Volume 13 (2022)
Volume 12 (2021)
Volume 11 (2020)
Volume 10 (2019)
Volume 9 (2018)
Volume 8 (2017)
Volume 7 (2016)
Volume 6 (2015)
Volume 5 (2014)
Volume 4 (2013)
Volume 3 ( 2012)
Volume 2 (2011)
Volume 1 (2010)
1. Self-sealing Polymeric Materials: Mechanism and Applications

Nand Kumar; Dibyendu Sekhar Bag; Krishna Pratap Singh; Akansha Dixit; Shashank Mishra; Durgesh Nath Tripathi; Namburi Eswara Prasad

Volume 11, Issue 6 , June 2020, , Pages 1-11

  Self-sealing polymers possess the virtue to seal small punctures/cracks/damages automatically whenever occurred in the materials/components during their service. This behaviour of self-sealing in polymeric materials is inspired by the biological system in which self-sealing is a usual phenomenon. There ...  Read More

2. Preparation, stabilization, and self-assembly of gold nanoparticles by Chitosan derivatives

Jia-Jia Shen; Jia He; Ya Ding

Volume 10, Issue 2 , February 2019, , Pages 80-84

  Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) are of unique and interesting materials being firstly reported 100 years ago. They are one of the most widely studied nanomaterials potential for disease cure. To improve the colloidal stability, biocompatibility, and hemocompatibility of GNPs, chitosan (CS), a naturally produced ...  Read More

3. Self-oscillating polymer gels as biomimetic and smart softmaterials

Ryo Yoshida

Volume 9, Issue 12 , December 2018, , Pages 836-842

  In living systems, there are many autonomous and oscillatory phenomena to sustain life such as heart beating. We developed “self-oscillating” polymer gels that undergo spontaneous cyclic swelling–deswelling changes without any on–off switching of external stimuli, as with heart ...  Read More

4. Reversible cross-linking in composite binders - in-situ repair options and recyclability

D. H. Turkenburg; H. R. Fischer

Volume 9, Issue 12 , December 2018, , Pages 861-866

  Internal microscopic damage is ubiquitous in composites, whether this was caused or introduced during the manufacturing process (i.e. via thermal stresses), from machining (i.e. drilling holes for bolted joints), during component assembly or ultimately from in-service loading. Incorporating an in-situ ...  Read More

5. Facile Electrostatic Immobilization of Glucose Oxidase onto Citrate Capped Gold Nanoparticles for Surface-enhanced (Bio)-Catalysis

Ayushi Tiwari; Anshuman Mishra

Volume 9, Issue 11 , November 2018, , Pages 823-830

  Diabetes mellitus is a serious life-time health issue which has been increasing among the greater population, approximately 285 million people carrying this disease worldwide. In this study, we have functionalised the gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) with biocatalytic enabled optical property, it is the subject ...  Read More

6. G4 self-assembly as an intrinsic nucleic acid function

Anna Varizhuk; Vyacheslav Severov; Galina Pozmogova

Volume 9, Issue 2 , February 2018, , Pages 91-96

  It is now commonly acknowledged that G-rich polynucleotide sites can fold into G-quadruplex (G4) structures in vivo. In terms of molecular programming, the G4-folding propensity can be regarded as a build-in nucleic acid function with multiple implications for genomic regulation. Here we review several ...  Read More

7. Highly hydrophilic copolymer based PES hollow fibre ultrafiltration membranes 

James Antony Prince; Sowrirajalu Bhuvana; Vanangamudi Anbharasi; K.V. Kamelia Boodhoo; Gurdev Singh

Volume 9, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 25-30

  Bio-fouling is a major issue in all membrane-based water treatment systems and there are several cleaning methods available to address this problem. Current membrane modification methods are focused on improving the hydrophilicity of membranes by blending hydrophilic additives or blending antibacterial ...  Read More

8. Strength recovery of concrete exposed to freezing-thawing by self-healing of cementitious materials using synthetic fiber 

Heesup Choi; Masumi Inoue; Risa Sengoku; Hyeonggil Choi

Volume 8, Issue 10 , October 2017, , Pages 993-998

  In this study, it is possible to disperse effectively cracked using synthetic fiber, an examination of the most suitable self-healing conditions was performed on the above crack width 0.1mm. As a result, effective crack dispersion using polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) fibers with polar OH - groups, as well as ...  Read More

9. Titanium dioxide (TiO2) and silver/titanium dioxide (Ag/TiO2) thin films with self-cleaning properties

Ana Flávia R. Silva; Nelcy D. S. Mohallem; Marcelo M. Viana

Volume 8, Issue 4 , April 2017, , Pages 444-448

  In this work, TiO2 and Ag/TiO2 thin films were synthesized on glass by combination of sol-gel method and dip-coating deposition technique. Thermal treatment in temperatures ranging from 100 °C to 500 °C was used to evaluate changes in structure, morphology and texture of these materials. Adherent ...  Read More

10. Urea-phenol-formaldehyde Microcapsules Containing Linseed Oil For Self-healing Anticorrosive Coating Applications

Deepak Patil; Ajay Vasudeo Rane; K Kanny; Abitha V K; Anagha Sabnis

Volume 7, Issue 11 , November 2016, , Pages 897-902

  Novel self-repairing Urea-Phenol-Formaldehyde (UPF) microcapsules containing linseed oil were prepared via in-situ polymerization in an oil-in-water emulsion. The main purpose of encapsulation is to control the release of linseed oil, when external conditions such as mechanical stress or energy cause ...  Read More

11. Effect Of TETA Microcapsules On Self-healing Ability Of Dual Component Epoxy System

Ikbal Choudhury; Sudipta Halder; Nazrul Islam Khan; Abhinav Mathur; Writuparna Nath; Aniruddha Phukan

Volume 7, Issue 10 , October 2016, , Pages 836-843

  To deliver epoxy composites with enhanced self-healing ability, this study investigates healing efficiency of dual component epoxy system consisting of microcapsules containing epoxy (DGEBA) and different variants of hardener (TETA) microcapsules. Morphological investigation under FESEM confirms formation ...  Read More

12. Electrospun Self-assembled ZnO Nanofibers Structures For Photocatalytic Activity In Natural Solar Radiations To Degrade Acid Fuchsin Dye

Ashish Gupta; Deoram V. Nandanwar; Sanjay R. Dhakate

Volume 6, Issue 8 , August 2015, , Pages 706-710

  Zinc oxide (ZnO) nanoparticles, self-assembled in the form of one dimensional ZnO nanofibers were synthesized using electrospinning technique from solution of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and zinc acetate followed by calcination at 600°C in oxidizing environment. Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) analysis ...  Read More

13. Magnetically Tunable Superparamagnetic Cobalt Doped Iron Oxide Colloidal Nanocluster 

S. Ravi; A. Kartikeyan

Volume 4, Issue 7 , July 2013, , Pages 562-566

  Magnetically tunable colloidal nano clusters (CNC’s) have been fabricated using superparamagnetic cobalt doped iron oxide CNCs for the first time. This has the regular interparticle spacing and strongly diffracts light, which is being controlled by an external field. The size of the nanoclusters ...  Read More

14. Self-assembled Microcones Generated On Solid Surface Through Pulsed Laser Irradiation

Sucharita Sinha; Anil K.Singh

Volume 4, Issue 6 , June 2013, , Pages 492-496

  We present here our results on surface micro-structuring via nanosecond pulsed laser irradiation of Titanium and Stainless Steel cathode samples. Laser based surface micro-structuring leading to formation of self-assembled micro-tips can potentially enhance field emission efficiency of such surface treated ...  Read More

15. Inhibition And Enhancement Of Spontaneous Emission Using Photonic Band Gap Structures 

Rajesh V. Nair; ;B N Jagatap; Anjani K. Tiwari; Sushil Mujumdar; and B N Jagatap

Volume 4, Issue 6 , June 2013, , Pages 497-501

  We discuss experimental results demonstrating the inhibition and enhancement of spontaneous emission of dye molecules embedded in a nanophotonic structure. This is achieved in our all-solid self-assembled photonic crystals consisting of dye-doped polystyrene spheres. Our samples exhibit well-resolved ...  Read More

16. Morphology and electrical conductivity of self- doping polyanilines synthesized via self- assembly process

S.R. Kargirwar; S.R. Thakare; M.D. Choudhary; S.B. Kondawar; S.R. Dhakate

Volume 2, Issue 6 , December 2011, , Pages 397-401

  Copolymerization of self doping monomer aniline and oxalic acid (OA)/ acetic acid (AA) in different molar ratio via the self-assembly process were conducted to prepare self-doping polyanilines (SD-PANIs). In this polymerization process, AA or OA plays the roles of surfactant and dopant for the self-doping ...  Read More