Kartick Tarafder


Assistant Professor

Date of Joining at NITK: 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Professional Experience: 

Assistant Professor: BITS-Pilani Hyderabad (2013-2015)

Contact Details




+91-824-2474000 Extn. 3927


Academic Background

M.Sc in Applied Mathematics (1st class First), Calcutta University (2001-2003)
PhD : Theoretical condensed matter physics, S. N. Bose National Centre for Basics Sciences, Kolkata (2003-2008)
Post-Doc1: Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University, Sweden (2008-2011)
Post-Doc2: Materials Science Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA(2011-2013)

Areas of Interest

Electronic Structure calculations of Materials
Organic Spintronics
Solar cells
Disordered Alloys

Significant Projects

“Atomistic Modeling of Metal Organic Compunds: Towards molecular spintronics “ (PI)

Supervision of Ph.D

2 ( On going)

Significant Publications

29. Structural properties of Bi2-x Mnx Se3 thin films grown via molecular beam epitaxy
S. Babakiray, T A Johnson, P Borisov, M B Holcomb, D Lederman, M A Marcus and K Tarafder
Journal of Applied Physics 118, 045302 (2015)
28. Antiferromagnetic coupling of Cr-porphyrin to a bare Co substrate,
Jan Girovsky, Kartick Tarafder, Christian Wäckerlin, Jan Nowakowski, Dorota Siewert, Tatjana Hählen, Aneliia Wäckerlin, Armin Kleibert, Nirmalya Ballav, Thomas A. Jung, and Peter M. Oppeneer
PRB-Rapid Communication 90 (2014) Page-220404 (impact factor 5.3)

27. Hole transfer dynamics from a CdSe/CdS quantum rod to a tethered ferrocene derivative

Kartick Tarafder, Yogesh Surendranath, Jacob H. Olshansky, A Paul Alivisatos and Lin-Wang Wang. (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136 (13), pp 5121–5131 (impact factor 10.677).

26. Magnetic coupling of porphyrin molecules through graphene
C. F. Hermanns, K. Tarafder, M. Bernien, A. Kruger, Y. M. Chang, A. Bruch, P. M. Oppeneer and W. Kuch . Advance Materials, Vol-25(2013) Page-3473 ( impact factor 13.877)

25. Ammonia Coordination Introducing a Magnetic Moment in an OnSurface Low-Spin Porphyrin. Christian Wackerlin, Kartick Tarafder, Jan Girovsky, Jan Nowakowski, Tatjana Hhlen, Aneliia Shchyrba, Dorota Siewert, Armin Kleibert, Frithjof Nolting, Peter M. Oppeneer, Thomas A. Jung, and Nirmalya Ballav Angewandte Chemie, Vol-52(2013) Page-4568 
( impact factor 13.455)

24. On-surface coordination chemistry of planar molecular spin systems: Novel magnetochemical effects induced by axial ligands.

Christian Wäckerlin, Kartick Tarafder, Dorota Siewert, Jan Girovsky, Tatjana Hählen, Cristian Iacovita, Armin Kleibert, Frithjof Nolting, Thomas A. Jung, Peter M. Oppeneer & Nirmalya Ballav. Chemical Science Vol-3(2012) Page-3154 (impact factor 7.525)

23. Pressure and temperature control spin-switchable metal-organic co-ordination polymers from ab-initio calculation
K. Tarafder, S. Kanungo, P. M. Oppeneer and T. Saha-Dasgupta Phy. Rev. Lett. Vol-109(2012) Page-077203 (impact factor 7.37)

22. Metal–Organic Hybrid Interface States of A Ferromagnet/Organic Semiconductor Hybrid Junction as Basis For Engineering Spin Injection in Organic Spintronics
S. Lach, A. Altenhof K. Tarafder, F. Schmitt, E. Ali,M. Vogel, J. Sauther, P. M. Oppeneer, C. Ziegler Advance Functional Materials Vol-22 (2011), Page-989 (impact factor 10.179)

21. Spin-Crossover in Cyanide Based Bimetallic Coordination Polymers- Insight from First Principles Calculations.
S. Sarkar, K. Tarafder, P. M. Oppeneer and T. Saha Dasgupta J. Mater. Chem. Vol-21(2011) Page-13832 (impact factor 5.97)

20. Indirect Magnetic Coupling of Mn-Porphyrin to fero-magnetic Co substrate.

D. Chylarecka, T. K. Kim, K. Tarafder, K. Müller, K. Gödel, I. Czekaj, C. Wäckerlin, M. Cinchetti, Md. E. Ali, C. Piamonteze, C. Ziegler, F. Nolting, M. Aeschlimann, P. M. Oppeneer, N. Ballav, and T. A. Jung J. Phys. Chem C, Vol-115(2011), Page 1295 (impact factor 4.805)

19. Charge induced spin polarization in non-magnetic organic molecule Alq3
Kartick Tarafder, Biplab Sanyal and Peter Oppeneer , Phy. Rev. B (Rapid Comm.), Vol-82(2010), Page- 060413(R) (impact factor 5.3)

18. Altered magnetism and new electronic length scales in magneto-electric La2/3Sr1/3MnO3 BiFeO3 heterointerface
S. K. Mishra, D. Mazumdar , K. Tarafdar,, Lin-Wang Wang S. D. Kevan1; C. Sanchez-Hanke, A. Gupta, S. Roy New J. Phys. Vol-15(2013), Page-113042 (impact factor 4.06)

17. Dominance of the first excitation step for magnetic circular dichroism in near-threshold two- photon photoemission
K. Hild, G. Schonhense, H.J. Elmers, T. Nakagawa, T.Yokoyama, K. Tarafder and P. M. Oppeneer, Phy. Rev. B, Vol-85, 014426 (2012) (impact factor 3.691)

16. Energy and angel dependent threshold photoemission magnetic circular dichroism from an ultrathin Co/Pt(111)film. K. Hild, G. Schonhense, H.J. Elmers, T. Nakagawa, T.Yokoyama, K. Tarafder and P. M. Oppeneer Phy. Rev. B, Vol-82(2010), Page 195430 (impact factor 3.691)

15. Augmented space recursion study of the effect of disorder on superconductivity.
S. Ganguly, A. Venkatasubramanian, K. Tarafder, I. Dasgupta, A. Mookerjee Phy. Rev. B, Vol-79(2009), Page-224204 (impact factor 3.691)

14. Effect of short-range order on the electronic structure and optical properties of the CuZn alloys: An augmented space approach
K. Tarafder, A. D. Chakraborty, K. K. Saha and A. Mookerjee Phy. Rev. B , Vol-74(2006), Page-144204 (impact factor 3.691)

13. Experimental and theoretical study of annealed Ni-Pt alloys. U. Kumar, P. K. Mukhopadhyay, B. Sanyal, O. Eriksson, P. Nordblad, D. Paudyal, K. Tarafder, and A. Mookerjee Phy. Rev. B, Vol-74(2006), Page-064401 (impact factor 3.691)

12. Magnetic coupling of Fe-porphyrin molecules adsorbed on clean and $c$(2$\times$2) oxygen-reconstructed Co(100) investigated by spin-polarized photoemission
A.P. Weber, A.N. Caruso, E. Vescovo, Md E. Ali, K. Tarafder, S.Z. Janjua, J.T. Sadowski, and P M Oppeneer Physical Review B Vol-87(2013) Page-184411 (impact factor 3.691)

11. An augmented space approach to study of random ternary alloys II: Optical response Kartick Tarafder and Abhijit Mookerjee J. Phys.: Condensed Matter, Vol-21(2009), Page- 195504 (impact factor 2.546)

10. Electronic, magnetic and optical properties of random Fe-Cr alloys K. Tarafder, A. Chakrabarti, S. Ghosh, B. Sanyal, O. Eriksson, A. Mookerjee J. Phys.: Condensed Matter, Vol-20(2008), Page-445201 (impact factor 2.546)

9. Response function in disordered alloys: an approach via the augmented space recursion. Kartick Tarafder , Kamal K Saha, Aftab Alam and Abhijit Mookerjee. J. Phys. Conference Series, Vol-29(2006), Page-27

8. Optical conductivity in disordered alloys: an approach via the augmented space recursion. Kartick Tarafder and Abhijit Mookerjee J. Phys.: Condensed Matter, Vol-17(2005), Page- 6435 (impact factor 2.546)
7. The Electronic Structure of the Valence Band of Iron Phthalocyanine: an Experimental and Theoretical Photo Electron Spectroscopy Study B. Brena , M. de Simoneb , M. Corenob , C. Pugliac , K. Tarafder , R. Banerjeed , E. Gothelidc , B. Sanyala , P. M. Oppeneer , O. Eriksson. J. Chem. Phys., Vol-134(2011), Page-074321 (impact factor 3.33)

6. Study of optical response in disordered alloys using the generalized recursion in augmented space: Application to ferromagnetic FeCo alloy M. Rahaman, K. Tarafder, B. Sanyal and A. Mookerjee Physica B, Vol-406(2011), Page 2121

5. Study of phase stability in a class of binary alloys using augmented space recursion based orbital peeling technique K. Tarafder, M. Rahaman, D. Paudyal, B. Sanyal, O. Eriksson and A. Mookerjee Physica B, Vol-403(2008), Page-4111

4. Electronic transmission in disordered systems : a mode based formulation.
Kartick Tarafder, Tapas Mitra and Abhijit Mookerjee Physica B, Vol-371/1(2006), Page 100

3. Electronic structure and optical properties of ordered compounds potassium tantalate and potassium niobate and their disordered alloys.
T.P. Sinha, Alo Dutta, Sonali Saha, Kartick Tarafder, Biplab Sanyal, Olle Eriksson, Abhijit Mookerjee, Physica B, Volume 407 (2012), Pages 4615

2. Short-range order and its effect on the electronic structure of binary alloys: CuZn a case study A. Mookerjee, K. Tarafder, A. Chakrabarty, K. K. Saha. Pramana: Journal of Physics, Vol- 70(2008), Page 221

1. Si,C1-xO2 alloys: A possible route to stabilize carbon-based silica-like solids.
Aravindh A, Arkundato A, Barman S, et al. Solid State Communications, Vol-144(2006), Page-273


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