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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 5, Number 5 (October 2015) pp.377- 469

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Articles –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Influence of NCO/OH and transesterified castor oil on the structure and properties of
polyurethane: Synthesis and characterization

Sonalee Das, Priyanka Pandey, Smita Mohanty, and Sanjay Kumar Nayak
Mater. Express 5, 377-389 (2015)
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Effect of saccharides as carbon source on the synthesis and morphology of B4C fine particles
from carbothermal synthesis precursors

Muhammad Maqbool, Rafi-ud-din, G. H. Zahid, Ejaz Ahmad, Z. Asghar, Tayyab Subhani,
M. Shahzad, and Imdad Kaleem

Mater. Express 5, 390-400 (2015)
[Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] [Purchase Article]


Self-supported Ag/AgCl nanoparticles incorporated polymeric multilayer films for
reusable electrophotocatalyst

Md. Selim Arif Sher Shah, Young Hun Kim, A. Reum Park, Ali Rauf, and Pil J. Yoo
Mater. Express 5, 401-409 (2015)
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Improved nanomechanical properties of hydrogenated tetrahedral amorphous carbon films
measured with ultra low indentation load

Omvir Singh Panwar, Ravi Kant Tripathi, and Sreekumar Chockalingam
Mater. Express 5, 410-418 (2015)
[Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] [Purchase Article]


NiO-CeO2 nano-catalysts: Synthesis, characterization and application in catalytic wet air
oxidation of wastewater

Anushree, Satish Kumar, and Chhaya Sharma
Mater. Express 5, 419-428 (2015)
[Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] [Purchase Article]



Immobilization of Bi2O3 nanoparticles on the cellulose fibers of paper matrices and
investigation of its antibacterial activity against E. coli in visible light

Sudiksha Aggrawal, Indu Chauhan, and Paritosh Mohanty
Mater. Express 5, 429-436 (2015)
[Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] [Purchase Article]



Glycine-assisted preparation of Co3O4 nanoflakes with enhanced performance for
non-enzymatic glucose sensing

Razium Ali Soomro, Zafar Hussain Ibupoto, Sirajuddin, Syed Tufail Hussain Sherazi, Muhammad Ishaq Abro,
Magnus Willander, Sarfaraz Ahmed Mahesar, and Nazar Hussain Kalwar

Mater. Express 5, 437-444 (2015)
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Degradation of mixed dyes in aqueous wastewater using a novel visible light driven
LiMg0.5Mn0.5O2 photocatalyst

Naveen Kumar Veldurthi, Suresh Palla, Radha Velchuri, Prasad Guduru, and Vithal Muga
Mater. Express 5, 445-450 (2015)
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Surface energy modification of a Na-mordenite thin layer treated by an alkaline solution
Ali Said, T. Jean Daou, Lionel Limousy, Jacques Bikai, Jalal Halwani, Joumana Toufaily, Tayssir Hamieh,
and Patrick Dutournié

Mater. Express 5, 451-456 (2015)
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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Communications ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Doping the Li4Ti5O12 lattice with extra-large anions
Zhenzhong Yang, Jiaqing Wang, Qinghua Zhang, Dongdong Xiao, Ben Xu, Aihua Zhang, Yan Yu, Lin Gu,
Yongsheng Hu, Hong Li, and Cewen Nan

Mater. Express 5, 457-462 (2015)
[Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] [Purchase Article]


Three-dimensionally macroporous, Si and N-incorporated graphene aerogels for gas adsorbents
Sol Yun, Hyungdae Kim, Hyunjoo Lee, and Ho Seok Park
Mater. Express 5, 463-469 (2015)
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Volume 5, Number 4 (August 2015) pp.269-375

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Articles –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

Electrochemical impedance spectroscopic study of single-stranded DNA-immobilized
electroactive polypyrrole-coated electrospun poly( -caprolactone) nanofibers

Zeliha Guler, Pelin Erkoc, and A. Sezai Sarac
Mater. Express 5, 269-279 (2015)
[Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] [Purchase Article]


Preparation of anti-reflection glass surface with self-cleaning and anti-dust by
ammonium hydroxide hydrothermal method

Ji-Fan Zhang, Yan Zhu, Zhen-Hua Li, Wei Zhou, Jun-Chao Zheng, and De-Quan Yang
Mater. Express 5, 280-290 (2015)
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Mechanical properties of inorganic solidified foam for mining rock fracture filling
Yi Lu and Botao Qin
Mater. Express 5, 291-299 (2015)
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Colorimetric sensor for detection of Hg2+ in aqueous samples utilizing rhodamine B hydrazide-
modified silica

Panida Praikaew, Theeranan Duangdeetip, Narong Chimpalee, Chantana Wainiphithapong, Pattanawit Swanglap,
and Nantanit Wanichacheva

Mater. Express 5, 300-308 (2015)
[Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] [Purchase Article]


A simple large-scale method for preparation of g-C3N4/SnO2 nanocomposite as visible-
light-driven photocatalyst for degradation of an organic pollutant

Anise Akhundi and Aziz Habibi-Yangjeh
Mater. Express 5, 309-318 (2015)
[Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] [Purchase Article]



Photocatalytic properties of Graphene-SnO2-PMMA nanocomposite in the degradation of
methylene blue dye under direct sunlight irradiation

Mahalingam Shanmugam, Ali Alsalme, Abdulaziz Alghamdi, and Ramasamy Jayavel
Mater. Express 5, 319-326 (2015)
[Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] [Purchase Article]



Effect of Cu2O coating layer on the formation of single sized L10 FePt magnetic nanoparticles
Hossein Zeynali, Hossein Akbari, Reyhaneh Karimi Ghasabeh, and Ali Bakhshayeshi
Mater. Express 5, 327-335 (2015)
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Preparation of novel YBiO3/Bi2O3 heterostructured composite with high visible light
photocatalytic activity

Jianmin Zhang, Zhifeng Zhang, Yangyang Zhang, Chunmei Li, Xiuguo Sun, Huayan Si, Zheng Peng, and Yanting Li
Mater. Express 5, 336-342 (2015)
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Microstructure evolution and mechanical behavior of the Ni/Ni3Al interface under thermal-
mechanical coupling

Jingui Yu, Qiaoxin Zhang, Zhufeng Yue, Rong Liu, Mingkai Tang, and Xuewu Li
Mater. Express 5, 343-350 (2015)
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Synthesis and characterization of VO2@poly(sodium styrene sulfonate)/polypyrrole using
VO2@PSS as a template

Xiongzhi Zhang, Yu Huang, Ling Hu, Chi Huang, Houbin Li, and Yifu Zhang
Mater. Express 5, 351-358 (2015)
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Synthesis and characterization of nanosized silver chalcogenides under ultrasonic irradiation
Matjaž Kristl, Sašo Gyergyek, and Janja Kristl
Mater. Express 5, 359-366 (2015)
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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Communications ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
AlN-based surface acoustic wave resonators for temperature sensing applications
Chuan Li, Xingzhao Liu, Lin Shu, and Yanrong Li
Mater. Express 5, 367-370 (2015)
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Hierarchical flower-like -AlOOH and -Al2O3 microspheres: Synthesis and adsorption properties
Kaizhong Feng, Daoqing Rong, Weian Ren, and Xiaogang Wen
Mater. Express 5, 371-375 (2015)
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Volume 5, Number 3 (June 2015) pp.171-267

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Articles –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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)
[Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] [Purchase Article]


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)
[Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] [Purchase Article]


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)
[Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] [Purchase Article]


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

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Articles –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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)
[Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] [Purchase Article]


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

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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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– Articles ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––

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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