Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

Name : Subham Majumdar

Deptartment : School of Physical Sciences
Designation : Senior Professor
Contact : +91 33 2473 4971 (Ext:1317)
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Magnetic and Electronic Phenomena in correlated Electron system


The group is involved in the experimental investigations of solids having strong electron-electron correlation.  In a crystalline solid, the effect of electron correlation has an important effect on its physical properties. The mutual interplay between charge, spin and the orbital moment of electrons in a crystalline solid can give rise to a plethora of fascinating events. The group primarily focuses on solids containing d or f group elements. Various experimental tools, such as magnetization, electrical transport, calorimetry, neutron scattering, muon spin relaxation, and x-ray absorption spectroscopy, are used to understand these novel materials.  



Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Prof. Subham Majumdar

  • PhD from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, 1996-2001.
  • Post-doctoral Research at the University of Warwick, UK, 2001-2004.
  • Visiting Scientist, Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore, 2004-2005.
  • Faculty, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, since January 2006.


Manjil Das

Senior Research Fellow, IACS
M.Sc. in Physics
Pursuing PhD
Snehashish Chatterjee

Senior Research Fellow, IACS
M.Sc. in Physics
Research Topic: Electronic And Magnetic Properties Of Intermetallic Heusler-Related Compositions
Suman Mondal

Senior Research Fellow, IACS
M.Sc. in Physics
Research Topic: Magneto-transport properties of binary rare earth intermetallics
Mohamad Numan

Senior Research Fellow, IACS
Mohamad Numan Senior Research Fellow, IACS M.Sc. in Physics
Pursuing PhD
Prasanta Chowdhury

Junior Research Fellow, IACS
M.Sc. in Physics
Pursuing PhD





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Orbital effects and Affleck-Haldane-type spin dimerization in Ba4Ru3O10

J. Sannigrahi , A. Paul,  A. Banerjee, D. Khalyavin, A. D. Hillier, K. Yokoyama , A. K. Bera, M. R. Lees, I. Dasgupta,

S. Majumdar* and D. T. Adroja 

PHYSICAL REVIEW B 103, 144431 (2021)


Glassy magnetic state and negative temperature coefficient of resistivity in Mn3+δIn

Snehashish Chatterjee, Prabir Dutta,* Saurav Giri, Subham Majumdar*, Surasree Sadhukhan,

Sudipta Kanungo, Souvik Chatterjee, Manju Mishra Patidar, Gunadhor Singh Okram and V. Ganesan

PHYSICAL REVIEW B 102, 214443 (2020)


A comparative study of the magnetic and transport properties of Dy-In based intermetallic compounds

S. Mondal, P. Dutta, S. Chatterjee, S. Giri and S. Majumdar*

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 505 (2020) 166674



Octahedral tilting and emergence of ferrimagnetism in cobalt-ruthenium based double perovskites

Manjil Das, Prabir Dutta, Saurav Giri and Subham Majumdar* 

 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 31 (2019) 385801


Magnetic states of Ni-Mn-Sn based shape memory alloy: A combined muon spin relaxation and neutron diffraction study

J. Sannigrahi, S. Pramanick, S. Chatterjee, J. S. Lord, D. Khalyavin, A. D. Hillier, D. T. Adroja and S. Majumdar*

PHYSICAL REVIEW B 99, 224401 (2019)


Anomalous transport and magnetic behaviours of the quaternary Heusler compounds CoFeTiSn and CoFeVGa

Snehashish Chatterjee, Subarna Das, S. Pramanick, S. Chatterjee, S. Giri, Aritra Banerjee, S. Majumdar* 

Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 478 (2019) 155–160


Microscopic investigation of low dimensional magnet Sc2Cu2O5: combined experimental and ab initio approach

Jhuma Sannigrahi, Jörg Sichelschmidt, Bonho Koo, Anupam Banerjee, Subham Majumdar and Sudipta Kanungo

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 31 (2019) 245802


Magnetization reversal and inverse exchange bias phenomenon in the ferrimagnetic polycrystalline compound Er2CoMnO6

A. Banerjee, J. Sannigrahi, S. Giri and S. Majumdar*

PHYSICAL REVIEW B 98, 104414 (2018)


Observation of non-Fermi liquid behavior in hole-doped Eu2Ir2O7

A. Banerjee, J. Sannigrahi, S. Giri,1 and S. Majumdar*

PHYSICAL REVIEW B 96, 224426 (2017)


Giant multicaloric response of bulk Fe49Rh51

Enric Stern-Taulats, Teresa Castan,  Antoni Planes, Laura H. Lewis, Radhika Barua, Sabyasachi Pramanick, Subham Majumdar and Lluıs Manosa

PHYSICAL REVIEW B 95, 104424 (2017)


Observation of ultrasharp metamagnetic jumps in polycrystalline Er2Cu2O5, 

A Banerjee, J Sannigrahi, S Giri and S Majumdar

J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 29 (2017) 115803


A comparative study of electronic, structural, and magnetic properties of α-, β-, and γ -Cu2V2O7, 

S. Bhowal, J. Sannigrahi, S. Majumdar and I. Dasgupta

PHYSICAL REVIEW B 95, 075110 (2017)


Spin wave excitations in the pyrovanadate α-Cu2V2O7

A. Banerjee, J. Sannigrahi, S. Bhowal, I. Dasgupta, S. Majumdar*, H. C. Walker, A. Bhattacharyya and D. T. Adroja

PHYSICAL REVIEW B 94, 144426 (2016)


Reversible adiabatic temperature changes at the magnetocaloric and barocaloric effects in Fe49Rh51

Enric Stern-Taulats, Adria Gracia-Condal, Antoni Planes, Pol Lloveras, Maria Barrio, Josep-Lluıs Tamarit, Sabyasachi Pramanick, Subham Majumdar and Lluıs Manosa

APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 107, 152409 (2015)


Tailoring barocaloric and magnetocaloric properties in low-hysteresis magnetic shape memory alloys

Enric Stern-Taulats, Antoni Planes, Pol Lloveras, Maria Barrio, Josep-Lluís Tamarit, Sabyasachi Pramanick, Subham Majumdar,  Suheyla Yüce, Baris Emre, Carlos Frontera and Lluís Mañosa

Acta Materialia 96 (2015) 324–332


Exchange-striction induced giant ferroelectric polarization in copper-based multiferroic material α-Cu2V2O7

J. Sannigrahi, S. Bhowal, S. Giri, S. Majumdar* and I. Dasgupta

PHYSICAL REVIEW B 91, 220407(R) (2015)


Excess Ni-doping induced enhanced room temperature magneto-functionality in NiMn-Sn based shape memory alloy

S. Pramanick, S. Chatterjee, S. Giri and S. Majumdar*

APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS 105, 112407 (2014)


Cooperative spin freezing and the pinning assisted thermoremanent magnetization in Ni2.04Mn1.36Sn0.6 alloy, S. Pramanick, S. Chattopadhyay, S. Giri, S. Majumdar* and S. Chatterjee : JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 116, 083910 (2014)


Barocaloric and magnetocaloric effects in Fe49Rh51, Enric Stern-Taulats, Antoni Planes, Pol Lloveras, Maria Barrio, Josep-Llu´ıs Tamarit, Sabyasachi Pramanick, Subham Majumdar, Carlos Frontera, Lluıs Manosa : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 89, 214105 (2014)


Reentrant spin-glass state in a geometrical frustrated multiferroic system: Role of disorder, S. Chattopadhyay, S. Giri, S. Majumdar*, V. Ganesan and D. Venkateshwarlu : JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 115, 17E104 (2014)


Magnetocaloric effect in the low hysteresis Ni-Mn-In metamagnetic shape-memory Heusler alloy, Enric Stern-Taulats, Pedro O. Castillo-Villa, Lluıs Manosa,  Carlos Frontera, Sabyasachi Pramanick, Subham Majumdar and Antoni Planes : JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 115, 173907 (2014)


Multiple magneto-functional properties of Ni46Mn41In13 shape memory alloy, S. Pramanick, S. Chatterjee, S. Giri, S. Majumdar, V.V. Koledov, A. Mashirov, A.M. Alie, A.B. Batdalov, B. Hernando, W.O. Rosa and L. González-Legarreta : Journal of Alloys and Compounds 578 (2013) 157–161


Magnetic and electric properties of CaMn7O12 based multiferroic compounds: effect of electron doping, J Sannigrahi, S Chattopadhyay, D Dutta, S Giri1 and S Majumdar : J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 25 (2013) 246001


Ferrimagnetism, antiferromagnetism, and magnetic frustration in La2−xSrxCuRuO6 (0<x <1), P. Anil Kumar, R. Mathieu, R. Vijayaraghavan, Subham Majumdar, Olof Karis, P. Nordblad, Biplab Sanyal, Olle Eriksson and D. D. Sarma : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 86, 094421 (2012)


Metastability and inverse magnetocaloric effect in doped manganite (Nd0.25Sm0.25Sr0.5MnO3) and ferromagnetic shape memory alloy (Ni2Mn1.36Sn0.64): a comparison, S Chatterjee, S Giri and S Majumdar : J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 24 (2012) 366001


Field induced sign reversal of magnetocaloric effect in Gd2In, A. Bhattacharyya, S. Giri and S. Majumdar* : Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 324 (2012) 1239–1241


Inverse barocaloric effect in the giant magnetocaloric La – Fe – Si – Co compound, Lluís Mañosa, David González-Alonso, Antoni Planes, Maria Barrio, Josep-Lluis Tamarit, Ivan S. Titov, Mehmet Acet, Amitava Bhattacharyya  & Subham Majumdar : Nature Communications volume 2, 595 (2011)


Investigation of weak itinerant ferromagnetism and critical behavior of Y2Ni7, A. Bhattacharyya, Deepti Jain, V. Ganesan, S. Giri and S. Majumdar* : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 84, 184414 (2011)


Spin-glass-like state in GdCu: Role of phase separation and magnetic frustration, A. Bhattacharyya, S. Giri, and S. Majumdar* : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 83, 134427 (2011)


Observation of large-D magnetic phase in Sr3NiPtO6, S. Chattopadhyay, Deepti Jain, V. Ganesan, S. Giri, and S. Majumdar* : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 82, 094431 (2010)


Giant magneto-caloric effect near room temperature in Ni–Mn–Sn–Ga alloys : S. Chatterjee, S. Giri, S.K. De, S. Majumdar* : Journal of Alloys and Compounds 503 (2010) 273–276


Unusual magnetocaloric effect in R2Al (R = Dy, Ho, Er) compounds : A Bhattacharyya and J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 22 (2010) 316003


Kinetics of the field-induced resistivity jump in Ni2Mn1.36Sn0.64−xGax alloys : S. Chatterjee, S. Giri, S. K. De, and S. Majumdar* : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 81, 214441 (2010)


Metastability around the insulator-metal transition in La0.2Pr0.5Ca0.3MnO3 : S. Chatterjee, S. Giri, and S. Majumdar : JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 107, 113909 (2010)


Phase coexistence and multiple dielectric relaxations in the single layered manganite Nd0.22Sr1.78MnO4 : S. Chattopadhyay, S. Giri, and S. Majumdar* : JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 107, 014108 (2010)


Reentrant-spin-glass state in Ni2Mn1.36Sn0.64 shape-memory alloy : S. Chatterjee, S. Giri, S. K. De, and S. Majumdar* : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 79, 092410 (2009)



Giant magnetoresistance and large inverse magnetocaloric effect in Ni2Mn1.36Sn0.64 alloy : S Chatterjee, S Giri, S Majumdar* and S K De : J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 42 (2009) 065001


Thermomagnetic irreversibility in Ni2Mn1.36Sn0.64 shape-memory alloy : S. Chatterjee, S. Giri, and S. Majumdar* : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 77, 224440  (2008)


Transport, magnetic and structural investigations of Co–Ni–Al shape memory alloy : S. Chatterjee, M. Thakur, S. Giri, S. Majumdar*, A.K. Deb, S.K. De : Journal of Alloys and Compounds 456 (2008)


Metastability and magnetic memory effect in Ni2Mn1.4Sn0.6 : S. Chatterjee, S. Giri, and S. Majumdar* : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 77, 012404 (2008)


Neutron inelastic scattering investigation of the magnetic excitations in Cu2Te2O5X2 (X=Br,Cl) : S. J. Crowe, S. Majumdar, M. R. Lees, and D. McK. Paul : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 71, 224430 (2005)


Power-law distribution of avalanche sizes in the field-driven transformation of a phase-separated oxide : V. Hardy, S. Majumdar, M. R. Lees, D. McK. Paul, C. Yaicle, and M. Hervieu : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 70, 104423 (2004)


Field-induced magnetization steps in intermetallic compounds and manganese oxides: The martensitic scenario : V. Hardy, S. Majumdar, S. J. Crowe, M. R. Lees, D. McK. Paul, L. Herve´,  A. Maignan, S. He´bert, C. Martin, C. Yaicle, M. Hervieu, and B. Raveau2 : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 69, 020407(R)  (2004)


Magnetic susceptibility and heat capacity investigations of the unconventional spin-chain compound Sr3CuPtO6 : S. Majumdar, V. Hardy,* M. R. Lees, and D. McK. Paul : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 69, 024405 (2004)


Magnetic behaviour of the tetravalent praseodymium compound Sr2PrO4 : S Majumdar*, MRLees, G Balakrishnan and D McK Paul : J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 15 (2003) 7585–7590


Anisotropic low-field behavior and the observation of flux jumps in CeCoIn5 :  S. Majumdar,* M. R. Lees, G. Balakrishnan, and D. McK. Paul : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 68, 012504 (2003)


Pressure-induced change in the magnetic modulation of CeRhIn5, S. Majumdar,* G. Balakrishnan, M. R. Lees, D. McK. Paul and G. J. McIntyre : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 66, 212502 (2002)


Competing magnetic interactions and magnetocaloric effect in Ho5Sn3, Suman Mondal, Pushpendra Yadav, Anan Bari Sarkar, Prabir Dutta, Saurav Giri, Amit Agarwal and Subham Majumdar :  J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 34 (2022) 025801


Interplay between structural, magnetic, and electronic states in the pyrochlore iridate Eu2Ir2O7, Manjil Das, Sayantika Bhowal, Jhuma Sannigrahi, Abhisek Bandyopadhyay, Anupam Banerjee, Giannantonio Cibin, Dmitry Khalyavin, Niladri Banerjee, Devashibhai Adroja, Indra Dasgupta and Subham Majumdar : PHYSICAL REVIEW B 105, 134421 (2022)




For the preparation of  solid samples, we use arc melting furnace, resistive furnace, two-zone furnace (for single crystal) etc.

We have lab based facilitates for the measurement of physical properties of the samples where electrical transport, dielectric and polarization measurement are performed.

Closed cycle refrigerator for low temperature physical properties  measurement with the attachment of a  electromagnet along with the view of measurement panel.

Contact Us


Subham Majumdar
Senior Professor
School of Physical Sciences
Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
2A and B Raja S. C. Mullick Road
Kolkata  700 032
Phone:+91 33 2473 4971 [ext. 1317 (off) &, 1318 (lab)]
Fax: +91 33 2473 2805


Dr. Souvik Chatterjee

Thesis title: Magnetic behaviour of transition metal based Heusler Alloys
Present Position: Scientist-F, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Kolkata Centre
Dr. Amitava Bhattacharyya

Thesis title: Magnetic and transport properties of rare earth based binary intermetallic compounds
Present Position: Assistant Professor, RKMVERI, INDIA
Dr. Sumanta Chattopadhyay

Thesis title: Magnetic properties of transition metal oxides with novel crystal structures
Present Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Dresden High Magnetic Field Laboratory (HLD), Helmholtz-Zentrum
Dr. Jhuma Sannigrahi

Thesis title: Study of magnetic and dielectric properties of 3d transition metal oxides
Present Position: Ramanujan Fellow, IIT Goa
Dr. Suraj Kumar Karmakar

Thesis title: Magnetic and Transport studies in rare earth Intermetallic compounds
Present Position: Assistant Professor, Kabi Jagadram Roy Govt. General Degree College
Dr. Sabyasachi Pramanick

Thesis title: Magnetic properties of transition metal based intermetallic alloys
Present Position: NPDF, UGC-DAE, Kolkata
Dr. Anupam Banerjee

Thesis title: Novel magnetic properties of transition metal and rare earth based spin system
Present Position: NPDF, The University of Burdwan


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