In this laboratory, physics meets chemistry meets biology. In one hand, we explore soft materials to understand their physical behavior, which is governed by the underlying mesophasic structures. On the other hand, the knowledge of fundamental sciences is employed to comprehend some biological processes, especially in the field of membrane biophysics.
Facilities in lab:
- Polarizing optical microscope with heating stage
- Force tensiometer
- Langmuir trough
- This lab is also equipped with many of the basic instruments required for sample preparations (UV-cleaner, spin coater, vacuum incubator, centrifuge, tip sonicator, ionic conductivity meter etc.)
Accessible common facilities:
- Atomic force microscope (AFM)
- Thin-film x-ray diffraction (XRD)
- Differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)
- Raman Spectrometer
Lab members frequently visit international synchrotron facility (Photon Factory, Japan, PETRA Hamburg, Germany) to perform x-ray scattering experiments (XRD, SAXS, GISAXS, GIXD etc.).
For research details:
Area of research: http://physics.snu.edu.in/research/areas-research/soft-matter-bioph...
Block A, Ground Floor, Room: A001