Mott Insulators

Mott Insulators

Physics and applications

Sindhunil Barman Roy


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There have been many recent developments in the physics and materials science of Mott insulators, especially their recognition as emergent materials for important and innovative device applications such as information processing and storage, and the possibilities of even further applications in optical and thermal switches, thermo-chromic devices, gas sensors and even solar cell applications. Aimed at advanced undergraduate students of physics, chemistry, materials science, and electrical and electronics engineering, this book introduces the subject and reviews present knowledge in the field, enabling students and researchers to get acquainted with this very interesting and emerging area of science and technology. Professional researchers in academic institutions and industries already engaged in the programmes of correlated electron materials and devices will also find this title of use.


Sindhunil Barman Roy:
Sindhunil Barman Roy received his BSc (Hons) degree in Physics (in 1977) from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, and MSc degree in Physics (in 1980) from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He obtained his PhD degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1985. Subsequently, between 1986 and 1991, he was a postdoctoral research associate in Imperial College, London and the University of Florida, Gainesville. He was a staff member of the Raja Ramanna Centre for Advanced Technology, Indore from 1992 to 2018, and also a professor of the Homi Bhabha National Institute, Mumbai between 2007 and 2018. Presently he is an emeritus professor in UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Indore. His research interests span both basic and applied aspects of magnetism and superconductivity and he has published more than 200 research papers in international peer reviewed journals. He served on the editorial board of Superconductor Science and Technology between 2008 and 2014. He is a recipient of the Homi Bhabha Science and Technology Award of the Department of Atomic Energy, India and a fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK