Piu Rajak

CNR-IOM Postdoc

Piu Rajak’s area of research focuses on the characterization of materials at the nanoscale using HRTEM, HAADF, STEM and SEM. She has also experience in the investigation of the chemical composition of materials using energy-dispersive X-ray (EDXS). Her particular interest is in oxide thin film or heterostructure materials and nanoparticles. She uses high resolution S/TEM image simulation and reconstruction, as well as first-principles calculations based on DFT, to quantitatively determine atomic structure.

EDUCATION

2019 - Ph.D. in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM), India

2013 - Master’s Degree in Physics at Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IITR), India

2011 - Bachelor Degree in Physics at Asansol Girls’ College, The University of Burdwan, India

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Within NFFA
Our Research
ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, (2021)
Evidence of Mn-Ion Structural Displacements Correlated with Oxygen Vacancies in La0.7Sr0.3MnO3 Interfacial Dead Layers
P. Rajak, D. Knez, S.K. Chaluvadi, P. Orgiani, G. Rossi, L. Méchin, and R. Ciancio
Involved NFFA technique:
TEM/STEM
Our Research
J. Phys. Mater., 4, 032001, (2021)
Pulsed laser deposition of oxide and metallic thin films by means of Nd:YAG laser source operating at its 1st harmonics: recent approaches and advances
S.K. Chaluvadi, D. Mondal, C. Bigi, D. Knez, P. Rajak, R. Ciancio, J. Fujii, G. Panaccione, I. Vobornik, G. Rossi, P. Orgiani
Involved NFFA techniques:
ARPES and spin ARPES @ APE-LE, PLD, SEM, STM/STS