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Current Developments in Nuclear and Particle Physics in Malaysia. W.A.T. Wan Abdullah, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ACFA 11/08 Tsukuba. Activities. High Energy Physics (Experimental) Theory Nuclear Physics Research Reactor Particle Accelerators. High Energy Physics.

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current developments in nuclear and particle physics in malaysia

Current Developments in Nuclear and Particle Physics in Malaysia

W.A.T. Wan Abdullah, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ACFA 11/08

Tsukuba

activities
Activities
  • High Energy Physics (Experimental)
  • Theory
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Research Reactor
  • Particle Accelerators
high energy physics
High Energy Physics
  • ZEUS collaboration

[Universiti Malaya, Agensi Nuklear]

    • Electron-proton collision at HERA
      • Baryon production
    • Microelectronics
      • FPGA-based Readout Control
  • JPARC

[Agensi Nuklear]

- Possible participation

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Theory

Phenomenology

[Universiti Malaya]

Exact calculation of photon-penguin, Z-penguin and Higgs-penguin.

Rare decays of heavy flavour, s to d and b to s transitions, with emission of lepton-antilepton pair.

Production of dissimilar quark-antiquark pairs from electron-positron collision.

Decay of Z boson into dissimilar quark-antiquark pair

Effective quark masses in hadrons.

Field theory

[Science University of Malaysia]

Studying the SU(2) Yang-Mills-Higgs field theory for different monopoles and antimonopoles configurations

Studying the solitonic solutions of the 2+1 SU(2) Yang-Mills Field Theories

nuclear physics
Nuclear Physics
  • Nuclear structure

[Technology University of Malaysia, Agensi Nuklear]

- heavy elements

  • Nuclear astrophysics (theory)

[Universiti Malaya]

- solar neutrinos, cosmological neutrinos

  • Neutron scattering

[National University of Malaysia, Agensi Nuklear]

- materials structure

research reactor
Research Reactor
  • TRIGA PUSPATI (RTP) 1MW

[Agensi Nuklear]

    • Operating mode:
      • Pulse: maximum total pulsed energy1360MWs
      • Steady/square wave mode: 1MW thermal
    • Uses: training, R&D, isotope production
research reactor cont
Research Reactor (cont)
  • Current neutron beam facilities: neutron radiography (NR), small angle neutron scattering (SANS)
  • Planned beam facilities: neutron diffractometer, Prompt Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA). Boron Neutron Capture (BNC) for medical and industrial R&D
  • Current R&D include: instrumentation (FPGA-based readout control/digital signal processing (DSP), neutron tomography), material testing, fundamental research, Monte Carlo simulation with MCNP5
particle accelerators
Particle Accelerators
  • Electron Beam Machine (EBM)

[Agensi Nuklear]

      • EPS-3000 (3 MeV, 30 mA)
        • For dosimetry
        • polymer testing
        • microbiology services
      • CURETRON (200 KeV,20 mA )
      • Baby EBM (160 KeV, 10 mA)
        • Lab scale test
      • ELV-4 RUSSIA (1 MeV, 50mA)
        • Under construction

EPS-3000 (3 MeV, 30 mA)

particle accelerators contd
Particle Accelerators [contd]
  • Plasma devices

[Universiti Malaya, Agensi Nuklear]

- soft X-ray laser

- neutron source

  • Medical

[Agensi Nuklear]

    • Synchrotron (16.5 MeV)
      • For radioisotope production
    • Linear Accelerator (LINAC)
      • Cancer treatment
challenges
Challenges
  • Science policy
  • Budget
  • Human capital