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8 Years

Dr. Arvind Kumar Saxena

Designation : Assistant Professor Qualification : M.Sc. (Physics), Ph.D. (Physics) Experience : 8 Years


Experimental Atomic, Molecular and Laser Physics

Research Area

Study of Atomic, Molecular and Cluster ions by Time-of-Flight (ToF) Mass Spectrometry; Emission Spectroscopy of Laser Produced Colliding Plasma, Photo-Electron Spectroscopy of Clusters using VMI Spectrometer.


  • “Study of cluster ions by mass spectrometry and optical spectroscopy-cluster beam production, detection techniques and applications”, Arvind Saxena, Lambert Academic Publication, Germany, [ISBN: 978-3-659-76452-3] (2015).


  1. Optical Emission Spectroscopy of Carbon Clusters Produced in a Hollow Cathode Sputter Source” Arvind Saxena et al., Spectroscopy Letters 47, 114-118 (2014).
  2. Dependence of ion kinetic energy and charge on cluster size in multi-photon ionization of xenon clusters” Arvind Saxena et al., International journal of mass spectrometry 357, 58-62 (2014). 
  3. Mass Spectrometry of Atomic and Molecular Clusters”, Arvind Kumar Saxena, International Journal of Emerging Technologies and Application in Engineering, Technology and Sciences (IJ-ETA-ETS), special issue, 91-99 (2014). 
  4. “Study of cluster ions by mass spectrometry and optical spectroscopy-cluster beam production, detection techniques and applications”, Arvind Saxena, Lambert Academic Publication, Germany, [ISBN: 978-3-659-76452-3] (2015). 
  5. Spectroscopic investigation of molecular formation in laterally colliding laser-produced carbon plasmas, Arvind Kumar Saxena et al., Applied Optics 58 (3), 561-570 (2019). 
  6. “Time-of-flight mass spectrometry of aluminium plasma: Investigation of multiply charged ions and clusters”, Arvind Kumar Saxena et al., Plasma Sources Science and Technology 30, 035016 (2021).
  7. “Study on Collisions of Atomic Clusters with Charged Particles” A. K. Saxena, J. Blahins and A. Apsitis, 73rdAnnual Scientific Conference of the University of Latvia, Latvian Academy of Sciences, Riga Photonics Center, University of Latvia, Riga, [ISBN: 978-9984-45-936-3] 6th February (2015). 
  8. “Status Report of GRIBA (Gothenburg Riga Ion Beam Apparatus)”, U. Berzinsh, J. Blahins, A. Apsitis, J. Klavins, A. Rieba, D. Hanstorp, O. Windelius, J. Å. Wieman, A. K. Saxena, The FOTONIKA-LV conference “Achievements and Future prospects” Riga, [ISBN: 978-9984-45-993-6] 23-24 April, (2015). 
  9. “Investigation of C2 Production in the Stagnation Layer of Colliding Plasmas”, A.K. Saxena, R.K. Singh, H.C. Joshi and Ajai Kumar, 6th PSSI Plasma Scholars Colloquium 2018 [ISBN 978-93-86947-68-0] 24-26 August 2018.

Awards / Honours / Achievements / Appreciation

  1. CSIR NET – JRF,  June 2007 and December 2007
  2. Graduate Aptitude Test for Engineering (GATE)- 2007, Percentile~98, All India Rank - 133
  3. Doctoral Research Fellowship (2007-2012) from Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, Department of Space, Govt. of India.
  4. Postdoctoral/Visiting Scientist/Visiting Researcher Fellowships (2013-2019):
  • Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad, India
  • Oulu University, Finland
  • University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
  • Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy, Latvia
  • (Max-Planck Centre for Attosecond Science, POSTECH, South Korea
  • Institute for Plasma Research (IPR), Gandhinagar, India
  1. Honorary degree for "Leading Researcher" from University of Latvia, Latvia
  2. First Prize for oral presentation during PSSI-Plasma Scholars Colloquium (24-26 August, 2018) held in SMIT, Sikkim
  3. Second prize in Physics for poster presentation during Gujarat Science Congress 2020 (February 8-9, 2020) held in Ganpat University, Mehsana, Gujarat.
  4. Invited to Chair the session in “International Conference on Condensed Matter and Device Physics (ICCMDP)” September 9-11, 2021.

Research Guidance

Co-Supervisor of 1 PhD student, 5 MSc-Physics students have carried out their dissertation under my supervision.

Life Memberships

Life memberships in scientific communities:

  1. Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI)
  2. Indian Laser Association (ILA)
  3. Indian Society of Atomic and Molecular Physics (ISAMP)

Invited Talks

  1. Physics department, ELSP group, Oulu university, Finland, (20th March 2014)
  2. Institute of Atomic Physics and Spectroscopy (ASI), Riga, Latvia, (17th April 2014)
  3. Physics Department, Universita Degli Studi Di Milano, Milan, Italy, (9th October 2014)
  4. Institute for plasma research (IPR), Gandhinagar, India, (5th August 2016)
  5. Indian Institute for Teacher Education (IITE), Faculty development program for technical teachers (Govt. of Gujarat), (1st January 2020).
  6. National Research Team of Fotonika-LV, Latvia, September 22, 2020.