Calvin R. Howell

Professor of Physics

Office Location: 
221 Dfell, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90308, Durham, NC 27708-0308
Phone: 
(919) 660-2632

Overview

Professor Howell is the Director of the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL). His research interests are the quantum chromodynamics (QCD) description of structure and reactions of few-nucleon systems, Big Bang and explosive nucleosynthesis, and applications of nuclear physics in biology, medicine and national security. His research includes: studies of few-nucleon reaction dynamics, measurements of the neutron-neutron scattering length, photodisintegration of the deuteron and beryllium at energies relevant to astrophysics processes, and studies of the carbon and nitrogen accumulation and translocation in plants using short-lived radioactive isotopes and positron emission tomography.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1984

Guss, PP, Floyd, CE, Murphy, K, Howell, CR, Pedroni, RS, Honore, GM, Pfutzner, HG, Tungate, G, Byrd, RC, Walter, RL, and Delaroche, JP. "Spin-orbit deformations deduced from analyzing powers for inelastic neutron scattering from Fe54, Fe56, Ni58, Ni60, Sn120, and Pb208." Physical Review C 25.5 (1982): 2854-2857. Full Text

Howell, CR, and Walter, RL. "SIMULTANEOUS MEASUREMENTS OF ANALYZING POWERS AND DIFFERENTIAL CROSS SECTIONS FOR n plus **2**8Si." IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science NS-30.2 (1982): 1132-1135.

FLOYD, CE, GUSS, PP, TUNGATE, G, BYRD, RC, MURPHY, K, HOWELL, CR, WENDER, SA, and WALTER, RL. "ACCURATE FORWARD ANGLE MEASUREMENTS WITH POLAR NEUTRONS." BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY 26.4 (1981): 623-624.

DAVE, JH, GOULD, CR, SEAGONDOLLAR, LW, GLENDENNING, SG, HOWELL, CR, PEDRONI, RS, PURSER, FO, and WALTER, RL. "NEUTRON ELASTIC-SCATTERING FROM 1P-SHELL NUCLEI BETWEEN 10-15 MEV." BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN PHYSICAL SOCIETY 26.4 (1981): 551-551.

MacMullin, S, Kidd, M, Henning, R, Tornow, W, Howell, CR, and Brown, M. "Measurement of the elastic scattering cross section of neutrons from argon and neon." Full Text

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