Advances in Materials Science Research. Volume 34


Maryann C. Wythers (Editor)

Series: Advances in Materials Science Research
BISAC: TEC021000

Advances in Materials Science Research. Volume 34 begins with a review of results on the modelling of the plasma-assisted growth of vertically aligned carbon nanostructures (VACNs). Growth of carbon nanofibers, single-walled carbon nanotubes and other carbon nanostructures are considered, as well as studies that use the mechanistic models based on mass balance equations for species.

Next, data on the application of Rayleigh and Mandelstam-Brillouin scattering (RMBS) spectroscopy to controlling the elastic, elasto-optic, optical parameters of inorganic glasses, crystals, and glass-crystalline materials is reviewed. The possibilities of using RMBS spectroscopy for research and development of materials for optical and electro-optical fiber drawing, as well as glasses doped with rare earth ions and quantum dots, are considered.
The authors go on to propose that the purification of graphene from heavy metals can be performed by bombardment with noble gas clusters. The method of molecular dynamics is used to study the removal of copper, lead, and mercury from graphene by irradiating the target using a beam of Ar13 or Xe13 clusters with energies of 5–30 eV at angles of incidence 0°, 45°, 60°, and 90°.

As an indispensable component of future flexible electronics, flexible resistive switching memories have recently garnered great interest globally. As such, a comprehensive review on the recent progress in this field is presented with a particular emphasis on materials and devices. A short discussion on the current challenges and future prospects of flexible resistive switching memories is also provided.

Following this, the authors aim to present a comprehensive examination of the different catalysts used in hydroisomerization reactions, focusing: the acid support, mainly zeolites, the precious metals that offer the hydrogenating sites and the methodologies used to produce effective bifunctional catalysts. The catalysts used in industrial refining processes as well as new research trends are surveyed.

A fast, efficient and versatile route for the synthesis of 4,4’-diaminotriarylmethanes using Sr(DS)2 as a Lewis acid-surfactant-combined catalyst (LASCs) in the presence of N,N-dimethyl aniline and aryl aldehydes is reported in closing. LASCs not only act as a Lewis acid to activate substrate molecules, but also serve as a surfactant to form stable colloidal dispersion systems with organic substrates.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Modelling of Plasma-Assisted Growth of Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanostructures
(Igor B. Denysenko, Kostya (Ken) Ostrikov and Nikolay A. Azarenkov, School of Physics and Technology, V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Kharkiv, Ukraine, and others)

Chapter 2. Rayleigh and Brillouin Scattering Spectroscopy for Optical Material Science
(Leonid V. Maksimov, DSc and Anatoli V. Anan’ev, PhD, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Chapter 3. Computer Study of the Removal of Heavy Metals from Graphene
(Alexander Y. Galashev, Institute of High Temperature Electrochemistry, Ural Branch, Russian Academy of Sciences, Yekaterinburg, Russia)

Chapter 4. Flexible Resistive Switching Memories: From Materials to Devices
(Shuang Gao, Xiaohui Yi, Jie Shang, Bin Chen, Gang Liu and Run-Wei Li, CAS Key Laboratory of Magnetic Materials and Devices, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China, and others)

Chapter 5. Improving the Octane Number of Gasolines through the Transformation of N-Hexane into Branched Isomers
(Angela Martins and Nelson Nunes, Área Departamental de Engenharia Química, Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa, Rua Conselheiro Emídio Navarro, Lisboa, Portugal, and others)

Chapter 6. The Application of Strontium Dodeceyl Sulfate, Sr(DS)2 in the Synthesis of 4,4′-Diaminotriarylmethanes-Leuco Malachite Materials
(Najmeh Dashtaki and Farahnaz K. Behbahani, Department of Chemistry, Karaj Branch, Islamic Azad University, Karaj, Iran)


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