Mumbai: Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) Monday celebrated National Technology Day marking 11th anniversary of Pokhran-II nuke test on a low-key.
Speaking on the occasion, Director of Barc Dr S Banerjee said that 11 May was a significant day in the history of India and it represented scientific contribution in hi-technology for country’s development and pride.
He said both 1974 and 1998 nuke tests were conducted on Buddha Purnima day and this year Atomic Energy Commission met in Mumbai on that day (Saturday) at the newly renovated old yacht club in south Mumbai.
BARC also inaugurated an Experimental High Physics Laboratory involving creation of Microwave from flux compressive device at Kalyan in the neighbouring Thane district.
A B Mukherjee of the Reactor Group division presented his award winning technology on compact steam generator for indigenous Light Water Reactor which will be used for strategic purposes.
Madhangopal Krishna of Materials Science Division talked about how a new technology for Light Combat Aircraft was developed using ‘Shape Memory Effect´ and has been already deployed in at least seven aircrafts for military purposes.
Vivek Sanadhya, another winner of Homi Bhabha Technology award of Computer Control Division talked about the real time embedded system and motion controlled system in various important missions like Chandrayan I and LCA.
D K Aswal of Technical Physics and Prototype Engineering Division of BARC elaborated on his development of hybrid nanolectronics.
Aswal said one of the ultimate goals in nanotechnology was to build electronic devices using individal molecules (molecular electronics) which in turn is being proposed to as an alternative to the silicon based microelectronics.