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Experimental Nuclear Physics

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Gopal Mukherjee
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1/AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata 700064


Phone: +91-33-2318-4165

Fax: +91-33-2334-6871

Gopal Mukherjee

Present position

Scientific Officer (E)

Earlier positions held

• Post Doctoral Fellow at GANIL, France 2004 – 2005

• Research Associate at SINP, Kolkata 2003 – 2004

• Post Doctoral Fellow at ANL, USA 2001 – 2003

• Post Doctoral Fellow at UML, USA 2000 – 2001

• Research Associate at TIFR, Mumbai 1999 - 2000


• PhD (1999) : Visva Bharati University / Nuclear Science Centre, India

(Thesis title: High Spin Spectroscopy of Nuclei in Mass 70 – 80 Region)

Research Interests

• Gamma ray spectroscopy and nuclear structure

• Nuclear reaction and dynamics

• Nuclear structure data evaluation

Selected Publications

1. K-hindered decay of a six-quasiparticle isomer in 176Hf

G. Mukherjee, P. Chowdhury, F. G. Kondev, P. M. Walker, G. D. Dracoulis, R. D’Alarcao, I. Shestakova, K. Abu Saleem, I. Ahmad, M. P. Carpenter, A. Heinz, R. V. F. Janssens, T. L. Khoo, T. Lauritsen, C. J. Lister, D. Seweryniak, I. Wiedenhoever, D. M. Cullen, C. Wheldon, D. L. Balabanski, M. Danchev, T. M. Goon, D. J. Hartley, L. L. Riedinger, O. Zeidan, M. A. Riley, R. A. Kaye, and G. Sletten, Phys. Rev. C82, 054316 (2010).

2. Effect of pg9/2 and ng9/2 alignments on the shape of 75Br from lifetime measurement

    G. Mukherjee, P.Joshi, R.K Bhowmik, S.N Roy, S. Datta,  S.Muralithar, R.P. Singh: Nucl. Phys. A829, 137 (2009) 

3. K Isomers in 254No: Probing Single-Particle Energies and Pairing Strengths in the Heaviest Nuclei:

 S.K. Tandel, T.L. Khoo, D. Seweryniak, G. Mukherjee, I. Ahmad, B. Back, R. Blinstrup, M.P. Carpenter, J. Chapman, P. Chowdhury, C.N. Davids, A.A. Hecht, A. Heinz, P. Ikin, R.V.F. Janssens, F.G. Kondev, T. Lauritsen, C.J. Lister, E.F. Moore, D. Peterson, P. Reiter, U.S. Tandel, X. Wang, S. Zhu : Phys.Rev.Lett. 97, 082502 (2006).

4. Sharp change-over from compound nuclear fission to quasifission

T.K.Ghosh, K.Banerjee, C.Bhattacharya, S.Bhattacharya, S.Kundu, P.Mali, J.K.Meena, G.Mukherjee, S.Mukhopadhyay, T.K.Rana, P.Bhattacharya, K.S.Golda:.: Phys.Rev. C79, 054607 (2009)

5. Nuclear Data Sheets for A = 88

 G.Mukherjee, A.A.Sonzogni :: Nucl.Data Sheets 105, 419 (2005).

Awards & Fellowships

• Best Thesis Award, Indian Physics Association (1999)

Talks Delivered 

1. Title: Structure of nuclei near N, Z ~ 82 shell closure.

August 24, 2010, CENBG, Bordeaux-Gradignan, France


2.Title: Shape change in nuclei in mass region A ~ 70 - 80 May 10, 1999, GSI, Darmstadt, GERMANY

Invited talk

3. Title: Onset of deformation in trans-lead nuclei around A = 190.

Frontiers in Gamma Ray Spectroscopy (FIG09), March 2 - 4, 2009, TIFR, Mumbai, INDIA