Before joining West Physics, Dr. Durairaj pursued a broad range of magnetic materials science research for his Ph.D. at the University of Kentucky. He developed novel compounds using sophisticated crystal growth techniques, characterized synthesized crystals using x-ray diffraction crystallography, and investigated their physical properties in the presence of applied electric and high magnetic fields.
Dr. Durairaj also has engaged in space physics research at the Indian Space Research Organization, as well as working in the area of cosmological theoretical physics. Finally, Dr. Durairaj has extensive teaching experience and has a great interest in helping others to understand and enjoy science and technology.
Dr. Durairaj is originally from Tirunelveli, India.
- Doctor of Philosophy in Physics – University of Kentucky
- Master of Science in Physics – University of Kentucky
- Master of Science in Physics – Pondicherry University
- Bachelor of Science in Physics – Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
- American Board of Radiology – Diagnostic Radiological Physics
- American Association of Physicists in Medicine
- American Physical Society
- Neutron Scattering Society of America
G Cao, V Durairaj, S Chikara, LE De Long, P Schlottmann – “Observation of Strong Spin Valve Effect in Bulk Ca3(Ru1-xCrx)2O7″ – Phys. Rev. Lett. 100 016604 (2008).
G Cao, V Durairaj, S Chikara, LE Delong, S Parkin, P Schlottmann – “Non-Fermi-liquid Behavior in nearly Ferromagnetic SrIrO3 Single Crystals” – Phy. Rev. B 76 100402(R) (2007).
G Cao, V Durairaj, S Chikara, S Parkin, P Schlottmann – “Partial Antiferromagnetism in Spin-chain Sr5Rh4O12, Ca5Ir3O12 and Ca4IrO6 Single Crystals” – Phys. Rev. B 75 134402 (2007).
S Chikara, V Durairaj, WH Song, YP Sun, XN Lin, A Douglass, G Cao – “Borderline Magnetism in Sr4Ru3O10: Impact of Dilute La and Ca Doping on Itinerant Ferromagnetism and Metamagnetism” – Phys. Rev. B 73 224420 (2006).
V Durairaj, S Chikara, XN Lin, A Douglass, G Cao, P Schlottmann, ES Choi, RP Guertin – “Highly Anisotropic Magnetism in Cr Doped Perovskite Ruthenates” – Phys. Rev. B 73 214414 (2006).
V Durairaj, XN Lin, S Chikara, E Elhami, A Douglass, G Cao, ZX Zhou, P Schlottmann – “Observation of Oscillatory Magnetoresistance Periodic in 1/B and B in Ca3Ru2O7″ – Phys. Rev. B 73 054434 (2006).
XN Lin, ZX Zhou, V Durairaj, P Schlottmann, G Cao – “Colossal Magnetoresistance by Avoiding a Ferromagnetic State in the Mott System Ca3Ru2O7″ – Phys. Rev. Lett. 95 017203 (2005).