Biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles from leaf extract of Elettaria cardamomum and their antifungal activity against phytopathogens

Pragati Jamdagni; Poonam Khatri; J. S. Rana

Volume 3, Issue 3 , 2018, Pages 129-135

  The current study reports biogenic synthesis of silver nanoparticles from Elettaria cardamomum. Elettaria leaf extract was used as reducing and capping agent for nanoparticle synthesis from parent solution of silver nitrate. Nanoparticle suspension was characterized mainly using UV-Visible spectroscopy. ...  Read More

Nanostructured carbon materials for hydrogen energetics

Peteris Lesnicenoks; Liga Grinberga; Laimonis Jekabsons; Andris Antuzevičš; Astrida Berzina; Maris Knite; Gatis Taurins; Šarūnas Varnagiris; Janis Kleperis

Volume 3, Issue 3 , 2018, Pages 136-141

  Hydrogen storage is one of the main problems, to catalyse wide hydrogen use in transportation, technology and energetics. Composites involving nanostructured carbon species could be the solution for hydrogen storage problem because of their promising surface/volume relation. Not only catalysis and gas ...  Read More

A comparative study on fluoride adsorption by Al (III) modified clinoptilolite and carbonised punica granatum carbon

Sudhanshu Kanaujia; Sanjay K. Singh; Bharat Singh

Volume 3, Issue 3 , 2018, Pages 142-145

  A comparative study was done for removal of fluoride by Al (III) modified Clinoptilolite (AC) and Carbonised Punica Granatum Carbon (CPGC) through batch techniques. The fluoride removal performance of both adsorbents AC and CPGC was evaluated as a function of the initial concentration, adsorbent  ...  Read More

Swift Heavy ion irradiation effects on dielectric constant and dielectric loss in poly (ether ether ketone) (PEEK)

Rajesh Kalia; J. K. Sharma; Sapna Kalia

Volume 3, Issue 3 , 2018, Pages 146-150

  The dielectric constant (ε') and dielectric loss (ε״) of pristine and C5+ (70 MeV) ion irradiated samples of the PEEK have been investigated with the variation of temperature at different frequencies (100 Hz, 1 kHz, 10 kHz and 100 kHz). The maxima are obtained around 170 oC in dielectric ...  Read More

Radiative heat loss impact modelling on thermal decomposition analysis in a reactive slab of variable thermal conductivity

Ramoshweu S. Lebelo

Volume 3, Issue 3 , 2018, Pages 151-154

  In this article, an investigation into the impact of radiative heat loss in a stockpile of combustible material is considered. The heat loss is due to exothermic chemical reaction when carbon containing material of the stockpile reacts automatically with oxygen trapped within the system. The study is ...  Read More

Enhancing photocatalytic performance of BiOX for Bisphenol – A degradation

Tarek S. Jamil; Eman S. Mansor

Volume 3, Issue 3 , 2018, Pages 155-160

  A heterojunctionBiOI0.5Br0.5 was prepared for enhancing the photocatalytic performance of BiOX (X= Br or I) by facile method at room temperature using Bismuth Nitrate Bi(NO3)3.5H2O as Bismuth source. All prepared materials were fully identified by the required characteristics. The effect of heterojunction ...  Read More

Research Article
Study of geometry dependent Raman enhancement factor of a single biomolecule

Gyanendra K. Pandey; Nilesh K. Pathak; R. P. Sharma

Volume 3, Issue 3 , 2018, Pages 161-163

  Optical properties of Au metal nanoparticle have been studied in terms of extinction (scattering+absorption) at the resonance wavelength from UV to IR region. For the spherical geometry having radius 10nm, local electric field intensity distribution were studied at wavelength 615nm. This enhanced field ...  Read More

Investigation of tribo-performance and rheological behavior of lubricants: influence of MoS2 nano-particles

Prashant Thapliyal; Ajay Kumar; Gananath D.Thakre; Anil K. Jain

Volume 3, Issue 3 , 2018, Pages 164-169

  Flow behavior of lubricants is largely determined by rheological properties that in turn influence their tribo-performance behavior. Rheological parameters can be influenced by dispersing MoS2 nano-particles in them. In order to study the effect of MoS2 nano-particles on tribological and rheological ...  Read More

Effect of silicon carbide nanoparticles on dielectric (2.45 GHz) and thermal properties of epoxy nanocomposites for microwave curing

Ranu Pal; Sandeep Kumar Singh; M.J. Akhtar; Kamal K. Kar

Volume 3, Issue 3 , 2018, Pages 170-174

  Efforts to use microwaves in material processing are gradually increasing. However, the phenomenon associated with the processing is less understood. The conversion of electromagnetic energy into heat depends largely on the dielectric properties of the material being treated. Therefore, the fundamental ...  Read More

Growth of GNTs with backbone Xn@Au6n(n=1,3,5,7,9) (X = Ag, Cu, Au)

Sumali Bansal; . Priyanka; Rajiv Bhandari; Keya Dharamvir

Volume 3, Issue 3 , 2018, Pages 175-177

  Gold clusters are known to have size dependent geometries. The study of golden cages of different sizes and dimensions has gained momentum in recent years as they can accommodate guest atoms to form a new kind of endohedral structure. We will be studying the doping of gold tubular cages with transition ...  Read More

Synthesis and characterization studies of polyaniline nano fibres

Pradyumna Mogre; Sharanabasava V. Ganachari; Jayachandra S. Yaradoddi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , 2018, Pages 178-180

  Polyaniline fibres were synthesized by chemical oxidative polymerization using different ratios of monomers in the feed in HCl medium. The synthesized polymers were characterized by employing Fourier transform infrared, UV-visible, X-ray diffraction techniques for understanding the details of the structure ...  Read More

Ba-ZnS passivation layer for improved performance of quantum dot sensitized solar cells

Deepti R. Kulkarni; Narasimha H. Ayachit; Raviraj M. Kulkarni

Volume 3, Issue 3 , 2018, Pages 181-183

  We report an inexpensive TiO2 based quantum dot solar cell (QDSSC) with improved power conversion efficiency prepared by simple techniques. Barium doped zinc sulfide has been successfully deposited on cadmium sulfide quantum dots (QDs) by simple successive ion layer adsorption and reaction (SILAR) technique. ...  Read More