The Centre is involved in the synthesis of carbon nanotubes by chemical vapour deposition. The lab has an indigenous experimental setup with tubular furnaces to carry out the synthesis. The synthesized multi-walled carbon nanotubes are in the 100-250 nm range. The carbon nanotubes are to be incorporated in silicon wafers containing a p-n junction to improve their photovoltaic efficiency. Investigations on the improvement in photovoltaic efficiency by incorporating a nano-matrix of conducting polymer on the semi-conductor surface is also proposed to be carried out in the next few months.