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    Prof. Giacomo Cao
    Department of Mech., Chem. & Materials Engineering
    University of Cagliari
    Cagliari 09123, Italy

Managing Editor
    Prof. Chang-Koon Choi
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science & Technology
    Daejeon 305-701, Korea

ISSN: 2234-0912(Print), ISSN: 2234-179X(Online)
Vol 6(4 issues) for 2017, Quarterly
Aims and Scope

The Advances in Materials Research (AMR), An International Journal, aims at opening a new access to information about the current advances in interdisciplinary materials research and providing an excellent publication channel for the global community of materials research. The areas covered by AMR journal include the interdisciplinary research in;

* Metals,
* Ceramics,
* Polymers,

with applications in Electrical, Biochemical Materials, and Nano Structural Materials.
Editorial Board
Dr. MH Asgahar
University of the Punjab
Lahore 54590, Pakistan

Dr. JI Alvarez
University of Navarra
Pamplona 31080, Spain

Dr. Y Bar-Cohen
Jet Propulsion Lab/Caltech/NASA
Pasadena, CA 91109, USA

Prof. C Chen
National Chiao Tung University
Hsin-Chu 30010, Taiwan

Prof. LQ Chen
Northeastern University
Shenyang 110819, China

Prof. SW Chen
National Tsing Hua University
Hsinchu 30013, Taiwan

Dr. S Choi
NASA Langley Research Center
Hampton, VA 23681-2199, USA

Dr. JMF Ferreira
CICECO University of Aveiro
Aveiro 3810-193, Portugal

Prof. MJ Jackson
Purdue University
W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2021, USA

Prof. JW Jiang
National University of Singapore
117576, Singapore

Prof. HJ Jung
Korea Adv. Inst. of Sci. & Tech.
Daejeon 305-701, South Korea

Prof. Y Kagawa
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo 153-8904, Japan

Prof. DH Kim
Yonsei University
Seoul 120-749, South Korea

Dr. XH Lu
Nanyang Technological University
639798, Singapore

Dr. Nitish Mittal
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Prof. EJ Mittemeijer
University of Stuttgart
Stuttgart, D-70569, Germany

Dr. D Mukherji
Braunschweig Univ. of Technology
Braunschweig, D-38106, Germany

Prof. M Nygren
University of Stockholm
Stockholm 10691, Sweden

Prof. BS Yilbas
King Fahd Univ. of Petrol. & Miner.
Dhahran 31261, Saudi Arabia

Prof. M Yoshimura
National Cheng Kung University
Tainan 70101, Taiwan

Prof. J Zhang
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA

Dr. LC Zhang
Edith Cowan University
Perth, WA 6027, Australia

Prof. Y Zhang
Univ. of Sci. and Tech. Beijing
Beijing, 100083, China

Prof. X Yao
Griffith University
Queensland 4111, Australia

Dr. C Karunakaran
Annamalai University
Annamalainagar 608002, India
Dr. SK Pabi
Indian Inst. of Tech. Kharagpur
Kharagpur, 721302, India

Dr. M Paranthaman
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge, TN 37831-6100, USA

Dr. M Pracella
University of Pisa
Pisa 56122, Italy

Dr. M Shahinpoor
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5711, USA

Dr. A Sodergard
Laboratory of Polymer Technology
Turku 20500, Finland

Prof. GB Song
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204-4006, USA

Prof. TS Srivatsan
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-3903, USA

Dr. VV Tsukruk
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta 30332-0245, USA

Prof. J Wang
Purdue University
W. Lafayette, IN 47907-2021, USA

Prof. NM Wereley
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742, USA

Prof. YW Yang
Nanyang Technological University
Nanyang 639798, Singapore

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Sample issue
Volume 1, Number 1, March 2012
  • One-pot synthesis of gold trisoctahedra with high-index facets
    Do Youb Kim, Kyeong Woo Choi, Sang Hyuk Im, O Ok Park, Xiao-Lan Zhong and Zhi-Yuan Li
    Abstract; Full Text (15391K)

There have been many efforts on the generating metal nanocrystals enclosed by high-index facets for the use as highly active catalysts. This paper describes a facile synthesis of Au Trisoctahedra with high-index facets. In brief, the Au trisoctahdra were prepared by reduction of HAuCl4 in N,Ndimethylformamide (DMF) containing poly (vinyl pyrrolidone) (PVP) and trace amount of AgNO3. The Ag ions in the reaction solution played a critical role in controlling the trisoctahedral shape of the final product by underpotential deposition (UPD) on the Au surfaces. The as-prepared Au trisoctahedra were single crystal and enclosed by high-index {441}, {773} and {331} facets.

Key Words
gold; trisoctahedra; transformation; underpotential deposition; silver

Do Youb Kim, Kyeong Woo Choi and O Ok Park: Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (BK21 graduate program), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, Republic of Korea. O Ok Park: Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), 50-1, Sang-ri, Hyeonpung-myeon, Dalseong-gun, Daegu 711-873, Republic of Korea. Sang Hyuk Im: KRICT-EPFL Global Research Laboratory, Advanced Materials Division, Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), 19 Sinseongno, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-600, Republic of Korea. Xiao-Lan Zhong and Zhi-Yuan Li: Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, P. O. Box 603, Beijing 100080, People

  • High performance ultrafine-grained Ti-Fe-based alloys with multiple length-scale phases
    Lai-Chang Zhang
    Abstract; Full Text (8246K)

In order to simultaneously enhance the strength and plasticity in nanostructured / ultrafinegrained alloys, a strategy of introducing multiple length scales into microstructure (or called bimodal composite microstructure) has been developed recently. This paper presents a brief overview of the alloy developement and the mechanical behavior of ultrafine-grained Ti-Fe-based alloys with different lengthscale phases, i.e., micrometer-sized primary phases (dendrites or eutectic) embedded in an ultrafinegrained eutectic matrix. These ultrafine-grained titanium bimodal composites could be directly obtained through a simple single-step solidification process. The as-prepared composites exhibit superior mechanical properties, including high strength of 2000-2700 MPa, large plasticity up to 15-20% and high specific strength. Plastic deformation of the ultrafine-grained titanium bimodal composites occurs through a combination of dislocation-based slip in the nano-/ultrafine scale matrix and constraint multiple shear banding around the micrometer-sized primary phase. The microstructural charactersitcs associated to the mechanical behaivor have been detailed discussed.

Key Words
titanium alloy; bimodal composite; multiple length scales; ultrafine-grained; mechanical behavior; microstructure

School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, The University of Western Australia, 35 Stirling Highway, Crawley, Perth, WA 6009, Australia

  • Dental arch wires with tooth-like color
    Sinn-wen Chen, Hsin-jay Wu, Chih-hao Liu, Yuan-chun Chien and Chih-chang Hu
    Abstract; Full Text (3259K)

Unique tooth-like (milky white) color

Key Words
orthodontic materials; surface properties; anodization; tooth color

Department of Chemical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University, #101, Sec. 2, Kuang-Fu Road, Hsin-Chu 300, Taiwan

  • Characterization of high performance CNT-based TSV for high-frequency RF applications
    Sukeshwar Kannan, Bruce Kim, Anurag Gupta, Seok-Ho Noh and Li Li
    Abstract; Full Text (3094K)

In this paper, we present modeling and characterization of CNT-based TSVs to be used in high-frequency RF applications. We have developed an integrated model of CNT-based TSVs by incorporating the quantum confinement effects of CNTs with the kinetic inductance phenomenon at high frequencies. Substrate parasitics have been appropriately modeled as a monolithic microwave capacitor with the resonant line technique using a two-polynomial equation. Different parametric variations in the model have been outlined as case studies. Furthermore, electrical performance and signal integrity analysis on different cases have been used to determine the optimized configuration for TSV-based CNTs for high frequency RF applications.

Key Words
TSV; CNT; modeling; signal integrity; high-frequency; RF applications

Sukeshwar Kannan, Bruce Kim and Anurag Gupta: University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0286 USA. Seok-Ho Noh: Andong National University, South Korea. Li Li: Cisco Systems, Inc., USA.

  • Characterization of rapidly consolidated r-TiAl
    Kunal Kothari, Ramachandran Radhakrishnan, Tirumalai S. Sudarshan and Norman M. Wereley
    Abstract; Full Text (20203K)

A powder metallurgy-based rapid consolidation technique, Plasma Pressure Compaction (P2C

Key Words
intermetallics; grain size; rapid consolidation; titanium aluminide; powder metallurgy

Composites Research Laboratory, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA

  • Size control of Co-doped ZnO rods by changing the solvent
    Jing Zhao, Xiaoqin Yan, Yang Lei, Yanguang Zhao, Yunhua Huang and Yue Zhang
    Abstract; Full Text (4715K)

In this work, the Co-doped ZnO rods were prepared by the hydrothermal method. The size of these rods can be changed from micro-size to nano-size by using different solutions during the preparation. The results of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and selected area electron diffraction (SAED) showed that the as-prepared nano-sized Co-doped rods have single-crystal structure. The polarized Raman experiments were presented on an individual micro-sized Co-doped ZnO rod in the X(YY) , X(ZY) and X(ZZ) configurations, the results of polarized Raman indicated that these rods are crystallized and their growth direction is parallel to c-axis.

Key Words
ZnO; Co-doping; hydrothermal method; transmission electron microscopy; polarized Raman

Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry, State Key Laboratory for Advanced Metals and Materials, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 30 Xueyuan Road, Beijing 100083, China

  • Effect of under-bump-metallization structure on electromigration of Sn-Ag solder joints
    Hsiao-Yun Chen, Min-Feng Ku and Chih Chen
    Abstract; Full Text (7456K)

The effect of under-bump-metallization (UBM) on electromigration was investigated at temperatures ranging from 135oC to 165oC. The UBM structures were examined: 5-

Key Words
electromigration; solder joints

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, National Chiao Tung University, Hsin-chu 30010, Taiwan, Republic of China

Epoxy resin is widely used in high voltage apparatus as insulation. Fillers are often added to epoxy resin to enhance its mechanical, thermal and chemical properties. The addition of fillers can deteriorate electrical performance. With the new development in nanotechnology, it has been widely anticipated that the combination of nanoparticles with traditional resin systems may create nanocomposite materials with enhanced electrical, thermal and mechanical properties. In the present paper we have carried out a comparative study on dielectric properties, space charge and dielectric breakdown behavior of epoxy resin/nanocomposites with nano-fillers of SiO2 and Al2O3. The epoxy resin (LY556), commonly used in power apparatus was used to investigate the dielectric behavior of epoxy resin/nanocomposites with different filler concentrations. The epoxy resin/nanocomposite thin film samples were prepared and tests were carried out to measure their dielectric permittivity and tan delta value in a frequency range of 1 Hz - 1 MHz. The space charge behaviors were also observed by using the pulse electroacoustic (PEA) technique. In addition, traditional epoxy resin/microcomposites were also prepared and tested and the test results were compared with those obtained from epoxy resin/nanocomposites.

Key Words
nanocomposites; epoxy resin; nanofillers; dielectric properties; space charg; dielectric strength

School of Electronics and Computer Science, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom

Table of Contents
  • 2017  Volume 6      No. 1  
  • 2016  Volume 5      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4    No.4
  • 2015  Volume 4      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4
  • 2014  Volume 3      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4
  • 2013  Volume 2      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4
  • 2012  Volume 1      No. 1      No.2    No.3    No.4

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