Research in Oxides

Compounds containing transition metal oxides exhibit variety of novel phenomena: Colossal Magneto-Resistance (CMR), High Tc Superconductivity, metal-insulator transition, charge ordering, multiferroic nature etc. While the origin of these phenomena is intriguing physicists, their applications have been changing our life style and living conditions. Ion beams can play important role in modifying the materials properties and thus provides a tool to unravel the fundamental aspects of these materials.