Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

Name : Devajyoti Mukherjee

Deptartment : School of Physical Sciences
Designation : Assistant Professor
Contact : +91 33 2473 4971 (Ext:2123)
Email : sspdm@iacs.res.in



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Broad Area of Research: Experimental Condensed Matter Physics & Device Physics

Specific Research Interests:   • Thin Films and Heterostructures • Ferroelectrics • Multiferroics • Magnetocalorics and electrocalorics

Overview: Our research focuses on exploring the magnetic, magneto-transport, dielectric and ferroelectric properties in functional integrated materials in the form of thin films and heterostructures.  We emphasize on the growth and characterization of epitaxial thin films and heterostructures using physical techniques such as pulsed laser deposition (PLD) and sputtering. We mainly investigate ferroic materials that display strong structural, magnetic, thermal and electrical properties. These materials may include artificial multiferroics, electrocalorics and magnetocalorics that promise both novel scientific phenomena and useful technological applications in memory and solid-state cooling.

 

(From left) Kusumpal, Dipendu, Abhisikta, Devajyoti, Nasiruddin, Isher, Subhashree, Chitra

 

Photograph of thin film sample inside UHV chamber for surface magnetic studies using magneto-optic kerr effect (MOKE). Photo Courtesy: Abhisikta Barman

 


Academic Profile

Employment:

Assistant Professor, School of Physical Sciences, IACS, Kolkata, India (2017 – present)

Scientist D, Technical Research Center, IACS, Kolkata, India (2017 – 2017)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, University of Cambridge, UK (2015 – 2017)

University Lecturer (Adjunct Faculty), Department of Physics, University of South Florida, USA (2014 – 2015)

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Center for Integrated Functional Materials, University of South Florida, USA (2010 – 2015)

Research Associate, Department of Physics, University of South Florida, USA (2007 - 2010)

Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, University of South Florida, USA (2005 – 2007)

Education:

Ph. D. in Applied Physics, University of South Florida, USA 

M. Sc. in Physics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India

B. Sc. in Physics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India 

   

 


Group

Dipendu Sarkar


Junior Research Fellow (CSIR-JRF)(2021-Present)
M.Sc.: Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda Educational And Research Institute (RKMVERI)(2018-2020)
B.Sc.: Midnapore College(Autonomous)(2015-2018)
Multicaloric heterostructures for eco-friendly cooling applications
spsds2520@iacs.res.in
Nasiruddin Mondal


Junior Research Fellow (2020-Present)
M.Sc.: University of Kalyani (2019)
B.Sc.: Krishnagar Govt. College (University of Kalyani) (2017)
Surface magnetic properties of functional thin film heterostructures
psnm2251@iacs.res.in
Abhisikta Barman


Senior Research Fellow (UGC-SRF) (2017-…)
M.Sc.: IIT Guwahati (2016)
B.Sc.: Jadavpur University (2014)
Investigation of multi-caloric effects in magnetic and ferroelectric thin film heterostructures
trcab@iacs.res.in
Subhashree Chatterjee


Senior Research Fellow (DST-Inspire) (2018-Present)
M.Sc.: Banaras Hindu University (2017) (Gold Medalist)
B.Sc.: Bankura Christian College (Burdwan University) (2015)
Multiferroic effects in thin film heterostructures
sspsc8@iacs.res.in
 
Chitra


Postdoctoral Research Associate (2021-present)
PhD: University of Delhi (2021)
M.Sc.: University of Delhi (2014)
Electrocaloric properties of Barium Titanate based piezoceramics
chitra2549@iacs.res.in
Kusampal Yadav


Junior Research Fellow (2021-Present)
B.Sc: Bhaskaracharya College of Applied Sciences (University of Delhi) (2019)
M.Sc.:Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
Magnetic properties of ferromagnetic thin films using Magneto Optic Kerr Effect (MOKE)
psky2190@iacs.res.in

 


Publication

 

Publications

Journal Articles

39. N. Mondal, A. Barman, S. Chatterjee, and D. Mukherjee*, "Influence of twin-crystal structures on the temperature dependence of magneto-optic Kerr effect and magnetic anisotropy in epitaxial Ni thin films", Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials,  564, 170118 (2022).

38. A. K. Kar, B. Chattopadhyay, R. Singha, A. Barman, Md. A. Ahmed, A. Midya, S. Bandyopadhyay, D. Mukherjee, D. Jana, and P. Mandal, "Effect of Co and Mg doping at Cu site on structural, magnetic and dielectric properties of α–Cu2V2O7", Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 34, 075702 (2021).

37. S. Chatterjee, A. Barman, S. Barman, T. Chabri, S. Kar-Narayan, A. Datta, and D. Mukherjee*, "Role of oxygen vacancies on the low-temperature dielectric relaxor behavior in epitaxial Ba0.85Ca0.15Ti0.9Zr0.1O3 thin films", Physical Review Materials 5, 064415 (2021).

36. A. Barman, S. Chatterjee, C. Ou, Y. Y. Tse, N. Banerjee, S. Kar-Narayan, A. Datta, D. Mukherjee*, "Large electrocaloric effect in lead-free ferroelectric Ba0.85Ca0.15Ti0.9Zr0.1O3 thin film heterostructure", APL Materials  9, 021115 (2021).

35. T. Chabri, A. Barman, S. Chatterjee, S.A. Mollick, T.K. Nath, D. Mukherjee*, "Effects of transitional hysteresis on the large magnetocaloric and magnetoresistance properties of Ni-Mn-Co-Sn Heusler alloy", Journal of Alloys and Compounds  863, 158485 (2021).

34. T. Chabri, K. Ghosh, D. Mukherjee, and T. K. Nath, "Role of interplay of austenite and martensite phase fractions on the magnetocaloric and magnetoresistance effects across the martensite transition in Ni45Mn44Sn7In4 Heusler alloy near room temperature", Journal of Applied Physics 128, 215106 (2020).

33. A. Barman, S. Chatterjee, J. K. Dey, A. Datta, and D. Mukherjee*, "Interface-induced enhanced magnetocaloric effect in an epitaxial CoFe2O4/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 heterostructure", Physical Review B 102, 054433 (2020).

32. A. Barman, S. Kar-Naryan, and D. Mukherjee*, "Caloric effects in perovskite oxides", Advanced Materials Interfaces 6, 1900291 (2019).

31. V. Kalappattil, R. Geng, S. H. Liang, D. Mukherjee, J. Devkota, A. Roy, M. H. Luong, N. D. Lai, L. A. Hornak, T. D. Nguyen, W. B. Zhao, X. G. Li, N. H. Duc, R. Das, S. Chandra, H. Srikanth, and M. H Phan, "Role of the magnetic anisotropy in organic spin valves", Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices 2, 378 (2017).

30. D. Mukherjee*, M. Hordagoda, D. Pesquera, D. Ghosh, J. L. Jones, P. Mukherjee and S. Witanachchi, "Enhanced ferroelectric polarization in epitaxial (Pb1-xLax)(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 thin films due to low La doping", Physical Review B 95, 174304 (2017).

 

Publications prior to joining IACS (*Corresponding or equally contributing author

29. D. J. Denmark, J. Bradley, D. Mukherjee, J. Alonso, S. Shakerpeare, N. Bernal, M. H. Phan, H. Srikanth, S. Witanachchi, P. Mukherjee, "Remote Triggering of Thermoresponsive PNIPAM by Iron Oxide Nanoparticles", RSC Advances 6, 5641 (2016).

28. D. Mukherjee*, M. Hordagoda, P. Lampen, M. H. Phan, H. Srikanth, S. Witanachchi, and P. Mukherjee, "Simultaneous enhancements of polarization and magnetization in epitaxial Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 multiferroic heterostructures enabled by ultrathin CoFe2O4 sandwich-layers", Physical Review B 91, 054419 (2015).

27. D. Mukherjee*, M. Hordagoda, C. Kons, A. Datta, S. Witanachchi and P. Mukherjee, "Measurements of Polarization Switching in LiNbO3-type ZnSnO3/ZnO Nanocomposite Thin Films", MRS Proceedings 1729, 07 (2015).

26. A. Datta, D. Mukherjee*, C. Kons, S. Witanachchi, and P. Mukherjee, "Ferroelectricity in Strategically Synthesized Pb-free LiNbO3-type ZnSnO3 Nanostructure Arrayed Thick Films", MRS Proceedings 1729, 02 (2015).

25. D. Denmark, D. Mukherjee, J. Bradley, S. Witanachchi, and P. Mukherjee, "Systematic Study on the Remote Triggering of Thermo-Responsive Hydrogels Using RF Heating of Fe3O4 Nanoparticles", MRS Proceedings 1718, 30 (2015).

24. D. Mukherjee*, A. Datta, C. Kons, M. Hordagoda, S. Witanachchi and P. Mukherjee, "Intrinsic Anomalous Ferroelectricity in Vertically-Aligned LiNbO3-type ZnSnO3 Hybrid Nanoparticle-Nanowire Arrays", Applied Physics Letters 105, 212903 (2014).

23. A. Datta, D. Mukherjee*, C. Kons, S. Witanachchi and P. Mukherjee, "Evidence of Superior Ferroelectricity in Structurally Welded ZnSnO3 Nanowire Arrays", Small 10, 4093 (2014).

22. D. Mukherjee, J. Devkota, A. Ruiz, S. Witanachchi, P. Mukherjee, H. Srikanth, and M. H. Phan, "Impact of coating amorphous and crystalline cobalt ferrite films on the magneto-impedance response of a soft ferromagnetic amorphous ribbon", Journal of Applied Physics 116, 123912 (2014).

21. A. Datta, D. Mukherjee*, S. Witanachchi and P. Mukherjee, "On-the-surface photoconductive response of pelletized thin In2S3 nanosheets", Materials Research Bulletin 55, 176 (2014).

20. A. Datta, D. Mukherjee, S. Witanachchi and P. Mukherjee, "Hierarchically-Ordered Nano-Heterostructured PZT Thin Films with Enhanced Ferroelectric Properties", Advanced Functional Materials 24, 2638 (2014).

19. D. Mukherjee*, M. Hordagoda, P. Lampen, M. H. Phan, H. Srikanth, S. Witanachchi, and P. Mukherjee, "Enhanced magnetism and ferroelectricity in epitaxial Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3/CoFe2O4/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 multiferroic heterostructures grown using dual-laser ablation technique", Journal of Applied Physics 115, 17D707 (2014).

18. D. Mukherjee*, M. Hordagoda, R. Hyde, N. Bingham, H. Srikanth, S. Witanachchi, and P. Mukherjee, "Nanocolumnar interfaces and enhanced magnetic coercivity in preferentially oriented cobalt ferrite thin films grown using oblique-angle pulsed laser deposition", ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 5(15), 7450 (2013).

17. A. Datta, D. Mukherjee*, M. Hordagoda, S. Witanachchi, and P. Mukherjee, "Controlled Ti Seed Layer Assisted Growth and Field Emission Properties of Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 Nanowire Arrays", ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 5(13), 6261 (2013).

 16. A. Ruiz, D. Mukherjee*, J. Devkota, M. Hordagoda, S. Witanachchi, P. Mukherjee, H. Srikanth, and M.H. Phan, "Enhanced GMI effect in soft ferromagnetic amorphous ribbons with pulsed laser deposition of cobalt ferrite", Journal of Applied Physics 113, 17A323 (2013).

 15. A. Datta, D. Mukherjee, S. Witanachchi, and P. Mukherjee, "Low temperature synthesis, optical and photoconductance properties of nearly monodisperse thin In2S3 nanoplatelets", RSC Advances 3, 141 (2013).

 14. D. Mukherjee*, N. Bingham, M. Hordagoda, M. H. Phan, H. Srikanth, S. Witanachchi, and P. Mukherjee, "Influence of microstructure and interfacial strain on the magnetic properties of epitaxial Mn3O4/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 layered-composite thin films", Journal of Applied Physics 112, 083910 (2012).

 13. D. Mukherjee*, M. Hordagoda, N. Bingham, H. Srikanth, P. Mukherjee and S. Witanachchi, "Challenges in the polycrystalline and epitaxial growth of stoichiometric PbZr0.52Ti0.48O3/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 multiferroic heterostructures using pulsed laser ablation", Journal of Applied Physics 112, 064101 (2012).

 12. D. Mukherjee*, R. Hyde, P. Mukherjee, H. Srikanth, and S. Witanachchi, "Role of dual-laser ablation in controlling the Pb depletion in epitaxial growth of Pb(Zr0.52Ti0.48)O3 thin films with enhanced surface quality and ferroelectric properties", Journal of Applied Physics 111, 064102 (2012).

 11. D. Mukherjee*, P. Mukherjee, H. Srikanth, and S. Witanachchi, "Carrier-mediated Interaction of Magnetic Moments in Oxygen Vacancy Controlled Epitaxial Mn doped ZnO Thin Films", Journal of Applied Physics 111, 07C318 (2012).

 10. D. Mukherjee*, N. Bingham, M. H. Phan, H. Srikanth, P. Mukherjee, and S. Witanachchi, Ziz-zag interface and strain-influenced ferromagnetism in epitaxial Mn3O4/La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 thin films grown on SrTiO3 (100) substrates, Journal of Applied Physics 111, 07D730 (2012).

 9. D. Mukherjee*, S. Witanachchi, R. Hyde, and P. Mukherjee, "Advantages of Dual-laser Ablation in the Growth of Multicomponent Thin Films", AIP Conference Proceedings 1464, 325 (2012).

 8. D. Mukherjee*, T. Dhakal, M. Phan, H. Srikanth, P. Mukherjee, and S. Witanachchi, "Role of crystal orientation on the magnetic properties of CoFe2O4 thin films grown on Si (100) and Al2O(0001) substrates using pulsed laser deposition", Physica B: Condensed Matter 406, 2663 (2011).

 7. D. Mukherjee*, T. Dhakal, R. Hyde, P. Mukherjee, H. Srikanth, and S. Witanachchi, "Role of Epitaxy in Controlling the Magnetic and Magnetostrictive Properties of Cobalt Ferrite-PZT Bilayers", Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 43, 485001 (2010).

 6. D. Mukherjee*, T. Dhakal, H. Srikanth, P. Mukherjee, and S. Witanachchi, "Evidence of Carrier-Mediated Magnetism in Mn-Doped ZnO Thin Films", Physical Review B 81, 205202 (2010).

 5. T. Dhakal, D. Mukherjee*, R. Hyde, P. Mukherjee, M. H. Phan, H. Srikanth, and S. Witanachchi, "Magnetic anisotropy and field-switching in cobalt ferrite thin films deposited by pulsed laser ablation", Journal of Applied Physics 107,  053914 (2010).

 4. H. Verma, D. Mukherjee, S. Witanachchi, P. Mukherjee, and M. Batzill, "Comparative Study of ZnO Thin Film and Nano-Pillar Growth on YSZ(111) and Sapphire (0001) Substrates by Pulsed Laser Deposition", Journal of Crystal Growth 312, 2012 (2010).

 3. D. Mukherjee*, R. Hyde, T. Dhakal, H. Srikanth, P. Mukherjee, and S. Witanachchi, "Investigation of the Pb Depletion in Single and Dual Pulsed Laser Deposited Epitaxial PZT Thin Films and Their Structural Characterization", MRS Proceedings 1199, 37 (2009).

 2. T. Dhakal, D. Mukherjee*, R. Hyde, H. Srikanth, P. Mukherjee, and S. Witanachchi, "Enhancement in Ferroelectricity in V-Doped ZnO Thin Film Grown Using Laser Ablation", MRS Proceedings 1199, 44 (2009).

 1. D. Mukherjee*, T. Dhakal, H. Srikanth, P. Mukherjee, and S. Witanachchi, "Growth of ZnO:Mn/ZnO:V Heterostructures and Ferroelectric-Ferromagnetic Characterization", MRS Proceedings 1161, 02 (2009).

 

Book Chapters

1. “Scalable Fabrication and Enhanced Properties of Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric Perovskite Oxide Nanostructured Films for Harnessing and Harvesting Energies” in Metal Oxide based Thin Film Structures: Formation, Characterization and Application of Interface based Phenomena, A. Datta, D. Mukherjee and S. K. Narayan, Elsevier (2017).

2. “Laser Ablation for Multiferroic Heterostructures” in Laser Ablation-Fundamentals, Methods and Applications, D. Mukherjee*, S. Witanachchi, and P. Mukherjee, Nova Sci. Publishers Inc. (2015).

3. “Growth and characterization of epitaxial thin films and multiferroic heterostructures of ferromagnetic and ferroelectric materials”, D. Mukherjee*ProQuest Publishers LLC (2010).


Teaching

   Teaching Experience

   Co-Instructor in Int. MSc/PhD course "General Physics and Optics Laboratory" PHS4211 (Int. PPS, IACS) (Spring semester, 2019)

    Instructor in Int. MSc/Ph.D. course “PH 505 Condensed Matter Physics” (Int. PPS, IACS) (Autumn semester, 2018)

    Co-Instructor in Int. MSc/PhD course "General Physics Laboratory" (Int. PPS, IACS) (Spring semester, 2018)

Instructor in Int. MSc/Ph.D. course “PH 505 Condensed Matter Physics” (Int. PPS, IACS) (Autumn semester, 2017)

Co-Instructor in Int. MSc/PhD course "General Physics Laboratory" (Int. PPS, IACS) (Spring semester, 2017)

Supervisor in B.Sc. course “IB Materials Science”, (Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy University of Cambridge, UK) (2016-2017)

University Lecturer in B.Sc. course “PHY 2053 General Physics I” (Department of Physics, University of South Florida, USA) (2014-2015)

University Lecturer in B.Sc. course “PHZ 2102 Problems in General Physics I” (Department of Physics, University of South Florida, USA) (2014-2015)

Co-instructor in group-taught Ph.D. course "Advances in Pure and Applied Physics" (Department of Physics, University of South Florida, USA) (2011-2012)

Laboratory Instructor in B.Sc. course “PHY2043L/PHY2053L General Physics I Laboratory” (Department of Physics, University of South Florida, USA) (2005-2007)


Contact Us

Contact Information
 
Dr. Devajyoti Mukherjee
Assistant Professor
 
Room: C-302 (Centenary Building)
School of Physical Sciences
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
2A & 2B Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Kolkata, 700032, India
 
Phone: (0091)-(33)-24734971 Ext-2123
Fax: (0091)-(33)-24732805
Email: sspdm@iacs.res.in
 
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