Advances in Materials Science Research. Volume 43


Maryann C. Wythers (Editor)

Series: Advances in Materials Science Research
BISAC: TEC021000

Advances in Materials Science Research. Volume 43 begins with a review of the mechanical and durability properties and microstructural characteristics of concrete made with partial incorporation of coal bottom ash.
Following this, the chemical aspects of interactions of aluminum-containing accelerators in Portland cement-based materials are described, explaining their effect on the kinetics of Portland cement hydration and the stability of Portland cement materials when exposed to various corrosive factors.
A review of India’s cement industry is provided, particularly focusing on water positive manufacturing, consuming wastes like fly ash and slag, reducing CO2 emissions, and taxes.
Several different types of single crystal and multilayer composite heavy-oxide scintillation materials are discussed, having been developed and characterized for fast neutron detection for homeland security and nuclear safeguards applications.
A new class of inorganic hydrogen-containing scintillators based on potassium dihydrogen phosphate and related compounds activated by ions of thallium or cerium is also investigated.
The use of mixed metal oxides as oxygen carriers under the chemical looping reaction scheme is proposed to overcome the current disadvantages of the partial oxidation of methane processes.
In the concluding study, titanium, aluminum nitride and hafnium oxide thin films are applied to ceramic electrical insulators to promote surface self-cleaning properties to minimize the effects of leakage current.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Reviewing the Role of Coal Bottom Ash as an Alternative of Cement
(Navdeep Singh, Civil Engineering Department, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar National Institute of Technology, Jalandhar, Punjab, India)

Chapter 2. Chemical Aspects of Interaction of Portland Cement With Alkali-Free Set Accelerators
(Alexey Brykov, DSc, Department of Chemical Technology of Silicate Materials, Saint Petersburg State Institute of Technology, Saint Petersburg, Russia)

Chapter 3. Indian Cement Industry: A Perspective
(Mainak Ghosal, Dr. M. N. Dastur School of Material Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, Howrah, West Bengal, India)

Chapter 4. Single Crystal and Multi-Layer Composite Heavy-Oxide Scintillators for Efficient Fast Neutron Detection
(Sergei V. Naydenov, Vladimir D. Ryzhikov and Craig F. Smith, Institute for Single Crystals, Kharkov, Ukraine, and others)

Chapter 5. Scintillation Crystals of Thallium and Cerium Doped Potassium Dihydrogen Phosphate (KDP: Tl and KDP: Ce) for Selective Detection of Fast Neutrons
(Sergei V. Naydenov, Alexei P. Voronov, Igor M. Pritula and Craig F. Smith, Department of Non-Linear Optic Crystals, Institute for Single Crystals, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkov, Ukraine, and others)

Chapter 6. Thermodynamic Evaluation and Process Simulation of the Production of Hydrogen-Syngas Using Mixed Iron-Based Oxides with Methane
(V. Collins-Martinez, J. F. Cazares-Marroquin, J. M. Salinas-Gutierrez, M. J. Melendez-Zaragoza and A. Lopez-Ortiz, Unidad Profesional Adolfo López Mateos, Centro de Investigación en Materiales Avanzados, Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Ciudad de México, México, and others)

Chapter 7. Development of Rotational Device in Magnetron Sputtering System for Civil Construction and Electric Power Distribution Sectors Application
(Maurício Marlon Mazur, Sidnei Antonio Pianaro, Kleber Franke Portella, Mariana d´Orey Gaivão Portella Bragança, Emerson Luís Alberti and Viviane Teleginski Mazur, Federal University of Technology, Paraná, Guarapuava, Brazil, and others)


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