Manika Khanuja

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In this study, H2 sensing behavior of monosized and monocrystalline Pd nanoparticles has been studied as a function of H2 concentration and measurement temperature. A unique concentration-specific H2 sensing behavior with a 'pulsed' response at larger H2 concentrations and 'saturated' response at lower concentrations has been observed. The threshold(More)
The ability of a catalyst to accept or donate charge is the key to the process of catalytic reaction. However, the determination of the catalytic nature of a specimen as yet remains a great challenge. Here we report an effective yet simple method for this purpose based on the tight binding theory considerations and XPS monitoring of the evolution of valence(More)
This paper reports an electrochemical paper analytical device (EPAD) for detection of recreational drug; methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA). MDMA is used as an addictive narcotic by youth and there is an urgent need to detect this drug as it is a potential neurotoxic agent. The proposed EPAD represents many advantageous features of being simple, low-cost,(More)
In the present work, novel nanotool called 'nano-embedded fungus' formed by impact of synergistic association of ZnO-nanorods and fungus Piriformospora indica DSM 11827, for growth of Brassica oleracea var. botrytis (Broccoli) is reported. ZnO-nanorods were synthesized by mechanical assisted thermal decomposition process and characterized by scanning(More)
We describe herein the fabrication of an electrochemical microfluidic paper based device (EμPAD) for the detection of diazepam, a sedative, anxiety-relieving and muscle-relaxing drug. To achieve it, silica coated gold nanorods (Si@GNRs) were synthesized and drop casted on an electrochemical microfluidic paper based device (EμPAD) for the detection of(More)
In the present work, monoclinic bismuth vanadate (m-BiVO4) nanostructures have been synthesized via simple hydrothermal method and employed for visible light driven antimicrobial and photocatalytic activity. Morphology (octahedral) and size (200-300nm) of the m-BiVO4 are studied using transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The crystal structure of m-BiVO4(More)
A probe of the core-shell formation and the interfacial properties of monodispersed 30 nm Pb nanoparticles are presented. A direct correlation between the structures of the particle to its chemical states is done, by a careful Ar+ ion depth profiling followed by X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Atomic Force Microscopy. The study provides a unique(More)
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