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Shikha Varma

Professor of Physics

   Institute of Physics,
     Sachivalaya Marg,
     Bhubaneswar-751005, INDIA.

  Phone:      91-674-2306410 (office),  6475,6476,6477 (Lab) 
                        91-674-2300637

   FAX:          91-674-2300142

   e-mail:        shikha@iopb.res.in
                      
 

Biographical Summary          Publications      Courses Taught         Areas of Interest    
 

  Techniques we use         
 

    
    
 

       Research Group

      Subrata Majumder       (Research Scholar) 
       VanarjSinh Solanki      (Research Scholar)
       Indrani Mishra           (Research Scholar)

       Mr. Santosh Choudury (Scientific Assistant)

   Students Completed PhD:                 
 
 
Soma Dey (2002)
  Thesis Title:Surface To Deep Layer Modifications in Solids Induced by MeV Ion Implantation
 
Presently: Adjunct faculty at Wright and Oakton College, Chicago,USA

 Dipak Paramanik (2008)

 Thesis Title: Formation of Nanostructures on III-V Semiconductors by Ion Beam                                                          

 Present Status: Post Doctoral fellow at Scanning Probe Microscopy, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

 

 Earlier Post Docs:

 Shivprasad Patil          Presently: Faculty at IISER,Pune, India

 V.R.R. Medicherla     Presently: Faculty at ITER, Bhubaneswar, India              
 Gomathi                  Presently:Faculty at IIST(ISRO) Trivendrum, India

Biographical Summary

  Faculty,      Since 1994:          Institute of Physics, India
    Visiting Scientist: 1993-94: Engineering .,    University of California , Santa Barbara, CA,USA
  Post-Doc. 1991-93:             Physics Dept .,   University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI,USA
     &Associate Lecturer
     Post-Doc. 1990-91:           Physics Dept.,  Case Western Reserve Univerity, Cleveland, OH, USA
     Ph.D. Physics, 1990:            Physics Dept.,    Syracuse University, New York, USA
     MSc. Physics, 1984:           Physics, Dept.,    IIT Kanpur, India
 
 


 
 
 

Areas of Interest:

   Surface Science
  Thin film growth and Growth Modes at Early Stages
   Electronic Structure, Band Structure of thin films
   Nanostructures and Nanoclusters.
   Surface Modifications with Ion Implantation
   Ion Beam Assisted  Structural Modifications

   
 

Techniques used by us:

   ATOMIC FORCE MICROSCOPE (AFM)
   SCANNING TUNNELING MICROSCOPE (STM)
   ANGLE RESOLVED ULTRAVIOLET PHOTOEMISSION SPECTROSCOPY (ARUPS)
   X-RAY PHOTOELECTRON SPECTROSCOPY (XPS)
   ANGLE RESOLVED X-RAY PHOTOELECTRON  DIFFRACTION (ARXPD)
   RAMAN   SPECTROSCOPY
  RUTHERFORD BACK SCATTERING SPECTROMETRY  & CHANNELING
   MBE/MOCVD
  ACCELERATOR   &    ION IMPLANTATION
 
    X-Ray photoelctron Spectroscopy Facility

     Scanning Probe Microscopy Facility