Dutta Research Group

Department of Physics & Astronomy, Northwestern University





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We use X-rays to look at phases and phase transitions in organic monolayers.  We also study the nucleation of ‘hard’ inorganic crystals at these ‘soft’ organic templates (a process analogous to bone and shell growth).

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Support: DOE

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Dept. of Physics & Astronomy


Graduate Program in Applied Physics


APS (Advanced Photon Source)



                                                 We look for changes in the structures of isotropic, nonmetallic liquids near their free surfaces, near interfaces with hard materials, and when under shear (e.g. during lubrication).

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Support: NSF


We study the structures of acentric molecular multilayers that have been assembled for use in electro-optic devices, in collaboration with the Tobin Marks group (Chemistry Dept.).

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Support: NSF-MRL


Group members:
Guennadi Evmenenko
Sudeshna Bandyopadhyay
Kyungil Kim
Benjamin Stripe
Ahmet Uysal
Pulak Dutta



Former members (list under construction)

Sumit Kewalramani, Research Associate, Brookhaven National Lab
Jan Kmetko, Assistant Professor, Kenyon College
Chungjong Yu, staff, Pohang Accelerator Laboratory, Korea
Andrew Richter, Assistant Professor, Valparaiso U
Alokmay Datta, Senior Professor, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India
Mary Durbin, staff, ADAC Laboratories
Rajesh Ghaskadvi, staff, KLA-Tencor, San Diego, CA
Amit Malik, software engineer, Motorola
Thomas Bohanon, staff, General Atomics, San Diego, CA
Binhua Lin, Senior Research Associate, Center for Advanced Radiation Sources, U. Chicago
Mingchih Shih, Professor, National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan.