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Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata

Experimental Nuclear Physics

Member Profile

Sailajananda Bhattacharya
Official Address

Physics Group,

Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre,

1/AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata -700 064,

Email : saila[at]vecc.gov.in

Ph. +91 33 23182381,

     +91 33 23182317

Sailajananda Bhattacharya

Present position

Raja Ramanna Fellow


> Ph.D. (1989) : University of  Calcutta, INDIA

> M.Sc. (1976) : University of  Calcutta, INDIA

Research Interests

  • > Complex Fragment emission

  • > Nuclear reaction/dynamics near Fermi energy domain

  • > Resonance particle spectroscopy

  • > Fusion/fission dynamics

  • > Detectors and instrumentation
Selected Publications


1.  Evidence of quasifission in 16O  + 238U reaction at sub-barrier energies : : K. Banerjee, T. K. Ghosh, S. Bhattacharya, C. Bhattacharya, S. Kundu, T. Rana, G. Mukherjee, J. K. Meena, J. Sadhukhan, S. Pal, P. Bhattacharya, K. S. Golda, P. Sugathan, R. P. Singh,  Phys. Rev. C83 (2011) 024605.


2. Survival of orbiting in 20Ne (7-10 MeV/nucleon) + 12C reactions ::

C. Bhattacharya, A. Dey, S. Kundu, K. Banerjee, S. Bhattacharya, S. Mukhopadhyay, D. Gupta,T. Bhattacharjee, S. R. Banerjee, T. Rana, S. K Basu, R. Saha,S. Bhattacharjee, K. Krishan, A. Mukherjee, D. Bandopadhyay, C. Beck,  Phys. Rev. C72 (2005) 021601R


3. Intermediate  mass  fragment  yields  from fusion and non-fusion processes in nucleus-nucleus collisions in Fermi energy  domain  : An integrated dynamical approach :: C. Bhattacharya, S.Bhattacharya and K. Krishan , Phys. Rev. C49 (1994) 3147


4. Role  of  two-body  collisions  in  limiting momentum transfer and energy deposition in nucleus-nucleus collisions  ::S. Bhattacharya, K. Krishan, J. N. De and S. K. Samaddar , Phys. Rev. Letts. 62 (1989) 2589


5. An  on-line  data  acquisition  system  based on Norsk data ND-560 computer :: A.  Bandyopadhyay, A. Roy,S.K. De,S. Bhattacharya  and R. Bhowmik,  Nucl. Inst. Meth A257, (1987) 309

Awards & Fellowships

> National Merit Scholarship, 1971 - 1976

> Homi Bhabha medal for acquiring 1st position in OCES-Physics, 1979

> Group leader – DAE group achievement award, 2012

Talks Delivered 


> Neutron facility@FRENA - a case study  ::  delivered at the School on Low Energy Nuclear Astrophysics, November 15-19, 2010, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata, India.


> Experimental nuclear physics activities at VECC - past, present and future ::  delivered at the Seminar  on Changing Scales in Nuclear  Physics, June 14-15,2005, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata, India.


> The dynamics of fission process:: delivered on September 10, 1998, at the Institut de Recherches Subatomiques (IRES), Strasbourg, France.


Invited talk

> Nuclear physics with superconducting cyclotron - scopes and possibilities :: DAE-BRNS International Nuclear Physics Symposium, December 8-12, 2009, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai, India.

Experimental facilities for K500 superconducting cyclotron at Kolkata :: Internaional Workshop  on  multifragmentation and related topics (IWM2007), Novenber 4-7, 2007,  GANIL, Caen, France.

Heavy  fragments emission in the reaction alpha + Al at 60 MeV :: International  seminar  on  direct nuclear  reactions,  Jan.uary 12-16, 1989, Bangalore Univ., Bangalore, India