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

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 5, Issue 6 , June 2014, Pages 297-298

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2014.6001

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

Conductive Polymer Composites And Coated Metals As Alternative Bipolar Plate Materials For All-vanadium Redox-flow Batteries

Burak Caglar; Justin Richards; Peter Fischer; Jens Tuebke

Volume 5, Issue 6 , June 2014, Pages 299-308

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2014.amwc.1023

Abstract
  In this study polypropylene (PP) based conductive composites and metal doped diamond like carbon (DLC) coated metallic substrates are studied as alternative bipolar materials for all-vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB). Graphite and carbon nanotube (CNT) filled PP based bipolar plates were produced via ...  Read More

Electrical And Microstructural Properties Of (Cu, Al, In)-doped SnO2 Films Deposited By Spray Pyrolysis

Sibel Gurakar; Tulay Serin; Necmi Serin

Volume 5, Issue 6 , June 2014, Pages 309-314

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2014.amwc.1016

Abstract
  The effect of Cu, Al and In doping on the microstructural and the electrical properties of the SnO2 films were studied. The undoped, Cu, Al and In (2 at. %) doped SnO2 films were deposited on the glass substrate by spray pyrolysis from 0.8 M SnCl2–ethanol solution at substrate temperature 400 °C. ...  Read More

Thermodynamics And Electrochemical Characterization Of Core-shell Type Gold-coated Superparamagnetic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles

Faruq Mohammad; Tanvir Arfin

Volume 5, Issue 6 , June 2014, Pages 315-324

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2014.amwc.1030

Abstract
  In continuation to our previous work, the superparamagnetic Fe3O4@Au core-shell type nanoparticles (NPs) were further characterized by differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), electrical conductivity, impedance and cyclic voltammetry measurements. From the analysis of ...  Read More

Stability Of ZnO Nanorods Coated On The Channel Wall Under Continuous Flow Conditions

Berrin Ikizler; Sumer Peker

Volume 5, Issue 6 , June 2014, Pages 325-332

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2014.amwc.1020

Abstract
  The damage given to the ZnO nanorod coating immobilized at the bottom of a rectangular channel by water flow is assessed in this work. The experiments were conducted in complete darkness to determine the inherent stability of the nanorod coating without the interfering effect of UV radiation. The quality ...  Read More

Synthesis, Characterization And Mesomorphic Properties of Side Chain Liquid Crystalline Oligomer Having Schiff Base Type Mesogenic Group

H. E. Gulbas; D. G. Coskun; Y. H. Gursel; B. Bilgin-Eran

Volume 5, Issue 6 , June 2014, Pages 333-338

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2014.amwc.1022

Abstract
  A new liquid crystalline oligomer OLC was synthesized from its monomer having Schiff-base type mesogenic group MLC via free radical polymerization. The chemical structures of all compounds were confirmed using UV, FTIR, 1 H NMR, 13 C NMR and MS spectroscopy. Schiff-base type thermotropic system based ...  Read More

Nanocrystalline Nickel Ferrite Reinforced Conducting Polyaniline Nanocomposites

Subhash B. Kondawar; Arti I. Nandapure; Bharti I. Nandapure

Volume 5, Issue 6 , June 2014, Pages 339-344

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2014.amwc.1035

Abstract
  Nanocrystalline nickel ferrite (NiFe2O4) powder of crystallite size ~20 nm was synthesized by refluxing method. Electrically conductive polyaniline-nickel ferrite (PANI/NiFe2O4) nanocomposites have been synthesized by an in-situ polymerization of aniline monomer in the presence of as-prepared NiFe2O4 ...  Read More

Abrasion Resistance Of Reactive Powder Concrete: The Influence Of Water-to-cement Ratio And Steel Micro-fibers

Caglar Yalcinkaya; Jedrzej Sznajder; Ahsanollah Beglarigale; Orkut Sancakoglu; Halit Yazici

Volume 5, Issue 6 , June 2014, Pages 345-351

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2014.amwc.1021

Abstract
  Reactive Powder Concrete (RPC) is characterized by high cementitious material content, very low water to cement ratio and steel micro-fiber reinforcement. This type of cementitious composite has greater ductility, durability and mechanical properties compared to traditional concrete. Abrasion resistance ...  Read More

Metal Decontamination From Chemically Modified Rice Husk Film

S. K. Shukla; Anand Bharadvaja;G. C. Dubey

Volume 5, Issue 6 , June 2014, Pages 352-355

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2014.1018

Abstract
  Finely grinded rice husk (RH) has been treated with different alkalis (NaOH, KOH, Na2CO3 and KCO3)   and a film was casted   from obtained semi liquid product. The effect of various alkalis on physical properties like water absorption, swelling behavior, bulk density husk has been ...  Read More

Solidification Sequences In The Ternary Fe-V-Nb System

Samir Mansour; Naima Boutarek; Sif Eddine Amara

Volume 5, Issue 6 , June 2014, Pages 356-359

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2014.amwc.1111

Abstract
  The present work is a continuation of research on alloys based on iron, with the aim to understanding the solidification behaviour of Fe-V-Nb alloys. Solidification sequences are proposed in relation to the observed microstructures for Fe-V-Nb synthesis alloys. Fe-V-Nb binary alloys with different concentrations ...  Read More

Thermal And Frequency Dependance Dielectric Properties Of Conducting Polymer/ Fly Ash Composites

Subhash B. Kondawar; A. D. Dahegaonkar; V. A. Tabhane; D. V. Nandanwar

Volume 5, Issue 6 , June 2014, Pages 360-365

http://dx.doi.org/10.5185/amlett.2014.amwc.1036

Abstract
  With more than 100 million tonnes of fly ash produced in India, use of fly ash for the preparation of polyaniline – fly ash composites will in no way help in its bulk utilization. Still the authors have made an effort towards the better utility of fly ash by synthesizing polyaniline –fly ...  Read More