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Ashis Bhattacharjee


Date of Birth  10.01.1962
Date of Joining  15.11.2010
Academics M.Sc. in Physics (North Bengal University, India)
Ph.D. in Science (Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata; Degree obtained from Jadavpur University, Kolkata)
Contact Address Department of Physics, Institute of Science, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan 731235, West Bengal, India
Phone, Fax, Mobile, Email • Phone / Fax: 03463 261016 / 262728
• Mobile: +91-9434142050
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Employment At Visva-Bharati University: 16.12.2004 – till date.
At St. Joseph’s College (University Section), Darjeeling: 15.11.1995 – 15.12.2004.
Research Areas Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
 Solventless Thermal Decomposition of Solids,
 Spin Cross Over Phenomenon in Transition Metal Compounds,
 Molecule Based Magnetism,
 Mössbauer Spectroscopy,
 Low Temperature Heat Capacity Calorimetry,
 Electrical Conduction in Biopolymers,
 Physics of Environmental Pollutants
Awards, Fellowships: University Silver Medal for 1st Class 2nd position in M. Sc. in Physics Degree, North Bengal University, India (1986).
Fellowship for Doctoral Research of Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata (Aug’1987 – Jan’1993).
Science and Technology Agency (STA) Fellowship of Japan Research Development Corporation at National Institute of
Bioscience & Human-Technology, Tsukuba, Japan (Feb’1993 – Aug.’1994).
Center of Excellence (COE) Researcher of Science and Technology Agency, Japan at National Institute of Bioscience &
Human-Technology, Tsukuba, Japan (Sept’1994 – March’1995).
Guest Scientist at Hahn-Meitner-Institut, Berlin, Germany (Jan’ – Feb’1998).
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Post-Doctoral Fellowship for collaborative research at Osaka University,Japan (Oct’1998 - Sept’2000).
Best Article Award by the Chemical Society of Japan (2004).
Research Associate of DFG at Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
(March’2002 – Feb’2003; May-Aug’ 2006, Oct’2007 – Jan’2008, Nov’2009 – Jan’2010).
Visiting Professor at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata. (Feb-April, 2013)
Ph.D. students: • Awarded : 1
• Currently working : 4
Research Projects: Completed : 1) ‘Investigations into the Multifunctionality of Some Molecular Materials and their Application Potential’
sponsored by DST, Govt. of India; Sept, 2007-Feb, 2011.
Ongoing: 1) ‘Electrical, Magnetic and Microstructural Characterization of some Composite Biopolymers’;
sponsored by CSIR, Govt. of India; July, 2011 – June, 2014.
2) ‘Study of Kinetics of Thermal Decomposition of some Molecular and Metallocene Precursors
leading to Nano-Scale Metal-Oxides’; sponsored by DST-FIST Program to the Dept. of Physics;
July, 2011 – June, 2016.
Book/Book Chapters: 1. Mössbauer Spectroscopy and Transition Metal Chemistry: Fundamentals and Applications,
Eds. P. Gütlich, E. Bill and A. X. Trautwein, (Springer, Heidelberg, Berlin, 2011).
ISBN 978-3-540-88427-9, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-88428-6, Chapter 8.
2. Multifunctional Prussian Blue Analogues, Ed. P. Somani (Applied Science Innovations, Pune, India, 2010).
ISBN : 978-81-906027-2-3. Chapter 4.
Research Publications:
(up to December, 2013)
• Publications in peer reviewed journals = 95
• Papers in symposium proceedings = 38
Representative Publications 1. Satpati, B., Bhattacharjee, A., Roy, M., “Cigarette ash: A curious microscopic insight”, J. Nanosci. Nanotech. 14 (2014). doi: 10.1166/jnn/2014.9231.
2. Bhattacharjee, A., Roy, M., Ksenofontov, V., Kitchen, J. A., Brooker, S., Gütlich, P., “Pressure Effect Studies on the Spin Transition Behavior of the Dinuclear Iron(II) Compound [FeII2(PMAT)2](BF4)4.DMF”, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. (2013) 843–849.
3. Bhattacharjee, A., Rooj, A., Roy, M., Kusz, J., Gütlich, P., “Synthesis of hematite nanoparticles through solventless thermal decomposition of ferrocene modulated by oxalic acid”. J. Mater. Sci. (Springer) 48 (2013) 2961-2968.
4. Bhattacharjee, A., Roy, D., Roy, M., “Thermal degradation of a molecular magnetic material - {N(n-C4H9)4 [MIIFeIII(C2O4)3]}”. J. Thermal Analysis & Calorimetry 109 (2012) 1423-1427.
5. Bhattacharjee, A., Mandal, H., Roy, M., Kusz, J., Hofmeister, W., “Microstructural and Magnetic Characterization of the Fly Ashes from Kolaghat Thermal Power Plants in West Bengal, India”, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 323 (2011) 3007–3012.
6. Bhattacharjee, A., Bhakat, D., Sen, R. and Koner, S., “Electrical and Magnetic Properties of {[Ru(bpy)3][Fe(dca)3]2}n”, Physica B: Phys. Cond. Mat. 406 (2011) 4625-4629.
7. Bhattacharjee, A., Roy, D., Roy, M., Chakraborty, S., De, A., Kusz, J., Hofmeister, W., “Rod-like ferrites obtained through thermal degradation of a molecular ferrimagnet”, J. Alloy. Comps. 503 (2010) 449–453.
8. Bhattacharjee, A., Ksenofontov, V., Kitchen, J. A., Klingele, M. H., Brooker, S., Gütlich, P., “Effect of pressure and light on the magnetic behaviour of a dinuclear iron(II) spin transition compound : {[(Fe(II)2(PMAT)2](BF4)4·DMF}”. Appl. Phys. Lett. 92 (2008) 174104-174107.
9. Bhattacharjee, A., Kusz, J., Goodwin, H. A., Gütlich, P., “Synchrotron powder-diffraction study of the spin transitioncompound [Fe(bpp)2](NCS)2.2H2O and the soft X-ray induced structural phase conversion” J. Mol. Structure 890 (2008) 178-183.
10. Boldog, I., Gaspar, A. B., Martínez, V., Pardo-Ibañez, P., Ksenofontov, V., Bhattacharjee, A., Gütlich, P., Real, J. A., “Spin crossover nanocrystals with magnetic, optical and structural bi-stability near room temperature”, Angewande Chemie. Intl. Edn. 47 (2008) 6433-6437.
11. Bhattacharjee, A., Koningsbruggen, P. J. van, Shum, W. W., Miller, J. S., Gütlich, P., “Study of Spin Crossover Behavior of [FeII(isoxazole)6](BF4)2 with Mössbauer Spectroscopy”. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter. 19 (2007) 406202-211.
12. Bhattacharjee, A., Saha, S., Koner, S. N., Ksenofontov, V., Gütlich, P., “Metal to Metal Electron Transfer and Magnetic Interactions in a Mixed-Valence Prussian Blue Analogue: Mn(III)[Fe(III)(CN)6].10H2O.2CH3OH”. J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 302 (2006) 173-180.
13. Bhattacharjee, A., Ksenofontov, V., Sugiyarto, K. H., Goodwin, H., Gütlich, P., “Anomalous High Spin ⇄ Low Spin Transition Observed in [Fe(II)(bpp)2(NCS)2].2H2O”. Advanced Functional Materials 13 (2003) 877 - 882.
14. Bhattacharjee, A., Reiman, S., Ksenofontov, V., Gütlich, P., “Mössbauer spectroscopy under high magnetic field: Observation of different spin sites in NBu4[FeIIFeIII(ox)3] (Bu = n-C4H9, ox = oxalato) leading to spin glass state at low temperatures”. J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 15 (2003) 5103 – 5112.
15. Bhattacharjee, A., Nakazawa, Y., Kobayashi, H., Sorai, M., “AC magnetic susceptibility of molecule-based magnetic material NBu4[FeIIFeIII(ox)3] (Bu = n-C4H9+ , ox = oxalate)”. J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 71 (2002) 2263 - 2267.
16. Bhattacharjee, A., Saito, K., Sorai, M., “Heat Capacity Study of Rare Earth Orthoferrite HoFeO3: Magnetic Phase Transitions and their Magnetic Field Dependence”. J. Phys. Chem. Solids 63 (2002) 569 – 574.
17. Bhattacharjee, A., Miyazaki, Y., Sorai, M., “Heat capacities and phase transitions of the molecule-based mixed-valence complex NBu4[FeIIFeIII(ox)3] and the mixed-metal complex NBu4[ZnIIFeIII(ox)3]”. J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 69 (2000) 479-488.
18. Bhattacharjee, A., Feyerherm, R., Steiner, M., “Study of the negative magnetization phenomenon in NBu4[FeIIFeIII(ox)3]”. J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 68 (1999) 1679 – 1683.
Research Collaborators Present:
1. Prof. J. Kusz, University of Silesia, Katovice, Poland.
2. Prof. M. Roy, SINP, Kolkata.
3. Prof. P. Gütlich, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany.
1. Prof. M. Sorai, Osaka University, Japan.
2. Prof. A. B. Gaspar, University of Valencia, Spain.
3. Prof. M. Balanda, H. Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics, Krakow, Poland.
4. Prof. M. Steiner, Hahn-Meitner Institute, Berlin, Germany.
5. Dr. S. Iijima, NIBH, Tsukuba, Japan.
6. Prof. S. Koner, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
7. Prof. B. Mallik, IACS, Kolkata.