1. Amazing Growth Of “Energy Materials Research” Over The Last Five Years

Lokman Uzun

Volume 6, Issue 7 , July 2015, Pages 566-567

Abstract
  We celebrate 5 th  anniversary of the  Advanced  Materials Letters in this year.  At the beginning, we had comprehensively discussed scope and readership of the journal.  Tremendous improvements have been made from the last five years to ...  Read More

2. Ferroelectrics And Multiferroics For Next Generation Photovoltaics

M. A. Jalaja; Soma Dutta

Volume 6, Issue 7 , July 2015, Pages 568-584

Abstract
  Growing energy crisis and environmental issues demand alternative source of green energy. In recent years ferroelectrics and multiferroics have got renewed attention for the breakthrough in photovoltaic application. Multiferroic is an appealing class of material, having two or more ferroic properties ...  Read More

3. Designing Of MWCNT/ Ferrofluid/ Flyash Multiphase Composite As Safeguard For Electromagnetic Radiation

Pradeep Sambyal; Avanish Pratap Singh; Meenakshi Verma; Ankit Gupta; Bhanu Pratap Singh; S.K. Dhawan

Volume 6, Issue 7 , July 2015, Pages 585-591

Abstract
  Utilization of flyash which is produced at large scale in coal based thermal power plant is a challenge. In this regard, our investigation provides distinctive way of utilizing flyash for designing and preparing high-performance EMI shielding materials. Herein, we report synthesis and characterization ...  Read More

4. Mechanisms Of Composite-hydroxide-mediated Approach For The Synthesis Of Functional ZnO Nanostructures And Morphological Dependent Optical Emissions

Taj Muhammad Khan; M. Zakria; Rana I. Shakoor; M. Raffi; Mushtaq Ahmad

Volume 6, Issue 7 , July 2015, Pages 592-599

Abstract
  We report synthesis of the functional ZnO nanostructures (nanowires, nanorods) by a cost-effective and efficient method; called composite-hydroxide-mediated (CHM) approach. Effect of the processing temperature on the particle size, morphology, and subsequently morphological dependent optical emissions ...  Read More

5. Effect Of Diffusion Parameters On The Efficiency Of C-Si Solar Cell

Vineet Kumar Singh; Jampana Nagaraju

Volume 6, Issue 7 , July 2015, Pages 600-606

Abstract
  This paper presents the effect of emitter thickness and post-annealing process on the conversion efficiency of crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar cells. Diffusion parameters like pre-deposition temperature, drive-in temperature, and process duration assist to control the emitter thickness and inturn improves ...  Read More

6. Cadmium (II) Removal From Aqueous Solution Using Guar Gum-silica Nanocomposite

Vandana Singh; Somit Kumar Singh

Volume 6, Issue 7 , July 2015, Pages 607-615

Abstract
  In present communication we report on Cd(II) adsorption using our recently reported material, the guar gum-silica nanocomposite. The equilibrium, thermodynamics and kinetics of Cd(II) adsorption onto composite from aqueous solution were investigated. Optimum experimental parameters were determined to ...  Read More

7. Synthesis And Optical Characterization Of Ca2PO4Cl:Tb3+ And Mn2+ Phosphor For Solid State Lighting

N. S. Kokode; V. R. Panse; S. J. Dhoble

Volume 6, Issue 7 , July 2015, Pages 616-619

Abstract
  In present work we studied the luminescence properties of Tb 3+ and Mn 2+ doped Ca2PO4Cl phosphor synthesized by wet chemical method were studied with extra heat treatment, to understand the mechanism of excitation and the corresponding emission of prepared phosphor. For the green emission, Tb 3+ ion ...  Read More

8. Absorption, Photoluminescence And Thermoluminescence Studies Of γ- Irradiated Pure And Eu Doped LiF phosphors

Satinder Kumar; S. P. Lochab;Ravi Kumar; Arvind K. Gathania; Ankush Vij; A. K. Sharma; R. Dogra

Volume 6, Issue 7 , July 2015, Pages 620-627

Abstract
  We synthesized single phase pure and Eu doped LiF having micro-cubical morphology by modified co-precipitation method. The complete solid solubility of Eu in LiF has been observed up to 0.04 mol% and afterwards phase segregation started. The absorption spectra of pure and Eu doped LiF revealed the formation ...  Read More

9. Plasmonic Resonance In Spray Deposited Au Nanoparticles Grown On TiO2 Thin Film

Promod Kumar; M. M. Ahmad

Volume 6, Issue 7 , July 2015, Pages 628-632

Abstract
  Gold nanoclusters embedded in titania (TiO2) matrix were synthesized by thermal spray method followed by thermal annealing in an inert atmosphere. The effect of annealing temperature on the plasmonic response and optical properties of gold nanocluster in titanium dioxide matrices have been investigated ...  Read More

10. Influence Of TiC Particulate Reinforcement On The Corrosion Behaviour Of Al 6061 Metal Matrix Composites

H. C. Ananda Murthy; Somit Kumar Singh

Volume 6, Issue 7 , July 2015, Pages 633-640

Abstract
  Aluminum matrix composites (AMCs), reinforced with ceramic particulates, have significant applications in the field of aerospace, marine, automobiles, sports and recreation. Al-TiC particulate composite has better potential for high-temperature applications. The corrosion behaviour of Al 6061-TiC particulate ...  Read More

11. Polyaniline Niobium Pentoxide Composite As Humidity Sensor At Room Temperature

S. Kotresh; Y. T. Ravikiran; S.C. Vijaya Kumari; H.G. Raj Prakash; S. Thomas

Volume 6, Issue 7 , July 2015, Pages 641-645

Abstract
  In this present work, Polyaniline (PANI) and Polyaniline-Niobium Pentoxide (PANI-Nb2O5) composite were synthesized separately at room temperature by chemical polymerization of aniline without/with Nb2O5. Comparative study of XRD pattern of PANI and the composite confirms superficial deposition of PANI ...  Read More

12.  Correlation Of Bulk And Surface Properties In Bi-Sn And Bi- In Liquid Alloys

I. Koirala; B. P. Singh; I. S. Jha

Volume 6, Issue 7 , July 2015, Pages 646-652

Abstract
  We have used simple statistical model to report the energetic and its effect on the alloying behavior of Bi-Sn and Bi-In liquid alloys. The energetic of mixing in liquid alloys has been analyzed through the study of bulk and surface properties. In the bulk, we have studied thermodynamic properties, which ...  Read More

13.  Influence Of Particle Velocities And Impact Angles On The Erosion Mechanisms Of AISI 1018 Steel

Paul C. Okonkwo; A. M. A. Mohamed; Essam Ahmed

Volume 6, Issue 7 , July 2015, Pages 653-659

Abstract
  Failure of oil and gas pipeline due to solid particles entrainment has been a great concern to the petroleum industry. Erosion is the gradual material removal of pipeline materials due to solid particle impingement and results in unacceptable damage to the pipeline steel material surface. Because this ...  Read More

14.  Amorphous Thermochromic VO2 Coatings Grown By APCVD At Low Temperatures

Dimitra Vernardou; Dimitris Louloudakis; Emmanouil Spanakis; Nikolaos Katsarakis; Emmanouil Koudoumas

Volume 6, Issue 7 , July 2015, Pages 660-663

Abstract
  Vanadium dioxide coatings were grown on SnO2-precoated glass substrates by atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition using vanadyl (V) triisopropoxide at temperatures ≤ 450 o C. X-ray diffraction indicated the presence of metastable phase for the as-grown samples at 350 and 400 o C, while well-defined ...  Read More

15.  Hg(II) Adsorption By Alginate-guar Gum Templated Titania Spheres: Kinetic And Isotherm Studies

Vandana Singh; Angela Singh; Devendra Singh; Jadveer Singh; Arvind K Pandey; Tulika Malviya

Volume 6, Issue 7 , July 2015, Pages 664-669

Abstract
  In present communication we report on the kinetic and isotherm studies on Hg(II) removal using our recently reported material, the millimeter sized hollow titania spheres (TSP). The mesoporous spheres with high surface area (11.75 m 2 /g) and bimodal pore size distribution were fabricated by a facile ...  Read More