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International Journal of Nanoparticles (16 papers in press)


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  • Phytofabrication, Characterization and Antimicrobial Studies of Gold Nanoparticles Using Cannabis sativa (Bhang), Leaf Extract   Order a copy of this article
    Abstract: Phytofabrication of gold nanoparticles by plant extract of cannabis sativa is at present under exploitation for the reason that to develop environmentally benign nanoparticles synthesis to avoid adverse effects in biomedical applications. Different concentrations of ethanolic leaf extract of the plant were reacted with aqueous solution of HAuCl44H2O. A fixed ratio of plant extract and metal ion was mixed which in turn showed the change in colour of the solution leading to the inference that nanoparticles are formed. Thecharacterization of nanoparticles was done by UV-vis Spectrophotometer, FTIR, and TEM. The particles synthesized were of the size ranging from 20-100 nm. The solution showed a peak at 560 nm on UV-VIS spectrum corresponding to the surface Plasmon resonance of gold nanoparticles. The shape of the nanoparticles was spherical according to Transmission electron microscopy.In these studies, the antimicrobial studies of the AuNPS were exploited against different micro-organisms. The results of UV-VIS,FT-IR and TEM confirm that the leaves extract of Cannabis sativa can be used to produce gold nanoparticles with significant amount of antimicrobial activity.
    Keywords: Gold Nanoparticles; Leaf Extract; Anti-Oxidant; Cannabis sativa; TEM; FTIR; UV –VIS.

  • Caesalpinia pulcherrima mediated green synthesis of silver nanoparticles: Evaluation of their antimicrobial and catalytic activity   Order a copy of this article
    by Amol Dudhane, Samadhan Waghmode, Manohar Bhosale, Vaibhav Mhaindarkar 
    Abstract: Plant extracts are an efficient, eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative source for the synthesis of nanoparticles. In this study, silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) were synthesized by treating the Caesalpinia pulcherrima (C.pulcherrima) leaf extract with aqueous silver nitrate solution at room temperature. The biosynthesized Ag NPs were characterized by techniques like transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX) and ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis). The TEM analysis reveals the formation of spherical Ag NPs with a diameter range of 30-50 nm. The in vitro antimicrobial activity of the synthesized Ag NPs was investigated against common human pathogens such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa (NCIM 5029), Serratiamarcescens (NCIM 2078), Staphylococcus aureus (NCIM 5021) and Salmonella typhimurium (NCIM 2501) by agar well diffusion method. The synthesized Ag NPs showed potential antimicrobial activity against all of the mentioned bacterial strains indicating its prospective use in the development of value-added products in the biomedical and nanotechnology-based industries. Furthermore, we have shown the catalytic degradation of methylene blue dye and reduction of p-nitroaniline using synthesized Ag NPs. Synthesised nanoparticles have shown excellent catalytic activity within a very short time period.
    Keywords: Caesalpinia pulcherrima; silver nanoparticles; antimicrobial activity; catalytic reduction; green synthesis.

  • Plant mediated greener approach for synthesis of Silver Nano particles from Digitalis purpurea plant and its antibacterial activity   Order a copy of this article
    by Vishnuvarthanan M, Rajeswari N 
    Abstract: In this paper, the silver nanoparticles were biosynthesized using aqueous Digitalis purpurea leaf extract.. The biosynthesized silver nanoparticles were characterized by UV-visible spectrophotometer (UV-Vis), Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), X-ray diffractometer (XRD), Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FESEM), Energy Dispersive X-ray analysis (EDX) and High-resolution transmission electron microscopy (HRTEM). In the colloidal solution, the formation and stability of the silver nanoparticles were absorbed by UV-Visible and it showed the maximum absorption at 452 nm.The XRD and the HRTEM demonstrated that the silver nanoparticles were cubic structure, face centered with a particle size of 25 nm and the EDX showed the presence of silver element. The FTIR analysis showed the existence of various functional groups. The antibacterial activity of the synthesized silver nanoparticles had evaluated against the gram-negative Escherichia coli (MTCC 1652), gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus (MTCC 316) and it showed the efficient activity against the both gram-negative and gram-positive microorganisms.
    Keywords: Green synthesis; Digitalis purpurea; AgNPs; FESEM;XRD; HRTEM; antibacterial activity.

  • Slip flow and nonlinear radiative heat transfer of suspended nanoparticles due to a rotating disk in the presence of convective boundary condition   Order a copy of this article
    by Prasannakumara B.C, Gireesha B.J, Krishnamurthy M.R, Rama Subba Reddy Gorla 
    Abstract: The slip flow and nonlinear radiative heat transfer of suspended nanoparticles due to a rotating disk is analyzed in the present work.Two types of nanoparticles namely Copper and Aluminum Oxide and water is treated as base fluid. Suitable similarity transformations are used to reduce the nonlinear partial differential equations to ordinary differential equations. Flow and heat transfer characteristics are computed by numerical technique Runge-Kutta-Fehlberg-fourth and fifth order method. Further, the skin friction coefficient and Nusselt number are presented and examined for pertinent parameters. It is noticed that the higher velocity slip parameter decreases the radial and azimuthal velocities. Also the rate of heat transfer enhances when the nanoparticle volume fraction increases.
    Keywords: Nonlinear radiation; velocity slip; convective condition; nanoparticles; rotating disk.

  • Physical properties of nanosized cobalt doped TiO2 lms grown by pulsed laser deposition   Order a copy of this article
    by Faouzi Hanini, Abderrahmane Bouabellou, Yassine Bouachiba, Fouad Kermiche, Adel Taabouche, Kamel Boukheddaden 
    Abstract: Ti1-xCoxO2 (x =0-0.06) films were deposited at 450
    Keywords: Co-doped TiO2; PLD; Anatase; Rutile; Nanoparticles; Waveguiding properties.

  • Aligned magnetic dipole in nonlinear radiative Falkner-Skan flow of Casson fluid over a wedge containing suspension of nanoparticles and microorganisms   Order a copy of this article
    by K.R. Sekhar, V. Reddy, C.S.K. Raju, B. Pullepu, R. Kumar, Sabir Shehzad 
    Abstract: This paper scrutinizes the influences of aligned magnetic field and nonlinearly radiative flow of Falkner-Skan Casson liquid towards a wedge which is filled with microorganisms and nanoparticles. Following Buongiornos model, the expressions of flow are developed and then transformed into self-similar form by utilizing appropriate similarity transformations. Numerical outcomes are presented through plots and tabular form by enforcing Newtons and Runge-Kutta techniques. The impacts of arising constraints on liquid velocity, temperature, density of motile organisms and concentration are explored. For industrial and engineering interest, surface drag coefficient, rates of mass and heat transport, motile microorganisms density number are investigated. A comparative analysis for two cases namely aligned magnetic field (AMF) and magnetic field (MF) demonstrates that rate of heat and mass transfer are high in AMF case in comparison to MF case, and therefore desired results can be obtained by utilizing AMF case.
    Keywords: Casson fluid; Falkner-Skan flow; nanoparticles.

    by Venkataraghavan Nagarajan, Thirumalini Subramaniam 
    Abstract: Considering the dangerous effects of ultrafine particles and air quality concerns worldwide, this work investigates the possibility of identifying operating criterion over which there is a greater tendency of formation of nanoparticle emissions in Diesel engines. The objective of this analysis is to study the emission of particles in the size range of 10nm to 700nm by subjecting a diesel engine to free acceleration tests. Details on the emission characteristics such as Particulate number, Particle mass, Particle diameter and the Lung deposition surface area in the size range 10-700nm during specific conditions of acceleration and deceleration has been studied in this work. Maximum effect of the particles occurs during rapid acceleration. At idle speed, the Particle number, particle mass and Lung deposition surface area are very low indicating that the nano particle formation is low at idle condition. With increase in Particulate number, there is an increase in the Particulate mass and the LDSA. The particulate diameter is distributed across the PN range.
    Keywords: Nano-Particulate emission measurement; Diesel Engine; Free acceleration test.

  • MHD Natural convective Ag-Water nanofluid flow in an enclosure having internal heat generation with center heater and bottom heat source   Order a copy of this article
    by Thangavelu Mahalakshmi 
    Abstract: A numerical study on MHD natural convection heat transfer of internal heat generating Ag-water nano fluid in the enclosure with an inside heater has been conducted. Two opposite vertical walls of the enclosure are maintained at temperature Tc whereas its top wall is insulated and bottom wall is considered with a constant heat source. The center heater with the temperature of Th (Th > Tc) is located in horizontal and vertical positions inside the enclosure which its length is varying. The governing equations are solved numerically by using finite volume method and SIMPLE algorithm. The effect of pertinent parameters such as length of heater, Rayleigh number, Hartmann number, heat generation parameter and volume fraction of nano particles are investigated. Results are presented in the form of streamlines and isotherm plots, variation of average Nusselt number and mid height velocity profile. It is observed from the results that high heat transfer is obtained for the vertical heater compared with horizontal heater and it is found that Hartmann number is a good control parameter for suppressing heat transfer. Moreover, the fluid flow, thermal fields and rate of heat transfer are strongly dependent on length of heater and heat generation parameter. Also it is found that increasing solid volume fraction of nano particles cause better enhancement of heat transfer inside the enclosure.
    Keywords: Magnetic field; Nanofluid; Internal heat generation; Length of heater; Heat source.

  • Synthesis of silver nanoparticles using Green sources and comparative analysis.   Order a copy of this article
    by Nabodita Sinha, Tamalika Chakroborty, Abhijit Sengupta 
    Abstract: The various side effects of the chemical drugs and their incapability to fight with the increasing drug resistance has led to the research for new antimicrobials which would be able to fight with fast evolving microbial army in a cost effective and efficient manner. The most promising source for this up to date is probably the nanoparticles among which the silver nanoparticles have the best potential till date.. Silver has been used since time immemorial to treat cuts and burns and to treat wastewater but the effect of silver on human body in large dose may be toxic. The aim of this project is to identify the different types of sources from which the silver nanoparticles can be synthesized efficiently. Their comparative analysis has been done to compare their efficiency against Gram positive and Gram negative bacteria in the hope that further research would enlighten their uses more and a day may come when they would become our strongest fighter against microbial troops..
    Keywords: Antimicrobial activity; Comparative analysis ; Green sources. Silver nanoparticles.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJNP.2017.10009560

Special Issue on: DevIC 2017 Nanotechnology Based Devices and Nanostructures

  • GaAs SOI FinFET: Impact of Gate Dielectric on Electrical Parameters and Application as Digital Inverter   Order a copy of this article
    by RAJESH SAHA, Brinda Bhowmick, Srimanta Baishya 
    Abstract: In this paper, a GaAs SOI (Silicon on Insulator) FinFET is proposed. A comparative study between proposed GaAs FinFET and conventional Si FinFET is presented. The effects of dielectric constant (k) of gate dielectric material on electrical parameters like channel potential, drain current, and Ion/Ioff have been reported. Results show that as k raises, both Ion/Ioff and channel potential increases. Again the impact of k on short channel effects (SCEs) has been investigated. TCAD results show that as k increases subthreshold swing (SS) improves, drain induced barrier lowering (DIBL) degrades, and Vt roll off occur. The impacts of k on gate capacitance (CGG) and intrinsic delay (τ) have been presented and they increases as k increases. A digital CMOS inverter is implemented through proposed FinFET and the effect of k on its delay parameter is estimated. Results shows that average delay increase as k increases.
    Keywords: CMOS inverter; dielectric constant; FinFET; GaAs; SOI.

  • An Insight into the high frequency analysis of work function modulated cylindrical surrounding gate MOSFET   Order a copy of this article
    by Biswajit Jena, Sidhartha Dash, Guru Prasad Mishra 
    Abstract: The unique design along with greater accuracy in device performance has made cylindrical surrounding gate MOSFET (CSGM) a cutting edge device in the present VLSI technology. Due to its cylindrical geometry, this device provides higher packing density and higher scaling possibilities. In this work, a work function engineering based metal gate with continuous mole fraction variation along the z-axis in a cylindrical surrounding gate MOSFET (WMCSGM) is introduced. The proposed WMCSGM model exhibits improved RF performance as compared to conventional CSGM model. The static gm-VGS curve and Cgg-VGS curves are investigated clearly. The relevant electrical parameters such as threshold voltage (Vth), drain current (Id) and transconductance are extracted. Along with the electrical parameters, RF parameters and gain parameters (current gain and voltage gain) and different performance measures (cut-off frequency, maximum oscillation frequency) have been extensively investigated.
    Keywords: Cut-off frequency; Maximum oscillation frequency; CSGM; WMCSGM; Work function modulation.

  • Variation of Optical Bandwidth in Defected Ternary Photonic Crystal under Different Polarization Conditions   Order a copy of this article
    by Arpan Deyasi, A. Sarkar 
    Abstract: Photonic bandwidth of defected one-dimensional ternary photonic crystal is analytically calculated under both types of oblique incidences. Both P and S type polarized incidences on the structure are considered in order to compute transmittivity of the proposed Butterworth type bandpass filter, and passband spectrum is kept at 1550 nm by suitably choosing structural parameters and defect density. Defect is kept within feasible limit, and ripple in the desired passband region is tailored by its controlled variation. Width of passband as function of defect density, angle of incidence and dimension of constituent layers is computed, and critical dimension for the sandwiched layer is predicted over which the structure will behave as equivalent binary one. For closely-spaced signal transmission, this narrow bandpass filter will work as excellent candidate to improve SNR.
    Keywords: Optical bandwidth; Transmittivity; polarized condition; Defect density; Ternary crystal; Ripple factor.

  • Effects of Hot-Carrier Degradation on the Low Frequency Noise in Strained-Si p-MOSFETs   Order a copy of this article
    by Sanghamitra Das, Tara Prasanna Dash, C.K. Maiti 
    Abstract: The aim of this work is to study hot carrier degradation starting from microscopic mechanisms of defect generation and its effects on noise behaviour of scaled strained-Si MOSFETs. As device dimensions decrease, hot carrier effects, which are mainly due to the presence of a high electric field inside the device, are becoming a major device/circuit design concern. Studies of hot carrier degradation in high-mobility SiGe channel MOSFETs, in which a more severe degradation is expected due to the smaller bandgap compared to Si, are highly essential. A comprehensive model for hot carrier degradation has been used in simulation to capture the physical picture behind these detrimental effects. In this work, hot carrier degradation modelling issues have been carefully analysed and a comprehensive physics-based hot carrier degradation simulation study has been taken up. Peculiarities of the defect generation kinetics as well as their impact on degradation is discussed. We present the results of our studies on the hot carrier degradation in novel high-mobility SiGe/strained-Si channel MOSFETs and its effects on the low-frequency noise. It is shown due to hot carrier degradation, the hole mobility is degraded by about 40% after stressing. A two-fold degradation in drain current is also observed.
    Keywords: SiGe/strained-Si channel; CMOS; Hot Carrier Injection; low frequency noise.

  • Study on surface Plasmon based improvement in absorption in plasmonic solar cell   Order a copy of this article
    by Partha Sarkar, Saradindu Panda, Bansibadan Maji, Asish Kumar Mukhopadhyay 
    Abstract: Recently, plasmonics offers very high attention and greatly deals with various field includes the nanophotonics domain that takes care of optical fields in submicron level. Its most enlighten properties are to control nanoscale concentration and scaled electromagnetic fields at nano dimension especially at solar cell. In the plasmonic field, when the nanoparticle is much smaller than the wavelength of light, coherent oscillation of the conduction band electrons induced by interaction with an electromagnetic field and conjointly improves absorption through scattering. In this paper, we studied the effectiveness of nanoparticle dimension to enhance extinction in terms of absorption and scattering for silver, gold, copper and aluminum nanoparticles. We also studied finite difference time domain based solar cell model that improves various simulated plasmonic field components and observed that the high sensitivity of the surface plasmon resonance spectrum of noble metal nanoparticles to adsorbate induced changes in dimension and dielectric constant of the surrounding nanoenvironment. We also observed that noble metal specifically silver and gold nanoparticles significantly improve optical absorption than copper and aluminum nanoparticles.
    Keywords: plasmon; absorption; extinction; scattering; surface Plasmon polariton; finite difference time domain.

  • An approach to various carrier transmission properties and significant parameters in special semiconductor arrangement 'superlattice'   Order a copy of this article
    by Sachin Kumar 
    Abstract: Semiconductor superlattices with submicrometer heterostructures are of interest not only for their device applications but also for the fundamental physical phenomena they exhibit due to their material properties and their submicrometer dimensions. In order to understand the features exhibited, it is essential to calculate their electronic and various optical phenomenon e.g transmission properties, reflection properties along the arrangement.This paper proposed the examination of potential energy profile at multibarrier system by using the mathematical function and consequently we derived the probability to get the carriers crossing the barrier in superlattice by considering the various transmission properties e.g. the transmission coefficient, reflection coefficient, dc conductance, energy variations, temperature variation etc.; and also some other significant physical parameters are analyzed at different values of internal bias across the superlattice. The dc conductance and current both have variations with respect to applied voltage can be seen here as same as that happened in bulk semiconductors.
    Keywords: Transmission Coefficient; Reflection Coefficient; Energy; DC Conductance; Applied Voltages; DC Current; Temperature.

  • Adsorption of gaseous air pollutants over Ti-doped ZGNR structures: A DFT study   Order a copy of this article
    Abstract: In this study, we employed the Density Functional Theory (DFT) to study the interactions between gaseous air pollutants, including di-atomic (CO and NO), tri-atomic (CO2 and HCN), and poly-atomic (HCHO and COCl2) species, and Ti-doped zigzag graphene nanoribbon (ZGNR) structures. During this, two types of doped structures are considered, i.e. SV-ZGNR in which Ti replaces one carbon atom and DV-ZGNR, in which Ti atom replaces two adjacent carbon atoms. All gases under consideration are observed to exhibit significant adsorption energy over doped ZGNR except COCl2 for which a catalytic dissociation is observed. Our results indicate that doped ZGNR is better for CO, NO, and HCHO adsorption as compared to that for reported doped graphene sheet. Also, DV-ZGNR is preferred over SV-ZGNR in terms of adsorption. Moreover, due to the adsorption, changes in the density of states are observed which confirms that the Ti-doped ZGNR has potential to be used as the sensing platform for these gases.
    Keywords: CO; NO; CO2; HCN; HCHO; COCl2; Adsorption; Ti-doped ZGNR; Density Functional Theory.