Graphene forum – platform for a new age technology

Hisatoshi Kobayashi; Mikael Syväjärvi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2017, Pages 213-213


  All of us are in different stages of our careers. Like materials, time is needed to develop the foundation of a career or technology platform. We will enter challenges, and sometimes very much energy is needed. In our research, we find our special place in a research arena. Like successful business approaches, ...  Read More

Research Article
Evolution of the performance of SiNWs based electrochemical capacitor in ionic electrolyte

Ankur Soam; Rajiv Dusane

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2017, Pages 214-217


  The development of micro-supercapacitor (µ-SC) based on silicon nanowires (SiNWs) has increased the demands ofcost-effective methods via low temperature processing routes for the fabrication of SiNWs which can enable the realization of µ-SC directly on a Si chip. In this work, SiNWs synthesized ...  Read More

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Synthesis of highly dispersed FePO4 cathode material for rechargeable lithium battery

Bikash Mandal; I. Basumallick; Susanta Ghosh

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2017, Pages 218-222


  Highly dispersed, porous and nano-sized FePO4 have been synthesized by a facile aqueous and alcoholic medium for their application as cathode in rechargeable lithium batteries. Various dispersing templates in association with suitable solvents are used to introduce porosity and dispersive nature among ...  Read More

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Green synthesis, structural characterization and application of cadmium sulfide nanocrystals with fluorescent dyes for solar enhancement

Yashvant Rao; Gajendra Kumar Inwati; Man Singh

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2017, Pages 223-227


  Cadmium sulphide nanocrystals (CdS NCs) of ≈ 7.0 nm have been synthesized and structurally characterized with X-Ray Diffraction (XRD), High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscope (HR-TEM) and topographical 3D image by Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM). The binding and kinetic energies of 5th electron ...  Read More

Research Article
Study of polyvinylalcohol/polyionic organic semiconductor as thermistor

Anandraj J; Girish M. Joshi; Mayank Pandey

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2017, Pages 228-230


  We have demonstrated the successful preparation of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) composed CuBi2S3 polyionic (PI) composites. Polymer composites were sensitive to the external stimuli, the modified PVA moiety exhibits excellent electrical property as a function of temperature. The volume resistance measured ...  Read More

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Synthesis and characterization of flame retardant vermiculite polystyrene composites

Panmei Gaijon; S. K. Shukla; Monika Datta

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2017, Pages 231-234


  Presently, polymer-clay composites (PCC) have shown promising advancements in different  properties of polymers due to presence of layered silicate structure and also extend its multi fold advanced applications. In the present work, vermiculite (VT) was organically modified by cetylpyridinium chloride ...  Read More

Research Article
Nanoscale zero-valent iron for aqueous lead removal

Yana Bagbi; Ankur Sarswat; Sachchidanand Tiwari; Dinesh Mohan; Arvind Pandey; Pratima R. Solanki

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2017, Pages 235-241


  Zero-valent iron nanoparticles (NZVI) were synthesized using chemical reduction method.  These were applied for lead removal from water. The structural, morphological, compositional and optical studies were studied out using X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dynamic ...  Read More

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Synthesis and characterization of (Ba,Ca)TiO3 - (Ni,Co,Zn)Fe2O4 multiferroic particulate composite

Richa Sharma; N. C. Mehra; R. P. Tandon

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2017, Pages 242-246


  In the present work, the composite series (1-x) Ba0.94Ca0.06TiO3 - (x) Ni0.7Co0.1Zn0.2Fe2O4 (where x = 0.1, 0.2, 0.3 and 0.4 wt. fraction) was synthesized by solid state reaction method followed by conventional sintering. The structure and morphology of prepared samples were examined using X-ray diffractometer ...  Read More

Research Article
Quaternary ammonium poly(amidoamine) dendrimer stabilized gold and other metal nanoparticles for biosensor applications

Eagambaram Murugan; Venkatesan Yogaraj

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2017, Pages 247-253


  Quaternary ammonium poly(amidoamine) (PAMAM) dendrimer stabilized gold nanoparticles (QPAMAM-AuNPs) were prepared and used for fabrication of new GC-QPAMAM-AuNPs electrode and this in turn was investigated for sensing of trace quantity of H2O2. Further, the QPAMAM-AuNPs were inspected for catalysis of ...  Read More

Research Article
Microwave synthesized zinc-boro-vanadate glasses: Structural elucidation by employing ultrasonic and MAS NMR studies

N. Sivasankarareddy; R. Viswanatha; B. Sujatha; C. Narayanareddy

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2017, Pages 254-258


  Correlation between mechanical properties and MAS NMR spectroscopic revelations have been carried out on the glass system, xZnO – 50 B2O3 – (50 – x) V2O5 where 15 ≤ x ≤ 40 is prepared by a novel microwave heating method. Elastic moduli were computed from ultrasound velocities ...  Read More

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The study of microhardness of powder metallurgy fabricated Fe-Cu alloy using vickers indenter

Shuhaib Mushtaq; M.F Wani

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2017, Pages 259-263


  In the present study, micro hardness values of Iron-Copper based alloys with different compositions have been obtained by using Vickers indenter. The samples Fe-5Cu-1Sn-7.5BN (wt. %), Fe-5Cu-1.5Sn-5BN (wt. %) and Fe-5Cu-2.5Sn-2.5BN(wt. %) were prepared using Powder metallurgy technique. The elemental ...  Read More

Research Article
Dependence of the size of copper nanoparticles on laser energy synthesized by pulsed laser ablation in liquid

Prahlad K. Baruah; Ashwini K. Sharma; Alika Khare

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2017, Pages 264-268


  In this paper, the effect of incident laser energy on the localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) and size of copper (Cu) nanoparticles (NPs) synthesized via pulsed laser ablation of copper in distilled water (DW) is reported. The absorption spectra show plasmon peak in the visible spectral region. ...  Read More

Research Article
Electrical characterization of perovskite nanocubes of Na0.5K0.5NbO3 at low temperature

Deepak M. Kapse; Pradnya Parab; Sangita Bose; H. Muthurajan

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2017, Pages 269-274


  Due to the toxicity of lead, there is an urgent necessity to develop lead-free alternatives to replace the currently dominant lead-based piezoelectric such as Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT). Na0.5K0.5NbO3 based piezoelectric nanomaterial are promising because of their relatively high Curie temperatures as well as ...  Read More

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Synthesis and characterization of a nano Cu2 cluster

Sayantan Pathak; Niladri Biswas; Barun Jana; Tanmay K Ghorai

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2017, Pages 275-279


  The synthesis and crystal structure of Cu2(C6H5COO)4(C6H5COOH)2 (1) is herein reported. However, our intention was to incorporate Pb into the present system and make a new high nuclearity heteronuclear Cu-Pb cluster with magnetic or antibacterial properties. For its synthesis, first Cu (NO3)2.3H2O (2mmol) ...  Read More

Research Article
Nonlinear enhancement of the dielectric properties of PVA-Al2O3 nanocomposites

Ram J. Sengwa; Shobhna Choudhary

Volume 2, Issue 4 , 2017, Pages 280-287


  Dielectric dispersion and relaxation behaviour of aqueous solution grown polymeric nanocomposite films consisting of poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) and alumina (Al2O3) (PVA–x wt% Al2O3 (x = 0, 1, 3 and 5)) have been studied in the frequency range from 20 Hz to 1 MHz by employing dielectric relaxation ...  Read More