Advances in Materials Science Research. Volume 16


Maryann C. Wythers (Editor)

Series: Advances in Materials Science Research
BISAC: TEC021000

Materials science encompasses four classes of materials, the study of each of which may be considered a separate field: metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. This volume gathers important research from around the globe in this dynamic field including research on the status and perspectives of organic photovoltaic cells; room temperature silicon carbide thin-film formation; microcapsule based self-healing thermosetting materials for structural applications; donor-accepted interface and conversion efficiency; silicon carbide as a catalytic support for energy and environmental applications; transmission electron microscopy application on y-Al2O3 single crystal formation during NiAl oxidation and applied to fuel cell materials characterization; low pressure deposition techniques of silicon carbide thin films; automated crystal orientation mapping in a transmission electron microscope in electrodeposited nanocrystalline nickel; pharmaceutical application of positron annihilation lifetime spectroscopy; and fabrication and characterization of C60-based solar cells with phthalocyanine, poly-vinylcarbazole and germanium bromide. (Imprint: Nova)



Table of Contents


Status and Perspectives of Organic Photovoltaic Cells
(Junsheng Yu, Jiang Huang, Yue Zang, State Key Lab of Electronic Thin Films and Integrated Devices, School of Optoelectronic Information, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Chengdu, P. R. China)

Room Temperature Silicon Carbide Thin-Film Formation
(Hitoshi Habuka, Department of Chemical and Energy Engineering, Yokohama National University, Tokiwadai, Hodogaya, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan)

Microcapsule Based Self-Healing Thermosetting Materials for Structural Applications
(Romina Ollier, Exequiel Rodriguez, Vera Alvarez, Composite Materials Group (CoMP), Research Institute of Material Science and Technology (INTEMA), CONICET – UNMdP, National University of Mar del Plata, Engineering Faculty, Solís, Mar del Plata, Argentina)

Donor-Acceptor Interface and Conversion Efficiency
(Ashraf Uddin, Martin A. Green, School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)

Silicon Carbide as Catalytic Support for Energy and Environmental Applications
(P. Sánchez, J.L. Valverde, F. Dorado, A. de Lucas Consuegra, J.M. García-Vargas, A.R. de la Osa, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Sciences and Technologies, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Ciudad Real, Spain)

Review of Transmission Electron Microscopy Application on γ-Al<sub>2</sub>O<sub>3</sub> Single Crystal Formation during NiAl Oxidation
(Zhongfan Zhang, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA)

Transmission Electron Microscopy Applied to Fuel Cell Materials Characterization
(Analía L. Soldati, Laura Baqué, Diana Garcés, Liliana Mogni, Alejandra Montenegro-Hernández, Federico Napolitano, Mara Granada and Horacio E. Troiani, CONICET, Centro Atómico Bariloche, Argentina and others)

Low Pressure Deposition Techniques of Silicon Carbide Thin Films: An Overview
(R.S. Pessoa, H.S. Medeiros, M.A. Fraga, N.K.M. Galvão, J.C. Sagás, H.S. Maciel, M. Massi, A.S. da Silva Sobrinho, Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA-CTA), São José dos Campos/SP, Brazil, and others)

Application of Automated Crystal Orientation Mapping in a Transmission Electron Microscope to the Characterization of Electrodeposited Nanocrystalline Nickel
(Pavel Cizek, Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University, Geelong, VIC, Australia)

Pharmaceutical Application of Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy
(Barnabás Szabó, Romána Zelkó, University Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Administration, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary, and others)

Fabrication and Characterization of C<sub>60</sub>-Based Solar Cells with Phthalocyanine, Poly-vinylcarbazole and Germanium Bromide
(Takeo Oku, Atsushi Suzuki, Department of Materials Science, The University of Shiga Prefecture, Hassaka, Hikone, Shiga, Japan, and others)


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