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Research Interests

My research lies in the field of Statistical Physics applied to Phase Transitions and Criticality in Magnetic systems and Polymer systems. Currently, my research also aims to apply the methods of statistical physics to problems related to static and dynamic Biological phenomena.

 

I would like to highlight the diversity of the methods I use to solve the problems I investigate, encompassing exact analytical methods (e.g., mean-field theory and RPA) and numerical methods (transfer matrix, exact enumeration, DMRG and CTMRG), often applied in innovative ways. This variety stems from the fact that my research is driven by physical problems rather than the application of any particular method. I am also currently working on exotic phase transitions in polymeric systems and their Quantum analogues (Efimov phases).

 

Education/Academic qualification

Mathematicsl Physics, Degree, University of Edinburgh

1 Oct 19851 Jun 1989

Theoretical Physics, Doctorate, University of Oxford

1 Oct 198915 Sep 1992

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Self-avoiding Walk Mathematics
Phase Diagram Mathematics
Critical Behavior Mathematics
phase diagrams Physics & Astronomy
Phase diagrams Engineering & Materials Science
polymers Physics & Astronomy
Square Lattice Mathematics
Polymers Mathematics

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Research Output 1990 2019

  • 719 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 35 Article
20 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
partitions
apexes
exponents
scaling
adsorption

Grafted polymer under shear flow

Kumar, S., Foster, D. P., Giri, D. & Kumar, S., 2016, In : Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment. 2016, April, 043203.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Shear Flow
shear flow
Polymers
polymers
Shear Stress
1 Citation (Scopus)
17 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Translocation
Free Energy
Polymers
free energy
polymers
31 Citations (Scopus)

Exploration of neutral versus polyelectrolyte behavior of poly(ethylene glycol)s in alkali ion solutions using single-nanopore recording

Breton, M. F., Discala, F., Bacri, L., Foster, D., Pelta, J. & Oukhaled, A., 3 Jul 2013, In : Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters. 4, 13, p. 2202-2208 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nanopores
Alkalies
Polyelectrolytes
Polyethylene glycols
glycols
1 Citation (Scopus)

Single polymer gating of channels under a solvent gradient

Nath, S., Foster, D. P., Giri, D. & Kumar, S., 7 Nov 2013, In : Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 88, 5, 054601.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Polymers
Gradient
gradients
polymers
Thermophoresis

Activities 2014 2014

  • 4 Editorial activity

Chaos, Solitons and Fractals (Journal)

Damien Foster (Peer Reviewer)
1 Jan 2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical (Journal)

Damien Foster (Peer Reviewer)
1 Jan 2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Journal of Statistical Physics (Journal)

Damien Foster (Peer Reviewer)
1 Jan 2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Journal of Chemical Physics (Journal)

Damien Foster (Peer Reviewer)
1 Jan 2014

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity