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Nuclear Physics

Nuclear Physics Group

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Academic Leader

  1. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Qarawi

Group Members

  1. Dr. Hamid bin Abdul Razzaq Al Suwaidan
  2. Dr. Safar bin Saed Al-Ghamdi
  3. Dr. Farouk Al-Arabi Axouh
  4. Dr. Abdul Hay Salah Abdul Karim
  5. Dr. Ibrahim Al-Aqib Mohammed
  6. Dr. Shereen Awwad Al-Salmi
  7. Dr. Nadia Laih Al-Anzi

Researchers

  1. Syed Mansour Ali
  2. Aziz Abdullah Aziz
  3. Hammoud Abdul Ghani Qasim

Group History

The Nuclear Physics Research Group was founded more than thirty years ago and its first role in community service was to examine and detect radiation in various imports of the kingdom through the Permanent Radiation Committee and that was after the Chernobyl disaster April 26 of 1986.

Group Activates

Below is a brief presentation of the various activities that have been accomplished during the past years in various academic and research fields, public activities and community service:

In the academic field group members participate in teaching curricula and supervising student laboratories, according to the teaching burdens assigned to them in each semester.

In the supervision and research field The group contributed to the supervision of many master's and doctoral theses and graduation projects for undergraduate students, and the group also participated in experiments and research activities within international research centers, including the German Center for Heavy Ion Research GSI and the French Center for Heavy Ion Accelerators GANIL.

In the field of construction and establishment the group worked on preparing and providing many laboratories that contain a number of researches, scientific and training devices and equipment.

In the field of publishing and media members of the group participated in the preparation and authoring of twenty-three publications that dealt with several scientific, educational, cultural and guide fields, in addition to publishing some scientific articles in a number of specialized journals.

In the field of community service The Nuclear Physics Research Group provided more than 40 training courses in the field of nuclear and nuclear radiation protection for many public and private bodies and institutions outside the university.

Publications List (Since 2016)

  1. Syed Mansoor Ali, Shahid Mehmood Ramay, Muhammad Hammad Aziz, Naeem ur-Rehman, M.S. Al-Garawi, S.S. AlGhamd, Asif Mahmood, Turki S. Alkhuraiji, Shahid Atiq “Efficiency enhancement of perovskite solar cells by incorporation of CdS quantum dot through fast electron injection” Organic Electronics 62 (2018) 21–25, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.orgel.2018.07.012
  2. Syed Mansoor Ali, M. S. Algarawi, Turki S. ALKhuraiji, S. S. Alghamdi, Muhammad Hammad Aziz, M. Isa, “Gamma irradiation-induced effects on the properties of TiO2 on fluorine-doped tin oxide prepared by atomic layer deposition” NUCL SCI TECH (2018) 29:104, https://doi.org/10.1007/s41365-018-0431-z
  3. Syed Mansoor Ali, M. S. Al Garawi, S. S. Al-Ghamdi, Muhammad Hammad Aziz, Turki S. ALKhuraiji, and Muhammad Ali Shar “Gamma Induced Structural and Optical Changes of TiO2 Thin Film Deposited by Atomic Layer Deposition” Journal of Nanoelectronics and Optoelectronics Vol. 13, pp. 1–4, 2018, www.aspbs.com/jno
  4. S.U. EL Kameesy1, Heba. A. Saudi and M. S. Al Garawi “A Precise Assessment of Gamma Ray Absorbed Dose Rates Using Hyper Pure Ge, Thermo-luminescence and Monte Carlo Simulation Methods in Girls’ Branch, King Saud University, Riyadh” Arab J. Nucl. Sci. Appl., Vol. 52, 1, 14-21, 2019, Web site: ajnsa.journals.ekb.eg.
  5. Characteristics of the primary fission fragments produced from the Xe+Sn reactions at E= 18-25 A MeV by Aziz Abdullah Aziz and Khaled Kezzar and Mohammed Al Garawi and Farouq Aksouh and Abdu Chbihi.13th International Conference on Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions. http://nn2018.riken.jp/index.html December 4-8, 2018, Sonic City Hall, Saitama, Japan.
  6. Comparison of electromagnetic and nuclear dissociation of 17Ne by F. Wamers, J. Marganiec, F. Aksouh, Yu. Aksyutina et al. https://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevC.97.034612
  7. Characteristics of the fission fragments induced by the 129Xe + natSn reactions at E = 8–15A MeV by A. Aziz, F. Aksouh, M. Al-Garawi, S. Al-Ghamdi, K. Kezzar and A. Chbihi. IL NUOVO CIMENTO 39 C (2016) 415, DOI 10.1393/ncc/i2016-16415-6
  8. Coulomb and nuclear excitations of narrow resonances in 17Ne J. Marganiec, F. Wamers, F. Aksouh et al. Phys. Lett. B 759 (2016) pp 200-205 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0370269316302209.
  9. Characteristics of the fission fragments induced by the 129Xe + nat Sn reactions at E = 8-15 AMeV. Contribution poster Aziz, International workshop on multifacets of EOS and clustering IWM-EC 2016, 9-12 may 2016, GANIL, Caen, France, http://pro.ganil-spiral2.eu/events/workshops/iwm/2016.
  10. Measurement of the 92, 93, 94, 100Mo(γ, n) reactions by Coulomb Dissociation K. Gobel, P. Adrich, S. Altstadt, H. Alvarez-Pol, F. Aksouh et al. Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics VI, Lisbon, Portugal, May 19-24, 2013 p.012034 (2016); J.Phys.:Conf. Ser. 665, doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/665/1/012034.
  11. Experimental study of the 15O(2p, γ)17Ne cross section by Coulomb Dissociation for the rp process by J. Marganiec, F. Warners, F. Aksouh et al. Nuclear Physics in Astrophysics VI, Lisbon, Portugal, May 19-24, 2013 p.012046 (2016); J.Phys.:Conf. Ser. 665, doi: 10.1088/1742-6596/665/1/012046.
  12. Geant4 simulation of a 3D high resolution gamma camera, by H. Akhdar, K. Kezzar, J. Gerl, F. Aksouh, N. Assemi, S. AlGhamdi and M. AlGarawi, Journal of Instrumentation, Volume 10, December 2015.
  13. Nanostructural Changes in the Cell Membrane of Gamma-Irradiated Red Blood Cells, AlZahrani K, Al-Sewaidan HA, doi: 10.1007/s12288-016-0657-z. Epub 2016 Feb 10.
  14. Attaelmanan, Atta, Suleman, Nawal, Elagib, Ibrahim, Alsewaidan, Hamed. (2016). Assessing silicon deposits in Zilfi province, Saudi Arabia, using XRF and XRD techniques: Assessing silicon deposits using XRF and XRD techniques. X-Ray Spectrometry. 45. 10.1002/xrs.2708
  15. Natural radioactivity measurements and dose rate assessment of selected ceramic and cement used in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia, accepted for publication, Science Journal of King Saud University,2019.

List of Translated Books

  1. Basics of Radiation Physics d. Ahmed Mohamed Al-Saree and others.
  2. Entrance to the nucleus of the atom d. Ibrahim Abdul Rahman Al-Aqil.
  3. Experimental physics for university first-year students d. Ibrahim Abdul Rahman Al-Aqil and others.
  4. Practical physics for the undergraduate d. Ibrahim Abdul Rahman Al-Aqil / Hassan Othman Mohamed.
  5. Vibrations and waves by: Ian C. Mann translation: Hamad Abdullah Al-Hindi and others.
  6. Physics for the tenth grade / student’s book, teacher’s book, practical activity book / unified education program for the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, authored by Dr. Hamad Abdullah Al-Hindi and others.
  7. Physics for the eleventh grade / student’s book, teacher’s book, practical activity book / unified education program for the Cooperation Council for the Arab Gulf Countries Written by: Dr. Hamad Abdullah Al-Hindi and others.
  8. Physics for the twelfth grade / student’s book, teacher’s book, practical activity book / unified education program for the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, authored by Dr. Hamad Abdullah Al-Hindi and others.
  9. Glossary of nuclear scientific terms d. Ahmed Mohamed Al-Saree and others.
  10. General Physics d. Mohammed Saleh Al-Qarawi and others.
  11. Atomic radiation and civil protection d. Ibrahim Abdul Rahman Al-Aqil, Hassan Othman Mohamed.
  12. Ionizing radiation / its properties, effect and use d. Ahmed Mohamed Al-Saree and others.
  13. How to protect yourself from chemical, nuclear and biological burning d. Ibrahim Abdul Rahman Al-Aqil, Hassan Othman Mohamed, Nabil Nimr, Abdul Wahid, Mr. Muhammad Shalabi.
  14. The foundations of protection against atomic and nuclear radiation (two parts) d. Ahmed Mohamed Al-Sorayai, Dr. Muhammad Suleiman al-Ayed, d. Ibrahim Abdul Rahman Al-Aqil, d. Mohammed Saleh Al-Qarawi.
  15. The basics of protection against atomic and nuclear radiation (practical), Hassan Othman Mohamed.
  16. A selection of curves and tables, the physical constants used in the calculations of protection against atomic and nuclear radiation, Hassan Othman Mohamed.

Nuclear Physics Labs

The Nuclear Physics group has several research laboratories, the most important of which are:

  1. Nuclear Physics Research Laboratory.
  2. TLD Free Metrology Laboratory.
  3. Radiation count laboratory.
  4. Gamma ray spectroscopy laboratory.
  5. Neutron physics laboratory.
  6. Nuclear Impact Laboratory and Radon Measurement.
  7. Laboratory for measuring background radiation and atomic dust.
  8. Radiation Protection Training Laboratory.

Research themes

  1. Light and heavy nuclear reactions.
  2. Radiation detection and measurement.
  3. Radioisotope production.
  4. Measurement of radiation doses and background radiation.
  5. Measuring radioactive contamination of food and materials.
  6. Gamma ray spectra measurement - study and detection of slow and fast neutrons.
  7. Nuclear Impact and Radon Measurement.
  8. Study the exact composition of nucleons inside atomic nuclei.
  9. Study the nuclear composition of different isotopes.

Research projects in the national plan

  1. Development of a novel gamma camera for applied and fundamental research, NPST Project No: 12-MAT2461-02.
  2. Detection Setup for the Study of Fusion and Deep-Inelastic Nuclear Reactions using radioactive beams, NPST Project No: 12-MAT2610-02.
  3. [3] Nuclear Structure Experiments and Instrumentation Development within PRESPEC, NPST Project No: 12-MAT2650-02