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

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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

B.Sc. (Physics Hons., First Class)(2004): Ramananda College (UB), Bishnupur, India

Selected Publications

  • Evidence of Nodal Line in the Superconducting Gap Symmetry of Noncentrosymmetric ThCoC2
    A. Bhattacharyya, D. T. Adroja, K. Panda, Surabhi Saha, Tanmoy Das, A. J. S. Machado, T. W. Grant, Z. Fisk, A. D. Hillier, P. Manfrinetti
    Physical Review Letters 122, 147001 (2019)
  • Inverse barocaloric effect in the giant magnetocaloric La-Fe-Si-Co compound, Lluís Mañosa, David González-Alonso, Antoni Planes, Maria Barrio, Josep-Lluís Tamarit, Ivan S. Titov, Mehmet Acet, A. Bhattacharyya, Subham Majumdar ; Nature Communications, Nature Publishing Group 2, 595 (2011)
  • Broken time-reversal symmetry probed by muon spin relaxation in the caged type Superconductor Lu5Rh6Sn18A. Bhattacharyya, D.T. Adroja, ; Physical Review B: Rapid Communications 91, 060503(R) (2015)
  • Incommensurate spin-density-wave antiferromagnetism in CeRu2Al2B, A. Bhattacharyya, D. Khalyavin, D. T. Adroja, A. M. Strydom, W. A. Kockelmann, A. D. Hillier, and B. D. Rainford ; Physical Review B: Rapid Communications 93, 060410(R) (2016)
  • Unconventional superconductivity in the cage type compound Sc5Rh6Sn18; A. Bhattacharyya, D. T. Adroja, N. Kase, A. D. Hillier, A. M. Strydom, and J. Akimitsu, Physical Review B 98, 024511 (2018)
  • A brief review on μSR studies of Fe and Cr based unconventional superconductors, A. Bhattacharyya, D.T. Adroja, and M. Smidman, Science China Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy – Springer 61, 127402 (2018)

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Research Grant

  • Department of Science and Technology (DST) Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research, (INSPIRE) Faculty Fellowship ; 2016–2021 India
  • Project Title: Single Crystal Grown, Neutron Scattering and Muon Spin Rotation/Relaxation Studies of Strongly Correlated Electron Systems
  • Project Value: 35 Lakh

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.

Current PhD students:

  • Kartik Panda