Nuclear Lunch -- Spring 2011

This is an archive of the Spring 2011 topics; the schedule for the current quarter is located here.


Date Discussion Leader Topic / Paper(s)
March 30 Organizational Meeting
April 6 Andreas Schiller / David Ingram Physics of Reactors and Energy Production
April 13 Cody Parker Questions from last week. Nuclear Fuel Behavior in Loss-of-coolant Accident (LOCA) Conditions, OECD/NEA report number 6846.
April 20 Riveli Nowo Production of anti-nuclei in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions.
Observation of antimatter helium-4 nucleus, arXiv paper submitted to Nature by RHIC STAR Collaboration.
A (shorter) article discussing this and a similar result from the LHC Collaboration ALICE.
April 27 Sushil Dhakal Questions about the RHIC AntiHelium paper from the previous week.
May 4 Bijaya Acharya Superdeformation in the N=Z Nucleus 36Ar: Experimental, Deformed Mean Field, and Spherical Shell Model Descriptions C.E. Svensson et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 2693 (2000).
May 11 Bing Xia Open questions about backbending.
May 18 Young Shin Byun S-process Nucleosynthesis. The reading is these pages from a 1994 review article by Brad Meyer. The citation and link to the full article from the Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics are given below in the Background Informaton section.
May 25 Shamim Akhtar Questions about the S Proces.
June 1 TBA Informational on Radiation Safety

Background Information

Faculty coordinators for Spring 2011 were Prakash, Carl Brune, Charlotte Elster, Justin Frantz, Ken Hicks, Paul King, Daniel Phillips, Julie Roche, and Andreas Schiller.
Last updated 1 September 2011 by Paul King.