Editorial 'ICNANO 2011' Special Issue Part-2

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 1-1


  We are pleased to publish the 4 volume, 1st issue, 2013 of the Advanced Materials Letters with ICNANO 2011 special issue, Part 2. This special issue is focused on the ‘Nano- composites and films: Processing, properties, and applications’. The journal continuously intends to provide an international ...  Read More

Sorption Of Divalent Metal Ions From Aqueous Solution By Oxidized carbon Nanotubes And Nanocages: A Review

Saksham Srivastava

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 2-8


  This is a scientific review defining the technical feasibility of surface oxidized carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for sorption of divalent metal ions (Cd 2+ , Cu 2+ , Ni 2+ , Pb 2+ , Zn 2+ ) from aqueous solution. By conducting the detailed literature review it was found that the adsorption capacities of CNTs ...  Read More

Doping Sensitive Optical Scattering In Zinc Oxide Nanostructured films For Solar Cells

Ratheesh R. Thankalekshmi; Samwad Dixit; A. C. Rastogi

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 9-14


  The nanostructured ZnO thin films are used in solar cells as heterojunction window layer as well as to enhance the junction area. Nanostructures also offer advantage of light scattering property to transmit more light into the absorber layer of solar cells. The optical and light scattering property of ...  Read More

Effect Of Alumina Reinforcing Fillers In BisGMA-based Resin Composites For Dental Applications

Sanjay Thorat; Alberto Diaspro; Marco Salerino

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 15-21


  A photo-polymerizable resin based on bisphenol-A-glycidyldimethacrylate monomer was loaded at both 10 and 50% by weight with particles of alumina of size scales in the 10 micrometers and submicrometer order, termed micro-alumina and nano-alumina, respectively. After curing, the viscoelastic properties ...  Read More

Enhancement Of Commercially-available Thermal Grease By Multi-walled Carbon nanotubes For Electronic Device Applications 

Sashi Kiran C.; K. K. Nanda

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 22-25


  Thermal grease is generally used as a thermal interface material for improved conduction between a heat source and heat sink. Here, we report the enhancement of thermal conductivity of commercially available off-the-shelf thermal grease (thermal compound LS6006) used in cooling of electronic devices, ...  Read More

Preparation and Studies on (1-x) BiFeO3–x Li0.5Fe2.5O4 (x=0.25 And 0.5) multiferroic nano-composites 

Samar Layek; Soumen Kumar Bag;H.C. Verma

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 26-30


  Multiferroic nano-composite (1-x) BiFeO3–x Li0.5Fe2.5O4 (x=0.25 and 0.5) have been successfully synthesized by mixing the two phases, prepared independently by two different methods followed by annealing at 600 0C. Existence of the two phases in the composite is confirmed by x-ray diffraction pattern. ...  Read More

Design Of Feedback Controller For Non-minimum Phase nanopositioning System

Sheilza Aggarwal; Maneesha Garg;Akhilesh Swarup

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 31-34


  One of the most important requirement of nanotechnology is precision control and manipulation of devices and materials at nanoscale i.e. nanopositioning. Nanopositioners are precision mechatronic system designed to move objects over a small range with a resolution down to a fraction of an atomic diameter. ...  Read More

Carbon Nanotubes Reinforced Conducting Polyaniline And Its derivative Poly(o-anisidine) Composites 

S. B. Kondawar; S. W. Anwane; D. V. Nandanwar; S. R. Dhakate

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 35-38


  Conducting polymer nanocomposites (PANI-CNT and POAS-CNT) have been synthesized by polymerization of aniline (ANI)/ o-anisidine (OAS) in the presence of functionalized multiwall carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs). These nanocomposites have been characterized by UV-VIS, FTIR and SEM to study the effect of incorporation ...  Read More

Synthesis, Characterization And Catalytic Application   Of ordered Mesoporous Silica Nanocomposites Functionalized with Chloroacetic Acid (SBA-15/CA) 

Amit Dubey; Divya Sachdev;Neel Mani Srivasatava

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 39-45


  In order to develop the mild acidic nanocatalyst, ordered mesoporous silica, SBA -15 was functionalized with chloroacetic acid (SBA/CA) via post synthetic grafting technique for useful acidic conversions such as Knoveneganel condensation, Biginelli synthesis and Mannich reaction. The nanocomposites were ...  Read More

Gas Sensing and Dielectric Studies on Cobalt Doped Hydroxyapatite thick films

Megha P. Mahabole; Ravindra U. Mene;Rajendra S. Khairnar

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 46-52


  This present paper deals with the investigation on effective utilization of cobalt doped hydroxyapatite (Co-HAp) thick films for improvement in gas sensing and dielectric properties. Chemical precipitation route is used for synthesis of nanocrystalline hydroxyapatite (HAp) bioceramic and ion exchange ...  Read More

Synthesis And Characterization Of Fe4[Co(CN)6]3.16H2O/SiO2 nano-composites By Coprecipitation Method

Sunil Rohilla; Atul Kumar;Bhajan Lal; P. Aghamkar; Shyam Sunder

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 53-57


  Nano-dimensional powder of iron cobalt cyanide hydrate in silica matrix (member of Prussian-blue family) was obtained using ferric chloride, cobalt chloride, potassium cyanide and silica in their dilute solution through coprecipitation method. The crystal structures and surface morphology of nanoparticles ...  Read More

LPG Sensing Properties Of Platinum Doped Nanocrystalline SnO2 based Thick Films With Effect Of Dipping Time And Sintering Temperature

A.D. Garje; S.N. Sadakale

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 58-63


  Synthesized nanophase SnO2 powder is used to fabricate thick film resistors using screen printing technology. The surfaces of the thick film resistors were modified by dip coating in platinum chloride (PtCl2) solution of optimized 1.5 M for different time periods of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 minutes. ...  Read More

Synthesis, Structural And Optical Properties Of TiO2-ZrO2 nanocomposite By Hydrothermal Method 

Laxmi J. Tomar; B.S. Chakrabarty

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 64-67


  A series of TiO2-ZrO2 mixed oxide samples with various ZrO2-TiO2 content (10, 30, 40, 60, 70 and 90 mol %) were prepared by hydrothermal method. These nanocomposites were characterized by XRD, SEM, UV-vis spectroscopy and Photoluminescence spectroscopy. XRD data identified Anatase and Rutile phases in ...  Read More

Preparation and Characterization of The Chromium Doped ZnTe Thin Films

Dinesh C. Sharma; Y. K. Vijay;Y. K. Sharma; Subodh Srivastava

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 68-70


  The chromium doped zinc telluride (ZnTe:Cr) as well as ZnTe thin films and their sandwich structures were prepared onto glass substrate by thermal evaporation method under the vacuum of 10-5 Torr. We have studied the structural, optical and electrical properties of thermally evaporated Cr-doped ZnTe ...  Read More

Structural Study Of TM Doped Alkali Bismuth Borate Glasses

N.N. Ahlawat; P. Agamkar; N. Ahlawat; A. Agarwal

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 71-73


  The study of ternary alkali bismuth borate glasses doped with various 3d transition metals (TM) has been carried out to give more information on the oxidation states of 3d transition metal ions doped in a host of ternary alkali bismuth borate glasses. The compositional variation in density and molar ...  Read More

Magnetic Thin Film Formation On The Surface Of Solution Induced Via island Growth Of Nanoparticles

Pawan Kumar; Nitin Rawat;Rajesh Kumar; Subhash Chander Katyal; Sunil Kumar Khah

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 74-77


  Thin magnetic films have been formed on the surface of Fe 2+ , Fe 3+ and PVA solution applying NH3 vapors. The growth of films has been inferred via island growth mechanism. The film grown for shorter exposure time of NH3 is composed of islands in nanometer range, whereas the film grown for high exposure ...  Read More

Neodymia-silica Nanocomposites: Sythesis and Structural Properties

Saruchi Surbhi; Praveen Aghamkar; Sushil Kumar

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 78-81


  Nanomaterials and nanostructures have received steadily growing interests as a result of their peculiar and fascinating properties and applications. Neodymia-silica nanocomposites were prepared by sol-gel route followed by calcination. The samples were prepared with different concentration of dopant ...  Read More

Effect Of Nano Sized Transition Metal Salts And Metals On Thermal decomposition Behavior Of Polyvinyl Alcohol 

Ranjana Singh; S. G. Kulkarni; N. H. Naik

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 82-88


  A number of nanocomposites have been synthesized biomimetically by embedding various transition metal salts in polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) as the preorganised matrix. The metal salts were reduced to metallic form using aqueous sodium borohydride solution. In the present paper, very comprehensive studies ...  Read More

Synthesis And Characterization Of Silver Nanoparticles embedded In Polyaniline Nanocomposite 

Y.B. Wankhede; S.B. Kondawar; S.R. Thakare; P.S. More

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 89-93


  Conducting polyaniline/silver nanoparticles (PANI-Ag) nanocomposite was synthesized by in-situ polymerization of aniline in the presence of silver nitrate as precursor. Nanocomposite was characterized by UV-VIS, PL, XRD, FTIR, SEM and TGA to study the effect of silver nanoparticles embedded into PANI ...  Read More

Effect Of Annealing Temperature On Structural Properties Of nanocrystalline Tl3(PW12O40) Thin Films

S.R. Mane; P.S. Patil;P. N. Bhosale; R. M. Mane

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 94-98


  Thallium (I) doped tungsten heteropolyoxometalate (HPOM) combinatorial thin films have been deposited on glass substrate using simple chemical bath deposition technique. The deposited films were annealed at 100 o C, 150 o C, 200 o C and 250 o C. These annealed thin films were characterized by using SEM, ...  Read More

Microwave-hydrothermal Synthesis Of CoFe2O4-TiO2 Nanocomposites

P. Raju;S. R. Murthy

Volume 4, Issue 1 , January 2013, Pages 99-105


  The nanocomposites of x TiO2+(1-x)CoF2O4 (≤x≤1) powders were synthesized using microwave-hydrothermal method at a low temperature of 165°C/45min. The synthesized powder was characterized by using XRD, TEM, FTIR and DSC. The particle size was obtained from TEM study varies from 18nm to 34nm ...  Read More