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 working on the development of detectors for high-energy physics experiments and detection of cosmic rays. This includes R&D of gaseous detectors such as Resistive Plate Chamber (RPC), Gas Electron Multiplier (GEM), Straw tube detector, Single Wire Chamber and Multi Wire Proportional Counter (MWPC) and Organic and Inorganic Scintillation detectors.



We are actively participating in the A Large Ion Collider Experiment (ALICE) at CERN, Geneva and Compressed Baryonic Matter (CBM) experiment of FAIR, Germany. Our one of the main research interests is the ageing study of gaseous detectors. This work is very much essential for both the ALICE-TPC upgrade and CBM Muon Chamber.


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.

30. Biswas Saikat. ALICE TPC upgrade for High-Rate operations. Proceedings of Science , PoS (ICPAQGP2015) 094.

31. Patra Rajendra Nath, Singaraju R. N., Biswas S., Ahammed Z., Nayak T. K., Viyogi Y. P. Gain Uniformity and Characteristics Study of a Triple GEM Detector. IEEE Xplore: 19 October 2017, DOI: 10.1109/NSSMIC.2016.8069752.

32. Aggarwal M.M. et al. Particle identification studies with a full-size 4-GEM prototype for the ALICE TPC upgrade. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A 903 (2018) 215- 223.

33. Biswas Saikat, Das Supriya, Ghosh Sanjay Kumar (Editors). Advanced Detectors for Nuclear, High Energy and Astroparticle Physics, Proceedings of ADNHEAP 2017, Springer Proceedings in Physics 201, ISBN 978-981-10-7664-0.












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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

2017-18: SEM I - Electrodynamics I

2017-18: SEM II - Communication Experiments


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:

1. Dr. Subikash Choudhury 

Visiting Fellow, 2016-17. (Now Post Doc. Fellow at Fudan University, Shanghai)

2. Mr. Aritra Mondal

Project Student, 2016-17. (Now at RRCAT, Indore)

3. Mr. Debdeep Ghosal

Project Student, 2016-17 (Now at Department of Physics, University of Basel, Switzerland)

4. Ms. Nilanjana Nandi

Summer Project student from Raja Peary Mohan College, Uttarpara, Hooghly, 2017. (Now at University of Calcutta, Kolkata)

5. Mr. Shibnath Shaw

Project Student from Vidyasagar University, Medinipur, 2017.

6. Mr. Souradeep Pal

Summer Project student from St. Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata, 2018.


Group News:

We are looking for candidates for doctoral research. People only with UGC/CSIR NET JRF scholarship may directly contact saikat [at] jcbose.ac.in or please visit announcements section of Bose Institute website.