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Raymond L. Kozub
Professor of Physics
Bruner Hall, Room 227C
Tel: 931-372-3479, -3483
rkozub@tntech.edu

 

 

 

 



These pages were last modified August 25, 2014, but will probably never be up-to-date....


 
"Legend" and me


2014 Fall Semester Teaching Links:

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PHYS 2111|PHYS 2120|PHYS 2121|PHYS 3820


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Professional Information

Formal Education

·         B. S. in Physics and Mathematics, 1962, Wisconsin State College-River Falls

·         M. S. in Physics, 1964, Michigan State University

·         Ph. D. in Experimental Nuclear Physics, 1967, Michigan State University

Employment History

·         1967-72:  Assistant Professor of Physics (term appointment) (1967-71), Research Scientist (1971-72), Cyclotron Institute, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas.

·         1972-74:  Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University, New York,  New York.

·         1974-77:  Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

·         1977-present:  Associate Professor (1977-80), Professor (1980-present), Chairman (1986-96), Department of Physics, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee.

·         Summer, 1978:  Faculty Research Participant, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois.

·         August, 1981:  Visiting Professor, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

·         Fall Semester, 1997:  Non-Instructional Faculty Assignment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Research Activities

·         Nuclear structure and nuclear astrophysics using radioactive ion beams.  For my 2013 Progress Report, please click here, and be patient (4.3 MB).

Recent Publications

·         “First Direct Measurement of the 17F(p,g)18Ne Cross Section,” K. A. Chipps, D. W. Bardayan, J.C. Blackmon, K. Y. Chae, U. Greife, R. Hatarik, R. L. Kozub, C. Matei, B. H. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja, S. D. Pain, W. A. Peters, S. T. Pittman, J. F. Shriner, Jr., and M. S. Smith, Phys. Rev. Letters 102, 152502-1-4 (2009).

·         “Constraint on the astrophysical 18Ne(α,p)21Na reaction rate through a 24Mg( p,t)22Mg measurement,” K. Y. Chae, D. W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, K. A. Chipps, R. Hatarik, K.L. Jones, R. L. Kozub, J.F. Liang, C. Matei, B. H. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja, P. D. O’Malley, S. D. Pain, S. T. Pittman, and M. S. Smith, Phys. Rev. C 79, 055804-1-5 (2009).

·         "Analysis of 25Al energy levels observed in the 28Si(p,a)25Al reaction,” S. T. Pittman, D. W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, R. L. Kozub, and M. S. Smith, Phys. Rev. C 80, 038801-1-4 (2009).

·         "The 17F( p,γ )18Ne resonant cross section," K. A. Chipps, D. W. Bardayan, C. D. Nesaraja, M. S. Smith, J. C. Blackmon, K. Y. Chae, B. H. Moazen, S. T. Pittman, U. Greife, R. Hatarik, W. A. Peters, R. L. Kozub, J. F. Shriner Jr., C. Matei, and S.D. Pain, Phys. Rev. C 80, 065810-1-8 (2009).

·         "Comment on ‘Low-energy 18F(p,α)15O cross section measurements relevant to nova γ-ray emission’,” J. F. Shriner, Jr., D. W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, K. Y. Chae, R. L. Kozub, and M.S. Smith, Phys. Rev. C 81, 039801-1-2 (2010).

·         The magic nature of 132Sn explored through the single-particle states of 133Sn,” K. L. Jones, A.S. Adekola, D. W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, K. Y. Chae, K. A. Chipps, J. A. Cizewski, L. Erikson, C. Harlin, R. Hatarik, R. Kapler, R. L. Kozub, J. F. Liang, R. Livesay, Z. Ma, B. H. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja, F. M. Nunes, S. D. Pain, N. P. Patterson, D. Shapira, J. F. Shriner Jr, M.S. Smith, T.P. Swan, and J. S. Thomas, Nature 465, 454-457 (2010).

·         “The 28Si(p,t)26Si*(p) reaction and implications for the astrophysical 25Al(p,γ)26Si reaction rate,” K. A. Chipps, D. W. Bardayan, K. Y. Chae, J. A. Cizewski, R. L. Kozub, J. F. Liang, C. Matei,  B.H. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja,  P. D. O’Malley, S. D. Pain, W. A. Peters, S. T. Pittman, K. T. Schmitt, and M. S. Smith, Phys. Rev. C 82, 045803-1-5 (2010).

·         Spin assignments to excited states in 22Na through a 24Mg(p,3He)22Na reaction measurement,” K. Y. Chae, D.W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, K.A. Chipps, R. Hatarik, K. L. Jones, R. L. Kozub, J.F. Liang, C. Matei, B. H. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja, P.D. O’Malley, S. D. Pain, S. T. Pittman and M. S. Smith, Phys. Rev. C 82, 047302-1-4 (2010).    

·         “Direct studies of low-energy resonances in 31P(p,a)28Si and 35Cl(p,a)32S,” B.H. Moazen, C. Matei, D.W. Bardayan, J.C. Blackmon, K.Y. Chae, K.A. Chipps, R. Hatarik, K.L. Jones, R.L. Kozub, M. Matos, C.D. Nesaraja, P.D. O’Malley, S.D. Pain, T. Pelham, W.A. Peters, S.T. Pittman, J.F. Shriner, Jr., and M.S. Smith, Eur. Phys. J. A 47, 66 (2011):  7 pages.

·         “First proton-transfer study of 18F + p resonances relevant for novae,” A. S. Adekola, D. W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, C. R. Brune, K. Y. Chae, C. Domizioli, U. Greife, Z. Heinen, M. J. Hornish, K. L. Jones, R. L. Kozub, R. J. Livesay, Z. Ma, T.N. Massey, B. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja, S. D. Pain, J. F. Shriner Jr., N. D. Smith*, M. S. Smith, J. S. Thomas, D. W. Visser, and A. V. Voinov, Phys. Rev. C 83, 052801(R)-1-5 (2011).

·         “Direct reaction measurements with a 132Sn radioactive ion beam,” K. L. Jones,  F. M. Nunes, A.S. Adekola, D. W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, K.Y. Chae, K. A. Chipps, J. A. Cizewski, L. Erikson, C. Harlin, R. Hatarik, R. Kapler, R. L. Kozub, J. F. Liang, R. Livesay, Z. Ma, B. Moazen, C.D Nesaraja, S. D. Pain, N. P. Patterson, D. Shapira, J. F. Shriner Jr., M. S. Smith, T.P. Swan, and J. S. Thomas, Phys. Rev. C 84, 034601-1-9 (2011).

·         “Search for a resonant enhancement of the 7Be + d reaction and primordial 7Li abundances,” P.D. O’Malley, D. W. Bardayan, A. S. Adekola, S. Ahn, K. Y. Chae,  J. A. Cizewski, S. Graves, M. E. Howard, K. L. Jones, R. L. Kozub, L. Lindhardt, M. Matos, B. M. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja, S.D. Pain, W. A. Peters, S. T. Pittman, K. T. Schmitt, J. F. Shriner Jr., M. S. Smith, I. Spassova, S. Y. Strauss, and J. L. Wheeler, Phys. Rev. C 84, 042801-1-3(R) (2011).

·         “Comment on ‘Properties of 26Mg and 26Si in the sd shell model and the determination of the 25Al( p,γ )26Si reaction rate’,” K. A. Chipps, D. W. Bardayan, K. Y. Chae, J. A. Cizewski, R. L. Kozub, J. F. Liang, C. Matei, P. D. O’Malley, S. D. Pain, W. A. Peters, S. T. Pittman, and M. S. Smith,  Phys. Rev. C 84, 059801-1-2 (2011).

·         “Single-nucleon transfer reactions on 18F,” A. S. Adekola,  C. R. Brune, D. W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon,  K. Y. Chae,  C. Domizioli*, U. Greife, Z. Heinen, M. J. Hornish, K. L. Jones, R. L. Kozub, R. J. Livesay,  Z. Ma, T. N. Massey, B. Moazen, C.D. Nesaraja, S. D. Pain, J. F. Shriner Jr., N. D. Smith*, M. S. Smith, J. S. Thomas, D. W. Visser, and A. V. Voinov, Phys. Rev. C 84, 054611-1-12 (2011).

·         19Ne levels studied with the 18F(d, n)19Ne*(18F+ p) reaction,” A. S. Adekola,  C. R. Brune, D.W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, K. Y. Chae, J. A. Cizewski, K. L. Jones, R. L. Kozub, T. N. Massey, C.D. Nesaraja, S.D. Pain, J.F. Shriner Jr., M.S. Smith, and J. S. Thomas, Phys. Rev. C 85, 037601-1-4 (2012).

·         Halo Nucleus 11Be: A Spectroscopic Study via Neutron Transfer,” K. T. Schmitt, K. L. Jones, A. Bey, S. H. Ahn, D.W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, S. M. Brown, K.Y. Chae,K. A. Chipps, J.A. Cizewski, K. I. Hahn, J. J. Kolata, R. L. Kozub, J. F. Liang, C. Matei, M. Matoš, D. Matyas, B. Moazen, C. Nesaraja, F. M. Nunes, P. D. O’Malley, S. D. Pain, W. A. Peters, S. T. Pittman, A. Roberts, D. Shapira, J. F. Shriner, Jr., M. S. Smith, I. Spassova, D.W. Stracener, A. N. Villano, and G. L. Wilson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 192701-1-5 (2012).

·         26Al+ p elastic and inelastic scattering reactions and galactic abundances of 26Al,” S. T. Pittman, D. W. Bardayan, K. Y. Chae, K. A. Chipps, K. L. Jones, R. L. Kozub, C. Matei, M. Matoš, B. H. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja, P. D. O’Malley, S. D. Pain, P. D. Parker, W. A. Peters, J. F. Shriner Jr., and M. S. Smith, Phys. Rev. C 85, 065804-1-6 (2012).

·         Proton decay branching ratio for the 6.15-MeV 18Ne level,” D. W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, R. L. Kozub, M. Matoš, and M. S. Smith, Phys. Rev. C 85, 065805-1-3 (2012).

·         28Si( p,3He) reaction for spectroscopy of 26Al,” K. A. Chipps, D. W. Bardayan, K. Y. Chae, J.A. Cizewski, R. L. Kozub, C. Matei, B. H. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja, P. D. O’Malley, S. D. Pain, W.A. Peters, S. T. Pittman, K. T. Schmitt, and M. S. Smith, Phys. Rev. C 86, 014329-1-7 (2012).

·         Structures of exotic 131,133Sn isotopes and effect on r-process nucleosynthesis,” Shi-Sheng Zhang, M. S. Smith, G. Arbanas, and R. L. Kozub, Phys. Rev. C 86, 032802-1-5(R) (2012).

·         “Neutron single particle structure in 131Sn and direct neutron capture cross sections,” R. L. Kozub, G. Arbanas, A. S. Adekola, D. W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, K.Y. Chae, K. A. Chipps, J. A. Cizewski, L. Erikson, R. Hatarik, W. R. Hix, K. L. Jones, W. Krolas, J. F. Liang, Z. Ma, C. Matei, B. H. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja, S. D. Pain, D. Shapira, J. F. Shriner, Jr., M. S. Smith, and T. P. Swan, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 172501-1-5 (2012).     

·         “Searching for resonances in the unbound 6Be nucleus by using a radioactive 7Be beam,” K. Y. Chae, D. W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, M. S. Smith, A. E. Champagne, R. P. Fitzgerald, D. W. Visser, J. J. Das, V. Guimarăes, K. L. Jones, S. D. Pain, J. S. Thomas, M. S. Johnson, R. L. Kozub, R. J. Livesay, Z. Ma, and C. D. Nesaraja, Journal of the Korean Physical Society 61,  1786-1791 (2012).

·         Wear measurement of highly cross-linked UHMWPE using a 7Be tracer implantation technique,” Markus A. Wimmer, Michel P. Laurent, Yasha Dwivedi, Luis A. Gallardo, Kelly A. Chipps, Jeffery C. Blackmon, Raymond L. Kozub, Daniel W. Bardayan, Carl J. Gross, Daniel W. Stracener, Michael S. Smith, Caroline D. Nesaraja, Luke Erikson, Nidhi Patel, Karl E. Rehm, Irshad Ahmad, John P. Greene, and Uwe Greife, Jour. Biomed. Materials Research B: Applied  Biomaterials, 101B, Issue 3, p. 423-429 (2013).

·         Construction and commissioning of the SuperORRUBA detector,” D.W. Bardayan, S.Ahn, J.C. Blackmon, A.J. Burkhart*, K.Y. Chae, J.A. Cizewski, J. Elson, S. Hardy, R.L. Kozub, L. Linhardt, B. Manning, M. Matoš, S.D. Pain, L.G. Sobotka, and M.S. Smith, Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. Sec. A 711, 160–165 (2013).

·         Reactions of a 10Be beam on proton and deuteron targets,” K. T. Schmitt, K. L. Jones, S. Ahn, D. W. Bardayan, A. Bey, J. C. Blackmon, S. M. Brown, K. Y. Chae, K. A. Chipps, J. A. Cizewski, K. I. Hahn, J. J. Kolata, R. L. Kozub, J. F. Liang, C. Matei, M. Matos, D. Matyas, B. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja, F. M. Nunes, P. D. O’Malley, S. D. Pain, W. A. Peters, S. T. Pittman, A. Roberts, D. Shapira, J. F. Shriner, Jr., M. S. Smith, I. Spassova, D. W. Stracener, N. J. Upadhyay, A. N. Villano, and G. L. Wilson, Phys. Rev. C 88, 064612-1-10 (2013).

 

 

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