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     Sourav Kundu

Ph.D. fromIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur - Physics and Meteorology
Supervisor(s)  Dr. T. K. Nath
Ph.D. status  Joined in 2007 :: In progress
AddressM S Hall, E1-201
Phone9475044158
Emailsouravphy@gmail.com
Formal Education
Exam / Degree Board / UnivBranchYear
M.Sc.Indian Institute of Technology KharagpurPhysics2007
B.Sc.University of CalcuttaPhysics2005
12West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary EducationScience2002
10West Bengal Board of Secondary EducationGeneral2000

Research Areas
  • Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

Skills
  • Synthesis of oxide nanomaterials in chemical route.
  • Handling cryogen free closed cycle He-refrigerator, Superconducting magnet.
  • Measurement of Resistivity, Hall Effect, Magnetoresistance, Magnetization, Susceptibility etc.
  • Fabricated instrumental set up for research purpose (vibrating sample magnetometer, ac susceptometer
  • Interfacing of commercials instruments with Computer using Labview software (GPIB and Serial)
  • Thin film fabrication using dc sputtering and pulsed laser deposition techniques.
  • Handling high vacuum system (diffusion pump).
  • Basic knowledge of the research softwares - Origin, Mathematica, Scientist, Maud, FullProf, Labview.

Awards
  • GATE, 2007
  • JEST, 2007
  • Best poster award, ICANN-2009, IIT Guwahati, India

Teaching Experience
  • Tutorial (B.Tech 2nd year) - Quantum Mechanics, Solid State Physics, Statistical Mechanics(T) at IIT Kharagpur 1 semester (6 months) (1 terms)
  • Lab. class ( M.Sc. , B.Tech) - Electronics, Optics, Solid State Physics(P) at IIT Kharagpur 8 Semester ( 4 years) (8 terms)

Fellowships / Scholarships
  • Junior Research Felloship from IIT Kharagpur, 2007
  • Senior Research Felloship from IIT Kharagpur, 2009

Papers Published in Journals
  • Suppression of a glassy magnetic state and emergence of a Griffiths-like phase on size reduction in Nd0.8Sr0.2MnO3 by S. Kundu and T. K. Nath Journal of Applied Physics in press (2012)
  • Size-dependent electronic-transport mechanism and sign reversal of magnetoresistance in Nd0.5Sr0.5CoO3 by S. Kundu and T. K. Nath Journal of Physics Condensed Matter in press (2012)
  • Size-induced ferromagnetism and metallicity in Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3 nanoparticles A neutron diffraction study by S. Kundu, A. Das, T. K. Nath and A. K. Nigam Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Vol.324,823 (2012)
  • Metallicity and ferromagnetism in nanosystem of charge ordered Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3 by S. Kundu,T. K. Nath, A. K. Nigam, T. Maitra, and A. Taraphder Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Vol.12,943, (2012)
  • Evidence of electronic phase arrest and glassy ferromagnetic behaviour in (Nd0.4Gd0.3)Sr0.3MnO3 manganite Comparative study between bulk and nanometric samples by S. Kundu and T. K. Nath Journal of Physics Condensed Matter Vol.23, 356001 (2011)
  • Size induced metallic state in nanoparticles of ferromagnetic insulating Nd0.8Sr0.2MnO3 by S. Kundu and T. K. Nath Journal of Physics Condensed Matter Vol 22, 506002 (2010)
  • Probing the magnetic state by linear and non-linear ac magnetic susceptibility measurements in under-doped manganite Nd0.8Sr0.2MnO3 by S. Kundu and T. K. Nath Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Vol 322 , 2408 (2010)
  • Magnetic, Electronic- and Magneto-Transport Properties of Nanocrystalline Nd0.6Sr0.4MnO3 Manganites by S. Kundu and T. K. Nath Advanced Materials Research Vol 67, 131 (2009)
  • Observation of Griffiths phase in antiferromagnetic La0.32Eu0.68MnO3 by A Karmakar, S Majumdar, S Kundu, T K Nath and S Giri Journal of Physics Condensed Matter Vol.24,126003 (2012)
  • An automated homemade low cost vibrating sample Magnetometer by S. Kundu and T. K. Nath AIP conference proceedings Vol. 1349, 453 (2011)
  • Emergence of ferromagnetism in nanoparticles of antiferromagnetic Nd0.4Sr0.6MnO3 by S. Kundu and T. K. Nath AIP conference proceedings Vol. 1276, 350 (2010)

Papers Presented at Conferences
  • Metal-insulator transition and Griffiths-like phase in nanoparticles of insulating Nd0.8Sr0.2MnO3 by S. Kundu and T. K. Nath International Conference on Theoretical and Applied Physics, IIT Kharagpur, India - (2011)
  • An Automated ac susceptibility set up fabricated using a closed-cycle helium refrigerator by S. Kundu and T. K. Nath DAE SSPS 2012, SRM University, Chennai, Tamilnadu, India - (2011)
  • Appearance of ferromagnetism in nanoparticles of antiferromagnetic Sm0.5Ca0.5MnO3 and Nd0.4Sr0.6MnO3 by S. Kundu, S. K. Giri and T. K. Nath Internatinal conference on Fundamental and Applications of Nanoscience and Technology,Jadavpur University, Kolkata - (2010)
  • Effect of size reduction on the charge ordering of Nd0.5Sr0.5MnO3 by S. Kundu, T. K. Nath, A. Taraphder and A. K. Nigam National Conference on Recent Advances in Correlated Electron Systems, IIT Guwahati, India - (2010)
  • Emergence of ferromagnetism in nanoparticles of antiferromagnetic Nd0.4Sr0.6MnO3 by S. Kundu and T. K. Nath ICANN -2009, IIT Guwahati - (2009)
  • Effect of grain size on magnetic, electronic-, and magneto-transport properties of Nd0.8Sr0.2MnO3 by S. Kundu and T. K. Nath Theme Symposium on New Generation Composites and Hybrid Materials ,Consepts to applications, Organized by MRSI Kolkata Chapter, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 2009 - (2009)
  • Effect of nanometric grain size on electronic- and magnetotransport properties of Nd0.7-xGdxSr0.3MnO3 by S. Kundu and T. K. Nath National Seminar on Advanced Nanomaterials and applications, Jadavpur University, Kollkata, 2008 - (2008)
  • Magnetic, Electronic - and Magneto - Transport Properties of Nanocrystalline Nd0.6Sr0.4MnO3 Manganites by S. Kundu and T. K. Nath NADPA 2008, IIT Roorkie - (2008)
  • Effect of Gd doping on transport and magnetic properties of La0.7-xGdxSr0.3MnO3 nanoparticles by S. Kundu, P. Dey and T. K. Nath 52nd DAE Solid State Physics Symposium - (2007)

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