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Research Highlights


Harmful CO2 is converted into useful chemicals using an earth-abundant metal containing catalyst.
An increase in the CO2 level in the atmosphere causes global warming resulting in unpredicted climate change. DFT calculations reveal the spontaneity of the diaspore-catalyzed cycloaddition reaction compared to that of the diaspore-free reaction.

Hydropool mapping of the highest river in the world (Dudh Kosi, Mt. Everest).

Dasgupta, B., Ajay, A., Kumar, A., Thamban, M., & Sanyal, P. (2021). Isoscape of surface runoff in high mountain catchments: An alternate model for meteoric water characterization and its implications. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126, e2020JD033950.


Knockdown Experiment Reveals an Essential GTPase CgtA's Involvement in Growth, Viability, Motility, Morphology, and Persister Phenotypes in Vibrio cholerae.

Das S, Chatterjee A, Datta PP. Microbiology Spectrum. 2023 Mar 14:e0318122. doi: 10.1128/spectrum.03181-22.

Spin-direction-spin coupling of quasiguided modes in plasmonic metamaterials.

Simultaneous demonstration of the forward (left) and inverse (right) spin Hall effect of light in a waveguiding plasmonic crystal. Authors: Jeeban Kumar Nayak, Harley Suchiang, Subir Kumar Ray, Shyamal Guchhait, Ayan Banerjee, Subhasish Dutta Gupta, and Nirmalya Ghosh


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