RRCAT Newsletter - Issue 1 of 2008

  From the Director's Desk
  From the Editorial Board

 Accelerator Programme:
  A.1: Development and installation multi-functional beam diagnostic device in TL-1 of Indus
  A.2: Indus-2 beam line front end control system : Design, development and commissioning
  A.3: Physics design and modeling of H-ion source
  A.4: Large magnetocaloric effect in the Heusler alloy Ni50Mn34In16
  A.5: Development of efficiently cooled drift-tubes for high energy SFDTL RF cavities
  A.6: Experimental setup for RF characterization of pillbox cavity
  A.7: Prototype compound motion compact precision jacks
  A.8: Design and prototype fabrication of an eccentric wheels based motorized alignment mechanism for accelerator components
  A.9: Standed water-cooled cables for rapid cycling magnet coils

 Laser Programme:
  L.1: Diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 laser marker system
  L.2: Generation of flattened Gaussian beams from Gaussian mirror resonator
  L.3: Carrier dynamics in surface quantum wells
  L.4: Development of high current fast capillary discharge plasma setup
  L.5: Aggregation and de-aggregation of metal nanoparticle colloidal solutions
  L.6: Sorting and guiding of micro- objects with evanescent optical field
  L.7: Dependance of high order harmonics intensity on laser focal spot position in pre-formed plasma plumes
  L.8: Spatial profile of laser wake-field accelerated electron beam
  L.9: Improving performance of porous silica sol-gel anti-reflection coated option for high power Nd: glass laser
  L.10: High voltage programmable ramp generator for high speed streak camera

  I.1: Computing and information management developments at RRCAT
  I.2: Development in networking and communication at RRCAT
  I.3: Development of vacuum brazing furnace
  I.4: Automization of management of receipt and distribution of water using SCADA in RRCAT

 Theme Articles:
  T.1: Bose-Einstein condensation in a dilute atomic gas
  T.2: Modification of metallic surfaces with high power CO2 laser
  T.3: Radiation physics studies at Indus-1 synchrotron radiation source for radiation protection in high energy electron accelerators

Publications from RRCAT during July 2007 to December 2007

  N.1: Agreement signed between RRCAT and CERN on TL-2 of CTF-3
  N.2: Director RRCAT signs MoU with SLAC, U.S.A.
  N.3: Activities of the Women's Cell in RRCAT
  N.5: Largest Rose Garden Award - 2008 for RRCAT
  N.6: RRCAT scientists bag the "Best Thesis Award" of the Indian Laser Association

RRCAT Newsletter - Issue 1 of 2008

Editorial Board:
  • Dr. P. A. Naik
  • Dr. S. B. Roy
  • Dr. G. S. Lodha
  • Sh. Anil Banerji
  • Smt. Alpana Rajan
  • Dr. Vinit Kumar
  • Dr. S. K. Majumdar
  • Sh. J. K. Pattnaik
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