Last Updated: March 16, 2014
Default faculty mailing address: Materials
Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science(IISc),
Bangalore - 560012, INDIA.
Phone: Country code-91; Bangalore city
code 80 from abroad and 080 from India.
- Nanomaterials synthesis, properties and devices.
- Nanoparticles, thin films, multilayers and hybrid structures.
- Structural, magnetic, electronic, electrical transport, optical, vibrational, thermal, mechanical and the coupled properties.
- Data storage devices, magnetic sensors, piezoelectric sensors and actuators, Thermoelectric and magnetoelectric devices.
- Surface and interface science, nanomagnetism.
- Photon Science.
Dr. Sahoo's research group is actively working on developing the cutting edge
technologies and performing high level research in materials synthesis,
characterization, property measurement and device fabrication using a wide
variety of materials and hybrid systems, which include:
- Synthesis of 0D (nano)materials by chemical methods, 1D and 2D
nanomaterials and structures by using various techniques: MBE, thermal
evaporation, e-beam evaporation,sputtering deposition, PLD and spin
- Expertise in characterizing materials by X-ray (synchrotron radiation) based
(XRD, XRR, PDF, SAXS, GISAXS, XPS, XANES, EXAFS, XMCD, XMLD, XMS,
NRXS, NRS, NRIXS, SMS etc.), neutron based (ND, NR, INS, NSE) , ion beam
based (RBS), electron beam based (SEM, TEM, ED) techniques as well as
many other laboratory based techniques (like AFM/MFM, Mossbauer
spectroscopy, SQUID/VSM, MOKE microscopy, FTIR, Raman spectroscopy,
TGA/DTA, AES etc.).
- Devices of interest: data storage and memory devices (magnetic,
ferroelectric, phase change and optical etc.);magnetic property (MR, GMR,
TMR, exchange bias) based spin-valve devices, bio-sensors and imaging
devices;dielectric(piezoelectric, ferroelectric and pyroelectric) material
based sensors (transducer), actuators and other devices;novel
temperature, pressure and magnetic field sensors; development of electro-
optical, magneto-optical, thermoelectric, magnetostrictive devices; and
otherdevices using ferromagnetic shape-memory materials.
- Study of a wide variety of materials (Amorphous-Crystalline, Metals-
Semiconductors-Insulators, Ceramics, Polymers and Composites etc.) using
a wide variety of sample environments (low-/high-temperature, -pressure,
-magnetic field, -electric field etc.).