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Selenium nanoparticles synthesized using an eco-friendly method: Dye decolorization from aqueous solutions, cell viability, antioxidant, and antibacterial effectiveness

Publication date: Available online 5 January 2021

Source: Journal of Materials Research and Technology

Author(s): Badreah A. Al Jahdaly, Najlaa S. Al-Radadi, Ghada M.G. Eldin, Albandary Almahri, M.K. Ahmed, Kamel Shoueir, Izabela Janowska

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Journal of Materials Research and Technology

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Selenium nanoparticles (SeNPs) were fabricated using a green microwave technique in the presence of ascorbic acid. The morphological features indicated that the semi-spherical SeNPs with a diameter 8.5-22nm were configured in agglomerated spherical shapes with diameters around 0.47-0.71 μm. Furthermore, the removal of Fuchsin Basic dye from aqueous solutions was investigated upon variation of concentration of SeNPs. The degradation efficiency achieved 100 % for 10 mg of SeNPs after 34 min of visible light irradiation time. The antioxidant activity was tested via DPPH radical scavenging assay and displayed that the highest scavenging capacity (311.1±15.72 mg/g) was achieved by SeNPs at a concentration of 106.25 mg/mL. Otherwise, the cell viability of SeNPs through human fibroblasts cell lines in-vitro was reduced to be 75.1±3.8 % with nanoparticle concentration around 500 μg/mL. The antibacterial activity was investigated against gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria such as Escherichia coli (E.coli), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (P. aeruginosa), Klebsiella pneumoniae (K. pneumonia), Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), and Bacillus subtilis (B. subtilis) bacteria after one day of exposure. It was illustrated that SeNPs did not display an activity towards Staphylococcus aureus, while it possessed the highest one against Escherichia coli with MBC of 50 ± 1.76 μg/mL compared with 26 ± 0.6 μg/mL for the standard antibiotic. These tremendous properties of SeNPs indicate that manipulating multifunctional nanoparticles for versatile wound and skin treatment applications is highly encouraging.

Keywords

SeNPs

ascorbic acid

dye removal

antibacterial

antioxidant

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Solar Light Irradiated Photocatalytic Activity of ZnO-NiO/rGO Nanocatalyst

Publication date: Available online 6 March 2021

Source: Journal of Materials Research and Technology

Author(s): Sheraz Yousaf, Sonia Zulfiqar, Muhammad Imran Din, Philips O. Agboola, Mohamed F. Aly Aboud, Muhammad Farooq Warsi, Imran Shakir

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The current study is based on the synthesis and characterization of ZnO-NiO/rGO nanohybrid for photocatalytic degradation of organic pollutants. The physicochemical properties of synthesized products were estimated by x-rays diffraction technique (XRD), Fourier transforms infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), field emission-scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM), and ultraviolet-Visible spectroscopy. The diffraction data showed the formation of binary metal oxide nanocomposite, containing ZnO in hexagonal whereas NiO in the cubic crystalline phase. XRD results revealed that the calculated crystallite size of NiO and ZnO in the ZnO-NiO nanocomposite was < 20 nm. The spectroscopic results were found in close agreement with XRD data. The morphological analysis exposed the nano-island morphology of the product. The solar light assisted photocatalytic degradation outcomes showed 89% degradation of methylene blue and 51% degradation of benzimidazole under similar conditions using ZnO-NiO/rGO nanohybrid. Moreover, the active species experiment showed that hydroxyl radicals, electrons, and holes were the main active species during the degradation mechanism. In contrast to the ZnO-NiO nanocomposite, the ZnO-NiO/rGO nanohybrid exhibited greater degradation efficiency. This superb photocatalytic performance of ZnO-NiO/rGO nanohybrid proved to be a durable candidate in the field of catalysis.

Keywords

Solar Light Irradiation

Photocatalyst

rGO

Nanohybrid

Degradation Efficiency

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Fracture prediction of powder metallurgical Fe-Cu-C steel at elevated temperatures via finite element-aided hot tensile tests

Publication date: Available online 5 March 2021

Source: Journal of Materials Research and Technology

Author(s): Qiang Li, Biao Guo, Xiao Li, Yu Zhang, Jie Jian, Jinqing Ao, Qifeng Tang, Yun Lu

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Surface cracking induced by damage accumulation is a common quality problem during the hot processing of powder metallurgical (P/M) products. This study aims to clarify the damage and fracture of P/M Fe-Cu-C steel at elevated temperatures to propose its fracture criterion by combining hot tensile tests with finite element (FE) calculations. The results reveal that the FE-aided test accurately corrected the true stress and strain of the P/M steel during the Gleeble hot tensile testing. In addition, the flow behaviors and cracking tendency of the P/M steel strongly depended on the hot deformation parameters. The optimum hot processing window of P/M steel was proposed after determining the quantitative relationships between the damage and hot deformation parameters. Finally, a novel elevated temperature fracture strain model of the P/M steel was proposed based on the Zener–Hollomon parameter to construct its Cockroft and Latham fracture criterion coupling hot processing parameters. The constructed fracture criterion was further normalized and modified, and achieved an acceptable fracture predictive capability with a relative error of less than 5 %, which was validated by powder forging experiments. This work provides essential information and a useful model for the fracture prediction of P/M Fe-Cu-C steel at elevated temperatures, helping to manage the surface cracking problems of P/M steel during hot processing.

Keywords

powder metallurgy

hot processing

finite element-aided test

hot tensile

fracture prediction

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Microstructural study of the nano-scale martensitic lamellar α-Co and ε-Co phases of a Co-Cr alloy fabricated by selective laser melting

Publication date: Available online 6 March 2021

Source: Journal of Materials Research and Technology

Author(s): Hyung Giun Kim, Won Rae Kim, Hyun Woong Park, Gyung Bae Bang, Kyung-Hwan Jung, Yong Son, Sung Hwan Lim

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Available online 6 March 2021

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An interfacial microstructural study was carried out to clarify the hardening mechanism of an as-built Co-Cr alloy fabricated by selective laser melting (SLM). Using transmission electron microscopy, we found a unique martensitic lamellar microstructure with a specific orientation relationship between the α-Co and ε-Co phases; specifically, a nanoscale microstructure consisting of (111)α-Co//(000

2¯

)ε-Co and [0

1¯

1]α-Co//[

1¯

2

1¯

0]ε-Co was formed on the Co-Cr alloy. The Co-Cr alloy fabricated by SLM with a martensitic microstructure achieved a Vickers hardness value of approximately 369.36 ± 11.86 HV without any secondary-phase particles such as carbides.

Keywords

Co-Cr alloy

Selective laser melting

Microstructure

Transmission electron microscopy

Orientation relationship

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