Major Thrust Areas of Research

  • Charge separation and photo-absorption studies in Organic Photovoltaics
  • Light biasing studies in Multi-junction Solar Cells
  • Solid Polymer Electrolyte and Electrode materials for Ion Batteries
  • Scattering studies
  • Astrosat and AGNs
     

Major Facilities

  1. Organic Solar Cells fabrication facility equipped with Spin coater, Drying unit, Vacuum deposition unit.
  2. Solar cell characterization facility equipped with Abet AAA Solar Simulator and Keithley 2450 source meter.
  3. Temperature based dielectric studies in solid state electrolytes equipped with liquid nitrogen cryostat facility and CH instruments Impedance Analyzer.
     

Research Projects

Sl. No. Title of the project PI Funding agency Status
1 Influence of particle irradiation on photo-absorption and charge separation kinetics in Organic Solar Cells Dr. Kumaraswamy G. N. ISRO
&
Amrita
Ongoing
2 Studies on cathode materials for all solid state batteries Dr. Praveen D. VGST,
Govt. of Karnataka &
Amrita
Completed

Publications

  1. KV Aneesh Kumar, GN Kumaraswamy, C Ranganathaiah, HB Ravikumar,published a paper on “Influence of oxygen ion implantation on the free volume parameters and electrical conductivity of a polymer-based bakelite RPC detector material(accepted)” ,in J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 134 (2017) .

  2. M Dharani,CS ShastryR. Damle published a paper on “Investigation of bound states and transmission across orderly arranged pairs of attractive and repulsive delta potentials”, in Physica B: Condensed Matter (Accepted).

  3. RB Basavaraja, H Nagabhushanaa, GP Darshan, B Daruka Prasad, SC Sharmad, KN Venkatachalaiah, published a paper on “Ultrasound assisted rare earth doped Wollastonite nanopowders: Labeling agent for imaging eccrine latent fingerprints and cheiloscopy applications”, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry 51 (2017) 90–105.

  4. RB Basavaraj, H Nagabhushana, B Daruka Prasad, SC Sharma, KN Venkatachalaiah ,published a paper on “Mimosa pudica mediated praseodymium substituted calcium silicate nanostructures for white LED application” ,in Journal of Alloys and Compounds 690 (2017) 730-740.

  5. M Dharani, CS Shastry published a paper on “Band structures in transmission coefficients generated by Dirac comb potentials”, in Physica B: Condensed Matter 500 (2017) 66-76.

  6. N Sukanya, CS Stalin, S Jeyakumar, D Praveen, A Dhani, R Damle, published a paper on “Long-term optical flux and colour variability in quasars”, Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics 16 (2016) 007.

  7. M Dharani, CS Shastry published a paper on “Threshold conditions, energy spectrum and bands generated by locally periodic Dirac comb potentials”, Physica B: Condensed Matter 481 (2016) 104-117.

  8. M Dharani, B Sahu, C Shastry published a paper on “Threshold conditions and bound states for locally periodic delta potentials”, Open Physics 12 (2014) 755-766.

  9. M Dharani, B Sahu, C Shastry published a paper on “Conditions governing the generalisation of threshold bound states by N attractive delta potentials in one and three dimensions”, Open Physics 11 (2013) 995-1005.

  10. D Praveen, SV Bhat, R Damle published a paper on “Role of silica nanoparticles in conductivity enhancement of nanocomposite solid polymer electrolytes:(PEGx NaBr): ySiO2”, Ionics 19 (2013) 1375-1379.

  11. D Praveen, SV Bhat, R Damle published a paper on “Enhanced ionic conductivity in nano-composite solid polymer electrolyte:(PEG) x LiBr: y (SiO2)”, Ionics 17 (2011) 21-27.

  12. J M Raj, GN Kumaraswamy, C Ranganathaiah published a paper on “Interfacial stabilization of binary polymer blends through radiation treatment: A free volume approach”, Physica Status Solidi‐C 11 (2009) 2404‐2406.

  13. Harish V, Nagaiah N, Niranjana Prabhu T, Varughese KT published a paper on “Preparation and characterization of PbO filled unsaturated polyester based polymer composites for gamma radiation shielding”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 112 (2009) 1503.

  14. M. Dharani, Basudeb Sahu, C. S. Shastry ,published a paper on “Conditions governing the generalization of threshold bound states by N attractive delta potentials in one and three dimensions” ,in Central European Journal, Impact Factor is 0.905, August 2013, Volume 11, Issue 8, Pp 995-1005.

  15. Praveen D., SV Bhat, R. Damle published a paper on “Role of silican nanoparticles in conductivity enhancement of nanocomposite solid polymer electrolytes (PEGx NaBr) : ySiO2” in International Journal Ionics (2013), Impact Factor is 1.674 Volume 19, Page 1375-1379.

  16. J. M. Raj. , G. N. Kumaraswamy, C. Ranganathaiah. “Interfacial stabilization of binary polymer blends through radiation treatment: A free volume approachPhysica Status Solidi‐C, Volume No. 11, Page No. 2404‐2406, October 2009.

  17. Harish V., Nagaiah N., Niranjana Prabhu T., Varughese K. T. published a paper on “Preparation and characterization of PbO filled unsaturated polyester based polymer composites for gamma radiation shielding” in International Journal Applied Polymer Science Science Vol. No. 112, Page No. pp. 503,May, 2009.
  1. Venkatachalaiah K. N., Kumaraswamy G. N. presented a paper titled “Effect of low energy oxygen ion beam irradiation on structural and electrical properties of PEDOT:PSS and PEDOT:PSS/TiO2 Nanocomposites" at International Conference on Polymers and Allied Materials (ICPAM2014), IIT Patna, 30-31 May, 2014

  2. D. Praveen, S. V. Bhatt, R. Damle presented a paper titled “Impedance and Monte-Carlo studies on solid polymer electrolyte: PEGxRbRb” at 6th International Conference on Polymer Batteries and Fuel Cells, ZSW at Ulm, Germany, 3-7 June 2013.

  3. Manjunatha H., G. N. Kumaraswamy, Praveen D., R. Damle,“Enhancement of ionic conductivity in mixed ion conducting systemsInternational Conference on Electroactive Polymers[ICEP], Banaras Hindu University [BHU],Varanasi, 4-9 November 2012.
  1. D Praveen, SV Bhat, R. Damle, ‘Optical gamma ray connection in Blazars’ national conference on AGNs, Physics Department, Kashmir University, Srinagar, 5 - 8 October .

  2. KN Venkatachalaiah, GN Kumaraswamy, ‘Effect of Al2O3 Nanoparticles and organic solvents on the conductivity of PEDOT:PSS’ National Conference on Recent Advances in Nanoscience and Technology, Acharya Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, 3-4 May 2013

  3. K Adithya, M Dharani, P Prema S Mahadevan, CS Shastry,”Calculation of Q values and Half Lives of Alpha Decay for A = 151 – 181 Using S Matrix Method”,DAE Nuclear Physics symposium, Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, North Campus, New Delhi, 3-7 Dec 2012, Page No: 430, Volume 57

  4. M Dharani, BD Sahu, S Mahadevan, CS Shastry,”Selective suppression of eigen states with an absorptive delta potential”, DAE Nuclear Physics symposium, Department of Physics and Astrophysics, University of Delhi, North Campus, New Delhi, 3-7 Dec 2012, Page No: 584, Volume 57

  5. D Praveen, SV Bhat, R. Damle,”Role of silica nanoparticles in conductivity enhancement of nanocomposite solid polymer electrolytes: (PEGx NaBr): ySiO2” RTMSR, NIT Srinagar Duration of the Conference, NIT Srinagar, 3-5th Sep 2012.

  6. KN Venkatachalaiah, GN Kumaraswamy,”Effect of ZnO nanoparticles and Postdeposition annealing on the conductivity of PEDOT:PSS” , National conference on Plastic and Rubber Technology, SJCE Mysore Duration of the Conference, SJCE Mysore, 25-26 April 2011.

  7. Harish V, Nagaiah N,” Gamma radiation shielding characterization of PbO filled isophthalate resin matrix polymer composites”,DAE Solid State Physics Symposium, BARC, Mumbai, Organizer – DAE, 16-20 December 2008
  1. KN Venkatachalaiah, M Venkataravanappa, H Nagabhushana, RB Basavaraj, “Mimosa pudica (L.) assisted green synthesis and photoluminescence studies of Y2O3:Mg2+ nanophosphor for display applications.” ,in IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 149 (2016) 012177.

  2. M Dharani, CS Shastry, published a paper on “Interesting features of transmission across locally periodic delta potentials” ,in AIP Conference Proceedings 1731 (2016) 110017.

  3. R Damle, Praveen D ,published a paper on “Enhancement in ionic conductivity on solid polymer electrolytes containing large conducting species” ,in AIP Conference Proceedings 1731 (2016) 110047.

  4. S Shilpa,KN Venkatachalaiah, R Damle, Pravin Kumar, D Kanjilal, GN Kumaraswamy ,published a paper on “Effect of low energy ion irradiation on the transport and structural behavior of PEDOT:PSS systems” ,in AIP Conference Proceedings 1731 (2016) 050019.

  5. H Manjunatha, GN Kumaraswamy,R Damle published a paper on “Ion beam irradiation as a tool to improve the ionic conductivity in solid polymer electrolyte systems” ,in AIP Conference Proceedings 1728 (2016) 020404.

  6. K V Annesh Kumar, C Ranganathaiah, GN Kumaraswamy, HB Ravikumar published a paper on “Oxygen ion implantation induced microstructural changes and electrical conductivity in Bakelite RPC detector material” ,in AIP Conference Proceedings 1731 (2016) 020507.

  7. M Dharani, CS Shastry published a paper on “Threshold conditions and bands in attractive Dirac comb” ,in AIP Conference Proceedings 1665 (2015) 090010.

  8. H Manjunatha, GN Kumaraswamy, R Damle published a paper on “Effect of low energy oxygen ion beam irradiation on ionic conductivity of solid polymer electrolyte”,in AIP Conference Proceedings 1591 (2014) 1372.

  9. M Dharani,CS Shastry, B Sahu, S Mahadevan published a paper on “Selective suppression of Eigen states with an absorptive delta potential”,in Proceedings of the DAE-BRNS symposium on nuclear phys. 57 (2012) 584.

  10. K Aditya, M Dharani, P Prema, S Mahadevan, CS Shastry published a paper on “10. Calculation of Q values and Half lives of α-decay for A= 152-181 using S-Matrix method”,in Proceedings of the DAE Symp. on Nucl. Phys. 57 (2012) 430.

Research Scholars

Sl. No. Name of the Research Scholar / Faculty Research Title / Area Name of the Guide
1. Mr. K. N. Venkatachalaiah Electronically Conducting Polymers Dr. G. N. Kumaraswamy, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
2. Mr. Manjunath H. Ionically Conducting Polymers Dr. G. N. Kumaraswamy, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
3. Mrs. Dharani M. Advanced Quantum Mechanics Dr. Mahadevan, Amrita Vishwavidyapeetham
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