Editorial
1. Advanced Materials World Congress, Sweden

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 6, Issue 4 , April 2015, Pages 278-278

Abstract
  Advanced Materials World Congress’ (AMWC) during 23-26 August, 2015, www.vbripress.com/amwc in Stockholm, Sweden. It is a four-day international event of the International Association of Advanced Materials (www.iaamonline.org), which regularly meets every two-year since 2010. This upcoming world ...  Read More

2. X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Study Of Adsorption Of (3-mercaptopropyl)trimethoxysilane And N-propyltriethoxysilane On A Rutile TiO2(110) Surface

Shilpi Chaudhary; Ashley R. Head; Joachim Schnadt

Volume 6, Issue 4 , April 2015, Pages 279-283

Abstract
  We have studied the adsorption of two silane compounds, (3-mercaptopropyl) trimethoxysilane (MPTMS) and n-propyltriethoxysilane (PTES), on a rutile TiO2(110) surface using angle dependent X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The observation of the S 2p line, in the case of MPTMS, and the C 1s line for both ...  Read More

3. Observation Of Dielectric Relaxor Behavior In Pb0.95Sr0.05(Zr0.5Ti0.5)O3 Ceramics

Nawnit Kumar; Patri Tirupathi; Bineet Kumar; Mukul Pastor; A. C. Pandey; R. N. P. Choudhary

Volume 6, Issue 4 , April 2015, Pages 284-289

Abstract
  We reports structural, microstructural and dielectric characteristics of Sr 2+ doped PZT (50/50) ceramic. X-ray diffraction reveals that the system exhibit coexistence of two phases (Tetragonal and rhombohedral) at room temperature. Typical relaxor behavior was observed by the dielectric studies and ...  Read More

4.  Electric Field-effect-assisted Persistent Photoconductivity In CZTS

Nadarajah Muhunthan; Om P. Singh; Vidya N. Singh; Kedar N. Sood

Volume 6, Issue 4 , April 2015, Pages 290-293

Abstract
  Copper zinc tin sulfide (CZTS) thin film was deposited by co-sputtering metal targets and post-deposition sulfurization in H2S. Temperature-dependent electrical conductivity and photoconductivity effects in CZTS are studied. The low temperature electrical conductivity measurement shows acceptor level ...  Read More

5. Transport Properties And Electronic Structure Of Intercalated Compounds MTiS2 (M = Cr, Mn And Fe)

Yamini Sharma; Seema Shukla; Shalini Dwivedi; Ramesh Sharma

Volume 6, Issue 4 , April 2015, Pages 294-300

Abstract
  New material systems of intercalated compounds MTiS2 (M= Cr, Mn, Fe) have been systematically studied by ab-initio method. In order to investigate the effect of charge transfer from guest 3d transition metal atoms to host TiS2, the electronic and transport properties have been calculated using full potential ...  Read More

6. Synthesis Of Al And Ag Nanoparticles Through Ultra-sonic Dissociation Of Thermal Evaporation Deposited Thin Films For Promising Clinical Applications As Polymer Nanocomposite

Narendra Kumar Agrawal; Ravi Agarwal; Divya Bhatia; Divya Saxena; Garima Kedawat; K.C. Swami; Y.K. Vijay

Volume 6, Issue 4 , April 2015, Pages 301-308

Abstract
  Nanoparticles (NPs) having well-defined shape, size and clean surface serve as ideal model system to investigate surface/interfacial reactions. Ag and Al NPs are receiving great interest due to their wide applications in bio-medical field, aerospace and space technology as combustible additives in propellants ...  Read More

7.  Study On Poly(vinylidene Fluoride)/nickel Composites With Low Percolation

R. K. Goyal; R. Sulakhe

Volume 6, Issue 4 , April 2015, Pages 309-317

Abstract
  The preparation, electrical and thermal properties of nickel (Ni) particles filled poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) composites were discussed in this paper. The experimental density of the composites was close to that of theoretical density. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy ...  Read More

8. Cost Effective And Minimal Time Synthesis  of Mullite From A Mine Waste By Thermal Plasma Process

Swatirupa Pani; Rakesh Kumar Sahoo; Nilima Dash; Saroj Kumar Singh; Birendra Kumar Mohapatra

Volume 6, Issue 4 , April 2015, Pages 318-323

Abstract
  The synthesis of mullite from an aluminous-rich mine waste (shale) closely associated with iron/manganese mines from Bonai-Keonjhar belt, Odisha is reported. The shale constitutes major kaolinite with minor halloysite, quartz, orthoclase and plagioclase minerals and compositionally contains 36.40 % Al2O3 ...  Read More

9.  Shape Control Synthesis, Characterizations, Mechanisms And Optical Properties Of Larg Scaled Metal oxide Nanostructures Of ZnO And TiO2

Rajni Verma; Bhanu Mantri; Avanish Kumar Srivastava

Volume 6, Issue 4 , April 2015, Pages 324-333

Abstract
  In the present study, ZnO and TiO2 nanostructures of different size have been synthesized in high yield with excellent repeatability by simple, economical and environmentally benign chemical route. ZnO quantum dots and nanorods of tuned aspect ratio were evolved by optimising the reaction conditions ...  Read More

10. Sequentially Reduced Biogenic Silver-gold Nanoparticles With Enhanced Antimicrobial Potential Over Silver And Gold Monometallic Nanoparticles

Dipali Nagaonkar; Mahendra Rai

Volume 6, Issue 4 , April 2015, Pages 334-341

Abstract
  Bimetallic nanoparticles have emerged up as advanced nanomaterials due to the synergism between two metallic nanoparticles in core-shell or alloy arrangement. Moreover, bioinspired synthesis of nanoparticles is an evergreen approach of nanobiosciences. In this experiment, we have fabricated silver, gold ...  Read More

11. SHI Induced Thermoluminescence Properties Of  sol-gel Derived Y2O3:Er3+ Nanophosphor

N.J. Shivaramu; B.N. Lakshminarasappa; K.R. Nagabhushana; Fouran Singh

Volume 6, Issue 4 , April 2015, Pages 342-347

Abstract
  Nanocrystalline erbium doped yttrium oxide (Y2O3:Er 3+ ) was synthesized by the sol-gel technique using citric acid as complexing agent. The synthesized samples were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), Field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) techniques for phase-purity and microstructure. ...  Read More

12. Ag Nano-composite Glasses Synthesized By Swift Heavy Ion Irradiation

Ranjana S. Varma; D.C. Kothari; S. Santra; R.G. Thomas; R. Tewari; S. Neogy; C.S. Suchand Sandeep; Reji Philip; D. Kanjilal

Volume 6, Issue 4 , April 2015, Pages 348-353

Abstract
  In the present work, we have used swift heavy ions (SHI) irradiation and post irradiation annealing to synthesize Ag nanoparticles in fused silica. Fused silica samples deposited with 15 nm of Ag film were irradiated using SHI beam of 120 MeV Ag 9+ ions at different fluences and post irradiation annealing ...  Read More

13. Study Of Chemically Synthesized SHI Irradiated CdS Nanostructured Films

P.K. Mochahari; Ananta Rajbongshi; Nava Choudhury; F. Singh; K.C. Sarma

Volume 6, Issue 4 , April 2015, Pages 354-358

Abstract
  Cadmium sulphide (CdS) nanostructured films were prepared by chemical bath deposition (CBD) method at room temperature. The prepared films were subjected to swift heavy ion (SHI) irradiation by using 100 MeV Si 8+ ion beams at various fluences from 1x10 11 to 1x10 13 ions/cm 2 . Structural, morphological, ...  Read More

14. Swift Heavy Ion Irradiation Induced Surface Sputtering And Micro Structural Modification Of Gold Thin Films

Priyadarshini Dash; Haripriya Rath; Udai B. Singh; Sunil Ojha; Devesh K. Avasthi; Naresh C. Mishra

Volume 6, Issue 4 , April 2015, Pages 359-364

Abstract
  Two sets of gold thin films of thickness of about 20 and 50 nm, grown by thermal evaporation method on (100) silicon wafers were irradiated by 197 MeV Au ions. Grazing incidence X-Ray diffraction (GIXRD) study has been revealed lattice expansion on decreasing the film thickness. 197 MeV Au ion irradiation ...  Read More

15. Native Defects And Optical Properties Of Ar Ion Irradiated ZnO

S. Pal; A. Sarkar; D. Sanyal; T. Rakshit; D. Kanjilal; P. Kumar; S. K. Ray; D. Jana

Volume 6, Issue 4 , April 2015, Pages 365-369

Abstract
  1.2 MeV Argon (Ar) ion irradiation turns white coloured ZnO to yellowish (fluence 1 × 10 14 ions/cm 2 ) and then reddish brown (1 × 10 14  ions/cm 2 ). At the same time the material becomes much more conducting and purely blue luminescent for the highest fluence of irradiation. To get ...  Read More