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 cross-coupling of ferroic order parameters 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 complex oxide materials that display strong thermal, structural, magnetic and electrical properties. These materials may include multiferroics and multicalorics that promise both novel scientific phenomena and useful technological applications.
Photograph of thin film sample inside UHV chamber for surface magnetic studies using magneto-optic kerr effect (MOKE). Photo Courtesy: Abhisikta Barman