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. Chemically designed functional nanoparticle for biomedical application. Nanomaterials for energy application.
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, Quantum Spin liquids.
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. Non-linear Optical Materials
Synthesis, single crystal growth and characterization of nonlinear optical materials.
5. Microporous and Mesoporous Materials
Synthesis of microporous and mesoporous materials related to catalytic, ion-exchange, optical and gas storage applications.
6. Polymer and Supramolecular Chemistry
Polymer crystallization and gelation, polymer synthesis, polymer blends, polymer nanocomposites, biomolecular hybrids and supramolecular polymers.