Article of the Year 2021: Physical Sciences

Recognizing and rewarding the year's most outstanding articles in the physical sciences.


Adsorption Science and Technology
Magnetite Functionalized Nigella Sativa Seeds for the Uptake of Chromium(VI) and Lead(II) Ions from Synthetic Wastewater
Patience Mapule Thabede, Ntaote David Shooto, Thokozani Xaba, and Eliazer Bobby Naidoo

Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications
Nanoparticles for Oral Cancer Diagnosis and Therapy
Weiping Zheng, Qihui Zhou, and Changqing Yuan

International Journal of Analytical Chemistry
Point-of-Care Diagnoses and Assays Based on Lateral Flow Test
Miroslav Pohanka

International Journal of Chemical Engineering
Structural and Electrochemical Properties of Lanthanum Silicate Apatites La10Si6−x−0.2AlxZn0.2O27−δ for Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFCs)
Shammya Afroze, Hidayatul Qayyimah Hj Hairul Absah, Md Sumon Reza, Mahendra Rao Somalu, Jun-Young Park, Saeed Nekoonam, Alibek Issakhov, and Abul Kalam Azad

Journal of Spectroscopy
Formalin Fixation as Tissue Preprocessing for Multimodal Optical Spectroscopy Using the Example of Human Brain Tumour Cross Sections​​​​​​​
Mona Stefanakis, Anita Lorenz, Jörg W. Bartsch et al.

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Earth and environmental science

Advances in Astronomy
Subsurface Thermal Modeling of Oxia Planum, Landing Site of ExoMars 2022
M. Formisano, M. C. De Sanctis, C. Federico, G. Magni, F. Altieri, E. Ammannito, S. De Angelis, M. Ferrari, and A. Frigeri

Advances in Meteorology
Spatiotemporal Rainfall Distribution of Soan River Basin, Pothwar Region, Pakistan
Fiaz Hussain, Ghulam Nabi, and Ray-Shyan Wu

A Geophysical Review of the Seabed Methane Seepage Features and Their Relationship with Gas Hydrate Systems​​​
Jinxiu Yang, Mingyue Lu, Zhiguang Yao, Min Wang, Shuangfang Lu, Ning Qi, and Ying Xia

Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry
Occurrence, Distribution, and Ecological Risk Assessment of Antibiotics in Selected Urban Lakes of Hanoi, Vietnam
Hong Anh Duong, Thi Vi Phung, Thuy Ngoc Nguyen, Lan-Anh Phan Thi, and Hung Viet Pham

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Materials science

Advances in Condensed Matter Physics
The Relationship between the Structure and Thermal Properties of Bi2O3-ZnO-B2O3 Glass System​​​
Sung-Hung Lan, Chin-Tung Lee, Yi-Sheng Lai, Chien-Chon Chen, and Hsi-Wen Yang

Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Fabrication, Characterization, and Impact of Heat Treatment on Sliding Wear Behaviour of Aluminium Metal Matrix Composites Reinforced with B4C
Krishna Mohan Singh and Akhilesh Kumar Chauhan

Advances in Polymer Technology​​
Continuous Differential Microemulsion Polymerization to Prepare Nanosized Polymer Latices in Microreactors
Min Qiu, Liang Xiang, Minjing Shang, and Yuanhai Su

Journal of Sensors​
Precise Blood Glucose Sensing by Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Quantum Dots for Tight Control of Diabetes
Seyyed Mojtaba Mousavi, Seyyed Alireza Hashemi, Ahmad Gholami, Sargol Mazraedoost, Wei-Hung Chiang, Omid Arjmand, Navid Omidifar, and Aziz Babapoor

Micro-CT Evaluation of Four Root Canal Obturation Techniques
Mahmood Reza Kalantar Motamedi, Amin Mortaheb, Maryam Zare Jahromi, and Brett E. Gilbert

Science and Technology of Nuclear Installations​​​​​​​
The Advancement of Neutron Shielding Materials for the Storage of Spent Nuclear Fuel​​​​​​​
Xuelong Fu, Zhengbo Ji, Wei Lin, Yunfeng Yu, and Tao Wu

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Advances in Mathematical Physics
Line Soliton Interactions for Shallow Ocean Waves and Novel Solutions with Peakon, Ring, Conical, Columnar, and Lump Structures Based on Fractional KP Equation
Bo Xu, Yufeng Zhang, and Sheng Zhang

International Journal of Optics
Design and Numerical Analysis of a Novel Rectangular PCF (R-PCF)-Based Biochemical Sensor (BCS) in the THz Regime
Abdullah Al-Mamun Bulbul, Abbas Z. Kouzani, M. A. Parvez Mahmud, and Abdullah-Al Nahid

Laser and Particle Beams
Modeling of High-Energy Particles and Radiation Production for Multipetawatt Laser Facilities​​​
D. Raffestin, D. Batani , J. Caron, J. Baggio, G. Boutoux, Ph. Nicolaï, J.-L. Feugeas, V. T. Tikhonchuk, and E. d’Humières

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Article of the Year Award: Outstanding research contributions of 2021, as selected by our Chief Editors. Read the winning articles.