Dr. Mayukh Majumder | Department of Physics


Dr. Mayukh
Assistant Professor
Department of Physics
School of Natural Sciences (SNS)
R-004C, Shiv Nadar University
Profile Summary 

I am an experimental physicist working on strongly correlated electron systems in condensed matter physics. More specifically, I am interested in “quantum materials”. We synthesize new materials that can host exotic quantum states and then employ Muon Spin Rotation / Relaxation (µSR) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) to investigate microscopic static and dynamic properties.

I have started my research journey by pursuing Ph. D. from the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics. Afterwards, I spent several years as a post-doctoral researcher, starting at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany and then moved to the University of Tokyo, Japan. Finally, I was doing my post-doc at the University of Augsburg, Germany.

For details, please visit my Webpage: https://sites.google.com/view/nmrmusrindia/home

Educational Qualifications 
Ph. D.
Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
M. Sc.
Rajabazar Science College (University of Calcutta)
B. Sc.
Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur (University of Calcutta)
Work Experience 
Post-doctoral researcher,
Institute of Physics, University of Augsburg,
Post-doctoral researcher,
Department of Physics, University of Tokyo,
Post-doctoral research scientist,
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden,
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Experimental condensed matter physics.


Broadly on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems.

Specifically, Topological quantum materials, Quantum spin liquids, Strong spin-orbit coupled systems, Iridates (Heisenberg-Kitaev Physics), Frustrated systems, Ferromagnetic quantum criticality, Pressure / magnetic field tuning of the ground state, Superconductivity, Low dimensional spin systems, Heavy fermion systems, intermetallic Kondo compounds.

Sample synthesis- Solid-state reaction and Arc melting technique.

Characterizing tools-

  • Macroscopic/bulk properties - magnetization, specific heat etc.
  • Microscopic static and dynamic properties by employing-
  1. Muon Spin Rotation / Relaxation (µSR), µSR under High-pressure.
  2. Broad-band solid-state Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), Nuclear Quadrupolar Resonance (NQR), Zero Field NMR.
Conferences (Select): 


  • Augsburg University fellowship.
  • Tokyo University fellowship.
  • Max Planck Fellow.
  • Invited as a “visiting scientist” at Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Dresden, Germany, for six months (2013).
  • Reviewer of Physical Review Letters (APS journal), Physical Review B (APS journal), Physical review Materials (APS journal), Nature communications and Communication Physics (NPG).

Scholarly Activity

Google scholar link: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=-NDuJ8MAAAAJ&hl=en

29. Spin-liquid signatures in the quantum critical regime of pressurized CePdAl,

M. Majumder, R. Gupta, H. Luetkens, R. Khasanov, O. Stockert, P. Gegenwart, V. Fritsch.

Physical Review B (Letters) 105, L180402 (2022).

28. Field evolution of low-energy excitations in the hyperhoneycomb magnet β-Li2IrO3,

M. Majumder, M. Prinz-Zwick, S. Reschke, A. Zubtsovskii, T. Dey, F. Freund, N. Büttgen, A. Jesche, I. Kézsmárki, A. A. Tsirlin, and P. Gegenwart.

Physical Review B 101, 214417 (2020).

27. Persistent spin dynamics in the pressurized spin-liquid candidate YbMgGaO4,

M. Majumder, G. Simutis, I. Collings, J. C. Orain, T. Dey, Y. Li, P. Gegenwart, A. A. Tsirlin.

Physical Review Research 2, 023191 (2020).

26. Competing magnetic correlations across the ferromagnetic quantum critical point in the Kondo system CeTi1-xVxGe3: 51V NMR as a local probe,

M. Majumder, W. Kittler, V. Fritsch, H. v. Löhneysen, H. Yasuoka, M. Baenitz.

Physical Review B 100, 134432 (2019).

25. Anisotropic temperature-field phase diagram of single crystalline β-Li2IrO3: magnetization, specific heat and 7Li NMR study,

M. Majumder, F. Freund, T. Dey, M. Pritz-Zwick, N. Buettgen, Y. Skourski, A. Jesche, A. A. Tsirlin, P. Gegenwart.

Physical Review Materials 3, 074408 (2019).

24. Breakdown of magnetic order in the pressurized Kitaev iridate β-Li2IrO3,

M. Majumder, R. S. Manna, G. Simutis, J. C. Orain, T. Dey, F. Freund, A. Jesche, R. Khasanov, P. K. Biswas, E. Bykova, N. Dubrovinskaia, L. S. Dubrovinsky, R. Yadav, L. Hozoi, S. Nishimoto, A. A. Tsirlin, and P. Gegenwart,

Physical Review Letters 120, 237202 (2018).

23. Persistent low-temperature spin dynamics in the mix-valance iridate Ba3InIr2O9,

T. Dey, M. Majumder, J. C. Orain, A. Senyshyn, M. Prinz-Zwick, S. Bachus, Y. Tokiya, F. Bert, P. Khuntia, N. Büttgen, A. A. Tsirlin, P. Gegenwart,

Physical Review B 96, 174411 (2017).

22. S = ½ quantum critical spin ladders produced by orbital ordering in Ba2CuTeO6,

A. S. Gibbs, A. Yamamoto, A. Yaresko, K. S. Knight, H. Yasuoka, M. Majumder, M. Baenitz, P. J. Saines, J. R. Hester, D. Hashizume, A. Kondo, K. Kindo, and H. Takagi,

Physical Review B 95, 104428 (2017).

21. Commensurate and incommensurate magnetic order in spin-1 chains stacked on the triangular lattice in Li2NiW2O8,

K. M. Ranjith, R. Nath, M. Majumder, D. Kasinathan, M. Skoulatos, L. Keller, Y. Skourski, M. Baenitz, and A. A. Tsirlin,

Physical Review B 94, 014415 (2016).

20. Absence of low energy magnetic spin-fluctuations in isovalently and aliovalently doped LaCo2B2 superconducting compounds,

M. Majumder, A. Ghoshray, P. Khuntia, C. Mazumdar, A. Poddar, M. Baenitz, and K. Ghoshray,

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 28, 345701 (2016).

19. Chiral magnetism in an itinerant helical magnet, MnSi -an extended 29Si NMR study -,

H. Yasuoka, K. Motoya, M. Majumder, S. Witt, C. Krellner, M. Baenitz,

Journal of Physical Society of Japan Letter 85, 073701 (2016).

18. Long-range and short-range magnetic correlations, and microscopic origin of net magnetization in the spin-1 trimer chain compound CaNi3P4O14,

A. K. Bera, S. M. Yusuf, Amit Kumar, M. Majumder, K. Ghoshray, L. Keller,

Physical Review B 93, 184409 (2016).

17. LiCuS, an Intermediate Phase in the Electrochemical Conversion Reaction of CuS with Li: a Potential Environment-friendly Battery and Solar Cell Material,

A. Beleanu, J. Kiss, M. Baenitz, M. Majumder, A. Senyshyn, G. Kreiner, and C. Felser,

Solid State Sciences 55, 83-87 (2016).

16. Towards ferromagnetic quantum criticality in FeGa3-xGex: 71Ga NQR as a zero field microscopic probe,

M. Majumder, M. Wagner-Reetz, R. Cardoso-Gil, P. Gille, Y. Grin, F. Steglich, and M. Baenitz,

Physical Review B 93, 064410 (2016).

15. Anisotropic Ru3+ 4d5 magnetism in the α-RuCl3 honeycomb system: susceptibility, specific heat and zero field NMR,

M. Majumder, M. Schmidt, H. Rosner, A. A. Tsirlin, H. Yasuoka, M. Baenitz,

Physical Review B Rapid communication 91, 180401 (2015).

14. Magnetism of spin-trimer compound CaNi3(P2O7)2: microscopic insight from combined 31P NMR and first principles studies,

M. Majumder, S. Kanungo, A. Ghoshray, M. Ghosh, and K. Ghoshray,

Physical Review B 91, 104422 (2015).

13. Frustrated three-dimensional antiferromagnet Li2CuW2O8: 7Li NMR and the effect of nonmagnetic dilution,

K. M. Ranjith, M. Majumder, M. Baenitz, A. A. Tsirlin, R. Nath,

Physical Review B 92, 024422 (2015).

12. Evidence of structural phase transition in superconducting SmFeAsO1-xFx from 19F NMR,

M. Majumder, K. Ghoshray, C. Mazumdar, A. Poddar, A. Ghoshray, D. Berardan, and N. Dragoe,

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 25, 025701 (2013).

11. Local electromagnetic properties of magnetic pnictides: A comparative study probed by NMR measurement

M. Majumder, K. Ghoshray, A. Ghoshray, A. Pal, V. P. S. Awana,

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 25, 196002 (2013).

10. Low energy spin dynamics in trimer spin chain compound Ca3Cu2Ni(PO4)4: 31P NMR study,

M. Ghosh, K. Ghoshray, M. Majumder, A. Ghoshray,

Physica B: Condensed Matter 431, 19-22 (2013).

9. Anisotropic spin-fluctuations in SmCoPO revealed by 31P NMR measurement,

M. Majumder, K. Ghoshray, A. Ghoshray, Anand Pal, and V.P.S. Awana,

Journal of Physical Society of Japan 81, 054702 (2012).

8. 27Al and 63Cu NMR studies on intermetallic Kondo compound CeCu3Al2,

B. Bandyopadhyay, M. Majumder, A. Ghoshray, K. Ghoshray,

Physica B: Condensed Matter 405, 4691 (2010).

7. Effect of interfacial hydrogen bonding on the freezing/melting behavior of nanoconfined liquids,

P. Maheshwari, D. Dutta, S. K. Sharma, K. Sudarshan, and P. K. Pujari, M. Majumder, B. Pahari, B. Bandyopadhyay, K. Ghoshray, and A. Ghoshray,

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 114, 4966–4972, (2010).

6. NMR study of a magnetic phase transition in Ca3CuNi2(PO4)4: A spin trimer compound,

M. Ghosh, K. Ghoshray, M. Majumder, B. Bandyopadhyay, and A. Ghoshray,

Physical Review B 81, 064409 (2010).

5. Magnetic properties of the spin trimer compound Ca3Cu2Mg(PO4)4 from susceptibility measurements,

M. Ghosh, M. Majumder, K. Ghoshray, and S. Banerjee,

Physical Review B 81, 094401 (2010).

4. Electron spin dynamics in grain-aligned LaCoPO: An itinerant ferromagnet,

M. Majumder, K. Ghoshray, A. Ghoshray, B. Bandyopadhyay, and M. Ghosh,

Physical Review B 82, 054422 (2010).

3. 11B and 195Pt NMR study of heavy-fermion compound CePt2B2C,

R. Sarkar, A. Ghoshray, B Pahari, M. Ghosh , K. Ghoshray ,B. Bandyopadhyay, M. Majumder, V. K. Anand and Z. Hossain,

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 21, 415602 (2009).

2. 75As NMR study of oriented CeFeAsO and CeFeAsO0.84F0.16

A. Ghoshray, B. Pahari, M. Majumder, M. Ghosh, K. Ghoshray, B. Bandyopadhyay, P. Dasgupta, A. Poddar, and C. Mazumdar,

Physical Review B 79, 144512 (2009).

1. Crossover of the dimensionality of 3d spin fluctuations in LaCoPO,

M. Majumder, K. Ghoshray, A. Ghoshray, B. Bandyopadhyay, B. Pahari, and S. Banerjee,

Physical Review B 80, 212402 (2009)