Nanoscopy Group


Laws of nature chains every piece of information starting from subatomic to the structure of the whole universe. The soul of science is to find out this logical chain. Following this simple logic we also try to find out the relation between structure and properties of materials at subatomic region. The goal of our work is focused on proper interpretation of whatever we see because deconvolution of original information is the heart of every research stream.In short, we not only believe in improving the experimental techniques but also give same amount of effort to understand proper interpretation of the results

The field of science in nanoscale has largely focused on the discovery and the synthesis of new nanostructured materials, the understanding of their core, surface, and interface structures as well as unique properties in these reduced dimensional systems. These activities will continue to point towards the discovery of new structures/understanding as far as the development of novel materials and devices, that can be exploited with the advancement of (in)organic nanoscience. Any forefront nanoscience effort must have extensive, high-end electron microscopy capabilities. To create viable technologies from the basic discoveries and synthesis of (in)organic nanoscale structure and chemistry, we must develop a systematic understanding of the primary structure, chemistry and methodologies. Recent technological advances in the field of electron microscopy have increased the spatial resolution into sub-angstrom range, teh energy resolution to sub-eV and the sensitivity to detect single atoms. These new capabilities of TEMs are also the key to perform 3D microscopy (tomography) with atomic resolution. We believe that the time is ripe to exploit these TEM methods to understand (in)organic nanoscale materials, their properties and phenomena, as well as their nanotoxicity to, in the end, produce life saving technologies, applications, and devices to justify the large investment that has been placed on these studies.

                                          "There is plenty of room at the bottom."  ~ Richard P. Feynman

Research Interest

We want to answer problems related to materials science and probe uncharted areas. To this end, we study materials at atomic scale using Transmission Electron Microscopy. We also develop new methodologies or extend the established ones to aid the study of materials at atomic scale.