About ● Developed and characterized Si nanowires by chemical vapor deposition through a bio-template route.
● Explained the mechanism of asymmetric anisotropic growth in CdSe nanowires based on first principles density functional theory (DFT) calculations.
G. Pilania, T. Sadowski and R. Ramprasad, J. Phys. Chem. C. 113(5), 1863 (2009).
● Based on the ab initio study of antiferroelectric PbZrO3 (001) surfaces explained the surface metallic behavior of lead zirconate in presence of hydroxyl species which leads to the leakage current problems in capacitors with PbZrO3-polymer composite dielectrics.
G. Pilania, D. Q. Tan, Y. Cao, V. S. Venkataramani, Q. Chen and R. Ramprasad, J. Mater.