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Faculty of Physics Program

Professor
Associate Professors:

Dr. Ujjwal Man Joshi

Assistant Professor

Dr. Dipendra Hamal
Dr. Rajendra Adhikari
Shanker Prasad Chimouriya
Gobinda Prasad Panta


Lecturers:

Keshav Raj Sigdel (On Study Leave, Germany)
Ganesh Kunwar Chhetri
Amit Shrestha
Manoj Pandey

Teaching Assistant :

Rajan Khadka
Sumit Khadka

Vsiting Faculty:

 

Supporting Staffs:
Mr. Rajesh Rana Magar
Mr. Pasang Tamang

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Courses offered for the students of Undergraduate Programs

PHYS 101,
PHYS 113

General Physics I Cr. 3
PHYS 102,
PHYS 114
General Physics II Cr. 3
PHYS 201 Basic Electronics Cr. 3
PHYS 202 Fluid Dynamics Cr. 3
PHYS 203 Modern Physics Cr. 3
PHYS 211 Waves and Optics Cr. 3
PHYS 212 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics Cr. 3
PHYS 213 Classical Mechanics Cr. 3
PHYS 301 Physics and Environment Cr. 3
PHYS 302 Mathematical Physics Cr. 3
PHYS 303 Solid State Physics Cr. 3
PHYS 311 Quantum Mechanics Cr. 3
PHYS 312 Introduction to Relativistic Mechanics Cr. 3
PHYS 313 Electrodynamics Cr. 3
PHYS 314 Solid State Devices Cr. 3
PHYS 401 Engineering Physics Cr. 3
PHYS 402 Basic Plasma Physics Cr. 3
PHYS 403 Physics of Nanomaterials Cr. 3
PHYS 404 Photonics and Applicaton Cr. 3
PHYS 405 Computational Physics Cr. 3
PHYS 412 Application of Plasma Cr. 3
PHYS 421 Photovoltaic Materials Cr. 3
PHYS 425 LASER and its Applications Cr.3
PHYS 431 Energy Resources and Environmental Impacts Cr. 3
EEEG 207 Material Science Cr. 2
ENVS 206 Environmental Physics Cr. 2
       
                 
 
Current Research Activities in the Plasma Physics Laboratory
  1. Surface modification of polymer by low pressure DC glow disharge.

  2. Generation and application of atmospheric pressure gaseous discharges for surfacetreatment of polymer and purification of water.

  3. Deposition of thin metallic films on glass subatrate by single heating
    resistive method.

  4. Plasma diagnostics by Optical emission spectroscopy

  5. Characterization of hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces by contact angle measurement.

Research facilities

  1. Hind High Vacuum, Box Coater Unit for Thin Film Deposition

  2. Dielectric Barrier Discharge with high frequency- high Voltage power supply (0-20 kV. 10-30 kHz)

  3. Corona Discharge Unit with high voltage power supply (0-10 kV, 50 Hz)

  4. Optical Emission Spectrometer (190-800 nm )

  5. Contact Angle Analyzer

  6. Ultrasonic Spray Nebulizer

  7. UV-Visible spectrophotometer

   
       
           
       
An overview of Plasma Physics laboratory at KU
   
                           
           
     
Hind High Vacuum, Box Coater Unit for Thin Film Deposition
 
                         
       
     
Dielectric Barrier Discharge with high frequency- high
Voltage power supply (0-20 kV. 10-30 kHz)
Surface AnalysisContact Angle Analyzer (rame Hart Contact Ang Goniometer Model 200)
 
                         
       
     
A glow like discharge produced at atmospheric pressure air
 
                         
       
     
Plasma Diagnostics Optical Emission Spectrometer
 
                         
             
                   
A set up for Polarimeter and Newton's rings