To develop advanced theory, algorithms and numerically efficient codes to explain various properties, structure and behavior of materials.
Recent interests involve :
- Magnetism and Spintronics
- Understanding exotic phases of Superconductors and Topological Insulators.
- Effect of variable relaxation time on thermoelectric properties of materials
- Electronic and Optical properties of solar harvesting materials
- Electro and Photocatalysis
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
1. Sibimol Luke, Manjunath Chatti, Asha Yadav,........ Aswani Yella, Aftab Alam* and Alexandr N. Simonov
Mixed metal-antimony oxide nanocomposites : low pH water oxidation electrocatalysts with outstanding durability
at ambient and elevated temperatures
2. Jiban Kangsabanik, H. Borkar, Bhawna, M. S. Siddiqui, M. Aslam and Aftab Alam*
Origin of High Non-radiative Recombination and Relevant Optoelectronic Properties of Ba2Bi_1+xNb1-xO6: Candidate for
Photo(electro) catalysis and Photovoltaic Application [Featured in "Hot Topic: Photocatalysis" Section of Wiley]
3. C K Barman. Prashant Singh, D D Johnson and Aftab Alam*
Revealing the nature of antiferro-quadrupolar ordering in cerium hexaboride CeB_6
4. Jiban Kangsabanik, Vipinraj Sugathan, Anuradha Yadav, Aswani Yella and Aftab Alam*
Double Perovskites overtaking the single perovskites: A set of new solar harvesting materials with much higher stability and efficiency
5. Vikram, Jiban Kangsabanik, Enamullah and Aftab Alam*
Bismuth based Half Heusler Alloys with giant thermoelectric figure of merit
6. 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
7. Lakhan Bainsla, A. I. Mallick, Aftab Alam, K. G. Suresh et al.
Spin gapless semiconducting behavior in equiatomic quaternary CoFeMnSi Heusler alloy
8. 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
9. Aftab Alam, M Khan, R W McCallum and D. D. Johnson
Site-preference and valency for rare-earth sites in (R-Ce)2Fe14B magnets
10. M G Kim, Aftab Alam et al.,
11. Aftab Alam and D D Johnson
Chemically Mediated Quantum criticality in NbFe2