International Journal of
Physical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Phys. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-1950
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPS
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2563

Table of Content: 30 September 2013; 8(36)

September 2013

Synthesis and use of hydrotalcites as heat stabilisers in thermally processed powdered polyvinylchloride (PVC)

Lead-based stabilisers, such as lead sulphate and lead stearate, currently used in the processing of polyvinylchloride (PVC) products are being substituted with more environmentally safe, economically viable and higher quality materials. This study aimed to use hydrotalcites (HTs), which are environmentally non-hazardous and simple to synthesise, to effectively quench the HCl gas evolved during the degradation of PVC....

Author(s): A. Bissessur and M. Naicker

September 2013

Excessive correlated shifts in pH within distal solutions sharing phase-uncoupled angular accelerating magnetic fields: Macro-entanglement and information transfer

Entanglement or “excess correlation” between physical chemical reactions separated by significant distances has both theoretical and practical implications. In 24 experiments, the inverse shifts in pH were noted in two quantities of spring water separated by 10 m that shared rotating magnetic fields (0.5 µT) with changing angular velocities when one solution was injected with proton donors (weak acetic...

Author(s): Blake T. Dotta, Nirosha J. Murugan, Lukasz M. Karbowski and Michael A. Persinger

September 2013

Magneto hydrodynamic (MHD) squeezing flow of a Casson fluid between parallel disks

Squeezing flow of a Casson fluid is considered between two parallel disks. Upper disk is taken to be impermeable but capable of moving towards or away from the lower fixed and porous disk. Governing equations are derived with the help of conservation laws combined with suitable similarity transforms. Homotopy analysis method (HAM) is then been employed to determine the solution to resulting ordinary differential...

Author(s): Naveed Ahmed, Umar Khan, Sheikh Irfanullah Khan, Yang Xiao-Jun, Zulfiqar Ali Zaidi, and Syed Tauseef Mohyud-Din

September 2013

Determination of the vertical variations in temperature and longwave radiation within the gray Earth’s troposphere using radiative equilibrium profile model

This study estimated the vertical variation in mean temperatures within the tropospheric layer using the radiative equilibrium profile model and longwave radiation with Stefan-Boltzmann equation at a tropical meteorological station located besides Physics Building (7.55°N:4.56°E), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. In the model, the height of the troposphere was assumed to be...

Author(s): Mudasiru A. Olajire and Olaniran J. Matthew

September 2013

Numerical and experimental evaluation of bearing capacity factor Nγ of strip footing on sand slopes

Results of laboratory model tests and numerical studies on the behavior of a strip footing adjacent to a sand slope are investigated and presented in this paper. The investigated parameters include the effects of depth of the first reinforcement layer, vertical spacing, number of reinforcement layers, and distance between the edges of footings on bearing capacity. Results were analyzed to determine the effects of each...

Author(s):   Mohd Raihan Taha and Enas B. Altalhe