Nano-carbon and Nano-Tribology | Department of Physics

Nano-carbon and Nano-Tribology

We aim to understand the structure and properties of functionalized nano-materials, nano-structured surfaces and develop new concepts suitable for sensor, microfluidic and energy applications. Our group is involved in producing variety of nanoscale structures (such as ultrathin carbon films and nanotubes, graphene as well as zinc oxide) using chemical and physical vapour deposition techniques. Carbon based nano-materials have remarkable thermal, electrical, optical, surface and mechanical properties. Moreover, it is essential to study surface and tribological properties for their efficient use in sensor, energy and electronic devices.