Condensed Matter Physics Research Lab
Department of Physics
The condensed matter physics (CMP) research group has been one of the leading experimental research group in the department of physics at JU. All the current and previous principle investigators of CMP research lab has carried out their experimentalresearch works in collaboration with other national research laboratories and establishments. CMP lab as an experimental researchgroup always has difficulties in conducting their research projects due to lack of research instruments and lab facilities in the department of physics. Prof. Dr. Md. Abul Hossain, the principle investigator of CMP research group and Prof. Dr. Farid Ahmed put lots of efforts over the years to conduct experimental research works in collaboration with research groups of Dr. Mubarak Ahmed Khan of Atomic energy research establishment, Prof. Dr. Md. Abu Hashan Bhuiyan from the dept. of physics at BUET, Dr. Abdul Gafur of PP & PDC at BCSIR, Mr. Mashudur Rahaman and Mr. Muhammad Shahriar Bashar from IFRD at BCSIR. They have been constantly collaborating on various research project on solar cell, composite materials, magnetic materials and so on and publishing their research findings regularly in various peer reviewed esteemed international journals like Journal of polymer composite published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Journal of reinforced plastics & polymer composite and Journal of composite materials published by SAGE Publications, Journal of polymer and environment, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry published by Springer, Applied surface science, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Results in physics by Elsevier publishers. In 2017, the CMP research lab has been refurbished and modernize with new experimental research instruments through the HEQEP sub-project CP-3415 thanks to Professor Dr. Tahmina Ferdous, SPM of the project. In order to continueresearch works on solar cell CMP lab has set a material synthesis room with the basic synthesis facilities and purchased UV-Vis Spectroscopy and Impedance analyzer for the optical and electrical characterization of the as prepared thin film solar cells. CMPresearch lab also investigate the feasibility of recycling and reusing plastics bottles into composite materials for various practical applications. For the preparation and characterization of different composites materials a composite fabrication room has been set up with Planetary Ball Mill, injection molding, hot compression machine etc. The postgraduate students are actively using the facilities available in CMP research lab like the Impedance Analyzer, UV-Vis spectroscopy, Spin-Coater, Ball Milling machines, Hot-compression machine etc. for their MS thesis, MPhil and PhD research projects. Students are using the material synthesis lab for preparing their newly proposed samples (e.g., thin films, ferrite, composites etc.) thanks to HEQEP subproject CP 3415. Under the subproject these research lab is equipped with many chemicals and reagents and other synthesis tools for sample preparation. All these facilities enabled faculties to choose cutting edge research topics and fabricate materials like graphene and graphene based composites using these synthesis and fabrication facilities.