N.G. Sahoo Research Group

                             
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Current Research





Our research group is actively working with this material. Our research covers synthesis and application of this nano materials in various fields. Our first aim is to develop a cost effective technique for the graphene synthesis. This will help in the commercialization and applicability of graphene in the present industrial framework. Graphene will also be subjected for research in finding its various other applications ranging in the field of biomedical, biosensor, solar energy and fuel cells etc.

Graphene

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Evolution of germanene is especially motivating for the renovation of present scaffold of electronics and guiding it into the next corridor of revolution. The latest member of this 2D family, germanene, purported to be promising while confronting existing challenges in the world of material sciences. Our research work is actively working on the synthesis and solar cell applications of this material. Our main aim in next few years is to fabricate a germanium analogue of graphene with cost effective method in order to increase its viability.

Germanane

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The fascinating electrical and mechanical properties of CNTs have opened a great number of potential application for these unique materials. However, it is extremely difficult to disperse and align them in a polymer matrix because they usually form strong bundles due to van der Waals forces between adjacent tubes. Our research work is closely associated with functionalization of CNTs as an effective way to prevent them from aggregation allowing for better dispersion and to stabilize the CNTs within a polymer matrix and innovate its applications for broad spectrum of research including from structural to energy applications.

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)

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Today, an energy crisis is one of the most serious issues facing the world because of rapidly growing energy usage and the depletion of conventional energy sources. Electricity ? the most widely used form of energy ? is mainly produced by burning fossil fuels, like petroleum, coal, and natural gas. Combustion of fossil fuels produces immense amounts of poisonous gases, which pollute the oceans and food-chains, along with the climate-altering carbon dioxide. More importantly, fossil fuels are non-renewable and their reserves are being depleted much faster than new ones are being discovered or created. Therefore, the production, storage, and consumption of renewable and clean energy are major challenges that human beings are confronted with today. Research work at the centre will provide systematic coverage on the synthesis and characterization of a wide array of carbon nanomaterials and will be devoted to find utility of carbon nanomaterials in solar cells and fuel cells.

Energy Conversion and storage

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A wide range of Carbon nanomaterials such as nanotubes or graphene will be synthesized and modified for their potential application in the field of biomedical research such as drug delivery, biosensors, bone regeneration etc. Our main objectives are to functionalize the carbon nanomaterials such as multiwalled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) and graphene oxide (GO) with highly hydrophilic and biocompatible polymer in order to create an efficient drug delivery system.

Biomedical Application

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The extensive use and scope of natural product compounds in various pharmaceutical applications reflects from their potential to act as life saving and other anticancer natural products and drugs such as reserpine, pilocarpine, ephedrine, theophylline, vincamine, atropine, aconite and colchicines5-10. Natural products due to their unique inherited characteristics are still considered to be important source of novel compounds in the field of drug discovery. Nano sized particles has very high surface area per unit volume, allows herbs to be delivered to our body in really small particles, so potentially increasing its absorption through the walls of gut and improving its take-up by our body convert poorly soluble, poorly absorbed and labile herbal anticancer natural products and drugs into promising bioavailable herbal anticancer natural products and drugs Reduce medicinal doses. Our lab promises to itself that it will try to explore natural herbs, shrubs and other natural resources to develop the nanosized efficient natural drug particles in prospect of their probable application in the field of biomedical.

Nano Herbal Medicine

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Over the past few decades, polymer/inorganic filler composites have attracted considerable scientific and industrial interest. To prepare high-performance polymer composites, the main challenges are to improve the dispersion of inorganic fillers and the interfacial interaction between matrix and fillers. A strong interaction between the filler and the matrix is important to transfer stress across the interface, thereby significantly affects the mechanical properties. Our main aim is to functionalize or enhance the chemical activity of fillers to improve dispersion and the interaction between the filler and the matrix. Different type of nano fillers such as nano silica, graphene, carbon nanotubes will be used to develop high performance polymer nanocomposites.

Polymer Nanocomposites

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