DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS SCIENCE
Size and morphology dependent optical properties of nanomaterials, colloidal semiconductor nanocrystals and core-shell structure. Energy transfer in quantum dot. size induced structural phase transition. Electrical properties of nanostructred conjugated polymers and polymer electrolyte nanocomposite.
2. Magnetic Materials
Ferromagnetic shape memory alloys, Magnetic and Magnetotransport properties of perovskites, Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors, Size and Anisotropy effects in Magnetism, Spin Dimer Compounds, Multiferroics, Spintronics.
3. Surface Physics and Quantum Structures
Geometrical and electronic structures of clean surfaces of single crystal of semiconductors and metals. Ultra High Vacuum (UHV) growth of quantum structures by Molecular Beams Epitaxy (MBE) on single crystal surfaces and their in situ characterizations by Reflection High Energy Electron Diffraction (RHEED), Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM) and Photoemission Electron Microscopy (PEEM). Electronic and magnetic properties of quantum structures, Ion beam modification of microstructure and properties.
4. Computational Materials Science
Density functional electronic structure and molecular dynamic of bulk and nanometerials; Surfaces, Interfaces and Artificially structured materials; Simulation and Design of half-metallic systems and spintronic materials, Nano-magnetism and spin-transport, Functionalized nanotubes and graphene-like planar nanostructures for Hydrogen storage.
5. Non-linear Optical Materials
Synthesis, single crystal growth and characterization of nonlinear optical materials.
6. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials
Synthesis of microporous and mesoporous materials related to catalytic, ion-exchange, optical and gas storage applications.
7. Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Intense laser field molecular processes, Optical coherent control, Control and manipulation of atomic and molecular processes, Ultracold atoms.