Advanced Materials Series, Wiley-scrivener

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 7, Issue 12 , December 2016, Pages 945-945

  The Advanced Materials Series (AM series) published by Wiley-Scrivener Publishing, USA has comprised about 30 volumes till 2016. This series intends to provide recent advancements of the fascinating field of advanced materials science and technology, particularly in the area of structure, synthesis ...  Read More

Neodymium Doped ZrO2-graphene Oxide Nanocomposites: A Promising Photocatalyst For Photodegradation Of Eosin Y Dye

M. Mzoughi; William. W. Anku; Samuel O. B. Oppong; Sudheesh K. Shukla; Eric S. Agorku; Penny P. Govender

Volume 7, Issue 12 , December 2016, Pages 946-950

  Purification of industrial wastewater from dyes receiving increasing attentions. The aim of the present manuscript was to fabricate graphene based nanocomposites using a homogeneous and facile approach. Co-precipitation method was used to synthesize zirconium oxide (ZrO2) and neodymium doped ZrO2-graphene ...  Read More

Nano-textured Pb (Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3/ZnO Hetero-structure On Silicon Substrate   

Govind N. Sharma; Shankar Dutta; Ratnamala Chatterjee; Sushil Kumar Singh

Volume 7, Issue 12 , December 2016, Pages 951-956

  Metal oxide based hetero-structures (like Pb (ZrxTi1-x) O3 – ZnO) can be used for wide variety of future sensors and electronic devices. This paper presents growth and electrical properties of nano-textured (110) Pb (Zr0.52Ti0.48) O3/ (001) ZnO hetrostructure on oxidized silicon substrate by RF ...  Read More

Synthesis And Characterization Of Ge Nanocrystals Embedded In High-k Dielectric (HfO2) Matrix

V. Saikiran; N. Manikanthababu; N. Srinivasa Rao; S. V. S. Nageswara Rao; A. P. Pathak

Volume 7, Issue 12 , December 2016, Pages 957-963

  Trilayered HfO2/Ge/HfO2 thin films were grown on Si substrate by RF magnetron sputtering with HfO2 and Ge targets. The subsequent rapid thermal annealing (RTA) of these films at 700 & 800°C results in formation of Ge nanocrystals (NCs) in HfO2 matrix. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and micro-Raman spectroscopy ...  Read More

Heat Capacity, Magnetic And Lattice Dynamic Properties Of Pseudo-two Dimensional: M2Fe2O(AsO4)2 [M=K, K0.79Cs0.21 and Rb] Compounds

Pramod Kumar; Rashmi Singh; L. D. Sanjeewa; Rachana Kumar

Volume 7, Issue 12 , December 2016, Pages 964-970

  In this paper, structural, magnetic and heat capacity of M2Fe2O(AsO4)2 compounds have been reported. Most interestingly, the magnetization at very low fields  a complete negative magnetization was observed in both field cooling and zero field cooling in K2Fe2O(AsO4)2 and Rb2Fe2O(AsO4)2 compounds ...  Read More

Effect Of Annealing Conditions On The Struct-optical Properties Of ZnFe1.96La0.04O4 Nanoparticles

R. Tholkappiyan; Fathalla Hamed; K. Vishista

Volume 7, Issue 12 , December 2016, Pages 971-978

  Lanthanum (La3+) ion doped zinc ferrite nanoparticles were synthesized by combustion method using glycine as fuel. The as-synthesized ZnFe1.96La0.04O4 nanoparticles were subjected to annealing temperature of 900 oC for time intervals of 2 h, 6 h, 12 h, 24 h and 48 h. The as-synthesized and annealed ZnFe1.96La0.04O4 nanoparticles ...  Read More

Preparation And Characterization Of Poly (vinylalcohol) / Bentonite Hydrogels For Potential Wound Dressings

Jimena S. Gonzalez; Alejandra Ponce; Vera A. Alvarez

Volume 7, Issue 12 , December 2016, Pages 979-985

  During the last decade researchers have been working to find effective wound dressing materials. The materials have to be designed to hold moisture in the surface of the wound, providing the ideal environment for cleaning the wound, absorbing the exudates, eliminating the odour and promoting the healing ...  Read More

Cassia Fistula Seed Gum-graft - Poly(acrylamide): An Efficient Adsorbent For Reactive Blue H5G Dye

Vandana Singh; Tulika Malviya; Sneha Joshi; Angela Singh; Devendra N. Tripathi

Volume 7, Issue 12 , December 2016, Pages 986-995

  Poly(acrylamide) has been efficiently grafted onto Cassia fistula seed gum using ceric ammonium sulphate/sodium disulphite redox system. The conditions for obtaining optimum % grafting (208 %) and % efficiency (92 %) are: acrylamide = 0.16 M, ceric ammonium sulphate = 0.026 M, sodium disulphite = 0.050 ...  Read More

Zeolite 4A Filled Poly (3, 4-ethylenedioxythiophene): (polystyrenesulfonate) (PEDOT: PSS) And Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Blend Nanocomposites As High-k Dielectric Materials For Embedded Capacitor Applications

M. K. Mohanapriya; Kalim Deshmukh; M. Basheer Ahamed; K. Chidambaram; S. K. Khadheer Pasha

Volume 7, Issue 12 , December 2016, Pages 996-1002

  Zeolite 4A nanoparticles were incorporated into Poly (3, 4 - ethylenedioxythiophene): poly (styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT: PSS) and Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) blend matrix to prepare PEDOT: PSS/PVA/Zeolite 4A nanocomposites using solution casting technique. The structure and morphology of nanocomposites were ...  Read More

An Electrochemical Perspective Assay For Anticancer Activity Of Calotropis Procera Against Glioblastoma Cell Line (LN-18) Using Carbon Nanotubes- Graphene Nano- Conglomerate As A Podium

Seetharamaiah Nalini; Seetharamaiah Nandini; Gurukar Shivappa Suresh; Jose Savio Melo; Shivayogeeswar E. Neelagund; Hunasepalya Nagaiah Naveen Kumar; Jakkid Sanetuntikul; Sangaraju Shanmugam

Volume 7, Issue 12 , December 2016, Pages 1003-1009

  In this article, we report the pre-screening of anti-cancer effect of Calotropis procera against glioblastoma cell lines (LN-18) by means of electrochemical methods. Soxhlet assisted extraction (SAE) has been employed to extract the polyphenol contents present in the leaf of Calotropis procera. The phytochemical ...  Read More

Phycofabrication Of Silver Nanoparticles And Their Antibacterial Activity Against Human Pathogens

Harsha Pinjarkar; Swapnil Gaikwad; Avinash P. Ingle; Aniket Gade; Mahendra Rai

Volume 7, Issue 12 , December 2016, Pages 1010-1014

  In the present study, the extracellular phycofabrication (synthesis by algae) of silver nanoparticles was demonstrated using algae i.e. Spirogyra sp. recovered from the fresh water. The reduction of silver ions present in the aqueous solution of silver sulphate (Ag2SO4) was done by the cell filtrate ...  Read More

Study Of A-site Divalent Doping On Multiferroic Properties Of BFO Nanoparticles Processed Via Combustion Method

Baljinder Kaur; Lakhbir Singh; V. Annapu Reddy; Dae-Yong Jeong; Navneet Dabra; Jasbir S. Hundal

Volume 7, Issue 12 , December 2016, Pages 1015-1020

  Pure and Sr?doped bismuth ferrite Bi1-xSrx FeO3 (x = 0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.3) nanoparticles have been synthesized using combustion method. X- Ray diffraction study of these compounds confirms the rhombohedral structure with R3c space group. BiFeO3 peaks were observed at 2θ = 22.46o, 31.80o, 32.11o, 39.519o, ...  Read More

Silver Nanoparticles Prepared From Herbal Extract Of Terminalia Bellerica For Selective Detection Of Mercury Ions

Alagan Jeevika; Raj Sarika; Dhesingh Ravi Shankaran

Volume 7, Issue 12 , December 2016, Pages 1021-1028

  In this work, we have investigated the uses of herbal extract of Terminalia bellerica (T.bellerica) as an efficient reducing as well as capping agent for reliable green synthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) at room temperature. HR-TEM results of AgNPs confirmed that, the nanoparticles are spherical ...  Read More

Optical, Electrical And Antimicrobial Studies Of Chemically Synthesized Graphite Oxide And Reduced Graphene Oxide

Alpana Thakur; Sunil Kumar; Manjula Sharma; V. S. Rangra

Volume 7, Issue 12 , December 2016, Pages 1029-1034

  Graphite oxide (GO) and reduced graphene oxide (RGO) have been synthesized using chemical methods. Prepared graphite oxide and reduced graphene oxide were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) and Raman spectroscopy. ...  Read More

Polypyrrole-Pt Nanocomposites As Electrochemical Glucose Sensor

Nitin R. Dighore; Suresh T. Gaikwad; Anjali S. Rajbhoj

Volume 7, Issue 12 , December 2016, Pages 1035-1039

  A voltammetric sensor was developed for detection of glucose by using cyclic voltammetry (CV). The sensing platform was Polypyrrole-Pt nanocomposites on Platinum electrode (PPy-Pt-PtE). PPy-Pt was synthesized by chemical method, using FeCl3 oxidant. XRD, SEM and TEM results showed that PPy doped with ...  Read More