International Journal of Materials Science and Applications

Special Issue

Energy and Materials

  • Submission Deadline: 10 October 2016
  • Status: Submission Closed
About This Special Issue
Energy and Materials focuses on materials science and technology related to solar energy conversion. Renewable energy and Materials science is taken in the broadest possible sense and encompasses physics, chemistry, Optoelectronics, materials fabrication, synthesis and characterizations for all types of materials.

Aims and scope:

1. Silicon materials.
2. Photovoltaics and Solar Cells.
3. Materials engineering and environmental science.
4. Optoelectronics devices and Properties.
5. Nanostructured Materials for Solar Energy.
Guest Editors
  • Kaliyamoorthy Selvam

    The Noyori Laboratory, Graduate School of Science and Research Center for Materials Science, Nagoya University, Aichi, Japan

  • Yangwei Liu

    Proportional Technologies Incorporated, Houston, United States

  • Rui Li

    Department of Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, United States

  • Riveiro Rodríguez Antonio

    Applied Physics Department, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain

  • Nilesh Kumar

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, United States

  • Ruei-San Chen

    Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

  • Jin Liu

    Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, United States

  • Siva Krishna Mohan Nalluri

    Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, United States

  • Balaji Jayakumar

    Department of Research and Development, MaxQ Research, Stillwater, United States

  • Hema Sundara Siva Ramakrishna Matte

    Institute of Physics, Humboldt University Berlin, Berlin, Germany

  • Wangjing Ma

    Department of Chemistry, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom

  • Muruganantham Rasu

    Department of Chemical Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taoyuan City, Taiwan

  • Zhenkun Sun

    CanmetENERGY-Ottawa, Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, Canada

  • Minh Nguyen

    Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University, Evanston, United States

  • Domenico Lelo

    Marisicia, Ministry of Defence, Augusta, Italy

  • Wei Yang

    SINTEF, Pearland, United States

  • Rajender Boddula

    National Center for NanoScience & Technology, Beijing, China

  • Girish Kumar Padhy

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, China

  • Harun Kemal Ozturk

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey

  • Juan Dorantes

    Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México, Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología, Ciudad de México, Mexico

  • Suheyla Yerel Kandemir

    Department of Civil Engineering, Engineering Faculty, Bilecik Seyh Edebali University, Bilecik, Turkey

  • Zeng Guanggen

    College of Materials Science and Engineering, Sichuan University, Chengdu, China

  • Hasan Basri Ulas

    Department of Manufacturing, Gazi Univertsity, Ankara, Turkey

  • Wang Hay Kan

    China Spallation Neutron Source, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, Dongguan, China

  • Murat Tolga Ozkan

    Faculty of Technology, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey

  • Aydin Rusen

    Department of Material Science and Engineering, Karamanoglu Mehmetbey University, Karaman, Turkey

  • Cai Shen

    Department of New Energy, Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ningbo, China

  • Suleyman Kerli

    Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey

  • Chong Leong Gan

    Institute of Nano Electronic Engineering, Northern Malalaysia University College of Engineering, Butterworth, Malaysia

  • Jianfeng Zhang

    College of Mechanics and Materials, Hohai University, Nanjing, China

  • Chander Shekhar

    Department of Applied Physics, Amity University, Gurgaon, India

  • Hitendra Sarode

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India

  • Saeed Ghali

    Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI), Cairo, Egypt

  • Ganesh K. C.

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College of Engineering, Nagercoil, Nagercoil, India

  • Dipen Kumar Rajak

    Department of Mining Machinery Engineering, Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India

  • Prasenjit Saikia

    Coal Chemistry Division, Csir - North East Institute of Science and Technology, Jorhat, India

  • Mora Veera Madhava Rao

    Department of Physics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

  • Dibya Prakash Rai

    Department of Physics, Pachhunga University College, Aizawl, India

  • Shyam Lal Sharma

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Al Falah University, Faridabad, India

  • Achal Garg

    Structural Department, Keppel Offshore and Marine, Mumbai, India

  • Naveed Akhtar

    Technology Center, Soan Enterprises, Islamabad, Pakistan

  • Ashwani Kumar

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Directorate of Technical Education (DTE), Government of Uttar Pradesh, Kanpur, India

  • Ankur Soam

    Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India

  • Sudarshan Rao K.

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Shri Madhwa Vadiraja Institute of Technology and Management, Bantakal, India

  • Venkataraman Natarajan

    Radiochemistry Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India

  • Md Shakibul Haque

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, Integral University, Lucknow, India

  • Said Ridene

    Physics Department, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, Tunis El-Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia

  • Arun Dev Dhar Dwivedi

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Poornima University, Jaipur, India

  • Samir Al-Gamal

    Department of Civil Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Nasr, Egypt

  • Shrishail Kamble

    Department of Physics, N.K. Orchid College of Engineering & Technology, Solapur, India

  • Najmeh Farzin Nejad

    Petroleum Refining Technology Development Division, Research Institute of Petroleum Industry, Tehran, Iran

  • Umesh Chandra

    School of Materials Science and Engineering, Jimma Institute of Technology, Jimma, Ethiopia

  • Mashallah Rezakazemi

    Department of Chemical Engineering, Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran

  • Behnam Seyyedi

    Department of Materials Engineering, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran

  • Seyed Mostafa Hosseinpour Mashkani

    ِDepartment of Nanoscience and Technology, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kashan, Iran

  • Arman Hoseinpur

    School of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Tehran, Iran

  • Azeez Barzinjy

    Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Salahaddin, Erbil, Iraq

  • Jaleel Kareem Ahmad

    College of Materials Engineering, Babylon University, Babylon, Iraq

Published Articles
  • Matlab / Simulink Based Simulation of Monocrystalline Silicon Solar Cells

    B. Zaidi , I. Saouane , M. V. Madhava Rao , R. Li , B. Hadjoudja , S. Gagui , B. Chouial , A. Chibani

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6-1, December 2016
    Pages: 11-15
    Received: 27 June 2015
    Accepted: 29 June 2015
    Published: 3 September 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmsa.s.2016050601.13
    Abstract: A solar cell is an electrical device that converts light into an electric current. Electron-hole pairs are generated inside the solar cell when light is absorbed. A two diodes equivalent model is used to describe the electronic properties of solar cells. The open-circuit voltage (Voc) is created by the series resistance and the shunt resistant of t... Show More
  • Insulation of Ceiling with Different Insulation Materials and its Effect on Energy Saving

    Ö. Altan DOMBAYCI , Harun Kemal ÖZTÜRK

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6-1, December 2016
    Pages: 1-5
    Received: 9 June 2016
    Accepted: 21 June 2016
    Published: 9 July 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmsa.s.2016050601.11
    Abstract: The aim of this paper is to investigate the effect of ceiling insulation with different insulation material on energy saving. The values of the optimum insulation thickness, the payback periods (PP), and the life-cycle savings (LCS) for three different types of insulation materials (expanded polystyrene, glass wool, and rock wool) were calculated. ... Show More
  • The Prediction of Fuel and Energy Consumption by Using Degree-days Method for Residential Buildings in Denizli

    Ö. Altan Dombaycı , Harun Kemal OZTURK

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 6-1, December 2016
    Pages: 6-10
    Received: 13 June 2016
    Accepted: 21 June 2016
    Published: 9 July 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmsa.s.2016050601.12
    Abstract: Energy analysis has an important role on optimum design of HVAC systems of buildings. Although there are different energy analysis methods, degree-days method is the easiest and the most reliable one for energy analysis of residential buildings. The main objective of this paper is to present case study for the prediction of total coal and energy co... Show More