Bhabha Scattering: A Scientometric View

Kademani, B. S.; Surwase, Ganesh; Mohan, Lalit; Kumar, Vijai
July 2009
DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology;Jul2009, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p3
Academic Journal
This paper attempts to highlight quantitatively the growth and development of wodd literature on Bhabha Scattering in terms of publication output as per Intamational Nuclear Information System (INIS) (1970-2008), Science Citation Index (1982-2008), and INSPEC (1969-2008) databases. During 1969-2008 a total of 1305 papers were published by the scientists in the field Bhabha Scattering. The average number of papers published per year was 32.62. The highest numbers of papers 66, were published in 1988 and 1997, respectively. There were 47 countries involved in the research in this field. Germany is the top producing country with 421 papers followed by USA with 420 papers, Italy with 293 papers, and Switzerland with 263 papers. Authorship and collaboration trends were towards multi-authored papers. There were 888 (68.05 per cent) collaborative papers. Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN), Italy, topped the list with 256 papers followed by European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland, with 243 papers. The most preferred journals by the scientists were: Physics Lettars-B with 188 papers, Nuclear Physics-B with 91 papers, and Physical Review-D with 90 papers. The high frequency keywords were: Bhabha scattering (731), radiative corrections (215), annihilation (214), electrons (208), positrons (205), and pair production (202)


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