Kural அறவாழி அந்தணன தாள்சேர்ந்தார்க் கல்லால் பிறவாழி நீந்தல் அரிது.       In English: Who swims the sea of vice is he Who clasps the feet of Virtue's sea.

School of Physical Sciences

School of Physical Sciences consists of Department of Theoretical Physics, Nuclear Physics, Crystallography and Biophysics, and Central Instrumentation Research and Service Department.

The Department of Theoretical Physics offers M.S.c.,M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes. The teaching and research activities of the department focus on Quantum Mechanics,Semiclassical Methods and Path integrals,Non-Linear Dynamics,Atomic Structure,Quantum Groups,Geophysics,etc. The facilities of the Department include a Computer centre for carrying out computing activities. The Department offers consultancy in the areas of models for weather,ecological balance, etc.

The Department of Nuclear Physics offers M.Sc.(Physics and Electronic Science),M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes. The teaching and research activities of the department concentrate on Experimental Solid State Physics and Materials Science,Positron Annihilation in Solids,Mossbauer Spectroscopy,Magnetic Materials,Nanostructured Materials,Superconducting Materials,Structure Determination of Single Crystals and Powders using X-ray Diffraction Technique,Crystallite Size and Lattice Strain Analysis,Structure of Biological Macromolecules,Materials under pressure,Heavy Ion Reactions,Quark-Gluon Plasma,Condensed Matter Physics,etc.

The department has the facilities of a separate Library and Computer Laboratory. The Department has special equipment like Differential Scanning Calorimeter,Differential Thermal Analysis,Thermogravimetric Analysis-Vibrating Sample Magnetometer-2D Position Angular Correlation-Positron Lifetime Spectrometer-1D Positron Angular Correlation Setup, Mossbauer Spectrophotometer with DAS,X-ray Diffractometer with High temperature attachment, Resistivity Setup with low temperature attachment,Doppler Broadening Setup,Impedance Analyser Metallurgical Optical Mocroscope,UHV-Chamber for preparation of nanomaterials,A.C.Suceptometer,Induction Furnace, Grinder / Polisher and crystal cutter,Hydraulic Mounting Press,Muffe/Box Furnaces,Micro-VAX-II, DEC Alpha Station and accessories and PCs.

The Department has the expertise to offer consultancy in the following:Development and Characterisation of Magnetic Materials and the Fabrication of Magnets,Development of Varistors for High Voltage Applications,High voltage ceramic Capacitors, Nanoparticle(ultrafine)Technology,Structure Determination and Characterisation using X-ray Crystallography,Interfacing,Design of Electronic Gadgets,Computer Hardware and Software,Machine Jobs and Wokshop Facility.

The Department of Crystallography and Biophysics offers M.Sc., Biophysics,M.Phil. and Ph.D. Programmes since 1976. The department specializes in Crystallography,Molecular Biophysics,Molecular Modeling and Simulation,Computer System Design,etc. It has facilities in the fields of Drug Design,Protein Engineering,Structure Determination,System Design/Integration for Biomolecular Computation.

The sophisticated equipment of the departments include DEC-ALPHA Server 1000A 5.300,SGI Indigo 2, Internet access,Nonius CAD - 4,Diffractometer,PC - LAN with several Pentium and Multimedia Systems. The department offers consultancy in areas like Crystal Structure Determination for Drug Molecules and Proteins,Structure - based Drug Design, Molecular Structure - activity Relationships, Material Characterisation and Computer System Design.

Chair Person : Dr.Rita John

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