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Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata

Experimental Nuclear Physics

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Chandana Bhattacharya
Official Address


Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre,

1/AF Bidhan Nagar,

Kolkata 700064, India


Office: +91 33 23182303   

Fax: +91 33 23346871

Chandana Bhattacharya

Present position

Scientific Officer (H)

Head, Experimental Nuclear Physics Division


>  PhD (1995) : University of  Calcutta, INDIA

(Thesis title:  Study of Complex Fragments Emission in Energetic Nuclear Collisions)

>  M.Sc.(1983): Banaras Hindu University, INDIA

>  B.Sc. (1981): Banaras Hindu University, INDIA

Research Interests


  • Fragment emission mechanism in light-heavy ion collisions


  • Study of Deformation effects using Light charged particle as a probe


  • Study of deformation effects using GDR as a probe


  • Study of fusion-fission dynamics at near barrier energies


  • Nuclear reaction and dynamics studies with intermediate energy heavy ion  beam


  • Development of Charged Particle detector Array


  • Development of neutron TOF and 4pi neutron multiplicity array
Selected Publications

1. Survival of orbiting in 20Ne (7 - 10 MeV/nucleon) + 12C reaction:
C. Bhattacharya, A. Dey, S. Kundu, K. Banerjee, S. Bhattacharya, S. Mukhopadhyay, D. Gupta, T. Bahattacharjee, S. R. Banerjee, S. Bhattacharyya, T. Rana, S. K. Basu, R. Saha, S. Bhattacharjee, K. Krishan, A. Mukherjee, D. Bandopadhyay, C. Beck, Phys. Rev. C 72, 021601(2005) (R).

2. Dissipation of angular momentum in light heavy ion collision:
C. Bhattacharya, S. Bhattacharya, T. Bhattacharjee, A. Dey, S. Kundu,  S.R. Banerjee, P. Das, S.K. Basu  and  K. Krishan, Phys. Rev. C 69, 024607 (2004).

3. Consistency of nuclear thermometric measurements at moderate excitation:
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, P. Dhara. Phys., Rev. C 78, 027602 (2008).

4. Deformation effects in 56Ni nuclei produced in  28Si + 28Si at 112 MeV: 
C. Bhattacharya, M. Rousseau, C. Beck, V. Rauch, R.M. Freeman, D. Mahboub, R. Nouicer, P. Papka, O. Stezowski, A. Hachem, E. Martin, A.K. Dummer, S.J. Sanders , and A. Szanto De Toledo, Phys. Rev. C 65, 014611(2001 ).

5. Intermediate mass fragments emission in the reaction 96 MeV 19F on 12C :
C .  Bhattacharya,    D. Bandyopadyay, S.K.Basu, S. Bhattacharya, K.Krishan, G.S.N. Murthy,     A. Chatterjee, S.Kailas and P. Singh, Phys. Rev. C 54, 3099(1996).

Talks Delivered 


1.  Experimental facilities for superconducting cyclotron at VECC: Status Report: December 22-26,  2008, DAE - BRNS  symposium on Nucl. Phys., Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India, Invited Talk


2.    Dissipative collisions in light heavy-ion nuclei: Recent progress and


perspectives Dec.12-16, 2005, Mumbai, India, DAE-BRNS 50th symposium


on nuclear physics, Invited talk


3.  Charged Particle Detector arrays & associated Physics:

Sept. 12-14,2007, VECC, Kolkata, India, BRNS Workshop on Ion beams at VECC and their applications in basic and applied sciences, Invited talk


4.  Dissipative collisions in light heavy-ion nuclei at VEC energies :

November 28, 2005, IUC-DAEF, Kolkata, India , workshop on nuclear spectroscopy with heavy ions  beam from VECC, Invited talk


5.    Cluster emission in 13C+12C and 12C+12C reactions at 6MeV/Nucleon:

May25 – 28, 2010, Bruxelles, Belgium, 2nd Workshop on "State of the Art in Nuclear Cluster Physics" SOTANCP2 ,  Presented talk


 6.    Neutron Detector Development at VECC, India, Oct 4- 8,2010, Lund, Sweden, Nustar Week, Presented talk


 7.    Neutron  TOF and Silicon detectors for Nustar at FAIR :

March 8 to 10, 2010, VECC, Kolkata , India, Physics with FAIR: India, Perspective, Presented talk



8.    Role of deformation in the decay of 56Ni and 40Ca di-nuclei:


August 24-28 , 1998, Paris, France , International Nuclear Physics Conference, Presented talk




1.  Dissipative collisions in light heavy-ion nuclei: Recent progress and perspectives : June 1,2010,  Institut Pluridisciplinaire Hubert Curien,, Strasbourg, France.


2. Experimental facilities for  Superconducting Cyclotron at VECC :

FEBRUARY 25 - 26,  2010, Raniganj, Burdwan, India


3.  Mechanism of IMFs Emission in low energy nucleus- nucleus collisions.

Nov., 1997, at the Institut de Recherches Subatomiques (IReS), Strasbourg, France