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Dr. Chandana Rath
Associate Professor & Coordinator
School of Materials Science and Technology,IIT BHU
Area of Interest: 
Nanomagnetics, Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors, Multiferroics, Ion Irradiation, Semiconducting Nanostructured Materials, Ceramic nanocomposites and thin film.

Dr. (Mrs.) Chandana Rath is an Associate Professor  in the School of Materials Science and Technology.
She has done her MSc, MPhil and PhD in Physics from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.
She was a post doctoral fellow in Department of Physics, University of Girona, Spain for 2 years.
She joined School of Materials Science and Technology in October 2004.
She has been received MRSI Medal 2015-Material Research Socity of India.
She is the member of MRSI council from 2019 to 2022.

She is women Achiever in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
(STEM) 2021.

Research Interest:

  • Nanomagnetics
  • Dilute Magnetic Semiconductors
  • Multiferroic Nanomaterials
  • Ion Irradiation
  • Semiconducting Nanostructured Materials and Devices
  • Ceramic Nanocomposites and Thin Film


  • National  collaborations 
  1. Dr. Alok Banerjee
    UGC-DAE CSR, Indore

  2. Dr. D. Kanjila
    Inter University Accelerator Centre, New Delhi

  • International Collaborations
  1. Dr. Yixi Su
    FRMII, Munich, Germany

  2. Dr. Oleg Petracic
    Jeulich Centre for Neutron Science-2, Jeulich, Germany

    Interested candidates (holding JRF/INSPIRE award) can contact for Ph.D. positions.

    Complete list of publications:

  1. Structural and optical properties along with magnetization reversal and bipolar switching in nanoparticles of CeCr1-xFexO3 (x = 0 and 0.05), Manish Kumar Yadav and Chandana Rath, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Volume 543, 1 February 2022, 168610                                                                                                                                                                                                        
  2. Structural Transformation, Magnetization reversal and Magnetic switching in Cr doped GdMnO3 Perovskite,Priyanka Tiwari, Manish Yadav, Aiswarjya Bastia, G.C.Pandey and ChandanaRath, New J. Chem., 2021,45, 22396-22405
  3. Structural transformation, magnetization reversal along with magnetic switching in Cr doped GdMnO3 Perovskite: XRD, EXAFS, Magnetic measurements, Priyanka Tiwari, Manish Yadav, Gaurav Chandra Pandey and Chandana Rath, New J. Chem (Advance Article), 45, 2021, 13608-13619                                                                                          
  4. Structural Transformations and Magnetic Properties of Mixed Spinel-Type NiCr1.7Fe0.3O4 Nanoparticles, Gaurav Chandra Pandey, Yixi Su, Chandana RathPhysica status solidi (b) - basic solid state physics 2021, 2100284
  5. Stabilization of cubic phase at room temperature and photoluminescence properties of Dy and Sm codoped HfO2 nanoparticles, Sandeep Kumar, Taranga Dehury and Chandana RathECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology, 2021 10 081009                                                                                                                                                  
  6. Laboratory study on the Suitability of Nano-Silica as a Modifier for Asphalt Binders, Mayank, Akhilesh Kumar Yadav, Nikhil Saboo and Chandana Rath, Construction and Building Materials, 302, 2021, 124406
  7. Hysteretic response of bulk magnetostrictive material employing a novel hyperbolic vector generalized magneto-thermoelastic constitutive modelP.K. Singh, S.K. Panda, Chandana RathSensors and Actuators A: Physical, 331 (2021) 112963                                                                                                                                                                     
  8. Structure and Magnetic transitions along with magnetization switching in     nanoparticles of CeCr1-xFexO3 (0 £ x £ 0.1), Manish Yadav, Priyanka Tiwari and Chandana RathJ. Solid State Chemistry 303 (2021) 122537 
  9. Structural Transformation and Band gap Engineering by doping Pr in HfO2 Nanoparticles, Taranga Dehury, Sandeep Kumar and Chandana Rath, Materials Letters, 302(2021), 130413 
  10. Crystal structure, local structure and magnetic properties of NiCr2-xFexO4 (x = 0.3-0.6) spinel, G. C. Pandey, D. Gangwar, H. Tripathi, G. Aquilanti and Chandana RathMaterials Chemistry and Physics, 271 (2021) 124861. 
  11. Structural, optical and magnetic properties of α- and β-MnO2 nanorods, Deepti Gangwar and Chandana RathApplied Surface Science 557 (2021) 149693                                   
  12. Evolution of structural and magnetic properties of Ar2+ ion irradiated TiO2 thin films    annealed under argon atmosphere,B Bharati, Chandana RathAIP Advances 11 (3), 2021, 035110; doi: 10.1063/9.0000233
  13.  Effect of Fe-substitution on the cation distribution and magnetic properties of   CoCr2-xFexO4 (x=0.6 to 1.0) nanoparticles, D. Kumar, G. C. Pandey, A. Banerjee, A. Mahmoud and Chandana RathJournal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 148 (2021) 109590
  14. Superparamagnetic Manganese Ferrite and Strontium Bioactive Glass Nanocomposites: Enhanced Biocompatibility and Antimicrobial Properties for Hyperthermia Application, Himanshu Tripathi, Gaurav Chandra Pandey, Ashutosh Kumar Dubey, Subham Kumar Shaw, Nand Kishore Prasad, S.P. Singh and Chandana Rath,, Advanced Engineering Materials 23 (1) (2021). 2000275
  15. Spin Dynamics of hydrothermally synthesized a-MnO2 nanowhiskers, Deepti Gangwar and Chandana RathPhys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2020, 22, 14236-14245Multifunctional Hierarchically Architectured ZnO for Luminescence, Photocatalytic, Electrocatalytic, and Energy Storage Applications, V.P. Singh, Mirgender Kumar, B. Purrosottam Reddy, Sunny, R.K. Gangwar and Chandana RathCrystals, 10, 2020, 1025(1-18)
  16.  Stabilization of High-Temperature Cubic Phase at RT in NiCr2-xFexO4 (x = 0-0.2) Nanoparticles: Structural and Optical Studies
  17. Gaurav Chandra Pandey and Chandana Rath, AIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030145 (2020)
  18. Study of Structure, Surface Morphology and Magnetic Properties of 500 keV Ar2+ Ion Irradiated TiO2 Thin Films, B Bharati1 and Chandana RathAIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030336 (2020);
  19.  Enhanced electrochemical property of Dy doped α-MnO2 nanorods, Deepti Gangwar and Chandana Rath, AIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030616 (2020);
  20. Stabilization of high-temperature cubic phase in NiCr2-xFe(x = 0-0.2) nanoparticles: Structural and optical studies. Gaurav Chandra Pandey and Chandana RathAIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030145 (2020).

  21. Enhanced electrochemical property of Dy doped α-MnO2 nanorods. Deepti Gangwar and Chandana Rath. AIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030616 (2020).

  22. ​Study of structure, surface morphology and magnetic properties of 500 keV Ar2+ ion irradiated TiO2 thin films. B. Bharati and Chandana Rath. AIP Conference Proceedings 2265, 030336 (2020).

  23. ​Spin dynamics of Hydrothermally Synthesized δ-MnO2 Nanowhiskers. Deepti Gangwar , Chandana Rath . Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 22 (2020) 14236.

  24. Evidence of anomalous conventional and spontaneous exchange bias, high coercivity in Fe doped NiCr2O4 spinel. GC Pandey , K​Nemkovski , Y Su , Chandana Rath. Dalton Transactions. ;49 (2020) 4502-17.

  25. Superparamagnetic manganese ferrite and strontium bioactive glass nanocomposites: Enhanced biocompatibility and antimicrobial properties for hyperthermia application. Tripathi H, Pandey GC, Dubey A, Shaw SK, Prasad NK, Singh SP, Rath C. Advanced Engineering Materials; 7 (2020) 2000275.

  26. Unusual structural transformation and photocatalytic activity of Mn doped TiO2 nanoparticles under sunlight; B. Bharati, N.C. Mishra, A.S.K. Sinha and Chandana Rath, Materials Research Bulletin; 123 (2020) 110710.

  27. Electrochemical and magnetic properties of a-MnO2 nanorods; Deepti Gangwar and Chandana Rath; Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials; 497 (2020) 166074.

  28. Probing structural transformation and optical and magnetic properties in Cr doped GdMnO3: Jahn–Teller distortion, photoluminescence and magnetic switching effect; Priyanka Tiwari, Sandeep Kumar and Chandana Rath; RSC Advances; 9 (2019) 39871-39882.

  29. Oxygen Vacancy Mediated Stabilization of Cubic Phase at Room Temperature and Resistive Switching Effect in Sm- and Dy-Doped HfO2 Thin Film; Sandeep Kumar and Chandana Rath; Physica Status Solidi A; (2019) 1900756.

  30. ​Effect of Dy on electrochemical supercapacitive​ behaviour ​​of a-MnOnanorods; Deepti Gangwar, Priyanka Tiwari, ​Ajay Kumar, ​Rajiv Prakash and Chandana RathElectrochimica Acta; ​​​328 (2019) 135027.

  31. Effect of Fe on Jahn-Teller distortion and magnetic transitions in GdMn1-xFexO3 (x= 0.3 and 0.5); Priyanka Tiwari and Chandana Rath; Physica B: Condensed matter; 570 (2019) 172-175

  32. Structural and magnetic phase transitions along with optical properties in GdMn1-xFexO3 Perovskite;  Priyanka Tiwari, Sandeep Kumar and Chandana Rath; Journal of Applied Physics 126 (2019) 045102.

  33. Enhancement of Curie- and spin-spiral temperatures with doping Fe in multiferroic CoCr2O4  nanoparticles; Durgesh Kumar, K. Nemkovski, Y. Su, Chandana Rath; Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 488 (2019) 165378.

  34. Structural Phase Transition and Spontaneous Exchange Bias in NiCr1.9Fe0.1O4 nanoparticles: XRD, EXAFS and Magnetic Measurements; G. C. Pandey, G. Aquilanti, P.U. Sastry and C. Rath; Ceramics International 45 (2019) 13874-13882 .

  35. Latent Fingerprint Imaging using Dy and Sm Codoped HfO2 Nanophosphors: Structure and Luminescence Properties; Sandeep Kumar, Chandana Rath; Particle & Particle systems Characterization 1900048 (2019)1-11. 

  36. Structural, physico-mechanical and in-vitro bioactivity studies on SiO2-CaO-P2O5-SrO-Al2O3 bioactive glasses; Himanshu Tripathi, Chandana Rath, Arepalli Sampath Kumar, Partha Pratim Manna, S.P. Singh; Materials science and Engeneering C  94 (2019) 279-290.

  37. Study of exchange bias and memory effect in core shell CoCr2O4 nanoparticles; G. Jagadish Kumar, Chandana Rath; Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 466 (2018) 69-74. 

  38. Effect of 500 keV Ar2+ Ion Irradiation on Structural and Magnetic Properties of TiOThin Films Annealed at 900 C; B Bharati, NC Mishra, C Rath; Applied Surface Science 455 (2018) 717-723.              

  39. Cationic distribution and magnetic properties of Zn-substituted CoCr2O4 nanoparticles; G. Jagadish Kumar, Alok Banerjee, A. S. K. Sinha, Y. Su, K. Nemkovski, C Rath ; Journal of Applied Physics 123 (2018) 223905-12.

  40. Study of Structural and Magnetic Properties of Mn - doped TiO2 nanoparticles; B. Bharati, Chandana Rath; AIP Conference Proceeding 1942 (2018) 050134-4.

  41. Monoclinic to cubic phase transformation and photoluminescence properties in Hf1-xSmxO2 (x= 0 - 0.12) nanoparticles; Sandeep Kumar, S.B. Rai and Chandana Rath; Journal of Applied Physics 123 (2018) 055108-8.

  42. 500 keV Ar2+ ion Irradiation Induced Anatase to Brookite Phase Transformation and Ferromagnetism at Room Temperature in TiO2 Thin Films; B. Bharati, N. C. Mishra, D. Kanjilal and Chandana Rath; Applied Surface Science 428 (2018) 723-729.

  43. Multifunctional Role of Dysprosium in HfO2: Stabilization of High Temperature Cubic Phase,Magnetic and Photoluminescence Properties; Sandeep Kumar, S. B. Rai and Chandana Rath; Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 19 (2017) 18957 – 18967

  44. Cation Distribution Dependent Magnetic Properties in CoCr2-xFexO4 (x= 0.1 to 0.5): EXAFS, Mӧssbauer and Magnetic Measurements; D. Kumar , A. Banerjee, A. Mahmoud and Chandana Rath; Dalton Transactions 46 (2017) 10300-10314.

  45. ​Evolution of structure and magnetic properties of stoichiometry and oxygen rich LaMnO3 nanoparticle; Priyanka Tiwari and ​Chandana Rath; Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 441 (2017) 635 – 641.

  46. Enhanced Photocatalytic Degradation of Dyes under Sunlight using Biocompatible TiO2 Nanoparticles; B. Bharati, A. K. Sonkar, N. Singh, D. Dash and Chandana Rath; Materials Research Express 4 (2017) 085503-14.

  47. Swift heavy ion irradiation induced structural phase transitions in BaTiO3: An in-situ x-ray diffraction study ; RS Solanki, JP Patel, Chandana Rath, PK Kulriya, DK Avasthi, D. Pandey; arXiv preprint arXiv:1703.02262.

  48. Structural and Magnetic Properties Of LaMnO3 Nanoparticles With Varying La Concentration; Priyanka Tiwari and Chandana  Rath; AIP Conference Proceedings 1832 (2017) 050099-4.

  49.  Effect of size reduction on cation distribution and magnetic transitions in CoCr2O4 multiferroic: EXAFS, magnetic and diffused neutron scattering measurements; Jagadish Galivarapu, D. Kumar, A. Banerjee, V. Sathe, Giuliana Aquilanti and Chandana Rath; RSC Advances 6 (2016) 63809-63819.

  50. Size dependent magnetic transitions in CoFe0.1Cr1.9O4 nanoparticles studied by magnetic and neutron polarisation analysis; Durgesh Kumar, Jagadish Galivarapu, Alok Banerjee, Kirill Nemkovski, Yixi Su and Chandana Rath; Nanotechnology 27 (2016) 175702 (10pp).

  51. Magnetic Transitions in Chemically Synthesized Nanoparticles of CoCr2O4 ;  Jagadish. K. Galivarapu, D. Kumar, A. Banerjee and Chandana Rath; IEEE Trans. Magnetics 52(8) (2016) 6000506-7.

  52. Passivation of Native Defects of ZnO by doping Mg Detected through Various Spectroscopic; Techniques V. P. Singh and Chandana Rath; RSC Advances 5 (2015) 44390 – 44397.

  53. Defects Induced Phase Transformation & Anomalous Luminescent Properties in ZnO and SrAl2O4 Composites; V. P. Singh, P. Mohanty, S. P. Lochab and Chandana Rath; RSC Advances 4 (69), 2014, 36765 – 36770.

  54. Synthesis of SrAl2O4 and ZnO composites: Structure and Optical Properties; V.P.Singh and Chandana Rath; Advanced Science Letters 20 (3-4), 2014, 748-750.

  55. Evolution of structural and magnetic properties of Co doped TiO2 thin films irradiated with 100 MeV Ag7+ ions; P Mohanty, V P Singh, N C Mishra, S Ojha, D Kanjilal and Chandana Rath; J. Physics D: Applied Physics 47 (2014) 315001-8.

  56. Tuning of magnetic transition temperatures in nanoparticles of CoCr2O4 multiferroic by B-site mixing; D. Kumar, P. Mohanty, V.P. Singh, A.Banerjee, V. Ganeshan and Chandana Rath; Materials Research Bulletin 54 (2014) 78–83.

  57. Stabilization of High Temperature Hexagonal Phase of SrAl2O4 at Room Temperature: Role of ZnO; V. P. Singh, S.B. Rai, H. Misra and Chandana Rath; Dalton Transactions  43 (14) (2014) 5309 – 5316.

  58. Evidence of Room temperature ferromagnetism in Argon/Oxygen annealed TiO2 thin film deposited by electron beam evaporation technique; P. Mohanty, D. Kabiraj, R. K. Mandal, P. Kulriya, A.S. K. Sinha, Chandana Rath; J. Magn. Magn. Mater 355 (2014) 240-245.

  59. Defects in Zn1-x-yCoxMgyO Nanoparticles: Probed by XRD, RAMAN and PAS Technique; V.P. Singh, R.K. Singh, D. Das and Chandana Rath; Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing 16 (2013) 659-666.

  60. TiO2 Nanowires Grown from Nanoparticles: Structure and Charge Density Study; P Mohanty, S Saravanakumar, R Saravanan and Chandana Rath; J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 13 (2013) 1-7.

  61. Room Temperature Ferromagnetism in Ti0.985Co0.015O2-δ Thin Films Grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition Technique; P Mohanty, V.Ganeshan, and Chandana Rath; Materials Science Forum Vol. 760 (2013) 1-7.

  62. Studies on intrinsic defects related to Zn vacancy in ZnO nanoparticles; V.P. Singh, D. Das and Chandana Rath; Materials Research Bulletin 48 (2013) 682-686.

  63. Stabilisation of SrAl 2 O 4 hexagonal phase at RT in ZnO-SrAl 2 O 4 nanocomposite; V P Singh, SB Rai, H Mishra, C Rath; AIP Conference Proceedings 1512 (1), 56-57.

  64. Studies on Defects in Co and Mg co-doped ZnO Nanoparticles Using XRD, RAMAN and PAS Techniques; V.P. Singh, R.K. Singh, D. Das and Chandana Rath; Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2(5) 2012.

  65. Detection of Defects in ZnO Nanoparticles by Spectroscopic Measurements; V. P. Singh, R. K. Singh, D. Das, and Chandana Rath; AIP conference Proceeding   1461 (2012) 205.

  66. Oxygen vacancy induced phase formation and room temperature ferromagnetism in TiO2 and Cobalt doped TiO2 thin films; P. Mohanty, N.C. Mishra, R. Choudhury, A. Banerjee, T. Shripathy, N.P. Lalla, S Annapoorni and Chandana Rath; J. Physics D: Applied Physics 45 (2012) 325301-8.

  67. Evolution of microstructure and crack pattern in NiO thin films under 200 MeV Au ion irradiation; P. Mallick, D.C. Agarwal, Chandana Rath, D.Behera, D.K. Avasthi, D. Kanjilal and N.C. Mishra; Radiation Physics and Chemistry 81 (2012) 647-651.

  68. Effect of oxygen vacancy on magnetic properties of Ti1-xCoxO2 nanoparticles; P. Mohanty, P. Mallick, N.C. Mishra, A. Banerjee, T. Shripathi and Chandana Rath; International J. Nanotechnology and Applications 5(4) (2011) 383-393.

  69. Magnetic Phase Transitions in Cobalt Chromite Nanoparticles; Chandana Rath and P. Mohant; J. of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism, 24 (2011) 629-633.

  70. Magnetic Properties of nanoparticles of Cobalt Chromite; Chandana Rath, P. Mohanty and A. Banerjee; J. Magn. Magn. Mater 323 (2011) 1698-1702.

  71. Surface smoothing of NiO thin films under swift heavy ion irradiation; P Mallick, Chandana Rath, Jai Prakash, D.K. Mishra, R.J. Choudhary, D.M. Phase, a. Tripathy, D K Avasthi, D Kanjilal and N C Mishra, Int. J. Mater. Sci. 5 (2010) 723.

  72. Observation of grain growth in swift heavy ion irradiated NiO thin films; P Mallick, Chandana Rath, J K Dash, R Biswal, D C Agarwal, D Behera, D K Avasthi, D Kanjilal, P V Satyam and N C Mishra,Indian J. Physics 84(10) (2010) 1399.

  73. Antiferro to superparamagnetic transition on Mn doping in NiO; P. Mallick, Chandana Rath, A. Banerjee and N. C. Mishra; Solid State Communication 150 (2010) 1342.

  74. Grain growth and crack formation in NiO thin films by swift heavy ion irradiation; P. Mallick, R. Biswal, Chandana Rath, D.C. Agarwal, D.K. Avasthi, D. Kanjilal, P.V. Satyam and N.C. Mishra; Nuclear Instrumentation and Methods B 268 (2010) 470-475.

  75. UV-visible studies of Nickel Oxide thin film grown by thermal oxidation of Nickel; P. Mohanty, Chandana Rath, P. Mallick, R. Biswal and N.C. Mishra; Physical B: Condensed Matter 405 (2010) 2711-2714.

  76. Swift heavy ion irradiation induced modification of the microstructure of NiO thin films; P. Mallick, Chandana Rath, Jai Prakass, D.K. Mishra, R.J. Choudhary, D.M. Phase, A. Tripathy, D.K. Avasthi, D. Kanjilal and N.C. Mishra; Nuclear Instrumentation and Methods B 268 (2010) 1613-1617.

  77. Appearance of Superparamagnetic Phase below Curie Temperature in Cobalt Chromite Nanoparticles; Lawerence Kumar, P. Mohanty, T. Shripathi and Chandana Rath; Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Letters 1 (2009) 199-203.

  78. Anomalous x-ray diffraction peak broadening and lattice strains in Zn1-xCoxO dilute magnetic semiconductor; Chandana Rath, P. Mallick, Dhananjai Pandey, D. Sa, A. Banerjee and N.C. Mishra; J. Phys. Condense Matter 21 (2009) 075801-075805.

  79. Oxygen vacancy induced structural phase transformation in TiO2 nanoparticles; Chandana Rath, P. Mohanty, A. C. Pandey and N.C. Mishra; J. Physics D: Applied Physics 42 (2009) 205101-205107.

  80. Evolution of Phase Purity and Texture on annealing of BiFeO3 Thin Film Prepared by Sol-Gel Technique; Priyadarshini Dash, B.N. Dash, Haripriya Rath, Chandana Rath and N.C. Mishra; Indian J. of Physics 83 (4) (2009) 485-491.

  81. Evolution of surface morphology of NiO thin films under swift heavy ion irradiation; P. Mallick, Chandana Rath, S. Mazumdar, R. Biswal, DC. Agrawal, Shikha Verma, D.K. Avasthi, P.V. Satyam and N. C. Mishra; Applied Surface Science 256 (2009) 521-523.

  82. Structural and Magnetic Properties of  Fe doped NiO; P Mallick, Chandana Rath, R Biswal and N C Mishra; Indian J. of Physics 83 (4) (2009) 517-523.

  83. Effect of cobalt substitution on microstructure and magnetic properties in ZnO nanoparticles; Chandana Rath, Sonal Singh, P. Mallick, D. Pandey, N.P. Lalla and N.C. Mishra; Indian Journal of Physics 83 (4) (2009) 415-421.

  84. Effect of Fe and Co doping on the structural and magnetic properties of NiO; P. Mallick, Chandana Rath, R. Biswal, A. Banerjee and N. C. Mishra; Ind. J. Cryogenics 33(2-4), 2008 52-56.

  85. Swift Heavy Ion Irradiation induced texturing in NiO thin film; P. Mallick, D.C. Agarwal, Chandana Rath, R. Biswal, D. Behera, D.K. Avasthi; D. Kanjilal, P.V. Satyam and N.C. Mishra; Nuclear Instrumentation and Methods B 266, (2008) 3332-3335.

  86. Microstructure and magnetic properties of nanoparticles of cobalt doped ZnO; Chandana Rath, P. Mallick, Alok Banerjee, N.P. Lalla and N.C. Mishra; Ind. J. Cryogenics 33(2-4), 2008 42-45.

  87. Kinetic study of the oxide-assisted catalyst-free synthesis of Silicon nitride nanowires; J. Farjas, Chandana Rath, A. Pinyol, P. Roura and E. Bertran; Phys. Stat. Solidi  (a), 203(6), (2006) 1307.

  88. Calorimetry of dehydrogenation and dangling-bond recombination in several hydrogenated amorphous silicon materials; P. Roura, J. Farjas, Chandana Rath, J. Serra-Miralles, E. Bertrana and P.Roca i Cabarrocas; Physics Review B 73 (2006) 085203.

  89. Thermally induced structural transformations on Polymorphous Silicon; Chandana Rath, J. Farjas, P.Roura, F. Kali and P. Roca i Cabarrocas; J. Materials Res. 20(9) (2005) 2562-2567.

  90. Si3N4 single-crystal nanowires grown from silicon micro and nanoparticles near the threshold of passive oxidation; J. Farjas, Chandana Rath, A. Pinyol, P. Roura and E. Bertran; Applied Physics Letter 87 (2005), 192111.

  91. Gas renewal in the horizontal furnance of a thermobalance; Chandana Rath, J. Farjas a P. Roura; Thermo Chimica Acta, 412 (2004), 113-119.

  92. Crystallization kinetics of hydrogenated amorphous silicon thick films grown by plasma-enhanced chemical vapour deposition; J. Farjas, Chandana Rath, P.Roura and P. Roca i Cabarroca; Applied Surface Science 238 (2004) 165-168.

  93. Si-N nanowire (whisker) formation at low temperature from Silicon nano and microparticles; Chandana Rath, A. Pinyol, J. Farjas, P.Roura and E.Bertran;  Mat. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. Vol. 789 (2004) N3.20.1-N3.20.5.

  94. Thermal transition behavior of  iron oxide-polypyrrole nanocomposites; Komilla Suri, S. Annapoorni, R.P. Tandon, C. Rath, V.K. Aggrawal; Current Applied Physics 3 (2003) 209-213.

  95. Dependence on cation size distribution of particle size, lattice parameter and magnetic properties in nano-size Mn-Zn ferrite; Chandana Rath, K.K. Sahu, S.D. Kulkarni, S. Anand, S.K. Date and R.P. Das, N.C. Mishra; J. Applied Physics 91 (4), 2002, 2211-2215.

  96. Mossbauer studies of nanosize Mn1-xZnxFe2O4; C. Upadhyay, H.C. Verma, C. Rath, K.K. Sahu, S. Anand, R.P. Das, N.C. Mishra; Journal of Alloys and Compounds 326 (2001) 94-97.

  97. Appearance of superparamagnetism on heating nanosize Mn0.65Zn0.35Fe2O4; Chandana Rath, N.C. Mishra, S. Anand, R.P. Das, K.K. Sahu, Chandan Upadhyay and H. C. Verma; Appl. Phys. Letter 76(4) (2000) 475-477.

  98. Preparation and Characterization of Nanosize Mn-Zn Ferrite; C. Rath, K.K. Sahu, S. Anand, S.K. Date, N.C. Mishra, R.P. Das; J. Magn. Magn. Mater 202(1), 1999, 77-84 .

  99. Microstructure dependent coercivity in monodispersed hematite particles; Chandana Rath, K.K. Sahu, S.D. Kulkarni, S. Anand, S.K. Date and R.P. Das, N.C. Mishra; Appl. Phys. Letter 75 (1999) 4171-4173.

  100. Microstructural and Magnetic Studies on Hydrothermally Prepared Hematite; K.K. Sahu, C. Rath, N.C. Mishra, S. Anand and R.P. Das; J. Colloid Interface Sci. 185 (1997) 402.

  101. Magnetic Coating on Hematite in a-Fe2O3-BaCl2 Mixed System; C. Rath, N.C. Mishra, K.K. Sahu and R.P. Das ; Indian J. Phys. 71A (1997)307.

  102. Intra-granular Annealing of Disordered Sub-particles in Hematite Grain; C. Rath, K.K. Sahu, N.C. Mishra, R.P. Das and K. Patnaik; Material Science Forum 223-224 (1996) 287.

  1. Latent fingerprint imaging using rare earth doped HfO2 nanophosphors synthesized through  sol-gel technique, Sandeep Kumar, Chandana Rath. Patent file no-201911042913 dated  October 22, 2019.

  2. A novel method to prepare TiO2 nanoparticles through a hydrothermal route, Chandana Rath File No: 3022/DEL/2015  dated September 23, 2015.

  3. A new process for hydrothermal preparation of Mn-Zn Ferrites. Chandana. Rath, K.K. Sahu, N.C. Mishra, S. Anand and R.P. Das, Indian Patent no: 216921 (2007)

Young Research Award -1998 (Material Science) in International Union of Materials Research Society IUMRS-ICA (Bangalore) India.

MRSI Medal 2015-Material Research Socity of India
Women Achiever in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) 2021.

Best Poster Award

  1. Study on Monoclinic to high Temperature Cubic Structural Transformation in Dy and/or Sm Doped HfO2 Nanoparticles.

         Sandeep Kumar and Chandana Rath Best Poster Award

National Confrence on Advanced Nanomaterials and their Applications, Department of Physics at Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, Prayagraj, Dec 21-23, 2018. 

  1. Memory effect and exchange bias phenomenon in core-shell CoCr2Onanoparticles
        Jagadish Kumar G. and Chandana Rath Dr. K. Venkatesan Best Poster Award
        45th National Seminar on Crystallography, School of Materials Science and Technology, IIT(BHU) July 09-13, 2017. 
  1. Structural and Magnetic properties of LaMnO3 Nanoparticles with varying La concentration

         Priyanka Tiwari, Chandana Rath

 International conference on nanotechnology for better living, Department of Physics, NIT Srinagar  and IIT,                               Kanpur, Srinagar, May 25-29, 2016.

  1. Evolution of Transport and Magnetic Behaviour in Epitaxial Ti1-xCoxO2-δ Thin Films under Swift Heavy Ion Irradiation” 
        Chandana Rath, P. Mohanty, N. C. Mishra, R. J. Choudhary, R. Rawat
International Conference on Swift Heavy Ions in Materials Engineering and Characterization (SHIMEC),                                    Inter University Accelerator Center (IUAC), New Delhi. 14-17 October 2014.
  1. Effect of Oxygen Vacancy in Phase Transformation and Magnetic Properties of Ti1-xCoxO2 (x-0, 0.01, 0.03 and 0.05) Nanaoparticles.
         P. Mohanty and Chandana Rath
         National Conference on Experimental Tools for Materials Science Research
         State of Art, Department of Physics, Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Banaras Hindu University 3-4 December 2010.
  1. Defects Studies in ZnO Doped With Mg and/or Co Nanoparticles
         V. P. Singh, Chandana Rath
 6th National Conference On Thermo Physical Properties (NCTP), Department of Applied Physics, IT-BHU,                                 October 11-13, 2011.
  1. Room Temperature Ferromagnetism:  TixCo1-xO2-δ (x=0, 0.015) Thin Film grown by Pulsed Laser Deposition
    Chandana Rath, P. Mohanty, N. C. Mishra, R. J. Chaoudhary A. Banerjee, T. Shripathi, N. P.  Lalla 
    Conference Cum Workshop on Electron Microscopy (CWEM), Metallurgical Engineering, IIT(BHU) December 6-8, 2012.
  1. Multifunctional Nanostructured Mn/Fe doped CeCrO3 for Photocatalyst and Magnetic Switching, Core Research Grant, SERB - 49Lakhs(2022-2025)
  2. Investigation of structural transformation in Rare earth doped HfO2 by X-ray absorption spectroscopy, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore, 2020-2023 (Travel as per actual + 1.25 Lakhs)
  3. FIST-II support to SMST, IIT (BHU) Varanasi as Co-PI Funding Agency: Department of Science and Technology, India Period: 2019-2024
  4. Project on polarised neutron reflectrometry of HfO2 thin films deposited through MBE and E-beam evaporation techniques: Nanoscience Foundries and Fine Analysis, Europe2017

  5. Project on “Interconnect Materials for Fuel Cell”: Centre for Energy and Resources Development, IIT(BHU) : 2016-2018: 12 Lakhs

  6. Project on ‘Physical Properties of undoped and doped HfO2 thin films deposited by Physical Vapour Deposition Technique” IIT (BHU) 201615 Lakhs

  7. Collaborative Research project entitled “Cation distribution in A and B sites of Fe substituted CoCr2O4 multiferroi by EXAFS”: UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore, 2015: 1.5 Lakhs + TA,DA of PI and student for availing synchrotron beam time at RRCAT, Indore and UGC-DAE-CSR, Indore

  8. Neutron diffraction studies on Nanoparticles of Cobalt Chromite by A/B site mixing – 12.3 Lakhs –UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research,  Mumbai -2015

  9. Magnetic Properties of Nanoparticles of CoCr2-xFexO4 Multiferroic: UGC, UPE scheme, BHU 2013 - 0.825 Lakhs

  10. Growth of Nanowires and Nanotubes of Transition Metal Doped TiO2: Structure, Properties and Photocatalytic Application: University Grant Commission, New Delhi 2012 ~ 11.5 Lakhs

  11.  Size dependent electric, magnetic and magnetoelectric coupling behaviour in Chromite Spinels : Department of Science and Technology 2011 ~ 22.0 Lakhs

  12.  Evolution of Magnetism with Oxygen Deficiency in Cobalt Doped TiO2 Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor: UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore, 2007 ~ 7.06 Lakhs

  13. Synthesis and characterization of thin film and sheets of ferrite nanocomposites: Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University 2005 – 0.5 Lakh



PDF Student


 Dr. Himanshu Tripathi
 Research Interests: 

 Synthesis and Characterization of the multifunctional bioactive glasses and glass   ceramics   scaffolds for biomedical applications.
 Enrollment Year: July 2017


 List of Ph.D. Thesis Awarded

Sandeep Kumar  
Title of the Thesis:
Structure, Magnetic, Optical and Electrical Properties of Multifunctional   Nanostructured Dy and/or Sm Doped HfO2.  
 Enrollment Year: July 2014
 Year (Degree awarded) : 2020  

 Priyanka Tiwari
itle of the Thesis: Structure Jahn-Teller Distortion, Magnetic and Optical Properties of     Fe/Cr Doped RMnO(R=La, Gd) Perovskite.
 Enrollment Year: July 2014    
Year (Degree awarded): 2020                     


Ms. B. Bharati
Title of the Thesis: Studies on Structural, Magnetic and Photocatalytic Properties of Mn Doped TiO2 Nanoparticles and Irradiated TiO2 Thin Films
Year (Degree awarded): 2019


Mr. Jagadish Kumar G.
Title of the Thesis: Size and Composition Dependent Microstructure and Magnetic Properties of ZnxCo1-xCr2O4 (x=0 to 0.8)
Year (Degree awarded): 2019


Mr. Durgesh Kumar
Title of the Thesis: Studies on microstructure and magnetic properties of Fe doped CoCr2O4: Effect of size and composition
Year (Degree awarded): 2019

Mr. Pankaj Mohanty
Title of the Thesis: Structure, Magnetic and Transport Properties of Nanostructured Ti1-xCoxO2-d: Effect of Ion Irradiation
Year (Degree awarded): 2015


Mr. Vinay Pratap Singh
Title of the Thesis: Studies on Intrinsic Defects in ZnO, Doped/Codoped ZnO and ZnO-SrAl2OComposites
Year (Degree awarded): 2015



Mr. Pravanjan Malick
Title of the Thesis: Evolution of Structural and Magnetic Properties in Nickel Oxide by doping and Ion Irradiation
Year (Degree awarded): 2012





Current Ph.D students


 Gaurav Chandra Pandey
 Research Interests:

 Microstructure and Magnetic Properties in Chromites.
 Enrollment Year: Dec 2015           
 Deepti Gangwar
 Research Interests:

 Microstructure and functional properties of functional oxides.
 Enrollment Year: July 2016
 Abhay Narayan Singh
 Research Interests:

 Nanostructured Material for Sensors.
 Enrollment Year: July 2017


 Manish Yadav
 Research Interests:
Size Dependent Structural and Magnetic   Property of ABO3 type   Ceramics 

 Enrollment year: July 2017

 Taranga Dehury
 Research Interests:
 Structural, Optical, Magnetic Properties and Applications of   Nanostructured Hafnium  Oxide (HfO2)
 Enrollment Year: July 2018  


 Akhilesh Kumar Yadav
 Research Interests:

 Bioactive Glasses Ceramics, nanofibers, scaffolds
 Enrollment Year: July 2019
 Sanjna Rajput
 Research Interests:

 Synthesis, properties and  application of CoMn2O4 Spinel  Compound.
 Enrollment Year: December 2019
 Keshav Kumar
 Research Interests:
 Perovskite, thin films, EXAFS
 Enrollment year: December 2020

 Aiswarjya Bastia
 Research Interests:
 FDTO, magnetic materials, nanomaterials 
 Enrollment year: December 2020

                                          Interested candidates (holding JRF/INSPIRE award) can contact for Ph.D. positions. 




M.Tech/IDD thesis awarded


Sl. No.

Name of the student

Title of the thesis

Year (Degree Awarded)


Mr. Madhusudan Manna

Structural Transformation, Photoluminescence and Photocatalytic Activity of Pr Doped ZrO2 Nano-Ceramics



Mr. Mayank Prakash

Effect of TiO2 Phase in Graphene-TiO2 Composite for Super-Capacitor Application



Mr. Raghava

Synthesis and Characterization of Cobalt doped Nickel Ferrite



Mr. Dibyaratnam Samarlia

Synthesis, Characterization and study of phase transformation in Ni doped Copper Chromite nanoparticles



Mr. Saurav Suman

Study of structural, Magnetic and Electrical properties of Iron doped Cobalt Chromite Nanoparticles



Ms. Sonali Agarwal

Synthesis and Characterization of Cr doped Lanthanum Ferrite (LaFeO3)



Mr. Hariome Saran Gupta

Fabrication of PMMA and ZnO-CuO Composite for Industrial Application



Mr. Johnson Frank Guria

Synthesis and Electromagnetic Absorption Properties of Strontium Hexaferrite



Mr. Ajay Kumar Gautam

Synthesis and Luminescence investigations of Eu and Mn doped Calcium aluminate Phosphors



Mr. Swaroop Kumar Behera

Luminescent properties of Eu-doped Strontium Aluminate Nanophosphors



Mr. Chinmayee Nayak

Chemical Synthesis of Co++ Anchored Polyindole for Charge Storage Application



Mr. Ankit Kumar Sonkar

Biomedical applications of TiO2 Nanoparticles



Mr. Shiv Kumar

Cladding of Mild steel by Welding and Allied Processes



Mr. Kapil Vaswani

Synthesis and Characterizations of ZnO and Zn3N4 thin films



Ms. B. Bharati

Photocatalytic Degradation of different dyes using TiO2 nanoparticles



Ms. Priyanka Tiwari

Studies on Rare earth Managnite



Ms. Surabhi Mor

Effect of Lithium and/or Titanium doping on dielectric cnstsnt of Nickel Oxide



Ms. Farheen Anjum

Synthesis and transport properties of Nickel Chromite nanoparticle



Mr. Ankit Maheswari

Syntheis and characterization of Eu doped SAO, Yb doped SAO, Eu doped ZnO, Yb doped ZnO, Eu doped SAO-ZnO, Yb doped SAO-ZnO phosphors



Mr. Purohit Laxank Manoharlal

Investigations on structural, dielectric and optical properties of V/Li doped ZnO nanoparticles



Mr. Abhishek Singh

Synthesis and Characterization of Iron doped Cobalt Chromite



Mr. Jagmohan Singh Butola

Studies on dilute magnetic semiconductors



Mr. Uma Shankar

Synthesis and characterization of ceramic-polymer nanocomposite



Mr. Vinay Pratap Singh

Synthesis and characterization of doped transition metal oxide




Mr. Vamsi Krishna

Synthesis and Characterization of ZnO-polymer nanocomposite



Mr. Bala

Studies on ZnO and Fe2O3 based polymer nanocomposites



Mr. Lawerence Kumar

Studies on Nanomaterials of Magnetic Ceramics



Mr. Amlan Rooj

Synthesis and characterization of multiferroic Mn substituted Bismuth Ferrite      (BiFe1-xMnxO3)



Available Facilities
S.No. Name of the Facility & Specification Photograph
 1. Electron beam with thermal vapour deposition system
(Manisha Vacuum Equipments pvt. Lmt.)
UV – Vis Spectrophotometer (200-800)nm
3. Impedance analysis interface
(50 – 600)˚C
 (Newtons4th Ltd.)
4. Low Temperature Resistivity Measurment Setup
(1 - 10M)Hz, (10- 300)K



  1. Visiting  Jülich  Centre for Neutron Science at MLZ -JULICH, Garching, Munich, Germany for research work from Oct 17-18 2018.
  2. ​Visiting Department of Physics and Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Girona, Spain for collaborative work from 18/12/2017 to 30/12/2017.
  3. Visiting FRM II, Munich, Germany from 21.05.2017 to 30.05.2017 to perform Diffused Neutron Scattering (DNS) experiment using neutron source.
  4. Visiting International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy to attend an International workshop on “Spectroscopy and Dynamics of Photo-induced Electronic Excitations”  from 08.05.2017 to 12.05.2017.
  5. Visiting Syncrotron source of Elettra, Italy from 11.12.2016 to 19.12.2016 to do experiments using EXAFS technique.
  6. Visiting Jeulich centre for neutron science (JCNS2), Forschungszentrum Juelich GmbH, Germany from 15.09.2014 to 24.09.2014 for measurements and analysis of  magneto-electric and diffused neutron scattering.
  7. Visiting FRM II, Munich, Germany from 15.05.2013 to 27.05.2013 to perform Diffused Neutron Scattering (DNS) experiment using neutron source.
  8. Visiting Elettra, Italy from 27.05.2011 to 02.06.2011 to do experiments using EXAFS technique.
  9. International Conference on Superconductivity and Magnetsim April 25-30, 2010 Ankara University, Antalya, Turkey.
  10. Visiting CNRS, Paris, France for measurements from Dec 7-14, 2002.
  11. Post doctoral Fellow in University of Girona, Girona, Spain July 2002-Dec2003.
  12. International Conference on ferrites (ICF-8) , Kyoto, Japan (2000).


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