Physics Department

Department of Physics is one of the right places in our college for understanding basic science.  The present department is a recognized research Centre from Vishweshvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi where intense research is being taken place in the field of Quantum dots, Nanotechnology, Solar cells, Materials Science - Magnetic Materials, Magneto caloric Materials, Ceramics etc.

The department is equipped with well qualified teaching as well as research faculties and supporting staffs.  Also, it includes fully-fledged laboratories and advanced experimental setups for students to realize concepts in Physics. 

The overall agenda of the syllabus incorporated in the engineering physics is to expose the students to very important basic concepts related to the advanced technology available today around the globe.  The list of experiments included in the curriculum are totally related to the classroom theory-syllabus.  Therefore, the detailed discussions made in the classroom about the theory would be realized while conducting related experiments back in the laboratory.  In this process students would gain deeper knowledge of fundamental governing principles based on which the present day advanced engineering technologies are build.

To impart the quality education in the process of understanding fundamentals based on which the present or future technology is established. Exposing students to new and important basic concepts in physics to develop ability in them to solve complex engineering problems.

The department is with a proposal of starting master degree in Physics in the near future timeline. Also, up gradation of advanced experimental facilities to conduct frontline research for invention and innovation is the higher priority. 

 

 

Program outcomes (POs)

Engineering Graduates will be able to:

PO1. Engineering knowledge: Apply the knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering fundamentals, and an engineering specialization to the solution of complex engineering problems.

PO2. Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, review research literature, and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

PO3. Design/development of solutions: Design solutions for complex engineering problems and design system components or processes that meet the specified needs with appropriate consideration for the public health and safety, and the cultural, societal, and environmental considerations.

PO4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools including prediction and modeling to complex engineering activities with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6. The engineer and society: Apply reasoning informed by the contextual knowledge to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to the professional engineering practice.

PO7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of the professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of the engineering practice.

PO9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10. Communication: Communicate effectively on complex engineering activities with the engineering community and with society at large, such as, being able to comprehend and write effective reports and design documentation, make effective presentations, and give and receive clear instructions.

PO11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the engineering and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member and leader in a team, to manage projects and in multidisciplinary environments.

PO12. Life-long learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning in the broadest context of technological change.

 

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Dr. M R Rangaraju

Professor And Head

M. Sc., Ph. D.

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mrr@mcehassan.ac.in

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Mr. H N Vijayaraghava

Associate Professor

M. Sc. in Physics

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Mr. P T Rudre Gowda

Associate Professor

M. Sc. in Physics

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ptr@mcehassan.ac.in

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Dr. A A Prasanna

Associate Professor

M. Sc., Ph. D.

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aap@mcehassan.ac.in

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Dr. S P Raju

Assistant Professor

M. Sc., Ph. D.

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spr@mcehassan.ac.in

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Dr. B C Hemaraju

Assistant Professor

M. Sc., Ph. D.

9449086812

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Mrs S N Chaitra

INSTRUCTRESS

M. Sc. (Physics), B. Ed

9945200056

snchaitu2@gmail.com

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Sri. H MANJUMANAIK

HELPER

7th Standard

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SRI H M MANJUNATH

HELPER

7th Standard

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Sri. N SHIVANNA

DRIVER

7th Standard

Lab Facilities

1.  Measurement Of Electrical Resistivity And Energy Gap Of A Semiconductor Using Four Probe

     Technique (Module 1).

 2.  Determination Of Dielectric Constant By Charging And Discharging Of A Capacitor (Module 2).

 3.  Black Box Experiment (Module 2).

 4.  Determination Of Wavelength Of Laser By Diffraction Technique. (Module 3).

 5.  Determination Of Refractive Indices And Numerical Aperture Using Optical Fibers (Module3).

 6.  Newton Rings (Module 3).

 7. Verification Of Stefan’s Law Of Radiation (Module 4).

 8. Planck’s Constant. Estimation Of Frequency Of Vibrating String And Ac Using Sonometer. (Module 5).

 9.  Estimation Of Frequency Of Vibrating String And Ac Using Sonometer. (Module 5).

10.  Determination Of Resonance Frequency And Inductance Using LCR Circuits(Module 5).

11.  Determination Of Young’s Modulus Using Single Cantilever (Module 5).

12.  Determination Of Moment Of Inertia Of Rigid Bodies And Rigidity Modulus Of A String Using

      Torsion Pendulum (Module 5).

Placement

Year Placed Remarks
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Department of Physics organized many training programs in various Districts in Karnataka for high school teachers to enhance their quality in understanding and teaching Science subjects to students.  Practical sessions were also conducted in the physics department laboratory, MCE, Hassan. These sessions were dedicated to demonstrate the fundamental science concepts related to High School syllabus to all the participants.  In this process many school students from Hassan Taluk were also benefited by visiting the same exhibition.  The department was successful in integrating other branches like Automobile Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electrical & communication engineering of Malnad Engineering College, for the same workshop to benefit the high school teachers for clarifying their doubts from field experts.  This work shop was sponsored by TEQUIP and held thrice in Hassan (TQ), once in Chikmangalore (D), Shivamogga(D) and Mandya(D).

   

   

LIST OF REFRESHER COURSES ORGANIZED 

1. TEQIP sponsored REFRESHER COURSE IN PHYSICS FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS of Hassan (TQ), Hassan (D) held at Malnad College of Engineering, in the month of JUNE 2007.

2. TEQIP sponsored REFRESHER COURSE IN PHYSICS FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS of Hassan (TQ), Hassan (D) held at Malnad College of Engineering, in the month of JULY 2007.

3. TEQIP sponsored REFRESHER COURSE IN PHYSICS FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS of Arakalagudu (TQ), Hassan district held at Malnad College of Engineering, 07-13, August 2007.

4. TEQIP sponsored REFRESHER COURSE IN PHYSICS FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS of Chikmangalore district held at AIT, Chikmangalore during,  in the month of APRIL 2007.

5. TEQIP sponsored REFRESHER COURSE IN PHYSICS FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS of Mandya district held at PES, Mandya during, 24 – 26, August 2007.

6. TEQIP sponsored REFRESHER COURSE IN PHYSICS FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS of Shimoga district held at JNNCE, Shimogga during, 27 – 30, August 2008.

 

                                                   

1. Dr. Prasanna A A has research collaboration with Dr Kalyan Kamal, Scientist of DMRL, Hyderabad. 

2. Dr. Prasanna A A is an external member of doctoral expert committee for a Ph D student,

Mechanical Engineering Department, MIT, Manipal University, Manipal.

                                                               

 

Conference

1

2017

Prasanna A. A. and Sachin S. 20th National Conference on Solid State Nuclear Detectors and their Applications, held from 26 to 28 October, 2017 at VVIET , Mysore.

Magnetic refrigeration: an environment friendly cooling technique

2

2015

Prakash H.R,. Prasanna . A. A, Ram .S. 6th International Conference on Advancements in Polymeric Materials, February 20-22, 2015, IISc, Banglore

Synthesis of a novel series of multiferroic Ni41-xAgxMn50Sn9 (x≤2) Heusler alloys,

3

2012

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, 99th Indian Science Congress (held during Jan. 3-7, 2012, at Bubaneswar, India), MSP-54.

 

Nanostructured Heusler Ni50Mn25+xSn25-x (7≤x≤12) alloys a potential magnetic coolant with structural magnetic transitions

4

2011

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, 56th DAE-Solid State Physics Symposium (held during Dec. 19-23, 2011, at SRM University, Chennai, India), P-225, I-15

Giant Hall resistivity at low magnetic fields in nanocrystalline Ni50Mn32Sn18Heusler alloy,

5

2011

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, International Conference on Advanced Materials (held during Dec. 12-16, 2011, at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, India), G020, pp. 155.

Large adiabatic temperature change in magnetoelastic transition in nanocrystallites of Heusler Ni50Mn32Sn18 alloy

6

2011

International Conference on Advances in Materials and Materials Processing (held during Dec. 9-11, 2011, at IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India), pp. 195

Coexistence of martensite and austenite states in a Heusler Ni39+xMn50Sn11-x (x£2) alloy of nanolaminates,

 

7

2011

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, International Conference on Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (held during Dec. 8-10, 2011, at IIT Guwahati, Assam, India), pp. 393.

Irreversible caloric transitions in Heusler Ni-Mn-Sn alloys of granular nanostructure

8

2011

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, International Conference on Theoretical and Applied physics (held during Dec. 1-2, 2011, at IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal, India), p.146

Effect of residual local strains on functional properties    in a granular nanostructure in Heusler Ni39+xMn50Sn11-x (x≤2) alloys

9

2011

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, International Conference on Nanoscience, Engineering, and Technology (held during Nov. 28-30, 2011, at Sathyabama University, Chennai, India), pp.492.

Effect of crystallite size on Vickers microhardness in nanostructured Heusler Ni39+xMn50Sn11-x (x≤2) alloys

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2011

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, National Conference cum Workshop on Recent Developments in Engineering Materials (held during May 12–14, 2011, at Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi, India), OP1, pp. 10.

Magnetic field dependence of martensite transition and magnetocalory in Heusler Ni50Mn32Sn18 alloy

11

2011

A. Prasanna and S. Ram, National Conference on Sensors & Actuators: Science to Technology (held during March 11–12, 2011, at CGCRI, Kolkata, West Bengal, India), P46, pp. 92

Heusler Ni50Mn32Sn18 alloy; a potential magnetic sensing material

12

2011

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, National Conference on Magnetic Materials and Applications (held during Jan. 24-25, 2011, at S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India), PP32, pp. 121.

Successive phase transitions and inverse magnetocalory in Ni41-xMn50Sn9+x Heusler alloys

13

2010

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, International Symposium on Materials Chemistry (held during Dec. 7-11, 2010, at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India), F-11, pp. 255.

Ferromagnetism in austenite and martensite states in a new Ni40.5Mn50Sn9.5Heusler alloy of nanocrystallites

14

2010

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, International Conference on Fundamental and Applications of Nanoscience and Technology (held during Dec. 9-11, 2010, at Jadhavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India), P28,  pp.154

Magnetoresistance in Ni-Mn-SnnanocrystallineHeusler alloys

15

2010

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, International Conference on Multifunctional Materials (held during Dec. 6-9, 2010, at Department of Physics, Banaras Hindu University, Utter Pradesh, India),  PP110, pp. 230

Anomalous electrical and magnetotransport properties in Ni-Mn-SnHeusler alloys

16

2010

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, National Seminar on Ferroelectrics and Dielectrics-XVI (held during Dec.  2-4, 2010, at Guru Ghasidas University, Bilaspur, Chattisgarh, India), P34, pp. 65.

Heusler Ni50Mn50-xSnx alloys a possible multiferroic material

17

2010

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, International Conference on Advanced Materials, Manufacturing, Management and Thermal Sciences (held during Nov. 18-19, 2010, SIT Tumakur, Karnataka

Magnetoresistance in ferromagnetic Ni-Mn-In Heusler alloys

18

2010

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, National Metallurgists’ Day-Annual Technical Meeting (held during Nov. 14-16, 2010, at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India), P1.45, pp. 29.

Martensite transformation in Ni40.5Mn50Sn9.5nanocrystallites

19

2010

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, International Conference on Nanomaterials (held during Apr. 27-29, 2010, at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India), IL86,  pp. 80.

Anomalous change in electrical resistivity in martensite to austenite transition in Ni2MnSn nanocrystallites of Heusler alloys

20

2015

NANO-15 (International) held during 7-10, December at KSR Campus, Tiruchengode, Tamilnadu.

Gamma Irradiation Effects on TGA Capped Colloidal CdTe Quantum Dots.

21

2015

NSPA-15 (National) held during 9-11, December 2015 at Dept. of Optoelectronics, University of Kerala, Tiruvananthapuram, Kerala.

Electron Irradiation Effects on MPA Capped CdTe Quantum Dots

 

22

2016

DAE – SSPS (National) held during 26-30, December 2016 at KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

ZnS Shell Growth on Thiol Capped CdTe Quantum Dots Using Gamma Irradiation.

23

2016

PAIR (National) held during 11-13, December 2016 at Mangalore University, Mangalore, Karnataka

Modification of optical properties of MPA capped colloidal CdTe QDs against gamma irradiation with varied pH.

24

2017

NCRP (National) held during 23-24, November 2017 at Bangalore University, Bangalore, Karnataka.

Gamma irradiation effects on optical properties of CdTe quantum dots

 

25

2018

RAMSB (International) held during 23-25, January 2018 at Mangalore University, Mangaluru, Karnataka.

Effect of capping agent concentration on the synthesis of CdTe quantum dots.

26

2018

NSRP 21 (National) held during 5-7, March 2018 at RRCAT, Indore, MP.

Synthesis of Core@shell QDs: Gamma irradiation method.

27

2016

International conference on advanced materials and technology (ICMAT-16), Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering Mysuru, 26th-28th May 2016.

The effect of Co-60 gamma irradiation on chemical, ac and dc electrical properties of ammonium dihydrogen orthophosphate nonlinear optical (NLO) crystal

28

2013

58thDAE- Solid State Physics Symposium, Thapar University Patiala, December 17-21, 2013.

Growth and characterization of new organic nonlinear optical crystal (R)-2-cyano-N-(1-phenylethyl) acetamide

29

2014

National conference on “Recent trends in Chemical Research” (NCRTCR-2014) Sri Jayachamarajendra College of Engineering, Mysore January 3-4. 2014.

Growth and characterization of 5-chloro-2(3H)benzoxazolone picrate: Crystal for nonlinear optical applications

30

2014

UGC sponsored two day National Seminar on “Materials Science and Engineering (NSMSE-2014)” JSS College of Arts, Commerce and Science Ooty road Mysore, March 21-22, 2014.

Studies on the optical and dielectric properties of 5-chloro-2(3h)benzoxazolone picrate: A nonlinear optical crystal

Journal

1

2003

M. R. Rangaraju and R. N. P. Choudhary, J, Phys. Chem. Solids 64, 847.

Diffuse Phase Transition in Sr5RTi3Nb7O30 (R = La, Nd and Sm) ceramics.

2

2003

M. R. Rangaraju and R. N. P. Choudhary Mats. Letts. 57, 2980.

Structural, dielectric and electrical properties of Sr5RTi3Nb7O30 (R = Gd and Dy) ceramics.

3

2003

.M. R. Rangaraju, R. N. P. Choudhary and S. Ram Phys. Stat. Sol. (b): 239, 480

Dielectric and electrical properties of Sr5EuCr3Nb7O30 nanoceramics prepared using novel chemical route

4

2004

M. R. Rangaraju and R. N. P. Choudhary, J. Mats. Sci. 39 1765.

Effect of Zr4+ ion substitution on structural, dielectric and electrical properties of Sr5LaTi3-xZrxNb7O30 (x = 0,1,2 and 3) ceramics

5

2005

M. R. Rangaraju, R. N. P. Choudhary and H. R. Rukmini, Ferroelectrics 325: 25 – 32

Diffuse Phase Transition in Sr5RTi3Nb7O30 (R = rare earth ions) ferroelectric ceramics: an impedance spectroscopic study.

6

2006

M. R. Rangaraju and R. N. P. Choudhary, Mats. Chem. and Phys.99 (1), 135.

 

Effect of Zr4+ ion substitution on structural, dielectric and electrical properties of Sr5SmTi3-xZrxNb7O30 (x = 0,1,2 and 3) ceramics.

7

2002

R. N. P. Choudhary, M. R. Rangaraju and H. R. Rukmini,ISSS-SPIE SM 228, 86.

 

Synthesis and characterization of sol-gel prepared alkali ions doped PLZT ceramics

8

2019

M. R. Rangaraju and R. N. P. Choudhary, Mats. Sci. and Engg. B (revised version submitted).

 

Studies of structural and electrical properties of Sr4Na2NdTi3Nb7O30 ferroelectrics.

9

2019

M. R. Rangaraju and R. N. P. Choudhary, J. Eur. Ceramic Soc. (revised version submitted).

Structural, dielectric and electrical properties of Sr5GdTi3X7O30 (X = Nb and Ta) ceramics an impedance spectroscopic study.

10

2019

M. R. Rangaraju and R. N. P. Choudhary, British Ceramic Transaction (Revised Version submitted).

Effect of Zr ion substitution on electrical properties of Sr5NdTi3Nb7O30 ceramic: an impedance spectroscopic study

11

2013

A A Prasanna and Shanker Ram, Science and Technology of Advanced Materials, Vol. 14, pp.015004(13)

Local strains, calorimetry, and magnetoresistance in adaptive martensite transition in multiple nanostrips of Ni39+xMn50Sn11-x(x£2) alloys

12

2013

Prasanna, A. A.; Ram, S.; Fecht, H.-J, .Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Vol. 13, pp. 5351-5359.

Consecutive magnetic and magnetocaloric transitions in a Heusler Mn50Ni41Sn9 alloy of herringbone nanostructure

13

2013

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, Advanced Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology, Springer Proceedings in Physics, 143, pp. 441-448

Herringbone nanostructure and thermal properties in martensite transition in ferromagnetic Ni39+xMn50Sn11-xHeusler alloys

14

2012

A. A. Prasanna, S. Ram, V. Ganesan and S. ShanmukharaoSamantham, Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences, Vol. 3, pp. 601-607

Attenuating large magneto-entropy, heat-capacity and adiabatic temperature change in Heusler Ni41-xMn50Sn9+x(x1.5) alloys

15

2011

A. A. Prasanna, S. Ram, and D. Das, American Institute of Physics: Conference Proceedings, Vol. 1447, pp. 980-981.

Giant Hall resistivity at low magnetic fields in nanocrystalline Ni50Mn32Sn18Heusler alloy

16

2011

A. A. Prasanna and S. Ram, IEEE Xplore, ISBN: 978-1-4673-0072-8, pp. 424-427.

Effect of crystallite size on Vickers microhardness in nanostructured Heusler Ni39+xMn50Sn11-x (x≤2) alloys,

17

2011

A. A. Prasanna, S. Ram, V. Ganesan and S. ShanmukharaoSamantham, Functional Materials, Ed. Jayakumar, S. Vaideki, K. and Balaji, R. (2011), McMillan Publishers Ltd: New Delhi. ISBN: 978-935-059-046-1, pp.195-198.

Large adiabatic temperature change in magnetoelastic transition in nanocrystallites of Heusler Ni50Mn32Sn18 alloy

18

2017

S.P. Raju, K. Hareesh, S. ChethanPai, S.D. Dhole, Ganesh Sanjeev, Journal of Luminescence 192 17–24.

Preparation of fluorescent CdTe@CdS core@shell quantum dots using chemical free gamma irradiation method

19

2017

S.P. Raju, K. Hareesh, S. ChethanPai, S.D. Dhole and Ganesh Sanjeev, AIP Conf. Proc. 1832 050037(1-3).

ZnS Shell Growth on Thiol Capped CdTe Quantum Dots Using Gamma Irradiation

20

2018

S.P. Raju, K. Hareesh, S.D. Dhole and Ganesh Sanjeev, Indian Journal of Pure and Applied Physics 56 624-627

Gamma irradiation effects on optical properties of CdTe quantum dots

21

2019

P R Deepthi, A Sukhdev, P M Kumar, J Shanthi, B N Pavithra and B C Hemaraju Indian journal of Physics,

Inclusion of an anionic dye in the molecular structure of potassium dihydrogen phosphate crystal for SSDL applications,

22

2018

G. Santhosh, B. Madhukar, G. Nayaka, B. C. Hemaraju, B. Siddaramaiah, , Radiation Effects and Defects in Solids, 1-15.

Influence of gamma radiation on optical properties of Halloysite nanotubes incorporated polycarbonate nanocomposites

23

2016

B C Hemaraju and A P Gnana Prakash, Indian Journal of Advances in Chemical Sciences, S1, 60-63.

 

the effect of Co-60 gamma irradiation on chemical, ac and dc electrical properties of ammonium dihydrogen orthophosphate nonlinear optical (NLO) crystal,

24

2016

B C Hemaraju and A P Gnana Prakash, , Journal of Optics 45 (4), 331-336.

 

Studies on the optical, thermal, electrical and dielectric properties of 5-chloro-2(3H)benzoxazolone picrate: a new nonlinear optical crystal

25

2016

B C Hemaraju, M A Ahlam, N Pushpa, K M Mahadevanand A P Gnana Prakash, Journal of Optics 45 (1), 73-80.

Synthesis, Growth and Characterization of a New Organic Nonlinear Optical Crystal: 3-[(1-(2-phenylhydrazinylidene)ethyl]-2H-chromen-2-one

26

2015

B C Hemaraju, M A Ahlam, N Pushpa, K M Mahadevan, and AP Gnana Prakash, SpectrochimicaActa Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy, 151, 854-860.

Synthesis, growth and characterization of a new promising organic nonlinear optical crystal: 4-Nitrophenyl hydrazone.

27

2015

B C Hemaraju and A P Gnana Prakash Optik:  international journal for light and electron optics 126. 3049–3052.

Growth, optical, thermal and dielectric studies of new organic nonlinear optical crystal (R)-2-cyano-N-(1-phenylethyl)acetamide

28

2013

M A Ahlam, B C Hemaraju, A P Gnana Prakash, Optik-International Journal for Light and Electron Optics, 124, 5898-5905.

Growth and characterization of pure and doped organic nonlinear optical single crystal: l-Alanine alaninium nitrate (LAAN),

 

 

Students Enrolled

1. Sachin S has been enrolled for Ph D under the supervisor Dr. Prasanna A A, Associate Professor, Departement of Physics, MCE, Hassan

 

Contact

Departement of Physics

Malnad College of Engineering

Hassan - 572 202

Phone : 08172-245317/234/235 Fax : 08172-245683

E- mail ID : mrr@mcehassan.ac.in

 
 
 
 
 
 

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