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Material Science aims the development of new materials and the improvement of existing materials for applications to meet the requirement of leading edge of technology. In broad sense, subject scope of ‘Materials Science’ covers entire Materials’ cycle i.e. from mining and refining of natural raw materials and synthesis/processing of artificial advanced functional materials to the level of device applications. It also includes proper disposal and recycling. There is a rich variety of relatively new materials of vital importance to the development of the Science and Technology in new era. It includes Metals, Polymers, Ceramics, Glasses, Electronic materials, Bio-medical materials, Composites, Nano-materials and other Soft materials useful for present day’s high tech gadgets and even for the living organisms. Advances Bio Materials have been boon for the welfare of the human society. Although interdisciplinary in primary nature because of the involvement of Chemistry (for the synthesis and processing), Physics (for characterization) and Engineering (for device fabrication), Material Science has now grown as a well-established independent subject. Several academic courses useful for the society are being run by the Universities and various Research Centres in India as well as abroad. With this background, Centre of Materials Sciences came into existence in the year 2009. In the short span of its existence, 10 major research projects (from DST, DIT, BRNS and UGC) covering various aspects of materials’ research have been sanctioned to the Centre. Faculty members have developed individual international collaborations with Ireland, Poland, Spain, UK, France, South Korea and USA. Centre is presently running M. Sc. (Materials Science) and D.Phil. (Ph.D.) programmes. The centre is intensively engaged in research and development of various types of materials.

Activities
Workshop and National Seminar on Experimental Techniques for Materials Characterization (Feb 06-07, 2020)

25th National Conference on Liquid Crystals (NCLC-2018) December 19-21, 2018

Programme on “Electrical, Dielectric and Electro-optical properties of Liquid Crystals, Molecular glasses and polymers for applications” sponsored by Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) Nov, 2017

A week long programme on “Electrical, Dielectric and Electro-optical properties of Liquid Crystals, Molecular glasses and polymers for applications” sponsored by Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) started on 6th Nov 2017 in the Centre of Materials Sciences. Programme was inaugurated by Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. R. L. Hangloo. Foreign expert Prof. J. K. Vij from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland highlighted the importance of these materials. Liquid crystals are the materials which are very useful for gadgets of our daily use ranging from watches, mobiles, televisions, displays of automobiles, electrically controllable light from windows (including those of airplanes), computer aided designs (CAD), temperature & pressure sensors and even in solar cells etc.  Other important applications of liquid crystals are in biological systems like heart valve, artificial muscles, cell membranes etc. Molecular glasses have applications in photonic devices.  Polymers have numerous applications such as in the Packing industry, Automobiles where replacement of metals by polymers reduced weight and cost with increase in the life span. In bioengineering, hydrogel polymers have applications in contact lenses, ocular inserts and support system for livers, in medicines and drug delivery. He also highlighted the academics at Trinity College which is an institution of high repute and his good experiences of the University of Allahabad. Centre of Materials Sciences have very active collaboration with Trinity College, Dublin with exchange of research scholars. Recently, Ms Neelam Yadav from the Centre has visited there for about one and half year.


Indo-Polish seminar on ‘Advanced Materials’, February 05 - 06, 2016

An Indo-Polish seminar on ‘Advanced Materials’ was organized during Feb 05 and 06, 2016 by Centre of Materials Sciences. Seminar was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor, University of Allahabad Prof. R. L. Hangloo. Prof. R. S. Dabrowski from Military University of Technology, Warsaw was the chief guest of the seminar. In the seminar various aspects related with Advanced Materials such as Solar Materials, Display Materials, Magnetic Materials, Opto-electronic materials, Bio Materials and Nano Materials etc were discussed. Prof. Dabrowski discussed about preparing fast switching liquid crystals display materials which are expected to increase the display of liquid crystal television pictures at video frequency rate which is presently limited to only 200 frames/sec. He also discussed about the materials for 3D display of pictures in television sets. Prof. Michal Czerwinski discussed about display materials having large viewing angle in displays. Centre of Materials Sciences, University of Allahabad and Military University of Technology, Warsaw have strong ongoing collaboration on these materials. Work on Flexible solar cells was also presented by group of workers of the Centre. Such materials are highly useful as these can be coated on walls and roof tops of building and hence will increase harnessing of solar power. Dr Brajendra Singh discussed about new materials which shows potential applications in micro electronics. Prof Rajiv Prakash from IIT, BHU discussed the use of functional polymers and nano hybrid materials in electro-sensing of toxic drugs.

Delegation of Polish Scientists met with the Vice-Chancellor in his office and discussed about signing a MOU so that frequent exchange of scholars and faculty members may be possible.


International Conference on Advanced Materials and Applications (ICAMA-2014), March 24-26, 2014

Patron - Prof. Anil K. Singh, Vice-Chancellor

Chairman - Prof. N. R. Farooqui, Dean, R&D

Co-Chairman - Prof. S. D. Dixit, Director, IIDS

Convener - Dr. Ravindra Dhar,

Secretary - Dr. M. K. Singh,

Joint Secretary - Dr. Prashant Dubey,

Treasurer - Dr. Rajiv Giri,

Editor - Dr. Brajendra Singh

Organizing Committee

Dr. M. B. Pandey, Dr. Anil Kumar, Dr. A. K. Srivastava, Dr Geetika Pandey, Dr Anoop K Shukla Dr Aanchal Dwivedi, Dr Suman Kumari, Dr Rohit Verma, Dr Abhay S. Pandey, Dr Manisha Bajpai, Avneesh Mishra, Upendra. B. Singh, Mukesh Mishra, Preeti Yaduvanshi, Neelam Yadav, Gulab Singh

Allahabad and University of Allahabad

One of the oldest cities of India, Allahabad is also known as ‘Thirthraj Prayag’. The confluence of the three sacred rivers, Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati (Triveni Sangam) marks the religious importance of the city. Every year, a month long bathing festival, “Magi Mela” is held when Jupiter is in Aries or Taurus and Sun and Moon are in Capricorn during the Hindu month of Magha (January-February). Every twelfth year the occasion is marked by “Kumbh Mela”, which is so far the largest congregation anywhere in the world. The University of Allahabad (established in 1887) is one of the four oldest universities of the country. It was accorded Central status in the year 2005 because of its quality output. The university has to its credit in producing eminent Scholars, Professors: to name a few are M. N. Saha, K. S. Krishnan, D. S. Kothari, N. R. Dhar, Harish Chandra, K. S. Singwi, A. R. Verma, S. K. mhk9chi, G. N. Jha, Firaq Gorakhpuri, H. R. Bachhan, and Statesmen like: S. D. Sharma, Chandra Shekhar, and Social workers: Mahesh Yogi, Rajendra Singh and several others.

Centre of Materials Science

The “Centre of Materials Science” came into existence in the year 2009. In the short span of about four years of existence, 10 major research projects (from DST, DIT, BRNS and UGC) covering various aspects of materials’ research have been sanctioned to the Centre. Several other projects and international collaborations are in the pipeline. Faculty members have developed individual international collaborations with Ireland, Poland, Spain, UK, France, South Korea and USA. Centre is presently running M. Sc. (Materials Science) and D.Phil. (Ph.D.) programmes. The centre is intensively engaged in research and development of various types of materials.

SCIENTIFIC TOPICS

  1. Bio-Materials
  2. Battery related Materials
  3. Graphene and Carbon Related Materials
  4. Liquid Crystalline Materials
  5. Magnetic Materials
  6. Multiferroic
  7. Characterization of Materials and Techniques
  8. Nano Materials
  9. Opto-electric Materials
  10. Organic Semiconductors
  11. Polymers
  12. Theoretical Studies
  13. Superconductive Materials

Indo-Polish Seminar on “Advanced Materials” held on Nov 05, 2011

Centre is organizing various lectures from the eminent workers of the field continuously.
A national conference on “Advanced Functional and Smart Materials” is planned in 2012-13.

Published in: Centre of Material Sciences

Admission
Centre is presently running D. Phil. (Ph.D.) and M. Sc. (Materials Science) programmes.

Eligibility for M.Sc. :

Eligibility for D. Phil :

Syllabi of CRET

Published in: Centre of Material Sciences

Facilities
Major facilities in the department

XRD, FTIR Spectrophotometer, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, Pressure DSC, Microwave Synthesizer, Impedance Analyzer.

Courses
M. Sc. (Materials Science)

The Master of Science (M. Sc.) - Materials Science Programme shall be of the duration of two academic years and spread into four semesters. Course will consist of theory and laboratory practice, and project work having total credits of 80.

Details are attached herewith.

Eligibility: Candidate should be B. Sc. with Physics or Chemistry as one subject in III year. Provided he/she has Mathematics as one subject at least upto II year.

Note: Rules for award of degree, examination and promotion of students etc will be as per new CBCS Rule 2016.

Semester – I

S. No.

Course Code

Course Title

L-T-P-C

Theory

1

MSE - 501

Quantum Mechanics

3-0-0-3

2

MSE -502

Crystallography and Diffraction Techniques

3-0-0-3

3

MSE -503

Materials : Introduction, Synthesis and Processing

3-0-0-3

4

MSE -504

Data Analysis and Computational Techniques

3-0-0-3

Lab

5

MSE – 531

Materials Science Lab – I

0-0-8-8

 

 

Total Earn Credit

20

Semester – II

Sl. No.

Course Code

Course Title

L-T-P-C

Theory

1

 MSE –505

Group theory and Spectroscopy

3-0-0-3

2

MSE -506

Physics of Solid State Materials

3-0-0-3

3

MSE -507

Characterization Techniques for Materials

3-0-0-3

4

MSE -508

Thermodynamics and Phase Transformations

3-0-0-3

Lab

5

MSE – 532

Materials Science Lab – II

0-0-8-8

Total Earn Credit

20

Semester – III

Sl. No.

Course Code

Course Title

L-T-P-C

Theory

1

MSE - 509

Electronic, Magnetic Properties and Corrosion Properties

3-0-0-3

2

MSE -510

Advanced Materials

3-0-0-3

3

MSE -511

Ceramic, Composite and Polymers

3-0-0-3

4

MSE -512

Dielectric, Mechanical and Optical Properties of Materials

3-0-0-3

 

Lab

5

MSE – 533

Materials Science Lab – III

0-0-4-4

 

6

MSE –541

Project (minor)

0-0-4-4

 

Total Earn Credit

20

 

Semester – IV

Sl. No.

Course Code

Course Title

L-T-P-C

Theory (two optional papers)

1

MSE - 551

Multifunctional Materials and Devices

3-0-0-3

2

MSE -552

Nanomaterials and Carbon Nanostructure

3-0-0-3

3

MSE -553

Liquid Crystal Materials for Displays

3-0-0-3

4

MSE -554

Magneto Resistive and Battery Materials

3-0-0-3

Lab

5

MSE – 542

Project (major)

0-0-14-14

Total Earn Credit

20


Ph. D.

Eligibility for Ph. D. programme of the Centre of Material Sciences

For admission to the D. Phil. programme of the Centre of Material Sciences, candidate should be M.Sc. /M.Tech. in Materials Science/ Physics/Chemistry/Electronics or any other allied subject of the Materials Science. Candidate appearing for CRET may have choice of questions out of syllabi for the CRET covering major components of Physics and Chemistry related with the Materials Science. Other rules and regulations for the admission to the D. Phil. programme will be same as for the university in general.

Notice
12 July 2021
CRET-Level II Test of Materials Science-Qualified Candidates-Submission of Application form

List of the candidates who have qualified CRET Level-2 Test of Materials Science for Ph. D. admission is displayed on the Notice Board of the Centre. Candidates are required to submit their complete application form along with synopsis duly signed by supervisor latest by 16 July 2021 in the office of the Centre.


17 June 2021

Press Notice for CRET Level-I


19 Feb 2021

Daily Press Release and Department Notice Page


28 September 2020
Coordinator, Centre of Materials Science

Revised Corrigendum for Pre-Presentation for D.Phil/Ph. D. thesis submission of:

Mrs. Deepa Singh
23 September 2020
Coordinator, Centre of Materials Science

Pre-Presentation for D.Phil/Ph. D. thesis submission of:

1. Mrs. Deepa Singh
2. Mr. Aditya Kumar
24 Feb 2020
Coordinator, Centre of Materials Science

The candidates desirous of seeking admission in the Ph D program of Materials Science, University of Allahabad, Allahabad having qualified Level-I of CRET-2019 (second phase) in Allied subjects like Physics/Chemistry etc may submit their application (with photo) in the office of the Centre of Materials Science by 26th Feb 2020 alongwith certified copies of CRET score sheet and marksheets of all the examinations.


11 Sept 2019
Coordinator Centre of Matrerials Science, AU

M. Sc. III Sem (2019-20) students are given the following topics for their Minor Projects (convertible to Major Projects in IV Sem). They are required to give their 3-4 choice (topic may be changed as per suggestion of the supervisor) in order of preference by 12 Sept 2019 so that projects may be allocated to them. Minor projects are to be completed by Dec. 05, 2019 and subsequent major project (in IV Sem) by April 30, 2020.

Supervisor Topics
Prof. Ravindra Dhar 1.Synthesis and characterization of Ceramic/PZT/Ferroic materials.
2.Synthesis and characterization of nano-particles/LC-Nano Composties.
3.Anti Ferroelectric/Nematic Liquid Crystal Display Materials.
4.Solar/Photo Voltaic Cells
Dr. M. K. Singh 1.Nano composites of Magnetoelectric Material ions
2.Dielectric nano materials
3.Nanoparticles of pure and doped ZnO for the UV sensor
Dr. Prashant Dubey 1.Nanomaterials for water purification
2.Biogenic/ Green approach for nanomaterials preparation
Dr. Brajendra Singh 1.Gas Sensing Materials
2.Ion Conducting Materials
Dr. Rajiv Giri 1.Rietveld analysis of x-ray diffraction patterns.
2.Synthesis and characterization of perovskite like materials.
3.Synthesis and characterization of Carbon related nano materials
Dr. Rajiv Giri 1.Rietveld analysis of x-ray diffraction patterns.
2.Synthesis and characterization of perovskite like materials.
3.Synthesis and characterization of Carbon related nano materials

30 August 2019
Coordinator, Centre of Materials Science, AU

CRET Level-II test of the candidates who have applied (against our earlier notice dated 09 Aug 2019) for admission in Ph. D. Programme of Materials Science is scheduled on 02 Sept 2019 (Monday) at 3.00 PM onward. Candidates are required to be present with all the documents and present themselves before the committee on the above date and time.Candidate should prepare a PPT presentation of about 10 minutes followed by discussions of approx 5 minutes.


09 August 2019
Coordinator Centre of Materials Sciences, AU:

The candidates desirous of seeking admission in the Ph D program of Materials Science, University of Allahabad, Allahabad and have qualified Level-I of CRET-2019 in Materials Science/Allied subject like Physics/Chemistry may submit their application (with photo) in the office of the Centre of Materials Science by 16th Aug 2019 alongwith certified copies of CRET score sheet and marksheets of all the examinations. Level-II test/presentations of eligible candidates is tentatively planned on 19th August 2019.


08 August 2019
Coordinator Centre of Materials Sciences, AU:

Coordinator Centre of Materials Sciences, Faculty members and Research scholars bid a farewell to Ms Suprabha Das, PG scholar of the Centre for her selection in Ph. D. programme of Physics in the University of Oklahoma, one of the top ranked universities of US. She has been selected in several other universities of US and UK but preferred University of Oklahoma for various reasons. Several other students have joined Ph. D. programme abroad and in IITs and NITs.


05 August 2019
Coordinator, Centre of Materials Science, AU

M Sc Materials Science, I Semester classes will be running w.e.f. 06 Aug 2019 as per time table given on notice board. M. Sc. III Semester students are also required to attend their classes as per schedule


17 July 2019
Coordinator, Centre of Materials Science, AU

The admission of M. Sc. Materials Science is scheduled for July 23, 2019 at 11.00 AM.  Candidate should bring all the original marks sheets and certificates, migration certificate/TC, income/EWS and caste certificate, two passport size photo and aadhar card.  

The candidates who have applied for PGAT-2019 in Materials Science.

OR

The candidates who have qualified PGAT-2019 in Physics/Chemistry/Mathematics may submit their application with copy of the supporting documents in the office of the Centre latest by July 22, 2019.

Candidate must have Physics/Chemistry as a subject at the B.Sc. level with Mathematics as one subject upto B.Sc. II may submit their application with supporting documents in the office of the Centre latest by July 22, 2019.


04 Oct 2018
Coordinator, Centre of Materials Science, AU
Coordinator, Centre of Materials Science, AU

Following scholars (successful in CRET level II) have submitted their duly completed form for D. Phil. admission alongwith synopsis duly forwarded by the supervisor. They should be present at 2.00 p.m. on 08 Oct 2018 for interaction with DPC on their synopsis.

1. Shrish Nath Upadhay
2. Abhinav Lal
3. Akanksha Khare
4. Amir Iqbal
5. Saikumar Chirra
6. Preeti Yadav
7. Himanshu Verma

28 Sept 2018
Coordinator, Centre of Materials Science, AU

List of the candidates who have qualified CRET Level-II in Materials Science is available on the Notice Board of the Centre. Candidates are required to submit their filled D. Phil./Ph. D. Admission Form (downloadable from the website) and Questionnaire Form available from the Office of the Centre (if not submitted earlier) latest by 03 Oct 2018 along with a synopsis of the research work duly forwarded by proposed supervisor.


07 Sept 2018
Coordinator, Centre of Material sciences

Presentation (Level-II test) of the statement of work by the candidates who have qualified CRET level-I of Materials Science will be held on Sept 14, 2018 at 2.00 PM onward. Candidates are required to fill the form available in the office of the Centre and submit it alongwith all the documents by 13 Sept 2018 and present themselves before the committee on the above date and time.

Candidate should prepare a PPT presentation of about 10 minutes followed by discussions of approx 5 minutes.


07 August 2018
Chairman, PG Admission, Centre of Materilas Science, AU

All candidates whose marks are above 30% for Gen & 27% for OBC and SC & ST and willing to take admission in M.Sc(Materials Science) as other subject category may contact to the office of the Centre of Materials science for admission on 09/08/02018 at 11:00 a.m.


19 July 2018
Coordinator, Centre of Materials Sciences, 

For PG admissions in Materials Science, Candidates of general category having computed marks above 47,  OBC category above 15 and all SC/ST are required to contact in the Office of the Centre of Materials Sciences on 25th July, 2018 at 11:00 AM  along with original mark-sheet, TC, Migration, Cast Certificate (Govt.of India), Aadhar card and 02 passport size photo graphs. Admission will be strictly on merit basis against availability of seats.

 

16 July 2018
Coordinator, Centre of Materials Sciences, 

For PG admissions in Materials Science, Candidates of general category having computed marks above 112,  OBC category above 24 and all SC/ST are required to contact in the Office of the Centre of Materials Sciences on 19th July, 2018 at 11:00 AM  along with original mark-sheet, TC, Migration, Cast Certificate (Govt.of India), Aadhar card and 02 passport size photo graphs. Admission will be strictly on merit basis against availability of seats.


12 July 2018
Coordinator, Centre of Material Science, AU:

M.Sc. (Mat. Science) 4th semester Practical Exam. Will be held on 20 July, 2018 (Friday) at 10:00am to 4:00pm student are required to report at 09:30am.


18 April 2018
Coordinator, centre of Material Science
Examination Schedule for Year 2017-18 of M.Sc. (Material Science) 2nd & 4th Semester
M.Sc. Material Science 2nd Semester Examination 2017-18.
Place: Department of Material Sc.
Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm
Date
Paper code
25.04.2018
MSE-505
27.04.2018
MSE-506
01.05.2018
MSE-507
03.05.2018
MSE-508
M.Sc. Material Science 4th Semester Examination 2017-18.
Date
Paper Code
25.04.2018
MSE-551
03.05.2018
MSE-552
 

09 Feb 2018
Coordinator, Centre of Materials Sciences, AU

M.Sc. (Mat. Science) Third Semester Lab/Project Practical Exam will be held on 12 February 2018 (Monday) instead of 13 February, 2018 (Tuesday), from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, due to Maha Shivaratri Parva on 13th/14th February 2018. Students are required to report at 10.00 am.


25 Jan 2018
Coordinator, Centre of Material Sciences, AU

M.Sc. (Mat. Science) First Semester Lab Practical Exam will be held on 30 January, 2018 (Tuesday), from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm. Student are required to report at 10.00 am.


30 August 2017
Coordinator, Centre of material Sciences, AU
 

28 July 2017
Co-ordinator, Center of Material Science, AU
 
 

27 July 2017
Coordinator, Centre of Materials Science, UoA

M.Sc. (Mat Sci) -III semester classes are running as per time table given on notice board. Students are required to attend the classes as per schedule. 


24 July 2017
Chairman, P.G. Admission Committee-2017, Centre of Materials Science, AU:

Candidates who have appeared in PGAT-2017 in Physics/Chemistry may give their name by 27 July 2017 in the office of the Centre of Materials Science for admission to M. Sc. Materials Science (if interested) under non subject category (para 1.4.1 (c) of the PGAT brochure). Admission will be given on the basis of the merit of the test score of the candidates.


8 April 2017

Coordinator, Centre of Materials Sciences, AU


23 March 2017
Coordinator, Centre of Material Science, AU

                                                       M.Sc Material Science 

2nd Semester Mid Term Exams

Papers Date of Examination Time
MSE-505 27-03-2017 10:00-11:00 A.M
MSE-506 27-03-2017 12:00-01:00 P.M
MSE-507 28-03-2017 10:00-11:00 A.M
MSE-508 28-03-2017 12:00-01:00 P.M

4th Semester Mid Term Test

Paper Date of Examination Time
MSE-551 27-03-2017 10:00-11:00 A.M
MSE-552 28-03-2017 10:00-11:00 A.M
 

25 Nov 2016
Coordinator, Centre of Material Sciences, AU:

Schedule of M.Sc. (Materials Science) and Pre D.Phil. Exam. All the exams will be held during 1100-1400 hrs.

Date

Sem-I

Sem-III

Pre D. Phil. Course

07.12.2016

MSE-501

MSE-509

 

09.12.2016

MSE-502

MSE-510

 

13.12.2016

MSE-503

MSE-511

MSE-803

15.12.2016

MSE-504

MSE-512

MSE-804

16.12.2016

 

 

MSE-Electives

 

04 Nov 2016
Co-ordinator, Centre of Materials sciences

May 16, 2016
Coordinator, Centre of Material Sciences, AU:

M. Sc. (Mat. Sc.) Second Semester Practical Exam will be held on 19 May 2016 (Thursday) from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. Student are required to report at 6:45 am.


May 03, 2016
Coordinator, Centre of Material Sciences, AU:

Examination – 2016 Programme

M.Sc. (Materials Science) IInd Semester Examination
Date
Paper
Timing

07 May, 2016

MS-201

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

09 May, 2016

MS-202

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

11 May, 2016

MS-203

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

13 May, 2016

MS-204

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

Second Semester Practical Exam will be held between 16 and 20 May, 2016.

M.Sc. (Materials Science) IVth Semester Examination
Date
Paper
Timing

07 May, 2016

MS-401

11:00 am to 2:00 pm

09 May, 2016

MS-402

11:00 am to 2:00 pm


May 02, 2016
Coordinator, Centre of Material Sciences, AU-


February 10, 2016
Coordinator, Centre of Material Sciences, AU-

An Indo-Polish Seminar on ‘Advanced Materials’ was organized during Feb. 05 and 06 2016 by Centre of Materials Sciences. Seminar was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor, University of Allahabad Prof. R. L Hangloo. Prof. R. S. Dabrowski from Military University of Technology, Warsaw was the chief guest of the seminar. In the seminar various aspects related with Advanced Materials such as Solar Materials, Display Materials, Magnetic Materials, Opto-electronic materials, Bio Materials and Nano Materials etc were discussed. Prof. Dabrowski discussed about preparing fast switching liquid crystals display materials which are expected to increase the display of liquid crystal television pictures at video frequency rate which is presently limited to only 200 frames/sec. He also discussed about the materials for 3D display of pictures in the television sets. Prof. Michal Czerwinski discussed about display materials having large viewing angle in displays. Prof. Ravindra Dhar, Centre of Materials Sciences, University of Allahabad and Prof. Roman Dasbroski , Military University of Technology, Warsaw have strong ongoing collaboration on these materials . Work on Flexible solar cells was also presented by group of workers of the Centre. Such materials are highly useful as these can be coated on walls and roof tops of building and hence will increase harnessing of solar power. Dr. Brajendra Singh discussed about new materials which shows potential applications in micro electronics. Prof. Rajiv Prakash from IIT, BHU discussed the use of functional polymers and nano hybrid materials in electro-sensing of toxic drugs. Delegation of Polish Scientists met with the Vice-Chancellor I his office and discussed about signing a MoU so that frequent exchange of scholars and faculty members may be possible.


January 22, 2016
Coordinator, Centre of Material Sciences, UoA

For admission to the D. Phil. Programme of Materials Science, candidates who have already submitted their application, needs to appear for interview on 25 Jan 2016 at 3:00 PM in the office of the Centre of Material Sciences. They must bring all the original documents with them for verification along with a set of xerox copy if not attached earlier.


January 14, 2016
Coordinator, Material Sciences, AU-

M. Sc. (Mat. Sc.) Ist Semester Practical Exam will be held on January 18, 2016 (Mondayfrom 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Students are required to report at 10:30 AM.


January 12, 2016
Coordinator, Material Sciences, AU-

M. Sc. (Mat. Sc.) IIIrd Semester Practical Exam will be held on January 21, 2016 (Thursdayfrom 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Students are required to report at 7:30 AM.

Ms Neelam Yadav from Centre of Material Sciences, University of Allahabad has been awarded the National Academy of Sciences, India-SWARNA JAYANTI PURASKAR-2015 for best paper presentation during recently concluded 85th annual session of the Academy in Bhubaneswar. She is pursuing her research work for D.Phil. degree under the supervision of Prof. Ravindra Dhar.


January 04, 2016
Coordinator, Material Sciences, AU-

For admission to the D. Phil. Programme of Materials Science, eligible candidates who have qualified CRET-2015 Level I+II (results can be obtained from the web or Centre's notice board) should submit their application form (can be obtained from the Registrar Office) with complete documents in the office of the Centre of Materials Science by Jan 15, 2016


November 17, 2015
Coordinator, Material Sciences, AU-

Dr. Arvind Sinha, Chief Scientist & Group Leader Biomaterials Group, Materials Science & Technology Division and Professor & Coordinator AcSIR-NML CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur will visit Centre of Materials Sciences on 18 Nov 2015. He will deliver a general talk on ‘Biomimetic Materials’ at 10.30 am in the seminar hall of IIDS, Nehru Science Complex.

Faculty members and scholars are cordially invited to the lecture. 


August 14, 2015
Chairman, M.Sc. Admission-2015, Material Sciences, AU-

All candidates who have secured 82.00 marks and above in General Category, 42 marks & above in OBC category and all SC/ST are required to report in the Department of Material Science, University of Allahabad along with all the original and two sets of self attested photocopies of requisite documents, Migration certificate, transfer certificate, four passport size coloured photographs and PG Admit Card on August 17, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the department of Material Sciences. Admission will be made strictly according to merit and availability of seats.


August 12, 2015
Chairman, M.Sc. Admission-2015, Material Science, AU-

All candidates who have secured 97.00 marks and above in General Category, 42 marks & above in OBC category and all SC/ST are required to report in the Department of Material Science, University of Allahabad along with all the original and two sets of self attested photocopies of requisite documents, Migration certificate, transfer certificate, four passport size coloured photographs and PG Admit Card on August 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at the department of Material Sciences. Admission will be made strictly according to merit and availability of seats.


August 10, 2015
Chairman, M.Sc. Admission-2015, Material Sciences, AU-

All candidates who have secured 114 marks and above in General Category, 68 marks & above in OBC category and all SC/ST are required to report in the Department of Material Science, University of Allahabad along with all the original and two sets of self attested photocopies of requisite documents, Migration certificate, transfer certificate, four passport size coloured photographs and PG Admit Card on August 12, 2015. Admission will be made strictly according to merit and availability of seats.


July 30, 2015
Coordinator, Centre of Material Sciences, AU-

M.Sc. (Mat.Sc.) IV Semester Practical Exam will be held on 8th August, 2015 (Saturday), from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students are required to report at 7:30 a.m.


May 15, 2015
Coordinator, Centre of Material Sciences, AU-

M.Sc. (Mat. Sc.) II Semester Practical Exam. will be held on 18th May, 2015 (Monday), from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students are required to report at 8:30 a.m.

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January 6, 2015

Dr Ravindra Dhar, Coordinator, Centre of Materials Science, UoA

M. Sc. Mat Sc Sem II and IV classes will start from Jan 08, 2015. Students are required to attend the classes as per schedule on notice board.

For admission to the D. Phil. Programme of Materials Science, eligible candidates who have qualified CRET-2014 (Level II) should submit their application from (can be obtained from the Registrar Office) with complete documents in the office of the Centre of Materials Sciences by Jan 19, 2015.


December 11, 2014

Revised Examination Schduled of M. Sc. (Material Sciences) 1st & 3rd Semeste are as follows:

Examination Schedule for Year 2014-15

S. No. Date Semester 1st Semester 3rd
1 13/12/2014 MS-101 MS-301
2 16/12/2014 MS-102 MS-302
3 18/12/2014 MS-103 MS-303
4 20/12/2014 MS-104 MS-304

 

(Dr. Ravindra Dhar)

    Coordinator


August 30, 2014

Dr Ravindra Dhar, Coordinator, Centre of Materials Science, UoA

For M. Sc. (Materials Science) admissions (Second List), PGAT qualified candidates with following marks should report in the department on 01 Sept 2014 at 11.00 a.m.

General candidates with PGAT score 37 and above

OBC candidates with PGAT score 33.

They must bring original documents with two self attested xerox copies, Transfer/Migration Certificate, proper caste certificate (in case of OBC/SC/ST) or any other certificate of weightage claim, two passport size colored photographs and requisite fee~ Rs. 3000/-.


August 23, 2014

Coordinator, Centre of Material Sciences, AU-

For M. Sc. (Material Science) admissions, PGAT qualified candidates should report in the Department on 25thAugust, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.  General (unreserved) who have secured 102 & aboveOBC-92 & above, and SC/ST-all appeared in PGAT. They must bring original documents with two self attested Xerox copies, Transfer/Migration Certificate, proper caste certificate (in case of OBC/SC/ST) or any other certificate of weightage claim, two passport size coloured photographs and requisite fee- RS. 3000/-


August 6, 2014

Coordinator, Centre of Material Sciences, AU-

M. Sc. (Materials Science) IIIrd Semester classes will run from August 07, 2014. Students are required to see the time table in the Department and accordingly report in cases.

Research Work

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Update of Ph D scholars
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28 jun 2021

Anexure-I Final report on Majar Research Project (Tenure 21March 2013-30 December 2015)
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Dr. Brajendra Singh
  1. Synthesis, structural, magnetic, transport, magneto transport and Magnetoelectric properties in bulk and thin films of Perovskite Manganites
  2. Synthesis, structural and electrochemical properties of materials used for battery Applications
  3. Synthesis, structural, physical property, antimicrobial and cell culture studies of Hydroxyapatite, calcium phosphates Biomaterials and other materials for bio applications
  4. Synthesis, structural, morphological and physical characterization of Gas sensing Materials
Dr. Manoj K. Singh

Developing new single phase and artificially designed multiferroic, spintronics and energy harvesting materials in thin film and nanostructure phase. We are also focused to understand the physics of magnetoelectric (ME) coupling in multiferroic materials which offer a whole range of new applications, including the emerging field of spintronics, new data-storage media, and multiple-state memories. In addition, Raman spectroscopy is used to study the phase transitions, effects of stoichiometry on the properties of several emergent materials.

Dr. Prashant Dubey
  1. Synthesis of various carbon nanostructures including tubes and its water-solubilization
  2. Development of CNT based Toxic Gas- and Bio-sensors, Fabrication of catalyst materials by various techniques, Fabrication of field emission display (FED) based on CNT structures
  3. Synthesis of Pt-based drugs and its interaction with DNA, Synthesis and characterization of water-soluble porphyrins/metalloporphyrins
  4. Synthesis and kinetic studies of transition metal related inorganic compounds.
Dr. Rajiv Giri
  1. Study of surface modifications, interfaces and defects employing TEM.
  2. Tailoring of specimen preparation techniques for materials
  3. Microstructural investigation and properties correlation of metals, ceramics and nanomaterials
  4. Synthesis and characterization of perovskite related oxides
  5. Synthesis and characterization of different Cuprate class, MgB2 intermetallic Superconductors, Ru based magnetosuperconductors and their doped versions and find out the possible correlation between superconducting properties and structural/ microstructural characteristics.
Dr. Ravindra Dhar
  1. Phase diagram of induced meso-phases in chiral nematic-smectic materials
  2. Electrical, optical and thermodynamic properties of twist grain boundary (TGB) phases of liquid crystals
  3. Ion implantation and effect of various radiations (Gama, electron and ion beams) on liquid crystal display materials, Ferro and anti ferro electric materials
  4. Formulation and characterisation of multi-component liquid crystal display materials
  5. Dielectric and electro-optical properties of Liquid Crystal-Nano composite materials and Energy harvesting materials.

For further details, please see publications of the group.

List of graduated D. Phill scholars along with their thesis topic and guide’s name:

1. Mr. Rohit Verma
Topic: Effect of Radiations on Liquid Crystal Display Materials.
Supervisor: Dr Ravindra Dhar

2. Ms. Aanchal Dwivedi
Topic: Dielectric Spectroscopic, Electro-optical and Switching Studies of the Antiferro-electric Liquid Crystals.
Supervisor: Dr Ravindra Dhar

3. Mr. Abhay Shanker Pandey
Topic: Dielectric and Electro-optical Studies of Twist Grain Boundary Phases.
Supervisor: Dr Ravindra Dhar

Seminar / Conference / Workshop / Symposium
25th National Conference on Liquid Crystals (NCLC-2018) December 19-21, 2018

07 Nov, 2017
Programme on “Electrical, Dielectric and Electro-optical properties of Liquid Crystals, Molecular glasses and polymers for applications” sponsored by Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN)

A week long programme on “Electrical, Dielectric and Electro-optical properties of Liquid Crystals, Molecular glasses and polymers for applications” sponsored by Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN) started on 6th Nov 2017 in the Centre of Materials Sciences. Programme was inaugurated by Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Prof. R. L. Hangloo. Foreign expert Prof. J. K. Vij from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland highlighted the importance of these materials. Liquid crystals are the materials which are very useful for gadgets of our daily use ranging from watches, mobiles, televisions, displays of automobiles, electrically controllable light from windows (including those of airplanes), computer aided designs (CAD), temperature & pressure sensors and even in solar cells etc. Other important applications of liquid crystals are in biological systems like heart valve, artificial muscles, cell membranes etc. Molecular glasses have applications in photonic devices. Polymers have numerous applications such as in the Packing industry, Automobiles where replacement of metals by polymers reduced weight and cost with increase in the life span. In bioengineering, hydrogel polymers have applications in contact lenses, ocular inserts and support system for livers, in medicines and drug delivery. He also highlighted the academics at Trinity College which is an institution of high repute and his good experiences of the University of Allahabad. Centre of Materials Sciences have very active collaboration with Trinity College, Dublin with exchange of research scholars. Recently, Ms Neelam Yadav from the Centre has visited there for about one and half year.

Prof. R. K. Singh (Local GIAN Coordinator), Prof. R. K. P. Singh (Dean R&D), Prof. A. C. Pandey (Director, IIDS), Prof. Ravindra Dhar (Coordinator, Centre of Materials Science and Course Coordinator GIAN), Prof. Shanthy Sundaram (Coordinator, Centre of Bio Technology), Prof . M. P. Singh (Coordinator, Centre of Bio Informatics), Prof. Suneet Dwivedi, Dr. Prashant Dubey, Dr. M. K. Singh, Dr. Brajendra Singh, Dr. Rajiv Giri, Dr. A. B. Yadav, Dr. V. K. Pandey, Dr Sudhir Singh, Dr. (Mrs) K. L. Pandey and several other faculty members graced the occasion.

Lecture Video
Lecture Video
Indo-Polish seminar on ‘Advanced Materials’, February 05 - 06, 2016

An Indo-Polish seminar on ‘Advanced Materials’ was organized during Feb 05 and 06, 2016 by Centre of Materials Sciences. Seminar was inaugurated by the Vice-Chancellor, University of Allahabad Prof. R. L. Hangloo. Prof. R. S. Dabrowski from Military University of Technology, Warsaw was the chief guest of the seminar. In the seminar various aspects related with Advanced Materials such as Solar Materials, Display Materials, Magnetic Materials, Opto-electronic materials, Bio Materials and Nano Materials etc were discussed. Prof. Dabrowski discussed about preparing fast switching liquid crystals display materials which are expected to increase the display of liquid crystal television pictures at video frequency rate which is presently limited to only 200 frames/sec. He also discussed about the materials for 3D display of pictures in television sets. Prof. Michal Czerwinski discussed about display materials having large viewing angle in displays. Centre of Materials Sciences, University of Allahabad and Military University of Technology, Warsaw have strong ongoing collaboration on these materials. Work on Flexible solar cells was also presented by group of workers of the Centre. Such materials are highly useful as these can be coated on walls and roof tops of building and hence will increase harnessing of solar power. Dr Brajendra Singh discussed about new materials which shows potential applications in micro electronics. Prof Rajiv Prakash from IIT, BHU discussed the use of functional polymers and nano hybrid materials in electro-sensing of toxic drugs.

Delegation of Polish Scientists met with the Vice-Chancellor in his office and discussed about signing a MOU so that frequent exchange of scholars and faculty members may be possible.

Syllabus

Semester - I

MSE - 501 –Quantum Mechanics

Application of Schrodinger wave equation:  Schrodinger wave equation, Continuity equation and probabilistic interpretation, Uncertainty principle, Concept of Eigen value. Effect of the confinement of the particle in a box, Potential step, Potential barrier, Tunnel effect, Periodic potential, Discussion on bound states, Degeneracy of states.

Hermite and Laguerre polynomials, Linear harmonic oscillator, Spherically symmetric potentials in three dimensions, Separation of wave equation, Rigid rotator, The hydrogen atom, Atomic orbitals.

Angular Momentum: Rotation operators, Angular momentum operators, Commutation rules, Eigenvalues of angular momentum operator, Matrix representations, Addition of two angular momenta, Clebsch-Gordon coefficients.

Scattering Theory: Centre of mass and Laboratory systems, Scattering amplitude and cross sections, Scattering of a wave packet, Born approximation, Validity, Partial wave analysis, Phase shifts.

 

Reference Books:

1. L. Schiff, Quantum Mechanics, Mc Graw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1996.

2. K. .Ziock, Basic Quantum Mechanics, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1969.

3. Sathyaprakash, Quantum Mechanics, Kedarnath Ramnath & Co., Meerut, 1994.

4. Chatwal and Anand, Quantum Mechanics, Himalaya Publishing House, New Delhi, 1993.

5. P.M.Mathews and K.Venkatesan, A Text book of Quantum mechanics, Tata Mc Graw-Hill, New Delhi, 1977.

6. J.J.Sakurai, Modern Quantum Mechanics, Addison Wesley, Tokyo, 1994.

7. E.Merzbacher, Quantum Mechanics, Wiley International, New York, 1970.

8. A.K.Chandra, Introductory Quantum Chemistry, Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi, 1983.

 

MSE - 502 – Crystallography and Diffraction Techniques

Symmetry elements and Symmetry operations, Classification of molecules based on symmetry, Point group and space group

Crystal structure- Primitive lattice cell, Fundamental type of lattices, Crystal systems, Close packing in crystals, Lattice planes, Miller indices of planes and directions, Bragg’s Law, Reciprocal lattice, Ewald sphere, Atomic scattering factor, Structure factor,

X-ray Diffraction- Powder, Laue and Rotation methods, Electron diffraction, Neutron diffraction and  Synchrotron powder diffraction

 

Reference Books:

  1. J.A.K .Tareen, & T.R.N. Kutty, , A basic course in crystallography, University Press, 2001.
  2. O N Srivastava A R Verma,  Crystallography Applied To Solid State Physics 2e,  New Age International (p) Limited, 2008
  3. A. R West,  Solid State Chemistry & Its Applications,  John Wiley & Sons Inc (sea) Pte Ltd
  4. G.H. Stout, L. Jensen, X-ray structure determination, A Practical Guide, Macmillan, Newyork,1989.
  5. B.D Cullilty,. Elements of X-ray diffraction,  Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA,1978.
  6. R.A. Young, The Rietveld method, IUCR-Oxford University Press, 1995.
  7. L.V. Azaroff, Elements of X-ray crystallography, McGraw-Hill,NY,1968.

 

MSE - 503 – Materials: Introduction, Synthesis and Processing

Introduction to materials science, Types of materials-Metals and alloy, Ceramics, Composites and Nano-materials.

Diffusion: Laws of diffusion, Types of diffusion, Fick’s law, Diffusion in ionic solids, Role of diffusion in solid state reactions and sintering.

Ceramic powder synthetic methods: Solid state reaction method, Chemical method, Coprecipitation, Spray drying, Freeze drying, Sol-gel method, Hydrothermal, Combustion and Microwave synthesis.

Synthesis and stabilization of nanoparticles: Chemical reduction, Reactions in micelles, Emulsions and dendrimers, Photochemical and radiation chemical reduction, Cryochemical synthesis, Sonochemical methods and Physical methods.

Synthetic techniques for carbon nanomaterials: Chemical vapor deposition (CVD), Laser ablation, Arc-discharge, Ball-milling, Thermal decomposition, High-pressure CO disproportionation process (HiPCO Process) and Plasma based synthesis.

Thin film preparation methods: Physical vapor deposition, Self-assembly, Electrochemical deposition, Sol-gel film and Langmuir-Blodgett films.

 

Reference Books:

1.       V. Raghavan, Materials Science And Engineering: A First Course,  Prentice-hall India Pvt. Ltd.

2.       W. D. Callister, Materials Science And Engineering: An Introduction, 7th Ed,   Wiley India

3.       W.O. Gonzalez -. Vinas, Hector L. Mancini, An Introduction To Materials Science,  Princeton University  Press, 2004

4.       C.N.R. Rao, P. John Thomas, G.U. Kulkarni, Nanocrystals:: Synthesis, Properties and Applications, Springer, 2011

 

MSE - 504 – Data Analysis and Computational Techniques

System of Equations: Roots of equations, Methods of bisection and false position, Newton-Raphson  method, Solution of simultaneous linear algebraic equations, Gauss elimination, Gauss Jordan methods, Matrix inversion and LU decomposition methods, Gauss-Seidel iterative method, Eigenvalues of matrices, Power method and Jacobi's method.

Interpolation and Curve Fitting and Error Analysis: Newton's forward and backward interpolation formulae, Lagrange's method, Lagrange's inverse interpolation, Curve fitting, principle of least squares.

Numerical Differentiation and Integration: Newton's forward and backward difference formulae, Numerical integration, Trapezoidal rule and Simpson's rule, Numerical solution of ordinary differential equations, Taylor series, Euler's method, Improved and modified methods, Runge-Kutta methods, Milne's predictor-corrector method.

Probability, Statistics and Error Analysis: Probability concepts, Binomial, Poisson, Exponential and normal distribution, Tests of hypothesis (small and large samples) based on student’s ‘t’ and chi-square distribution, Testing goodness of fit, Error analysis, Accuracy and precision, Significant figures.

 

Reference Books:

1.       M.K.Venkatraman, "Numerical  Methods in Science and Engineering", National Publishing Company, Madras, 1996

2.       S.S.Sastry, "Introductory Methods of Numerical Analysis", Prentice Hall of India, New Delhi, 1992.

3.       E. Walpole, R.M Myers, S.L. Myers and K. Ye,  “Probability & Statistics for Engineers and Scientists”, Pearson Education, 2002.

4.       B.S.Grewal, Numerical Methods in Engineering and Science, Khanna Publishers, New Delhi, 2006.

 

MSE -531: Material Science Lab – I

 

Semester – II

MSE – 505- Group Theory and Spectroscopy:

Definition of group, representation of group and cyclic group, the great orthogonality theorem, reducible and irreducible representation, transformation of coordinate matrices, matrix representation of symmetry operation, character table, direct sum, direct product, projection operator and its properties.

Electromagnetic radiation and its interaction with matter, natural line width and broadening, electronic structures of free atoms and ions, splitting of levels and terms in chemical environment, construction of energy level diagram, relation of energy level diagrams to spectral properties, selection rules and polarization in electronic transitions, vibronic transitions, Franck-Condon principle, electronic spectra of polyatomic molecules, emission spectra, radiative and non-radiative decay. Classical description of molecular vibrations, symmetry of normal vibrations, determination of symmetries of the normal modes, use of internal coordinates to normal modes, selection rules for fundamental vibrational (infrared and Raman) transitions with illustrative examples, mutual exclusion principle, Fermi resonance, site symmetry approximation, correlation field approximation.

 

Reference Books:

  1.  J. L. Mchale,  Molecular Spectroscopy,  Dorling Kindersley (india) Pvt Ltd, 2008
  2. Banwell,  Fundamentals Of Molecular Spectroscopy,  Tata Magraw Hill, 2008
  3. H. Friebolin, Basic One- and Two-Dimensional NMR Spectroscopy, Wiley-VCH Verlag GMBH Co., 2011
  1. T. E. Cranshaw, B. W. Dale, G. O. Longworth and C. E. Johnson, Mössbauer Spectroscopy and its Applications, Cambridge University Press, 1986
  2. R. L. Carter, Molecular Symmetry and Group Theory, Wiley, 1997

 

MSE - 506 –Physics of Solid State Materials
Bonding and Lattice Dynamics: Types of bonding, Lattice energy, Madelung constants, Vibration of crystal with monoatomic and diatomic lattices, Quantization of elastic waves, Phonon momentum, Inelastic scattering by phonons, Harmonic approximation, Phonon frequencies and density of states, Einstein and Debye theories of lattice energies and phonon dispersion curves, Anharmonic effects, Thermal expansion, Thermal conductivity.

 

Free Electron Theory: Energy level in one dimension, Free electron gas in three dimension, Heat Capacity and electron gas, Experimental heat capacity of metals, Electrical conductivity and Ohms law, Experimental electrical resistively of metals, Motion of electron in magnetic field, Hall effect.

Periodic Potential and Energy Band: Nearly free electron model, Bloch function, Kronig Penny model, Formation of energy bands and gaps, Brillouin zones and boundaries, Effective mass of electrons and concept of holes, Wave equation of electron in Periodic potential, Number of orbital in a band, Classifications into insulators, conductors, semiconductors and semimetals.

 

Reference Books:

1.        W. Neil Ashcroft, Solid State Physics,  Cengage Learning ( Thompson ), 2008

2.       C. Kittel, Introduction to solid state physics,  Wiley 7th edition, 1996.

3.       V. Keer, Principles of solid state physics, Wiley - Eastern, 1993. 

4.       J. Patterson, Bernard Bailey, Solid-State Physics: Introduction to the Theory, Springer; 2nd ed. Edition, 2011

 

MSE - 507 -Characterization Techniques for Materials:

X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), Scanning electron microscopy (SEM), Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), Transmission electron microscopy (TEM), Atomic force microscopy (AFM), Thermo gravimetry analysis (TGA), Differential thermal analysis (DTA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), Raman spectroscopy, UV/Vis/Nir and FTIR spectroscopy.

Reference Books:

1.       P. K. Ghosh, Introduction to Photoelectron Spectroscopy (Chemical Analysis Vol. 67) Wiley Interscience, 1983

2.       J. F. Watts, John Wolstenholme, An Introduction to Surface Analysis by XPS and AES, John Wiley & Sons Ltd., 2003

  1. R. Egerton, Physical Principles Of Electron Microscopy: An Introduction To TEM, SEM, And AEM;   Springer, 2005
  2. D. B. Williams, C. Barry Carter,  Transmission Electron Microscopy: A Textbook For Materials Science, Springer, 2009
  1. P. R. Buseck, John M. Cowley, Leroy Eyring,  High-resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy: And Associated Techniques, Oxford University Press, 1989
  2. Günther Höhne, Wolfgang F. Hemminger and H.-J. Flammersheim, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, 2nd ed., Springer 2003
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  1.  Geoffrey Dent, Modern Raman Spectroscopy: A Practical Approach, 1st edition, Wiley 2005
  2. Edgar Bright Wilson, J. C. Decius and Paul C. Cross, Molecular Vibrations: The Theory of Infrared and Raman Vibrational Spectra, Dover Publications 1980.

 

MSE – 508- Thermodynamics and Phase Transformations

Statistical Thermodynamics: Helmholtz and Gibbs free energies, Thermodynamic reactions, Euler equation, Maxwell’s relations and applications, Gibbs phase rule, Phase equilibrium  (single and multicomponent systems, Clausius-Clayperon equation, Law of mass action, First order phase transition in single component systems.

Microcanonical, Canonical and grand canonical ensembles, Maxwell, Boltzmann, Bose- Einstein and Fermi-Dirac statistics, Comparison of MB, BE and FD statistics.

Phase Transformations: Classification, Nucleation, Growth models, Landau theory, Types of phase changes, Diffusion in solids, Nucleation and growth, Solidification, Pearlitic transformations, Martensitic transitions, Phase rule, Interpretation of phase diagrams, Binary and ternary Phase diagrams, Microstructural development, Heat treatment and kinetics of phase transformations, Phase transitions, Invariant reactions, Eutectic, Eutectoid, Peritectic and pertectoid reactions, Free energy composition curves, Iron-iron carbide phase diagram.

 

Reference Books:

1.       M.C.Gupta, Statistical Thermodynamics, Wiley Eastern Ltd., New Delhi, 1993

2.       B.K.Agarwal and Melvin Eisner, Statistical Mechanics by, Wiley Eastern Ltd., New Delhi –1988

3.       H. B.Callen Thermodynamics  by  , John Wiley and Sons, New York 1960

4.       Y.V.C. Rao,  Introduction To Thermodynamics, An (second Edition), Universities Press, 2003

5.       V. Raghavan, Solid State Phase Transformations, Prentice-hall of India Pvt Ltd, 2008

 

MSE -532: Material Science Lab – II

 

Semester - III

MSE - 509 – Electronic and Magnetic Properties

Electronic Properties: Semiconductors, Direct and indirect gaps, Carrier statistics (intrinsic and extrinsic), Law of mass action and chemical potential of semiconductors, Electrical conductivity and its temperature variation, III-V and II–VI compound semiconductors.

Magnetic Properties: Classification, Dia, Para, Ferro, Antiferro and Ferrimagnetism, Langevin and Weiss theories, Quantum theory of diamagnetism, Paramagnetism, Hund rule, Crystal field splitting, Exchange interaction, Magnetic aniostrophy, Magnetic domains, Magnetic order, Molecular theory, Hysterisis, Hard and soft magnetic materials, Ferrite structure,  Magnons.

Superconductivity, Meissner effect, Type I and Type II superconductors, Heat capacity, London equation and penetration of magnetic field, Cooper pairs and BCS ground state.

Corrosion: Corrosion and its economical aspects, Aqueous corrosion process, Electrochemical kinetics of corrosion, Cathodic and anodic behavior, Tafel equations, Evans diagram, Thermodynamics of corrosion, Pourbaix diagrams, Prevention of corrosion, Material selection and design, Surface coating, Cathodic and anodic protection.

 

Reference Books:

  1. P. Robert,  Electrical And Magnetic Properties Of Materials, Artech House Publishers, 1988
  2. D. Jile, Introduction To Magnetism And Magnetic Materials, Chapman & Hall, 1990
  3. C. Kittel, Introduction to solid state physics,  Wiley 7th edition, 1996.
  4. D.R.Tilley and J.Tilley, Superfludity and superconductivity, 3rd  Edition, Hilger,1990.
  5. D.C. Washington, E. McCafferty, Introduction to Corrosion Science, Springer Netherlands, 2009

 

MSE -510 -Advanced Materials

Smart Materials: Synthesis of smart materials, Types of smart materials, Micro sensors, Hybrid smart materials, Electro-Rheological (Fluids) smart materials, Piezoelectric smart materials, Oxides for nuclear reactors. 

Shape Memory Alloys: Synthesis, Types of shape memory alloys, Nickel-Titanium alloy (Nitinol), Cu based alloys,  Chiral materials, Applications, Fastners, Fibers, Reaction vessels, Nuclear reactors, Chemical plants, Satellite antenna, Blood clot filter, Plastics.

Laser and Optical Fibers: Operation of lasers, Population inversion, Types of lasers, Gas lasers, He-Ne laser, Carbon dioxide gas laser, Nitrogen gas laser, Argon ion gas laser, Solid state lasers, Ruby laser, Nd-YAG laser, Semiconductor lasers, Application of lasers in communication with optical fibers.

Biomaterials: Biocompatibility, Bone composition and properties, Hydroxyapatite and calcium phosphate biomaterials, Bioceramics, Bioglasses and biocompatible ploymer materials.

 

Reference Books:

1. S. V. Bhat, Sujata V. Bhat, S. V. Bhat,  Biomaterials,  Springer Netherlands, 2002

2. J. B. Park Roderic S. Lakes, Biomaterials : An Introduction,  Plenum Publishers, 1992

3. J. B. Park, J. D. Bronzino, Park B. Park,  Biomaterials: Principles And Applications, Crc Press, 2002

4. S. V. Bhat, Sujata V. Bhat, S. V. Bhat,  Biomaterials,  Springer Netherlands, 2002

5. J. B. Park Roderic S. Lakes, Biomaterials : An Introduction,  Plenum Publishers, 1992

6. J. B. Park, J. D. Bronzino, Park B. Park,  Biomaterials: Principles And Applications, Crc Press, 2002

MSE -511 – Ceramic, Composite and Polymers

Ceramics: Die processing, Injection molding, Doctor blade processing, Spark plasma sintering, Type of ceramics. Oxides (Zirconia, Alumina, Silica, Magnesia, Titania, Mullite), Carbides (Silicon carbide, Boron carbide, Tungsten carbide, Titanium carbide), Nitrides (Silicon nitride, Boron nitride, Titanium nitride, Borides, Silicides, Sialon, Barium titanate), Properties of ceramics.

Composites: Types of composite materials and its advantages, Concept of load transfer, Reinforcements (glass, boron, carbon, organic and ceramic fibers, their structure and properties), Matrix materials (polymer, metal and ceramic matrices, their structure and properties), Polymer matrix composites, Metal matrix composites and Ceramic matrix composites.

Polymers: Monomers, Chemical structure, Configuration, Conformation, Classification of polymers, Polymerization mechanism- Chain growth (anionic, cationic, insertion, free radical and copolymerizations) and Step growth (polycondensations & polyadditions and biological polymerizations)

 

Reference Books:

1.       M. Barsoum, Fundamentals of Ceramics, Mcgraw-hill Inc, 2001

2.       W. D. Kingery, H. K. Bowen, Uhlmann Dr Introduction To Ceramics,  John Wiley & Sons Inc (sea) Pte Ltd, 2006

3.       D.Hull & T.W.Clyne, An Introduction to composite materials, Cambridge University Press, 1996.

4.       K.K.Chawla, Composite Materials, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1987.

5.       R.M.Jones, Mechanics of Composite Materials, McGraw Hill Co., 1975.

6.       G. Odian, Principles of Polymerization, Wiley-Interscience, 4th  edition

7.       B. Vollmert, Polymer Chemistry, Springer-Verlag, Berlin

8.       V.R. Gowariker, N.V. Viswanathan & Jayadev Sreedhar, Polymer Science, Halsted Press, John Wiley & Sons, New York

9.       R.B. Seymour, C.E. Carraher & E. Charles Polymer Chemistry An Introduction, Marcel Dekker, New York

 

MSE - 512 –Dielectric, Mechanical and Optical Properties of Materials

Dielectric Properties: Dielectric constant and polarizability, Different kinds of polarization, Internal electric field in a dielectric, Clausius-Mossatti equation, Onsager equation, Dielectric in an ac field, Dielectric loss, Havriliak-Nigami’s equation for dielectric relaxation, Ferroelectric,  Types and models of ferroelectric transition, Electrets and their applications, Piezoelectric and pyroelectric materials.

Mechanical properties: Mechanical tests, Stress and strain, Tensile, Shear, Hardness, Impact testing, Creep and fatigue, Plastic deformation by slip, Shear strength, Work hardening and recovery, Fracture, Griffith's theory, Slip and twinning, Creep resistant materials.

Optical Properties: Reflection, refraction, Absorption and transmission of electromagnetic radiation in solids, Optical absorption in insulators, semiconductors and metals, Band to band absorption, Luminescence, Photoconductivity. Injection luminescence, LED materials.

 

Reference Books:

1.       V.Raghavan, Materials Science and Engineering,  Prentice Hall,2003.

2.       C. Kittel, Introduction to solid state physics,  Wiley 7th edition, 1996.

3.       K.V.Keer, Principles of solid state physics, Wiley - Eastern, 1993. 

4.       C.R.M.Grovenor, Adam Hilger, Microelectronic Materials Bristol and Philadelphia,1989.

5.       N. E. Hill, W. E. Vaughan, A. H. Price and M. Davices, Dielectric Properties and Molecular Behaviour, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., London, 1969.

6.       A. R. Von Hippel, Dielectric Material and Application, The MIT Press, Cambridge, 1961.

 

MSE-533: Material Science Lab – III

MSE- 541: Project (minor)

 

Semester - IV

MSE - 551 – Multifunctional Materials and Devices
Multiferroic and magnetoelectric materials and devices, Magnetoelastic materials, Magnetoelectric coupling, Ferroelectric random access memories (FeRAMs), Magnetic random access memories (MRAMs), Magnetic sensors.

Spintronics, Spin transport electronics, Ferromagnetic semiconductors, Dilute magnetic semiconductors (DMS), Semimagnetic semiconductors, Spin-spin interactions and spin relaxation, Spin injection, Spintronics devices.

 

Reference Books:

  1.  S. Bandyopadhyay, Marc Cahay,  An Introduction To Spintronics, Taylor & Francis, 2008
  2. Y. B. Xu, S. M. Thompson,  Spintronic Materials and Technology (series In Materials Science And Engineering), Taylor & Francis Group, 2006
  3. J. F. Scott, J. F. Scott,  Ferroelectric Memories,  Springer, 2000
  4. H. Ishiwara, Masanori Okuyama, Ferroelectric Random Access Memories: Fundamentals And Applications, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2004
  5. R. Ramesh, Thin Film Ferroelectric Materials And Devices, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997

 

MSE - 552 – Nanomaterials and Carbon Nanostructure

Emergence of nanotechnology, Historical background, System classification confined to one, two or three dimensions and their effect on properties, Bottom-up and top-down approaches.

Quantum dots: Quantum confinement, Excitons and excitonic Bohr radius-difference between nanoparticles and quantum dots, Colloidal quantum dots, Correlation of properties with size.

Nanoporous materials: Introduction, Mesoporous materials, Formation mechanism, Synthesis strategy, Differences with traditional zeolites, Ordered mesoporous solids, Disordered nanoporous solids, Composition, Functionalization, Pore size and Macroporous materials.

Fullerene and Carbon nanotubes: Buckminsterfullerene, Nomenclature and terminology, Structure, Solubility, Aromaticity and other properties, Purification methods, Endohedral & Exohedral chemistry, Allotropes of carbon, Carbon nanotubes (CNTs), Types of CNTs (singlewalled-, doublewalled- multiwalled and thin-multiwalled CNTs), Structure and properties, Purification techniques and functionalization (covalent & noncovalent) of CNTs.

Nanotechnology applications: Biological application of nanoparticles, Catalysis by gold nanoparticles, Light emitting semiconducting quantum dots, Fullerenes for molecular container, catalysts for hydrogenation and photovoltaic, CNTs for hydrogen storage, field emitters, nanoprobes and sensors. 

 

Reference Books:

1.       Y. Gogotsi,  Carbon Nanomaterials, Crc Press, 2006

2.        A.S Edelstein, Nanomaterials Synthesis, properties and applications, IOP Publishing, UK

3.       A.S Edelstein, “Nanomaterials Synthesis, properties and applications”, IOP Publishing, UK, 1996.

4.       H. S. Nalwa, “Nanostructured materials and nanotechnology’’, Academic Press, USA, 2002.

 

MSE –553 -Liquid Crystal Materials for Displays

Liquid crystals: Various meso phases, Theory of various phase transitions, Dielectric theory of nematic (Meir & Mier) and its extension to smectic mesophases, Ferro and anti ferro electric liquid crystals, Polymer dispersed liquid crystals.

Application of liquid crystals in displays: Twisted and super twisted nematic displays (TN & STN), Ferroelectric and antiferroelectric liquid crystal displays (FLCDs and AFLCDs), Comparison of LCDs with PDPs and OLEDs.

 

Reference Books:

1.       S. Chandrashekhar, Liquid Crystals (II Edition), Cambridge University Press, 1992,

2.       P. G. de Gennes and J. Prost, The Physics of Liquid Crystals, Oxford Science Publication

3.       D. Demus, J. W. Goodby, G. W. Gray, H. W. Spiess, V. Vill; Physical Properties of Liquid Crystals, Wiley-Vch

4.       S. T. Lagerwall, Ferroelectric and Antiferroelectric Liquid Crystals, Wiley-Vch

5.       P. G. de Gennes and J. Prost , The Physics of Liquid Crystals, 2nd ed., Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1993.

6.       S. Kumar, Chemistry of Discotic Liquid Crystals: From Monomers to Polymers (Liquid Crystals Book Series),  CRC Press; 1 edition (December 10, 2010) 

7.       E. Lueder, Liquid Crystal Displays: Addressing Schemes and Electro-Optical Effects (Wiley Series in Display Technology) Wiley; 2 edition (April 26, 2010).

8.       Sri Singh, Liquid Crystals: Fundamentals, World Scientific Publishing Company; 1st edition (July 15, 2002)

9.       P. J. Collings, Liquid Crystals: Nature’s Delicate Phase of Matter, 2nd ed., Princeton University Press, Princeton and Oxford, 2002.

10.    D. Demus, J. W. Goodby, G. W. Gray, H. W. Spiess, V. Vill; Physical Properties of liquid Crystals, Wiley-VCH, 1999.

 
MSE - 554 - Magneto Resistive and Battery Materials

Magneto resistance and Devices: Origin of mageto resistance (MR), Types of magneto resistance, Colossal magneto resistance (CMR) and giant magneto resistance (GMR) materials, Crystal structure, synthesis and fabrication techniques, Single crystal, Polycrystalline and thin films using pulsed electron deposition (PED), Pulsed laser deposition (PLD), Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), Magnetic-electronic-electrical and magneto resistance, GMR spin valves and tunneling magneto resistance based devices and its uses in sensors and memory applications.

Battery Materials: Basic battery construction, Li ion Li polymer, Lead acid-alkaline, Ni-metal hydride batteries, Operation of primary and secondary Li ion batteries, Cathode and anode electrode materials and fabrication, Characterizations, Phase study, Electronic structure, Cyclic voltammetry and charge discharge studies, Li ion battery applications in electronic devices and electric vehicles.

 

Reference Books:

1.        Y. Tokura, Colossal Magnetoresistive Oxides (advances In Condensed Matter Science, Volume 2), CRC Press, 2000

2.       N. Tsuda, Atsushi Fujimori, N. Tsuda;  Electronic Conduction In Oxides, Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2001

3.       U. Hartmann, U. Hartmann, U. Hartmann, Magnetic Multilayers And Giant Magnetoresistance: Fundamentals And Industrial Applications, Springer, 2000

4.       A. B. Pippard, A. B. Pippard, Magnetoresistance In Metals, 2010

5.       J. C. Mallinson, Magneto-resistive And Spin Valve Heads, Second Edition: Fundamentals And Applications (electromagnetism),  Academic Press, 2001

6.       K. Ozawa,   Lithium Ion Rechargeable Batteries: Materials, Technology, And New Applications, Wiley-vch Verlag Gmbh, 2009

7.       W. V. Schalkwijk, Walter Van Schalkwijk, B. Scrosati, Advances In Lithium-ion Batteries, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2002

8.       M. Yoshio, Ralph J. Brodd, Akiya Kozawa, Lithium-ion Batteries: Science And Technologies, Springer, 2009 

 

MSE – 542: Project (major)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faculty

Sr. No.

Photo

Name

Designation

Email

Educational background (Masters and PhD details)

Niche area of research

Total no of research papers

 

1

 

 

 

 

Dr Brajendra Singh

 

Assistant Professor

 

[email protected]

[email protected]

Ph.D. (IIT Kanpur)

M. Sc. (Chemistry CSJM University, Kanpur)

Materials Chemistry

25

 

2

 

 

 

 

Dr Manoj Kumar Singh

 

Assistant Professor

 

[email protected]

PhD (Physics, IIT Delhi)

M.Sc Physics (University of Roorkee(IIT Roorkee)]

Multifunctional oxide Materials

Photovolatic Materials

Hih K Materials, Raman Spectroscopy

46

 

3

 

 

 

 

Dr Prashant Dubey

 

Assistant Professor

 

[email protected]

Ph.D. (IIT, Kanpur)

M. Sc. (Chemistry, DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur)

Nanomaterials and its Application

19

 

4

 

 

 

 

Dr Rajiv Giri

 

Assistant Professor

 

[email protected]

 

M.Sc. (Physics) Purvanchal University,Jaunpur

Ph.D. BHU, Varanasi

Condensed Matter Physics, Nano science, Electron Microscopy, Superconductivity

16

5

 

Dr Ravindra Dhar

 

Professor

 

[email protected]

[email protected]

D. Phil. (University of Allahabad)

M. Sc. Physics with Specialization in Electronics (University of Allahabad)

Liquid Crystals, Nano Science & Technology,

Ferroic Materials, Photo-Voltaics and Impedance Spectroscopy

205 (Research Gate Record)

155 (Scopus Record)

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