IISER Mohali, Knowledge city, Sector 81, SAS Nagar, Manauli PO 140306

Dr. N.Sathyamurthy
Professor, Chemical Sciences

Email nsath(AT)iisermohali.ac.in
Phone +91 172 2240266
Fax +91 172 2240266
Personal Page http://home.iitk.ac.in/~nsath/nsath.html
Research Area

Atomic and molecular clusters, gas hydrates, Nonadiabatic interactions, symmetry and pattern formation in flowers, chemical dynamics

Research Focus

Chemical dynamics, electronic structure of atomic and molecular clusters, symmetry and pattern formation in flowers

Selected Publications

  • Ab initio potential energy curves for the ground and low lying excited states of OH and OH- and a study of rotational fine structure in photodetachment. S. Srivastava and N. Sathyamurthy, J. Phys. Chem. A 118(2014)6343; doi: 10.1021/jp409940m.
  • Interpretation of the accidental predissociation of the E1Π state of CO. M Majumder, N. Sathyamurthy, G. J. Vazquez, H. Lefebvre-Brion, J. Chem. Phys. 140(2014)164303; doi:10.1063/1.4871109.

  • Encapsulation of paramagnetic diatomic molecules B2, O2 and Ge2 inside C60. A. Equbal, S. Srinivasan, C.N.  Ramachandran, and N.  Sathyamurthy, Chem.  Phys.  Letters, 610–611 (2014) 251–255.

  • Living legends in Indian science. S. Ranganathan: an organic chemist and an artist by nature Sathyamurthy, Curr. Sci. 107(2014)1892-1896.

  • Jahn-Teller and Coupled Jahn-Teller/Renner-Teller effects in the calculation of adiabatic-to-diabatic transformation angle for the lowest three 2A′ states of NH2 (NHH). S. Srivastava, M. Baer and N. Sathyamurthy, Mol. Phys. 113(2015)436;  http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00268976.2014.948089

  • Interaction of rare gas dimers in the confines of a carbon nanotube. P. Kumar, C. N. Ramachandran, B. K. Mishra, N. Sathyamurthy, Chem. Phys. Letters, 618 (2015) 42–45.

  • The influence of sugar-phosphate backbone on the stacking interaction in B-DNA helix formation. S. Mittal, B. K. Mishra and N. Sathyamurthy, Curr. Sci. 108(2015)1126-1131.

  • Relative stabilities and the spectral signatures of stacked and hydrogen bonded dimers of serotonin. S. Dev, K. Giri, M. Majumder and N. Sathyamurthy, Mol. Phys. 113(2015)2952; DOI: 10.1080/00268976.2015.1060365.

  • A study of topological effects concerning the lowest A” and the three A’ states for the CO2+ ion, V.  Dhindhwal, M. Baer, N. Sathyamurthy, J. Phys. Chem. A 120(2016)2999;  http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.5b08921

  • IISERs: emerging science universities of India (guest editorial). N. Sathyamurthy, Curr. Sci.  110, 747-748 (2016). 
  • The effect of hydration on the cation – π interaction between benzene and various cations. V. Dhindhwal, N. Sathyamurthy, J. Chem. Sci. 128, 1597-1606(2016).

  •  How different is the borazine-acetylene dimer from the benzene-acetylene dimer? A matrix isolation infrared and ab initio quantum chemical study. Kanupriya Verma, K. S. Viswanathan, M. Majumder and N. Sathyamurthy, Mol. Phys. – in press.

  • Nanoclusters of Cyanuric Acid, M. Elango, V. Subramanian and N. Sathyamurthy, J. Chem. Sci. – in press.
  • Stabilisation of the [6]-prismane structure by silicon substitution, A. Equbal, S. Srinivasan and N. Sathyamurthy, J. Chem. Sci. (Special issue in honor of Charusita Chakravarty) -  in press.


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