Lakshman Neelakantan

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In this study, TiO2 nanotubes were fabricated using anodic oxidation in fluoride containing weak organic acid for different durations (0.5h, 1h, 2h and 3h). Scanning electron microscope (SEM) micrographs reveal that the morphology of titanium oxide varies with anodization time. Raman spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction (XRD) results indicate that the(More)
An in situ tensile rig is proposed, which allows performing electrochemical (repassivation) experiments during dynamic mechanical testing of wires. Utilizing the basic components of a conventional tensile tester, a custom-made minitensile rig was designed and fabricated. The maximal force that can be measured by the force sensor is 80 N, with a sensitivity(More)
The current investigation proposes a novel method for simultaneous assessment of the electrochemical and structural fatigue properties of nickel-titanium shape memory alloy (NiTi SMA) wires. The design and layout of an in situ electrochemical cell in a custom-made bending rotation fatigue (BRF) test rig is presented. This newly designed test rig allows(More)
A simplified procedure is described for an electron-capture GLC determination of phenylpropanolamine in blood plasma. The method is based on derivatization of phenylpropanolamine with pentafluorobenzaldehyde at room temperature without prior extraction of the drug from plasma. The derivative, pentafluorophenyloxazolidine, is readily extracted from plasma(More)
An oral inhalation system for exposing rabbits to cigarette smoke has been developed. The essential components of the system comprise a smoke delivery device that adapts to the oral cavity, a molded face mask, and a sealable body enclosure. The functional capability of the system has been validated by detecting the presence of nicotine in plasma and by(More)
A microelectrochemical cell housed in an optical microscope and custom-made accessories have been designed and fabricated, which allows performing spatially resolved corrosion measurements. The cell assembly was designed to directly integrate the reference electrode close to the capillary tip to avoid air bubbles. A hard disk along with an old optical(More)
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