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NCNSM student gets training in Russia

Siyasanga was one of 29 students selected from universities around South Africa participating in a 2010 DST-funded programme sending students for practical training in Dubna.siya in russia

He was involved in applying optical spectroscopy methods to studies of radiation damages. The study involved measurements and analysis of depth-resolved photoluminescence spectra in swift heavy ion bombarded insulators. Particular attention was paid to the investigation of depth profiles of defects and correlated mechanical stresses in some insulating crystals irradiated with (1¸3) MeV/nucleon heavy ions by using the photoluminescence technique. Utilization of ion beams in this energy range offers a unique possibility to simulate fission fragment impact.