Editorial
International Conference On Smart Materials And Surfaces (SMS), Bangkok

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 5, Issue 3 , March 2014, Pages 111-112

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2014.3001

Abstract
  We are pleased to announce International Conference on Smart Materials and Surfaces (SMS). It will be organised jointly by SETCOR, IAAM and VBRI Press during 26-28 August 2014 at Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand. Smart Materials and Surfaces (SMS), Bangkok is a three-day ...  Read More

Preparation of ZnS-graphene Nanocomposite and its Photocatalytic Behavior for Dye Degradation

B. N. Patil; S. A. Acharya

Volume 5, Issue 3 , March 2014, Pages 113-116

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.fdm.16

Abstract
  In the present work, ZnS-Gaphene (ZnS-GNS) composite was prepared by microwave irradiation method. The prepared samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), to confirm the formation of GNS by reducing Graphite as well as ZnS-GNS nanocomposite. Raman spectroscopy identified D and G photon vibration ...  Read More

The Structural, Electrical And Magnetic Properties Of Perovskite (1-x)Ba(Fe1/2Nb1/2)O3–xBaTiO3 Ceramics

S. Bhagat; K. Amar Nath; K.P. Chandra; R.K. Singh; A.R. Kulkarni; K. Prasad

Volume 5, Issue 3 , March 2014, Pages 117-121

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.fdm.28

Abstract
  Lead-free pseudo-binary compounds (1-x)Ba(Fe1/2Nb1/2)O3–xBaTiO3; (0 ≤ x ≤ 1) have been synthesized at 1200°C using conventional ceramic technique and characterized by X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, dielectric and vibration sample magnetometer studies. The crystal structure ...  Read More

Synthesis, Electrical And Thermal Properties Of  Bi4V2-xCuxO11 (x=0.0 And 0.02) Ceramics 

M. Roy; S. Sahu; S. K. Barbar; S. Jangid

Volume 5, Issue 3 , March 2014, Pages 122-126

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.fdm.30

Abstract
  Polycrystalline ceramic samples of pure and Cu +2 doped Bi4V2-xCuxO11(x=0.0 and 0.02) have been synthesized by standard solid state reaction method using high purity oxides. The dielectric constant and dielectric loss and hence ac conductivity as a function of frequency and temperature have been measured. ...  Read More

A Comprative Study Of Sol-gel And Solid-state Prepared La3+ Doped Multiferroic BiFeO3

Pittala Suresh; S. Srinath

Volume 5, Issue 3 , March 2014, Pages 127-130

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.fdm.34

Abstract
  LaxBi1-xFeO3 (LBFO) samples were prepared by sol-gel route using citric acid as chelating agent for x = 0.0 - 0.4. The structure, dielectric and magnetic properties of the LBFO compounds were studied and compared with the corresponding properties of the materials prepared by a conventional solid state ...  Read More

Synthesis And Electrical Properties Of Sr(Bi0.5V0.5)O3 Electroceramic 

B. C. Sutar; Piyush R. Das; R. N. P. Choudhary

Volume 5, Issue 3 , March 2014, Pages 131-137

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.fdm.51

Abstract
  Lead-free polycrystalline material Sr(Bi0.5V0.5)O3 was prepared using a high- temperature solid state reaction technique (calcinations and sintering temperature =850 and 950 o C, respectively) using high-purity ingredients. The formation of the material in the monoclinic crystal structure was confirmed ...  Read More

Investigations Of Impedance And Electric Modulus Properties Of Pb1-xSmx(Zr0.45 Ti0.55)1-x/4O3 Ceramics

Rajiv Ranjan; Nawnit Kumar; Banarji Behera; R. N. P.Choudhary

Volume 5, Issue 3 , March 2014, Pages 138-142

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.fdm.52

Abstract
  Pb1-xSmx(Zr0.45Ti0.55)1-x/4O3 (PSZT; x = 0.00, 0.03 and 0.06) ceramic samples were prepared by high temperature mixed oxide method. Using complex impedance spectroscopy (CIS) technique, the complex impedance (Z*) and modulus (M*) properties of the materials were analyzed within a wide range of temperature ...  Read More

Structural And Electrical Properties Of Li2Pb2Sm2W2Ti4Ta4O30 Ceramics 

S. Behera; Piyush R. Das; B. N. Parida; P. Nayak; R. N. P Choudhary

Volume 5, Issue 3 , March 2014, Pages 143-147

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.fdm.60

Abstract
  The polycrystalline sample of complex tungsten-bronze compound Li2Pb2Sm2W2Ti4Ta4O30 was prepared by a high-temperature solid-state reaction technique. Room temperature X-ray diffraction (XRD) study suggests the formation of a single-phase compound. Microstructure of the pellet sample was studied by scanning ...  Read More

Elastic Moduli Of Perovskite-type Rare Earth Rhodium Borides And Carbides 

A. S. Verma; R. Bhandari;A. Kumar

Volume 5, Issue 3 , March 2014, Pages 148-151

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.fdm.02

Abstract
  In this paper, semi-empirical formula for the bulk modulus (B in GPa) and shear modulus (G in GPa) of perovskite structured solids are elaborated in terms of lattice constant (a in Å) and product of ionic charges (Za Zx) of the bonding. Values of bulk modulus, of the group ARh3X, (X = B and C) ...  Read More

Dielectric And Electrical Properties Of ZnSb2O4 Ceramics 

Anita Mekap; Piyush R. Das; R. N. P. Choudhary

Volume 5, Issue 3 , March 2014, Pages 152-156

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.fdm.65

Abstract
  The polycrystalline sample of ZnSb2O4 was prepared by a high-temperature solid-state reaction technique. Preliminary X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies of powder sample of ZnSb2O4 showed the formation of single-phase compound at room temperature. The surface morphology of the pellet sample of ZnSb2O4 was ...  Read More

Investigation On Magnetic Behaviour Of BiFeO3: SPIN Glass View Point 

V. M. Gaikwad; S. A. Acharya

Volume 5, Issue 3 , March 2014, Pages 157-160

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.fdm.82

Abstract
  Field cooled (FC) and zero field cooled (ZFC) magnetization measurements of Bismuth Ferrite (BiFeO3) multiferroic obtained by microwave-assisted gel combustion method are reported. The structural investigation of sythesized and calcined sample is done by XRD and the obtained data is well fitted with ...  Read More