(PhD – Mysore)
Principal Research Scientist
Solid State and Structural Chemistry Unit
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore – 560012, India
Tel:  +91 (0) 80 22933303 (Office: Direct)
Lab: +91(0) 80 22932952

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Synthesis, characterization, study of properties and applications of various nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes, inorganic fullerenes/nanotubes and nanowires.

Representative Publications

  1. A. Ghosh, K. S. Subrahmanyam, K.S. Krishna, S. Datta, A. Govindaraj, S. K. Pati, C. N. R. Rao, “Uptake of H2 and CO2 by graphene”, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2008, 112, 15704-15707.
  2. A. Pal, B. S. Chhikara, A. Govindaraj, S. Bhattacharya, C. N. R. Rao, “Synthesis and properties of novel nanocomposites made of single-walled carbon nanotubes and low molecular mass organogels and their thermo-responsive behavior triggered by near IR radiation”. J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 2593-2600.
  3. K. S. Subrahmanyam, S. R. C. Vivekchand, A. Govindaraj, C. N. R. Rao, “A study of graphenes prepared by different methods: characterization, properties and solubilisation”, J. Mater. Chem., 2008, 18, 1517-1523.
  4. S. R. C. Vivekchand, C. S. Rout, K. S. Subrahmanyam, A. Govindaraj, C. N. R. Rao, “Graphene-based electrochemical supercapacitors”, J. Chem. Sci., 2008, 120,  9-13.
  5. M. Maaza, T. Mhlungu, M. O. Ndwandwe, N. Cingo, A. C. Beye, A. Govindaraj, C. N. R. Rao,”On the possible optical resonance in carbon nanotubes based cavities” Int.
    J. Nanotechnol.,2007, 4, 638-650.
  6. L. S. Panchalkarla, A. Govindaraj, C. N. R. Rao, “Nitrogen- and boron-doped double-walled carbon nanotubes, ACS Nano, 2007, 1, 494-500.
  7. K. P. Rao, A. Govindaraj, C. N. R. Rao, “A manganese sulfite with extended metal-oxygen-metal bonds exhibiting hydrogen uptake”, J. Solid State Chem.,2007, 180, 3571-3575.
  8. A. Das, A. K. Sood, A. Govindaraj, A. M. Saitta, M. Lazzeri, F. Mauri, C. N. R. Rao, “Doping in carbon nanotubes probed by Raman and transport measurements” Phys. Rev. Lett., 2007, 99, 136803.
  9. C. S. Rout, M. Hegde, A. Govindaraj, C. N. R. Rao,”Ammonia sensors based on metal oxide nanostructures” Nanotechnology, 2007, 18 (20), 205504.
  10. A. Govindaraj, S. R. C. Vivekchand, C. N. R. Rao,”Novel vapor phase reactions for the synthesis and modification of carbon nanotubes and inorganic nanowires, : J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol., 2007, 7, .Sp. Iss. SI,   1695-1702.
  11. L. S. Panchakarla, A. Govindaraj, “Carbon nanostructures and graphite-coated metal nanostructures obtained by pyrolysis of ruthenocene and ruthenocene-ferrocene mixtures, Bull. Mat. Sci., 2007, 23-29.
  12. S. Pal, S. R. C. Vivekchand, A. Govindaraj, C. N. R. Rao,  “Functionalization and solubilization of BN nanotubes by interaction with Lewis bases”, J. Mater. Chem., 2007, 17, 450-452.