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Volume 7, Number 3 (June 2018) pp.305- 452

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– REVIEW ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Quantitative Evolution of Wetting Phenomena for Super Hydrophobic Surfaces
Sandhya Padhi, Suresh Gosavi, Ramdayal Yadav, and Balasubramanian Kandasubramanian
Mater. Focus 7, 305–315 (2018)
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Green Synthesis of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Using Black Tea Extract and Investigation
of Its Properties

Sevil Çetinkaya and Nursah Kütük
Mater. Focus 7, 316–320 (2018)
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Genesis of Rhombohedral Structures and Mode of Polytype Transformations in
Close Packing of Identical Atoms

M. A. Wahab and Khurram Mujtaba Wahab
Mater. Focus 7, 321–332 (2018)
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Scanning Electron Microscope Evaluation of the Poly(vinylidene fluoride)/Multiple-Walled
Carbon Nanotubes—Metal Oxides Nanocomposites

Esther Lorrayne Machado Pereira, Adriana de Souza Medeiros Batista, Fabíola A. S. Ribeiro, Adelina P. Soares,
Arno H. Oliveira, and Luiz Oliveira de Faria

Mater. Focus 7, 333–337 (2018)
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Growth and Characterization of CuInS2 Thin Films for Photovoltaic Applications
Ahmed Kotbi, Bouchaib Hartiti, Salah Fadili, Abderraouf Ridah, and Philippe Thevenin
Mater. Focus 7, 338–341 (2018)
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Electrochemical Study of Galvanostatistically Deposited Cr2O3 Thin Film for Supercapacitor
P. M. Kharade, A. R. Babar, S. S. Dhasade, B. R. Karche, and D. J. Salunkhe
Mater. Focus 7, 342–345 (2018)
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Microstructural Evolution of Co3Al Metallic Glass Studied by Molecular Dynamics Simulations
Meryem Kbirou, Salma Trady, Abdellatif Hasnaoui, Khalid Saadouni, and M’hammed Mazroui
Mater. Focus 7, 346–350 (2018)
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Preparation and Characterization of Polycrystalline CdS Thin Films Deposited by
Chemical Bath Deposition

Ramazan Demir and Fatma Göde
Mater. Focus 7, 351–355 (2018)
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X-ray Diffraction Study of Structural and Mechanical Modification Induced by
Ion Beam Assisted Deposition Process of 304 L Stainless Steel Films

M. Idiri, B. Boubeker, A. Eddiai, and M. Meddad
Mater. Focus 7, 356–360 (2018)
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A Special Section on Screening Length in Nano Materials
Guest Editors: Kamakhya Prasad Ghatak, Satyajit Chakrabarti, and Biswajoy Chatterjee
Mater. Focus 7, 361–362 (2018)
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Influence of Size Quantization on the Screening Length in Non-Parabolic Semiconductors
R. Paul, M. Mitra, B. Chatterjee, J. Pal, S. L. Singh, S. B. Singh, and S. Chakrabarti
Mater. Focus 7, 363–389 (2018)
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Influence of Intense Electric Field on the Screening Length in Opto-Electronic Materials
K. P. Ghatak, S. Chakrabarti, B. Chatterjee, P. K. Das, P. Dutta, and A. Halder
Mater. Focus 7, 390–404 (2018)
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Screening Length in Doping Superlattices
S. K. Biswas, S. Mondal, K. Bhattacharyya, A. K. Pradhan, and J. Pal
Mater. Focus 7, 405–412 (2018)
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Microwaves, Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle and the Screening Length
L. S. Singh, S. B. Singh, R. Paul, and M. Mitra
Mater. Focus 7, 413–423 (2018)
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The Screening Length, 2D Opto-Electronic Materials, Intense Photon Field and All That
M. Debbarma, S. Debbarma, and N. Debbarma
Mater. Focus 7, 424–430 (2018)
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Cross-Fields, Opto-Electronic Materials, Intense Light Waves and the Screening Length
B. Chatterjee, M. Mitra, J. Pal, and M. Debbarma
Mater. Focus 7, 431–437 (2018)
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Accumulation Layers and Their Screening Lengths
R. Paul, M. Mitra, S. Ghatak, B. Chatterjee, J. Pal, and S. Chakrabarti
Mater. Focus 7, 438–452 (2018)
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Volume 7, Number 2 (April 2018) pp.147- 303

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– REVIEW ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Technologies for Biodiesel Production: A Review
C. Karthikeyan and S. Karuppuchamy
Mater. Focus 7, 147–155 (2018)
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Comparative Evaluation of Optical Properties, Photoluminescence of Copper Oxide and
Cobalt Oxide Nanoparticles Synthesized by O. Sanctum Mediated and Solvent Free Mediated
Approach Under Microwave Irradiation

G. Apsana, P. P. George, N. Devanna, and R. Yuvasravana
Mater. Focus 7, 156–165 (2018)
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Kinetics of the Esterification Between 2-[(4-hydroxybutoxy)carbonyl] Benzoic Acid
with 1,4-Butanediol: Tetrabutyl Orthotitanate as Catalyst

Shyam D. Maurya, S. Das, S. Mohanty, and Sanjay K. Nayak
Mater. Focus 7, 166–171 (2018)
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Synthesis and Characterization of Green Polyurethane/Nanosilica Composite: Study of
Thermomechanical, Surface Topography and Physicochemical Properties

Sonalee Das, Smita Mohanty, and S. K. Nayak
Mater. Focus 7, 172–181 (2018)
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Effect of Sodium Tartrate on Controllable Synthesis of Sb2Se3 Nanorods and
Its Catalytic Hydrogenation Performance for 4-Nitrophenol

Lin Tan, Xin Wen, Yong Liu, Jianjun Wang, Peng Yan, Laifu Zhong, Xiangchao Zhang, and Aidong Tang
Mater. Focus 7, 182–187 (2018)
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CdO-Implanted TiO2 Pebbles: Hydrothermal Synthesis and Electrical, Optical and
Photocatalytic Properties

C. Karunakaran, A. Vijayabalan, and P. Vinayagamoorthy
Mater. Focus 7, 188–193 (2018)
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Hierarchical Electrospun Super-Hydrophobic Nanocomposites of Fluoroelastomer
Shilpa Simon, Ankit Malik, and Balasubramanian Kandasubramanian
Mater. Focus 7, 194–206 (2018)
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Modelling Temperature Effects for Prismatic Lithium Manganese Oxide Batteries
Xiting Duan, Peng Wu, Zengsheng Ma, Chunsheng Lu, and Wenjuan Jiang
Mater. Focus 7, 207–216 (2018)
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Improved Performance of Gate Dielectric Engineered Single-Layer MoS2 Field Effect Transistor
N. Divya Bharathi and K. Sivasankaran
Mater. Focus 7, 217–222 (2018)
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Genesis of Hexagonal Close Packed (HCP) Structures from Packing of Identical Spheres (Atoms)
M. A. Wahab and Khurram Mujtaba Wahab
Mater. Focus 7, 223–231 (2018)
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Effect of Solvent Mixing and Calcination Temperature on the Growth of TiO2 Nanoparticle
Prepared via Sol–Gel Method

Jyoti Bamne, P. K. Sharma, and Fozia Z. Haque
Mater. Focus 7, 232–241 (2018)
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Synthesis and Characterization of Microencapsulated Bacteria for Application in
Enhanced Oil Recovery Technique

Sunil Varkey, Prameela Jha, and Sonal Mazumder
Mater. Focus 7, 242–250 (2018)
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Thermally Deposited Se85In15-xSbx Chalcogenide Thin Films: Structural, Electrical and
Optical Properties

Ravi P. Tripathi, M. Shaheer Akhtar, and Shamshad A. Khan
Mater. Focus 7, 251–258 (2018)
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Performance Analysis of High- Material Gate Stack Based Nanoscale Junction Less
Double Gate MOSFET

Gaurav Dhiman, Rajeev Pourush, and P. K. Ghosh
Mater. Focus 7, 259–267 (2018)
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An Accurate Physical Based Transport Model of Gate-All-Around InxGa1-xAs Nanowire
MOSFET Using Gaussian-Like Transmission Co-Efficient

Md. Shafiqul Islam, Md. Ayaz Masud, and Quazi D. M. Khosru
Mater. Focus 7, 268–272 (2018)
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Adsorption of H2 on Graphitic ZnO: First-Principle Analysis
Mohammed Al-Ezzi, Nacir Tit, Golibjon Berdiyorov, Hocine Bahlouli, and Zain H. Yamani
Mater. Focus 7, 273–283 (2018)
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Modeling and Analysis of Sputtering Process Parameter Dependence on Optical and
Structural Properties of ZnO Thin Film

Sutirtho Boral and Shweta Tripathi
Mater. Focus 7, 284–294 (2018)
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Facile Immobilization of Camphor Soot on Electrospun Hydrophobic Membrane for
Oil-Water Separation

Shilpa Simon and Balasubramanian K.
Mater. Focus 7, 295–303 (2018)
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Volume 7, Number 1 (February 2018) pp.1- 146

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ARTICLES ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Gaussian Analysis of Glass Transition Peak of Ag Doped SeIn Glassy Alloy
Dipti Sharma, John C. MacDonald, Ashok Kumar, and Rajendra K. Shukla
Mater. Focus 7, 1–10 (2018)
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Conductivity Modulation of SWCNT by Its Sidewall Functionalization Through
Heavily Doping with DNA Nucleobase Adenine

Swati Sinha, Kunal Biswas, Siddharth Shaw, Debashis De, Angsuman Sarkar, and Jaya Bandyopadhyay
Mater. Focus 7, 11–17 (2018)
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Effects of Copper Concentration on Structural and Optical Properties of Copper Doped
ZnO Prepared by Sol–Gel Spin Coating Method

Lucky Agarwal, Shweta Tripathi, and P. Chakrabarti
Mater. Focus 7, 18–25 (2018)
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Study of Thermo-Mechanical Properties of Se82-xTe18Sbx (0 < x < 12) Glassy Alloys
Vandita Rao, Pooja Lohia, N. Mehta, and D. K. Dwivedi
Mater. Focus 7, 26–31 (2018)
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Successive Ionic Layer Adsorption and Reaction Deposition and Optical Study of
Ag2[Fe(CN)5NO] Thin Films Deposed on Glass Substrate

Mehdi Zeggar, Hacene Bendjeffal, Hadjer Mamine, Abdelkrim Djebli, and Yacine Bouhedja
Mater. Focus 7, 32–36 (2018)
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Ab Initio and DFT Studies on the Donor–Acceptor Molecules 1,2,3-Trihydroxy-
9,10-Anthraquinone; 1-(Methylamino)Anthraquinone; 2-Phenyl Quinoxaline and
2-(4-aminophenyl) Quinoxaline

G. W. Ejuh, M. T. Ottou Abe, Tchuen Ghislain, and J. M. B. Ndjaka
Mater. Focus 7, 37–44 (2018)
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Effect of Aluminum Wet Etching on GaAs and Poly-DiMethylSiloxane Substrate:
Surface Morphology and Topography Analysis

Shubhankar Majumdar, Sutripto Majumder, and Abhijit Kakati
Mater. Focus 7, 45–49 (2018)
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Mechanical, Microstructural and Sliding Wear Properties of Friction Stir Welded AA6063-T6
and AA5052-H32 Aluminium Alloys

Vinay Kumar Patel, Pradyumn Kumar, and Shantanu Bhattacharya
Mater. Focus 7, 50–58 (2018)
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Physico-Chemical Analysis in Some Ionic Surfactants by Time Domain Reflectometry (TDR)
T. Kalaivani, S. Krishnan, and S. Nithiyanantham
Mater. Focus 7, 59–64 (2018)
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Influence of Titanium Nitride Nanoparticles on Microstructureal, Physical and
Mechanical Properties of Titanium Carbide

Ahmed Al-Ghaban, Kadhum Mutter Shabeeb, and Aseel Hadi Hamaza
Mater. Focus 7, 65–68 (2018)
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Transparent and Durable Superhydrophobic Coatings on Glass Using Silicone Resins
and Silica Nanoparticles

Ramesh Kumar and Sonal Mazumder
Mater. Focus 7, 69–77 (2018)
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Thermal Degradation of Trigonella foenum-graecum Seed Mucilage and Its
Polyacrylonitrile Grafted Copolymer

Swati Chopra, Divya Bajpai Tripathy, and Anuradha Mishra
Mater. Focus 7, 78–82 (2018)
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Separation of Gadolinium(III) by Solvent Extraction Using N-n-Octylaniline as an Extractant
B. N. Kokare, G. S. Kamble, K. R. Sanadi, R. S. Kamble, and M. A. Anuse
Mater. Focus 7, 83–88 (2018)
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Effect of Fast Scanning Calorimetry (FSC) on Crystallization of Se90In8Ag2 Glassy Alloy
D. Sharma, J. C. MacDonald, A. Kumar, and R. K. Shukla
Mater. Focus 7, 89–93 (2018)
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Abutilon indicum (L.) Sweet Leaf Extracts Assisted Bio-Inspired Synthesis of
Electronically Charged Silver Nano-Particles with Potential Antimicrobial, Antioxidant
and Cytotoxic Properties

Yugal Kishore Mohanta, Kunal Biswas, Jaya Bandyopadhyay, Abiral Tamang, Debashis De, Dambarudhar Mohanta,
Sujogya Kumar Panda, Rasu Jayabalan, Tapan Kumar Mohanta, and Akshaya Kumar Bastia

Mater. Focus 7, 94–100 (2018)
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Effect of Nano Sepiolite Fiber on the Properties of Poly(ethyl lactate acrylate):
Hydrophilicity and Thermal Stability

M. Purushothaman, P. Santhana Gopala Krishnan, and S. K. Nayak
Mater. Focus 7, 101–107 (2018)
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Development of Structural Coating Material for Cement Composites Using GGBS,
Multi Walled Carbon Nano Tubes and Carbon Fibers

Nandeesh Arali, Sanjay Hunji, A. M. Hunashyal, S. S. Quadri, N. R. Banapurmath, and Sankar Hallad
Mater. Focus 7, 108–113 (2018)
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Physico-Chemical Properties of Geopolymer Binders Made from Tunisian Clay
Imen ben messaoud, Noureddine Hamdi, and Ezzeddine Srasra
Mater. Focus 7, 114–120 (2018)
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Assessment of Natural Radioactivity Levels and Radiation Hazards of Scrap Yard Soil
Samples at Al-Tuwaitha Nuclear Site (Iraq)

Yousif Muhsin Zayir Al-Bakhat, Hazim Louis Mansour, and Huda Nassar Karkosh
Mater. Focus 7, 121–125 (2018)
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Sol–Gel Synthesis of Aluminum Doped CdO Thin Films for Optoelectronic Applications
Seniye Karakaya and Sinem Aydemir
Mater. Focus 7, 126–131 (2018)
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Alpha-Cellulose Derived from Teakwood Sawdust for Cationic Dyes Removal
Sharon Olivera, Divya Nataraj, S. Archana, D. Anarghya, Krishna Venkatesh, and Handanahally Basavarajaiah Muralidhara
Mater. Focus 7, 132–139 (2018)
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Removal of Toulidine Blue O Dye from Aqueous Solution by Silica-Iron Oxide Nanoparticles
Seema Joshi, V. K. Garg, Jyoti Saini, and K. Kadirvelu
Mater. Focus 7, 140–146 (2018)
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