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Special Issue In Celebration Of Prof. Ingemar Lundström’s 75th Birthday
Volume 7, Issue 5 , May 2016, Pages 337-338


  It is our great pleasure to publish the 7 th volume, 5 th issue, May 2016 of Advanced Materials Letters in the celebration of 75 th birthday’s Prof. Ingemar Lundström. Prof. Lundström was born on 9 th May 1941 in Skellefteå ("Gold Town", Västerbotten County), Sweden. ...  Read More

Influence Of Hollow Silica-alumina Composite Spheres Prepared Using Various Amount Of L(+)-arginine on Their Activity For Hydrolytic Dehydrogenation Of Ammonia Borane

Naoki Toyama; Haruki Inoue; Shinobu Ohki; Masataka Tansho; Tadashi Shimizu; Tetsuo Umegaki; Yoshiyuki Kojima

Volume 7, Issue 5 , May 2016, Pages 339-343


  In this work, we investigate influence of amount of L(+)-arginine on morphology of hollow silica-alumina composite spheres and their activity for hydrolytic dehydrogenation of ammonia borane. Hollow silica-alumina composite spheres were prepared by polystyrene templates method. In this method, silica-alumina ...  Read More

A First-principle Study Of The Optical Properties Of Pure And Doped LaNiO3

Tarun Kumar Kundu; Debolina Misra

Volume 7, Issue 5 , May 2016, Pages 344-348


  Density Functional Theory (DFT) is employed to study the various optical properties of pseudo-cubic LaNiO3. As LaNiO3 is a strongly correlated material, conventional DFT like LDA or GGA and even GW approximation fail to describe, we have examined the optical spectra of this compound using GGA(PBE)+U ...  Read More

Tunneling Effect Of Photon-assisted AZO/SiOx/n-Si Heterojunction Device At Reverse Bias

H. W. Du; J. Yang; F. Xu; L. Zhao; Z. Q. Ma

Volume 7, Issue 5 , May 2016, Pages 349-352


  Physical asymmetrical Metal / AZO / SiOx / n-Si / Metal devices in semiconductor-insulator-semiconductor (A-SIS) framework were investigated for their anormaly current-voltage characteristics under light irradiation. The devices showed a normal rectifying character in dark but manifested a peculiar current-voltage ...  Read More

Percolation Phenomena In Polymer Nanocomposites

Moises Oviedo Mendoza; Edna M. Valenzuela-Acosta; Evgen Prokhorov; Gabriel Luna-Barcenas; Siva Kumar-Krishnan

Volume 7, Issue 5 , May 2016, Pages 353-359


  In this work, we report the relationship between the electrical conductivity and nanoparticle effective surface area with functional properties of polymer-metal and polymer-clay nanocomposites. Conductivity of the nanocomposite strongly depends upon metal/clay nanoparticle size and concentration that ...  Read More

Designing Of LDPE/fly Ash/ Expanded Graphite Sheet For Electrostatic Charge Dissipation Application

Anuj Gulati; Narayan Agarwal;Sundeep K. Dhawan; Swati Varshney

Volume 7, Issue 5 , May 2016, Pages 360-365


  The paper aims to explore the utilization of industrial waste fly ash as a filler material into low density polyethylene (LDPE) polymer matrix with / without expanded graphite to optimize the electrostatic charge dissipative (ESD) properties as injection molded sheets. Homogeneous mixing of composite ...  Read More

Tumor-targeting Hederagenin-loaded Magnetic Nanoparticles For Anti-cancer Drug Delivery

Kwon-Jai Lee; Jeung Hee An; Jae-Soo Shin; Dong-Hee Kim; Kang-Hyun Chung

Volume 7, Issue 5 , May 2016, Pages 366-370


  In this study, the anti-tumor activity of hederagenin-loaded magnetic nanoparticles (HMP) was examined in cancer cells. Composite nanoparticles with an average size of 32.5 nm were prepared using a chemical co-precipitation technique. The characteristics of the particles were determined via X-ray diffraction, ...  Read More

Optical Modes Of Vibration In A Metamaterial Slab Including Effects Of Retardation

G. Becerra O; J. C. Granada E

Volume 7, Issue 5 , May 2016, Pages 371-375


  The frequencies of optical modes of vibration in a metamaterial slab, contacting with vacuum, are investigated when the slab dielectric permittivity and the magnetic permeability show resonant behavior. Retardation effects are included in the no radiative zone. On the basis of the linear response theory, ...  Read More

Cerium(IV) Oxidations Of Sulfated Polysaccharides In Aqueous Perchlorate Solutions: A Kinetic And Mechanistic Approach

Ahmed Fawzy; Refat M. Hassan; Ismail Althagafi; Moataz Morad

Volume 7, Issue 5 , May 2016, Pages 376-382


  The kinetics of oxidation of iota- and lambda-carrageenans as sulfated polysaccharides by cerium(IV) was studied spectrophotometrically in aqueous perchlorate solutions at a fixed ionic strength of 2.0 mol dm -3 and a temperature of 25 o C. The reactions showed a first order dependence on [Ce IV ], whereas ...  Read More

Biosynthesis Of Silver Nanoparticles Using Convolvulus Pluricaulis Leaf Extract And Assessment Of Their Catalytic, Electrocatalytic And Phenol Remediation Properties

Shadakshari Sandeep; Arehalli S. Santhosh; Ningappa Kumara Swamy; Gurukar S. Suresh; Jose S. Melo; Puttaswamappa Mallu

Volume 7, Issue 5 , May 2016, Pages 383-389


  In the present work, we report on the biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) using leaf extract of Convolvulus pluricaulis (Shankapushpi, bindweed) at room temperature. Synthesis of AgNPs is carried out by incubating the leaf extract in presence of AgNO3. Formation of AgNPs is confirmed by the ...  Read More

Rapid Homogenization Method For Synthesis Of Core/shell ZnO/CdS Nanoparticles And Their Photocatalytic Evaluation

Suraksha Rasal; Sunita Jadhav;Pawan K. Khanna; Priyesh V. More; Chaitanya Hiragond

Volume 7, Issue 5 , May 2016, Pages 390-397


  ZnO/CdS core-shell hetero nanostructures with different shell thickness have been successfully developed by a solution chemistry method employing rapid homogenization concept. The obtained core/shell nanoparticles were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD), field emission scanning electron microscopy ...  Read More

Contact Angle Measurement Studies On Porous Anodic Alumina Membranes Prepared Using Different Electrolytes

P. Ramana Reddy; Ajith K. M.;N. K. Udayashankar

Volume 7, Issue 5 , May 2016, Pages 398-401


  This paper investigates the effect of pore widening duration on the wetting properties of nanostructured porous anodic alumina (PAA) membranes fabricated using sulphuric and oxalic acid as electrolytes by two step anodization process. XRD analysis shows that prepared PAA membranes were amorphous in nature. ...  Read More

Low Cost Biosorbents Based On Modified Starch Iron Oxide Nanocomposites For Selective Removal Of Some Heavy Metals From Aqueous Solutions

Abdul-Raheim M. Abdul-Raheim; El-Saeed Shimaa M.; Farag Reem K.; Abdel-Raouf Manar E

Volume 7, Issue 5 , May 2016, Pages 402-409


  In this work, the starch extracted from potato peels was modified with acrylic acid. Nanoparticles composed of modified starch polymer and Fe3O4 (modified potato starch-magnetic nanoparticles, MPS-MNPs) were synthesized. The prepared nanoadsorbents were used for selective exclusion of Pb 2+ , Cu 2+ , ...  Read More

Structural, Morphological, Optical And Electrical Properties Of PbSe Thin Films Grown By Chemical Bath Deposition

Suresh Sagadevan; Jiban Podder;Isha Das

Volume 7, Issue 5 , May 2016, Pages 410-413


  Lead selenide (PbSe) thin films were processed by chemical bath deposition (CBD) technique. To analyze the structure and the crystallite size of PbSe thin film X-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis was used. Using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) the surface examination of the film was conducted. With the ...  Read More

Charge Carrier Generation In A Polymer By Using N-type Doping For The Improvement Of Electrical Properties

Manisha Bajpai; R. S.Tiwari;Suresh Chand; Ritu Srivastava; Ravindra Dhar

Volume 7, Issue 5 , May 2016, Pages 414-418


  In this paper, the charge carrier generation in polymer blends by chemical doping has studied. In these studies, we employed n-type dopant molecule decamethylcobaltocene (DMC) which exhibit very strong electron donating nature. We have demonstrated that such type of doping favours the formation of charge ...  Read More