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Dr.LIBU K. ALEXANDER

Assistant Professor


Office: Room F12, Dept. of Physics, University of Calicut, 673635
Mobile : +91 - 94463 76861
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Qualifications : MSc (CUSAT), PhD (IIT Bombay),PDF (France, Australia)

 Specialization : Material Science, Magnetism, Nanotechnology
 ACHIEVEMENTS:
  1. Visiting Researcher (PhD student): Institut für Physik, Universität Augsburg, Germany,
  2. Post Doctoral Research: Centre for Quantum Computer Technology, Australia. August 2008 – Dec 2010, ARC centre of excellence, University of New South Wales
  3. Post Doctoral Research : Laborataire de Physique des Solides (LPS), Orsay, Paris. June 2007 - July 2008
Hands-on Experience on range of experimental research related operational matters:
  1. Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Techniques: NMR, ESR
  2. Low Temperature Measurements down to 0.5 K
  3. Magnetic, Thermal and Electrical Characterization: SQUID magnetometer, PPMS, four-
    probe DC measurement system.
  4. Structural and Morphological studies: XRD, SEM, AFM
  5. Spectroscopic Analysis: XPS, AES
  6. Solid State Synthesis Routes: High-T ceramic, Chemical Route, Sol-gel, Hydrothermal etc.
MEMBERSHIP/PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

PROJECTS HANDLED: 3
     Title                          : Characterization studies and tuning magnetic properties of
                                        Graphene nanocomposites,
     Duration                  : 2 years
     Funding Agency       : UGC
     Amount Sanctioned  : Rs. 0.6 Million


     Title                             : Enhancing International Academic Relations at Calicut
                                            University
     Duration                     : 1 year
     Funding Agency          : Kerala State Higher Education Council
     Amount Sanctioned    : Rs 1 million


     Title                             : Study of Relaxation Process in organic glass formers using
                                            broadband dielectric spectroscopy (Co-PI)
     Duration                     : 3 year
     Funding Agency          : Kerala State Council for Science Technology and Environment
     Amount Sanctioned    : Rs 1.6 million

PUBLICATIONS:
Published in International journals:
1.   Impurity effects in coupled-ladder BiCu2PO6 studied by NMR and quantum Monte            Carlo  simulations
   L. K. Alexander, J. Bobroff, A. V. Mahajan, B. Koteswararao, N. Laflorencie, F.Alet,
    Phys. Rev. B 81, 054438/1-9 (2010)
2.  Doping effects in the coupled, two-leg spin ladder BiCu2PO6
    B. Koteswararao, A. V. Mahajan, L. K. Alexander, J. Bobroff,
   J. Phys-Cond. Matt. 22, 035601/1-9 (2010).
3. Low Temperature nuclear orientation studies of the magnetic structures of RNiAl4 in applied  magnetic fields.
   W.D. Hutchison, L.K. Alexander, K. Nishimura,
   Hyperfine Interactions(springer) 197:111–115 (2010).
4a. Impurity-Induced Magnetic Order in Low-Dimensional Spin-Gapped Materials
     J. Bobroff, N. Laflorencie, L. K. Alexander, A. V. Mahajan, B. Koteswararao, P. Mendels,
     Phys. Rev. Letters 103, 047201/1-4 (2009).
4b. Supplementary material for "Impurity-induced magnetic order in low dimensional spin gapped materials"
      J. Bobroff, N. Laflorencie, L. K. Alexander, A. V. Mahajan, B. Koteswararao, P. Mendels,
       arXiv:0907.0211v1 [cond-mat.str-el].
5. Vortex dynamics and frustration in two-dimensional triangular chromium lattices
    M. Hemmida, H.-A. Krug von Nidda, N. Büttgen, A. Loidl, L. K. Alexander, R. Nath,
    A. V. Mahajan, R. F. Berger, R. J. Cava, Yogesh Singh, and D. C. Johnston
    Phys. Rev. B 80, 054406/1-5 (2009)
6. Spin dynamics in Heisenberg triangular antiferromagnets: A μSR study of LiCrO2
   A. Olariu, P. Mendels, F. Bert, L. K. Alexander, A. V. Mahajan, A. D. Hillier, A.Amato,
   Phys. Rev. B 79, 224401/1-5 (2009)
7. 7Li NMR studies on the triangular lattice system LiCrO2
    L. K. Alexander, N. Buttgen, R. Nath, A. V. Mahajan, A. Loidl
    Phys. Rev. B 76, 064429/1-8 (2007)

BOOKS AUTHORED: Nil
PAPERS: …….. (Total numbers) (Provide the details in table showing all details as in Research Annual Report)
 
HONOURS & AWARDS

EXTENSION TALKS
  1. Making difference with your Physics degree, Farook College, Kozhikode, 2012
  2. After your degree in Physics, UGC career and counselling centre, Calicut University, 2013
  3. End up your doctoral work in a smart PhD, Academic Staff College, Calicut, 2013.
  4. X-Ray diffraction for structural Analysis, Academic Staff College, Calicut, 2013.
  5. Analytical Techniques for Nanomaterials, UGC-CEC All India live TV programme, 2014
  6. Internationalization of Higher Education, Academic Staff College, Calicut, 2014.
  7. Structural analysis of nanomaterials, Academic Staff College, Calicut, 2014.
  8. Blue LED, 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics, All India Radio, 2014
RESEARCH GUIDANCE :
    Ph. D. Degree  : Awarded Degree: 0
                                  In progress : 3
    M.Phil. Degree : Awarded Degree: 1
                                   In progress: 2

 MEMBERSHIP IN THE UNIVERSITY ACADEMIC BODIES:
  1. Co-ordinator, Centre for International Academic Relations, University of Calicut, 2012 to till date.
  2. Member, International Relations Group, Kerala State Higher Education Council, Govt of Kerala 2012- Till date.
  3. Joint Co-ordinator, “Meet the Legend” program, Calicut University 2013.
  4. Member, Editorial Board, Research Report, University of Calicut 2013.
  5. Member, Steering Committee, IQAC, University of Calicut 2014.