Event Name

School on Single Crystals of Functional Materials and Their Applications

Start Date 2nd Sep 2015
End Date 22nd Sep 2015


SSN College of Engineering, Chennai will conduct the Science and Engineering Research Board, Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi sponsored school for imparting training in basic and cutting edge areas in functional materials. For those interested in understanding crystal growth and thin film preparation of functional materials and feel its applications, the school will offer a rare opportunity to learn from eminent scientists in the field.

Tentative Topics:

A. Courses

(1) Crystallographic aspects of Materials and their functionalities
(2) Growth of single crystalline materials in different forms including thin films
  (a) Bulk growth Solution growth including Low Temparature and High Temperature Melt growth including Bridgman – Stockbarger, Cz, Float - Zone etc.,
    (b) Thin films - LPE, VPE, MOCVD, MBE, Sputtering, PLD etc.
(3) Introduction to Phase diagrams and phase transitions
    (i) Characterisation
    (ii) Structural (X-ray, synchrotron, surface etc.,)
    (iii) Optical (Linear and Nonlinear)
    (iv) Crystal Defects
(4) Growth Kinetics Theoretical and experimental aspects of crystal growth
(5) Nucleation and growth of thin films
(6) Applications

  • Importance and challenge associated with selected functional materials
  • Hetero structures of functional semiconductors
  • Materials for white light emitting devices( including demonstration)
  • Quantum wells and super lattices
  • Magnetic and superconducting thin films
  • Piezo, pyro and ferro electric based devices
  • Thermoelectric based devices

B Laboratory

Hands on training of growing single crystals and realisation of devices
(1) Crystal Growth Training on Crystal Growth of single crystals by Solution growth, Melt grown crystals by Bridgeman method, Chokrolski method and Top Seeded solution growth method.
(2) Thin film Training on thin film preparation by PECVD, Sputtering etc.,
(3) Characterisation of the grown crystals
(4) Device fabrication of grown crystals

**This is a tentative program guide. Content may change slightly.

        Applications are invited from research scholars, post-doctoral fellows and young faculty with research interests in related areas, for participation in this school. Few final year students of M.Sc. and M.Tech. with strong motivation to pursue research in these areas will be selected.

        All the selected participants will be provided to and fro train fare and local hospitality. Interested persons should send the following to the school director through email or post,

(i) curriculum vitae including full postal and email address
(ii) brief write up of current research areas
(iii) list of publications, if any
iv) letter of recommendation from head of the department
(v) a short write up on how the candidate is expected to benefit from the school to enhance his research activities.

Location Chennai
Contact Dr. N.P.Rajesh
URL http://www.ssn.edu.in/SERC/DST-SERC%20School%20on%20functional%20materials.htm

Category Schools
Topics Crystal growth | Materials | Structural chemistry