Advanced Materials

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Advanced Materials

ERDA is working on advance materials to develop nano-dielectric materials for insulation, battery electrodes and electrolytes, contact materials and novel performance enhancing coatings for applications in thermal, hydro and photovoltaic power plants.

Electrical Research and Development Association

Focus Areas of Research

  • Dielectric Materials
    • Cable insulation (XLPE and jacket materials)
    • HV insulation (e.g. CT/PT & bushing)
    • Transformer insulation (e.g. paper and oil)
  • Energy Storage
    • Sodium-ion battery technology
    • Aluminium Batteries
    • Green hydrogen
  • Metallic Materials
    • Switchgear contacts
    • Thermo-electric materials
    • Magnetic materials

Expert Services

  • Root Cause Analysis
    • Failed electrical products e.g. cables, insulators, transformer etc.
    • Power plant components e.g. boiler tubes, motor shafts, transmission line components etc.
  • Material Characterization and Analysis
    • Broadband dielectric spectroscopic analysis
    • X-ray diffractometer (XRD)
    • SEM and EDS
  • Consultancy
    • Polymer (composite) insulators
    • Materials for cable insulations
    • Electrical insulation ageing
    • Battery materials


  • Battery materials development facilities: glove box, vacuum mixer, electrode coater, calendaring machine and coin cell crimping machine
  • Performance analysis of batteries and battery materials: Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) with various cell configurations
  • Material Characterization equipments: Optical Microscopes, SEM, XRD, EDS, and Thermal conductivity instrument
  • Dielectric characterization of insulating materials: Broadband Dielectric Spectroscopy (BDS)
  • Laboratory scale processing facilities: compounder, two-roll mill, sonicators, high temperature furnace, micro-wave furnace, ageing ovens etc.
  • Nano material synthesis: High Energy Ball Mill and well equipped chemical laboratory for molecular self-assembly, sol gel and hydro thermal synthesis.
Corrosion Resistant Nano-Paint

Corrosion resistant paint for Coating for Steel Structures subjected to Industrial and Marine Environment

Important Properties
  • Paint classification after 1000 hours of salt spray test (ASTM B 895): Class – A
  • Higher impedance property implies better corrosion resistant property.
  • High scratch resistance
  • Improved hardness properties
Salient Features:
  • Improved mechanical Properties such as Scratch Hardness, Pull of Adhesion & Impact Hardness
  • Enhanced corrosion Resistance
Field Trials:
  • Successful field trials completed at two costal locations for comparison with conventional paint

Contact Person

Dr. Nitin Shingne

Mobile+91 7350552064

For Enquiries Contact

Ms. Asha Verma

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