Unit Research

Experimental and theoretical research pursued in the unit aims at understanding diverse phenomena associated with solids and condensed phases as well as liquids at a fundamental level.  Apart from fundamental research, there is also significant emphasis on research activities aimed at development of prototypes for commercialization. Some ongoing cutting-edge research areas pursued in the Unit are as follows:

  • Synthesis, structure, electronic and magnetic properties of oxides
  • X-ray diffraction and charge density analysis
  • Organic solid state and crystal engineering
  • Synthesis, structure and electronics properties of molecular semiconductor
  • Open framework solids
  • Materials electrochemistry for renewable energy
  • Theory of organic non-linear optical materials, molecular magnets
  • Chemical reaction dynamics
  • Statistical mechanics of condensed matter and biological systems
  • Classical and quantum simulations
  • Diffusion in porous solids