o RRCAT- Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore
Scanning EXAFS beamline

Beamline overview

The scanning EXAFS beamline is meant for X-ray absorption fine-structure (XAFS) spectroscopy experiments, including X-ray absorption near-edge structure (XANES) and extended X-ray absorption fine-structure (EXAFS) spectral measurements in the energy range of 5 to 25 keV. The key component of the beamline is Double Crystal Monochromator (DCM) which is used for energy selection from the white synchrotron beam.

The Beamline
Beamline view

Beamline parameters & Optical layout

BEAMLINE PARAMETERS
Energy Range4 to 25 keV
Flux109 ph/sec at 10 keV
Resolving power104
Beam Size1 mm x 0.2 mm
MonochromatorSi(111) based Double Crystal monochromator


Beamline parameters & Optical layout
Beamline optics mainly consists of:
  1. Two Rh and Pt coated meridional cylindrical mirrors :
    1. Pre-mirror : Used for collimation, which is horizontally mounted on hexapod.
    2. Post-mirror : Used For focusing the beam vertically at sample position.
  2. Si(111) Double Crystal Monochromator (DCM): Monochromatic radiation is obtained using two Si(111) crystals. First one is plane crystal and second one is mechanically bendable (sagitally) crystal which helps to focus beam horizontally at the fixed sample position.
  3. Higher harmonics are rejected by changing the angle of incidence at the second mirror or by detuning the second crystal of the monochromator.

Experimental station

The experimental hutch is equipped to record EXAFS spectra of the samples in transmission as well as in fluorescence mode.

For measurements in the transmission mode, the sample is placed between two ionization chamber detectors. The first ionization chamber measures the incident flux and the second ionization chamber measures the transmitted intensity. A third ionization chamber is also used where reference metal foils are measured for energy calibration. For dilute samples or thin films, fluorescence is recorded using silicon drift detectors, which is placed in front of the sample in 45º degree geometry.

Experimental station
Sample environment:

1. High temperature cell:

High temperature reaction cells are available for temperature dependent XAFS studies on solid samples. The reaction cell can be used under various gaseous environments for transmission mode of EXAFS measurements. Maximum temperature achievable is 1000 K.

High temperature cell


2. Low temperature XAFS measurement facility

A closed cycle cryostat is installed for measurement in transmission as well as in fluorescence mode. The cryostat is mounted on a motorised stage for aligning the sample remotely from beam line control PC. The lowest temperature achievable with this cryostat is 10 K

Low temperature XAFS measurement facility

Application Areas

  1. The beamline can be used to study local structural properties around a specific element in materials like:
    • liquids/solutions
    • single and poly crystalline materials,
  2. In-situ XAFS studies can be performed e.g.
    • Monitoring growth of nanoparticle in solution phase
    • Battery: charging-discharging
    • Structure-activity correlation of catalyst
  3. Temperature dependent EXAFS studies to probe local structural changes across structural and magnetic phase transition.
  4. The energy range available from the beamline is useful for:
    • K-edge studies of many elements in the range 20 < Z < 47(viz. Ti, Zn, Cu, Ga , Zr, Rb, Sr, Mo etc.).
    • L-edge studies of high Z (Z > 47) elements: (viz. Rare earth elements, Au, Pt, Th, U etc.)


1. Local structural investigations of graphitic ZnO and reduced graphene oxide composite A. K.Yadav, N. Padma, GurupadaGhorai, Pratap K. Sahoo, Rekha Rao, SeemitaBanarjee, A. K. Rajarajan, Pradip Kumar, S.N. Jha and D.Bhattacharyya Applied Surface Science 565 (2021) 150548.
2. Probing Solute-Drag Effect and its Role in Stabilizing Orthorhombic Phase in Bulk La-doped HfO2 by X-ray and gamma ray Spectroscopy D. Banerjee, ChandiCharanDey, Ravi Kumar, Ram Kashyap, ShambhuNathJha, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Raghunath Acharya and Pradeep Kumar Pujari Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021,23, 16258-16267
3. Insights into Structural and Microscopic Origin of Magnetic Properties of γ Fe2O3@MnxOy Nanostructure R. Joshi, B. Singh, C.L. Prajapat, Y. Kashyap, C. Nayak, D. Bhattacharya, and R. Ningthoujam, Phys. Chem. C 2021, 125, 32, 17971–17982.
4. Variation of structural disorder in Zr substituted Y2Sn2O7: Its impact on photocatalysis B. P Mandal, K.Bhattacharyya, J. H. Zain, V. Sudarsan, S. Nigam, C.Nayak and A.K. Tyagi Journal of Solid State Chemistry, ISSN: 0022-4596, Vol: 303, Page: 122472 Publication Year2021.
5. Multiphoton light emission in barium stannate perovskites driven by oxygen vacancies, Eu3+ and La3+ : accessing the role of defects and local structures A. Santosh K. Gupta, B. Modak, Debarati Das, P. Modak, A. K. Yadav and K. Sudarshan B. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 23 (2021) 17479-17492.
6. Light Harvesting from Oxygen Vacancies and A- and B-Site Dopants in CaSnO3 Perovskite through Efficient Photon Utilization and Local Site Engineering Santosh K. Gupta, BrindabanModak, Debarati Das, Ashok Kumar Yadav, Pampa Modak, Anil K. Debnath and KathiSudarshan ACS Appl. Electron. Mater. 3 (2021) 3256–3270.
7. Quntitative description of the role of Cr on the ordering characteristics of a single phase Ni-⁠16 wt.% Mo-⁠ 7wt.% Cr alloy. RumuH.Banerjee, A.Arya, H.Donthula, C.Nayak, D.Bhattacharya and S.Banerjee. ActaMaterialia 219 (2021) 117263.
8. Evolution of transition-metal-charge states in correlation with the structural and magnetic properties in disordered double perovskites Ca2-xLaxFeRuO6 (0.5 ≤ x ≤ 2) Kumari Naveen, Tanmay Rom, Shams Sohel Islam, Manfred Reehuis, Peter Adler, Claudia Felser, Andreas Hoser Ramesh Chandra Nath, Ashok Kumar Yadav, ShambhuNathJha, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Marcus Schmidt and Avijit Kumar Paul Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2021,23, 21769-21783
9. Role of diluent in the unusual extraction of Am3+ and Eu3+ ions with benzene-centeredtripodaldiglycolamides: Local structure studies using luminescence spectroscopy and XAS Parveen K. Verma, Prasanta K. Mohapatra, Ashok K. Yadav, Shambhu N. Jha, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Andrea Leoncini, JurriaanHuskens and Willem Verboom New J. Chem., 2021,45, 16794-16803.
10. Interface Modification of Fe/Cr/Al magnetic multilayer by Swift Heavy Ion Irradiation Parasmani Rajput, Manvendra Kumar, UdaiB.Singh, S. Potdar, A. Gome, V.R. Reddy, D. Bhattacharyya, S.N. Jha, S. A. Khan and Fouran Singh Surface and Interfaces 26 (2021) 101431.
11. Structural, magnetic and electronic properties of Zn0..94Co0.06O/ZnOheterostructure Parasmani Rajput, ManglaNand, Mukul Gupta, P. R. Sagdeo, A. Sagdeo, S. K. Sharma, A. A. Coelha, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, Manvendra Kumar Appl. Phys. A 127, 827 (2021).
12. eg - t2g Sub band splitting via crystal field and band anticrossing interaction in NixCd1-xO thin films, Arkaprava Das, Parasmani Rajput, Anumeet Kaur, C. Balasubramanian, D. Kanjilal, S. N. Jha, Thin solid films 736 (2021) 138908
13. Microstructural and thermal expansion behaviour of graphene reinforced 316L stainless steel matrix composite prepared via powder bed fusion additive manufacturing: Ajay Mandal, Jitendar Kumar Tiwari, Bandar AlMangour, Abhradeep Das, N. Sathish, R. K. Sharma, Parasmani Rajput, A. K. Srivastava, Results in Materials 11 (2021) 100200.
14. Effect of graphene addition on thermal behavior of 3D printed graphene/AlSi10Mg composite: Jitendar Kumar Tiwari, Ajay Mandal, N. Sathish, Surender Kumar, Mohammed Ashiq, M. Nagini, R. K. Sharma, A. K. Agrawal, P. Rajput, A. K. Srivastava, Journal of alloys and Compounds 890 (2021) 161725.
15. Investigation of spin-phonon coupling and local magnetic properties in magnetoelectric Fe2TeO6: P. Pal, Shalini Badola, P. K. Biswas, Ranjana R. Das, Surajit Saha, S. D. Kaushik, Parasmani Rajput, P. N. Vishwakarma, A. K. Singh, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 540 (2021) 168512.
16. Local Disorder Affecting NIR-Upconverting White Light Emission Manifests in Lattice Strain: Preeti Verma, Debasish Sarkar, Parasmani Rajput, Manvendra Narayan Singh, Rajendra Sharma, and Supratim Giri, J. Phys. Chem. C 125 (2021) 21211.
17. Possibility of relaxor-type ferroelectricity in delafossite CuCrO2 near room temperature, Preeti Pokhriyal, AshokBhakar, M.N.Singh,Himanshu Srivastava,ParasmaniRajput, PankajSagdeo, Arvind Srivastava,N.P.Lalla, A.K.Sinha,ArchnaSagdeo Solid state Sciences 112, (2021) 106509.
18. Systematic study of Ni, Cu co-doped ZnO nanoparticles for UV photodetector application; R. Priya, Prakhar Sahay, Nishtha Saxena, Parasmani Rajput, Vipin Chawla, Rohit Sharma, O. P. Sinha & Richa Krishna; Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 32, 2011–2025 (2021).
19. Metal-induced progressive alteration of conducting states in memristors for implementing an efficient analog memory: a DFT-supported experimental approach. D. Das, A. Barman, P. K. Sarkar, Parasmani Rajput, S. N. Jha, R. Hübner, D. Kanjilal, P. Johari and A. Kanjilal. J. Mater. Chem. C 9, 3136-3144 (2021).
20. Study of magneto-optical activity in cerium substituted yttrium iron garnet (Ce:YIG) epitaxial thin films. Manik Kuila, Uday Deshpande, R. J. Choudhary, Parasmani Rajput, D. M. Phase, and V. Raghavendra Reddy. Journal of Applied Physics, 129, 093903 (2021).
21. Electrochemical Energy Storage: Harnessing the Extracellular Electron Transfer Capability of Geobacter sulfurreducens for Ambient Synthesis of Stable Bifunctional Single-Atom Electrocatalyst for Water Splitting”; Srikanth Pedireddy, Rodrigo Jimenez-Sandoval, Mahesh Kumar Ravva, Chandrani Nayak, Dalaver H. Anjum, Shambhu Nath Jha, Krishna P. Katuri, Pascal E. Saikaly; Advanced Funct. Mater.; 31(2021) 2170161
22. Grain size effect on the radiation damage tolerance of cubic zirconia against simultaneous low and high energy heavy ions: Nano triumphs bulk”;Parswajit Kalita, Santanu Ghosh, Gaëlle Gutierrez, Parasmani Rajput, Vinita Grover, GaëlSattonnay& Devesh K. Avasthi; Scientific Reports 11 (2021)10886.
23. Single Mn Atom Doping in Chiral Sensitive Assembled Gold Clusters to Molecular Magnet”; Deepak K. Swain, Gyanadeep Mallik, Pooja Srivastava, Anoop K. Kushwaha, Parasmani Rajput, Shambhu N. Jha, Seokmin Lim, Seungchul Kim, and Satchidananda Rath; ACS Nano 15 (2021) 6289
24. Effect of acetone and methanol environment on the electrical properties of Fe doped hydroxyapatite”; Brajendra Singh, Priyanka Singh, Saiqua Siddiqui, Parasmani Rajput, Mukul Gupta; Int. J. Ceramic Eng. Sci. 00 (2021) 1– 8.
25. “Understanding defect-mediated cubic to hexagonal topotactic phase evolution in SrMnO3 thin films and associated magnetic and electronic properties”; Arup Kumar Mandal, Anupam Jana, Binoy Krishna De, Nirmalendu Patra, Parasmani Rajput, V. Sathe, S. N. Jha, R. J. Choudhary, and D. M. Phase; Phys. Rev. B103 (2021) 195110.
26. In-situ self-organization of uniformly dispersed Co-N-C centers at moderate temperature without sacrificial subsidiary metal, Omeshwari Yadorao Bisen, Ravi Nandan, Ashok Kumar Yadav and Karuna Kar Nanda, Green Chemistry 23 (2021) 3115-3126.
27. Evolution of local structure and superconductivity in CaFe2As2 Ram Prakash Pandeya1, Arindam Pramanik, Anup Pradhan Sakhya, Rajib Mondal, Ashok Kumar Yadav, S N Jha, Thamizhavel Arumugam and Kalobaran Maiti; Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (accepted) 2021.
28. Progressive aqueous alteration and iron oxidation record in the matrix of Mukundpura CM2 chondrite, a new fall. D. Ray, S. Baliyan and C. Nayak. Advances in Space Research, ISSN: 0273-1177, Vol: 68, Issue: 8, Page: 3233-3241
29. Evolution of the interface microstructure of short-period Cr/Ti multilayers with increase in number of bi-layers P Sarkar, A Biswas, Sanjay K Rai, M H Modi, Gurupada Ghorai, Pratap K. Sahoo and Dibyendu Bhattacharyya Thin Solid Films, ISSN: 0040-6090, Vol: 734, Page: 138840.
30. Cu-Cl Thermochemical Water Splitting Cycle: Probing Temperature Dependent CuCl2 Hydrolysis and Thermolysis Reaction Using In situ XAS Rajendra V. Singh, Mrinal R. Pai, Atindra M. Banerjee, Chandrani Nayak, Suhas Phapale, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya and Arvind K. Tripathi Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (2021) in press.
31. Effect on the Structure and Stability of Iron Phosphate Glass with Sb and Te-ion Loading for Nuclear Waste Storage Application Akhilesh C. Joshi, Mainak Roy, Dimple P. Dutta, Raman K. Mishra, Sher Singh Meena, Ravi Kumar, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Rajath Alexander, C. P. Kaushik and A. K. Tyagi Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, ISSN: 0022-3093, Vol: 570, Page: 121016
32. Local structure investigations of sequential sorption of U and Fe on polyacrylamide hydroxamic acid (PAAHA) resin A.K. Yadav, Sangita Pal, S.N. Jha, D.Bhattacharyya, A. K. Adak and K. P. Bhattacharyya ; Inorg. Chem. 2021, 60, 14, 10158–10166
33. Sodium‐Ion Battery Full‐Cell Study with a Pseudocapacitive MoSe2‐Porous N‐Doped Carbon Composite Anode and Intercalated Sodium Vanadium Fluorophosphate Cathode A. Roy, A. Sarkar, Md. Adil, S. Sau, Abharana N. and S. Mitra Batteries & Supercaps. 4 (2021) 978-988.
34. Effect of Oxygen and Aluminum Incorporation on the Local Structure of GaN Nanowires: Insight from Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure Analysis S. Parida, M. Sahoo, Abharana N, R.M. Tromer, D. Galvao and S. Dhara The Journal of Physical Chemistry C,125 (2021) 3225-3234.
35. Scalable Production of Cobalt Phthalocyanine Nanotubes: Efficient and Robust Hollow Electrocatalyst for Ammonia Synthesis at Room Temperature U.K. Ghorai, S. Paul, B. Ghorai, B. Adalder, S. Kapse, R. Thapa, Abharana N. and A. Gain, ACS Nano, 3 (2021) 5230-5239.
36. Local structural studies through EXAFS and effect of Fe2+or Fe3+ existence in ZnO Nanoparticles Chithira P. R, Abharana N, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya and Teny Theresa John J. Phys. Chem. C 125 (2021) 13523–13533.
37. X-ray absorption study of defects in reactively sputtered GaN films displaying large variation of conductivity M. Monish, C. Nayak, D. Sutar, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya and S.S. Major Semiconductor Science and Technology 36 (2021) 075019.
38. Unveiling the Genesis of the High Catalytic Activity in Nickel Phthalocyanine for Electrochemical Ammonia Synthesis S. Murmu, S.Paul, S. Kapse, R. Thapa, S. Chattopadhyay, Abharana N, S. N. Jha, Dibyendu B and U. K. Ghorai J. Mater. Chem. A 9 (2021) 14477-14484.
39. Defect persuade paramagnetic properties of nickel doped ZnS nanocrystals and identification of structural, optical, local atomic structure S. Ghorai, D. Bhattacharyya, N. Patra, S. N. Jha and A.K. Ghosh J. Mat. Sci. Mat. Electron. 32 (2021) 15563–15576.
40. Studies on the uranium speciation in zinc iron phosphate (ZnIP) glass using Mössbauer and EXAFS spectroscopic investigations N Praveena, H Jena, R Kumar, SN Jha, D. Bhattacharyya and SS Meena Cer. Int. 47 (2021) 18323-18329.
41. Identification of a Copper Ion Recognition Peptide Sequence in the Subunit II of Cytochrome c Oxidase: A Combined Theoretical and Experimental Study Dwaipayan Dutta Gupta, Imon Mandal, Chandrani Nayak, Shambhu Nath Jha, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Ravindra Venkatramani and Shyamalava Mazumdar J. Bio. Inorg. Chem. 26(2021) 411-425.
42. Bright aspects of defect and dark traits of dopant in photoluminescence of Er2X2O7:Eu3+ (X=Ti and Zr) pyrochlore: An insight using EXAFS, Positron and DFT Santosh K. Gupta, K. Sudarshan, P. Jena, P.S. Ghosh, A.K. Yadav, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya and R.M. Kadam. Materials Advances 2 (2021) 3075-3087.
43. Two-dimensional tungsten oxide/selenium nano-composite fabricated for flexible supercapacitors with higher operational voltage and their charge storage mechanism R. Barik, A.K. Yadav, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya and P. Ingole ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 13 (2021) 8102–8119.
44. Insight into the charging-discharging of magnetite electrodes: In situ XAS and DFT study; C. Nayak, Abharana N., B. Modak, K. Halankar, S. N. Jha and D. Bhattacharyya Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 23 (2021) 6051-6061.
45. Room Temperature Weakly Ferromagnetic Energy Band Opened Graphene Quantum Dot Coupled Solid Sheets - A Possible Carbon Based Dilute Magnetic Semiconductor G. Bharathi, Daniel Thangadurai, Senthil Kumar K, S N Jha, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Nirmalendu Patra, Mukul Gupta, P. Kolandaivel, Oleg Khyzhun and D. Nataraj Appl. Surf.Sci. 548 (2021) 149195.
46. Unraveling the Impact of Nonmagnetic Sc Substitution on the Magnetic Properties of La2NiMnO6 double perovskite Mohammad Nasir, Mahmud Khan, Subhsah Bhatt, Nirmalendu Patra, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya and Somaditya Sen, Phys. Scripta 96 (2021) 045805.
47. Highly Efficient and Selective Recovery of Technetium with a Novel MTPN Resin: A Remarkable Outcome of Bulky Cation−Bulky Anion Interactions A. D. Pant, R. Ruhela, C. Limje, M. Vartak, A. K. Yadav, Anil Kumar S., A. K. Singh, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharya, V. Kain and B. S. Tomar Indust & Eng. Chem. Res. 60 (2021) 551-557.
48. Unique Magnetic Properties of Nd based Cuprate Francisite: Major Enhancement upon Co Doping; S. Kanthal, P. Manna, Md.A. Ahmed, A. Banerjee, S. Adhikary, S. Kanungo, A.K. Yadav, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya and S. Bandyopadhyay Applied Surface Science 544 (2021) 148951.
49. Colloidal BaZrS3 Chalcogenide Perovskite Nanocrystals for Thin Film Device Fabrication V. K. Ravi, S. Y. Hu, Parikshit Kumar Rajput, Chandrani Nayak, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Dae Sung Chung and Angshuman Nag Nanoscale 13 (2021) 1616.
50. Role of Cobalt doping in CdS quantum dots for potential application in thin film optoelectronic devices Piyali Maity, Shiv Kumar, Ravi Kumar, Shambhu Nath Jha, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Sudipta Barman, Sandip Chatterjee, Bhola Pal and Anup K. Ghosh The Journal of Physical Chemistry (C) 125 (2021) 2074-2088.
51. Implications of the size variation on the local structure and polarized emission of CsPbBr3 quantum dots Aparna Shinde, Richa Gahlaut, Abharana N, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya and Shailaja Mahamuni J. Mater. Science 56 (2021) 6977–6986.
52. Non-destructive elemental depth profiling of Ni/Ti multilayers by GIXRF technique A. Biswa, Abharana N, S N Jha and D. Bhattacharyya Applied Surface Science 542 (2021) 148733.
53. Studies on chemical state of uranium in modified sodium borosilicate glass using X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy N. Praveena, Hrudananda Jena, Santanu Bera, Ravi Kumar, S.N. Jha and D. Bhattacharyya; Progress in Nuclear Energy 131 (2021) 103579.
54. Electron beam irradiation induced changes in local structure of simulated waste bearing sodium borosilicate glasses; Ashwani Kumar, R.K. Mishra, S.A. Khader, A.K. Yadav, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharya, C. P. Kaushik and B.S. Tomar Nucl. Instrum Meth. Phys. Res. B 486 (2021) 85.
55. Structural properties and Luminescence dynamics of CaZrO3:Eu3+ phosphors Arup K. Kunti, Nirmalendu Patra, Richard A. Harris, Shailendra K. Sharma, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Sambhu N. Jha and Hendrik C. Swart Inorg. Chem. Front., 8 (2021) 821.
56. Stabilization of Uranyl(V) by Dipicolinic Acid in Aqueous Medium Rahul Agarwal, Rama Mohana Rao Dumpala, Manoj Kumar Sharma, Ashok Kumar Yadav and Tamal Kanti Ghosh, Dalton Trans. 50 (2021) 1486-1495.
57. Investigation of soft X-ray optical properties and their correlation with structural characteristics of zirconium oxide thin films Mangalika Sinha, Amol Singh, Rajkumar Gupta, A.K.Yadav, Mohammed H.Modi Thin Solid films 721 (2021) 138552.
58. Spectroscopic tools to probe multiple dopant induced elastic strain effect in doped ceria matrix: As electrolyte for ITSOFCs Smita Acharya, Shraddha Shirbhate and Ashok Yadav Journal of Molecular Structure 1235 (2021) 130258.
59. Interface of GO with SnO2 quantum dots as an efficient visible-light photocatalyst Binaya Kumar Sahu, Rabindranath Juine, Madhusmita Sahoo, Ravi Kumar and A. Das Chemosphere 276 (2021) 130142.
60. New Greener and Sustainable Methodology for Direct Sequestering and Analysis of Uranium Using Maline Supramolecular Scaffold and Mechanistic Understanding through Speciation and Interaction Studies Ashutosh Srivastava, Rama Mohana Rao Dumpala, Pooja Sahu, Ashok Yadav, Neetika Rawat, Sk. Ali, Manjulata Sahu, Nimai Pathak, Arijit Sengupta ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 9 (2021) 7846–7862.
61. Self-Anchored Platinum-Decorated Antimony-Doped-Tin Oxide as a Durable Oxygen Reduction Electrocatalyst Cheng He, Shrihari Sankarasubramanian, Andrew Ells, Javier Parrondo, Cenk Gumeci, Mounika Kodali, Ivana Matanovic, Ashok Kumar Yadav, Kaustava Bhattacharyya, Nilesh Dale, Plamen Atanassov, and Vijay K. Ramani ACS Catalysis 11 (2021) 7006–7017.
62. Study of local structure around Bi in topological insulating materials (Bi1-xSbx)2Te3 using extended x-ray absorption fine structure technique R. R. Urkude, S.N.Jha, A.K.Yadav, U.A.Palikundwar, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 150 (2021) 109834.
63. Effect of germanium auto-diffusion on the bond lengths of Ga and P atoms in GaP/Ge(111) investigated by using X-ray absorption spectroscopy; Rijul Roychowdhury, Parasmani Rajput, Shailendra Kumar, Ravi Kumar, Aniruddha Bose, S.N. Jha, Tarun Sharma and Vijay Dixit, Journal Synchrotron Radiation 28, 480-489 (2021).




1. A facile route to synthesis of ferromagnetic and Antiferromagnetic phases of iron oxide nanoparticles by controlled heat treatment of Ferritin: Sunil Kumar, Anjali Thakur, Saral K. Gupta, Parasmani Rajput, Amarjeet Singh’ Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism 33, (2020) 3841
2. Local structural investigations of Fe-doped TiO2 amorphous thin films, A.K.Yadav, MaidulHaque, D.K.Shukla, D.M.Phase, S.N.Jha, D.Bhattacharyya, Thin Solid Films, 716, (2020), 138435.
3. Influencing the Electron Density of Nanosized Au Colloids via Immobilization on MgO to Stimulate Surface Reaction Activities: Bikash Sharma, Parasmani Rajput, Rohit Kumar Rana, Langmuir 36, (2020) 14203;
4. Switching of majority charge carriers by Zn doping in NdNiO3 thin films: Kavita Soni, Harisankar S, Mahesh Chandra, Parasmani Rajput and K R Mavani, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 33, (2020) 015602.
5. Oxygen vacancies induced photoluminescence in SrZnO2 nanophosphors probed by theoretical and experimental analysis: Manju, Megha Jain, Saibabu Madas, Pargam Vashishtha, Parasmani Rajput, Govind Gupta, Mousumi Upadhyay Kahaly, Kemal Özdoğan, Ankush Vij & Anup Thakur, Scientific Reports 10, (2020) 17364.
6. Structural, Optical and Dielectric Investigations in Bulk PrCrO3: Ravikiran Late, K.V.Wagaskar, P.B.Shelke, Archna Sagdeo, Parasmani Rajput, Pankaj R. Sagdeo, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 31, (2020) 16379.
7. A comparative evaluation of LHT-9 layered titanates synthesized by reflux and microwave routes for waste treatment applications, Priyanka Kamble, Prithwish Sinharoy, Pallavi Yevale, Arvind Ananthanarayanan, Dayamoy Banerjee, G Sugilal, Ashok Yadav, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 326, (2020) 209-214.
8. Interplay between local distortion at lattice sites with optical and electrical properties of Eu3+-doped MNbO3 (M = Na and K) compounds; Niamai Pathak, Sumanta Mukherjee, Balaji Prasad Mandal, A. K. Yadav, S N Jha, D. Bhattacharyya; Materials Advances, 1, (2020) 2380-2394.
9. Self-organized single-atom tungsten supported on N-doped carbon matrix for durable oxygen reduction, Omeshwari Bisen, Ashok Kumar Yadav ,Karuna Kar Nanda, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12 (2020), 43586-43595. 2020, 12, 39, 43586–43595
10. Unravelling oxygen driven α to β phase transformation in tungsten; Ananya Chattaraj, Mohammad Balal, Ashok Kumar Yadav, Sudipta Roy Barman, Anil Kumar Sinh, Shambhu Nath Jha, Sebastien Joulie, Virginie Serin, Alain Claverie, Vijay Kumar & Aloke Kanjilal; Scientific Reports, 10(2020), 14718
11. Unique structure induced magnetic and electrochemical activity in nanostructured transition metal tellurates Co1xNixTeO4 (x= 0, 0.5, and 1); Patel, Akhilesh Kumar; Panda, Manas; Rani, Ekta; Singh, Harishchandra; Samatham , S. ; Nagendra, Abharana; Jha, Sambhu Nath; Bhattacharyya, Dibyendu; Suresh, Krishna warrier; Mitra, Sagar; ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 2020, 3, 9, 9436–9448
12. Structural investigations on Mo, Cs and Ba ions-loaded iron phosphate glass for nuclear waste storage application, DP Dutta, M Roy, RK Mishra, SS Meena, A Yadav, CP Kaushik, AK Tyagi, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 850(2021) 156715
13. Tuning field-emission characteristics of ZnO nanorods through defect engineering via O+ ion irradiation; Avanendra Singh, Kartik Senapati, Ranveer Singh, Parasmani Rajput, Tapobrata Som, and Pratap K. Sahoo; J. Appl. Phys. 128, (2020), 054304.
14. Synthesis and structural investigation of stoichiometric iron mononitride thin films, Niti, Mukul Gupta, Parasmani Rajput, S.N. Jha , Ajay Gupta; Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 147(2020), 109653.
15. In-situ modulation of silica-supported MoO2/Mo2C heterojunction for enhanced hydrogen evolution reaction ; K. Rajender, Z. Ahmed, R. Kumar, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, C. Bera and V. Bagchi, Catal. Sci. Technol. 10 (2020) 4776-4785.
16. Investigation of in-situ oxygen vacancies dissociation mechanism and associated atomic scale reshuffling during oxy-ion migration in nanostructured co-doped ceria; Shraddha Shirbhate, Ashok K.Yadav and Smita Acharya, Solid State Ionics 345 (2020) 115157.
17. An Insight into Speciation and Electrochemistry of Uranyl Ion in Deep Eutectic Solvent ; Ruma Gupta, BalGovind Vats, Ashok K. Pandey, Manoj K. Sharma, PoojaSahu, A. K. Yadav, Sk. Musharaf Ali and Shanmugaperumal Kannan, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 124 (2020) 181-189.
18. Investigations on the hydrolysis step of copper-chlorine thermochemical cycle for hydrogen production ; Rajendra V. Singh, Mrinal R. Pai, Atindra M. Banerjee, Geeta R. Pat kare, Rajesh V. Pai, Asheesh Kumar, Ashok K. Yadav, Suhas Phaphale and Arvind K. Tripathi ; Int. Journal of Energy Research 44 (2020) 2845-2863.
19. Practical Aqueous Calcium-Ion Battery Full-Cells for Future StationaryStorage; Md. Adil, Ananta Sarkar, Amlan Roy, Manas Ranjan Panda, Abharana Nagendra,and Sagar Mitra; ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12 (2020) 11489–11503.
20. Improved electrochemical performance of interface modified MoS2/CNT nano-hybrid and understanding of its lithiation/delithiation mechanism, Kruti K Halankar, Balaji P Mandal, Manoj K Jangid, Amartya Mukhopadhyay, N Abharana, Chandrani Nayak, Kinshuk Dasgupta, AK Tyagi, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 844 (2020) 156076.
21. Highly Durable and Active Pt/Sb-doped-SnO2 Oxygen Reduction Reaction Electrocatalysts produced by Atomic Layer Deposition, Cheng He, Xiaofeng Wang, Shrihari Sankarasubramanian, Ashok Yadav, Kaustava Bhattacharyya, Xinhua Liang, and Vijay Ramani, ACS Appl. Energy Mater. 3(2020), 5774–5783 .
22. Understanding The Efficacy of Cu in Creating Oxygen Vacancies and Temperature Dependent Electrical Transport in Solution Processed Cu:ZnO Thin Films; Pavan Kumar Reddy Boppidi, P. Joshna, Debapriya SOM, Renuka H, Pranab Biswas, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Sayan Kanungo, Souri Banerjee, Souvik Kundu; Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 120(2020), 105311
23. Achieving Bright Blue and Red Luminescence in Ca2SnO4 through defect and doping manipulation; S. Gupta, K. Sudarshan, B. Modak, Brindaban, A.K. Yadav, P. Modak, S.N. Jha and D. Bhattacharyya ; J. Phys. Chem. C 2020, 124, 29, 16090–16101
24. Insight into mesoporous nitrogen rich carbon induced synergy for selective synthesis of ethanol; Subhasis Das, Manideepa Sengupta, Renata Lippi, Jim Patel, Arijit Bag, Chandrani Nayak, Shambhu Nath Jha, Ankur Bordoloi; CARBON 168(2020), 337-353.
25. Revealing the defect-dominated oxygen evolution activity of hematene Bishnupad Mohanty, Yidan Wei, Mahdi Ghorbani-Asl, Arkady V Krasheninnikov, Parasmani Rajput, Bikash Kumar Jena Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 8 (2020) 6709-6716
26. Spectroscopic Evidences for the Size Dependent Generation of Pd Species Responsible for the Low Temperature CO Oxidation Activity on Pd-SBA-15 Nanocatalyst Yogita Soni Sumanta Pradhan, Mahesh K. Bamnia, A.K.Yadav, S.N.Jha, D.Bhattacharyya, Tuhin Suvra Khan, M.A.Haider, C.P.Vinod AppliedCatalysis B: Environmental; Volume 272, 5 September 2020, 118934.
27. AS microstructure analysis of Manganese doped Zinc Sulphide Nanophosphor Prakhar Sahay, R. Priya, Nishtha Saxena, Parasmani Rajput, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, R. Krishna, O. P. Sinha; IEEE transaction on Nanotechnology 19(2020),360.
28. First results of in-situ X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy study on charging-discharging cycles of lithium ion battery at Indus-2 SRS Abharana. N, chandraninayak, Shambhu Nath Jha and D . Bhattacharyya; Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A, 972(2020)164032
29. Crystalline Bi2Se3 topological insulator films prepared by dc magnetron sputtering R.Kumar, A.K.Yadav, A.Biswas, Mangla Nand, J.Bahadur, S.Ghosh, S.N.Jha D.Bhattacharyya ; Vacuum, 177, 2020, 109366.
30. The formation and effect of O-vacancies in doped TiO2, Kaustava Bhattacharyya, B Modak, C Nayak, RG Nair, D Bhattacharyya, SN Jha, AK Tripathi, New Journal of Chemistry, 44, (2020) 8559-8571.
31. X-ray absorption spectroscopy study of Ga-doping in reactively sputtered ZnO films; Shravan K.Appani ,Ashok Kumar Yadav , D.S.Sutar, S.N.Jha , D. Bhattacharyya, S.S.Major; Thin Solid Films, Available online 19 March 2020, 137966
32. Revealing the defect-dominated oxygen evolution activity of hematene Bishnupad Mohanty, Yidan Wei, Mahdi Ghorbani-Asl, Arkady V Krasheninnikov, Parasmani Rajput and Bikash Kumar Jena J. Mater. Chem. A, 2020,8, 6709-6716
33. Excitation energy dependent switchable emission in SrZnO2 nanophosphors: XAS and luminescence studies Manju,Megha Jain, Pargam Vashishtha, Sanjay Kumar, Parasmani Rajput, Govind Gupta, Ankush Vij and Anup Thakur, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020,8, 3147-3155
34. Investigations on the hydrolysis step of copper‐chlorine thermochemical cycle for hydrogen production, Rajendra V. Singh, Mrinal R. Pai, Atindra M. Banerjee, Geeta R. Patkare, Rajesh V. Pai, Asheesh Kumar, Ashok K. Yadav, Suhas Phaphale, Arvind K. Tripathi, Int. Journal of Energy Research, 44(2020)2845; https://doi.org/10.1002/er.5101
35. “XANES spectroscopic studies at L3 edge of 79Au in its various chemical forms”, Heena Duggal ,Parasmani Rajputb Igor Alperovich Tatyana Asanova ,DevinderMehta S.N.Jha and , Vacuum 176 (2020) 109294.
36. Exploring functionalized titania for task specific application of efficient separation of trivalent f-block elements, Sumit Pahan, Arijit Sengupta, A K Yadav, S N Jha, D Bhattacharyya, S k Musharaf Ali, P N Khan, A K Debnath, D Banerjee, T Vincent, S Manohar, CP Kaushik, New J. Chem., 2020,44, 6151-6162.
37. Efficient extraction of uranium from environmental samples using phosphoramide functionalized magnetic nanoparticles: Understanding adsorption and binding mechanisms, Pallavi Singhal, Bal Govind Vats, Ashok Yadav, Vandana Pulhani, Journal of hazardous materials, 384, (2020) 121353.
38. Cationic disorder: A pathway for demonstrating inverse exchange bias in Gd 2CoRuO 6; M. Das, P. Dutta, S. Giri, S. Majumdar, A. Bandyopadhyay, A. K. Yadav, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, G. Das, and V. Rajaji; Phys. Rev. B 101(2020),064419
39. Investigation of New B-site Disordered Perovskite Oxide CaLaScRuO6+δ: An Efficient Oxygen Bifunctional Electrocatalyst in Highly Alkaline Medium, Nikhil Kumar, Mukesh Kumar, Tharamani C. Nagaiah, Vasudeva Siruguri, Sudhindra Rayaprol, Ashok Kumar Yadav, Shambhu Nath Jha, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya and Avijit Kumar Paul, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2020, 12, 8, 9190-9200.
40. Thermodynamic and spectroscopic investigation of Nb(V) and Pa(V) sorption on colloidal silica Madhusudan Ghosh, A. K. Yadav, P. S. Remya Devi, K. K. Swain, Rakesh Verma, S. N. Jha and D. Bhattacharyya Environ. Earth Sci. 79 (2020) 32.
41. Observations of ferromagnetic cluster glass and exchange bias behavior in the double perovskite compound La2Cu 0.9Cr0.1IrO6, S.K. Pradhan, B. Dalal, R. Kumar, S. Majumdar, S.K. De, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 32 (2020) 305803.
42. Direct evidence for the localization of density of states derived from the electronic topological transitions in Mo1-xRexalloys; L. S. Sharath Chandra, Shyam Sundar, Soma Banik, Ramjan SK., Maulindu Kumar Chattopadhyay, S. Jha, and sindhunil roy; K. Appl. Phys, 127(2020), 163906
43. Excitation energy dependent switchable emission in SrZnO2 nanophosphors: XAS and luminescence studies Manju,Megha Jain, Pargam Vashishtha, Sanjay Kumar, Parasmani Rajput, Govind Gupta, Ankush Vij and Anup Thakur, J. Mater. Chem. C, 2020,8, 3147-3155
44. Synchrotron-based X-Ray analysis: Relating Compressive Lattice Strain with the Photoluminescence Intensity of Li+ Doped NaYF4:Yb3+/Ln3+(Ln3+/Ho3+/Er3+/Tm3+) Upconversion Crystals Preeti Verma, Debasish Sarkar, Parasmani Rajput, Manvendra Narayan Singh, Rajendra Sharma, and Supratim Giri Cryst. Growth Des. 2020,20,1,468-478
45. “Ensuring origin of intrinsic magnetism from structural studies in Cu0.945Fe0.055-xMnxO” Mohamma Nasira, Sunil Kumar, D.K.Shuklae, D.Bhattacharya, Ceramics International, 46, 4191 (2020).
46. Highly Efficient Extraction of Trivalent f‐Cations Using Several N‐Pivot Tripodal Diglycolamide Ligands in an Ionic Liquid: The Role of Ligand Structure on Metal Ion Complexation, Seraj A. Ansari, Prasanta K. Mohapatra, Parveen K. Verma, Andrea Leoncini, Ashok K. Yadav, Shambhu N. Jha, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Jurriaan Huskens, Willem Verboom, European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry 2020 (2020) 191-199.




1. First results from the XMCD facility at the Energy-Dispersive EXAFS beamline of the Indus-2 synchrotron source, N Patra, U.G.P.S. Sachan, S. Sundar Rajan, Sanjay Malhotra, Vijay Harad, Ankur Agarwal, Ashutosh Divedi, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, Journal of synchrotron radiation 26(2019) 445.
2. Oxygen and cerium defects mediated changes in structural, optical and photoluminescence properties of Ni substituted CeO2; Saurabh Tiwari, Gyanendra Rathore, N.Patra, A.K.Yadav, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, S.N.Jh, C.M.Tseng, S.W.Liu, Sajal Biring and Somaditya Sen, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 782 (2019) 689-698.
3. Magnetically Recoverable Ni/NiO Catalyst for Hydrogenation of Cashew Nut Shell Oil to Value-Added Products; H. Singh, R. K Yadav, P. Rajput, D. Bhattacharyya, S. N. Jha, A. K. Sinha, Energy & Fuels 33 (2019) 5332.
4. Electrical and optical properties of low-bandgap oxide Zn2Mo3O8 for optoelectronic applications, Pramod Ravindra, Madhusmita Baral, Tathagata Biswas, ManglaNand, S N Jha, EashwerAthresh, Rajeev Ranjan, Manish Jain, Tapas Ganguli, Sushobhan Avasthi, Thin Solid Films 677, 95-102, (2019).
5. Complexation of U (VI) with cucurbit [5] uril: Thermodynamic and structural investigation in aqueous medium, Rawat N, Kar A, Bhattacharyya A, Yadav A K, Bhattacharyya D, Jha S. N., Kumar P, Nayak S K, Tomar B S. Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy 207, (2019) 354
6. Effect of growth temperature on the structural and magnetic properties of the Pulsed laser deposited Co2FeAl thin films, N Patra, C. L. Prajapat, P.D. Babu, S. Rai, S. Kumar, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, J. Alloy & Comp. 779, (2019) 648.
7. Interface Studies of Mo/Si Multilayers with Carbon Diffusion Barrier by Grazing Incidence EXAFS; Abharana. N, A. Biswas, P. Sarkar, P. Rajput, Rajnarayan De, K.D. Rao, M.H. Modi, D. Bhattacharyya, S.N. Jha and N.K. Sahoo; Thin Solid Films 673 (2019) 126.
8. Operando X ray Absorption Spectroscopy Study of Fischer Tropsch Reaction with Co catalysts, Nayak C, Jain P, Vinod C.P., Jha S. N., Bhattacharyya D. J.Synch. Rad. 26(2019)137.
9. Local structural investigation of refractory oxide thin films near laser damage threshold; S. Maidul Haque, Rajnarayan De, S. Tripathi, C. Mukherjee, S.N. Jha and D. Bhattacharyya; Optics & Laser Technol. 112 (2019) 245-254.
10. Luminescence properties of BaMgAl10O17: Mn2+ nanophosphors: Manvendra Kumar, Parasmani Rajput, Prashant K.Singh, A.C.Yadav, S. L. Pradhan, Vikas Baranwal, Udai. B.Singh, S. N. Jha, Fouran Singh; Journal of Alloys and Compounds 799 (2019) 55.
11. Absence of ferromagnetism in transition metal (Co, Ni and Cu) doped ZnO films; PS Vachhani, A H Rawal, AK Bhatnagar, P. Rajput, SN Jha, D Bhattacharyya, Materials Research Express 6 (2019) 066103.
12. Light Emitting Spin Active Electronic States in Ultra-Thin Mn Doped CdSe Layered Nanosheets, O. Halder, B. Satpati, P. Rajput, N. Mohapatra, S. N. Jha, J. Suffczyński, W. Pacuski & S. Rath, Scientific Reports 9 (2019) 1804.
13. Schiff bases dependent properties of Cobalt complexes studied by X-ray absorption fine structure; Mayank Sharma, J.Tripathi, A.Mishra, A.K.Yadav, S.N.Jha, B.D.Shrivastava; Materials today proceeding, 12 (2019) 614-620.
14. Structural studies of potassium silicate glasses with fixed iron content and their relation to similar alkali silicates; Manjunath T. Nayak, J. A. Erwin Desa, V.RaghvendraReddy, C. Nayak, D. Bhattacharyya and S. N. Jha; J. Non-cryst. Sol. 509 (2019) 42-47.
15. Influence of chromium concentration on the structural, electronic structure, optical and temperature dependent magnetic properties of ZnS nanocrystals; S. Ghorai, N. Patra, D. Bhattacharyya, S. N. Jha, B. Ray, S. Chatterjee and A. K Ghosh; Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics 30 (2019) 11652-64.
16. The effect of high temperature annealing on the antisite defects in ferromagnetic La2NiMnO6 double perovskite; Somaditya Sen, D. Bhatacharyya, Sunil Kumar, Nirmalendu Patra, Mohd Nasir, Sajal Biring, Shambhu Nath Jha, Subhash Bhatt and Mahmud Khan; J. Mag. Mag. Mater. 483 (2019) 114-123.
17. Effect of Neodymium and Lanthanum Oxides on Alumino Phosphate Vitreous and Devitrified States; B. Soares, J. A. E. Desa, Chandrani Nayak, D. Bhattacharyya and S.N. Jha, Mater. Res. Exp., 6(2019) 075202.
18. Role of oxygen vacancies in Co/Ni Substituted CeO2: A comparative study; Saurabh Tiwari, Nasima Khatun, N.Patra, A.K.Yadav, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, S.N.Jha, C.M.Tseng, S.W.Liu, Sajal Biring and Somaditya Sen; Cer. Int. 45 (2019) 3823-3832.
19. Structural studies of Spray Pyrolysis Synthesized Oxygen Deficient Anatase TiO2 Thin Films by using X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy; Madhusmita Sahoo, A.K.Yadav, Subrata Ghosh, S.N Jha, D. Bhattacharyya and Tom Mathews, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 21 (2019) 6198-6206.
20. Local structure and Spectroscopic properties of Eu3BaZrO3; A. Kunti, N. Patra, R. Harris, S. Sharma, D. Bhattacharyya, S.N. Jha and H. Swart K.; Inorg. Chem., 58 (2019) 3073-3089.
21. Structures of silicate glasses with varying sodium and fixed iron contents; Manjunath T. Nayak, J. A. Erwin Desa, Varimalla R.Reddy, C. Nayak, D. Bhattacharyya and S. N. Jha; J. Non Crys. Sol. 509 (2019) 41.
22. XANES, EXAFS, EPR and First Principles Modeling on Electronic Structure and Ferromagnetism in Mn Doped SnO2 Quantum Dots; Manikandan Dhamodaran, Ashok Kumar Yadav, Shambhu Nath Jha, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Boukhvalov Danil. W, and Ramaswamy Murugan; J. Phys. Chem. C 123 (2019) 3067.
23. Effect of Ru substitution on structural, magnetic and transport behavior of Ni50Mn38Sb12; Akhilesh Kumar Patel, S. Shanmukharao Samatham, A.K. Yadav, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya and K.G. Suresh; J. Alloy Comp. 783 (2019) 977.
24. Doping effect on the local structure of metamagnetic Co doped Ni/NiO:GO core-shell nanoparticles using X-ray absorption spectroscopy and pair distribution function; U. P. Gawai, D. K. Gaikwad, M. R. Bodke, H. A. Khawal, K. K. Pandey, A. K. Yadav, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya and B. N. Dole; Phys. Chem Chem. Phys. 21 (2019) 1294.
25. Arsenic surface complexation behavior in aqueous systems onto Al substituted Ni, Co, Mn, and Cu based ferrite nano adsorbents; Yaswanth K. Penke, Nidhi Tiwari, Shambunath Jha, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Janakarajan Ramkumar and Kamal K.Kar; J. Haz. Mater. 361 (2019) 383-393.
26. Complexation of CMPO with trivalent f-cations in ionic liquid medium: Solvent extraction, spectroscopic, EXAFS and DFT studies; R.B. Gujar, S.A. Ansari, P.K. Verma, S.M. Ali, D. Goswami, A.K. Yadav, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, P.K. Mohapatra; Polyhedron, 162 (2019) 71-80.
27. Multifunctional Brownmillerite KBiFe2O5: Structural, Magento-dielectric, Optical, Photoelectrochemical studies and enhanced photocatalytic activity over perovskite BiFeO3; Durga Sankar Vavilapalli , Ambrose A. Melvin , Kavita S. , A.K. Yadavd , S.N. Jha , D. Bhattacharyya , Saurav Ch. Sarmae, Sebastian C. Petere, Ramachandra Rao M.S., Shubra Singha, Sol. En. Mater. & Sol. Cell 200 (2019) 109940.
28. Role of Antisite Disorder, Rare-Earth Size, and Superexchange Angle on Band Gap, Curie Temperature, and Magnetization of R2NiMnO6 Double Perovskites; Mohd Nasir, Sunil Kumar, Nirmalendu Patra, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Shambhu Nath Jha, Dharma R. Basaula, Subhash Bhatt, Mahmud Khan, Shun Wei Liu, S. Biring and S. Sen; ACS Appl. Electron. Mater., ACS Appl. Electron. Mater., 1 (2019) 141.
29. Unraveling Doping Induced Anatase-Rutile Phase Transition in TiO2 Using Electron, X-ray and Gamma-ray As Spectroscopic Probe, D. Banerjee, Santosh K. Gupta, N. Patra, S.k Wasim Raja, N. Pathak, D. Bhattacharyya, P. K. Pujari, S. V. Thakare and S. N. Jha, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20, (2018) 28699.
30. Correlation of structural ordering with magnetic properties of Pulsed Laser Deposited Co2FeGa Heusler alloy thin films; N. Patra, C.L. Prajapat, Rajnarayan De, K.D. Rao, P.D. Babu, A.K. Sinha, Siju John, H.C. Barshilia, S.N. Jha and D. Bhattacharyya, J. Alloy & Comp. 748 (2018) 653-670.
31. Effect of defect states and oxygen vacancies on optical transitions due to Co2+ substitution in CeO2; Saurabh Tiwari, Nasima Khatun, Parasmani Rajput, D. Bhattacharyya, S. N. Jha, Chuan Ming Tseng, Shun Wei Liu, Sajal Biring, Somaditya Sen, Applied Physics A 124 (2018) 609.
32. First Report on the Complexation of Actinides and Lanthanides using 2,2',2''(((1,4,7Triazonane1,4,7triyl)tris(2oxoethane2,1diyl)) tris(oxy)) tris(N,N dioctylacetamide) (T9C3ODGA): Synthesis, Extraction, Luminescence, EXAFS and DFT Studies; Arunasis Bhattacharyya,Andrea Leoncini, Richard J. M. Egberink, Prasanta K. Mohapatra,Parveen K. Verma, Avinash S. Kanekar, Ashok K. Yadav, Sambhu Nath Jha, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya,Jurriaan Huskens and Willem Verboom, Inorganic Chem. 57 (2018) 12987.
33. In Situ XAS Study on Growth of PVP-Stabilized Cu Nanoparticles; Chandrani Nayak, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Shambhu Nath Jha and Naba, Kishore Sahoo, Chem. Select 3(2018):7370-7377; DOI:10.1002/slct.201801358
34. Study of distorted octahedral structure in 3d transition metal complexes using XAFS; A. Gaur, N. Nitin Nair, B.D. Shrivastava, B.K. Das, Monideepa Chakrabortty, S.N. Jha and D. Bhattacharyya; Chemical Physics Letters 692 (2018) 382.
35. Deciphering the role of charge compensator in optical properties of SrWO4:Eu3+-A (A=Li+, Na+ and K+): Spectroscopic insight using photoluminescence, positron annihilation and X-ray absorption; S. Gupta, K. Sudarshan, A.K. Yadav, R, Gupta, D. Bhattacharyya, S.N. Jha and R. Kadam Inorg. Chem. 57 (2018) 821.
36. High Pressure Phases and Amorphization of a Negative Thermal Expansion Compound TaVO5; Nilesh P. Salke, Rekha Rao, Srungarpu Nagabhusan Achary, Chandrani Nayak and Alka B. Garg, P. S. R. Krishna, A. B. Shinde, Shambu Nath Jha, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Jagannath and Avesh Kumar Tyag Inorg. Chem. 57(2018) 6973–6980; https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.inorgchem.8b00590
37. Structural investigations on Uranium(VI) and Thorium(IV) complexation with TBP and DHOA: A spectroscopic study; P. Verma, P. Mohapatra, A. Bhattacharyya, A. Yadav, S.N. Jha and D.Bhattacharyya, New J. Chem. 42 (2018) 5243.
38. Selective oxidation of cyclohexane to cyclohexanone using chromium oxide supported mesoporous MCM-41 nanospheres: Probing the nature of catalytically active chromium sites; K. J. Betsy, Chandrani Nayak, Anish Lazar, Athira Krishnan, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, S. N. Jha and C. P. Vinod, Chem Cat Chem 10 (2018) 1 – 9.




1. 2D and 3D Silica-Template-Derived MnO2 Electrocatalyst towards Enhanced Oxygen Evolution and Oxygen Reduction Activity; K. Selvakumar, S. Murugesan, Senthil Kumar, R. Thangamuthu; Parasmani Rajput, D. Bhattacharyya and S. N. Jha, Chem. Electr. Chem., 5 (2018) 1-12.
2. Lithium ion assisted luminescence and ferromagnetism in europium doped zinc oxide; Pawan Kumar, A.K.Yadav, D.Bhattacharyya, S.N.Jha, Praveen C. Pandey, Materials Chemistry and Physics, 214 (2018) 306-319
3. Local crystal structure in the vicinity of Cr in doped AlN thin films studied by X-ray absorption spectroscopy; Padmalochan Panda, R. Ramaseshan, Madhusmita Sahoo, Nanda Gopala Krishna, A. K. Yadav, S. N. Jha and D. Bhattacharyya, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 20 (2018) 13084-13091.
4. Structural Analysis of WO3-TeO2 Glasses by Neutron, High Energy X-ray Diffraction, Reverse Monte Carlo Simulations and XANE; Atul Khanna, Margit Fábián, Hirdesh, P. S. R. Krishna, Christopher J. Benmore, Arshpreet Kaur, Amandeep Kaur, A. B. Shinde, Parasmani Rajput and S. N. Jha, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids 495 (2018) 27.
5. Structural investigations of (Ni,Cu) co-doped ZnO Nanocrystals by X-ray absorption spectroscopy; NidhiTiwari, S. Kumar, C. Kamal, AparnaChakrabarti, C. L. Prajapat, P.K. Mishra, P. Mondal, S.N. Jha and D. Bhattacharyya; Chem. Select 2 (2018) 5644.
6. Morphology, Stability, Structure, and CO2-Surface Chemistry of Micelle Nanolithographically Prepared Two Dimensional Arrays of Core-Shell Fe-Pd Multicomponent Nanoparticles; Anupam Bera, Sourav Banerjee, Atanu Bhattacharya, Nidhi Tiwari, Shambhu Nath and Dibyendu Bhattacharyya J. Phys. Chem. C, 122 (2018), 26528.
7. Exploring Defect Induced Emission in ZnAl2O4: An Exceptional Color Tunable Phosphor Material with Diverse Lifetimes; N. Pathak, P. Ghosh, S. Saxena, D. Dutta, A.K. Yadav, D. Bhattacharyya, S.N. Jha and R. Kadam Inorg. Chem. 57 (2018) 3963.
8. Probing local structures in (Ni/Co) co-doped ZnO/PVDF composite flexible and free standing films by using XAS and XPS studies; Ashok Kumar Yadav, Rajkumar Dey, Shambhu Nath Jha, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, Shamima Hussain, Radhaballav Bhar and Arun Kumar Pal, X-Ray Spectrometry, 47 (2018) 484.
9. Investigating the evolution of local structure around Er and Yb in ZnO:Er and ZnO:Er, Yb on annealing using X-ray absorption spectroscopy; R. Anjana, M. K. Jayaraj, A. K. Yadav, S. N. Jha and D. Bhattacharyya Journal of Applied Physics, 123 (2018) 153102.
10. Influence of Li co-doping on structural property of sol-gel derived terbium doped zinc oxide nanoparticle; Pawan Kumar, A. K. Yadav, Amish G. Joshi, D. Bhattacharyya. S. N. Jha, Praveen C.Pandey; Materials Characterization, 142 (2018) 593.
11. Effect of ionic size compensation by Ag+ incorporation in homogeneous Fe-substituted ZnO: studies on structural, mechanical, optical, and magnetic properties; Gaurav Bajpai, Tulika Srivastava, N. Patra, Igamcha Moirangthem, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, Sk Riyajuddin, Kaushik Ghosh, Dharma R. Basaula, Mahmud Khan, Shun-Wei Liu, Sajal Biring and Somaditya Sen; RSC Adv. 8 (2018) 24355.
12. Local structure investigation of Ni doped ZnO thin films by X-ray absorption spectroscopy; Ashok Kumar Yadav, S. Maidul Haque, Rajnarayan De, Nimai Pathak, D. K. Shukla, R.J. Choudhary, D. M. Phase, S.N. Jha and D. Bhattacharyya, Thin Solid films 647 (2018) 70.





1. Search for Origin of Room Temperature Ferromagnetism Properties in Ni doped ZnO Nanostructure Amit Kumar Rana, Yogendra Kumar, Parasmani Rajput, Shambhu Nath Jha, Dibyendu Bhattacharyya, and Parasharam M. Shirage ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 9 (2017) 7691.
2. Structural distortion, ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism in Pb(Ti1−xFex)O3 Arun Kumar Yadav, Parasmani Rajput, Ohud Alshammari, Mahmud Khan, Anita, Gautham Kumar, Sunil Kumar, Parasharam M. Shirage, Sajal Biring, Somaditya Sen J. Alloy & Comp. 701 (2017) 619.
3. Investigation of local structural and magnetic properties of discontinuous to continuous layer of Co at Co/MgO interface in MgO/Co/MgO trilayer structure P. Rajput, A. Singh, M. Kumar, M. Gupta, V. R. Reddy, N. Ramanan, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, N. K. Sahoo J. Alloy & Comp. 700 (2017) 267.
4. Effects of Li doping on structural, electronic, optical and magnetic properties of Fe0.04Zn0.96O nanocrystalline samples Md. A. Ahmed, M. Nasir, A. K. Yadav, A. Banerjee, S. Bandyopadhyay Solid State Communications 251 (2017) 16.
5. On the origin of blue-green emission in α-Zn2P2O7 and local structure of Ln3+ ion in α-Zn2P2O7:Ln3+ (Ln=Sm and Eu): A time resolve photoluminescence, EXAFS and DFT measurements S. K. Gupta, P. S. Ghosh, A. K. Yadav, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, and R. M. Kadam Inorg. Chem., 56 (2017) 167.
6. Structural and magnetic properties of nanocrystalline Ni-Zn ferrites: In the context of cationic distribution J. Jadhav, S. Biswas, A. K. Yadav, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya J. Alloy. Comp, 696 (2017) 28.





1. Review on local structural properties of ceria-based electrolytes for IT-SOFC S. Shirbhate, K. Singh, S. Acharya, A. K. Yadav Ionics 11581 (2016) 1-9.
2. N Doping in Oxygen Deficient Ca2Fe2O5: A Strategy for Efficient Oxygen Reduction Oxide Catalysts C. P. Jijil, M. Lokanathan, S. Chithiravel, C. Nayak, D. Bhattacharyya, S. N. Jha, P. D. Babu, B. Kakade, and R. N. Devi ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 8 (2016) 34387.
3. Local structure studies of Ni doped ZnO/PVDF composite free-standing flexible thin films using XPS and EXAFS studies A. K. Yadav, R. Dey, R. Bhunia, A. K. Pal J. Pol. Research 23 (2016) 265.
4. Size-Induced Structural Phase Transition at ~6.0 Nm From Mixed Fcc-Hcp to Purely Fcc Structure in Monodispersed Nickel Nanoparticles Tarachand, V. Sharma, J. Singh, C. Nayak, D. Bhattacharyya, N. Kaurav, S. N. Jha, and G. S. Okram J. Phys. Chem. C 120 (2016) 28354. 1
5. Structural and optical properties of sol-gel derived Cr-doped ZnO diluted magnetic semiconductor nanocrystals: an EXAFS study to relate the local structure S. Kumar, N. Tiwari, S. N. Jha, S. Chatterjee, D. Bhattacharyya and A. K. Ghosh RSC Adv. 6 (2016) 107816.
6. X-ray structural studies on solubility of Fe substituted CuO M. Nasir, N. Patra, D. K. Shukla, D. Bhattacharya, S. Kumar, D. M. Phase, S. N. Jha, S. Biring, P. M. Shirage and S. Sen RSC Adv. 6 (2016) 103571.
7. CO oxidation activity enhancement of Ce0.95Cu0.05O2-δ induced by Pd co-substitution T. Cwele, N. Mahadevaiah, S. Singh, H. B. Friedrich, A. K. Yadav, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya and N. K. Sahoo Catalysis Sci. & Technol. 6 (2016) 8104.
8. Effect of Gamma Irradiation on the X-ray Absorption and Photoelectron Spectroscopy of Nd Doped Phosphate Glass V. N. Rai, P. Rajput, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, B. N. Raja Shekhar, U. P. Deshpande and T. Shripathi J. Syncr. Rad 23 (2016) 1424.
9. Augmentation of step by step Energy Scanning EXAFS Beamline (BL-09) to continuous scan EXAFS mode at INDUS-2 SRS A. Agrawal, A. Kumar Poswal, H. K. Poswal, D. Bhattacharyya, S. N. Jha and N. K. Sahoo J. Syncr. Rad 23 (2016) 1518.
10. EXAFS studies on Gd doped ZrO2 thin films deposited by r.f. magnetron sputtering, Sk Maidul Haque S. Tripathi, S. Jha, N. K. Sahoo Appl. Optics 55 (2016) 7355.
11. Investigation on Fe doped ZnO thin films by X-ray absorption spectroscopy A. K. Yadav, Sk M. Haque, S. Tripathi, D. Shukla, Md. A. Ahmed, D. M. Phase, S. Bandyopadhyay, S. N. Jha and D. Bhattacharyya RSC Adv. 6 (2016) 74982.
12. A versatile bimetallic copper-cobalt catalyst for liquid phase hydrogenation of furfural tp 2-methylfuran S. Srivastava, G. C. Jadeja and J. Parikh RSC Adv. 6 (2016) 1649.
13. Microstructural effect on the low temperature transport properties of Ce-Al(Ga) metallic glasses D. Singh, Devinder Singh, O.N. Srivastava, R.S. Tiwari Scripta Materialia, 118 (2016) 24.
14. Interface structure in nanoscale multilayers near continuous-to-discontinuous regim P. C. Pradhan, A. Majhi, M. Nayak , M. Nand, P. Rajput, D. K. Shukla, A. Biswas, S. K. Rai, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, D. M. Phase, and N. K. Sahoo J. Appl. Phys. 120 (2016) 045308.
15. Effect of lattice distortion on bandgap decrement due to vanadium substitution in TiO2 nanoparticles N. Khatun, E.G. Rini, P. Shirage, P. Rajput, S.N. Jha, S. Sen Mat. Sc. Semi. Processing 7 (2016) 50.
16. Synthesis, thermal characterization and local structure studies of Gd doped Th0.7U0.3O2 using Xray absorption spectroscopy R. V. Pai, Y. R. Bamankar, A. K. Yadav, D. Bhattacharyya, S. N. Jha, U. M. Kasar, K. Krishnan, S. K. Sali and J. Radhakrishna RSC Adv. 6 (2016) 63037
17. A Comprehensive Study on Sunlight Driven Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation using Low Cost Nanocrystalline Cu-Ti oxides Mrinal R. Pai, A. M. Banerjee, S. A. Rawool, A. Singhal, C. Nayak, S.H. Ehrman, A. K. Tripathi, S. R. Bharadwaj Sol. En. Mat. Solar Cells 154 (2016)104.
18. EXAFS and XANES study of aliovalent doped ceria to correlate local structural changes with oxygen vacancies clustering S. C. Shirbhate, A. K. Yadav, and S. A. Acharya Appl. Phys. Lett . 108 (2016) 143501.
19. Local structure of new Bi2-2xLa2xUO6 (x=0-0.05) solid solutions: A combined XRD, EXAFS, PL and EPR study K. Sanyal, N. Pathak, A. K. Yadav, B. Kanrar, R. M. Kadam, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharya and N. L. Misra Dalton Trans. 45 (2016) 7650.
20. Co-Ni-B catalyst for efficient hydrogen evolution in wide pH range: Role of N S. Gupta, N. Patel, R. Fernandes, R. Kadrekar, Alpa Dashora, A.K. Yadav, D. Bhattacharyya, S.N. Jha, A. Miotello, D.C. Kothari Appl. Catalysis B 192 (2016)126.
21. Fluorescence characteristics of Nd3+ doped multi-component fluorophosphate glasses for potential solid state laser applications Y.C. Ratnakaram, S. Babu, L. Krishna Bharat, C. Nayak Journal of Luminescence 175 (2016) 57.
22. Local structure and Photocatalytic properties of the sol-gel derived Mn-Li co-doped ZnO diluted magnetic semiconductor nanocrystals D. K. Dubey, D. N Singh, S. Kumar, C. Nayak, P. Kumbhakar, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharya, A. K. Ghosh and S. Chatterjee RSC Advance 6 (2016) 22852.
23. Evidences of the existence of SiTe2 crystalline phase and a proposed new Si-Te phase diagram R. Mishra, P.K. Mishra , S. Phapale, P.D. Babu, P.U. Sastry, G. Ravikumar, A. K. Yadav J. Sol. St. Chem., 237 (2016) 234
24. EXAFS measurements on RF magnetron sputtered HfO2 thin films deposited with different oxygen partial pressures S. M. Haque, C. Nayak, D. Bhattacharyya, S. N. Jha, and N. K. Sahoo Appl. Optics, 55 (2016) 2175.
25. Luminescence properties of SrZrO3:Tb3+ perovskite: Host-dopant energy transfer dynamics and local structure of Tb3+ S. K. Gupta, P. S. Ghosh, A. K. Yadav, N. Pathak, A. Arya, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, and R. M. Kadam Inorg. Chem., 55 (2016) 1728.
26. Unique selectivity reversal in actinide– lanthanide extraction in a tripodal TREN-based diglycolamide in ionic liquid: Extraction, luminescence, complexation and structural studies A. Leoncini,a P. K. Mohapatra, A. Bhattacharyya, D. R. Raut, A. Sengupta, P.K.Verma, N. Tiwari, D. Bhattacharyya, S. Jha, A. M. Wouda, J.Huskens and W. Verboom Dalton Transact. 45 (2016) 2476.
27. Growth of Block Copolymer stabilized Metal Nanoparticles: Probed simultaneously by in-situ XAS and UV-Vis spectroscopy C. Nayak, D. Bhattacharyya, S. N. Jha and N. K. Sahoo J. Synch. Rad., 23 (2016) 293.
28. Local structure investigation of (Co, Cu) co-doped ZnO nanocrystals and its correlation with magnetic properties N. Tiwari, S. Doke, A. Lohar, S. Mahamuni, C. Kamal, A. Chakrabarti, R. J. Choudhary, P. Mondal, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya J. Phys. Chem. Sol., 90 (2016) 100 .





1. Morphology-controlled synthesis of monodispersed graphitic carbon coated core/shell structured Ni/NiO nanoparticles with enhanced magnetoresistance M. Patange, S. Biswas, A. K. Yadav, S. N. Jha and D. Bhattacharyya Phys, Chem. Chem. Phys., 17 (2015) 32398.
2. X-ray absorption spectroscopy of Mn doped ZnO thin films prepared by rf sputtering technique A. K. Yadav, S. K. Maidul Haque, Dinesh Shukla, R. J. Choudhary, S. N. Jha, and D. Bhattacharyya AIP Advance, 5 (2015) 117138.
3. Insight into the Origin of Ferromagnetism in Fe-Doped ZnO Diluted Magnetic Semiconductor Nanocrystals: An EXFAS Study of Local Structure S. Kumar, N.Tiwari, S. N. Jha, S. Chatterjee, D. Bhattacharyya, N. K. Sahoo and A. K. Ghosh RSC Advance, 5 (2015) 94658–94669.
4. Correlation of Mo dopant and Photocatalytic Properties for Mo incorporated TiO2: An EXAFS and Photocatalytic Study J. Majeed, C. Nayak, S. N. Jha, K.Bhattacharyya, D. Bhattacharyya and A. K. Tripathi RSC Advance 5 (2015) 90932.
5. Probing local environment of Mn-doped nanocrystalline-ZnO/PVDF composite thin films by XPS and EXAFS studies R. Bhunia A. K. Yadav, S. Jha, A.K. Pal Polymer 78 (2015) 1.
6. Local structure studies of CoFeMnX (X = Si and Ge) Heusler alloys using X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy Lakhan Bainsla, A. K. Yadav, Y. Venkateswara, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, K.G. Suresh Journal of Alloy & Compounds 651 (2015) 509.
7. Determination of optical gap bowing parameter for ternary Ni1-xZnxO cubic rocksalt solid solutions S. D. Singh, V. Nandanwar, H. Srivastava, A. K. Yadav, A. Bhakar, P. R. Sagdeo, A. K Sinha, T. Ganguli Dalton Trans., 44 (2015) 14793.
8. RF Plasma enhanced MOCVD of Yttria Stabillized Zirconia thin films using octanedionate precursors and their characterization S.S. Chopade, C. Nayak, D. Bhattacharyya, S.N. Jhab, R.B. Tokas, N.K. Sahoo, M.N. Deo, A. Biswas, Sanjay Rai, K.H. Thulasi Ramane, G.M. Raoe, N. Kumar, D.S. Patil Appl. Surface Science 355 (2015) 82.
9. Nitrogen Location and Ti−O Bond Distances in Pristine and N Doped TiO2 Anatase Thin Films by X ray Absorption Studies Madhusmita Sahoo, A. K. Yadav, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, T. Mathews, N. K. Sahoo, S. Dash, and A. K. Tyagi J. Phys. Chem. C 119 (2015) 17640.
10. Investigating structural aspects to understand the putative/claimed non-toxicity of Hg-based Ayurvedic drug "Rasasindura", using XAFS N. Ramanan, D. Lahiri, P. Rajput, R. C. Varma, A. Arun, T. S. Muraleedharan, K. K. Pandey, N. Maiti, S. N. Jha and S. M. Sharma Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 22(2015) 1233.
11. Speciation and site occupancy of uranium in strontium orthosilicate by photoluminescence and X-ray absorption spectroscopy: A combined experimental and theoretical approach; S.K Gupta, A.K Yadav, S. Nigam, S.N Jha, C .Majumder, D. Bhattacharya , S.K. Thulasidas Spectrochimica Acta Part A: Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy,151 (2015) 453.
12. An Insight into Local environment of lanthanide ions in Sr2SiO4:Ln (Ln=Sm, Eu and Dy) S. K. Gupta, S. Nigam, A. K. Yadav, M. Mohapatra, S. N. Jha, C. Majumder and D. Bhattacharyya New Journal of Chemistry 39 ( 2015) 6531.
13. Extended X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (EXAFS) measurements on Asymmetric Bipolar Pulse DC magnetron sputtered Ta2O5 thin films S. M. Haque, P.R. Sagdeo, D. D. Shinde, J. S. Misal, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, and N. K. Sahoo Appl. Optics 54 (2015) 6744.
14. Effect of Ni Concentration on the Structural and Magnetic Properties of NiZnFe2O4 Ferrites Synthesized via a Polymer Precursor S. Biswas , A.K. Yadav, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, N.K. Sahoo Journal of Nano Research, 34 (2015) 9.
15. Measurement of X-ray mass attenuation coefficient of nickel around the K-edge using synchrotron radiation based X-ray absorption study Radiation B. R. Roy, P. Rajput, S. Jha, A. S. Nageswara Rao Physics and Chemistry 114 (2015) 38.
16. Influence of structural disorder on soft x-ray optical behavior of NbC thin films A. Singh , M. H. Modi, P. Rajput, A. K. Sinha, and G. S. Lodha J. Appl. Phys. 117 (2015) 175301.
17. Temperature Dependent EXAFS Study of Cr Doped GaFeO3 at Ga and Fe Edges S. Basu, R. Singh, A. Das, T. Roy, A. Chakrabarti, A. K. Nigam, S. N. Jha, and D. Bhattacharyya J. Phys. Chem. C, 119 (2015) 2029.
18. Physiochemical Investigation of Shape Designed MnO2 Nanostructures and Their Influence on Oxygen Reduction Reaction Activity in Alkaline Solution K. Selvakumar, Sakkarapalayam Murugesan Senthil Kumar, R. Thangamuthu, K. Ganesan, P. Murugan, P. Rajput, S.N. Jha, and D. Bhattacharyya J. Phys. Chem. C, 119 (2015) 6604.
19. Assessing the feasibility of low temperature XAFS experiments at Indus-2, India: First results N. Ramanan, P. Rajput, S.N. Jha, D. Lahiri Nucl. Intrum. Meth. Phys. Res. A, 782 (2015) 63.
20. First Phase commissioning of High Pressure XAFS setup at ED-XAFS beamline, Indus-2 Synchrotron Radiation Source N. Ramanan, A. Kumar, P. Rajput, K. Thankarajan, D. Bhattacharyya, S. N. Jha, D. Lahiri India Journal of Optics, 44 (2015)182.
21. Effect of oxygen partial pressure on properties of asymmetric bipolar pulse dc magnetron sputtered TiO2 thin film S. M. Haque, R. Pankaj, Sagdeo, A. Sagdeo, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, and N. K. Sahoo Appl. Optics, 54 (2015) 3817.
22. X-ray absorption spectroscopy based investigation of local structure in yttria stabilized zirconia nanoparticles generated by laser evaporation method: Effect of pulsed vs CW mode of laser operation J. Khare, P. Rajput, M.P. Joshi, L.M. Kukreja Ceramic International, 41 (2015) 5909.
23. Spectroscopic Investigations on Sorption of Uranium on Suspended Bentonite: Effects of pH, Ionic Strength and Complexing Anions P. K. Verma, P. Pathak, M. Mohapatra, A. K. Yadav, S. N. Jha, D.Bhattacharyya, P. K. Mohapatra Radiochimca Acta, 103 (2015) 293.
24. Performance of BL-8 dispersive and BL-9 scanning EXAFS beamlines at Indus-2 synchrotron. India A. Gaur, D. A. Dar, B. D. Shrivastava, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya J Phys, 89 (2015) 453.
25. Visible light emitting Ln3+ ion (Ln= Sm, Eu and Dy) as a structural probe: a case study with SrZrO3 S, K Gupta, A. K. Yadav, D. Bhattacharya, S. N. Jha, V. Natarajan Journal of Luminescence, 164 (2015) 1.
26. X-ray absorption fine structure investigation of copper (II) mixed ligand complexes with Pyridinedcarboxylic acid as primary ligand Journal of Appl. Spect. 82 (2015) 278.
27. Complexation of Eu (III) with Cucurbit [n] uril, n= 5 and 7: A Thermodynamic and Structural Study N Rawat, A Kar, A Bhattacharyya, A Rao, S. K. Nayak, C. Nayak. S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, B. S. Tomar Dalton Transactions, 44(2015), 4246.


1. Effect of Zn doping on the magneto-caloric effect and critical constants of Mott insulator MnV2O4 P. Shahi, H. Singh, A. Kumar, K. K. Shukla, A. K. Ghosh, A. K. Yadav, A. K. Nigam, and Sandip AIP Advances, 4, (2014)097137.
2. Carbonyl-Iron Electrodes for Rechargeable-Iron Batteries A. S. Rajan, M. K Ravikumar, K. R Priolkar, S. Sampath & A. K. Shukla Electrochem. Energy Technol. 2014; 1:2–9.
3. Structural investigations on Co3-xMnxTeO6; (0 < x £ 2); High temperature ferromagnetism and enhanced low temperature anti-ferromagnetism H. Singh, A. K. Sinha , H. Ghosh , M. N. Singh, P. Rajput, C. L. Prajapati, M. R. Singh, and G. Ravi kumar J. Appl. Phys. 116, 074904 (2014).
4. Observation of high-spin mixed oxidation state of Co in ceramic Co3TeO6 H. Singh , H. Ghosh, T. V. Chandrasekhar Rao, A. K. Sinha, and P. Rajput J. Appl. Phys. 116, 214106 (2014).
5. Investigations on Megalithic Pottery Samples by X-ray Emission Spectroscopy (EDXRF and XANES) Asian J. of Adv. Basic Sci.3 (2014) 60-66.
6. Electronic structure – Sunlight driven water splitting activity correlation of (Zn1-yGay)(O1-zNz) S. R. Ambal, A. K. Yadav, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya and C.S. Gopinath Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 16 (2014) 23654.
7. Photocatalytic H2 evolution from water-methanol system by anisotropic InFeO3(ZnO)m oxides without cocatalyst in visible light S. B. Narendranath, A. K. Yadav, D. Bhattacharyya, S. N. Jha, and R. N. Devi ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfaces 6 (2014) 12321.
8. An Experimental and Computational Study to Understand Lithium Storage Mechanism in Molybdenum Disulphide U. K. Sen, P. Johari, S. Basu, C. Nayak and S. Mitra Nanoscale 6 (2014 ) 10243.
9. EXAFS Study on Yttrium oxide thin films deposited by RF plasma enhanced MOCVD under the influence of varying RF self bias S. Chopade, C. Nayak, D. Bhattacharyya, D. S. Patil Applied Surface Science 314 (2014) 400.
10. Local structural investigations and speciation of uranium in Sr2P2O7 by time resolved emission spectroscopy and Sr K-edge EXAFS A.K. Yadav, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, S.V. Godbole, V. Natarajan, M. Mohapatra Chem. Phys. Lett. 601 (2014) 81.
11. Nature of WO4 tetrahedra in blue light emitting CaWO4 probed through the EXAFS technique S. Basu, B. S. Naidu, B. Viswanadh, V. Sudarsan, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya and R. K. Vatsa RSC Adv. 4 (2014) 15606.
12. Local Structure Investigation of Cobalt and Manganese Doped ZnO Nanocrystals and Its Correlation with Magnetic Properties S. Basu, D. Y. Inamdar, S.Mahamuni, A. Chakrabarti, C. Kamal, G. Ravi Kumar, S. N. Jha, and D. Bhattacharyya J. Phys. Chem. C 118 (2014) 9154.
13. Nano-size effects on the nature of bonding in Y2Sn2O7: EXAFS and Raman spectroscopic investigations C. Nayak, S. Nigam, M. Pandey, V. Sudarsan, C. Majumder, S. N. Jha, D. Bhatacharyya, R. K. Vatsa, R. J. Kshirsagar Chem. Phys. Lett. 597 (2014) 51.
14. Chemical shift of U L3-edges in different Uranium compounds obtained by X-ray absorption spectroscopy with Synchrotron Radiation C Nayak, P Venu Babu, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya D. Joseph Bull. Mater. Sci., 37 (2014) 643.
15. Origin of giant dielectric constant and magnetodielectric study in Ba (Fe0.5Nb0.5)O3 nanoceramics M. Ghosh, D. Karmakar, S. Basu, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, S. C. Gadkari, S. K. Gupta Journal of Alloy and Comp. 591 (2014) 224.
16. Effect of size and aspect ratio on structural parameters and evidence of shape transition in zinc oxide nanostructures M. Ghosh, D. Karmakar, S. Basu, S.N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, S. C. Gadkari, S. K. Gupta Journal of Physics and Chem. Sol. 75/4 (2014) 543.
17. Correlation of structural and magnetic properties of Ni-doped ZnO nanocrystals D. More, C. Phadnis, S. Basu, A. Pathak, I. Dubenko, N. Ali, S N Jha, D Bhattachryya and S. Mahamuni J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 47 (2014) 045308.
18. Structural, optical and magnetic properties of sol–gel derived ZnO:Co diluted magnetic semiconductor nanocrystals: an EXAFS study S. Kumar, S. Basu, B. Rana, A. Barman, S. Chatterjee, S. N. Jha, D. Bhattacharyya, N. K. Sahoo and A. K. Ghosh, J. Mater. Chem. C 2 (2014) 481.
19. Investigations into variations in local cationic environment in layered oxide series InGaO3(ZnO)m (m = 1-4) S. B. Narendranath, A. K. Yadav, T. G. Ajithkumar, D. Bhattacharyya, S. N. Jha, K. K. Dey, T. Raja and R. N. Devi, Dalton Transactions 43 (2014) 2120.



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  1. Dr. S N Jha
  2. Dr. Dibyendu Bhattacharyya
  3. Shri Ankur Agrawal
  4. Dr. Parasmani Rajput
  5. Dr. Chandrani Nayak
  6. Dr. Ashok Kumar Yadav
  7. Shri Ashutosh Dwivedi
  8. Smt Abharana N
  9. Shri Ravi Kumar
  10. Smt Babita V Salaskar
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