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Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

Chhanda Samanta

Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics

Howe Hall 215
(540) 458-8887


Ph.D., University of Maryland, U.S.A., (Experimental Nuclear Physics)
M.Sc., University of Calcutta, INDIA, (Nuclear Physics)
B.Sc., University of Calcutta, INDIA, (Honors in Physics)


Nuclear Energy, Production and decay of Hypernuclei, Nuclear Astrophysics, Mass Formulae for Non-Strange, Strange and multi- strange hyper nuclei, Superheavy Elements, Commonalities between Atomic and Nuclear Clusters.

Selected Publications

 C. Samanta, "Generalised mass formula for non-strange, strange and multiply- strange nuclear systems", Jour. Phys. G 37 (2010) 075104

P. Roy Chowdhury, C. Samanta and D.N. Basu, "Charged and neutral hyperonic effects on the driplines", Rom. Rep. Phys 62 (2010) 65

A. Sakaguchi, S. Ajimura, H. Bhang, L. Busso, M. Endo, D. Faso, T. Fukuda, T. Kishimoto, K. Matsuda, K. Matsuoka, Y. Mizoi, O. Morra, H. Noumi, P. K. Saha, C. Samanta, Y. Shimizu, T. Takahashi, T. N. Takahashi, K. Yoshida, "Production of Neutron-Rich Lambda Hypernuclei at J-PARC", Int. Jour. Mod. Phys. E19 (2010) 2632

Y. Fujii, A. Chiba, D . Doi, T. Gogami, O. Hashimoto, H. Kanda, M. Kaneta, D. Kawama, K. Maeda, T. Maruta, A. Matsumura, S. Nagao, S. N. Nakamura, A. Shichijo, H. Tamura, N. Taniya, T. Yamamoto and K. Yokota, S. Kato, Y. Sato and T. Takahashi, H. Noumi, T. Motoba, E. Hiyama, I. Albayrak, O. Ates, C. Chen, M. Christy, C. Keppel, M. Kohl, Y. Li, A. Liyanage, L. Tang, T. Walton, Z. Ye, L. Yuan and L. Zhu, P. Baturin, W. Boeglin, S. Dhamija, P. Markowitz, B. Raue and J. Reinhold, Ed. V. Hungerford, R. Ent, H. Fenker, D. Gaskell, T. Horn, M. Jones, G. Smith, W. Vulcan and S. A. Wood, C. Johnston, N. Simicevic and S. Wells, C. Samanta, B. Hu, J. Shen, W. Wang, X. Zhang and Y. Zhang, J. Feng, Y. Fu, J. Zhou and S. Zhou, Y. Jiang, H. Lu, X. Yan and Y. Ye, L. Gan, A. Ahmidouch, S. Danagoulian and A. Gasparian, M. Elaasar, F. R. Wesselmann, A. Asaturyan, A. Margaryan, A. Mkrtchyan, H. Mkrtchyan and V. Tadevosyan, D. Androic, M. Furic, T. Petkovic and T. Seva, G. Niculescu and I. Niculescu, V. M. Rodriguez Lopez, E. Cisbani, F. Cusanno, F. Garibaldi and G. M. Uuciuoli, R. De Leo and S. Maronne, "Hypernuclear spectroscopy with electron beam at JLab HALL C ", Int. Jour. Mod. Phys. E19 (2010)2480

C. Samanta, "Alpha decay chains from superheavy nuclei", Prog. in Part. & Nucl. Phys.62, 344 (2009)
8. P. Roy Chowdhury, D.N. Basu, C. Samanta, "Isospin dependent properties of asymmetric nuclear matter", Phys. Rev. C. 80, 011305(R) (2009)