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Archived Research Highlights

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Shifting Towards Scaled Decentralisation: The Future of Urban Water Infrastructure

The new study suggests that a paradigm shift towards scaled decentralised systems is necessarytoachievesustainability and resiliencein urban waterinfrastructure.

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A Mathematical Technique to Fix Shaky Videos

A new algorithm removes effects of unintended motion from videos shot with small robots or drones

Test setup using a spherical robot (diameter 20 cm.) with camera (front view). Image Courtesy: Prof. Leena Vacchani

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Prof. Debabrata Maiti of IIT Bombay awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2022

The SSB Prize 2022 to Prof. Debabrata Maiti of IIT Bombay is in recognition of his work on valorisation.

Prof. Debabrata Maiti, Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Programme in Climate Studies (IDPCS), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), has been awarded the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize 2022 by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). This award recognises his significant contributions applying the concept of valorisation. 

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A counterintuitive chemical reaction to simplify the production of biologically important compounds

The reaction simplifies the production of pharmaceutically important molecules called lactones and other complex compounds.

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A Breakthrough in Solar Cell Technology from IIT Bombay; Measures one of the Highest Efficiency for a Perovskite-based Solar Device

First experimental demonstration of a 4T- silicon-perovskite tandem solar cell from India, with efficiency greater than 26%.

A team at the National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) has fabricated a novel semi-transparent perovskite solar cell (PSC) and, by combining it with a silicon-based solar cell, has demonstrated an efficiency of more than 26% for such a cell. 

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Scientists at IIT Bombay develop new technique that offers insights into interfacial reactions

Researchers have come up with an innovative approach for measuring the coating performance.

How often have we not encountered corrosion in some of our devices? Although there would be some coating to prevent them, the performance of the coated material deteriorates over time. These can affect the overall performance of the device itself. 

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Mindfulness meditation - the ancient practice enters modern research labs

Finding it difficult to control your emotions, distractions or impulses? Practising mindfulness meditation could help, shows new studies

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Harnessing the power of defects to improve metallic alloys

Learning about dislocations and their interactions within an alloy can help precisely engineer its properties

Two new studies from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), Mumbai, show the importance of defects in the arrangement of atoms in a crystal, called dislocations, in shaping the physical properties of metallic alloys.

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Coming Soon: A Tabletop Chiral Attosecond Laser

Researchers use a single-double-frequency pair of laser light to generate circularly polarised attosecond pulses from graphene

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The Lipid Travel Diary

New research identifies specific molecules that mediate transport of lipids inside a cell and to the bloodstream

A typical cell in the human body is filled with a fluid called cytoplasm and has a nucleus and several other organelles. Suspended inside the cytoplasm are lipid droplets—vesicles or sacs made of lipid molecules, just like oil droplets. Another organelle, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER), is an interconnected web of tubular network surrounding the cell’s nucleus.

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