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College of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Center for Materials Research

Faculty

Aswini Pradhan

CMR Faculty-Dr. Aswini Pradhan

Professor of Engineering

Ph.D., Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, India
M.S., Physics (sp: Electronics), Utkal University, India
B.S., Physics Honors and Dist., Utkal University, India

MCAR #523, Norfolk State University,
700 Park Ave., Norfolk, VA 23504,
Phone: (757) 823-2239
Fax: (757) 823-9054
Email: apradhan@nsu.edu

Biography

Dr. Aswini K. Pradhan received MS from the Utkal University and Ph.D. in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology. He served as a senior scientist at Center for Advanced Technology, India. Dr. Pradhan worked as an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Virginia Commonwealth University and also at University of Virginia for one year each. Before all these appointments, he spent many years at Superconductivity Research Laboratory, ISTEC (Tokyo), Japan as a senior research scientist. Dr. Pradhan was a visiting Professor in the Department of Applied Physics, University of Tokyo, and has also spent several years as a Research Fellow at Oxford University, U.K. Dr. Pradhan is involved in several review processes, including internationally reputed journals and proposals. He is a recipient of several projects from NSF, Intel corp. etc. His major interest is the development of optical, magnetic, electronic and nanomaterials for various device applications. At present, he is involved in development of opto-electronic, magnetic and nano-structured materials for various applications. Dr. Pradhan joined Norfolk State University in 2003 at Center for Materials Research and Department of Optical Engineering in 2007.

Research

  • Magnetic resonance and spin relaxation in solid-state systems
  • Design and synthesis of noncrystalline
  • Epitaxial and multilayered films for device applications

Selected Publications

1. Rare-earth doped luminescent nanomaterials- A.K. Pradhan, A book chapter for Am. Scientific Publishers- Invited (submitted).
2. Catalysis for CO2 reduction by hydrocarbons, Y. Shah, T. Gardener and A.K. Pradhan, Book (to be published).
3. Nanopatterning of ALD grown Al:ZnO films using Electron Beam Lithography, K. Santiago, C. Samantaray, and A.K. Pradhan, EMC, 2012.
4. Thermal Conversion of Native Oxides and their Reduction in GaAs by Atomic Layer Deposition Technique using Self-Cleaning process, R.B. Konda, R. Mundle, M. Bahoura, and A.K. Pradhan, Semicon. Sci. & Technol. 2012 (in print).
5. Energy harvesting in semiconductor-insulator-semiconductor junctions through excitation of surface plasmon polaritons, A. K. Pradhan, Terence Holloway, Rajeh Mundle, Hareesh Dondapati, and M. Bahoura, Appl. Phys. Lett. 100, 061127 (2012).
6. Phase Transformation of Copper Selenide (CuSe) to Cu In1-xGaxSe2 Self-assembled Nanoplates from Sulfate Precursors, O. Bamiduro, G. Chennamadhav, A.K. Pradhan et al., 2012 (submitted).
7. Remarkable evolution of electrical conductivity in Al:ZnO films, H. Dondapati, A.K. Pradhan, SPIE Vol. (2012).
8. Magnetic and optical properties of CoFe2O4/ZnO core-shell nanocomposites, K. Zhang, A.K. Pradhan, SPIE Vol. (2012).
9. Nanostructured materials for multifunctional applications under NSF-CREST research at Norfolk State University, SPIE Vol. (2012).
10. Al-doped ZnO aligned nanorod arrays opto-electronic and sensor applications, Terence Holloway, Rajeh Mundle, Hareesh Dondapati, Kai Zhang, and A. K. Pradhan, SPIE Vol. (2012).
11. Synthesis and characterization of lithium ion batteries Kai Zhang, M. Arslan, M. Bahoura and A. K. Pradhan, SPIE Vol. (2012).
12. Aligned Al:ZnO Nanorods on Si with different barrier layers for Optoelectronic Applications, Terence Holloway, Rajeh Mundle, Hareesh Dondapati, M. Bahoura, and A. K. Pradhan, Chem. Phys. Lett. 2012 (in Print).
13. Growth mechanism of ZnO nanorod arrays on ZnO seed layer investigated by electric and Kelvin probe force microscopy, R. Mundle, T. Holloway, K. Zhang, and A.K. Pradhan, J. Nano Sci. & Nanotechnol. 2012 (in Print)
14. Effect of Pulsed Deposition of Al2O3 for Native Oxides Reduction of GaAs at Lower Temperature by Atomic Layer Deposition Technique, R.B. Konda, R. Mundle, M. Bahoura, C. Donley and A.K. Pradhan, J. Vac. Sci. & Technol. A 30, 01A118 (2012).
15. Al-doped ZnO aligned nanorod arrays: Significant implications for optic and opto-electronic Applications, Terence Holloway, Rajeh Mundle, Hareesh Dondapati, Kai Zhang, and A. K. Pradhan, J. Nanophotonics, 2012 (in Print).
16. Co-Ferrite Spinel and FeCo Alloy Core Shell Nanocomposites & Mesoporous Systems for Multifunctional Applications, Kai Zhang, O. Amponsah, M. Arslan, T. Holloway, Wei Cao, and A. K. Pradhan, J. Appl. Phys. 2012 (in print, March issue).
17. Magnetic nanocomposite spinel and FeCo core-shell and mesoporous systems, Kai Zhang, O. Amponsah, D. Sinclair, T. Holloway, Wei Cao, M. Bahoura, A. K. Pradhan, J. Mag. & Mag. Materials, 2012 (in print).
18. Transparent Conductive Oxides: Plasmonic Materials for Telecom Wavelengths, M. A. Noginov, L. Gu, J. Livenere, G. Zhu, A. K. Pradhan, R. Mundle, M. Bahoura, Yu. A. Barnakov, and V. A. Podolskiy, Appl. Phys. Lett. 99, 021101 (2011).
19. Growth and composition of Hollow Gold Nanospheres, K. Zhang, A. Wingfield, J. Pradhan, T. Holloway, and A.K. Pradhan, Micro & Nanosystems, 3, 76 ( 2011).
20. Synthesis, Characterization, Toxicity of Nanomaterials for Biomedical Applications (Biomedical Engineering, Trends, Researches and Technologies), A. K. Pradhan, K. Zhang, M. Bahoura, J. Pradhan, P. Ravichandran, R. Gopikrishnan and G. T. Ramesh, pp. 349-374, 2011, ISBN 978-953-7619.
21. Magnetic Behavior of Nanocrystalline CoFe2O4, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Kai Zhang, T. Holloway, and A.K. Pradhan, J. Mag. & Mag. Mat. 323, 1616-1622 (2011).
22. Room temperature multiferroicity in Bi rich Fe deficient Gd doped Bi1.2Gd0.1Fe0.8O3, S.K. Pradhan, J. Das, P.P. Rout, S.K. Das, S. Samantray, D.K. Mishra, D.R. Sahu, A.K. Pradhan, K. Zhang, V.V. Srinivasu, B.K. Roul, J. Alloy & Compounds 509, 2645 (2011).
23. Synthesis and characterization of One-Step Electrodeposited CuIn(1-x)GaxSe2/Mo/glass films at Atmospheric Conditions, O. Bamiduro and A.K. Pradhan, Solar Energy 85, 545 (2011).
24. Optical Characteristics of Eu3+ and Tb3+ doped Gd2O3 nanotubes, K. Zhang, T. Holloway, and A.K. Pradhan, J. Nanophotonics, Vol. 4, 043517 (2010).
25. Defect driven multiferroicity in Gd-doped BiFeO3 at room temperature S.K. Pradhan, J.Das, P.P.Rout, S.K.Das, D.K.Mishra, D.R.Sahu, A.K.Pradhan, V.V.Srinivasu, B.B. Nayak, S.Verma, B.K.Roul, J. Mag. & Mag. Mater., 322, 3614 (2010).
26. Environmental Sensing in Composite Oxide Semiconductor Films A.K. Pradhan, R. Mundle, G. Kogo, R. B. Konda, O. Bamiduro, O. Yasar, K. Zhang, M. Bahoura, F. Williams and K. Song, SPIE Vol. 7646, 76460C (2010).
27. M. A. Noginov, L. Gu, J. E. Livenere, G. Zhu, A. K. Pradhan, R. Mundle, M. Bahoura, Y. A. Barnakov, and V. A. Podolskiy, in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper FWN3.
28. Synthesis, Characterization and Biocompatibility Studies of Zinc oxide (ZnO) Nanorods for Biomedical Application R. Gopikrishnan, K. Zhang, P. Ravichandran, S. Baluchamy, V. Ramesh, S. Biradar, P. Ramesh, J. Pradhan, J. C. Hall, A. K. Pradhan, G. T. Ramesh, Nano-Micro Lett. 2, 27-30 (2010).
29. Growth and properties of PZT -based perovskite multilayers for sensor applications, A.K. Pradhan, O. Yasar, R. B. Konda, R. Mundle, M. Bahoura, F. Williams, K. Song, and D.R. Sahu, SPIE Vol. 7646, 76460F (2010).
30. Synthesis and characterization of composite of gold nanoparticles attached ZnO nanorods, K. Zhang, R. Konda, T. Holloway, W. Cao, A. K. Pradhan, SPIE Vol. 7646, 76461P (2010).
31. Synthesis and magnetic characterizations of LSMO nanoparticles for biomedical applications, K. Zhang, T. Holloway, J. Pradhan, R. Bah, M. Bahoura, R.R. Rakhimov, and A.K. Pradhan et al.,, J. Nanosc. & Nanotehnol.10(9): 5520-5526 (2010).
32. Non-Classical Crystallization of Amorphous Iron Nanoparticles by Radio Frequency Methods, K.J. Carroll, J.A. Pitts, Kai Zhang, A.K. Pradhan, E.E. Carpenter, J. Appl. Phys.107, 09A302 (2010).
33. Magnetic Tunnel Junctions using LaSrMnO Ferromagnetic Electrodes and PbZrTiO Piezoelectric Barrier, R. Mundle, R.B. Konda, O. Yasar, F. Williams, M. Bahoura, and A.K. Pradhan, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 07C907 (2009).
34. Synthesis and magnetic characterizations of Eu-doped Gd2O3 and FeCo nanoparticles for biomedical applications, SPIE, Smart materials, K. Zhang, A.K. Pradhan et al., SPIE, Smart Materials, SPIE 2009; 7291, 729104-13.
35. Magnetic Tunnel Junctions using LaSrMnO Ferromagnetic Electrodes and PbZrTiO3 Piezoelectric Barrier, A.K. Pradhan, R. Mundle, R.B. Konda, O. Bamiduro, O. Yasar, F. Williams, and M. Bahoura, J. Mater. Res. 24, 3065-3072 (2009).
36. Magnetic Tunnel Junctions using LaSrMnO Ferromagnetic Electrodes and PbZrTiO Piezoelectric Barrier, R. Mundle, R.B. Konda, O. Yasar, F. Williams, M. Bahoura, and A.K. Pradhan, J. Appl. Phys. 105, 07C907 (2009).
37. Ultra-Violet Sensing in Composite Oxide Semiconductor Films M. Bahoura, A. Lee, R. Mundle, R. B. Konda, G. Kogo, O. Bamiduro, O. Yasar, W. Moore, K. Zhang, F. Williams and A.K. Pradhan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93, 222112 (2008).
38. Surface Plasmon Resonance in CdSe Semiconductor coated with Gold Nanoparticles, A. K. Pradhan, R B. Konda, H. Mustafa, R. Mundle, O. Bamiduro,U. N. Roy, Y. Cui, and A. Burger, Optics Express,16, 6204 (2008).
39. Influence of doping rate in Er3+:ZnO films on emission characteristics, L. Douglas, R. Mundle, R. Konda, C.E. Bonner, A.K. Pradhan et al., Optics Letters, 33, 815 (2008).
40. Effects of substrate temperature on the optical and electrical properties of Al:ZnO, Carrie Fournier, O Bamiduro, H Mustafa, R Mundle, R B Konda, F Williams and A K Pradhan, Semicon. Sci. and Technol., 23 085019 (2008).
41. Ultrafast sintering of La–Ca–Mn–O bulk ceramics by thermal plasma assisted heating D.K. Mishra, D.R. Sahu, S.K. Singh, P.K. Mishra, A.K. Pradhan, B.K. Roul, J. Mag. and Magn. Mater. 320, 1485 (2008).
42. Magnetic Characterization of Radio Frequency Heat Affected Micron Size Fe3O4 Powders: A Bio-Application Perspective, B. K. Roul, D. K. Mishra, M. Ray, D. R. Sahu, P. K. Mishra, V. V. Srinivasu, and A. K. Pradhan, J. Nanosci. & Nanotechnol. 9, 1–6 (2008).
43. Surface Plasmon Excitation via Au Nanoparticles in CdSe Semiconductor, A.K. Pradhan, R.B. Konda, R. Mundle, H. Mustafa, O. Bamiduro, U.N. Roy, Y. Cui, and A. Burger, Mesoscopic, Nanoscopic and macroscopic materials, AIP, pp. 18-25, 2008.
44. Magnetic properties of LaSrMnO films with varying thickness, A.K. Pradhan et al., J. Appl. Phys. 103, 023914 (2008).
45. Synthesis and magnetic characterizations of manganite-based composite nanoparticles for biomedical applications, A.K. Pradhan et al., J. Appl. Phys. 103, 07F704 (2008).
46. Surface plasmon excitation via Au nanoparticles in n-CdSe/p-Si hetero-junction diodes, R. Konda, R. Mundle, H. Mustafa, O. Bamiduro and A.K. Pradhan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 191111 (2007). (Selected as one of the best papers for Virtual J. of Nano Sc. & Technology)
47. Metal-like conductivity in transparent Al:ZnO films, O. Bamiduro, H. Mustafa, R. Konda, R. Mundle and A.K. Pradhan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 252108 (2007).
48. Pulsed-laser deposited Er:ZnO films for 1.54 mm emission, A. K. Pradhan, L. Douglas, H. Mustafa, R. Mundle, D. Hunter and C.E. Bonner, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90, 072108 (2007).
49. Synthesis and Characterization of AgInSe2 Application in Thin Film Solar Cells, H. Mustafa, D. Hunter, A.K. Pradhan, Thin Solid Films, 515, 7001 (2007).
50. Growth and characterization of doped ZnO films, A.K. Pradhan, Proc. SPI E6474, 647417 (2007).
51. Chemical pressure effect on CMR behavior of Sr substituted La0:67Ca0:33xSrxMnO3, D.K. Mishra, D.R. Sahu, P.K. Mishra, D. Behera, A.K. Pradhan, B.K. Roul, Physica B 400 155 (2007).
52. Junction Characteristics of SrTiO3 or BaTiO3 on p-Si (100) heterostructures,” D. Hunter, K. Lord, T.M. Williams, K. Zhang, A.K. Pradhan, D.R. Sahu, and J-L. Huang, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 092102 (2006).
53. Photocarrier injection effect and p-n junction characteristics of La0.7Sr0.3MnO3/ZnO and Si heterostructures, K. Lord, D. Hunter, T.M. Williams, and A.K. Pradhan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 052116 (2006).
54. Effects of As and Mn doping on microstructure and electrical conduction in ZnO films, K. Lord, T.M. Williams, D. Hunter, K. Zhang, J. Dadson, and A.K. Pradhan, Appl. Phys. Lett. 88, 262105 (2006). (Selected as one of the best papers for Virtual J. of Nano Sc. & Technology)
55. Photoinduced Piezooptical Effect in Er Doped ZnO films, T.M. Williams, D. Hunter, A.K. Pradhan, and I.V. Kityk, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 043116 (2006).
56. Growth of aligned ZnO Nanorods, A.K. Pradhan, T.M. Williams, K. Zhang, D. Hunter, J.B. Dadson, K. Lord, U.N. Roy, Y. Cui, and A. Burger,” J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 6, 1985 (2006).
57. Self-assembled nanocrystalline epitaxial manganite films on SrTiO3/Si heterostructures, D. Hunter, J.B. Dadson, K. Zhang, B. Lasley, K. Lord, T.M. Williams, R.R. Rakhimov, A.K. Pradhan, J. Zhang and D. J. Sellmyer, J. Appl. Phys. 99, 08Q307 (2006).
58. Oxide-based Dilute Ferromagnetic Semiconductors: ZnMnO and Co:TiO2, A.K. Pradhan, D. Hunter, B. Lasley, J.B. Dadson, Kai Zhang, R. R. Rakhimov, J. Zhang and D. J. Sellmyer, J. Appl. Phys. 99, 08M108 (2006).
59. Ferromagnetic properties in epitaxial manganite films on SrTiO3/Si heterostructures, A.K. Pradhan et al., J. Appl. Phys. 100, 033903(2006).
60. Ferromagnetic resonance studies in ZnMnO dilute ferromagneticSemiconductors, B. Lasley-Hunter, D. Hunter, Maxim Noginov, J. B. Dadson, K. Zhang, R. R. Rakhimov,and A. K. Pradhan, J. Appl. Phys. 99, 08M116 (2006).
61. FMR studies on colossal magnetoresistance films: Effects of homogeneity and light illumination, R. Bah, R. R. Rakhimov, M. M. Noginov, A. K. Pradhan and N. Noginova, J.Appl.Phys.99, 08Q312 (2006).
62. High temperature ferromagnetism in pulsed laser-deposited epitaxial (ZnMn)O thin films: Effects of substrate temperature, A.K. Pradhan et al.,Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 152511 (2005). (Selected as one of the best papers for Virtual J. of Nano Sc. & Technology)
63. Ferromagnetism in nanocrystalline epitaxial Co:TiO2 thin films, A.K. Pradhan et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 222503(2005). (Selected as one of the best papers for Virtual J. of Nano Sc. & Technology).
64. Integration of epitaxial colossal magnetoresistive films onto Si (100) using SrTiO3 as a template layer, A.K. Pradhan et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 012503 (2005).
65. Effect of Ag aggregate on spectroscopic properties of Eu:Y2O3 nanoparticles, M. A. Noginov, G. Zhu, C. Davison, A. K. Pradhan, K. Zhang, M. Bahoura, M. Codrington, V. P. Drachev, V. M. Shalaev, V. F. Zolin, J. Mod. Opt., 52, 2331 – 2341 (2005).
66. Magnetic and spectroscopic characteristics of ZnMnO system, A.K. Pradhan, D. Hunter , Kai, Zhang , J.B. Dadson , S. Mohanty ,T.M. Williams, K. Lord , R.R. Rakhimov, U.N. Roy, Y. Cui, A. Burger, Jun Zhang, D.J. Sellmyer, Appl. Surf. Sci., 262, 1628 (2005).
67. Magnetic and electrical properties of single-phase multiferroic BiFeO3, A.K. Pradhan, Kai Zhang, D. Hunter, J.B. Dadson, G.B. Loutts, P. Bhattacharya, R. Katiyar, Jun Zhang, D. J. Sellmyer, U.N. Roy, Y. Cui, and A. Burger, J. Appl. Phys. 97, 093903 (2005).
68. Luminescence and spectroscopic behavior of Eu3+ doped Y2O3 and Lu2O3 epitaxial films grown by pulsed laser deposition. A.K. Pradhan, Kai Zhang, S. Mohanty, J. Dadson, D.Hunter, G.B. Loutts, U.N. Roy, Y. Cui, and A. Burger, J. Appl. Phys.97, 023513 (2005).
69. Lanthanum-based manganite films on MgO using SrTiO3 as a template layer, A.K. Pradhan et al., J. Appl. Phys. 96, 1170 (2004).
70. Luminescence and spectroscopic behavior of Eu3+ doped Y2O3 and Lu2O3 nanopowders, ceramics and epitaxial thin films. Kai Zhang, S. Mohanty, J. Dadson, D.Hunter, A.K. Pradhan, Proc. Mat. Res. Soc. DD 9-1, 2004.
71. Enhanced luminescence and size effects of Y2O3:Eu3+ nanoparticles and ceramics revealed by X-rays and Raman scattering, K. Zhang, A.K. Pradhan et al., J. Opt. Soc. Am.B 21, 1804 (2004).
72. Synthesis of Nd-doped YAG nanocrystalline powders leading to transparent ceramics, A.K. Pradhan et al., Mat. Res. Bull., 39, 1291 (2004).
73. Lu2O3:Eu3+ nanoparticles and processed ceramics: Structural and spectroscopic studies, K. Zhang, A.K. Pradhan et al., J. Mat. Res. 19, 2714 (2004).
74. Structural and spectroscopic characteristics of ZnO:Er3+ nanostructures, A.K. Pradhan, et al., J. Phys: Cond. Mat. 16,7123 (2004).
75. Growth and magnetism of Ni nanoparticles in Ni/Al2O3/Si or Si3N4 multilayers, A.K. Pradhan, Appl. Surf. Sc. 220, 26 (2003).
76. Flux pinning properties of single crystalline and dense polycrystalline MgB2, Z.X. Shi, A.K. Pradhan et al., Phys. Rev. B 68, 104514 (2003).
77. Improved flux pinning in PMP YBa2Cu3Oy superconductors by submicron Y2BaCuO5 addition, Y. Feng, A.K. Pradhan et al., Physica C 385, 363 (2003).
78. Comparative study on the anisotropic properties of MgB2, Z.X. Shi, A.K. Pradhan et al., Physica C 388, 17(2003).
79. Anisotropic superconducting properties of MgB2 and related compounds, T. Tamegai, Z.X. Shi, A.K. Pradhan, J. Low Temp. Physics 131, 1153(2003).
80. Microstructure and superconducting properties in Ti-doped MgB2/Ta/Cu tape, B.Q. Fu, Y. Feng, Zhao, A.K. Pradhan, Physica C 386, 659(2003).
81. Anisotropy of electron momentum distribution in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8-d superconductor studied by positron annihilation technique, Mahuya Chakrabarti, A. Sarkar, S. Chattapadhayay, D. Sanyal, A.K. Pradhan, Sol. St. Commun., 128, 321 (2003).
82. Magnetic relaxation and lower critical fields in MgB2 wires, Y. Feng et al., J. Phys.: Cond. Mat.15, 6395 (2003).
83. Improved flux pinning in PMP YBa2Cu3Oy superconductors by submicron Y2BaCuO5 addition, Y. Feng, A.K. Pradhan et al., Physica C 385, 363 (2003).
84. Comparative study on the anisotropic properties of MgB2, Z.X. Shi, A.K. Pradhan et al., Physica C 388, 17(2003).
85. Anisotropic superconducting properties of MgB2 and related compounds, T. Tamegai, Z.X. Shi, A.K. Pradhan, J. Low Temp. Physics 131, 1153(2003).
86. Microstructure and superconducting properties in Ti-doped MgB2/Ta/Cu tape, B.Q. Fu, Y. Feng, Zhao, A.K. Pradhan, Physica C 386, 659(2003).
87. La1-xBaxMnO3 epitaxial thin films by pulsed laser deposition: A consequence of strain stabilization, A.K. Pradhan et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 81, 3597 (2002).
88. Effects of site substitution and metal ion addition in doped Manganites, A.K. Pradhan et al., J. Physics: Cond. Matt.,14, 10323 (2002).
89. Angle-resolved magneto-transport studies in anisotropic MgB2 single crystal, A.K. Pradhan, et al., Phys. Rev. B 65, 144513/1-5 (2002).
90. Effect of sintering process on the magnetotransport properties of Ho-doped La0.67Ca0.33MnO3, D.R. Sahu, A.K. Pradhan et al., Materials Chemistry and Physics 77, 165 (2002).
91. High critical current density in Ti-doped MgB2/Ta/Cu tape by powder-in-tube process, B.Q. Fu, Y. Feng, Y. Zhao, A.K. Pradhan et al. J. Appl. Phys. 92, 7341 (2002).
92. Magnetic properties and Flux Pinning in Single Crystalline and Dense Polycrystalline MgB2, Z. X. Shi, A. K. Pradhan, M. Tokunaga, K. Yamazaki, T. Tamegai, Y. Takano, K. Togano, H. Kito and H. Ihara, Physica C 378-381, 550 (2002).
93. Lower critical field of MgB2 measured by Hall probe, Z.X. Shi, M. Tokunaga, A.K. Pradhan et al, Physica C 370, 6 (2002).
94. Fabrication and superconducting properties of MgB2 composite wires by PIT method, Y. Feng, Y. Zhao, A.K. Pradhan et al. Supercond. Sc. & Techno. 14, 12(2002).
95. Enhanced flux pinning in Zr-doped MgB2 bulk superconductors prepared at ambient pressure, Y. Feng, Y. Zhao, A.K. Pradhan et al. J. Appl. Phys. 92, 2614 (2002).
96. Electrical transport and anisotropic superonducting properties in single crystalline and dense polycrystalline MgB2, A.K. Pradhan et al. Phys. Rev. B 64, 212509 (2001)
97. Transport behavior and critical current density of MgB2 wires, A.K. Pradhan et al, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 1649 (2001).
98. Colossal magnetoresistance in doped Manganites: A consequence of Percolation and Phase-separation, A.K. Pradhan et al, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 506(2001).
99. Peculiar charge-localization and cluster-spin-glass-like behavior in underdoped RBa2Cu3O7-x, A.K. Pradhan, et al., Europhys. Lett. 56, 105 (2001).
100. Enhanced metal-insulator transition and magnetoresistance in melt-processed La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 and Ho-doped manganites, A.K. Pradhan et al, Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 1598 (2001).
101. Flux pinning in (Nd-Eu-Gd) and Nd-based cuprates, A.K. Pradhan et al., IEEE-Transaction (Applied Superconductivity) 11, 3706-3711 (2001).
102. Influence of point defects on the vortex state of Disordered Superconductors, A.K. Pradhan, M. Muralidhar, Y. Feng, M. Murakami, K. Nakao and N. Koshizuka, Phys. Rev. B 64, 172505(2001).
103. Flux pinning and Dissipation in textured multifilamentary (Bi-Pb)2Sr2Ca2Cu3Ox/Ag tapes, A.K. Pradhan et al. J. Appl. Phys. 89, 3861(2001).
104. Effect of high temperature sintering schedule for enhanced CMR properties of La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 close to room temperature, B.K. Roul, D.R. Sahu, S. Mohanty, A.K. Pradhan et al, Materials Chemistry and Physics 67, 267 (2001).
105. The role of oxygen on the flux pinning and vortex-phase transition inNdBa2Cu3O7x, single crystal, A.K. Pradhan, Y. Feng, S. Shibata, N. Koshizuka, Physica C 357-360, 457 (2001).
106. Influence of Ho substitution for Y on flux pinning in melt-processed YBCO superconductors, Y. Feng, A.K. Pradhan et al. Physica C 357-360, 799 (2001).
107. Nd/Ba substitution and oxygen deficiency effects on the pinning properties of NdBa2Cu3O7x, single crystals, S. Shibata, Y. Feng, A.K. Pradhan et al. Physica C 357-360, 523 (2001).
108. Magnetic Field dependence of Jc in NdBa2Cu3O7-y single crystals grown under various partial oxygen pressures, S. Shibata, K. Nakao, Y. Feng, A.K. Pradhan, J. Crystal Growth 2001 (in print).
109. Improved flux pinning in YxHo1-xBa2Cu3Oy fabricated by powder melting process, Y. Feng, A.K. Pradhan, Y. Zhao, Y. Wu, N. Koshizuka, Supercond. Sc. & Techno. 14, 224 (2001).
110. Effects of oxygen content on flux pinning in Nd-Ba-Cu-O single crystals, Y. Feng, A.K. Pradhan et al., IEEE-Transaction (Applied Superconductivity) 11, 3639 (2001).
111. Microwave magneto-impedance in a bulk ceramic La0.67Ca0.33MnO3 manganites, V.V. Srinivasu, V. Sridevi, A.K. Pradhan et al, J. Mat. Sc. Lett. 20, 1193 (2001).
112. Magnetic and magneto-transport properties of NdBaCuO single crystals with varying Nd/Ba substitution and O2 content, N. Koshizuka and A.K. Pradhan, Physica C364-365, 320 (2001).
113. Flux pinning in melt-processed ternary (Nd-Eu-Gd)Ba2Cu3Oy: Optimization for the highest pinning, A.K. Pradhan, M. Muralidhar, Y. Feng, M. Murakami, et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2033 (2000).
114. Flux pinning in melt-processed ternary (Nd-Eu-Gd)Ba2Cu3Oy: Optimization for the highest pinning, A.K. Pradhan, M. Muralidhar, Y. Feng, M. Murakami, et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 77, 2033 (2000).
115. Enhancement of Interlayer coupling in Bi-2212 single crystals on heavy-ion irradiation, A.K. Pradhan et al. Phys. Rev. B 61, 14374 (2000).
116. Observation of the vortex -glass and the vortex-lattice melting transition in twinned Nd1+xBa2-x Cu3O7-y single crystals grown by different methods, A.K. Pradhan et al, Supercond. Sci. & Technol. 13, 154(2000).
117. Collective staking faults and their effect on flux pinning in powder melting processed Y0.6Ho0.4Ba2Cu3Oy superconductors, Y. Feng, J.G. Wen, A.K. Pradhan, N. Koshizuka and L. Zhou, J. Phys. (Cond. matter), 12, 5843 (2000).
118. Preparation and properties of PMP YBCO with submicron Y2BaCuO5 particles, Y. Feng, J. G. Wen, A.K. Pradhan, N Koshizuka et al, Supercond. Sci. & Technol. 13, 703(2000).
119. Studies of flux pinning behavir in melt-processed ternary (Nd-Eu-Gd)Ba2Cu3Oy superconductors, A.K. Pradhan, et al., Supercond. Sci. & Technol. 13, 761 (2000).
120. Evidence of strong Flux pinning in melt-processed ternary (Nd-Eu-Gd)Ba2Cu3Oy superconductor, A.K. Pradhan, M. Muralidhar, M.R.Koblischka, M. Murakami and N. Koshizuka, Appl. Phys. Lett. 75, 253(1999).
121. Flux pinning in melt-processed ternary (Nd-Eu-Gd)Ba2Cu3Oy superconductor with Gd2BaCuO5 addition, A.K. Pradhan, M. Muralidhar, M. R. Koblischka, et al, J. Appl. Phys. 86, 5705(1999).
122. Flux lattice melting in twinned Nd1+xBa2-xCu3O7-y single crystals, A.K. Pradhan, S. Shibata, K. Nakao and N. Koshizuka, Europhys. Letters. 46, 787(1999).
123. First-order vortex lattice melting in twinned Nd1+xBa2-xCu3O7-y single crystal, A.K. Pradhan, S. Shibata, K. Nakao and N. Koshizuka, Phys. Rev. B 59, 11569 (1999).
124. Crossover from the Vortex-lattice melting to the Continuous transition in twinned NdBCO single crystals, A.K. Pradhan, S. Shibata, T. Machi, K. Nakao and N. Koshizuka, Physica C. 315, 159 (1999).
125. Peak effect in Jc in Nd1+xBa2-xCu3O7-y single crystals grown under various oxygen partial pressure, S. Shibata, A.K. Pradhan and N. Koshizuka, Jap. J. Appl. Phys. Lett.,38, L1169(1999).
126. Influence of disorders caused by substitution on the vortex phase transition in NdBa2Cu3O7-y single crystals, A.K. Pradhan, S. Shibata, K. Nakao N. Koshizuka, Ann. Phys. (Leipzig), 8, 213(1999).
127. Experimental evidence for pinning-induced transitions in NdBa2Cu3O7-y crystals, A.K. Pradhan, S. Shibata, K. Nakao and N. Koshizuka, Advances in Supercond.-XII, 329(2000).
128. Flux pinning in melt-processed ternary (Nd-Eu-Gd)Ba2Cu3Oy superconductor with second-phase addition, A.K. Pradhan, M. Muralidhar, M. Murakami, K. Nakao and N. Koshizuka, Advances in Supercond.-XII, 344(2000).
129. Magnetic field dependence of Jc in Nd1+xBa2-xCu3O7-y single crystals grown under various oxygen partial pressure, S. Shibata, A.K. Pradhan and N. Koshizuka, Advances in Supercond.-XII, 383(2000).
130. Fishtail effect and flux pinning characteristics in PMP Y0.6Ho0.4Ba2Cu3Oy, Y. Feng, A.K. Pradhan, J.G. Wen, N. Koshizuka and L. Zhou, Advances in Supercond.-XII, 479(2000).
131. The study of influence of twin boundaries on the flux pinning in Nd1+xBa2xCu3O7-y single crystals, A.K. Pradhan, K. Kuroda and N. Koshizuka, Phys. Rev.B 58, 9498 (1998).
132. Flux dynamics in Nd1+xBa2-xCu3O7-y single crystals in presence of disorders caused by substitution, A.K. Pradhan, B. Chen, Wu Ting, K. Kuroda, K. Nakao and N. Koshizuka, Supercond. Sc. & Technol. 11, 408-419(1998).
133. Magnetization hysteresis loops and relaxation in a twin-free Nd1+xBa2-xCu3O7-y single crystal, A.K. Pradhan, K. Kuroda, T. Takagi and N. Koshizuka, Physica C 300, 77(1998).
134. Influence of Columnar defects on the ac susceptibility of BSCCO-2212 crystals, B. Chen, A.K. Pradhan, G.D. Gu, N. Koshizuka and D. Kanjilal, Sol. St. Commn. 106,611(1998).
135. Observation of Vortex-lattice melting transition in NdBCO single crystal, A.K. Pradhan et al. Advances in Supercond.-X, 239 (1999).
136. Field dependence of Jc for NdBaCuO single crystals grown under various O2 partial pressures, S. Shibata, A.K. Pradhan et al. Advances in Supercond.-X, 231 (1999).
137. Flux pinning by substitution in Nd1+xBa2-xCu3O7-y single crystals, A.K. Pradhan, W. Ting, B. Chen, K. Kuroda and N. Koshizuka, Jap. J. Appl. Phys. 37, 4764(1998).
138. Dissipative behavior and magnetic relaxation in NdBCO single crystals, A.K. Pradhan, K. Kuroda and N. Koshizuka, J. Appl. Supercond. 6, 1-9(1998).
139. Melting transition in BSCCO crystals in the presence of point and columnar defects, A.K. Pradhan et al, Advances in Supercond.-X (Springer-Verlag), 521(1998).
140. Influence of columnar defects on magneto-transport and magnetization properties of BSCCO-2212 crystals, A.K. Pradhan, B. Chen, G. Pindoria, K. Nakao, N. Koshizuka, D. Kanjilal, Phys. Rev. B 55,11129(1997).
141. Nonlinear magnetic response in granular samples of Bi1.7Pb0.3Sr2Ca2Cu3O, A.K. Pradhan et al., Advances in Supercond.-IX, 1, 221(1997).
142. Flux pinning by columnar defects in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+y crystals, A.K. Pradhan et al., Advances in Supercond.-IX, 563(1997).
143. Critical currents and Flux pinning in NdBaCuO single crystals, N. Koshizuka, K. Kuroda, A.K. Pradhan, T. Machi and K. Nakao, Proc. 8th US-Japan WHS, (Edited by J. Schwartz) 152-158(1997).
144. Influence of columnar defects on the ac susceptibility of Bi-2212 crystals, B. Chen, AK. Pradhan et al., Advances in Supercond.-X 91(1998).
145. Effects of grain boundaries and columnar defects on magnetic hysteresis of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+y crystals, A.K. Pradhan, B.K. Roul, S.B. Roy, P. Chaddah, D. Kanjilal, C. Chen and B.M. Wanklyn, Sol. State Commun. 101,367(1997).
146. The Thermomagnetic irreversibility and metamagnetic behavior in DyCu2Si2, S.B. Roy, A. K. Pradhan, P. Chaddah and E.V. Sampathkumaran, J. Phys. Condensed Matter 9, 2465(1997).
147. Flux pinning and irreversibility in NdBCO single crystals, B. Chen, A.K. Pradhan, K. Kuroda and N. Koshizuka, Physica C 282-287, 2099 (1997).
148. Magnetic irreversibility and a marginal phase transition inUCu2Ge2, S.B. Roy, A.K. Pradhan and P. Chaddah, Philos. Mag.B 75, 303(1997).
149. Flux pinning and Vortex dynamics in Nd1+xBa2-xCu3O7-y single crystals, A.K. Pradhan, B. Chen, K. Kuroda, K. Nakao and N. Koshizuka, Proc. MRS, IWS, p.127, 1997.
150. CeRu2: A novel f-electron system with interesting normal state and superconducting properties, S.B. Roy, P. Chaddah and A.K. Pradhan, Ind. J. Pure & Appl. Phys. 35, 682 (1997).
151. Effects of 200-MeV Ag-ion irradiation on the magnetization properties of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+ysingle crystal, A.K. Pradhan, S.B. Roy, P. Chaddah, D. Kanjilal, C. Chen and B.M. Wanklyn, Phys. Rev. B 53, 2269(1996).
152. Flux Pinning by Columnar defects in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+y single crystals, A.K. Pradhan, S.B. Roy, P. Chaddah, et al., Physica C264, 109(1996).
153. Peak effect and magnetization minima in BSCCO single crystals, A.K. Pradhan S.B. Roy, P. Chaddah, et al., Supercond. Sc. & Technology, 9, 743(1996).
154. Magnetoresistance and magnetization studies of Nd1+xBa2-xCu3O7-d single crystals, A. K. Pradhan, K. Kuroda, K. Nakao and N. Koshizuka, Physica C272, 161(1996).
155. Metastable magnetic response in UT2X2 compounds with ThCr2Si2 structure, S.B. Roy, A.K. Pradhan and P. Chaddah, Physica B 223-224, 198 (1996).
156. Interesting magnetic properties of UCu2Si2, S.B. Roy, A.K. Pradhan, P. Chaddah and B.R. Coles, Solid State Commun. 99, 563(1996).
157. On the anomalous magnetic properties of superconducting CeRu2, S.B. Roy, A.K. Pradhan, P. Chaddah, Physica C 271, 181-186 (1996).
158. Anomalous magnetic behavior in Hc2 of YNi2B2C, S.B. Roy, Z. Hussain, A. K. Pradhanet al, Physica C256, 90 (1996).
159. Magneto-transport and magnetization properties of single crystal BSCCO, A.K. Pradhan, Ind. J. Pure & Appl. Phys. 34, 704-717(1996).
160. Anomalous Magnetic behavior in single crystal BSCCO near the transition temperature regime, A.K. Pradhan, S.B. Roy, P. Chaddah, C. Chen and B.M. Wanklyn, Phys. Rev. B52, 6215(1995).
161. High-magnetic-field Transport properties and Irreversibility line of single crystals (2212) and ceramics of BPSCCO(2223), A.K. Pradhan, C. Chen and B.M. Wanklyn, Physica C 251,405(1995).
162. Hc1 measurements using hysteresis in magnetoresistance of sintered YBaCuO, A.K. Pradhan et al., Appl. Supercond. 3, No.4, 223(1995).
163. Magnetic Properties of Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7-y crystals: Magnetization and irreversibility line, A.K. Pradhan, S.B. Roy, P. Chaddah, C. Chen and B.M. Wanklyn, Physica C245, 238 (1995).
164. Effects of heavy-ion irradiation on the magnetization anomaly in BSCCO crystal near Tc, A.K. Pradhan, S.B. Roy, P. Chaddah, et al., Physica C254, 281(1995).
165. A Study of the harmonic generation and minor hysteresis loops in granular samples of Bi-2223: a comparison with YBaCuO, S.B. Roy, S. Kumar, A.K. Pradhan, P. Chaddah, R. Prasad, N.C. Soni and K. Adhikari, Supercond. Sci. and Tech. 8,155(1995).
166. Magnetization relaxation in UCu2Ge2, S.B. Roy, A.K. Pradhan, P. Chaddah and B.R. Coles, Physica B 206 and 207, 498(1995).
167. Magnetic anomaly and peak effect in superconducting CeRu2, S.B. Roy, A.K. Pradhan, P. Chaddah and A.D. Huxley, Phys. Rev. B 52, R9847 (1995).
168. Effect of sample shape on the low field magnetization peak in a C15 Laves phase superconductors, S.B. Roy, A.K. Pradhan and P. Chaddah, Physica C 253,191-193(1995).
169. Geometric effect on the nonlinear magnetic response of YBCO, P. Batham, S.B. Roy, S. Kumar, A.K. Pradhanet al, Pramana-J. Phys. 45,261(1995).
170. Metastable Magnetic response of UCu2Ge2, S.B. Roy, A.K. Pradhan and P. Chaddah, Philos. Mag.B 71,97(1995).
171. Magnetic anomaly in Pb2Sr2Y1-xCaxCu3O8+y Crystal, A.K. Pradhan, S.B. Roy, P. Chaddah, and C. Chen, Supercond. Sci. and Techno. 7, 372(1994).
172. Magnetic Properties of Single crystal Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+y: Experimental evidence for a dimensional crossover, A.K. Pradhan, S.B. Roy, P. Chaddah, C. Chen and B.M. Wanklyn, Phys. Rev.B 49,12984(1994).
173. Magnetic anomaly in Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7-y Crystals, A.K. Pradhan, S.B. Roy, P. Chaddah, C. Chen and B.M. Wanklyn, Physica C 225,369(1994).
174. Fluctuation Phenomena in Excess Conductivity and Magnetization of single crystal Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+y, A.K. Pradhan, S.B. Roy, P. Chaddah, C. Chen and B.M. Wanklyn, Phys. Rev. B 50,7180(1994).
175. Anomalous low field Magnetic properties of Single crystal BSCCO, A.K. Pradhan, S.B. Roy, P. Chaddah, C. Chen and B.M. Wanklyn, Physica C235-240,1947(1994).
176. Anomalous low field behavior of Polycrystalline URu2Si2, S.B. Roy, A.K. Pradhan and P. Chaddah, J. Phys. Cond. Matter 6, 253(1994).
177. Possibility of a magnetic transition in ZrV2, S.B. Roy, A.K. Pradhan and P. Chaddah, Solid State Commun. 91, 227(1994).
178. Magnetic Properties of Polycrystalline UNi2Ge2: Irreversibility and metastable behavior, S.B. Roy, A.K. Pradhan and P. Chaddah, J. Phys. Cond. Matter 6,5155(1994).
179. Study of Magnetic Relaxation in the C15 superconducting CeRu2, S.B. Roy, A.K. Pradhan and P. Chaddah, Supercond. Sci. and Techno. 7,602(1994).
180. Magnetic Studies of YNi2B2C, S.B. Roy, Z. Hossain, A.K. Pradhan, C. Mazumdar, P. Chaddah, R. Nagarajan, C. Godart and L.C. Gupta, Physica C 228, 319(1994).
181. Granularity effects in the ac magnetization of ceramic superconductors, P. Chaddah, S.B. Roy, S. Kumar, A.K. Pradhan, R. Prasad and N.C. Soni, Ind. J. Pure and Appl .Phys. 32, 541 (1994).
182. Study of minor hysteresis loops and harmonic generation in granular sample of BSCCO, S.B. Roy, S. Kumar, A.K. Pradhan, et al., Physica C 235-240,3193(1994).
183. Vortex motion and Energy dissipation in Single Crystal (Bi-Pb)-Sr-Ca-Cu-O, A.K. Pradhan, S.J. Hazell, J.W. Hodby, C. Chen, Y. Hu and B.M. Wanklyn, Physica C204, 325(1993).
184. Observation of Kosterlitz-Thouless transition and of Vortex fluctuations in superconducting single crystals of Bi-based Cuprates, A.K. Pradhan, S.J. Hazell, J.W. Hodby, C. Chen, Y. Hu and B.M. Wanklyn, Phys. Rev. B 47, 11374(1993).
185. Magnetoresistance and Upper critical fields in Single crystal Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7-y, A.K. Pradhan, S.J. Hazell, J.W. Hodby, C. Chen, Y. Hu and B.M. Wanklyn, Solid State Commun. 86, 199(1993).
186. Transport and Magnetic Properties of YBCO/Ag Composites, A.K. Pradhan, B.K. Roul, V.V. Rao and V. R. Kalvey, Cryogenics, 33(9), 910(1993).
187. Observation of Negative Magnetoresistance in Single crystal of Y1-xPrxBa2Cu3O7-y, A.K. Pradhan, S.J. Hazell, J.W. Hodby, C. Chen, A.J.S. Chowdhury and B.M. Wanklyn, Solid State Commun. 88, 723(1993).
188. Hc1 measurements in sintered YBaCO and (Bi-Pb)SrCaCuO using second harmonic generation, A.K. Pradhan, et al., Physica C216, 169 (1993).
189. Dissipative behavior in Single crystal Y0.85Pr0.15Ba2Cu3O7-y, A.K. Pradhan, S.J. Hazell, J.W. Hodby, C. Chen, Y. Hu and B.M. Wanklyn, Physica C218,208(1993).
190. The Phase diagram and Crystal growth of (Y1-xPrx)Ba2Cu3O7-y, C. Chen, Y. Hu, B.M. Wanklyn, S. Hazell, A.K. Pradhan, J.W. Hodby, A. Boothroyd and F.R. Wondre, J. Crystal Growth, 128, 767(1993).
191. Second Harmonic generation as a sensitive Technique for estimating Hc1 for high-Tc materials, S. Kumar, S.B. Roy, A.K. Pradhan, P. Chaddah et al., J. Appl. Phys., 73, 1539(1993).
192. Improved Thermogravimetric analysis and Crystal growth of Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O, B. Wanklyn, E. Dieguez, C. Chen, A.K. Pradhan, J.W. Hodby, Y. Hu, D. Smith and F. Wondre, J. Crystal Growth, 128, 738(1993).
193. Study of minor hysteresis loops of YBaCuO: dc and ac hysteresis effects in granular samples, S.B. Roy, S. Kumar, A.K. Pradhan, P. Chaddah, R. Prasad and N.C. Soni, Physica C218, 476(1993).
194. Field-cooled measurements of harmonic generation in magnetization of high-Tc superconductors, S.B. Roy, S. Kumar, A.K. Pradhan, P. Chaddah et al., Pramana-J. Phys. 41, 51(1993).
195. Magnetic Properties of Pb2Sr2Y1-xCaxCu2Oy, A.K. Pradhan, S.B. Roy, C. Chen, J.W. Hodby and A.D. Caplin, Physica C197,22(1992).
196. Observation of Lorentz-force-independent dissipation and vortex-glass phase in single crystal Bi2Sr2CaCu2Oy, A.K. Pradhan, S.J. Hazell, J.W. Hodby, C. Chen and B.M. Wanklyn, Solid State Commun., 82, 685(1992).
197. Low-Temperature Magnetic and Electromagnetic Studies of Y-Ba-Cu-O:Agx ceramic Superconductors, B.K. Roul, A.K. Pradhan, V.V. Rao and V.R. Kalvey, J. Superconduct., 4, 485-488(1991).
198. Effect of Laser Irradiation on the Superconducting properties of high-Tc SmBa2Cu3Ox, B.K. Roul, A.K. Pradhan, V.V. Rao, P. Bhattacharya, P. Pramanik, V.R. Kalvey, D.N. Bose and K.L. Chopra, Bull. Mat. Sc. 14, 713-718(1991).
199. Measurement of Inverse ac Josephson effect in high-Tc Sm-Ba-Cu-O Superconductors, V.V. Rao, N. Sreekumar, A.K. Pradhan and A.K. Mallick, Ind. J. Pure and Appl. Phys. 28,192-193(1990).
200. Low-Field magnetic Properties of High-Tc GdxY1-xBa2Cu3Oy, A.K. Pradhan, P.C. Jana and V.R. Kalvey, J. Superconductivity, 2, 235-239(1989).
201. Vibrational Spectra of Bi2.2Sr1.7Ca1.1Cu2O8+y Superconductors, A.K. Pradhan, Physica C159, 277-280(1989).
202. Structural, Electrical and Magnetic Properties of High-Tc Bi-Sr-Ca-Cu-O Superconductors,A.K. Pradhan, B.K. Roul and P.C. Jana, J. Mat. Sc. Lett., 8, 373-375(1989).
203. Raman and Infrared effect of Sm+3 in YAsO4 crystal, A.K. Pradhanand R.N.P. Choudhary, Phys. Stat. Sol. (b) 152, K69-72 (1989).
204. High-Temperature Superconductivity in Gd-Ba-Cu-O system, A.K. Pradhan, B.K. Roul and P.C. Jana, J. Mat. Sc. Lett.., 7,1231 (1988).
205. Bismuth-Strontium-Calcium-Copper-Oxide High-Tc superconductors from Nitrate solutions, A.K. Pradhan, B.K. Roul and P.C. Jana, Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 110, K93-K96 (1988).
206. Raman scattering and infrared spectroscopic studies of TbAsO4, A.K. Pradhan, B.K. Choudhary, R.N.P. Choudhary and B.E. Watts, J. Mat. Sc. Lett., 7, 1094-1095(1988).
207. Effect of Ageing on structural and electrical properties of High-Tc Y-Ba-Cu-O Superconductors, A.K. Pradhan, B.K. Roul, P.C. Jana, V.V. Rao, V.R. Kalvey and R.N.P. Choudhary, Ind. J. Cryogenics, 15,250-258(1987).
208. Raman and Infrared spectra of YAsO4, A.K. Pradhan, R.N.P. Choudhary and B.M. Wanklyn, Phys.Stat. Sol. (b) 139, 337-345 (1987).
209. Dielectric Properties of SmAsO4 and YAsO4, A.K. Pradhan and R.N.P. Choudhary, Phys. Stat. Sol. (a) 99, 323-326 (1987).
210. Dielectric and Thermal studies of LaAsO4, A.K. Pradhan and R.N.P. Choudhary, J. Mat. Sc., 22, 2955-2958(1987).
211. X-rays, Thermal and Vibrational studies of SmAsO4, A.K. Pradhan and R.N.P. Choudhary, J. Mat. Sc. Lett., 6, 1-3(1987).
212. Vibrational Spectra of Rare earth Orthoniobates, A.K. Pradhan and R.N.P. Choudhary, Phys. Stat. Sol. (b) 143, K161-166 (1987).
213. X-rays, SEM and Thermal studies of RNbO4 type Fergusonites, A.K. Pradhan and R.N.P. Choudhary, J. Mat. Sc. Lett., 6,1425-1426(1987).
214. Vibrational studies of TlH2AsO4 ,TlH2PO4 and their deuterated analogues, T.V. Narasaiah, R.N.P. Choudhary and A.K. Pradhan, J. Mat. Sc. 22, 3571 (1987).
215. Infrared reflection and Optical absorption studies of SmAsO4, A.K. Pradhan, R.N.P. Choudhary and B.M. Wanklyn, J. Phys. Chem. of Solids, 48, 509-512(1987).
216. Raman and infrared spectra of SmAsO4, A.K. Pradhan, R.N.P. Choudhary and W. Wendl, Materials Letters 4(4), 223-225(1986).
217. Vibrational and Optical absorption studies of Europium Arsenate, A.K. Pradhan and R.N.P. Choudhary, Ferroelectric Letters , 6(3),61-66(1986).

CURRENT FUNDING

  • NSF-RISE: Research and Infrastructure Support for Renewable Energy at Norfolk State University, PI., Total award amount: $1M, Award Period: 01.09.09-08.31.12.
  • IGERT:Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship in Magnetic and Nanostructured Materials, Co-PI, submitted to NSF, $M3.5, 2010-2015.
  • NSF-CREST: Center for Nano and Bio-inspired Materials & Devices (CNBMD), Director &PI, $5M/5 years, October 2010-2015
  • MRI-NSF: PI: Acquisition of an Electron-Beam Lithography System for Advanced Engineering Applications and Integration. $ 535,000: Awarded in 2010.
  • DoD-2010 Center of Excellence for Advanced Nanomaterials & Devices (CEAND), $4.75M, PI and Director, Award period: 2011-2016.(Awarded)
  • DoD: Research and Education in Development of Multifunctional Sensors and MEMS Devices, PI, Total award amount: $565,000 , Award Period: 06.15.11-06.14.14.

Previous FUNDING

  • STTR-NSF: Development of ZnO Spin Field effect transistor (FET) -Co-PI, $100K/year for 3 yrs, Place: Electrical Eng., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • MRI-NSF: Acquisition of SQUID Magnetometer for ferromagnetic semiconductors and oxides-Co-PI,$ 159,418, Place: Electrical Eng., Virginia Commonwealth University
  • NSU-INTEL Corp.: PI-Fabrication of single crystalline Manganite Perovskite Films on STO buffered Si Substrates: PI.,Total award amount: $130,000 (awarded), Award Period: 01.01.05-12.31.07.
  • NSF-RISE: Enhancement of Research Infrastructure in Support of the New Ph.D. Program in Materials Science and Engineering at Norfolk State University, Co-PI., Total award amount: $1M (awarded), Award Period: 01.09.07-08.31.09.
  • MRI-NSF: Acquisition of Electron Probe Micro-Analyses (EPMA) for Research and Education -PI, $500,000 Place: ODU and Norfolk State University, 2008.

Research Proposals submitted:

  • ERC:Center for Green Electronics and Communication Systems (GRECOS), Co-PI. Total award amount: $M18 (pending) with Virginia Tech.
  • MRI: Co-PI : Acquisition of a Focused Ion Beam/Scanning Electron Microscope System for Micro- and Nano-technology Research and Training at Norfolk State University, $ 709,849
  • NSF-Materials World Network: PI: The Development of manganite-based magnetic tunnel junctions for Spintronic Applications, $308,390
  • NSF-MRI:Acquisition of an X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy Instrument for Research and Research Training

Awards and Honors

  • 1997 & 1999 ISTEC-Awards for excellence in Research : Marqui’s Who’s Who in America, 2005.
  • Research mentor of the Year, 2006, 2007 & 2008 at Norfolk State University
  • Adjunct Faculty: Institute of Materials Science, India (nominated by the Govt.).
  • 2010 Distinguished Faculty Award of Scholarship at NSU (The most prestigious award of NSU)
  • 2011 Editorial Board for World Journal of Condensed Matter Physics (WJCMP).
  • 2011 Samanta ChandraSekhar Award for Excellence in Research, Awarded by the Government of Orissa, India (The prestigious award of ORISSA)

SCIENTIFIC AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES MEMBERSHIP

  • Member of SPIE, American Physical Society, JPS. Served as a board member of Magnetics at ISTEC. I was leading the group at Microelectronic center at VCU on the development of semiconductor-based (GaN & ZnO) spintronic materials. Cited as leading researcher in University

MAJOR SERVICE ACTIVITIES

  • Curriculum Committee: Engineering & Center for Materials Res.
  • Dissertation Committee: MSE
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee: Engineering
  • Director: Thin film and Nanotechnology Laboratory
  • Chair: CMR & Engineering facilities
  • Member: Clean Room Committee
  • Chair: Safety Committee
  • Engineering Chair & CMR Director Search: Committee Member

Community

  • NSF JAM, 2009
  • SPIE: Invited Speaker & member
  • MEXICO: INTERNATIONAL TALK SERIES: 2nd Meeting on the Thematic Network of Complex Materiales and Nanostructures" during 24th - 26th November, 2010

Discipline

  • Technical Reviewer: NSF Merit Review Panel, Australian Research Council
  • Technical Reviewer: Phys. Rev. B, Phys. Rev. Lett., Materials Res. Soc.,
  • Technical Reviewer: Optics Letters, Optics Express, JOSA, SPIE journals
  • Technical Reviewer: J. Electronic Materials, Thin Sol. Films, other Elsevier journals
  • Technical Reviewer: Applied Physics Letters, J. Appl. Phys., IOP, EJP journals

Course Taught:

  • MATS/MSE 530 – Graduate M.S. course in CMR (Introduction to Materials Science & Engineering)
  • OEN-360- Undergrad Engineering Course (Optical Engineering): Optical Materials
  • Minicourse: Optical materials and self-assembly of nanoparticles and nanostructures
  • OEN-530 – graduate course in Optical Engineering: Optical materials
  • MSE 704- Thin film Phenomena

Students Supervised:

  • Graduate students: 16 MS in Materials Science & 4 Optical Engineering
  • : 2 Ph. D, Currently supervising 8 Ph. D students
  • : 12 of undergrad students