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Main area of work

Theoretical condensed-matter physics: Study of structure, phonons, electronic and mechanical properties of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, endohedral fullerenes, modified carbon nanotubes, clusters and dilute magnetic semiconductors using density-functional theory and model calculations

Significant recent publications

  1. A promising thermoelectric response of HfRhSb half Heusler compound at high temperature: A first principle study,
    Kulwinder Kaur, Ranjan Kumar and D.P. Rai,
    Journal of Alloys and Compounds 763 (2018) 1018
  2. Search for thermoelectricity in Li-based half-Heusler alloys: a DFT study,
    Anuradha, Kulwinder Kaur, Ranber Singh and Ranjan Kumar,
    Mater. Res. Express 5 (2018) 014009
  3. Negative thermal expansion of pure and doped graphene,
    Sarita Mann, Ranjan Kumar and V. K. Jindal,
    RSC Adv. 7(2017)22378
  4. On the possibility of thermoelectricity in half Heusler XRuSb (X = V, Nb, Ta) materials: A first principles prospective,
    Kulwinder Kaur and Ranjan Kumar,
    Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 110 (2017) 108
  5. Optimized interaction parameters for metal doped endohedral fullerenes,
    Shobhna, Ranjan Kumar, Keya Dharamvir,
    Appl Nanosci 7(2017)137
  6. DFT Study of Hydrostatic Pressure Effect on Cd1−xZxX (Z = Cr, Mn; X = S, Se) DMSs,
    Anita Rani and Ranjan Kumar,
    J Supercond Nov Magn 30(2017) 2175
  7. Emergence of thermoelectricity in Half Heusler topological semimetals with strain,
    Kulwinder Kaur, Shobhna Dhiman and Ranjan Kumar,
    Physics Letters A 381 (2017) 339
  8. LDA+U Study of Induced Half Metallicity in Cr-Doped GaN,
    Anita Rani and Ranjan Kumar,
    J Supercond Nov Magn 30 (2017)1483
  9. Effect of Dopant Concentration on Electronic and Magnetic Properties of Transition Metal-Doped ZrO2,
    K. Seema and Ranjan Kumar,
    J Supercond Nov Magn, 28 (2015) 2735
  10. Study of endohedral doped C60 fullerene using model potentials,
    N M Umran, Narinder Kaur, K Seema and Ranjan Kumar,
    Mater. Res. Express 2 (2015) 055603
  11. Investigations of Al:CdS/PVA nanocomposites: A joint theoretical and experimental approach,
    Vaneeta Bala, Mamta Sharma, S.K. Tripathi and Ranjan Kumar,
    Matrials Chemistry and Physics, 146(2014) 523-530
  12. Half-metallic behavior of Co2YZ (Y = V, Cr; Z= Al, Ga) under pressure: a DFT study,
    K Seema and Ranjan Kumar,
    Appl. Phys. A 116 (2014) 1199