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Four decades of research in solid state chemistry

Rao, CNR (1993) Four decades of research in solid state chemistry. In: 4th Annual General Meeting of the Materials-Research-Society-of-India, FEB 09-11, 1993, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA.

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Solid state chemistry was in its infancy when the author got interested in the subject. In this article, the author outlines the manner in which the subject has grown over the last four decades, citing representative examples from his own contributions to the different facets of the subject. The various aspects covered include synthesis, structure, defects, phase transitions, transition metal oxides, catalysts, superconductors, metal clusters and fullerenes. In an effort to demonstrate the breadth and vitality of the subject, the author shares his own experiences and aspirations and gives expression to the agony and ecstacy in carrying out experimental research in such a frontier area in India.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Indian Academy of Sciences.
Keywords: Solid state chemistry;fullerenes;transition metal oxides;perovskites;phase transition.
Department/Centre: Division of Chemical Sciences > Solid State & Structural Chemistry Unit
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2011 07:29
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2011 07:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/35264

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