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?High-level research possible?

india Updated: Dec 29, 2006 16:48 IST

WORLD-CLASS SYNCHROTRON radiation research is possible at Indus-2 facility at the Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology (CAT) of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Indore.

The centre, like the Japan-based Photon Factory, could well become the choice of the scientists across the world to undertake research in the field, Prof T Matushita of Photon Factory said on Thursday.

The prominent Japanese scientist was delivering a lecture on the advanced research work carried out at Photon Factory, Japan on the third day of the DAE Symposium on Solid State Physics being hosted by the Barkatullah University.

He compared the Indus-2 facility at Indore with the Japanese facility and said that scientists from world over come to the Photon Factory to carry out research in X-Ray absorption fine structure spectroscopy, surface spectroscopy, chemical analysis, Solid State physics and structural biology.

The director of RR CAT, Indore, Dr V C Sahni urged the physicists to take maximum benefit of the facility at Indore. Dr Alok Banerjee of Indore spoke about his latest research in half-doped manganites – the material used in making fast sensors and R/W heads of the computers. Dr S M Yusuf of Mumbai spoke on low dimensional magnetism.

In the third invited lecture, Dr M K Chattopadhyay of CAT, Indore spoke on cobalt doping and presented new materials used in spintronics. Prof Indranil Das of Kolkata spoke on ‘novel phenomena related to low field magneto-resistance in magnetic nanostructures’.

Poster presentation was held in afternoon session and later Dr Shrinath Shastri and Prof R V Shastri made presentations. Under the young achievers award presentation, Prof Satyabrata Patnaik and Dr Nandini Garg were awarded.