Division of Nuclear Physics

1. Introduction

Division of Nuclear Physics (DNP) is a nuclear physics research group established in 2013. DNP aims to

  • Build a domestically and internationally prestigious research group;
  • Attract senior researchers to subsequently build a research and training center for nuclear physics;
  • Develop applications in practice using nuclear technology efficiently;
  • Create potential collaborations with domestic or international institutions related to nuclear science that would help in the development of research projects at Ton Duc Thang University;
  • Prepare the foundation to facilitate the human resource for training projects on nuclear physics and nuclear applications at the University.

2. Mission and vision

As the first and only nuclear physics research group of Ton Duc Thang University, DNP firstly has the mission to develop research activities on nuclear physics in the University. Moreover, in the context that Vietnam is implementing a strategy to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes as well as promote radiation technology in agriculture, industry and especially medicine, DNP has the aimbition to contribute to the country's development of nuclear physics.

3. Research topics

  • Research and development of electronic and automatized devices in nuclear physics
  • Simulation of interactions of ionized radiation with materials
  • Environmental radiation monitoring

4. Current members

Sebastien Incerti

Dr. Sebastien Incerti

Positions:

Areas of expertise: Monte carlo simulation, radiation biology, Geant4

Research track record (until October of 2015):

  • ISI papers: 111
  • Total ISI Citations: 4502
  • ISI H-index: 26
  • Top ISI journals (at most 5):
    1. Medical Physics
    2. Physics in Medicine and Biology
    3. Journal of Computational Physics
    4. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
    5. Astrobiology
DNP Philippe Quentin

Dr. Philippe Quentin

Positions:

  • Member of Division of Nuclear Physics, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Visiting professor, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • Professor of University Bordeaux 1, France

Areas of expertise: Ground state static properties, Description of low excited states, Pairing correlations, Collective models, Nuclear isomers Isospin symmetry violation

DNP Tran Ngoc Hoang

Dr. Tran Ngoc Hoang

Position: Member of Division of Nuclear Physics, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Monte carlo simulation, radiation biology, Geant4

Research track record (until October of 2015):

  • ISI papers: 13
  • Total ISI Citations: 115
  • ISI H-index: 5
  • Top ISI journals (at most 5):
    1. Medical Physics
    2. Physics in Medicine and Biology
    3. Journal of Computational Physics
    4. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
    5. Applied Radiation and Isotopes
DNP Enrico Corniani

Dr. Enrico Corniani

Position: Member of Division of Nuclear Physics, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Materials Irradiation, GeantIV, Nuclear Cross section measurements, Radiation Detection, Thin Layer Activation, Radiation protection, Nuclear Risk Communication, Nuclear Knowledge Management, Tribology, Surface Analysis.

5. Former members (name, title, picture)

DNP Tran Thien Thanh

Dr. Tran Thien Thanh

Position: Former member of Division of Nuclear Physics, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Environmental radiation monitoring

DNP Former Le Bao Tran

Dr. Le Bao Tran

Position: Former member of Division of Nuclear Physics, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Monte carlo simulation, radiation, particle physics

DNP Former Vo Hong Hai

Dr. Vo Hong Hai

Position: Former member of Division of Nuclear Physics, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Research and development of electronic and automatized devices in nuclear physics

DNP Dao Duy Duc

Dao Duy Duc, MSc

Position: Former of Division of Nuclear Physics, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Areas of expertise: Nuclear physics theory

6. Publications (ISI or Scopus only)

17. I. Kyriakou, D. Emfietzoglou, V. Ivanchenko, M. C. Bordage, S. Guatelli, P. Lazarakis, H. N. Tran, S. Incerti (2017); Microdosimetry of electrons in liquid water using the low-energy models of Geant4; Journal of Applied Physics (ISI)

16. K. Benrabia, D. E. Medjadi, M. Imadalou, P. Quentin (2017); Triaxial quadrupole dynamics and the inner fission barrier of some heavy even-even nuclei; Physical Review C, Vol. 96 (3), Article number 034320 (ISI).

15. I. Kyriakou, D. Emfietzoglou, V. Ivanchenko, M. C. Bordage, S. Guatelli, P. Lazarakis, H. N. Tran, S. Incerti (2017); Microdosimetry of electrons in liquid water using the low-energy models of Geant4; Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 122 (2), Article number 024303 (ISI).

14. S. Incerti, I. Kyriakou, H.N. Tran (2017); Geant4-DNA simulation of electron slowing-down spectra in liquid water; Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Vol. 397, pp. 45–50 (ISI).

13. H.N. Tran, M. Karamitros, V.N. Ivanchenko, S. Guatelli, S. McKinnon, K. Murakami, T. Sasaki, S. Okada, M.C. Bordage, Z. Francis, Z. El Bitar, M.A. Bernal, J.I. Shin, S.B. Lee, Ph. Barberet, T.T. Tran, J.M.C. Brown, T.V. Nhan Hao, S. Incerti (2016); Geant4 Monte Carlo simulation of absorbed dose and radiolysis yields enhancement from a gold nanoparticle under MeV proton irradiation; Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Vol. 373, Pages 126–139 (ISI).

12. S. Incerti, B. Suerfu, J. Xu, V. Ivantchenko, A. Mantero, J.M.C. Brown, M.A. Bernal, Z. Francis, M. Karamitros, H.N. Tran (2016); Simulation of Auger electron emission from nanometer-size gold targets using the Geant4 Monte Carlo simulation toolkit; Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, Vol. 372, 91–101 (ISI).

11. M.A. Bernal, M.C. Bordage, J.M.C. Brown, M. Davídková, E. Delage, Z. El Bitar, S.A. Enger, Z. Francis, S. Guatelli, V.N. Ivanchenko, M. Karamitros, I. Kyriakou, L. Maigne, S. Meylan, K. Murakami, S. Okada, H. Payno, Y. Perrot, I. Petrovic, Q.T. Pham, A. Ristic-Fira, T. Sasaki, V. Štěpán, H.N. Tran, C. Villagrasa, S. Incerti; Track structure modeling in liquid water: A review of the Geant4-DNA very low energy extension of the Geant4 Monte Carlo simulation toolkit; Physica Medica, Vol. 31, pp. 861 – 874 (ISI).

10. H.N. Tran, D.D. Dao, S. Incerti, M.A. Bernal, M. Karamitros, T.V. Nhan Hao, T.M. Dang, Z. Francis; Single electron ionization and electron capture cross sections for (C6+, H2O) interaction within the Classical Trajectory Monte Carlo (CTMC) approach; Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Vol. 366, pp. 140 – 144 (ISI).

9. Meng-Hock Koh, Dao Duy Duc , T. V. Nhan Hao, Ha Thuy Long, P. Quentin, L. Bonneau; Band-head spectra of low-energy single-particle excitations in some well-deformed, odd-mass heavy nuclei within a microscopic approach; The European Physical Journal A, DOI: 10.1140/epja/i2016-16003-8 (ISI).

8. S. Incerti, Ph. Barberet, G. Dévès, C. Michelet, Z. Francis, V. Ivantchenko, A. Mantero, Z. El Bitar, M.A. Bernal, H.N. Tran, M. Karamitros, H. Seznec; Comparison of experimental proton-induced fluorescence spectra for a selection of thin high-Z samples with Geant4 Monte Carlo simulations; Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Vol. 358, pp. 210 – 222 (2015) (ISI).

7. Hao, T. V. Nhan, Dat, D. H. Phu, Tung, N. Hoang, Tran, H. N.; A particle-number conserving microscopic approach to octupole deformation of normal deformed and superdeformed states in Pb-194; International Journal of Modern Physics E-Nuclear Physics, Vol. 24, DOI: 10.1142/S0218301315500615 (2015) (ISI).

6. H.N. Tran, Z. El Bitar, C. Champion, M. Karamitros, M.A. Bernal, Z. Francis, V. vantchenko, S.B. Lee, J.I. Shin, S. Incerti; Modeling proton and alpha elastic scattering in liquid water in Geant4-DNA; Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms; Vol. 343 (2015), pp. 132 – 137 (ISI).

5. Vo Hong Hai, Nguyen Quoc Hung and Bui Tuan Khai, Development of gamma spectroscopy employing NaI(Tl) detector 3 inch • 3 inch and readout electronic of flashADC/FPGA-based technology, Kerntechnik: Vol. 80 (2015), No. 2, pp. 180-183 (ISI).

4. Z Francis, E Seif, S Incerti, C Champion, M Karamitros, M A Bernal, V N Ivanchenko, A Mantero, H N Tran, Z El Bitar; Carbon ion fragmentation effects on the nanometric level behind the Bragg peak depth; Physics in Medicine and Biology, Vol. 59, DOI 10.1088/0031-9155/59/24/7691 (2014) (ISI).

3. T. T. Thanh, T. T. H. Loan, M. V. Nhon, C. V. Tao; Improvement of passive shielding to reduce background components to determinate radioactivity at low energy gamma rays; Kerntechnik, Vol. 79 (2014), pp. 247 – 252 (ISI).

2. M. Karamitros, S. Luan, M.A. Bernal, J. Allison, G. Baldacchino, M. Davidkova, Z. Francis, W. Friedland, V. Ivantchenko, A. Ivantchenko, A. Mantero, P. Nieminem, G. Santin, H.N. Tran, V. Stepan, S. Incerti; Diffusion-controlled reactions modeling in Geant4-DNA; Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 274 (2014), pp. 841 – 882 (ISI).

1. S. Incerti, M. Psaltaki, P. Gillet, Ph. Barberet, M. Bardiès, M.A. Bernal, M.-C. Bordage, V. Breton, M. Davidkova, E. Delage, Z. El Bitar, Z. Francis, S. Guatelli, A. Ivanchenko, V. Ivanchenko, M. Karamitros, S.B. Lee, L. Maigne, S. Meylan, K. Murakami, P. Nieminen, H. Payno, Y. Perrot, I. Petrovic, Q.T. Pham, A. Ristic-Fira, G. Santin, T. Sasaki, H. Seznec, J.I. Shin, V. Stepan, H.N. Tran, C. Villagrasa; Simulating radial dose of ion tracks in liquid water simulated with Geant4-DNA: A comparative study; Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Vol. 333 (2014), pp. 92 – 98 (ISI).

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