In the world of increasing conscious of the potential effects of science and technology on environment laboratory techniques and methodology at large are of importance. We live in an age in which the pace of technological change pulsating ever faster causing waves that spread towards all spheres of life. This increased rate of change will have an impact on us, no matter what we do for a living. This brings new competition from new ways of doing things. Technological change is going to reach out & sooner or later change something fundamental in our life. In technology, ”whatever can be done will be done”. We cannot stop these changes. Instead, we are making a transition from a period when advantages could be gained from information to an era that depends on knowledge as an actionable asset for non-repeatable competitive advantage. Learning faster than the competition is now “Fundamental to Success”.
The team at SMVDU Physics Laboratory understand this ”Fundamental to Success”. The objective of Physics Laboratory is to demonstrate the principles of experimental practice in Physics & Physics related Engineering. And to show how measurement, experiment design & modern instrumentation can be used most effectively and to encourage the creative use of experimental & theoretical physics in areas which may be unfamiliar. The emphasis is focused upon experiment design & use of Core & Applied Physics fundamentals.
The Physics Laboratory at SMVDU have been structured as – General Physics Laboratory, Physics Dark Room, and Solid State Physics Laboratory. The three Physics Laboratories primarily address to students at introductory graduate levels in engineering. The Physics Laboratory at SMVDU is equipped with state of the art equipments not only in the field of Pure but also in Applied Physics.
General Physics Laboratory exposes the students towards the basic physical measurement & methodologies which though seems to be passive but in the contrast of Laboratory cannot be considered to be passive & isolated subjects of interest; & on the other hand the students have a hand on experience of handling advanced instruments of optics in Physics Dark Room. And still the Solid State Physics Laboratory provides the students an exposure to Semiconductor basics and also advanced concepts and instrumentation for semiconductors from the Physics (core) point of view. In the Physics Laboratory the students have a full- hand operation of measuring instruments, such as, Vernier Calipers, Screw Gauze, Spherometer, Traveling Microscope are some to mention. The students are also provided with full hands on experiences in optical instruments, such as, Optical benches, Lasers, Spectrometers, Michelson Interferometer. Not only has this but the students also gain experiences of handling Semiconductor crystals for measurements with advanced instruments, such as, Four Probe and Hall Effect, Dielectric Constant Measurements and B-H Curve analysis through interfacing with PC are some to be mentioned.
Last but not the least, we at SMVDU Physics Laboratory believe in making the students understand basic concepts in Physics & Applied Physics and also provide an exposure & understanding in latest technological changes in Physics & Physics related fields.
The team at SMVDU Physics Laboratory believe ”not only in making the experimental concepts merely happen” but believe ” in making them understandable from the grass roots as well”.
The Department of Physics takes pride in its well-equipped Physics laboratory, which serves B.Tech students across various engineering branches. The laboratory provides students with hands-on experience in conducting experiments related to optics, electrostatics, electricity and magnetism, modern physics, and solid-state physics, which are integral parts of the theory syllabus. Each semester, students are required to perform a minimum of 10 experiments from a comprehensive list provided. This practical approach to learning allows students to deepen their understanding of theoretical concepts and develop essential scientific skills in a supportive and engaging environment.
The laboratory offers a wide range of experimental setups, encompassing over 30 different experiments, ensuring students have ample opportunities for hands-on learning. The Department of Physics maintains a regularly updated Laboratory Manual that specifies the list of experiments available. While at least ten experiments are compulsory for each student to complete, the manual incorporates a thoughtful mix of experiments, involving various techniques and specialties. This diverse selection of experiments allows students to gain a comprehensive understanding of different aspects of physics and encourages them to explore the subject from multiple perspectives.
The Department of Physics provides a specialization in Condensed Matter Physics (CMP) as part of the M.Sc. Physics program. This specialization is offered in the third semester of the course, allowing students to delve deeper into this specialized field. In the fourth semester, students are required to undertake a mandatory project work in the same specialized field, further enhancing their understanding and expertise.
The department’s laboratory offers a wide range of experimental setups, with more than approximately 30 different experiments available. Students are expected to complete at least ten of these experiments, which are designated as compulsory. The specific list of experiments is provided in a regularly updated Laboratory Manual maintained by the Department of Physics, ensuring that students have access to the most current and relevant information for their practical studies.
The laboratory is an integral component of the M.Sc. Physics program’s first-year General Laboratory, focusing on introducing students to the fundamental concepts and operations of electronic devices and circuits. The lab is designed to support students in building circuits on breadboards using electronic components, ICs (Integrated Circuits), power supplies, and other necessary electronic equipment. It also facilitates the practical implementation of various digital circuits, including logic gates, flip-flops, counters, registers, multiplexers, and demultiplexers, allowing students to gain hands-on experience in logic level realization.
Through this laboratory, students develop skills in prototyping, soldering, wiring, and testing their own circuits. This practical learning approach enhances their understanding of electronic principles and equips them with essential skills for circuit design and troubleshooting. The laboratory serves as a valuable platform for students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world electronic applications, fostering their overall understanding and competence in the field of electronics.
Furnaces : High Temperature muffle furnaces;
Shimadzu DTA60: Thermogravimetric Analyzer (TGA) Shimadzu: UV-VIS-NIR SpectrophotometerModel : 2600;
Agilent Cary-Varian: SpectrofluoremeterAnd UV-Cabinet Nucleonix: Thermoluminescence Reader (Tl-1009);
Gaussian 09 software for theoretical simulation of Shimadzu: Tracer-100 FTIR ;
Molecular Dynamics:Dynamic light scattering (DLS) Materials Synthesis Lab;
Denver: High precision Micro Balance