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Nandita Abhyankar

Nandita Abhyankar is a PML/UMD Postdoctoral Researcher in the Microsystems and Nanotechnology Division. She received an M.Sc. in Inorganic Chemistry from Pune University, and a doctorate in Physical Chemistry from Florida State University. Her doctoral research involved magnetic resonance (EPR and NMR) studies to elucidate the nature of the paraelectric/ferroelectric phase transition in perovskite-like metal-organic multiferroics. She also developed a microwave-assisted protocol for rapid synthesis of these materials. Nandita is working with Veronika Szalai on developing microresonators for high-sensitivity CW and pulsed EPR spectroscopy of nanoscale materials.

Selected Publications

  • Understanding Ferroelectricity in the Pb-Free Perovskite-Like Metal-Organic Framework [(CH3)2NH2]Zn(HCOO)3: Dielectric, 2D NMR, and Theoretical Studies, Nandita Abhyankar, Jin Jung Kweon, Maylis Orio, Sylvain Bertaina, Minseong Lee, Eun Sang Choi, Riqiang Fu, Naresh Dalal, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121 (11), pp 6314-6322
  • Efficient Synthesis and Tailoring of Multiferroic Properties of Pb-Free Perovskite-like ABX3 Metal-Organic Frameworks, N. Abhyankar, M. Lee, M. Foley, E. S. Choi, G. F. Strouse, H. W. Kroto, and N. S. Dalal, PSS RLL, 2016, 10, 8, pp 600-605
  • On Mn2+ EPR Probing of the Ferroelectric Transition and Absence of Magnetoelectric Coupling in Dimethylammonium Manganese Formate [(CH3)2NH2]Mn(HCOO)3, a Metal-Organic Complex With the Pb-Free Perovskite Framework – Nandita Abhyankar, Sylvain Bertaina, Naresh Dalal, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2015, 119 (50)


Created May 30, 2019, Updated May 12, 2020