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Hard Condensed Matter (Experimental)

This research group's activities range from applied physics to basic experiments on the properties of matter. 

On the applied side, 
  • Dr.Namboothiry's group studies optoelectronic materials and photovoltaics. The group is also interested in meta-materials, organic and biological material and other related research. 

  • Dr.Shaijumon's group looks into nano-structures and their uses in hydrogen storage.

  • Dr.Thalakulam's group explores  electronic transport properties of nanoscale devices at low temperature  using low-noise measurement techniques and also using highly sensitive charge detection techniques. His group is also interested in studying spin transport on topological insulator devices.

  • Dr. Das works on fabrication and characterization of thin film devices using organic semiconductors, semiconducting quantum dots, nanorods, nanowires, 2D transition metal dichalcogenides, and their hybrid charge transfer nanocomposites.
Geared more towards the basic physics of condensed systems,
  • Dr.Jaiswal-Nagar works in the area of strongly correlated electron systems (SCES), specifically, quantum phase transitions and superconductivity. Her group studies quantum phase transitions using magnetic field as a control parameter and the experimental techniques that are used to study SCES include magnetocaloric effect, thermal expansion, resistivity, specific heat etc. 

  • In Dr.Kini's ultrafast spectroscopy lab, the physics of semiconductors are probed in the Terahertz range.  

  • Dr.Mitra's group works on using advanced measurement techniques like low temperature scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) to study the basic properties of matter at various interfaces and junctions.  

  • Dr.Nath's group works on synthesizing, characterizing and studying superconducting and magnetic materials in less than three dimensions, especially those materials that exhibit quantum phase transitions.