Campus Box 1134
2003-present Research Professor of Chemistry,WU
2003 Visiting Professor, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
1997-2003 Research Associate Professor of Chemistry, WU
1999 & 2000 Visiting Professor, Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium
1990-1997 Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry,WU
1988-1990 Guest Scientist, Gesellschaft für Schwereionenforschung, Germany 1984 1988 Visiting Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Lawrence Berkley Laboratory
My research covers both nuclear structure and nuclear reactions. In a study of the many body effects in nuclei, we have determined how the proton correlations in Ca nuclei change as the number of neutrons is increased. This work involved a dispersive-optical-model analysis of nucleon-elastic-scattering data and information on the bound single-particle states. A new experimental program has been initiated to determine how neutron correlations change. Correlations between fragments have been measured for three-body decays of 6Be and excited states of 10C nuclei. A 10C excited state was found with a exotic two-proton decay branch processing a strong diproton character.
(1) "Continuum spectroscopy with a 10 C beam: Cluster structure and three-body decay," R.J. Charity, T.D. Wiser, K. Mercurio, R.Shane, L.G. Sobotka, A.H. Wuosmaa, A. Banu, L. Trache, and R.E. Tribble, Physical Review C 80 (2009) 024306.
(2) "Asymmetry Dependence of Proton Correlations," R.J.Charity, L.G.Sobotka, W.H.Dickhoff, Physical Review Letters 97 (2006) 162503.
(3) "Continuum corrections to the level density and its dependence on excitation energy, n-p asymmetry, and deformation," R. J. Charity and L.G. Sobotka, Physical Review C 71 (2005) 024310.
Chemistry 436 – Radioactivity and its Applications - Spring 1992, University College
Chemistry 436 - Radioactivity and its Applications – Spring 1995 – University College