1st Edition

Physics and Mechanics of New Materials Synthesis, Processing, and Emerging Applications

    304 Pages 62 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume covers new advances in materials science and engineering technology, focusing on practical rather than theoretical aspects that are useful for the design, fabrication, testing, and industrial application of advanced materials and structures.

    The first section of this book delivers a comprehensive overview of modern ferrites with special attention to their structure, types, and properties. It presents a comprehensive survey on ferrite materials with discussions of selected applications of modern ferrite materials in emerging technologies.

    In the second section, the impact of technological change upon the application of selected materials and energy resources are presented in detail. This includes discussions on 2D nanomaterials, bismuth ferrite, and barium titanate and how these can be put to practical use.

    In the last section of this volume, case studies in thermophysics and applied mechanics for engineering technology are presented that provide an examination of the various physical, chemical, and material properties of a range of modern materials.

    This research-oriented book, Physics and Mechanics of New Materials: Synthesis, Processing, and Emerging Applications, is an essential reference source intended for scientific researchers, faculty, and postgraduate and senior students who specialize in the field of materials science and applied mechanics of materials.


    1. Synthesis and Mechanism of Functionalized Ferrite Nanoparticles for Water Splitting Applications

    Merin Mary Sebastian, Fadeela Chundekatt Ummer, and Nandakumar Kalarikkal

    2. Biomedical Applications of Magnetic Nanomaterials/Ferrites

    Mridula Sreedharan, Jyothish Kumar J. S., Anjali G., Nebu G. Thomas, Shilpa Joy, Nandakumar Kalarikkal, and Sabu Thomas

    3. Study on Magnetic and Magnetoelectric Properties of BiFeO3 Multiferroic Systems

    Jincemon Cyriac, Sunny Mathew, Saji Augustine, Saritha K Jose, Archana L. S., Sashank S., Jisty Ann Jiji, and Nandakumar Kalarikkal

    4. Ferrites: Physics and Applications

    Jincemon Cyriac, Sunny Mathew, Tina Sebastian, Saji Augustine, Amal Ajith Cherian, L. R. Sriramachandru, and Nandakumar Kalarikkal

    5. A Rudimentary Analysis of Room Temperature Multiferroic: Bismuth Ferrite

    Vidhya Sivan, Kavya Ravindran, Navya S. L., and Pius Augustine


    6. Electrochemical Energy Storage in 2D Nanomaterials: Present Status and Future Challenges

    Gopal Sanyal, Ravi Kumar Trivedi, and Brahmananda Chakraborty

    7. Two Dimensional (2D) Materials-Based Nanostructured Hybrid Composite: A Newer Paradigm for Energy Application

    Nidhi Sharma, Neetu Talreja, Divya Chauhan, and Mohammad Ashfaq

    8. Bismuth Ferrite/Barium Titanate (BiFeO3/BaTiO3) Thick Films for High Energy Applications: A Review

    Dhanya Raj, Venkidesh T. V., and Manjusha M. V.


    9. Investigating the Adhesion Problem of a Double-Sided Tape and Car Bumper Packing Materials

    Devrim Balköse, Gizem Cihanoglu, Sema Kirköse, Merve Karabiyik, and Aybike Nil Olcay

    10. Coherent Analysis of Fickian Diffusion in Mixtures of Cyclohexane, Toluene and Methanol

    C. I. A. V. Santos, A. Mialdun, M. C. F. Barros, V. Shevtsova, and A. C. F. Ribeiro


    Devrim Balkose, PhD, is currently a retired faculty member in the Chemical Engineering Department at Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey. She graduated from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey, with a degree in chemical engineering. She received her MS and PhD degrees from Ege University, Izmir, Turkey, in 1974 and 1977 respectively. She became Associate Professor in macromolecular chemistry in 1983 and Professor in process and reactor engineering in 1990. She was the Head of Chemical Engineering Department at Izmir Institute of Technology, Izmir, Turkey, between 2000 and 2009. She is now a retired faculty member in the same department. Her research interests are in polymer reaction engineering, polymer foams and films, adsorbent development, and moisture sorption. Her research projects are on nanosized zinc borate production, ZnO polymer composites, zinc borate lubricants, antistatic additives, and metal soaps.

    Ana C. F. Ribeiro, PhD, is a researcher in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. Her area of scientific activity is physical chemistry and electrochemistry. Her main areas of research interest are transport properties of ionic and non-ionic components in aqueous solutions. She has experience as a scientific adviser and teacher of different practical courses. Dr. Ribeiro has supervised master’s degree theses as well as some PhD theses and has been a theses jury member. She has been a referee for various journals as well an expert evaluator of some of the research programs funded by the Romanian government through the National Council for Scientific Research. She has been a member of the organizing committee of scientific conferences, and she is an editorial member of several journals. She has received several grants, consulted for a number of major corporations and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. She is a member of the Research Chemistry Centre, Coimbra, Portugal.

    Nandakumar Kalarikkal, PhD, is the Senior Professor, School of Pure and Applied Physics, Mahatma Gandhi University and School of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, and Director of the International and Inter University Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Mahatma Gandhi University, India. His current research interests include synthesis, characterization, and applications of various nanostructured materials, laser plasma, and phase transitions. He has published more than 260 research articles in peer-reviewed journals, holds six patents, and has edited over 30 books. Dr. Kalarikkal obtained his master’s degree in Physics with a specialization in Industrial Physics and his PhD in Semiconductor Physics from Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kerala, India. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology (NIIST), Trivandrum, and later joined Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India. He has received several research grants and supervised more than 22 PhD candidates. He has carried out several international and national project works and has received many international fellowships and honors.

    Ann Rose Abraham, PhD, is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics, Sacred Heart College (Autonomous), Thevara, Kochi, Kerala, India. She has expertise in the field of condensed matter physics, nanomagnetism, multiferroics and polymeric nanocomposites, etc. She has research experience at various reputed national institutes, including Bose Institute, Kolkata, India; SAHA Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India; UGC-DAE CSR Centre, Kolkata, India; and she has collaborated with various international laboratories. She is a recipient of a young researcher award in physics and best paper awards–2020, 2021. She served as Assistant Professor and Examiner at the Department of Basic Sciences, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, under APJ Abdul Kalam Technological University, Kerala, India. Dr. Abraham is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences. She has a good number of publications to her credit in many peer-reviewed high impact journals of international repute. She has authored many book chapters and edited more than 10 books with Taylor and Francis, Elsevier, etc.

    A. K. Haghi, PhD, is a retired professor with over 250 academic research-oriented books as well as over 1000 research papers published in various journals and conference proceedings with over 3350 citations and h-index of 30, according to the Google Scholar database. He is currently a senior material engineering consultant in the UK. Professor A. K. Haghi has received several grants, consulted for several major corporations, and is a frequent speaker to national and international audiences. He is Founder and former Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Chemoinformatics and Chemical Engineering and Polymers Research Journal. Professor A. K. Haghi has acted as an editorial board member of many international journals. He has served as a member of the Canadian Research and Development Center of Sciences & Cultures and the Research Chemistry Centre, Coimbra, Portugal. He has supervised several PhD and MSc thesis at University of Guilan (UG) and co-supervised international doctoral projects. Professor Haghi holds a BSc in urban and environmental engineering from the University of North Carolina (USA), and holds two MSc, one in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University (USA) and another one in applied mechanics, acoustics, and materials from the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (France). He was awarded a PhD in engineering sciences at Université de Franche-Comté (France).