Number of projects completed/ongoing as Principal Investigator /Co-Investigator


Name of Funding Agency

Project Title


Principal Investigator (PI) / Co-PI

Third World Academy of Sciences, Italy Preparation of High Jc Materials of  Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Superconductors
Oct. 1997 -  March 1999
Inter-University Consortium of DAE Facilities, Mumbai Neutron Diffraction Studies on Ca-(Cu1-xMnx)-O Compounds.
March 2001-March 2003
Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi Study of Colossal Magneto-Resistivity on Pyrochlore Structure based Materials
March 2003 to March 2006
UGC-DAE Facilities for Collaborative Scientific Research Study of Crystal Structure and Magnetic Properties in (La0.85Ag0.15)-Mn-O and La(Mn1-x CuxO3 by Neutron Diffraction
Jan. 2006 to Dec. 2008
Department of Science and Technology, New Delhi Investigations on Magnetic Properties of Selected Novel Magnetic Materials
Oct. 2007 to Oct. 2010
UGC-DAE CSR, Mumbai Neutron Powder Diffraction Studies in Charge Ordered and Double Exchange Ferromagnetic Samples of Nd-Mn-O Series
Jan2010 - Dec 2011
7 BRNS, Mumbai Magnetic Properties of SnO2 based Nanocrystalline Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors Jul. 2010-Oct. 2013 PI
8 DST, New Delhi Critical Behaviour Studies in SnO2 based Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors Oct. 2011-Oct. 2014 PI
9 CSIR, New Delhi Fe Doped In2O3Thin Films: Growth Optimizaiton and Investigation of Electrical Transport, Magnetic and Optical Properties for SpintronicApplications Nov. 2012 - Nov.2015 PI
10 UGC-DAE-CSR Neutron Diffraction studies in Transition element doped LaCrO3 Jan 2014 - Jan.2016 PI


Experimental Facilities in the Low Temperature Laboratory :

  1. Four probe electrical resistivity set up for measurements down to 15 K.
  2. Magneto-resistivity set up for measurements down to 15 K and field variation upto 1.5T.
  3. Indigenously developed AC Susceptibility set up (down to 15 K).
  4. Indigenously developed Low field (a few Oe) M-H loop set up (down to 77K).
  5. Dielectric constant and Impedance Measurement System
  6. Material preparation facilities using solid state route.

Major Equipment in Low Temperature Laboratory :

·         Closed Cycle Helium Refrigerator cryostats

·         10 Electro-Magnet (1.5 T for 2.5 air gap with 3 tapered pole dia.)

·         Hot Press  Furnace (cap. 20 ton load, max. operating temperature 1000oC)

·         RF Sputtering System for Thin Film Deposition


Major Relevant Equipment in the Department and at Central Insturements Facility:

    • X-ray Diffractometer
    • Vibrating Sample Magnetometer.
    • Cryogenfree Physical Properties Measurement System
    • Impedance Analyzer
    • Scannning Electron Microscopes