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Ekar S.U.,Baburaoji Gholap College | Khollam Y.B.,Anantrao Pawar College | Koinkar P.M.,Tokushima University | Mirji S.A.,CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory | And 3 more authors.
Modern Physics Letters B

Present study reports the biochemical synthesis of silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs) from aqueous medium by using the extract of medicinal mushroom Ganoderma, as a reducing and stabilizing agents. The Ag-NPs are prepared at room temperature by the reduction of Ag+ to Ag in aqueous solution of AgNO3. The resultant particles are characterized by using UV-visible spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) measurement techniques. The formation of Ag-NPs is confirmed by recording the UV-visible absorption spectra for surface plasmon resonance (SPR) where peak around 427 nm. The prominent changes observed in FTIR spectra supported the reduction of Ag+ to Ag. The morphological features of Ag-NPs are evaluated from HRTEM. The spherical Ag-NPs are observed in transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies. The particle size distribution is found to be nearly uniform with average particle size of 2 nm. The Ag-NPs aged for 15, 30, 60 and 120 days showed no profound effect on the position of SPR peak in UV-visible studies, indicating the protecting/capping ability of medicinal mushroom Ganoderma in the synthesis of Ag-NPs. © 2015 World Scientific Publishing Company. Source

Gunjal S.D.,University of Pune | Khollam Y.B.,Anantrao Pawar College | Arote S.A.,University of Pune | Shelke P.N.,BaburaojiGholap College | And 3 more authors.
Advanced Science Letters

The present work is focused on the deposition of conducting and transparent fluorine (F)-doped tin oxide, SnO2:F (FTO) films by using spray pyrolysis technique at different substrate temperature (Ts) varying from 400 to 525 °C in a step of 25 °C and stannic chloride (SnCl4 • 5H2O) and ammonium fluoride (NH4F) as precursor materials. The structural, optical and electrical properties of resultant FTO films are investigated as a function of substrate temperature (Ts). The resultant FTO films are characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive analysis of X-rays, surface profilometer, UV-Visible spectroscopy and Hall Effect measurement. The structural analysis indicated the preferred orientation along [200] direction with pure tetragonal symmetry in the resultant FTO films. The crystallinity of films is noted to be improved with increasing TS. The values of thickness of FTO films are observed to be between 208 nm and 845 nm. The SEM results indicated nanocrystalline nature of FTO films with average particle size in the range of 18-27 nm. The Hall Effect measurements showed the lowest sheet resistance = 16.04 Ω and better mobility of majority charge carriers (μ) = 22.04 cm2/Vs for the films deposited at 425 °C. The UV-visible spectroscopic studies showed the highest average transmittance = 88.92% in the visible region (λ = 400 to 800 nm) for the films deposited at 425 °C. All above results indicates that FTO films deposited in present work are useful in solar cell device fabrication applications. © 2014 American Scientific Publishers. All rights reserved. Source

Gunjal S.D.,University of Pune | Khollam Y.B.,Anantrao Pawar College | Udawant R.R.,University of Pune | Jadkar S.R.,University of Pune | And 3 more authors.
Proceedings of the International Conference on "Advanced Nanomaterials and Emerging Engineering Technologies", ICANMEET 2013

The p-CdTe films are prepared on thoroughly cleaned glass substrates by using ultrasonic spray pyrolysis techniques in-situ reducing atmosphere with air-ambient at 548 and 573 K. The resultant films are characterized by using X-ray diffraction (XRD), Raman spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray (EDAX) analysis, UV-Visible spectroscopy and Hall measurement set-up. The characterization studies revealed crystallization of the main p-CdTe phase with minor oxidation corresponding to TeO2 in resultant films. The uniform size distribution of spherical particles with average particle size = 0.2 μm is noted from SEM studies. The optical properties are found to be absorbance (α) = 0.80 and band gap (E g) = 1.46 eV for the films prepared at 573 K. The less oxidation at higher processing temperature realized in XRD and EDAX studies might be due to higher crystallization rate of p-CdTe dominating the oxidation. The Hall coefficient, RH = 0.0205 × 104 cm3/C, resistivity, r = 0.5812 × 102 ω-cm and negative current value in Hot probe experiment indicated p-type semiconductor nature of resultant films processed at 573 K. The higher concentration (n), and less mobility (μ) of majority charge carriers for the films processed at 573 K might be due to less oxidation at higher temperature. © 2013 IEEE. Source

More P.S.,Institute of Science | Khollam Y.B.,Anantrao Pawar College | Ghuge C.S.,Institute of Science | Sonone R.S.,Institute of Science
Asian Journal of Chemistry

A miniaturized, non-destructive, non-toxic porous silicon based sensor is investigated as a sensing material to detect leaf moisture at very low moisture concentration. The porous silicon layer (pore size = 10 nm) is obtained by electrochemical etching of p-type silicon wafer. The polyethylene oxide modified porous silicon is obtained by dip-coating method. The difference in sensitivity in green (SF = 55) and yellow (SF = 40) hibiscus leaves indicated that the moisture content in green leaf is more as compared to yellow leaf. In this study, we intend to demonstrate moisture representing the influence of the technological parameters on the porous structure and the device sensitivity. © Asian Journal of Chemistry 2013. Source

Sarode M.T.,Mahatma Phule Asc College | Khollam Y.B.,Anantrao Pawar College | Jadkar S.R.,University of Pune | Kale B.B.,CMET - Photonics And Advanced Materials Laboratory | Mohite K.C.,University of Pune
Asian Journal of Chemistry

Different thickness of dye sensitized solar cells of TiO2 thin films prepared by modified sol-gel method with Eosin-Y and Rose Bengal dyes are investigated in present communication. As deposited films 1, 3 and 5 layer coating were annealed 400 °C/2 h. The resultant films were characterized by using XRD, Raman spectroscopy, SEM, TEM and UV-visible spectroscopy. The structural studies revealed the evolution of pure anatase TiO2 phase in resultant films. The morphological studies with SEM indicated nearly uniform size distribution of spherical agglomerates in resultant films. The TEM studies indicated nanocrystalline state of films (average particle size ~1 25 nm) consistent with XRD results of crystallite size = 20-30 nm. The better optical properties: indirect band gap energy, absorbance coefficient, transmittance, refractive index and porosity ratio are 3.22 eV, 2.8 × 104 cm-1, 86 %, 2.02 and 43.50 % respectively of the 5 layer coating film annealed at 400 °C/2 h. The better photovoltaic performance: VOC = 0.70 V, JSC = 1.82 mA/cm2, FF = 68.3 % and η = 0.87 % using Eosin-Y dye with polyiodide electrolyte are obtained for the dye sensitized solar cells of TiO2 films generated from 5 layer coated film annealed at 400 °C/2 h. The conversion efficiency increases with increasing thickness of film and it is greater for Eosin-Y than Rose Bengal dye. © Asian Journal of Chemistry 2013. Source

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