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  FACULTY - Balaram Sahoo, Assistant Professor  

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.


Balaram Sahoo
Assistant Professor

Ph: +91-80-2293 2943
Fax:+91-80-2360 7316
E-mail: bsahoo@mrc.iisc.ernet.in

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Research Areas
Research Group

  • 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 coating etc.
  • 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.).





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