• Four decades of research in solid state chemistry

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      Solid state chemistry; fullerenes; transition metal oxides; perovskites; phase transition

    • Abstract


      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.

    • Author Affiliations


      C N R Rao1 2

      1. Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit and CSIR Centre of Excellence in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore - 560 012, India
      2. Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore - 560 012, India
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