The CENTRE FOR ORGANIC SPINTRONICS AND OPTOELECTRONICS DEVICES (COSOD) is an interdisciplinary research platform by Faculty of Science and Technology, Kazi Nazrul University Asansol. In this Centre, thrust has been given for integration of research activities through interdisciplinary knowledge, training etc., which might prepare a workforce undertaking scientific challenges in innovative ways.
Field of Spintronics and Photonics, nowadays, has become a matter of intense research interest, collectively or independently, owing to the severe need of sophisticated and effective information processing. In this direction, the major thrust area of research is the development of Novel Spin-Controlled Organic Optoelectronic devices. There are several advantages of organic semiconductor over inorganic semiconductor : (a) light weight; (b) low cost; (c) mechanical flexibility and deposition over large substrate; (d) ease of production and chemical modification; (e) chemically interactive bottom-up fabricated electronics, (f) Organic based devices are more Energy Efficient and Eco friendly. Such devices can be easily integrated into various systems, such as flexible, wearable or portable electronics.
As a new and emerging University, Kazi Nazrul University has the potential of becoming a site of advanced research in this domain of sciences and Technology; and the proposed initiative is a step in that direction. We aim to set-up Foreign and National Collaboration in the proposed direction of research for effective Technology Transfer. We also aim to bring the Engineering Faculty in the contour of this Centre.
Prof. J. N. Roy
Department of Physics, KNU Asansol
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Dr. Puja Dey
Department of Physics, KNU Asansol
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1. Prof. Santanu Kumar Ghosh (Prof., Dept. of Mathematics, KNU).
2. Dr. Rajat Saha (Asst. Prof., Department of Chemistry, KNU).
3. Dr. Kousik Mukherjee (Asst. Prof., Physics, B.B. College, Asansol).
4. Dr. Ujjal Kanti Roy (Associate Prof., Dept. of Chemistry, KNU).
5. Dr. Arindam Biswas (Associate Prof., Dept. of Mining Engg., KNU).
Advisory Committee :
1. Dean, Science and Technology, Kazi Nazrul University, Asansol (ex-officio)
2. External experts
I. Prof. Sourangshu Mukhopadhyay (Physics)
Professor, Department of Physics
The University of Burdwan, India
II. Prof. Subenoy Chakraborty (Mathematics)
Professor ,Department of Mathematics
Jadavpur University, India
III. Prof. Amlan Chakrabarti (Engineering)
Professor and Director
A. K. Choudhury School of Information Technology,
University of Calcutta.
IV. Prof. Subratanath Koner (Chemistry)
Department of Chemistry, Jadavpur University,
Jadavpur, Kolkata 700 032, INDIA
1. E-beam evaporation thin film deposition set up :
2. Experimental unit to study Light induced/modulated Physical Properties :
a) Measuring Magnetic field range : -1 to +1 Tesla;
b) Measuring Temperature range : 4 K to 300 K;
c) Light employed for measurement : Red light and Green Light
3. Spin Coating Unit :
Activities Till Date :
I. Research Publication in International SCI/Scopus indexed Journal: 12
II. PhD students from other Departments actively working in the Centre: 06
III. M. Sc. Students of Dept. of Physics completed their project using facilities in the Centre: 06
IV. Faculty of affiliated colleges actively engaged in research work (PhD) in the Centre: 03
V.Organization of National/International Conference/Workshop :
A Webinar for One Day National Workshop “Recent Trends in Optoelectronics and Semiconductor Devices for Computing and Communication” Celebrating National Inventors Month was organized by COSOD, Kazi Nazrul University Asansol on 20th May, 2020.
VI. Value added Course Offered :
Certificate Course (Credit = 4) in “Organic Optoelectronics & Spintronics : Fabrication, Modelling and Experimental Techniques”
Fruitful collaboration with other Institute of importance in India and Abroad