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Ceramics: Hand-Picked Papers

Editor-in-Chief C. Barry Carter has hand-selected the following Ceramics papers from the Journal of Materials Science as especially noteworthy.

Electrospinning preparation of LaOBr:Tb3+ nanostructures and their photoluminescence properties 

W. W. Ma, X. T. Dong, J. X. Wang, W. S. Yu and G. X. Liu

Fabrication and luminescence properties of YF3:Eu3+ hollow nanofibers via coaxial electrospinning combined with fluorination technique 

D. Li, J. X. Wang, X. T. Dong, W. S. Yu and G. X. Liu

Electrospun Fe3O4/PVP//Tb(BA)(3)phen/PVP magnetic-photoluminescent bifunctional bistrand aligned composite nanofibers bundles 

G. Q. Gai, L. Y. Wang, X. T. Dong and S. Z. Xu

Synthesis of Y2O2S:Eu3+ luminescent nanobelts via electrospinning combined with sulfurization technique 

L. Y.Yang, J. X. Wang, X. T. Dong, G. X. Liu and W. S. Yu

Zinc oxide nanostructures: from growth to application 

J. L. Gomez and O. Tigli

Progress in the growth and characterization of nonpolar ZnO films 

J. J. Chen, X. R. Deng and H. Deng

Structure and electrochemical performance of ZnO/CNT composite as anode material for lithium-ion batteries 

S. M. Abbas, S. T. Hussain, S. Ali, N. Ahmad, N. Ali and S. Abbas

Thickness optimized nanocrystalline ZnO-coated silicon nanowires for cold cathode application 

N. S. Das, D. Banerjee and K. K. Chattopadhyay

Microstructure of ZnO films synthesized on MgAl2O4 from low-temperature aqueous solution: growth and post-annealing 

B. Nijikovsky, J. J. Richardson, M. Garbrecht, S. P. DenBaars and W. D. Kaplan

Advances in fabrication of TiO2 nanofiber/nanowire arrays toward the cellular response in biomedical implantations: a review 

A. W. Tan, B. Pingguan-Murphy, R. Ahmad and S. A. Akbar

Reduced leakage current and enhanced ferroelectric properties in Mn-doped Bi0.5Na0.5TiO3-based thin films 

M. M. Hejazi, E. Taghaddos and A. Safari

The effect of zinc doping on the structural and magnetic properties of Ni1-xZnxFe2O4 

M. Rahimi, P. Kameli, M. Ranjbar, H. Hajihashemi and H. Salamati

Preparation and characterization of La1-xSr xFeO3 materials and their formaldehyde gas-sensing properties 

P. J. Yao, J. Wang, W. L. Chu and Y. W. Hao

Nanostructured GdAlO3 perovskite, a new possible catalyst for combustion of volatile organic compounds 

N. Rezlescu, E. Rezlescu, P. D. Popa, C. Doroftei and M. Ignat

Enhanced supercapacitive performances of hierarchical porous nanostructure assembled from ultrathin MnO2 nanoflakes 

D. P. Dubal, R. Holze and P. M. Kulal

Optimizing phase and microstructure of chemical solution-deposited bismuth ferrite (BiFeO3) thin films to reduce DC leakage 

M. D. Casper, M. D. Losego and J. P. Maria

Conduction mechanisms in Si-LiNbO3 heterostructures grown by ion-beam sputtering method 

V. levlev, M. Sumets and A. Kostyuchenko

Glycolic acid-functionalized chitosan-Co3O4-Fe3O4 hybrid magnetic nanoparticles-based nanohybrid scaffolds for drug-delivery and tissue engineering 

S. Kumari and R. P. Singh

Multiferroic properties of multilayered BaTiO3-CoFe2O4 composites via tape casting method 

L. B. Hao, D. X. Zhou, Q. Y. Fu and Y. X. Hu

ZnAl2O4 co-doped with Yb3+/Er3+ prepared by combustion reaction: evaluation of photophysical properties 

A. C. F. M. Costa, R. H. G. A. Kiminami, P. T. A. Santos and J. F. Silva

Preparation and magnetic properties of electrospun CuO/NiO bimetallic nanofibers via sol-gel electrospinning 

H. K. Kim, W. Honda, B. S. Kim and I. S. Kim

Effect of strain and grain boundaries on dielectric properties in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 thin films 

S. Majumdar, H. Huhtinen, P. Paturi and H. S. Majumdar

Synthesis, magnetization, and photocatalytic activity of LaFeO3 and LaFe0.9Mn0.1O3-delta 

Z. X. Wei, Y. Wang, J. P. Liu, C. M. Xiao, W. W. Zeng and S. B. Ye

On the surface roughness and hydrophobicity of dual-size double-layer silica nanoparticles 

T. J. Athauda, W. Williams, K. P. Roberts and R. R. Ozer

Preparation and luminescence properties of glass-ceramics containing Sm3+-doped hexagonal NaGdF4 crystals 

A. Herrmann, M. Tylkowski, C. Bocker and C. Russel

Influence of SiO2 pore structure on phase change enthalpy of shape-stabilized polyethylene glycol/silica composites 

Q. Guo and T. Wang

Effect of silane coupling agent on mechanical performance of glass fibre 

L. Yang and J. L. Thomason

Controllable synthesis of silica hollow spheres by vesicle templating of silicone surfactants 

B. Sun, C. Y. Guo, Y. Yao, Z. H. Huang and S. N. Che

Crystalline phase formation, microstructure and mechanical properties of a lithium disilicate glass-ceramic 

S. F. Huang, B. Zhang, Z. H. Huang, W. Gao and P. Cao

Formation of self-aggregated and interconnected silver network within sol-gel silica 

T. Y. Chen, C. K. Chiu, Y. J. Choi, T. J. M. Luo and T. L. Lin

The role of P2O5, TiO2 and ZrO2 as nucleating agents on microstructure and crystallization behaviour of lithium disilicate-based glass 

H. R. Fernandes, D. U. Tulyaganov and J. M. F. Ferreira

Zinc octacarboxylic phthalocyanine/lutein dyads co-adsorbed nanocrystalline TiO2 electrode: enhancement in photovoltaic performance of dye-sensitized solar cells 

L. Jin, Z. L. Ding and D. J. Chen

TiO2-Cu photocatalysts: a study on the long- and short-range chemical environment of the dopant 

H. W. P. Carvalho, M. V. J. Rocha, P. Hammer and T. C. Ramalho

Chemical adsorption of NiO nanostructures on nickel foam-graphene for supercapacitor applications 

A. Bello, K. Makgopa, M. Fabiane, D. Dodoo-Ahrin, K. I. Ozoemena and N. Manyala

Spectroscopic properties of CuO, SnO, and Dy2O3 co-doped phosphate glass: from luminescent material to plasmonic nanocomposite 

J. A. Jimenez and J. B. Hockenbury

One-dimensional ZnO nanostructures: fabrication, optoelectronic properties, and device applications 

D. Panda and T. Y. Tseng

Electron doping of ALD-grown ZnO thin films through Al and P substitutions 

T. Tynell , R. Okazaki, I. Terasaki, H. Yamauchi and M. Karppinen

Synthesis, size reduction, and delithiation of carbonate-free nanocrystalline lithium nickel oxide 

C.Dearden, M. H. Zhu, B. B. Wang and R. H. R. Castro

Wetting and reaction of molten La with poly- and mono-crystalline MgO at 1323 K 

L. L. Yang, P. Shen, X. S. Cong and Q. C. Jiang

Solvothermal synthesis of solid and hollow CoO nanospheres and their electrochemical properties in lithium-ion battery 

Z. G. Wen, F. Zheng, Z. R. Jiang, M. X. Li and Y. X. Luo

Thermal stability and thermoelectric properties of Mg2Si0.4Sn0.6 and Mg2Si0.6Sn0.4 

M. Sondergaard, M. Christensen, K. A. Borup, H. Yin and B. B. Iversen

Capillary rise properties of porous mullite ceramics prepared by an extrusion method with various diameters of fiber pore formers 

C. Popa, Y. Okayasu, K. Katsumata, T. Isobe, N. Matsushita, A. Nakajima, T. Kurata and K. Okada

Structure, dielectric, ferroelectric, and energy density properties of (1-x)BZT-xBCT ceramic capacitors for energy storage applications 

V. S. Puli, D. K. Pradhan, D. B. Chrisey, M. Tomozawa, G. L. Sharma, J. F. Scott and R. S. Katiyar

Electrochemical performance and thermal stability of GaF3-coated LiNi0.5Mn1.5O4 as 5 V cathode materials for lithium ion batteries 

Y. Y. Huang, X. L. Zeng, C. Zhou, P. Wu and D. G. Tong

Bacterial cellulose as source for activated nanosized carbon for electric double layer capacitors 

K. Y. Lee, H. Qian, F. H. Tay, J. J. Blaker, S. G. Kazarian and A. Bismarck

Functions of surfactants in the one-step synthesis of surfactant-intercalated LDHs 

P. G. Li, F. Z. Lv, Z. X. Xu, G. G. Qi and Y. H. Zhang

A silicon nanoparticle/reduced graphene oxide composite anode with excellent nanoparticle dispersion to improve lithium ion battery performance 

R. C. de Guzman, J. H. Yang, M. Ming-Cheng, S. O. Salley and K. Y. S. Ng

Albumin nanoparticle-coated carbon composite electrode for electrical double-layer biosupercapacitor applications 

N. Sattarahmady, A. Parsa and H. Heli

Regression analysis of temperature-dependent mechanical and thermal properties of dielectric technical ceramics 

D. de Faoite, D. J. Browne and K. T. Stanton

Effects of MnO2 and sintering temperature on microstructure, ferroelectric, and piezoelectric properties of Ba0.85Ca0.15Ti0.90Zr0.10O3 lead-free ceramics 

M. Jiang, Q. Lin, D. M. Lin, Q. J. Zheng, X. M. Fan, X. C. Wu, H. L. Sun, Y. Wan and L. Wu

Kinetics of stabilized cubic zirconia formation from MnO2-ZrO2 diffusion couple 

L. Gao, L. Zhou, C. S. Li, J. Q. Feng and Y. F. Lu

Electric field effects during spark plasma sintering of ceramic nanoparticles 

R. Chaim

The stability and elastic properties of NaCl-type MN (M = Ti, V, Zr, Nb, and Ta) compounds investigated by first principles 

R. Yu, Y. H. Jiang, J. Feng, R. F. Zhou, Y. Q. Zhang and R. Zhou