Quantum Materials & Devices Unit

Quantum Materials & Devices Unit

“Quantum materials”, a class of materials which now trigger a major part of the global fundamental research,
and drive a number of new technologies. The research on these materials are not only experiment-driven but a detail
theoretical modelling is necessary to design and predict new materials that has relevance to the next generation integrated
devices with emergent quantum properties.

The “Quantum Materials and Devices Unit” (QMDU) at Institute of Nano Science and Technology is devoted to bolster the
material resource with particular emphasis to cater the needs of future quantum technologies of India. An excellent team of
scientists along with a large number of PhD students and postdoctoral fellows are working coherently to achieve not
only in-depth understand of the fundamental aspects quantum materials at nano scale, but also to design advance devices for
technological applications. This unit has a perfect blend of theoretical, experimental and device scientists, who are
involved in developing technologies to artificially control the quantum states “electronic” and “spin” of the matter at
nanoscale. Researchers at QMDU of INST have recently made several extraordinary fundamental discoveries in the field of
Quantum Materials and Devices, and is devoted to do so in the future. The individual profile of Faculty members linked
to this webpage may be browsed for details. Brief description is listed below

Theory:

  • Design new materials in nanosize for energy conversion and next-generation electronics.
  • Spin-associated properties of molecules and materials at Nanoscale: organic molecular magnets, spin-filter, molecular spintronics.
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of Malaria.
  • 2D nanostructure materials for efficient of thermoelectric and solid state spintronics devices.
Experiment:

  • 2D Semiconductors and heterostructures based Opto-electronic devices.
  • Large area high quality two dimensional materials synthesis, solar cell, CNT-Graphene based 3DIC interconnect fabrication, Carbon based piezoelectric devices, CNT/Graphene based-FED/FET device, NEMS detector, on-chip magnetic coil.
  • Experimental microfluidics for micro-nano fabrication of devices for biomedical science.
  • Oxide thin films, interface and superstructure for spin-electronics applications.
  • Electronic structure and physical property correlation studies for quantum materils and device applications.
  • Hybrid photovoltaics, Nanoscale Piezo and Pyro-electric materials and their applications, Organic electronic, Ferroelectric non-volatile memory.

Research Highlights


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