Department of Physics

Department of Physics is a part of the Faculty of Arts, Sciences and Humanities at Karpagam Academy of Higher Education (KAHE), offers UG, PG, M.Phil and Ph.D programs in Physics. Department of Physics established in the year 2003, now developed with modern facilities and state of the art equipments to cater the needs of the curriculum as well as advanced research providing an enthusiastic atmosphere for the students to work around.

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
  • Staff room -4
  • Class room – 5
  • Laboratories -4

In addition to this, the department has laboratory facilities to carry out research in Molecular Spectroscopy, Solar Energy, Thin Film Physics, Thin Film Solar Cell, Solid State Ionics, Crystal Growth etc. The facilities include FTIR spectrophotometer, UV-Vis spectrophotometer, Atomic Absorption spectrophotometer, Vacuum coating Unit, Solar energy measuring instruments, and other basic facilities.

Major Equipment’s

Thermal Evaporation is one of the simplest of the Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) techniques. The thermal evaporation of materials in vacuum is a versatile and popular method to provide a thin film coating on a substrate. In evaporation a material is heated in vacuum until it boils, the resulting vapour then condenses on the substrate to form a thin film. This film can be from a few atoms thick (less than 1nm) to hundreds or thousands of nm thick. Thermal evaporation is carried out at high vacuum, typically better than 1×10-6 mbar.

For materials with higher melting points which cannot be easily evaporated by resistive heating the e-beam evaporation processes are used. Resistance evaporation systems pass a high electrical current through a filament or a ‘boat’ source in which the material is placed, the heating effect of which is sufficient to evaporate many materials. Electron beam sources use a dedicated power supply to provide a high-power electron beam to heat the source material, and are capable of evaporating higher melting point or reactive materials.

Further specialized sources with closed-loop temperature control are available for applications such as the evaporation of organic materials for OLED displays.

Lab Photos

Department library

The Department Library occupies a unique place in academic and research activities of the Department. It is perhaps the most important central facility provided by the Institute. These books include collection of prescribed textbooks for UG / PG level teaching and a collection of few advanced research level books.

Paper publications by the Faculty Members

Best Five Papers Faculty wise:

Dr. V. Senthil Kumar

  1. Muhamed Shajudheen V P, Anitha Rani K, Senthil Kumar K, Uma Maheswari A, Sivakumar M and Saravana Kumar S. 2018 Comparison of Anticorrosion Studies of Titanium Dioxide and Nickel Oxide Thin Films Fabricated by Spray Coating Technique Materials Today: Proceedings 5 (2): 8889-8898.
  2. Anitha Rani K Muhamed Shajudheen V P, Senthil Kumar V, Uma Maheswari A, Sivakumar M and Saravana Kumar S. 2018. Characterization and anticorrosion studies of spray coated nickel oxide (NiO) thin films Materials Today: Proceedings 5 (2): 8577–8586.
  3. Anitha Rani K Muhamed Shajudheen VP, Saravana Kumar S, Senthil Kumar V, Uma Maheswari A, Sivakumar M. 2018. Investigation of anticorrosion properties of nanocomposites of spray coated zinc oxide and titanium dioxide thin films on stainless steel (304L SS) in saline environment. Materials Research Express. 5: 014006.
  4. Pradeev Raj K, Kennedy A and Senthil Kumar V. 2017. Influence of substrate temperature on structural, morphological, optical and electrical properties of Bi-doped MnInS4 thin films prepared by nebuliser spray pyrolysis technique. Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids. 110: 100-107.
  5. Kennedy A, Senthil Kumar V and Pradeev Raj K. 2017. Chemical spray deposition technique of antimony (Sb) doped polycrystalline MnIn2S4 thin films: Preparation and characterization. Materials Letters. 195: 96-99.

Dr. B. Janarthanan

  1. 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.
  2. Thirunavukkarasu, C. Nagamani Prabu, 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Raja, M. Chandrasekaran, J. Balaji, M. and Janarthanan, B. 2016. Impact of annealing treatment on structural and dc electrical properties of spincoated tungsten trioxide thin films for Si/WO3/Ag junction diode. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 56:145-154.

Dr. K.Mohan RangamKadiresan

  1. 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.
  2. Mohan Rangam Kadiresan K 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.
  3. Mohan Rangam Kadiresan K 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, 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.

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. Sharmila, S. KumaranVediappan, Chang Woo Lee, Leonid Vasylechko and KalaiSelvan, R. 2014. Electrical and electrochemical properties of molten-salt-synthesized 0.05 mol Zr- and Si-doped Li4Ti5O12 microcrystals. J. App. Electrochem.44(5): 647–654.
  5. Sharmila, S. Senthilkumar, B. Nithya, V. D. KumaranVediappan, 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. E. Sivasenthil

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Mohan Rangam Kadiresan Sivasenthil, E and Ananda Kumar, D. Effect of different cobalt concentration on properties of electrodeposited Fe-Ni-Co thin films. International Journal of Advanced Research in Science and Engineering. Vol 7 Issue No.8: 40-49.

Dr. A. Saranya

  1. Sabitha C, Deva Arunkumar K, Valanarasu S, Saranya A and Hubert Joe I, 2017. Cu:ZnS and Al:ZnS thin films prepared on FTO substrate by nebulized spray pyrolysis technique, Journal of Material science: Materials in Electronics. 10.
  2. Rathinamala I, Saranya A, Jeyakumaran N and Prithivikumaran N, Sol-gel spin coated Cadmium Sulphide thin films on Silicon (1 0 0) substrates for optoelectronics applications, Int. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2: 159-167.
  3. Saranya A, Pandiarajan J, Jeyakumaran N and Prithivikumaran N,2016. Electrical investigation of TiO2 thin films coated on glass and silicon substrates – effect of UV and Visible light illumination, Applied Nanoscience. 6: 591-598.
  4. Saranya A, Pandiarajan J and Prithivikumaran N, 2016. Synthesis and characterization of TiO2/PS nanostructure for sensor applications, International Journal of Technical Research and Applications. 38: 57-60.
  5. Saranya A, Pandiarajan J, Jeyakumaran N and Prithivikumaran N,2015. Control capability of electrolytic concentration on refractive index and dielectric constant of porous Silicon layers, International Journal of Nano Dimension. 3: 315-322.

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,Manivelraja 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 magnetoresistance in the Ni48Mn39Sn13 Heusler alloys. J.Phy.D. Appl.Phys.46:205001-1-7.

Dr. S. Karuppusamy

  1. Karuppusamy, S, Babu, KD, Kumar, VN and Gopalakrishnan, R 2016, ‘Thermal kinetic and dielectric parameters of acenaphthene crystal grown by vertical Bridgman technique’, Applied Physics A, vol. 122, no. 5, pp.1-8.
  2. Kumar, VN, 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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. NagamaniPrabu

  1. Nagamani Prabu, A., B. Janarthanan and G. Manikandan, 2016. Single Axis Solar Tracker for Parabolic Trough Cylindrical Concentrator. International Journal of Innovative Research in Science, Engineering and Technology, 5(9):15953-15962.
  2. Nagamani Prabu, A., C. Thirunavukkarasu and B. Janarthanan, 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., C. Thirunavukkarasu, ParvathiGorantla and B. Janarthanan, 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, A. Nagamani Prabu, C. Thirunavukarasu and B. Janarthanan, 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. Thirunavukkarasu, C, A NagamaniPrabu, B Janarthanan, S Sharmila and J Chandrasekar, 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.
  • EventsNational Seminar
    1. Organized a “One Day National Seminar on Recent Development in Pure and Applied Mathematics ” on 15.09.2017. Dr.K.A.Germina, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Department of Mathematics, Central University of Kerala and Dr.S.Saravanan, Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore were the resource persons for the National Seminar.

    Workshop

    1. The Lecture Workshop held during 04.01.2017 and 05.01.2017 with the Sponsorship IASc-INSA-NASI (Joint Science Education Panel). The convener for the workshop is Dr. K. N. Raghavan (FASc, FNASc), Professor, Institute of Mathematical, Sciences, Chennai and organized by M. Jeganathan, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, conducted a workshop on Science Academies’ Lecture Workshop on “Algebra and Analysis” for 156 participants from various colleges.
    2. Two Day Workshop on SPSS Package for Research Scholars on the second week of December 2017
    3. Organized a “One day National workshop on MATLAB” on 03.09.2016. Dr.S.Ruban Raj, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirapalli was the resource person for the National Workshop.

    Guest Lecture

    1. A Guest Lecture was delivered by Dr.N.Anbazhagan, Professor & Head, Department of Mathematics, Alagappa University, Karaikudi on 16.08.2018 on the topic “Mathematical Modeling”.
    2. A Guest Lecture was delivered by Dr.N.Kamatchi, Associate Professor, Department of Science and Humanities, Kamaraj College of Engineering and Technology, Virudhunagar on 06.08.2018 on the topic “Algebra and Analysis”.
    3. A Special Lecture was delivered by Mr.P.Arun Gopalan, Assistant Manager, South Indian Bank, Coimbatore delivered a special lecture on the topic “Financial Inclusion and Job Opportunities in Banking” during the inaugural function of our department on 28.07.2018.
    4. A Special Lecture was delivered by Dr. G. Thangaraj, Professor and Head, Department of Mathematics, Thiruvalluvar University, Vellore on 29.01.2018 on the topic “Fuzzy Topology and its applications in real life”.
    5. A Special Lecture was delivered by Mr.Raguraman.S, Sr. Director – Technology, Cognizant, Bangalore delivered a special lecture on the topic “Applications of Operations Research in industries” during the inaugural function of our department on 05.08.2017.
    6. A Special Lecture was delivered by Dr.K.Bhuvaneswari, Associate Professor & Head, Department of Mathematics, Mother Teresa Women’s University, Kodaikanal on 20.02.2017 on the topic “Mathematical Modelling”.
    7. A Special Lecture was delivered by Dr. R.Uthayakumar, Professor, Department of Mathematics, Gandhigram University, Gandhigram on 29.09.2016 on the topic “Algebra and its applications in real life”.
    8. A Special Lecture was delivered by Dr. N.Murugesan, Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics, Govt. Arts College, Coimbatore on 24.08.2016 on the topic “Graph Theory and its applications in real life”.