Volume 12, 11 (In Progress), December 2021


Electrocaloric Effect in Sodium Bismuth Titanate Based Ferroelectric Composites

Rajani Malathi Alupatla; G. S. Kumar; G. Prasad

Advanced Materials Letters, 2021, Volume 12, Issue 11 (In Progress), Pages 1-5
DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2021.111676

Mixed system of (1-x)Na0.5Bi0.5TiO3+(x)SrTiO3 (NBT-ST) where x=0.075, 0.125, 0.150, 0.200 ferroelectric ceramic materials are synthesized using modified pechini method. These optimized compositions are used for study of polarization versus electric field (P-E) loops. The ferroelectric response of the samples is investigated as a function of temperature. Remnant polarization of exhibited loops observed to decrease with increasing temperature. PE data is used to estimate the electrocaloric properties. Maximum entropy change, full width at half maximum, relative cooling power is obtained from theoretical calculations.

Structural, Optical and Photo Catalytic Properties of CdS Thin Films Synthesized by Green-CBD Method

Vikas Sawant; D.A. Lavate; A.S. Khomane

Advanced Materials Letters, 2021, Volume 12, Issue 11 (In Progress), Pages 1-5
DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2021.111677

Aim of this work is to study the synthesis of CdS thin films by eco-friendly rout and analyze the change in structural and optical properties of material due to use of biomolecules as a stabilizing agent. The CdS thin films were deposited in lemon extract and ammonia solution separately by maintaining the same physical parameters and analyzed for tailoring of structural and optical properties. Green-CBD method minimizes the use of toxic precursors and volatilization of ammonia solution. X-Ray Diffraction study indicates formation of face centered cubic crystalline phase predominantly for CdS thin films materials with change in grain size. SEM analysis revealed the formation of CdS nanospheres in ammonia while CdS nanocubes in lemon extract. The direct allowed band gap energy was observed in the order of 2.45 eV and 2.25 eV which were interesting for optical studies. UV-Vis Absorption spectra and PL spectra of thin films indicates the CdS thin film material has absorption maxima in visible (400-800 nm) region. As synthesized CdS thin films were applied for photodegradation of Rhodamine-B dye solution under sunlight. The CdS thin film material deposited by Green-CBD rout shows high efficiency for degradation of Rhodamine-B solution as compared to films deposited by CBD method.

A Simple and Convenient Synthesis of 2, 3-dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-one Derivatives using MgFe2O4@SiO2-SO3H Catalyst

Anand Aswar; Nilesh Govindrao Salunkhe; Chandrashekhar Arun Ladole; Nikita Vinod Thakare; Jagruti Manish Barabde

Advanced Materials Letters, 2021, Volume 12, Issue 11 (In Progress), Pages 1-5
DOI: 10.5185/amlett.2021.111678

In the present study, use of MgFe2O4@SiO2-SO3H as an efficient, green, magnetically recoverable & recyclable catalyst for micro-wave assisted solvent free synthesis of 2,3-dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-ones reaction pathway is presented. The superiorities of this method are higher conversion rate, shorter reaction time, easy isolation of product and reusability of catalyst without remarkable loss of activity. The synthesized 2,3-dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-ones derivatives were assessed for their antimicrobial and antifungal activity; where, the most of these compounds exhibit potent antibacterial and antifungal activities against various bacteria and fungi.