1. A review on humidification membrane materials for fuel cells 

Russell Borduin; Alexander J. Headley; Wei Li; Dongmei Chen

Volume 9, Issue 4 , April 2018, Pages 225-233

Abstract
  Polymer electrolyte membrane (PEM) fuel cells have the potential to replace fossil fuel sources in both automotive and auxiliary stationary power generation applications. Increased implementation of fuel cells would decrease dependence on oil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. However, a major obstacle ...  Read More

2. Ternary hybrid electrode material based on polyaniline/carbon nanohorn/TiO2 with high performance energy storage capacity

Sandip Maiti; Ranadip Bera;Bhanu B. Khatua; Sumanta K. Karan; Amit K. Das

Volume 9, Issue 4 , April 2018, Pages 234-240

Abstract
  Renewable energy is very much demanding in modern time. Herein, we have discussed energy storage performance of polyaniline (PANI) and carbon nanohorn (CNH) decorated titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticle, high-performance electrode material. This high-performance energy storage material was prepared ...  Read More

3. Enhanced microwave absorption property of aluminum composites using fly ash derived cenosphere  

Rajeev Kuma; Saroj Kumari;S. Das; D.P. Mondal; Shyam Birla; Amit Vishwakarma; Anisha Chaudhary

Volume 9, Issue 4 , April 2018, Pages 241-248

Abstract
  In the present investigation, influence of micronsize cenosphere particles derived from fly ash on the properties of aluminum composites was investigated. Aluminum-cenosphere (AC) composite was fabricated by modified stir casting technique. The mechanical and electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding ...  Read More

4. Template-assisted fabrication of tunable aspect ratio, biocompatible iron oxide pillar arrays

Ryan Chang Tseng; Ching-Wen Li; Gou-Jen Wang

Volume 9, Issue 4 , April 2018, Pages 249-257

Abstract
  The extensive use of iron oxide nanomaterials in biomedical applications has prompted the development of a novel substrate for evaluating cell behaviour. This study examines the fabrication of tuneable length iron oxide pillar arrays using the porous nanochannels of anodic aluminium oxide membranes, ...  Read More

5. Carvedilol drug-organo montmorillonite nanocomposites: Preparation, characterization and drug release studies

V. M. Santhini; S.P.Suriyaraj;H. Bava Bakrudeen; M. Sugunalakshmi; S.P.Suriyaraj and H. Bava Bakrudeen

Volume 9, Issue 4 , April 2018, Pages 258-265

Abstract
  In this study the Carvedilol drug-organo modified montmorillonite (CV/OMMT) nanocomposites were prepared using different organo modified MMT (Nanomer 1.31PS, Nanomer 1.34TCN, Nanomer 1.44P) through solution intercalation method. The degree of intercalation, microstructure and morphology of the nanocomposites ...  Read More

6. Mechanical properties of hydroxyapatite scaffolds produced by gel-casting and combination gel-casting/polymer foams infiltration

Jazmín I. González; Diana M. Escobar; Claudia P. Ossa

Volume 9, Issue 4 , April 2018, Pages 266-274

Abstract
  Hydroxyapatite is one of the appropriate materials for hard tissue engineering because it is the inorganic structural constituent of bones and teeth, and hydroxyapatite has been evaluated to compare the mechanical properties, processing as scaffolds to evaluate the influence of porosity, since the elastic ...  Read More

7. Synthesis, characterizations, and comparative study of electro-optical properties of indole-based squaraine sensitizers as efficiency to enhancing dye-sensitized solar cells

Sultan A. Al-horaibi; S.T. Gaikwad; Anjali S. Rajbhoj

Volume 9, Issue 4 , April 2018, Pages 275-283

Abstract
  Squaraine dyes (SQ) have acquired sufficiently great attention as dye-sensitized solar cell (DSSCs) materials. In the present study, we have synthesized and characterized of two novel symmetrical sensitizers dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells which contain electron withdrawing (−COOH) group with ...  Read More

8. Assembly and characterization of ZnO nanoparticles for Grätzel's solar cells  

Glécia V. S. Luz; Wang. S. Hui; Renata C. Roncoleta; Pedro H. O. Nogueira; Lourdes M. Brasil; Pilar Hidalgo

Volume 9, Issue 4 , April 2018, Pages 284-290

Abstract
  This research aimed to build hybrid solar cells, based on Grätzel method. We used the Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) polymer as a substrate containing a layer of Indium Tin Oxide (ITO). Films of ZnO nanoparticles (ZnO NPs) synthesized by Pechini Method, and four different dyes were tested: Congo ...  Read More

9. Development of a Co-20Cr alloy for potential biomedical applications

Ana Ramirez-Ledesma; Hugo Lopez F; Julio Juarez-Islas

Volume 9, Issue 4 , April 2018, Pages 291-295

Abstract
  A Co-20 wt. Cr alloy was vacuum induction melted and cast into a wedge shaped copper mold. The resultant microstructures were investigated from sections obtained longitudinally and centrally in the plane normal to the diverging wedge faces. The aim of this work was to produce a microstructure free of ...  Read More

10. Formation of carbon sp3 hybridization bonds in local electric fields of composites “polymer-CNT”

Liudmyla Karachevtseva; Mykola Kartel; Wang Bo; Yurii Sementsov; Viacheslav Trachevskyi; Oleg Lytvynenko; Volodymyr Onyshchenko

Volume 9, Issue 4 , April 2018, Pages 296-300

Abstract
  Carbon nanotubes are among the most anisotropic materials known and have extremely high values of Young's modulus. The possibilities to enhance the properties of nanostructured surfaces were demonstrated on “polymer-multiwall carbon nanotube” composites. Influence of sp < sup > 3 hybridization ...  Read More

11. XPS analysis of the skin treated by microplasma

Jaroslav Kristof; Hideto Miyamoto; Marius Blajan; Kazuo Shimizu

Volume 9, Issue 4 , April 2018, Pages 301-305

Abstract
  A microplasma electrode was used for skin treatment using argon, oxygen, nitrogen or ambient air. The presence of various particles is important for the interpretation of the microplasma effect on the skin. The production of long living particles was detected by an FTIR spectrometer and the presence ...  Read More

12. Plasmonic sensor for evaluation of the neuropeptides level in the human fluids  

Alexander Axelevitch

Volume 9, Issue 4 , April 2018, Pages 306-310

Abstract
  One of important problems in the diagnostic and treatment of the patient’s states is operative evaluation of a type and amount of various neuropeptides secreted into the blood in human organisms. Due to similar structures and molecular weight of neuropeptides, their identification and individual ...  Read More