सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

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सीएसआईआर-केंद्रीय काँच एवं सिरामिक अनुसंधान संस्थान

CSIR-Central Glass & Ceramic Research Institute

Advanced Material & Chemical Characterization

Overview

Areas of Research

Major Activities

  • Correlation of microstructural parameters with Flexural strength and Compressive Strength of glass, ceramics and composites at room temperature
  • Correlation of microstructural parameters with bonding strength of ceramic coatings at room temperature
  • Evaluation of Flexural Strength of Ceramics and Composites by four-point bending up to 1400?C
  • Fractography of Ceramics and Composites
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Multilayer Ceramic Composites for Damage Tolerant Applications
  • Synthesis and Characterization of Ceramic-Polymer Hybrid Composites For Structural Application
  • Evaluation of Fracture Toughness of Glass, Advanced Structural Ceramics, Composites, Thin Films and Coatings as well as Natural Nanocomposites by Indentation Fracture Method, SENB Method and SEVNB Method at room temperature
  • High Strain Rate Deformation and Fracture of Ceramics
  • Shock Physics of Ceramics
  • Microindentation Behaviour of Glass and Ceramics
  • Scratch induced Deformation and Fracture Behaviour of Glass and Ceramics
  • Nanoindentation Response of Glass, Advanced Structural Ceramics, Bio-Ceramics, Composites, Thin Films and Coatings, Energy Ceramics and Sensor Ceramics, Multi-Ferroic Ceramics, Green Ceramics etc.
  • Nanotribological behaviour of Glass, Advanced Structural Ceramics, Bio-Ceramics, Composites, Thin Films and Coatings
  • Soft Synthesis and Characterization of Thin Films and Coatings
  • Soft Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoceramic oxide and hydroxide powders
  • Development of Novel Biomedical implants with Enhanced reliability
  • Development of clay based geo-polymers for structural applications
  • Studies on Vanadium oxide based Thin Films for Spacecraft Thermal Control Applications
  • Contact Deformation Mechanisms in Brittle solids
  • Synthesis of Calcium based Endodontic Sealer
  • Structural, Mechanical and Microstructural Investigation of Glasses and Ceramics by XRD, Mechanical Testing, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX) Analysis
  • Nanomechanical Characterization of Human Hair
  • Development of ITO based Thin Films for Stealth Application
  • Nanomechanical Characterization of carbon/carbon composites
  • Qualitative and quantitative phase analysis in materials using X-Ray Diffractometry (XRD) technique
  • Crystal structure refinement and structure solution, modeling of structures and evaluation of microstructural parameters like cystallite size, lattice strain, stacking faults (deformation faults and twin faults), dislocation density and cell parameters etc from X-ray diffraction line profile analysis using Rietveld multiphase analysis.
  • Development of ferroelectric/piezoelectric and Transition-metal-oxide based Thin Films for Sensors and Transistors.

Technology Developed

The AMMCD Research Group is now working in full swing for possible development of following technologies

  • Nanoceramic Oxide/Hydroxide Powders for Removal of Toxic Waste like Cd, Cu, As etc. from Wastewater
  • Development of Geopolymer Composites for Reduction of Carbon Footprints
  • Nanocrystalline BaTiO3 powder for multifunctional applications, specially as a supercapacitor in electronic industry
  • Technological Process for Ceramic Endodontic Sealer for better and less cost intensive health care, especially root canal treatment
  • Technological Process for Antibacterial Nanoceramic Agent Development for High efficiency Biocaompatible Applications
  • Technological Process for Self-sustainable Thin Film based Smart Window Coatings to reduce electricity consumed for air conditioning
  • Damage tolerant, designed multi-layer composites for high strain resistant applications
  • Thin Films with Variable Emittance for Spacecraft Thermal control Application
  • Smart Nanoceramics for Pb and Zn removal from Wastewater
  • Development of Microstructurally Designed Bio-steel Based Cost effective and Reliable Bioimplants
  • Development of Surface Engineered Reliable Ti-6Al-4V Alloy Based Bioimplants

Projects

Ongoing Projects

Sl No Title of project Duration Source of funding Principal investigator Co-investigators
1 Novel Biomedical implants with Enhanced reliability 2014 – 2017 DST (SERB) Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay Dr. J. Ghosh and

Dr. M. Sreemany (AMMCD),

Dr. S. Bysakh (AMCU),

Dr. V. K. Balla,

Dr. B. Kundu,

Mr. S. Ganagadharan (BCCD,CSIR-CGCRI),

Dr. S. Mukherjee,

Mr. R. Rane and

Ms. A. Joseph (IPR-Gujarat)

2 Development of clay based geo-polymers for structural applications 2012-2017 CSIR Network Project under 12th Five year Plan Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay Dr. S. K. Ghosh (TCC, CSIR-CGCRI)
3 Studies on Vanadium oxide based thin films developed by dip/spin coating techniques for space craft thermal control applications 2014-2017 ISRO Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay Dr. A. Dey and

Dr. N. Sridhara (ISAC, ISRO, Bangalore)

4 Contact Deformation Mechanisms in Brittle solids 2014-2016 CSIR Ms. M. Bhattacharyay, CSIR-SRF Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay (Scientist-Mentor)
5 Synthesis of Calcium Based Endodontic Sealer 2015-2018 DST Mrs. N. Biswas, Woman Sct. Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay (Scientist-Mentor)
6 Structural, Mechanical and Microstructural Investigation of Glasses and Ceramics by XRD, Mechanical Testing, Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy Dispersive X-ray (EDX) Analysis 2012-2017 CSIR-CGCRI (Major Infrastructural Project) Mr. A. K. Chakraborty Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay,

Dr. J. Ghosh and

Dr. M. Sreemany (AMMCD)

7 Novel Membrane Based Process Technology for Sustainable Energy Devices [part of CERMESA] 2012-2017 CSIR Network Project under 12th Five year Plan Dr. D. Sanyal (PI) and Dr. S. Dasgupta (Work Package Leader) Dr. M. Sreemany
8 “Organic-Inorganic Hybrids and other new Materials for Solar Energy Applications”, CSIR-MNRE-TAPSUN 2012 – 2017 CSIR Dr. S. Ugale (Project Co-ordinator. Nodal Lab: NCL Pune) Dr. P. K. Biswas,

Dr. M. Sreemany,

Dr. S. Jana

9 “Ceramic based Special Electron Tube Components for Large Scale Application” Networked Programme Titled “Design and Fabrication Capabilities for very High Power Microwave Tubes” 2012 – 2017 CSIR Dr. V. K. Balla (Nodal Lab: CEERI Pilani) Dr. M. Sreemany

Completed Projects

Sl No Title of project Duration Source of funding Principal investigator Co-investigators
1 Development of laminated ceramic composites for structural applications 1999-2002 DST(SERC) Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay Dr K. K. Phani and

Dr. H. S. Maiti

2 Joining of glass pieces by a novel fusion technique 1998-2001 DST Dr K. K. Phani Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay
3 Microstructural characterization of thermal barrier coating by indentation technique 2000-2004 CSIR-FZJ, Germany Dr K. K. Phani Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay
4 Nanostructured Multi-Layer Composites for Damage Tolerant Applications 2002-2007 CSIR Network Project under 10th Five year Plan Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay Dr. H. S. Maiti
5 Near net shape manufacturing of bio-implants and engineering components from advanced ceramics and metals 2002-2007 CSIR Network Project under 10th Five year Plan Dr. D. Basu Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay
6 Micromechanical Characterization of Hydroxyapatite Coating for Metallic Implants 2006-2007 to 2009-2010 DST(SERC) Dr. D. Basu Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay
7 Development of Equation of State of Alumina and ZTA ceramics under shock loading 2007-2010 BRNS Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay Dr. S. K. Biswas
8 Non-oxide ceramic based advance structural materials for Application in Armors 2007-2012 CSIR Network Project under 11th Five year Plan Dr. S. K. Biswas Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay
9 Technology for Assessment and Refurbishment of Engineering Materials & Components (TAREMAC), Activity II : Minimally Invasive and Miniature Specimen Techniques : Sub-Activity : Indentation Technique for Ceramic Materials 2007-2012 CSIR Network Project under 11th Five year Plan Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay NA
10 Renovation of Mechanical Testing Facility at CGCRI 2007-2012 CSIR Network Project (SIP 0023) under 11th Five year Plan Dr. A. K. Mukhopadhyay NA
11 Development of X-ray scattering tools & techniques for nano-scale investigation in crystalline /amorphous materials 2011-2013 CSIR Dr. S. Majumder / Dr. Jiten Ghosh Dr. Jiten Ghosh
12 Residual Quartz estimation by X-ray diffraction technique for commercial production of silica bricks July 2010 to Sept. 2010 OCL INDIA LIMITED Rajgang-pur Dr. Sujata Mazumder Dr. Jiten Ghosh
13 Technology Assessment & Refurbishment of Engineering Materials & Components – TAREMAC: NWP 0027 Sub-activity: “Sensors and Sensor Devices Based on Piezoelectric Thin Film” April 2007 – March 2012 CSIR Network Project under 11th Five year Plan Dr. Suchitra Sen Dr. M. Sreemany
14 Design and Fabrication Capabilities for Very High Power Microwave Tubes – NWP 0024 Sub-activity 1: “Metallization of AlN surface with Ti by sputtering technique” April 2007 – March 2012 CSIR Network Project under 11th Five year Plan Dr. D. Basu (Project co-ordinator) Dr. S. Biswas & Dr. M. Sreemany
15 Custom Tailored Special Materials: CMM 0022 -Task 3 Sub-activity: “Preparation (by R F Sputtering) and Characterization of Nanostructured PZT Thin Films for Electronic and Optoelectronic Applications”. April 2002 – March 2007 CSIR Network Project under 10th Five year Plan Dr. Suchitra Sen Dr. M. Sreemany
16 Development of real-time sensors for in-situ monitoring of critical engineering structures based on piezoelectric transduction in thin film: COR 0022 – Task 4 April 2002 – March 2007 CSIR Network Project under 10th Five year Plan Dr. Suchitra Sen Dr. M. Sreemany
17 Study on development of rainbow coloured oxide coating on transparent glass substrate using sol-gel process: OLP 060309 April 2000 – March, 2003 CSIR Dr. Suchitra Sen Dr. M. Sreemany &

Smt. S. Roy

Divisional Facilities


UTM (INSTRON 5500R), Load Cells:100N (For Fibers and Fibrous Material Testing), 1kN, 100kN; Accuracy:±1%, High Temperature Testing Capability:1400?C with 4-point Bend Fixture
 

Hysitron Nanoindenter (Triboindenter Ubi 700, Hysitron Inc., USA) with Nanoindentation, Scanning Probe Microscopy and Nanotribology Facilities; Load Range 1-12,000 micro-N, Depth Resolution:0.04nm, Load Resolution: 1nN.

Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar apparatus (REL Inc. USA)

Fischerscope Nanoindenter (H100XYp, Fischer, Switzerland), Load Range:0.4-1000 mN, Depth Resolution:1 nm, Load Resolution: 0.2micro-N.
 

Vicker’s Hardness Tester (LV 700, LECO, USA), Load Range 30 gf to 30Kgf, resolution:0.1micro-m.

Scratch Tester TR-102-M3 (Ducom, Bangalore, India) Load Cells 2-20N, 20-200N, Accuracy ±1%, AE Frequency:100-450 Peak Frequency:450 kHz, Speed variable:100-1000 micro-m.s-1
 

Inverted Optical Microscope (U-LH75XEAPO, Olympus, Japan), Magnification:5-100X, (Reflection and Transmission Mode), Nomraski Interference Contrast, Image Analysis Facility Available

Spin Coater (Model No: 121014, Delta Scientific, Kolkata, India), Maximum RPM-15000
 

Polishing and Grinding Machine, (Struers A/S, Denmark)

Cutting Machine (Struers A/S, Denmark)
 

Centrifuge – Max RPM 15000 (Remi, India)

Ultrasonic Cleaner, Takashi, Japan
 

Magnetic Stirrer (Remi, Kolkata)-1, IKA RH Digital (Germany)-1

pH Meter (Systronics, India)
 

Sintering Furnace 1: Muffle Furnace, Maximum working temperature (16000C), Max-17000C, Naskar & Co., Kolkata, India

Sintering Furnace 2: Muffle Furnace, Maximum working temperature (13000C), Max-14000C, M/s Jay Crucibles, Kolkata, India
 

Sintering Furnace 3: Muffle Furnace, Maximum working temperature (16000C), Max-17000C, M/s Naskar & Co.,, Kolkata, India

Sintering Furnace 4: Tube Furnace, Controlled Atmosphere, Maximum working temperature (5000C), Max-6000C, M/s LabthermIndia Kolkata, India
 

Sintering Furnace 5: Muffle Furnace, Maximum working temperature (5000C), Max-10000C, M/s Naskar and Co., Kolkata, India

Polishing and Grinding Machine, (Struers A/S, Denmark
 

Semi-Automatic Press (10 Tonnes, Carver, USA)

X’PertPro MPD (PANalytical) Facility
 

X-Ray Florescence (XRF) Spectrometer (PANalytical) Facility

HERZOG, Hydraulic Press, TP 20P, Machinenfabrik, Germany
 

Planetary Monomill, Pulverisette GmBH, Germany

Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope, Supra 35 VP, Carl Zeiss, Germany, 30kV, Image Resolution-1.5 nm, Energy Resolution~133 eV
 

Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope, Zigma, Carl Zeiss, Germany, 30kV, Image Resolution-1.3 nm, Energy Resolution~127 eV

Coating Unit (SC7640, QUORUM, UK)
 

Coating Unit (Scan Coat 6, Edwards, UK)

Vacuum Evaporator (Hitachi, Japan)
 

RF/DC Magnetron Sputter Coater (Hind Hi-VAC, Banaglore, India)

Scientists

Technical/Support Staff

NAME DESIGNATION GROUP
Technical Officers
Mr. Srikanta Dalui Senior Technical Officer (3) Mechanical Properties
Mr. Ashok Kumar Mandal Senior Technical Officer (1) FE-SEM
Mr. Prosenjit Khan Senior Technical Officer (1) XRD-XRF
Mr. Nitai Dey Technical Officer FE-SEM
Technicians & Laboratory Assistants
Mr. Nirmal Kumar Ghosh Senior Technician (2) XRD-XRF
Mr. Sumit Nath Technician (2)  
Mr. Bholanath Jana Laboratory Assistant FE-SEM
Mr. Biplab Kumar Naskar Laboratory Assistant Mechanical Properties

Scholars/Students

Contact

Dr. Kalyandurg Annapurna
Senior Principal Scientist & Head
Ph: 033-23223344
Email: annapurnak@cgcri.res.in

Last Updated on October 12, 2020