Physics Laboratories

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The Department of Physics has 4 laboratories apart from several high-end equipment at the Meenakshi Sundararajan Research Center:


  1. UG Laboratory

  2. Electronics Laboratory

  3. PG Laboratory

  4. BG Laboratory


Important Equipment housed in the Research Center and Laboratories

  • Magnetic Stirrer with hot plate- Remi make-Model 2MLH (With digital speed indicator)

  • Muffle Furnace- working temp upto 900°C with digital temp indicator controller, heating coil made of Kanthal Al-size 6”x6”x12”

  • Analytical Balance-Digital-Shimadzu make- Model AUW 220D

  • Autoclave-Stainless steel inner body SS 304 with outer MS with powder coat with pressure gauge, Size 250 mm x 450mm-22ltr capacity

  • 5. Single Channel Analyser based GAMMA RAY SPECTROMETER using 2"x2" NaI (Tl) detector With lead shielding

  • Scintillometer - A Portable Radiation Survey Meter

  • Beta Counting System

  • Alpha Counting System

  • Gamma Ray Spectrometer using 3"x3" NaI (Tl) detector with lead shielding

  • 8K Multichannel Analyzer (Fast comtec - MCA-3 series/P7882)

  • Global Positioning System – Garmin (USA) make-e Trex

  • Constant Temperature Bath

  • Spark Counter (Polltech Instruments, Mumbai)

  • Twin Cup Radon –Thoron Dosimeter

  • Air Sampler (Staplex-USA)

  • Cathode Ray Oscilloscope

  • MCDWIN Software for the analyses of the acquired gamma spectra

  • Gaussian-09 Software that provides state-of-the-art capabilities for electronic structure Modeling

  • SPSS Software for data analysis

  • Scilab Software that provides a powerful computing environment for engineering and Scientific applications

  • Origin 6.0 Software for advanced scientific data analysis

  • Michelson’s Interferometer

  • Ultrasonic Interferometer

  • Microwave Test Bench

  • Electromagnets

  • Microprocessor kits

  • Microcontrollers

  • A dark room with Constant Deviation Spectrometer to study the arc spectrum and to develop photographic films.

  • Guoy balance


Research Projects

#
Project Title
Project Type
Funding Agency
Fund
Years
Principal Investigator
1
Background Radiation survey in and around Koodankulam
Minor Research Project
Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India
Rs. 54,000/-
1987-88
Dr. Lakshmi K. S.
2
Radon, Thoron measurement in dwelling of Madras City
Major Research Project
Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India
Rs. 3,50,000/-
1989-92
Dr. Lakshmi K. S.
3
Background Radiation Survey along the East Coast of Tamilnadu
Major Research Project
Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India
Rs. 6,04,400/-
1992-95
Dr. Lakshmi K. S.
4
Characterization of blood under storage by spectral measurements
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 74,800/-
2005-07
Dr. Sankari G.
5
Studies on the Environmental Radiation along the East Coast of Tamil Nadu after Tsunami
Major Research Project
Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India
Rs. 15,00,000/-
2007-12
Dr. Lakshmi K. S.
6
Effectiveness of Environmental Management Systems in Industry
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 42,500/-
2008-10
Dr. Geetha R.
7
Methodology Issues Pertaining to Provision of Micro Credit and Designing of Livelihood to Borrowers in Tamil Nadu
Major Research Project
UGC
Rs. 5,63,700/-
2011-12
Dr. Lavanya Vedagiri Rao
8
Socio Economic Impact of TB on Public Health - A Mathematical Model
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 40,000/-
2005-07
Dr. Geetha P. V.
9
Effective Management of Campus Waste and Creating Awareness of Vermiculture through Demonstration Pits
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 65,000/-
2006-08
Dr. Sethukarasi C.
10
Impact of Natural Disaster on Women in Tamil Nadu with Special Reference to Tsunami 2004 (An Explorative Study)
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 65,000/-
2004-06
Ms. Radhamani P. V.
11
A study of the Socio Economic Profile of Slums in Chennai City
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 50,000/-
2001-02
Ms. Kalyani K. N.
12
A Study of Inter District Disparities in Tamil Nadu
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 50,000/-
2002-03
Dr. Karpagam M.
13
A Study of Thiru Vi. Ka. Industrial Estate, Guindy, Chennai
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 50,000/-
2003-04
Dr. Karpagam M.
14
A Study of Health care Provision in Tamil Nadu
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 50,000/-
2004-05
Ms. Kalyani K. N.
15
Status of Infrastructural Facilities in neighbourhood development – A Case Study of Kodambakkam and Vadapalani
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 50,000/-
2005-06
Ms. Padma N.
16
A Study on the Status of Elderly in India
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 35,000/-
2006-07
Ms. Kalyani K. N.
17
A Study on the Impact of Students’ Socio Economic Background on Educational Attainment
Minor Research Project
Malcolm & Elizabeth Adhiseshaiah Trust
Rs. 15,000/-
2007-08
Dr. Karpagam M.
18
Environmental Policy For Water Pollution Abatement – An Asian Perspective
Minor Research Project
UGC
Rs. 70,000/-
2008-09
Dr. Karpagam M.

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