Welcome message of new AMP editors

Hisatoshi Kobayashi; Mikael Syväjärvi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2017, Pages 71-71


  From beginning of 2017, we are the editors of Advanced Materials Proceedings (AMP). The journal was implemented by previous editor-in-chief Ashutosh Tiwari. Since the activities of VBRI Press (www.vbripress.com) and International Association of Advanced Materials (www.iaamonline.org) has been growing ...  Read More

Research Article
Modeling shape and size dependence of thermal expansion and Debye temperature of nanocrystals

Madan Singh; Spirit Tlali; Krishna Chandra

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2017, Pages 72-75


  A simple theoretical model is developed to explore the size and shape dependence of thermal expansion and Debye temperature of nanomaterials. The model theory is based on cohesive energy and surface area change of the nanocrystals compared to the bulk crystals. It is found that the Debye temperature ...  Read More

Research Article
Comparative study of Co2MnSi structural and surface morphological thin films on Si/SiO2

Rashmi Singh; Puneet Jain; Naresh Kumar; Pramod Kumar

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2017, Pages 76-79


  Thin films of Co2MnSi are grown on n-doped Si (100) and SiO2 (100) substrates by RF sputtering. The deposition time to grow the films is varied, once for ten minutes and another for an hour at a particular substrate temperature 600oC and keeping all the other parameters same. The Co2MnSi thin films deposited ...  Read More

Research Article
Growth, structural, thermal and dielectric studies of a-glycine single crystals grown under the influence of potassium iodide for nonlinear optical applications

Panchatcharam Damodaran; Mani Mahadevan; Pandurangan Anandan; Palanivelu Shanmugha Sundaram; Rajamanickam Rajasekaran

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2017, Pages 80-85


  Glycine has the simplest structure among all amino acids. Many attempts have been made to grow different derivative crystals of glycine. However, the title compound was not investigated thoroughly to understand the usability of the crystal for its device application. In the present investigation, using ...  Read More

Research Article
Investigation of novel sustainable concrete using optimization technique

V. Subathra Devi; B. K. Gnanavel; P. Murthi; M. Madhanagopal

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2017, Pages 86-92


  Concrete industry, the largest consumer of natural resources such as water, sand and crushing stone needs to be reoriented by adopting environmental friendly and a highly sustainable technology. Concrete with ceramic industrial waste is termed as Ceracrete. The properties of the ingredients of concrete ...  Read More

Research Article
Structural and optical characterization of MnFe2O4 nanoparticles

Elangbam C. Devi; Ibetombi Soibam

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2017, Pages 93-96


  Manganese ferrite nanoparticles with chemical formula MnFe2O4 have been synthesized by low temperature chemical co-precipitation method. The structural and optical properties of the nanoparticles were studied by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray ...  Read More

Research Article
Effect of cenosphere on thermal conductivity of bamboo fibre reinforced composites

Hemalata Jena; Arun Kumar Pradhan; Mihir Kumar Pandit

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2017, Pages 97-102


  The present study attempts to explore the possibilities of utilising industrial waste as filler material in bamboo fibre reinforced composites. Cenosphere, a mixture of alumina and silicon rich industrial waste produced during burning of coal in thermal power plants, is used as filler material in this ...  Read More

Research Article
Effect of annealing temperature on optical properties and dye absorbance capacity of ZnO-CdS nanocomposite

Monika Tandon; Pratima Chauhan

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2017, Pages 103-106


  ZnO-CdS nanocomposite material has been synthesized by Chemical Co-precipitation method. The prepared nanocomposite material has been characterized by UV-visible (UV-vis) spectrophotometer and X-ray diffractometer (XRD). The optical band gap of prepared material lies between 3.6 eV to 4.0 eV. The synthesized ...  Read More

Research Article
Photocatalytic degradation of rhodamine B in water by visible light irradiated BMZ nanocomposite

Suranjan Sikdar; Sutanuka Pattanayek; Tanmay K Ghorai

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2017, Pages 107-112


  The Bi2MoZnO7 nanocomposites have been successfully synthesized via co-precipitation and solid state method and followed by a low temperature calcinations treatment process. We find that such a Bi2MoZnO7 nanocomposite exihibits higher photoctatalytic activity and stability than Bi2MoO6, Bi2O3 and ZnO ...  Read More

Research Article
In vitro disease burden analysis using green silver nanoparticles

Deepika Gupta; Patima Chauhan

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2017, Pages 113-116


  Biologically manufactured silver nanoparticles are increasingly being used for various sterilization purposes because of its broad spectrum antibacterial activity. There have been relatively few studies on the applicability of silver NPs to control plant diseases. The present study was aimed to investigate ...  Read More

Research Article
Effect of varying reactant precursors on synthesis of nanostructured Iron disulphide (FeS2)

Gurpreet Kaur; Bikramjeet Singh; Paviter Singh; Manpreet Kaur; Anup Thakur; Manjeet Kumar; Rajni Bala; Akshay Kumar

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2017, Pages 117-118


  Nontoxic and earth abundant nanostructured semiconductors have experienced wide attention of researchers recently. One of the more studied material is Iron pyrite (FeS2) owing many different promising applications. Herein, the synthesis of nanostructures by varying the reactant precursors of iron and ...  Read More

Research Article
Structural and physical analysis of borosilicate glasses with Pr3+ ions

Priyanka Goyal; Sudha Pal; Umesh Chandra Bind; Yogesh Kumar Sharma

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2017, Pages 119-124


  The present works gives the information about the structural and physical analysis of borosilicate glasses with praseodymium ions. Glass specimen were prepared with the chemical composition (50-x) B2O3 - (10+x) SiO2 – 10Na2O – 20PbO – 10ZnO - 1Pr6O11 (where x= 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, ...  Read More

Research Article
Optical mesophase textures and the enthalpy changes with temperature of a liquid crystal compound 9OBA

Sangita Patari; Aparna Nath

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2017, Pages 125-127


  In this article, our intention is to observe the mesophase textures of a liquid crystal (LC) compound 4-nonyloxybenzoic Acid (9OBA) in an attempt to understand the nature of dramatic changes of the mesophase transition textures with temperature. The studies of mesophase textures were carried out by using ...  Read More

Research Article
Effect of processing parameters on synthesis of nanostructured boron carbide

Paviter Singh; Manpreet Kaur; Gurpreet Kaur; Bikramjeet Singh; Kulwinder Singh; Harpreet Kaur; Mandeep Singh; Manjeet Kumar; Rajni Bala; Ramovatar Meena; Akshay Kumar

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2017, Pages 128-131


  Boron carbide is well known metallurgical product used in cutting/coating tool industry. Nanostructured boron carbide finds its application in medical, optical and defence industry due to its structural, mechanical and optical properties. In present paper, we report the effect of processing parameters ...  Read More

Research Article
Green synthesis of Cu2O hollow microspheres

Abhishek K. Bhardwaj; Abhishek Shukla; S. C. Singh; Kailash N. Uttam; Gopal Nath; Ram Gopal

Volume 2, Issue 2 , 2017, Pages 132-138


  Green synthesis of nanoparticles (NPs) from biological constituents extracts have emerged as potential methods for the fabrication of metallic NPs. In the present study, Cuprous oxides hallow microspheres (Cu2O-HMs) have been synthesized using D. carota pulp waste extract (CPWE). This Cu2O hollow microsphere ...  Read More