Material Science Reseach

The materials science group is actively engaged in the following research areas:

  • Thin film research
  1. Synthesis of nanoparticles/structures/thin films for various applications
  2. Solar cells
  3. Water treatment
  4. Memory
  5. Gas sensing
  6. LEDs
  7. Energy efficient windows
  • Preparation of thin films using various deposition techniques
  • Characterization of thin films
  • Characterization of solar modules
  • Modelling various semi-conductor properties for various applications
  • Polymer physics research
  1. Biodegradable materials
  2. Characterization of mechanical, optical and electrical properties
  3. Medical applications

solar1

 

Solar modules used in solar sizing and characterization

solar2

A master’s student working on solar module characterization and sizing.

The main facilities for research include the following:

  • Deposition techniques
  1. Sputtering / evaporation
  2. Spray pyrolysis
  3. Spin coating
  4. Chemical bath deposition
  5. Doctor blading
  • Characterization techniques
  1. Optical spectroscopy
  2. Electrical characterization
  3. Dynamical mechanical analyzer
  • Computer modelling
  1. Computer cluster
  2. Quantum espresso
  3. Lab view
  4. MATLAB
  • Facilities available from collaborations
  1. X-ray Diffraction (XRD)
  2. Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) / EDS
  3. Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  4. Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM)
  5. Rutherford Backscattering Spectroscopy (RBS)
  6. Photo-luminescence spectro-photometer
  7. Hall Effect
  8. Raman Spectroscopy
  9. X-ray Photo Spectrometer (XPS)

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