Facial hydrothermal approach for the synthesis of Zinc oxide nanosheets

Malatesh S. Pujar; Shirajahammad M. Hunagund; Vani R. Desai; Ashok H. Sidarai

Volume 3, Issue 4 , 2018, Pages 184-188


  Herein, we synthesis ZnO nanosheets via facial hydrothermal method using sodium hydroxide (NaOH) as a stabilizer. The synthesized ZnO was subjected to various characterizations for analysis of their optical, structural, functional groups, chemical composition, surface morphological and thermal studies, ...  Read More

Sustainable experimental investigation of mortar adopting industrial waste considering environmental effect

Damyanti G Badagha; C D Modhera

Volume 3, Issue 4 , 2018, Pages 189-192


  Now days, Nanotechnology is introduced in civil industry for ceramics, composites, and mortar to achieve better performance in different mechanical parameters of these materials. At the same time, Environment prevention is pin point for the civil industry because of cement production. As a solution of ...  Read More

Reduced graphene oxide-zinc oxide nano-composites for gas sensing applications

Sitakshi Gupta; Chhaya Ravikant

Volume 3, Issue 4 , 2018, Pages 193-198


  Nowadays, gas sensors are fast becoming an imperative part of modern life with extensive applications in domestic safety, environmental monitoring, industrial process control, public security, medical applications and chemical warfare assessment amongst many others. The detection of minor gas leaks has ...  Read More

Gamma radiolytic synthesis of poly(2, 3-Epoxy-propylmethacrylate)-stabilized-gold nanoparticles: an efficient catalyst for p-nitrophenol reduction

Nilanjal Misra; Virendra Kumar; Swarnima Rawat; Narender Kumar Goel; Shubhangi A. Shelkar; Lalit Varshney

Volume 3, Issue 4 , 2018, Pages 199-205


  A facile, green radiolytic route is described for the synthesis of poly (2,3-Epoxypropylmethacrylate) (PEPMA) stabilized Gold nanoparticles (PEPMA-Au-NPs) via gamma radiolytic reduction of an aqueous solution of HAuCl4 precursor ions containing EPMA as a stabilizing/capping agent. The effect of different ...  Read More

Zn2+ Substitution by Pb2+ in Alkaline-boro-aluminosilicate Glass-ceramics: Microstructural Aspects

Mrinmoy Garai; Basudeb Karmakar

Volume 3, Issue 4 , 2018, Pages 206-212


  This study exemplifies the effects of 5 wt.% Pb2+ addition replacing the same Zn2+ content on crystallization and microstructure of 10B2O3-16Al2O3-39SiO2-12MgO-12MgF2-4K2O-1Li2O-1AlPO4 (wt.%) glass-ceramic composite. Increase of linear thermal-expansion (6.93 to 7.18×10-6/K at 50-600°C) in ...  Read More

Structural and optical property changes of zin oxide nanopowders doped with cobalt and indium metals mechano-chemically

Mahlatse F. Manamela; Thuto E. Mosuang; Bonex W. Mwakikunga

Volume 3, Issue 4 , 2018, Pages 213-217


  The mechano-chemical technique was employed to synthesise cobalt and indium single and double doped as well as the undoped ZnO nanopowder samples. The X-ray diffraction (XRD) and energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) results confirm that the prepared samples were of hexagonal wurzite form. A new peak ...  Read More

Development of environment friendly electrical insulation from natural fibrils

Subhash Nimanpure; S. A. R. Hashmi; Rajnish Kumar; Archana Nigrawal; H.N. Bhargaw; Ajay Naik

Volume 3, Issue 4 , 2018, Pages 218-229


  Environment friendly electrical insulation material was developed using bio based rectangular cross sectioned sisal fibrils as reinforcement. High content cellulose base fibrils fibrillated by mechanical disintegration method into macro and micro fibrils from coarse sisal fibre. This fibrils were randomly ...  Read More

A review on the electrical and electrochemical behavior of composites based on carbon nanotube, graphene and their derivatives

Sandip Maiti; Sumanta Kumar Karan; Jin Kon Kim; Bhanu Bhusan Khatua

Volume 3, Issue 4 , 2018, Pages 230-273


  Today, we stand at the edge of exploring carbon nanotube (CNT) and graphene based polymer composites and supercapacitors as next generation multifunctional materials. Supercapacitor materials have been alternative energy source in modern electronics era. Due to their excellent electrical, mechanical ...  Read More

Symmetrical and unsymmetrical squaraine sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells: Present day advances and future challenges

Sultan A. Al-horaibi; S.T. Gaikwad; Anjali S . Rajbhoj

Volume 3, Issue 4 , 2018, Pages 274-283


  The requirement for energy is ever increasing in the past few years due to the need for the innovation of clean energy and eco-friendly technologies. Symmetric and asymmetric SQ-dyes have received increasing attention and great potential for use as SQ-sensitizers for application in dye sensitized solar ...  Read More

Effect of gamma irradiation on mechanical properties of poly (lactic) acid–luffa fiber composites

Subhashree Patra; Pinaki Chatterjee; Kamal L. Mohanta; Chhatrapati Parida

Volume 3, Issue 4 , 2018, Pages 284-288


  Modification of surface of natural fiber by gamma irradiation is an effective and economical technique and of viable interests in the terrain of biocomposites. The response  of doses (0.5 Gy,1Gy and 2 Gy)  of gamma irradiation of 6MV energy   on the structural, tensile and  flexural   ...  Read More

Some investigations on surface roughness and cutting force in face turning of biocompatible Co-Cr-Mo alloy

Ketan Jagtap; Raju Pawade

Volume 3, Issue 4 , 2018, Pages 289-297


  Biomanufacturing integrates life science and engineering fundamentals to produce biocompatible products improving the pre-eminence of living. Face turning is an important process used for producing the higher accuracy on metal implants especially on sliding parts. In this experiment effect of depth of ...  Read More

Research Article
Self-rectifying threshold resistive switching based non-volatile memory of CBD/CBD grown vertical n-ZnO nanowire/p-Si heterojunction diodes

Rajib Saha; Avishek Das; Anupam Karmakar; Sanatan Chattopadhyay

Volume 3, Issue 4 , 2018, Pages 298-303


  Vertically oriented ZnO nanowires are grown on p-Si substrate by employing two-step sequential chemical bath deposition technique. The ZnO nanowire exhibits n-type doping due to the presence of oxygen vacancies. The electrical characterizations of n-ZnO NWs/p-Si heterojunction diodes exhibit a self-rectifying, ...  Read More