BHARATHI MOHAN D Associate Professor

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  • Department of Physics
  • School of Physical, Chemical & Applied Sciences
  • d.bharathimohan@gmail.com

Academic Activity

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Educational Qualification (UG,PG & Higher Order)

S.No Degree Subject/Title of thesis University/Board Year of Passing
1 Ph.D Physics/Synthesis of cation &/ disorder-stabilized AgI Nanostructured Materials University of Hyderabad 2007
2 M.Phil Physics/Effect of Cu substitution in the structure of Soft-Mechanichemically synthesized AgI Nanoparticles University of Hyderabad 2002
3 M.Sc Physics Pondicherry University 2000
4 B.Sc Physics Bharathidasan University 1998

Area of Specializaion

Plasmonics, Photovoltaics

Awards / Prizes Conferred

S.No Name / Title of the Award Type Name of the Agency conferred the Award Year of the Award Amount for Cash Award
1 BEST POSTER AWARD INTERNATIONAL Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad 2018 NA
2 BEST POSTER AWARD INTERNATIONAL Pondicherry University, Pondicherry 2018 NA
3 BEST POSTER AWARD NATIONAL Think Nano, CeNSE, IISc, Bangalore 2017 NA
4 ORAL INTERNATIONAL IUMRS-ICEM 2016, Suntec, Singapore 2016 NA
5 BEST POSTER AWARD INTERNATIONAL Manipal University, Jaipur 2015 NA
6 Young Scientist NATIONAL SERB-DST 2013 NA
7 BEST ORAL Presentation NATIONAL JNTU, Hyderabad 2012 NA

Teaching Experience

S.No Designation Department/Centre Institution
1 Assistant Professor Physics Pondicherry University

Research Experience

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1 Post Doctoral Fellow Mechanical Engineering University of Coimbra, Portugal Fullerene-based Opportunities for Robust Engineering: Making Optimised Surfaces for Tribology - European FOREMOST Project
2 Brain Korea 21 - Post Doctoral Fellow Mechanical Engineering Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea Synthesis and Characterization Studies of Metal Nanoparticles for flexible device electronics

Industry Experience

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Contribution towards Innovation

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Papers Published in UGC Approved Journals

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1 Enhancement of optoelectronic properties via substitutional doping of Cu, in and Ag in SnS nanorods for thin film photovoltaics Benjamin Hudson Baby, Alphi Maria Thomas, E.G. Amrutha and D. Bharathi Mohan Solar Energy 205 & 446-455 2020 4.674
2 D. Bharathi MohanUltra-sensitive, reusable and superhydrophobic Ag/ZnO/Ag 3D hybrid SERS substrate for hemoglobin detection Anil Kumar Pal, Goutam Kumar Chandra, Siva Umapathy Journal of Applied Physics 127, 17 & 164501 2020 2.328
3 The formation of orthorhombic SnS nanorods using CTAB in solvothermal method with its phase stability, optical and electrical properties Benjamin Huson Baby, E.G. Amrutha and D. Bharathi Mohan Material Research Bulletin 128 &110883 2020 4.04
4 The phase optimization, optical and electrical properties of kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 thin film prepared by single target RF magnetron sputtering technique Namita Behera and D. Bharathi Mohan Materials Research Express 6 & 126457 2019 1.929
5 Structural, optical and electrical studies of DC-RF magnetron co-sputtered Cu, In & Ag doped SnS thin films for photovoltaic applications Benjamin Hudson Baby and D. Bharathi Mohan Solar Energy 194 & 61-73 2019 4.674
6 The phase optimization, optical and electrical properties of kesterite Cu2ZnSnS4 thin film prepared by single target RF magnetron sputtering technique Namita Behera and D. Bharathi Mohan Materials Research Express 4 December 2019 1.929
7 Fabrication of Silver and Silver-Copper Bimetal Thin Films using Co-Sputtering for SERS Applications P. Nandhagopal, Anil Kumar Pal and D. Bharathi Mohan Optical Materials 97 & 109381 2019 2.687
8 Ag/ZnO/Au 3D hybrid nanostructured reusable SERS substrate as highly sensitive platform for DNA detection Anil Kumar Pal, Sudhakar Pagal, Kenchappa Prashanth, Goutam Kumar Chandra, Siva Umapathy Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 279 & 157-169. 2019 7.1
9 The effect of in-situ and post deposition annealing towards the structural optimization studies of RF sputtered SnS and Sn2S3 thin films for solar cel Benjamin Hudson Baby and D. Bharathi Mohan Solar Energy 189 & 207-218 2019 4.674
10 Phase optimization study of orthorhombic structured SnS nanorods from CTAB assisted polyol synthesis for higher efficiency thin film solar cells Benjamin Hudson Baby and D. Bharathi Mohan Solar Energy 174 & 373-385 2018 4.674
11 SERS enhancement, sensitivity and homogeneity studies on bi-metallic Ag-Cu films through tuning of broad band SPR towards red region Anil Kumar Pal and D. Bharathi Mohan JOURNAL OF ALLOYS AND COMPOUNDS 698, 460-468 2017 4.650
12 The formation of alpha phase SnS nanostructure from a hybrid, multilayered S/Sn/S/Sn/S thin films: Phase stability, surface morphology and optical stu Benjamin Hudson Baby and D. Bharathi Mohan Applied Surface Science 423 & 1111-1123 2017 6.182
13 The formation of alpha phase SnS nanorods by PVP assisted polyol synthesis: phase stability, microstructure, thermal stability and defects induced pha Benjamin Hudson Baby and D. Bharathi Mohan Materials Chemistry and Physics 192, 317-329 2017 3.408
14 Multi-angle ZnO microstructures grown on Ag nanorods array for plasmon enhanced Near-UV-Blue light emitter Anil Kumar Pal and D. Bharathi Mohan Nanotechnology 28, 415707 2017 3.551
15 Study of NBE emission enhancement with an absence of DL emission from ZnO nanorods through controlled growth on ultra-thin Ag films Anil Kumar Pal and D. Bharathi Mohan Applied Surface Science 333, 244-253 2015 6.182
16 Structural, morphological and optical properties of Ag-AgO thin films with the effect of increasing film thickness and annealing temperature Anil Kumar Pal and D. Bharathi Mohan Optical Materials 48, 121-132 2015 2.687
17 Study of Quasi-Amorphous to Nanocrystalline Phase Transition in Thermally Evaporated CuInS2 Thin Films P. S. Behra, D. Rajesh, K. Sreejith, D. Bharathi Mohan and C. S. Sunandana JOURNAL OF MATERIALS RESEARCH 29 (4) 542-555 2014 2.502
18 Fabrication of partially oxidized ultra-thin nanocrystalline silver films: effect of surface plasmon resonance on fluorescence quenching and surface e Anil Kumar Pal and D. Bharathi Mohan MATERIALS RESEARCH EXPRESS 1, 025014 2014 1.929
19 Optical Properties of Structurally Disordered Ag(Sn)I Nanoparticles D. Bharathi Mohan and C. S. Sunandana THIN SOLID FILMS 534 & 192-197 2013 2.303
20 Properties of Nanocomposite film combining hard TiN matrix with embedded fullerene like WS2 nanoclusters T. Polcar, D. Bharathi Mohan, C. S. Sandu, G. Radnoczi and A. Cavaleiro THIN SOLID FILMS 519, 10, 3191-3195 2011 2.303
21 Experimental development and deposition of nanocomposite films by a hybrid dc magnetron sputtering and cluster gun technique D. Bharathi Mohan and A. Cavaleiro Vacuum 83, 1257 2009 2.906
22 Deposition of TiN-WS2 nanocomposte coatings by a hybrid process: dc magnetron sputtering+cluster gun D. Bharathi Mohan and A. Cavaleiro PLASMA PROCESS AND POLYMERS 6, s923-s927. 2009 3.173
23 Optics of Quasi-particle transitions in ultra thin nanstructured silver films M.Gnanavel, D. Bharathi Mohan and C. S. Sunandana THIN SOLID FILMS 517, 1058 2008 2.303
24 Synthesis and characterization of SnI2 nanocrystalline materials D. Bharathi Mohan, A. Philip and C. S. Sunandana Vacuum 82, 561 2008 2.906
25 Synthesis and characterization of thermally evaporated ultra thin Ag and AgI nano films D. Bharathi Mohan, K. Sreejith and C. S. Sunandana APPLIED PHYSICS B: LASERS AND OPTICS 89, 59 2007 1.789
26 Cu Stabilized AgI Superionic Phase Transition through EPR D. Bharathi Mohan and C. S. Sunandana MODERN PHYSICS LETTERS B 20 2006 0.731
27 Iodization of RF Sputter induced Disorder Ag Thin Films Reveals Surface Plasmon-Exciton Transition D. Bharathi Mohan and C. S. Sunandana JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 100, 64314 2006 2.328
28 AgI Nanostructure Development in Sputter-Disordered and Al-doped Ag Films probed by XRD, SEM, Optical Absorption and Photoluminescence D. Bharathi Mohan and V. Sivaji Reddy and C. S. Sunandana APPLIED PHYSICS A: MATERIAL SCIENCE AND PROCESSING 86, 73-82. 2006 1.784
29 Electronic Conductivity of Mechanochemically Synthesized Nanocyrstalline Ag1-xCuxI System using D.C Polarization Technique D. Bharathi Mohan and C. S. Sunandana PRAMANA 67, 331 2006 1.688
30 EPR Probes Ion Dynamics of Superionic Conductors C. S. Sunandana and D. Bharathi Mohan INDIAN JOURNAL OF PURE AND APPLIED PHYSICS 44, 637 2006 0.882
31 Intrinsic Paramagnetic Defects Probe Superionic Phase Transition in Ag1-xCuxI (x=0, 0.05, 0.15 and 0.50) Nanocrystals D. Bharathi Mohan and C. S. Sunandana JOURNAL OF PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF SOLIDS 67, 2583 2006 3.442
32 EPR of Superionic Transition in Mechanochemically Synthesized Nanocrystalline AgI D. Bharathi Mohan and C. S. Sunandana JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B 110, 4569 2006 2.923
33 The Effect of Sn-doping on the Growth and Optical properties of AgI Nanoparticles D. Bharathi Mohan and C.S. Sunandana JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 5, 1514-1518 2005 1.354
34 Nanophases in mechanochemically synthesized AgI-CuI system: Structure, Phase stability and Phase transitions D. Bharathi Mohan and C. S. Sunandana JOURNAL OF PHYSICS AND CHEMISTRY OF SOLIDS 65, 1669-1677 2004 3.442

Papers Published in Peer Reviewed Journals

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Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

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1 Characterization studies of heavily doped Ag-SnS thin films prepared by magnetron co-sputtering technique Benjamin Hudson Baby and D. Bharathi Mohan Materials Today: Proceedings 26 (1) 108-113 2020
2 Characterization studies of heavily doped Ag-SnS thin films prepared by magnetron co-sputtering technique Benjamin Hudson Baby and D. Bharathi Mohan 2 nd International Conference on Nano Science & Engineering Applications - 2018 (ICONSEA), Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad, Materials Today Proceedings 436, 26 (2020) 2018
3 Solvothermal synthesis of SnS nanorods for thin film Photovoltaics: Phase formation, microstructure and optical properties E. G. Amrutha, Benjamin Hudson Baby and D. Bharathi Mohan AIP Conference Proceedings, IOP Publishers 1849 020019 2017
4 Co-sputtering deposition of Cu doped SnS thin films for photovoltaic applications Benjamin Hudson Baby and D. Bharathi Mohan AIP Conference Proceedings, IOP Publishers 1849, 020001 2017
5 Fabrication and phase characterization study of SnS thin films under controlled sulfur deposition temperature Benjamin Hudson Baby,V. M. Vaisakh and D. Bharathi Mohan Recent Advances in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (RAINSAT-2015)(ORAL), Sathyabama University, Chennai 3,6,2077-2084 2016
6 Lable free detection of DNA on Au/ZnO/Ag hybrid structure based SERS substrate Anil Kumar Pal and D. Bharathi Mohan AIP Conference Proceedings, IOP Publishers 1724, 020101 2016
7 The study of surface plasmon enhanced emission of ZnO nanorods on plasmonic Ag nanorod arrays Anil Kumar Pal and D. Bharathi Mohan Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier 2(9) 4407-4412 2015
8 Fabrication of plasmonically active Ag thin films in the region of quasi-amorphous to nanocrystalline and its application towards SERS D. Bharathi Mohan Materials Today: Proceedings, Elsevier 2(9) 4436-4441 2015
9 Study of NBE emission enhancement on ZnO Nanorods by changing the surface property of ulra-thin Ag interlayer Anil Kumar Pal and D. Bharathi Mohan IEEE Explore ISBN: 978-1-467 2015
10 Raman analysis of SnS particles synthesized by PVP assisted polyol method Benjamin Hudson Baby and D. Bharathi Mohan AIP Conference Proceedings, IOP Publishers 1665, 050171 2015
11 Phase study of SnS nanorice synthesized through PVP assisted hydrothermal process Benjamin Hudson Baby and D. Bharathi Mohan Bloomsbury Publishers, ISBN:978-93-85436-76-5 219-220 2015
12 Ag nanoparticles decorated on ZnO nanorods array based SERS substrate for lable free detection of DNA Anil Kumar Pal and D. Bharathi Mohan Bloomsbury Publishers, ISBN: 978-93-85436-91-8 187-188 2015
13 SERS Enhancement of Glucose molecules on Layered Hybrid Ag/ZnO/Ag nanostructure Anil Kumar Pal and D. Bharathi Mohan Bloomsbury Publishers, ISBN:978-93-85436-76-8 185-186 2015
14 ZnO/Ag Composite Nanorod Arrays for Surface-Plasmon-Enhanced Emission Study Anil Kumar Pal and D. Bharathi Mohan AIP Conference Proceedings, IOP Publishers 1591, 982-984 2014

Books

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Edited Books

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Ongoing Projects

S.No Title of the Project Sponsored By Period Sanctioned Amount(Rs. Lakh) Year
1 Fabrication and studies of environmental friendly plasmon enhanced p-type CZTS based thin film photovoltaic cell SERB, DST, India 2016-2019 40.10 2016

Ongoing Consultancy Works

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Completed Projects

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1 The effect of surface plasmon resonance in Al2O3-Ag nanocomposite coatings for decorative industry - Young Scientist Project SERB, DST, India 2014-2017 27.3 2014
2 Surface Plasmon Resonance enhanced non-spherical like Ag nanoparticles decorated ZnO nanorods based Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy substrates Major Project, University Grant Commission (UGC), India 2012-2015 14.983 2012
3 Synthesis and Characterization of Transparent Conducting Cu nanowire films for Flexible Devices Start up Grant, Pondicherry Univesity 2011-2014 5 2011

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Career Guidance Offered to students

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Bridge courses, Yoga, Meditation, Personal Counselling and Mentoring etc.,

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Research Guidance - PG

S.No Year Degree No. of Students Awarded Department/Centre
1 2019 M.SC 1 Physics
2 2018 M.SC 1 Physics
3 2017 M.SC 2 Physics
4 2016 M.SC 1 Physics
5 2015 M.SC 2 Physics
6 2014 M.SC 2 Physics
7 2013 M.SC 4 Physics
8 2012 M.SC 3 Physics
9 2011 M.PHIL 1 Physics

Research Guidance - Ph.D

S.No Student Name Registration Date Registration No. Thesis Title Thesis Submitted Status Thesis Submitted Date Vivavoce Completed Status Date Awarded
1 P. Nandhagopal 25-08-2016 20161122009 Biosensors NO NO
2 Namita Behera 12-09-2016 Plasmonic Solar Cells NO NO
3 Anil Kumar Pal 12-09-2012 R30874 Surface Enhanced Raman Scattering and Emission Studies of Ag/ZnO/(Ag, Au,Pt) Hybrid Nanosructures YES 06-11-2017 YES 02-05-2018
4 Benjamin Hudson Baby 02-09-2013 1300122001 Microstructural, Optical and Electrical Properties of Cu, In and Ag Doped SnS Nanostructures for the Application of Thin Film Solar Cells YES 02-05-2019 YES 13-12-2019

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Invited Talks in Conference/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme

S.No Title of the Paper Conferences/Seminar/Workshop/Training Programme Organized by Whether International / National / State / Regional / College or University Level From To Year
1 Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy for Biosensor Applications TANSCHE sponsored INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCED MATERIALS PROCESSING AND TECHNOLOGY Arignar Anna Govt. Arts College PG & Research, Villupuram International 06-03-2020 07-03-2020 2020
2 Thin film deposition in Nanotechnology National conference on emerging trends in basic and applied sciences Department of Chemistry, TBML College, Porayar, Tamilnadu National 06-02-2020 06-02-2020 2020
3 The advancements and innovations in nanomaterials and material science for the environmental applica Conference PKR Womens arts college, Gopichettipalayam, Tamilnadu National 13-09-2019 13-09-2019 2019
4 ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES IN PREPARATION OF NANO MATERIALS Seminar Mannar Thirumalai Naickar College, Madurai National 12-02-2019 12-02-2019 2019
5 Fabrication and studies of plasmonic nanostructured thin films for biosensors applications UGC sponsored Refresher course on nanoscience HRDC-UGC, Bharathidasan University, Trichirappalli National 07-01-2018 07-01-2018 2018
6 3D SERS Substrates For Biosensors Applications International Conference on Sculptured Thin Films (GLAD 2018) Department of Physics, IIT, Delhi International 30-03-2018 31-03-2018 2018
7 Development of Superhydrophobic 3D SERS substrate for Biomolecule detection, National Conference on NCEB-2016 Bharathiar University, Combatore National 19-10-2016 21-10-2016 2016
8 SERS detection of protein molecules on Ag/Al2O3/Ag hybrid structure: optimization of size and the in 6th International Conference on Perspectives in Vibrational Spectroscopy (ICOPVS) - 2016 University of Lucknow, Lucknow International 05-11-2016 08-11-2016 2016
9 Surface enhanced Raman scattering Materials Science Technology: Recent Trends and Prospects (NCMST:RTFP-2016) Arignar Anna Govt. Arts College PG & Research, Villupuram National 29-12-2016 30-12-2016 2016
10 Fabrication of plasmonically active Ag thin films in the region of quasi-amorphous to nanocrystallin ICONSEA-2014, JNTU, Hyderabad JNTU, Hyderabad International 26-07-2014 28-07-2014 2014
11 New generation materials - Nanotribology UGC-Refresher Programme ASC, JNTU, Kukattpalli, Hyderabad National 08-03-2013 08-03-2013 2013
12 New generation materials UGC-Refresher Programme ASC, JNTU, Kukattpalli, Hyderabad National 09-03-2013 09-03-2013 2013
13 Material Science UGC-Refresher Programme ASC, Pondicherry University National 03-02-2013 03-02-2013 2013

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Collaboration with Institution/Industry

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1 Dr. S. K. Prasad Scientist Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences, Bangalore INTERNATIONAL Scientific 13-02-2017 27-06-2018 NA NA Providing samples fabricated in our laboratory for liquid crystals research
2 Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Shrivastava Professor Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore INTERNATIONAL Centre for Nano Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 01-01-2014 01-01-2017 01-01-2014 01-01-2017 Based on the project approved under INUP programme conducted by CNSE, certain experimental facilities were used for PhD research.
3 Dr. S. Umapathy Professor IISc, Bangalore INTERNATIONAL Scientific 08-09-2016 27-06-2018 08-09-2016 27-06-2018 Laser Micro Raman facility has been used for biosensors study.

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