Specialization : Experimental Condensed Matter and Materials Physics

  • Frontier research activities on Topological Materials, Superconductivity, Magnetism, Semiconductors, Tribology, structure property relationship in functional Materials etc. in bulk, nano-structure, thin film and nano-material form with main emphasis on exploring fundamental Physics and applications.
  • Significant activity in study of High TC materials, heavy fermions, colossal magneto resistance, multiferroics, ferroelectrics, dilute magnet semiconductors, topological materials, super-paramagnetism, spin disordered systems, oxide spin glasses, tribological materials, Ruddlesden-Popper (R-P) oxides, functional materials etc.
  • Work is currently going on e.g perovskite rare-earth manganites, Bi2Se3, Bi2Te3, Sb2Te3, TaP(As), NbP(As) etc. and their derivatives, Matrix Composites (ZrB2 +Al3Zr), A2BO4 compounds, various functional materials etc.
  • Recently, excellent tribological and mechanical properties in Al-based insitu hybrid composites (ZrB2 +Al3Zr) were observed => potential candidates for automotive and aerospace industries.
  • Synthesis and Characterizations: structural, chemical, magnetic, electric, Thermogravimetric, thermal, dielectric, spectroscopic

Recent Publications:

  • “Electronic structure study of wide band gap magnetic semiconductor(La0.6 Pr0.4 )0.65 Ca0.35 MnO3 nanocrystals in paramagnetic and ferromagnetic phases” Appl. Phys. Letts. 108, 172402 (2016)
  • “Signature of ferroelectricity in magnetically ordered Mo-doped CoFe 2 O 4 ,” Phys. Rev. B 82, 134428.
  • “Effect of ZrB2 Particles on the Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Hybrid (ZrB2+Al3Zr)/AA5052in situ Composites”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 649, 174-183, (2015).
  • “ARPES view on surface and bulk hybridization phenomena in the antiferromagnetic Kondo lattice CeRh2Si2”, Nature communications 7, 11029 (2016).
  • “Insight into the temperature dependent properties of the ferromagnetic Kondo lattice YbNiSn”, Phys. Rev. B 95, 184433 (2017).
  • “Solid-state synthesis of nano-sized Ba(Ti1-xSnx)O3 powders and dielectric properties of corresponding ceramics” Appl. Phys. A 123, 432 (2017).