Department of Physics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai
Dr. Ranjit Kumar Nanda B
HSB 224E
DESIGNATION

Associate Professor

Ph.D.

IIT Bombay

CURRENT RESEARCH INTEREST

Condensed Matter Theory (Electronic Structure)

CONTACT

044 - 2257 4887

nandab@iitm.ac.in

RESEARCH GROUPS

 Current Research :



 Recent Publications :

Fluorine Intercalated Graphene: Formation of a 2D Spin Lattice through Pseudoatomization

S. B. Mishra, S. K. Yadav, D. G. Kanhere, and B. R. K. Nanda

Physical Review Materials

Volume: Accepted Page: arXiv:2005.09888

Year: 2020

Pressure and Inversion Symmetry Breaking Field Driven First Order Phase Transition and Formation of Dirac Circle in Perovskites

A. Kore, R. Kashikar, M. Gupta, P Singh, and B. R. K. Nanda

Physical Review B

Volume: Accepted Page: arXiv:2004.06939

Year: 2020

Defining the topological influencers and predictive principles to engineer the band structure of halide perovskites

R. Kashikar, M. Gupta, and B. R. K. Nanda

Physical Review B

Volume: 101 Page: 155102 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.101.155102

Year: 2020

Mechanistic Understanding of NO2 Dissociation on a Rutile TiO2 (110) Surface: An Electronic Structure Study

S. Marutheeswaran, S. B. Mishra, S. C. Roy, and B. R. K. Nanda

The Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Volume: 124 Page: 8786 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.0c00525

Year: 2020

Maximizing Short Circuit Current Density and Open Circuit Voltage in Oxygen Vacancy-Controlled Bi1–xCaxFe1–yTiyO3−δ Thin-Film Solar Cells

S. Nandy, K. Kaur, S. Gautam, K. H. Chae, B. R. K. Nanda, and C. Sudakar

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Volume: 12 Page: 14105 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsami.9b18357

Year: 2020

Stretchable and dynamically stable promising two-dimensional thermoelectric materials: ScP and ScAs

K. Kaur, D. Murali, B. R. K. Nanda

Journal of Materials Chemistry A

Volume: 7 Page: 12604 DOI: 10.1039/C9TA01393H

Year: 2019

Shifting of Fermi level and realization of topological insulating phase in the oxyfluoride BaBiO2F

B. Khamari, B.R. K. Nanda

Materials Research Express

Volume: 6 Page: 066309 DOI: 10.1088/2053-1591/ab0b13

Year: 2019

Enhanced bulk photovoltaic response in Sn doped BaTiO3 through composition dependent structural transformation

L. Kola, D. Murali, S. Pal, B. R. K. Nanda, P. Murugavel

Appl. Phys. Lett.

Volume: 114 Page: 183901 DOI: 10.1063/1.5088635

Year: 2019

Band engineering via grain boundary defect states for large scale tuning of photoconductivity in Bi1−xCaxFe1−yTiyO3−δ

S Nandy, P. S. V. Mocherla, K. Kaur, S. Gautam, B..R..K. Nanda, C. Sudakar

J. Appl.Phys.

Volume: 126 Page: 235101 DOI: 10.1063/1.5119845

Year: 2019

Large Bulk Photovoltaic Response by Symmetry-Breaking Structural Transformation in Ferroelectric [ Ba ( Zr 0.2 Ti 0.8 ) O 3 ]0.5[( Ba 0.7 Ca 0.3 ) Ti O 3 ]0.5

A. B. Swain, D. Murali, B.R.K. Nanda, P. Murugavel

Phys. Rev. Applied

Volume: 11 Page: 044007 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.11.044007

Year: 2019

Designing Non-Polar Metallic Interfaces using Insulating Transition Metal Olivine Phosphates

A. Jena, D. Murali, B. R. K. Nanda

Advanced Theory and Simulations (Wiley Publication)

Volume: 1 Page: 1700007 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1002/adts.201700007

Year: 2018

Topologically invariant double Dirac states in bismuth-based perovskites: Consequence of ambivalent charge states and covalent bonding

Bramachari Khamari, Ravi Kashikar, B. R. K. Nanda

Phys. Rev. B

Volume: 97 Page: 045149 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.97.045149

Year: 2018

Giant exchange bias in the single-layered Ruddlesden-Popper perovskite SrLaCo0.5Mn0.5O4

R. R. Das, Priyadarshini Parida, A. K. Bera, Tapan Chatterji, B. R. K. Nanda, P. N. Santhosh

Phys. Rev. B

Volume: 98 Page: 184417 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.98.184417

Year: 2018

Oxygen vacancy induced photoconductivity enhancement in Bi1-xCaxFeO3-δ nanoparticle ceramics: A combined experimental and theoretical study

S. Nandy, K. Kaur, P. S. V. Mocherla, B. R. K. Nanda, C. Sudakar

J. Appl. Phys.

Volume: 124 Page: 195108 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5055742

Year: 2018

Second-neighbor electron hopping and pressure induced topological quantum phase transition in insulating cubic perovskites

R. Kashikar, B. Khamari, B. R. K. Nanda

Phys. Rev. Materials

Volume: 2 Page: 124204 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.124204

Year: 2018

Quantum-mechanical process of carbonate complex formation and large-scale anisotropy in the adsorption energy of  CO2 on anatase TiO2 (001) surface

S. B. Mishra, A. Choudhary, S. C. Roy, B. R. K. Nanda

Phys. Rev. Materials

Volume: 2 Page: 115801 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.2.115801

Year: 2018

Giant photovoltaic response in band engineered ferroelectric perovskite

S. Pal, A. B. Swain, P. P. Biswas, D. Murali, A. Pal, B. R. K. Nanda, P. Murugavel

Scientific Reports

Volume: 8 Page: 8005 DOI: DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-26205-x

Year: 2018

Universality in the electronic structure of 3d transition metal oxides

P. Parida, R. Kashikar, A. Jena, B. R. K. Nanda

Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids

Volume: 123 Page: 133 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpcs.2018.04.009

Year: 2018

Quantum well structure of double perovskite superlattice and formation of spin-polarized two-dimensional electron gas

S. Samanta, S. B. Mishra, B. R. K. Nanda

Phys. Rev. B

Volume: 98 Page: 115155 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.98.115155

Year: 2018

Mn substitution controlled Li-diffusion in single crystalline nanotubular LiFePO4 high rate-capability cathodes: Experimental and theoretical studies

Akshay Kumar Budumuru, M. Viji, Ajit Jena, B.R.K. Nanda, C. Sudakar

Journal of Power Sources

Volume: 406 Page: 50-62 DOI: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1XvN51M7w0

Year: 2018

Microstrain engineered magnetic properties in Bi1− x Ca x Fe1− y Ti y O3− δ nanoparticles: deviation from Néel’s 1/d size-dependent magnetization behaviour

Pavana SV Mocherla, MB Sahana, R Gopalan, MS Ramachandra Rao, BRK Nanda, C Sudakar

Materials Research Express

Volume: 4 Page: 106106 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/aa9088

Year: 2017

Orbital driven impurity spin effect on the magnetic order of quasi-three dimensional cupric oxide

B. G. Ganga, P. N. Santhosh and B. R. K. Nanda

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

Volume: 29 Page: 155802 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/1361-648X/aa58c2

Year: 2017

Engineering Diffusivity and Operating Voltage in Lithium Iron Phosphate through Transition Metal Doping

Ajit Jena and B. R. K. Nanda

Phys. Rev. Applied

Volume: 7 Page: 034007 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevApplied.7.034007

Year: 2017

Enhancing CO2 Electroreduction by Tailoring Strain and Ligand Effects in Bimetallic Cu-Rh and Cu-Ni Heterostructures

Tuhina Adit Maark and B. R. K. Nanda

Journal of Physical Chemistry C

Volume: 121 Page: 4496 DOI: DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b00940

Year: 2017

Effect of frustrated exchange interactions and spin-half-impurity on the electronic structure of strongly correlated NiFe2O4

K. Ugendar, S. Samanta, S. Rayaprol, V. Siruguri, G. Markandeyulu, B. R. K. Nanda

Phys. Rev. B

Volume: 96 Page: 035138 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.96.035138

Year: 2017

Control over the charge transfer in dye-nanoparticle decorated graphene

SR Bongu, AV Veluthandath, BRK Nanda, S Ramaprabhu, PB Bisht

Chemical Physics Letters

Volume: 644 Page: 176-182 DOI: doi:10.1016/j.cplett.2015.12.023

Year: 2016

Unconventional Magnetism and Band Gap Formation in LiFePO4: Consequence of Polyanion Induced Non-planarity

Ajit Jena, B. R. K. Nanda

Scientific Reports

Volume: 6 Page: 19573 DOI: doi:10.1038/srep19573

Year: 2016

Spin-glass state in nanoparticulate (La0.7Sr0.3MnO3)1−x (BaTiO3)x solid solutions:Experimental and density-functional studies

Chiranjib Nayek, S. Samanta, Kaustuv Manna, A. Pokle, B. R. K. Nanda, P. S. Anil kumar, and P. Murugavel

Phys. Rev. B

Volume: 93 Page: 094401 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.094401

Year: 2016

Intertwined lattice deformation and magnetism in monovacancy graphene

Haricharan Padmanabhan and B. R. K. Nanda

Phys. Rev. B

Volume: 93 Page: 165403 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.165403

Year: 2016

CO and CO2 Electrochemical Reduction to Methane on Cu, Ni and Cu3Ni (211) Surfaces

Tuhina Adit Maark, B. R. K. Nanda

Journal of Physical Chemistry (Part C)

Volume: 120 Page: 8781 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.6b01665

Year: 2016

Tailoring p- and n- type semiconductor through site selective oxygen doping in Cu3N: Density Functional Studies

Guruprasad Sahoo, Ravi Kashikar, Mahaveer K Jain, B. R. K. Nanda

Materials Research Express

Volume: 3 Page: 065902 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/2053-1591/3/6/065902

Year: 2016

First principles study of the electronic structure and magnetic properties of spin chain compounds: Ca3ZnMnO6 and Ca3ZnCoO6

J. Chakraborty, S. Samanta, B. R. K. Nanda and I. Dasgupta

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter

Volume: 28 Page: 375501 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-8984/28/37/375501

Year: 2016

Electronic structure of the substitutional vacancy in graphene: density functional and Green function studies

B. R. K. Nanda, M. Sherafati, Z. Popovic, S. Satpathy

New J. Phys.

Volume: 14 Page: 083004 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/14/8/083004

Year: 2012

Nuclear tunneling and dynamical Jahn-Teller effect in graphene with vacancy

Z. Popovic, B. R. K. Nanda, S. Satpathy

Phys. Rev. B

Volume: 86 Page: 085458 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.86.085458

Year: 2012

Electronic Phases and Phase Separation in the Hubbard-Holstein Model of a Polar Interface

B. R. K. Nanda and S. Satpathy

Phys. Rev. B

Volume: 83 Page: 195114 DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.83.195114

Year: 2011

Magnetic and Orbital Order in LaMnO3 under Uniaxial Strain: A Model Study

B. R. K. Nanda and S. Satpathy

Phys. Rev. B

Volume: 81 Page: 174423 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.81.174423

Year: 2010

Density-functional studies of uniaxially strained tetragonal LaMnO3

B. R. K. Nanda and S. Satpathy

J. Mag. Mag. Materials

Volume: 322 Page: 3653 DOI: 10.1016/j.jmmm.2010.07.017

Year: 2010

Polar Catastrophe and the spin polarized electron gas at the LaMnO3/SrMnO3 interface

B. R. K. Nanda and S. Satpathy

J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B

Volume: 28 Page: C5A24 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1116/1.3454370

Year: 2010

Polar Catastrophe, electron leakage, and magnetic ordering at the LaMnO3/SrMnO3 interface

B. R. K. Nanda and S. Satpathy

Phys. Rev. B

Volume: 81 Page: 224408 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.81.224408

Year: 2010

Electronic and Magnetic Structure of the (LaMnO3)2n/(SrMnO3)n superlattices

B. R. K. Nanda and S. Satpathy

Phys. Rev. B

Volume: 79 Page: 054428 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.79.054428

Year: 2009

Electronic Structure of Bilayer Graphene under External Electric Field and Strain

B. R. K. Nanda and S. Satpathy

Phys. Rev. B

Volume: 80 Page: 165430 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.80.165430

Year: 2009

Effect of strain on Orbital ordering and Magnetism at the Perovskite oxide interfaces: LaMnO3/SrMnO3

B. R. K. Nanda and S. Satpathy

Phys. Rev. B

Volume: 78 Page: 054427 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.78.054427

Year: 2008

Two-Dimensional Spin-Polarized Electron Gas at Oxide Interfaces

B. R. K. Nanda and S. Satpathy

Phys. Rev. Lett.

Volume: 101 Page: 127201 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.127201

Year: 2008

Electron Leakage and Double-Exchange Ferromagnetism at the Interface between a Metal and an Antiferromagnetic Insulator: CaRuO3/CaMnO3

B. R. K. Nanda, S. Satpathy, M. S. Springborg

Phys. Rev. Lett.

Volume: 98 Page: 216804 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.216804

Year: 2007

Electronic structure of half-metallic magnets

B. R. K. Nanda and I. Dasgupta

Comp. Mat. Science

Volume: 36 Page: 96 DOI: 10.1016/j.commatsci.2004.11.020

Year: 2006

Electronic structure and magnetism in doped semiconducting half-Heusler Compounds

B. R. K. Nanda and I. Dasgupta

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter

Volume: 17 Page: 5037 DOI: doi:10.1088/0953-8984/17/33/008

Year: 2005

Electronic structure and magnetism in half-Heusler compounds

B. R. K. Nanda and I. Dasgupta

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter

Volume: 15 Page: 7307 DOI: doi:10.1088/0953-8984/15/43/014

Year: 2003