Advances in Materials Science Research. Volume 57


Maryann C. Wythers (Editor)

Series: Advances in Materials Science Research
BISAC: TEC021000

This volume includes eight chapters that present recent advances in materials science research. Chapter One discusses the potential for the development of active and intelligent packaging for food, pharmaceutical, and medicinal products using sodium alginate. Chapter Two explores the fractal dimension and phase transition of polymeric materials. Chapter Three reviews applications of composite materials based on renewable and biodegradable natural fibers. Chapter Four analyzes the challenges, benefits, and processes involved in metal matrix composites. Chapter Five presents the current uses of polymer composites as a building material and their possible future trends. Chapter Six is a critical review of research into the regeneration of natural minerals in dentin of teeth using nanomaterials and fibrous structures. Chapter Seven reviews the structural stability of perovskite halide compounds. Finally, Chapter Eight discusses strategies for designing more efficient hematite photoanodes towards water oxidation reactions.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Applications of Sodium Alginate in Active and Intelligent Packaging
Rejish Ramakrishnan, Senthil Vadivu Kulandhaivelu and Vismaya P. Viswanathan
Department of Printing Technology, College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai, India

Chapter 2. Fractal Dimension and Phase Transition of Polymeric Materials: Particles, Films, and Gels
Gülşen Akın Evingür¹, and Önder Pekcan²
¹Faculty of Engineering, Piri Reis University, Tuzla- Istanbul, Turkey
²Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Kadir Has University, Cibali- Istanbul, Turkey

Chapter 3. Tribological Applications of Agro Waste: Areca Husk Fibre Polymer Composites
Sonia S. Raj¹, J. Edwin Raja Dhas² and B. Harish Kumar³
¹Department of Mechanical Engineering, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
²Department of Automobile Engineering, Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India
³Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Trivandrum, India

Chapter 4. A Review of Metal Matrix Composites: Challenges and Applications
J. Edwin Raja Dhas¹, PhD, and K. Anton Savio Lewise², PhD
¹Department of Automobile Engineering, Noorul Islam Cenre for Higher Education, Kumaracoil, Tamilnadu, India
²Department of Aerospace Engineering, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, India

Chapter 5. Current Application Areas of Polymer Composites and Possible Future Trends
Kawaljit Singh Randhawa, PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Charotar University of Science and Technology (CHARUSAT), Changa, India

Chapter 6. Regeneration of Natural Minerals in the Dentin of Teeth Using Nanomaterials and Fibrous Structures: A Critical Review
Md Ahsan Habib, Shawn M. Hughes, Muhammad Mustafizur Rahman, PhD, and Ramzan Asmatulu, PhD
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Wichita State University, Kansas, USA

Chapter 7. Structural Stabilities of Perovskite Halide Compounds
Takeo Oku, Naoki Ueoka, Iori Ono, Riku Okumura, Ayu Enomoto, Taku Kishimoto, Atsushi Suzuki and Hiroki Tanaka
Department of Materials Science, The University of Shiga Prefecture, Hikone, Shiga, Japan

Chapter 8. Strategies for Designing More Efficient Hematite Photoanodes towards Water Oxidation Reactions
Li Zou, Jiale Xie, Xingyu Lu, Jie Ren,Shuxiang Wang, Jing Huang and Pingping Yang
Institute of Photovoltaics, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu, People’s Republic of China