Bulletin  of  Materials  Science

Volume  33,  No.  1,  February  2010

CONTENTS


Cover:  High magnification view of CuO nanoflowers prepared with 4 mL ammonia at 100°C for 6 h. For details, see p. 19.

Thin Films and Nanomatter


Lead adsorption study on combustion derived g-Fe2O3 surface


Arunkumar Lagashetty, H Vijayanand, S Basavaraja, N N Mallikarjuna and A Venkataraman

1

Effect of fuel characteristics on synthesis of calcium hydroxyapatite by solution combustion route

 

Samir K Ghosh, Asit Prakash, Someswar Datta, Sujit K Roy and Debabrata Basu

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Synthesis of CuO nanoflower and its application as a H2O2 sensor  

Aixia Gu, Guangfeng Wang, Xiaojun Zhang and Bin Fang

17
Zn/ZnO core/shell nanoparticles synthesized by laser ablation in aqueous environment: Optical and structural characterizations  

S C Singh, R K Swarnkar and R Gopal

21
Dispersion and reinforcing mechanism of carbon nanotubes in epoxy nanocomposites  

Smrutisikha Bal

27
   
Composites  
Effects of SiO2 and TiO2 fillers on thermal and dielectric properties of eco-friendly bismuth glass microcomposites of plasma display panels  

Shiv Prakash Singh, Karan Pal, Anal Tarafder, Mousumi Das, Kalyandurg
Annapurna and Basudeb Karmakar

33
Microstructure and mechanical properties of Mg–HAP composites  

Asit Kumar Khanra, Hwa Chul Jung, Seung Hoon Yu, Kug Sun Hong and Kwang Seon Shin

43
Effect of heat treatment on strength and abrasive wear behaviour of Al6061–SiCp composites  

N R Prabhu Swamy, C S Ramesh and T Chandrashekar

49
   
Ceramics  
Function of magnesium aluminate hydrate and magnesium nitrate as MgO addition in crystal structure and grain size control of a-Al2O3 during sintering  

Soumen Pal, A K Bandyopadhyay, S Mukherjee, B N Samaddar and P G Pal

55
   
Polymrs  
Structure, optical and thermal decomposition characters of LDPE graft copolymers synthesized by gamma irradiation  

M Madani

65
   
Electrical Properties  
Low temperature synthesis of Ba1–xSrxSnO3 (= 0–1) from molten alkali hydroxide flux  

B Ramdas and R Vijayaraghavan

75
Sol–gel synthesis and photoluminescence of CaTi1–xZrxO: Pr3+ phosphors  

Lixia Lin and Bing Yan

79
   
Catalysis  
Solar photocatalytic generation of hydrogen under ultraviolet-visible light irradiation on (CdS/ZnS)/Ag2S + (RuO2/TiO2) photocatalysts  

R Priya and S Kanmani

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