International Journal of Pure & Applied Sciences (IJPAS) (ISSN No. 2250 – 2289)
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The International Journal of Pure & Applied Sciences (IJPAS) is a peer reviewed international journal run under the aegis of International Scientific & Engineering Serials (www.ises.co.in) with a key objective to provide the academic and industrial community a medium for presenting original cutting edge research related to Various fields of Sciences and their intervened applications. IJPAS invites authors to submit their original and unpublished work that communicates current research the areas closed to or under the periphery of the International Conference and Workshop on Nanostructured Ceramics and other Nanomaterials (ICWNCN 2012) both the theoretical and methodological aspects, as well as applications in real world problems. IJPAS provides an international forum for the electronic publication of high-quality scholarly articles. This is an open access journal, so all published papers are freely available online. It welcomes presentations, animations, source code and data-sets together with the corresponding paper. Submitted papers will go through rigorous reviewing process and final articles are published electronically in the special issue for the conference- ICWNCN 2012.
About the conference:
With the advent of nanotechnology, an exclusively new dimension has been added to the different aspects of material science. Properties of materials show dramatic variation as one goes down to the size in nano domain, new range of applications emerges from nature's closet. Applications in automobiles, space, healthcare, defense, telecommunication, information technology have necessitated the need of newer materials with tailored properties. For study of materials in nano domain, sophisticated technologies such as aberration corrected TEM, AFM, STM have been developed and innovative techniques are being added.

Keeping in pace with the recent advances made in the field of nanotechnology International Conference and Workshop on Nanostructured Ceramics and other Nanomaterials (ICWNCN) is being organized from March 13-16, 2012 at the Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi. ICWNCN will provide an excellent opportunity for scientists to keep themselves abreast of recent scientific advances made in the field of nanostructured materials, and nanotechnology. This will also be a platform for young researchers to interact with renowned scientists in the field and to learn about the recent scientific developments as well as newer technologies being developed.

Prof. Ram Pal Tandon
Conference Chairman
Scope of Conference:
The field of nanotechnology has diversified applications ranging from the probing of the ocean beds to deep space in the form of smart sensors. The conference will include plenary and technical sessions covering a group of topics on nano-ceramics and other nano-materials but not confined to following:

    Nanostructured Materials and Devices
    Functional Nanomaterials
    Graphene and Nanotubes
    Piezoelectric, Pyroelectric and Ferroelectric Materials
    Magnetic Nanomaterials
    Polymers, Glasses and Composites
    Materials for Energy Applications
    Energy Harvesting and Storage
    Materials for Renewable Energy Resources with special focus on SOFC, Thermoelectrics, Li batteries etc.
    Processing and Characterization
    Information Technology
    Biomedical and Healthcare Applications
    Nanotechnology in Defence Sector
    Business Opportunities in Nanotechnology
    Hazards and Safety Issues
    Physics of Nanomaterials
    Spintronics Materials and Devices
    Emerging Allied Areas
Scope of Workshop:
Program of workshop will comprise lectures by eminent scientists and academicians on group of topics:

    Nano-fabrication Techniques
    Characterization of Nano Ceramics
    Nano-materials and Devices
    Nanotechnology and its Applications
Editorial Board
Dr. Ramesh Chander Kuhad
Lignocellulose Biotechnology Laboratory
Department of Microbiology
Benito Juarez Road
University of Delhi South Campus
New Delhi : 110 021
SECTIONS:Applied Physics
Associate Editors:
Prof. RamPal Tandon
Department of Physics
University of Delhi
SECTIONS:Pure and Applied Life Sciences
Associate Editors:
Dr. Matti Karp
Tampere University of Technology
Department of Chemistry and Bioengineering Tampere, Finland
Dr. A.K. Panda
Scientist VI
Product Development Cell
National Institute of Immunology
Aruna Asaf Ali Road,New Delhi
Dr. J.S. Virdi
Department of microbiology
University of Delhi South Campus,
New Delhi -110 021
Dr. A.K. Singh
Department of Zoology
University of Delhi
Delhi- 110007
Dr. Renu Deswal
Department of Botany
University of Delhi
Delhi : 110 007
Dr. Praveen Rishi
Department of Microbiology
Panjab University
Dr. Anoop Kalra
Ayurvet Ltd.
Corporate Office, 6th Floor
Sagar Plaza, Distinct Centre
Delhi- 110 091
SECTIONS:Pure and Environmental Sciences
Associate Editors:
Dr. V.K. Garg
Department of Environmental Engineering and Sciences
Guru Jambheshwar University of Science & Technology,
Hisar (Haryana)
Dr. Ajay Singh
Research & Development Division
Lystek International Inc.,
Waterloo, Ontario,
N2J 3H8, Canada
Prof. R.C. Sharma
Departmental of Environmental Sciences
Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University
Garhwal, Srinagar (Uttrakhand)
Dr. K.S. Charak
Department of Biotechnology
Lodhi Road
New Delhi
Dr. D.P. Singh
Department of Environmental Sciences
Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University
Dr. Rakesh Sharma
Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology
University campus,
Mall Road, delhi-110007
Submission Guidelines:
Article structure

State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.

Material and methods
Provide sufficient detail to allow the work to be reproduced. Methods already published should be indicated by a reference: only relevant modifications should be described.

Results should be clear and concise.

This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. A combined Results and Discussion section is often appropriate. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.

The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.

Essential title page information

Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
Author names and affiliations. Where the family name may be ambiguous (e.g., a double name), please indicate this clearly. Present the authors' affiliation addresses (where the actual work was done) below the names. Indicate all affiliations with a lower-case superscript letter immediately after the author's name and in front of the appropriate address. Provide the full postal address of each affiliation, including the country name and, if available, the e-mail address of each author.
Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that telephone and fax numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
Present/permanent address. If an author has moved since the work described in the article was done, or was visiting at the time, a 'Present address' (or 'Permanent address') may be indicated as a footnote to that author's name. The address at which the author actually did the work must be retained as the main, affiliation address. Superscript Arabic numerals are used for such footnotes.

A concise and factual abstract is required. The abstract should state briefly the purpose of the research, the principal results and major conclusions. An abstract is often presented separately from the article, so it must be able to stand alone. For this reason, References should be avoided, but if essential, then cite the author(s) and year(s). Also, non-standard or uncommon abbreviations should be avoided, but if essential they must be defined at their first mention in the abstract itself.

Graphical abstract
Authors must supply a graphical abstract at the time the paper is submitted. The abstract should summarize the contents of the paper in a concise, pictorial form designed to capture the attention of a wide readership and for compilation of databases. The graphical abstract is posted online only. Carefully drawn figures that serve to illustrate the theme of the paper are desired. Authors may also provide appropriate text, not exceeding 30 words. The content of the graphical abstract will be typeset and should be kept within an area of 5 cm by 17 cm (189 x 642 pixels), images should have a minimum resolution of 300 dpi and line art should be between 1000dpi and 1200dpi. Authors must supply the graphic separately as an electronic file.

Immediately after the abstract, provide a maximum of 6 keywords, using American spelling and avoiding general and plural terms and multiple concepts (avoid, for example, 'and', 'of'). Be sparing with abbreviations: only abbreviations firmly established in the field may be eligible. These keywords will be used for indexing purposes.

Abbreviations that are unavoidable must be defined at their first use in the manuscript. Ensure consistency of abbreviations throughout the article.

Collate acknowledgements in a separate section at the end of the article before the references and do not, therefore, include them on the title page, as a footnote to the title or otherwise. List here those individuals who provided help during the research (e.g., providing language help, writing assistance or proof reading the article, etc.).

Figure captions
Ensure that each illustration has a caption. Supply captions separately, not attached to the figure. A caption should comprise a brief title (not on the figure itself) and a description of the illustration. Keep text in the illustrations themselves to a minimum but explain all symbols and abbreviations used.

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.


Citation in text
Please ensure that every reference cited in the text is also present in the reference list (and vice versa). Any references cited in the abstract must be given in full. Unpublished results and personal communications are not recommended in the reference list, but may be mentioned in the text. If these references are included in the reference list they should follow the standard reference style of the journal and should include a substitution of the publication date with either 'Unpublished results' or 'Personal communication'. Citation of a reference as 'in press' implies that the item has been accepted for publication.

Number tables consecutively in accordance with their appearance in the text. Place footnotes to tables below the table body and indicate them with superscript lowercase letters. Avoid vertical rules. Be sparing in the use of tables and ensure that the data presented in tables do not duplicate results described elsewhere in the article.

Web references
As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given. Web references can be listed separately (e.g., after the reference list) under a different heading if desired, or can be included in the reference list.

References in a special issue
Please ensure that the words 'this issue' are added to any references in the list (and any citations in the text) to other articles in the same Special Issue.

Reference style
Text: Indicate references by number(s) in square brackets in line with the text. The actual authors can be referred to, but the reference number(s) must always be given.
Example: '..... as demonstrated [3,6]. Barnaby and Jones [8] obtained a different result ....'
List: Number the references (numbers in square brackets) in the list in the order in which they appear in the text.
Reference to a journal publication:
[1] J. van der Geer, J.A.J. Hanraads, R.A. Lupton, The art of writing a scientific article, J. Sci. Commun. 163 (2010) 51–59.
Reference to a book:
[2] W. Strunk Jr., E.B. White, The Elements of Style, fourth ed., Longman, New York, 2000.
Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
[3] G.R. Mettam, L.B. Adams, How to prepare an electronic version of your article, in: B.S. Jones, R.Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the Electronic Age, E-Publishing Inc., New York, 2009, pp. 281–304.

Journal abbreviations source
Journal names should be abbreviated according to
Index Medicus journal abbreviations: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/tsd/serials/lji.html;
List of title word abbreviations: http://www.issn.org/2-22661-LTWA-online.php;
CAS (Chemical Abstracts Service): http://www.cas.org/sent.html

Video data
Elsevier accepts video material and animation sequences to support and enhance your scientific research. Authors who have video or animation files that they wish to submit with their article are strongly encouraged to include these within the body of the article. This can be done in the same way as a figure or table by referring to the video or animation content and noting in the body text where it should be placed. All submitted files should be properly labeled so that they directly relate to the video file's content. In order to ensure that your video or animation material is directly usable, please provide the files in one of our recommended file formats with a preferred maximum size of 50 MB.

Copyright form:
Each manuscript must be accompanied by a statement that it has been neither published nor submitted for publication, in whole or in part, either in a serial, professional journal or as a part in a book which is formally published and made available to the public. For the mutual benefit and protection of authors and publishers it is necessary that authors provide formal written consent to publish and transfer of copyright before the publication of the article. Previous to the publication of the paper, the authors must download this form, print, and sign it. Then it will be scanned and sent at editor@ises.co.in
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