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The phenomenon of flocculation in Azospirillum brasilense (MTCC-125) was studied under different combinations of carbon and nitrogen sources. Fructose and Potassium nitrate at a pH of 6.4 in the cultural medium favour a higher bio-floc production. The biofloc was studied for root adhesion and its survival efficiency in the rhizoplane and rhizosphere of(More)
Glycine usually crystallizes as the metastable alpha-polymorph from pure aqueous solution. The polymorph, gamma-form of glycine can be crystallized only in presence of additive. In the present work, gamma-glycine has been crystallized by using potassium chloride (KCl) as additive at ambient temperature by solvent evaporation method. The form of(More)
Taking spinon excitations in the quantum antiferromagnet CaCu2O3 as an example, we demonstrate that femtosecond dynamics of magnetic electronic excitations can be probed by direct resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS). To this end, we isolate the contributions of single and double spin-flip excitations in experimental RIXS spectra, identify the(More)
We report the fabrication and testing of a riboflavin (RF) biosensor based on the use of Cr doped SnO2 nanoparticles. The Cr-SnO2 nanoparticles with chromium concentration from 0 to 5 wt% were synthesised by a microwave irradiation method. Magnetic studies revealed that only 3 wt% Cr doped nano-SnO2 has ferromagnetic behaviour at room temperature. This(More)
A novel biosensor based on Fe-doped hydroxyapatite (Fe-HA) nanoparticles and tyrosinase has been developed for the detection of L-tyrosine. Nanostructured Fe-HA was synthesized by a simple microwave irradiation method, and its phase formation, morphology and magnetic property were examined by powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), transmission electron microscopy(More)
Hydroxyapatite nanoparticles have been synthesized using EDTA as organic modifier by a simple microwave irradiation method and its application for the selective determination of uric acid (UA) has been demonstrated. Electrochemical behavior of uric acid at HA nanoparticle modified glassy carbon electrode (E-HA/GCE) has been investigated by electrochemical(More)
Ni doped SnO(2) nanoparticles (0-5 wt%) have been prepared by a simple microwave irradiation (2.45 GHz) method. Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) studies confirmed the formation of rutile structure with space group (P(42)/mnm) and nanocrystalline nature of the products with spherical morphology. Direct(More)
Nanocrystalline tungsten oxides (WO(3-δ)) are currently receiving a lot of attention because of their interesting electrical, magnetic, optical and mechanical properties. In this report, we present the synthesis of PEG assisted tungsten oxide (WO(3)) nanoparticles by simple household microwave irradiation (2.45 GHz) method. The samples were characterized(More)
We present experimental results for the thermal conductivity kappa of the pseudo-two-leg ladder material CaCu2O3. The strong buckling of the ladder rungs renders this material a good approximation to a S=1/2 Heisenberg chain. Despite a strong suppression of the thermal conductivity of this material in all crystal directions due to inherent disorder, we find(More)