Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

TPSC seminar

Date and time: 30 September 2013 (Monday), 4:15 pm
Venue: Seminar Hall

Title: Interplay of nuclear structure and dynamics: Applications to surrogate reactions

Speaker: Dr. Basanta Kumar Nayak, Nuclear Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai

Abstract: Significant advances have been achieved in the last years in the study of elastic scattering, transfer, fusion and fission reactions for investigation of projectile/target structure and entrance channel effects in heavy ion induced reactions around Coulomb barrier energies. Other than providing the basic understanding of the reaction dynamics, these reactions have been used as a tool to serve as surrogates for measuring neutron induced reaction cross-sections involving unstable targets. In this talk a brief review of heavy ion reactions around Coulomb barrier will be presented along with a detailed description of surrogate methods and determination of the neutron induced fission cross sections for short lived actinide targets of interest in Th-U and U-Pu fuel cycles for nuclear energy and allied applications.