Magnetism Group:


Prof. Dr. Arif Mumtaz

Dr. Ghulam Hassnain Jaffari


Major Research Facilities:

  • DC and AC magnetometry facilities using Quantum Design Physical Properties Measurement System (PPMS) with 6T magnet and in-field transport accessory.
  • Pulsed Laser Deposition System with Nd-YAG laser operating from 1024 to 266nm.
  • Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) with magnetic force microscopy (MFM) and conductive force microscopy options.
  • Spectrophotometer for reflectance and transmission studies in the UV/Vis/NIR.
  • X-ray Diffractometer for powder pattern studies.
  • Closed cycle He system for low field DC and AC magnetizations and ferroelectric studies.
  • Solid state reaction, chemical route preparation and spin coating facilities.


  • The research activities of the Magnetic Nanostructures group are focused on the development, characterization and studies of nanostructures such as nanoparticles, thin films and nanocomposites.
  • We are currently studying the effects of finite size, surface effects and interparticle separations on the magnetic, semiconducting and multiferroic properties.
  • Exchange bias, half metallicity, phase separation and coexistence of ferroelectric and ferromagnetic behavior and band gap variations with size are some of our current research themes.
  • Atomic and magnetic force microscopy is being used to determine physical parameters at the nanoscale.

Research Groups