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BARC


Mandate

Development of advanced glasses, ceramics and glass- ceramics based materials for energy, biomedical, defence, space, nuclear and high temperature sealing applications .
Generation of Thermo-Physical & defect Property database of Nuclear materials, e.g., Thoria-based Mixed oxides (MOX) and metallic fuels; Fe-Zr alloys and natural & synthetic minerals as hosts for metallic waste immobilization through modeling and simulations.
Development of multiscale model for radiation damage & its analysis
Science and engineering of carbon based materials including carbon nanomaterials, C-C composites and coatings for structural, functional and energy storage applications.
Development of SiC fiber/SiC matrix composite materials for accident tolerant structural and cladding applications in the area of Nuclear, Aerospace and Defense Technologies.
Micro-engineering & process optimization for development of oxide and non-oxide ceramics materials and shapes with desired microstructure & properties.
Fabrication of pyrex/quartz based glass devices for various applications.


Highlights


11/2020

Drawing of SiC fiber through melt spinning, its curing and conversion to SiC fiber by pyrolysis.



(6/2020) Generation of defect Property database of Thoria


Thermo-physical and defect property database have been generated for Thoria-based mixed oxides (MOX) fuels, incorporation of fission gases (He,Xe) in MOX fuels have also been examined.



(6/2020) Assessment of Fe-Zr alloys and natural & synthetic minerals as hosts for metallic waste immobilization


Thermodynamical, dynamical & mechanical stability of Fe-Zr alloys and natural & synthetic minerals as a function of T, P & in-presence of FP have been studied.



6/2020

SiCf-SiCm composites for accident tolerant fuel tube & other nuclear applications have been developed.
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6/2020

Fabrication of Glass/Glass ceramics- to-metal/alloy seals for various departmental applications.



6/2020

Development of Ceramic to metal joining for prototype accelerator tube (PAT) & fast current transformer (FCT).



6/2020

Development of Yttria loaded alumina silicate glass microsphere for Hepato-cellular carcinoma (HCC) radiotherapy application.



6/2020

Technology development for large scale synthesis of Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes (MWCNT)
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3/2020

Bhabha Kavach, a light weight bullet proof jacket of level III & III+, capable of stopping mild/ hard steel core bullets from AK-47 is devloped and deployed.
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1/2020

Development of processes for synthesis of various grades of pre- ceramic polymer (polycarbosilane) for making SiC fiber and SiC composites/components




Facilities

30-01-2017

Pyrex/quartz based device fabrication


(03-01-2017) Impedance analyser


Electrical measurement



(03-01-2018) HR-micro-Raman Spectrometer


Structural characterisation



(03-01-2018) Helium Pycnometer


porosity measurements



(03-01-2018) Melt spinning Unit




(03-01-2018) Autoclave Unit




(03-01-2018) Electrochemical/ Photo-electrochemical workstation




(03-01-2018) High Temperature CVD furnace




(03-01-2018) Atmospheric pressure CVD unit for SWCNT/ MWCNT




(28-01-2018) BET surface area analyzer




(03-01-2017) Thermogravimetric analysis (TG - DSC)


Thermal characterisation facilities




(03-01-2017) High temperature Furnaces


Synthesis of materials



(03-01-2018) Photoluminescence Spectrometer


Optical characterization



(03-01-2018) Particle size shape analyser


Particle size measurement




Technologies Developed

01-10-2020

Machineable MICA Glass ceramics (MACOR) with near zero porosity, out gassing rate of 10-9torr.lit/sec.cm2 and
\r\n breakdown voltage 34kV/mm are developed.
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01-10-2020

Development and deployment ofBhabha Kavach, a light weight bullet proof jacket of level III & III+, capable of stopping mild/ hard steel core bullets from AK-47


01-07-2020

Glass to metal seal both match and compression types are developed and are being used as feed through in different places.
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(01-09-2019) Large scale carbon nanotube synthesis


Technology development for large scale synthesis of Multi WalledCarbon Nanotubes (MWCNT)




Show Cases

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Fabrication of different alumina shapes

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SiC Fiber

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Bhabha Kavach, a light weight bullet proof jacket

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Few-layered Graphene

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Carbon nano tube wool

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Leak Detector

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Photoluminescence Spectrometer

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HR-micro-Raman Spectrometer

02-Mar-2021