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Latest Publication(s)

  • >> Enhanced symmetry energy may bear universality of r-process abundances,  José Nicolás Orce, Balaram Dey, Cebo Ngwetsheni, Srijit Bhattacharya, Deepak Pandit, Brenden Lesch, Andile Zulu

    Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Volume 525, Issue 4, 6249 (2023). 

  • >> Isospin dependence of nuclear level density at A≈ 120 mass region,  R.Shil, K.Banerjee, Pratap Roy, J.Sadhukhan,T.K.Rana, G.Mukherjee, S.Kundu, T.K.Ghosh, S.Manna, A.Sen, R.Pandey, A.Chakraborty, Deepak Pandit, S.Mukhopadhyay, Debasish Mondal, D.Paul, C.Bhattacharya, S.Bhattacharya

    Phys. Lett. B 831, 137145 (2022).

  • >> Statistical approach of nuclear multifragmentation with realistic nuclear equation of state,  S. Mallik

    Phys. Rev. C 107, 054605 (2023)

  • >> Pairing phase transition in an odd–even hot 69Zn nucleus,  Enakshi Senapati, Satabdi Mondal, Srijit Bhattacharya, Deepak Pandit, N Dinh Dang, Nguyen Ngoc Anh, L T Quynh Huong, Rajkumar Santra, N Quang Hung, and Balaram Dey

    J. Phys. G: Nucl. Part. Phys. 50 (2023) 075104 (10pp)

  • >> Frequency mixing property of electron cloud in a Penning trap at room temperature,  Joydip Nandi, A.K. Sikdar, Parnika Das, A. Ray

    Nucl. Instru. and Meth. A, 1056,168647 (2023).


Dr. Vaishali Naik (Group head)

VECC, 1/AF, Bidhannagar

Kolkata 700064, INDIA.

E-mail: vaishali[at]vecc.gov.in

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Nuclear Physics is a unique branch of physics where experimental progress is driven by compelling theoretical questions and theoretical progress is driven by experimental discovery. Thus, it has remained one of the most rewarding disciplines of research in modern physics. Nuclear Physics spans structures ranging in sizes from a fermi (hadrons), a few fermis (nuclei), a few kilometers (neutron stars) to enormous dimensions of supernovae and early universe.

At VECC, we study the behavior of nuclei as they collide with other nuclei at energies varying from very low to very high. We explore the structure of the strongly interacting matter at a density of a few times the density of nuclei and a temperatures of several hundreds of MeV (1 MeV is about 1010 degree K). Nuclei having extreme N/Z ratios are predicted to exist and we intend to produce them and study them. We expect to see very unusual shapes and dimensions of nuclei, especially as they spin more rapidly, in years to come. Man has added more than 24 new elements in the periodic table which nature provides. Production and study of super-heavy elements is another important activity, which interests us. We are engaged in understanding the structure of nuclei, dynamics of nuclear reactions, physics of relativistic heavy ion collisions and quark gluon plasma, study of material science using accelerators.