Experimental Facilities

From exploring basic materials properties to the fabrication of advanced electronic, nano-mechanical, and optoelectronic devices, the experimental facilities in CMPMS are comparable to the best world-wide. These include materials synthesis facilities like single-crystal growth,..... you were here
epitaxial deposition of semiconductors,chemical vapour deposition of graphene, pulsed laser deposition, sputtering and other thin-film growth techniques.Characterization tools range from optical spectroscopies such as photoluminescence and Raman scattering to ultrafast time-resolved pump-probe measurements with samples being probed from the UV through the visible/IR and into the THz region. Structural properties are determined using high-resolution x-ray diffraction, ultra-high-resolution electron microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy and other scanning probe techniques. For measurements of the electronic and magnetic properties SQUID and other sensitive magnetometers, high-resolution and spin-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, and precision transport studies at ultra-low temperatures, in individual nanostructures and up to the GHz frequency range are available. The soft-condensed matter lab has setups for imaging complex fluid flows. We also have a small but well-equipped clean room for micro and nano-fabrication including optical and electron-beam lithography, plasma etching, thermal and electron-beam deposition, atomic layer deposition, etc.

World of Opportunities

From superconductors and magnetic materials, to semiconductors and nanostructured metals, research in CMPMS covers a diverse range of “matter that matters” in today’s world. The diversity of systems and phenomena available for study makes condensed matter physics the most active field of contemporary physics today. Not surprisingly, it is also the area of physics with the widest choice of job prospects.Our graduate students have gone on to exciting careers in academia and industry across the world. This website provides a snapshot of some of the work being done in our department. Feel free to contact individual faculty members and find out more about their research. We hope you will have fun exploring CMPMS@TIFR!