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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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

  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 ...