Composite Materials


Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2023

  • A Structure and the Superconductivity of LiBC

    Xudong Liu, Fuhao Xiong, Liangyu Xu, Dongmei Zhang

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2023
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: 16 March 2023
    Accepted: 11 April 2023
    Published: 24 April 2023
    Abstract: MgB2 has been found to be superconductor with a critical temperature of 39K by Akimitsu and coworkers in 2000. Then, extensive search has been made for searching similar superconductor among related intermetallic compounds. Lithium borocarbide (LiBC) is an analogue with similar structure to MgB2. In the structure of LiBC (P63/mmc), hexagonal sheets... Show More
  • Effect of the Physicochemical Properties of Starch Adhesives on the Mechanical Properties of Composites from Cellulosic Materials Doped with Rust

    Olaoluwa Ayobami Ogunkunle, Titilope Temidayo Olugbenga, Oluwamumiyo Dorcas Adeojo

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2023
    Pages: 7-18
    Received: 5 March 2023
    Accepted: 30 March 2023
    Published: 25 May 2023
    Abstract: The study examined the potential use of starch obtained from cassava and yam sources for the production of stable industrial adhesives that can be utilized in the production of composites. Cassava and yam tubers used in the study were obtained from Mowe and Ile-Ife (both in southwestern Nigeria) and washed free of sand and impurities before sun-dry... Show More
  • Mechanical Potential of Adhesives Elaborated with the Gramineae Stem Lignin

    Karga Tapsia Lionel, Dawoua Kaoutoing Maxime, Noel Konai, Ndiwe Benoit, Tawe Laynde, Njom Abel, Danwe Raidandi

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, June 2023
    Pages: 19-27
    Received: 17 June 2023
    Accepted: 10 July 2023
    Published: 20 July 2023
    Abstract: The aim of this work is to valorize local materials and to replace synthetic resins in the wood industry with biodegradable resins made from renewable resources such as the dry stems of herbaceous plants. Klason extracted the gramineae stem’s lignins of Andropogon gayanus and Sorghum bicolor and then Soda methods then characterized using attenuated... Show More