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Recent Progress in Materials , Volume 6 , Issue 1 (2024)

Pages: 107

Published: April 2024

(This book is a printed edition that was published in  Recent Progress in Materials)

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Cover Story:The self-healing concrete (SHC) is basically inspired by biological systems which allow healing fractures without the assistance of humans. Due to the increase of operational life and the lowering of maintenance expenses of such concrete, it gained a lot of interest. This paper reviews various techniques and technologies of SHC. View this paper

Volume 6,Issue 1

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 process before using biomedical applications. The 25% concentration for Na2CO3 in ethanol solution (80%) as a coagulant chemical with a salt such as LiB&l [...]

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 cement, fillers, and activated carbon mixture. Due to the hydrophilic characteristics of the shell and the presence of interstitial sites generated by the use of the RA, it is necessary to study the [...]

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 much attention since it increases operational life and lowers maintenance expenses. This paper reviews various techniques and technologies of autogenous and autonomous self-healing concrete. Much more [...]

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 quantization concerning the solid angles observed, which may have a connection with a magnetic monopole.

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, including standard ones related to thermal behavior, such as the von Neumann entropy, and quantifiers of other kinds, like the quantum mixture.

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 focused on Nanoassemblies such as vesicles, micelles and lipidic Nanoparticles; and incorporating as well insights from other types of Nanomaterials that could afford to develop new organized systems. It sh [...]

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 impact on the cotreatment of landfill leachate and sewage in wastewater treatment plants. On the other hand, per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which pose potential risks to the environment a [...]

Open Access Editorial

Acknowledgment to Reviewers of Recent Progress in Materials in 2023

Received: 04 January 2024;  Published: 05 January 2024;  doi: 10.21926/rpm.2401001


The editors of Recent Progress in Materials would like to express their sincere gratitude to the following reviewers for assessing manuscripts in 2023. We greatly appreciate the contribution of expert reviewers, which is crucial to the journal's editorial process. We aim to recognize reviewer contributions through several mechanisms, of which the annual publication of reviewer names is one. Reviewers can download a certificate of recognition directly from our submission syst [...]