Department of Physics, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Department seminar

Date and time: 24 March 2015 (Tuesday), 3:30 pm
Venue: Seminar Hall

Title: Laser Compton scatter photon beams at light sources for nuclear and allied sciences

Speaker: Prof. C. Rangacharyulu, Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Abstract: Compton Scattering of Laser photons (LCS) off circulating electrons in a storage ring produce photon beams of high energies and high degree of polarization. The salient feature of these beams is the high intensity at the end point in contrast to that of conventional bremsstrahlung radiation. First proposed in early 1960s, the LCS are proving to be powerful sources thanks to the development of 3rd Generation rings and high power laser systems. We are working on a proposal to build such facility at the INDUS-1, and INDUS-2 electron synchrotrons of RRCAT, Indore, India. This facility will be of interest to nuclear medicine, food irradiation, material testing, nuclear science and energy related research. I will present the principles of LCS and our plans for RRCAT.

About the speaker: Dr. Chary Rangacharyulu received his Ph.D in Nuclear Physics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India. He did post - doctoral research in Osaka-Japan, Quebec and Saskatoon. Currently, he is a professor and head of the department of physics and engineering physics at the University of Saskatchewan. He maintains active research collaborations at facilities in Japan and Europe.