Karlsruhe School of Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics: Science and Technology (KSETA)

Neeraj Amin

Contact Information

Institute: Institute for Astroparticle Physics
Room: 105
Building: 425 (CN)
Phone(ext): 22535
Email: Neeraj.Amin@kit.edu

Research Project

Preliminary title: Measurement of the nuclear fragmentation cross section for intermediate mass nuclei with NA61/SHINE

  NA61/SHINE is a multipurpose fixed target experiment, used to study hadron-hadron and hadron-nucleus interaction. My research project concerns with the measurement of the production cross section for nuclei like Li, Be, & B by impinging a 12C beam on fixed targets like polyethylene and graphite. These light nuclei are well known secondary cosmic ray species produced from the nuclear fragmentation of primary cosmic ray particles (for eq. 12C, 16O) when they interact with the InterStellar Medium (ISM).
 Hence a precise lab measurement of their production cross section along with secondary-to-primary cosmic ray flux will aid in understanding cosmic ray propagation in the galaxy.

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ralph Engel, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Husemann
Scientific Advisor: Dr. Michael Unger

Teaching Activities

Semester: Summer Semester, 2021
Course: Programming for Physicists

Conferences

  • DPG Conference 2019, Aachen
    Talk Title: Study of the Fermi GeV excess using Fermi-LAT diffuse gamma ray data.
  • 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference 2021, Berlin
    Poster Title: Results from a Pilot Study on the Measurement of Nuclear Fragmentation with NA61/SHINE at the CERN SPS: 11C Production in C+p Interactions at 13.5 A GeV/c.

Publications

  • Results from a Pilot Study on the Measurement of Nuclear Fragmentation with NA61/SHINE at the CERN SPS: 11C Production in C+p Interactions at 13.5 A GeV/c PoS(ICRC2021)102 (Presented at the 37th ICRC 2021, Berlin)

Other Publications

  • KS0meson production in inelastic p+p interactions at 158 GeV/c beam momentum measured by NA61/SHINE at the CERN SPS
  • Measurements of Ξ(1530)0 and Ξ(1530)0 proton-proton interactions at sNN=17.3 GeV in the NA61/SHINE experiment
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