Investigation Of Density Of States And Electrical Properties Of Chemically Synthesized Ba0.5Co0.5Bi2NbTaO9 Nanoceramics

Mrinal Kanti Adak; Prasanta Dhak; Atreyee Kundu; Debasis Dhak

Volume 7, Issue 11 , November 2016, Pages 852-860

  In this present work, nanocrystalline Co 2+ and Ta 5+ substituted barium bismuth niobate Ba0.5Co0.5Bi2NbTaO9 was synthesized by chemical process. Room temperature single phase, tetragonal structure was confirmed using X-ray diffraction (XRD) study. Average crystallite and particle sizes were found to ...  Read More

Fabrication Of Cost Effective Pt And FTO-free Counter Electrode For ZnO Based Dye Sensitized Solar Cell Using Thermally Decomposed Cu2ZnSnS4 Nanoparticles

Chaitanya Bathina; Krishnaiah Mokurala; Prasanth Ravindran; Parag Bhargava; Sudhanshu Mallick

Volume 7, Issue 11 , November 2016, Pages 861-865

  Use of Pt and fluorine-doped tin oxide (FTO) substrate together as a counter electrode (CE) significantly increases the fabrication cost of dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSCs). In the present study, we report the cost effective Pt and FTO-free (Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) nanoparticle coated on W substrate) CE for ...  Read More

Ionic Salt Induced Morphology And Drug Release Control Of Insulin Incorporated Biodegradable PLGA Microspheres

Himansu Sekhar Nanda; Naoki Kawazoe; Guoping Chen

Volume 7, Issue 11 , November 2016, Pages 866-871

  Biodegradable polymeric microspheres have been used for microencapsulation of number of drugs for controlled delivery applications. Water-in-oil-in-water (w/o/w) double emulsion has been employed for preparation of drug incorporated poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) microspheres. In the present ...  Read More

Study Of Water Transport Behaviour In Polylactide Plates Filled With Rice Hulls

Bwire S. Ndazi; Sigbritt Karlsson

Volume 7, Issue 11 , November 2016, Pages 872-877

  The influence of sorption temperatures and rice hull content on diffusion, permeability and solubility of water into PLA has been investigated by theoretical models with the support of experimental data. As expected and experimentally demonstrated water transport rates was higher at higher temperatures. ...  Read More

Facile And Efficient Strategy For Removal Of Reactive Industrial Dye By Using Tea Waste

Arif Reza; Faheem A Sheikh; Hern kim; Mohammad Afzal Zargar; M. Zainal Abedin

Volume 7, Issue 11 , November 2016, Pages 878-885

  The present study deals with the study tea waste as an effective functional adsorbent for the removal of reactive blue 21(RB21) from aqueous solutions. The batch adsorption experiments were influenced by several parameters such as contact time, solution pH and mass of adsorbent and initial dye concentration. ...  Read More

Characterization And Synthesis Of Bi2Se3 Topological Insulator Thin Film Using Thermal Evaporation

Bushra Irfan;Ratnamala Chatterjee

Volume 7, Issue 11 , November 2016, Pages 886-890

  Topological insulators are the new phase of matter with bulk insulating and conducting surface states. Among the known three dimensional topological insulators, bismuth selenide (Bi2Se3) is one of the most promising materials for studying topological insulating properties. Bi2Se3 thin films are grown ...  Read More

Room Temperature Ferromagnetism In ITO And Ni Doped ITO

Seelam Harinath Babu; Shaik Kaleemulla

Volume 7, Issue 11 , November 2016, Pages 891-896

  To fabricate spintronics devices with easy of processing we require reliable dilute magnetic semiconductors (DMS) at room temperature. Here we report the development of DMS material based on Indium tin oxide (ITO) with optimal tin concentration ((In0.95Sn0.05)2O3). The ITO and Ni-doped ITO nanoparticles ...  Read More

Urea-phenol-formaldehyde Microcapsules Containing Linseed Oil For Self-healing Anticorrosive Coating Applications

Deepak Patil; Ajay Vasudeo Rane; K Kanny; Abitha V K; Anagha Sabnis

Volume 7, Issue 11 , November 2016, Pages 897-902

  Novel self-repairing Urea-Phenol-Formaldehyde (UPF) microcapsules containing linseed oil were prepared via in-situ polymerization in an oil-in-water emulsion. The main purpose of encapsulation is to control the release of linseed oil, when external conditions such as mechanical stress or energy cause ...  Read More

Nanocrystalline Diamond Films As A Protective Coating For Implantable Bio- Devices

Rishi Sharma; Neelima Sharma; Rahul Parmar; Vijay Chatterjee; Anoop Kumar; N. Woehrl; V. Buck; P. K. Barhai

Volume 7, Issue 11 , November 2016, Pages 903-909

  Nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) films are deposited on silicon substrates using Microwave Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition technique with the variation of microwave power from 800 W to 1800 W at 200 mbar for 5 hrs. Methane is used as a precursor along with argon and hydrogen as carriers for deposition. ...  Read More

Tunable Silver Nano-ink For Printable Electronics And Pen-on-paper-writing

Neha Singh; Jyoti Srivastava;Pawan K. Khanna; Priyesh V. More

Volume 7, Issue 11 , November 2016, Pages 910-917

  The article describes an efficient method for the preparation of silver nanoparticles ink for its application in printed electronics. The effective formulation using polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) and triethylamine leads to highly stable silver nano-ink. The spin-coated silver nanoparticulate films fabricated ...  Read More

Effect Of Sr-substitution On Structural, Dielectric And Impedance Characteristics Of MPB-PZT

Patri Tirupathi; Anil Tejomurthula; Nawnit Kumar; Mukul Pastor; R. N. P. Choudhary

Volume 7, Issue 11 , November 2016, Pages 918-925

  The polycrystalline sample of Sr-modified Pb(Zr0.5Ti0.5)O3 (i.e. Pb1-xSrx(Zr0.5Ti0.5)O3 (x = 0.05-0.15)) ceramics were synthesized (close to morph-tropic phase boundary) by a cost effective (solid state reaction) method. Detailed investigation of structural phase transition was carried out using room ...  Read More

Studies On The Role Of Co-oxidant And Surfactant In Interfacial Polymerisation Of Polyaniline Nanofibers And Its Nonlinear Optical Limiting Applications

Divya P. R; P. M. Sabura Begum; Rani Joseph; Indu Sebastian

Volume 7, Issue 11 , November 2016, Pages 926-932

  Herein, we have prepared Polyaniline (PANI) nanofibers by interfacial polymerization in the presence of co-oxidant and surfactant. The additives are found to have a profound impact on the polymers morphology and improved room temperature conductivity. It was found that PANI nanofibers prepared in the ...  Read More

Alumina Nanoparticles: A New And Reusable Catalyst For Synthesis Of Dihydropyrimidinones Derivatives

Jay A Tanna; Ratiram Gomaji Chaudhary; Nilesh V Gandhare; Harjeet D Juneja

Volume 7, Issue 11 , November 2016, Pages 933-938

  Present study demonstrates the synthesis of alumina nanoparticles (NPs) by sol-gel method and characterized by various standard microscopic techniques like Powder X-ray Diffraction (PXRD), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM), Energy ...  Read More

Synthesis And Characterization Of Silver Nanoparticles With Natural Carbohydrate Capping Using Zataria Multiflora

Alireza Ebrahiminezhad; Saeed Taghizadeh; Aydin Berenjian; Amid Rahi; Younes Ghasemi

Volume 7, Issue 11 , November 2016, Pages 939-944

  For the first time, green synthesis of silver nanoparticles was developed by treating Ag + ions with Zataria multiflora leaf extract. Leaf extract quantity, AgNO3 concentration and reaction temperature were determined as significant factors in the bioreduction reaction. Carbohydrates of the leaf extract ...  Read More