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Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata

Experimental Nuclear Physics

Member Profile

Kaushik Banerjee
Official Address

Physics Group
Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre
1/AF, Bidhannagar, Kolkata

Ph: +91 33 2318 2424

Kaushik Banerjee

Present position
Scientific Officer F

PhD (2013): Homi Bhaba National Institute

(Thesis title: Study of nuclear dynamics using neutrons)

Post MSc (2003) BARC Training School (46th Batch)

Post MSc (2002): UGC DAE Consortium for Scientific Research

M.Sc. (2001): Ranchi University

Research Interests

Fusion fission dynamics in transuranic region

Nuclear level density

Decay spectroscopy

Detector development and instrumentation for fast neutron spectroscopy

Selected Publications

 1. Effect of collectivity on nuclear level density,Pratap Roy, K. Banerjee, M. Gohil, C. Bhattacharya, S. Kundu, T. K. Rana, T. K. Ghosh, G.Mukherjee, R. Pandey, H. Pai, V. Srivastava, J. K. Meena, S. R. Banerjee, S. Muhkopadhayay, D.Pandit, S. Pal, S. Bhattacharya, Phys. Rev. C 88 (2013) 031601(R).

2Variation of nuclear level density with angular momentum, K. Banerjee, S. Bhattacharya, C. Bhattacharya, M. Gohil, S. Kundu, T. K. Rana, G. Mukherjee, R. Pandey, P. Roy, H. Pai, A. Dey, T. K. Ghosh, J. K. Meena, S. Mukhopadhyay, D. Pandit, S. Pal, and S. R. BanerjeePhys Rev C 85, 064310 (2012)

3. Evidence of quasi fission in 16O + 238U reaction at sub barrier energies, K. Banerjee, T.K. Ghosh, S. Bhattacharya, C. Bhattacharya, S. Kundu, T. K. Rana, G. Mukherjee, J. K. Meena, J. Sadhukhan, S. Pal, P. Bhattacharya, K. S. Golda, P. Sugathan, R. P. Singh Phys. Rev. C 83, 024605 (2011)

4. Variation of neutron detector characteristics with dimension of BC501A neutron detector, K.Banerjee, T.K. Ghosh, S. Kundu, T. K. Rana, C. Bhattacharya, J. K. Meena, G. Mukherjee, P. Mali, D. Gupta, S. Mukhopadhyay, D. Pandit, S. R. Banerjee, S. Bhattacharya, T. Bandopadhyay, S. Chatterjee. Nucl Inst &Meth in Phys Res A 608, 440 (2009).

5. Characteristics of Gd loaded liquid scintillators BC521 and BC525, 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 Nucl. Inst. & Meth. in Phys. Res. A 580 (2007) 1383

Awards & Fellowships

DAE Group Achievement Award (2013)

DAE Group Achievement Award (2012)

National Eligibility Test (CSIR-NET) for Lectureship (2001)

Talks Delivered 

Talks Delivered (Selected)     

  • Angular momentum dependence of nuclear level density, May 2013, Oslo University, Oslo, Norway 
  • Neutron detector array for DESPEC (MONSTER) from Indian Perspective February, 2011, NUSTAR-India collaboration meeting, TIFR, Mumbai, INDIA 
  • Neutron detector development activities at VECC December, 2010, Theme meeting on nucleus -nucleus collisions at fermi energy at VECC, kolkata, INDIA 
  • Experimental facility on K500 superconducting cyclotron at VECC October, 2009, IPHC, Strasbourg, FRANCE 
  • Change over from compound nucleus fission to quasi fission October, 2009, 2nd International conference on compound nuclear reaction, Bordeaux, FRANCE 
  • Experimental facility on K500 superconducting cyclotron at VECC June, 2009, DAE-BRNS Workshop on Expanding Horizon on nuclear physics at NPD, BARC, INDIA 
  • Neutron detectors for multiplicity and energy measurement September 2007, BRNS Workshop on Ion Beam at VECC and their applications in basic and applied science at VECC, INDIA