Dr K M Jadhav, a professor at the Physics Department of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, and his team have received a patent for a chemical compound, from an Australian agency.
Dr Jadhav, P P Bardapurkar, Nilesh Barde and Dr D P Thakur discovered 'Lead-Barium Titanium' based compound. It is basically a ferroelectric compound, which helps in increasing the capacity of transformers, memory of computers and capacitors.
Dr Jadhav said, "We had submitted our research papers titled 'A compound having a chemical formula AxByCzDuEvF3, a composite made therefrom and a method of making the same,' for a patent in November 2012 to IP Australia."
"The basic objective for seeking a patent was that no other person should claim it," he said, adding that the intellectual property right agency granted them a patent in December, 2012.
IP Australia is an Australian Government agency that administers intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trade marks and designs. By granting IP rights, it encourages the disclosure of inventions and the transfer of knowledge and technology. Dr Jadhav said they had also submitted the same discovery to the controller general of patents designs and trademarks of the Intellectual Property Rights of India and were awaiting his response.
Description of Method
Preparation of Lead-Barium Titanium based compound basically a ferroelectric compound as a product of this application along with the method of its preparation. The product compound exhibits a dielectric constant in the range of 184 to 3022 with a dielectric loss of less than 0.19 in the frequency more than 10Khz. The method of preparation of this compound include a grinding, heating in a fixed sequential manner in a speculated period of time.