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Dr. Sanjay Singh
Assistant Professor
School of Materials Science and Technology,IIT BHU
ssingh.mst@iitbhu.ac.in
+91 542-7165505
Area of Interest: 
Heusler Compounds, Spintronics, Topological and Quantum Materials, X-ray and neutron diffraction, Magnetism, Multiferroic Device, Shape Memory Alloys, Solid State Cooling, Phase Transition

Dr. Sanjay Singh is an assistant professor at the School of Material Science and Technology, IIT-BHU. He did his M. Sc. from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore (2006) and Ph.D. from UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore (2012).  He was a postdoctoral fellow at Photon Factory, KEK, Japan (2012-2013)  and Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata.  He worked as a prestigious Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellow at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany and Max-Planck Institute for chemical physics of Solids (MPI-CPfS) Dresden, Germany (2014-2016) and as Max Planck Fellow in MPI-CPfS, Dresden, Germany (2016) before he joined in SMST at 2016. He has published more than 65  papers in peer reviewed international journals. He has received the prestigious  Young Scientist Medal (considered as best young scientist award in India) from Indian National Science Academy. 

2021: Selected for membership in the Indian National Young Academy of Sciences (INYAS)  

2018: Young Scientist Medal of Indian National Science Academy (INSA)

2017: Ramanujan Fellowship by Science and Engineering Research Board- Department of
Science and Technology, Government of India.

2016: Max-Planck Post Doctoral Fellowship from MPI-CPfS, Dresden, Germany
 
2016: “Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award for Research” by Honourable Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh state Government. The award carries 1 Lakh INR.
 
 2013: Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship award from Humboldt Foundation Germany.
 
2013: Inspire Faculty award by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India.

2009: Best oral presentation award in “International Conference on Active/smart material January 7-9, 2009, Madurai, India.

2022:

65.Gaurav K. Shukla, Ajit K. Jena, Nisha Shahi, K. K. Dubey, Indu Rajput, Sonali Baral, Kavita Yadav, K. Mukherjee, Archana Lakhani, Karel Carva, Seung-Cheol Lee, Satadeep Bhattacharjee, Sanjay Singh*,  Atomic disorder and Berry phase driven anomalous Hall effect in Co2FeAl Heusler compound, Phys. Rev. B 105, 035124 (2022)

2021:
64. Ricardo D. dos Reis, Luana Caron, Sanjay Singh, Claudia Felser  and Michael Nicklas, Direct and Indirect Determination of the Magnetocaloric Effect in the Heusler Compound Ni1.7Pt0.3MnGa, Entropy 23, 1273 (2021).
 

63. Anupam K. Singh, Sanjay Singh*, B. Dutta, K. K. Dubey, Boby Joseph, R. Rawat, Dhananjai Pandey, Robust evidence for the stabilization of the premartensite phase in Ni-Mn-In magnetic shape memory alloys by chemical pressure, Phys. Rev. Materials 5, 113607 (2021).

62. P. Chaudhary, K. K. Dubey, G. K. Shukla, S. Sadhu khan, S. Kanungo, A. K. Jena, S.-C. Lee, S. Bhattacharjee, J. Minar, and S. W. D’Souza and Sanjay Singh*, Role of chemical disorder in tuning the Weyl points in Vanadium doped Co2TiSn, Phys. Rev. Materials 5, 124201 (2021).

61. Gaurav K. Shukla, Jyotirmoy Sau, Nisha Shahi, Anupam K. Singh, Manoranjan Kumar, and Sanjay Singh*, Anomalous Hall effect from gapped nodal line in the Co2FeGe Heusler compound, Phys. Rev. B 104, 195108 (2021).
 
60. Anupam K. Singh, Sanjay Singh* and D. Pandey, Pair distribution function study of Ni2MnGa magnetic shape memory alloy: Evidence for the precursor state of the premartensite phase, Phys. Rev. B, 104, 064110 (2021).
 
 
59. C. Salazar-Mejía ,  P. Devi ,  S. Singh, C. Felser, and J. Wosnitza, Influence of Cr substitution on the reversibility of the magnetocaloric effect in Ni-Cr-Mn-In Heusler alloys,Phys. Rev. Mater. 5, 104406 (2021).
 
58. Y.S. Chen, J.G. Lin, Sanjay Singh, K. Manna, G.H. Fecher, C. Felser, “Martensite-austenite transition correlated twinning and symmetry breaking in single crystalline Ni50Mn35In15” Phys. Rev. Mater. 5, 034418, (2021).
 
57. Keshav Kumar, Shrawan K. Mishra, Sanjay Singh, Ivan Baev, Michael Martins, Fabio Orlandi, Pascal Manuel and Dhananjai Pandey, “Evidence for Conical Magnetic Structure in M-type BaFe12O19 Hexaferrite: A Combined Single-Crystal XMCD and Neutron Diffraction Study” Phys. Status Solidi RRL 15, 2000506 (2021) .
 
56. Avirup De, Anupam K. Singh, Sanjay Singh, and Sunil Nair, Temperature dependence of the anomalous Nernst effect in Ni2MnGa shape memory alloy, Phys. Rev. B 103, L020404 (2021).
 
55. Govindaraj Lingannan, Anupam K. Singh, Boby Joseph, Sanjay Singh, and Sonachalam Arumugam, High-Pressure Structural Investigation of Anomalous Hall Effect Compound Mn3Sn up to 9 GPa, Phys. Status Solidi RRL 2000605 (2021).
 
2020:
54. P Sivaprakash, S Esakki Muthu, Anupam K Singh, KK Dubey, M Kannan, S Muthukumaran, Shampa Guha, Manoranjan Kar, Sanjay Singh, S Arumugam, Effect of chemical and external hydrostatic pressure on magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Pt doped Ni2MnGa shape memory Heusler alloys, J. Mag. Mag. Mater. 514 167136 (2020).
53. R. D. dos Reis, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, M. O. Ajeesh,  L. O. Kutelak , A. S. Sukhanov, Sanjay Singh, J. Noky, Y. Sun, J. E. Fischer , K. Manna, C. Felser, and M. Nicklas, Pressure tuning of the anomalous Hall effect in the chiral antiferromagnet Mn3Ge, Phys. Rev. Materials 4, 051401(R) (2020).
52. K.K. Dubey, P. Devi, Anupam K. Singh, Sanjay Singh, Improved crystallographic compatibility and magnetocaloric reversibility in  Pt substituted Ni2Mn1.4In0.6 magnetic shape memory Heusler alloy, J. Mag. Mag. Mater. 507, 166818 (2020).
 
2019:
 
51.       P. Devi, C. Salazar Mejía, L. Caron , Sanjay Singh, M. Nicklas, and C. Felser, Effect of chemical and hydrostatic pressure on the coupled magnetostructural transition of Ni-Mn-In Heusler alloys, Phys. Rev. Materials 3, 122401(R) (2019)
 
 
50.   Kavita Yadav, Mohit K. Sharma, Sanjay Singh, and K. Mukherjee, Exotic     magnetic behaviour and evidence of cluster glass and Griffiths like phase in Heusler alloys Fe2-xMnxCrAl (0≤x≤ 1), Scientific Reports 9, 15888(2019)
 
 
49.       P. Devi, C. Salazar Mejía, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, K. K. Dubey, Pallavi Kushwaha,Y. Skourski, C. Felser, M. Nicklas, and Sanjay Singh*, Improved magnetostructural and magnetocaloric reversibility in magnetic Ni-Mn-In shape-memory Heusler alloy by optimizing the geometric compatibility condition. Phys. Rev. Materials 3, 062401(R) (2019)
Rapid Communications
 
 
48.  Shamim S. K., P.  Devi, Sanjay Singh and S. K. Pandey, Exploring the best scenario for understanding the high temperature thermoelectric behaviour of Fe2VAl, Mater. Res. Express 6, 026302 (2019).
 
2018:
 
47.   P. Devi, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, C. Salazar Mejía, K. Hofmann, B. Albert, C. Felser, M. Nicklas, and Sanjay Singh*, Reversible adiabatic temperature change in the shape memory Heusler alloy Ni2.2Mn0.8Ga: An effect of structural compatibility, Phys. Rev. Materials 2, 122401(R) 2018.
 
 
46.   C. Shekhar, N. Kumara, V. Grinenko, Sanjay Singh, R. Sarkar, H. Luetkens, Shu-  Chun Wu, Yang Zhang, Alexander C. Komarek, Erik Kampert, Yurii Skourski, Jochen Wosnitza, Walter Schnelle, Alix McCollam, Uli Zeitler, Jürgen Kübler, Binghai Yan, H.-H. Klauss, S. S. P. Parkin, and C. Felser, Anomalous Hall effect in Weyl semimetal half-Heusler compounds RPtBi (R = Gd and Nd),Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2018) https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1810842115.
 
45.   P. Devi, Sanjay Singh*, B. Dutta, K. Manna, S.W. D'Souza, Y. Ikeda, E. Suard, V. Petricek, P. Simon, P. Werner, S. Chadhov, Stuart S.P. Parkin, C. Felser, D. Pandey, Adaptive modulation in the Ni2Mn1.4In0.6 magnetic shape-memory Heusler alloy, Phys. Rev. B  97, 224102 (2018).
 
44.   A. S. Sukhanov, Sanjay Singh, L. Caron, Th. Hansen, A. Hoser, V. Kumar, H..  Borrmann, A. Fitch, P. Devi, K. Manna, C. Felser, D.S. Inosov, Gradual pressure-induced change in the magnetic structure of the noncollinear antiferromagnet Mn3Ge, Phys. Rev.  B 97, 214402 (2018).
 
 
2017:
43.  C. Nethravathi, R. Rajamathi, S. Singh, M. Rajamathi, C.  Felser, High           coercivity stellated cobalt metal multipods through solvothermal reduction of     cobalt hydroxide nanosheets. RSC Advances 7, 1413 - 1417 (2017).
 
42.   L. Caron, B. Dutta, P. Devi, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, T. Hickel, R. Cabassi, F. Bolzoni, S. Fabbrici, F. Albertini, C. Felser, and Sanjay Singh*, Effect of Pt substitution on the magnetocrystalline anisotropy of Ni2MnGa: A competition between chemistry and elasticity,  Phys. Rev. B 96, 054105 (2017).
 
41. Sanjay Singh*, B. Dutta, S. W. D’Souza, M. G. Zavareh, P. Devi, A. S. Gibbs, T.  Hickel, S. Chadov, C. Felser and D. Pandey “Robust Bain distortion in the premartensite phase of a platinum-substituted Ni2MnGa magnetic shape memory alloy Nature Commun.  8, 1006 (2017).
 
  40. Jayita Nayak, Shu-Chun Wu, Nitesh Kumar, Chandra Shekhar, Sanjay Singh,  Jorg Fink, Emile E.D. Rienks, Gerhard H. Fecher, Stuart S.P. Parkin, Binghai Yan   & Claudia Felser, Multiple Dirac cones at the surface of the topological metal       LaBi, Nature Commun.  8, 13942 (2017).
 
39.  S. Arumugam,  U. Devarajan,  S. Esakki Muthu, Sanjay Singh, R. Thiyagarajan, M. Manivel Raja, N.V. Rama Rao, Alok Banerjee, Structural, transport, magnetic, magnetocaloric properties and critical analysis of Ni-Co-Mn-Ga Heusler alloys Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 442, 460 (2017).
 
2016:
 
38.   Sanjay Singh*, S. W. D’Souza, J. Nayak, E. Suard, L. Chapon, A. Senyshyn, V. Petricek, Y.  Skourski, M. Nicklas, C. Felser & S. Chadov “Room temperature tetragonal noncollinear Heusler antiferromagnet Pt2MnGa” Nature Commun.  7, 12671 (2016).
 
27. Sanjay Singh*, S. W. D’Souza, J. Nayak,  L. Caron,  E. Suard,  S. Chadov,  and C. Felser ”Effect of platinum substitution on the structural and magnetic properties of Ni2MnGa ferromagnetic shape memory alloy” Phys. Rev. B  93, 134102 (2016).
 
36. Sanjay Singh*, Luana Caron, Sunil Wilfred D'Souza, Tina Fichtner, Giacomo Porcari, Simone Fabbrici, Chandra Shekhar , Stanislav Chadov , Massimo Solzi , and Claudia Felser “Large magnetization and reversible magnetocaloric effect at the second-order magnetic transition in Heusler materials” Advanced materials 28, 3321 (2016).
 
35. U. Devarajan, M Kannan, R Thiyagarajan, M Manivel Raja, N V Rama Rao, Sanjay Singh, D Venkateshwarlu, V Ganesan, M Ohashi and S Arumugam “Coupled magnetostructural transition in Ni-Mn-V-Ga Heusler alloys and its effect on the magnetocaloric and transport properties” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 49, 065001 (2016).
 
2015:
 
34. Sanjay Singh, J. Bednarcik, S. R. Barman, C. Felser, and  D. Pandey“ Premartensite to martensite transition and its implications for the origin of modulation in Ni2MnGa ferromagnetic shape memory alloy” Phys. Rev. B, 92, 054112 (2015).
33. Sanjay Singh, Pallavi Kushwaha, F. Scheibel, Hanns-Peter Liermann, S. R. Barman, M. Acet, C. Felser, and D. Pandey “Residual stress induced stabilization of martensite phase and its effect on the magnetostructural transition in Mn-rich Ni-Mn-In/Ga magnetic shape-memory alloys” Phys. Rev. B 92, 020105(R) (2015).
 
32. D. K.  Misra, A. Rajput, A. Bhardwaj, N. S.  Chauhan, Sanjay Singh “Enhanced power factor and reduced thermal conductivity of a half-Heusler derivative Ti9Ni7Sn8: A bulk nanocomposite thermoelectric materialAppl. Phys. Lett. 106 (10), 103901 (2015).
 
31. Sanjay Singh, S. R. Barman and Dhananjai Pandey “Incommensurate modulations in stoichiometric Ni2MnGa ferromagnetic shape memory alloy: an overview” Z. Kristallogr. 230 (1), 13-22 (2015).
 
 
 
2014:
 
30. Sanjay Singh, V. Petricek,  P. Rajput, A. H. Hill, E. Suard, S. R. Barman, and Dhananjai Pandey “High-resolution synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction study of the incommensurate modulation in the martensite phase of Ni2MnGa: Evidence for nearly 7M modulation and phason broadening” Phys.  Rev.  B, 90, 014109 (2014).
 
29. Sanjay Singh*, S. W. D'Souza, K. Mukherjee, P. Kushwaha, S. R. Barman, Sandeep Agarwal, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, Aparna Chakrabarti, and E. V. Sampathkumaran “Magnetic properties and magnetocaloric effect in Pt doped Ni-Mn-Ga” Appl. Phys. Lett.  104, 231909 (2014).
 
 
28. Sanjay Singh*, S. Esakki Muthu, A. Senyshyn, P. Rajput, E. Suard, S. Arumugam, and S. R. Barman “Inverse magnetocaloric effect in Mn2NiGa and Mn1.75Ni1.25Ga magnetic shape memory alloys” Appl. Phys. Lett.  104, 051905 (2014).
 
27. D. K. Misra, A. Bhardwaj and Sanjay Singh “Enhanced thermoelectric performance of a new half-Heusler derivative Zr9Ni7Sn8 bulk nanocomposite: enhanced electrical conductivity and low thermal conductivity” J. Mater. Chem. A, 2, 11913-11921 (2014).
 
26. PallabBag, Sanjay Singh, P.D.Babu, V. Siruguri, RajeevRawat “Study of antiferro – ferromagnetic phase coexistence in Ta doped HfFe2Physica B 448 50–52 (2014).
 
25. S. Esakki Muthu, M. Kanagaraj, Sanjay Singh, P.U. Sastry, G. Ravikumar, N.V. Rama Rao, M. Manivel Raja, S. Arumugam “Hydrostatic pressure effects on martensitic transition, magnetic and magnetocaloric effect in Si doped Ni–Mn–Sn Heusler alloys” Jour. Alloys and Comp. 584, 175 (2014).
 
24. U. Devarajan, Sanjay Singh, S. Esakki Muthu, G. Kalai Selvan, P. Sivaprakash, S. Roy Barman, and S. Arumugam “Investigations on the electronic transport and piezoresistivity properties of Ni2−XMn1+XGa (X=0 and 0.15) Heusler alloys under hydrostatic pressure” Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 252401 (2014).
 
2013:
 
23. Sanjay Singh, J Nayak, Abhishek Rai, Parasmani Rajput, Adrian H Hill, S R Barman and Dhananjai Pandey “(3+1)D superspace description of the          incommensurate modulation in the premartensite phase of Ni2MnGa: a high resolution synchrotron x-ray powder diffraction study” J. Phys. Condens. Matter. (FTC, IOP select) 25, 212203 (2013).
 
22. S Esakki Muthu, Sanjay Singh, R Thiyagarajan, G Kalai Selvan, N V Rama Rao, M Manivel Raja and S Arumugam “Influence of Si substitution on the structure, magnetism, exchange bias and negative magnetoresistance in Ni48Mn39Sn13 Heusler alloys” J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 46, 205001 (2013).
 
 
21. U. Devarajan, S. Esakki Muthu, S. Arumugam, Sanjay Singh, and S. R. Barman “Investigation of the influence of hydrostatic pressure on the magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Ni2−XMn1+XGa (X=0, 0.15) Heusler alloys” J. Appl. Phys. 114, 053906 (2013).
 
 
2012:
 
20. Sanjay Singh, R. Rawat, S. E. Muthu, S. W. D’Souza, E. Suard, A. Senyshyn, S. Banik, P. Rajput, S. Bharadwaj, A. M. Awasthi, R. Ranjan, S. Arumugam, D. Schlagel T. Lograsso, Aparna Chakrabarti, and S. R. Barman “Spin-valve-like magnetoresistance in Mn2NiGa at room temperature” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 246601 (2012).
 
19. Sanjay Singh, K. R. A. Ziebeck, E. Suard,  P. Rajput, S. Bharadwaj, A. M. Awasthi,  and S. R. Barman “Modulated structure in Ni1.8Pt0.2MnGa: a neutron diffraction study”, Appl. Phys. Lett.  101, 171904 (2012).
 
18. J. Nayak, M. Maniraj, Abhishek Rai, Sanjay Singh, Parasmani Rajput, A.     Gloskovskii, J. Zegenhagen, D. L. Schlagel, T. A. Lograsso, K. Horn, and S. R. Barman “Bulk electronic structure of quasicrystals”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 216403 (2012).
 
17. R. Bindu, Sanjay Singh, Navneet Singh, R. Ranjan, Kalobaran Maiti, A. H. Hill, and S. R. Barman “Evidence of nanoscale structural phase separation in large bandwidth La0.2Sr0.8MnO3,  Phys.  Rev.  B  86, 140104 (R) (2012).
 
2011:
 
16. Sanjay Singh, Rajeev Rawat and S. R. Barman “Existence of modulated structure and negative magnetoresistamnce in Ga excess Ni-Mn-Ga”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99,   021902 (2011).
 
15. M. Siewert, M. E. Gruner, A. Dannenberg, A. Chakrabarti, H. C. Herper, M. Wuttig, S. R. Barman, Sanjay Singh, A. Al-Zubi, T. Hickel, J. Neugebauer, M. Gillessen, R. Dronskowski , and P. Entel “Designing shape-memory Heusler alloys from first principles”,  Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 191904 (2011).
 
 
14. M. Maniraj,  S. W. D’Souza, J. Nayak,  Abhishek Rai,  Sanjay Singh,  B. N. Raja Sekhar, and S. R. Barman  “High energy resolution band pass photon detector for inverse photo-emission spectroscopy”, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82, 093901 (2011).
 
13. S. W. D’Souza, R.S. Dhaka, A. Rai, M. Maniraj, J. Nayak, Sanjay Singh, D.L. Schlagel, T.A. Lograsso, A. Chakrabarti and S. R. Barman “Surface study of Ni2MnGa (100)” Materials Science Forum 684, 215 (2011).
 
 
2010:
 
12. Sanjay Singh, M. Maniraj, S. W. D’Souza, R. Ranjan, and S. R. Barman “Structural transformations in Mn2NiGa due to residual stress” Appl. Phys. Lett.  96, 081904 (2010).
 
11. B. L. Ahuja,  Alpa Dashora, N. L. Heda, K. R. Priolkar, L. Vadkhiya, M. Itou, Nelson Lobo, Y. Sakurai, Aparna Chakrabarti, Sanjay Singh and S. R. Barman “Temperature dependent spin momentum densities in Ni-Mn-In alloys” J. Phys. Condens. Matter. 22, 446001 (2010).
 
 
10. Sanjay Singh, S. Bhardwaj, A. K. Panda, V. K. Ahire, A. Mitra, A. M. Awasthi, and S.R. Barman “Structural, Thermal and Magnetic Properties of Ga Excess Ni-Mn-Ga” Materials Science Forum, 635, 43 (2010).
 
2009:
 
9. A. K. Shukla, R. S. Dhaka, S. W. D’Souza, Sanjay Singh, K. Horn, D. Wu, T. A. Lograsso, M.Krajčí, J. Hafner, and S. R. Barman  “Quasiperiodic layers of free electron metals studied using electron diffraction” Phys. Rev. B 79, 134206 (2009).
 
8. S. Banik, Sanjay Singh, R. Rawat, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, B. L. Ahuja, A. M. Awasthi, S. R. Barman, and E. V. Sampathkumaran “Variation of magnetoresistance in Ni2+xMn1-xGa with composition” J. Appl. Phys. 106, 103919 (2009).
 
7. R. Ranjan, Sanjay Singh, H. Boysen, D. Trots, S. Banik, A. M. Awasthi, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, and S. R. Barman “Competing tetragonal and monoclinic phases in Ni2.2Mn0.80Ga” J. Appl. Phys. 106, 033510 (2009).
 
 
 
 
 
2008 :
 
6.   S. R. Barman,  Aparna Chakrabarti,  Sanjay Singh,  S. Banik,  S. Bhardwaj,  P. L. Paulose,  B. A. Chalke,  A. K. Panda, A. Mitra, and A. M. Awasthi “Theoretical prediction and experimental study of a ferromagnetic shape memory alloy: Ga2MnNi” Phys. Rev. B 78, 134406  (2008).
 

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5. S. Banik, R. Rawat, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, B. L. Ahuja, A. Chakrabarti, P. L. Paulose, Sanjay Singh, A.K. Singh, D. Pandey, and S. R. Barman “Magnetoresistance behavior of a ferromagnetic shapememory alloy Ni1.75Mn1.25Ga” Phys. Rev. B 77, 224417 (2008).
 
 
Conference proceedings
 
4.   Anupam K. Singh, Vikas Singh, Satadeep Bhattacharjee, Seung-Cheol Lee, Sanjay Singh, and Dhananjai Pandey, AIP Conf. Proc. 2265, 030021 (2020).
 
3. Sanjay Singh, Rajeev Rawat and S. R. Barman “Magnetoresistance studies on Ga excess Ni-Mn-Ga ferromagnetic shape memory alloy” AIP Conf. Proc. 1349, 1017 (2011).
 
2. Sanjay Singh, S. Banik,  S.Bhardwaj, P. L. Paulose, B. A. Chalke, A. K. Panda, A. Mitra, A. M. Awasthi,  and S. R. Barman “Structural and magnetic properties of Ga2MnNi” Proceedings of the DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 53, 1267 (2008).
 
1. A. K. Shukla, R. S. Dhaka, S. W. D’Souza,  Sanjay Singh,  D. Wu, T. A. Lograsso,  and S. R. Barman  “Quasicrystalline  alkali metal adlayer” Proceedings of the DAE Solid State Physics Symposium 53, 767 (2008).
 
 
 

1. Sanjay Singh, B. Dutta, S. W. D’Souza, M. G. Zavareh, P. Devi, A. S. Gibbs, T.  Hickel, S. Chadov, C. Felser and D. Pandey, Nature Commun.  8, 1006 (2017).                          
2. Jayita Nayak, Shu-Chun Wu, Nitesh Kumar, Chandra Shekhar, Sanjay Singh, Jorg Fink, Emile E.D. Rienks, Gerhard H. Fecher, Stuart S.P. Parkin, Binghai  Yan & Claudia Felser, Nature Commun.  8, 13942 (2017). 
3. Sanjay Singh, S. W. D’Souza, J. Nayak, E. Suard, L. Chapon, A. Senyshyn, V. Petricek, Y.  Skourski, M. Nicklas, C. Felser & S. Chadov, Nature Commun.  7, 12671 (2016).            
4. Sanjay Singh, Luana Caron, Sunil Wilfred D'Souza, Tina Fichtner, Giacomo Porcari, Simone Fabbrici, Chandra Shekhar , Stanislav Chadov , Massimo Solzi , and Claudia Felser, Advanced Materials 28, 3321 (2016).
5. Sanjay Singh, R. Rawat, S. E. Muthu, S. W. D’Souza, E. Suard, A. Senyshyn, S. Banik, P. Rajput, S. Bharadwaj, A. M. Awasthi, R. Ranjan, S. Arumugam, D. Schlagel T. Lograsso, Aparna Chakrabarti, and S. R. Barman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 246601 (2012).

Publication after joining IIT(BHU): 2017-
(*corresponding author)

  1. P Sivaprakash, S Esakki Muthu, Anupam K Singh, KK Dubey, M Kannan, S Muthukumaran, Shampa Guha, Manoranjan Kar, Sanjay Singh, S Arumugam, Effect of chemical and external hydrostatic pressure on magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of Pt doped Ni2MnGa shape memory Heusler alloys, J. Mag. Mag. Mater. 514 167136 (2020).
  2. R. D. dos Reis, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, M. O. Ajeesh,  L. O. Kutelak , A. S. Sukhanov, Sanjay Singh, J. Noky, Y. Sun, J. E. Fischer , K. Manna, C. Felser, and M. Nicklas, Pressure tuning of the anomalous Hall effect in the chiral antiferromagnet Mn3Ge, Phys. Rev. Materials 4, 051401(R) (2020).
  3. K.K. Dubey, P. Devi, Anupam K. Singh, Sanjay Singh*, Improved crystallographic compatibility and magnetocaloric reversibility in  Pt substituted Ni2Mn1.4In0.6 magnetic shape memory Heusler alloy, J. Mag. Mag. Mater. 507, 166818 (2020).
  4. P. Devi, C. Salazar Mejía, L. Caron , Sanjay Singh, M. Nicklas, and C. Felser, Effect of chemical and hydrostatic pressure on the coupled magnetostructural transition of Ni-Mn-In Heusler alloys, Phys. Rev. Materials 3, 122401(R) (2019)
  5. Kavita Yadav, Mohit K. Sharma, Sanjay Singh, and K. Mukherjee, Exotic  magnetic behaviour and evidence of cluster glass and Griffiths like phase in Heusler alloys Fe2-xMnxCrAl (0≤x≤ 1), Scientific Reports 9, 15888(2019).
  6. P. Devi, C. Salazar Mejía, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, K. K. Dubey, Pallavi Kushwaha,Y. Skourski, C. Felser, M. Nicklas, and Sanjay Singh*, Improved magnetostructural and magnetocaloric reversibility in magnetic Ni-Mn-In shape-memory Heusler alloy by optimizing the geometric compatibility condition. Phys. Rev. Materials 3, 062401(R) (2019)
  7. Shamim S. K., P.  Devi, Sanjay Singh and S. K. Pandey, Exploring the best scenario for understanding the high temperature thermoelectric behaviour of Fe2VAl, Mater. Res. Express 6, 026302 (2019).
  8. P. Devi, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, C. Salazar Mejía, K. Hofmann, B. Albert, C. Felser, M. Nicklas, and Sanjay Singh*, Reversible adiabatic temperature change in the shape memory Heusler alloy Ni2.2Mn0.8Ga: An effect of structural compatibility, Phys. Rev. Materials 2, 122401(R) 2018.
  9. P. Devi, Sanjay Singh*, B. Dutta, K. Manna, S.W. D'Souza, Y. Ikeda, E. Suard, V. Petricek, P. Simon, P. Werner, S. Chadhov, Stuart S.P. Parkin, C. Felser, D. Pandey, Adaptive modulation in the Ni2Mn1.4In0.6 magnetic shape-memory Heusler alloyPhys. Rev. B  97, 224102 (2018).
  10. C. Shekhar, N. Kumara, V. Grinenko, Sanjay Singh, R. Sarkar, H. Luetkens, Shu-  Chun Wu, Yang Zhang, Alexander C. Komarek, Erik Kampert, Yurii Skourski, Jochen Wosnitza, Walter Schnelle, Alix McCollam, Uli Zeitler, Jürgen Kübler, Binghai Yan, H.-H. Klauss, S. S. P. Parkin, and C. Felser, Anomalous Hall effect in Weyl semimetal half-Heusler compounds RPtBi (R = Gd and Nd),Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115 (37) 9140-9144 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1810842115
  11. A. S. Sukhanov, Sanjay Singh, L. Caron, Th. Hansen, A. Hoser, V. Kumar, H.. Borrmann, A. Fitch, P. Devi, K. Manna, C. Felser, D.S. Inosov, Gradual pressure-induced change in the magnetic structure of the noncollinear antiferromagnet Mn3Ge, Phys. Rev.  B 97, 214402 (2018).
  12. Sanjay Singh*, B. Dutta, S. W. D’Souza, M. G. Zavareh, P. Devi, A. S. Gibbs, T.  Hickel, S. Chadov, C. Felser and D. Pandey, Nature Commun.  8, 1006 (2017).                         
  13. Jayita Nayak, Shu-Chun Wu, Nitesh Kumar, Chandra Shekhar, Sanjay Singh, Jorg Fink, Emile E.D. Rienks, Gerhard H. Fecher, Stuart S.P. Parkin, Binghai  Yan & Claudia Felser, Nature Commun.  8, 13942 (2017).          
  14. C. Nethravathi, C. Rajamathi,  Sanjay Singh, M. Rajamathi, C.  Felser,  RSC Advances 7, 1413 - 1417 (2017)
  15.  L. Caron, B. Dutta, P. Devi, M. Ghorbani Zavareh, T. Hickel, R. Cabassi, F. Bolzoni, S. Fabbrici, F. Albertini, C. Felser, and Sanjay Singh*Phys. Rev. B 96, 054105 (2017).
  16. S. Arumugam,  U. Devarajan,  S. Esakki Muthu, Sanjay Singh, R. Thiyagarajan, M. Manivel Raja, N.V. Rama Rao, Alok Banerjee, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 442, 460 (2017).   

Group Leader: Dr. Sanjay Singh

  Research Scholars
 
Name & Roll No.
Profile Image
Thesis/Project Title
Qualification
Contact Details
 
 
 
Mr. Krishna Kant Dubey
(18111003)

 

 Solid State Refrigeration
M.Tech. (Materials Science)
IIT (BHU)
  Ms. Nisha Shahi
(18111005)

Hall Effect in Skyrmionic Materials

M.Sc. (Physics),
Banaras Hindu University
nishashahi.rs.mst18@itbhu.ac.in 
+91-9140791986
 
Mr. Gaurav Kumar Shukla
(18111502)

Magnetic and Thermal Transport in Heusler Compounds

M.Sc. (Physics),
University of Allahabad

gauravkr.shukla.rs.mst18@itbhu.ac.in
+91-7905219659
 
Mr. Vishal Kumar
(19111009)

Topological Materials

M.Sc. (Physics),
Gurukuka Kangri Vishwavidyalaya, Haridwar

vishalkumarsaini20@gmail.com
+91-9758993355

  Ms. Shivani Rastogi
(20111521)
Investigation of Anomalous Hall Effect in Co2-based Heusler Alloys M.Tech. (Nanotechnology) shivanirastogi.rs.mst20@itbhu.ac.in
+91-9772632091
  Ms. Nidhi
(2011150)
Magnetic 2D Materials M.Sc. (Physics) nidhi.rs.mst20@itbhu.ac.in
+91- 7495052429
  Mr. Pankaj Kumar
(20111510)
Structural, magnetic and novel transport properties of skyrmion host Mn2YZ Heusler alloys M.Sc. (Physics) pankajkumar.rs.mst20@itbhu.ac.in
+91-8709306129
  Mr. Benugopal Bairagya
(21111501)
Anomalous Nernst Study of Martensite Phase Transforming Heusler Alloys and Related Systems M.Sc. (Physics) benugopalbairagya.rs.mst21@itbhu.ac.in
+91- 7001578988
  M.Tech. Students
 

Mr. Rohit Kumar
(18112008)

Designing Hall Effect Measurement Probe

B.Tech. (ECE)
IIT (ISM) Dhanbad

rohitkumar.mst18@itbhu.ac.in
+91-
7007814974

  Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) Project Students (Ongoing)
  Name and Roll No.  Project Title Status Contact Details
 

Mr. Sudhanshu Raj
(16114014)

Investigation of Skyrmions in Bulk Intermetallics

IDD Part-III, 2019-20 sudhanshu.raj.mst16@itbhu.ac.in 
 

Mr. Vabhav Gupta
(16114015)

Unconventional Superconductivity

IDD Part-III,2018-19 vaibhav.gupta.mst16@itbhu.ac.in 
 

Mr. Animesh Kumar (15114003)

Thermoelectrics

IDD Part-IV,2018-19 animesh.kumar.mst15@itbhu.ac.in 
 

Ms. Shrishti Sharma
(17114019)

Shape Memory Alloys

IDD Part-III,2019-20 shrishti.sharma.mst17@itbhu.ac.in 
 

Mr.Malayaj Mishra
(1711401)

Heusler Based Spintronics

IDD Part-III, 2019-20 malayaj.mishra.mst17@itbhu.ac.in
 

Mr. Mayank Pratap Singh
(18114005)

Half Metallic Ferromagnetic Materials

IDD Part-II, 2019-20 mayankpsingh.mst18@itbhu.ac.in
  Mr. Ujjawal Modanwal
(18114017)
Spintronics IDD Part-II, 2019-20 ujjawalmodanwal.mst18@itbhu.ac.in
  Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) Project Students (Completed)
  Name & Roll No. Project Title Status Contact Details
 

Ms. Ankita Uikey
(14114004)

Effect of Residual Stresses on Martensite Transformation IDD Part-VII, 2017-18 ankita.uikey.mst14@itbhu.ac.in
 

Mr. Sudhanshu Raj
(16114014)

Study of Hard Magnet and Soft Magnet IDD Part-II, 2018-19 sudhanshu.raj.mst16@itbhu.ac.in 
 

Mr. Puligattu Sreevatsav
(16114014)

Study of the Functioning of a SQUID Magnetometer

IDD Part-II, 2017-18 puligattu.sreevatsav.mst16@itbhu.ac.in 
 

Ms. Neha Raj Tirkey
(17114009)

Biological Materials based Shape Memory Alloys IDD Part-II, 2018-19 neharaj.tirkey.mst17@itbhu.ac.in 
 

Mr. Hammad Nazami
(17114009)

Heusler Based Magnetic Refrigeration IDD Part-II, 2018-19 hammad.nezami.mst17@itbhu.ac.in
 

Mr. Sandeep Kumar
(15114010)

Synthesis and Characterization of two Dimensional Magnetic Materials IDD Part-IV, 2018-19
(DIH Summer Project Report)
sandeep.kumar.mst15@itbhu.ac.in
  Internship Students
  Name Internship Duration Qualification Contact Details
 

Ms. Shobha Singh

June-July 2019

B.Tech.
(Central University of Jharkhand)

shobhabtps@gmail.com
  Alumni
  Name and Degree Thesis/Project Title Submission Year Current Position Contacts
  Mr. Anupam Kumar Singh
(Ph.D.)
Phase Transitions, Local Structure and Anomalous Hall Effect in Ni-Mn-based Magnetic Shape Memory Alloys and Related Systems 2022   anupamksingh1991@gmail.com
  Ms. Saumya Shukla
(M.Tech.)
Investigation of structural properties and strain glass behaviour in Ni based shape memory alloys 2020   saumyashukla.mst18@itbhu.ac.in
 

Mr. Krishna Kant Dubey
 (M.Tech.)

Hysteresis and Magnetocaloric Effect in NiPtMnIn Magnetic Shape Memory Heusler Alloys

2018

Ph.D. Student at SMST

krishnakantdubey.rs.mst18@itbhu.ac.in

 
Mr. Vikas Singh
(M.Tech.)
 
Structural Studies of Layered Pervoskite La2-2xSr1+2xMn2O7 (x=0.2,0.25,0.3, and 0.35)
2019
Ph.D. Student at IIT Kanpur
 
Ms. Payal Chaudhary
(IDD)

 

Search For Potential Weyl Semimetals in Heusler Alloys Using First Principle Methods
2019
Ph.D. Student at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA

1. Ramanujan Fellowship research Grant~ Rs 35 Lakhs, form SERB, India, November 2017 - October 2022).  (Principal Investigator)

2.  Designing Heusler alloys for magnetic refrigeration, Funding Agency-Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), India (Seed Money Grant~ Rs 10 Lakhs). (Principal Investigator)

3.   Elastocaloric effect measurement setup to study caloric effect in shape memory alloys, Funding Agency-UGC-DAE CSR (grant~11 Lakhs) , Indore, India (Principal Investigator).

4.  Designing  magnetocaloric measurement setup, Funding Agency: IIT BHU, Varanasi (grant-4 Lakhs) (Principal Investigator)

5.  Minimizing hysteresis in magnetic shape memory Heusler alloys for reversible magnetocaloric effect, SERB-DST (grant~49 Lakhs), India. (Principal Investigator)
 

1. Sample Preparation Unit
(i) Arc Melting Furnace: Metals & alloys samples can be prepared.
3 samples can be prepared simultaneously.
(ii) Turbo Molecular Pump (PFEIFFER): Vacuum limit ~5.0*10-7 mbar
(iii) Diffusion Pump (Hind High Vacuum): Vacuum Limit~5.0*10-6 mbar
Vacuum Sealing Unit
5 samples of different size can be vacuum sealed
simultaneously upto vacuum of ~5.0*10-7 mbar 
2 X-ray Diffractometer (XRD)
Rigaku, CuKÞ, 18kW, Rotating Anode
Hight Temperature attachment: 300K-1700K
Low Temperature attachment: 11K-300K
3. Physical Properties Measurement System (PPMS)
Quantum Design's,  DynaCool
VSM: 1.6K-1000K (sensitivity 10-6 emu), 9 Tesla
AC magnetic susceptibility: 10Hz-10KHz, 1.8K-400K
Specific Heat (1.8K-400K), and Multifunction probe
4. Cryogen-Free Measurement System (CFMS)
Temperature Range: 1.8K-325K, 7 Tesla Field
Measurement Attachments:
(i) Dielectric measurements using novacontrol and HIOKI HiTESTER LCR meter.
(ii) Magnetoresistance measurements using Electrometer, Current Sounce and Nanovoltmeter.
(iii) Hall Measurement Setup: Under process
5.

Dynamic Mechanical Analyzer
(TA Instruments)
Temperature Range: 120K-870K
Frequency Range: 0.001 to 200 Hz
Force Range: 0.0001 to 18 N
Modulus Range: 103 to 3*1012 Pa

6.

Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FESEM)

(ZEISS)
Resolution~10 nm
Maximum EHT Voltage: 20kV
Detector: In Lense and Secondary Electron
9  Sample can be mounted simultaneously
EDS detector (Oxford Instruments)
     
     

PhD positions are available for students who have already qualified  CSIR(JRF) or  having DST Inspire fellowship. Application with detailed CV can be send to Principle Investigator (email: ssingh.mst@iitbhu.ac.in). Position for GATE qualified students will be open soon. 

  • Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany
  • Institute of Laue Langevin , Grenoble, France
  • Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Max Planck Institute for Iron Research, Düsseldorf Germany
  • Technical University Dresden, Germany
  • IMEM-CNR, Parma, Italy
  • Institute of Physics, Praha, Czech Republic
  • European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, Grenoble, France
  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory,  Didcot, UK
  • UGC-DAE-CSR,  Indore, India
  • Bharathidasan University
  • TIFR, Mumbai
  • IISER, Pune
  • IISER, Bhopal
  • IIT, Mandi​ 
  • IIT, Delhi