RIST Popular Talk -44
Proposal for an Accelerator Facility at CUPA for North East (NE)
Date - 8th September, 2020 at Cotton University, Guwahati

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You are cordially invited to attend an e- talk on the topic:
Proposal for an Accelerator Facility at CUPAC* for North East (NE) Region

organized by
Research Institute of Science and Technology (RIST), Imphal.

Tuesday, Date: Sept 8, 2020,Time: 12 to 1 pm

Prof. Jiban Jyoti Das
(on behalf of NE collaboration**)
Department of Physics, Cotton University, Guwahati, India

Abstract: Particle accelerators are tools of discovery which has broad range of applications in basic and applied Sciences. While India has several national accelerator facilities in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata etc., North Eastern (NE) part of the country still does not have any particle accelerator.

So we are proposing to construct a state of the art Pelletron Accelerator with Electron Cyclotron Resonance Ion Source (ECRIS) as injector, which provides high current and robust stability and high energy of the ions. This will be done in collaboration with Universities and academic institutes of all states of the NE Region and India’s leading National Laboratories.

The facility will have several beam-lines and experimental stations dedicated for nuclear astrophysics studies in inverse kinematics, investigation of projectile breakup and Optical Model analysis around Coulomb barrier , neutron science and Swift Heavy Ion in Material (SHIM), Micro-Beam Line (MBL) for life sciences, archaeology and geological sciences.

In Phase-1, we propose to construct a Positive Ion Mass Spectroscopy (PIMS) facility for radio-carbon dating of archaeological samples of NE region. This will definitely fulfill the long-standing need of such a facility in the region for studies pertaining to prehistoric and historical archaeology, Quaternary geology, paleo-environment and paleo-climate by strengthening the absolute chronological framework in the last 50,000 years.

It may be noted that PIMS is a novel technology invented recently as an alternative to Accelerator Mass Spectroscopy (AMS) as a simple, cost effective and better sensitivity. In this presentation, the modus-operandi of the entire project, its progress along with various aspects of application to multiple disciplines will also be highlighted.

* CUPAC: Cotton University Particle accelerator Center

** NE-collaboration:
Barthakur Abhijit1, Bhattacharyya Manjit Kumar2, Borah Abhijit3,
Borah Limasenla4, Boruah Kalyanee5, Brahma Rajeeb6, Deka Bose Purabi7,
Das Abhijeet8, Das Jiban Jyoti1*, Datar Vivek9, Dev Goswami Umananda10,
Devi Th Gomti11, Gupta Anit12, Hazarika Manjil13, Hussain Syed Arshad14,
Jyrwa B M15,Kalita Kushal5, Kalita Pradip16, Lalremruata B17, Mahanta D18,
Nayak B K12, Pandey Avinash19, Patgiri Mahadev1, Rout Prakash C20,
Santra Satyaranjan21, Sarma Dipak22, Sarma Santanu23,
Sarma Debojit 1, Sarma B Indrajit24, Saha Sarkar M25,
S Saraswatula V20, Singh N Nimai26, Thakare Sanjay20, Wary Ganesh Chandra1

1. Department of Physics, Cotton University, Panbazar, Guwahati, Assam
2. Department of Chemistry, Cotton University, Panbazar, Guwahati, Assam
3. Department of Physics, Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung, Nagaland
4. Department of Botany, Nagaland University, Lumami, Nagaland
5. Department of Physics, Gauhati University, Jalukbari, Guwahati, Assam
6. Department of Physics, Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, Assam
7. Department of Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Cotton University, Panbazar, Guwahati, Assam
8. Department of Physics, Assam University,Diphu Campus, Diphu, Assam
9. Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Homi Bhabha Road, Mumbai
10. Department of Physics, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam
11. Department of Physics, NERIST, Nirjuli, Arunachal Pradesh
12. Nuclear Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
13. Department of Archeology, Cotton University, Panbazar, Guwahati, Assam
14. Department of Physics, Tripura University, Agartala, Tripura
15. Department of Physics, North East Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya
16. Department of Physics, Rajib Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
17. Department of Physics, Mizoram University, Aizwal, Mizoram
18. Department of Physics, Tezpur Central University, Tezpur, Assam
19. Inter University Accelerator Centre, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, New Delhi
20. Nuclear Physics Division (Neutron Science section), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
21. Nuclear Physics Division (Nuclear Astrophysics section), Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai
22. Department of Mathematics, Cotton University, Panbazar, Guwahati, Assam
23. Department of Geology, Cotton University, Panbazar, Guwahati, Assam
24. Department of Physics, Assam University, Silchar, Assam
25. Nuclear Physics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics,1/AF Bidhan Nagar, Kolkata
26. Department of Physics, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur

(Prof. N. Nimai Singh)
RIST monthly popular talk series
Head, Department of Physics
Manipur University
Canchipur – 795 003
Imphal, Manipur

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