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Soft Condensed Matter Physics (Theory and Experiment)


Soft condensed matter is an emerging field in science which is a subfield of condensed matter. It refers to studies of systems that can be easily deformed by thermal or mechanical excitation. Interesting fact is these systems neither behaves like a solid or a liquid. It has mixed characteristics and huge industrial applications which makes it an interesting field of research. An everyday example of these systems spans from the food we eat to the products we use like milk, blood, paint, ice cream, shaving gel, toothpaste, clay, and the list goes on. In PSE we have faculties working on different accepts of these soft matter systems both using theoretical and experimental methods. Some of the studies include 1) Looking at the correlation between structure, thermodynamics, and dynamics. 2) Competition between Vitrification and devitrification in these systems. 3) Rheology of colloidal systems.

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Maitra Bhattacharyya, Dr. (Ms.) S

CSIR - National Chemical Laboratory,
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road ,

Pune 411 008 India
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Phone :- +91-20-25903144

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Bhat, Dr. S.K.

Chief Scientist: Polymer Science And Engineering
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Area Of Expertise:- Analytical Chemistry; Polymer Physics; Polymers; Soft Condensed Matter Physics

Maitra Bhattacharyya, Dr. (Ms.) S

Senior Scientist: Polymer Science And Engineering
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SrNo.Facility Generic NameFacility Specific NameFacility Category Name
1X-ray Computed Tomography3D X-ray Micro-tomography (Micro-CT)Microscopy
2X-ray ScatteringSmall-angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS) Crystallography, scattering and diffraction
3Confocal MicroscopeConfocal Laser Scanning Microscope (CLSM)Microscopy
4Dynamic Light Scattering3D-Dynamic Light ScatteringSpectroscopy
5RheometerARES G2 RheometerRheological characterization