I'm pleased to report that our paper "Synthesis and characterization of polyvinyl alcohol based multiwalled carbon nanotube nano composites" was accepted for publication in Physica E yesterday. This manuscript reports on a clever utilization of the Fischer esterification reaction to graft PVA polymers to multiwall carbon nanotubes containing suitable carboxyl binding sites. The main importance of the paper is that it is our first joint paper with the group of Prof. Mustafa B. Muradov of the Baku State University to appear in an SCI journal with impact factor. The manuscript was expertly managed by Elvin Malikov of BSU.
The newest addition to our publications on the modification of titanate nanowires is the paper accepted for publication today in the e-Journal of Surface Science and Nanotechnology (2014). Congratulations to all co-authors!
The last major equipment for the liquid/solid interaction study has arrived: a Sartorius Cubis MSU225S-000-DU model, with 0.01 mg readability, 220 g weighing capacity, internal, isoCAL adjustment, high-resolution black and white, 5.7”, graphic display and RS-232 25-pin interface. The balance is capable to record the weight variation for relatively high speed processes and transmit the data to a computer. Combined with other methods we hope to elucidate the basis of solvent evaporation phenomena from porous nanomaterial assemblies.
Blog entry written by Dr. Erzsébet-Sára Bogya.
Good news: our paper "Synthesis of ZnS nanocrystals within Maleic Anhydride-Octene-1-Vinylbutyl ether terpolymer template and its characterizations" was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Advanced Chemical Technology. This is a special paper because it is the first written public result of the FP7 "NAPEP" project which was recently concluded. NAPEP allowed us to get acquinted and make friends with some excellent scientist working at the Baku State University, Baku, Azerbaijan. This paper was expertly managed by Elvin. Y. Malikov, a bright PhD student with nice career prospect in science. More NAPEP papers and a follow-up H2020 project are underway.
Ákos Kukovecz is associate professor of chemistry and Head of the MTA-SZTE Lendület Porous Nanocomposites Research Group. He works at Szeged, Hungary.