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Dr. A. K. Batra

Research Interests

Nanostructures Materials: Growth, Characterization, and Applications in Sensors; Chemical Sensors; Crystal Growth; Microgravity Research, Thin/Thick Films; Nanocomposites; Pyroelectric, Piezoelectric, Photo-thermal and Photovoltaic Devices; Relaxors and Nonlinear Optical Materials.



Office: 141 V. M. Chambers Bldg.
Labs: 136; 138; 032
Phone: (256) 372-8109
Fax: (256) 372-5622

Recent Publications

  1. Growth and electrical characterization of the lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate (PMN-PT) single crystals for piezoelectric devices, F. Kochary, M. D. Aggarwal, A. K. Batra, R. Hawrami, D. Lianos and A. Burger , Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 19 (2008)1058
  2. Triboluminescent materials for smart optical damage Sensors for space applications, M. D. Aggarwal, B. G. Penn, J. Miller, S. Sadate and A. K. Batra , NASA Technical Memorandum  NASA/TM-2008-215410 (2008) 1-13.
  3. Growth and characteristics of schiff base organic nonlinear optical crystals, T. Gebre, A. K. Batra, K. Bhat, M. D. Aggarwal, B. G. Penn and M. E. Edwards, JOAM 2(2008) 578.
  4. Studies on the Thick-film Organic Vapor Sensors Based on Binary Metal Oxides, A. K. Batra, J. R. Currie, M. D. Aggarwal, R. B. Lal, M. E. Edwards, and A. Vaseashta, JOAM (in press)
  5. Micro- and nanostructured metal oxide chemical sensors for volatile organic compounds, M. A. Alim, B. G. Penn, J. R. Currie, A. K. Batra and M. D. Aggarwal, NASA Technical Memorandum, NASA/TM 215579 (2008) 1-49.
  6. Solution growth and characterization of single crystals on earth and in microgravity , M. D. Aggarwal, J. R. Currie, B. G. Penn, A. K. Batra and R, B, Lal, NASA Technical Memorandum ,NASA-TM-215187 (2007) 1-63.
  7. Impedance Studies of Polycrystalline Tin Oxide. James Currie, Ashok. K. Batra, Mohammad A. Alim, Manmohan D. Aggarwal, and Ravindra B. Lal, J. Mat. Sci: Mat. Electronics, 18 (2007) 433
  8. Polymer-Ceramic composite materials for pyroelectric infrared detectors: an overview, M. D. Aggarwal, J.R. Currie, B.G. Penn, A.K. Batra and R.B. Lal, NASA Technical Memorandum NASA/TM, 2007, 215190 (2007) 1-43.

Research Group and Collaborators

Dr. A. K. Batra; Dr. Padmaja Guggilla; Mr. Jason Stephens; Mr. John Corda; Dr. M. Curley, Ms. K. Bhat Dr. J. R. Currie Jr. (NASA-MSFC), Dr. B. G. Penn (NASA-MSFC); Prof. A. Vaseashta (Marshall Univ.); Prof. S. Kotru (UA)