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Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology V, Volume 32, Issue 7

Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology V, Volume 32, Issue 7




A collection of papers from The American Ceramic Society's 35th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 23-28, 2011. This issue includes papers presented in the 5th International Symposium on Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology on topics such as Nanotubes, Nanorods, Nanowires and other One-dimensional Structures; Nanostructured Membranes, Thin Films, and Functional Coatings; Synthesis, Functionalization and Processing of Nanostructured Materials; and Advanced Applications.
Preface ix

Introduction xi


Morphology Controlled Electrospinning of V205 Nanofibers and Their Gas Sensing Behavior 3
R. Von Hagen, A. Lepcha, M. Hoffmann, M. Di Biase, and S. Mathur

Fabrication of Nanostructured a-Fe2O3 Films for Solar-Driven Hydrogen Generation using Hybrid Heating 11
Bala Vaidhyanathan, Sina Saremi-Yarahmadi, and K. G. Upul Wijayantha


Synthesis and Characterization of Bimetal Decorated Carbon Spheres for Sensing Applications 23
Innocentia V. Sibiya and S. Sinha Ray


Microwave Irradiation of Ruthenium on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotubes 33
Letlhogonolo F. Mabena, Suprakas Sinha Ray, and Neil J. Coville

Amine Functionaiization of Carbon Nanotubes for the Preparation of CNT Based Polylactide Composites-A Comparative Study 43
Sreejarani K. Pillai, James Ramontja, and Suprakas Sinha Ray

The Effect of Surface Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes on the Morphology, As Well As Thermal, Thermomechanical, and Crystallization Properties of Polylactide 53
James Ramontja, Suprakas Sinha Ray, Sreejarani K. Pillai, and Adriaan S. Luyt

Structure and Properties Multilayered Micro- and Nanocomposite Coatings of Ti-N-Al/Ti-N/Al2O3 69
A. D. Pogrebnjak, V. M. Beresnev, M. VJI'yashenko, D. A. Kolesnikov, A. P. Shypylenko, A. Sh. Kaverina, N. K. Erdybaeva, V. V. Kosyak, P.V. Zukovski, F. F. Komarov, and V. V. Grudnitskii

Formation of Nanostructured Carbonitride Layers during Implantation of NiTi 79
Alexander Pogrebnjak, Sergey Bratushka, and Nela Levintant

Design and Construction of Complex Nanostructed Al203 Coating for Protective Applications 91
P. Manivasakan, V. Rajendran, P. R. Rauta, B. B. Sahu, and B. K. Panda

Microwave Assisted Synthesis and Characterization of Silver/Gold Nanoparticles Loaded Carbon Nanotubes 103
Charity Maepa, Sreejarani K. Pillai, Suprakas Sinha Ray, and Leskey Cele

The Comparison in the Efficiency in Nitrogen Doped Carbon Nanotubes and Undoped Carbon Nanotubes in the Anchoring of Silver Nanoparticles 113
K. Mphahlele, S. Sinha Ray, M. S. Onyango, and S. D. Mhlanga


Synthesis of Submicron-Size CaB6 Powders using Various Boron Sources 127
A. Akkoyunlu, R. Koc, J. Mawdsley, and D. Carter

Synthesis of Submicron/Nano Sized CaB6 from Carbon Coated Precursors 137
Naved Siddiqui, Rasit Koc, Jennifer Mawdsley, and David Carter

An Easy Two-Step Microwave Assisted Synthesis of SnO2/CNT Hybrids 151
Sarah C. Motshekga, Sreejarani K. Pillai, Suprakas Sinha Ray, Kalala Jalama, and Rui W. M Krause

Grain Size Reduction and Surface Modification Effect in Polycrystalline Y2O3 Subject to High Pressure Processing 157
Jafar F. Al-Sharab, Bernard H. Kear, S. Deutsch, and Stephen D. Tse

Synthesis of Nano-Size TiB2 Powders Using Carbon Coated Precursors 165
Pi. Duddukuri, R. Koc, J. Mawdsley, and D. Carter

High Temperature Diffraction Study of In-Situ Crystallization of TiO2 Photocatalysts 177
I. M. Low, W. K. Pang, V. De La Prida, V. Vega, J. A. Kimpton, and M. lonescu

Author Index 187