Laboratories

Thin films Research Laboratory

Equipments

  • Box coater (BC 300) with Electron beam gun facility
  • DC Magnetron Sputtering Unit (Hind Hivac 12”MSPT)
  • Glove Box (MBraun Lab Master)
  • UV-Vis Spectrophotometer (Schimadzu UV-160A)
  • Hall effect setup
  • Four probe Setup
  • Photo conductivity setup
  • Particle size analyzer (Nanophox)
  • Electrochemical Work station (Micro Autolab with FRA 2)
  • Thermo gravimetry analyzer with Differential thermal analyzer (Exstar 6000)
  • Electronic Balance (Shimadzu)
  • Microwave furnace
  • Atmospheric furnace
  • Vacuum furnace

Capabilities

  • Thin film deposition of semiconductors, metals and metal oxides
  • Thermal analysis and compound formation kinetics determination through TG/DTA analyzer
  • Optical properties investigation through UV spectrophotometer
  • Determination of Electrical properties through Four probe and Hall effect measurements
  • Assembly and testing of Li ion bulk and micro batteries using Argon filled Glove Box
  • Determination of Particle size using particle size analyzer upto 1 nm
  • Testing of electrochemical properties of the materials, Battery performance , efficiency of super capacitor and fuel cells through Electrochemical workstation
  • Determination of corrosion behavior of materials through Electrochemical workstation Work done
  • Development of novel electrode and electrolyte materials for Li ion Batteries
  • Synthesis and fabrication of high density targets of LiCoO2, LiMn2O4, LiMn0.2Co0.8O2 and Li3PO4 for Micro battery development through RF sputtering
  • Assembly and testing of Button type Li ion batteries
  • Development and characterization of CdTe based Photovoltaic materials
  • Development of materials for Electrochromic applications
  • Design and development of materials for gas sensors
  • Development of materials and coatings for high frequency electromagnetic applications

Work ongoing

  • Design and development of all solid state thin film micro batteries

Smart Materials Research Laboratory

Software

  • NI- Labview , 6025E series 16 Port DAQ card
  • Materials Studio, MatLab, MathCAD, Ansys, Gaussian-03W

Equipments

  • Tubular, Box type Furnaces, Electro Magnets
  • Acoustic Attenuation Setup, DSO
  • Ball Milling and Rolling Machines
  • Scanning Tunneling and Optical Microscopes
  • Capabilities
  • Acoustic impedance studies for knovel materials
  • Virtual Instrument Development using Lab view
  • Electronic Structure Analysis of CNT and Clusters

Work done

  • Energy Absorption studies of Smart Materials
  • MRF with NMG studies for Vibration Damping applications
  • Smart Composites and Nano scale Smart Materials preparation
  • Field induced correlation effects of SQD.
  • CNTs for sensor application

Work ongoing

  • Smart Composites Development
  • Theoretical and Experiment view on the energy absorption of Smart Materials
  • Nano scaled Smart Materials Preparation

Nano Materials Research Laboratory

Software

  • Material studio (MS) software
  • MathLab, MathCAD
  • FORTRAN

Equipments

  • Cluster computing
  • Experimental Photo acoustic setup

Capabilities

  • Writing FORTRAN/C program for physics problems
  • Molecular construction of Nano structures
  • Simulation studies to explore various properties of novel materials

Work done

  • Unique Electrical properties of Carbon nanotubes (CNTs)
  • Hydrogen storage in CNTs and other Nanosturctures
  • CNTs for sensor application
  • Effect of chirality on the properties of Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes(SWCNTs)
  • Field emission in CNTs

Work ongoing

  • Investigations on the electrical and electrochemical properties of Coiled Carbon Nanotubes (CCNTs) for technical applications such as Hydrogen storage and Sensors etc.,

Materials Science Laboratory

Equipments

  • LCR bridge
  • Magnetic Hysteresis Apparatus
  • Ultrasonic Interferometer
  • Dielectric constant Kit
  • Specific heat Apparatus
  • Hall probe Apparatus
  • Digital Gauss meter
  • Rockwell Hardness tester
  • Hydraulic press pelletizer
  • Substrate heater
  • Conductivity Bridge
  • DC Conductivity Apparatus
  • Muffle furnace
  • Planks constant Apparatus
  • Band gap Apparatus
  • Four probe Apparatus
  • Digital Animo meter
  • Strain Gauge -Cantilever type
  • Lux Meter
  • Sun meter
  • Magnetic Stirrer
  • Digital Temperature Controller
  • Constant Temperature Bath
  • Dual trace CRO
  • Ultrasonic flaw detector
  • Function generators
  • Vacuum Desiccators
  • Metallurgical Microscope

Capabilities

  • Determination / measurement of:
  • Dielectric constant
  • Specific heat Constant
  • Band gap
  • Conductivity
  • Planks constant
  • Proximate analysis
  • Efficacy
  • Resistivity
  • Semiconductor Properties
  • Hysteresis losses
  • Magnetic induction
  • Wiind velocity
  • Light intensity
  • Solar radiation
  • Ultrasonic velocity
  • LCR values

Engineering Physics Laboratory

Equipments

  • Spectrometer
  • Travelling Microscope
  • Meter bridge
  • Potentiometer
  • Newton’s Rings apparatus
  • Airwedge kit
  • Poiseulle’s flow Apparatus
  • He-Ne Laser
  • Fibre Optics Trainer
  • Holography Kit
  • Digital IC trainer
  • Manometer
  • Electronic Balances
  • Sono Meter

Capabilities

  • Determination / measurement of
  • Electrical Resistance and thermal conductivity of metals
  • Refractive indices of solids and liquids
  • Resolving power of lenses and grating
  • Wavelength of light sources
  • Radii of curvature of lenses
  • Thickness of thin wires/sheets in the order of micrometers
  • Viscosity of liquids
  • Particle size analysis
  • Wavelength of Laser
  • Numerical aperture & acceptance angle
  • Fibre optic losses
  • Pressure and humidity
  • Frequency of forks
  • AC frequency
  • Mass of the objects using sonometer
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