Special Issue "Obtaining, Characterizing and Applying Advanced Materials, Volume II"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science and Engineering".

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Dear Colleagues,

The main objective of this Special Issue is to publish outstanding papers presenting the latest research in the field of new advanced materials and their understanding with specific applications. There are some special application domains in focus, such as: materials for the environment; biomaterials; materials for cultural heritage (preservation/protection and restoration of works of art); and building materials—all of these to be considered with the lowest impact on environment and user.

The title of this Special Issue covers a wide range of topics: from obtaining these materials (nano- to macro-scale), their characterization by any means, and their use in a specific application.

Obtaining, Characterization, and Applications of Advanced Materials:

  • Green materials;
  • Materials for environment;
  • Biomaterials;
  • Materials for cultural heritage;
  • Building materials.

Involving modern analytical techniques and other tests:

  • Surface analysis/cross-section analysis (microscopy, profilometry, reflectography, colorimetry, etc.);
  • Chemical analysis (spectrometry—UV–Vis, FTIR, XRD, XRF; GC-MS, HLPC etc.);
  • Physical-mechanical tests (tensile, hardness, impact, elongation, torsion, shear, etc.);
  • Corrosion tests;
  • Biochemical tests (biocompatibility in vivo/in vitro);
  • Etc.

Prof. Dr. Ion Sandu
Guest Editor

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Insight into the Preparation of MgAl-Layered Double Hydroxide (LDH) Intercalated with Nitrates and Chloride Adsorption Ability Study
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(9), 4492; https://doi.org/10.3390/app12094492 - 28 Apr 2022
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In recent years, layered double hydroxide (LDH) has attracted extensive attention of researchers in the field of corrosion protection due to its unique structure and anion exchange characteristics. However, its chloride adsorption capacity remains to be further optimized to increase its corrosion protection [...] Read more.
In recent years, layered double hydroxide (LDH) has attracted extensive attention of researchers in the field of corrosion protection due to its unique structure and anion exchange characteristics. However, its chloride adsorption capacity remains to be further optimized to increase its corrosion protection ability. In this work, the influence of reactant concentration on the prepared MgAl-LDH intercalated with nitrates was investigated, and the morphology, composition, and structure were characterized by scanning electronic microscopy/energy dispersive spectrometer (SEM/EDS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and X-ray diffraction (XRD), respectively. The results indicate that the reactant concentration did not have an obvious influence on the particle size and morphology of LDH, while the composition and crystalline structure were changed to some extent. The corresponding reasons were interpreted deeply. The chloride absorption behavior was investigated, and the powder after immersion in NaCl solutions with different concentrations was characterized by XRD to explain the difference in chloride adsorption amounts. The MgAl-LDH powder synthesized at higher concentrations presented excellent chloride adsorption ability with a Qm value of 155.88 mg/g, which was much better than that reported in the literature. This work demonstrated the superior chloride adsorption of the synthesized MgAl-LDH, and it is of great significance for providing a solid foundation and guidance for the industrial application of LDH in the field of corrosion protection in the future. Full article
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