Special Issue "Collection of Scientific Papers by Polish Scientists in the Field of Materials Research"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

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Prof. Dr. Sebastian Stach
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Dyrektor Instytutu Inzynierii Biomedycznej, Uniwersytet Slaski w Katowicach, Wydzial Nauk Scislych i Technicznych | Instytut Inzynierii Biomedycznej, ul. Bedzinska 39, 41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland
Interests: biomedical engineering; analysis and image processing; biomedical science; microscopy and confocal microscopy AFM surface materials; quantitative analysis and modeling of surface materials; strength of materials
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Dear Colleagues,

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit manuscripts on the subject “Collection of Scientific Papers by Polish Scientists in the Field of Materials Research” for this Special Issue.

The main purpose of this Special Issue is to publish selected, original scientific papers written by Polish scientists describing research work carried out on materials using the latest technological achievements. The thematic scope is by no means limited, and we count on interesting and innovative papers that contribute to the development of this interdisciplinary area of scientific and technical research, which is materials research.

However, it must be clear that the topic of interest concerns applications in science or engineering and practical use of the results of the designed and tested materials, which will help to formulate new conclusions after experimental verification or after comparison with other methods.

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Stach
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • design
  • structure
  • properties
  • processes
  • technologies
  • nanotechnology
  • functional materials
  • 3D printing
  • high-performance structural materials

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Influence of Water Glass Introduction Methods on Selected Properties of Portland Cement
Materials 2021, 14(12), 3257; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14123257 - 12 Jun 2021
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This article presents a study of the effect of water glass and its introduction on the hydration of Portland cement and its properties in plastic and solid states. The introduction of sodium water glass into the mixing water extends the setting time of [...] Read more.
This article presents a study of the effect of water glass and its introduction on the hydration of Portland cement and its properties in plastic and solid states. The introduction of sodium water glass into the mixing water extends the setting time of Portland cement by 35%, while introduction into the cement paste reduces it by 24.4%; for potassium water glass, the respective values are 10.8% and 10.8%. The introduction of sodium water glass into the mixing water decreases its consistency by 17.6%; its introduction into the cement paste reduces its consistency by 97%. Based on microcalorimetric studies and using the modelling method, mechanisms of the processes occurring in the cement paste, for various methods of introducing water glass admixtures, and their influence on the properties of cement are proposed. The important implications of the obtained results are that, using various methods for introducing admixtures of water glass, it is possible to regulate the setting of cement slurries within significant limits that are important during their transportation. Full article
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Convenient Synthesis of Functionalized Unsymmetrical Vinyl Disulfides and Their Inverse Electron-Demand Hetero-Diels-Alder Reaction
Materials 2021, 14(6), 1342; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14061342 - 10 Mar 2021
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The simple, convenient, and efficient methods for the preparation of unsymmetrical vinyl disulfides with additional functional groups under mild conditions with moderate to high yields were designed. The developed methods include the reaction of S-vinyl phosphorodithioate with thiotosylates or S-vinyl thiotosylate [...] Read more.
The simple, convenient, and efficient methods for the preparation of unsymmetrical vinyl disulfides with additional functional groups under mild conditions with moderate to high yields were designed. The developed methods include the reaction of S-vinyl phosphorodithioate with thiotosylates or S-vinyl thiotosylate with thiols. The designed methods allow for the synthesis of unsymmetrical vinyl disulfides with additional functionalities such as hydroxy, carboxy, protected amino, or ester groups. Vinyl disulfides reacted with the generated transient o-iminothioquinones in an inverse electron-demand [4+2] cycloaddition to produce benzo[b][1,4]thiazine derivatives. Full article
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Assessment of the Composition of Forest Waste in Terms of Its Further Use
Materials 2021, 14(4), 973; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma14040973 - 18 Feb 2021
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This paper presents the results of the analysis of the chemical composition and content of heavy metal contamination in forest logging residues, in order to assess the possibility for their further utilisation. The samples were divided into 9 groups, which included coniferous tree [...] Read more.
This paper presents the results of the analysis of the chemical composition and content of heavy metal contamination in forest logging residues, in order to assess the possibility for their further utilisation. The samples were divided into 9 groups, which included coniferous tree cones, wood, and other multi-species logging residues. The elementary composition, ash content, and calorific value were determined as energy use indicators for the samples. Additionally, the content of heavy and alkali metals, which may affect combustion processes and pollutant emissions, was tested. The high content of heavy metals may also disqualify these residues for other uses. The research shows that the test residues are suitable for energy use due to their high calorific value and low content of heavy metals. However, an increased ash content in some samples and the presence of alkali metals, causing high-temperature corrosion of boilers, may disqualify them as a potential fuel in the combustion process. The forest residues may be used in other thermal processes such as pyrolysis or gasification. A low content of heavy metals and a high content of organic matter permit the use of these residues for the production of adsorbents or composite materials. Full article
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