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On water fountains of Mumbai: Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellowship

PhD student Swapna Joshi has just completed a short project as a Sahapedia-UNESCO Fellow on pyaavs (drinking water fountains) of Mumbai. Swapna’s study traces the history of pyaavs from their inception in colonial Bombay to the recent efforts to restore and conserve the pyaavs. Swapna documented her observations through articles, interviews, photo essay and a … Continue reading

Taming quantum objects
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Taming quantum objects

Dr. Rejish Nath and his team at IISER Pune involving his students Yashwant Chougale and Sagarika Basak have recently reported their work on quantum dynamics in the journal Physical Review Letters. Here, the team describes their main findings from this work.The movements of classical objects are easy to visualize, and also highly controllable. On the other hand, the … Continue reading

New Generation Co-crystalline Lithium Ion Batteries are Stable and Conduct Better: Computer Simulations Explain How
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New Generation Co-crystalline Lithium Ion Batteries are Stable and Conduct Better: Computer Simulations Explain How

One of the main improvements required in the field of Lithium ion batteries is to make them safer, more compact and more stable. However, the current generation batteries are made with flammable organic medium which could result in explosion and fire, and damage the battery compartment. Additionally battery function could be affected at extreme temperatures. … Continue reading

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A Different(ial) View of Raman Spectra: Researchers discern Raman scattering signals using a new nano-cavity

Dr G V Pavan Kumar’s group at IISER Pune, in collaboration with researchers at Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory, USA, have experimentally shown for the first time, that Raman and fluorescence components of scattered light behave differently when confined to a plasmonic nano-cavity. This is a compact and cost-effective system that will enable … Continue reading

Covalent Organic Framework as Highly Reversible Anodes in Lithium-ion Battery
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Covalent Organic Framework as Highly Reversible Anodes in Lithium-ion Battery

Researchers at IISER Pune have developed a covalent organic framework, a new porous material that can boost storage capacity of a Li-ion battery to nearly twice that of commercially available ones. Lithium-ion batteries are used in devices such as cell phones and laptops. They last long and are rechargeable. “If one can pack more power … Continue reading