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Satyabrata Raj

Dept: Physical Sciences (DPS)
E-mail: raj [at]
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Research Interest:

We do research on solid state materials with state-of-art facilities. The broad areas of research are namely laboratory and synchrotron-based high-resolution angle-resolved and angle-integrated photoemission spectroscopy of strongly correlated systems, synthesis of new materials and understanding its crystal structure, magnetic & electronic properties, synthesis of novel doped nano-materials and understanding its optical, magnetic, and electronic properties. We are also involved in theoretical calculations/research to understand our own experimental results. Theoretical calculations like Full-potential LAPW and ab-initio pseudopotential band structure calculations are carried out with the high-performance cluster and workstation available in the group.

Academic Background:

  1. Ph.D (Physics), Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar (Utkal University), 2001
  2. M.Sc (Physics), Utkal University, 1996


  1. Professor, IISER Kolkata (current)
  2. Associate Professor, IISER Kolkata (2013 - 2019)
  3. Assistant Professor, IISER Kolkata (2008 - 2013)
  4. JSPS Fellow, Tohoku University, Japan (2006 - 2008)
  5. COE Fellow, Tohoku University, Japan (2004 - 2006)
  6. Research Associate, IISc, Bangalore (2001 - 2004)

Selected Publications:

  1. Kumari, S; Sahu, A K; Paul, S and Raj, S. 2019."Investigation of correlation effects on the electronic structure of 3d1 perovskites." Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, 124, 157
  2. Bar, T.; Choudhary, S. K.; Ashraf, Md. A.; Sujith, K. S.; Puri, S.; Raj, S. and Bansal, B.. 2018."Kinetic spinodal instabilities in the Mott transition in V2O3: Evidence from hysteresis scaling and dissipative phase ordering." Phys. Rev. Lett. , 121, 045701
  3. Kumari, S.; Paul, S. and Raj, S.. 2017."Electronic structure of RVO 3 (R= La and Y): Effect of electron (U) and exchange (J) correlations." Solid State Communications, 268, 20
  4. Paul, S.; Kumari, S. and Raj, S.. 2016."Vacancy-induced in-gap states in sodium tungsten bronzes: Density functional investigations." Europhysics Letters, 114, 37011
  5. Ghosh, A.; Paul, S. and Raj, S.. 2016."Magnetic properties of zinc-blende Cd1? xFexS nanoparticles: Temperature and Fe-content dependence studies." Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, 405, 238

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