Dr. Rajeev Kapri
Associate Professor, Physical Sciences

Email rkapri(AT)iisermohali.ac.in
Phone +91 172 2293134
Fax +91 172 2240266
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Research Area
Statistical Mechanics, Soft Condensed Matter Physics
Research Focus

My research interests are in developing simple models of complex biological processes and study them by using tools of statistical physics like generating functions, exact transfer matrix, Monte Carlo and Brownian Dynamics and Molecular Dynamics simulations.

PresentlyPresently, I am working on the following problems:
(1) Dynamical transitions in unzipping of double stranded DNA and adsorbed polymers
(2) Polymer translocation through a narrow pore
(3) Physics of Active matter

Selected Publications

  • M. Suman Kalyan and Rajeev Kapri, J. Chem. Phys. 150, 224903 (2019), Unzipping DNA by a periodic force: Hysteresis loops, Dynamical order parameter, Correlations and Equilibrium curves.
  • Rajneesh Kumar, Abhishek Chaudhuri and Rajeev Kapri, J. Chem. Phys. 148, 164901 (2018), Sequencing of semiflexible polymers of varying bending rigidity using patterned pores.
  • Rajeev Kapri, Phys. Rev. E, 90, 062719 (2014), Unzipping DNA by a periodic force: Hysteresis loop area and its scaling.
  • Rajeev Kapri, Phys. Rev. E, 86, 041906 (2012), Hysteresis and nonequilibrium work theorem for DNA unzipping.
  • Rajeev Kapri and S. M. Bhattacharjee, Phys. Rev. Lett., 98, 098101 (2007), Randomly forced DNA.
  • Rajeev Kapri , S. M. Bhattacharjee and F. Seno, Phys. Rev. Lett., 93, 248102 (2004), Complete phase diagram of DNA unzipping : Eye, Y-Fork and Triple point.