Mumbai Centre of the Consortium for Scientific Research (CSR) is located
inside the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) at Trombay. The Mumbai Centre
facilitates the utilization of large scale research facilities available at
BARC by scientists and students from universities and various academic
institutions across the country. In particular, university scientists and
students are provided access to the National Facility for Neutron Beam
Research (NFNBR) at Dhruva reactor. This is done through the Collaborative
Research Scheme (CRS) program of the Centre.
scientists of the Centre, in collaboration with various university groups,
have developed and installed a neutron beamline at
the Dhruva reactor. A powder diffractometer has been installed (PD-3) on this beamline along with a unique sample environment for
carrying out neutron diffraction experiments at low-temperatures and high
magnetic fields. This diffractometer is mainly used for characterization of
novel magnetic materials.
in-house facilities that are complementary techniques for neutron experiments, have been procured or developed at Mumbai
Centre (see the In-house facilities webpage for details) and are available
Centre is actively involved in research in the areas of magnetism and
dielectric spectroscopy. Some work is also being carried out using Dynamic
Light Scattering technique.