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Dr. Indranil Sarker

Current Position:

Currently working as Scientist-E in Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali (An Autonomous Institution of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India).

Educational Qualification:

Ph.D- Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata.

M.Sc- Calcutta University.

B.Sc- Ramkrishna Mission College, Narendrapur.


Our research interest primarily encompasses the field of low energy electronic materials, spintronics, nano-magnetism and magnetic sensors.We are interested in the development of low energy electronic materials and novel spintronic platforms. The aim of our research is to perform electronic and magnetic structure engineering by nano-structuring. For this we engage in the study of structure property relationship of materials. This is done using various physical property measurement methods like magnetization and transport in combination with structural (physical and electronic) measurements using spectroscopic and synchrotron based methods.

Positions Held :

♦ Beamline Scientist Duetches Elektronen Synchrotronen, Germany (2012-2017).

♦ Postdoctoral Researcher, in Prof. Martin Aeschlimann group of “Ultrafast Science on surfaces”, Germany (2009-2012).

♦ Visiting Scientist at University of Kaiserslautern, Germany under Trans-Regio Programme, (2008).

♦ Short term JSPS fellow at Institute of Solid state Physics, University of Tokyo, Japan (2008).

Recent Publication:
  • Understanding the Chemical Nature of the Buried Nanostructures in Low Thermal Conductive Sb-Doped SnTe by Variable-Energy Photoelectron Spectroscopy A. Haque, A. Banik, R. M.Varma, I. Sarkar, K. Biswas, P. K. Santra J. Phys. Chem. C, 123, 1610272 (2019).
  • Origin of metal insulator transition in phase change materials, I.Sarkar, K.Perumal, S. Kulkarni and W. Drube, Applied Physics Letters 113, 263502 (2018).
  • Nature of the charge carriers in LaAlO3-SrTiO3 oxide heterostructures probed using hard X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, S. Mukherjee, B. Pal, I. Sarkar, A. v. Roekeghem, W. Drube, H. Takagi, J. Matsuno, S. Biermann, and D. D. Sarma, Europhysics letters 123, 47003,(2018).
  • Pathway Driven Self-assembly and Living Supramolecular Polymerization in Amyloid-inspired Peptide Amphiphile, A. Singh, J. Joseph, D. Gupta, I. Sarkar, and A. Pal, Chem. Commun. 54, 10730 (2018).
  • Magnetoelectric memory in reentrant frozen state and considerable ferroelectricity in the multiferroic spin-chain compound Sm2BaNiO5 A.Indra, K. Dey, S. Majumdar, I. Sarkar, S. Francoual, R. P. Giri, N. Khan, P.Mandal, and S. Giri Physical Review B 95, 094402 (2017).
  • Nature of electron correlation and hybridization in NixCu1-xMnSb Heusler Alloys I. Sarkar, S.M. Yusuf, M. Halder, A. Gloskovskii, and W. Drube Applied Physics Letters Materials 4, 086102 (2016).
  • Origin and distribution of charge carriers in LaAlO3-SrTiO3 oxide heterostructures S. Mukherjee, B. Pal, D. Choudhury, I. Sarkar, W. Drube, M. Gorgoi, O. Karis, H.Takagi J. Matsuno and D. D. Sarma Physical Review B 93, 245124 (2016).
  • High photon energy spectroscopy of NiO: Experiment and theory S. K. Panda, B. Pal, S. Mandal, M. Gorgoi, S. Das, I. Sarkar, W. Drube, W. Sun, A.Delin, O. Karis, Y.O. Kvashnin, M. van Schilfgaarde, O. Eriksson, D. D. Sarma Physical Review B 93, 235138 (2016).
  • Probing Bismuth Ferrite Nanoparticles by Hard X-ray Photoemission: Anomalous occurrence of Metallic Bismuth S. Chaturvedi, I. Sarkar, M. M. Shirolkar, U. Jeng, R. Rajendra, N. Ballav and S.Kulkarni Applied Physics letters, 105, 102910 (2014).
  • Core level photoemission studies on conducting polypyrrole polymer nanotubes showing switching transitions I. Sarkar, A. Sarma, M. K. Sanyal, S. Thieß and W. Drube Journal of Applied Physics 114, 163707 (2013).
  • Investigation of the spin-dependent properties of electron doped cobalt-CuPc interfaces S. Steil, K. Goedel, A. Ruffing, I. Sarkar, M. Cinchetti, and M. Aeschlimann, Synthetic Metals 161, 570–574 (2011).
  • Evaporation temperature-tuned physical vapor deposition growth engineering of one dimensional non-Fermi liquid tetrathiofulvalene tetracyanoquinodimethane thin films I. Sarkar, M. Laux, J. Demokritova, A. Ruffing, S. Mathias, V. Solovyeva, M. Rudloff, S.S. Naghavi M. Huth and M. Aeschlimann Applied Physics Letters 97, 111906 (2010).
  • Quantum-well induced giant spin-orbit splitting S. Mathias, A. Ruffing, F. Deicke, M. Wiesenmayer, I. Sakar, G. Bihlmayer, E.V.Chulkov, Yu.M. Koroteev, P. M. Echenique, M. Bauer, and M. Aeschlimann, Physical Review Letters 104, 066802 (2010).
  • Suppression of Mn photoluminescence in the ferromagnetic state of Mn doped ZnS nanocrystals I. Sarkar, M. K. Sanyal, S. Takeyama, S. Kar, Y. Hirayama, H. Mino, F. Komori, and S. Biswas,Physical Review B 79, 054410 (2009).
  • Ferromagnetism in zinc sulfide nanocrystals: Dependence on manganese concentration I. Sarkar, M. K. Sanyal, S. Kar, S. Biswas, S. Banerjee, S. Chaudhuri, S. Takeyama,H. Mino and F. Komori,Physical Review B 75, 224409 (2007).
  • Extracellular Biosynthesis of Magnetite using Fungi A. Bharde, D. Rautaray, V. Bansal, A. Ahmad, I. Sarkar, S. Yusuf, M. K. Sanyal and M. Sastry, Small 2, 135 (2006).


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