Research and Development Experience

 

1) Accelerator Operation Related Experience

 

i)                    Opertation of the KFUPM 350 keV Cockcraft Walton type electrostatic accelerator

ii) Operation of the KFUPM Atomic Beam Polarized Ion source

 

2 Basic Physics Research

i) Dynamics of neutron induced fission in transuranic elements.

ii)                   Measurement of Maxwell-averaged fast neutron capture cross sections for study of

of s-process in stellar evolution.

iii) Analyzing power measurements of nuclear reaction

iii)                 Deuteron Beam polarization measurements

iii) Nuclear Reaction studies using low energy deuteron beams.

 

3 Applied Physics Research

i) Development of analytical techniques for elemental analysis of bulk samples.

ii) Measurements of response functions of organic scintillators

4 Research Facilities Development

 

 

Facility Name

1

Accelerator Based Prompt-Gamma ray Neutron Activation Analysis Facility

2

Accelerator based Moisture Measurement Setup

3

Scattering Chamber for Nuclear Reaction Studies

4

2H and 3He targets fabrication facility for beam polarimetry

5

Neutron Time-of Flight Detection System

6

241Am-Be source based setup for response function measurement of organic scintillation detectors

7

14 MeV Neutron Activation Analysis Laboratory

8

gg coincidence measurement setup to measure energy resolution of the organic scintillation detectors.

9

241Am-Be source Based Neutron Irradiator

10

Low Level Gamma Ray Spectroscopy Laboratory

 

 

5 Colloborative Research with International Universities.

 

Project Title

Host Institute

Duration

Distorted Wave Born Approximation analysis of 12C(d,p) 13C reaction at Sub-Coulomb energies

Prof. E. Ludwig, Physics Department, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

 

July 20 - Aug.24, 1993

Optical model analysis of 116Sn(n,n) at 1.0,1.6 and 4.02 MeV energies

Prof. J. Weil, Nuclear Physics Lab. Univ. of Kentucky Lexington, USA.

June 5 - Aug. 30,1989

Performance Tests of ANAC Atomic Beam Polarized Ion Source

Dr. Huttel External Ions Sources Lab., Nucl.Res.Center Cyclotron Lab. IK III, Karlsruhe West Germany.

July 31 - Aug.31, 1988

Atomic Beam intensity measurement of a Polarized Ion Source

Prof. Wiley Haeberli Physics Department Nuclear Physics Lab. Univ. of Wisconsin Madison, USA.

June 5 - July 28, 1988

Measurements of Analyzing Powers Ay(q) of 12C(n,n0), 12C(n,n1), 28Si(n,n0) & 28Si(n,n1) at 18.2 and 19 MeV neutron energies.

Prof. R. Walter Physics Department, Duke University, Durham, and Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab., Durham, N.C. USA

June 1 - Aug. 28, 1986

Measurement of fast neutron elastic and inelastic scattering cross sections from 12C at 11 & 14 MeV

 

Prof. R. Walter Physics Department, Duke University, Durham, and Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab., Durham, N.C. USA

June 5 -Sept. 20, 1985

Study of n-d break up reaction with polarized neutron at 11.0 MeV energy

 

Prof. R. Walter Physics Department, Duke University, Durham, and Triangle Universities Nuclear Lab., Durham, N.C. USA

 

Design of a BCS detector as a focal plane detector for ATLAS at Argon National Laboratory Arbor, Illinois, USA

Prof. F. Bechetti Phys. Deptt University of Michigan, Ann USA.

 

June 10 -Sept. 20, 1984

Modification and tests of a Bragg Curve Spectroscopy (BCS) detector using 27Al(a,X) at Ea =104 MeV

Prof. H. Rebel, Cyclotron Laboratory Nuclear Res. Center (KFK), Karlsruhe West Germany.

June 15- Sept.25,1983

Measurement of Maxwell averaged fast neutrons capture cross section of 84Kr and 86Kr at kT= 25 &54 keV

Van de Graaff Lab Nuclear Res. Center (KFK), Karlsruhe West Germany

June 10 -Sept.20, 1982