The major issues associated with Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) cells are photo absorption, charge separation and carrier transport. We trying to address the limitations associated with photo absorption, through the techniques, such as introduction of plasmonic layer and patterned surfaces. We are also modifying the microstructure of the active layer to understand its influence on the charge separation and carrier transport dynamics in these systems.
Research Projects @ Amrita University
Influence of particle irradiation on photo-absorption and charge separation kinetics in Organic Solar Cellsinfluence-of-particle-irradiation-on-photo-absorption-and-charge-separation-kinetics-in-organic-solar-cells
Development of Ultra High Temperature Resistance Polymeric Nano Composite for Long Distance Space Applications
Carbon fibre and silicate based polymeric nanocomposites are widely used in the aerospace industry and these materials are almost entirely based on epoxy resin or polyolefin systems.development-of-ultra-high-temperature-resistance-polymeric-nano-composite-for-long-distance-space-applications
The objective of the work was to develop aluminum alloys containing lithium, copper, and zirconium for aerospace applications. Moderately thick deposits of binary and ternary alloys of aluminum with lithium, copper and zirconium were successfully electrodeposited. This was achieved at room temperature through the use of low cost ionic liquid containing AlCl3 and triethylammine hydrochloride (Et3NHCl).electrodeposition-of-aluminium-lithium-alloys-for-cryo-and-space-applications
The project aims to develop elastomer-based polymer nanocomposites [PNC] for use as engine gimbal control system bladders, critical components in a launch vehicle. Currently nitrile rubber [NBR] compounds based on microcomposites are being used for the purpose. Resistance to crack formation under dynamic conditions and compatibility with oil and gas permeability are the important characteristics of these bladders.elastomer-based-nanocomposites-for-control-system-bladders
The objectives of the projects is to develop a system that extracts objects and motion information, uses an extensible object-relational system for organizing multimedia and incorporates novel query-processing techniques for similarity queries.digital-multimedia