Department of Physics

The Department of Physics was established in the year 2003. The Department is facilitated with different Research thrust areas such as, Nano Materials, Solar Energy DSSC, Thin Films, Crystal Growth, Batteries. During the last 16 years remarkable achievements has been made by the Department of Physics in the field of research and academics.

Programmes
  1. Under Graduate Programme
    • B.Sc. Physics
  2. Post Graduate Programme
    • M.Sc. Physics
  3. Research Programme
    • Ph.D in Physics
Curriculum and Syllabus
Name Qualification Designation Email ID
Dr.V.Senthil Kumar M.Sc., B.Ed., Ph.D. Professor senthilkumar.v@kahedu.edu.in
Dr.B.Janarthanan M.Sc., PGDCPA, Ph.D. Associate Professor janarthanan.b@kahedu.edu.in
Dr.K.Mohan Rangam Kadiresan M. Sc., M. Phil., Ph.D Associate Professor mohanrangamkadiresan.k@kahedu.edu.in
S.Sharmila M.Sc., M.Phil., Assistant Professor sharmila.s@kahedu.edu.in
A.Sahana Fathima M.Sc., M.Phil., Assistant Professor sahanafathima.a@kahedu.edu.in
Ambili Vipin M.Sc., M.Phil. Assistant Professor ambilivipin@kahedu.edu.in
N.Geetha M. Sc., Assistant Professor geetha.n@kahedu.edu.in
Dr.E.Sivasenthil M.Sc., M. Phil., M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D. Assistant Professor sivasenthil.e@kahedu.edu.in
Dr.A.Saranya M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. Assistant Professor saranya.a@kahedu.edu.in
A.Nagamani Prabhu M.Sc., (Ph.D). Assistant Professor nagamaniprabhu.a@kahedu.edu.in
Dr.S.EsakkiMuthu M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D Assistant Professor esakkimuthu.s@kahedu.edu.in
Dr.S.Karuppusamy M.Sc., Ph.D Assistant Professor karuppusamy.s@kahedu.edu.in

Department Infrastructure

  1. Staff room -4
  2. Class room-5

List of Laboratories

  1. UG laboratory-2
  2. PG laboratory-2
  3. Research Laboratory-1

List of Equipments

  1. Thin Film Vacuum unit
  2. FTIR, UV
  3. Solar Radiation Monitor
  4. Electric Oven
  5. Sunshine Monitor
  6. Auto Clave
  7. Vacuum Furnace
  8. Four Probe Instruments
  9. Telescope
  10. Ball Milling

Library

  • Department library: 105 Books

Paper publications by the Faculty Members

Best Five Papers Faculty wise:

Dr. E. Sivasenthil
1.Sivasenthil Elangeeran, Surendran. S, Senthil Kumar. V, 2019, A Study on Prepared Copper Zinc Ferrites Nano Powder by Sol-gel Technique, International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, Vol 7, Issue No 5S3,
2.E. Sivasenthil, N. Pradep, B. Janarthanan, S. Sharmila, 2019, Review of Anode Materials for Lithium Ion Batteries, Journal of Physics Conference Series, Vol No 1362, 1–16.
3.Sivasenthil, E, Mohan Rangam Kadiresanand, Ananda Kumar. D, 2018, Effect of Different Cobalt Concentration on Properties of Electrodeposited Fe-Ni-Co Thin Films, International Journal of Advanced Research in Science and Engineering, Vol No.7 Issue No.8: 40-49. August 2018
4.Sivasenthil, E and Senthil Kumar. V, 2016, Structural Properties of Tin Oxide Thin Films Prepared By Sol-Gel Technique, International Journal of Applied Research, 2(8):168-171.
5.Sivasenthil. E and Senthil Kumar. V, 2016, Electrical Characterization of Tin Oxide Thin Films Prepared by Dip Coating Technique, International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, Vol.5, Issue 8:14651-14655.
Dr. B. Janarthanan
1.Janarthanan. B, Saravanan. K, 2019, Thermal Stability of Double Exposed Box Type Solar Cooker, International Journal of research & Analytical Reviews. Vol No 6,
2.Shanmugan. S. Palani. S and Janarthanan. B, 2018, Productivity Enhancement of Solar Still by PCM and Nanoparticles Miscellaneous Basin Absorbing Materials. Desalination 433:186-198.
3.Thirunavukkarasu. C, NagamaniPrabu. A, Janarthanan. B, Sharmila. S and Chandrasekaran. J, 2017, Effect of Concentration of Al on Micro Structural, Morphological and Optical Properties of ZnO Nanorods, Journal of Advance Research in Dynamical & Control Systems Special Issue 13: 75-82.
4.Shaji, K.K. Sharmila. S, George Sushama, Janarthanan. B and Chandrasekaran. J, 2018, Effect of Molybdenum on Li2Mn4O9 for Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries, Ionics DOI: 10.1007/s11581-018-2545-z.
5.NagamaniPrabu. A, Janarthanan. B and Manikandan. G, 2016, Single Axis Solar Tracker for Parabolic Trough Cylindrical Concentrator, International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology 5(9): 15953-15962.
Dr. Mohan Rangam Kadiresan
1.Mohan Rangam Kadiresan, 2020, Effect of Annealing and Properties of Electrodeposited Fe-Ni-Co Thin Films, International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation (IJRSI). Vol No. 7 Issue No II, 66 – 69.
2.Mohan Rangam Kadiresan, Sivasenthil. E and Ananda Kumar. D, 2018, Effect of Different Cobalt Concentration on Properties of Electrodeposited Fe-Ni-Co Thin Films, International Journal of Advanced Research in Science and Engineering, Vol No.7 Issue No.8: 40-49.
3.Mohan Rangam Kadiresan and Senthil Kumar. V, 2016, Effect of Different Ferrous Concentration on Structural and Mechanical Properties of Electrodeposited Fenico Thin Films, 2016, International Journal of Advanced Technology in Engineering and Science Vol. No.4 Issue No. 09: 549 – 555.
4.Mohan Rangam Kadiresan and Senthil Kumar. V, 2016, Effect of Different Current Density on Structural and Mechanical Properties Of Fe-Ni-Co Alloy Thin Films, International Journal of Advance Research in Science and Engineering Vol. No.5 Issue No.12: 1-8
5.Mohan Rangam Kadiresan. K and Senthil Kumar. V, 2016, Synthesis and Characterization of Fe-Ni-Co Magnetic Thin Films at Different Bath Temperature, International Journal of Advance Research in Science and Engineering Vol. No.5 Issue No.07, 285 -292.
Dr. S. Sharmila
1.Shaji. K.K, Sharmila. S, George Sushama, Janarthanan. B and Chandrasekaran. J, 2018, Effect of Molybdenum on Li2Mn4O9 for Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries. Ionics, doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11581-018-2545-z.
2.Shaji, K.K. Janarthanan, B. Sharmila S. and Chandrasekaran, J. 2017. Structural, Morphological, Electrical and Electrochemical Properties of Gadolinium Doped Li2Mn4O9 for Li-ion Battery Applications. J. Adv. Resea. Dyn. And Cont. Sys. 5: 106-112.
3.Sharmila. S, Janarthanan. B and Chandrasekaran. J, 2016, Synthesis and Characterization of Co-Doped Lithium Manganese Oxide as a Cathode Material for Rechargeable Li-ion battery. Ionics 22(9): 1567-1574.
4.Nithya. V. D, Sharmil. S, KumaranVediappan, Chang Woo Lee, Leonid Vasylechko and KalaiSelvan. R, 2014, Electrical and Electrochemical Properties Of Molten-Salt-Synthesized 0.05 molZr- and Si-doped Li4Ti5O12 Microcrystals. J. App. Electrochem.44(5): 647–654.
5.Sharmila. S, Senthilkumar. B, Nithya. V. D, Kumaran Vediappan, Chang Woo Lee and KalaiSelvan. R, 2013, Electrical and Electrochemical Properties of Molten Salt-Synthesized Li4Ti5-xSnxO12 (x=0.0, 0.05 and 0.1) as Anodes for Li-ion batteries. J. Phy. Chem. Solid. 74(11): 1515-1521.
Dr. S. EsakkiMuthu
1.Arumugam. S, Sivaprakash. P, EsakkiMuthu. S, Raj Kumar. D.M, Manivel Raja. M, Manikandan. K and Kannan. M, 2018, Enhanced Magnetocaloric Effect and Magnetic Properties in Ni47Mn40-xFexIn13 (x =1, 2) Heusler Alloy, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 465: 566-568.
2.Arumugam. S, Devarajan. U, EsakkiMuthu. S, Sanjay Singh, Thiyagarajan. R, Manivel Raja. M, Rama Rao N.V and Alok Banerjee, 2017, Structural, Transport, Magnetic, Magnetocaloric Properties and Critical Analysis of Ni-Co-Mn-GaHeusler alloys, J. Magn. Magn. Mater, 442: 460-467.
3.EsakkiMuthu. S, Daniel Braithwaite, Bernard Salce, Ai Nakamura, Masato Hedo, Takao Nakama and YoshichikaŌnuki, 2016, Calorimetry Study of the Phase Diagrams of EuNi2Ge2 and Eu2Ni3Ge5 under Pressure, J.Phys.Soc.Jap. 85: 094603-1-5.
4.EsakkiMuthu. S, Ramarao. N.V, Thiyagarajan. R, Devarajan. U, Manivelraj. M and Arumugam. S, 2014, Influence of Chemical Substitution, Magnetic Field and Hydrostatic Pressure on Martensite and Intermartensite Transition in bulk Ni49-xCuxMn38Sn13 (0.5≤ x ≤ 2) Heusler alloy, Appl.Phys.Lett. 104: 092404-1-4.
5.EsakkiMuthu. S, Sanjay Singh, Thiyagarajan. R, KalaiSelvan. G, RamaRao. N.V, Manivel Raja. M and Arumugam. S, 2013, Influence of Si substitution on the Structural, Magnetic, Exchange Bias and Negative Magneto resistance in the Ni48Mn39Sn13 Heusler Alloys. J.Phy.D. Appl.Phys.46:205001-1-7.
Dr. S. Karuppusamy
1.Dinesh Babu. K, Murali. K, Karthikeyan. N and Karuppusamy. S, 2019, Investigation of Optical Limiting and Third-Order Optical Nonlinear Properties of 2-Nitroaniline by Z-Scan and F -Scan Techniques, Laser Physics, Volume 29, pp 9 -13.
2.Karuppusamy. S, Babu. K.D, Kumar. V. N and Gopalakrishnan. R, 2016, ‘Thermal Kinetic and Dielectric Parameters of Acenaphthene Crystal Grown by Vertical Bridgman Technique’, Applied Physics, vol. 122, no. 5, pp.1-8.
3.Kumar. V.N, Suryakarthick. R, Karuppusamy. S, Gupta. M, Hayakawa. Y and Gopalakrishnan. R, 2015, ‘Effect of Precursor Concentration on the Properties and Tuning of Conductivity between P-Type And N-Type Cu1-Xcdxs2 Thin Films Deposited by a Single Step Solution Process as a Novel Material for Photovoltaic Applications’, RSC Advances, vol. 5, no. 29, pp. 23015-23021.
4.Elavarasu. N, Karuppusamy. S, Muralidharan. S, Anantharaja. M and Gopalakrishnan. R, 2015, ‘Fabrication and Performance Study of Electro-Optical Modulator and Third Order Nonlinearity using Unidirectional method (Sankaranarayanan–Ramasamy) Grown Imidazolium l-Tartrate <010> Single Crystal’, Optical Materials, vol. 46, pp. 141-148.
5.Kamalanathan. M, Karuppusamy. S, Sivakumar. R and Gopalakrishnan. R, 2015, ‘Synthesis of Reduced Graphene Oxide–Copper Tin Sulphide Composites and their Photoconductivity Enhancement for Photovoltaic Applications’, Journal of Materials Science, vol.50, no. 24, pp. 8029-8037.
Dr. A. Nagamani Prabu
1.Thirunavukkarasu. C, Nagamani Prabu. A, Janarthanan. B, Sharmila. S and Chandrasekar. J, 2018, Effect of Concentration of Al on MICRO Structural, Morphological and Optical Properties of ZnO Nanorods, Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control System, Special Issue 13: 75-82.
2.Nagamani Prabu. A, Thirunavukkarasu. C and Janarthanan. B, 2017, Single Axis Active Solar Tracker for Parabolic Trough Concentrator Evaluated through Solar Dial Target Board, Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical & Control Systems, 05-Special Issue: 192-197.
3.Nagamani Prabu. A, Thirunavukkarasu. C, Parvathi Gorantla and Janarthanan. B, 2017, Experimental Study of Parabolic Through Collector With Glass Enveloped Copper Receiver Tube Filled With SS Sponge Material, International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics, 116 (22): 53-62.
4.Parvathi Gorantla, Nagamani Prabu. A, Thirunavukarasu. C and Janarthanan. B, 2017, Performance of Cylindrical Trough Solar Collectors with Three (Aluminium, Iron and Stainless Steel) Different Receivers, Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control System, Special issue 15:1-6.
5.Nagamani Prabu. A, Janarthanan. B and Manikandan. G, 2016, Single Axis Solar Tracker for Parabolic Trough Cylindrical Concentrator. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, 5(9):15953-15962.
Dr. N. Padmanathan
1.Padmanatha. N, Han Shao, Kafil M. Razeeb, 2018, Multifunctional Nickel Phosphate Nano/Microflakes 3D Electrode for Electrochemical Energy Storage, Nonenzymatic Glucose, and Sweat pH Sensors, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 10 (10):8599-8610.
2.Padmanathan. N, Han Shao, David McNulty, Colm O’Dwyer, Kafil. M. Razeeb, 2016, Hierarchical NiO–In2O3 Microflower (3D)/ Nanorod (1D) Hetero-Architecture as a Supercapattery Electrode with Excellent Cyclic Stability, J. Mater. Chem. A, 4:4820-4830.
3.Padmanathan. N, Selladurai. S, 2014, Mesoporous MnCo2O4 Spinel Oxide Nanostructure Synthesized by Solvothermal Technique for Supercapacitor Ionics  20:479–487.
4.Padmanathan. N, Selladurai. S, 2014, Shape Controlled Synthesis of Ceo2 Nanostructures for High Performance Supercapacitor Electrodes RSC Adv., 4:6527-6534.
5.Padmanathan. N, Selladurai. S, 2014, Controlled Growth Of Spinel Nico2o4 Nanostructures on Carbon Cloth as a Superior Electrode for Supercapacitors, RSC Adv., 4:8341-8349.
Dr. A. Shanmugavani
1.Shanmugavani. A, Gowrimeena. S, Rupa Kasturi. P, Yuvaraj. S, John berchmans. L and Kalai Selvan. R, 2018, Effect of Zinc Precursors on the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction and Electrochemical Corrosion Studies of Znwo4 Nanoparticles Synthesized by Hot Injection Method, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 119:210-219.
2.Shanmugavani. A and Kalai Selvan. R, 2016, Improved Electrochemical Performances Of Cuco2o4/Cuo Nanocomposites for Asymmetric Supercapacitors, Electrochimica Acta, 18810:852-862.
3.Shanmugavani. A, Kalai Selvan. R, 2016, Microwave Assisted Reflux Synthesis of Nico2o4/Nio Composite: Fabrication of High Performance Asymmetric Supercapacitor with Fe2O3, Electrochimica Acta, 18920:283-294.
4.Shanmugavani. A, Kalai Selvan. R,  Layek. S, Vasylechko. L, Sanjeeviraja. C, 2015, Influence of Ph and Fuels on The Combustion Synthesis, Structural, Morphological, Electrical and Magnetic Properties of Cofe2o4 Nanoparticles, Materials Research Bulletin, 71:122-132.
5.Shanmugavani. A, Kaviselvi. S, Vijaya Sankar. K, Kalai Selvan. R, 2015, Enhanced Electrochemical Performances of PANI Using Redox Additive Of K4[Fe(CN)6] in Aqueous Electrolyte for Symmetric Supercapacitors, Materials Research Bulletin, 62:161-167.
Mr. V. Thayanithi
1.Thayanithi. V, Praveen Kumar. P, 2019, Growth, Optical, Mechanical and Thermal Behavior of Unidirectionally Grown L-Glutaminium P-Toluenesulfonate Crystal, Mater. Res. Express, 6: 046207.
2.Thayanithi. V, Gunasekaran. B, Praveen Kumar. P, 2019 Growth, Optical, Dielectrical, Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of Organic Nonlinear Optical Nicotinium P-Toluenesulfonate Monohydrate Single Crystal, Optik, 194:163048.
3.Rajesh. K, Mani. A, Thayanithi. V, Praveen Kumar. P, 2017, Optical, Thermal, and Mechanical Properties of L-Serine Phosphate, a Semiorganic Enhanced NLO Single Crystal, International Journal of Optics, 2016:5.
4.Thayanithi. V, Rajesh. K, Praveen Kumar. P, 2017, Investigation of Unidirectional Growth and Characterization of Nonlinear Optical L-Alaninium P-Toluenesulfonate Crystal, Mater. Res. Express, 4:086201.
5.Arularasan. P, Thayanithi. V, Mohan. R, 2015, Crystal Growth, Morphology, Spectrographic Characterization and Thermal Properties of Glycine Barium Bromo Chloride Crystals, Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 144:8-16.
Mr. J. Thirupathy
1.Thirupathy. J, Sahaya Jude Dhas. S, Jose. M, Martin Britto Dhas. S. A, 2019, An Investigation on Optical, Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Nickel Sulphate Hexahydrate Single Crystal—A UV Band Pass Filter, Materials Research Express, 6:086206.
2.Thirupathy. J, Sahaya Jude Dhas. S, Jose. M, Martin Britto Dhas. S. A, 2019, Optical, Dielectric Properties and Thermal Analysis on Sodium Sulfanilate Dihydrate Nonlinear Optical Single Crystal, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 30:2224–2234.
3.Sivakumar. A, Reena Devi. S, Thirupathy. J, Mohan Kumar. R, Martin Britto Dhas. S. A, (2019), Effect of Shock Waves on Structural, Thermophysical and Dielectric Properties of Glycine Phosphate (GPI) Crystal, Journal of Electronic Materials, 48:7216-7225.
4.Thirupathy. J, Sahaya Jude Dhas. S, Jose. M, Balachandar. S, Martin Britto Dhas. S. A, 2018, Thermophysical and Optical Properties of L-Tartaric Acid Crystal, Crystal Research & Technology, 53(3)1700267.
5.Balakrishnan. T, Revathi. P, Krishnaveni. A, Thirupathy. J, Ramamurthi. K, (2018), Structural, Dielectric, Thermal and Antibacterial Properties of a Ferroelectric Single Crystal: Bis-Glycine Cobalt Sulphate Pentahydrate, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 29:16971–16982.
Dr. S. Yuvaraj
1.Yuvaraj. S, Fernandez. A. C, Sundararajan. M, Dash. C. S, Sakthivel. P, 2020, Hydrothermal Synthesis of Zno–Cds Nanocomposites: Structural, Optical and Electrical Behavior, Ceramics International 46 (1):391-402.
2.Yuvaraj. S, Ramachandran. S, Subramani. A, Thamilselvan. A, 2019, Impact of Mg2+ Ion on the Structural, Morphological, Optical, Vibrational, and Magnetic Behavior of Mg:ZnAl2O4 Spinel Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 1-8.
3.Yuvaraj. S, Manikandan. N, Vinitha. G, 2017, Influence of Copper Ions on Structural and Non-Linear Optical Properties in Manganese Ferrite Nanomaterials, Optical Materials 73:428-436.
4.Yuvaraj. S, Manikandan. N, Vinitha. G, 2017, Investigation on the Behavioral Difference in Third Order Nonlinearity and Optical Limiting of Mn0. 55Cu0. 45Fe2O4 Nanoparticles Annealed at Different Temperatures, Materials Research Express 4:115027.
5.Yuvaraj. S, Manikandan. N, Vinitha. G, 2017, Structural and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Nickel Substituted Manganese Ferrite Nanoparticles, Ceramics International 44 (18):22592-22600.

Hands on Training / Activities / Guest Lecture

1.Human Rights Day organized on December 10, 2019.
2.Nuclear Physics and its Applications on December 13, 2019.
3.Physics Based Earthquake Prediction on November 27, 2019.
4.MEMS and its Applications on September 03, 2019.
5.Nobel Laureates in Physics and Nobel Facts on August 24, 2019.
6.Nanotechnology-An Overview on August 02, 2019.
7.Fundamental Understanding and Descriptive Sense of Relative Basic Characteristics on February 14, 2019.
8.Mobile Servicing and Training from January 03, 2019 to January 04, 2019.

Workshop

1.Critical Thinking, Decision making and Assertiveness on August 01, 2019.

National Conference&Seminar

1.National Seminar of Material Science on March 05, 2020 and March 06, 2020.
Exhibition
1.KAHESTECH 2020 Science & Technology Exhibition for School and Polytechnic Students on February 04, 2020.
2.KAHESTECH 2020 Science & Technology Exhibition for School and Polytechnic Students on October 10, 2019.

Coaching for Competitive Examination

1.NET (National Eligibility Test) class conducted regularly after the classes by Dr. B. Janarthanan (Assoc. Prof) Dr. N. Padmanathan (Assoc. Prof) Department of Physics, Karpagam Academy of Higher Education, Coimbatore