Eleni Vagena

Research Associate

My name is Eleni Vagena and I graduated from the School of Physics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/Greece with a Master in Electronic Physics. Right after I enrolled in a PhD program on Nuclear Physics where I mastered in evaluating the photoneutron field produced around medical linear accelerators. My PhD research involved the development of an experimental technique based on neutron activation analysis to unfold the neutron energy spectrum in medical linear accelerators. In the last year of my PhD, I worked at the ISOLDE Decay Station (IDS) at CERN. After the completion of my PhD, I have been granted a two-years’ postdoctoral fellowship from the Greek State Fellowship Foundation at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki/Greece, to work on the “Cross-sections determination of the (γ,n) reactions for the p-nuclei of the rare earth elements”. Moreover, I have worked as a visiting scientist for a muon tomography project at the Laboratoire d’Annecy-le-vieux de Physique des Particules (LAPP), Annecy, France. Additionally, I have worked at Culham Center for Fusion Energy, Abingdon/UK, granted with a visiting fellowship (STSMs) through the COST Action “ChETEC–Chemical Elements as Tracers of the Evolution of the Cosmos”.

S.Stoulos and E.Vagena, “Indirect measurement of bremsstrahlung photons and photoneutrons cross sections of 204Pb and Sb isotopes compared with TALYS simulations”, Nucl. Phys. A 980 pp 1-14 (2018)
E.Vagena and S.Stoulos, “Ytterbium (γ,n) average cross-sections data near tο photodisintegration reaction threshold”, Eur. Phys. J. A 54 no.9, 153 (2018)
E. Georgali et al. “The (n,2n) reaction for the lightest stable erbium isotope 162Er from reaction threshold up to 19 MeV”, Phys. Rev. C 98 no.1, 014622 (2018)
E.Vagena, K.Theodorou and S.Stoulos, “Thick-foils activation technique for neutron spectrum unfolding with the MINUIT routine-Comparison with GEANT4 simulations”, Nucl. Instrum.Meth.A 887 pp 64-69 (2018)
E.Vagena and S.Stoulos, “Photodisintegration average cross-sections of dysprosium p-nuclei near (γ,n) reaction threshold”, Eur.Phys.J. A 53 no.5, 85 (2017)
E.Vagena and S.Stoulos, “Average cross section measurement for 162Er(γ,n) reaction compared with theoretical calculations using TALYS”, Nucl. Phys. A 957 pp 259-273 (2017)
E.Vagena, S.Stoulos and M.Manolopoulou, “Analysis of improved neutron activation technique using thick foils for application on medical LINAC environment”, Nucl. Instrum.Meth.A 806 pp 271-278 (2016)
E.Vagena, S.Stoulos and M.Manolopoulou, “GEANT4 Simulations on Medical LINAC operation at 18 MV: experimental validation based on activation foils”, Rad. Phys. and Chem. 120 pp 89-97 (2016)


Phone: +30 210 650 3495

Email: vagena AT inp DOT demokritos DOT gr