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

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 5, Issue 4 , April 2014, Pages 161-162

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2014.4001

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 event ...  Read More

Fabrication And Characterization Of Efficient Hybrid Photocatalysts Based On Titania And Graphene For Acid Orange Seven Dye Degradation Under UV Irradiation

P. Muthirulan; C. K. N. Devi; M. M. Sundaram

Volume 5, Issue 4 , April 2014, Pages 163-171

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.7507

Abstract
  Simple and proficient methodology has been proposed for the preparation of hybrid photocatalyst based on titanium dioxide (TiO2)-graphene (GR) nanocomposite for acid orange 7 (AO7) dye degradation under UV irradiation. High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM) and Scanning Electron Microscopy ...  Read More

Effect Of Process Parameters On The Properties Of Ultrananocrystalline Diamond Films Deposited Using Microwave Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition

Vijay Chatterjee; Rishi Sharma; P. K. Barhai

Volume 5, Issue 4 , April 2014, Pages 172-179

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.10550

Abstract
  Ultrananocrystalline diamond (UNCD) films are deposited using microwave plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition system. Depositions of films are carried out at low pressure 25 mbar, low temperature 400 ºC and at low microwave power (800 - 1000 Watt). Diamond thin films were characterized using ...  Read More

Towards Fabrication Of Stable Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Based On Acetonitrile As Solvent For The Redox Couple

Ambily Mathew; G. Mohan Rao; N. Munichandraiah

Volume 5, Issue 4 , April 2014, Pages 180-183

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.8527

Abstract
  The present paper describes the scheme used to fabricate completely sealed dye sensitized solar cell (DSC) and its stability analysis employing acetonitrile as the solvent for redox couple. Since acetonitrile is extremely volatile a perfect sealing is essential to prevent the leakage of electrolyte. ...  Read More

High Rate Capability Of Coconut Kernel Derived Carbon As An Anode Material For Lithium-ion Batteries

Tirupathi Rao Penki; Brij Kishore;N. Munichandraiah; D. Shanmughasundaram

Volume 5, Issue 4 , April 2014, Pages 184-190

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.8530

Abstract
  Carbon has been prepared by pyrolysis of grated, milk-extracted coconut kernel at 600 ºC under nitrogen atmosphere. The disordered carbon has sheet like morphology. The carbon exhibits a high reversible Li + intercalation capacity in a non-aqueous electrolyte. The initial charge and discharge capacities ...  Read More

Synthesis Of Air Stable Copper Nanoparticles And Their Use In Catalysis

Razium Ali Soomro; Syed Tufail Hussain Sherazi; Najma Memon; Mohammad Raza Shah; Nazar Hussain Kalwar; Keith Richard Hallam; Afzal Shah

Volume 5, Issue 4 , April 2014, Pages 191-198

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.8541

Abstract
  The undertaken study describes synthesis of air resistant copper nanoparticles (Cu NPs) in an aqueous phase using sodium borohydride as a reducing agent via chemical reduction method. The hydrosol has resistant to oxidation by atmospheric oxygen for several days. The air stability was induced by capping ...  Read More

Structural, Optical And Magnetic Properties Of (Fe, Ag) Co-doped ZnO Nanostructures

B. Sankara Reddy; S. Venkatramana Reddy; N. Koteeswara Reddy; Y. Prabhakara Reddy

Volume 5, Issue 4 , April 2014, Pages 199-205

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.8529

Abstract
  The (Fe, Ag) co-doped ZnO nanostructures are developed through chemical precipitation method at various percentages of Fe. The X-ray diffraction studies suggest that all the as-synthesized (Fe, Ag) doped ZnO nanopowders have single phase wurtzite structure with no secondary phases. However, the positions ...  Read More

Synthesis And Characterization Of Thermally Resistant Aromatic Polyamide-metal Complexes

Sandeep Rai; Anjali Bajpai; Snehal Lokhandwala

Volume 5, Issue 4 , April 2014, Pages 206-213

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.7509

Abstract
  Amino group terminated oligomeric aromatic polyamides were prepared using phosphorylation technique and subsequently converted into Schiff’s base coordination polymers by reaction with Co (II), Ni (II) and Cu (II) complexes of salicyladehyde [M(SAL)2] and 2-hydroxy-1-naphthaldehyde [M(NAPHTHAL)2]. ...  Read More

Synthesis And Evaluation Of Swelling Characteristics Of Fullerene (C60) Containing Cross-linked Poly(2-hydroxyethyl Methacrylate) Hydrogels

Rashmi Katiyar; Dibyendu S Bag; Indira Nigam

Volume 5, Issue 4 , April 2014, Pages 214-222

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.8532

Abstract
  Fullerene containing cross-linked poly (2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate) polymers (CFPH) with varying C60 content were synthesized by free radical polymerization. The fullerene content in the cross-linked polymers was determined by TGA analysis. The swelling properties of these fullerene containing hydrogels ...  Read More

Interfacial Mixing In Te/Bi Thin Film System

T. Diana; D. C. Agarwal; P. K. Kulriya; S. K. Tripathi; H. Nandakumar Sarma

Volume 5, Issue 4 , April 2014, Pages 223-228

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.7510

Abstract
  100 MeV Ag ions have been used to study the swift heavy ion (SHI) induced modification in Te/Bi bilayer system. The samples were analysed using Rutherford backscattering spectroscopy (RBS), Atomic force microscopy (AFM) and X-ray diffractometer (XRD). The elemental depth study with RBS results show a ...  Read More

Multiferroic Properties Of 0.05 NZF - 0.95 Ba0.9-3x/2Sr0.1LaxTiO3 Magnetoelectric Composites

Renu Rani; K. K. Raina;Chandra Prakash; J. K. Juneja; Sangeeta Singh

Volume 5, Issue 4 , April 2014, Pages 229-233

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2013.fdm.63

Abstract
  For the present work, the magnetoelectric (ME) composites with composition 0.05 Ni0.8Zn0.2Fe2O4 - 0.95 Ba0.9-3x/2Sr0.1LaxTiO3(NZF-BSLT) with x = 0, 0.01and 0.02 were synthesized by conventional solid state reaction route. The existence of both phases was confirmed by the X-Ray diffraction (XRD) technique. ...  Read More