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Department of Physics

The Department of Physics is established in 1989. The first research scholar for PhD programme was enrolled in the Department in 2006.

1. Engineering Physics
2. Physics of Engineering Materials

1. Nanomaterials 2. Ferrites and Garnets 3. Graffine 4. Multiferroics
  • Citations: 150
  • h-index: 10
  • i10-index: 05
  1. Prof S. G. Dahotre — Chairman
  2. Prof. H. A. Mujawar — Member
  3. Prof. B. B. Singh ——–Member
  4. Prof. P. B. Lokhande —Member
  5. Prof. N. S. Jadhav ———Member

1. S. G. Dahotre (Guide: Prof. L. N. Singh)
2. N. B. Shrivastav (Guide: Prof. L. N. Singh(
3. K.. Barhate (Guide: Prof. L. N. Singh)
4. Sandesh Jaybhaye (Guide: Prof. L. N. Singh)
5. U. V. Shinde (Guide: Prof. L. N. Singh)
6. A. R. Bhalekar (Guide: Prof. L. N. Singh)
7. F. Shaikh (Guide: Prof. L. N. Singh)
8. V. S. Shinde (Guide: Prof. S. G. Dahotre, co-guide: Prof. L. N. Singh)

  • Prof. L. N. Singh –(Retired)
  • Prof. S. G. Dahotre

Prof. S. G. Dahotre — Chairman

Prof. S. B. Ojha ——— Member

Prof. S. N. Bhole ——- Member

Prof. S. S. Potdar —— Member

Prof. K. R. Zakade —– Member

  1. National Science Day (every year)
  2. Women’s Day Celebration
  3. Engineers Day
  4. Homi Bhabha Lecture Series
  5. Workshop under TEQIP for ITI faculty.
  6. National programme on “Women’s empowerment Through Higher Education” for womens.
  7. Workshop on “The i-Pro Program Stressing Success” for First Year Students.

Vision Statement: To promote excellence in teaching, research and scientific understanding among engineering students.

Mission Statement: To inculcate in the students a deep understanding in science and scientific principles in order to develop strong basis for acquiring technical knowledge and skill.

  1. General Physics Lab
  2. Research Lab: Oven, Muffle Furnace 12000C, Vacuum Furnace 4000C, system for sample preparation, Magnetic Stirrer.
  3.  Computer controlled 3D Physics SCADA software Lab: FCM- Magnetic field, FOP-Optics, FM-Mechanics, FAC-Acoustics, FTT- Thermodynamics, FCE- Electric field
  1. Course Objectives:

1. To provide a firm grounding in the basic physics principles and concept to resolve many Engineering and technological problems.

2. To understand and study the Physics principles behind the developments of Engineering materials.

Course Outcomes:

Students will be able to :

1. Explain & apply the concept of types of Oscillation, Dielectric properties & ultrsonic

2. Explain & compare between Interference & Polarisation of light, working Principle of Lasers & Fiber optics

3. Interpret, apply &demonstrate principle of motion of charged particles in EF&MF, Bainbridge Mass spectrograph &G M counter

4. Identify Types of crystals & crystal planes using Miller indices, Experimental approach.

Unit I: Oscillation and Ultrasonic: (07 Hrs)

Free oscillation, damped oscillation, Forced oscillation and Resonance, differential wave equation, Ultrasonic waves, production of ultrasonic (Piezoelectric effect, Magnetostriction effect) and its applications

Unit II: Optics, Fibre Optics and Laser: (07 Hrs)

Interference of light in thin film, wedge shaped film, Newton’s rings, polarization of light, methods for production of polarized light(Reflection, Refraction& Double refraction), Huygens theory of double refraction, Principle and structure of optical fibre, acceptance angle, acceptance cone, numerical aperture.

Principle of laser, Types of laser – Ruby and He-Ne laser and their applications.

Unit III: Electron Optics, Nuclear and Quantum Mechanics: (07 Hrs)

Motion of electron in Electric field (parallel and perpendicular), Motion of electron in magnetic field, motion of electron in combined effect, Bainbridge mass spectrograph,

G. M counter, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, Schrödinger’s time dependent and time independent wave equations, physical significance of wave function.

Unit IV: Crystal Structure, X-rays and Electrodynamics (07 Hrs) Unit cell, Bravais lattice, cubic system, number of atoms per unit cell, coordination number, atomic radius, packing density, relation between lattice constant and density, lattice planes and Miller indices, X-ray diffraction, Line and Continuous Spectrum of X-ray, Introduction of Maxwell equations (no derivation).

Unit V: Magnetic, Superconducting and Semiconducting materials: (07 Hrs) Types of magnetic materials (Diamagnetic, Paramagnetic and Ferromagnetic), B-H curve, Superconductivity, types of superconductors, Meissner effect, properties and applications of superconductor, Band theory of solids, conductivity of semiconductors, Hall effect.

Expected Outcome:

1. The student will be able to understand Engineering problems based on the principle of Oscillation, Ultrasonics, Optics, Laser, Fibre optics, Nuclear physics, Quantum mechanics.

2. The student will be able to understand Fundamental of Electrodynamics, Semiconductor, Dielectric, Magnetic and Superconducting materials which forms the base of many modern devices andtechnologies.

Text books:

1.      e-book of Engineering Physics, Prof S. G. Dahotre, Dr. S. N. Jadhav, Mr. A. S. Wakchaure, SEAM app.

2.      Engineering Physics M. N. Avadhanulu and P.G. Kshirsagar. S.Chandand Company LTD.

3.      Engineering Physics – Dr. L. N. Singh. Synergy Knowledge ware-Mumbai.

4.      Engineering Physics-R.K. Gaur and S. L.Gupta. Dhanpat Rai Publications Pvt. Ltd.-New Delhi.

5.      Fundamental of Physics – Halliday and Resnik. Willey Eastern Limited.

Reference books:

1. Introduction to Electrodynamics –David R.Griffiths.

2. Concept of Modern Physics – Arthur Beizer.TataMcGraw-HillPublishing Company Limited.

3. Optics – Ajoy Ghatak, MacGraw Hill Education (India) Pvt.Ltd.

4. Science of Engineering Materials- C.M. Srivastava and C. Srinivasan. New Age InternationalPvt.Ltd.

5. Solid State Physics – A.J. Dekker. McMillan India–Limited.

6. The Feynman Lectures on Physics VolI,II,III.

7. Introduction to solid state physics – Charles Kittel. John Willey and Sons 

Atleast 10 experiments should be performed from the following list

  1. Newton’s rings – Determination of radius of curvature of Plano convex lens / wavelength of light
  2. Wedge Shaped film – Determination of thickness of thin wire
  3. Half shade Polarimeter – Determination of specific rotation of optically active material
  4. Laser – Determination of wavelength of He-Ne laser light
  5. Magnetron Tube – Determination of „e/m‟ of electron
  6. G.M. Counter – Determination of operating voltage of G.M. tube
  7. Crystal Plane – Study of planes with the help of models related Miller Indices
  8. Hall Effect – Determination of Hall Coefficient
  9. Four Probe Method – Determination of resistivity of semiconductor
  10. Measurement of Band gap energy of Semiconductors
  11. Study of I-V characteristics of P-N junction diode
  12. Experiment on fibre optics
  13. Ultrasonics Interferometer
  14. B-H Curve Experiment
  15. Susceptibility measurement experiment

Course Objectives:
To understand and apply the Physics principles behind the development of Engineering Materials.

Expected Outcome:
The student will be able to understand fundamentals of Electrodynamics, crystal structure, semiconductors, Dielectric, Nanomaterials, Magnetic and superconductig materials. It forms the base of many modern advance devices and technology.

Unit-I: Crystallography                                                                                             (6 Hrs)

Crystal directions and planes, Diatomic crystal (CsCl, NaCl, Diamond, BaTiO3) crystal imperfection, point defects, line defects, Surface and Volume defects, Structure properties relationship, Structure determination by X-ray diffraction.

Unit-II: Magnetic Materials:                                                                          (7 Hrs)

 Origin of magnetization using atomic theory, classification of magnetic materials and properties, Langevin’s theory of Dia, para and ferromagnetism, Soft and Hard magnetic materials and their uses, Domain theory of ferromagnetism, Hysteresis loss, Antiferromagnetic and Ferrimagnetic materials, Ferrites and Garnets, magnetic bubbles, magnetic recording.

Unit-III: Conducting and Superconducting Materials                                         (7Hrs)

Band Theory of solids, classical free electron theory of metals, Quantum free electron theory, Density of energy states and carrier concentrations, Fermi energy, Temperature and Fermi energy Distribution, Superconductivity, Factor affecting Superconductivity, Meissner effect, Type-I and Type-II superconductors, BCS theory, Josephson effect, High temperature superconductors, Application of superconductors (cryotron, magnetic levitation)

Unit-IV: Semiconducting Materials                                                              (6 Hrs)

Band structure of semiconductor, charge carrier concentration, Fermi level and temperature, Electrical conductivity, Hall effect in semiconductors, P-N junction Diode, Preparation of single crystals, LED, Photovoltaic cell.

Unit-V: Dielectric Materials                                                                                       (7Hrs)

 Dielectric constant and polarizability, types of polarization, temperature and frequency dependence of Dielectric parameter, Internal fields in solids, Clausius-Mosotti equation, dielectric loss, dielectric breakdown, ferroelectric, pyroelectric and piezoelectric materials, application of dielectric materials

Unit-VI: Nano Materials                                                                                            (7Hrs)

Nanomaterials: Introduction and properties, synthesis of nanomaterials, carbon nano tubes, characterization technique of nanomaterials- SEM, TEM, EDAX, FMR, XRD. Applications of nanomaterials.

Text Books:

  1. Introduction to solid state Physics – C. Kittle
  2. Science of Engineering Materials and carbon Nanotubes – C.M. Srivastava and C. Srinivasan
  3. Solid State Physics – A. J. Dekker

Reference Books:

  1. Material Science and Engineering – V. Raghavan
  2. Electrical Engineering Materials – A. J. Dekker
  1.  Aluminium substituted Yttrium Iron Garnet Nanoparticles, A.R. Bhalekar, L.N. Singh, IJSER, Volume 9(6), 284-288(2018)
  2. EPR study of Nickel Doped Mn-Zn Ferrite Nanoparticles, L.N. Singh, IJSRSET, Volume 5(4):65-68 (2018)
  3.  FTIR studies of Ni Substituted Mn-Zn Ferrite Nanoparticles, F.A. Ahmed, L.N. Singh, IJSRSET, Volume 4(8):413-417 (2018)
  4. Effect of Ni substitution on structure and magnetic properties of Mn-Zn ferrite nanoparticles, F.A. Ahmed, L.N. Singh, Journal of Materials Science and Surface Engineering, 6(4): 825-830(2018)
  5. Morphology and geff Study of Nano Mn1-xZnxFe2O4 , S.G.Dahotre , L. N. Singh, Journal of Nanotechnology and Nano-Engineering, Volume 1, issue 3, 1-5 (2015)
  6. Small polaron transport and magnetoresistance in Sol-gel prepared Nd0.7Sr0.3CaxMnO3 (0 ≤ x ≤ 0.3) nanomanganitesystem.U.LShinde, L .N .Singh ,N.B Srivastava , Physica B 452 (2014) 13-17
  7. Superparamgnetism and FMR study of Nano Mn-Zn Ferrite, S.G.Dahotre ,L. N. Singh, Advances in Applied Science Research, 2014, 5(1):146-149.
  8. “Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoferrite” S.G. Dahotre , L. N. Singh, Journal of Pure Applied and Industrial Physics, Volume 3 , Issue 3, July 2013, 199-204.
  9. “Study of Magnetic Properties of Nanostructured Mn-Zn Ferrite” S.G. Dahotre , L. N. Singh, “Archives of Physics Research “,2011,2(1):81-89 ISSNO976-0970, CODEN(USA):APRRC7.
  10.  Development of Hydrogen Electrode for Alkaline Fuel Cell-1 K. Barhate, M. Sharon, L. N. Singh, M. Sharon The Open Fuel Cells Journals, 2011,4, 30-33.
  11. Correletedpolaron transport and metal- insulator transistor in La1-x SrxMnO3 N.B. Srivastava, L.N. Singh and C.M. Srivastava, Journal of Applied Physics105, 07D704 (2009).
  12. Small polaron transport and colossal magneto resistance in La2/3 Ca1/3 MnO3C.M. Srivastava, N.B. Srivastava, L.N. Singh and D. Bahadur,Journal of Applied Physics105, 1 (2009).
  13.  “A study of Hydrogen adsorption by Spiral Carbon Nano Fibres synthesized from acetylene” S. Jaybhaye, Maheshwar Sharon, L. N. Singh and Madhuri Sharon. Synthesis and Reactivity in Inorganic, Metal-Organic and Nano-Metal Chemistry (SRINMC), 36:1-5(2006).
  14. Ferromagnetic Resonance and Relaxation in LPE-grown bismuth substituted europium iron garnet films. L. N. Singh, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 272-276 (2004)2244-2246.
  15. Spin and magnetisation Compensation points in LPE grownY2.4Eu0.6GayFes-y012 garnet thin films.L. N. Singh and C.M.Srivastava, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, vol. 128, 42-46 (1993).
  16. Porous Carbon from Natural Source and its use in Hydrogen Storage” S. Jaybhaye, M. Sharon, L. N. Singh, D. Sathiyamoorthy, K. Dasgupta and M.Sharon; Indian Journal the proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, India vol. LXXIX (2009).
  17.  Ferromagnetic Resonance and Relaxation in LPE-grown bismuth substituted europium iron garnet films. L. N. Singh, Proceeding of 9th International conference of Ferrites San Francisco, California, USA (2004)161-163.
  18. Effect of Ion – Implantation in LPE grown EuLaGa : YIG and EuGa : YIG films.L.N.Singh, Proceeding of 8th International conference on Ferrites Kyoto Japan(2000)731-733.
  19. Mn-Zn Ferrite Nanoparticles: preparation and properties S.G.Dahotre and L. N. Singh, Proceeding of International Conference on Materials Science Research and Nanotechnology ICMSRN 2008.
  20. Study of Magnetic properties of Nanostructured Mn-Zn ferriteS.G.Dahotre and L. N. Singh,Proceeding of International Conference on Recent Trends in Materials and Characterization RET MAC 2010.
  21. Optical absorption studies in Eu:YIG thin films. L.N.Singh, Proceeding of International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technology, held in Singapore, July 1-6, 2001.
  22. Magnetic and Transport Properties of Al2O3+MgO substituted LCMO magnetite. L. N. Singh and U. L. Shinde Proceeding of Materials Research Society of India, AGM 2005, Pune.
  23. Ferromagnetic Resonance Study of Mn – Zn Ferrite. L. N. Singh and S. G. Dahotre, Proceeding of Materials Research Society of India, AGM 2005, Pune.
  24.  Effect of Ion-Implantation in LPE grown Y-Eu-Ga Garnet thin films. L.N.Singh and C.M.Srivastava,Proceeding Solid State Physics Symposium vol. 33C,365 (1991).
  25. “Synthesis of CNMS from Natural source and its used in hydrogen storage”, Maheshwar Sharon, Madhuri Sharon, L. N. Singh and Sandesh Jaybhaye, Proceeding International Conference on Molecules to Materials(ICMM), (2006)53-55.
  26.  Studies of Carbon Nanostructures Synthesized from Bitter Almond and its Hydrogen Adsorption CapacityS.V.Jaybhaye, D, Kshirsagar, L. N. Singh, M.Sharon and M.Sharon Nanostructured Materials for electronics, Energy and Environmental Applications. 371 – 376 (2010) Mac millan Publishers India Limited.
  27. “A Study Hydrogen Adsorption on CNMS with variation in pressure” Sandesh Jaybhaye, Maheshwar Sharon, L. N. Singh,Proceeding of International Conference Nano Materials, NANO 2005 at Sivakashi,Tamilnadu, pp: 719 – 722, July 13th – 15th (2005).
  28.  Enhanced Hydrogen Adsorption on Carbon Nano Fiber by Activation M.Sharon, MadhuriSharon, L.N.Singh, D. Sathiyamoorthy, K.Dasgupta and S.V.Jaybhaye. Indo Carbon Conference Proceeding 2006 145-150
  29.  Morphology and geff study of Nano Mn1-xZnx Fe2O4.S.G. Dahotre, L.N. Singh Journal of Nanotechnolgy and Nanoengineering ,2015, Vol. 1, Issue 3, Page 1-5.
  30.  Superparamagnetism and FMR study of Nano Mn-Zn Ferrites. S.G. Dahotre, L.N. Singh Advances in Applied Science Research, 2014, 5(1): 146-149.
  31. Synthesis and Characterization of Nanoferrites. S.G. Dahotre, L.N. Singh Journal of Pure Applied and Industrial Physics, Volume 3, Issue 3, July 2013. Citation 1, h index 1
  32. Study of Magnetic properties of Nanostructured Mn-Zn Ferrites. S.G. Dahotre, L.N. Singh Archives of Physics Research, 2011, 2(1):81-89, ISSN0976-0970, CODEN(USA):APRRC7, Citation 1, h index 1
  33. Synthesis and Characterization of La substituted M type Ca Hexaferrite. V.S. Shinde, S.G. Dahotre, L.N. Singh i-Manager’s Journal of Materials Science, Vol 7, Issue 2 [20-25], July-Sept.2019.
  34.  Synthesis and Characterization of Al substituted Cahexaferrite. V.S. Shinde, S.G. Dahotre, L.N. Singh Heliyon 6 [2020] e03186, January 2020
  35. Comparative study of structural and magnetic properties of Al and La substituted calcium Hexaferrite. V.S. Shinde, S.G. Dahotre, L.N. Singh International Journal of Research and analytical review(IJRAR), 6(2), 569-574
  36. “Synthesis and Structural Characterization of Ba doped Bismuth Ferrite By Sol Gel Method for Cleaner Enviornment”, S. D. Rajadhax, S. G. Dahotre, U.L.Shinde, L. N. Singh “International Journal of Innovation in engineering and Science ISSN- 2456-3463”
  37. “Comparative study of structural and magnetic properties of Ni and La substituted calcium Hexaferrite” V. S. Shinde, S. G. Dahotre Cerâmica 67 (2021) 301-307 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/0366-69132021673833111
  38. Study of Structural and magnetic properties of Ni substituted M-type calcium hexaferrite. V.S. Shinde, S.G. Dahotre, L.N. Singh Integrated Ferroelectrics, 213(1)
  39.  “Structural and Magnetic Studies of CoxFe3-xO4 By Sol-gel Auto combustion Technique For Spintronics Applications” S. D. Raut, S. G. Dahotre, L. N. Singh, S. N. Jadhav GIS JournalPage No: 644-662 DOI:20.18001.GSJ.2021.V8I9.21.38018 http://www.gisscience.net/VOLUME-8-ISSUE-9-2021/
  40. “Synthesis and Characterization of Magnetite and Cobalt Ferrite Nanoparticles by Sol-Gel Auto Combustion Technique”, S. D. Raut, S. G. Dahotre, L. N. Singh, S. N. Jadhav “International Journal of Innovation in engineering and Science ISSN- 2456-3463”, Vol 6 Number 10, 2021 http։//doi.org/10.46335/IJIES.2021.6.10.4
  41.  “Microstrip Patch Antenna Simulation using Comsol Multiphysics” R. P. Gawade, S. G. Dahotre GIS JournalPage No: 1295-1303 DOI:20.18001.GSJ.2021.V8I9.21.38074 http://www.gisscience.net/VOLUME-8-ISSUE-9-2021/
  42.  S S More (Jadhav), R J Dhokne and S V Mohril, “Study on structural characterization and dielectric properties of PVA-TiO2 composite” IOSR-JAP, Volume 8, Issue 3 (3), 2016
  43. Shital More (Jadhav), Ragini Dhokne and Sanjiv Moharil, “Dielectric relaxation and electric modulus of polyvinyl alcohol-Zinc oxide composite films” Mater. Res. Express 4(2017) 055302
  44. Dhokne, Ragini, Shital More (Jadhav), and Nilesh Pathare. “Structural and dielectric relaxation study of polyvinyl-alcohol titanium dioxide composite films.” AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 2104. No. 1. AIP Publishing LLC, 2019.
  45. Shital More (Jadhav), Ragini Dhokne and Sanjiv Moharil, “Structural properties and temperature dependence dielectric properties of PVA-Al2O3 composite thin films” Polym. Bull. (2017) DOI 10.1007/s00289-017-2069-01