Research in Advanced Materials

Materials are fundamental to many technological applications such as LEDs, Photovoltaics, Spintronics, Sensors, etc. Progress in today’s world mainly depends on the development of new materials and engineering/tuning their properties for any desired application.

Advanced Materials group in the Department is focussed on the development of new advanced materials through innovative synthesis techniques and extensive studies/characterizations on structural, microstructural, optical, electrical and magnetic properties usingconventional techniques, such as XRD, SEM/TEM, optical, electrical and magnetic measurements. In addition, specialized techniques, such as Neutron Diffraction, Near-Edge X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (NEXAFS) and X-ray Magnetic Circular Dichroism (XMCD), etc. are being used through collaborations with national institutes and institutions abroad.

 Ongoing research Activities:

  • Solid State Ionics and Radiation Damage studies (RD)
  • Physics of inorganic glass, glass-ceramics and nano-composites (RVA and BE)
  • Multiferroics and Metal Oxide – Carbon Nanomaterials (BA)
  • Nanoferrites (BRS)

Physics of inorganic glass, glass-ceramics and nano-composites

Faculty involved : Prof. R. V. Anavekar and Dr. B. Eraiah

  • Functionality in glass through fundamentals:
  • Light-induced phenomena in glass: spectroscopic characterization of glass structure; preparation and properties of novel glasses for sealing, optical applications.
  • Glasses for photonics: Non-linear optical properties, tailored transparent glass nano-composites.
  • Radiation induced defects, electrical relaxation, conductivity, dielectric properties and elastic properties of glass and glass ceramics

Anavekar              Eraiah