Selected Publications (Scopus indexed) of the Staff of the department

 

{tab=2010 to 2019}

 

91.

 

A. Opitz, P. Badamia, L. Shen, K. Vignarooban, A.M. Kannan, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 68 (Part 1), 685–692, doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2016.10.019, (2017)

 

90.

 

 

S. Ramesh, M. Mohaymen Khan, H.C. Alexander Chee, Y.H. Wong, P. Ganesan, M.G. Kutty,
U. Sutharsini, W.J. Kelvin Chew, A. Niakan, Sintering behaviour and properties of graphene oxide-doped Y-TZP ceramics, 42 (15), 17620–17625, doi.org/10.1016/j.ceramint.2016.08.077, 15.11.2016 (2016)

 

89.

 

 

K. Vignarooban, X. Chu, K. Chimatapu, P. Ganeshram, S. Pollat, N.G. Johnson, A. Razdan, D.S. Pelley and A.M. Kannan, State of Health Determination of Sealed Lead-acid Batteries Under Various Operating Conditions, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 18, 134-139, doi.org/10.1016/j.seta.2016.10.07, (2016) 

 

88.

 

 

Xu, X., Vignarooban, K., Xu, B., Hsu, K. & Kannan, A. M. Prospects and problems of concentrating solar power technologies for power generation in the desert regions. Renewable Sustainable Energy Rev 53, 1106-1131, doi:10.1016/j.rser.2015.09.015 (2016).

 

87.

 

Thevakaran, A.,  McGregor, J.L.,  Katzfey, J.,  Hoffmann, P.,  Suppiah, R.,  Sonnadara, D.U.J.  , An assessment of CSIRO Conformal Cubic Atmospheric Model simulations over Sri Lanka, 46(5-6), 1861-1875, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-015-2680-4, 01.03.2016 (2016)

 

86.

 

 

Vignarooban, K.,  Kushagra, R.,  Elango, A.,  Badami, P.,  Mellander, B.-E.,  Xu, X.d,  Tucker, T.G.,  Nam, C.,  Kannan, A.M. , Current trends and future challenges of electrolytes for sodium-ion batteries, 41(4), 2829-2846, DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2015.12.090, 30.01.2016 (2016

85.

 

Ravirajan, P., Prashanthan, K.,  Thivakarasarma, T.,  Balashankar, K.,  Effect of interface modifiers on hole mobility in Hybrid Nanoporous Titanium dioxide (TiO2) / Poly(3-hexylthiophene) (P3HT) solar cells, 7388713, 736-738, DOI: 10.1109/NANO.2015.7388713, 20.01.2016 (2016

84.

 

Xu, X.ab,  Vignarooban, K.c,  Xu, B.d,  Hsu, K.a,  Kannan, A.M.a Prospects and problems of concentrating solar power technologies for power generation in the desert regions, 53, 1106-1131, DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2015.09.015, 01.01.2016 (2016)
   

83.

 

Vignarooban, K. et al. Vapor pressure and corrosivity of ternary metal-chloride molten-salt based heat transfer fluids for use in concentrating solar power systems. Appl. Energy 159, 206-213, doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.08.131 (2015).
   

82.

 

Vignarooban, K., Xu, X., Arvay, A., Hsu, K. & Kannan, A. M. Heat transfer fluids for concentrating solar power systems – A review. Appl. Energy 146, 383-396, doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.01.125 (2015).
   
81. Vignarooban, K. et al. Nano-electrocatalyst materials for low temperature fuel cells: A review. Cuihua Xuebao Chin. J. Catalysis 36, 458-472, doi:10.1016/S1872-2067(14)60175-3 (2015).
   
80. Vignarooban, K., Dissanayake, M. A. K. L., Albinsson, I. & Mellander, B. E. Ionic conductivity enhancement in PEO:CuSCN solid polymer electrolyte by the incorporation of nickel-chloride. Solid State Ionics 278, 177-180, doi:10.1016/j.ssi.2015.06.014 (2015).
   

79.

 

Thevakaran, A. et al. An assessment of CSIRO Conformal Cubic Atmospheric Model simulations over Sri Lanka. Clim. Dyn., doi:10.1007/s00382-015-2680-4 (2015)
   

78.

 

Tharsika, T., Haseeb, A. S. M. A., Akbar, S. A. & Thanihaichelvan, M. Tailoring ZnO nanostructures by spray pyrolysis and thermal annealing. Ceram Int 41, 5205-5211, doi:10.1016/j.ceramint.2014.12.062 (2015).
   

77.

 

Thanihaichelvan, M., Sockiah, K., Balashangar, K. & Ravirajan, P. Cadmium sulfide interface layer for improving the performance of titanium dioxide/poly (3-hexylthiophene) solar cells by extending the spectral response. J Mater Sci Mater Electron 26, 3558-3563, doi:10.1007/s10854-015-2869-7 (2015).
   

76.

 

Thanihaichelvan, M., et al. The effect of surface roughness of substrates on the performance of polycrystalline cadmium sulfide/cadmium telluride solar cells. J. Nanoelectron. Optoelectron. 10, 435-439, doi:10.1166/jno.2015.1777 (2015).
   

75.

 

Vignarooban, K., Pugazhendhi, P., Tucker, C., Gervasio, D. & Kannan, A. M. Corrosion resistance of Hastelloys in molten metal-chloride heat-transfer fluids for concentrating solar power applications. Sol. Energy 103, 62-69, doi:10.1016/j.solener.2014.02.002 (2014).
   

74.

 

Vignarooban, K., Dissanayake, M. A. K. L., Albinsson, I. & Mellander, B. E. Effect of TiO2 nano-filler and EC plasticizer on electrical and thermal properties of poly(ethylene oxide) (PEO) based solid polymer electrolytes. Solid State Ionics 266, 25-28, doi:10.1016/j.ssi.2014.08.002 (2014).
   

73.

 

Vignarooban, K., Boolchand, P., Micoulaut, M., Malki, M. & Bresser, W. J. Rigidity transitions in glasses driven by changes in network dimensionality and structural groupings. EPL 108, doi:10.1209/0295-5075/108/56001 (2014).
   

72.

 

Sutharsini, U. et al. Effect of sintering holding time on lowtemperature degradation of yttria stabilized zirconia ceramics. Mater. Res. Innov. 18, S6-408-S406-411, doi:10.1179/1432891714Z.000000000988 (2014).
   

71.

 

Sutharsini, U. et al. Low-temperature degradation and defect relationship in yttria-tetragonal zirconia polycrystal ceramic. Mater. Res. Innov. 18, S6-131-S136-134, doi:10.1179/1432891714Z.000000000943 (2014).
   

70.

 

Sivasubramaniam, S., Faramus, A., Tilley, R. D. & Alkaisi, M. M. Performance enhancement in silicon solar cell by inverted nanopyramid texturing and silicon quantum dots coating. J. Renewable Sustainable Energy 6, doi:10.1063/1.4828364 (2014).
   

69.

 

Sivasubramaniam, S. & Alkaisi, M. M. Inverted nanopyramid texturing for silicon solar cells using interference lithography. Microelectron Eng 119, 146-150, doi:10.1016/j.mee.2014.04.004 (2014).
   
68. Khan, M. M. et al. Effect of Copper Oxide and Manganese Oxide on Properties and Low Temperature Degradation of Sintered Y-TZP Ceramic. J Mater Eng Perform 23, 4328-4335, doi:10.1007/s11665-014-1231-1 (2014).
   

67.

 

Govender, I., Pathmathas, T., Richter, M. & De Klerk, D. in 27th International Mineral Processing Congress, IMPC 2014.   (Gecamin) (2014).
   

66.

 

Sutharsini, U., Ramesh, S., Tan, C. Y. & Teng, W. D. in 2013 2nd International Conference on Advanced Materials Design and Mechanics, ICAMDM 2013 Vol. 372   173-176 (Kuala Lumpur, (2013).
   

65.

 

Thevakaran, A. & Sonnadara, D. U. J. Reconstruction of missing monthly temperature observations in Jaffna, Sri Lanka. J. Natl. Sci. Found. Sri Lanka 41, 21-28 (2013).
   

64.

 

Sivasubramaniam, S., Kumar, D., Golovko, V. B. & Alkaisi, M. M. in Micro/Nano Materials, Devices, and Systems. (2013).
   
63. Sutharsini, U., Ramesh, S. et al. Influence of manganese on the sintering properties of tetragonal zirconia. Ceram Silikaty 57, 28-32 (2013).
   

62.

 

Loheeswaran, S., Balashangar, K., Jevirshan, J. & Ravirajan, P. Controlling recombination kinetics of hybrid nanocrystalline titanium dioxide/polymer solar cells by inserting an alumina layer at the interface. J. Nanoelectron. Optoelectron. 8, 484-488, doi:10.1166/jno.2013.1514 (2013).
   

61.

 

Ravirajan, P., Atienzar, P. & Nelson, J. Post-processing treatments in hybrid polymer/titanium dioxide multilayer solar cells. J. Nanoelectron. Optoelectron. 7, 498-502, doi:10.1166/jno.2012.1379 (2012).
   
60. Baláž, P. et al. Arsenic sulphide As 4S 4 nanoparticles: Physico-chemical properties and anticancer effects. J. Nano. Res. 18-19, 149-155, doi:10.4028/www.scientific.net/JNanoR.18-19.149 (2012).
   

59.

 

Senthuran, S., Holzwarth, C. W., Blaikie, R. J. & Alkaisi, M. M. in 37th IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference, PVSC 2011.  000936-000939 (2012).
   
58. Sarathchandran, S., Prashanthan, K. & Ravirajan, P. Role of poly (ethylenedioxythiophene) /poly (styrene sulphonate) on the performance of nanocrystalline titanium dioxide/poly(3-hexylthiophene) polymer solar cells. J. Nanoelectron. Optoelectron. 6, 272-276, doi:10.1166/jno.2011.1167 (2011).
   
57. Boolchand, P., Bhosle, S., Gunasekera, K., Vignarooban, K. & Chakraborty, S. Glass homogeneity precursive to self-organization. J. Optoelectron. Adv. Mat. 13, 1353-1358 (2011).
   
56. Baláz, P. et al. in Nanotechnology 2011: Electronics, Devices, Fabrication, MEMS, Fluidics and Computational – 2011 NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo, NSTI-Nanotech 2011.  412-415 (2011).
   
55. Sarathchandran, S., Haridas, K., Kim, Y. & Ravirajan, P. Effect of temperature and light intensity on the performance of polymer/fullerene solar cells with titanium dioxide nanolayers. J. Nanoelectron. Optoelectron. 5, 243-246, doi:10.1166/jno.2010.1102 (2010).

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54. Ishwara, T., Ravirajan, P et al. Influence of polymer ionization potential on the open-circuit voltage of hybrid polymer/ Ti O2 solar cells. Appl Phys Lett 92, doi:10.1063/1.2840608 (2008).
   
53. Bandara, T. M. W. J., Ravirajan, P et al. Polyethyleneoxide (PEO)-based, anion conducting solid polymer electrolyte for PEC solar cells. J. Solid State Electrochem. 12, 913-917, doi:10.1007/s10008-007-0461-7 (2008).
   
52. Bouclé, J., Ravirajan, P. & Nelson, J. Hybrid polymer-metal oxide thin films for photovoltaic applications. J. Mater. Chem. 17, 3141-3153, doi:10.1039/b706547g (2007).
   
51. Ravirajan, P. et al. Hybrid polymer/zinc oxide photovoltaic devices with vertically oriented ZnO nanorods and an amphiphilic molecular interface layer. J Phys Chem B 110, 7635-7639, doi:10.1021/jp0571372 (2006).
   
50. Peiró, A. M. et al. Hybrid polymer/metal oxide solar cells based on ZnO columnar structures. J. Mater. Chem. 16, 2088-2096, doi:10.1039/b602084d (2006).
   
49. Ravirajan, P., Haque, S. A., Durrant, J. R., Bradley, D. D. C. & Nelson, J. The effect of polymer optoelectronic properties on the performance of multilayer hybrid polymer/TiO2 solar cells. Adv. Funct. Mater. 15, 609-618, doi:10.1002/adfm.200400165 (2005).
   
48. Ravirajan, P. et al. Efficient charge collection in hybrid polymer/ TiO2 solar cells using poly(ethylenedioxythiophene)/polystyrene sulphonate as hole collector. Appl Phys Lett 86, 1-3, doi:10.1063/1.1890468 (2005).
   
47. Peiró, A. M. et al. in Organic Photovoltaics VI. (eds Z. H. Kafafi & P. A. Lane) 1-8. (2004).
   
46. Ravirajan, P. et al. Nanoporous TiO2 solar cells sensitised with a fluorene-thiophene copolymer. Thin Solid Films 451-452, 624-629, doi:10.1016/j.tsf.2003.11.031 (2004).
   
45. Ravirajan, P. et al. in Organic Photovoltaics IV. (eds Z. H. Kafafi & P. A. Lane) 226-236.
   
44. Ravirajan, P. et al. Hybrid nanocrystalline TiO2 solar cells with a fluorene-thiophene copolymer as a sensitizer and hole conductor. J Appl Phys 95, 1473-1480, doi:10.1063/1.1638614 (2004).
   
43. Ravirajan, P. et al. in Organic Photovoltaics V. (eds Z. H. Kafafi & P. A. Lane) 232-243.
   
42. Nelson, J., Kirkpatrick, J. & Ravirajan, P. Factors limiting the efficiency of molecular photovoltaic devices. Phys. Rev. B Condens. Matter Mater. Phys. 69, 353371-3533711 (2004).
   
41. Aduda, B. O., Ravirajan, P., Choy, K. L. & Nelson, J. Effect of morphology on electron drift mobility in porous TiO2. Int. J. Photoenergy 6, 141-147 (2004).
   
40. Ravirajan, P. et al. in Proceddings of the 3rd World Conference on Photovoltaic Energy Conversion. (eds K. Kurokawa et al.) 2722-2725. (2003).
   
39. Lewis, F. A., Kandasamy, K. & Tong, X. Q. Lattice strain gradient effects on hydrogen diffusion parameter calculations. Int J Hydrogen Energy 27, 687-694, doi:10.1016/S0360-3199(01)00091-X (2002).
   
38. Lewis, F. A., Kandasamy, K. & Tong, X. Q. Platinum and palladium-hydrogen. Diffus Def Data Pt B 73, 207-266 (2000).

 

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37. Kandasamy, K., Masuda, M. & Hayashi, Y. Hydrogen-induced changes of magnetic properties of iron-chromium multilayers. J Alloys Compd 288, 13-24, doi:10.1016/S0925-8388(99)00081-X (1999).
   
36. Kandasamy, K., Masuda, M. & Hayashi, Y. Hydrogen-induced changes of the magnetic properties of copper-cobalt multilayers. J Alloys Compd 282, 23-31 (1999).
   
35. Kandasamy, K., Lewis, F. A., Sakamoto, Y. & Tong, X. Q. Hydrogen pressure and electrical resistivity dependencies on hydrogen content in the Pd81Pt19 Hn system. Int J Hydrogen Energy 24, 759-761, doi:10.1016/S0360-3199(98)00124-4 (1999).
   
34. Kandasamy, K. & Lewis, F. A. Important Gorsky effect influences on diffusion coefficients in metal-hydrogen systems. Int J Hydrogen Energy 24, 763-769, doi:10.1016/S0360-3199(98)00125-6 (1999).
   
33. Tong, X. Q., Sakamoto, Y., Lewis, F. A., Bucur, R. V. & Kandasamy, K. “Uphill” hydrogen diffusion effects and hydrogen diffusion coefficients in palladium. Int J Hydrogen Energy 22, 141-144 (1997).
   
32. Lewis, F. A., Tong, X. Q., Bucur, R. V. & Kandasamy, K. in Defect and Diffusion Forum Vol. 148-149   161-164 (Trans Tech Publications Ltd, (1997).
   
31. Kandasamy, K. & Lewis, F. A. in Defect and Diffusion Forum Vol. 150-151   56-65 (Trans Tech Publications Ltd, (1997).
   
30. Sakamoto, Y., Tanaka, H., Lewis, F. A., Tong, X. Q. & Kandasamy, K. “Uphill” hydrogen diffusion effects of hydrogen interstitial strain gradients in palladium and palladium alloys. Int J Hydrogen Energy 21, 1025-1032 (1996).
   
29. Lewis, F. A., Kandasamy, K., McNicholl, R. A. & Tong, X. Q. Hydrogen pressure-hydrogen content and electrical resistance-hydrogen content relationships of palladium and palladium alloy-hydrogen systems. Int J Hydrogen Energy 20, 369-372, doi:10.1016/0360-3199(94)00066-9 (1995).
   
28. Kandasamy, K. Influences of self-induced stress on permeation flux and space-time variation of concentration during diffusion of hydrogen in a palladium alloy. Int J Hydrogen Energy 20, 455-463, doi:10.1016/0360-3199(94)00074-A (1995).
   
27. Lewis, F. A., Tong, X. Q., Kandasamy, K., Bucur, R. V. & Sakamoto, Y. Gorsky effect consequences of lattice expansive strain gradients in diffusion of hydrogen in metals. Thermochim Acta 218, 57-69, doi:10.1016/0040-6031(93)80411-3 (1993).
   
26. Lewis, F. A., Tong, X. Q. & Kandasamy, K. Lattice strain gradient influences on steady-state rates of hydrogen permeation through membranes. Int J Hydrogen Energy 18, 481-484, doi:10.1016/0360-3199(93)90004-T (1993).
   
25. Tong, X. Q., McNicholl, R. A., Kandasamy, K. & Lewis, F. A. Hydrogen permeation in stressed and strained membranes of palladium alloys. Int J Hydrogen Energy 17, 777-781, doi:10.1016/0360-3199(92)90021-N (1992).
   
24. Kandasamy, K., Tong, X. Q. & Lewis, F. A. Strain gradient influences on apparent dependences of hydrogen diffusion coefficients on hydrogen content in the Pd81Pt19H n system. Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 4, L439-L446, doi:10.1088/0953-8984/4/34/001 (1992).
   
23. Tong, X. Q., Kandasamy, K. & Lewis, F. A. Influences of lattice strain gradients on hydrogen permeation through palladium membranes containing hydrogen contents in α, α + β and β phase concentration ranges. Scripta Metallurgica et Materiala 24, 1923-1928, doi:10.1016/0956-716X(90)90052-I (1990).

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22. 

  

Lewis, F. A., Kandasamy, K. & Baranowski, B. The “uphill” diffusion of hydrogen: strain-gradient-induced effects in palladium alloy membranes. Int J Hydrogen Energy 13, 439-442, doi:10.1016/0360-3199(88)90130-9 (1988). 

   

21.

 

Kandasamy, K., Lewis, F. A. & McKee, S. G. Hydrogen chemical potentials and phase transitions in palladium black electrodeposits. Surf. Coat. Technol. 35, 93-99, doi:10.1016/0257-8972(88)90060-6 (1988).

     

20.

  Kandasamy, K. Hydrogen concentration distribution in elastic membrane during diffusion of hydrogen. Scripta Metallurgica 22, 479-481, doi:10.1016/0036-9748(88)90009-9 (1988).
     

19.

  Lewis, F. A., Baranowski, B. & Kandasamy, K. Uphill diffusion effects induced by self-stresses during hydrogen diffusion through metallic membranes. Journal of The Less-Common Metals 134, 27-31, doi:10.1016/0022-5088(87)90571-6 (1987).
     

18.

  Kunaratnam, K. Short-period geomagnetic variations at two stations in Sri Lanka and their relation to channelling of induced currents through a conducting region beneath the Palk Strait. Phys. Earth Planet. Inter. 49, 343-349, doi:10.1016/0031-9201(87)90035-5 (1987).
     

17.

  Kandasamy, K. & Surplice, N. A. Changes of resistance, work function and Fermi level during the hydriding of Zr and Sc at 295K. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 18, 1377-1384, doi:10.1088/0022-3727/18/7/024 (1985).
     

16.

  Kumaravadivel, R. & Tosi, M. P. Pair potentials and structure factors of liquid alkali metals. Il Nuovo Cimento D 4, 39-54, doi:10.1007/BF02451870 (1984).
     

15.

  Kandasamy, K. & Surplice, N. A. Fermi levels of FCC and FCT hydrides of Ti and Zr. Phys Lett Sect A Gen At Solid State Phys 101, 35-37, doi:10.1016/0375-9601(84)90086-0 (1984).
     

14.

  Kandasamy, K. & Surplice, N. A. The effects of hydrogen sorption on the resistance and work-function of titanium films at 290K. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 17, 387-398, doi:10.1088/0022-3727/17/2/023 (1984).
     
13.   Kumaravadivel, R. Thermodynamic properties of liquid metals. Journal of Physics F: Metal Physics 13, 1607-1626, doi:10.1088/0305-4608/13/8/008 (1983).
     
12.   Surplice, N. A. & Kandasamy, K. The phase boundaries of the H-Er, H-Sc and H-Yb systems at 295K deduced from changes of film resistance. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 15, 1117-1124, doi:10.1088/0022-3727/15/6/022 (1982).
     
11.   Kandasamy, K. & Surplice, N. A. The interaction of titanium films with water vapour over a wide range of pressures and exposures. Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics 15, 1089-1097, doi:10.1088/0022-3719/15/5/026(1982).
     
10.   Kunaratnam, K. Spatial dependence of day-time vertical polarisation of Pc 3-5 magnetic pulsations in Sri Lanka. Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics 43, 1289-1294, doi:10.1016/0021-9169(81)90154-9 (1981).
     
09.   Kunaratnam, K. Simplified expressions for the magnetic anomalies due to vertical rectangular prisms. Geophysical Prospecting 29, 883-890 (1981).
     
08.   Kandasamy, K. & Surplice, N. A. The predominance of a surface plane of high work function on Ti films. Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics 14, L61-L63, doi:10.1088/0022-3719/14/3/003 (1981).
     
07.   Kandasamy, K. & Surplice, N. A. The interaction of titanium films with oxygen over a wide range of pressures and exposures. Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics 13, 689-694, doi:10.1088/0022-3719/13/4/024 (1980).
     
06.   Surplice, N. A. & Kandasamy, K. The dissociation pressure of γ-phase titanium hydride at 20-70 degrees C. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 11, L157-L160, doi:10.1088/0022-3727/11/14/002 (1978).
     
05.   Kumaravadivel, R. & Evans, R. The entropies and structure factors of liquid simple metals. Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics 9, 3877-3903, doi:10.1088/0022-3719/9/21/008 (1976).
     
04.   Evans, R. & Kumaravadivel, R. A thermodynamic perturbation theory for the surface tension and ion density profile of a liquid metal. Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics 9, 1891-1906, doi:10.1088/0022-3719/9/10/009(1976).
     
03.   Kumaravadivel, R. & Evans, R. Calculations of the surface energy of simple liquid metals. Journal of Physics C: Solid State Physics 8, 793-808, doi:10.1088/0022-3719/8/6/010 (1975).
     
02.   Kumaravadivel, R. , Evans, R. & Greenwood, D. A. The Born-Green equation for liquid metals. Journal of Physics F: Metal Physics 4, 1839-1848, doi:10.1088/0305-4608/4/11/007 (1974).
     
01.   Kunaratnam, K. AN ITERATIVE METHOD FOR THE SOLUTION OF A NON-LINEAR INVERSE PROBLEM IN MAGNETIC INTERPRETATION. Geophysical Prospecting 20, 439-447 (1972).

 

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