Characterization and Application of Nanomaterials


2578-1995 (Online)

Journal Abbreviation:

Charact. Appl. Nanomater.

Characterization and Application of Nanomaterials (CAN) is an open access peer-reviewed journal allowing maximum visibility of articles published in it as they are available to a wide, global audience. We are interested in the scientific topics from all fields of nano. CAN provides a forum to share scholarly practice to advance the use of nanomaterials in the context of scientific application.

CAN publishes original research articles, review articles, editorials, case reports, letters, brief commentaries, perspectives, methods, etc.

 Examples of relevant topics include but are not limited to:

1. Nanoparticle composites8. Nanomaterials and energy applications
2. Nanoscale quantum physics 9. Micro-nano scale
3. Modeling 10. Fabrication of thin film
4. Simulation   11. Nanomaterial synthesis, characterization, and application
5. Nanotechnology and its application 12. Nanotechnology and environmental protection
6. Nanochemistry13. Photocatalytic degradation properties
7. Nanoscience, nano-medicine and bio-nanotechnology14. Preparation of nanostructured materials


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Vol 7, No 2 (2024)

Table of Contents

Open Access
Article ID: 6240
by Esa Ghanim Fadhallah, Vera Pertiwi, Duwinda Duwinda, Sugaluh Yulianti, Umi Adila Tsani, Yunita Rachmawati
Charact. Appl. Nanomater. 2024 , 7(2);    66 Views
Abstract Fraudulence in cosmetic ingredients is becoming increasingly prevalent, alongside the rising demand and utilization of cosmetics within the populace. One of the whitening agents still utilized in cosmetics is mercury, present in forms such as mercury chloramide (HgNH 2 Cl 2 ) and mercury chloride (HgCl 2 ). Prolonged mercury exposure can have adverse health effects. To address this issue, alternative mercury analysis methods in samples have been developed, including the utilization of silver nanoparticles amalgamated with sweet potato starch as a stabilizing agent. This paper aims to delve into the roles of silver nanoparticle AgNO 3 and sweet potato starch (as a stabilizer) as a sensor for mercury detection which can applied in cosmetic products. Detection of mercury utilizing nanoparticles is based on the Surface Plasmon Resonance phenomenon, which endows a high level of selectivity and sensitivity toward the presence of mercury metal ions. When interaction occurs between mercury metal and silver nanoparticles, the liquid undergoes a color change from yellowish-brown to transparent. This phenomenon arises from the oxidation of AgO (yellow) to Ag + ions (transparent) by the mercury metal. Consequently, a silver nanoparticle sensor utilizing sweet potato starch as a stabilizing agent exhibits the potential to detect mercury metal within a substance with high efficacy.
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Open Access
Article ID: 6380
by Joseph Abutu, Tsotsi Rikwen Tsoji, Areo Stephen, Aliyuda Dedan Araye, Sunday Albert Lawal, Ayuba Kitaka Rimamtaatang
Charact. Appl. Nanomater. 2024 , 7(2);    67 Views
Abstract In this work, sugarcane bagasse and rice husk were used as filler material for the production of agro-based particle board along with low density polyethylene and coconut shell, with the aim of investigating the effects of varying compositions of constituents on the performance of the developed composite using constant process parameters of moulding pressure (10 MPa), moulding temperature (140 ℃), curing time (10 min) and heat treatment time (1 h). Experimental design was conducted using box-Behnken design (L1533) while multi-response optimization was carried out using grey relational analysis (GRA). The experimental results revealed that changes in percentage composition affects the performance of the composite and the multi-response optimal performance of the developed bagasse-based particle board (BPB) and rice husk-based particle board (RPB) can be achieved with bagasse or rice husk (30 wt%), coconut shell (30 wt%) and low density polyethylene (40 wt%), the results of analysis of variance showed that performance of the two particle board is most influenced by the presence of low density polyethylene (LDPE). Finally, compare to rice husk, bagasse can effectively serve as a preferred substitute for wood in the production of Also particle board.
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Open Access
Article ID: 6031
by Y. Ben-Aryeh
Charact. Appl. Nanomater. 2024 , 7(2);    27 Views
Abstract The electro-magnetic (EM) waves transmitted through a thin object with fine structures is observed, by microsphere located above the thin object. The EM radiation transmitted through the object produces both evanescent waves, which include information on the fine structures of the object (smaller than a wavelength), and propagating waves which include the large image of the object (with dimensions larger than a wavelength). The super-resolutions are calculated by using Helmholtz equation. According to this equation, evanescent waves have an imaginary component of the wavevector in the z direction, leading the components of the wavevector, in the transversal directions, to becomes very large, so that the fine structures of the object can be observed. Due to the decay of the evanescent waves, only a small region near the contact point, between the thin object and the microsphere is effective for producing the super resolution effects. The image with super-resolution can be increased by a movement of the microsphere over the object, or by using arrays of microspheres. Both propagating and evanescent waves arrive at the inner surface of the microsphere. A coupling between the transmitted EM waves and resonances produced in the dielectric sphere, possibly obtained by Mie method, leads to product of the EM distribution function with the transfer function. While this transfer function might be calculated by Mie method it is possible also to use it as an experimental function. By Fourier transform of the above product we get convolution between the EM spatial modes and those of the transfer function arriving at the nano-jet, which leads the evanescent waves to become propagating waves, with effective very small wavelengths, and thus increase the resolution.
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Open Access
Article ID: 4946
by Ayesha Kausar, Ishaq Ahmad
Charact. Appl. Nanomater. 2024 , 7(2);    133 Views
Abstract Graphene has been ranked among one of the most remarkable nanostructure of the carbon world. Graphene modification and nanocomposite formation have been used to expand the practical potential of graphene nanostructure. The overview is an effort to highpoint the indispensable synthesis strategies towards the formation of graphene nanocomposites. Consequently, graphene has been combined with useful matrices (thermoplastic, conducting, or others) to attain the desired end material. Common fabrication approaches like in-situ method, solution processing, and melt extrusion have been widely involved to form the graphene nanocomposites. Moreover, advanced sophisticated methods such as three or four dimensional printing, electrospinning, and others have been used to synthesize the graphene nanocomposites. Focus of all synthesis strategies has remained with the standardized graphene dispersion, physical properties, and applications. However, continuous future efforts are required to resolve the challenges in synthesis strategies and optimization of the parameters behind each technique. As the graphene nanocomposite design and properties directly depend upon the fabrication techniques used, there is obvious need for the development of advanced methods having better control over process parameters. Here, main challenging factors may involve the precise parameter control of the advanced techniques used for graphene nanocomposite manufacturing. Hence, there is not only need of current and future research to resolve the field challenges related to material fabrication but also reporting compiled review articles can be useful for interested field researchers towards challenge solving and future developments in graphene manufacturing.
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Open Access
Article ID: 4945
by Ayesha Kausar
Charact. Appl. Nanomater. 2024 , 7(2);    87 Views
Abstract Among carbon nanoparticles, fullerene has been observed as a unique zero-dimensional hollow molecule. Fullerene has a high surface area and exceptional structural and physical features (optical, electronic, heat, mechanical, and others). Advancements in fullerene have been observed in the form of nanocomposites. Application of fullerene nanocomposites has been found in the membrane sector. This cutting-edge review article basically describes the potential of fullerene nanocomposite membranes for water remediation. Adding fullerene nanoparticles has been found to amend the microstructure and physical features of the nanocomposite membranes in addition to membrane porosity, selectivity, permeation, water flux, desalination, and other significant properties for water remediation. Variations in the designs of fullerene nanocomposites have resulted in greater separations between salts, desired metals, toxic metal ions, microorganisms, etc. Future investigations on ground-breaking fullerene-based membrane materials may overcome several design and performance challenges for advanced applications.
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Article ID: 5454
by Otar Tsagareishvili, Levan Chkhartishvili, Marina Matcharashvili, Shorena Dekanosidze
Charact. Appl. Nanomater. 2024 , 7(2);    0 Views
Abstract Boron and tungsten carbides, B 4 C and WC, are hard materials widely used in modern technologies. Further improvement of their performance characteristics involves the development of new B 4 C and WC based and/or related composites in nanodispersed state. This article provides a review of available in the literature research on B-C-W systems, which would be useful in future studies in this direction.
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Research News: Decontamination of surface water from organic pollutants using graphene membranes

One of the most important problems nowadays is the contamination of the environment and more specifically of surface and underground waters by toxic substances, e.g., heavy metals and organic pollutants. Shortage of supplies of potable water is occurring in many areas worldwide, owing to the steady increase of the population, yielding to the harsh exploitation of water resources by human activities, which introduce many contaminants, including organic dyes, heavy metal ions, salts of light metals. In order to contrast what has by now already turned into one of the most severe concerns in the world’s community, it is necessary to carry out the decontamination of wastewater. Graphene oxide (GO) is a valid candidate for the absorption and removal of pollutants in water.

Graphene material is gradually being used in the fields of electronic technology and biomedicine due to its properties such as ductility, expandability and flexibility. The author gets efforts to explore some commercial graphene products such as graphene materials, aims to demonstrate a method to monitor the status of such a filter in real time during its operating phases: pollutant adsorption, saturation, and regeneration.

This study first showed that all types of graphene have excellent adsorption properties. This appears to be due to its large available surface area. This experiment provides a reference for exploring low-cost graphene materials and products preparation. With the continuous discovery of the properties of graphene and its composites and the continuous innovation of the preparation process, graphene will be applied to various devices in daily life and become an indispensable part of our lives.

More details, please read the article.

Posted: 2023-07-01

2023 Volume 6 Issue 1 is released now!

Volume 6, Issue 1 is now officially released and we are honored to have Prof. Amir Hatami write the Editorial to this issue. Please read here.
Posted: 2023-06-30
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