1. Polypyrrole/MnO2 nanocomposites as potential electrodes for supercapacitor

Ritu P. Mahore; Devendra K. Burghate; Subhash B. Kondawar; Ashish P.Mahajan; Deoram V. Nandanwar

Volume 9, Issue 8 , August 2018, Pages 538-543

Abstract
  Due to the ever growing demand of energy for various applications attention of researchers is aroused by Supercapacitors due to its superior power, energy density and cyclic life. Electrode material mainly determines the performance of Supercapacitors. Conducting polymers, metal oxides and carbon based ...  Read More

2. Experimental investigation on the bending response of multilayered Ag-ionic polymer-metal composite actuator for robotic application

Dillip Kumar Biswal; Payodhar Padhi

Volume 9, Issue 8 , August 2018, Pages 544-548

Abstract
  Ionic polymer-metal composites (IPMCs) are electro-active polymers that undergo bending deformation with the stimulus of a relatively small electric field. In this research we fabricate multilayered structure of IPMC actuator using chemical decomposition method and investigate the influence of bending ...  Read More

3. Investigation on stability and photocatalysis of perovskites 

Yidi Wang; Pui Fai NG; Bin Fei

Volume 9, Issue 8 , August 2018, Pages 549-552

Abstract
  Hybrid organic–inorganic perovskite materials have attracted a lot of attention with their facile synthesis process and high efficiency of light absorption. However, poor stability is always a big barrier to commercial development. In this study, a new kind of organic perovskites MA0.6(AA)0.4PbBr3 ...  Read More

4. Evaluation of use of bottom ash in cement masonry and concrete regarding their mechanical properties

Rajiv Gupta; Ayub Ahmed; Sasidhar Kumar Reddy Ithepalli

Volume 9, Issue 8 , August 2018, Pages 553-558

Abstract
  Large quantities of ash are generated every year by the various manufacturing industries as a waste by-product. This study aims to utilize waste by-product in concrete and to reduce its cost by replacing cement in parts with bottom ash. This research presents the results of the experimental investigations ...  Read More

5. Non-isothermal crystallization of PCL/CLAY nanocomposites

Matias R. Lanfranconi; Vera A. Alvarez;Leandro N. Ludue

Volume 9, Issue 8 , August 2018, Pages 559-566

Abstract
  In this work, Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) was used to study the crystallization behavior of nanocomposites based on polycaprolactone (PCL) reinforced with organo-montmorillonite (C20A) and organo-bentonite (B-THBP) under non-isothermal conditions. The effect of clay content (0.0, 2.5, 5.0 ...  Read More

6. Fibre-optic trapping and manipulation at the nanoscale

Yuchao Li; Hongbao Xin; Xiaohao Xu; Xiaoshuai Liu; Baojun Li

Volume 9, Issue 8 , August 2018, Pages 567-577

Abstract
  With the initial design based on Ashkin’s pioneering work in 1970, optical trapping and manipulation of micron-size particles and cells has been extensively applied in the fields of physical science and technology as well as cellular and molecular biology. However, due to the fundamental diffraction ...  Read More

7. The effect of growth time and oxygen flow on the properties of electrochromic WO3 thin layers grown by LPCVD 

D. Louloudakis; D. Vernardou; G. Papadimitropoulos; D. Davazoglou; E. Koudoumas

Volume 9, Issue 8 , August 2018, Pages 578-584

Abstract
  Results are presented regarding the development of functional electrochromic WO3 thin layers, using a simple, one step and fast process without the need of template or seed layers or even post-annealing, factors favoring large scale industrial deposition. In particular, low-pressure chemical vapor deposition ...  Read More

8. Synthesis of α-MoO3 nanofibers for enhanced field-emission properties

Sandeep Kumar Singh Patel; Khemchand Dewangan; Simant Kumar Srivastav; Narendra Kumar Verma; Paramananda Jena; Ashish Kumar Singh; N. S. Gajbhiye

Volume 9, Issue 8 , August 2018, Pages 585-589

Abstract
  One-dimensional α-MoO3 nanofibers of 280–320 nm diameters were synthesized by a hydrothermal method. The morphologies and compositions of as-synthesized α-MoO3 nanofibers have been characterized by X-ray powder diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, and field-emission scanning electron microscopy. ...  Read More

9. Efficient siRNA delivery using osmotically active and biodegradable poly(ester amine)  

Jadhav N.; Min Hye Ahn; Jaiprakash Sangshetti; Rohidas B. Arote

Volume 9, Issue 8 , August 2018, Pages 590-593

Abstract
  Biodegradable and hyperbranched poly(ester amine) (PEA) was prepared by reaction of glycerol dimethacrylate (GDM) with  low molecular weight polyethylenimine (LMW-PEI) by Michael addition reaction. This novel gene carrier showed excellent physicochemical properties and relatively low cytotoxicity ...  Read More

10. Naphthol bis-indole derivative as an anode material for aqueous rechargeable lithium ion battery

R. Anil Kumar; R. Vijeth Shetty; G. S.Suresh; K. M. Mahadevan

Volume 9, Issue 8 , August 2018, Pages 594-601

Abstract
  Aqueous or non-aqueous rechargeable lithium ion batteries with organic electrodes as a current carrier can perform effectively sensible and affordable energy storage devices due to large accessibility of organic materials. Here we report a high-performance lithium-based energy storage device using 3,3'-(naphthalen-1-ylmethanediyl)bis(1H-indole) ...  Read More

11. Structural and mechanical properties of CeO2 reinforced Al matrix nanocomposites

Himyan Mohammed; Matli Penchal Reddy; Fareeha Ubaid; Abdul Shakoor; Adel Mohamed Amer Mohamed

Volume 9, Issue 8 , August 2018, Pages 602-605

Abstract
  In this study, Al-CeO2 nanocomposites containing various concentrations of reinforcement were fabricated by ball milling and microwave sintering process. A comparison of structural and mechanical properties of the developed nanocomposites is presented to elucidate the effect of reinforcement. Different ...  Read More

12. Effect of selected cellulosic fibers on the properties of cement based composites

Alena Sicakova; Viola Hospodarova; Nadezda Stevulova; Vojtech Vaclavik; Tomas Dvorsky

Volume 9, Issue 8 , August 2018, Pages 606-609

Abstract
  In this paper, the experimental work providing the testing of cement mixture containing two types of cellulosic fibers, namely fibers from bleached wood pulp and recycled waste paper fibers, is given. Fibers are described by selected characteristics such as length, density, and pH. They were applied ...  Read More