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Journal of Applied Research and Technology

October 2016 Volume 14, Number 5

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Number of articles: 9

  1. Pulsed laser deposition of SmCo thin films for MEMS applications

    Mirza Khurram Baig & Shahid Atiq, Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Pakistan; Shazia Bashir, Centre for Advanced Studies in Physics, Government College University, Pakistan; Saira Riaz & Shahzad Naseem, Centre of Excellence in Solid State Physics, University of the Punjab, Pakistan; Hassan Soleimani & Noorhana Yahya, Department of Fundamental and Applied Sciences, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Bandar Seri Iskandar, 32610 Tronoh, Malaysia

    Thin films and coatings of permanent magnetic materials have found extensive applications in a wide range of technological domains. SmCo thin films show tremendous potential for use as permanent... More

    pp. 287-292

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  2. Mechanical properties of Aluminum-Copper(p) composite metallic materials

    Siddabathula Madhusudan, Department of Mechanical Engineering, K.L. University, India; Mohammed Moulana Mohiuddin Sarcar, JNTU, India; Narsipalli Bhargava Rama Mohan Rao, Department of Metallurgical Engineering, AU College of Engineering, India

    Composite metallic materials (CMMs) are prepared by dispersing copper particulates in aluminum matrix using stir-cast technique. Their behavior is compared with the alloy having similar composition... More

    pp. 293-299

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  3. Humanoid robot path planning with fuzzy Markov decision processes

    Mahdi Fakoor, Amirreza Kosari & Mohsen Jafarzadeh

    In contrast to the case of known environments, path planning in unknown environments, mostly for humanoid robots, is yet to be opened for further development. This is mainly attributed to the fact ... More

    pp. 300-310

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  4. Exploring the use of two-dimensional piecewise-linear functions as an alternative model for representing and processing grayscale-images

    Victor Manuel Jimenez-Fernandez, Héctor Vazquez-Leal & Uriel Antonio Filobello-Nino, Universidad Veracruzana, Facultad de Instrumentación Electrónica, Mexico; Maribel Jimenez-Fernandez, Instituto de Ciencias Básicas, Mexico; Luis Javier Morales-Mendoza & Mario Gonzalez-Lee, Facultad de Ingeniería en Electrónica y Comunicaciones, Mexico

    Traditionally, a grayscale image is represented as a rectangular array whose internal values describe a discrete level of intensity or luminance denoted as pixel. Due to its structure and complete ... More

    pp. 311-318

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  5. Biosynthesis of PVA encapsulated silver nanoparticles

    Sharmila Chandran, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, India; Vinuppriya Ravichandran, Selvi Chandran & Jincy Chemmanda, Research Scholar, Department of Physics, PSGR Krishnammal College for Women, India; Bellan Chandarshekar, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Kongunadu College of Arts and Science, India

    Green synthesis of metal nanoparticles is an important technique in the methods of eco-friendly nanoparticle production. The synthesis of silver nanoparticles was accomplished using More

    pp. 319-324

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  6. Effect of dispersed hydrophilic silicon dioxide nanoparticles on batch adsorption of benzoic acid from aqueous solution using modified natural vermiculite: An equilibrium study

    Ehsan Sadeghi Pouya, Hossein Abolghasemi & Hooman Fatoorehchi, Center for Separation Processes Modeling and Nano-Computations, School of Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Tehran, Iran (Islamic Republic Of); Bettina Rasem, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Process and Systems Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, Germany; Seyed Jalaledin Hashemi, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, McGill University, Canada

    The equilibrium adsorption of benzoic acid from an aqueous medium on a natural vermiculite-based adsorbent was studied in the presence and absence of hydrophilic silicon dioxide nanoparticles in... More

    pp. 325-337

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  7. Machine Learning for benthic sand and maerl classification and coverage estimation in coastal areas around the Maltese Islands

    Adam Gauci & Alan Deidun, Department of Geosciences, Faculty of Science, University of Malta, Malta; John Abela, Department of Computer Information Systems, Faculty of ICT, University of Malta, Malta; Kristian Zarb Adami, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of Malta, Malta

    Analysis of the seabed composition over a large spatial scale is an interesting yet very challenging task. Apart from the field work involved, hours of video footage captured by cameras mounted on ... More

    pp. 338-344

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  8. Characterization and chemometric analysis of ancient pot shards trenched from Arpakkam, Tamil Nadu, India

    Duraisamy Seetha, Department of Physics, Periyar University, India; Gothandapani Velraj, Department of Physics, Anna University, India

    The chemometric method based on the EDS analysis has been utilized to classify archeological ceramic fragments from Arpakkam site (eight samples) in Kanchipuram district. EDS was used to determine ... More

    pp. 345-353

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  9. A kinetic, equilibrium and thermodynamic study of l-phenylalanine adsorption using activated carbon based on agricultural waste (date stones)

    Badreddine Belhamdi & Zoulikha Merzougui, Laboratory of Physical and Chemical Study of Materials and Applications in the Environment, Faculty of Chemistry (USTHB), Algeria; Mohamed Trari, Laboratory of Storage and Valorization of Renewable Energies, Faculty of Chemistry (USTHB), Algeria; Abdelhamid Addoun, Laboratory of Physical and Chemical Study of Materials and Applications in the Environment, Faculty of Chemistry (USTHB), Algeria

    The main purpose of this work is to produce low cost activated carbons from date stones wastes for the adsorption of More

    pp. 354-366

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