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Amitava Bhattacharyya

Name: Amitava Bhattacharyya

Area of Research: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science, with special interest in Single crystal growth, Neutron Diffraction, Inelastic Neutron Scattering and Muon Spin Relaxation/Rotation investigations of strongly correlated materials

Contact address:

91-33-2654-9999, +91-9749966899,

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Education and Employment:

Faculty (2016-Present): RKMVERI

Postdoctoral Scholar (2013-2016): Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxford, UK

Postdoctoral Scholar (2012-2013): Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India

Postdoctoral Scholar (2012, 6 months): Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan

Ph. D. (2012): Indian Association for the Cultivation of science, Kolkata, India

M.Sc. (Physics,First Class)(2006): Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India

5 Recent Publications

  • Understanding the antiferromagnetic transition in EuV2Al20 through low temperature magnetocaloric effect, K. Ramesh Kumar, Harikrishnan S. Nair, Amitava Bhattacharyya, A. Thamizhavel and Andre M Strydom, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 452, 205 (2018)

  • Multigap superconductivity in ThAsFeN investigated using muSR measurements, Devashibhai Adroja, Amitava Bhattacharyya, Pabitra Kumar Biswas, Michael Smidman, Adrian Hillier, Huican Mao, Huiqian Luo, Guang-Han Cao, Zhicheng Wang and Cao Wang, Physical Review B 96, 144502 (2017)

  • Superconducting gap structure in the electron doped BiS2 − based superconductors, Amitava Bhattacharyya, D T Adroja, A D Hillier, R .Jha, V P S Awana and A M Strydom, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 29, 265602 (2017)

  • Nodal superconducting gap structure in the quasi-one-dimensional Cs2Cr3As3 investigated using muSR measurements, D. T. Adroja, Amitava Bhattacharyya, M. Smidman, A. D. Hillier, Yu Feng, B. Pan, J. Zhao, M. R. Lees, A. M. Strydom and P. K. Biswas, Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 86, 03470 (2017)

  • Kondo lattice heavy fermion behavior in CeRh2Ga2, V. K. Anand, D. T. Adroja, Amitava Bhattacharyya, B. Klemke and B. Lake, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 29, 135601 (2017)

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Research Interests

The current research interest of our group is in the field of Strongly Correlated Materials with novel electronic properties, such as High Temperature Superconductors, Topological Kondo Insulators/Kondo Insulators and Heavy Fermions as well as Low Dimensional Magnetic systems. It is our goal to contribute to a better understanding of the basic physics of these correlated materials by performing concerted experimental studies which may help to clarify the origin of complex magnetism and superconductivity in these systems. For this purpose, microscopic and macroscopic magnetic and electronic properties of these materials are investigated by means of a combination of different complementary experimental techniques, including magnetization and transport (using PPMS/SQUID) and Neutron Diffraction (using WISH, D2B, D20 beamline), Neutron Scattering (using MARI, MERLIN, IN4, IN6 beamline), Muon Spin Rotation (using MUSR, EMU, HI-Fi, ARGUS beamline) measurements. Our group has a strong record in obtaining competitively awarded beam time at some of the world’s leading international facilities including ISIS (United Kingdom) and the Institute Laue Langevin (Grenoble, France). Research collaborations currently exist with groups from around the world including the United Kingdom, Japan, South Africa, France, Germany, and India. The work of the group is regularly published in leading international journals and is frequently represented globally at conferences.