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

  • International Journals
  • International Conference Papers
  • National Conference Papers
  • Conference Proceedings
  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.

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