Scope, development, application of magnesium as bioresorable material

Rachna .; Baljeet S. Saharan; Mahender S. Yadav; Nisha Sharma; Brijesh Prasad; P P Bhingole

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2018, Pages 58-67

  Magnesium is proving itself as a new generation metallic biomaterial which has the natural ability to biodegrade itself due to corrosion when made to interact with human tissues along with aqueous body fluid to treat, improve or replace anatomical elements of the human body. Magnesium based implants ...  Read More

Charge transport in Weyl 2D materials

Halina Grushevskaya; George Krylov

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2018, Pages 68-74

  Earlier proposed theoretical approach to the band theory of two-dimensional (2D) semimetals based on a self-consistent Dirac–Hartree–Fock field approximation, a quasi-relativistic model of Dirac 2D material in the tight-binding approximation with accounting of p-electron orbitals has been ...  Read More

Fabrication of GC-r-GO-PAMAM (G3)-Pd electrode for electro-catalytic oxidation of formic acid

E. Murugan; K Kalpana

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2018, Pages 75-81

  Graphene functionalized with Poly(amidoamine) dendrimer stabilized PdNPs (r-GO-PAMAM-Pd) composite was prepared through facile experimental routes and characterized by FT-IR, XRD, Raman, SEM and EDAX techniques. Initially, poly(amidoamine) generation 3 (PAMAM (G3)) dendrimer was functionalized on graphene ...  Read More

A novel cage type, multifunctional catalyst from natural kaolin

S. Pranav; Shifna Ashraf; P. Shanmugam; V.M. Sivakumar; K. Kannan

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2018, Pages 82-84

  Cage type catalysts, especially zeolites are very significant in hydrocarbon processing reactions like cracking, isomerization, alkylation, etc. These catalysts when obtained using synthetic sources make the synthesis non-economical. Naturally available clays can serve as a host for the synthesis of ...  Read More

Microwave absorption properties of Fe-Co oxide - thermally exfoliated graphene oxide composite

Avanish K. Srivastava; Bhumika Samaria; Smita Soni; Virendra S Chauhan; Jitendra Singh; Rajesh K Shukla; Anuj Shukla; Narendra Kumar

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2018, Pages 85-92

  In the ongoing search for newer materials for microwave absorption applications, the graphene merits a special consideration owing to its outstanding mechanical, thermal and electrical properties. Here, we report investigation on microwave absorption properties of Fe-Co oxide- thermally exfoliated graphene ...  Read More

Dielectric properties of epoxy based composites containing graphite, graphite oxide and thermally exfoliated graphene oxide

Bhumika Samaria; Avanish K. Srivastava; Virendra S Chauhan; Jitendra Singh; Smita Soni; Manoj K Dhaka; Rajesh K Shukla; Anuj Shukla; Narendra Kumar

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2018, Pages 93-98

  The discovery of graphene and subsequent development of graphene-based nanocomposites in different matrices including that in polymer is an important addition in the area of nanoscience and technology. This work deals with the studies on the dielectric properties of the nanocomposites of graphite, graphite ...  Read More

Solvothermal synthesis of nanosized cobalt antimonide for thermoelectrics

Nidhi Puri; Raj K. Gupta; Akhyaya K. Pattanaik; Navin C. Mehra; Ajit K. Mahapatro; Ram P. Tandon

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2018, Pages 99-102

  The present paper highlights the synthesis of cobalt antimonide (CoSb3) micro/nanostructures by following solvothermal technique with water as solvent. Recipe is optimized for preparation of refined CoSb3 compounds and demonstrated that a high processing temperature of 500 °C and long duration of 72 ...  Read More

Thermoelectric properties of hot-pressed pellets of Al and Ti co-doped calcium cobalt oxides (Ca(3-x)AlxCo(4-y)TiyO9+δ)

Raj K. Gupta; Ajit K. Mahapatro; Ram P. Tandon

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2018, Pages 103-107

  This work demonstrates the achievement of high thermopower in the pellets of calcium cobalt oxide (Ca3Co4O9) co-doped with aluminium (Al) and titanium (Ti). The pellets of Ca(3-x)AlxCo(4-y)TiyO9+δ with x, y = 0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, and 0.5, oxide ceramics are prepared using a hot-press machine ...  Read More

Investigation of tribological and thermophysical properties of base oil containing nanoparticles as additives

Dinesh Ramesh; Giri Prasad.M.J; Abhishek Raaj.A.S; Jerome Santharaj.N; Rishi Kumar.R; Santhip .J; Devashankar .S

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2018, Pages 108-111

  Engine oil is primarily used to carry away the excess heat from engine and to provide lubrication to moving parts of the engine, thereby reducing friction and wear between the rubbing surfaces. However with time net heat stored in the bulk of the engine oil becomes greater than its thermal conductivity ...  Read More

Synthesis of Ag nanoparticles decorated CeO2 nanocomposite material for effective SERS analysis

E. Murugan; S. Santhosh Kumar; A. Raman

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2018, Pages 112-117

  New efficient surface enhanced raman scattering (SERS) nanocomposite material namely  silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) decorated Cerium Oxide (AgNPs@CeO2) was synthesized by adopting simple citrate reduced, precipitation and deposition methods. The synthesized AgNPs@CeO2 material was characterized with ...  Read More

Synthesis and performance of La0.5Sr0.5CoO3 cathode for low and intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells

. Baijnath; Pankaj Kumar Tiwari; Suddhasatwa Basu

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2018, Pages 118-124

  In the present work, different synthesis methods i.e., sol-gel method, glycine-nitrate method and solid state route have been used to synthesize lanthanum strontium cobaltite (LSCO), which is utilized as cathode in low and intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC). Calcination temperature ...  Read More

Electrical properties of CuInTe2(1-x)S2x thin film by spray pyrolysis

Anil S. Meshram; Ompraksh P. Chimankar; Yashwantrao D. Tembhurkar

Volume 3, Issue 2 , February 2018, Pages 125-128

  Thin films of CuInTe2(1-x)S2x were grown by spray pyrolysis and develop thin films on glass substrate at 350C by varying proportion x in the range of 0.25. Aqueous solutions of cupric chloride, indium tri-chloride, thio-urea and tellurium tetra-chloride mixed in proper composition x and studies their ...  Read More