Dr. Rudra Sekhar Manna

Assistant Professor

Areas of Interest

  • Experimental Condensed Matter Physics
  • Experiments at extreme conditions: very low temperatures, high magnetic fields and high pressures
  • Strongly correlated electron phenomena, e.g., spin-orbit coupled iridates, triangular and kagome quantum spin-liquid, Mott metal-insulator transition, superconductivity, and magnetism


  • Ph.D, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany (2012)
  • M.Sc, Physics, IIT Bombay (2006)
  • B.Sc, Physics, RKM Vidyamandira, Belur Math, Calcutta University (2004)

Latest Publications

  • K. Zhao, J. K. Glasbrenner, H. Gretarsson, D. Schmitz, J. Bednarcik, M. Etter, J. P. Sun, R. S. Manna, A. Al-Zein, S. Lafuerza, W. Scherer, J. G. Cheng, and P. Gegenwart, The collapsed tetragonal phase as a strongly covalent and fully nonmagnetic state: persistent magnetism with interlayer As-As bond formation in Rh-doped Ca0.8Sr0.2Fe2As2, arXiv: 1702.02398.
  • E. Gati, M. Garst, R. S. Manna, U. Tutsch, B. Wolf, L. Bartosch, H. Schubert, T. Sasaki, J. A. Schlueter, and M. Lang, Breakdown of Hooke’s law of elasticity at the Mott critical endpoint in an organic conductor, Science Advances 2, e1601646 (2016).
  • K. Zhao, C. Stingl, R. S. Manna, C. Q. Jin, and P. Gegenwart, Reversible tuning of the collapsed tetragonal phase transition in CaFe2As2 by separate control of chemical pressure and electron doping, Physical Review B 92, 235132 (2015).
  • N. van Well, K. Foyevtsova, S. Gottlieb-Schoenmeyer, F. Ritter, R. S. Manna, B. Wolf, M. Meven, C. Pfleiderer, M. Lang, W. Assmus, R. Valenti, and C. Krellner, Low-temperature structural investigations of the frustrated quantum antiferromagnets Cs2Cu(Cl4-xBrx), Physical Review B 91, 035124 (2015).
  • R. S. Manna, P. Das, M. Souza, F. Schnelle, M. Lang, J. Mueller, S. von Molnár, and Z. Fisk, Lattice strain accompanying the colossal magnetoresistance effect in EuB6, Physical Review Letters 113, 067202 (2014).

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