Special Issue "New Trends in New Material Production and Characterization Using Scanning Techniques"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: materials characterization; pollutants; SEM; XRD
The rapid development of human society over the last hundred years has resulted in a sharp increase in the number and amount of pollutants emitted into the environment, leading to severe imbalances. Simultaneously, an important technological advance has been observed which allows us to recover pollutants and remediate the environment.
Exploitation and conversion of natural resources in raw materials, used by various industries, leads to the apparition of environmental pollution. Broad diversification of industrial products used for improvement of our living conditions is responsible for most pollutant emissions. In this context, it is important to produce suitable materials (adsorbents, catalysts, and so on) to reduce the pollutant amount discharged into the environment. It is vital to properly characterize the produced materials in order to establish a correlation between material structure (microstructure) and its properties. Such a correlation is being established using different scanning characterization techniques: scanning electron microscopy, scanning probe, optical microscopy, and X-Ray diffraction.
Prof. Petru Negrea
Dr. Mihaela Ciopec
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- Specific forefront scanning based techniques
- Experimental and theoretical approach used in scanning technologies
- Specific materials and systems of interest
- Specific applications of interests
- Microstructure analysis
- Microanalysis of the adsorbent materials
- Scanning electron microscopy used for characterization of new materials
- Size and chemical composition of the pollutant particles
- SEM usage to highlight the interaction between different pollutant particles, and between pollutant particles and adsorbent materials
- Interaction between different pollutants particles and any other relevant aspects for SEM, scanning probe, optical microscopy, etc.
- Particle distribution and uncertainty