Research Glimpses

Energy

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Intrinsically conducting polymers such as polyaniline, polythiophene, polypyrrole and polyethylenedioxy thiophene are not only good conductors of electricity, but also possess a property called…Continue reading
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Any elastic structure vibrates in the presence of fluid flow; for instance, we can see leaves in a tree, attached to branches via elastic stems, oscillate furiously on a windy day. These vibrations…Continue reading
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Subcooled flow boiling enables high heat extraction, an immensely beneficial feature in a number of industrial systems. Herein, subcooled liquid enters the tube, and boiling commences at the wall, at…Continue reading
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Rocket engines, gas generation mechanisms such as automobile air bags and explosive devices employ high energy density materials (HEDMs) as fuels. Formulating an HEDM having high specific impulse,…Continue reading
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Majority of the portable electronic devices used in our day-to-day life, starting from basic cell phone, smart phone, laptop, digital camera, camcorder, tablet, power tools etc. use Li-ion batteries…Continue reading
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A photodiode is a device capable of converting light energy into electrical signal. The materials used to make these devices critically define the properties and performance of the photo-devices.…Continue reading
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Lithium-ion battery (LIB) has been extensively used in all the portable electronic and automobiles (electrical/hybrid electrical vehicles) industry due to its capability to store and release…Continue reading
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Today, energy is the catalyst for economic growth of any country. Data from the BP statistical review of world energy 2017 as shown in Fig. 1 suggests a decrease of about 10% in consumption of energy…Continue reading