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Mohindar Seehra

Eberly Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Condensed Matter Experiment


Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1969
M.S., Aligarh University, India, 1962
B.S., Punjab University, India, 1959

Recent Publications (2015-17)

Full CV


“Magnetic Spinels: Synthesis, Properties and Applications” edited by M. S. Seehra (314 pages, InTech Publishers, Croatia. 2017) ISBN: 978-953-51-2974-5, open access; Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2973-8.

“Nanostructured Materials: Fabrication to Applications”, edited by M. S. Seehra (222 pages, InTech Publishers, Croatia, July 2017). ISBN: 978-953-51-3372-8, open access; Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3371-1.

S. Yin, M. S. Seehra, C. J. Guild, S.L. Suib, N. Poudel,   B Lorenz, and M. Jain, “Magnetic and magneto-caloric properties of HoCrO3 tuned by selective rare-earth doping”, Phys. Rev. B, 95, 184421 (12 pages), (2017).

K. L. Pisane, Sobhit Singh, and M. S. Seehra, “Unusual enhancement of effective magnetic anisotropy with decreasing particle size in maghemite nanoparticles, Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 222409(5 pages), (2017).

S. Yin, T. Sauyet, M. S. Seehra, and M. Jain, “Particle size dependence of the magnetic and magneto-caloric properties of HoCrO3”, J. Appl. Phys. 121, 063902/11 pages (2017).

Z. Wang, K. Sierros, M. S. Seehra, and D. Korakakis, “Development of indigo-based nonvolatile write-once-read-many-times memory Device, Materials Letters, 206, 128-131 (2017).

Z. Wang and M. S. Seehra, “Magnetic investigations of phase transitions, exchange interactions, and magnetic ground state in nanosheets of β-Co(OH)2,” J. Phys.: Condensed Matter, 29, 225803(9 pages), (2017).

M. S. Seehra, V. Narang, U.K. Geddam and A. B. Stefaniak, “Correlation between x-ray  diffraction and Raman spectra of 16 commercial graphene-based materials and their  resulting classification”, Carbon, 111, 380-385 (2017).

Z. Wang, L. Pi, M. S. Seehra, J. Bindra, H. van Tol and N. S. Dalal: “Magnetic studies reveal near-perfect paramagnetism in the molecular semiconductor vanadyl phthalocyanine (C32H16N8VO),” J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 422, 386-390 (2017).

Sobhit Singh, K. L. Pisane, and M.. S. Seehra, “A core-shell-surface layer model to explain the size dependence of effective magnetic anisotropy in magnetic nanoparticles” IEEE Conferences Proceedings (accepted), 5 pages.


A. McDannald, C. Dela Cruz, M. S. Seehra, and M. Jain:Negative exchange bias in single phase Dy1-xNdxCrO3 induced by Nd doping,” Phys. Rev. B 93, 184430 (8 pages), (2016). 

Z. Wang, M. Lee, E. S. Choi, J. Poston, and M. S. Seehra: “Low temperature, high magnetic field investigations of the nature of magnetism in the molecular semiconductor β- Cobalt Phthalocyanine (C32H16CoN8), J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 407, 83-86 (2016).

M. S. Seehra and K. L. Pisane: “Relationship between blocking temperature and strength of interparticle interaction in magnetic nanoparticle systems” J. Phys. Chem. Solids, 93, 79-81 (2016).

Z. Wang and M. S. Seehra: Ising-like chain magnetism, Arrhenius magnetic relaxation, and case against 3D magnetic ordering in β-Manganese Phthalocyanine (C32H16MnN8), J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 28, 136002(9 pages), (2016).

J.R. Roberts, R. R. Mercer, A. B. Stefaniak, M. S. Seehra, U. K. Geddam, I. S. Chaudhuri, A. Kyrlidis, T. Sager, A. Kenyon, S. A. Bilgesu, T. Eye, J.  F. Scabilloni, S. S. Leonard, N. R. Fix, D.Schwegler-Berry, B.Y. Farris, M. G. Wolfarth, D. W. Porter, V. Castranova, and A. Erdely: Evaluation of Pulmonary and Systemic Toxicity Following Lung Exposure to  Graphite Nanoplates: A Member of the Graphene-based Nanomaterial Family, “Particle and Fibre Toxicolgy”, 13, 34, 2016 (22 pages) 2016. 

M. S. Seehra and V. Narang: “Mesoporous carbons for energy-efficient water splitting to produce pure hydrogen at room temperature”, book chapter in the open access book entitled “Microporous and Mesoporous Carbons” edited by R. S. Dariani (InTech Publishers, 8/2016, ISBN: 978-953-51-2582-2) pages 87-101.

Z.Wang, J. Poston, and M. S. Seehra: Diamagnetism of β-Nickel Phthalocyanine (C32H16N8Ni) and Effects of Impurities, IEEE Magnetics Letters, 7, 1406804(4 pages) (2016).

D.Seifu, L. Giri, H. Hong, G.Mallick, S.P. Karna, and M. S. Seehra: “Enhanced magnetic properties of carbon nanotubes and multilayer graphene decorated with Co3O4,” Proc. 16th Intern. Conf. Nanotechnology, Sendai, Jpn. (8-22-16 to 8-25-16), pages 587-590.


M. S. Seehra, Usha K. Geddam, D. Schwegler-Berry, and A. B. Stefaniak, Detection and quantification of 2H and 3R phases in commercial graphene-based materials, Carbon, 95, 818-823, (2015).

S. Nayak, S. Thota, D. C. Joshi, M. Krautz, A. Waske, A. Behler, J. Eckert, T. Sarkar, M. S. Andersson, K. Dasari, R. Palai, R. Mathieu, V. Narang and M. S. Seehra: Magnetic compensation, field-dependent magnetization reversal, and complex magnetic ordering in Co2TiO4, Physical Review B 92, 214434/1-10, 2015.

D. Seifu, S. Neupane, L. Giri, S. P. Karna, H. Hong, and M. S. Seehra: Multilayered graphene acquires ferromagnetism in proximity with magnetite particles, Appl. Phys. Lett. 106, 212401/1-5, (2015).

Zhengjun Wang, Kelly L. Pisane, and M.S. Seehra: Magnetic determination of the electronic state of Cu and exchange interactions in the α- and β- phases of molecular semiconductor copper phthalocyanine (C32H16N8Cu): IEEE Trans. Magn. 51 (11), 2700104/1-4, (2015).

A. McDannald, L. Kuna, M. S. Seehra, and M. Jain: Magnetic exchange interactions of rare-earth substituted DyCrO3 bulk powders: Physical Review B 91, 224415/1-8, 2015.

M. S. Seehra, S. K. Pyapalli, J. Poston, E. Atta-Obeng, B. Dawson Andoh: Hydrothermal conversion of commercial lignin to carbonaceous materials: J. Indian Acad. Wood Sci.12, 29-36, (2015).

S. Thota, V. Narang, S. Nayak, S. Sambasivam, B. C. Choi, T. Sarkar, M. S. Andersson, R. Mathieu and M.S. Seehra: On the nature of the magnetic state in the spinel Co2SnO4, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter, 27, 166001(8pages), (2015).

K. Pisane, E. Despeaux, and M. S. Seehra: Magnetic relaxation and correlating effective magnetic moment with particle size distribution in maghemite nanoparticles, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 384, 148-154 (2015).

K. Pisane, Sobhit Singh and M. S. Seehra: Synthesis, structural characterization and magnetic properties of Fe/Pt core-shell nanoparticles: J. Appl. Phys. 117, 17D708/1-4 (2015).

Selected Awards and Honors

Fellow, the Institute of Physics (U.K.), 2001 – Current
Fellow, the American Physical Society, 1984 – Current
Research Fellow, A. P. Sloan Foundation, 1973 – 1976