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Open Access Original Research

7Li Diffusion in Thin Disks of Single-Crystal Garnet LLZO-Ta Studied by PFG-NMR Spectroscopy

Received: 24 January 2023;  Published: 03 April 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2302014


Pulsed field-gradient (PFG) NMR spectroscopy was applied to thin disk samples (0.5, 1 and 2 mm thick, 4 mm diameter) of LLZO-Ta (Li6La3Zr1.5Ta0.5O12) single crystal. We have measured the diffusion of 7Li in thin pellets (0.5 to 3 mm thick) of NASICON-type LAGP powder and found that the Li+ diffuses preferentially in the thicker direction. In this study, we placed 1 mm thick, 4 mm diameter disk-shaped single crystals vertically, i.e., parallel to the PFG direction. We found that 7Li ions diffuse similarly as in rod- [...]

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Open Access Research Article

Non Solved Contemporary Scientific Problems of Non-Conventional Bio-Surfaces Lubrication

Received: 19 December 2022;  Published: 27 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301013


This paper presents new non solved, scientific research directions and their applications in contemporary non-conventional lubrication problems of the bio-surfaces domain. Here are described new research scientific trends and research problem solutions of hydrodynamic lubrication for living tissue, human skin and human cartilage joints surfaces. At first in introduction is described the state of the art, a new purpose of anticipate research and the bio-tribology connections with other scientific domains are documen [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Mechanics of ABS Polymer under Low & Intermediate Strain Rates

Received: 24 January 2023;  Published: 16 March 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301012


Thermoplastics polymers like Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) are often reinforced with nano/micro reinforcements to enhance their mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. However, the viscoelastic nature of these polymers results in their strong dependence on the applied strain rate and temperature sensitivity, leading to their characterization complexity. Hence it is paramount to study the strain rate-dependent mechanics of neat ABS. In this study, the effect of strain rate and temperature on Young’s m [...]

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Open Access Retraction

Retraction: Roy S. Performance of Grouted Coupler Embedded in Reinforced Concrete ABC Bridge Pier at Vehicle Impact. Recent Progress in Materials 2023; 5(1): 001

Received: 28 February 2023;  Published: 28 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301011


RetractionRetraction: Roy S. Performance of Grouted Coupler Embedded in Reinforced Concrete ABC Bridge Pier at Vehicle Impact. Recent Progress in Materials 2023; 5(1): 001Recent Progress in Materials Editorial OfficeLIDSEN Publishing Inc., 2000 Auburn Drive, One Chagrin Highlands, Suite 200, Beachwood, OH, USA; E-Mail: Recent Progress in Materials2023, volume 5, issue 1doi:10.21926/rpm.2301011Received: February 28, 2023Accepted: February 28, 2023Published: February 28, 2023

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Open Access Interview

An Interview with Assoc. Prof. Carlo Santulli

Received: 26 February 2023;  Published: 27 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301010


InterviewAn Interview with Assoc. Prof. Carlo SantulliRecent Progress in Materials Editorial OfficeLIDSEN Publishing Inc., 2000 Auburn Drive, One Chagrin Highlands, Suite 200, Beachwood, OH, USA; E-Mail: Recent Progress in Materials2023, volume 5, issue 1doi:10.21926/rpm.2301010Received: February 26, 2023Accepted: February 26, 2023Published: February 27, 2023

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Open Access Research Article

Accounting for the Influence of Heat-Moisture Treatment Mode When Designing Concrete Composition

Received: 12 January 2023;  Published: 24 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301009


The article proposes a method that considers the parameters of heat and moisture treatment of concrete when designing its composition. Based on the analysis of experimental data, formulas are proposed that allow taking into account the type and characteristics of cement, the characteristics of aggregates, the effect of temperature and duration of steaming, and the water-cement ratio. Graphs and nomograms have been obtained, which makes it possible to simplify the calculation procedure according to the proposed meth [...]

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Open Access Review

Advances in Quantum Properties of Graphene and Derivatives Applied to Functional Nanomaterials and Metamaterials

Received: 30 December 2022;  Published: 13 February 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301008


In the present work we describe the most important quantum properties of graphene and derivatives recently published. We discuss how these properties were incorporated into varied hybrid materials such as substrates for specific tuning of matter to track varied quantum signals. Their potential applications were analyzed from nanomaterial and nanotechnology. In particular graphene, its derivatives and other carbon-based allotropes were chosen due to their special chemical structure and properties from the nanoscale [...]

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Open Access Original Research

Study of Recycled Spent Coffee Grounds as Aggregates in Cementitious Materials

Received: 29 September 2022;  Published: 16 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301007


Most spent coffee grounds (SCGs), a byproduct of brewing coffee, are buried in landfill sites, and their decomposition produces significant greenhouse gases. As the recent warming of the Earth’s climate has made it imperative that industries reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the present study investigates the viability of recycling SCGs for use as a partial replacement of aggregates in concrete materials. Cement mortar samples with a fixed cement-to-water ratio and varying amounts of SCGs were fabricated and tested. [...]

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Open Access Review

Reuse of Sawdust in Developing Countries in the Light of Sustainable Development Goals

Received: 02 September 2022;  Published: 12 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301006


The several furniture-making phases, from cutting to processing to polishing, produce a significant volume of sawdust of differing grades. The extraction and disposal of such waste in developing countries with no established or sustainable methods is an increasing problem, frequently posing environmental challenges. Sawdust is one of the most underused wood waste portions, with mounds dispersed around the region, detracting from its visual appeal and causing other ecological concerns. This study investigated potent [...]

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Open Access Review

The Relation between Environmental Risk Analysis and the Use of Nanomaterials in the Built Environment Sector: A Circular Economy Perspective

Received: 02 August 2022;  Published: 11 January 2023;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2301005


Nowadays, the challenge of climate change and “ecological transition” is substantially an “energy challenge” for every city, which is supposed to become as “energetically self-sufficient” as possible. The construction sector is one of the main contributors to the effects of climate change, starting from the production of materials to the use phase of buildings to their demolition. Recent innovations in sustainable/circular design are related to using “new materials." According to this perspective, nanomaterials are [...]

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