Welcome To Industrial Physics Division

 

Physicists in industry and academia have been a prime mover of the industrial development as well as technological advances of modern products by translating fundamental discoveries into viable commodities and state-of-the-art tools that improve our way of life. In this era of fast-changing technology, material physicists and engineers experience immense challenges globally to reduce time and expense required to bring products and services to the end users. With this challenge in mind, Industrial Physics Division (IPD) has been engaged in the cutting edge R&D activities in the field of materials and energy for sustainable development. Scientists and Researchers of this division play a pivotal role to solve problems quickly in a wide range of academic and industrial areas, devising custom-made tools and using unconventional techniques for better understanding the synthesized as well as imported products. Tailoring material properties at the nanoscale as well as adopting advanced and high-precision measurements techniques are the core of IPD activities to fulfill the needs of diverse stakeholders as well as for upholding the country’s scientific development strategy.This leaflet briefly highlights research scopes and facilities, current R&D and analytical service&consultation activities of IPD below.

 

Research Facilities at IPD

Synthesis:

  1. High Energy Planetary Ball Mill
  2. Programmable High temperature(up to 1600 0C) Furnace
  3. Programmable Spin coater(SPIN 150i)
  4. Home-built Electrodeposition setup(using SMU 2450)
  5. Home-built Spin coater/Drop casting apparatus
  6. Home-built Hydrothermal Nanomaterial growth Apparatus                             
  7. Home-built Chemical Bath Deposition Apparatus
  8. Home-built Sol-gel tools for solid powder and thin film synthesis                  

 

Characterization:

  1. Hitachi S3400N VP-SEM with Liquid N2 free ThermoScientificultra-dry EDX
  2. Shimadzu UV-VIS-NIR spectrophotometer with integrating sphere
  3. Agilent Impedance Analyzer with solid(thin film, pellet, powder), liquid test fixtures
  4. Keithley Source Measure Unit(SMU) 2450 with home-built 4-point probe
  5. Home-built Optoelectronic thin film/device(including solar cell, Photodiode, LED/OLED, photo-electrochemical cell etc.) characterization setup
  6. Home-built DC electrical conductivity equipment (solid, semi-solid, liquid, thin film etc., Resistance Measurement range: 1mΩ - 100 GΩ; Tri-axial cabling and shielding)
  7. Home-built temperature dependent DC resistivity setup
  8. Minor equipment: Tensiometer, Magnetic Susceptibility balance, Tesla meter, Ultrasonic Bath, Magnetic stirrer and hotplate, Precision balance, Moisture content analyzer, Distilled water plant(with access to nano-pure water, ~18MΩ.cm), Lux meter, Digital Tachometer, USB optical microscope(1000×), Home-built battery tester.

*Access to X-ray Diffractometer(XRD) at IFRD and PP&PDC, BCSIR and Temperature dependant Photoluminescence setup in the Central Lab, BCSIR.

 

Analytical Services and HRD

Analytical and Consultation Services:

  • Industrial Physics Division provides analytical and consultation services to diverse stakeholders including Petrobangla, Titas gas transmission, Cemex (Pvt) Ltd., Public, and Private University research students for surface morphology, elemental analysis, optical, electrical, dielectric and magnetic properties characterization of various materials.

 

Human Resource Development:

  • Provide supervision/guidance to the Ph.D./M.Phil, M.Sc, and B.Sc.(project) students of public and private universities.
  • Scientists and Researchers of this division also have the expertise to offer training courses on SEM/EDX, UV-VIS-NIR with integrating sphere, thin film/Optoelectronic device characterization setup; OriginLab(Pro) and ImageJ software for data analysis, data processing, and scientific communications. For details please contact Dr. S.F.U. Farhad, SSO.

 

Achievements

    • Low-cost high efficiency domestic woven fabrication.
    • Magnetic materials for transformer core.
    • Ferrite rod and radio antenna fabrication.
    • Nanostructured Thin film/device fabrication.
    • A method developed for the direct measurement of nanoparticle size(down to ~15nm)
    • A method developed for measuring the conductivity of solid, gel, powder and thin films using Kelvin probe technique.

 

  • A method developed for measuring the conductivity of solid, gel, powder and thin films using Kelvin probe technique.

 

 

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