Department of Physics

Indian Institute Of Technology Madras , Chennai
Dr. Panchanana Khuntia
HSB 119 A

Assistant Professor


IIT Bombay


Quantum Materials, Topological Quantum States, Quantum Phase Transitions, Nanomaterials; NMR, µSR, Neutron Scattering


044 - 2257 4847


Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

 Current Research :

 Recent Publications :

Electronic structure and magnetic properties of the effective spin Jeff = 1/2 two-dimensional triangular lattice K3Yb(VO4)2

U. K. Voma, S. Bhattacharya, E. Kermarrec, J. Alam, Y. M. Jana, B. Sana, P. Khuntia, S. K. Panda, and B. Koteswararao

Physical Review B

Volume: 104 Page: 144411 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.104.144411

Year: 2021

Development of short and long-range magnetic order in the double perovskite based frustrated triangular lattice antiferromagnet Ba2MnTeO6

J. Khatua, T. Arh, Shashi B. Mishra, H. Luetkens, A. Zorko, B. Sana, M. S. Ramachandra Rao, B. R. K. Nanda, P. Khuntia*

Scientific Reports (Nature Publications)

Volume: 11 Page: 6959 DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-84876-5

Year: 2021

Gapless ground state in the archetypal quantum kagome antiferromagnet ZnCu3(OH)6Cl2

P. Khuntia, M. Velazquez, Q. Barthélemy, F. Bert, E. Kermarrec, A. Legros, B. Bernu, L. Messio, A. Zorko, and P. Mendels

Nature Physics

Volume: 16 Page: 469 DOI: 10.1038/s41567-020-0792-1

Year: 2020

Symmetry Reduction in the Quantum Kagome Antiferromagnet Herbertsmithite

A. Zorko, M. Herak, M. Gomilsek, J. van Tol, M. Velazquez, P. Khuntia, F. Bert, and P. Mendels

Physical Review Letters

Volume: 118 Page: 017202 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.118.017202

Year: 2017

Bose-Einstein Condensation of Triplons in the S = 1 Tetramer Antiferromagnet : A Compound Close to a Quantum Critical Point

B. Koteswararao, P. Khuntia, R. Kumar, A.V. Mahajan, Arvind Yogi, M. Baenitz, Y. Skourski, and F. C. Chou

Physical Review B (Rapid Communications)

Volume: 95 Page: 180407(R) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.95.180407

Year: 2017

Local Magnetism and Spin Dynamics of the Frustrated Honeycomb Rhodate Li2RhO3

P. Khuntia, S. Manni, F. R. Foronda, T. Lancaster, S. J. Blundell, P. Gegenwart, and M. Baenitz

Physical Review B

Volume: 96 Page: 094432 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.96.094432

Year: 2017

Persistent low-temperature spin dynamics in the mixed-valence iridate Ba3InIr2O9

Tusharkanti Dey, M. Majumder, J. C. Orain, A. Senyshyn, M. Prinz-Zwick, S. Bachus, Y. Tokiwa, F. Bert, P. Khuntia, N. Büttgen, A. A. Tsirlin, and P. Gegenwart

Physical Review B

Volume: 96 Page: 174411 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.96.174411

Year: 2017

Alternating spin chain compound AgVOAsO4 probed by 75As NMR

N. Ahmed, P. Khuntia, K. M. Ranjith, H. Rosner, M. Baenitz, A. A. Tsirlin, and R. Nath

Physical Review B

Volume: 96 Page: 224423 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.96.224423

Year: 2017

Spin Liquid State in the 3D Frustrated Antiferromagnet PbCuTe2O6: NMR and Muon Spin Relaxation Studies

P. Khuntia*, F. Bert, P. Mendels, B. Koteswararao, A. V. Mahajan, M. Baenitz, F. C. Chou, C. Baines, A. Amato, and Y. Furukawa. *~Corresponding author

Physical Review Letters

Volume: 116 Page: 107203 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.107203

Year: 2016

Quantum Phase Transitions and Multicriticality in Ta(Fe1−xVx)2

Manuel Brando , Alexander Kerkau, Adriana Todorova, Yoshihiro Yamada, Panchanan Khuntia, Tobias Foerster, Ulrich Burkhardt, Michael Baenitz, and Guido Kreiner

Journal of Physical Society of Japan

Volume: 85 Page: 084707 DOI: 10.7566/JPSJ.85.084707

Year: 2016

Ba3MxTi3−xO9 (M=Ir, Rh): A family of 5d/4d-based diluted quantum spin liquids

R. Kumar, D. Sheptyakov, P. Khuntia, K. Rolfs, P. G. Freeman, H. M. Rønnow, Tusharkanti Dey, M. Baenitz, and A. V. Mahajan

Physical Review B

Volume: 94 Page: 174410 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.94.174410

Year: 2016

Spin liquid state in the disordered triangular lattice Sc2Ga2CuO7 revealed by NMR

P. Khuntia*, R. Kumar, A. V. Mahajan, M. Baenitz, and Y. Furukawa

Physical Reveiw B (Rapid Communications)

Volume: 93 Page: 140408 (R) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.93.140408

Year: 2016

Design of compensated ferrimagnetic Heusler alloys for giant tunable exchange bias

Ajaya K. Nayak, Michael Nicklas, Stanislav Chadov, Panchanana Khuntia, Chandra Shekhar, Adel Kalache, Michael Baenitz, Yurii Skourski, Veerendra K. Guduru, Alessandro Puri, Uli Zeitler, J. M. D. Coey, and Claudia Felser

Nature Materials

Volume: 14 Page: 679 DOI: 10.1038/nmat4248

Year: 2015

Sc2Ga2CuO7: A possible quantum spin liquid near the percolation threshold

R. Kumar, P. Khuntia, D. Sheptyakov, P. G. Freeman, H. M. Rønnow, B. Koteswararao, M. Baenitz, M. Jeong, and A. V. Mahajan

Physical Review B (Rapid Communications)

Volume: 92 Page: 180411 (R) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.180411

Year: 2015

Contiguous 3d and 4f Magnetism: Strongly Correlated 3d Electrons in YbFe2Al10

P. Khuntia*, P. Peratheepan, A. M. Strydom, Y. Utsumi, K.-T. Ko, K.-D. Tsuei, L. H. Tjeng, F. Steglich, and M. Baenitz

Physical Review Letters

Volume: 113 Page: 216403 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.113.216403

Year: 2014

Magnetic properties and heat capacity of the three-dimensional frustrated S = 1/2 antiferromagnet PbCuTe2O6

B. Koteswararao, R. Kumar, P. Khuntia, Sayantika Bhowal, S. K. Panda, M. R. Rahman, A. V. Mahajan, I. Dasgupta, M. Baenitz, Kee Hoon Kim, and F. C. Chou

Physical Review B

Volume: 90 Page: 035141 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.90.035141

Year: 2014

Magnetization and spin dynamics of the spin S =1/2 hourglass nanomagnet Cu5(OH)2(NIPA)4.10H2O

R. Nath, A. A. Tsirlin, P. Khuntia, O. Janson, T. Foester, M. Padmanabhan, Yu. Skourski, M. Baenitz, H. Rosner, and I. Rousochatzakis

Physical Review B (Editors' Suggestions)

Volume: 87 Page: 214417 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.214417

Year: 2013

Field tuned critical fluctuations in YFe2Al10: Evidence from magnetization, 27Al (NMR, NQR) investigations

P. Khuntia*, A.M. Strydom, L. S. Wu, M. C. Aronson, F. Steglich, and M. Baenitz,

Physical Review B (Rapid Communications & Editors’ Suggestions)

Volume: 86 Page: 220401 (R) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.220401

Year: 2012

31P NMR investigations on the ferromagnetic quantum critical system YbNi4P2

R. Sarkar, P. Khuntia, C. Krellner, C. Geibel, F. Steglich, and M. Baenitz

Physical Review B (Rapid Communications)

Volume: 85 Page: 140409 (R) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.85.140409

Year: 2012

Spin-liquid behavior in Jeff=12 triangular lattice compound Ba3IrTi2O9

Tusharkanti Dey, A.V. Mahajan, P. Khuntia, M. Baenitz, B. Koteswararao and F.C. Chou

Physical Review B (Rapid Communications)

Volume: 86 Page: 140405 (R) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.86.140405

Year: 2012

Magnetic properties and spin dynamics of 3d-4 f molecular complexes

P. Khuntia*, M. Mariani, A. V. Mahajan, A. Lascialfari, F. Borsa, T. D. Pasatoiu, and M. Andruh

Physical Review B

Volume: 84 Page: 184439 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.184439

Year: 2011

A missing high-spin molecule in the family of cyano-bridged heptanuclear heterometal complexes, [(LCuII)6FeIII(CN)6]3+, and its CoIII and CrIII analogues, accompanied in the crystal by a novel octameric water cluster

Catalin Maxim, Lorenzo Sorace, Panchanana Khuntia, Augustin M. Madalan, Alessandro Lascialfari, Andrea Caneschi, Yves Journaux, and Marius Andruh

Dalton Transactions

Volume: 39 Page: 4838 DOI: 10.1039/B924505G

Year: 2010

Magnetic properties and spin dynamics in single molecule paramagnets

P. Khuntia, M.Mariani, M. C. Mozzati, L. Sorace, F. Orsini, A. Lascialfari, F. Borsa, M. Andruh, and C. Maxim

Physical Review B (Editors' Suggestions)

Volume: 80 Page: 094413 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.80.094413

Year: 2009