International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2569

Table of Content: 16 August 2013; 8(30)

August 2013

Experimental determination of layers films thicknesses

The determination of particle induced x-ray emission (PIXE) cross sections and the concentration of elements in a material require the knowledge of the target sample thickness. In this aim, measurements of the thickness by three different methods have been performed. These are absorption of X-rays by a 55Fe source, transmission of alpha particles by a 241Am source and Rutherford backscattering of alpha...

Author(s): S. Ourabah, A. Amokrane,  and M. Abdesselam

August 2013

trans-[PtCl2(NH2C6H4CO2H)2]: a platinum complex forming a two-dimensional hydrogen-bonded network

The compound trans-[PtCl2(NH2C6H4CO2H)2] has been prepared from the hydrolysis of a platinum diimine complex, and has been characterised by X-ray crystallography. The crystal structure revealed that the compound forms a two-dimensional hydrogen-bonded network in the solid state, with pairs of O–H···O hydrogen bonds between carboxylic acid groups linking the molecules into zigzag tapes,...

Author(s): Ayi A. Ayi, Andrew D. Burrows, Mary F. Mahon and Anna J. Warren

August 2013

Studies on drying rates of brined and spiced Clarias gariepinus (Catfish) using solar dryer

The objective of this study was to determine the effect of brining and spicing with ginger or garlic on the drying rate of cat fish in a passive solar dryer. Samples of cat fish were solar dried under three different conditions: brine only, spiced with garlic and spiced with ginger. Their respective weight losses were used to determine the reduction in moisture contents. Graphs of drying rate versus time were plotted in...

Author(s): Oparaku, Nkiruka and Ojike, Onyekwere

August 2013

Performance of community based organizations in managing sustainable urban water supply and sanitation projects

The advocacy of climatic change and ever increasing poverty has its impact on environmental degradation. Most of underdeveloped countries have experienced this impact through technical, economic, institutional and social constraints on water supply and sanitation infrastructures. The impact has much effect in urban areas (informal settlements) due to the nature of such settlements. Lack of a sustainable approach and an...

Author(s): G. E. Kifanyi, B. M. B. Shayo and J. M. Ndambuki