Materials

 

Materials

Study on mechanical, thermal and shape memory properties of polycarbonate/thermoplastic polyurethane blends
26/02/2024 - AbstractBiopolymers, serving as Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) agents, are posing challenges and opportunities within the oil industry, particularly in demanding operational conditions. The assessment...
Full Size Two-Layer Steel Frame–Exterior Wall Panel Shaking-Table Test
28/02/2024 - A cantilever block wall-panel attachment strip (CBW) flexible connection node was designed to connect precast concrete (PC) exterior wall panels to steel frames. To investigate the performance of the...
Exploring the Utilization of Activated Volcanic Ash as a Substitute for Portland Cement in Mortar Formulation: A Thorough Experimental Investigation
29/02/2024 - The manufacture of natural pozzolans as cement products is economically affordable and contributes to CO2 mitigation in the cement-based materials industry. Through two experimental stages, this...
Modeling the Impact of Dye Concentration on Polymer Optical Properties via the Complex Refractive Index: A Pathway to Optical Engineering
29/02/2024 - This work investigates the potential to rely on the complex refractive index to correlate the chemical composition of polymers with their optical properties, including transmittance, reflectance and...
Model for Determining the Psycho-Emotional State of a Person Based on Multimodal Data Analysis
26/02/2024 - The paper aims to develop an information system for human emotion recognition in streaming data obtained from a PC or smartphone camera, using different methods of modality merging (image, sound and...
Effects of Waste Plastic and Glass Aggregates on the Strength Properties of Ambient-Cured One-Part Metakaolin-Based Geopolymer Concrete
23/02/2024 - The production of Portland cement (PC) is associated with carbon emissions. One-part geopolymer “just add water” is a user- and environmentally-friendly binder that can...
Added Value of Water Column Spatiotemporal Monitoring to Assess Variability of Trace Metal Elements and Organotin Compounds in Mediterranean Harbours
26/02/2024 - Marinas are semi-enclosed environments characterised by reduced hydrodynamic energy, high sedimentation rates, and reduced oxygen levels. The ongoing development of activities and infrastructure...
The Influence of Reflowing Process on Electrodeposited Sn-Cu-Ni Lead-Free Solder Alloy
23/02/2024 - Sn-Cu-Ni lead-free solder alloy electrodeposited on copper substrate from a deep eutectic solvent (DES)-based electrolyte under direct current (DC) and pulsed current (PC) was subjected to a...
Plasma Treatment of Large-Area Polymer Substrates for the Enhanced Adhesion of UV–Digital Printing
26/02/2024 - UV–digital printing belongs to the commonly used method for custom large-area substrate decoration. Despite low surface energy and adhesion, transparent polymer materials, such as...
An Estimate of the NOX Emissions of Euro 6 Diesel Passenger Cars with Manipulated Emission Control Systems
25/02/2024 - The motivation for conducting this research stems from the increasingly applied manipulations of emission control systems (ECSs), especially those in diesel passenger cars (PCs). The study aimed to...
The Influence of Selected Fillers on the Functional Properties of Polycarbonate Dedicated to 3D Printing Applications
21/02/2024 - Additive manufacturing is still the fastest-developing technology in the modern world. Three-dimensional printing has become popular due to the method’s numerous advantages, such as its...
Preparation and properties of PC/PCTG blends with excellent optical properties and solvent resistance
20/02/2024 - In this study, blends of polycarbonate (PC) and Poly(1,4?Cyclohexylene Dimethylene Terephthalate Glycol) (PCTG) were synthesized using a twin?screw extruder. Four distinct PC/PCTG blends were...
Narrow?Band Green?emitting Hybrid Organic?inorganic Eu (II)?iodides for Next?Generation Micro?LED Displays
15/02/2024 - Low?dimensional metal halide perovskites are an emerging class of light?emitting materials for LED?based displays; however, their B?site cations are confined to ns2, d5, and d10 metals. Here, we...
Improved Performance and Cost Algorithm for Scheduling IoT Tasks in Fog–Cloud Environment Using Gray Wolf Optimization Algorithm
19/02/2024 - Today, the IoT has become a vital part of our lives because it has entered into the precise details of human life, like smart homes, healthcare, eldercare, vehicles, augmented reality, and industrial...
Enhancing Strength and Quantifying Sustainability of Building Blocks Manufactured by Geopolymerization
19/02/2024 - Enhancing the strength of fly ash (FA)-based geopolymer by increasing the alkaline activator content is a costly and unsustainable technique. Therefore, this work was designed to reduce the activator...
Fluorescent Carbon Dioxide-Based Polycarbonates Probe for Rapid Detection of Aniline in the Environment and Its Biomarkers in Urine
17/02/2024 - Aniline compounds, as a class of widely used but highly toxic chemical raw materials, are increasingly being released and accumulated in the environment, posing serious threats to environmental...
Can Infrastructure Upgrading Achieve the Synergistic Effect of Pollution Reduction and Carbon Reduction? Evidence from the High-Speed Rail and “Broadband China” Strategies
16/02/2024 - Infrastructure upgrading has an important impact on environmental protection and low-carbon development. Based on the panel data of 277 prefecture-level cities in China from 2005 to 2021, we examined...
Piezoelectric PVDF?TrFE nanocomposite mats filled with BaTiO3 nanofibers: The effect of poling conditions
18/02/2024 - BaTiO3 nanofibers (BT NFs), prepared by electrospinning, were used as a filler for electrospun poly(vinylidene fluoride?co?trifluoroethylene) (PVDF?TrFE) nanocomposite mats. The phase structure and...
Effect of Silver Nanoparticles Finishing on Dyeing Properties of Newly Synthesized Reactive Dye Applied on Cellulosic Fabric
13/02/2024 - Cellulosic fabric finishing via silver nanoparticles to develop antimicrobial properties and to upsurge its esthetic worth is flourishing in the textile industry. To contribute this research...
Morphology and Distribution of Primary Carbides in Forged Cr-Ni-Mo-V/Nb Steel
13/02/2024 - This study aims to investigate in situ the three-dimensional (3D) morphology and distribution of primary carbides (PCs) in electro-slag remelting (ESR) forged 30Cr3Ni3Mo2V steel. A facile non-aqueous...