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Payal Pandit

Dr Payal Harsh Pandit

Assistant Professor

Contact No.:- +91-79-30514204
Email:- payal.pandit@iar.ac.in

Professional & Educational Qualification

  • Ph.D.: Physics (Kadi Sarva Vishwavidhyalaya, Gandhinagar, 2017) Specialization: Plasma Diagnostics
  • Post Graduation: Physics (Gujarat University,2008)
  • Graduation: Physics (Gujarat University,2006)
  • Work Experience: Total Academic in Yrs and Industrial/ Professional In years: 3 years teaching, 4 years research experience at Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhinagar

Current Research interest and area working on

  • My research interest is in the field of plasma diagnostics especially fusion spectroscopy. My present research interest is in the design and development of a Near-Infrared Spectroscopy diagnostics system for edge and divertor plasma spectroscopy of Aditya-U tokamak for plasma parameters and influx measurement.
  • I am also interested in the visible spectroscopy of plasma assisted debinding and sintering system for system optimization and control
  • I am also interested in the development of a novel system for direct measurement of plasma potential and its fluctuations in the edge region of fusion machines using laser heated emissive probes.

Latest 5 Publications

  • 1. P. Mehta, A. Sarma, A. D. Sivagami, N. Hariprakash, S. Gopi, B. Sarma and J. Ghosh “Surface Properties of Graphite and LaB6 Materials Used for Laser Heated Emissive Probe Diagnostic” Indian J Phys 91(2) 225–234 (2017).
  • V. P. Kella, P. Mehta, A. Sarma, J. Ghosh, and P. K. Chattopadhyay “A comparative study of sheath potential profile measurements with laser-heated and current-heated emissive probes” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87 043508 (2016).
  • P. Mehta, A. Sarma and J. Ghosh “Laser Heated Emissive Probes Design and Development under National Fusion Program and Potential Measurement” Chin. Phys. Lett. 31 125201(2014).
  • P. Mehta, A. Sarma, J. Ghosh, S. Pandya, S. Pandya, P. Choudhuri, J. Govindarajan, C. Ionita Schrittwieser, R. Schrittwieser “Measurement of emission current and temperature profile of emissive probe materials using CO2 LASER” Current Applied Physics 11 1215-1221(2011).
  • P. Mehta, A. Sarma, J. Ghosh, S. Pandya, S. Pandya, P. Choudhuri, J. Govindarajan, C. Ioniţă, and R. Schrittwieser
    “Temperature profile measurement of graphite material using a CO2 laser” Phys. Scr. 82 055402 (2010).

Awards & Achievements

  • I have been awarded research fellowship by the Board of Research in Fusion Science and Technology (BRFST) from 2008 to 2013 to carry out my Ph.D. work at Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar.

Additional Information

  • I am a life member of Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI)
  • In-charge of the Physics laboratory at IAR.

Courses Taught at UG / PG / PhD

  • Ph.D. – Course work on atomic and molecular spectroscopy
  • M.Sc.- Atomic and molecular spectroscopy, Lasers, Nuclear and Particle physics, General Physics Laboratory
  • B.Sc.- Waves and Optics