Manganese dioxide (MnO2) is a technologically important material and has been extensively studied due to its potential uses in non-volatile memory devices, gas sensors and batteries. The construction of aligned ensembles of these metal oxide nanostructures as electrodes could advance their existing potential in supercapacitor applications.
Research Projects @ Amrita University
Nano-Fibre Scaffold Electrodes based on Mn02 and Polymer/Carbon Composites for High Performance Storage Devicenano-fibre-scaffold-electrodes-based-on-mn02-and-polymer-carbon-composites-for-high-performance-storage-device
Combining Solar Cells with Supercapacitors and Batteries Integrated Nanomaterial based Photovoltaic Storage Devices
This project has been developing nanostructured thin film electrical storage materials with high surface area and storage capacity. A range of nanomaterials is being investigated, such as, nanocarbon, metal oxides and on variety of processing techniques & deposition methods.combining-solar-cells-with-supercapacitors-and-batteries-integrated-nanomaterial-based-photovoltaic-storage-devices
This center established in 2008 with funding from DST to develop a high efficiency solar cell based on the use of nanostructured electrodes and a dye sensitized approach. Currently this research involves a combination of the use of organic and dye sensitized approaches to improve the efficiency and reduce the cost of the solar cells.center-for-excellence-on-integrated-nanomaterial-based-photovoltaic-storage-devices
The focus of this project is to develop a biofuel cell that is capable of powering medical devices and mobile electronic devices. This research involves fabricating 3-D nanoengineered electrodes using CVD grown carbon nanotubes and electrodeposited nanowires, investigating the direct electron transfer between nanoelectrodes and enzyme redox center, and demonstrating the functionality of miniaturized high power density biological fuel cell.electro-nanoprocessing-of-semiconductor-nanotube-arrays-for-high-efficiency-photovoltaics
The Indo-Brazil Joint Workshop on Nanomaterials for Renewable Energy was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This workshop was led by Amrita Centre for Nanosciences. Indian participants were IIT Mumbai, IIT Delhi and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. There were 12 participants from various universities in Brazil. The workshop focused on research opportunities for collaboration between the two countries in renewable energy.indo-brazil-workshop-on-nanomaterials-for-renewable-energy