Cutting Edge Research in Advanced Materials to Transform the World

Dr. Nidhi Chauhan

Volume 4, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 55-56


  Advanced materials have proven to be the greatest need for every individual in the present era. These materials are the basis of modern scientific technology and works suitably in every sector. Material science uses the combination of both man-made and naturally occurring things and their utilization ...  Read More

Research Article
Laser and Vision-Based Obstacle Avoidance for A Semi-Autonomous ROV

Gil Silva; Paulo Lopes; Francisco Curado; Nuno Lau

Volume 4, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 57-61


  Remotely operated vehicles (ROV) and Autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) are increasingly being used for a large spectrum of maritime tasks for which human intervention is either dangerous or impossible. In case of complex tasks such as detailed inspection, difficult environment or even budget shortage, ...  Read More

Research Article
Photonic Crystal Film Preparation and Characterization for Chemical Sensing

Meiying Ye; Mohammad Heshmat; Paul C.H. Li

Volume 4, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 62-66


  Functionalized photonic crystal films were prepared for sensing small chemical molecules. First, silica nanospheres were self-assembled to form a colloidal crystal template within a mold. The interstitial space of this template was infiltrated by the hydrogel precursors, which were then allowed to polymerize. ...  Read More

Research Article
Smell Sensing and Classification by Machine Learning

Sigeru Omatu

Volume 4, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 67-71


  This paper is concerned with smell sensing and classification using machine learning. Sensors used here is metal-oxide semi-conductor gas sensors and classification is machine learning. After explaining sensing principle, we show the classification results of coffee companies and kinds of coffees. Then ...  Read More

Research Article
Synthesis and Characterization of PPY-PANI-ZnO Hybrid Nanocomposites for OLEDs Applications as Electron Transport Layer

Rohit Kandulna; Ram B. Choudhary; Rajinder Singh

Volume 4, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 72-76


  PPY, PANI and PPY-PANI-ZnO ternary nanocomposites were synthesized in the laboratory via chemical oxidative polymerization method. The formation of PPY, PANI and corresponding change in the nanostructure with the incorporation of ZnO was examined by X-ray diffraction technique (XRD). Nano-flakes like ...  Read More

Research Article
Experimental Investigation on Weld Joint Characterization of Thin Wall Structure Mild Steel Tube at Diverse Loading Condition

Kundan Bharti; L. A. Kumaraswamidhas; Dipen Kumar Rajak; R. R. Das

Volume 4, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 77-84


  This paper aims to investigate the effect of input parameters on plateau stress and specific energy of thin-wall structure circular mild steel (MS) tube. 32 samples of tube have been fabricated in two sets, one is without weld (WOW) and another is with weld (WW), having same dimensions. The tube was ...  Read More

Research Article
Formation of Nitride by Electron-Beam Irradiation of Titanium in Nitrogen Media

A.V. Tyunkov; Yu.G. Yushkov; D.B. Zolotukhin; E.M. Oks; D.A. Golosov; S.M. Zavadsky

Volume 4, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 85-87


  This paper demonstrates the possibility of nitriding of titanium by a forevacuum electron source. We present an original design of the experimental setup and the measurements of the tribological properties and elemental composition of the subsurface layer of the titanium experimental sample. Raster electron ...  Read More

Research Article
Studies on Gas Sensing Properties of MgxCd1-xFe2O4 System

Ashok B. Gadkari; Tukaram J. Shinde; Appaso A. Wali; Pramod N. Vasambekar

Volume 4, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 88-92


  Nanocrystallite ferrites samples with general formula Mg1-xCdx Fe2O4 (x = 0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6, 0.8, 1) were prepared by oxalate co-precipitation method from high purity sulphates. The samples were characterized by XRD, SEM and FT-IR techniques. The phase identification of powder reveals single phase cubic ...  Read More

Research Article
Electron-beam Deposition of Ceramic Coatings

E.M. Oks; A.V. Tyunkov; Yu.G. Yushkov; D.B. Zolotukhin

Volume 4, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 93-95


  This paper presents a novel technique for producing alumina ceramic coatings based on the evaporation of an aluminum oxide target by an electron beam in the middle vacuum range (5-30 Pa). The evaporation of ceramics by the electron beam enables to attain a coating deposition rate of up to 0.3 µm/min, ...  Read More

Research Article
Preparation and Characterization of Chitosan-Wrapped Silver Nanoparticles Incorporated Poly (Vinyl Alcohol) Membranes for Purification of Biogas

Akshay S. Kulkarni; Geeta Shirnalli; Ashok M. Sajjan; Nagaraj R. Banapurmath; Ashok S. Shettar; Kartik J. Uttarkar

Volume 4, Issue 2 , 2019, Pages 96-102


  A solution technique was adopted to develop membranes in which chitosan-wrapped silver nanoparticles (CS-wrapped Ag nanoparticles) were incorporated in poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA). The morphological studies and the chemical compositions of the prepared membranes were investigated using the characterization ...  Read More