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IIT Jodhpur develops transistors with biodegradable gelatin as electrical insulator

New Delhi :
Indian Institute of Technology, Jodhpur (IITJodhpur) has developed transistors with biodegradable gelatin that can be used as a real-time breath analyser, which may be utilized as breath analyser. The changes in the property of transmitting electric force by exposure to moisture will enable the device to measure respiratory rate. A breakthrough in ‘Green Electronics’, the transistor can be a vital low-cost monitor for essential health parameters of an individual.

Used the natural protein gelatin –

IIT’s Flexible Large Area Microelectronics (FLAME) research group, headed by Professor Shree Prakash Tiwari, has used the natural protein gelatin, with a unique amino acid profile, for the fabrication of high-performance organic field-effect transistors.

Capable of monitoring health indicators in real time –

“The transistor devices, along with the circuit applications, were capable of monitoring health indicators in real time and could be used as breath rate analyser, which was still an evolving area”, said Research scholar Vivek Raghuwanshi, a member of the FLAME group.

Development of organic semiconductors –

The FLAME group, comprising researchers mostly from IIT-Jodhpur’s Electrical Engineering Department, has also worked for the development o f organic semiconductors on unconventional substrates, such as paper. “The transistors on paper showed a remarkable stability in ambient mode for more than six months,” Mr. Raghuwanshi said.

Can be used as prototypes of human health –

“The gelatin transistors reacted quickly with rapid response and recovery time under the humidity exposure test and acted as an effective sensor, on the basis of which they can be used as prototypes of human health and breath analysers. The full-fledged equipment could be manufactured through further research and development.

considered extremely important for environment-friendly –

Prof. Tiwari said the FLAME group’s work would make a huge impact on the Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled green electronics, considered extremely important for environment-friendly manufacturing technologies for the future. Other members of the group involved in the research on biodegradable devices include Pulkit Saxena, Sachin Rahi, Ajay Kumar Mahato and Ishan Varun.

Organic and flexible electronics for several years –

The FLAME group has been working in the field of green technologies for organic and flexible electronics for several years. The work has been published recently in the American Chemical Society’s Applied Electronic Materials journal.

IIM Banglore’s PGPEM course ranks in the Top 100 in Global List

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New Delhi :
Indian Institute of Management, Banglore’s (IIM Banglore) Post Graduation Program in Enterprise Management (PGPEM) course has been ranked in the Top 100 in the Financial Times (FT) EMBA 2020 ranking. India will soon be becoming Vishwaguru again as the great works being done by such institutions.

MBA programme designed for working mid-level –
Participating for the first time in this ranking, the programme has taken the second position in India, the IIM-B said in a press release. The PGPEM at IIM-B is a weekend MBA programme designed for working mid-level and senior executives with a minimum of four years of work experience after graduation, the release said. The programme aims to prepare the participants to manage greater responsibilities as business leaders, it said.

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