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

2012
Bonilla C M; Calvo I; Herrero-Albillos J; Figueroa A I; Castan-Guerrero C; Bartolome J; Rodriguez-Velamazan J A; Schmitz D; Weschke E; Paudyal D; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Bartolome F; Garcia L M . 2012. New magnetic configuration in paramagnetic phase of HoCo2. Journal of Applied Physics. 111:07e315. abstract
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Mudryk Y; Paudyal D; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A . 2012. Low-temperature crystal structure and magnetic properties of Gd5Ge3. Physical Review B. 85:014116. abstract
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2011
Paudyal D; Mudryk Y; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A . 2011. Electronic structure, magnetic properties, and magnetostructural transition in Tb(5)Si(2.2)Ge(1.8) from first principles. Physical Review B. 84:014421. abstract
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Nirmala R; Paudyal D; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Nigam A K . 2011. First order transition in Dy5Si3Ge: Transport and thermal properties, and first principles calculations. Journal of Applied Physics. 109:07a923. abstract
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Mudryk Y; Paudyal D; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A . 2011. Magnetic properties of Gd2C: Experiment and first principles calculations. Journal of Applied Physics. 109:07A924. abstract
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Khan M; Paudyal D; Mudryk Y; Gschneidner K A; Pecharsky V K . 2011. Use of Stevens coefficients for the prediction of magnetic transitions in pseudobinary R1xR(x)(2) alloys: Application to Tm1-xTbxAl(2). Physical Review B. 83:134437. abstract
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2010
Khan M; Mudryk Y; Paudyal D; Gschneidner K A; Pecharsky V K . 2010. Experimental and theoretical study of the magnetic and structural properties of Er0.75Tb0.25Al2. Physical Review B. 82:064421. abstract
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Mudryk Y; Paudyal D; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Misra S; Miller G J . 2010. Controlling Magnetism of a Complex Metallic System Using Atomic Individualism. Physical Review Letters. 105:066401. abstract
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Paudyal D; Mudryk Y; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A . 2010. Competing crystal and magnetic structures in Gd5Ge4. Physical Review B. 82:144413. abstract
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Paudyal D; Mudryk Y; Pecharsky V K; Misra S; Miller G J; Gschneidner K A . 2010. Influence of Y substitutions on the magnetism of Gd5Ge4. Journal of Applied Physics. 107:09a908. abstract
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