Welcome to Physics Group
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata

Experimental Nuclear Physics

Member Profile

Tapan Kumar Rana
Official Address

Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre

Bidhan Nagar, 1/AF,


E_mail: tapan[at]vecc.gov.in

Phone: +91 33-23182411

Fax: +91 33-23346871

Tapan Kumar Rana

Present position

Scientific Officer



• M.Sc. (2002) : Utkal University, INDIA

• OCES-2003, BARC Training School

Research Interests
  • Instrumentation and detector development
  • Low and intermediate energy nuclear reaction
Selected Publications
  1. Consistency of nuclear thermometric measurements at moderate excitation. Phys. Rev. C 78, 027602 (2008),

T. K. Rana, C. Bhattacharya, S. Kundu, K. Banerjee, S. Bhattacharya, A. Dey, T. K. Ghosh, G. Mukherjee, J. K. Meena, D. Gupta, S. Mukhopadhyay, D. Pandit, S. R. Banerjee, A. Roy, and P. Dhara

  1. Survival of orbiting in 20Ne (7-10 MeV/nucleon) + 12C reactions. Phys. Rev. C 72, 021601(R) (2005),

C. Bhattacharya, A. Dey, S. Kundu, K. Banerjee, S. Bhattacharya, S. Mukhopadhyay, D. Gupta, T. Bhattacharjee, S. R. Banerjee, S. Bhattacharyya, T. K. Rana, S. K. Basu, R. Saha, S. Bhattacharjee, K. Krishan, A. Mukherjee, and D. Bandopadhyay and  C. Beck

  1. Fragment emission studies in 16O + 12C reactions. Phys. Rev. C 78, 044601 (2008),

S. Kundu, A. Dey, K. Banerjee, T. K. Rana, S. Muhkopadhayay, D. Gupta, R. Saha, S. Bhattacharya, and C. Bhattacharya

  1. Characteristics of Gd-loaded liquid scintillators BC-521 and BC-525. Nucl. Instrum. Methods  A 581, 1383 (2007),

K. Banerjee, S. Kundu, S. Mukhopadhyay, T.K. Rana, S. Bhattacharya, C. Bhattacharya, S.R. Banerjee, T.K. Ghosh, G. Mukherjee, T. Bandyopadhyay, A. Dey, J.K. Meena, P. Mukhopadhyay, D. Gupta, S. Pal, D. Pandit, S. Bhattacharya

5.       Evidence of quasi-fission in 16O + 238U reaction at sub-barrier energies. Phys. Rev. C 83, 024605 (2011),

                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 and K.S. Golda