition

Abdelaziz Almalik, Haitham Alrabiah, Hazem Ghabbour, Mohammed Abounassif, and Gamal Abdel-Hafiz Mostafa
Mater. Express 8, 182–188 (2018)
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Air-processed semitransparent organic solar cells with tunable color

Shunjiro Fujii and Yusuke Hara
Mater. Express 8, 189–194 (2018)
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A new route for the preparation of superhydrophobic surfaces via milling operation
Jiyuan Zhu and XiaoFang Hu
Mater. Express 8, 195–198 (2018)
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Volume 8, Number 1 (February 2018) pp.1-111

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– REVIEWS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Current status of single-walled carbon nanotube synthesis from metal catalysts
by chemical vapor deposition

Takahiro Maruyama
Mater. Express 8, 1–20 (2018)
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Poly(N-vinyl caprolactam) thermoresponsive polymer in novel drug delivery systems:
A review

Marwah N. Mohammed, Kamal Bin Yusoh, and Jun Haslinda Binti Haji Shariffuddin
Mater. Express 8, 21–34 (2018)
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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ARTICLES ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Silver-doped manganese based nanocomposites for aerial oxidation of alcohols
Mohamed E. Assal, Mohammed Rafi Shaik, Mufsir Kuniyil, Mujeeb Khan, J. V. Shanmukha Kumar,
Abdulrahman Yahya Alzahrani, Abdulrahman Al-Warthan, Saad Abdulaziz Al-Tamrah, Mohammed Rafiq H. Siddiqui,
Syed Azhar Hashmi, and Syed Farooq Adil

Mater. Express 8, 35–54 (2018)
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Creep and recovery behaviors of chemically induced grafted low density polyethylene
films containing silanized hexagonal boron nitride nanosheets

Abdullah Tugrul Seyhan, Aysegul Tuna, Oya Durukan, Yapincak Göncü, Servet Turan, and Nuran Ay
Mater. Express 8, 55–67 (2018)
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Enhanced structural and magnetic properties of carbon-assisted ZnO nanorod arrays
on (100) Si substrate

Im Taek Yoon, Hak Dong Cho, Dmitry V. Roshchupkin, and Sejoon Lee
Mater. Express 8, 68–76 (2018)
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High-performance poly(vinylidene fluoride-co-hexafluoropropylene) based electrospun
polyelectrolyte mat for lithium-ion battery

Shahitha Parveen Jakriya, Abdul Majeed Syed, Sindhu Krishna Pillai, and Daulath Banu Rahim
Mater. Express 8, 77–84 (2018)
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Effect of surfactant’s molecular weight on the wettability of vinyl polysiloxane impression
materials after immersion disinfection

Shahab Ud Din, Muhammad Hassan, Sadia Khalid, Muhammad Sohail Zafar, Bilal Ahmed, and Mangala Patel
Mater. Express 8, 85–92 (2018)
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Theoretical study of extrinsic fluorescence probe reacting with volatile organic compounds

Haiyang Gu, Hairong Shi, Yanhui Sun, and Haixia Xu
Mater. Express 8, 93–98 (2018)
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Investigation of ultraviolet and visible persistence luminescence property of CdSiO3:
Bi3+, Tb3+ phosphors

Yang Xu, Zhengwen Yang, Jianbei Qiu, and Zhiguo Song
Mater. Express 8, 99–104 (2018)
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High-performance solar-blind photodetector with graphene and nitrogen-doped reduced
graphene oxide quantum dots (rGOQDs)

Enliang Zhang, Tai Sun, Bangtong Ge, Weiguo Zhang, Xuan Gao, Hao Jiang, Zhancheng Li, Guojun Liu, and Jun Shen
Mater. Express 8, 105–111 (2018)
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