Research & Development



Major Research Area 

The Department of Electronics lays a heavy emphasis on frontier fields of Electronics with a prudent mixing of Science and Engineering oriented subjects. Accordingly, the teaching and research activities of the Department are centered around the Semiconductor Science and Device Fabrication. Most of the sophistication of the modern Electronics is, in fact, hidden in the intricacies of Electronic Materials, Devices, Design, Simulation, Production and Testing. Scientific and Engineering efforts are required to realize the Electronic Gizmos that are in use today. Hence, the research work in Electronic Science, encompasses diverse areas from the Scientific and Technological aspects of Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry, Biology, Electronics Engineering, Control Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science etc. Accordingly, the Department of Electronics could make efforts with emphasis on studies on "Preparation, Characterization and Physical Properties of various Semiconducting Materials and their Electronic Device Applications".

The major areas of research in Department are as follows: 


Electronic / Semiconducting Materials and Devices
Sensors & Transducers – Interfacing
Electroluminescent(EL) Display Devices
BioSensors & Bio Electronics
Pulse LASER Deposition of THIN FILMS

Major Research Projects Executed

1

DNES sponsored research project on “Study of transition metal chalcogenide based liquid junction PEC solar cells.” In collaboration with Dept. of Physics, SPU, (1986-1990)

2

UGC sponsored research project on “Growth & Photovoltaic Applications of I-III-VI2 semiconducting compounds.” In collaboration with Dept. of Physics, SPU, (1989-1993)

3

UGC sponsored research project on “Fabrication of Electroluminescent Devices”, 1997-2000.

4

DST–DLR sponsored Indo-German joint research Project on Development of Biosensors for Food Analysis & Clinical Chemistry 1999-2001.

5

DST sponsored research project on “ Development of portable urea sensors and measuring system for the detection of adulteration in milk”, (2000-2002)

6

UGC sponsored major research project on "Fabrication of Optical sensors and thier characterization" (2004-2007)

7

UGC sponsored research project on "Development of Selective and Sensitive GAS sensors using Indium Oxide and Indium Tin Oxide Materials to detect Volatile Organic Compounds(VOCs) (2004-2007)

8

DAE/BRNSsponsored research project on "Optical Absorption Measurement on Semiconductors under Pressure" (2005-2008)

9

UGC sponsored major research project on “Synthesis and characterization of Pulsed Laser Deposited semiconductor thin films for nanosensor application” (1.7.2012 to 31.12.2015) Amount Rs. 14,58,800/-.

Research Publications


Year-2010-11

1

U. B.Trivedi, C.J.Panchal Simulation of CIGS thin film solar cells using AMPS-1D, Journal of Nno and Electronic Physics, 3 No.1, 747-754, 2011

2

U.B.Trivedi, D. Lakshminarayana, I.L.Kothari, N.G.Patel. H.N.Kapse, P.B.Patel and C.J.Panchal, Amperometric Glucose Biosensor based on Immobilization of Glucose in polyethylenemine and poly (carbamolysulphonate) polymer matrix, Sensors and Transducer, Vol.19, Issue-8, 129-141, 40391, ISSN1726-4579, IF-.0705

Year-2012-13

1

R R Desai, D Lakshminarayana, C.J.Panchal, P.B.Patel, M S Desai and N Padha, Barrier inhomogeneities of Al/p-In2Te3 thin film Schottkey diodes, Journal of Nano and Electronic Physics (Ukraine), Vol.3 No-1, P-995-1004, 2011, IF-3

2

J R Ray, M S Desai, C.J.Panchal, P.B.Patel, Magnetron sputtered Al-Zno thin film for photovoltaic applications, Journal of Nano and Electronic Physics (Ukraine), Vol.3 No-1, 755-765, 2011, IF-3

Year -2013

1

B.H.Patel , D.K.Dhruv, Growth of flash evaporated ZnIn2Se4 thin films, The International journal of Applied Science and Engineering  Research, ISSN 2277-8442,2013

2

V.S.Vaishnav, S.G.Patel, J. N. Panchal, Fabrication & Application of Thin Film Semiconductor Sensors for the Detection of VOCs, Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 665, pp. 85-92,2013

3

Shahera S. Patel, D.R.Patil, B.H.Brahmbhatt, A Simple and Reliable Improved design of Instrumentation based Temperature Controller, International Journal of Innovative Research and Studies, Vol.2, Issue 12P:420-423,2013

Year-2014

1

 

Shahera S. Patel,    D.R.Patil, B.H.Brahmbhatt, Development of Microcontroller Based Low Cost pH Meter, International Journal of Basic and Applied Research, Vol.4 P: 297-300,2014

2

D. K. Dhruv, B. H. Patel and V. D. Dhamecha, Fabrication and characterization of the Au/p-ZnIn2Se4/n-Si/Al heterojunction for photovoltaic applications, Proceedings of National Conference on Advances in Electronics & Its Interdisciplinary Applications (NCAEIA-2014)

3

V S Vaishnav, S G Patel, J N Panchal, Development of ITO thin film sensor for the detection of formaldehyde at room temperature, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 202, 1002-1009,2014

4

Shahera S. Patel, D.R.Patil   and   B. H. Brahmbhatt, Design  of  a  low  cost  temperature  controller for high temperature furnaces used in  crystal  growth, International Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology  (IJRET), 03,187-192, 2014

5

Shahera S.Patel, Stepper Motor Control  using  Microprocessor  for  Preparation of  Homogeneous Compound  Semiconducting  Materials, International Journal of Science and Research  (IJSR),3, 2004 –2008, 2014

6

Shahera S.Patel, Advancement  in  Soldering  Technology –Main  Issues and its Perspectives- PART 1,International   Journal  of  Recent  and Innovation  Trends  in Computing   and   Communication  (IJRITCC), Volume 2,  Issue 9, 2883-2886,2014.

7

Shahera S.Patel, Advancement  in  Soldering  Technology –Main  Issues and its Perspectives- PART 2, International   Journal  of  Recent  and  Innovation  Trends  in Computing   and   Communication  (IJRITCC), Volume 2,  Issue 10, 3307-3310,2014.

8

Shahera S.Patel, Advancement  in  Soldering  Technology –Main  Issues and its Perspectives- PART 3, International   Journal  of  Recent  and  Innovation  Trends  in Computing   and   Communication  (IJRITCC), Volume 2,  Issue 11, 3784-3787,2014

Year-2015

1

J N Panchal S G Patel, V S Vaishnav, Room Temperature detection of benzene vapours by Tin Oxide nano clusters, Sensors and Transducers Journal,7/190,35-39,2015

2

D. K. Dhruv and B. H. Patel, Significance of substrate temperatures on the electrical properties of flash evaporated polycrystalline ZnIn2Se4 thin films, International Journal of Innovative Research in Electrical, Electronics, Instrumentation and Control Engineering (IJIREEICE), Vol-03, 59-11,2015

3

D. K. Dhruv, A. Nowicki, B. H. Patel, V. D. Dhamecha, Memory switching characteristics in amorphous ZnIn2Se4 thin films

Surface Engineering (UK), Vol-31Issue-7,556-562,2015,

4

V S Vaishnav, S G Patel, J N Panchal, Development of ITO thin film sensor for detection of benzene, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 206,381-388,2015

5

V S Vaishnav, S G Patel, J N Panchal, Development of indium tin oxide thin film toluene sensor, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical,201,165-172,2015

6

Shahera S.Patel, D.R.Patil, Synthesis and Processing of ZnO Nano –Sized Particles  for Gas  Sensing  using ultrasonication

Journal of Environmental Research and Development, Vol.9,No.3A, 872-877, 2015

7

R.R.Attarde, G.B.Shelke, Y.B.Patil, S D Patil, D R Patil, Shahera S Patel,Nano structured Manganese oxide thick film resistors as ethanol gas sensors, Journal of Research and Development, 5/05, 1-7, 2015

8

Shahera S.Patel, Stepper motor precise postion control system using DTMF technology, International Journal on Recent and innovation trends in computer and communication,3/5, 3324-3327,2015

9

S D Patil,Y.B.Patil, D R Patil, Shahera S Patel, Particle size dependent gas sensing performance of ZnO nanorods based thick film registers, International Journal on Recent and innovation trends in computer and communication, 3/8, 5063-5061,2015

10

Shahera S.Patel, Overvoltage protection using crowbar devices for low voltage loads, International Journal on Recent and innovation trends in computer and communication, 3/12, 6703-6705,2015

YEAR-2016

1.

Patel K. J., Bhatt G. G., Patel P. B., Lakshminarayana D., Panchal C. J., Desai M. S., Suryavanshi Priya,  Solid-State Electrochromic Device for Reflectance Modulation, Invertis Journal of Science & Technology, Print ISSN : 0973-8940. Online ISSN : 2454-762X Volume : 9, Issue : 1 pp- 11-15,2016

2.

Diachenko O.V., Opanasuyk A.S., Kurbatov D.I., Patel S.S., Desai R.R., Lakshminarayana D., Panchal C.J., Suryavanshi Priya,Structure and Substructure Properties of Magnesium Oxide Thin Films, Invertis Journal of Science & Technology, Print ISSN : 0973-8940. Online ISSN : 2454-762X Volume : 9, Issue : 2 pp- 72-78,2016 

 

3.

Berestok T.O., Opanasyuk A.S., Kurbatov D.I., Cheong H., Trivedi U.B., Lakshminarayana D., Panchal C.J., Suryavanshi Priya, Effect of reaction time on structural properties of ZnO:Al films, Invertis Journal of Renewable Energy , Print ISSN : 2231-3419. Online ISSN : 2454-761 Volume : 5, Issue : 4 pp- 181-190,2015

 

4.

Shahera S. Patel, Addressing Overvoltage Protection for High Voltage Loads , International Journal of Recent and Innovation Trends in Computing and Communication(IJRITCC), IISN : 2321-8169Vol. 4, Issue-3, pp 496-501,2016

5.

D. K. Dhruv, B. H. Patel & D. Lakshminarayana, Fabrication and electrical characterization of p-ZnIn2Se4/n-Si heterojunction diode structure, Materials Research Innovations, ISSN1432-8917 (Print), 1433-075X (Online) Volume 20, Issue 4, pp 285-292,2016

6.

D. K. Dhruv, B. H. Patel, Fabrication and electrical characterization of Al/p-ZnIn2Se4 thin film schottky diode structure, Material Science in Semiconductor Processing (Accepted 21st June 2016), IF-2.264



Quality of Publications 

Journal

No. of Papers

Impact factor

Thomson Reuter

Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, (The Netherland)

3

3.368(2010) – 4.100 (2015)

Surface Engineering

1

1.500 (2015)

Materials Research Innovations

1

0.638(2010) - 0.830(2015)

Materials Science in Semiconductor processing

1

2.264 (2016)

Research Collaboration  


INTERNATIONAL LEVEL

          Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, C-7 Department, Dorodna 16 Str., 03-195, Warsaw, Poland

STATE LEVEL

          M.S.University, Vododra

        Sophisticated Instrumentation Centre for Applied Research & Testing (SICART),          Charutar Vidya Mandal, Vallabh Vidyanagar

          Department of BioSciences, Sardar Patel University

          Department of Physics, Sardar Patel University