Nuclear and Particle Physics

The mission of the Nuclear and Particle Physics division is to discover, explore, and understand various aspects of neutrinos – the weakly interacting fundamental particles most abundant in the universe next to photons, and nuclear reaction dynamics, structure & astrophysics. This requires a broad approach to different, but related, scientific frontiers: improving our understanding of the building blocks of matter; discovering the origins of nuclei; and identifying the forces that transform matter.

Members:

Thrust Areas

  • Nuclear structure theory
  • Double beta (ββ)-decay simulations and Nuclear Matrix elements (NMEs) calculations
  • Multi-nucleon transfer (MNT) reactions
  • Low energy incomplete fusion (ICF)
  • Fusion hindrance at extreme sub-barrier energies
  • Nuclear structure via Coulex, MNT and ICF reactions

Recent Research Activities

  • Neutrinoless ββ-decay transition matrix elements
  • Uncertainties in nuclear transition matrix elements for β+β+ and eβ+ modes of neutrinoless ββ-decay
  • Rotational bands and electromagnetic transitions of some Neodymium nuclei in-projected Hartree-Fock model
  • A/Z resolution capability and transmission of Lund-York-Cologne-Calorimeter (LYCCA)
  • Onset and influence of low energy incomplete fusion
  • Fusion hindrance for positive q-value systems
  • Collective nature of low-lying excitations in 70,72,74Zn and structure of 35S

Collaborations

  • TIFR, IIT KGP, BARC, SINP, VECC, IOP, PRL, RRI, Univ. of Lucknow for INO
  • INFN- Universita II, Tor Vergata, Italy
  • IUAC, New Delhi
  • R3B, LYCCA, AGATA, PreSPEC, HISPEC, DESPEC for NuSTAR within FAIR, Germany