Professor, Department of Physics
1/V Jodhpur Park
Kolkata 700068
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Ph.D. 1984 Jadavpur University
M.Sc Jadavpur University

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Field of Specialization
Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical Physics
Courses Taught/Teaching
Electrodynamics - I, PG I 1st sem
Electromagnetic Theory - UG III
Research Area
Condensed Matter Physics, Statistical Physics, Disordered materials, Polymer electrolytes, Pattern formation in Soft Matter
Recent Papers:
1. Scaling laws for spreading of a liquid under pressure Nag, S., Dutta, S., Tarafdar, S. 2009 Applied Surface Science 256 (2), pp. 353-355

2. Viscous fingering patterns and evolution of their fractal dimension
Sinha, S., Tarafdar, S. 2009 Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Research 48 (19), pp. 8837-8841

3. Computer simulation of viscous fingering in a lifting Hele-Shaw cell with grooved plates Tarafdar, S., Nag, S., Dutta, T., Sinha, S. 2009
Pramana - Journal of Physics 73 (4), pp. 743-754

4. Fingering and pressure distribution in lifting Hele-Shaw cells with grooves: A computer simulation study, Tarafdar, S., Sinha, S., Nag, S., Dutta, T. 2009 Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics 80 (2), art. no. 026315

5. Crack patterns in desiccating clay-polymer mixtures with varying composition Nag, S., Sinha, S., Sadhukhan, S., Dutta, T., Tarafdar, S. 2010
Journal of Physics Condensed Matter 22 (1), art. no. 015402

6. Effect of gamma irradiation on a polymer electrolyte: Variation in crystallinity, viscosity and ion-conductivity with dose Nanda, P., De, S.K., Manna, S., De, U., Tarafdar, S. 2010 Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 268 (1), pp. 73-78
7. Forced spreading and rheology of starch gel: Viscoelastic modeling with
fractional calculus, Moutushi Dutta Choudhury, Subrata Chandraa, Soma Naga, Shantanu Das, Sujata Tarafdar, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochem. Eng. Aspects {\bf 407} (2012) 64- 70
8. Electric-field-induced crack patterns: Experiments and simulation, Tajkera Khatun, Moutushi Dutta Choudhury, Tapati Dutta, Sujata Tarafdar, Phys. Rev. E {\bf 86} (2012), 016114
9. Fractal pore structure of sedimentary rocks: Simulation in 2-d using a Relaxed Bidisperse Ballistic Deposition Model
A Giri, S Tarafdar, P Gouze, T Dutta - Journal of Applied Geophysics, 2012, in Press
10. Morphology and Ion-Conductivity of Gelatin−LiClO4 Films: Fractional
Diffusion Analysis, Tania Basu, Minakshi Maitra Goswami, T. R. Middya, and Sujata Tarafdar,
J. Phys. Chem B, 2012 in Press
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Desiccation Cracks and their Patterns: Formation and Modelling in Science and Nature by Lucas Goehring, Akio Nakahara, Tapati Dutta, So Kitsunezaki, Sujata Tarafdar Wiley 2015 First Author
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