Superconductivity Lab

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Principal Investigator: Pratap Raychaudhuri


Present Position: Associate Professor (G)

Past Positions

2005-2009: Reader F, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India

2002-2005: Fellow E, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
2000-2002: Leverhulme (post-doctoral) Research Fellow, University of Birmingham & University of St. Andrews, UK.
1995-2000: Research Scholar, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India
1990-1995: Integrated M.Sc. (Physics) Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India




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Office: C-342, DCMPMS


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Awards and Distinctions

2014: Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize in Physical Sciences

2009: NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award, 2009

2006: Anil Kumar Bose Memorial Medal by the Indian National Science Academy 
INSA Medal for Young Scientists
2001: TAA-Geeta Udgaonkar Award for the Best Ph.D. Thesis in Physical Sciences
1999: Awarded First Prize for presentation titled "Colossal magneto-resistance: novel properties, new materials and a new model" at the Annual Colloquium for Young Physicists organised by Indian Physical Society, Kolkata
1995: Prof. K.L. Chopra endowment prize for the best experimental (M.Sc.) project, IIT Kharagpur

Talks given at National/International Conferences*

“Phase fluctuation induced pseudogap in a strongly disordered s-wave superconductor, NbN
Transport in Interacting Disordered Systems TIDS– 14, Acre, September 5 - 8, 2011.
“Phase Fluctuations in a strongly disordered s-wave superconductor close to the metal-insulator transition”
International conference on strongly correlated electron systems SCES 2011, 29th August - 3rd September 2011 in Cambridge, UK.
“Phase fluctuations in 2D and 3D NbN thin films”
Strongly Disordered Superconductors and Electronic Segregation, Lorentz Center, Leiden, 22-26 August, 2011
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“Phase diagram of a strongly disordered s-wave superconductor, NbN, close to the metal-insulator transition”
8th International Conference on Stripes and High Tc Superconductivity STRIPES 11, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 10 July -16 July 2011.
“Tunneling studies in a homogeneously disordered superconductor: NbN
Conference on superconductor-insulator transition, Abdus Salaam Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy, 18-23 May, 2009.

“Size effect is nanostructured superconductors”,

Correlated Electrons and Frustrated Magnetism, International Centre, Dona Paula, Goa, November 25 - December 5, 2007.


“Evidence of multiband superconductivity in the quaternary borocarbide superconductor YNi2B2C using directional point-contact spectroscopy”

Materials and Mechanism of Superconductivity-High temperature superconductors, Dresden, Germany, July 9–14, 2006.

"Is YNi2B2C a multiband superconductor?", 

Third Indo-Israeli Meeting on Condensed Matter Physics, Toshali Sands, Puri, 17-21 April, 2005.ppt

"Measurement of spin polarisation using transport spectroscopic techniques", 
Workshop on spintronic materials, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 1-2 December, 2003. pdf


"Transport and magnetic properties of the new electron doped manganite La1-xCexMnO3",
Second National Symposium on pulsed laser deposition, Pune University, 14-15 November, 2003. pdf
. “Probing superconductors and ferromagnets using point contact Andreev reflection”,
DAE Solid State Physics Symposium
, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, 26-30 December, 2004. 


"Point contact Andreev reflection as a probe to study superconductors and ferromagnets",
India-Finland joint workshop on the Physics and Techniques below 20K, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, 16-18 February, 2004. pdf


Colossal Magnetoresistance in a Mn2+/Mn3+ mixed valence system: The new electron doped manganite (La,Ce)MnO3”,
Conference on the physics and chemistry of rare-earth manganites, ICTP, Trieste, Italy, 16-18 June 2003.
. “Transport and magnetic properties of the new electron doped manganite La1-xCexMnO­3”,
National Symposium of Colossal magnetoresistive Rare-Earth manganites and Related Compounds, S. N. Bose Centre for Basic Science, Kolkata, January 2003.


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