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Academic Level
PostDoctoral Fellow
Working Sector
Research Institute
Highest Degree
Ph. D.
Physics, Astronomy: Cond. Matter
Reseach Topic
Condensed Matter Physics; Solid State Physics

Photoluminescence of well-aligned ZnO doped CeO 2 nanoplatelets by a solvothermal route
K Kaviyarasu, X Fuku, GT Mola, E Manikandan, J Kennedy, M Maaza
Materials Letters 183, 351-354.

Photocatalytic activity of binary metal oxide nanocomposites of CeO 2/CdO nanospheres: Investigation of optical and antimicrobial activity
CM Magdalane, K Kaviyarasu, JJ Vijaya, B Siddhardha, B Jeyaraj
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology 163, 77-86.

Solution processing of CuSe quantum dots: Photocatalytic activity under RhB for UV and visible-light solar irradiation
K Kaviyarasu, A Ayeshamariam, E Manikandan, J Kennedy, ...
Materials Science and Engineering: B 210, 1-9.

Synthesis and characterization studies of NiO nanorods for enhancing solar cell efficiency using photon upconversion materials
K Kaviyarasu, E Manikandan, J Kennedy, M Jayachandran, ...
Ceramics International 42 (7), 8385-8394.

Investigation on the structural properties of CeO 2 nanofibers via CTAB surfactant
K Kaviyarasu, E Manikandan, ZY Nuru, M Maaza
Materials Letters 160, 61-63.

Synthesis of CdS flower-like hierarchical microspheres as electrode material for electrochemical performance
K Kaviyarasu, E Manikandan, M Maaza
Journal of Alloys and Compounds 648, 559-563.

Annealing effect on the optical properties and interdiffusion of MgO/Zr/MgO multilayered selective solar absorber coatings
ZY Nuru, D Perez, K Kaviyarasu, A Vantomme, M Maaza
Solar Energy 120, 123-130.

A comparative study on the morphological features of highly ordered MgO: AgO nanocube arrays prepared via a hydrothermal method
K Kaviyarasu, E Manikandan, J Kennedy, M Maaza
RSC Advances 5 (100), 82421-82428.

Biomolecular Spectroscopy
K Kaviyarasu, CM Magdalane, K Anand, E Manikandan, M Maaza
Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 142, 405-409.

One dimensional well-aligned CdO nanocrystal by solvothermal method
K Kaviyarasu, E Manikandan, P Paulraj, SB Mohamed, J Kennedy
Journal of Alloys and Compounds 593, 67-70.

Quantum confinement and photoluminescence of well-aligned CdO nanofibers by a solvothermal route
K Kaviyarasu, E Manikandan, J Kennedy, M Jayachandran
Materials Letters 120, 243-245.

Research Tags
 Nanostructured and Layered Materials,  Surface interaction / Self - Assembly,  Semiconductor Metal Oxide Nanocrystals &,  Synthesis and characterization of Hybrid Nanomaterials

KASINATHAN KAVIYARASU, M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil., Ph.D., He obtained his Master of Science (M.Sc.) & Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree in Physics from Loyola College (Autonomous), Chennai, affiliated to the University of Madras, India. He has carried out research on Semiconductor Metal Oxide Nanocrystals & Synthesis and characterization of Hybrid Nanomaterials for energy applications. During the course of his research work, he has published 33 papers in International/National Journals and presented 35 papers in National and International conferences. Currently his Postdoctoral Research Scientist at UNESCO-UNISA Africa Chair in Nanosciences/Nanotechnology Laboratories, College of Graduate Studies, University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa. My research is directed primarily toward developing and applying modern material design for the understanding and prediction of Physico - Chemical processes ranging from the molecular to the nanoscale to full-size engineering applications, using a multidisplinary approach that Physics, Chemistry, and Materials science. Work is closely coupled with synthesis and characterization of Hybrid Nanomaterials at the Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, where scientific focus is on using theory and multiscale simulations and modeling for providing interpretive and predictive frameworks for virtual design and understanding of novel nanoscale materials with specific and/or emergent properties. This vision is possible through a multi-pronged, holistic, and tight integration with Materials Research Division (MRD) distinctive capabilities in precision experimental synthesis and characterization alongside leadership class computing. Understanding how atomic scale structure, confinement, and quantum mechanical effects impact electronic processes within these nanostructures and across interfaces to enable the design and synthesis of materials with prescribed functional (physio-chemical) properties. Very thin sheets of a material can exhibit greatly enhanced properties such as increased electrical conductivity as compared with the bulk and are well suited for applications in new electronic devices. Our goal is to understand how to design and control the nanoscale organization of macromolecular nanomaterials and their nanocomposites in order to achieve improved structure, properties, and functionality. The iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences (iThemba LABS) where he studies materials for energy applications. His research interests include bulk and nanoscaled materials for solid-state-physics, and multifunctional metal oxide nanomaterial.

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