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

2010
Nirmala R; Paudyal D; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A . 2010. Magnetic properties of Er1-xDyxAl2(0 <= x <= 1) compounds in low applied fields. Journal of Applied Physics. 107:09a723. abstract
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Singh N K; Paudyal D; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A . 2010. Magnetic and magnetothermodynamic properties of Ho5Si4. Journal of Applied Physics. 107:09a921. abstract
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Singh N K; Paudyal D; Mudryk Y; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A . 2010. Magnetostructural properties of Ho-5(Si0.8Ge0.2)(4). Physical Review B. 81:184414. abstract
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2009
Singh N K; Kumar P; Mao Z; Paudyal D; Neu V; Suresh K G; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A . 2009. Magnetic, magnetocaloric and magnetoresistance properties of Nd7Pd3. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 21:456004. abstract
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Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Mudryk Y; Paudyal D . 2009. Making the most of the magnetic and lattice entropy changes. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 321:3541-3547. abstract
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Chernyshov A S; Mudryk Y; Paudyal D; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Schlagel D L; Lograsso T A . 2009. Magnetostructural transition in Gd5Sb0.5Ge3.5. Physical Review B. 80:184416. abstract
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Singh N K; Paudyal D; Mudryk Y; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A . 2009. Magnetostructural transition in Ho5Ge4. Physical Review B. 79:094115. abstract
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2008
Paudyal D; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A . 2008. Origins of ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism in Gd5Ge4. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 20:235235. abstract
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Mudryk Y; Paudyal D; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A . 2008. Magnetostructural transition in Gd5Si0.5Ge3.5: Magnetic and x-ray powder diffraction measurements, and theoretical calculations. Physical Review B. 77:024408. abstract
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Herrero-Albillos J; Paudyal D; Bartolome F; Garcia L M; Pecharsky V K; Gschneidner K A; Young A T; Jaouen N; Rogalev A . 2008. Interplay between er and co magnetism in ErCo2. Journal of Applied Physics. 103:07E146. abstract
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