Dr. Rajib Kumar Rakshit
Quantum Phenomena & Applications
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Brief Biodata:

Current position and Address : Scientist
QP&A Division, TEC -15, National Physical Laboratory,
Dr. K. S. Krishnan Marg, New, Delhi - 110012
Tel: +91-11-45711076, Mobile: +91-8527977402, Fax: +91-11-45609310
E-mail: rakshitrk@nplindia.org , rajibkumar02@gmail.com


  • December 1999 – October 2007(Submitted), May 2008 (Defended)

    Ph.D. in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, INDIA, Thesis Supervisor: Prof. R. C. Budhani
    Course work Cumulative Performance Index (CPI): 8.32 out of 10
    Thesis: “ Ferromagnetic ordering in nanostructured CoPt and superconductivity in NbN/CoPt heterostructures".

  • July 1996 - December 1998:

    Master of Science in Physics, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, INDIA
    Course work Cumulative Performance Index (CPI): 7.3 out of 10

  • September 1993 - July 1996:

    Bachelor of Science with Physics honors
    R. K. Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, University of Calcutta, West Bengal, INDIA
    Division: 1st, 63.5 %


May 2011 - Present:

Scientist Gr.IV(2)


January 2010 – January 2011:

ICTP-TRIL Postdoctorate-Fellow


June 2008 – November 2009:



May 2007 – May 2008:

Project Sr. Research Assistant



September 2005 – May 2007

Senior Project Associate


March 2005 – August 2005

Project Fellow


August 1999 – December 1999:

Project Associate


February 1999 – April 1999:

Project Associate



  • Fellowship in the frame work of an agreement between the CNR ISMN in Bologna & ICTP programme for Training and Research in Italian Laboratories.


  • Spintronics
  • Magnetic nanostructure and thin film magnetic devices
  • Device applications of superconducting thin films
  • Device applications of hybrid superconductor-ferromagnetic structures


  • Preparation of heterostructures using ultra high vacuum (UHV) multichamber hybrid system consisting of evaporation, sputtering and organic molecular beam epitaxy (OMBE) thin film deposition techniques with /without reactive gas environment and facilitated with robot transfer technique in UHV condition.
  • Preparation of thin films and heterostructures using Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) technique
  • In hand experience on mask designing, photolithography technique
  • Worked on Ar + ion milling facility
  • Familiarity with Focused Ion Beam (FIB) technique for sample pattering
  • Structural characterization of thin films, multilayers and superlattices using X-ray diffraction technique
  • Familiarity with data acquisition using SQUID based Quantum design magnetometer and extensive experience in data analysis
  • Worked on thermal and electron beam evaporation facilities


  • 5 years experience as a teaching assistant and/or lab instructor for several B.Tech and M.Sc courses at IIT Kanpur during Ph.D. tenure
  • Co-supervised experimental projects of several undergraduate students and summer trainees in laboratory


Gender: Male, Date of Birth: 2nd January, 1974, Marital status: Married, Citizenship: Indian, Blood Group: O (+ve)


  1. P. K. Rout, R. K. Rakshit , and R. C. Budhani, AIP Conf. Proc. 1591 , 1523 (2014).
    Proximity effect in cuprate based superconductor-normal metal-superconductor Junctions
  2. H. Pandey, R. K. Rakshit, A. Gupta, K. K. Maurya, M. K. Dalai, and R. C. Budhani , AIP Conf. Proc. 1591 , 1615 (2014);
    Dual anisotropic character in Fe/Pt multilayer grown on (001) MgO substrate
  3. G. Venkat. Swamy, Himanshu. Pandey, A. K. Srivastava,M. K. Dalai, K. K. Maurya,
    Rashmi and R. K. Rakshit, ., AIP ADVANCES 3 , 072129 (2013).
    Effect of thermal annealing on Boron diffusion, micro-structural, electrical and magnetic properties of laser ablated CoFeB thin films.
  4. Dinesh K. Misra, Rajib K. Rakshit , Manju Singh, P.K. Shukla, K.M. Chaturvedi, B. Sivaiah, B. Gahtori, Ajay Dhar, S.W. Sohn, W.T. Kim, D.H. Kim, Materials and Design 58, 551 (2014).
    High yield strength bulk Ti based bimodal ultrafine eutectic composites with enhanced plasticity.
  5. P. Graziosi, M. Prezioso, A. Gambardella, C. Kitts, R. K. Raksshit , A. Riminucci, I. Bergenti, F. Borgatti, C. Pernechele, M. Solzi, D. Pullini, D. Busquets-Mataix, V.A. Dediu, Thin Solid Films 534 , 83 (2013).
    Conditions for the growth of smooth La 0.7 Sr 0.3 MnO 3 thin films by pulsed electron ablation
  6. Mirko Prezioso, Alberto Riminucci, Patrizio Graziosi, Ilaria Bergenti, Rajib Rakshit , Raimondo Cecchini, Anna Vianelli, Francesco Borgatti, Norman Haag, M. Willis, Alan J. Drew, William P. Gillin, Valentin A. Dediu, Adv. Mater. 25 , 534 (2013).
    A single-device universal logic gate based on a magnetically enhanced memristor.
  7. Omvir Singh Panwar, Ajay Kumar Kesarwani, Sanjay Rangnath Dhakate, Bhanu, Pratap Singh, Rajib Kumar Rakshit , Atul Bisht and Sreekumar Chockalingam, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. B 31 , 040602 (2013).
    Few layer graphene synthesized by filtered cathodic vacuum arc technique.
  8. R. K. Rakshit , R. C. Budhani, T. Bhuvana, V. N. Kulkarni, and G. U. Kulkarni, Phys. Rev. B 77 , 052509 (2008).

    Inhomogeneous vortex-state-driven enhancement of superconductivity in nanoengineered ferromagnet-superconductor heterostructures.
  9. R. K. Rakshit , S. K. Bose, R. Sharma, N. K. Pandey, and R. C. Budhani, Phys. Rev. B 77 , 094505 (2008).
    Lattice-mismatch-induced granularity in CoPt-NbN and NbN-CoPt superconductor-ferromagnet heterostructures: Effect of strain.
  10. R. C. Budhani and Rajib K Rakshit, Bull. Mater.Sci. 31 , 241 (2008).
    Nanomagnetics with Lasers.
  11. R. K. Rakshit , S. K. Bose, R. Sharma, R. C. Budhani, T. Vijaykumar, S. J. Neena, and G. U. Kulkarni, J. Appl. Phys . 103 , 023915 (2008).
    Correlations between morphology, crystal structure and magnetization of epitaxial cobalt-platinum films grown with pulsed laser ablation.
  12. R. K. Rakshit , Sayantani Bhattacharya, and R. C. Budhani, NANO 1 , 229 (2006).
    Quenching of surface plasmon modes in colloidal silver nanoparticles on ozonization.
  13. R. K. Rakshit , S. K. Bose, R. Sharma, and R. C. Budhani, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89 , 202511 (2006).
    Giant coercivity nanodots and fractals in CoPt films grown on (001) SrTiO 3 using pulsed laser deposition.
  14. R. K. Rakshit and R. C. Budhani, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39 , 1743 (2006).
    Magnetic relaxation and superparamagnetism of non-interacting, disordered CoPt nanoparticles.
  15. R. C. Budhani, Prita Pant, R. K. Rakshit , K. Senapati, S. Mandal, N. K. Pandey, and J. Kumar, J. Phys.: Cond. Matter 17 , 75 (2005).
    Magnetotransport in epitaxial films of the degenerate semiconductor Zn 1-x Co x O.
  16. R. K. Rakshit , R. C. Budhani, V. N. Kulkarni, M. C. Sullivan, and R. L. Greene, Physica C 415 , 74 (2004).
    Influence of buffer layers on superconductivity in La 1-x Sr x CuO 4 epitaxial films.
  17. P. Padhan, N. K. Pandey, S. Srivastava, R. K. Rakshit , V. N. Kulkarni, and R. C. Budhani, Solid State Commun. 117 , 27 (2001).
    Transition from a double exchange ferromagnetic metal to hysteretic insulator mimicking charge ordering effects in ultra-thin epitaxial films of a perovskite manganite.
  18. T. Som. R. Rakshit , and V. N. Kulkarni, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. B 161-163 , 677 (2000).
    Diffusion study of plasma ion implanted H in silicon.