Dr. G Devaraju

Assistant Professor
: Postdoc (University of Padova, Italy),Ph.D. (Physics) (UoH), M.Sc.(Physics) (UoH)
: 91 - 9440880309
: Flat No: 102, 2BHK 800sft A,
  IIIT Basar Campus , Basar Mandal,
  Nirmal Dist, Telangana-504107.
Dr. G Devaraju has joined the institute in 2012.
Summary of Postdoctoral Research work at Nanostructures Group, University of Padova, Italy
  • Improving efficiency of rare earth ions like Erbium ions which has got important applications in telecommunications by coupling with plasmonic and pre-plasmonic nanostructures of gold achieved by physical vapour deposition.
  • Pre plasmonic involves Nanoclusters of gold with few atoms that has higher absorption cross section than Erbium ions which then resonantly couples and enhances emitter cross section.
  • Plasmonic nanostructures involves gold nanoparticles where localized surface plasmons are non-radiative which couples with Erbium level and triggers luminescence of emitters.
  • Erbium up conversion at 980 nm through propagating modes in plasmonic nanostructures.
  • Energy transfer process depends on overlapping of orbitals. As the degree of decoupling increases Au hardly couples with Er ions leading to sensitization, and as such there is no radiative energy transfer in long range interactions. Energy transfer between Au and Er is short range by multipole-multipole interaction.
Summary of PhD Research done at University of Hyderabad, India

My research experience includes knowledge of Materials Science and Accelerator for Ion- Solid interactions. Ion beams from accelerators have versatile uses at different energy regimes as a probe, ion substitution and damage creation and annihilation. Depending on velocity of ion and target atomic number, ion interacts differently with target electrons and atoms as it traverses. As the deposited energy is enormous in short intervals (pico seconds), energy dissipation to its neighboring atoms or matrix depends on how strong is electron phonon coupling and its local density of states. Thus, thorough knowledge of atoms bonding, density, strain, defects, coupling constants and coordination numbers is important from materials point of view. Our study is more interdisciplinary science and involves collaborative research. In the process, learnt several advanced characterization techniques, and ready to adopt new challenges in new avenues.

Salient findings from my PhD thesis work is as follows

  • Radiation resistant testing and tailoring band gap in High end advanced materials like InGaAs/InP and AlGaN/GaN hetero-structures and multi quantum wells
  • Measurements on irradiated AlGaN/GaN multi quantum wells yield annihilation of defects and improved structural properties at moderate electronic energy loss and fluence. However, beyond threshold electronic energy loss at higher fluence deterioration of interfaces has been noticed.
  • Post annealing process in InGaAs/InP multi quantum wells improves interface quality but changes strain which is correlated with the shift in band gap of 40 meV and 70 meV.
  • Most important finding could be Yellow luminescence and Blue luminescence from Bulk GaN after ion beam bombardment by PL measurements and have been attributed to N and Ga vacancies, respectively.
  • Synthesis of GaN nanoparticles at room temperature by magnetron sputtering. It is observed that GaN nanoparticles are radiation resistant.
  1. Ion beam modification of strained InGaAs/InP characterized by HRXRD, PL and AFM, G Devaraju , S. Dhamodaran , A P Pathak , G Sai Saravanan , J Gaca , M Wojcik ,A Turos , S A Khan , D K Avasthi , B M Arora,Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 266, 3552 (2008)
  2. Ion beam modification studies of InP based multi quantum wells, SDhamodaran,G Devaraju, A P Pathak, A Turos, D K Avasthi, R Kesavamoorthy, B M Arora,Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 266, 1810 (2008)
  3. Effects of swift heavy ion irradiation on band gap of strained AlGaN/GaN Multi Quantum Wells, G Devaraju, N Sathish, A P Pathak, A Turos, M Bazzan, E Trave, P Mazzoldi, B M Arora,.Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 268, 3001(2010)
  4. Ion beam studies of multi-quantum wells of III-nitrides, A P Pathak, G Devaraju , N Sathish, I Kyriakou, Vacuum, 84,1049 (2010)
  5. Electronic stopping dependence of Ion beam induced modifications in GaN, G Devaraju, A P Pathak, N Sathish, N Srinivasa Rao, V Saikiran, A I Titov, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 269, 890 (2011)
  6. Photoluminescence and Photoluminescence excitation studies in 80 MeV Ni ions irradiated MOCVD grown GaN, G Devaraju, A P Pathak, N Srinivasa Rao, V Saikiran, Francesco Enrichi, Enrico Trave,Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 269, 1925 (2011)
  7. Ion beam mixing effects in nearly lattice matched AlInN/GaN hetero structures by swift heavy ion irradiation, G Devaraju, S V S Nageswara Rao, N Srinivasa Rao, V Saikiran, T K Chan, T Osipowicz, M B H Breese & A P Pathak, Radiation Effects & Defects in Solids, 167, 506 (2012)
  8. Ion beam treated strained AlGaN/GaN multi quantum wells: HAADF- STEM, HRTEM, Raman and HRXRD characterizations, G Devaraju, A P Pathak, N Srinivasa Rao, V Saikiran, D Wang, T Scherer, A K Mishra & C Kübel, Radiation Effects & Defects in Solids, 167, 612 (2012)
  9. Synthesis and Tailoring of GaN nanoparticles by RF magnetron sputtering at Room Temperature, G Devaraju, A P Pathak, N Srinivasa Rao, V Saikiran, S V S Nageswara Rao & A I Titov, Radiation Effects & Defects in Solids, 167, 659 (2012)
  1. Energy-transfer from ultra-small Au nanoclusters to Er3+ ions: a short –range mechanism, T Cesca, K Boris, N Michieli, C Maurizio, C Scian, G Devaraju, G Battaglin, P Mazzoldi ,G Mattei, , Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys.,16, 15158-15163 (2014)
  2. Ion beam studies of Hafnium based alternate high-k dielectric films deposited on silicon, N Manikanthababu, T K Chan, A P Pathak, G Devaraju, N Srinivasa Rao, P Yang, M B H Breese, T Osipowicz, S V S Nageswara Rao,Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 332, 389 (2014)
  3. SHI irradiation fluence and energyloss dependence effects on Ge NCs with different initial sizes embedded in SiO2, V Saikiran, N Srinivasa Rao, G Devaraju, A P Pathak,Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 323, 14 (2014)
  4. Formation of Ge nanocrystals from ion-irradiated GeO2 nanocrystals by swift Ni ion beam, V Saikiran, N Srinivasa Rao, G Devaraju, G S Chang, A P Pathak,Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 312, 1 (2013)
  5. Ion beam irradiation effects on Ge nanocrystals synthesized by using RF sputtering followed by RTA,V Saikiran, N Srinivasa Rao, G Devaraju, G S Chang, A P Pathak,Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 315, 161 (2013)
  6. SHI irradiation induced effects in functionalized MWCNTs, V Saikiran, A P Pathak, N Srinivasa Rao, G Devaraju, JoyashishDebgupta, I Kyriakou& D Emfietzoglou,Radiation Effects & Defects in Solids, 167, 569 (2012)
  7. Effects of concentration and thermal annealing on the optical activation of Er implanted into GaN layers, N Sathish, A P Pathak, G Devaraju, E Trave, P Mazzoldi, S Dhamodaran& V N Kulkarni, Radiation Effects & Defects in Solids,167, 512 (2012)
  8. Growth and characterization of nc-Ge prepared by microwave annealing, N Srinivasa Rao, A P Pathak, G Devaraju, V Saikiran, Vacuum, 85,927(2011)
  9. SHI induced re-crystallization of Ge implanted SiO2 films, N Srinivasa Rao, A P Pathak, N Sathish, G Devaraju , S A Khan, K Saravanan, B K Panigrahi, K G M Nair, D K Avasthi, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B, 268, 11-12, 1741 (2010)
  10. Synthesis of Ge nanocrystals by atom beam sputtering and subsequent rapid thermal annealing,  N Srinivasa Rao, A P Pathak, N Sathish, G Devaraju V Saikiran, P K Kulriya, D C Agarwal, G Sai Saravanan, D K Avasthi, Solid State Communications, 150, 2122(2010)
Conference Proceedings
  1. Band Gap Engineering of Nano Scale AlGaN Epitaxial Layers by Swift Heavy Ion Irradiation, N Sathish, G Devaraju, N Srinivasa Rao, A P Pathak, A Turos, S A Khan, D K Avasthi, E Trave and P Mazzoldi, MRS Symposium Proceedings, Vol 1181, 53 (2009)
  2. Investigation of strain in AlGaN/GaN Multi Quantum Wells by complementary techniques, G. Devaraju, N. Sathish, A. P. Pathak, S. Dhamodaran, J. Gaca, M. Wojcik, A. Turos, and B. M. Arora,AIP Conf. Proc. 1099, 353 (2009)
  3. RBS,XRD, Raman and AFM studies of Microwave Synthesized Ge Nanocrystals, NSrinivasa Rao, A P Pathak, G Devaraju, V Saikiran, S V S Nageswara Rao, MRS Proceedings, 1354 (2011)
  4. Ion Beams for synthesis and modification of nanostructures in semiconductors, A P Pathak, NSrinivasa Rao, G Devaraju, V Saikiran and S V SNageswara Rao, MRS Proceedings, 1354 (2011)
  5. Structural Changes Induced by Swift Heavy Ion Beams in tensile strained Al (1-x)InxN /GaN Hetero-structures, G Devaraju, A P Pathak, N Srinivasa Rao, V Saikiran, N Sathish and S V S Nageswara Rao, MRS Proceedings, 1354 (2011)
  6. SHI effects on Ge+SiO2 composite films prepared by RF sputtering, N Srinivasa Rao, A P Pathak, N Sathish, G Devaraju, V Saikiran, AIP Conf. Proc, 1336, 341 (2011)
  7. Characterization of GeO2 Nano crystals prepared by microwave annealing, V Saikiran,N Srinivasa Rao, G Devaraju and A P Pathak, AIP Conf. Proc,1336, 264 (2011)
Broad Research Areas
  • Ion beam synthesis and modification of Nanostructures
  • Pre Plasmonic and Plasmonic interactions with Emitters
Research Experience
  • JRF in UFUP project sanctioned to Prof A P Pathak from Aug 2006 to July 2008.
  • JRF in Center for Nano technology from July 2008 to March 2010.
  • CSIR–SRF from April 2010 to April 2012.
  • Visiting scholar in Prof Mazzoldi’s Lab at University of Padova, Italy from 28th Feb to 15th March, 2009.
  • Visiting scholar in Prof Mazzoldi’s Lab at University of Padova, Italy from 08.07.2010 to 17.07.2010
  • Selected for Research Fellowship in Science for Meritorious Students (RFSMS) from Centre for Advanced studies sponsored by UGC at School of Physics, University of Hyderabad.
  • Selected for Young Researchers from India and Nepal, University of Padova, Italy for the year 2013 & 2015.
Conferences/Workshops (International and International)
  • Workshop on Nanotechnology with ion beams and possible application, October 31st –November 1st 2006, IUAC-New Delhi.
  • Attended workshop on “Advanced X-Ray Techniques for Characterization of Nano Materials (XTNM-2008)”, February 27-29, 2008, DMRL, Hyderabad.
  • 18th International Conference on Ion Beam Analysis (IBA 2007), September 23-28 2007,University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
  • Material Characterization and surface modification in Research and Industry using ion Accelerator (MCIA) , March 31 to April 4, 2008, Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar, India.
  • Optoschool 2008, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai, July 27 to Aug 2,2008.
  • Gallium Nitride: Growth, Characterization and Device applications, 13th June, 2008, GAETEC, Hyderabad.
  • Workshop on Advanced simulations for ion beam analysis by IAEA and ICTP, 22–27 Feb., 2009, Trieste, Italy.
  • 24th International Conference on Atomic Collisions in Solids, July 19-23, 2010, Krakow-Poland.
  • Materials Research Society Spring Meeting-2011, April 24 - 29, 2011,San Francisco, USA.
  • 50th International conference of Electron Microscopy, July 6 - 8, 2011,DMRL, Hyderabad.
  • Frontiers in Physics, Oct. 27 - 28, 2011, School of Physics, University of Hyderabad.
  • Plasmonica 2015, 1st to 3rd July 2015, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Padova, Italy
  • 33rd Course of the International School of Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy on “ Nano-Optics: Principles enabling basic research and applications”, 4th -19th July 2015, Erice, Italy
  • Convener, Faculty Grievance Cell at RGUKT, Basar since Dec 2016
  • Demonstrated experiments in Outreach programs at ZPSS, Basar, Dec 2016.