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Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar

An Autonomous Research Institute of Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India

  Member of Institute of Physics

Shikha Varma


Shikha Varma
Selected previous associations :
  • Sept. 93 - Sept. 94:   Visiting Scientist Chemical and Nuclear Engineering University of California- Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, (CA) USA

  • Sept. 91 - Aug. 93:   Associate Lecturer & Research Associate Surface Science, Physics Department University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Milwaukee, (WI) USA

  • Feb.  90 - Aug. 91: Research Associate Surface Science, Physics Department Case Western ReserveUniversity Cleveland, (OH) USA

  • Jan.  1990:  PhD in Surface Science, Condensed matter Physics Syracuse University Syracuse, (NY) USA

  • 1984:  M.Sc. in Physics Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, (UP) India
Date of joining :10/10/1994
Working group: :
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
Selected publications :
  • Band Gap tailoring of Rutile TiO2 (110) via surface Patterning with ECR sputtering, Subrata Majumder, D. Paramanik, V. Solanki, B.P. Bag and ShikhaVarma, Applied Physics Letter (2011) in press.
  • Fabrication, photoemission Studies and sensor of Hg nanoparticles templated on Plasmid DNA, Subrata Majumder, M. Priyadarshini, U. Subudhi, M. Umananda, G.B.N. Chiny, P.V. Stayam, Shikha Varma, Applied Physics Letter, 94 (2009) 073110.
  • Formation of self organised Ta nano-structures by Ar+ ion sputtering of Ta foil: XPS and AFM study, V.R.R. Medicherla, S. Majumder, D. Paramanik and Shikha Varma, The Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena,180 (2010) 1.
  • Size Dependant Electronic Structure from InP Nanodots, D. Paramanik, S. R. Sahoo, Subrata Majumder and Shikha Varma, Vacuum 84 (2010) 602.
  • Observation of semiconductor-magnetic behavior in undoped ZnO nanocrystal at Room Temperature, S. Majumder, D. Paramanik, A. Gupta, Shikha Varma, Applied Surface Science 256 (2009) 513.
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