Anjana Asthana

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Michigan Technological University, USA

Research Assistant Professor



Ph.D., Banaras Hindu University, Condensed Matter Physics

M.S., Banaras Hindu University, Condensed Matter Physics

Publications (selected)

  1. A.Asthana, T. Shokuhfar, Q. Gao, P. A. Heiden, R. S. Yassar “Deformation-Driven Electrical Transport in Amorphous TiO2 Nanotubes” Appl. Phys. A 109,127 (2012)
  2. A. Asthana, K. Momeni and R. S. Yassar, A. Prasad and Y. K. Yap “A study on the correlation of crystal defect and band gap properties of ZnO nanobelts” Appl. Phys. A 105 909 (2011).
  3. A. Asthana, K. Momeni, A. Prasad, and Y. K. Yap and R. S. Yassar “In Situ Observation of Size Scale Effects on the Mechanical Properties of ZnO Nanowires” Nanotechnology 22 245101(2011).
  4. A. Asthana, T. Shokuhfar, Q. Gao, P. Heiden, C. Friedrich, R. S. Yassar “A Study on the Modulation of the Electrical Transport by Mechanical Straining of Individual Titanium di Oxide Nanotube” Applied Phys. Lett, 97 (2010) 1.
  5. A. Asthana, T. Shokuhfar, Q. Gao, P. A. Heiden, C. Friedrich, and R. S. Yassar  ” A real time observation of phase transition of anatase TiO2 nanotubes into rutile particles by in situ Joule heating inside transmission electron microscope” Adv. Sci. Lett. 3, 557 (2010).
  6. Anjana Asthana, Kasra Momeni, Abhishek Prasad, Yoke Khin Yap and Reza Shahbazian Yassar “In situ Probing of Electromechanical Properties of an Individual ZnO Nanobelt” Applied Phys. Lett. 95 (2009) 172106.
  7. Kasra Momeni Anjana Asthana, Abhishek Prasad, Yoke Khin Yap and Reza Shahbazian Yassar “Structural inhomogeneity and piezoelectric enhancement in ZnO nanobelts, Appl. Phys. AJuly (2012).Now online DOI 10.1007/s00339-012-7081-5
  8. Fei Teng, Sunand Santhanagopalan, Anjana Asthana, Xiaobao Geng, Sun-il Mho, Reza Shahbazian-Yassar and Dennis Desheng Meng “Self-assembly of LiFePO4 nanodendrites in a novel system of ethylene glycol–water” Journal of Crystal Growth, 312, 2010, 3493.
  9. Farheen N. Sayed, V. Grover, V. Sudarsan, B.N. Pandey, A. Asthana, R.K. Vatsa, A.K. Tyagi. “Multicolored and white-light phosphors based on doped GdF3 nanoparticles and their potential bio-applications”. J. Colloid Interface Sci. 367 (2012) 161–170
  10. T. Shokuhfar, Q.Gao, A. Asthana, P. Heiden, C. Friedrich, “Structural Instabilities in TiO2 Nanotubes” Journal of Applied Physics, 108 (2010), 1043101.
  11. Anjana Asthana, A Matsumoto, H. Kitaguchi, Y. Matsui and H Kumakura. H Yamada, N Uchiyama “Structural-Microstructural Characteristics and its  Correlations with the Superconducting Properties of in-situ PIT Processed MgB2 Tapes with Ethyltoulene and SiC Powder added” Superconductor Science and Technology 21(2008) 115013.
  12. Anjana Asthana and Yoshio Matsui “A Study on the Structural- Microstructural Characterisation and Defect Structure of Ru based Magnetosuperconductor, RuSr2Eu1.4Ce0.6Cu2O10” Physica C 468 (2008) 458.
  13. S. Balamurugan, K. Yamaura, A. Asthana, A.  Ubaldini, Y. Matsui, and E. Takayama-Muromachi “Magnetic and transport and structure properties of the room temperature ferromagneto Sr1-xHoxCoO3-δ.” Journal of Applied Physics,102(2008) 07B903
  14. Anjana Asthana, Yukiko Takahashi, Yoshio Matsui and K. Hono” Effect of base pressure on the structure and magnetic properties of FePt thin films” J. Mag. Magnetic Materials 320(2008) 250-256.
  15. P. K. Siwach, P. Srivastava, H. K. Singh, A. Asthana, Y. Matsui, T. Sripathi and O. N. Srivastava“Effect of multielement doping on lowfield magnetotransport in La0.7-xMmxCa0.3MnO3 (0.0≤x≤0.45) manganite“J. Mag. Magnetic Materials 321 1814 (2009).
  16. O. D. Jayakumar, I. K. Gopalakrishnan, R M. Kadam, Vinu Ajayan, Anjana Asthana, A. K. Tyagi and S. K. Kulshreshtha “Magnetization and structural studies of Mn doped ZnO nanoparticles: prepared by reverse micelle method" Journal of Crystal Growth 300(2007) 358-363.
  17. O. D. Jayakumar, I. K. Gopalakrishnan, R. M. Kadam, A. Vinu, A. Asthana, K. V. Rao and A. K. Tyagi “Surfactant-induced enhanced room temperature ferromagnetism in Zn0.96Mn0.03Li0.01O Nanoparticles  Prepared by solid- state pyrolitic reaction”. J. Cryst. Growth 307(2007)315-320.
  18. O. D. Jayakumar, I. K. Gopalakrishnan, A. Asthana, A. Vinu and A. K. Tyagi. “Room temperature ferromagnetism in Th1-xFexO2(x = 0.05, 0.10, 0.15, 0.20 and 0.25) nanoparicles" J. Alloys and Compounds 461(2008) 608-611.
  19. Novel Microporous Carbon Material with Flower like Structure Templated by MCM-22" Srinivasu P., Vinu A., Gokulakrishnan N, Anandan S., Asthana A., Mori T. and  Ariga K. J. Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 7 (2007)1-4.
  20. Ajayan Vinu, Pavuluri Srinivasu,Toshiyuki Mori, Toshio Sasaki, Anjana Asthana, Katsuhiko Ariga, and Shunichi Hishita “Novel Hexagonally Ordered Nitrogen-doped Mesoporous Carbon from SBA-15/Polyaniline Nanocomposite” Chemistry Letters 36(2007)770-771.
  21. Anjana Asthana, Yoshio Matsui, Makato Yasuda, Koji Kimoto and Ken-ichi-Ohshima “Investigations on the structural disordering of Neutron-irradiated highly oriented pyrolytic graphite by X-ray diffraction and electron microscopy”. J. Appl. Cryst. 38 (2005), 361-367
  22. Ananda Kumar Das, Anjana Asthana, Taro Fujita, Kenichi Kato, Masaki Takata and   Ken-ichi-Ohshima. “Evidence of L10 type ordered structure at an equi-atomic composition of PtCr. J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 74(2005) 1-2
  23. Anjana Asthana, Chandrashekhar, Rajiv Giri and O. N. Srivastava “Improved superconducting properties of MgB2 bulk materials prepared by sintering” J. of Phys. D: Applied Phys. 36(2003) 2165-2169.
  24. Anjana Asthana and O. N. Srivastava “The observation of curious spiral growth features in Tl doped Hg bearing high temperature superconducting tapes” Bulletin of Material Science 24 (2001) 1-5.
  25. H. K. Singh, Anjana Asthana and O. N. Srivastava “Structural-Microstructural characteristics and its correlation with Physical Properties in High temperature superconducting thin films and tapes” Studies of High Temperature Superconductor 30(2000) 63-78.

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