Non-Metallic Material Science publishes research on Chemical Materials (non-metallic), with emphasis on processing, characterization, design, modeling, and applications, to develop novel materials and their utility in various industries.

Aims to publish cutting-edge information, Non-Metallic Material Science encourages more scientists to submit their work focusing on Polymeric, Ceramic, Dental, Semiconductor, and Battery Materials, etc. The combination of materials and technologies in multiple industries provides more practical possibilities for high-level utilities of non-metallic materials.   

The scope of the papers in this journal includes, but is not limited to:

  • Polymeric Materials
    -Natural polymers, naturally found in plants and animals
    -Synthetic polymers, can be human-made
  • Polymer-Ceramic
  • Dental Materials
    -The properties or performance of dental materials and their application in the clinic
        -Temporary dressings, Dental cement, Impression materials, Lining materials, Dental restorative material
    -The reaction of host tissues to materials
  • Semiconductor Materials Properties and Application
  • Battery Materials focus on Polymer-based Solid Electrolytes
  • Non-Metallic Materials Processing and Technologies
  • Lipid nanoparticles (LNPs)

Vol. 5 , Iss. 1 (April 2023)


  • Synthesis of Activated Carbon from Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Plastic Waste and Its Application for Removal of Organic Dyes from Water

    Thu Hanh Thi Pham

    Article ID: 5663
    36  (Abstract) 66  (Download)


    Synthetic plastics are often considered to be materials that cannot be broken down by natural processes. One such plastic, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), is commonly used in everyday items but when these products are discarded, they can cause serious harm to the environment and human health. In this study, PET plastic waste was used to create... More

  • Synthesis, Characterization and Impedance Analysis of CalciumDoped Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles

    K. N. Ganesha, H Chandrappa, S R Kumaraswamy, V Annadurai, H. Somashekarappa, R Somashekar

    Article ID: 5677
    33  (Abstract) 80  (Download)


    The calcium-doped ZnO nanoparticles, Zn1-xCaxO (x = 0, 0.025, 0.05, 0.075) were prepared by the solution combustion method. The synthesized nanoparticles were characterized by various techniques such as XRD, FTIR, Raman, FESEM-EDX, PL, Impedance, and UV-Vis. The Rietveld refinement of the X-ray diffractogram yields the crystalline structure and lattice parameters. Also, the XRD... More

  • Reflection Loss is a Parameter for Film, not Material

    Ying Liu, Xiangbin Yin, Michael G. B. Drew, Yue Liu

    Article ID: 5602
    115  (Abstract) 45  (Download)


    In studies of microwave absorption in the current literature, theories such as reflection loss, impedance matching, the delta function, and the quarter-wavelength model have been inappropriately applied. As shown in this case study, these problems need to be corrected as they are representative of similar work in the literature.

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  • High Energy X-Ray Dosimetry Using (ZnO)0.2(TeO2)0.8 Thin Filmbased Real-time X-Ray Sensor

    M. M. Idris, I. O. Olarinoye, M. T. Kolo, S. O. Ibrahim, J. K. Audu

    Article ID: 5369
    54  (Abstract) 55  (Download)


    This study reports the dosimetric response of a (ZnO)0.2(TeO2)0.8 thin film sensor irradiated with high-energy X-ray radiation at various doses. The spray pyrolysis method was used for the film deposition on soda-lime glass substrate using zinc acetate dehydrate and tellurium dioxide powder as the starting precursors. The structural and morphological properties of the film were... More


  • Carbon fiber from Biomass sources: A Comprehensive Review

    Md. Touhidul Islam, Md. Shahin Howlader, Din Mohamad Shuvo, Md. Kamal Uddin

    Article ID: 5572
    67  (Abstract) 99  (Download)


    Global energy demand is rising, fossil fuel prices are rising, fossil fuel reserves are running out, and fossil fuel use contributes to the greenhouse effect. As a clean alternative source of energy to fossil fuels, biomass is becoming more and more essential. Carbon fiber (CF), often known as graphite fiber, is a thin, strong, and adaptable... More


  • Editorial on Emerging Trends in Polymeric Materials Research and Applications

    Muhammad Imran Rashid

    Article ID: 5328
    33  (Abstract) 40  (Download)


    Polymeric materials especially nanocomposites (Graphene, MXene based) are widely used in food, electronics, biomedical, batteries, energy storage, fuel cells, wastewater treatment, and automotive. Nanocomposites are stronger, lighter, and stiffer and can improve properties such as mechanical strength, electrical conductivity, thermal stability, flame retardancy, surface appearance, optical clarity and chemical resistance. Current research is focusing... More

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