CNRE Research Seminar Series
CNRE Research Seminar Series
The seminar series will offer a great opportunity for participants to learn about ongoing research within SEAS and network with experts to foster professional growth of CNRE affiliates. CNRE invites you to broaden the knowledge base, discuss emerging topics and provide feedback on current research. Future topics include emerging research on Nanotechnology, Additive Manufacturing and Energy.
All research seminars are FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome to join these interactive sessions!
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Building 42, Room A09A
12:00 to 1:30pm
Dr. Bishnu R. Dahal from South Dakota State University presents, Effect of Partial Substitution of In with Mn on the Structural, Magnetic, and Magnetocaloric Properties of Ni2Mn1+xIn1-x Heusler Alloys.
Dr. Bishnu R. Dahal from South Dakota State University will present research topics of Effect of Partial Substitution of In with Mn on the Structural, Magnetic, and Magnetocaloric Properties of Ni2Mn1+xIn1-x Heusler Alloys. This seminar will explore magnetocaloric effect (MCE) of a prospective magnetocaloric material Ni2Mn1+xIn1-x. The practical application of MCE in magnetic cooling is expected to replace the existing vapor-compression-based cooling technology with energy efficient and environment friendly solid-state cooling technology. The main challenge is to find a cost-effective magnetic material that can be used as a magnetic refrigerant. The seminar will present the investigation of the structural, magnetic and magnetocaloric properties of the prospective magnetocaloric material Ni2Mn1+xIn1-x to overcome the challenge. Emphasis will be on the synthesis and characterization of Ni2Mn1+xIn1-x (x = 0, 0.15, 0.20, 0.25, 0.30, 0.34, 0.35, and 0.40) alloys, and the prospect of these materials for magnetic cooling technology.
Dr. Bishnu R. Dahal is a Postdoctoral Research Associate Department of Physics, South Dakota State University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Department of Physics from The Catholic University of America. He also worked as Adjunct Physics Professor at Northern Virginia Community College. Dr. Dahal’s research expertise and interests include Fabrication & Characterization of Nano/Micro and Bulk Magnetic Materials, Magnetocaloric Effect, Spintronics, Topological Crystalline Insulator, Weyl Semimetal, Spin-gapless System. He has published 13 research papers on prestigious Journal and presented his work on national and international meetings and conference. Dr. Dahal serves as Peer Review of prestigious Journals such as Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter Materials, Applied Surface Science, Metals and so on. He also served as a Session Chair of 2019 Joint MMM-Intermag Conference. He is a member of American Physical Society and American Physical Society.
Seminar Series Managing Director
Dr. Hongmei Dang