Editorial
1. Advanced Materials World Congress, Sweden

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 5, Issue 8 , August 2014, Pages 421-421

Abstract
  Dear Reader, We are pleased to announce next Advanced Materials World Congress (AMWC), 23-26 August, 2015, www.vbripress.com/amwc. It is a four-day international event organised by the International Association of Advanced Materials and sponsored by the VBRI Press, which usually meets every two-year. ...  Read More

2.  Nanofibrous Filtering Materials With Catalytic Activity

Ganna Ungur; Jakub Hruza

Volume 5, Issue 8 , August 2014, Pages 422-428

Abstract
  This research describes the fabrication of nanofibrous materials for the air purification with high filtration efficiency and catalytic properties to clean the air from solid particles and emissions of automobile's transport. The polyurethane (PU) nanofibers were modified by particles of SnO2 and ...  Read More

3. Modified Arcan Tests For Concrete With Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes

Siddik Sener; Yasin Caglar; Cagatay M. Belgin; Kadir C. Sener

Volume 5, Issue 8 , August 2014, Pages 429-434

Abstract
  An experimental study consisting 70 tests have been conducted to study the influence of addition of reinforcing fibers on concrete specimens. The experimental program included concrete specimens that were tested with modified Arcan test machine with different notch lengths. The reinforcing effect of ...  Read More

4. Amperometric Immuno-sensor For Detection Of Toxin Aflatoxin B1 Based On Polyaniline Probe Modified With Mc-IgGs-a-AFB1 Antibodies

Keisham Radhapyari; Raju Khan

Volume 5, Issue 8 , August 2014, Pages 435-440

Abstract
  An amperometric sensor for detection of toxin aflatoxin B1 from aspergillus flavus based on conducting polyaniline probe using monoclonal anti-aflatoxin B1 (Mc-IgGs-a-AFB1) antibodies after activation with 3% Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) through electrochemical polymerization has been proposed. The electrode ...  Read More

5. Electronic Structure And NMR Study Of Selected Doped And Functionalized Graphene 

A. Nouri; M. Mirzaei; T. Tayebi; Z. Alipanah

Volume 5, Issue 8 , August 2014, Pages 441-446

Abstract
  In this work, density functional theory (DFT) calculations at the BLYP/6-31G* level was performed to investigate doping and functionalizing effect on the graphene in according geometric, NMR parameters and electronic properties. In the considered models, the energy gap is decreased in doped and functionalized ...  Read More

6. Structural, Dielectric And Magnetic Properties Of Nanocrystalline BaFe12O19 Hexaferrite Processed Via Sol-gel Technique

Virender P. Singh; Gagan Kumar; Pooja Dhiman; R. K. Kotnala; Jyoti Shah; Khalid M. Batoo; M. Singh

Volume 5, Issue 8 , August 2014, Pages 447-452

Abstract
  In the present work BaFe12O19 nano-hexaferrite had been synthesized by sol-gel method and then characterized for its structural, electric, dielectric and magnetic properties. X-ray diffraction studies confirmed the hexagonal structure of the prepared nanohexaferrite with no secondary phase and the particle ...  Read More

7.  Synthesis Of Zeolite X-carbon From Coal Bottom Ash For Hydrogen Storage Material

Nurul Widiastuti; Mila Zhely Nurul Hidayah; Didik Praseytoko; Hamzah Fansuri

Volume 5, Issue 8 , August 2014, Pages 453-458

Abstract
  Coal bottom ash is one of the solid wastes produced from coal combustion process in coal fired power station. The conversion of coal bottom ash into zeolite X-carbon was investigated in this research as an alternative method to reduce disposal cost or to minimize the environmental impact of the coal. ...  Read More

8.  Synthesis And Photoluminescence Property Of RE3+ Activated Na2CaP2O7 Phosphor

J. A. Wani; N. S. Dhoble; N. S. Kokode; S. J. Dhoble

Volume 5, Issue 8 , August 2014, Pages 459-464

Abstract
  As host materials, phosphate compounds offer great potential for lanthanides to display luminescence characteristics. In this work luminescence behaviour of Na2CaP < sub>2O7:RE 3+ are presented for the first time. Na2CaP < sub>2O7 novel phosphors activated with the trivalent rare earth ions ((RE = Ce, ...  Read More

9.  Effect Of Ni/NiO Particles On Structure And Crack Propagation In Zirconia Based Composites

I. Danilenko; F. Glazunov; T. Konstantinova; I. Yashchyshyn; V. Burkhovetski; G. Volkova

Volume 5, Issue 8 , August 2014, Pages 465-471

Abstract
  The structure formation of yttria stabilized zirconia - nickel oxide composites sintered in air and argon atmosphere were studied. It was shown that the crack propagation in 3Y-TZP ceramics greatly inhibited by creation of composite structure by addition of NiO particles and sintering at 1500 o C in ...  Read More

10. Metal-tetraphenylporphyrin Functionalized Carbon Nanotube Composites As Sensor For Benzene, Toluene And Xylene Vapors

Swasti Saxena; A. L. Verma

Volume 5, Issue 8 , August 2014, Pages 472-478

Abstract
  A process for non-covalent functionalization of multi-walled carbon nanotubes with metal-tetraphenylporphyrins is reported in this paper. The TEM and SEM images and FTIR results show that the nano-sized clusters of aggregated metal-tetraphenyl porphyrin molecules get attached and anchor the surface of ...  Read More

11. Structural And Dielectric Properties Of Nb And Fe Co-doped PZT Ceramic Prepared By A Semi-wet Route

Arvind Kumar; S. K. Mishra

Volume 5, Issue 8 , August 2014, Pages 479-484

Abstract
  In the present work, detailed investigation of dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties of Nb and Fe co-doped PZT ceramic near the MPB composition has been carried out. Pb1-3x/2 Fex(Zr0.52Ti0.48)1-5y/4 NbyO3 (PFZTN) ceramics for x = 1- 6 mol% and y = 5.50 mol% have been prepared by a semi-wet ...  Read More