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Physics

Brief History

The history of Physics Department dates back to 1964 when physics was first introduced as a subject at the pre-University, subsequently in 1967 at the Pre-professional course, Degree Course in Physics pass in 1971 and then Honours course started in 1974. At present the intake capacity of honors students is 64 per session.

The Department of physics is well equipped with three laboratories, one computer lab., seminar library cum reading room with all facilities. Throughout the year the department observes different academic, literary and cultural activities. The department has produced outstanding scholars who have achieved distinction in their career as physicists in different scientific research institutes, all India level administrative services and holding positions in corporate sectors.

Today our department is one of the largest departments in the College with eleven faculty members, five supportive technical staffs and four labs. attendants catering to the need of more than 500-degree students with physics as their subject of study.

The under graduate Degree Honours students take active part in the departmental seminar activities and physics projects as their course-work. Annual science exhibitions related to physics are organized among students on behalf of this department to develop their scientific skill. Besides this, eminent faculties of other institute, distinguished scientists and research workers from other institute are invited to deliver talks on various current topics from time to time. Publication of a science wall magazine named “SPECTRUM” forms a part of the Departmental activities. Above all we form a cohesive group with a true team spirit that guides and guarantees the unity and mutual understanding between the teachers and the students.

Faculty Profile
(including teaching, non-teaching & technical staff)

Prof. Pramod Ku. Samal
M.Sc., M.Phil
Prof. Gadadhar Sahoo
M.Sc.
Dr. Pradeepta Ku. Mohapatra
M.Sc., Ph.D
Prof. Upendra Ku. Barik
M.Sc.
Prof. Siba Prasad Padhi
M.Sc.
Prof. Subodh Ku. Jagdev
M.Sc., MBA
Prof. Gyanendra Satapathy
M.Sc.
Dr. Debabrata Dwivedee
M.Sc., M.Phil, Ph.D
Mrs. Sachala Mohapatra
M.Sc., PGDCA, M.Sc. LLB
Mrs. Sasmita Pattnaik
M.Sc.
Mr. Chitta Ran.Kodamsingh
M.Sc.
Mr. Suvendu Panda
B.Sc.
Mr. Biswajit Mohanty
Intermediate
Mr. Raja Kishore Nayak
Mr. Srinibas Biswal
Mr. Kishore Ku. Behera

Toppers & Best Graduates

Sl. No. Year Name of the Student Award
1 2010 Dushmanta Ku. Nayak Topper
2 2011 Neelam Parwin Topper
3 2012 Swyamsmita Parida Topper
4 2013 Jayashree Bebarta Topper
5 2014 Bijayalaxmi Samantaray Topper and Best Graduate (Gold Medal)
6 2015 Aishwarya Parida Topper and Best Graduate (Gold Medal)
7 2016 Sambit Ku. Sahoo Topper
8 2017 Atala Bihari Pahadsingh Topper
9 2018 Sudhansu Sekhar Nayak Topper and Best Graduate (Gold Medal)
10 2019 Deepa Rani Mahapatra Topper and Best Graduate (Gold Medal)

Event

Exchange-bias and proximity effects in bi-magnetic nanostructures

S. Panda, and N. Mohapatra

School of Basic Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar, Odisha, 752050

There is a continuously growing interest in developing and investigating hetero-nanostructures with tailored magnetic properties owing to their various technological and biomedical applications, such as magnetic recording media, sensors, hyperthermia, drug delivery system, and magnetic contrast agent. One of the most exciting phenomena encountered in the bi-magnetic nanostructures is the so-called Exchange Bias Effect, which is manifested by a horizontal shift of the magnetic hysteresis loop when cooled in the presence of a magnetic field below the ordering temperature. Here, we present a substantial enhancement of the coercive field and huge exchange bias effect under the field-cooled condition of the bi-magnetic hybrid nanostructures containing the nanoscale Fe3O4 and NiO phases prepared by a hydrothermal one-pot synthesis method. The detailed microstructural characterization also supports the proximity effect of the two magnetic phases, suggesting strong interfacial coupling. Our first-principle density functional theory calculations indicate an increase in the anisotropy of the interface layer, which may arise due to the cation mixing at the interfacial layer.

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