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Open Access Original Research

Enhancing Thermal, Viscoelastic, and Mechanical Properties of Silicone Rubber Matrix through Reinforcements for Use as a Medical Implant

Received: 14 December 2023;  Published: 03 May 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2402011


The use of silicone rubber as an implant is limited due to its weak properties. In this study, the impact of various reinforcements, such as TiO2 or SiO2 nanoparticles, carbon, or polypropylene fiber micro reinforcements, on the mechanical, thermal, and [...]

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Open Access Perspective

Whisker Bond: From Findings to Concept in Refractories

Received: 12 January 2024;  Published: 12 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2402010


Ceramic bonds are conventionally formed during the burning of refractory bricks and by using pre-fabricated blocks or monolithic lining, which is characterized as the coalescence of the particles by liquid sintering. However, the whisker bond was discove [...]

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Open Access Review

Review on the Development of Titanium Diboride Ceramics

Received: 02 January 2024;  Published: 03 April 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2402009


Titanium diboride (TiB2) materials have garnered significant attention due to their remarkable comprehensive properties. They offer potential applications in high-temperature structural materials, cutting tools, armor, electrodes for metal smelting, and wear-resistant parts. H [...]

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Open Access Review

A Review on Silk Fibers and Their Medical Applications

Received: 12 December 2023;  Published: 15 March 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2401008


This mini-compilation study included the chemical structure, mechanical, thermal, and dimensional properties of silk fiber, its production process, pre-treatment, and biomedical applications from various experimental studies, which are compiled and summarized. The silk fiber should have a degumming [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Capillary Suction Properties of Mortar Made with Recycled Plastic Aggregates Elaborated from Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Received: 18 October 2023;  Published: 15 March 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2401007


It is possible to revalue the plastic fraction from WEEE using it as a recycled aggregate (RA) in cement mortars. However, this feasibility depends on elaborating a granular material via a core-shell strategy to stabilize the potential contaminants. The core is a plastic particle, and the shell is a [...]

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Open Access Review

Self-Healing Concrete Techniques and Technologies and Applications

Received: 30 April 2023;  Published: 21 February 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2401006


The main weakest point of concrete is its exposure to cracks, and concrete structure repair is expensive, especially for infrastructure maintenance, which is difficult to access. The ability of self-healing concrete (SHC) to successfully heal fractures without the assistance of humans has received m [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Do Magnetic Monopoles Exist?

Received: 21 October 2023;  Published: 07 February 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2401005


In this paper, we continue our previous work by discussing the consequences of curvature in spacetime caused by the presence of mass and the implications of this. We address the question raised by Dirac regarding the impact of a magnetic monopole on the quantum world. We discuss quantiza [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Elementary Collective Effects in Systems Containing Small Fermion-Numbers

Received: 14 October 2023;  Published: 06 February 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2401004


One deals with an fermions collective where we encounter elementary emerging-collective phenomena at very low temperatures. This simplicity allows for expanding our insight on collective fermion behavior. We focus on several quantifiers [...]

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Open Access Review

Modified Organized Systems by Incorporation of Carbon Allotropes and Derivatives for Electron Shuttle, ET, FRET, MEF, and Quantum Biology Coupling

Received: 14 October 2023;  Published: 31 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2401003


In this communication, it was afforded in brief to show how high conjugated carbon based structures, and Carbon allotropes could participate as electron shuttle, semiconductors, quantum emitters and Opto-electronic processors within confined Nanostructured Organized systems. In particular was focuse [...]

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Open Access Review

An Overview of Treatments for Ultraviolet Quenching Substances (UVQS) and Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Removal from Landfill Leachate

Received: 15 September 2023;  Published: 24 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2401002


Organics found in landfill leachate (humic acids, fulvic acids, and hydrophilic fraction) have a solid ability to absorb ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which negatively affects UV disinfection; leachate ultraviolet quenching substances (UVQS) can, therefore, have a significant [...]

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