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Materials Analysis Laboratory
The research focuses on the development of novel materials for different applications including materials for energy generation and storage. The current work includes the development of solution processable CIGS compound semiconductor materials for solar cell applications and transition metal oxide based materials for lithium ion batteries and supercapacitor applications. The laboratory is equipped with synthesis of bulk and thin films techniques such as sputtering, sol-gel process assembly etc., and numerous characterization techniques such as X-ray diffraction, Scanning electron microscope, Optical spectroscopic techniques, LCR meter, ferroic measurement system for bulk samples etc.
In addition, the group is also focusing on the development of multifunctional materials for different applications such as solar selective coatings, ferroic materials for high frequency absorbing system, and magnetic particles for different applications." The laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to carry out thermal analysis, electrochemical analysis, surface morphology studies, separation techniques for chemicals, electrical conductivity measurement devices, glove box etc.