Special Issue In Celebration Of Prof. Anthony PF Turner’s 65th Birthday

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 6, Issue 6 , June 2015, Pages 452-452


  It is our great pleasure to publish the 6th volume, 6th issue, June 2015 of Advanced Materials Letters in celebration of Prof. Anthony P. F. Turner’s 65th Birthday. Professor Turner was born in London in the United Kingdom on June 5, 1950. He graduated in Applied Biology from the University of ...  Read More

 In Situ Formation Of Tantalum Oxide – PMMA Hybrid Dielectric Thin Films For Transparent Electronic Application

Elena Emanuela Valcu (Herbei); Viorica Musat; Susanne Oertel; Michael P.M. Jank; Timothy Leedham

Volume 6, Issue 6 , June 2015, Pages 485-491


   Solution-processed high-k dielectric hybrid thin films prepared at temperatures below 200 o C represent a subject of increasing scientific interest satisfying current requirements for printable thin film transistors used in transparent flexible electronics. In this work, we propose a new approach ...  Read More

 Dielectric Diffuseness And Conductivity Behavior Of Ba1-xCuxTi1-x(AlK)xO3 Nanoceramics Prepared By Chemical Route

Prasanta Dhak; A. Kundu; K. Pramanik; P. Pramanik; D. Dhak

Volume 6, Issue 6 , June 2015, Pages 492-500


  Small amounts of Cu and Al-K substitution on the A and B site of BaTiO3, respectively resulting a solid solution of the type Ba1-xCuxTi1-x(AlK)xO3 (BCTAK) [x = 0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.20] have been investigated. The compositions have been prepared in the nanocrystalline range by chemical route. X-ray diffraction ...  Read More

 Facile Growth Of Carbon Nanaotube Electrode From Electroplated Ni Catalyst For Supercapacitor

Visittapong Yordsri; Winadda Wongwiriyapan; Chanchana Thanachayanont

Volume 6, Issue 6 , June 2015, Pages 501-504


  A facile growth of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) was facilitated by the use of direct-current plating technique for catalyst preparation. Ni nanoparticles (NPs) were deposited on Cu foil at different applied voltages of 1.0, 1.5 and 2.0 V. The Ni-deposited foil was subsequently used as catalyst for CNTs synthesis ...  Read More

 pH Responsive Curcumin/ ZnO Nanocomposite For Drug Delivery

Raman Dhivya; Marichamy Rajasekaran;Jamespandi Annaraj; Jothi Ranjani; Jeyaprakash Rajendhran

Volume 6, Issue 6 , June 2015, Pages 505-512


  Curcumin is recognized as an important natural biomaterial which has a wide range of biological importance, unfortunately it lacks in bioavailability predominantly due to its poor aqueous solubility. The intention of the present investigation was to develop a novel nanocomposite of curcumin with ZnO ...  Read More

 Structural, Optical And Electrical Properties Of Cu(InGa)SeTe Device With The Varying Laser Pulses

Abhay Kumar Singh; R. Ganesan; Jong Tae Park

Volume 6, Issue 6 , June 2015, Pages 513-517


  Next-generation high-performance heterojunction photovoltaic (PV) modules can be fabricated with an appropriate active layer material. Therefore, it is worth to examine physical properties of the recent developed Cu25(In16Ga9)Se40Te10 (CIGST) material for the potential photovoltaic application. This, ...  Read More

 Visible Light Driven Photocatalytic Degradation Of The Reactive Red-198, Methylene Blue And 3-chloro Phenol By Nb2O5@Zno: Synthesis And Characterization

K. Chennakesavulu; G. Ramanjaneya Reddy; S. Sanjeevi Prasath; S. Supriya; S. Sivanesan

Volume 6, Issue 6 , June 2015, Pages 518-526


  In-situ synthesis of ZnO and Nb2O5 composites was carried out in alkaline medium. The obtained composites were characterized by Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), Raman spectroscopy, diffuse reflectance UV-Vis spectrophotometer (DRS), Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy ...  Read More

 A Computational Investigation Of Oxygen Reduction Reaction Mechanisms On Si- And Al-doped Graphene: A Comparative Study

Mehdi D. Esrafili; Parisa Nematollahi

Volume 6, Issue 6 , June 2015, Pages 527-530


  In this letter, the mechanisms of the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) on Si- and Al-doped graphene have been investigated to understand the effect of doped graphene on the ORR and predict details of ORR pathways. Density functional theory (DFT) calculations were used to achieve the true mechanism pathways ...  Read More

 Influence Of Laser Irradiation On The Optical Properties Of As40Se45Sb15 Thin Films By Thermal Evaporation Technique

Ramakanta Naik

Volume 6, Issue 6 , June 2015, Pages 531-537


   The present paper highlights the optical properties change in thermally evaporated As40Sb15Se45 amorphous film of 800 nm thickness with laser irradiation. The as-prepared and illuminated films were studied by X-ray diffraction, Energy dispersive X-ray analysis. The optical properties were calculated ...  Read More

 Perspective Microscale Piezoelectric Harvester For Converting Flow Energy In Water Way

Krit Koyvanich; Pruittikorn Smithmaitrie; Nantankan Muensit

Volume 6, Issue 6 , June 2015, Pages 538-543


  This work proposes an energy harvester that captures the mechanical energy caused by water flow and converts into an electrical energy through the piezoelectric effect. A flexible piezo-film has been used as a transducer in the energy harvesting system and the kinetic energy of the water flow is produced ...  Read More

 Mangnetoresistance Of Heavy Fermion-like Compound Ce(Ni1-xCux)2Al3

S. Yadam; Durgesh Singh; D. Venkateshwarlu; M. Gangrade; S. S. Samatham; V. Ganesan

Volume 6, Issue 6 , June 2015, Pages 544-547


  CeNi2Al3 system is a potential candidate for low temperature thermoelectrics. Substitution studies, especially at the Ni site are considered to be of importance due to the drastic tuning of its physical properties. Resistivity in magnetic fields and thermoelectric power measurements of Cu doped CeNi2Al3 ...  Read More

 Energy Absorption Capacity Of Empty And Foam Filled Mild Steel Tube Under Low Strain Rate At Room temperature

Dipen Kumar Rajak; L. A. Kumaraswamidhas; S. Das

Volume 6, Issue 6 , June 2015, Pages 548-553


  Aluminium foam is an isotropic porous metal of cellular structure in the order of 75-80 vol. % of the pores. In turn the novel mechanical, physical and chemical composition, properties depends on the density of foam, i.e. lies in between 0.4-2.4 g/cm 3 . Aluminium foam filled structures are used in collide, ...  Read More

 Silicon Nitride Thin Films Deposited By Reactive Gas-timing Magnetron Sputtering For Protective Coating Applications

N. Khemasiri; N. Paleeya; D. Sae-tang Phromyothin; M. Horprathum; A. Sungthong; J. Nukeaw; S. Pratontep

Volume 6, Issue 6 , June 2015, Pages 554-559


  Silicon nitride is a promising alternative to carbon based materials for protective coatings, owing to its compatibility with existing silicon-based microfabrication. The complexity of the fabrication processes and contaminations hamper fine-tuning to obtain desirable coating properties. We have explored ...  Read More

 Effect Of Electron Beam On Thermal, Morphological And Antioxidant Properties Of Kraft Lignin

N. Rajeswara Rao; T. Venkatappa Rao; S.V.S. Ramana Reddy; B. Sanjeeva Rao

Volume 6, Issue 6 , June 2015, Pages 560-565


  Thermal, morphological and antioxidant properties of lignin irradiated with electron beam (EB) of doses 30, 60 and 90 kGy have been investigated by Electron spin resonance (ESR), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, Differential scanning calorimetry, Scanning electron microscope and Spectrophotometer ...  Read More