Unesco - Unisa Africa Chair in nanoscience and nanotechnology

Research outputs

ISI Publications

Acta Materialia, Vol. 65, 2014, 32-41
Competitive growth texture of pulsed laser deposited vanadium dioxide nanostructures on a glass substrate
BD Ngom, M Chaker, A Diallo, IG Madiba, S Khamlich, N Manyala, O Nemraoui, R Madjoe, M Maaza

Solar Energy Matters & Solar Cells, Vol. 120, Part B, 2014, pp.473-480
Thermal stability of electron beam evaporated AlxOy/Pt/AlxOy  multilayer solar absorber coatings
ZY Nuru, CJ Arendse, TF Muller, S Khamlich, M Maaza

Applied Surface Science298 (2014) 176–181
Heavy Ion Elastic Recoil Detection analysis of AlxOy/Pt/AlxOy  multilayer selective solar absorber
ZY Nuru, M Msimanga, CJ Arendse, M Maaza

Journal of Luminescence,
Photoluminescence and dynamics of excitation relaxation in graphene oxide-porphyrin nanorods composite
M Khenfouch, J Wéry, M Baïtoul, M Maaza

Optical Maters, Vol. 36, 2013, pp. 27-30
Raman study of graphene/nanostructured oxides for optoelectronic applications
M Khenfouch, M Baïtoul, M Maaza

Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Volume 184, 2013, pp.170-178
A classification and ranking system on the H2  gas sensing capabilities of nanomaterials based on proposed coefficients of sensor performance and sensor efficiency equations
Bonex W Mwakikunga, Sarah Motshekga, Lucky Sikhwivhilu, Mathew Moodley, A Simo, B Sone, M Maaza

Optics Comms,Vol.297, 2013, pp.176-181
Comprehensive optical study of the dragonfly Aeshna cyanea transparent wing
KA Dompreh, MJ Eghan, L Kotsedi, M Maaza

Journal of Optics (2013), DOI 10.1007/s12596-013-0151-z
Active modulation of the optical absorption coefficient of sputtered VO2 nanostructure by external temperature stimuli.
JB Kana Kana, BD Ngom, M Maaza

Surf. Review & Letters, Vol. 21 (2014)
Morpohlogical and crystallographic porperties of rare earth coating deposited by double beam dual beam PLD Khamlich, S, Ngom, BD, Kotsedi, Manikandan, E, Maaza, M

Surf. Review & Letters, Vol. 21 (2014)
2 MeV Proton irradiation effects on ZnO single crystal
T Secjogela, L Kotsedi, M Nkosi, C Sandt, R Madjoe, W Przybylowicz, R Bharuthram, and M Maaza

Journal of Science & Engineering (2014)
Surface-Interface investigation and stability of cermet based solar absorbers by grazing angle X-rays reflectometry: Pt-Al2O3 case
M Maaza, YZ Nuru, S Khamlich, BD Ngom

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 296 (2013) 22–25
Structural investigation of 2 MeV proton-irradiated fullerene nanorods
CB Mtshali , L Kotsedi, BD Ngom, CL Ndlangamandla, OM Ndwandwe, M Maaza

Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 304 (2013
Radiation damage induced by swift heavy ions in TiO2 sol–gel films nanocrystallines
R Hazem, M Izerrouken, A Sari, S Kermadi, M Msimanga, A Benyagoub, M Maaza, M Belgaid, M Boumaour

Journal of Nanomaterials, Vol.2013, ID 949108(http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/949108)
Effect of Wrapped Carbon Nanotubes on Optical Properties, Morphology, and Thermal Stability of Electrospun-PVA Composite Nanofibers
N Diouri, M Baitoul and M Maaza

Journal of Chemistry, Vol.2013, ID: 150536, http://www.dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/150536
Synthesis & characterization of grahene thin films……intercalated graphite oxide
T Thema, MJ Moloto, …… M Maaza

Optik (2014) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2013.11.073, 0030-4026/É 2014
Effects of post-thermal treatments on morphological and optical properties of NiO/NiOH thin films synthesized by solution growth
SU Offiah, M Nwodo, A Nwanya, RU Osuji, M Maaza, FI Ezema

Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 8 (2013)
Electrochromism in Self-Assembled Porous Thin Films of Hexagonal WO3 Microspheres Prepared by Aqueous Chemical Growth
BT Sone, SN Mailu, T Malwela, E Coetsee, H Swartz, E Iwuoha and M Maaza

Appl. Surf. Science 265 (2013), pp.745-749
Annealing effects on the structural & optical properties of Cr/a-Cr2O3 particles bases solar absorbers
S Khamlich, R McCrindle, ZY Nuru, N Cingo, and M Maaza

Int. J. Electrochem. Sci., 9 (2014)
Chemical Bath Synthesis and physico-chemical Characterizations of NiO-CoO Composite Thin Films for Supercapacitor applications
SU Offiah, AC Nwanya, SC Ezugwu, RU Osuji, M Maaza, CD Lokhande & FI Ezema

Appl. Surf. Science 269 (2013) 120– 124
Plume study by ion probe and morphology control during pulsed laser deposition of Sm1−xNdxNiO3
S Lafane, T Kerdja, BD Ngom, S Abdelli-Messaci, S Malek

J Alloys & Compounds 593 (2014) 67–70
One dimensional well-aligned CdO nanocrystal by solvothermal method
K Kaviyarasu, E Manikandan, P Paulraj, SB Mohamed, J Kennedy

Surf. Review & Letters, Vol. 20,(2013) 1350001
Peculiar surface size effects in NaCl nanocrystals
N Kana, S Khamlich, JB Kana Kana & M Maaza

Ceramic Transactions 240, p.167-174 (2013)
Application of alum from Kankara kaolinite in catalysis: A preliminary report
Edomwonyi-Otu, LC, Aderemi, BO, Ahmed, AS, Coville, NJ, Maaza, M

J. Appl. Phys. 114 , 163103 (2013) ; http://0-dx.doi.org.oasis.unisa.ac.za/10.1063/1.4827193
Active near infrared linear polarizer based on VO2 phase transition
Xiao-Yu Peng, Bing Wang, Jinghua Teng, JB Kana Kana and Xinhai Zhang

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (accepted/Proof reading online)
VO2 Nanostructures based chemiresistors for low power energy consumption hydrogen sensing, A. Simo, B Mwakikunga, BT Sone, R Madjoe, M Maaza

Book chapters

Novel Plant Bioresources: Applications in Food,
Medicine, Cosmetics & Photonics, Wiley & Sons (2013)
Specific natural dyes for Photonics Applications,


Graphene Optoelectronics, Wiley & Sons (2013)
M. Khenfouch, M. Baitoul & M. Maazac
Editor: A.B.D. Rashid (Singapore)
Graphene for the elaboration of nanocomposite films for
optoelectronic applications,


Recent Progress in Nanostructured Zinc Oxide Grown
on Fabric for Wearable Thermoelectric Power Generator
with UV Shielding
P. Veluswamy, S. Sathiyamoorthy, H. Ikeda, M. Elayaperumal and M.
Maaza
Part of the book: Wearable Technologies
DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.76672


Ion Beams for Space Applications
S.I. Tadadjeu, B.D. Ngom, S. Martin, R.R. van Zyl, M. Maaza
Part of the book: Ion Beam Applications
DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.76993

Conference proceedings publications

Opticon1826 15: 5, pp. 1-5, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/opt.bc
Influence of Thermal Treatment on Kankara Kaolinite
LC Edomwonyi-Otu, BO Aderemi, AS Ahmed, NJ Coville, M Maaza

Proceedings Series of the NAM S&T,  “Nanotechnology:   transferring Nanotechnology   Concept
Towards Business Perspectives (Conf. IWON 2013, 1-5 Oct. 2103, Serpong, Indonesia)
Nanostructured materials for energy efficiency & mineral beneficiation within the South African landscape
M Maaza

Attended conferences

  • UNESCO science sector annual meeting
    7 April 2014, Pretoria, South Africa

  • IBSA 10 years anniversary celebrations: Nanotechnology 2014
    3 April 2014, Pretoria, South Africa 

  • “Solar Energy for World Peace”
    August 17-19, 2013, Istanbul-Turkey 

  • SA-Indian Workshop on Nanosciences/Nanotechnology
    27 Jan 2014, Madras University, Chennai, India 

  • GESM 2014
    21-25 Jan 2014, Gauwahati University, Gauwahati, India

  • The  African  Laser  Atomic,  Molecular,   and  Optical  Sciences Network  "LAM  10  International  Workshop:  Optics,  Photonics,  and  Lasers  in Science and Technology for Sustainable Development,"
    13-18 an 2014, University Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal

  • 6th  International  Conference  of the African  Materials  Research Society (AMRS-2012),
    11-14 December 2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

  • Nanotechnology    (IWON)   2013:   Transferring   Nanotechnology Concept Towards Business Perspectives,
    1-5 Oct 2103, Serpong, Indonesia,

  • ICTP Synchrotron Radiation Techniques & Nanotech: A Synergic Approach to Life Science  Medicine
    11-22 Nov 2013, South Africa

  • Regional  Abdus  Salam  ICTP  Workshop  on  Materials  for  Solar Energy
    3-8 Nov 2013, South Africa.

  • ICTP  School  on  Cooperative  Phenomena  in  CM:  From  Bose- Einstein Condensates to Quantum Optics,
    17 - 28 Nov 2014, University of Buea, Cameroon.

  • Energy Postgraduate Conference,
    11-14 Aug 2013, South Africa

Organised conferences

The following  events  were  organised  with  a  significant sponsorship from Unisa, Swiss Embassy, DST, NRF and the Abdus Salam ICTP:

  • 1st  Swiss-South Africa workshop on nanosciences & nanotechnology,
    14-15 April. 2014, South Africa

  • ICTP Synchrotron Radiation Techniques & Nanotech: A Synergic Approach to Life Science Medicine,
    11-22 Nov 2013, South Africa.

  • Regional  Abdus  Salam  ICTP  Workshop  on  Materials  for  Solar Energy,
    3-8 Nov 2013, South Africa.

  • ICTP  School  on  Cooperative  Phenomena  in  CM:  From  Bose- Einstein Condensates to Quantum Optics,
    17 - 28 Nov 2014, University of Buea, Cameroon.

  • Energy Postgraduate Conference,
    11-14 Aug 2013, South Africa

Last modified: 2019/10/11