https://www.syncsci.com/journal/MER/issue/feed Materials Engineering Research 2021-07-23T16:04:53+08:00 Snowy Wang snowy.wang@syncsci.com Open Journal Systems <p><a title="Registered Journal" href="https://www.reviewercredits.com/user/mater-eng-res" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><img src="/journal/public/site/images/jasongong/Logo_ReviewerCredits-journal.jpg" alt="" width="17%" align="right"></a><strong>Materials Engineering Research&nbsp;</strong> (ISSN: 2630-4503) is a broad ranging, international peer reviewed journal in material field, publishing material science method, technology, and characterization, relevant to material engineering, as broadly defined.</p> <p>Topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:<br>--Material synthesis and processing<br>--Material Structure<br>--Material Crystallography<br>--Material Properties<br>--Material Application<br>--New Materials <br>--Emerging technologies in material engineering</p> https://www.syncsci.com/journal/MER/article/view/MER.2021.01.002 Structural, electrical, and magnetic characterization of (1-x)BaTiO3-x Ni0.6Zn0.4Fe2O4 multiferroic ceramic composites 2021-07-23T16:04:53+08:00 Golam Mowla editor@syncsci.com Nabid Hossain editor@syncsci.com M. Humayan Kabir mhk.gce11@gmail.com M. Jahidul Haque editor@syncsci.com M. Mintu Ali editor@syncsci.com M. Abdul Kaiyum editor@syncsci.com M. S. Rahman editor@syncsci.com <p>In the present work, pure BaTiO<sub>3,</sub> pure Ni<sub>0.6</sub>Zn<sub>0.4</sub>Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> and (1-x)BaTiO<sub>3</sub>-xNi<sub>0.6</sub>Zn<sub>0.4</sub>Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> (where x = 0.15, 0.25 &amp; 0.35) multiferroic composites were synthesized through solid-state sintering scheme. Structural, microstructural, ferroelectric, and ferromagnetic analysis was performed. Both tetragonal perovskite phase (for BaTiO<sub>3 </sub>ferroelectric phase) and cubic spinel ferrite phase (for Ni<sub>0.6</sub>Zn<sub>0.4</sub>Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> ferromagnetic phase) were simultaneously presented within each composite. The ferrite phase exhibited a smaller crystallite size compared to the ferroelectric phase. All of the composites demonstrated homogenous irregular-shaped grains. The measured average grain size for 0.85BaTiO<sub>3</sub>-0.15Ni<sub>0.6</sub>Zn<sub>0.4</sub>Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub>, 0.75BaTiO<sub>3</sub>-0.25Ni<sub>0.6</sub>Zn<sub>0.4</sub>Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub>, 0.65BaTiO<sub>3</sub>-0.35Ni<sub>0.6</sub>Zn<sub>0.4</sub>Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4</sub> were 364.14 nm, 378.46 nm and 351.62nm, whereas the density values were 3.04g/cm<sup>3</sup>, 3.20g/cm<sup>3</sup> and 3.13 g/cm<sup>3</sup> for x = 0.35, 0.25, 0.15 respectively. However, the heterogenous microstructure was observed for all of the compositions. The composites exhibited an oval-shaped lossy capacitor hysteresis loop. However, 0.75BaTiO<sub>3</sub>-0.25Ni<sub>0.6</sub>Zn<sub>0.4</sub>Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4 </sub>composite showed the highest remnant polarization (11.613 μC/cm<sup>2</sup>) and coercive field value (1.526 kV/cm), ensuring its usability for switching applications. In addition, 0.75BaTiO<sub>3</sub>-0.25Ni<sub>0.6</sub>Zn<sub>0.4</sub>Fe<sub>2</sub>O<sub>4 </sub>also exhibited the maximum saturation (M<sub>s</sub>= 1.732 emu/g) and remnant magnetization (M<sub>r</sub>= 0.025 emu/g) among the composites. Nevertheless, all of the composites derived 'wasp-waisted' hysteresis loops due to the presence of either superparamagnetic (SPM) particles or a mixer of a single domain (SD) and superparamagnetic particles.</p> 2021-07-23T16:02:07+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://www.syncsci.com/journal/MER/article/view/MER.2021.01.001 Morphology and structure study of polygon ZnO nanorods: Biomedical applications 2021-05-03T12:38:00+08:00 Parastoo Khalili editor@syncsci.com Majid Farahmandjou majidfarahmandjou@gmail.com <p>In this study, zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles (NPs) were first synthesized using co-precipitation method in the presence of Zn(NO<sub>3</sub>)<sub>2</sub>.6H<sub>2</sub>O precursor and calcined at different temperature of 450 <sup>o</sup>C and 1000 <sup>o</sup>C. Samples were then characterized by x-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The XRD study revealed the hexagonal wurtzite structure for annealed samples. SEM images showed tthat he morphology of the ZnO NPs changed from sphere-like shape to polygon shape by increasing temperature. The exact size of NPs were measured by TEM analysis about 40 nm for as-prepared samples. The EDS analysis demonstrated an increasing level of Zn element from 28.5 wt% to 50.8 wt% for as-synthesized and annealed samples, respectively.</p> 2021-04-20T15:38:46+08:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##