European Advanced Materials Congress (EAMC - 2017), Sweden

Ashutosh Tiwari

Volume 8, Issue 2 , February 2017, Pages 88-88

  VBRI Press is pleased to announce ‘European Advanced Materials Congress, (EAMC) during 22 – 24 August 2017, Sweden. It is a three-day international event organised by International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM), Linkoping University and VBRI Press AB on the Baltic Sea cruising ...  Read More

Chitosan-mediated fabrication of metal nanocomposites for enhanced biomedical applications

Faruq Mohammad; Hamad A. Al-Lohedan; Hafiz N. Al-Haque

Volume 8, Issue 2 , February 2017, Pages 89-100

  Hybrid materials based on metals and natural polymers are a promising class of nanocomposites; there is an increasing interest in metal nanoparticles (NPs) due to some fascinating characteristics associated with their nanosizes such as optical, conducting, catalytic, mechanical, sensing and superparamagnetic ...  Read More

Synthesis and characterization of sputtered nanostructured ZnO films: Effect of deposition time and pressure on contact angle behavior of ethylene glycol and water

Kartik H. Patel; Sushant K. Rawal

Volume 8, Issue 2 , February 2017, Pages 101-106

  This paper is aimed to explore structural, optical and wettability aspects of zinc oxide (ZnO) nanostructured thin films prepared by radio frequency (RF) magnetron sputtering from a zinc target using gas mixtures of helium and oxygen. The increase of deposition time from 40 to 110 minutes improves evolution ...  Read More

Synthesis of nanostructured TiO2 thin films with highly enhanced photocatalytic activity by atom beam sputtering

Jaspal Singh; Kavita Sahu; Sini Kuriakose; Nishant Tripathi; D. K. Avasthi; Satyabrata Mohapatra

Volume 8, Issue 2 , February 2017, Pages 107-113

  Nanostructured TiO2 thin films with highly enhanced photocatalytic activity were prepared by atom beam sputtering technique. The effects of thermal annealing on the structural, morphological and photocatalytic properties of TiO2 thin films were investigated using X-ray diffraction, atomic force microscopy, ...  Read More

Mixed-conductive membrane composed of natural hematite and Ni0.8Co0.15Al0.05LiO2-δ for electrolyte layer-free fuel cell

Chen Xia; Muhammad Afzal; Baoyuan Wang; Aslan Soltaninazarlou; Wei Zhang; Yixiao Cai; Bin Zhu

Volume 8, Issue 2 , February 2017, Pages 114-121

  Very recently, natural hematite has been developed as an electrolyte candidate for solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs), because of its considerable ionic conductivity. In this work, to exploit more practical applications of natural hematite, we report a novel mixed-conductive composite made of natural hematite ...  Read More

Impact of annealing temperature on martensite transformations and structure of quaternary Ti50Ni47.7Mo0.3V2 alloy

Anatoliy Klopotov; Victor Gunther; Ekaterina Marchenko; Gulsharat Baigonakova; Timofey Chekalkin; Ji-soon Kim; Ji-hoon Kang

Volume 8, Issue 2 , February 2017, Pages 122-127

  Within the wide family of shape memory alloys (SMAs), TiNi-based alloys are characterized by unique characteristics, with good workability in the martensite phase and good resistance to corrosion and fatigue. In the nearest future, TiNi-based SMAs are expected the second birth to begin regarding their ...  Read More

Green approach: Nanocrystalline titania-based sulfonic acid catalyst for the synthesis of piperazinyl-quinolinyl pyran derivatives

Arul Murugesan; Robert M Gengan; Anand Krishnan

Volume 8, Issue 2 , February 2017, Pages 128-135

  A nanocrystalline titania-based sulfonic acid material was prepared, characterized and used as an effective, efficient and re-usable catalyst for the synthesis of 2-amino-4-(2-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl) quinolin-3-yl)-6-phenyl-4H-pyran-3-carbonitriles and 2-amino-4-(2-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)quinolin-3-yl)-6-(pyridin-4-yl)-4H-pyran-3-carbonitrile ...  Read More

Rapid fabrication of high density C/C composite by coupling of processes

T. S. K. Raunija; R. K. Gautam; S.C. Sharma; A. Verma

Volume 8, Issue 2 , February 2017, Pages 136-144

  The main objective of the work was to rapidly prepare high density short carbon fiber reinforced randomly oriented C/C composite by coupling the processes. The C/C composite was fabricated by coupling two processes. In primary high pressure HP method, medium density C/C composite was prepared by mixing ...  Read More

Cerium removal by activated carbon derived from palm kernel shell

Chee-Heong Ooi; Akane Ito; Tsubasa Otake; Fei-Yee Yeoh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , February 2017, Pages 145-149

  Palm kernel shell (PKS) was utilized as a precursor for the preparation of activated carbon (AC) via different carbonization temperatures and carbon dioxide gas activation processes. The physical and chemical properties of the AC samples were studied by TGA, nitrogen adsorption analysis and SEM. The ...  Read More

Experimental study of the effect of strong shock heated test gases with cubic zirconia

V. Jayaram; K. P. J. Reddy

Volume 8, Issue 2 , February 2017, Pages 150-155

  This paper presents a novel method of interaction of zirconia with strong shock wave in presence of dissociated/non-dissociated gas species for short duration using shock tube. Cubic zirconia (c-ZrO2) was synthesized by solution combustion method and exposed to strong shock heated N2 and O2 test gases ...  Read More

Impact of newly synthesized water soluble photoluminescent ZnS-L-Cysteine: Core-shell nanoparticles in defining the in-situ opto-electronic orbital model

Vaishali Shukla; Bhargav Raval; Man Singh

Volume 8, Issue 2 , February 2017, Pages 156-162

  An intermolecular charge and electron transfer processes in photoluminescent ZnS- L-Cysteine: core-shell Nanoparticles (NPs) extend highly sensitive and variable valence at the core (ZnS)-shell (L-Cysteine) interface primarily due to an extensive mixing of materials frontier orbital (i.e. covalency). ...  Read More

Spectroscopic identification of ultranano-crystalline phases within amorphous/nano-crystalline silicon

Mansi Sharma; Deepika Chaudhary; S. Sudhakar; Preetam Singh; K. M. K. Srivatsa; Sushil Kumar

Volume 8, Issue 2 , February 2017, Pages 163-169

  The structural transition in accordance to nano sized grain distribution within the amorphous silicon matrix has been described on the basis of spectroscopic analysis as a result of variable input power applied during growth via plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) process. For this, characterization ...  Read More

A study on thermal and optical properties of glycine sodium nitrate crystals

M. P. Deshpande; Vivek P. Gujarati; Kiran N. Patel; S.H. Chaki

Volume 8, Issue 2 , February 2017, Pages 170-173

  Crystals of Glycine with Sodium Nitrate (GSN) taken in concentration ratio of 1:1 were grown by slow evaporation technique. Solubility of the material was determined in double distilled water at different temperatures. Purity of the grown crystal was checked by CHN and EDAX analysis whereas crystalline ...  Read More

Influence of nanoclay and incident energy on impact resistance of S2-glass/epoxy composite laminates subjected to low velocity impact

P. Rama Subba Reddy; T. Sreekantha Reddy; I. Srikanth; P. Ghosal; V. Madhu; K. Venkateswara Rao

Volume 8, Issue 2 , February 2017, Pages 174-179

  S2-glass/epoxy composite laminates were made by varying the nanoclay content from 0-12% by weight and were subjected to low velocity impact at 50 J, 110 J and 150 J incident energy respectively. It is observed that at 50 J impact energy, which is below penetration limit of laminate the presence of nanoclay ...  Read More

Glow discharge plasma polymerized nanostructured polyaniline thin film optical waveguide

Aviraj A. Jatratkar; Jyotiprakash B. Yadav; R.R. Deshmukh; Harish C. Barshilia; Vijaya Puri; R.K. Puri

Volume 8, Issue 2 , February 2017, Pages 180-184

  In this work, glow discharge continuous wave plasma polymerization technique was used to deposit nanostructured polyaniline (PANI) thin film by varying input power. The radio frequency (RF) used for plasma polymerization was 13.56 MHz and working pressure was 0.15 mbar. It was found that, changes in ...  Read More