Advanced Energy Conversion Materials, Volume 5 Issue 1 (2024), 1-144

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Optical, Surface and Photocatalytic Properties of Rare Earth Elements (Er-Gd) Doped CeO2 Films

by Seniye Karakaya, Leyla Kaba

ABSTRACT: Er/Gd co-doped CeO 2 thin films were produced by the ultrasonic spray pyrolysis technique (USP) and photocatalytic degradation of methylene blue (MB) dye was carried out. The effect of Er/Gd...

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Phase Engineering and Impact of External Stimuli for Phase Tuning in 2D Materials

by Shahab Khan

ABSTRACT: Two-dimensional (2D) materials have captured the imagination of the scientific community for their remarkable properties and potential applications. To further harness the full spectrum of their...

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Exploring the Interface Between Two Nanoclusters: Insights from Computational Methods

by Divya Maldepalli Govindachar, Ganga Periyasamy

ABSTRACT: Aggregation of gold nanoclusters (GNCs) with desired properties requires detailed knowledge about the inter-cluster interface and its properties. The stability of [Au 6 ] 2 dimeric cluster...

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Study on Structural Stability of ZrO2 and YSZ: Doping-Induced Phase Transitions and Fermi Level Shift

by D. D. Nematov, A. S. Burkhonzoda, Kh T. Kholmurodov, A. I. Lyubchyk, S. I. Lyubchyk, S. B. Lyubchyk

ABSTRACT: This work summarizes the results of structural stability, electronic properties and phonon dispersion studies of biocompatible ZrO 2 compound in its cubic (c-ZrO 2 ), tetragonal (t-ZrO 2 ) and...

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Development of Recycled Aluminum Alloy for the Manufacture of an Electrical Current-Conducting Tape

by Gilson Gilmar Holzschuh, Jorge André Ribas Moraes, Sérgio Boscato Garcia, Izete Zanesco, Adriano Moehlecke, Rosana de Cassia de Souza Schneider, Liane Mahlmann Kipper

ABSTRACT: This research aimed to develop an electrical current-conducting tape using secondary aluminum (Al) obtained from recycled beverage cans. The gravity casting process was used, and Cu and Mg were...

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Evaporated Chalcopyrite Thin Films for Indoor Photovoltaic Applications

by Cecilia Guillén

ABSTRACT: The feasibility of capturing indoor artificial light using chalcopyrite photovoltaic absorbers has been analyzed. For this purpose, various chalcopyrite compounds (CuInSe 2 , CuInS 2 and CuGaS 2...

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Evaluation of Avocado Peels Dye as Sensitizer in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells by Experiment and Computational Intelligence

by Ekemini Ituen, Iniubong Okon, Solomon Shaibu, Anietie Donald, Samuel Samuel, Udoinyang Inyang

ABSTRACT: This work was designed to evaluate the unmodified and modified natural dye obtained from a sensitizer in dye-sensitized solar cells using experimental and computational approaches. Natural dye...

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Improvement of Polypropylene (PP)-Chitosan Nanoparticles (CNP) for Advanced Bio-Composite

by Oluwaseun Adekoya Adelaja, Babafemi Raphael Babaniyi, Daniel Udorah

ABSTRACT: This study delves into the augmentation of polypropylene (PP) with chitosan nanoparticles (CNP) to develop bio-composites tailored for multifaceted applications, particularly in the context of...

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Energy Consumption Pattern and Performance Indices of Federal Medical Center, Jalingo, Nigeria

by Muhammad Ahmad, Laaye Koliya, Ibraheem Shehu Diso

ABSTRACT: Energy audit in buildings is an effective energy management tool that seeks to identify all the energy end-users within the buildings under investigation, estimate how much energy is used by each...