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Dr. Sanjay Singh
Assistant Professor
School of Materials Science and Technology,IIT BHU
ssingh.mst@iitbhu.ac.in
9755204156
Area of Interest: 
Magnetic shape memory alloys, Caloric materials, Magneto-structural transitions, Aperiodic crystallography, X-ray and neutron diffraction, Magnetism, Spintronics, Multiferroic Device

 Dr. Sanjay Singh is an assistant professor of School of Material Science and Technology, IIT-BHU. He did his M. Sc. from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya , Indore (2006) and PhD from UGC-DAE CSR, Indore (2012).  He was post doctoral fellow at Photon Factory, KEK, Japan (2012-2013) posted by Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata.  He worked as Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow in University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and Max-Planck Institute for chemical physics of Solids (MPI-CPfS) Dresden, Germany (2014-2016) and as Max Planck Fellow in MPI-CPfS, Dresden, Germany (2016) before he joined in SMST at 2016. He has published more than 40 papers in peer reviewed international journals. 

2018: Young Scientist Medal of Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

2017: Ramanujan Fellowship by Science and Engineering Research Board- Department of
Science and Technology, Government of India.
 
2016: “Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award for Research” by Honourable Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh state Government. The award carries 1 Lakh INR.
 
 2013: Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship award from Humboldt Foundation Germany.
 
2013: Inspire Faculty award by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

2009: Best oral presentation award in “International Conference on Active/smart material January 7-9, 2009, Madurai, India.

  1. P. Devi, C. Salazar Mejía, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, K. K. Dubey, Pallavi Kushwaha,Y. Skourski, C. Felser, M. Nicklas, and Sanjay Singh*, Improved magnetostructural and magnetocaloric reversibility in magnetic Ni-Mn-In shape-memory Heusler alloy by optimizing the geometric compatibility condition. Phys. Rev. Materials 3, 062401(R) (2019)
  2. Shamim S. K., P.  Devi, Sanjay Singh and S. K. Pandey, Exploring the best scenario for understanding the high temperature thermoelectric behaviour of Fe2VAl, Mater. Res. Express 6, 026302 (2019).
  3. P. Devi, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, C. Salazar Mejía, K. Hofmann, B. Albert, C. Felser, M. Nicklas, and Sanjay Singh*, Reversible adiabatic temperature change in the shape memory Heusler alloy Ni2.2Mn0.8Ga: An effect of structural compatibility, Phys. Rev. Materials 2, 122401(R) 2018.
  4. P. Devi, Sanjay Singh, B. Dutta, K. Manna, S.W. D'Souza, Y. Ikeda, E. Suard, V. Petricek, P. Simon, P. Werner, S. Chadhov, Stuart S.P. Parkin, C. Felser, D. Pandey, Adaptive modulation in the Ni2Mn1.4In0.6 magnetic shape-memory Heusler alloyPhys. Rev. B  97, 224102 (2018).
  5. C. Shekhar, N. Kumara, V. Grinenko, Sanjay Singh, R. Sarkar, H. Luetkens, Shu-  Chun Wu, Yang Zhang, Alexander C. Komarek, Erik Kampert, Yurii Skourski, Jochen Wosnitza, Walter Schnelle, Alix McCollam, Uli Zeitler, Jürgen Kübler, Binghai Yan, H.-H. Klauss, S. S. P. Parkin, and C. Felser, Anomalous Hall effect in Weyl semimetal half-Heusler compounds RPtBi (R = Gd and Nd),Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115 (37) 9140-9144 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1810842115
  6. A. S. Sukhanov, Sanjay Singh, L. Caron, Th. Hansen, A. Hoser, V. Kumar, H.. Borrmann, A. Fitch, P. Devi, K. Manna, C. Felser, D.S. Inosov, Gradual pressure-induced change in the magnetic structure of the noncollinear antiferromagnet Mn3Ge, Phys. Rev.  B 97, 214402 (2018).
  7. Sanjay Singh, B. Dutta, S. W. D’Souza, M. G. Zavareh, P. Devi, A. S. Gibbs, T.  Hickel, S. Chadov, C. Felser and D. Pandey, Nature Commun.  8, 1006 (2017).                          
  8. Jayita Nayak, Shu-Chun Wu, Nitesh Kumar, Chandra Shekhar, Sanjay Singh, Jorg Fink, Emile E.D. Rienks, Gerhard H. Fecher, Stuart S.P. Parkin, Binghai  Yan & Claudia Felser, Nature Commun.  8, 13942 (2017).          
  9. C. Nethravathi, C. Rajamathi,  S. Singh, M. Rajamathi, C.  Felser,  RSC Advances 7, 1413 - 1417 (2017)
  10.  L. Caron, B. Dutta, P. Devi, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, T. Hickel, R. Cabassi, F. Bolzoni, S. Fabbrici, F. Albertini, C. Felser, and Sanjay SinghPhys. Rev. B 96, 054105 (2017).
  11. S. Arumugam,  U. Devarajan,  S. Esakki Muthu, Sanjay Singh, R. Thiyagarajan, M. Manivel Raja, N.V. Rama Rao, Alok Banerjee, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 442, 460 (2017).                           
  12. Sanjay Singh, S. W. D’Souza, J. Nayak, E. Suard, L. Chapon, A. Senyshyn, V. Petricek, Y.  Skourski, M. Nicklas, C. Felser & S. Chadov, Nature Commun.  7, 12671 (2016).              
  13. Sanjay Singh, Luana Caron, Sunil Wilfred D'Souza, Tina Fichtner, Giacomo Porcari, Simone Fabbrici, Chandra Shekhar , Stanislav Chadov , Massimo Solzi , and Claudia Felser, Advanced Materials 28, 3321 (2016).
  14. Sanjay Singh, R. Rawat, S. E. Muthu, S. W. D’Souza, E. Suard, A. Senyshyn, S. Banik, P. Rajput, S. Bharadwaj, A. M. Awasthi, R. Ranjan, S. Arumugam, D. Schlagel T. Lograsso, Aparna Chakrabarti, and S. R. Barman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 246601 (2012).
  15.   J. Nayak, M. Maniraj, Abhishek Rai, Sanjay Singh, Parasmani Rajput, A. Gloskovskii, J. Zegenhagen, D. L. Schlagel, T. A. Lograsso, K. Horn, and S. R. Barman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 216403 (2012).
  16.    L. Caron, B. Dutta, P. Devi, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, T. Hickel, R. Cabassi, F. Bolzoni, S. Fabbrici, F. Albertini, C. Felser, and Sanjay SinghPhys. Rev. B 96, 054105 (2017).
  17. Sanjay Singh, S. W. D’Souza, J. Nayak,  L. Caron,  E. Suard,  S. Chadov,  and C. Felser, Phys. Rev. B 93, 134102 (2016).      
  18. Sanjay Singh, J. Bednarcik, S. R. Barman, C. Felser, and  D. Pandey, Phys. Rev. B, 92, 054112 (2015).
  19. Sanjay Singh, Pallavi Kushwaha, F. Scheibel, Hanns-Peter Liermann, S. R. Barman, M. Acet, C. Felser, and D. Pandey, Phys. Rev. B 92, 020105 (R) (2015).
  20. Sanjay Singh, V. Petricek,  P. Rajput, A. H. Hill, E. Suard, S. R. Barman, and Dhananjai Pandey, Phys.  Rev. B 90, 014109 (2014).
  21. R. Bindu, Sanjay Singh, Navneet Singh, R. Ranjan, Kalobaran Maiti, A. H. Hill, and S. R. Barman,  Phys. Rev. B 86, 140104 (R) (2012).
  22. S. R. Barman,  Aparna Chakrabarti,  Sanjay Singh,  S. Banik,  S. Bhardwaj,  P. L. Paulose,  B. A. Chalke,  A. K. Panda, A. Mitra, and A. M. Awasthi, Phys. Rev. B 78, 134406 (2008).
  23. A. K. Shukla, R. S. Dhaka, S. W. D’Souza, Sanjay Singh, K. Horn, D. Wu, T. A. Lograsso, M.Krajčí, J. Hafner, and S. R. Barman, Phys. Rev. B 79, 134206 (2009).
  24. S. Banik, R. Rawat, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, B. L. Ahuja, A. Chakrabarti, P. L. Paulose, Sanjay Singh, A.K. Singh, D. Pandey, and S. R. Barman, Phys. Rev. B 77, 224417 (2008).   
  25. Sanjay Singh, S. W. D'Souza, K. Mukherjee, P. Kushwaha, S. R. Barman, Sandeep Agarwal, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, Aparna Chakrabarti, and E. V. Sampathkumaran, Appl. Phys. Lett.  104, 231909 (2014).    
  26. Sanjay Singh, S. Esakki Muthu, A. Senyshyn, P. Rajput, E. Suard, S. Arumugam, and S. R. Barman, Appl. Phys. Lett.  104, 051905 (2014).             
  27. Sanjay Singh, K. R. A. Ziebeck, E. Suard,  P. Rajput, S. Bharadwaj, A. M. Awasthi,  and S. R. Barman, Appl. Phys. Lett.  101, 171904 (2012).     
  28. Sanjay Singh, Rajeev Rawat and S. R. Barman, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99,   021902 (2011).
  29. Sanjay Singh, M. Maniraj, S. W. D’Souza, R. Ranjan, and S. R. Barman, Appl. Phys. Lett.  96, 081904 (2010).
  30. D. K.  Misra, A. Rajput, A. Bhardwaj, N. S.  Chauhan, Sanjay Singh, Appl. Phys. Lett. 106 (10), 103901 (2015).
  31. U. Devarajan, S. Esakki Muthu, S. Arumugam, Sanjay Singh, and S. R. Barman, J. Appl. Phys. 114, 053906 (2013).     
  32. M. Siewert, M. E. Gruner, A. Dannenberg, A. Chakrabarti, H. C. Herper, M. Wuttig, S. R. Barman, Sanjay Singh, A. Al-Zubi, T. Hickel, J. Neugebauer, M. Gillessen, R. Dronskowski , and P. Entel , Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 191904 (2011).
  33. U. Devarajan, Sanjay Singh, S. Esakki Muthu, G. Kalai Selvan, P. Sivaprakash, S. Roy Barman, and S. Arumugam, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 252401 (2014).
  34. Sanjay Singh, J Nayak, Abhishek Rai, Parasmani Rajput, Adrian H Hill, S R Barman and Dhananjai Pandey, J. Phys. Condens. Matter. (FTCIOP select) 25, 212203 (2013).
  35. B. L. Ahuja,  Alpa Dashora, N. L. Heda, K. R. Priolkar, L. Vadkhiya, M. Itou, Nelson Lobo, Y. Sakurai, Aparna Chakrabarti, Sanjay Singh and S. R. Barman, J. Phys. Condens. Matter. 22, 446001 (2010).
  36. S. Banik, Sanjay Singh, R. Rawat, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, B. L. Ahuja, A. M. Awasthi, S. R. Barman, and E. V. Sampathkumaran, J. Appl. Phys. 106, 103919 (2009).
  37. R. Ranjan, Sanjay Singh, H. Boysen, D. Trots, S. Banik, A. M. Awasthi, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, and S. R. Barman, J. Appl. Phys. 106, 033510 (2009).         
  38. S. Arumugam,  U. Devarajan,  S. Esakki Muthu, Sanjay Singh, R. Thiyagarajan, M. Manivel Raja, N.V. Rama Rao, Alok Banerjee, Jour. Alloys and Comp. 442, 460 (2017).      
  39. S. Esakki Muthu, M. Kanagaraj, Sanjay Singh, P.U. Sastry, G. Ravikumar, N.V. Rama Rao, M. Manivel Raja, S. Arumugam, Jour. Alloys and Comp.584, 175 (2014).       
  40. S Esakki Muthu, Sanjay Singh, R Thiyagarajan, G Kalai Selvan, N V Rama Rao, M Manivel Raja and S Arumugam, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46, 205001 (2013).      
  41. MManiraj,  S. W. D’Souza, J. Nayak,  Abhishek Rai,  Sanjay Singh,  B. N. Raja Sekhar, and S. R. Barman, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 093901 (2011).
  42. D. K. Misra, A. Bhardwaj and Sanjay SinghJ. Mater. Chem. A, 2, 11913 (2014).    
  43. PallabBag, Sanjay Singh, P.D.Babu, V. Siruguri, RajeevRawat Physica B 448 50–52 (2014).
  44. Sanjay Singh, S. Bhardwaj, A. K. Panda, V. K. Ahire, A. Mitra, A. M. Awasthi, and S.R. Barman, Materials Science Forum, 635, 43 (2010).    
  45. S. W. D’Souza, R.S. Dhaka, A. Rai, M. Maniraj, J. Nayak, Sanjay Singh, D.L. Schlagel, T.A. Lograsso, A. Chakrabarti and S. R. Barman, Materials Science Forum 684, 215 (2011).
  46. Sanjay Singh, S. R. Barman and Dhananjai Pandey, Z. Kristallogr. 230 (1), 13-22 (2015).       

 

    Papers presented in conferences: 

  1. Sanjay Singh, Rajeev Rawat and S. R. Barman, AIP Conf. Proc. 1349, 1017 (2011).    
  2. Sanjay Singh, S. Banik,  S.Bhardwaj, P. L. Paulose, B. A. Chalke, A. K. Panda, A. Mitra, A. M. Awasthi,  and S. R. Barman, Proceedings of the DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 53, 1267 (2008).     
  3. A. K. Shukla, R. S. Dhaka, S. W. D’Souza,  Sanjay Singh,  D. Wu, T. A. Lograsso,  and S. R. Barman,  Proceedings of the DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 53, 767 (2008).

 

 

1. Sanjay Singh, B. Dutta, S. W. D’Souza, M. G. Zavareh, P. Devi, A. S. Gibbs, T.  Hickel, S. Chadov, C. Felser and D. Pandey, Nature Commun.  8, 1006 (2017).                          
2. Jayita Nayak, Shu-Chun Wu, Nitesh Kumar, Chandra Shekhar, Sanjay Singh, Jorg Fink, Emile E.D. Rienks, Gerhard H. Fecher, Stuart S.P. Parkin, Binghai  Yan & Claudia Felser, Nature Commun.  8, 13942 (2017). 
3. Sanjay Singh, S. W. D’Souza, J. Nayak, E. Suard, L. Chapon, A. Senyshyn, V. Petricek, Y.  Skourski, M. Nicklas, C. Felser & S. Chadov, Nature Commun.  7, 12671 (2016).            
4. Sanjay Singh, Luana Caron, Sunil Wilfred D'Souza, Tina Fichtner, Giacomo Porcari, Simone Fabbrici, Chandra Shekhar , Stanislav Chadov , Massimo Solzi , and Claudia Felser, Advanced Materials 28, 3321 (2016).
5. Sanjay Singh, R. Rawat, S. E. Muthu, S. W. D’Souza, E. Suard, A. Senyshyn, S. Banik, P. Rajput, S. Bharadwaj, A. M. Awasthi, R. Ranjan, S. Arumugam, D. Schlagel T. Lograsso, Aparna Chakrabarti, and S. R. Barman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 246601 (2012).

Publication after joining IIT(BHU): 2017-
(*corresponding author)

  1. P. Devi, C. Salazar Mejía, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, K. K. Dubey, Pallavi Kushwaha,Y. Skourski, C. Felser, M. Nicklas, and Sanjay Singh*, Improved magnetostructural and magnetocaloric reversibility in magnetic Ni-Mn-In shape-memory Heusler alloy by optimizing the geometric compatibility condition. Phys. Rev. Materials 3, 062401(R) (2019)
  2. Shamim S. K., P.  Devi, Sanjay Singh and S. K. Pandey, Exploring the best scenario for understanding the high temperature thermoelectric behaviour of Fe2VAl, Mater. Res. Express 6, 026302 (2019).
  3. P. Devi, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, C. Salazar Mejía, K. Hofmann, B. Albert, C. Felser, M. Nicklas, and Sanjay Singh*, Reversible adiabatic temperature change in the shape memory Heusler alloy Ni2.2Mn0.8Ga: An effect of structural compatibility, Phys. Rev. Materials 2, 122401(R) 2018.
  4. P. Devi, Sanjay Singh*, B. Dutta, K. Manna, S.W. D'Souza, Y. Ikeda, E. Suard, V. Petricek, P. Simon, P. Werner, S. Chadhov, Stuart S.P. Parkin, C. Felser, D. Pandey, Adaptive modulation in the Ni2Mn1.4In0.6 magnetic shape-memory Heusler alloyPhys. Rev. B  97, 224102 (2018).
  5. C. Shekhar, N. Kumara, V. Grinenko, Sanjay Singh, R. Sarkar, H. Luetkens, Shu-  Chun Wu, Yang Zhang, Alexander C. Komarek, Erik Kampert, Yurii Skourski, Jochen Wosnitza, Walter Schnelle, Alix McCollam, Uli Zeitler, Jürgen Kübler, Binghai Yan, H.-H. Klauss, S. S. P. Parkin, and C. Felser, Anomalous Hall effect in Weyl semimetal half-Heusler compounds RPtBi (R = Gd and Nd),Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115 (37) 9140-9144 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1810842115
  6. A. S. Sukhanov, Sanjay Singh, L. Caron, Th. Hansen, A. Hoser, V. Kumar, H.. Borrmann, A. Fitch, P. Devi, K. Manna, C. Felser, D.S. Inosov, Gradual pressure-induced change in the magnetic structure of the noncollinear antiferromagnet Mn3Ge, Phys. Rev.  B 97, 214402 (2018).
  7. Sanjay Singh*, B. Dutta, S. W. D’Souza, M. G. Zavareh, P. Devi, A. S. Gibbs, T.  Hickel, S. Chadov, C. Felser and D. Pandey, Nature Commun.  8, 1006 (2017).                         
  8. Jayita Nayak, Shu-Chun Wu, Nitesh Kumar, Chandra Shekhar, Sanjay Singh, Jorg Fink, Emile E.D. Rienks, Gerhard H. Fecher, Stuart S.P. Parkin, Binghai  Yan & Claudia Felser, Nature Commun.  8, 13942 (2017).          
  9. C. Nethravathi, C. Rajamathi,  Sanjay Singh, M. Rajamathi, C.  Felser,  RSC Advances 7, 1413 - 1417 (2017)
  10.  L. Caron, B. Dutta, P. Devi, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, T. Hickel, R. Cabassi, F. Bolzoni, S. Fabbrici, F. Albertini, C. Felser, and Sanjay Singh*Phys. Rev. B 96, 054105 (2017).
  11. S. Arumugam,  U. Devarajan,  S. Esakki Muthu, Sanjay Singh, R. Thiyagarajan, M. Manivel Raja, N.V. Rama Rao, Alok Banerjee, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 442, 460 (2017).   

Group Leader: Dr. Sanjay Singh

  Research Scholars
 
Name & Roll No.
Profile Image
Thesis/Project Title
Qualification
Contact Details
 
 
Mr. Anupam Kumar Singh
(16111003)
 
Structural Studies of Shape Memory Alloys
M.Sc. (Physics),
Banaras Hindu University
 
 
 
Mr. Krishna Kant Dubey
(18111003)

 

 Solid State Refrigeration
M.Tech. (Materials Science)
IIT (BHU)
  Ms. Nisha Shahi
(18111005)

Hall Effect in Skyrmionic Materials

M.Sc. (Physics),
Banaras Hindu University
nishashahi.rs.mst18@itbhu.ac.in 
+91-9140791986
 
Mr. Gaurav Kumar Shukla
(18111502)

Magnetic and Thermal Transport in Heusler Compounds

M.Sc. (Physics),
University of Allahabad

gauravkr.shukla.rs.mst18@itbhu.ac.in
+91-7905219659
 
Mr. Vishal Kumar
(19111009)

Topological Materials

M.Sc. (Physics),
Gurukuka Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar

vishalkumarsaini20@gmail.com

  M.Tech. Students
 

Ms. Saumya Shukla
(18112010)

Shape Memory Alloys

B.Tech. (EE)
BIET Jhansi

saumyashukla.mst18@itbhu.ac.in
+91-6392400126

 

Mr. Rohit Kumar
(18112008)

Designing Hall Effect Measurement Probe

B.Tech. (ECE)
IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

rohitkumar.mst18@itbhu.ac.in
+91-
7007814974

  Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) Project Students (Going On)
  Name and Roll No.  Project Title Status Contact Details
 

Mr. Sudhanshu Raj
(16114014)

Investigation of Skyrmions in Bulk Intermetallics

IDD Part-III, 2019-20 sudhanshu.raj.mst16@itbhu.ac.in 
 

Mr. Vabhav Gupta
(16114015)

Unconventional Superconductivity

IDD Part-III,2018-19 vaibhav.gupta.mst16@itbhu.ac.in 
 

Mr. Animesh Kumar (15114003)

Thermoelectrics

IDD Part-IV,2018-19 animesh.kumar.mst15@itbhu.ac.in 
 

Ms. Shrishti Sharma
(17114019)

Shape Memory Alloys

IDD Part-III,2019-20 shrishti.sharma.mst17@itbhu.ac.in 
 

Mr.Malayaj Mishra
(1711401)

Heusler Based Spintronics

IDD Part-III, 2019-20 malayaj.mishra.mst17@itbhu.ac.in
 

Mr. Mayank Pratap Singh
(18114005)

Half Metallic Ferromagnetic Materials

IDD Part-II, 2019-20 mayankpsingh.mst18@itbhu.ac.in
  Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) Project Students (Completed)
  Name & Roll No. Project Title Status Contact Details
 

Ms. Ankita Uikey
(14114004)

Effect of Residual Stresses on Martensite Transformation IDD Part-VII, 2017-18 ankita.uikey.mst14@itbhu.ac.in
 

Mr. Sudhanshu Raj
(16114014)

Study of Hard Magnet and Soft Magnet IDD Part-II, 2018-19 sudhanshu.raj.mst16@itbhu.ac.in 
 

Mr. Puligattu Sreevatsav
(16114014)

Study of the Functioning of a SQUID Magnetometer

IDD Part-II, 2017-18 puligattu.sreevatsav.mst16@itbhu.ac.in 
 

Ms. Neha Raj Tirkey
(17114009)

Biological Materials based Shape Memory Alloys IDD Part-II, 2018-19 neharaj.tirkey.mst17@itbhu.ac.in 
 

Mr. Hammad Nazami
(17114009)

Heusler Based Magnetic Refrigeration IDD Part-II, 2018-19 hammad.nezami.mst17@itbhu.ac.in
 

Mr. Sandeep Kumar
(15114010)

Synthesis and Characterization of two Dimensional Magnetic Materials IDD Part-IV, 2018-19
(DIH Summer Project Report)
sandeep.kumar.mst15@itbhu.ac.in
  Internship Students
  Name Internship Duration Qualification Contact Details
 

Ms. Shobha Singh

June-July 2019

B.Tech.
(Central University of Jharkhand)

shobhabtps@gmail.com
  Alumni
  Name and Degree Thesis/Project Title Submission Year Current Position Contacts
 

Mr. Krishna Kant Dubey
 (M.Tech.)

Hysteresis and Magnetocaloric Effect in NiPtMnIn Magnetic Shape Memory Heusler Alloys

2018

Ph.D. Student at SMST

krishnakantdubey.rs.mst18@itbhu.ac.in

 
Mr. Vikas Singh
(M.Tech.)
 
Structural Studies of Layered Pervoskite La2-2xSr1+2xMn2O7 (x=0.2,0.25,0.3, and 0.35)
2019
 
 
Ms. Payal Chaudhary
(IDD)

 

Search For Potential Weyl Semimetals in Heusler Alloys Using First Principle Methods
2019
 

1. Ramanujan Fellowship research Grant~ Rs 35 Lakhs, form SERB, India, November 2017 - October 2022).  (Principal Investigator)

2.  Designing Heusler alloys for magnetic refrigeration, Funding Agency-Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), India (Seed Money Grant~ Rs 10 Lakhs). (Principal Investigator)

3.   Elastocaloric effect measurement setup to study caloric effect in shape memory alloys, Funding Agency-UGC-DAE CSR (grant~11 Lakhs) , Indore, India (Principal Investigator).

4.  Minimizing hysteresis in magnetic shape memory Heusler alloys for reversible magnetocaloric effect, SERB-DST (grant~49 Lakhs), India. (Principal Investigator)

1. Sample Preparation Unit
(i) Arc Melting Furnace: 3 sample can me prepared simultaneously.
(ii) Turbo Molecular Pump (PFEIFFER): Vacuum limit ~5.0*10-7 mbar
(iii) Diffusion Pump (Hind High Vacuum): Vacuum Limit~5.0*10-6 mbar
2 X-ray Diffractometer (XRD)
Rigaku, CuKÞ, 18kW, Rotating Anode
Hight Temperature attachment: 300K-1700K
Low Temperature attachment: 11K-300K
3. Physical Properties Measurement System (PPMS)
Quantum Design's,  DynaCool
VSM: 1.6K-1000K (sensitivity 10-6 emu), 9 Tesla
AC magnetic susceptibility: 10Hz-10KHz, 1.8K-400K
Specific Heat (1.8K-400K), and Multifunction probe
4. Cryogen-Free Measurement System (CFMS)
Temperature Range: 1.8K-325K, 7 Tesla Field
Measurement Attachments:
(i) Dielectric measurements using novacontrol and HIOKI HiTESTER LCR meter.
(ii) Magnetoresistance measurements using Electrometer, Current Sounce and Nanovoltmeter.
(iii) Hall Measurement Setup: Under process
5.

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer
(TA Instruments)
Temperature Range: 120K-870K
Frequency Range: 0.001 to 200 Hz
Force Range: 0.0001 to 18 N
Modulus Range: 103 to 3*1012 Pa

6.

Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM)

(ZEISS)
Resolution~10 nm
Maximum EHT Voltage: 20kV
Detector: In Lense and Secondary Electron
9  Sample can be mounted simultaneously
EDS detector (Oxford Instruments)
     
     

PhD positions are available for students who have already qualified  CSIR(JRF) or  having DST Inspire fellowship. Application with detailed CV can be send to Principle Investigator (email: ssingh.mst@iitbhu.ac.in). Position for GATE qualified students will be open soon. 

  • Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany
  • Institute of Laue Langevin , Grenoble, France
  • Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Max Planck Institute for Iron Research, Düsseldorf Germany
  • Technical University Dresden, Germany
  • IMEM-CNR, Parma, Italy
  • Institute of Physics, Praha, Czech Republic
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France
  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,  Didcot, UK
  • UGC-DAE-CSR,  Indore, India
  • Bharathidasan University
  • TIFR, Mumbai
  • IISER, Pune
  • IISER, Bhopal
  • IIT, Mandi​ 
  • IIT, Delhi