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Centre for Crystal Growth (CCG)

Centre for Crystal Growth (CCG) was established in VIT with financial support from various national funding agencies like DST, DRDO, NRB, CSIR, UGC-DAE, BRNS and IGCAR to grow high-quality single crystals using various techniques like slow evaporation, Bridgman, SR and flux technique. The major research areas in the research centre are crystal growth, thin film fabrications, nanomaterials, ceramics, biomaterials, polymers and laser shock wave processing. CCG has also been active in providing various material characterization facilities like Z-scan, laser damage threshold, optical studies, micro hardness measurement, dielectric analysis - LCR meter and TDR, hydrophobic measurement, moisture analyser, surface etching studies, photoconductivity and refractive index measurements. The centre gains attention due to its immense publication in the diverse field of research in condensed matter physics namely crystal growth, thin film, laser shock peening, nanomaterials, biomaterials and polymers.

CCG has eight qualified faculties, published over 500 national and international research articles and produced 30 doctoral candidates. The centre has received 20 projects from national funding organizations and also published two patents in the field of laser shock peening.


Fabrication and characterization of magnetic impurity doped CuGaS2 thin films for high efficiency intermediate band solar cell application.


Bulk crystal growth, spectral, optical, thermal, electrical and third-order NLO properties of benzylidene malononitrile derivative single crystal: a promising material for nonlinear optical device applications, 2018, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics, 29(4), pp. 2698-2708, Priyadharshini, A., Kalainathan, S.


S Kalainathan, S Prabhakaran, Prashantha Kumar H.G, Anthony Xavior, ―Method for surface modification in graphene-aluminium alloy nanocomposites using low energy laser shock peening‖, Indian patent filed on 03/10/2017 (Application no. 201741034931).



  • Laser shock peening
  • Experimental setup of S-R method
  • Z- scan setup
  • Time Domain Reflectometry
  • Sputtering – thin film deposition
  • Spray Pyrolysis – thin film deposition
  • Bridgman Technique – crystal growth
  • University of Tokyo, Japan
  • University of Akita, Japan
  • Australian National University, Australia


  • Organising secretary for the international workshop on Materials technology and applications conducted by CCG during October 11-12, 2018
  • One day national seminar on “Nanomaterials for Future Applications during 25-09-2019 Centre for Crystal Growth, VIT Vellore, Tamilnadu.
  • 2 nd International Conference on Advances in Materials Science and Technology, held at VIT University, Vellore during Oct 9-11, 2017
  • International Conference on...

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Centre for Crystal Growth

402- Technology Tower,
Vellore Institute of Technology,
Vellore, Tamil Nadu - 632014


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