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Latest Publication(s)

  • >> First observation of multiple transverse wobbling bands of different kinds in 183Au,  S. Nandi , G. Mukherjee , Q. B. Chen ,S. Frauendorf , R. Banik , Soumik Bhattacharya, Shabir Dar , S. Bhattacharyya, C. Bhattacharya, S. Chatterjee, S. Das, S. Samanta, R. Raut, S. S. Ghugre, S. Rajbanshi et al

    Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 132501 (2020)

  • >> Puzzle of collective enhancement in the nuclear level density,  Deepak Pandit, Balaram Dey, Srijit Bhattacharya, T. K. Rana, Debasish Mondal, S. Mukhopadhyay, Surajit Pal, A. De, Pratap Roy, K. Banerjee, S. Kundu, A. K. Sikdar, C. Bhattacharya, S.R. Banerjee.

    Phys. Lett. B 816, 136173 (2021).

  • >> Proton entropy excess and possible signature of pairing reentrance in hot nuclei,  Balaram Dey, Srijit Bhattacharya. Deepak Pandit, N. Dinh Dang, N.Ngoc Anh, L.Tan Phuc, N.Quang Hung

    Phys Lett B 819, 136445 (2021).

  • >> Electron capture nuclear decay rate under compression in a confined environment,  A. Ray, P. Das, A. K. Sikdar, S. Pathak, N. Aquino, Mayra Lozano-Espinosa and A. N. Artemyev

    Eur. Phys. J. A 75, 140 (2021).

  • >> Fission fragment mass and folding angle distributions in the reaction 9 Be + 238U,  D. Paul , A. Sen , T. K. Ghosh , Md. Moin Shaikh, K. Atreya,Rajkumar Santra,Samir Kundu, T. K. Rana, K. Banerjee, C. Bhattacharya, S. Bhattacharya,J. K. Meena, D. C. Biswas, B. N. Joshi, N. Kumar et al;

    Phys. Rev. C 104, 024604 (2021) 

  • >> Shape coexistence scenario in 150Sm from a γ-γfast-timing measurement,  S. Basak,, S. S Alam, D. Kumar, A. Saha and T. Bhattacharjee

    Phys. Rev. C 104, 024320 (2021) 

  • >> Energy response and fast timing characteristics of 1.5′′ x 1.5′′ CeBr3 scintillator,  Soumik Bhattacharya, Sneha Das, S. Bhattacharyya, R. Banik, Shabir Dar, Deepak Pandit, A. Choudhury, K. Banerjee, Debasish Mondal, S. Mukhopadhyay

    Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A 1014 (2021) 165737

  • >> No signature of the saturation of giant dipole resonance width in medium-mass nuclei,  S. Mukhopadhyay, Pratap Roy, Debasish Mondal, Deepak Pandit, Surajit Pal, Balaram Dey, Srijit Bhattacharya, A. De, T. K. Rana, S. Kundu, J. Sadhukhan, C. Bhattacharya, and S. R. Banerjee

    Phys. Rev. C 105, L031304 (2021).


Dr. Jan-e-Alam (Group head)

VECC, 1/AF, Bidhannagar

Kolkata 700064, INDIA.

E-mail: jane[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.