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IISER Berhampur Physical Sciences, IISER Berhampur


Scientific Officer
Physical Sciences
Academic Details:
  • Scientific Officer: Department of Physical Sciences, IISER Berhampur, 2021 - Present
  • Scientific Officer: Centre for Design and Fabrication of Electronic Devices (C4DFED), Indian Institute of Technology Mandi. PI: Dr. Satinder Kumar Sharma, 10/2019-3/2021
  • Post-doctoral researcher Center of Artificial Low Dimensional Electronic System (CALDES), Institute for Basic Science, Pohang Gyeongbuk South Korea. Advisor: Prof. H. W. Yeom, 4/2018-3/2019
  • Post-doctoral researcher Max-Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany. Advisor: Prof. Dr. Claudia Felser, 7/2017-1/2018
  • Post-doctoral researcher Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany. Advisor: Prof. Dr. Richard Berndt, 10/2015-6/2017
  • Ph.D. (Physics, 2017) awarded by Devi Ahilya Viswavidyalaya, Indore. Ph. D. thesis work was conducted in Surface Physics Laboratory (Advisor: Dr. S. R. Barman) of UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore, 6/2009-9/2015
    Thesis title: “Morphology and electronic structure of low dimensional systems
Fellowships & Awards

  • 2008: Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE)
  • 2009: Qualified Joint Entrance Screening Test (JEST) with all India Rank 81.
  • 2019: National Post-Doctoral Fellowship (NPDF)

  • 1. Parameter dependent fabrication of Chromium nano-structures on Au(111) surface, Abhishek Rai, Vipin Kumar Singh, Jayita Nayak, Sudipta Roy Barman, Surf. Sci. 679, 169 (2019).
  • 2. Temporal evolution and nature of nano structures on Au(111), Abhishek Rai, J. Nayak, and S. R. Barman, Surf. Sci. 625, 97 (2014).
  • 3. Nano-douts on metal surfaces, Abhishek Rai, Jayita Nayak, Sudipta Roy Barman, Applied Surface Science, 332, 260 (2015).
  • 4. Bulk electronic structure of quasicrystal, J. Nayak, M. Maniraj, Abhishek Rai, S. Singh, P. Rajput, A. Gloskovskii, J. Zegenhagen, D. L. Schlagel, T. A. Lograsso, K. Horn, and S. R. Barman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 216403 (2012).
  • 5. Quasiperiodic ordering in thick Sn layer on i-Al-Pd-Mn: A possible quasicrystalline clathrate, Vipin Kumar Singh, Marek Mihalkovic, Marian Krajcí, Shuvam Sarkar, Pampa Sadhukhan, M. Maniraj, Abhishek Rai, Katariina Pussi, Deborah L. Schlagel, Thomas A. Lograsso, Ajay Kumar Shukla, and Sudipta Roy Barman, Phys Rev Research, 2, 013023 (2020).
  • 6. Electronic structure and morphology of thin surface alloy layers formed by deposition of Sn on Au(111), Pampa Sadhukhan, Dhanshree Pandey, Vipin Kumar Singh, Shuvam Sarkar, Abhishek Rai, Kuntala Bhattacharya, Aparna Chakrabarti, Sudipta Roy Barman, Applied Surface Science 506, 144606 (2020).
  • 7. Layer-by-Layer-Assembled AuNPs-Decorated First-Generation Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimer with Reduced Graphene Oxide Core as Highly Sensitive Biosensing Platform with Controllable 3D Nanoarchitecture for Rapid Voltammetric Analysis of Ultratrace DNA Hybridization, K. Jayakumar, M. B. Camarada, V. Dharuman, R. Rajesh, R. Venkatesan, H. Ju, M. Maniraj,Abhishek Rai, S. R. Barman, and Y. wen, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 21541 (2018).
  • 8. Coexistence of charge-density wave and ferromagnetism in Ni2MnGa, S. W. D’Souza, Abhishek Rai, J. Nayak, M. Maniraj, R. S. Dhaka, S. R. Barman, D. L. Schlagel, T. A. Lograsso and A. Chakrabarti, Physical Review B 85, 085123(2012).
  • 9. Unoccupied electronic states of icosahedral Al-Pd-Mn quasicrystals: Evidence of image potential resonance and pseudogap, M. Maniraj,Abhishek Rai, S. R. Barman, M. Krajc , D. L. Schlagel T. A. Lograsso and K. Horn, Physical Review B 90, 115407 (2014).
  • 10. Green luminescence and room temperature ferromagnetism in Cu doped ZnO, Zaheer Ahmed Khan, Abhishek Rai, Sudipta Roy Barman, and Subhasis Ghosh, Appl. Phys. Lett., 102, 022105 (2013).
  • 11. Unoccupied electronic structure of Ni2MnGa ferromagnetic shape memory alloy, M. Maniraj, S. W. D'Souza, Abhishek Rai, D. L. Schlagel, T. A. Lograsso , Aparna Chakrabarti, S. R. Barman, Solid State Communications 222, 1 (2015).
  • 12. Intermediate stages of surface state formation and collapse of topological protection to transport in Bi2Se3, Abhishek Banerjee, Abhishek Rai, Kunjalata Majhi, Sudipta Roy Barman, R. Ganesan and P. S. Anil Kumar, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 29 185001 (2017)
  • 13. Vacuum-Evaporable Spin-Crossover Complexes in Direct Contact with a Solid Surface: Bismuth versus Gold, Sascha Ossinger, Holger Naggert, Lalminthang Kipgen, Torben Jasper-Toennies, Abhishek Rai, Julian Rudnik, Fabian Nickel, Lucas M. Arruda, Matthias Bernien, Wolfgang Kuch, Richard Berndt, and Felix Tuczek, J. Phys. Chem. C 121, 1210 (2017).
  • 14. Surface study of Ni2MnGa(100), S. W. D’Souza, R. S. Dhaka, Abhishek Rai, M. Maniraj, J. Nayak, Sanjay Singh, D. L. Schlagel, T.A. Lograsso, A. Chakrabarti, and S. R. Barman, Materials Science Forum 684, 215 (2011).
  • 15. Ni2MnGa(100) ferromagnetic shape memory alloy: A surface study, S.W. D’Souza, J. Nayak, M. Maniraj, Abhishek Rai, R. S. Dhaka, S. R. Barman, D. L. Schlagel, T. A. Lograsso, and A. Chakrabarti, Surf. Sci. 606, 130 (2012).
  • 16. (3 + 1)D superspace description of the incommensurate modulation in the premartensite phase of Ni2MnGa: a high resolution synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction study, S. Singh, J. Nayak,Abhishek Rai, P. Rajput, A. H. Hill, S. R. Barman and D. Pandey, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 25, 212203 (2013).
  • 17. High energy resolution bandpass photon detector for inverse photoemission spectroscopy, M. Maniraj, S. W. D’Souza, J. Nayak, Abhishek Rai, S. Singh, B. N. Raja Sekhar, and S. R. Barman, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 093901 (2011).

Conference Proceedings

  • 1. Surface alloying in Sn/Au(111) at elevated temperature, P. Sadhukhan, V. K. Singh, Abhishek Rai, K. Bhattacharya, and S. R. Barman, AIP Conference Proceedings 1942, 080073 (2018).
  • 2. Chromium nano islands on Au(111), Abhishek Rai, J. Nayak, S. R. Barman, e-J. of Surf. Sci. Nanotech., 12, 49 (2014).
  • 3. Mn deposition on Ni2MnGa(100), J. Nayak, Abhishek Rai, S. W. D’Souza, M. Maniraj, and S. R. Barman, AIP Conf. Proc. 1447, 717 (2012).
  • 4. Modulation on Ni2MnGa(001) surface, S. W. D’Souza, Abhishek Rai, J. Nayak, M. Maniraj, R. S. Dhaka, S. R. Barman, D. L. Schlagel, and T. A. Lograsso, AIP Conf. Proc. 1349, 767 (2011) .