Advances in Materials

Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2014

  • Synthesis and Electrical Characterization of a PLZT Piezoelectric-Ceramic

    José Guadalupe Miranda-Hernández, Ernesto Suaste-Gómez, Carlos Omar González-Morán, Héctor Herrera-Hernández, Enrique Rocha-Rangel

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2014
    Pages: 11-15
    Received: 22 July 2014
    Accepted: 8 August 2014
    Published: 20 August 2014
    Abstract: This research describes the synthesis of an outstanding ceramic-composite piezoelectric CCP (lead-lanthanum-zirconate-titanate, PLZT) by means of powders technique procedures. Full dense CCP compacts were obtained with a platinum wire implanted in the center of the piezoelectric, which were used to investigate the microstructural and opto-thermal p... Show More
  • Bitumen Paints, an Old Story with New Approach, Part-2, Water Based Paints

    Mesut Eren, Rıza Aydemir, Hakan Aşkun, Ali Eren Özbey, Murat Orbay

    Issue: Volume 3, Issue 3, June 2014
    Pages: 16-21
    Received: 22 August 2014
    Accepted: 3 September 2014
    Published: 20 September 2014
    Abstract: Bitumen paints have lost their importance but are still used for large area applications such as tanks and pipelines. It was determined that improving solvent based paint properties by physical or chemical modification by polymers was possible. Applying this approach for water based paints has shown that advance in properties such as hardness and d... Show More