1. Global Graphene Forum (GGF - 2016), Sweden 

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1025-1025

  VBRI Press is pleased to announce ‘Global Graphene Forum, during 23 – 25 August 2016, Sweden. It is a three-day international event organised with collaboration of International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM), and Linkoping University on the Baltic Sea from Stockholm-Helsinki-Stockholm ...  Read More

2. Effect Of Silica Coating On Performance Of Copper-zinc Oxide Based Catalyst For Methanol Synthesis

Tetsuo Umegaki; Yoshiyuki Kojima; Kohji Omata

Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1026-1030

  He present study investigated the effect of silica coating on catalytic activity of copper-zinc oxide based catalyst for methanol synthesis. Silica coated catalysts prepared using ammonia and L(+)-lysine as promoters of silica coating shows almost same specific surface area and pore size distribution ...  Read More

3. A Facile Strategy To Elute Amoxicillin In A Controlled Way From Hydroxyapatite-gelatin Composite

K. Sangeetha; Y. Yokogawa; E.K. Girija

Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1031-1036

  In recent decades bone infection is one of the most challenging issues encountered in biomedical field and local antibiotic delivery is a key strategy to overcome this issue. Hence developing bioactive materials in combination with antibiotics is much focused recently for bone substitutes. Here we report ...  Read More

4. Fabrication Of High Stable Gold Nanofluid By Pulsed Laser Ablation In Liquids

R. Torres-Mendieta; R. Mondrag

Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1037-1042

  Laser ablation in liquids by femtosecond radiation has been used to generate gold nanoparticles in a heat transfer fluid to produce a high stable thermal nanofluid as a heat transfer intensification technique. In oil based fluids, no matter the actual fabrication route, nanoparticles tend to agglomerate. ...  Read More

5. Tannic Acid: A Natural Source To Tailor Nano Crystalline Silver Particles Of Different Morphologies As Antibacterial Agent

Henam Premananda Singh; Sarbjeet Singh Gujral; Surinder Kumar Sharma; Rakesh Kumar Sharma

Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1043-1049

  In this work we have successfully prepared spherical and chain type silver nanoparticles of excellent size’s homogeneity, reproducibility and stability using tannic acid. The synthesized nanometallic structures were characterized for their shape, size, thermal stability and crystalline nature. ...  Read More

6. Biosynthesis Of Bimetallic Au-Ag Nanoparticles Using Ocimum Basilicum (L.) With Antidiabetic And Antimicrobial Properties

V. Malapermal; J.N. Mbatha; R.M. Gengan; K. Anand

Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1050-1057

  This study was aimed at developing a simple, eco-friendly and cost effective green chemistry method for the synthesis of bimetallic Au-Ag nanoparticles using Ocimum basilicum aqueous leaf and flower extracts, respectively as the natural reducing agents. The successive reduction of chloroauric acid and ...  Read More

7. Electrical Conductivity, Mechanical Stability, Antibacterial And Anticancer Activities Of Ethyl Cellulose-tin(ll) Hydrogen Phosphate

Tanvir Arfin; Faruq Mohammad

Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1058-1065

  In the present study, a very prominent cost effective sol-gel method was used to amalgate the ethyl cellulose-tin(II) hydrogen phosphate (EC-SnHPO4), an organic–inorganic composite material with certain acidic condition practiced in a conductivity system. The physical characterization of the material ...  Read More

8. Liquid-assisted Pulsed Laser Ablation Synthesized Titanium Ferrite Nanoparticles: Structural, Optical And Magnetic Properties

Abhishek Shukla; S.C. Singh; B.K. Pandey; K.N. Uttam; J. Shah; R.K. Kotnala; R. Gopal

Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1066-1072

  Titanium ferrite nanoparticles (NPs) with controlled titanium to iron ratios (Ti/Fe) were synthesized using liquid-assisted pulsed laser ablation (LA-PLA) technique. Present manuscript describes effect of variation of Ti/Fe ratio in the target and the effect of laser pulse energy on size, shape, optical ...  Read More

9. SERS Studies Of Explosive Molecules With Diverse Copper Nanostructures Fabricated Using Ultrafast Laser Ablation

Hamad Syed; G. Krishna Podagatlapalli; M. A. Mohiddon; Venugopal Rao Soma

Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1073-1080

  We report the fabrication and application of ultra-short pulse laser induced nanostructures (NSs) on copper surface accomplished with different pulse energies and number of pulses. The shapes and sizes of NSs have been evaluated from the field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) data which ...  Read More

10. Correlative Exploration Of Structural, Optical And Electric Properties Of Colossal Dielectric Ni Doped Sm Orthoferrites

Sajad Ahmad Mir; M. Ikram; K. Sultan; Z. Habib; H. Kausar; K. Asokan

Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1081-1087

  Structural, optical and dielectric properties of polycrystalline SmFe1-xNixO3 (x=0.0, 0.3 and 0.5) samples prepared by ceramic method is presented. Lattice parameters, unit cell volume and porosity were calculated and found decreasing with an increase in Ni concentration. SEM shows an increase in grain ...  Read More

11. Gamma Radiation Assisted Biosynthesis Of Silver Nanoparticles And Their Characterization

R. Madhu Kumar; B. Lakshmeesha Rao; S. Asha; B. Narayana; K. Byrappa; Youjiang Wang; Donggang Yao; Y. Sangappa

Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1088-1093

  Silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were synthesized in situ under gamma radiation environment at room temperature using aqueous silk fibroin (SF) solution obtained from Bombyx mori silk. The formation of the Ag NPs was confirmed by its characteristic surface plasmon resonance (SPR) band at around 424 nm in ...  Read More

12. Economic Growth Of Vertically Aligned Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes In Nitrogen Atmosphere

Abhishek Kumar Arya; Bhanu Pratap Singh; Jeevan Jyoti; Santwana Pati; S.R. Dhakate

Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1094-1097

  Vertically aligned carbon nanotube (VACNT) arrays are widely studied because of their immense potential in a wide range of applications.  In order to tailor the properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) for a particular application, vertical alignment in the form of sheet is a major breakthrough. Herein ...  Read More

13. Electrical And Dielectric Properties Of Carbon Nanotube Containing Se85Te10Ag5 Glassy Composites

A. N. Upadhyay; R. S.Tiwari; Kedar Singh

Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1098-1103

  The electrical and dielectric properties of 3 and 5 wt. % of multi-walled carbon nanotube (MWCNT) containing Se85Te10Ag5 glassy composites have been investigated in the frequency range 20 Hz to 2 MHz from room temperature to 387 K. It has been found that the electrical conductivity is enhanced by 6 to ...  Read More

14. Effects Of Solvent On Structural, Optical And Photocatalytic Properties Of ZnO Nanostructures

Sini Kuriakose; Biswarup Satpati; Satyabrata Mohapatra

Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1104-1110

  ZnO nanostructures were synthesized by a facile wet chemical method using water, ethanol and propanol as solvents. X-ray diffraction, field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) have been used to study the structural properties of the synthesized ZnO ...  Read More

15. Photoluminescence And Decay Properties Of Sm3+ And Dy3+ In SrAl4O7 Phosphor    

Atul N. Yerpude; Sanjay Janrao Dhoble; B. Ramesh; Borelli Deva Prasad Raju

Volume 6, Issue 12 , December 2015, Pages 1111-1115

  In this study, Sm 3+ - and Dy 3 -doped SrAl4O7 phosphors were synthesized by combustion method. X-ray diffraction (XRD) measurement confirmed the monoclinic crystal structure of SrAl4O7. Sr-O and Al-O bonds were identified by Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. Under 352 nm excitation, the ...  Read More