Energy Materials and Devices Laboratory
Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
News and Announcements
Upcoming 2nd International conference "Supercapacitors and Batteries India - Conference 2023"
The 2nd international conference "Supercaps & Batteries - India" will be held at IIT Kharagpur from November 20-23, 2022. Please regularly visit the conference website for more updates. Click here to go to conference website.
Dr. Debabrata Mandal successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis.
On 16th November 2022 Dr. Debabrata Mandal successfully defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Pseudo Two Dimensional Nano-Structures of Cerium Based Oxides for Energy Applications". The defence viva was conducted by Prof. Somnath C Roy from IIT Madras along with the DSC members.
Rapidly charging E-cycle developed with Na-ion batteries and supercapacitors
The team has used sodium iron phosphates and sodium manganese phosphates which they synthesized to obtain Na-ion-based batteries and supercapacitors with support from the Technology Mission Division (TMD) of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India. These sodium materials were combined with various novel architectures of carbon to develop a battery.
We focuses on tuning nanostructures for energy applications ranging from storage to catalysis. It is now clear that hierarchical structures are essential to bring step change in devices for use in applications mentioned earlier. we have been working on the establishing protocols for the stabilization of hollow nanostructures. Such structures, with pronounced surface area, can even be formed at room temperature, which make them industrially viable. The hollow structures have been showing far superior catalytic, storage or even electro-magnetic shielding response, when compared with their solid counter parts.
The research group is fully equipped to carry out the research with funding available from DST (India), MPG (Germany), UKIERI (UK), BRNS (India), SRIC (IIT Kharagpur), etc.