September is concluded with splendid news! Our paper "Green synthesis of biomimetic CePO4:Tb nanostructures by the simplest morphology control" has been accepted for publication in RSC Advances today. This paper summarizes a huge amount of careful experimental work by Péter Pusztai. He discovered a beautifully simple chemical method to control the morphology of CePO4 nanostructures. It is worth mentioning that the paper was accepted to RSC Advances as it was submitted, that is, absolutely no revisions were needed. Congratulations Péter!
Good news today. Our paper "Influence of synthesis conditions on formation of core-shell titanate-ferrite particles and processing of composite ceramics" has been accepted for publication in Ceramics International. I am especially happy about this paper because this is the first one that I co-author with my friend Prof. Vladimir V. Srdic from the University of Novi Sad. Moreover, the paper itself is also nice scientifically and worth reading for anyone interested in electroceramics.
The end of July has brought lots of joy and happiness into my life. A minor yet welcome addition to this flow of positive experiences was the publication of the paper "Toxic metal immobilization in contaminated sediment using bentonite- and kaolinite-supported nano zero-valent iron" in Journal of Nanoparticle Research 16 (2014) 2548. This is yet another example of the fruitful collaboration between our friends in Novi Sad, Serbia and our own group. This particular paper was expertly managed by Dr. Dragana Tomasevic. The paper is about the usage of zero valent iron nano particles in toxic metal immobilization. It reports a considerable amount of new data and is certainly worth the time spent reading it for anyone interested in real-world nanotechnology and/or environmental problems and their solutions.
Second book chapter in 2014
It looks like July is book chapter month :) I'm pleased to report another book chapter co-authored by our group on nanomaterial based sensors. The chapter is "Carbon Paste Electrodes Bulk-Modified with Carbon Nanotubes and Chemically Oxidized Carbon Nanotubes for the Determination of Hydrogen Peroxide" and it was published very recently in Sensing in Electroanalysis, Vol. 8. (K. Kalcher, R. Metelka, I. Svancara, K. Vytras, Eds), 2014, pp. 195-2011, print ISBN 978-80-7395-782-7. This chapter was expertly managed by our friend and colleague Dr. Valéria Guzsvány from the University of Novi Sad, Serbia.
Let us close this week with some good news! Our book chapter "Gas sensing and thermal transport through carbon-nanotube-based nano devices" was published on 9th July, 2014 in the Springer book "Design and applications of nanomaterials for sensors" which is part of the series "Challenges and Advances in Computational Chemistry and Physics". Our chapter is in Volume 16, 2014, pp 99-136, print ISBN 978-94-017-8847-2. This chapter was written in a nice international cooperation and the effort was lead by Dr. Yann Pouillon.
Good news on Pentecost weekend :) Our paper "Low temperature conversion of titanate nanotubes into nitrogen-doped TiO2 nano particles" was accepted for publication in CrystEngComm yesterday. I believe that this is a really useful paper for anyone interested in doping TiO2 nano particles with nitrogen. We even publish an approximate phase map to facilitate the rational design of doping experiments. It is particularly remarkable that the experimental work that serves as a basis for this paper was done by Mr. Balázs Buchholcz in his final B.Sc. year. Congratulations to all involved, that's the way to go guys!
Great news today! :) Our paper titled "Three different clay-supported nanoscale zero-valent iron materials for industrial azo dye degradation: A comparative study" was accepted for publication in the Journal of the Taiwan Institute of Chemical Engineers last week!
This paper is the result of our collaboration with the group of friends Bozo D. Dalmacija and Srdjan D. Roncevic at the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Environmental Protection, Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad, Serbia. The collaboration was started a few years ago in the framework of the IPA HU-SRB project "MATCROSS". Although the project itself is long finished by now, we enjoy a mutually beneficial cooperation where we synthesize nanomaterials az Szeged and our friends test them for various environmental chemistry tasks. The material of choice for this paper was a literally "hot" topic: zero valent iron nano particles are extremely reactive, which is exactly the reason why they can be utilized so successfully in the on-site degradation of too stable industrial organic wastes.
Thank you and let's keep up the good work guys!
A new paper in Chem. Phys. Letters
I am really happy to report that our paper "Dynamic origin of the surface conduction response in adsorption-induced electrical processes", was accepted for publication in Chemical Physics Letters (2014) today. This is an important work by Henrik Haspel and Gábor Peintler on the universal dielectric response. Thanks to all contributors!
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.
A new paper
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!
Ákos Kukovecz is associate professor of chemistry and Head of the MTA-SZTE Lendület Porous Nanocomposites Research Group. He works at Szeged, Hungary.