PEOPLE Faculty
International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bengaluru
Area of Research:  Condensed Matter Physics: Strongly Correlated Systems
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Academic Profile:

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany. (2014-2015)
  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Toronto & McMaster University, Canada. (2011-2013)
  • PhD, Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2010)
  • MS, Physics, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (2007).
  • BSc, Physics, Presidency College, Kolkata, India. (2004).

    Research Interests:

    I am interested in quantum many-body physics. My current research focusses on :

    • Magnetism (Frustrated magnets, quantum spin liquids).
    • Topological phases of condensed matter.
    • Physics of transition metal oxides (Interplay of spin-orbit coupling and electron correlations).
    • Strongly correlated metals.

    Group Members:

    1. Aabhaas Mallik, Postdoctoral Fellow
    2. Abhishodh Prakash, Postdoctoral Fellow
    3. Adhip Agarwala, Postdoctoral Fellow
    4. Animesh Nanda, Graduate Student
    5. Arnab Seth, Graduate Student
    6. Monica Bapna, Graduate Student
    7. Prateek Mukhati, Graduate student 

    Ex members :

    1. Jyotirmoy Roy, Masters Project Student (September 2015-March 2016) [Currently PhD student at University of Toronto]
    2. Naren Manjunath, Project Student (June 2016-May 2017) [Currently a PhD student in Univ. of Maryland]
    3. Kusum Dhochak, Postdoctoral fellow, (March 2016-December 2017) [Currently Assistant Professor at IISER, Bhopal]
    4. Aswin P. M., IASc. summer fellow 2017 [currently graduate student at ICTS]
    5. Sambuddha Sanyal, Postdoctoral Fellow (September 2015-March 2017) [Currently a postdoctoral fellow at Columbia University, USA]
    6. Saurish Chakrabarty, Postdoctoral Fellow (March 2016-June 2018)[Current a postdoctoral fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore]
    7. Sushmita Singh, Masters Project Student (April 2017-March 2018) [Currently a graduate student at Univ. of Minnesota]
    8. Apoorva Singh, IASc. summer fellow, 2018 [Currently at IIT Roorkee]
    9. Anshumitra Baul, Masters student April 2018-March 2019. [Currently at SUNY, New York]
    10. Sayan Banerjee, S. N. Bhatt summer student, June-July, 2019.



    1. Topological and conventional phases of a three dimensional electron glass, Prateek Mukati, Adhip Agarwala, Subhro Bhattacharjee, arXiv: 1907.10098 (preprint).

    2. Many-body Chaos in a Thermalised Fluid, Dheeraj Kumar, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Samriddhi Sankar Ray, arXiv :1906.00016 (preprint).

    3. Statistics-tuned phases of pseudofermions in one dimension, Adhip Agarwala, Gaurav Kumar Gupta, Vijay B. Shenoy, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Physical Review B 99, 165125 (2019); [preprint]

    4. Interplay of uniform U(1) quantum spin liquid and magnetic phases in rare earth pyrochlore magnets : a fermionic parton approach, Sambuddha Sanyal, Kusum Dhochak, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Physical Review B 99, 134425 (2019)[preprint]

    5. Temperature dependence of butterfly effect in a classical many-body system, Thomas Bilitewski, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Roderich Moessner, Physical review Letters 121, 250602 (2018)[preprint].

    6. Dynamics of a quantum spin liquid beyond integrability - The Kitaev-Heisenberg-Gamma model in an augmented parton mean-field theory, J. Knolle, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Roderich Moessner, Physical Review B 97, 134432 (2018); [preprint].

    7. Light-cone spreading of perturbations and the butterfly effect in a classical spin chain, Avijit Das, Saurish Chakrabarty, Abhishek Dhar, Anupam Kundu, David A. Huse, Roderich Moessner, Samriddhi Sankar Ray, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Physical Review Letters 121, 024101 (2018); [preprint]

    8. Anomalous dispersion of microcavity trion-polaritons, S. Dhara, C. Chakraborty, K. M. Goodfellow, L. Qiu, T. A. O’Loughlin, G. W. Wicks, Subhro Bhattacharjee  A. N. Vamivakas, Nature Physics, October (2017)

    9. Electric field control of emergent electrodynamics in quantum spin ice, Etienne Lantagne-Hurtubise, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Roderich Moessner, Physical Review B 96, 125145 (2017) [preprint]

    10. Bridging coupled wires and lattice Hamiltonian for two-component bosonic quantum Hall states, Y. Fuji, Y.-C. He, S. Bhattacharjee, F. Pollmann, Physical Review B 93, 195143(2016)[preprint].

    11. Proximate Kitaev spin liquid behaviour in α-RuCl3, A. Banerjee, C. A. Bridges, J. Q.  Yan, A. A. Aczel, L. Li, M. B. Stone, G. E. Granroth, M. D. Lumsden, Y. Yiu, J. Knolle, D. L. Kovrizhin, Subhro Bhattacharjee, R. Moessner, D. A. Tennant, D. G. Mandrus, S. E. Nagler, Nature Materials (2016); [preprint].

    12. Vacancies in the Kitaev quantum spin liquids on the 3D hyper-honeycomb lattice, G. J.  Sreejith, Subhro Bhattacharjee, R. Moessner, Physical Review B 93, 064433 (2016)[preprint].

    13. Kagome spin liquid: a deconfined critical phase driven by U(1) gauge fluctuation, Y. C. He, Y. Fuji, Subhro Bhattacharjee,  [preprint].

    14. Acoustic signatures of the phases and phase transitions in Yb2Ti2O7, Subhro Bhattacharjee, S. Erfanifam, E. L. Green, M. Naumann, Z. Wang, S. Granovski, M.  Doerr, J. Wosnitza, A. A. Zvyagin, R. Moessner, A. Maljuk, S. Wurmehl, B. Büchner, S. Zherlitsyn, Physical Review B 93, 144412 (2016); [preprint].

    15. Kagome chiral spin liquid as a gauged U (1) symmetry protected topological phase, Y. C.  He, S. Bhattacharjee, F. Pollmann, R. Moessner, Physical Review Letters 115, 267209 (2015)[preprint].

    16. Bosonic Integer Quantum Hall effect in an interacting lattice model, Y. C. He, Subhro Bhattacharjee, R. Moessner, F. Pollmann, Physical Review Letters 115, 116803 (2015); [preprint]

    17. Z2 topological liquid of hard-core bosons on a kagome lattice at 1/3 filling, K. Roychowdhury, Subhro Bhattacharjee, F. Pollmann, Physical Review B 92, 075141 (2015); [preprint].

    18. Phases and phase transitions of a perturbed Kekule Kitaev Model, E. Quinn, Subhro Bhattacharjee, R. Moessner, Physical Review B 91, 134419 (2015);  [preprint].

    19. Ab initio Holography, P. Lunts, Subhro Bhattacharjee, J. Miller, E. Schnetter, Y. B. Kim, S. -S. Lee, Journal of High energy Physics 107 (2015); [preprint].

    20. Signatures of spin-triplet excitations in optical conductivity of valence bond solids, K. Hwang, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Y. B. Kim, New Journal of Physics 16, 123009 (2014); [preprint].

    21. Topological and magnetic phases with strong spin-orbit coupling on the hyperhoneycomb lattice, E.-K.-H. Lee, Subhro Bhattacharjee, K. Hwang, H.-S. Kim, H. Jin, Y. B. Kim, Physical Review B 89, 205132 (2014); [preprint].

    22. Heisenberg-Kitaev model on the hyperhoneycomb lattice, E.-K.-H Lee, R. Schaffer, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Y. B. Kim, Physical Review B 89, 045117 (2013); [preprint].

    23. Quantum spin liquids in the absence of spin-rotation symmetry: Application to herbertsmithite, T. Dodds, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Y. B. Kim, Physical Review B 88, 224413 (2013); [preprint].

    24. Spin-orbital liquids in non-Kramers magnets on the kagome lattice, R. Schaffer, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Y. B. Kim, Physical Review B 88, 174405 (2013); [preprint].

    25. Magnetic excitation spectra in pyrochlore iridates, E.-K.-H Lee, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Y. B. Kim, Physical Review B 87, 214416 (2013); [preprint].

    26. Three-dimensional nematic spin liquid in a stacked triangular lattice 6 H-B structure, K. Hwang, T. Dodds, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Y. B. Kim, Physical Review B 87, 235103 (2013); [preprint].

    27. Quantum phase transition in Heisenberg-Kitaev model, R. Schaffer, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Y. B. Kim, Physical Review B 86, 224417 (2012); [preprint].

    28. Spin–orbital locking, emergent pseudo-spin and magnetic order in honeycomb lattice iridates, Subhro Bhattacharjee, S.-S. Lee, Y. B. Kim, New Journal of Physics 14, 073015 (2012); [preprint].

    29. Fractionalized topological insulators from frustrated spin models in three dimensions, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Y. B. Kim, S.-S. Lee, D. H. Lee, Physical Review B 85, 224428 (2012); [preprint]. 

    30. Confinement-deconfinement transition and spin correlations in a generalized Kitaev model, S. Mandal, Subhro Bhattacharjee, K. Sengupta, R. Shankar, G. Baskaran, Physical Review B 84, 155121 (2011); [preprint].

    31. Quantum destruction of spiral order in two-dimensional frustrated magnets, Subhro Bhattacharjee, Physical Review B 84, 104430 (2011); [preprint].

    32. Interplay of spin and lattice degrees of freedom in the frustrated antiferromagnet CdCr2O4: High-field and temperature-induced anomalies of the elastic constants, Subhro Bhattacharjee, S. Zherlitsyn, O. Chiatti, A. Sytcheva, J. Wosnitza, R. Moessner, M. E. Zhitomirsky, P. Lemmens, V. Tsurkan, A. Loidl, Physical Review B 83, 184421(2011); [preprint]

    33. Lattice Instabilities in the Frustrated Magnet CdCr2O4: An Ultrasonic Study, S. Zherlitsyn, O. Chiatti, A. Sytcheva, J. Wosnitza, S. Bhattacharjee, R. Moessner, M. Zhitomirsky, P. Lemmens, V. Tsurkan, A. Loidl, Journal of Low Temperature Physics 79, 134 (2010).

    34. Theory of tunneling conductance of graphene normal metal-insulator-superconductor junctions, Subhro Bhattacharjee, M. Maiti, K. Sengupta, Physical Review B 76, 184514 (2007); [preprint].

    35. Tunneling conductance of graphene NIS junctions, Subhro Bhattacharjee, K. Sengupta, Physical Review Letters 97, 217001 (2006); [preprint].

    36. Possible ferro-spin nematic order in NiGa2 S4, Subhro Bhattacharjee, V. B. Shenoy, T. Senthil, Physical Review B 74, 092406 (2006); [preprint].