Kushal Kalita

Kushal Kalita

Associate Professor

MSc (Delhi) PhD (Delhi) Postdoctoral Fellow (ANU, Canberra)

Nuclear Physics

Department of Physics
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Email:- kkalita@gauhati.ac.in

Research Area:

-In Keywords: Nuclear Physics , Reaction dynamics, Detector development and simulation, Hadron Physics, Radiological Physics and Nuclear Medicine.

-In brief : Reactions induced by loosely bound nuclei, impact on deformation of projectile/target on fusion cross sections, Orientation dependance on Multi-nucleon transfer, Detector (IC, Si-SBD, Si-PM etc.) R & D and Simulation, Radioactive Ion beams.

-Existing Facility : Scattering Chamber, 2-channel Data Acquisition system, alpha-source, Si-SBD, IC, Si-PM.

-Future paln : 8-channel Data acquisition system (DAQ), workstation, computer interfced experiments, Advanced detector development Laboratory.

  1.  “The ANDA Barrel-TOF Detector at FAIR” S. Zimmermann, K. Suzuki, D. Steinschaden, M. Chirita, G. Ahmed, K. Dutta, K. Kalita, A. Lehmann, M. Böhm, K. Schwarz, H. Orth and K.-Th. Brinkmann, Journal of Instrumentation, C08017, Vol 12, (2017)
  2.  “Momentum fractions carried by quarks and gluons in models of proton structure functions at small x” D.K. Choudhury, B. Saikia and K. Kalita, International Journal of Modern Physics A, Vol. 32, No.18, 1750107 (2017), IF=1.669
  3.  "Precision timing counter based on plastic scintillator with SiPM as photon Sensor” B. J. Roy, A. Parmar, K. Dutta, S. Kotwal, Sonika, K. Kalita, B. K. Nayak and A.Saxena, International Journal of Research and Scientific Innovation, Volume IV, Issue VIII, August , pages 6-10 (2017) IF=1.694
  4. "Deformation effects on sub-barrier fusion cross sections in 16O + 174,176 Yb” Tapan Rajbongshi, K. Kalita, S. Nath, J. Gehlot, Tathagata Banerjee, Ish Mukul, R. Dubey, N. Madhavan, C. J. Lin,A. Shamlath, P. V. Laveen, M. Shareef, Neeraj Kumar, P. Jisha, and P. Sharma, Physical Review C, 93, 054622 (2016), IF=3.73
  5. "Feasibility studies of time-like proton electromagnetic form factors at P ¯ ANDA at FAIR” B. P. Singh, ....., K. Dutta, K. Kalita, ..., (The PANDA collaboration) European Physical Journal A, 52, 10, 1, (2016)
  6. "Study of doubly strange systems using stored antiprotons” B. P. Singh, ....., K. Dutta, K. Kalita, ..., (The PANDA collaboration) Nuclear Physics A 954 (2016) 323;340.
  7. "Phenomenological barrier parameters for total reaction cross sections” C. K. Phookan and K. Kalita, Indian Journal of Physics , 90(I), 99-106 (2016), IF=1.785
  8.  "A model for explanation of fusion suppression using classical trajectory method; C. K. Phookan and K. Kalita, EPJ Web of Conferences, 86, 00033 (2015)
  9. "Experimental access to Transition Distribution Amplitudes with the PANDA experiment at FAIR” B.P.Singh, ....., K.Kalita, ..., (The PANDA collaboration)., Eur. Phys. J. A 51,107 (2015).
  10.  “Systematic study of deformation effects on fusion cross sections using various proximity potentials” T. Rajbongshi and K. Kalita, Cent. Eur. J. Phys. 12(6) 433-444 (2014), IF=1.077
  11.  “A model for explanation of fusion suppression using classical trajectory method” C. K. Phookan and K. Kalita, Journal of Physics G: Nucl. & Particle Phys. 40,125107 (2013), IF=2.838
  12.  “Systematic study of Coulomb barrier of reactions induced by loosely bound projectiles using proximity potentials” C.K. Phookan and K. Kalita, Nuclear Physics A, 899 , 29-43(2013), IF=1.54
  13.  “Suppression of fusion cross section on 6Li + 209Bi using Classical Trajectory Model” C. K. Phookan and K. Kalita, J. Assam Sc. Soc., Vol 53, No.2, Page63-68, December (2012), ISSN:0587-1921
  14.  “A detector test setup and characterization” K. Kalita, T. Rajbongshi, Horizon-a journal of Physics Vol 2, 43-52, (2012) ISSN: 2250-0871
  15.  “Evidence for incomplete fusion on 12C + 208Pb and 13C + 207Pb reactions in above barrier energies” K. Kalita, Journal of Physics G: Nucl. & Particle Phys. 38, 095104 (2011), IF=4.178 (Cited 7 times)
  16.  “Influence of break-up on fusion of 12,13C + 208,207Pb system” K. Kalita and M. Bhuyan, JASS-a journal of Assam Science Society, Vol 52, No.1, 51 , June (2011) ISSN: 0587-1921
  17.  “Extent of incomplete fusion on 12,13C + 208,207Pb system” K. Kalita and M. Bhuyan, Horizon-a journal of Physics Vol 1, 43-52 (2011) ISSN: 2250-0871
  18.  “Fusion inhibition on reactions of 12C +208Pb, 10,11B +208Bi and 30Si +186W due to quasi-fission” K. Kalita, JASS- a journal of Assam Science Society, Vol 52, No.2, 67-71 ,December (2011) ISSN: 0587-1921
  19.  “Interaction of loosely bound radioactive 7Be and stable 7Li with 9Be” S. Verma, J.J. Das, A. Jhingan , K. Kalita et. al, Eur. Phys. J A 44 385-392(2010), IF=1.968
  20.  “Surface Morphological and Structural Changes on Tungsten due to proton irradiation in plasma focus device” M. Bhuyan, S. R. Mohanty , K. Kalita , J. Assam Sc. Soc. , Vol.49, No.2, Page 109-114, June (2009) ISSN:0587-1921
  21.  “Interaction of loosely bound radioactive and stable nuclei via elastic scattering and fusion cross section reaction” K. Kalita, Indian Journal of Physics, 82, (6) 801-805 (2008)
  22.  “Measurement of elastic scattering 7Be, 7Li + 9Be systems and fusion cross sections for 7Li + 9Be system” S. Verma, J. J. Das, A. Jhingan, K. Kalita, S. Barua et al, Eur. Phys. Journal, Special Topics 150 , 75 (2007), IF=0.84 (Cited 10 times)
  23.  “Elastic scattering and fusion cross sections for 7Be, 7Li + 27Al systems” K. Kalita, S. Verma, R. Singh, J. J. Das, A. Jhingan, N. Madhavan, S. Nath,T. Varughese, P. Sugathan, V. V. Parkar, K. Mahata, K. Ramachandran, A. Srivastava, A. Chatterjee, S. Kailas, S. Barua, P. Basu, H. Majumdar, M. Sinha, R. Bhattacharya and A. K. Sinha. Phys. Rev. C 73, 024609 (2006), IF=3.477 (Cited 24 times)
  24.  “Fission hindrance studies in 208Pb : Evaporation residue cross section and spin distribution Measurements” P. D. Shidling, N. M. Badiger, S. Nath, R. Kumar, A. Jhingan, R. P. Singh, P. Sugathan, S. Muralithar, N. Madhavan, A. K. Sinha, Santanu Pal, S. Kailas, S. Verma, K. Kalita, S.Mandal, R. Singh, B. R. Behera, K. M. Varier, M. C. Radhakrishna. Phys. Rev. C 74 , 064603 (2006), IF=3.477 ( Cited 55 times)
  25.  “Development of a large area telescopic detector system for elastic and transfer reaction angular distribution measurements” K. Kalita, A. Jhingan, S. Barua, J. J. Das, T. Varughese, P. Sugathan, N. Madhavan, S. Nath, S. Verma and R. Singh, Indian Journal of Pure & Applied Physics, 43, 567 (2005) IF=0.246 (Cited 4 times)
  26.  “Investigation of scattering between mirror nuclei 7Be and 7Li” S. Barua, J. J. Das, A. Jhingan, N. Madhavan, T. Varughese, P. Sugathan, K. Kalita, S. Verma, B. Bhattacharjee, S. K. Datta and K. Boruah; Phys. Rev. C 72, 044602 (2005) IF=3.477 (Cited 11 times)
  27.  “Development of a high efficiency annular detector system for RIB experiments at NSC” Akhil Jhingan, S. Barua, J. J. Das, T. Varughese, P. Sugathan, N. Madhavan, S. Nath, K. Kalita, S. Verma; Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 539 ,269 (2005), IF=1.207 (Cited 5 times)
  28.  “Study of elastic scattering of mirror nuclei 7Be + 7Li” S. Barua, J. J. Das, A. Jhingan, T. Varughese, N. Madhavan, P. Sugathan, S. Verma,K. Kalita, B. Bhattacharjee, S. K. Datta and K. Boruah; Nuclear Phys. A 746, 467c(2004)
  • In Conference Proceedings:
  1.  "Effect of deformetion on sub-barrier fusion cross sections induced by 16,18O on Ni, Sn" N. K. Dev and K. Kalita ; Proceeding of the DAE-BRNS Synp. on Nuclear Physics, 62, 498 (2017)
  2.  "Determination of hexa-decapole deformation on 176Yb", G. Mohanto, B.K. Nayak,...,K. Kalita, ....Proceeding of the DAE-BRNS Synp. on Nuclear Physics, 62, 552 (2017)
  3. ”Observation of an energy shift between fusion and quasi elastic barrier distributions” Tapan Rajbongshi, K. Kalita, S. Nath , N. Madhavan , and J. Gehlot, Proceeding of the DAE-BRNS Synp. on Nuclear Physics, 61, 504 (2016)
  4.  “Systematic study of negative hexadecapole deformation effects on fusion cross sections using various proximity potentials” T. Rajbongshi and K. Kalita, NCNAP-2016 held 4-6th October 2016 in Central University of Uttarakhand, Ranshi.
  5.  “The Barrel TOF detector for PANDA” D. Steinschaden, K. Dutta , L. Gruber , K. Suzuki , M. Böhm , M. Cardinali , M. Hoek, K. Kalita, K. Götzen , H. Kumawat , W. Lauth , A. Lehmann , J. Marton , H. Orth , A. Parmar , B. J. Roy , C.Sonika , L. Schmitt , C. Schwarz , C. Sfienti4 , M.Thiel. Proceedings of Science, The European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics 22–29 July (2015), Vienna, Austria
  6.  “Influence of hexadecapole deformation on fusion for 16O + 174,176Yb systems” Tapan Rajbongshi, K. Kalita, S. Nath, N. Madhavan, J. Gehlot, I.Mukul, Tathagata Banerjee, R.Dubey, T. Varughese, A. Shamlath, P.V. Laveen, M. Shareef, Priya Sharma, Neeraj Kumar, and P. Jisha, Proceedings of the DAE-BRNS Symp. on Nucl. Phys. 60,530 (2015)
  7.  “Phenomenological study of total reaction cross section” C. K. Phookan and Kushal Kalita ,Proceedings of the DAE-BRNS Symp. on Nucl. Phys. 60, 450, (2015)
  8. ‘ Strong enhancement in sub-barrier fusion cross sections on 16O+174,176 Yb systems’ ; Tapan Rajbongshi, K. Kalita, S. Nath, N. Madhavan, J. Gehlot, I. Mukul, Tathagata Banerjee, R. Dubey, T. Varughese, A. Shamlath, P. V. Laveen, M. Shareef, Priya Sharma, Neeraj Kumar, and P. Jisha, Poster presentation in the IUAC Acquaintance Programme at Department of Physics, Gauhati University, 16th November, 2015
  9.  “Study of Preshower in the PANDA Target Spectrometer” Kamal Dutta,Kushal Kalita, K. Suzuki, D. Steinschaden, and B. J. Roy, Proceedings of the DAE-BRNS Symp. on Nucl. Phys. 60,1044 (2015)
  10.  “Simulation study of time-of-flight (TOF) detector for PANDA experiment@FAIR, GSI, Germany”, K. Dutta and K. Kalita, National seminar on “Advances in Electronics and Allied Science & Technology”, conducted by Electronic Scientists and Engineers Society (ESES), during 18-19 September, 2015 India.
  11.  “Nuclear energy and radiation disaster” K. Kalita, Proceeding of National Seminar on Advances in Physical and Biological Sciences during 6-7th April, 2015
  12.  “Preparation of enriched 176Yb target on carbon backing” T. Rajbongshi and K. Kalita, Prodeeding of DAE-Symposium on Nuclear Physics 864 59 (2014)
  13.  “Study of fusion barriers of reactions induced by loosely bound projectiles” C. K. Phookan and K. Kalita , Proceeding of DAE-Symposium on Nuclear Physics 392 59 (2014)
  14.  “Negative hexadecapole deformation effects on barrier distributions for 16O + 174,176Yb” T. Rajbongshi and K. Kalita, IXth National conference of Physics Academy of N.E., 18-20 December, NEIST, Nirjuli, Itanagar, AP-791109 (2014)
  15.  “A model for explanation of fusion suppression using classical trajectory method” C. K. Phookan and K. Kalita, VIth International conference Fusion14 in IUAC, New Delhi, 24-28 Feb, 2014
  16.  “Deformation effects on fusion cross-sections using various proximity potentials” T. Rajbongshi, and K. Kalita, International Conference on Green Energy & Smart Materials Through Science, Technology & Management, Department of Electronic Science, Gauhati University, 21-24 Jan. 2014
  17.  “Evaporation residue excitation on 16O+176Yb reaction” T. Rajbongshi, and K. Kalita, National seminar on Frontiers in Science and Technology, Assam Science Society , March 21-12, page 140 (2013)
  18.  “Use of proximity potential in estimating the Coulomb barrier of reactions induced by loosely bound projectiles” C. K. Phookan, K. Kalita and T.Rajbongshi, Oral presentation at National conference of Theretical Physics (NCTP), Tezpur University, Feb-8-12, 2013
  19.  “A detector test setup and characterization” K. Kalita and T. Rajbongshi, Horizon-a journal of Phys. Vol2, 48-56 (2012), ISBN:2250-0871
  20.  “Classical trajectory model for extraction of fusion suppression on 6Li + 209Bi reaction” C. K. Phookan, B. Saikia, T. Rajbongshi and K. Kalita, One day National seminar on New frontiers in Physics, Gauhati University, May 11, 2012
  21.  “Classical trajectory model on fusion suppression of 16O + 209Bi” C. K. Phookan and K. Kalita. Oral presentation at 57th Annual Technical Session of Assam Science Society, March, 2012.
  22.  Extent of incomplete fusion on 12,13C + 207,208Pb reactions” K. Kalita and M. Bhuyan, Horizon-a journal of Phys. Vol1, 45-52 (2011), ISBN:2250-0871
  23.  Influence of Break –up on fusion of 12,13C + 208,207Pb systems” K. Kalita, Proc. of Assam Science Society, Dibrugarh Univ. 26 March, 2011
  24. "Interaction of loosely bound radioactive and stable nuclei via elastic scattering and fusion cross section reaction” K. Kalita and R. Singh, Proc. in 5th Physics Academy of North East (PANE), 2007.
  25.  “Fusion and angular distribution measurements for 40Ca + 70 Zn around Coulomb Barrier” Ranjit, S. K. Mandal, R. Singh, N. Madhavan, S. Muralidhar, J. J. Das, S. Nath, A. Jhingan, B. Behera, Shashi Verma, Hardev Singh, K. Kalita, P. D. Shildling, J. Gehlot, Seneel, E. Prashad, Proc. of DAE-BRNS Symp on Nucl. Phys. 52, 357 (2007)
  26.  "Investigating Surface Diffuseness of Nuclear Potential Using Sub-barrier Back Angle Elastic Scattering. K. Kalita, V. Raghunatha Rao, R. Singh, A. K. Sinha, P. Sugathan, N. Madhavan, J. J. Das; Proc. of DAE-BRNS Symp on Nucl. Phys. 51, 335 (2006)
  27. " Elastic scattering and fusion measurements for 7Li + 9Be system. S.Verma, K. S. Golda, J. J. Das, A. Jhingan, Ranjit, S. Mandal, K. Kalita, N. Madhavan, P. Sugathan, S. Nath, T. Varughese, J. Gehlot, B. K. Nayak, A. Saxena, S. K. Datta, R. Singh, Proc. of DAE- BRNS Symp on Nucl. Phys., 51, 467 (2006)
  28.  Elastic scattering angular distributions and fusion cross sections for weakly bound nuclei 7Be, 7Li on 9Be. S. Verma, J. J. Das, A. Jhingan, K. Kalita, S. Barua, N. Madhavan, P. Sugathan, S. Nath, T. Varughese, K. S. Golda, S. Mandal, Ranjit, P. K. Sahu, B. Jhon, B. K. Nayak, A.Saxena, S. K. Datta, R. Singh. Proceedings of International RNB7 Conference , INFN, Italy, July, 2006.
  29.  Elastic scattering and fusion cross sections for 7Be, 7Li + 27Al systems. K. Kalita, S. Verma, R. Singh, J. J. Das, A. Jhingan, N. Madhavan, S. Nath, T. Varughese, P. Sugathan, V. V. Parkar, K. Mahata, K. Ramachandran, A. Srivastava, A. Chatterjee, S. Kailas, S. Barua, P. Basu, H. Majumdar, M. Sinha, R. Bhattacharya and A. K. Sinha; Proc. of DAE-BRNS Symp. on Nucl. Phys. 50, 370 (2005).
  30. " Fusion Cross-sections for 7Be + 27Al system from quasielastic scattering. K. Kalita, J. J. Das, S. Barua, S. Verma, S. Nath, N. Madhavan, P. Sugathan, A. Jhingan, T. Varughese, R. Singh, K. Ramachandran, K. Mahata, A. Navin, A. Chatterjee, S.Kailas, P. Basu, M. Sinha, H. Majumdar, R. Bhattacharya, A. K. Sinha; Proc. of DAE-BRNS Symp. on Nucl. Phys. 47B, 306 (2004).
  31. " Fission Hindrance Studies in 200Pb*. P. D. Shidling, N. M. Badiger, S. Nath, R. Kumar, A. Jhingan, R. P. Singh, P. Sugathan, S. Muralithar, N. Madhavan, A. K. Sinha, S. Kailas, R. Singh, S. Verma, K. Kalita, S.Mandal, B. R. Behra, K. M. Varier, M. C. Radhakrishna; Proc. of DAE- BRNS Symp. on Nucl. Phys. 50, 340 (2004).
  32. " Elastic scattering measurement for 7Be + 9Be system. S. Verma, J. J. Das, A. Jhingan, K. Kalita, S. Barua, N. Madhavan, P. Sugathan, S. Nath, T.Varughese, R. Singh, P. K. Sahu and B. Jhon; Proc. of DAE- BRNS Symp. on Nucl. Phys. 47B, 340 (2004).
  33. " Fission hindrance studies: Evaporation residue and gamma measurements. P. D. Shildling, N. M. Badiger, S. Nath, R. Kumar, A. Jhingan, R. P. Singh, S. Muralithar, N. Madhavan, K. Kalita, S. Verma, R. Singh, A. K. Sinha, S. Kailas, K. M. Varier, M. C. Radhakrishnan ; Proc. of DAE-BRNS Symp. on Nucl. Phys. 47B, 270 (2004).
  34. "Development of a large area telescopic detector system for transfer reaction angular distribution measurements. K. Kalita, A. Jhingan, S. Barua, J. J. Das, T. Varughese, P. Sugathan, N. Madhavan, S. Nath, S. Verma, R. Singh, Proc. of DAE-BRNS Symp. on Nucl. Phys. 46B, 554 (2003).
  35. "Simultaneous measurement of elastic, transfer and fusion cross sections for 7Be + 27Al systems. K. Kalita, J. J. Das, S. Barua, S. Verma, S. Nath, N. Madhavan, P. Sugathan, A. Jhingan, T. Varughese, R. Singh, K. Ramachandran, K. Mahata, A. Navin, A. Chatterjee, S. Kailas, P. Basu, M. Sinha, H. Majumdar, R. Bhattacharya, A. K. Sinha; Proc. of DAE-BRNS Symp. on Nucl. Phys, 46B. 316 (2003).
  36. "Elastic scattering of mirror nuclei 7Be + 7Li. S. Barua, B. Bhattacharjee, K. Boruah, J. J. Das, T. Varughese, P. Sugathan, S. Nath, N. Madhavan, P. V. Madhusuthanna Rao, S. K. Datta, K. Kalita, S. Verma; International Workshop on Nuclei at extremes of Isospins amd Mass, Puri (2003).
  37. "Annular detector setup for RIB experiments at NSC. Akhil Jhingan, S. Barua, J. J. Das, T. Varughese, P. Sugathan, N. Madhavan, S. Nath, K. Kalita, S. Verma, R. Singh; Proc. of DAE-BRNS Symp. on Nucl. Phys. 45B, 416 (2002).
  38. "In Vacuum Target Transfer System for 7Be + 7Li Scattering Experiment. S. Barua, B. Bhattacherjee, K. Boruah, T. Varughese, A. Jhiangan, J. J. Das, P. Sugathan,S. Nath, N. Madhavan, S. K. Datta, K. Kalita, S. Verma; Proc. of DAE-BRNS Symp. onNucl. Phys. 45B, 468 (2002).

 

1. Inter University Accelerator Centre (IUAC), New Delhi

2. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Mumbai

3. Stephen-Meyer-Institute, Vienna, Austria

4. FAIR@PANDA , GSI, Germany

5. China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE), China

  1. "Development of ionization detector development and testing". (UGC-MRP,Rs. 1.55 Lakhs, 2 yrs)(1.07.2012-31.6.2014)
  2.  "Measurement of evaporation residue excitation functions and barrier distribution on 16O + 176, 174Yb systems" (IUAC-UGC) Major , Rs. 6.03 Lakhs, 3 yrs) (1.10.2012-30.09.2015)
  3.  "Simulation studies and development of SiPM based detector for PANDA experiments: Indian contribution to PANDA" (DST, Major , Rs. 44.794 Lakhs, 3 yrs (7.8.2013-6.11.2016)
  4.  "Radiation technology development for food preservation and crop improvement in societal life"(ASTEC, Govt. of Assam, Major, Rs. 2.5 Lakhs, 2 yrs (20.6.2013-19.6.2015)

  1. Mr. Chinmoy Kumar Phookan (Thesis Title: 'Studies on the properties of nuclear reactions induced by loosely bound nuclei') (awarded 31.12 2014)
  2.  Mr. Tapan Rajbongshi (Thesis Title: “Fusion cross-sections measurements induced by heavy ions”) awarded on 28.02.2017.
  3.  Mrs. Baishali Saikia (Thesis title: “A Study of Nucleon Structure Functions”, awarded Feb. 2018
  4.  Kamal Dutta (Finally registered)
  5.  Nabendu kr. Dev (Provisionally registered)
  6.  Harun Al Rashid (Provisionally registered)

  1.  General Secretary of Gauhati University Teachers' association (2017-2018)
  2.  Vice- President of Assam Physical Society (2016-2018)
  3.  Joint Secretary of Physics Academy of North East (PANE)(2018-19)
  4.  General secretary of Physical Society, GU (2007-2008)
  5.  Life member of Indian Association of Physics Teachers

BOYSCAST Postdoctoral fellowship to work in Auatralian National University, Canberra, Australia for one year (2009-2010)

  1. “Strong evidence of incomplete fusion on 12,13C + 208,207Pb systems in above barrier energies” at the Department of Physics & Astrophysics, University of Delhi-110007 on 11th April, 2011.
  2.  “Nuclear Disaster”, in Academic Staff College, GU on 23. 3 .2014
  3.  “Experimental Nuclear Physics: Prospects & Challenges” on 29.10.2014 in St. Edmund's College, Shillong, Meghalaya
  4.  “Nuclear Hazards”, in UGC-MHRD, GU on 10. 6 .2015
  5.   “Studies on the fusion dynamics induced by heavy ions” an IUAC-Acquaiantance programme at Gauhati University on 16.11.2015
  6.  “Entrepreneurship and its technological prospect” conducted by Entrepreneurship Promotion Cell, USTM, Meghalaya on 31.01.2018
  7. "Effects of deformation on fusion cross sections induced by heavy ions", National seminar on Progresses on Nuclear and High Energy Physics, 30-31st March 2018.

  1.  Central European Journal of Physics
  2.  PRAMANA- a Journal of Physics
  3. Indian Journal of Physics
  4.  Journal of Assam Science Society
  5.  Horizon -a journal of Physics .