Dr. Satchidananda RathAssistant Professor
School of Basic Sciences

Research Interests

Nanoclusters for molecular electronics Application;  Two-dimensional nanostructure for Solar Cell, Optoelectronics and sensors;  Rheological behavior of soft matter/nanomaterials dispersion;  Study of Ultrafast processes;  In Nanostructure & soft matter research activities, we have been working on research programs consist of (1) Growth of nanostructure materials (metal, semiconductor and oxides) different shape and sizes (e.g. nanoclusters, nanosheets etc.) (2) characterization through light scattering, (3) studies of ultrafast processes using femtosecond Laser and (4) rheological properties of nanomaterial dispersion –nanofluid in different solvents and polymer as a function of the external force field to explore on the challenging application of above materials in energy and optoelectronic devices.

Contact Details

  • 107, SBS Building, IIT Bhubaneswar Jatni Campus
  • +91 9439858204, 674-713-5144
  • srath@iitbbs.ac.in, snrath08@gmail.com

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 Degree Discipline Year School
 Ph.D. Physics 2006 Institute of Physics Bhubaneswar




Condensed Matter Physics . Semiconductor Physics . Quantum Mechanics . BTech Physics Theory & Lab . M.Sc Physics Lab


Author(s) Recent Publication (International Journals)
G. Mallik, S. Rath
1 Electrical properties of CuO nanoflakes/Au heterojunction under photo excitation, Materials Today: Proceedings 62, 5997-6000 (2022).
A. Kabiraj, S. Rath
2 Observation of order-disorder phase transition in sheared nanofluids, Materials Today: Proceedings 62, 6001-6003, (2022).
S. Mohapatra, M. Abhangi, S. Vala, P. Kumar Sahu, S. Rath and N.V.L. Narasimha Murty
3 Comparative study of Single Crystal (SC)-Diamond and 4H-SiC bulk radiation detectors for room temperature alpha spectroscopy, JINST 16, P06020 (2021).
O. Halder, G. Mallik, J. Suffczyński, W. Pacuski, K. S. K. Varadwaj, B. Satpati and S. RathO. Halder, G. Mallik, J. Suffczyński, W. Pacuski, K. S. K. Varadwaj, B. Satpati and S. Rath
4 Enhanced Exciton Binding Energy, Zeeman Splitting and Spin Polarization in Hybrid Layered Nanosheets Comprised of (Cd,Mn)Se and Nitrogen-Doped Graphene Oxide : Implication for Semiconductor Devices, Nanotechnology 32, 325204 (2021)
D. K. Swain, G. Mallik, P. Srivastava, A. K.Kuswaha, P. Raput, S. N. Jha, S. Lim, S. Kim and S. Rath
5 Single Mn Atom Doping in Chiral Sensitive Assembled Gold Clusters to Molecular Magnet ACS Nano 15, 6289-95 (2021)
S. Mahapatra, P. K. Sahu, S. Rath, N. V. L. N Murty
6 Defect characterization and numerical modeling single-crystal ultra-pure intrinsic diamond, Diamond & Related Materials, 106, 107822 (2020)
S. Mahapatra, P. K. Sahu, S. Rath, P. K. Sahoo, S. Verma, N. V. L. N Murty
7 Impact of Nitrogen induced defect dynamics on UV response of diamond photodetectors, SuperLattices and Microstructures 142, 105604 (2020)
D. K. Swain, G. Mallik and S. Rath
8 Ultrafast Rotation of the CdS Nanopods asserted from Excited State Dynamics, Physica E , 110, 1 (2019)
D. K. Swain, G. Mallik and S. Rath,
9 Ultrafast Rotation of the CdS Nanopods asserted from Excited State Dynamics, Physica E , 110, 1 (2019)
O. Halder, B. Satpati, P. Rajput, N. Mohapatra, S. N. Jha, J. Suffczynski, W. Pacuski and S. Rath
10 Light Emitting Spin Active Electronic States in Ultra-thin Mn doped CdSe Layered Nanosheets, Scientific Reports 9, 1804 (2019)
D. K. Swain, A. Narzary, A. K. Singh, A. Chandra, T. Nagasawa, S. Yamamoto, M. Mitsuishi and S. Rath
11 Observation of self-polarization in BSA protected Au20 clusters, Nanotechnology 28, 445704-1-6 (2017)
A.S. Das, M. Roy, D. Roy, T. Kar, S. Rath and S. Bhattacharya
12 Investigation of microstructure and DC conductivity of V2O5-Nd2O3 glass nanocomposite, Chemistry Select 2, 11273-11280 (2017)
S. Dhal, S. Chatterjee, S. Facsko, W. Moller, R. Bottger, B. Satpati, S. Rath and R. Hubner
13 Discrete single crystalline titanium oxide nanoparticle formation from a two-dimensional nanowelded network, Cryst. Growth Des, 17, 2660 (2017)
P. Nandi, C. Giri, B. Joseph, S Rath, U. Manju and D. Topwal
14 CH3NH3PbI3, A potential solar cell candidate: Structural and spectroscopic investigation, J. Phys. Chem. A, 120, 9732 – 9739 (2016)
S. Rath, O. Halder, A. Pradhani, B. Satpati, A. Maity, T. Chini, N. Gogurla and S. K. Ray,
15 White-light emission by phonon assisted coherent mixing of excitons in Au8-CdS hybrid nanorods, Nanotechnology 27, 496706 (2016).
S. R. Mohapatra, B. Sahu, M. Chandrasekhar, P. Kumar, S. D. Kaushik, S. Rath, A. K. Singh,
16 Effect of cobalt substitution on structure, impedance, ferroelectric and magnetic properties of multiferroic Bi2Fe4O9 ceramics, Ceram. Int. 42, 12352 (2016).
A. S. Das, M. Roy, D. Roy, S. Rath and S. Bhattacharya
17 Structural and optical properties of V2O5-MnO3-ZnO glass-nanocomposite system, Trans. Ind. Ceram. Soc. 75, 1 (2016).
M. Kumar, R. Singh, S. Nandy, A. Ghosh, S. Rath and T. Som
18 Tunable optoelectronic properties of pulsed dc sputter-deposited ZnO:Al thin films: Role of growth angle, J. Appl. Phys. 120, 015302 (2016)
B. D. Mohapatra, S. P. Mantry, N. Behera, S. Rath and K. S. K. Varadwaj
19 Simulation of electrocatalytic oxygen reduction activity on nitrogen doped graphene through noncovalent molecular functionalization, Chem. Commun 52, 10385 (2016)
A. Pradhani, O. Halder, S. Nozaki and S. Rath
20 Raman modes, dipole moment and chairality in periodically positioned Au8 clusters, RSC Advances 5, 65208 – 13 (2015)
O.Halder, A. Pradhani, P. K. Sahoo, B. Satpati and S. Rath
21 Highly luminescent two dimensional excitons in atomically thin CdSe nanosheets, Appl. Phys. Lett 104, 182109- 1- 4 (2014)
S. Rath, S. Nozaki, D. Palagin, V. Matulis, O. Ivashkevich, and S. Maki
22 Aqueous-based synthesis of atomic gold clusters: Geometry and optical properties, Appl. Phys. Lett 97, 053103-1-3 (2010).
S. N. Sarangi, S. Rath, K. Goswami, S. Nozaki and S. N. Sahu,
23 DNA template driven CdSe nanowires and nanoparticles: structure and optical properties, Physica E 42, 1670 (2010)
S. Rath, S. N. Sarangi and S. N. Sahu
24 XPS studies of the DNA-cations interacted self-assembled HgTe quantum dots formed under electrodeposition and the resultant biomolecular application, Nanotechnology 19, 115606- 1-7 (2008).
S. Rath, S. N. Sarangi and S. N. Sahu
25 Biocatalytic growth of semiconductor nanowires, J. Appl. Phys. 101, 074306-1-5 (2007).
B.K. Patel, S. Rath, S. N. Sarangi and S. N. Sahu
26 HgS nanoparticles:Structure and optical properties, Appl. Phys. A 86, 447- 450 (2007)
S. Rath and S. N. Sahu
27 Electronic structure of HgTe nanocrystals: An observation of p-d weakening, Surf. Sc. (Letter) 600, L110 - L115 (2006).
B. K. Patel, S. Rath and S. N. Sahu,
28 Surface photovoltage studies of Si nanocrystallites prepared by electrochemical etching, Physica E 33, 268 – 272 (2006)
S. Rath, K. Das, S. N. Sarangi, A. K. Dash, S. K. Ray and S. N. Sahu
29 Synthesis of LECBD grown cluster assembled SeO2 thin films, Appl. Surf. Sci. 253, 2138-2142 (2006).
S. Rath, D. Paramanik, S. N. Sarangi, S. Verma and S. N. Sahu
30 Surface characterization and electronic structure of HgTe nanocrystalline thin films, Phys. Rev. B, 72, 205410-1-6 (2005)
S. Rath, G. B. N. Chainy, S. Nozaki and S. N. Sahu
31 DNA template-driven synthesis of HgTe nanoparticles, Physica E, 30, 182-185 (2005)
S. Rath, S. N. Sahu
32 Mercury telluride nanocrystalline thin films: A Unique photoluminescence in the visible regime, J. Metastable and Nanocrystalline Material 23, 125-128 (2005)
S. Rath and S. N. Sahu
33 Composition-dependent optical properties of nanocrystalline Mercury telluride, Euro Phys. Lett. 67, 294 - 300 (2004)
S. Rath, A. K. Dash, S. N. Sahu and S. Nozaki
34 Quantum confinement effect in HgTe nanocrystals and visible luminescence, Int. J. Nanoscience 3, 393-401 (2004)
S. Rath, S. Nozaki, H. Ono, K. Uchida and S. Kojima
35 Growth and optical properties of SnO2 ultra-small nanorods by the novel micelle technique, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc. 1087, V03-29 (2008).

Conferences (International)

1S. Rath and O. Halder, "White light emission from CdS-Au8 Hybrid Nanorods" Workshop on Advanced Nanomaterials for Energy, Health, and Sustainability, IIT Mandi, October 3-6, 2016.

Conferences (National)

1S. Rath, O. Halder and A. Pradhani "Co-operative excitonic transitions and white light emission in Au8-CdS hybrid nanorods" National Conference on Semiconductor Materials and devices, IIT Jodhpur, March 4-6, 2016.

Academic Honors & Awards

  • Japan Society for Promotion of Science -2007

Research Scholar

Ph.D Scholars:
1. Mr. Gyanadeep Mallik
2. Mr. Atanu Kabiraj
3. Ms Pragyan Paramita Dash
4. Ms. Priyanka Kumari
Ph.D Awarded:
1. Dr. (Ms) Oindrila Halder.
 2. Dr. (Mr) Deepak Kumar Swain. 
M.Sc./ M.tech students:
Completed(9), Ongoing(2)

Mn Doped CdSe Layered Nanosheets - Spin Active Light Emission


Optical Coherence in Semiconductor-metal hybrid Nanostructures

 (Invited Talk) in the National Seminar on "Recent Trends in Physics" organised by Maharishi College Bhubaneswar, during January 8-9, 2017.

Ultra-small Nanomaterials: A journeying to Quantum Science and Technology

 (Invited tlak) in the workshop on " Frontiers in Material Sciences" organized by Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, January 6-7, 2017.

Nanotechnology: A mesoscopic revolution

 (Invited talk) in National seminar on "Recent Trends in Nanotechnology" Organised by BJB Autonomus College, Bhubaneswar during October 27-28, 2016

White Light Emission: Phonon assisted Coherent mixing of Excitons

Research Facilities:
The Research Laboratory is equipped with advanced Instruments;

Ø  Micro Raman set up [T64000 Horiba Raman Spectrometer]

Ø  Time resolved Photoluminescence Spectroscopy [Horiba]

Ø  Small angle x-ray scattering [Anton Paar]

Ø  Solar Simulator [Procurement is in progress]

Candidates interested to work on Designing and Characterization of 2D semiconductor based Solar cell are encouraged to my group.
Current Research Finding
[Schematic of Phonon assisted Coherent mixing of excitons in metal-semiconductor hybrid nanorods]

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