Materials Highlights

Volume 2, Issue 3, June 2021
Review Article

1. Bispecific Antibodies for the Treatment of Cancer

Nerisha Chouhan
Pages: 29 - 40
Cancer is a devastating disease that can be challenging to treat. Fortunately, immune cells called T-cells can be activated for tumour destruction. Signal 1 of T-cell activation is provided by antigen presentation through the (T-cell receptor/major histocompatibility complex) interaction. Signal 2 of...
Research Article

2. Conductive Inks with 3D Conductive Networks of Polyaniline Crystals Nanofibers

Dawei Li, Yulun Tao, Shun Yao, Wenxiang Tian, Guihui Wang, Baoyu Li, Wuji Wang, Shuo Li, Jinian Yang, Qingbo Yu, Shuxing Wu, Il Kim
Pages: 41 - 45
A series of Polyaniline (PANI) nanoparticles doped with citric acid were synthesized by situ polymerization. It is interesting that uniform nanofibers with the diameter of 50 nm formed under a proper mass ratio (aniline:citric acid) of 5:4, which forms 3D conductive networks. XRD patterns show the nanofibers...
Research Article

3. Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Cu–Al Alloy Deposited by Additive Manufacturing

Yanhu Wang, Sergey Konovalov, Xizhang Chen, Yurii Ivanov, R. Arvind Singh, S. Jayalakshmi, Xiaoming Pan
Pages: 46 - 51
In this work, Cu–4.9% Al alloy with little Si (the weight percentage is 1.3%) and little Mn (the weight percentage is 0.8%) was deposited by wire arc additive manufacturing. Microstructure and properties of the deposited alloy was investigated. Microstructural characterization was done using optical...
Research Article

4. PVP-Induced Synthesis of Silica Nanoparticles with Tailored Size for pH-Controlled Drug Release

Wei Yang, Zheng Yang
Pages: 52 - 57
Traditional cancer therapy faces the main fail due to the effect of drug burst release, hindering the long-term therapeutic efficacy. SiO2 nano systems possess high-capacity and pH-controlled release for anti-cancer drug, improving the curative efficacy in cancer treatment. Thus, we designed a novel...
Review Article

5. Recent Advances in Nanofabrication of the Morphology-Controlled Hypercrosslinked Polymers

Wenliang Song, Mingxin Zhang, Mingjie Liu, Yinning Huang, Dengguang Yu
Pages: 58 - 67
Hypercrosslinked Polymers (HCPs) have received considerable attention in the field of catalysis, adsorption, separation, biomedical engineering, and energy storage/conversion, because of their permanent microporous structures and high surface areas. Up to now, various “bottom-up” and “top-down” methods...

6. Nebulizer, Inhaled Remdesivir Nanoparticle Co-administered with Withania Somnifera may Minimize the Hepatotoxicity in COVID-19

R. Velmurugan, P. Manoj Kumar, Keerthi G.S. Nair
Pages: 68 - 70
Remdesivir is a broad spectrum antiviral agent meant to inhibit viral RNA polymerases against members of several virus families, including filoviruses. Although reported for significant clinical improvements in COVID-19, a detailed observation of the connection with the drawbacks of remdesivir therapy...