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Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata

Material Science

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Gayathri N. Banerjee
Official Address

Materials Science Section

Physics Group

Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre

1/AF, Bidhannagar,

Kolkata - 700 064

Phone: +91 33 23182316

Fax: +91 33 23346871

Gayathri N. Banerjee

Present position

Scientific Officer G

Earlier positions held

• Visiting Scientist, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam 2003-2005


• Senior Research Associate, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, 2001-2003


• Research Associate, CNRS, France (Universite du Maine, Le Mans) 2000-2001


• PhD (1999) : Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore INDIA

(Thesis title: Electronic conduction in metallic perovskite oxides)


• M.Sc. (1992) : Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, INDIA


• B.Sc. (1990) : University of Madras

Research Interests

• Thermophysical properties of metallic materials


• Radiation damage studies using ion irradiation


• Development of irradiation facilities at DAE Medical Cyclotron


• Low temperature condensed matter physics

Selected Publications

1. P.S.Chowdhury, N. Gayathri, P. Mukherjee, M. Bhattacharya, A. Chatterjee, A. Dutta, P. Barat, In situ Studies of Evolution of Microstructure with Temperature in Heavily Deformed Ti-modified Austenitic Stainless Steel by X-ray Diffraction Technique, Materials Science & Engineering A 528 967-972(2011).


2. A. Bharathi, P. Yasodha, N. Gayathri, A. T. Satya, R. Nagendran, N. Thirumurugan, C. S. Sundar, and Y. Hariharan Magnetic and transport behavior of Ni-substituted GdBaCo2O5+d perovskite - - Phys. Rev. B 77, 085113 (2008)


3. N. Gayathri and A. K. Raychaudhuri - Point Contact Spectroscopy and Temperature Dependence of Resistivity of Metallic Sodium Tungsten Bronzes - Role of Optical Phonons - Journal of Low Temperature Physics 137 (3-4): 471-489, 2004


4. Anulekha Dutta, N. Gayathri and R. Ranganathan -Effect of particle size on the magnetic and transport properties of La0.875Sr0.125MnO3 Phys. Rev. B 68, 054432 (2003)


5. Microstructural Characterisation of Structural Materials of Pressurized Heavy Water Reactor, P. Mukherjee, P. Barat, A. Sarkar, M. Bhattacharya, N. Gayathri, Chapter for “Nuclear Materials” to be published by Nova Science Publishers. (2011)

Awards & Fellowships

• CNRS fellowship as a Research Associate from Oct 2000 to June 2001