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Department of Physics

Discipline Established: 1975
Chairman : Prof. Dr. Javed Ahmad
Contact Email: physics@bzu.edu.pk

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The Department of Physics was established along with the University in 1975. It is housed in the building called "Physics Block". The Department, besides well equipped teaching and research laboratories, has its own Computer Laboratory, Seminar Library, Workshop and Lecture Theatre. The Department is conducting teaching/research at the BS, M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels. The information regarding M.Phil/Ph.D. program can be obtained from the Chairman of the Department.

The following teaching laboratories are being maintained in the department in which a student is required to complete a number of experiments/practicals during studies.

  1. Undergraduate Physics Laboratory
  2. Modern Physics Laboratory
  3. Electronics Laboratory
  4. Advanced Electronics Laboratory
  5. Computer Hardware Laboratory
  6. IT and Computer Software Laboratory

The present research interests of the Department are in the fields of Crystal Growth, X-ray Diffraction and Condensed Matter Physics which are being catered by the following research laboratories. Collaborative research work is being carried out in these laboratories as detailed below:

Thin Films Laboratory

Thin Films play an important role in Solar Cell and a large number of other devices. Facilities exist for the evaporation of various elemental and compound materials in the form of thin films. Apparatus for the electrical, dielectric and the optical characterization of these samples is also available. Research grants were awarded to the laboratory by various funding organizations such as Pakistan Science Foundation, Atomic Energy Commission etc.

Supervisors :
Prof. Dr. M. Younus Nadeem
Prof. Dr. M. Zakria Arif
Dr. M. Tariq Bhatti
Major Equipment:
Vacuum Coating Unit, Microcomputer, Digital Gauge Meter, Muffle Furnace, Spectrophotometer.
Pakistan Science Foundation, Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission & Higher Education Commission.

Materials Research Laboratory
Materials characterization is a basic tool in materials research. This laboratory is equipped with Capacitance Measuring Assemble, LCR Bridge. Electrometer and furnaces capable of maintaining a temperature of 1400 ◦C. Currently Electrical, Dielectric and Optical properties of various materials are being studies.
Prof. Dr. M. Ashraf Chaudhry
Prof. Dr. M. Younus Nadeem
Dr. Misbah-ul-Islam
Major Equipment:
Capacitance Measuring Assembly, Digibridge, Electrometer, High Temperature Furnace, LCR Bridge and High Voltage Power Supply.
Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Higher Education Commission, National Scientific Research & Development Board and Pakistan Science Foundation.

Solid State Nuclear Track Detection (SSNTD) and Laser Laboratory

Experimental observation for the semiconductor lasers and the solid state nuclear track detection is within the domain of this laboratory. Research grants were awarded to the laboratory by various funding organizations such as Pakistan Science Foundation, Atomic Energy Commission etc.
Prof. Dr. M. Zakria Arif
Major Equipment:
Sampling Oscilloscopes, Laser Generator and Detector, Microcomputer, Optical Microscopes, Curve Tracing Tube, Digital Gauge Meter, Muffle Furnace, Water Baths for specimen etching.

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