The Post Graduate Department of Physics, St Philomena college, Puttur had organized a guest talk on ‘Fusion Dynamics in Heavy Nuclei’ on 23rd February 2018. The resource person was Dr Edayillam Prasad, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, School of Physical Sciences, Central university of Kerala, Kasargod. Dr Prasad is specialized in Accelerator Physics and did his Post Doc. in Australian National University. His current research is on, fusion dynamics of heavy nuclei and production of SHE (Super Heavy Element).

The talk was commenced at 10.30 am in PG Seminar Hall, students of I M.Sc. and II M.Sc. and staff were present for the guest talk. The Coordinator of the Department Dr Deepak D’Silva welcomed the guest and gave brief introduction about him.

During his lecture Dr Prasad explained about the production of artificial elements and formation of Super Heavy Elements. The transuranic elements are produced mainly using accelerators. The positively charged particles made to fuse with the target by accelerating it through the accelerator. It involves some intermediate processes and at last result is a residue nucleus which will be an artificial element. The talk was concluded having interaction of resource person with the staff and students.

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