Tata Narasinga Rao

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A highly efficient solid-state solar cell (TiO2/dye/CuI) with improved stability was fabricated by controlling the pore filling of the porous dyed TiO2 layer with molten salt capped CuI crystals and improving the TiO2 by necking with ZnO. The molten salt controls the CuI crystal growth and acts as a protective coating for CuI nanocrystals, and necking with(More)
Conductive boron-doped chemical vapor-deposited diamond thin films, already known to have superior properties for general electroanalysis, including low background current and a wide potential window, are here shown to have additional advantages with respect to electrochemical oxidation of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NADH), including high resistance(More)
Boron-doped diamond (BDD) electrodes have been examined for the electrochemical oxidation of underivatized-nucleic acids in terms of single stranded and double stranded DNA. Cyclic voltammetry and square wave voltammetry have been used to study the oxidation reactions and to detect DNA without derivatization or hydrolysis steps. At the diamond electrode, at(More)
Anodically pretreated diamond electrodes have been used for the detection of chlorophenols (CPs) in environmental water samples after high-performance liquid chromatographic (HPLC) separation. The anodization of as-deposited boron-doped polycrystalline diamond thin-film electrodes has enabled the stable determination of phenols over a wide concentration(More)
The electrochemistry of histamine and serotonin in neutral aqueous media (pH 7.2) was investigated using polycrystalline, boron-doped diamond thin-film electrodes. Cyclic voltammetry, hydrodynamic voltammetry, and flow injection analysis (FIA) with amperometric detection were used to study the oxidation reactions. Comparison experiments were carried out(More)
Herein, we report the development of a ZnO-based visible-light-driven photocatalyst by interfacial charge transfer process for the inactivation of pathogens under visible-light illumination. Surface modification by a cocatalyst on ZnO, prepared by flame spray pyrolysis process is carried out to induce the visible-light absorption in ZnO. Optical studies(More)
The silica-silver core-shell particles were synthesized by simple one pot chemical method and were employed on the cotton fabric as an antibacterial agent. Extremely small (1-2 nm) silver nanoparticles were attached on silica core particles of average 270 nm size. The optimum density of the nano silver particles was found which was sufficient to show good(More)
Graphene has proved its significant role as a reinforcement material in improving the strength of polymers as well as metal matrix composites due to its excellent mechanical properties. In addition, graphene is also shown to block dislocation motion in a nanolayered metal-graphene composites resulting in ultra high strength. In the present paper, we(More)
Synthesis of bi-functional silica particles by a simple wet chemical method is described where the mixture of ultra fine nanoparticles (1-3 nm) of titania and silver were attached on the silica particle surface in a controlled way to form a core-shell structure. The silica surface showed efficient bi-functional activity of photo-catalytically self cleaning(More)