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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 2307

Kaushik Banerjee

Present position
Scientific Officer G
Earlier positions held

Post Doctoral Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra 2017 -2019


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

Research Interests

Fusion fission dynamics in transuranic region

Nuclear level density

Decay spectroscopy

Detector development and instrumentation for fast neutron spectroscopy

Selected Publications

1. Mechanisms Suppressing Superheavy Element Yields in Cold Fusion Reactions,
K. Banerjee, D.J. Hinde, M. Dasgupta, E.C. Simpson, D.Y. Jeung, C. Simenel, B.M.A. Swinton-Bland, E. Williams, I.P. Carter, K.J. Cook, H.M. David, Ch.E. Dllmann, J. Khuyagbaatar, B. Kindler, B. Lommel, E. Prasad, C. Sengupta, J.F. Smith, K. Vo-Phuoc, J. Walshe, and A. Yakushev
Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 232503 (2019).

2. Direct evidence of fadeout of collective enhancement in nuclear level density, 
K.Banerjee, Pratap Roy, Deepak Pandit, Jhilam Sadhukhan, S. Bhattachary, C. Bhattacharya, G.Mukherjee, T.K.Ghosh, S. Kundu, A. Sen, T.K.Rana, S.Manna, R.Pandey, T.Roy, A.Dhal, Md. A. Asgar, S. Mukhopadhyay,
Phys. Lett. B 772, 105 (2017).

3. Fission dynamics study in 243Am and 254Fm,
K. Banerjee, T. K. Ghosh, P. Roy, S. Bhattacharya, A. Chaudhuri, C. Bhattacharya, R. Pandey, S. Kundu, G. Mukherjee, T. K. Rana, J. K. Meena, G. Mohanto, R. Dubey, N. Saneesh, P. Sugathan, R. Guin, S. Das, and P. Bhattacharya,
Phys. Rev. C 93, 064602 (2016).

4. Variation 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. Banerjee
Phys Rev C 85, 064310 (2012).

5. 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).

Awards & Fellowships

DAE Scientific and Technological Excellence Award (2017)

Indian Physics Association S N Sesadri Memorial Instumentation Award (2014)

DAE Group Achievement Award (2014)

DAE Group Achievement Award (2013)

DAE Group Achievement Award (2012)

Talks Delivered 

Talks Delivered (Selected)     

Fusion fission dynamics in Super Heavy Element synthesis, DAE Symp, Lucknow University, 2019

Fusion dynamics in Super Heavy Element Synthesis with atomic number Z =114, AIP Congress, University of Western Australia, Perth, Dec 2018

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

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