Department of Physics, IIT Hyderabad, Sangareddy, Telangana, INDIA
Department of Physics
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Ph.No: +91 040 2301 6703
Email Id: asthanas[at]phy.iith.ac.in
My main research focus
is on the functional materials to exploit their inherent properties and functions to achieve an intelligent action. Physical and chemical properties of functional materials are sensitive to a change in the environmental conditions such as temperature, pressure, electric field, magnetic field, and many more. Functional materials cover a broader range of materials from inorganic, organic to hybrid form. These materials have wide range of applications like magneto electric sensors, memory devices and diagnostic devices etc. Functionality of these materials can be controlled and optimized by tuning the internal chemical pressure created by inherent nature of constituent ions.
The present initiatives
in Advanced Functional Materials
Laboratory cover few topics such
as Ferroelectric, Magnetic, Multiferroics, Composites
materials in especially oxides form.
Optimization of the processing conditions
is again a challenging task in these materials.
Various synthesis methods have to be exploited from
conventional solid state to soft chemistry routes
depending on the applications which are related to micro to nano scale range.