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Welcome Dr. Kuntal Manna. His research work focuses on homogeneous and heterogeneous catalysis.

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The synthesis of polycrystalline Cd3As2, a 3D Dirac Semi Metal (DS) was carried out by Gohil S. Thakur, Zeba Haque and Ashok K. Ganguli at Department of Chemistry, IIT Delhi and the point contact Andreev reflection spectroscopic measurement was done by Dr. Goutam Sheet and his students of IISER Mohali. A 3D DS is a bulk analogue of graphene and has a linear dispersion along all the three momentum directions. These materials have intriguing electronic properties and can be related to other exotic states through quantum phase transitions. Cd3As2 is itself not a superconductor nor the Ag tip used for point contact measurements, but we observesuperconductivity with an onset transition temperatureTc ~ 6 K. This is a unique phenomenon of observing superconductivity at mesoscopic point contacts between pure silver metal (Ag) and Cd3As2. The reason for this unconventional superconductivity is due to the injection of electrons by the Ag tip into the Cd3As2 and creating a superconducting region at the mesoscopic contact. Thus our discovery of superconductivity in a 3D Dirac semimetal provides an ideal case to study topological systems. The present work is published in Nature Materials, 2016, 15, 32-37.

For further details and more on similar research see the webpage. The research paper can be downloaded from the journal website.

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Forthcoming Seminars

Title: Diffusion of passive and active tracers in sticky polymeric environment
Speaker: Dr. Rajarshi Chakrabarti, Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai
Date : March 28th, 2017 (Tuesday)
Time : 11:00 AM
Venue: Committee Room, Chemistry Department, 6th Floor, Main Building

Chemcos: New issue

New issue of Chemcos, e-magazine of the chemical society, IIT Delhi, is now online

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