Bichitra Nandi Ganguly - Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India

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Bichitra Nandi Ganguly
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Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India
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Kolkata
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Physics - Materials Science (4)
 
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Publications Authored By Bichitra Nandi Ganguly

Inulins are nano-meter size semi-crystalline particles, composed of oligomeric fructose units. It has been subjected to fine micro-structural analysis under temperature variations using mainly positron annihilation spectroscopy. The results show a non-monotonous temperature sensitive behaviour of the positron parameters, with considerable variation of its free volume size. Read More

Positron lifetime spectroscopy (PAL), Doppler broadening (DB) as well as coincidence Doppler broadening (CDB) spectroscopy of a new variety of Folic acid (FA) capped zinc oxide nano-particle samples has been performed at room temperature. The results show interesting patterns of observation, hither-to unobserved in ZnO wurtzite crystalline samples, such as predominance of positronium formation, as reflected in the (PAL) analysis, phase transition in the nano crystalline samples at ~0.8-1. Read More

The focus of this article is based on the aqueous dispersed state properties of inorganic ZnO nanoparticles (average size lessthan or equal to 4 nm), their surface modification and bio-functionalization with folic acid at physiological pH ~ 7.5, suitable for bio-imaging and targeted therapeutic application. While TEM studies of the ZnO nano-crystallites have been performed to estimate their size and morphology in dry state, the band gap properties of the freshly prepared samples, the hydrodynamic size in aqueous solution phase and the wide fluorescence range in visible region have been investigated to establish the fact that the sol is particularly suitable for the bio-medical purpose in the aqueous dispersed state. Read More

2013Nov
Affiliations: 1Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India, 2Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India, 3Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India

The structural characterization of sol-gel based nano crystalline ZnO material is being reported as we observe several previously unreported structural aspects following a sequence of annealing stages. As-grown samples were characterised by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR). Chemical purity of the nano-grains and their crystallinity has been monitored by energy dispersive X-ray (EDAX) analysis and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), while the unusual changes in nano-crystal growth structure have been studied by X-ray diffraction method. Read More

Deliberations in the National Seminar held on 9-10 February, 2007 at Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, INDIA Read More

Positronium (Ps) reaction rates (k) with weak Acceptors (Ac) leading to the formation of Ps-Ac Complexes show several intriguing features: non-monotonic temperature dependence of k (departing from the usual Arrhenius paradigm), considerable variablity of k with respect to different solvents, and anomalies in response to external pressure at ambient temperature (large changes of k in some media and hardly any in others). We explain all these phenomena, through the introduction of the novel concept of a critical surface tension, which unifies observations in diverse non-polar solvents at different temperatures and pressures. Read More