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Synthesis, Characterization And Nonlinear Optical Properties Of Silver/Pva Nanocomposites, Mahdi Shahmiri Jan 2012

Synthesis, Characterization And Nonlinear Optical Properties Of Silver/Pva Nanocomposites, Mahdi Shahmiri

mahdi shahmiri

Silver/polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) nanocomposites are prepared via quick precipitation method, using hydrazine as a reducing agent. Preparing of silver/PVA nanocomposites by this method is done for the first time. The samples are characterized by Uv-Visible spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM). Nonlinear optical properties are carried out by Z-scan technique using a blue CW laser beam operated at wavelength 405 nm. It is shown that the synthesized samples have negative nonlinear refractive index and the magnitude is in the order of 10􀀀8. The nonlinear refractive index increases as amount of reducing agent increases.


Fabrication And Characterization Of Graphene Hydrogel Via Hydrothermal Approach As A Scaffold For Preliminary Study Of Cell Growth, Huang Nay Ming Jan 2011

Fabrication And Characterization Of Graphene Hydrogel Via Hydrothermal Approach As A Scaffold For Preliminary Study Of Cell Growth, Huang Nay Ming

Huang Nay Ming

Three-dimensional assembly of graphene hydrogel is rapidly attracting the interest of researchers because of its wide range of applications in energy storage, electronics, electrochemistry, and waste water treatment. Information on the use of graphene hydrogel for biological purposes is lacking, so we conducted a preliminary study to determine the suitability of graphene hydrogel as a substrate for cell growth, which could potentially be used as building blocks for biomolecules and tissue engineering applications. A three-dimensional structure of graphene hydrogel was prepared via a simple hydrothermal method using two-dimensional large-area graphene oxide nanosheets as a precursor. The concentration and lateral size ...


A Simple Monochromatic Spark Discharge Light-Source, Chin Oi Hoong Jan 1989

A Simple Monochromatic Spark Discharge Light-Source, Chin Oi Hoong

Chin Oi Hoong

Spark light illumination has been used in high-speed photog-raphy since the beginning ofthe century and various designs ofthe spark discharge light source have since been reportedr with spark duration ranging from nanoseconds to millisec-onds. We report here a simple and easy to build spark dis-charge tube for operation as a monochromatic point light source. The design and construction ofthe spark discharge tube is shown in Fig. 1. The sharp-tip solid cone anode is made of stainless steel which is screwed onto a brass rod connected A compact spark discharge tube operated as a monochromatic light source at 587.5 nm ...