Muralidhar K. Ghantasala

 

Associate Professor

Mechanical & Aeronautical Engineering

Parkview Campus,   Room:  G-221

Western Michigan University

1903, West Michigan Avenue

Kalamazoo, MI- 49008-5343

Tel:  269 276 3388

Fax: 269 276 3421

e-mail :  m.ghantasala@wmich.edu

 

 

Courses:                ME365  -   Machine Design-I             

                                  ME335  -    Instrumentation

 

 

   

List of  Publications

 

1.   Characterization of  Ga2O3 based MRISiC Hydrogen Gas Sensors,  A. Trinchi, S.Kaciulis, L. Pandolfi, M.K. Ghantasala, Y.X. Li, W. Wlodarski, S.Viticoli, E. Comini and G. Sberveglieri,   Sensors and Actuators B (In Press)

 

1.   Study of influence of  underlayer on the properties of magnetron sputtered  SmCo thin films

Y.  Wang , Muralidhar K. Ghantasala,  D. K. Sood  and Peter Evans, Submitted to Thin Solid Films

 

2.   Optimisation of SU-8 Processing Parameters for Deep X-ray Lithography
Richard L. Barber, Muralidhar K. Ghantasala, Ralu Divan, Kaushal D. Vora, Erol C. Harvey and Derrick C. Mancini,  Micro system Technologies (In press)

 

3.   Characterization of  sputtered  SmCo films for light element contamination using RBS and HIERDA techniques, Y.  Wang , D. K. Sood , Muralidhar K. Ghantasala  and N. Dytlewski , Vacuum (2004)

 

4.   Excimer laser machining of corner cube structures
K I Jolic, M K Ghantasala and
E Harvey, J. Micromechanics and Microengineering, 14(3), 388-397,  2004

 

5.   Fabrication of  three dimensional inductor coil  using excimer laser micromachining K.I. Jolic,  M.K. Ghantasala, J.P.Hayes, H.Jin,  J. Micromechanics and Microengineering,  13, 782-789, (2003)

 

6.   Excimer laser micromachining of TiN films from chromium and copper sacrificial layers, A.J. Dowling, M.K. Ghantasala, J.P. Hayes, E.C. Harvey, E.D. Doyle, J. Smart materials and Structures, 11, 715-721, (2002)

 

7.   Characterization of  micromachining processes during KrF excimer laser ablation of TiNi shape memory alloy thin sheets and films, S.T. Davies, E. C. Harvey, H. Jin,  J.P.Hayes, M.K. Ghantasala, I.Roch and L. Buchaillot,   J. Smart materials and structures,  11, 708-714, (2002)

 

8.   Patterning, electroplating and removal of SU-8 molds by excimer laser micromachining Muralidhar K. Ghantasala, Jason Hayes, D.K. Sood and Erol Harvey,    J. Micromechanics and microengineering, 11, 133-139, (2001)

 

9.    Microstructure characterization of sol-gel prepared MoO3-TiO2 thin films for oxygen gas sensors

Y.X.Li, K.Galatsis, M.K.Ghantasala, W.Wlodarski,  S.Russo, J.Gorman,  S. Santucci and M. Passacantando, J. Vac. Sci. & Tech. A 19(3), May/June (2001)

 

10.        Design and fabrication of a micro magnetic bearing, Muralidhar K. Ghantasala,  L. Qin,   D.K.Sood and R.B.Zmood,  J. of  Smart Materials and Structures,  9, 235-240, (2000)

 

11.  Sensitivity enhancement  towards ethanol and methanol of TiO2 films doped with Pt and Nb, E.Comini, G.Faglia, G.Sberveglieri, Y.X. Li, W.Wlodarski, M.K. Ghantasala,  Sensors and Actuators B, 64, 169-174, (2000)

 

12.     Characterization of Sol-gel prepared WO3 thin films as a gas sensor, C.Cantalini,  M.Z.Atashbar, Y. Li, Muralidhar K.Ghantasala, S.Santucci, W.Wlodarski,  M. Passacantando, J. Vac. Sci. & Tech. B, 17(4), 1873-79, (1999)

 

13.  Nanocrystalline TiO2 thin films prepared by the sol-gel process for alchohol sensing, G.Sberveglieri,M.Z.Atashbar,Y.Li,W.Wlodarski, E. Commini, G.Faglia, and  M.K.Ghantasala  Technical Digest of  Transducers-99, p3.16, 1690-93, (1999)

 

14.  Smart materials and micro machines (invited paper)   Muralidhar K. Ghantasala,   Engineering World, 8(1), 32-34, (1998)

 

15.  Structure and compositional studies of magnetron sputtered NdFeB thin films on (100)Si,   G.K.Muralidhar, B.Window, D.K.Sood and R.B.Zmood,   J. of  Materials Science, 33, 1349-     57, (1998)

 

16.  Electron microscopy studies of ion implanted  silicon  for seeding electroless copper films,G.K.Muralidhar, S. Bhansali, A.Pogany and D.K. Sood, J. App. Phys., 83(11), 5709-13, (1998)

 

17.                 Estimation of density of charge species in a triode discharge system  Swarnalatha. M, Sravani. C, Gunasekhar K.R., Muralidhar G.K., Mohan. S,  Vacuum, 48(10),  845-848, (1997)

 

18.                  Effect of process parameters on glow discharge and film thickness uniformity in facing  target sputtering, S.Senthil Nathan, G.K.Muralidhar, G.Mohan Rao and S.Mohan, Thin Solid Films,  292, 20-25, (1997)

 

19.                  Studies on process parameter controlled composition variation in sputtered YBaCuO films, S.Senthil Nathan, G.K.Muralidhar, G.Mohan Rao and S. Mohan, Vacuum,  48(2), 113-118, (1997)

 

20.                 Characterization of  titanium thin films prepared by  Bias assisted  magnetron sputtering,H.S. Vijaya, G.K. Muralidhar, G. N. Subbanna, G. Mohan Rao and S. Mohan,           Metallurgical and Materials Transactions, 27B, 1057-1060, (1996)

 

21.                 Discharge Characteristics of facing target sputtering device using unbalanced magnetrons,G.K.Muralidhar, J.Musil and S.Kadlec, J. Vac. Sci. and Tech., A14(4), 2182-86, (1996)

 

22.                 Charged particle densities in a magnetron sputtering glow discharge, G.Mohan Rao, M.H.Suhail, S.Mohan and G.K.Muralidhar, J. Instrument Society of  India, 26(3), 641-646, (1996)

 

23.     Discharge Characteristics of an Unbalanced Magnetron sputtering device in low and medium pressures (0.01 to 1 Pa), G.K.Muralidhar, J.Musil and S.Kadlec, Rev. of  Sci. Instrum., 66(10), 4961-66, (1995)

 

24.                 Critical Exponent of the electrical conductivity in the paracoherence region of a thin film of YBa2Cu3O7-x         M.K.Marhas, K.Balakrishnan, V.Ganesan, R.Srinivasan, D.Kanjilal, G.K.Mehta, G.K.Muralidhar, G.Mohan Rao, S.Senthil Nathan and S.Mohan, Bull. Mater. Sci., 17(6),  585-594, (1994)

 

25.                 Fabrication and performance study of YBaCuO thin film varistor, G.K.Muralidhar, G.Mohan Rao and S.Mohan, Thin Solid Films, 238, 115-18, (1994)

 

26.                 Characterization of YBaCuO thin films deposited by High pressure oxygen sputtering, G.K.Muralidhar, V.N.Kulakarni, T.V.Balasubramanian, G.Mohan Rao and         S.Mohan, Solid State Communications, 89, 713-17, (1994)

 

27.                 Effect of Strain and temperature on the behaviour of oxygen ion implanted Manganese films, K.Rajanna, G.K.Muralidhar, K.G.M.Nair, T.Panchapakesan, M.M.Nayak and S.Mohan, J.Appl. Phys., 76, 3573-78, (1994)

 

28.                 Plasma Diagnostics of the High Pressure Oxygen Sputtering Process,  G.K. Muralidhar, G. Mohan Rao, A. G. Menon and S. Mohan, Thin Solid Films,          224, 137-40, (1993)

 

29.                 Critical current densities of high pressure oxygen sputtered thin films of  YBa2Cu3O7-x by      non-resonant rf absorption method, V.V.Srinivasu, S.V.Bhat, G.K.Muralidhar, G.Mohan Rao and S.Mohan, Pramana:Journal of  physics, 40(2), 119-22, (1993)

 

30.                 Study of Discharge characteristics in pure Argon and Oxygen during DC sputtering of YBaCuO films,  G.K.Muralidhar, G. Mohan Rao, M. Ghanashyam Krishna, K. Narasimha Rao,  T. V. Balasubramanian, A. G. Menon and S. Mohan, Vacuum, 44, 1049-1052, (1993)

 

31.                 Effect of deposition parameters on the structural properties and Tc of YBaCuO films by High Pressure Oxygen Sputtering,G.K.Muralidhar, G. Mohan Rao, J. Raghunathan and S. Mohan, Physica C, 192, 447-52, (1992)

 

32.                 A novel electron beam evaporation technique for the deposition of superconducting thin films, M. G. Krishna, G.K.Muralidhar, K. N. Rao, G. M. Rao and S. Mohan, Physica C, 175, 623-626, (1991)

 

33.                 Wide beam ion optics of mass analyser for ion implanters,  G.K.Muralidhar, S. Mohan, B. Krishnarajulu and A. G. Menon, Vacuum, 43(4), 293-295,     (1992)  

 

34.                 Mass analyser optics for wide-beam ion sources in ion  implantation systems,  B. Krishnarajulu, G.K.Muralidhar, S. Mohan and  A. G. Menon, J. Phys. E: Sci. Instrum.,     22, 666-668, (1989)

 

35.                 Differential Temperature Controller : An Energy conservation device for Solar Water Heating Systems,  G.K.Muralidhar, J. Nagaraju and S. Mohan, International J. Energy Conversion and Management, 31(1), 61-63, (1991)

 

36.                 Effectiveness of Differential Temperature Controller on a Solar Water Heating System - An Experimental Study,         G.K.Muralidhar, J. Nagaraju and S. Mohan, Transactions of the ASME - J. of Solar Energy Engg., 111(1), 97-99 (1989)

 

37.                 A Fault Detector for Solar Water Heating Systems,  C.Nagaraja Murthy, G.K.Muralidhar and J.Nagaraju, J. of Solar Energy Society of India, 3(1), 1-7, (1989)

 

38.                 A Differential Temperature Controller for Solar thermal systems

      G.K.Muralidhar, J. Nagaraju and S. Mohan, J. of Instrument Society of India, 17(3),  267-273, (1987)

 

Papers presented in International and National Conferences and published in the proceedings

 

1.      Nanometer Resolution Excimer Laser Ablation of Thin Polymer Films (M406), Jason Hayes, Rowan Deam, Murliadhar Ghantasala, IRIS, Swinburne Univ. of Technology, Melbourne, AUS; Helmut Thissen, CSIRO Molecular Science, Melbourne, AUS,  Paper presented at  the 1st Pacific International Conference on Applications of Lasers and Optics, April 19 - 21, 2004  in Melbourne, Australia

 

2.      Design, modelling and fabrication of piezoelectric polymer actuators,  Yao Fu, Erol C. Harvey, Muralidhar K. Ghantasala and Geoff Spinks,  Paper presented at the SPIE’s International Symposium on Microelectronics, MEMS, and Nanotechnology, 9-12 December 2003, Perth, Australia.  This will be published in the proceedings of the conference device and process technologies for Microelectronics, MEMS and photonics.

 

3.      Patterning of SU-8 resist structures using CF4,  K.D. Vora, A.S. Holland, M.K. Ghantasala and A. Mitchell,  Paper presented at the SPIE  Conference on Microelectronics, MEMS, and Nanotechnology, 9-12 December 2003, Perth, Australia. This will be published in the proceedings of the conference device and process technologies for Microelectronics, MEMS and photonics.

 

4.      Fabrication, measurement and modeling of electroosmotic flow in micromachined polymer channels, Nihal U. Suriyage, Muralidhar K. Ghantasala, P. Iovenitti and E.C. Harvey, Paper presented at the SPIE  Conference on Microelectronics, MEMS, and Nanotechnology, 9-12 December 2003, Perth, Australia. This will be published in the proceedings of the conference device and process technologies for Microelectronics, MEMS and photonics.

 

5.      An investigation of SU-8 resist layer adhesion in deep x-ray lithography of high aspect ratio structures,  R. L. Barber, M. K. Ghantasala, R.S. Divan, D.C. Mancini and E.C. Harvey, Paper presented at the SPIE  Conference on Microelectronics, MEMS, and Nanotechnology, 9-12 December 2003, Perth, Australia. This will be published in the proceedings of the conference device and process technologies for Microelectronics, MEMS and photonics.

 

6.      Selective wet etching of fully filtered and partially filtered cathodic arc deposited TiN thin films, A. J. Dowling, M. K. Ghantasala, E. D. Doyle, E. C. Harvey, Paper presented at the SPIE  Conference on Microelectronics, MEMS, and Nanotechnology, 9-12 December 2003, Perth, Australia. This will be published in the proceedings of the conference device and process technologies for Microelectronics, MEMS and photonics.

 

7.      Characterization of  TiN films deposited on electroformed nickel substrates,  Martin Telgarsky, Muralidhar Ghantasala and E. C. Harvey, Paper presented at the American Vacuum Society Symposium held during  November 2-7, 2003, at  Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

 

8.      Characterization of fully filtered and partially filtered cathodic arc deposited TiN films irradiated by KrF laser, A. J. Dowling, M. K. Ghantasala, E. D. Doyle, K. E. Prince, E. C. Harvey,  Paper presented at the IMEA conference during 1st to 3rd October, 03, Sydney Australia.  This paper will be published in the proceedings of the conference.

 

9.      Optimization of SU-8 processing parameters for deep x-ray lithography,  Richard L. Barber, M.K. Ghantasala, R.S. Divan,  K.D. Vora,  E.C. Harvey and  D.C. Mancini,   Paper presented in the High Aspect Ratio MicroStructure Technology’03  (HARMST-03) Conference,  Monterey,  California,  16-18th June 2003.

 

10.  Laser LIGA for Ni microcantilevers, H. Jin, E.C. Harvey, J. P. Hayes, Muralidhar K. Ghantasala, Yao Fu, Karlo Jolic,  Matthew Solomon and K.  Graves,   Paper presented at the  SPIE conference on Smart Structures, Devices and Systems  at Melbourne during 16-18th December, 2002, SPIE Vol. 4935, 263-271, (2002)

 

11.  Patterning of magnetron sputtered SmCo thin films by excimer laser ablation,  Y. H. Wang,  Muralidhar K. Ghantasala,  Dinesh K. Sood and Erol C.  Harvey,  Paper presented at the  SPIE conference on Nano and Microtechnology: Materials, Processes, Packaging and systems, at Melbourne during 16-18th December,  2002, SPIE Vol. 4936, 177-185, (2002)

 

12.  Effect of argon gas pressure and substrate temperature on magnetic properties of magnetron sputtered SmCo thin films, Y. H. Wang,  Dinesh K. Sood and Muralidhar K. Ghantasala,  Paper presented at the  SPIE conference on Nano and Microtechnology: Materials, Processes, Packaging and systems, at Melbourne during 16-18th December,  2002, SPIE Vol. 4936, 394-402, (2002)

 

13.  Single-shot selective laser micromachining of filtered arc deposited TiN films from chromium underlayer,  A.J. Dowling, M.K. Ghantasala, P.E. Evans, J.P. Hayes, E.C. Harvey, E.D. Doyle Paper presented at the  SPIE conference on Nano and Microtechnology: Materials, Processes, Packaging and systems, at Melbourne during 16-18th December,  2002, SPIE Vol. 4936, 177-185, (2002)

 

14.   Fabrication of 3-D high aspect ratio Microfluidic components using laser machining and LIGA,Muralidhar K. Ghantasala, Richard C. Barber, N. Moldovan, Derrick C. Mancini and Erol C. Harvey,  Paper presented at the ISSS-SPIE International conference on smart materials, structures & systems,  12-14th December, 02,  292-296, (2002)

 

15.  Investigation of MoO3-WO3 thin film microstructure for gas sensing applications,  K. Galatsis, M. Ghantasala, Y.X. Li, K. Kalantar-Zadeh, A.Trinchi, W. Wlodarski, A. Raurino, P.Siciliano and L. Cukrov,   Paper presented at the  SPIE conference on BioMEMS and Smart NanoStructures,  at Adelaide during 17-19th December,  2001, SPIE Vol. 4590, 243-250, (2001)

 

16.  Excimer laser patterning of TiN film from metal sacrificial layers, A. Dowling, M.K. Ghantasala, J. P. Hayes, E.C. Harvey, D. Doyle,  Paper presented at the  SPIE conference on Device and process technologies for MEMS and Microelectronics,  at Adelaide during 17-19th December,  2001, SPIE Vol. 4592, 481-488, (2001)

 

17.  Influence of  patterning geometry on the electrodeposition of microstructures fabricated by laser LIGA, H. Jin, S. T. Davies, M.K. Ghantasala, J. P. Hayes, E. C. Harvey Paper presented at the  SPIE conference on Device and process technologies for MEMS and Microelectronics,  at Adelaide during 17-19th December,  2001, SPIE Vol. 4592, 489-496 (2001)

 

18.  Laser LIGA for serpentine Ni microstructures, H. Jin, E. C. Harvey, J.P.Hayes, M. K. Ghantasala, A. Dowling and M. Solomon, Paper presented at the  SPIE conference on Device and process technologies for MEMS and Microelectronics,  at Adelaide during 17-19th December,  2001, SPIE Vol. 4592, 166-171 (2001)

 

19.  Micromachining of TiNi shapememory alloy by excimer laser ablation,   S.T. Davies, E.C. Harvey, H. Jin, J.P. Hayes and M. K. Ghantasala,   Paper presented at the  SPIE conference on Device and process technologies for MEMS and Microelectronics,  at Adelaide during 17-19th December,  2001, SPIE Vol. 4592, 88-95,  (2001)

 

20.  Laser micromachining and Nickel plating of high aspect ratio structures in polymer moulds Muralidhar k. Ghantasala,  Karlo Jolic, Hengyi Jin, Jason P. Hayes and   Erol C. Harvey, Paper  to be presented at the SPIE’s 2000 symposium on  Smart Materials and MEMS,  13-15th December, 2000, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

 

21.  A laser-ablation and lift-off technique for fabricating  simple microfluidic devices,   Jason P. Hayes, Erol C. Harvey, Muralidhar K. Ghantasala and Brain C. Dempster,  Paper  to be presented at the SPIE’s 2000 symposium on  Smart Materials and MEMS,  13-15th December, 2000, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

 

22.  Microstructure characterization of MoO3/TiO2 nanocomposite thin films for gas sensing,  Y.X.Li,  K. Galatsis, W.Wlodarski, M.K. Ghantasala, S.Russo, J. Gorman,  8th International Meeting on Chemical Sensors, Basel, Switzerland,  2-5 July, 2000

     

23.  Reduction of High Temperature Oxidation in Titanium Diboride Thin films by Silicon Doping,  Mollica S., Muralidhar K. Ghantasala, Dinesh K. Sood., Paper resented at the International conference on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin films during April 10 - 14, 2000, San Diego, USA

 

24.  Microengineering of  magnetic bearings and actuators, Muralidhar K. Ghantasala, L.J.Qin,  D.K. Sood and R.B. Zmood, Invited paper  presented at the SPIE conference on  Smart Materials and Structures held  at Newport Beach,  California, USA, 6-10 March, 2000

 

25.   Sol-Gel prepared MoO3-TiO2 thin films for CO and NO2 gas sensing,  Y.X.Li, K.Galatsis, W.Wlodarski and M.K.Ghantasala, E.Comini, G.Faglia, G.Sberveglieri,    P.Siciliano, R.Rella, M.Paassacantando, S.Santucci and C.Cantalini,  Proc. Of  5th National Conference on sensors and Microsystems, (Italian Assoication of sensors and mcrosystems), 1999

 

26.   Analysis of  NdFeB thin films prepared by facing target sputtering,  Shivalingappa L., Mohan S.,  Muralidhar K. Ghantasala and   Sood D.K., Proc. Of the 11th Australian conference on Nuclear Techniques of Analysis and  the 5 th Vacuum society of Australia Congrss, 24-26th November, 1999, Sydney, Australia, p.270-273, (1999)

 

27.  RBS and XRD Analysis of Silicon Doped Titanium Diboride Films,    Mollica S.,  Sood D.K.,  Muralidhar K. Ghantasala,  Kothari R., Evans P.,and  Collins G., Proc. Of the 11th Australian conference on Nuclear Techniques of Analysis and  the 5 th Vacuum society of Australia Congrss, 24-26th November, 1999, Sydney, Australia, p.247-250, (1999)

 

28.   Characterisation of Magnetron Sputtered SmCo5 Thin Films,    Wang Y.,   Muralidhar   K. Ghantasata*,   Sood D.K.,   Kothari R., Short K.T.,   Evans P.J.  and  Prince K., Proc. Of the 11th Australian conference on Nuclear Techniques of Analysis and  the 5 th Vacuum society of Australia Congrss, 24-26th November, 1999, Sydney, Australia, 120-123, (1999)

 

29.   A micro magnetic bearing for friction minimization in micromachines,  Muralidhar K. Ghantasala, D.K.Sood and R.B.Zmood,   Proc.of the SPIE  International conference on  Microelectronics and MEMS-99,  held during Oct.27-29, 1999 at Queensland, Australia, 3891, 210-215, (1999)

 

30.   Oxygen gas sensing and microstructure characterization of sol-gel prepared MoO3-TiO2 thin films, Y.Li, M.K.Ghantasala, K.Galatsis and W.Wlodarski, Proc.of the SPIE international conference on Microelectronics and    MEMS-99, held during Oct.27-29, 1999  at Queensland, Australia, 3892, 364-371, (1999)

 

31.    Excimer laser micromachining of  structures using  SU-8, Muralidhar K.Ghantasala,  Erol Harvey and  D.K.Sood,  Proc. of the SPIE symposium on micromachining and microfabrication process technology V,   held during 20th to 22nd Sept. 1999, at Santa Clara, USA, 3874, 85-91, (1999)

 

32.   The role of magnetic materials in micro magnetic bearings,   Muralidhar K. Ghantasala, D.K. Sood  and  R.B.Zmood,  Proc. of  the     International conference on smart materials, structures and systems held during 7-10th July, 1999, Bangalore, India, Eds. P.D.Mangalgiri, A.R.Upadhya, A.Selvarajan,  677-680, (1999)

 

33.    Ion implantation seeding of electroplated permalloy and gold films on silicon,  Muralidhar K. Ghantasala and Dinesh K. Sood,     Proc.  of the 5th International symposium on Magnetic Materials, Processes and Devices in the 194th Meeting of  Electrochemical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, during 1st to 6th November, 1998, Eds. L.T. Romankiw, S.Krongelb and C.H.Ahn,  Vol.98-20,  619-632, Electrochemical society, (1999)

 

34.   Progress on micro magnetic bearing research for micro machines (invited paper),   R.B.Zmood, D.K.Sood and M.K. Ghantasala, Proc. of the R&D meeting of Micro machine   center, Japan, during 2nd-4th Dec., 1998 in Hamamastsu, Japan, p.67-71, (1998)

 

35.   Nanocrystalline TiO2 thin films for O2 gas sensing,  Y.Li, M.Z.Atashbar, M.K.Ghantasala, W.Wlodarski and M.W.Austin,   Proc. Of  IEEE  Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic materials and devices, 14th to 16th December, 1998, Perth, Australia, Eds. Lorenzo Faraone, John M.Dell, Tracey A.Fisher, Charles A.Musca and Brett D. Nener,  310-313, (1999)

 

36.   WO3 thin films prepared by the sol-gel process for ozone sensing,      Y.Li, M.Z.Atashbar, M.K.Ghantasala, W.Wlodarski, C.Cantalini, S.Santucci and G.Sberveglieri, Proc. Of  IEEE Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic    materials and devices, 14th to 16th       December, 1998, Perth, Australia, Eds. Lorenzo Faraone, John M.Dell, Tracey A.Fisher, Charles A.Musca and Brett D. Nener, 306-309, (1999)

 

37.   Composition and structural analysis of  Sm-Co thin films deposited on (100)Si,   Muralidhar K. Ghantasala, D.K.Sood,  K.T.Short and S.Mohan,   Paper presented at the AINSE’s (Australian Institute of  Nuclear Science and  Engineering) 40th anniversary conference held in Lucas Heights, Sydney during 2-4th December, 1998, 75, (1998)

 

38.  XPS, RBS, XRD and SEM studies of the oxygen sensitive, nanosized TiO2 thin films prepared by  Sol-Gel process, M.Z.Atashbar, W.Wlodarski, Muralidhar K.Ghantasala, B.Gong and R.Lamb,  Proc. of  the   7th International meeting on chemical sensors, July 27-30, 1998, Beijing, China,  p.449-451, (1998)

 

39.   Micro magnetic bearings and suspension mechanisms (invited paper),  .B.Zmood, D.K.Sood and  Muralidhar K. Ghantasala,  Proc. of the 3rd International Micromachine symposium (Micromachine ‘97)  held on 30th and 31st Oct., 1997 in Tokyo, Japan,  177-182, (1997)

 

40.   An efficient magnetron sputter source for low pressure plasma deposition,  G.K.Muralidhar and D.K.Sood, Proc. of  the 10th AINSE Conference on Nuclear Techniques of Analysis and the 4th Vacuum society of Australia Congress, 23-26th November, 1997, Canberra, Australia, VSA21, (1997)

 

41.   A novel method for electroplating on silicon without the need of a continuous plating base film, Muralidhar K. Ghantasala and D.K. Sood,  Proc. of  SPIE-97  far   east   pacific  rim symposium  on “Smart  materials   structures  and  MEMS,  10-13th Dec., 1997,  Adelaide, AUSTRALIA,  Ed. Ahsan Hariz, Vijay K. Varadan and Olaf Reinhold, Vol.3242, 52-58, (1997)

 

42.    Characterization of  sol gel prepared TiO2 thin films for oxygen sensing,    Massood  Z. Atashbar, Muralidhar K. Ghantasala  and Wojtek Wlodarski,  Proc. of the SPIE-97  far east  pacific rim symposium on “Smart materials, structures and MEMS,  10-13th Dec., 1997, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA, Ed. Ahsan Hariz, Vijay K. Varadan and  Olaf Reinhold, Vol.3241, 382-388,  (1997)

 

43.    Characterisation of NdFeB thin films prepared on (100)Si substrates with SiO2 barrier layers, D.K.Sood and G.K.Muralidhar, Proc. of  the 10th AINSE Conference on Nuclear Techniques of Analysis and the 4th Vacuum society of Australia Congress, 23-26th November, 1997, Canberra, Australia, p1.37, (1997)

 

44.  Design of Double Focusing Mass Analyser for Ion Implantation systems*, G.K.Muralidhar, S. Mohan, B. Krishnarajulu and A. G. Menon, Proc. of the fifth national symposium on Mass spectrometry, Ahmedabad, Jan. 7-9th (1991), pp. I-3/1 to I-3/3

·        This has been adjudged as the second best paper in the conferenece.

 

45.  Differential Temperature Controller For Solar Water heating systems - performance studies, G.K.Muralidhar, J.Nagaraju and S.Mohan, Proc. of the National Solar Energy Convention, Madhurai Kamaraj University, Sept. 12-15, 1986, pp. 201-203, (1986)

 

46.  A Solar Controller with a microprocessor based temperature monitor, G.K.Muralidhar, J. Nagaraju and S. Mohan, Proc. of the Biennial Congress of the International Solar Energy Society, FRG, Sept. 13-18, 1987, Ed: W. H. Bloss and F. Pfisterer, Vol. 3, pp. 2824-2828, (1987)

 

 

Review Articles

 

1.      Sputter deposition of YBaCuO thin films - Problems and Prospects

         S.Mohan and G.K.Muralidhar,  Metals, Materials and Processes, 5, 233-246, (1994)