Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

Editor-in-ChiefAftab Khan

ISSN: 2529-7775 (Online)

Journal Abbreviation: Nanosci Nanotechnol

Publication Frequency: irregular

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Publishing Model: Open Access

Journal no: 25P

About the Journal

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary open access peer-reviewed journal covering fundamental and applied research in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

Recently Published Articles

Original Research Articles

Liang Hongyan
9 Views, 9 PDF Downloads

In this paper, the cage nanoporous silica is composed of ethyl orthosilicate as silicon source, triblock copolymer
poly (ethylene oxide) -poly (propylene oxide) -polyethylene oxide (F127) as structure guide agent and additive, while
the Fm3m cubic structure of cage type nanoporous silica was prepared by hydrothermal synthesis method. It is easy
to control the self-assembly of the silica triblock copolymer intermediates thermally. In addition, the change in sample
pore size and pore volume can be achieved by a hydrothermal reaction at a temperature of 100 ° C to 150 °C. Small
angle X-ray diff raction shows that these samples have ordered pores, while adsorption studies show that they have
high porosity, uniform distribution of bimodal pores and large pore volume. Use separation of p-methylbenzene borate,
iodobenzene and biphenyl by using three kinds of cage-type nanoporous silica materials as chromatographic fi llers. The
results showed that the material prepared at 130 ℃ under hydrothermal condition had the best eff ect on the separation
of three organic compounds.


Original Research Articles

Guan Weiqing
5 Views, 6 PDF Downloads

The research of semiconductor nanomaterials is the forefront of contemporary science and technology. Because of
its optical nonlinearity and luminescent properties diff erent from the bulk materials, it has great application prospect
in the future optical switch, optical storage, light fast conversion and ultra-high speed processing. By arranging the
commonly used low-dimensional semiconductor nanomaterials preparation methods and methods of characterization,
then compare them, it can helps to open up ideas and aids for in-depth thinking. In this paper, the preparation methods
of laser ablation, carbon nanotube template, molten salt, solution-liquid-solid method and template electrochemical
method are introduced. The characterization method is analyzed from particle size and morphology, composition and
structure analysis, surface interface analysis and several other aspects.


Original Research Articles

Wu Qingping
14 Views, 6 PDF Downloads

Because the current social water pollution is serious, and the conventional method cannot eff ectively manage all
types of water pollution, and its single eff ect cannot be satisfactory, we must seek new and eff ective treatment. The
paper is a comprehensive review of the best practices of the conventional wastewater treatment method with reference
to the experiments and research results of nanotechnology in sewage treatment. Comparison of nanotechnology can
be compared with conventional methods to make the particles have a special function, and some special performance
just in the sewage treatment medium to a good effect: the depth of the catalytic method can be effective in the
decomposition of many types of organic pollutants such as halogenated hydrocarbons Class, chlorinated phenols,
cyanide, various organic acids and can handle metal particles; adsorption method for the water heavy metal pollution
treatment costs less, simple and widely used, nanofi ltration membrane can replace the adsorption and electrochemical
methods, Pulping and precipitation are one of the most eff ective methods for the treatment of colloidal wastewater. It
can eff ectively reduce the turbidity and chroma of waste water, remove a variety of macromolecular organic matter and
some heavy metal ions ( Mercury and lead); organic / inorganic composite nanoparticles with its excellent inorganic
materials, light, electricity, magnetic and other properties, organic materials, excellent processing performance,
biocompatibility, for many diffi cult to deal with water pollution control, which has a corresponding method, can be
simple and eff ective to solve the problem. The application of nanotechnology in water treatment has shown a broad
prospect, but needs further research and improvement.


Original Research Articles

Xie Yansheng
10 Views, 7 PDF Downloads

Nano-catalyst has a very high catalytic activity and has a good prospect in automobile exhaust gas purifi cation. This
paper summarizes the research status of nano-scale automobile exhaust gas purifi cation catalytic materials in recent
years, focusing on the analysis of the structure and performance of several components in the tail gas catalyst after
nano-scale, and discusses its existing problems and application trends.


Original Research Articles

Qin Shimiao
6 Views, 4 PDF Downloads

Nanomaterials had attracted much attention since their discovery with their unique structure, peculiar physical,
chemical, mechanical properties and potential application prospects. In the past few years, the theoretical and
experimental research on biological nanomaterials has become the focus of attention, especially the biochemistry,
biophysics, biomechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism of nucleic acid and protein, while its intelligent
composites have become the forefront of life science and materials science. At present, nano-bio-chip materials,
biomimetic materials, nano-motors, nanocomposites, interface biomaterials, nano-sensors and drug delivery systems
have made great progress. In this paper, the characteristics of these materials, research and development of the
application were reviewed, a brief overview of the nano-materials in the life sciences of the main applications, and to
explore the development prospects of biological nano-materials.


Original Research Articles

Seyed Yousef Mosavian
27 Views, 25 PDF Downloads

Zirconia was synthesized in nanosize by sol-gel method and perchlorated zirconia (HClO4/ZrO2) with various calcination temperatures were prepared and characterized by XRD, FTIR and SEM techniques. The catalyst acidity characters, including the acidicstrength and the total number of acid sites were determined by potentiometric titration. The catalytic performance experiments show that the HClO4/ZrO2 with calcination temperature of 300 °C has the best catalytic activity. 2,3-Dihydroquinazolin-4(1H)-ones were

prepared in good to excellent yields via condensation reaction of oaminobenzamide and various types of aldehydes and ketones in the presence of HClO4/ZrO2 nanoparticles as an efficient solid acid catalyst. The catalyst is reusable with moderate loss in activity.


Original Research Articles

Asaf Tolga Ulgen
51 Views, 39 PDF Downloads

In the present study, I have investigated the effect of different annealing time durations of 0.5h, 1h, 2h and 4h (annealing temperature at 700oC) on the electrical, micro structural and superconducting properties of the nano hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) added/doping magnesium diboride (MgB2) superconducting samples. The aim of this work, hBN added MgB2 superconducting bulk samples are determined to find out the optimum sintering time, also investigated how BN addition effects the optimum fabrication conditions. These superconducting samples were prepared by the conventional solid-state reaction method. Experimental techniques of X-ray diffraction (XRD) were used for structural and microstructural examinations. Critical transition temperatures, difference between Tc-onset and Tc-offset, a and c lattice parameter, grain size, bulk density, residual resistivity ratios (RR) and cross-sectional area fractions (AF) of the pure and nano-hBN added MgB2 materials are obtained using a cryostat equipped with a superconducting magnet. All the experimental results notice that the characteristic features improve regularly with the increment in sintering time durations. 


Original Research Articles

J. Karthick, Ramkumar Thulasiram, S. Rajesh, M. Saravana Kumar, M. Thinakaranraj, M. Vijayaram
15 Views, 34 PDF Downloads

The objective of this paper is to determine the optimum fly ash content at which soil behavior is improved. Soil improvement is termed as soil stabilization. Soil stabilization depends on factors such as unconfined compression, cohesion, shear load, consolidation and permeability of soil and CBR value of soil. Fly ash is a thermal waste. Nearly half of the fly ash generated is not been used, hence usage of fly ash will reduce waste. Test conducted were sieve analysis, specific gravity, standard proctor compaction, unconfined compression, direct shear, free swell index, variable head permeability and consolidation for black cotton soil. Test also was conducted on soil replaced with fly ash in the level of 5%, 10% and 15%. Among the various replacement tried out, better results were observed for soil replaced with 10% of fly ash. Beyond the 10% level of replacement a reduction in performance was observed. Hence fly ash can be used for soil stabilization up to 10% replacement.


Original Research Articles

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Purpose. Evaluate surface treatments and silane application methods and their effect on shear bond strength (SBS) before and after aging. Materials and methods. Slices of IPS e.max CAD and Vitablocs Mark II, were embedded in acrylic resin. The block was randomly assigned to 5 groups; E:etching with hydrofluoric acid (HF), rinsing, followed by cleaning in ultrasonic bath; E/S:HFetching and cleaned as group E followed by silane application for 20s, air drying and hot drying; E/S+:HFetching and cleaned as group E, followed by silane application for 60s, air drying and hot air drying, rinsing with boiling water and hot air drying; S:silane application for 20s followed by air drying and hot air drying; S+:silane application for 60s followed by air drying, air drying and hot air drying, rinsing in boiling water and hot drying. Cylinders of composite resin (n=12) were bonded with adhesive. SBS testing was carried out after 24h or after thermocycling for groups E; E/S and E/S+. Results. For 24h SBS showed significantly higher mean bond strength with E/S, for both ceramic, compared to E and E/S+. The use of silane alone showed significantly lower mean bond strength. No significant differences were found between E/S and E/S+ for VITA. The SBS was negatively affected by simulated aging in E/S group and positively in E/S+. Conclusions. The association of HFetching and a heat-dried silane showed to be significant to obtain a high SBS. Furthermore, the optimized silane application is not relevant to the immediate SBS while it enhances after aging.

Original Research Articles

Ajay Kumar Naithani, L. G. Singh,, Prasnna Jain, D. S. Rawat
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Geotechnical assessment of the foundation including engineering geological investigations are essential for important civil structures to provide permanent data set for geological interpretations and for recommendations of suitable engineering measures for the improvement of the foundation. Yaragol Gravity Dam for drinking water is being constructed across Markandaya river in Karnataka State of India. Engineering geological mapping on 1:200 scale was carried out for Housing Chamber of Yaragol Gravity Dam to evaluate the design basis foundation parameters. 2 m x 2 m grids were prepared for mapping of the floor. Based on the field observations and evidences, it was found that the floor area consists of foliated gneiss and granite. No evidence of faulting or shearing was observed on the surface of the floor area. Geotechnical assessment of the foundations was done on the basis of detailed engineering geological mapping and laboratory test results. Classification of rock mass using Rock Mass Rating (RMR) of Bieniawski (1989) has been attempted and based on investigations recommendations for the treatment of foundation were given. Rock type and Rock Mass Rating (RMR) methods were used for assessing the safe bearing pressure of the foundation. Consolidation grouting up to 6 m depth in the foundation using primary at 6 m spacing and secondary holes at 3 m spacing was recommended. After detailed investigations it was found that, the foundation is suitable to locate a housing chamber.

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Aftab Khan,Department of Mathematics, COMSATS, Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. 

Editorial Board

Issac Walter, Department of Civil and Materials Engineering , Green Technology Research and Development Center,  Piscataway, New Jersey, USA
Quentin Lance, Department of Biology, Agency of Innovation and Development of Nanoscale Science, Sydney, Australia
Jameson Ernesto, Department of Environmental Sciences, Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, Edinburgh, UK
Everett Phoenix, Nanoscale Physics Research Laboratory, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Biophysics and Bioengineering, Tromsø, Norway
Jamari Russell, Department of  Experimental Medicine, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Ankara, Turkey

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Nanoscience and Nanotechnology is a multidisciplinary open access peer-reviewed journal covering fundamental and applied research in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology.

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