The following pages detail out the research activities in our group at Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore.
Our main theme of research is studying matter at the Nanoscale. When the size of a material is reduced to a length scale typical of the interactions therein, quantum confinement of electrons sets in leading to unusual properties that depend on the size of the system itself. This explains the growing interest in both academic and industrial circles to synthesize new nanomaterials with tailor made properties.
We make exotic nanostructures by both physical and chemical methods. We synthesize and assemble materials in nanopatterns and realise devices. We are also interested in how molecules pack in cystals and how packing influences properties.
Our work is primarily experimental. Our interactions extend to various groups in India and other countries.