Aftab Alam
Associate Professor
+91-22-25765564 (O)
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. +91-22-25767552
Research Interests: 

To develop advanced theory, algorithms and numerically efficient codes to explain various properties, structure  and  behavior of  materials.

Recent interests involve :

      • Structural, Magnetic and Quantum Phase Transition in Intermetallics.
      • Understanding exotic phases of Superconductors and Topological Insulators.
      • Eect of variable relaxation time on thermoelectric properties of materials
      • Electronic and Optical properties of solar harvesting materials

Electronic Structure and Thermodynamics of Alloys :

      • Transition metals, Binary and Ternary Alloys.
      • Long-range, Partial and Short-Range Ordering in Alloys.

Vibrational properties of intermetallic and disordered materials :

      • Phonon dispersion, vibrational entropy, short-range ordering.

Response functions in materials with defects :

      • Electrical conductivity, Electronic and Lattice thermal conductivity

Selected Publications: 

1.   Vikram, Jiban Kangsabanik, Enamullah and Aftab Alam*

 Bismuth based Half Heusler Alloys with giant thermoelectric figure of merit

J. of Mater. Chem. A 5, 6131-6139 (2017)

2.   Akash Kumar, K. R. Balasubramaniam, Jiban Kangsabanik, Vikram, and Aftab Alam*

Crystal structure, stability and optoelectronic properties of the organic-inorganic wide-band-gap perovskite CH3NH3BaI3: Candidate for transparent conductor applications

Phys. Rev. B 94, 180105 (Rapid) (2016)

3.   Lakhan Bainsla, A. I. Mallick, Aftab Alam, K. G. Suresh et al.

Origin of spin gapless semiconductor behavior in CoFeCrGa : Theory and Experiment

Phys. Rev. B 92, 045201 (2015).

4.  R K Chouhan, Aftab Alam*, S Ghosh and A Mookerjee

Interplay of force constants in the lattice dynamics of disordered alloys: An ab-initio study

Phys. Rev. B 89, 060201 (Rapid) (2014).

5.  Aftab Alam, M Khan, R W McCallum and D. D. Johnson

Site-preference and valency for rare-earth sites in (R-Ce)2Fe14B magnets

Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 042402 (2013)

6.  M G Kim,  Aftab Alam  et al.,

Effects of transition metal substitutions on the incommensurability and spin fluctuations in BaFe2As2 by elastic and inelastic neutron scattering

Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 167003 (2012)

7. Aftab Alam and D D Johnson

Chemically Mediated Quantum criticality in NbFe2

Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 206401 (2011).




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