Saikat Biswas

Saikat Biswas
Assistant Professor

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Previous appointments:

Post Doctoral Fellow, Detector Laboratory GSI Helmholtzzentrum fuer Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Germany [Nov 2010 - Nov 2012]

DST-SERB Ramanujan Fellow, VECC, Kolkata [Nov 2012 - June 2013]

DST-SERB Ramanujan Fellow and Scientific Officer (D), NISER, Bhubaneswar [June 2013 - Nov 2015]


Research interests:

  • Instrumentation for experimental high energy physics

  • Detection of cosmic ray

  • Medical imaging


Contact:

Address: Department of Physics
Unified Academic Campus
Bose Institute
EN-80, Sector V
Bidhan Nagar
Kolkata - 700 091, India
E-Mail: saikat[at]jcbose.ac.in
Phone: +91-33-25693113

Research:

We are actively working on the ALICE experiment at CERN, Geneva and CBM experiment of FAIR, Germany. I am working to build a detector laboratory for experimental high-energy physics. A gas detector laboratory started functioning at CAPSS, Bose Institute. Triple GEM (Gas Electron Multiplier) detector prototype is built and tested with a gas mixture of Ar/CO2 of 70/30-volume ratio. The long-term stability test of this detector is performed using Fe55 X-ray source. The gain is measured and normalized for the T/p effect. Only a fluctuation about 1 in the normalized gain is observed after T/p correction. No ageing is observed till an accumulation of charge per unit area > 12.0 mC/mm2. From these results it can be concluded that triple GEM detector can safely be used in high-energy physics experiments where a long-term stability of the detector is an essential criterion. This work is very much essential for both the ALICE-TPC upgrade and CBM Muon Chamber. We are also building and using plastic scintillation detectors for detection of cosmic rays.

Publications:

1. Biswas S, Bhattacharya S, Bose S, Chattopadhyay S, Saha S, Sharan M K, Viyogi Y P. Performances of linseed oil-free bakelite RPC prototypes with cosmic ray muons. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 602,749 - 753 (2009). [arXiv:0907.2976]

2. Bose S, Biswas S, Saha S, Sharan M K, Bhattacharya S. Control system for a four-component gas mixing unit. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 602, 839 - 841 (2009).

3. Behere Anita, Bhatia M S, Chandratre V B, Datar V M, Mukhopadhyay P K, Jena Satyajit, Viyogi Y P, Bhattacharya Sudeb,  Saha Satyajit, Bhide Sarika, Kalmani S D, Mondal N K, Nagraj P, Nagesh B K, Rao Shobha K, Reddy L V, Saraf M, Satyanarayana B, Shinde R R, Upadhya S S, Verma P, Biswas Saikat, Chattopadhyay Subhasish, Sarma P R. INO prototype detector and data acquisition system. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 602, 784 - 787 (2009).

4. Biswas S, Bhattacharya S, Bose S, Chattopadhyay S, Saha S, Viyogi Y P. Development of linseed oil-free Bakelite Resistive Plate Chambers. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 604, 310 - 313 (2009). [arXiv:0907.2978]

5. Biswas S, Bhattacharya S, Bose S, Chattopadhyay S, Saha S, Viyogi Y P. Study of timing properties of single gap high-resistive bakelite RPC. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 617, 138 - 140 (2010). [arXiv:0907.2982]

6. Biswas S, Bhattacharya Purba, Bhattacharya S, Bose S, Chattopadhyay S, Majumdar N, Mukhopadhyay S, Saha S, Viyogi Y P. Performances of silicone coated high resistive bakelite RPC. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 661, S94 - S97 (2012). [arXiv:1206.5627]

7. Abuhoza Alhussain, Biswas S, Frankenfeld U, Hehner J, Schmidt C J, Schmidt H R. Study of the influence of construction materials on the ageing properties of high rate gas detectors. Physics Procedia, 37, 442 - 447 (2012).

8. Meghna K K, Banerjee A, Biswas S, Bhattacharya S, Bose S, Chattopadhyay S, Das G, Marick C, Saha S, Viyogi Y P. Surface resistivity measurements and related performance studies of the Bakelite RPC detectors. Proceedings of Science, PoS(RPC2012)031.

9. Majumdar N, Mukhopadhyay S, Bhattacharya P, Biswas S, Bhattacharya S, Saha S, Chattopadhyay S. Study on Surface Asperities in Bakelite-RPC. Proceedings of Science , PoS(RPC2012)026.

10. Biswas S, Abuhoza A, Frankenfeld U, Hehner J, Schmidt C J, Schmidt H R, Traeger M, Colafranceschi S, Marinov A, Sharma A. Study of the characteristics of GEM detectors for the future FAIR experiment CBM. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 718, 403 - 405 (2013). [arXiv:1408.0075]

11. Abuhoza A, Schmidt H R, Biswas S, Frankenfeld U, Hehner J, Schmidt C J. Setup optimization toward accurate ageing studies of gas filled detectors. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 718, 400 - 402 (2013).

12. Banerjee A, Roy A, Biswas S, Chattopadhyay S, Das G, Pal S. Development of Multi-gap Resistive Plate Chamber (MRPC) for medical imaging. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 718, 138 - 139 (2013). [arXiv:1408.0280]

13. Meghna K K, Banerjee A, Biswas S, Bhattacharya S, Bose S, Chattopadhyay S, Das G, Marick C, Saha S, Viyogi Y P. Measurement of electrical properties of electrode materials for the bakelite Resistive Plate Chambers. JINST, 7, P10003 (2012). doi:10.1088/1748-0221/7/10/P10003. [arXiv:1206.5894]

14. Majumdar N, Mukhopadhyay S, Bhattacharya P, Biswas S, Bhattacharya S, Saha S, Chattopadhyay S. A numerical study on surface asperities in bakelite-RPC. JINST, 7, P11027 (2012) doi:10.1088/1748-0221/7/11/T11027.

15. Biswas S, Schmidt D J, Abuhoza A, Frankenfeld U, Garabatos C, Hehner J, Kleipa V, Morhardt T, Schmidt C J, Schmidt H R, Wiechula J. Development of a GEM based detector for the CBM Muon Chamber (MUCH). JINST, 8, C12002 (2013) doi:10.1088/1748-0221/8/12/C12002. [arXiv:1310.0642]

16. Dubey A K, Chattopadhyay S, Saini J, Singaraju R, Murthy G S N, Viyogi Y P, Abuhoza A, Biswas S, Frankenfeld U, Hehner J, Kleipa V, Morhardt T, Schmidt C J, Schmidt D J, Lymanets A, Schmidt H R. Testing of triple-GEM chambers for CBM experiment at FAIR using self-triggered readout electronics. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 755,  62- 68 (2014).

17. Yang C, Huang X J, Du C M, Huang B C, Ahammed Z, Banerjee A, Bhattarari P, Biswas S, Bowen B, Butterworth J, Calder ́on de la Barca Sa ́nchez M, Carson H, Chattopadhyay S, Cebra D, Chen H F, Cheng J P, Codrington M, Eppley G, Flores C, Geurts F, Hoffmann G W, Jentsch A, Kesich A, Li C, Li Y J, Llope W J, Mioduszewski S, Mohamed Y, Nussbaum T, Roy A, Ruan L, Schambach J J, Sun Y J, Wang Y, Xin K, Xu Z, Yang S, Zhu X L. Calibration and performance of the STAR Muon Telescope Detector using cosmic rays. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 762, 1-6 (2014).

18. Roy A, Banerjee A, Biswas S, Chattopadhyay S, Das G, Saha S. Performance simulation of a MRPC-based PET imaging system. JINST, 9, C10030 (2014) doi:10.1088/1748-0221/9/10/C10030.

19. Biswas S, Abuhoza A, Frankenfeld U, Garabatos C, Hehner J, Kleipa V, Morhardt T, Schmidt C J, Schmidt H R, Wiechula J. Measurement of the spark probability of a GEM detector for the CBM muon chamber (MuCh). Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 800, 93 - 97 (2015).

20. Nandan Akhilesh P, Rudra Sharmili, Neog Himangshu, Biswas S, Mahapatra S, Mohanty B, Samal P K. A simple technique for gamma ray and cosmic ray spectroscopy using plastic scintillator. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 824, 606 - 608 (2016). [arXiv:1407.7181]

21. Abuhoza A, Schmidt H R, Biswas S, Frankenfeld U, Hehner J, Schmidt C J. Building and commissioning of a setup to study ageing phenomena in gaseous detectors. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 824, 487 - 489 (2016).

22. Patra Rajendra Nath, Nanda Amit, Rudra Sharmili, Bhattacharya P, Sahoo Sumanya Sekhar, Biswas S, Mohanty B, Nayak T K, Sahu P K, Sahu S. Characterisations of GEM detector prototype. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 824, 501 - 503 (2016). [ arXiv:1505.07768]

23. Biswas S, Schmidt D J, Abuhoza A, Frankenfeld U, Garabatos C, Hehner J, Kleipa V, Morhardt T, Schmidt C J, Schmidt H R, Wiechula J. Systematic measurements of the gain and the energy resolution of single and double mask GEM detectors. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 824, 504 - 506 (2016). [ arXiv:1505.07767]

24. Meghna K K, Biswas S, Jash A, Chattopadhyay S, Saha S. Effects of variation of environmental parameters on the performance of Resistive Plate Chamber detectors. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 816, 1 - 8 (2016).

25. Adak R P, Biswas S, Das S, Ghosal D, Ghosh S K, Mondal A, Nag D, Nayak T K, Patra R N, Prasad S K, Raha S, Sahu P K, Sahu S, Swain S. Long-term stability test of a triple GEM detector. JINST, 11, T10001 (2016) doi:10.1088/1748-0221/11/10/T10001. [arXiv:1608.00562]

26. Patra Rajendra Nath, Singaraju Rama N, Biswas Saikat, Ahammed Zubayer, Nayak Tapan K, Viyogi Yogendra P. Measurement of basic characteristics and gain uniformity of a triple GEM detector. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A, 862, 25 - 30 (2017). [ arXiv:1705.03849]

27. Sahu S, Nag D, Rudra S, Swain S, Biswas S, Das S, Sahu P K. Design and fabrication of data logger to measure the ambient parameters in gas detector R&D. JINST, 12, C05006 (2017) doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/05/C05006.

28. Biswas S, Das S, Ghosh S K, Nag D, Raha S. Development of scintillator detector for detection of cosmic ray shower. JINST, 12, C06026 (2017) doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/06/C06026.

29. Swain S, Adak R P, Biswas S, Hehner J, Patra R N, Rudra S, Sahu P K, Sahu S. A quad-GEM detector prototype operated at very low gas gain. JINST, 12, T07002 (2017) doi:10.1088/1748-0221/12/07/T07002.






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Recognition:

  • DST International travel grant to attend the 11th Pisa Meeting on Advanced Detectors, Pisa, Italy, 2009
  • European Union grants to participate the 4th MC-PAD Training Event, Micro-pattern gas and Photo-detectors, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland, 2011
  • Ramanujan Fellowship, 2012-2017

Teaching:

2015-16: SEM II - Computer Interfacing

2016-17: SEM I - Electrodynamics I

Present:

Image Name Designation Department Campus Contact number Email
profile image Shreya Roy JRF Integrated M.Sc. Ph.D. Centenary rukmini.roy11@gmail.com

Former:

Present

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Name: Shreya Roy

Designation: Int. PhD student

Department: Physics

Campus: Unified

Contact No. 25693112

Email: shreyaroy2509@gmail.com

2.

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Name: Nilanjana Nandi

Designation: Summer Project Student -2017

Department: Physics

Campus: Unified

Contact No. 25693112

Email: nandi.nilanjana154@gmail.com


Former

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Name: Dr. Subikash Choudhury

Designation: Visiting Fellow

Department: Physics

Campus: Unified

Contact No. 25693121

Email: subikash.vecc@gmail.com



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