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Department of Pure & Applied Physics

University of Kota, Kota




Department of Pure & Applied Physics

University of Kota


2


Courses

Offered


M.Sc.(Physics
-
Energy)


M.Sc. Tech.(Energy Studies)


M.Phil.

(Physics)



Highlights of
Department of Pure & Applied Physics




M.Sc. Physics Energy Studies


Professional Course: Being run here only in the whole State,
Rajasthan


Excellent

placement

avenues,

Academic

alliance

with

power

sectors/industries/corporations

like

TERI,

RAPP,

KTPS,

DCM,

etc
.



Training

prospects

at

prestigious

organizations,

like,

BARC,

IGCAR,

IPR,

UGC
-
DAE,

CAT,

TIFR,

IIT,

etc
.




Students’ research exposure
-

Summer Training, immediately after I
Year examination


3

4



Highlights……………..



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Course provides a thorough knowledge of Physics along with its applications and
fundamentals involved in Energy area


Course provides the world
-
class Manpower and capabilities for dealing with energy
and power related issues


Course creates/trains students in energy planning, conservation, technologies,
renewable energy systems, and their linkages with environment, economy


Regular classes and Seminar activities


Weekly Seminar by the each student and faculty members on any particular topic of
Physics is mandatory


Regular tests/periodicals in order to have continuity in their studies.


Support and guidance for NET/SLET/GATE/JEST/IIT
-
JAM in a phased approach


Academic visits by the students.


Exposure provided to the students in frontline areas of research.


Students may be future energy Consultants/Managers/ Creators


Faculty Members with their

area of specialization


Name of
Faculty

Qualification

Research Area

Prof. N. K.
Jaiman

M.Sc., Ph. D.

Nonlinear

wave
-
wave

and

wave
-
particle

interactions,

parametric

instabilities,

charge

particle

acceleration,

Plasma

filled

coherent

radiation

sources,

thermonuclear

and

inertial

confinement

fusion,

dusty

plasmas,

interaction

of

short

pulse

laser

with

plasmas
.

Dr.
Saurabh

Dalela

M.Sc. Ph.D.

Electronic

structure

using

X
-
ray

Spectroscopy,

X
-
ray

Photoelectron

Spectroscopy
,

Structural,

Optical

and

magnetic

properties,

High

Tc

Superconductors

and

Spintronics

Materials,

Substitution

of

TM

and

Rare
-
earth

cations
,
.

Dr. N. L.
Heda

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Charge

and

Magnetic

Compton

scattering

measurements

using

137
Cs,

241
Am

and

Synchrotron

radiations,

Ab
-
initio

computations

using

LCAO,

Pseudopotential

schemes,

FP
-
LAPW

and

SPR
-
KKR

approach

5

6

Dr.
Ghanshyam

Sharma

M.Sc., Ph. D.

Electronic, structural and optical properties of doped and
undoped

binary semiconductors using experimental and
ab
-
initio

techniques,
synthesis and characterization of Zn,
Cd

and
Pb

based
nanowires

for potential applications

Dr.
Namrata

Sengar

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Renewable

and

sustainable

energy

specifically

solar

thermal,

solar

buildings,

photovoltaics
,

hybrid

systems,

energy

efficiency

and

management,

heat

losses

through

the

collectors,

composite

layers,

development

of

technology

for

mini

appliances,

material

development

Prof. K. P.
Maheshwari

(
Retd
.)

M.Sc., Ph.D.

Intense

relativistic

plasma

microwave

electronics,

free

electron

lasers,

theoretical

studies

of

ultra
-
short,

ultra
-
intense,

laser
-
plasma

interaction,

high
-
harmonic

generation,

atto
-
second

pulse

generation,

wake
-
field

acceleration

of

charged

particles,

self
-
focusing

of

laser

beams
.

Sh. B. L.
Sutar

(
Retd
. PG College
Principal)

M.Sc.

Advance

experimental

methods

in

Microwave

Electronics,

Optical

Communication,

LASER

&

Spectroscopy,

Electronics

Device

and

Circuits


Faculty Members with their

area of
specialization

cont……


Name of Faculty

Qualification

Research Area



Faculty Achievements



Prof. N. K.
Jaiman


International Visits:


London (U.K.); Imperial College London, London, November 11
-
13, 2004.


Brussels (Belgium); University De
Bruxells
, Brussels, November 4
-
10,2004.


Garching

(Germany); Max Plank’s Institute for Plasma Physics,
Garching
, October 31
-

November 2, 2004.


Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia; Malaya University, Kuala Lumpur, August 9
-
11, 2002.


Singapore; National Institute of Education, Singapore, August 1
-
8,2002.


Adelaide (Australia); Flinders University, Adelaide (South Australia),July 22
-
31, 2002.


Upsala

(Sweden); Swedish Institute for Space Physics,
Upsala
, July 4
-
7, 1998.

Dr.
Saurabh

Dalela


Visiting Scientist at
Ellettra

Synchrotron Trieste, Italy in Dec 2009 and December 2011.


Visiting Professor at Department of Physics, Royal University of Phnom Penh,
Combodia

Dr. N.L.
Heda





Visiting Scientist at
Super Photon ring of 8
GeV

(SPring
-
8),
Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute

(JASRI),

Hyogo (Japan)
in February 2009


6
th

International Conference entitled
“Inelastic X
-
ray Scattering (IXS
-
2007)”
at
Awaji

(JAPAN)
in May 2007.


International Summer School entitled

Ab
-
initio Modeling in Solid State Chemistry”

at Department of Chemistry,
University of Torino, Torino

(ITALY)
in September 2006.





Dr.
Ghanshyam


Sharma


Participated in the “KKR Hands
-
On Course 2010” held at STFC
Daresbury

Laboratory,
Daresbury
, UK during
October 4
-
6, 2010

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Publications
of
Faculty Members

137


Papers in Refereed Journals

03


Indian

134


International

8

61


Papers in
Conferences/Symposia/Seminar

Name of Journal

Impact factor (2011)

Physical Review B

3.691

Computer Physics Communications

3.268

Journal of Alloys and Compounds

2.29

Renewable Energy

2.97

Computational Material Science

1.574

Physica

Status
Solidi

B

1.316

Philosophical Magazine

1.510

Physica

B

1.063

Electronic Materials Letter

1.819

Physica

Scripta

1.204

Intermetallics

1.649

Physica

E

1.532

Physica

C

0.737

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Some Important
Publications

Name of Journal

Impact factor (2011)

Physics of Plasmas

2.147

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

2.185

Phys. Rev. A

2.878

J. Phys. Chem. Solids

1.417

J. Appl. Phys.

2.168

Physics Plasma Reports

0.655

Physics Letter A

1.632

Eur.Phys

J.D

1.476

Radio physics and Quantum Electronics

0.715

Appl. Phys.
Lett
.

3.844

J. Phys.:
Condens
. Matter

2.546

Rad. Phys. Chem.

1.227

NIM
-
B

1.072

1
0

Some Important
Publications

11

Research Groups


Research is a major activity in the Department and
the main areas are:


Energy Studies



Plasma Physics


Material Science

Thrust Areas of Research



Research

is

a

significant

activity

and

thrust

areas

are

as

under
:



Laser
-
plasma

interaction,

plasma

filled

high

power

coherent

radiation

sources,

free

electron

laser

(FEL),

short

pulse

laser,

parametric

instabilities

and

dusty

plasmas
.



Intense

relativistic

plasma,

microwave

electronics,

free

electron

lasers,

theoretical

studies

of

ultrashort
,

ultra
-
intense,

laser
-
plasma

interaction,

high
-
harmonic

generation,

attosecond

pulse

generation,

wake
-
field

acceleration

of

charged

particles,

self
-
focusing

of

laser

beams
.



Structural,

Optical

and

magnetic

properties

of

High

temperature

Superconductors

and

spintronics

material,

X
-
ray

absorption

spectroscopy

(XANES

&

EXAFS),

X
-
ray

photoelectron

spectroscopy

using

synchrotron

radiation
.


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Research

is

a

significant

activity

and

thrust

areas

are

as

under
:



Compton

scattering

measurements

using

gamma
-
rays

and

synchrotron

radiations,

ab
-
initio

calculation

using

linear

combination

of

atomic

orbitals
,

full

potential

linearized

augmented

plane

wave

and

spin

polarized

relativistic

Korringa
-
Khon
-
Rostoker

approaches,

etc
.



Electronic,

structural

and

optical

properties

of

doped

and

undoped

binary

semiconductors

using

experimental

and

ab
-
initio

techniques,

synthesis

and

characterization

of

Zn,

Cd

and

Pb

based

nanowires

for

potential

applications
.



Renewable

and

sustainable

energy

specifically

solar

thermal,

solar

buildings,

photovoltaics
,

hybrid

systems,

energy

efficiency

and

management,

heat

losses

through

the

collectors,

composite

layers,

development

of

technology

for

mini

appliances,

material

development
.





13


Thrust Areas of Research

Cont
…….


Research Projects

Name of PI/Co
-
PI


Title of the Project

Funding
Agency

Quantum of
External
Support (
Lacs
)

Prof. K. P.
Maheshwari

(PI)

Prof. N.K.
Jaiman

(Co
-
PI)

Analytical

and

numerical

study

of

non
-
linear

laser

particle

interaction

at

relativistic

intensities

with

a

boundary

of

a

plane

over

dense

layer

and

generation

of

higher

laser

harmonics

DST,

India

20.00

Prof. N.K.
Jaiman

(PI)

Prof. K. P.
Maheshwari

(Co
-
PI)


Relativistic

harmonics

as

a

result

of

non
-
linear

interaction

of

laser

with

solids

DST, Rajasthan

(Submitted)

40.00

Dr.
Ghanshyam

Sharma

Study

of

Electronic,

optical

and

structural

properties

of

Lead

chalcogenides

CSIR, India

18.67

Dr.
Ghanshyam

Sharma


Electronic,

and

optical

properties

of

Zn
3
X
2

compounds

for

solar

cell

applications

DST, India
(Submitted)

30.18

Dr.
Saurabh

Dalela


Electronic,

optical

and

structural

properties

of

TM

and

Rare

earth

ion

doped

CeO
2

DST, India
(Submitted)

29.24

Dr.
Namrata

Sengar


Study

of

Potential

polymeric

/

composite

materials

for

dovelopment

of

Solar

lunch

maker

DST, Rajasthan

(Submitted)

15.00

Dr. N. L.
Heda

Electronic

structure

of

some

technologically

important

materials

(o
n
-
going
)


CSIR, India

12.66

Dr. N. L.
Heda


Charge

and

magnetic

Compton

profiles

of

some

alloys

and

compounds

(completed)

DRDO, India

29.24

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Academic Resource Persons


Dr.
Ajoy

Ghatak
, Former Professor of Physics, IIT,
Delhi (A Renowned Quantum
Physist
).


Dr.
Som

Krishan
, Professor of Physics, IISC,
Bangalore.


Dr. V. K.
Tripathi
, Professor of Physics, IIT, Delhi


Dr. R. P. Sharma, Professor at CES, IIT, Delhi


Dr. V. K. Jain, Professor & Head, School of
Environmental Sciences, JNU, Delhi


Dr. R. Gupta, IIA, Bangalore




Conference/Seminar/Workshop
Organized




Energy Meet
2010


The

Department

of

Pure

&

Applied

Physics

has

organized

a

Seminar

on

Energy

Meet

on

24

February

2010
:

The

highlights

of

the

seminar

are
:


Padma

Vibhushan

Dr
.

Anil

Kakodkar

was

the

chief

guest

and

keynote

speaker
.


Various

energy

professionals

like

Er
.

C
.

P
.

Jhamb
,

Er
.

T
.

K
.

Bardia
,

Dr
.

P
.

M
.

Bhardwaj
,

Dr
.

P
.

L
.

Agarwal

,

and

many

other

dignitaries

expressed

their

views

on

energy

senario

and

technology
.


100

and

more

participants

and

students

of

the

department

have

attended

the

seminar
.

Workshop on
Quantum
Mechanics


Department

has

also

organized

“National

Workshop

on

Quantum

Mechanics
-
2012


on

27
-
30

January

2012
.


Prof
.

Ajoy

Ghatak
,

IIT

Delhi,

Prof
.

K
.

Thyagrajan
,

IIT

Delhi,

Prof
.

J
.

K
.

Sharma,

JNV

University

Jodhpur

and

many

other

renowned

physicists

delivered

special

lectures

on

the

fundamentals

of

Quantum

Mechanics
.



The

faculty

members

and

students

of

the

Department

benefited

from

interactions

with

the

resource

persons
.

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