During  this 2010-2011 financial  period, a significant  co-authored  ISI   peer review publications  appeared involving authors  from  the various  regions in Africa  and  the Diaspora. Likewise, one should  single out the review  paper appeared  in Physics Reports, a Journal with an annual  and a 5 years impact factor of about 23; the annual  impact factor of Physical Review Letters is 7:

NANOAFNET publication  in Physics Report, an Elsevier journal with a 5 years  impact factor of about 23 (Available  online 16, January 2012, doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2012.01.005).


Highlight of nano-photonics research findings  of NANOAFNET by world experts in the field in
Nature Materials (M. Chaker & F. Rosei, Nature Materials, Vol.11, March 2012).

M.Izerrouken, R. Bucher, A.Meftah, and M. Maaza
Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids,2011-DOI: 10.1080/10420150.2011.559234, 2011
«XRD/AFM study of radiation damage induced by heavy ions in Y Al O single crystals» 3 5 12
H. Shen,  I. Botef, H. Zheng,  M. Maaza, V. Rao, and V.V. Srinivasu
Int. J. Nanotechnology, Vol.8, N6-7, 437-2011
«Thermal conductivity & stability of nanosize carbon-black filled PDMS: fuel cell perspective»
S. Khamlich, P.McCrindle,  N. Cingo, J. Sithole and M.Maaza
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Ref. No.: PCS-D-10-00821R1
«Synthesis, characterization and growth mechanism of α-CrO mono-dispersed particles»
Ngom, BD; Chaker,  M; Manyala, N, et al.
Applied Surf. Science, Vol.257 Issue: 14, pp. 6226-6232, 2011
«Temperature-dependent growth mode of W-doped  ZnO nanostructures»
V. Jacobs, A. Patanaik, R.D. Anandjiwala and M. Maaza
Current Nanoscience, 2011, 7, 000-000 1
«Optimization of Electrospinning Parameters for Chitosan Nanofibres»
B.D. Ngom, M.Maaza et al.
Eu. Phys. J.-Applied Physics. Vol.55, Iss.2, pp.20501, 2011,
«Photon induced tunable and reversible wettability of PLD W-doped  ZnO nanorods»
G. Tessema, G. Hailu and M. Maaza.
J. Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials, Vol.20, Iss.2, pp.175-182 , 2011.
«Concentration dependent optical properties of porphyrins in nafion matrix»
S. Lafane, T. Kerdja S. Abdelli-Messaci annd M. Maaza.
Laser and Plasma Applications in materials: Advanced Materials Res.,Vol. 227, pp. 72-75,2011.
Effect of laser fluence on the properties of Sm Nd NiO thin films deposited by KrF laser ablation »
B.D.  Ngom, S. Lafane, N. Manyala, S. Abdelli-Messaci, R.T.Kerdja, R. Nemutudi, M. Maaza, A.C. Beye
J. of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Volume 72, Issue 11, 2011, Pages 1218-1224
«The influence of plasma dynamics on the growth of Sm0.55Nd0.45NiO3 solid solution during pulsed laser deposition
N. Mongwaketsi, S. Khamlich, B. Klumperman, R. Sparrow, M. Maaza
Physica B: Condensed Matter, In Press, online 28 September 2011, doi:10.1016/j.physb.2011.09.099
«Synthesis and characterization of porphyrin nanotubes/rods for solar radiation harvesting and solar cells
S. Khamlich, O. Nemraoui,  N. Mongwaketsi, R. McCrindle, N. Cingo, M. Maaza
Physica B: Condensed Matter, In Press, online 24 September 2011, doi:10.1016/j.physb.2011.09.073
«Black Cr-Cr2O3 nanoparticles based solar absorbers
Zebib. Y . Nuru, C.J. Arendse,  R. Nemutudi, O. Nemraoui,  M. Maaza
Physica B: Condensed Matter, In Press, online 24 September 2011, doi:10.1016/j.physb.2011.09.104
«Pt–Al2O3 nanocoatings for high temperature concentrated solar thermal power applications
S. Khamlich, E. Manikandan, B.D. Ngom, J. Sithole, I. Zorkani, R. McCrindle, N. Cingo, M. Maaza
Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Volume 72, Issue 6, June 2011, Pages 714-718
«Synthesis, characterization, and growth mechanism of alpha Cr2O3 monodispersed particles
B.D.  Ngom, M. Chaker,  N. Manyala, B. Lo, M. Maaza, A.C. Beye
Applied Surface Science, Volume 257, Issue 14, 1 May 2011, Pages 6226-6232
«Temperature-dependent growth mode of W-doped  ZnO nanostructures Original
J.B. Kana Kana,  J.M. Ndjaka, G. Vignaud, A. Gibaud,  M. Maaza
Optics Communications, Volume 284, Issue 3, 1 February 2011, Pages 807-812
«Thermally tunable optical constants of vanadium dioxide thin films measured by ellipsometry
Maaza, M.; Hamidi, D.; Gibaud,  A.; Kana Kana,  J.B.;
IEEE-Transparent Optical Networks (ICTON), 2011 13th International Conference on nanoplasmonics
«Optical activity of VO2 based nanophotonics
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ICTON.2011.5970843
Publication Year: 2011 , Page(s): 1 - 7
Maaza, M.; Williams, M.N. V .; Khan,  I.M.; Msezane,  A.; Reed, J.L.;
IEEE-Science and Innovation Policy, Atlanta Conf. on International research and educational programs of Clark Atlanta University's center for functional nanoscale materials
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ACSIP.2009.5367840
Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 1 - 6

N. Manyala;  B.Ngom,; A.C. Beye,R. Bucher; M. Maaza; A. Strydom;  Johnson, A. T. Charlie; DiTusa, J. F.;IEEE-Volume:94 , Issue: 23, Applied Physics Letters
«Structural and magnetic properties of Fe1-xCoxSi  thin films deposited via pulsed laser deposition
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1063/1.3152766
Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 232503 - 232503-3
Diouri, N.; Baitoul, M.; Maaza, M.;
IEEE-ICTON Mediterranean Winter Conference,2009. ICTON-MW 2009. 3rd
«Effect of multiwall carbon nanotubes on the morphology and optical properties of electrospun poly(vinyl alcohol) nanofibers Digital Object Identifier: 10.1109/ICTONMW.2009.5385536 Publication Year: 2009 , Page(s): 1
M. Maaza, B.D. Ngom, S. Khamlich, J.B. Kana Kana,  P. Sibuyi,  D. Hamidi, S. Ekambaram
J. Nanoparticles Research JNR-2012, 14:714 DOI 10.1007/s11051-011-0714-3 «ValencyControlinMoONanoparticlesGeneratedbyPulsedLaserLiquidSolidInteraction» 3-d
M. Maaza, D. Hamidi, A. Simo, T. Kerdja, A.K.  Chaudhary, J.B. Kana Kana
Optics Communications, Volume 285, Issue 6, 15 March 2012, Pages 1190-1193
«Optical limiting in pulsed laser deposited VO2 nanostructures
M. Maaza, D. Hamidi
Physics Reports, , Available online 16, January 2012, doi:10.1016/j.physrep.2012.01.005
«Nano-structured Fabry-Perot resonators in neutron optics & tunnelling of neutron wave-particles
B.W. Mwakikunga, M. Maaza, K. T Hillie, C. J Arendse,  Th. Malwela,  and E. Sideras-Haddad,
Vibrational Spectroscopy, VIBSPEC-D-11-00256R1
«From phonon confinement to phonon splitting in.....: a case of |V2O5|VO2| bi- layered ..... core-shell nano-ribbons
M. Khenfouch  M. Baitoul & M. Maaza,
Optical Materials, OM-D-11-00826R2/2012
«Optical Properties of Reduced Graphene Oxide-Porphyrin Nanorods Composite
S. Khamlich, V . V . Srinivasu, A. Konkin, R. McCrindle, N. Cingo and M. Maaza
J. Nanoparticles Research JNR-2012, 14:714 DOI 10.1007/s11051-011-0714-3
«Photo-induced Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) phenomena in alpha-Cr O mono-dispersed spherical particles
S. Khamlich, M. Msimanga, C.A. Pineda, Z.Y. Nuru, R. Nemutudi, R. McCrindle, N. Cingo and M. Maaza
Thin Solid Films, 2012 accepted
«Compositional analysis & depth profiling of thin films of CrO2 by heavy ion ERDA  and standard RBS: a comparison
Walmsley Ryan S.; Chigome Samuel; Torto Nelson; et al.
Catalysis Letters, Volume: 142  Issue: 2  Pages: 243-250  DOI:10.1007/s10562-011-0749-1
Towards the Development of Fiber-Based Oxidovanadium(IV) Catalysts for the Oxidation of Thioanisole
Chigome Samuel; Torto Nelson
Analytica Chimica Acta,  Volume: 706  Issue: 1  Pages: 25-36 , DOI: 10.1016/j.aca.2011.08.021
A review of opportunities for electrospun nanofibers in analytical chemistry
Chigome Samuel; Darko  Godfred; Torto Nelson
Analyst, Volume: 136  Issue: 14  Pages: 2879-2889  DOI:10.1039/c1an15228a   Published: 2011
Electrospun nanofibers as sorbent material for solid phase extraction
Rahmani K.; Zorkani I.; Jorio A.
Physica Scripta,Volume: 83  Issue: 3, DOI: 10.1088/0031-8949/83/03/
Diamagnetic susceptibility of a confined donor in inhomogeneous quantum dots
Calabrese Anna;  Schimperna Giuliana; Po Riccardo; et al.
J. Appl. Phys. Volume: 110  Issue: 11, DOI: 10.1063/1.3665126
Bis-EH-PFDTBT:PCBM solar cells: A compositional, thickness, and light-dependent study
Debebe Siraye E.; Gedefaw  Desta A.; Mammo Wendimagegn; et al.
J. of Polymer Science Part A-Polymer Chemistry,  Volume: 49 , Issue: 12  Pages: 2693-2699 DOI: 10.1002/pola.
Synthesis and Optical and Transport Properties of a Phenyl-Substituted Polythiophene
Tinti  Francesca; Debebe Siraye E.; Mammo Wendimagegn; et al.
Synthetic Metals, Volume: 161  Issue: 9-10  Pages: 794-798 DOI: 10.1016/j.synthmet.2011.01.032
Temperature and electric field dependent hole mobility in a polyfluorene copolymer
Adam Getachew; Pivrikas  Almantas; Ramil Alberto M.; et al.
J. Materials Chemistry, Volume: 21  Issue: 8, pp.2594-2600  DOI: 10.1039/c0jm02668a
Mobility and photovoltaic performance studies on polymer blends:effects of side chains volume fraction
Shaginyan V R; Amusia  M Ya; Clark J W; et al.
Physical Review Letters  Volume: 107  Issue: 27  Pages: 279701 , 2011
Comment on "Zeeman-Driven  Lifshitz Transition: A Model for the Experimentally  Observed Fermi-Surface
Reconstruction in YbRh_{2}Si_{2}".
Shaginyan V. R.; Amusia  M. Ya; Clark J. W.; et al.
Physical Review Letters  Volume: 107  Issue: 27 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.107.
Comment on "Zeeman-Driven  Lifshitz Transition: A Model for the Experimentally  Observed Fermi-Surface
Reconstruction in YbRh(2)Si(2)"
Chen Zhifan; Msezane A. Z. European Physical J. D  Volume: 65  Issue: 3  Pages: 353-356  DOI: 10.1140/epjd/e2011-20425-4
Photoionization of the Xe atom and Xe@C(60) molecule
Chen Zhifan; Msezane Alfred  Z.
Canadian J. of Physics, Volume: 89  Issue: 11  Pages:1107-1110   DOI: 10.1139/P11-
Photoionization of Xe(+) ion confined in C(60) fullerene
Baltenkov Arkadiy S.; Manson Steven T.; Msezane Alfred  Z.
Central European J. of Physics, Vol. 9  Issue: 5  Pages:1209-1220   DOI: 10.2478/s11534-011-0046-z 2011
Nondipole parameters of TDCS for electron impact ionization and drag current
Shaginyan V. R.; Msezane A. Z.; Popov K. G.
Physical Review B., Volume: 84  Issue: 6, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.
Thermodynamic properties of the kagome lattice in herbertsmithite
Felfli Z.; Msezane A. Z.; Sokolovski D.
J. of Physics B-Atomic Molecular & Optical Physics, Vol.44   Issue: 13    Article Number: 135204 DOI:10.1088/0953-
Elastic scattering of slow electrons from Y, Ru, Pd, Ag and Pt atoms: search for nanocatalysts
Felfli Z.; Msezane A. Z.; Sokolovski D.
Physical Review  A  Volume: 83  Issue: 5  DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.83.052705  Published: MAY 18 2011
Low-energy electron elastic scattering from Mn, Cu, Zn, Ni, Ag, and Cd atoms
Felfli Z.; Msezane A. Z.; Sokolovski D.
Nucl. Inst. & Methods in Physics Research B-Beam Intercation with Materials & Atoms, Vol. 269  Issue: 10  Pages:1046-
1052  DOI: 10.1016/j.nimb.2011.02.088  Published: MAY 15 2011
Low-energy electron elastic collision cross sections for ground and excited Tm, Lu and Hf atoms
Mejdoubi A.; Malki M.; Mezeme M. Essone; et al.
. Appl. Physics, Volume: 110  Issue: 10    Article Number: 103105  DOI: 10.1063/1.3660774        Published: NOV 15 2011
Optical scattering and electric field enhancement from core-shell plasmonic nanostructures
Sekkat Zouheir; Ishitobi Hidekazu; Tanabe Mamoru; et al.
Editor(s): Nunzi JM; Jakubiak R; Goodson TG; et al., Conference: Conference on Linear and Nonlinear Optics of Organic
Materials, XI Location: San Diego, CA Date: AUG 21-22, 2011
Linear & Nonlinear Optics of organic Materials XI,  Book Series: Proceedings of SPIE  Volume:
8113    Article Number: 81130N  DOI:10.1117/12.890511   Published: 2011
Single, two-, and multi-photon driven molecular motion and nanopatterning in azo-polymer films
Bartual-Murgui Carlos; Salmon  Lionel; Akou  Amal; et al.
New J. of ChemistryVolume: 35  Issue: 10  Pages:2089-2094   DOI: 10.1039/c1nj20212j
High quality nano-patterned thin films of the coordination compound {Fe(pyrazine)[Pt(CN)(4)]} deposited layer-by-layer
Gavi H.; Ngom B. D.; Beye A. C.; et al.
J. Magnetism & magnetic materials, Volume: 324  Issue: 6  Pages: 1172-1176
Low-field microwave absorption in pulse laser deposited FeSi thin film
Ramulifho Tendamudzimu;Ozoemena Kenneth  I.; Modibedi Remegia M.; et al.
Electrochemica Acta, Volume: 59  Pages: 310-320  DOI:10.1016/j.electacta.2011.10.071
Fast microwave-assisted solvothermal synthesis of metal nanoparticles (Pd, Ni, Sn) supported on sulfonated MWCNTs: Pd- based bimetallic catalysts for ethanol oxidation in alkaline medium
Fashedemi  Omobosede O.; Ozoemena Kenneth  I.
Sensors & Actuators B, Volume: 160  Issue: 1  Pages:7-14   DOI 10.1016/j.snb.2011.06.
A facile approach to the synthesis of hydrophobic iron tetrasulfophthalocyanine (FeTSPc) nano-aggregates on multi- walled carbon nanotubes: A potential electrocatalyst for the detection of dopamine
Adekunle Abolanle  S.; Ozoemena Kenneth I.; Mamba  Bhekie B.; et al.
Int. J. of Electrocemical Sciences, Volume: 6 Issue: 10  Pages: 4760-4774
Supercapacitive Properties of Symmetry and the Asymmetry Two Electrode Coin Type Supercapacitor Cells Made from
MWCNTS/Nickel Oxide Nanocomposite
Akinbulu Isaac Adebayo;  Ozoemena Kenneth  Iyke; Nyokong  Tebello
J. of Solid state Electrochemistry, Volume: 15  Issue: 10 Pages: 2239-2251  DOI: 10.1007/s10008-010-1243-1 Published: OCT 2011
Formation, surface characterization, and electrocatalytic application of self-assembled monolayer films of tetra-substituted manganese, iron, and cobalt benzylthio phthalocyanine complexes
Adekunle Abolanle  S.; Mamba  Bhekie B.; Agboola  Bolade O.; et al.
Int. J. of Electrocemical Sciences, Volume: 6 Issue: 9  Pages: 4388-4403
Nitrite Electrochemical Sensor Based on Prussian Blue/Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Modified Pyrolytic Graphite Electrode
Adekunle Abolanle  S.; Ozoemena Kenneth  I.
Electroanalysis,S  Volume: 23  Issue: 4  Pages: 971-979  DOI: 10.1002/elan.201000597
Electrosynthesised Metal (Ni, Fe, Co) Oxide Films on SWCNTs Platforms and Their Supercapacitance in Acidic….
Maxakato Nobanathi W.;Mamuru  Solomon A.; Ozoemena Kenneth  I.
Electroanalysis,Volume:23  Issue: 2  Pages: 325-329  DOI:10.1002/elan.201000554,  2011
Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction Using Ruthenium Tetrakis(diaquaplatinum …. on MWCNT Platform



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