Prototype of electronic device to be used as a gas
While part of the research at MRC is done for pure scientific
reasons to understand the nature of materials, the remainder
is done with the aim of enabling specific technologies.
Materials that are synthesized and studied by researchers
at MRC are used in various mechanical, electronic, optical,
thermal and magnetic devices. At this end MRC faculty
members interact closely with faculty members from other
departments and industry. While in the past, the boundaries
between the materials field and others such as electronics
has been fairly well defined, they are getting increasingly
blurred as research moves into the nanodomain. Thus,
the average material scientist has to know more about
electronics engineering, for example, than he did in
the past and vice versa, so as to interact more fruitfully.
The circuit in the image is the result of interdisciplinary
interaction between Prof. Shivashankar at MRC and Prof.
Navakanta Bhat of Electrical Communication Engineering