Advanced Materials Congress in 2017

Hisatoshi Kobayashi; Mikael Syväjärvi

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2017, Pages 1-1


  Dear Readers, A very Happy New Year 2017!International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM, www.iaamonline.org) is pleased to announce cruise congress in Asia, Europe and America in year 2017 with collaboration of VBRI Press AB, Sweden (www.vbripress.com). The goal of congresses is to provide ...  Read More

Research Article
Synthesis and characterization of nickel coated exfoliated graphite for microwave absorber applications

Sandeep Kumar Singh; Amit Kumar Yadav; M. J. Akhtar; K. K. Kar

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2017, Pages 2-5


  Microwave absorbing material of nickel coated exfoliated graphite (Ni-EG) was prepared by electroless deposition in alkaline coating bath.  The coating time, which is an important factor to achieve good coverage of Ni particles over exfoliated graphite (EG), was properly controlled during the process. ...  Read More

Research Article
Optical property and AC conductivity RF sputtered N-doped ZnO thin films

Trilok K. Pathak; L. P. Purohit

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2017, Pages 6-9


  ZnO and ZnO:N thin films were deposited on plane glass substrate using RF sputtering method. The crystalline structure and surface morphology of the film was investigated using XRD and SEM. The XRD patterns of ZnO thin films have largest crystalline orientation for the (002) peak and shows wurtzite structure. ...  Read More

Research Article
Reduced substrate clamping effect and evidence of shape memory behavior in vertically aligned Ni-Mn-In nanorod arrays

Kirandeep Singh; Shuvam Pawar; Davinder Kaur

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2017, Pages 10-15


  Silicon integrated vertically aligned Ni-Mn-In nanorod arrays having ~100 nm length were investigated for shape memory behavior and magnetocaloric effect. The room temperature X-ray diffraction (XRD) patterns revealed the (220) oriented pure austenitic cubic phase growth of Ni–Mn–In nanorods. ...  Read More

Research Article
Visible light driven photocatalysis using nitrogen doped TiO2 quantum dots prepared by microemulsion route

Yuvraj S. Malghe; Atul B. Lavand

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2017, Pages 16-21


  Here, we report on microemulsion synthesis of nitrogen (N) doped TiO2 quantum dots (QDs) with improved visible-light response. XRD, FTIR, XPS, EDX and Raman spectroscopy confirms that N was doped successfully in TiO2 lattice. SEM and TEM study confirms spherical morphology of N-doped TiO2 QDs. N-doped ...  Read More

Research Article
Study of effect of Fe, Cr and Ti on the martensite phase formation in Cu-12.5 wt% Al-5wt % Mn SMA

Shahadat Hussain; Ashish K. Jain; Md. A. Ansari; Abhishek Pandey; Rupa Dasgupta

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2017, Pages 22-25


  Copper based shape memory alloys are studied throughout the world for their high transition temperatures and high thermal stability. Among Copper based shape memory alloys(SMAs), Cu-Al-Mn SMAs have shown good ductility and high transition temperature. Only those alloy systems that can show the formation ...  Read More

Research Article
Use of tools of NLD in analysis and calibration of Cu-doped ZnO nanoparticles (NPs) for biological applications

Rajat K. Saha; Mrinal K. Debanath; Eeshankur Saikia; Vedant V. Borah; Kandarpa K. Saikia

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2017, Pages 26-31


  ZnO based nanoparticles find a wide range of applications starting from biosensors and drug-delivery systems to solar cells. Keeping an eye on the prospect for an application in the field of biotechnology, we analyze Cu-doped ZnO nanoparticles after the fabrication and necessary characterization of the ...  Read More

Research Article
Synthesis of nickel ferrite nanoparticles via chemical co-precipitation method

Azizurrahaman Ansari; Vishal Kumar Chakradhary; M. J. Akhtar

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2017, Pages 32-34


  In this article, an effort is made to synthesize the nickel ferrite nanoparticles via chemical co-precipitation method using the metal nitrates as precursors. The x-ray diffraction pattern of the as-synthesized powder sample indicates the formation of nickel ferrite with iron oxide and other impurity ...  Read More

Research Article
Thermo catalytic decomposition of methane over Cu - Al2O3 and 5 - 20wt% Ni - Cu - Al2O3 catalysts to produce hydrogen and carbon nanofibers

K. Srilatha; D. Bhagawan; V. Himabindu

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2017, Pages 35-40


  Hydrogen is an environmental friendly fuel, which has the potential to significantly used of fasil files; however several important challenges must defeat before it can be extensively used. Thermo catalytic decomposition of methane (TCD) is one of the most useful method, which will meet the future demand ...  Read More

Research Article
Effect of aluminum additions on microstructures and mechanical properties of Ti micro-alloyed steels containing Ni subjected to simulating HAZ thermal cycle

Amer Eid Amer; Min Y. Koo; Soon H. Hong

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2017, Pages 41-45


  This work reports the results of an investigation of micro-alloyed steel plates subjected to high heat input (4.5 kJ/mm), simulating the thermal cycle of heat affected zone (HAZ) conducted by induction heating in a computer controlled weld thermal cycle simulator. Three samples of steels having Carbon ...  Read More

Research Article
Fabrication of kesterite absorber films by spray pyrolysis: Effect of annealing temperature on the phase formation

P. Prabeesh; P. Saritha; I Packia Selvam; S. N. Potty

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2017, Pages 46-50


  Kesterite thin films have been fabricated by chemical spray pyrolysis technique using less toxic organic solvent followed by annealing at different temperatures in inert nitrogen atmosphere. Phase formation and structural evolution were studied by XRD and Raman spectroscopy. The films annealed at 450°C ...  Read More

Research Article
Role of pH in the hydrothermal synthesis of phase pure alpha Bi2O3 nanoparticles and its structural characterization

M. Malligavathy; D. Pathinettam Padiyan

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2017, Pages 51-55


  Phase pure bismite nanoparticles were successfully prepared by means of hydrothermal method by varying the precursor solution pH from 10 to 13. The as-prepared nanoparticles were characterized by different techniques such as X-ray diffraction pattern (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, Scanning electron microscopy ...  Read More

Research Article
Effect of nanosilica on drying shrinkage and creep properties of cement concrete

Lincy Varghese; VVL. Kanta Rao; Lakshmy Parameswaran

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2017, Pages 56-60


  The microstructure and time dependent properties of nanosilica (nS) added high performance concrete (nS-HPC) were investigated, and a comparison of these properties with those of microsilica (mS) added high performance (mS-HPC) concrete and a reference concrete (RefCon) are presented. 3% colloidal nS ...  Read More

Research Article
H2 and CO gas sensor from SnO2/polyaniline composite nanofibers fabricated by electrospinning

Hemlata J. Sharma; Megha A. Salorkar; Subhash B. Kondawar

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2017, Pages 61-66


  Electrospun nanofibers of Polyaniline (PANI)/SnO2 composite based gas sensor for hydrogen (H2) and carbon monoxide (CO) gas were prepared by electrospinning technique. The synthesized material was characterized using UV-Visible, XRD and SEM-EDX analyses. The average diameter of PANI/SnO2 composite was ...  Read More

Research Article
Comparative studies of the structural and electrical studies of conventional and microwave sintered Li0.35 Ni0.1Mn0.1Zn0.2Fe2.35O4 synthesized by the citrate precursor method

Sanatombi Sorokhaibam; Ibetombi Soibam; Sumitra Phanjoubam

Volume 2, Issue 1 , 2017, Pages 67-70


  Substituted lithium ferrite having the chemical formula Li0.35 Ni0.1 Mn0.1 Zn0.2 Fe2.35 O4  have been synthesized by the citrate precursor method. The sample was given pre-sintering at 650oC in a conventional furnace. Final sintering was carried out at 900oC in a conventional surface and another ...  Read More