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ISBN 9780367539634
November 17, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
152 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations

 
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Introduction to Experimental Nuclear Reactions is a book with a concise and simple approach on the subject of experimental nuclear physics. The subject being very technical is dealt with in a very lucid way so that the reader can grasp the concept and later gain hands on experience while doing field work. In this book, theoretical, experimental and instrumentation aspects are all covered with emphasis on accelerator based techniques which forms the basis of the subject of experimental nuclear physics.

Other books on similar topics either concentrate on the physics aspects more while some others are more focussed on the instrumentation and radiation detection techniques while accelerator related concepts are less explained. One of the main stand alone features of the book is it’s to the point approach that makes the book concise so that the beginner is not lost in the never ending details.

The book discusses the following aspects .

  • basic introduction to nuclear reactions
  • two and three body kinematics
  • accelerator based experimental techniques
  • basic aspects of the accelerator and accessories
  • vacuum physics
  • radiation detector physics and its associated electronics
  • Theoretical modelling and errors

The book is mainly intended for students who aspire to pursue a career in experimental nuclear physics research or work in a nuclear accelerator laboratory.

Chinmay Basu, PhD is a researcher in the field of experimental nuclear physics and his present interests are in the field of low energy nuclear astrophysics. He is a Professor and In charge of an accelerator facility at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata.

Table of Contents

1. Basic Concepts 2. Cross-section 3. Kinematics 4. Types of Nuclear Reactions 5. Nuclear Reaction Experiment 6. Accelerators for nuclear reactions 7. Vacuum Techniques 8. Radiation Detectors 9. Electronics and Data Acquisition system 10. Introduction to the concept of errors 11. Theoretical Models

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Biography

Chinmay Basu born in the year 1967 in Kolkata is presently a Professor in the Nuclear Physics Division at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata. He did his Masters in Physics from the University of Calcutta with a specialization in Nuclear Physics and PhD in Physics from the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics on Non-equilibrium nuclear reactions. After his PhD, he continued as a research associate in the same institute and later joined as a faculty member in 2002. His interests in research are Nuclear Reactions, Nuclear Astrophysics and development of nuclear gas detectors. He has about 40 publications in reputed international Journals and have delivered lectures at various institutes in India and abroad. He is also a guest teacher in the University of Calcutta and also regularly teaches in the Post MSc course at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics. The author’s present interests are in the field of Nuclear Astrophysics and its study through experiments with very low energy high current ion beams.