Metallurgy Engg. & Materials Sci.
Hexagonal close packed (HCP) metals (e.g., Mg and its alloys) are considered as replacement of currently used structural metals and alloys (e.g., steels and Al alloys) because of their interesting combination of the physical and mechanical properties. However, their extensive applicability is limited by their yield asymmetry, poor formability, which intimately connected to their fundamental deformation mechanisms. Owing to the lack of five independent slip systems needed for homogeneous deformation, the plastic flow in these materials is controlled by highly heterogeneous deformation twinning (DT). Despite several investigations, the DT mechanism and their role on plastic deformation still seem to be far from incomplete.
Astronomy, Astrophysics & Space Engg.
Computational Cosmology and Statistical Inference research group at IIT Indore is involved in developing state-of-the-art numerical simulations and analytical estimates to shed light on a new way of observing and constraining the Cosmic Dawn and Epoch of Reionization. If a region of ionized hydrogen of size > 1000 Mpc^3 is detected through future SKA (Square Kilometre Array) 21-cm surveys, follow up photometric and spectroscopic observations at infrared wavelengths with WFIRST and JWST will be able to constrain the contribution of the galaxies residing inside that region in its ionization. It will help us to constrain or rule out the different source models of reionization.