Welcome to Physics Group
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata

Materials Science is an interdisciplinary field of science involving the properties of matter and its applications to various areas of science and engineering. This field of science tries to correlate and establish proper relationship between the structures of materials at the length scale from atomic dimension to the dimension of micrometer to their macroscopic properties. In the Material Science Section of Physics Group we try to understand this correlation with the help of theoretical, computational and experimental techniques. In this regard we are primarily involved in the following activities; 

 Defect Dynamics:
> Understanding of the basic mechanisms of the plastic instability in Portevin-Le Chatelier effect
> Study of the dynamics of dislocation by molecular dynamics simulation techniques

 Radiation Damage Studies:

> Characterization of microstructure of deformed and irradiated nuclear structural materials by X-Ray diffraction

> Developing irradiation facilities in the Materials Science beamline of the DAE Medical Cyclotron 

Development, characterization and physical studies of nanostructured multifunctional materials
> Multiferroic perovskites with ferroelectricity, ferromagnetism and ferroelasticity

> Graphene and conducting polymer based super-capacitors with application in energy cells