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Volume 6, Number 4 (August 2017) pp.371- 500

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ARTICLES ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Effect of Co-Doping on the Structural, Electronic and Magnetic Properties of
CoxZn1-xO Nanoparticles

O. Estévez-Hernández, M. P. Hernández, M. H. Farías, J. Rodríguez-Hernández, M. Gonzalez M., and E. Reguera
Mater. Focus 6, 371–381 (2017)
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Superconductivity at ~3.77 K in T2 Phase Ta5GeB2 Evaluated by First Principles
Md. Zahidur Rahaman and Md. Atikur Rahman
Mater. Focus 6, 382–385 (2017)
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Sensing of Organic Vapours by Sulfonated Copper Phthalocyanine Salt Thin Films
R. Ridhi, G. S. S. Saini, and S. K. Tripathi
Mater. Focus 6, 386–393 (2017)
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InfraRed Non-Destructive Testing of Glass Fibre Reinforced Composite Material for
Detection of Sub-Surface Delamination

Vanita Arora and Ravibabu Mulaveesala
Mater. Focus 6, 394–397 (2017)
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Optical and Thermal Studies of Pristine and Ni Doped CdS Nanoparticles with Antibacterial

Nikita H. Patel, M. P. Deshpande, S. H. Chaki, and H. R. Keharia
Mater. Focus 6, 398–406 (2017)
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Study of Crack Filling Nano-Cement Composite Material for Structural Application
B. Sreelekshmi, A. M. Hunashyal, S. S. Quadri, N. R. Banapurmath, Shankar A. Hallad, Sharanabasava V. Ganachari,
and A. S. Shettar

Mater. Focus 6, 407–411 (2017)
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––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A SPECIAL SECTION ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
A Special Section on Multi-Component Chalcogenide Glassy Semiconductors (ChGs):
Synthesis and Characterization

Guest Editors: Neeraj Mehta and Ahmad Umar
Mater. Focus 6, 412–414 (2017)
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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– REVIEWS ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Electrical, Photo-Electrical and Optical Properties of Selenium Rich Chalcogenide Glasses:
A Review

Anjani Kumar, S. Shukla, and R. K. Shukla
Mater. Focus 6, 415–423 (2017)
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Study of Thermal and Electrical Transport Properties of Ge–Se–Sb and Ge–Se–Sn Ternary
Glassy Alloys

N. S. Saxena
Mater. Focus 6, 424–441 (2017)
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The Peculiar Role of the Third Element Indium in Density of Defect States of Se90Ge10
Thin Films

R. Mishra, Anjani Kumar, D. Kumar, S. Shukla, and R. K. Shukla
Mater. Focus 6, 442–445 (2017)
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Investigation of Physical Properties of Se82-xTe18Sbx (x = 0, 4, 8, 12) Glassy Alloys with
Compositional Variations

Vandita Rao and D. K. Dwivedi
Mater. Focus 6, 446–452 (2017)
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Study of Thermo-Mechanical Properties in Glassy Se90In10-xAgx (0 < x < 8) Alloys
Suresh Kumar Sharma, Deepak Kumar, Namrata Chandel, and Neeraj Mehta
Mater. Focus 6, 453–456 (2017)
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Theoretical Prediction of Some Physico–Chemical Parameters in Glassy Se80-xTe20Cdx Alloys
Shipra Saraswat, Namrata Chandel, and S. D. Sharma
Mater. Focus 6, 457–462 (2017)
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Influence of Thermal Annealing on Structural and Optical Properties of Se85In12Bi3 Thin
Chalcogenide Films

Ravi P. Tripathi, M. Zulfequar, and Shamshad A. Khan
Mater. Focus 6, 463–467 (2017)
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Effect of Cu and Sn Additives on Physical and Dielectric Properties of Se75Te25 Glassy Alloy
J. Sharma and S. Kumar
Mater. Focus 6, 468–473 (2017)
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A Comparison on Physical Properties of Ge–Se–Bi Based Chalcogenide Glasses
Manish Saxena and Shilpa Gupta
Mater. Focus 6, 474–479 (2017)
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Specific Heat Studies in Se70Te30 and Se70Te28M2 (M = Ag, Cd, Zn) Chalcogenide Glasses
N. Mehta and M. M. A. Imran
Mater. Focus 6, 480–482 (2017)
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Comparative Thermal Analysis of Antimony and Arsenic Addition on the Glass Transition
Kinetics of Glassy Se80Ge20 Alloy

N. Mehta, K. Singh, and N. S. Saxena
Mater. Focus 6, 483–485 (2017)
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Presence of Two Barrier Heights in Se90In8Ag2 Glassy Alloy
Suresh K. Sharma, Rajendra K. Shukla, Ashok Kumar, and Dipti Sharma
Mater. Focus 6, 486–489 (2017)
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Swift-Heavy Ion-Induced Effects on Optical and Dielectric Properties of Ge7As39Se54
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R. Chauhan and K. K. Srivastava
Mater. Focus 6, 490–495 (2017)
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Role of Heat Treatment on Structural and Optical Properties of Thermally Evaporated
Se66Te25In9 Thin Films

H. P. Pathak, N. Mehta, Vipin Kumar, and D. K. Dwivedi
Mater. Focus 6, 496–500 (2017)
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Volume 6, Number 3 (June 2017) pp.269-369

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– REVIEW ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Iron Oxide Nanoparticles-Synthesis, Surface Modification, Applications and Toxicity:
A Review

Mohd Owais Ansari, Md. Fahim Ahmad, Nuzhat Parveen, Shoeb Ahmad, Sana Jameel, and G. G. H. A. Shadab
Mater. Focus 6, 269–279 (2017)
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Therapeutic Potential of Surface Functionalized Mn3O4 Nanoparticles Against
Chronic Liver Diseases in Murine Model

Aniruddha Adhikari, Nabarun Polley, Soumendra Darbar, and Samir Kumar Pal
Mater. Focus 6, 280–289 (2017)
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Cytotoxic and Mutagenic Effects of Thuja occidentalis Mediated Silver Nanoparticles
on Human Peripheral Blood Lymphocytes

Arindam Bandyopadhyay, Prajna Paramita Banerjee, Pallab Shaw, Maloy Kumar Mondal, Vijay Kumar Das,
Pranesh Chowdhury, Niranjan Karak, Shelley Bhattacharya, and Ansuman Chattopadhyay

Mater. Focus 6, 290–296 (2017)
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Green-Route Mediated Synthesis of Silver Nano-Particles from Aegle marmelos and
Evaluating Its Antimicrobial Activity

Sabita Singh, Kunal Biswas, Sanhita Chowdhury, Yugal Kishore Mohanta, and Jaya Bandyopadhyay
Mater. Focus 6, 297–304 (2017)
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An Optimisation Based Study of Underlap Architecture of Sub 16 nm Double Gate
MOSFET for Enhanced Analog Performance

Rahul Das, Payel Pandit, Shramana Chakraborty, Arpan Dasgupta, Atanu Kundu, and Chandan K. Sarkar
Mater. Focus 6, 305–309 (2017)
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Effect of Defect on Bandpass Filter Characteristics of Ternary Photonic Crystal for Normal
Incidence of E.M Wave

Meenakshi Banerjee, Romi Dey, and Arpan Deyasi
Mater. Focus 6, 310–313 (2017)
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Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Vapor Deposition of Vanadium Oxides at 300oC for
Li-Ion Batteries

D. Vernardou, D. Louloudakis, M. Rasoulis, M. Suchea, N. Katsarakis, and E. Koudoumas
Mater. Focus 6, 314–318 (2017)
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Development of a Prediction Tool for Tensile Strength of the Welded Joints Prepared by
Vibratory Welding Process

P. Govinda Rao and P. Srinivasa Rao
Mater. Focus 6, 319–324 (2017)
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Effect of Vibratory Tungsten Inert Gas Welding on Tensile Strength of Aluminum
5052-H32 Alloy Weldments

M. Vykunta Rao, P. Srinivasa Rao, and B. Surendra Babu
Mater. Focus 6, 325–330 (2017)
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Removal of Th(IV) Ions from Aqueous Solution by New Nano Composite
Faeze Ardestani, Taher Yousefi, Ali Haghighi Asl, and Meisam Torab-Mostaedi
Mater. Focus 6, 331–338 (2017)
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Evaluation of Natural Radioactivity in Some Commercial Cement Samples by Using
NaI(Tl) Detector

Hazim Louis Mansour, Mahmood Salim Karim, Khudheir Abbas Mishjil, and Nadir Fadhil Habubi
Mater. Focus 6, 339–344 (2017)
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Laser Shielding Characteristics of Ionic Liquid Assisted Fumed Silica/Resorcinol
Formaldehyde Nanocomposites

Vijay Kumar and Balasubramanian Kandasubramanian
Mater. Focus 6, 345–351 (2017)
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Thermo-Mechanical Reliability Assessment of AlN Power Substrates Subjected to
Severe Aging Tests

F. Arabi, L. Theolier, D. Martineau, J.-Y. Deletage, M. Medina, and E. Woirgard
Mater. Focus 6, 352–358 (2017)
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SnO2, SnO2:Mg and SnO2:Ni Nanoparticles Based Luminescence Ammonia Sensors
Vinita Pandey, Neha Singh, M. M. Malik, and Fozia Z. Khan
Mater. Focus 6, 359–363 (2017)
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Effect of In Additive on the Structure and Optical Properties of Isocoordinated
InxSb30-xSe70 Chalcogenide Films

Shaveta Sharma, Rita Sharma, Praveen Kumar, R. Thangaraj, and M. Mian
Mater. Focus 6, 364–369 (2017)
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Volume 6, Number 2 (April 2017) pp.87-267

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ARTICLES––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Gaseous Iodine Entrapping Onto Mesoporous Silica MCM-41 Supported d-Element Nitrate
Ramezan Rohani, Hamid Sepehrian, Mohammadreza Kosari, Javad Fasihi, and Mohammad Mahani
Mater. Focus 6, 87–95 (2017)
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Role of Surfactants on the Optical, Morphological and Antimicrobial Properties of
Silver Nanoparticles

Divya Goyal, G. S. S. Saini, and Rajesh Kumar
Mater. Focus 6, 96–100 (2017)
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Transesterification of Madhuca longifolia Derived Oil to Biodiesel Using Mg–Al
Hydrotalcite as Heterogeneous
Solid Base Catalyst

C. Karthikeyan and S. Karuppuchamy
Mater. Focus 6, 101–106 (2017)
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Investigation of Acceleration Effect on the Flexural Strength of Vibratory Dissimilar
Welded Joints

J. Kalpana, P. Srinivasa Rao, and P. Govinda Rao
Mater. Focus 6, 107–113 (2017)
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––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– A SPECIAL SECTION –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
A Special Section on Physical Properties of Low Dimensional Heavily Doped Materials

Guest Editors: Kamakhya Prasad Ghatak and Debashis De
Mater. Focus 6, 114–115 (2017)
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––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ARTICLES –––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Assessment of Dielectrics and Channel Doping Impact in Nanoscale Double Gate III–V
MOSFET with Heavily Doped Source/Drain Region

K. Biswas, A. Sarkar, and C. K. Sarkar
Mater. Focus 6, 116–120 (2017)
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Bandgap Engineering of Graphene Nanosheets Upon Heavily Doping with Silver Atoms
Kunal Biswas, Swati Sinha, Siddharth Shaw, Jaya Bandyopadhyay, and Debashis De
Mater. Focus 6, 121–126 (2017)
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Lowpass Filtering Capabilities of Heavily Doped Actin Filaments
Tapatosh Sadhu and Debashis De
Mater. Focus 6, 127–132 (2017)
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Can Photons Affect the Entropy?
P. K. Das, P. Dutta, A. Halder, R. Bhattacharjee, and K. P. Ghatak
Mater. Focus 6, 133–166 (2017)
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Heavily Doped Single Quantum Wells and the Effective Mass
P. K. Das, P. Dutta, A. Halder, J. Pal, N. Debbarma, S. Debbarma, and K. P. Ghatak
Mater. Focus 6, 167–218 (2017)
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On the Quantum Capacitance in MOSFET Devices Under Accumulation Mode
R. Paul, S. Ghatak, A. K. Das, and M. Mitra
Mater. Focus 6, 219–224 (2017)
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Influence of Magnetic Quantization on the Quantum Capacitance in MOSFET Devices
Under Accumulation Mode

R. Paul, S. Ghatak, A. K. Das, and M. Mitra
Mater. Focus 6, 225–229 (2017)
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Non Parabolic Semiconductors, Electron Statistics and the Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle
J. Pal, S. Biswas, S. Mondal, and S. Bandyopadhyay
Mater. Focus 6, 230–235 (2017)
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Heavily Doped Non-Parabolic Semiconductors, Cross Fields Configuration and the
Diffusivity to Mobility Ratio

L. S. Singh and S. B. Singh
Mater. Focus 6, 236–251 (2017)
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The Magneto Electron Energy Spectra in Heavily Doped (HD) Non-Parabolic Semiconductors
L. S. Singh and S. B. Singh
Mater. Focus 6, 252–267 (2017)
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Volume 6, Number 1 (February 2017) pp.1-86

–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– ARTICLES––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Synthesis and Physical and Chemical Properties of N-Methylpyridinium Salts as
Energetic Salts

Do-Geun Kim, Jun-Hee Ye, and Seong-Ho Choi
Mater. Focus 6, 1–6 (2017)
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Spectroscopic Evaluation of Cyperus rotundus Rhizomes Using WD-XRF, LIBS, FTIR
and UV-Vis Spectroscopy

Vivek K. Singh, Anjali Gupta, Omisha Gupta, Vinay Kumar, and Mohammad A. Gondal
Mater. Focus 6, 7–14 (2017)
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Preparation and Microstructural of Novel Titanium Carbide Obtained by Powder Metallurgy
Ahmed Al-Ghaban, Kadhum Mutter Shabeeb, and Aseel Hadi Hamaza
Mater. Focus 6, 15–18 (2017)
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Influence of Plastic Strain on Mechanical Properties of Metallic Films by Sharp Indentation
Tian Xu and Yan Wang
Mater. Focus 6, 19–22 (2017)
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Laser-Induced Effects on Structural Relaxation of Some Selenium Based Ternary Glasses
N. Chandel and N. Mehta
Mater. Focus 6, 23–26 (2017)
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Hexadecylamine Capped Bis(4-Methylpiperazine-1-Carbodithioic Acid) Zinc(II) Acetate:
A New Nano-Coordination Complex for Catalytic, Photocatalytic and Biological Applications

S. B. Kalia, M. Sharma, and S. K. Mehta
Mater. Focus 6, 27–33 (2017)
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Surface and Physicochemical Properties Studies of Six Commercial Fatliquors
Md. Sayem Alam, A. Mohammed Siddiq, M. Mohammed Abu Javid, R. Aravindhan, Debasis Samanta, and Geetha Baskar
Mater. Focus 6, 34–40 (2017)
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Structural and Optical Studies of Cadmium Sulfide (CdS) Thin Film by Chemical Bath
Deposition (CBD)

R. Sathishkumar, E. Devakirubai, A. Dduke John David, S. Tamilselvan, and S. Nithiyanantham
Mater. Focus 6, 41–46 (2017)
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Green Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticle Using Hygrophila spinosa T. Anders Leaf
Extract and Evaluation of Hematopoietic-Antioxidant Properties in Swiss Albino Male Mice

Sourav Ghosh, Jayeeta Sengupta, Kalyani Saha, Subir Chandra Dasgupta, Aparna Gomes, and Antony Gomes
Mater. Focus 6, 47–53 (2017)
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Nonlinear and Linear Optical Properties of Eosin B Dye-AgNO3-Polyvinylprrolidone Films
Mahasin F. Hadi Al-Kadhemy and Sarah Hamid Nawaf
Mater. Focus 6, 54–62 (2017)
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Non-Dimensional Stress Analysis of Orthotropic Laminates
Nandit Jadvani, Vikas Singh Dhiraj, Samarth Joshi, and Kanak Kalita
Mater. Focus 6, 63–71 (2017)
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Batch Process of Phenol Adsorption onto Activated Carbon in Stirred Reactor: Modeling
Using Two Intelligent Approaches (ANN and LS-SVM) and Conventional Homogenous
Surface Diffusion Model

Mohammadreza Kosari, Ali Naderi, Seyed Javad Ahmadi, and Mohammad Outokesh
Mater. Focus 6, 72–81 (2017)
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Spectroscopic Investigations of Calcium Oxalate Kidney Stone Using Fourier Transform
Infra-Red Spectroscopy and Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

Brij Bir S. Jaswal, Pradeep K. Rai, Mohammed A. Gondal, and Vivek K. Singh
Mater. Focus 6, 82–86 (2017)
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