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Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology VII, Volume 34, Issue 7

Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology VII, Volume 34, Issue 7


Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings Volume 34, Issue 7 - Nanostructured Materials and
Nanotechnology VII

A collection of 15 papers from The American Ceramic Society’s 37th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites, held in Daytona Beach, Florida, January 27-February 1, 2013. This issue includes papers presented in the 7th International
Symposium on Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology (Symposium 7) and
Nanomaterials for Sensing Applications symposia (Focused Session 3).

Preface vii

Introduction ix


Sol-Gel Approach to the Calcium Phosphate Nanocomposites 3
Aldona Beganskiene, Zivile Stankeviciute, Milda Malakauskaite, Irma Bogdanoviciene, Valdek Mikli, Kaia Tonsuaadu, and Aivaras Kareiva

Reinforcement Mechanisms in Alumina Toughened Zirconia Nanocomposites with Different Stabilizing Agents 15
Sergio Rivera, Luis A. Diaz, Adolfo Fernandez, Ramon Torrecillas, and Jose S. Moya

Synthesis and Characterization of Nanostructured Copper Oxide 23
David Dodoo-Arhin, Matteo Leoni, and Paolo Scardi

X-Ray Diffraction Study on the In-Situ Crystallization Kinetics in Electrospun PVP/Ti02 Nanofibers 35
H. Albetran, A. Alsafwan, H. Haroosh, Y. Dong, and I. M. Low

Metal-Catalyzed Growth of ZnO Nanowires 51
Werner Mader, Heike Simon, Tobias Krekeler, and Gunnar Schaan

Graphene-SnO2 Nanocomposites for Lithium-Ion Battery Anodes 67
R. Muller and S. Mathur

Cobalt-Manganese Spinel Oxides as Visible-Light-Driven Water Oxidation Catalysts 75
Hongfei Liu, and Greta R. Patzke

Eclipse Transparent Electrode and Applications 87
Hulya Demiryont, Kenneth C. Shannon III, and Matthew Bratcher

Plasma Enhanced CVD of Transparent and Conductive Tin Oxide Thin Films 99
Trilok Singh, Thomas Fischer, Jai Singh, Sanjeev Kumar Gurram, and Sanjay Mathur

Chemically Bonded Phosphate Ceramics Reinforced with Carbon Nanotubes 107
James Wade, Jingjing Liu, and Houzheng Wu

Hardness of Alumina/Silicon Carbide Nanocomposites at Various Silicon Carbide Volume Percentages 119
James Wade and Houzheng Wu


Self-Sustained NO2 GAS Sensor Operating at Room Temperatures Based on Solar Light activated p-NiO/n-Si Diode 133
Alaa Eldin Gad and Sanjay Mathur

Synthesis, Structural Studies of Some Lanthanide Complexes of the Mesogenic Schiff-Base, N,N"-di-(4'-Octadecyloxybenzoate)Salicylidene-I", 3"-Diamino-2"-Propanol 139
Sanyucta Kumari

Development of Single-, Few- and Multiple-Nanowire Gas-Sensor Two-Terminal Devices on Ceramic Substrates and Characterization by Impedance Spectroscopy 149
Bonex Mwakikunga, Trilok Singh, Irina Giebelhaus, Thomas Fischer, Ashish Lepcha, Alaa Eldin Gad, Guido Faglia, and Sanjay Mathur

Synthesis and Dispersion of Silica Nanowires for Biosensing Applications 157
Praveen Kumar Sekhar and Kumar Subramaniyam

Author Index 165