Durga Paudyal

Assistant Scientist III
Address
252 Spedding Hall
The Ames Laboratory
Ames, IA 50011-3020
Phone 515-294-2041
Fax 515-294-9579
Email dpaudyal@iastate.edu

Research Interests

  • First principles electronic structure theory
  • Electronic, magnetic and magnetostructural properties of extraordinary responsive magnetic rare earth materials from first principles calculations
  • Finite temperature and field dependent magnetothermodynamic modeling of complex magnetic rare earth materials using outputs from first principles calculations
  • Phase stability analysis of rare earth based alloys and compounds

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics, S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (Jadavpur University), Kolkata, India, 2005
  • Post M. Sc. Physics, S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Kolkata, India, 2000
  • M. Sc. Physics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, 1995

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2008 - present Assistant Scientist III, Ames Laboratory, US DOE, Iowa State University
  • 2004 - 2008 Post Doctoral Research Associate, Ames Laboratory, US DOE, Iowa State University
  • 1995 - 1999 Lecturer of Physics, Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2011 Invited speaker: Invited for a invited talk at the Annual Meeting of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society
  • 2010 Judge of Post Doctorate Research: Judging member for the best oral and poster presentations in the first Iowa State University Post Doctorate Research Day
  • 2010 Editor of Conference Proceeding: Thermag IV the 4th International Conference of IIR on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature
  • 2009 Conference Session Chair: Thermag III the 3rd International Conference of IIR on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature
  • 2009 Peer reviewing for conference proceeding: Thermag III, the 3rd International Conference of IIR on Magnetic Refrigeration at Room Temperature
  • Peer reviewing for book chapters: Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths
  • Peer reviewing for scientific journals: Physical Review B, Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Applied Physics, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, ACS (American Chemical Society) Nano

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

2014
Provino A; Paudyal D; Morozkin A V; Manfrinetti P; Gschneidner K A . 2014. Systematics and anomalies in formation and crystal structures of RScSb and R3Sc2Sb3 rare earth compounds. Journal of Alloys and Compounds. 587:783-789. abstract
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Maurya A; Thamizhavel A; Provino A; Pani M; Manfrinetti P; Paudyal D; Dhar S K . 2014. Synthesis, Crystal and Electronic Structure of the Quaternary Magnetic EuTAl4Si2 (T = Rh and Ir) Compounds. Inorganic Chemistry. 53:1443-1448. abstract
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2013
Paudyal D; Pathak A K; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A . 2013. Understanding and prediction of electronic-structure-driven physical behaviors in rare-earth compounds. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 25:396002. abstract
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Tseng Y C; Paudyal D; Mudryk Y; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Haskel D . 2013. Electronic contribution to the enhancement of the ferromagnetic ordering temperature by Si substitution in Gd-5(SixGe1-x)(4). Physical Review B. 88:054428. abstract
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Liu J; Paudyal D; Mudryk Y; Zou J D; Gschneidner K A; Pecharsky V K . 2013. Unusual magnetic and structural transformations of DyFe4Ge2. Physical Review B. 88:014423. abstract
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Pathak A K; Paudyal D; Mudryk Y; Gschneidner K A; Pecharsky V K . 2013. Anomalous Schottky Specific Heat and Structural Distortion in Ferromagnetic PrAl2. Physical Review Letters. 110:186405. abstract
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Khan M; Paudyal D; Gschneidner K A; Pecharsky V K . 2013. Magnetic properties of Ho1-xErxAl2 alloys. Journal of Applied Physics. 113:17e106. abstract
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Provino A; Paudyal D; Fornasini M L; Dhiman I; Dhar S K; Das A; Mudryk Y; Manfrinetti P; Pecharsky V K . 2013. Unexpected crystal and magnetic structures in MnCu4In and MnCu4Sn. Acta Materialia. 61:2236-2243. abstract
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Provino A; Paudyal D; Fornasini M L; Dhiman I; Dhar S K; Das A; Mudryk Y; Manfrinetti P; Pecharsky V K . 2013. Unexpected crystal and magnetic structures in MnCu4In and MnCu4Sn. Acta Materialia. 61:2236-2243. abstract
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2012
Provino A; Mudryk Y; Paudyal D; Smetana V; Manfrinetti P; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Corbett J D . 2012. Crystal structure of Tb5Ni2In4 and Y5Ni2In4, and magnetic properties of Dy5Ni2In4. Journal of Applied Physics. 111:07e122. abstract
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