Shimla: A physicist with the faculty of Himachal Pradesh University has been picked for a prestigious project to carry out research on next generation memory devices in computer applications.
Dr NS Negi, from the department of physics would be doing his research on ferroelectric-ferrite multilayer thin films for next generation memory devices,â€ said a university spokesman.
The central governments department of science and technology has sanctioned Rs 40 lakhs for the research project, he said.
Multi-ferroics are a very promising materials for other multifunctional devices and biological applications. Studies on these materials are being done in universities and institutes globally,â€ said Negi.
Nano-electromechanical Systems (NEMS) and Nano-structured materials will be technological drivers of the future, especially for infrared detectors and piezoelectric sensor applicationsâ€ he added.
Negi had placed his research project for funding before the department in April, it was technically accepted in July.