The Journal of Applied Sciences and Nanotechnology (JASN) is a leading interdisciplinary open access journal that follows a rigorous, double-blind peer review process. JASN is a major representative of scientific and technological scholarship, disseminating high-impact research results from a broad range of scientific and technical disciplines, particularly applied sciences and nanotechnology...

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Regular Article Nanotechnology
Morphology Characterization of Electrospun Polystyrene Membranes

Ahmed H. Oleiwi; Akram R. Jabur; Qusay F. Alsalhy; Suriani Abu Bakar

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2024, Page 1-8

https://doi.org/10.53293/jasn.2023.7010.1225

Abstract
  The polymeric solution concentration is one of the most critical factors in forming of fibers in electrospinning technology. In this study, various polymeric concentrations of thermoplastic polystyrene are used. At the same time, keeping the other electrospinning process operating parameters (such as ...  Read More ...

Regular Article Applied Physics
Enhancing Gas Sensing Performance through Laser Ablation Characterization of Silver@Gold Bimetallic Nanoparticles

Yasamen H. Khadim; Uday M. Nayef; Falah A-H. Mutlak

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2024, Page 9-18

https://doi.org/10.53293/jasn.2023.7137.1252

Abstract
  This investigation analyzes the impact of a laser pulse energy set at 700 millijoules per pulse on silver, gold, and silver@gold nanoparticles deposited onto porous silicon (PS). Our primary objective is to discern optimal conditions by comprehensively evaluating their influence on structural, electrical, ...  Read More ...

Review Article Applied Physics
A Review on the Kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 Prepared by Solvo/ Hydrothermal Method

Nabaa H. Allawi; Selma M. H. Al-Jawad

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2024, Page 19-42

https://doi.org/10.53293/jasn.2024.7099.1244

Abstract
  Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) is a promising material for use in solar cells. The distinctive characteristics of this substance include its abundance on earth, low cost, non-toxicity, high absorption coefficient, p-type conductivity, and ideal band gap. CZTS has a stannite (ST) and kesterite (KS) crystal structure. ...  Read More ...

Regular Article Nanotechnology
Physical and Structural Properties of Porous Kaolin/Co-Ferrite for Water Treatment

Wasan Ziedan; Mukhlis M. Ismail; Wafaa A. Hussain

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2024, Page 43-52

https://doi.org/10.53293/jasn.2024.7103.1245

Abstract
  Aqueous solutions with heavy metals such as Cr (VI), Pb, and Cd (II) can have an adverse effect on human health because of their toxicity. As a result, it is important to remove these heavy metals from the aquatic environment to save the human healthy. X-ray diffraction (XRD), Fourier-transform infrared ...  Read More ...

Regular Article Laser Science and Technology
Synthesis of High-Performance Antibacterial Magnesium Oxide Nanostructures through Laser Ablation

Sara Fadhil Abbas; Adawiya J. Hadier; Sharafaldin Al-Musawi; Bakr Ahmed Taha

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2024, Page 53-65

https://doi.org/10.53293/jasn.2024.7213.1262

Abstract
  In this study, we synthesized magnesium oxide (MgO) nano flakes (NFs) through pulsed laser ablation of magnesium ribbons, investigating their potent antibacterial properties for potential biomedical applications. Thorough characterization utilizing advanced analytical techniques verified the phase purity ...  Read More ...

Regular Article Materials Science
Polymer-Impregnated Cement Mortar: Effects of PEG, PAM, and PVA on Mechanical Properties

Shanaz H. Ahmed; Awham M. Hameed; Khalida F. Al-Azawi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2024, Page 66-76

https://doi.org/10.53293/jasn.2024.7089.1241

Abstract
  The brittleness and porosity of cement mortar leads to low compressive, flexural, and tensile strengths and poor hardness, making it susceptible to environmental degradation. This study aimed to improve the mechanical and physical properties of cement mortar using a simple and cost-effective approach ...  Read More ...

Nanotechnology
Polysulfone/TiO2 Thin Film Nanocomposite for Commercial Ultrafiltration Membranes

Saja H. Salim; Riyad H. Al-Anbari; Adawiya Haider

Volume 2, Issue 1 , March 2022, , Page 80-89

https://doi.org/10.53293/jasn.2022.4528.1121

Abstract
  Due to low water fluxes, commercial ultrafiltration (UF) membranes used in water treatment need to be improved. High-quality UF membranes were fabricated from polysulfone (PSF)/titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanocomposite fibers as substrates using the spray pyrolysis method. The influence of nano-TiO2 on the ...  Read More ...

Materials Science
Influence of Infill Pattern, Infill Ratio on Compressive Strength and Hardness of 3D Printed Polylactic Acid (PLA) Based Polymer

Ghaith Y. Dakhil; Rana M. Salih; Awham M. Hameed

Volume 3, Issue 1 , March 2023, , Page 1-7

https://doi.org/10.53293/jasn.2022.4745.1141

Abstract
  In this article, the influence of infill ratio and infill pattern on the compressive strength and hardness of 3D printed polylactic acid (PLA) based polymer are studied. The fused deposition modelling (FDM) technique was used to produce the 3D-printed samples. In the current work, three specimens of ...  Read More ...

Nanotechnology
A Review of Nano-catalyst Applications in Kerosene Desulfurization Techniques

Sahar M. Abd Zaid; Adnan A. AbdulRazak; Mohammad F. Abid

Volume 2, Issue 2 , June 2022, , Page 86-102

https://doi.org/10.53293/jasn.2022.4302.1094

Abstract
  The production of clean liquid fuels is critical to maintaining a healthy life and environment around the world. To meet the new sulfur standard requirements, sulfur compounds must be effectively and completely removed from fuel oil. Therefore, researchers' attention turned to research into different ...  Read More ...

Applied Physics
Study of Biological Activities of Magnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Prepared by Co-Precipitation Method

Rania Huseen; Ali Taha; Oday Abdulhusein

Volume 1, Issue 2 , June 2021, , Page 37-48

https://doi.org/10.53293/jasn.2021.11635

Abstract
  Iron oxides are the most common types of substances available in nature in various forms such as oxides, hydroxides and oxide-hydroxides, which obtained from various aqueous reactions. In the present study, iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanoparticles (NPs) had been synthesized using co - precipitation method and ...  Read More ...

Nanotechnology
Application of Electrosprayed Nanoparticles as Targeted Drug Delivery Systems: A Mini Review

Sanaz Khademolqorani; Seyedeh Nooshin Banitaba

Volume 2, Issue 2 , June 2022, , Page 1-7

https://doi.org/10.53293/jasn.2021.4462.1111

Abstract
  Nanoparticles (NPs) are referred to as tiny materials in size ranging from 1 to 100 nm. Unique characteristics of the NPs, including small sizes and high surface area, appropriate reactivity, proper stability, great strength, and many more, have resulted in their wide use in numerous fields. Among different ...  Read More ...

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