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Vol 28, No 4, April, 2019

Asian Journal of Physics
(A Publication Not for Profit)
Volume 28, No 4 (2019)



Guest Editorial

About the Guest Editors

High-sensitive detection of ammonia in exhaled breath using cavity ring-down spectroscopy
Sanchi Maithani, Abhijit Maity and Manik Pradhan                                                                                                                                                                219

Ultra-trace level qualitative and quantitative detection of sildenafil citrate by surface
enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) based fingerprinting method
Abhishek Das, Akshay Dhayagude, Nandita Maiti, Ridhima Chadha, Anand Ballal and Sudhir Kapoor                                                                               227

Revisiting methanethiol dimer with improved computational approach
Manish Kumar Tripathi and V Ramanathan                                                                                                                                                                              243

Imaging of atoms with a low-cost home made Scanning Tunneling Microscope
Ujjal Kumar Sur                                                                                                                                                                                                                         251

Traditions and circulation of science in antiquity: Comparing India with Greece
Soma Banerjee                                                                                                                                                                                                                           259

Book Review

Recent Trends in MATERIALS Physics and Chemistry

Editor: Ujjal Kumar Sur
ISBN: 978-93-85046-32-2
Published by.
Studium Press (India) Pvt. Ltd.
4735/22, 2nd Floor, Prakash Deep Building
(Near Delhi Medical Association),
Ansari Road, Darya Ganj, New Delhi-110 002
Price: Rs 1995
    Material Science; is one of the oldest and interdisciplinary subject that involves the relationship between “structures” and “properties” of materials and its applications to various areas of science and engineering. This novel scientific field investigates the relationship  between the structure of materials at atomic or molecular levels and their macroscopic properties. In addition to structure and properties, two other important components namely, “processing” and “performance” are also concerned in the science and engineering of materials. As per the relationships of these four components, the structure of a material will depend on how it is processed. Furthermore, a material’s performance will be a function of its properties. Hence, the linear interrelationship between processing, structure, properties, and performance is the basic line of action of any materials scientist. Materials Science incorporates  elements of applied physics and chemistry and the development of any country really depends upon R&D of  materials Science.  With significant media attention focused on nanoscience and  nanotechnology in recent years, materials science has been propelled to the forefront at many universities and  research institutes.
    The world of materials science is witnessing a revolution in the exploration of matter at the small scale. Materials science has laid the physical foundations of 21st century civilization and will continue to be centrally important in the quest for finding technological solutions to be changed. The development of various technologies that make our survival so comfortable has been thoroughly associated with the accessibility of appropriate materials in every dimension of our life. An advancement in the understanding of a material type is often the predecessor to the stepwise progression of a technology for betterment of mankind.
    The book titled “Recent Trends in Materials Physics and Chemistry” consists of ten chapters which covers several interesting diverse topics on recent areas of materials science such as Nanoparticle aspect of Homeopathic medicine, Biology and physics at the interface, X-ray powder diffraction, Dynamic Light Scattering and Laser Doppler Anemometry, Particle size distribution and zeta potential based on dynamic light scattering, Electrochemistry in Deep Eutectic solvents, Synthesis of nanoparticles using laser ablation technique, Multifunctional Schiff base sensors, Plastics and its recycling, Multi-ferocity and BaTiO3 based multiferroics. Thus the contents of the book attempt to cover a long range novel and evolving subject topics spanning the entire canvass of materials science. Most of these topics are really new and novel and as per my knowledge they have not been described comprehensively in the literature so far. Each individual chapter of this book furnishes the assorted reviews and research articles contributed by distinguished scientists and leading experts in the realm. Not only to present the latest research in the field, this book endeavors to serve the unmet needs of students, research scientists and practioners to harvest the enormous benefits of the relevant knowledge therein.
    Therefore, from the point of view of potential readers, this book will attract a wide range of readers which covers physics, chemistry biology and engineering. The contents of the book attempt to cover a long range novel and evolving subject topics spanning the entire canvass of materials science. The book is carefully customized to steer the aspirants and enthusiasts on recent and upcoming trends in this versatile field. I recommend the book for graduate and Postgraduate students of many universities.

Beer Pal Singh
Professor of Physics
Ch. Charan Singh University, Meerutn,India


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