Dr. Tara P. Dhakal
Center for Autonomous Solar Power (CASP Center)
State University of New York – Binghamton, USA
Research Scientist



2008 Ph.D., University of Florida (USA), Physics

2001 M.Sc., Shimane University (Japan), Physics
1998 B.Sc., Tribhuvan University (Nepal), Physics, Maths, Statistics

Publications (selected)

  1. Growth Morphology and Electrical/Optical Properties of Al-doped ZnO thin films grown by ALD, Tara Dhakal, Daniel Vanhart, Rachel Christian, Abhishek Nandur, Anju Sharma and Charles R. Westgate, Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology .A (2012).
  2. Transmittance from visible to mid infra-red in AZO films grown by Atomic Layer Deposition system, Tara Dhakal, Abhishek Nandur, Rachel Christian, Parag Vasekar, Seshu Desu, Charles, Westgate, D.I. Koukis, D. J. Arenas, and D.B. Tanner, Solar Energy (2012).
  3. Study of the Growth Morphology of AZO at the Substrate-Film Interface, T Dhakal, A Nandur, R Christian, D Vanhart and C Westgate; Microscopy and Microanalysis, vol.17, pp 1720-1721(2011).
  4. Low temperature synthesis of Zn3P2 nanowire, In-Tae Bae, Parag Vasekar, Daniel Van Hart, and Tara Dhakal, Journal of Materials Research , 26.1464. (2011).
  5. Growth of nanoparticulate films of Ca3Co4O9 by a microwave plasma assisted spray process, Ted Wangensteen, Marek Merlak, Tara Dhakal, Pritish Mukherjee, Sarath Witanachchi, Bed Poudel and Giri Joshi, Journal of Materials Research, 26. 1940. (2011).
  6. Growth of uniform ZnO nanoparticles by a microwave plasma process, T. Wangensteen, T. Dhakal, M. Merlak, S. Chandra, P. Mukherjee, S. Witanachchi, M. H. Phan, and H. Srikanth (Journal of Alloys and Compounds 509. 6859-6863). (2011).
  7. LPCMO nanotemplates grown using substrate induced strain, Tara Dhakal, Sunghee Yun, Jacob Tosado, Naveen Margankunte, Amlan Biswas; Materials Science and Engineering B, 176. 1326. (2011).
  8. Role of epitaxy in controlling the magnetic and magnetostrictive properties of cobalt ferrite–PZT bilayers, D Mukherjee, T Dhakal, R Hyde, P Mukherjee, H Srikanth and SWitanachchi, J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 43. 485001. (2010).
  9. Evidence for carrier-mediated magnetism in Mn doped ZnO thin films, Devajyoti Mukherjee, Tara Dhakal, Hariharan Srikanth, Pritish Mukherjee and Sarath Witanachchi PRB, 81, 205202. (2010).
  10. Magnetic anisotropy in epitaxial cobalt ferrite grown by pulsed laser deposition, T. Dhakal, D. Mukherjee, P. Mukherjee, S. Hariharan, and S. Witanachchi, Journal of Applied Physics,107, 053914. (2010).
  11. Critical length and giant magnetoimpedance in Co69Fe4.5Ni1.5Si10B15 amorphous ribbons, Anurag Chaturvedi, Tara Dhakal, Anh-Tuan Le, Manh-Huong Phan, and Hariharan Srikanth, Materials Science and Engineering B - Advanced Functional Solid-State Materials, 172, 146. (2010).
  12. Growth of ZnO:Mn/ZnO:V Heterostructures and Ferroelectric-ferromagnetic Characterization, Devajyoti Mukherjee, Tara Dhakal, Hariharan Srikanth, Pritish Mukherjee and Sarath Witanachchi; MRS Proceedings, vol. 1161: 1161-I02-02.(2009).
  13. Colossal piezoresistance in phase-separated manganites, Jacob Tosado, Tara Dhakal, and Amlan Biswas, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 21.192203. (2009).
  14. Intrinsic Tunneling in Phase Separated Manganites, G.Singh Bhalla, S. Selcuk, T. Dhakal, A. Biswas, A.F. Hebard Phys. Rev. Lett. 102, 077205.(2009).
  15. Giant positive magnetoresistance in ultra thin films of mixed phase manganites, Sung H. Yun, Tara Dhakal, Devesh Goswami, Guneeta Singh, Arthur Herbard, and Amlan Biswas, J. Appl. Phys. 103, 07E317. (2008).
  16. Effect of strain and electric field on the electronic soft matter in manganite thin films, Tara Dhakal, Jacob Tosado, and Amlan Biswas, Phys. Rev. B 75, 092404. (2007).
  17. Phonon Modes in LPCMO Thin Films, Naveen Margankunte, Tara Dhakal, D. B. Tanner, Amlan Biswas, Physica B 403, 1593.(2008).
  18. Origin of the anomalous low temperature upturn in the resistivity of the electron-doped cuprate superconductors, Y. Dagan, M. C. Barr, W. M. Fisher, R. Beck, T. Dhakal, A. Biswas, R. L. Greene, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 057005. (2005).
  19. Periodic orbit resonance in (TMTSF)2ClO4, A. E. Kovalev, S. Hill, S. Takahashi, T. P. Dhakal, S. Takasaki, J. Yamada and H. Anzai, J. S. Brooks, J. Appl. Phys. 93, 8665. (2003).

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