1. Event-specific analytical methods for six genetically modified maize events using visual and real-time loop-mediated isothermal amplification

    Food Control 55:18 (2015)

    Currently 138 genetically modified (GM) maize events have been authorized for commercial cultivation, comprising more than 65 per cent stacked events. With the increase in number of GM maize events globally, cost- and time-efficient diagnostics with on-site applicability are required t...
  2. Amino acid sequence of Japanese quail (Coturnix japonica) and northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus) myoglobin

    Food Chemistry 181:256 (2015)

    • Amino sequence of Japanese quail and northern bobwhite myoglobin was determined. • Both species’ myoglobin structures consist of 153 amino acids. ...
  3. Use of encapsulated zinc particles in a eutectic chloride salt to enhance thermal energy storage capacity for concentrated solar power

    Renewable Energy 80:508 (2015)

    Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) is considered as a viable large-scale renewable energy source to produce electricity. However, current costs to produce electricity from CSP are not cost competitive as compared to the traditional energy generation technologies based on fossil fuels and n...
  4. Studies on pulsed Nd:YAG laser cutting of thick stainless steel in dry air and underwater environment for dismantling applications

    Optics & Laser Technology 71:6 (2015)

    Dismantling of old equipments and structures is an important application in nuclear facilities and shipping industry. This paper presents a study on process optimization during pulsed Nd:YAG laser cutting of thick stainless steel (AISI SS304) sheets having a thickness in the range of 4...
  5. Lateral density and arrival time distributions of Cherenkov photons in extensive air showers: A simulation study

    Astroparticle Physics 68:16 (2015)

    We have investigated some features of the density and arrival time distributions of Cherenkov photons in extensive air showers using the CORSIKA simulation package. The main thrust of this study is to see the effect of hadronic interaction models on the production pattern of Cherenkov ...
  6. Broadband mid-IR supercontinuum generation in As2Se3 based chalcogenide photonic crystal fiber: A new design and analysis

    Optics Communications 347:13 (2015)

    A new design of a triangular-core photonic crystal fiber in As2Se3-based chalcogenide glass with all-normal, nearly zero flat-top dispersion has been proposed for supercontinuum generation. Simulated results indicate that ultra-broadband supercontinuum spanning 1.9–10µm can be obtained...
  7. Least limiting water range for two conservation agriculture cropping systems in India

    Soil and Tillage Research 150:43 (2015)

    • Aeration was a plant-growth limiting factor beyond soil bulk density >1.55Mgm−3. • Brown manuring under zero tillage improved LLWR in the rice–wheat system. ...
  8. Design and control of LCL filter interfaced grid connected solar photovoltaic (SPV) system using power balance theory

    International Journal of Electrical Power & Ene... 69:264 (2015)

    • The grid connected PV system is considered in this paper with line impedance consideration. • The PV is interfaced using LCL filter and simple design equation fo...
  9. Towards reactive power dispatch within a wind farm using hybrid PSO

    International Journal of Electrical Power & Ene... 69:232 (2015)

    • OLTC tap as obtained by IPM if rounded to nearest tap can cause voltage constraint violations. • Hence IPM requires three rounds for finding the best solution. ...
  10. Biosurfactant characterization and its potential to remove sebum from hair

    Industrial Crops and Products 69:462 (2015)

    • We characterized the detergent properties of mesocarp of Balanites aegyptiaca and evaluated its sebum removal potential. • pH of the solutions of dried mesocarp ...
  11. Study of angular dependence of exchange bias and misalignment in uniaxial and unidirectional anisotropy in NiFe(111)/FeMn(111)/CoFeB(amorphous) stack

    Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 385:166 (2015)

    We report the investigation of the in-plane azimuthal angular dependence of the magnetization reversal in the ion beam sputtered exchanged biased NiFe(111)/FeMn(111)/CoFeB(amorphous) stack. Compared to the as-deposited case, the magnetic annealing resulted in 3 fold enhancement in exch...
  12. Effects of chemical and biological pesticides on plant growth parameters and rhizospheric bacterial community structure in Vigna radiata

    Journal of Hazardous Materials 291:102 (2015)

    • Non-target effects of pesticides employing qualitative and quantitative approaches. • Qualitative shifts in resident and active bacterial community structure. ...
  13. Studies of polarization bremsstrahlung and ordinary bremsstrahlung from 89Sr beta particles in metallic targets in the photon energy region of 1–100 keV

    Physics Letters A 379(16-17):1127 (2015)

    Studies of polarization bremsstrahlung (PB) and ordinary bremsstrahlung (OB) produced by the 89Sr beta emitter in Al, Ti, Sn and Pb targets were undertaken at photon energies of 1–100 keV. The experimental results are compared with the Elwert corrected (non-relativistic) Bethe–Heitler ...
  14. Analytical bioconjugates, aptamers, enable specific quantitative detection of Listeria monocytogenes.

    Biosensors and Bioelectronics 68:272 (2015) PMID 25590973

    As a major human pathogen in the Listeria genus, Listeria monocytogenes causes the bacterial disease listeriosis, which is a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria. We have developed an aptamer-based sandwich assay (ABSA) platform that demonstrates a promising pot...
  15. Predicting evolution of ply cracks in composite laminates subjected to biaxial loading

    Composites Part B: Engineering 75:264 (2015)

    An energy-based model is developed to predict the evolution of sub-critical matrix crack density in symmetric multidirectional composite laminates for the case of multiaxial loading. A finite element-based numerical scheme is also developed to evaluate the critical strain energy releas...
  16. Predicting evolution of ply cracks in composite laminates subjected to biaxial loading

    Composites Part B: Engineering 75:264 (2015)

    An energy-based model is developed to predict the evolution of sub-critical matrix crack density in symmetric multidirectional composite laminates for the case of multiaxial loading. A finite element-based numerical scheme is also developed to evaluate the critical strain energy releas...
  17. Self assembled DC sputtered nanostructured rutile TiO2 platform for bisphenol A detection.

    Biosensors and Bioelectronics 68:633 (2015) PMID 25656780

    A novel biosensor platform comprising of the functionalized sputtered rutile nanostructured titanium dioxide (nTiO2) for rapid detection of estrogenic substance (bisphenol A) has been proposed. The direct current (DC) sputtering of titanium (Ti) on glass substrate has been converted to ordered n...
  18. Predicting evolution of ply cracks in composite laminates subjected to biaxial loading

    Composites Part B: Engineering 75:264 (2015)

    An energy-based model is developed to predict the evolution of sub-critical matrix crack density in symmetric multidirectional composite laminates for the case of multiaxial loading. A finite element-based numerical scheme is also developed to evaluate the critical strain energy releas...
  19. Easy preparation and characterization of graphene using liquid nitrogen and electron beam irradiation

    Materials Letters 149:15 (2015)

    An easy method for preparation of graphene is described. Graphite was affected by Electron Beam Irradiation (EBI) and liquid nitrogen (LN). After EBI/LN treatment at a dose of 100kGy, graphite flakes were further treated by a hydrothermal (H) method, and were characterized by a Transmi...
  20. Synthesis, spectral characterization, thermal behaviour, antibacterial activity and DFT calculation on N′-[bis(methylsulfanyl) methylene]-2-hydroxybenzohydrazide and N′-(4-methoxy benzoyl)-hydrazinecarbodithioic acid ethyl ester

    Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomo... 145:98 (2015)

    Graphical abstract Two new compounds N′-[bis(methylsulfanyl) methylene]-2-hydroxybenzohydrazide {Hbmshb (1)} and N′-(4-methoxy benzoyl)-hydrazinecarbodithioic acid ethyl ester {H2mbhce (2)} have been synthesized. Inter and intra molecular hydrogen bonding link two molecules a...