Journal of Scientometric Research, 2020, 9, 2, 200-203.
Published: September 2020
Kunal Sinha*, Chandrahash Patel
Centre for Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy, School of Social Sciences, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, INDIA.
The chemical solutions are backbone of industrial formulation as this helps in manufacturing of various industrial products. Each formulation goes through the structural changes which requires precise instruments to capture the structural characteristics. Understanding these structural changes are also active area of research. Survismeter was designed in an academic setting in India to understand structural characteristics of chemical solutions. The instrument was further modified and was successfully transferred to a firm. It was demonstrated that the instrument not only has relevance for chemical sciences but has functional relevance in different domains especially pharmaceuticals, nanomaterials, functional materials formulations and biophysics. The study examines the research impact of the instrument ‘Survismeter’. This paper seeks to analyze the use, development and publications indexed in the database of Scopus to understand the impact of this instrument. Furthermore, there is also focus on the patents granted to this instrument and its commercial transfer.