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Raymond L. Kozub
Professor of Physics
Foundation Hall, Room 218C
Tel: 931-372-3483
rkozub@tntech.edu

 

 

 

 



These pages were last modified January 15, 2021, but will probably never be up-to-date....


 
"Legend" and me


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Schedule

PHYS 2109/2110|PHYS 4620 |PHYS 2110 LAB


Live as if you were to die tomorrow.  Learn as if you were to live forever.

                                                                                                                        ---Mahatma Gandhi


 

Professional Information

Click here for curriculum vitae.

Formal Education

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

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

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

Employment History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Selected Awards and Honors

 

o   Award for Research and Creative Activity in Arts and Sciences (2012), TTU

o   Science and Technology Award (2010), ORNL

o   Director's Award for Outstanding Team Accomplishment in Science and Technology (2010), ORNL

o   UT-Battelle Technical Achievement Award (2000), ORNL

o   UT-Battelle Author of the Year Award (2000), ORNL

o   Caplenor Faculty Research Award (1992-93), TTU

o   Finalist for Outstanding Faculty Award for Teaching (1988), TTU

o   Outstanding Research Award, presented by TTU Sigma Xi Club (1981)

o   NSF Summer Fellow (1965), MSU

o   NDEA Fellow (1962‑65), MSU

Research Activities

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

 

Selected Recent Publications

 

o   "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).

o   "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).

o   "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. Guimaraes, 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).

o   "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. Matos, S.D. Pain, L.G. Sobotka, and M.S. Smith, Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. Sec. A 711, 160-165 (2013).

o   "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).

o   "Exploration of direct neutron capture with covariant density functional theory inputs," Shi-Sheng Zhang, Jin-Peng Peng, M. S. Smith, G. Arbanas, and R. L. Kozub, Phys. Rev. C 91, 045802-1-5 (2015).

o   "Constraint of the Astrophysical 26gAl(p,γ)27Si Destruction Rate at Stellar Temperatures," S. D. Pain, D.W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, S. M. Brown, K. Y. Chae, K. A. Chipps, J. A. Cizewski, K. L. Jones, R. L. Kozub, J. F. Liang, C. Matei, M. Matos, B. H. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja, J. Okołowicz, P. D. O'Malley, W. A. Peters, S. T. Pittman, M. Płoszajczak, K. T. Schmitt, J. F. Shriner, Jr., D. Shapira, M.S. Smith, D.W. Stracener, and G. L. Wilson, Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 212501-1-6 (2015).

o   "Levels in 12N via the 14N(p,t) reaction using the JENSA gas-jet target," K. A. Chipps, S. D. Pain, U. Greife, R. L. Kozub, D. W. Bardayan, J. C. Blackmon, A. Kontos, L. E. Linhardt, M. Matos, S. T. Pittman, A. Sachs, H. Schatz, K. T. Schmitt, M. S. Smith, and P. Thompson (JENSA Collaboration), Phys. Rev. C 92, 034325-1-7 (2015).

o   "The first science result with the JENSA gas-jet target: Confirmation and study of a strong subthreshold 18F(p, α)15O resonance," D. W. Bardayan, K. A. Chipps, S. Ahn, J. C. Blackmon, R. J. deBoer, U. Greife, K. L. Jones, A. Kontos, R.L. Kozub, L. Linhardt, B. Manning, M. Matos, P. D. O'Malley, S. Ota, S. D. Pain, W.A. Peters, S. T. Pittman, A. Sachs, K. T. Schmitt, M. S. Smith, and P. Thompson, Phys. Lett. B 751, 311-315 (2015).

o   "Performance of the Versatile Array of Neutron Detectors at Low Energy (VANDLE)," W. A. Peters, S. Ilyushkin, M. Madurga, C. Matei, S. V. Paulauskas, R. K. Grzywacz, D. W. Bardayan, C. R. Brune, J. Allen, J. M. Allen, Z. Bergstrom*, J. Blackmon, N. T. Brewer, J.A. Cizewski, P. Copp, M. E. Howard, R. Ikeyama, R. L. Kozub, B. Manning, T. N. Massey, M. Matos, E. Merino, P. D. O'Malley, F. Raiola, C. S. Reingold, F. Sarazin, I. Spassova, S. Taylor, and D. Walter, Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. A 836 (2016): 122-133.

o   "The new JENSA gas-jet target for astrophysical radioactive beam experiments," D.W. Bardayan, K. A. Chipps, S. Ahn, J. C. Blackmon, J. Browne, U. Greife, K. L. Jones, A. Kontos, R. L. Kozub, L. Linhardt, B. Manning, M. Matos, P. D. O'Malley, F. Montes, S. Ota, S. D. Pain, W. A. Peters, S. T. Pittman, A. Sachs, H. Schatz, K. T. Schmitt, M. S. Smith, and P. Thompson, Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms 376 (2016): 326-328.

o   "Particle decay of proton-unbound levels in 12N," K. A. Chipps, S. D. Pain, U. Greife, R. L. Kozub, C. D. Nesaraja, M. S. Smith, D. W. Bardayan, A. Kontos, L. E. Linhardt, M. Matos, S.T. Pittman, and P. Thompson, (JENSA Collaboration), Phys. Rev. C 95, 044319-1-7 (2017).

o   "First spin-parity constraint of the 306 keV resonance in 35Cl for nova nucleosynthesis," K. A. Chipps, S. D. Pain, R. L. Kozub, D. W. Bardayan, J. A. Cizewski, K. Y. Chae, J. F. Liang, C. Matei, B. H. Moazen, C. D. Nesaraja, P. D. O'Malley, W. A. Peters, S. T. Pittman, K. T. Schmitt, and M. S. Smith, Phys. Rev. C 95, 045808-1-5 (2017).

o   "Spectroscopic study of the radionuclide 21Na for the astrophysical 17F(α,p)20Ne reaction rate," S. M. Cha, K. Y. Chae, S. Ahn, D. W. Bardayan, K. A. Chipps, J. A. Cizewski, M. E. Howard, R. L. Kozub, K. Kwak, B. Manning, M. Matos, P. D. O'Malley, S. D. Pain, W. A. Peters, S. T. Pittman, A. Ratkiewicz, M. S. Smith, and S. Strauss, Phys. Rev. C 96, 025810-1-6 (2017).

o   "Spectroscopic study of 20Ne + p reactions using the JENSA gas-jet target to constrain the astrophysical 18F(p,α)15O rate," D. W. Bardayan, K. A. Chipps, S. Ahn, J. C. Blackmon, S. Carmichael, U. Greife, K. L. Jones, J. Jose, A. Kontos, R. L. Kozub, L. Linhardt, B. Manning, M. Matos, P. D. O'Malley, S. Ota, S. D. Pain, W.A. Peters, S. T. Pittman, A. Sachs, K. T. Schmitt, M. S. Smith, and P. Thompson, Phys. Rev. C 96, 055806-1-7 (2017).

o   "Neutron-hole states in 131Sn and spin-orbit splitting in neutron-rich nuclei,"

R. Orlandi, S. D. Pain, S. Ahn, A. Jungclaus, K. T. Schmitt, D. W. Bardayan, W. N. Catford, R. Chapman, K. A. Chipps, J. A. Cizewski, C. G. Gross, M. E. Howard, K.L. Jones, R. L. Kozub, B. Manning, M. Matos, K. Nishio, P. D. O'Malley, W. A. Peters, S. T. Pittman, A. Ratkiewicz, C. Shand, J. F. Smith, M. S. Smith, T. Fukui, J. A. Tostevin, Y.Utsuno, Physics Letters B 785 615-620 (2018).

o   "38K isomer production via fast fragmentation." K. A. Chipps, R. L. Kozub, C. Sumithrarachchi, T. Ginter, T. Baumann, K. Lund, A. Lapierre, A. Villari, F. Montes, S. Jin, K. Schmidt, S. Ayoub, S. D. Pain, and D. Blankstein. Phys. Rev. Accel. Beams 21, 121301-1-5 (2018).

o   "Measuring low-energy (α,p) reaction cross sections using an extended gas target and gas recirculator." K. Y. Chae, Tony Ahn, Andrew Ayres, Dan Bardayan, A. Bey, Uwe Greife, Meredith Howard, Kate Grzywacz-Jones, R. L. Kozub, Milan Matos, Brian Moazen, Caroline Nesaraja, Patrick O'Malley, William Peters, Stephen Pittman, and Michael Smith. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research 900 (2018): 60-63.

o   "s-wave scattering lengths for the 7Be + p system from an R-matrix analysis." S. N. Paneru, C.R. Brune, R. Giri, R. J. Livesay, U. Greife, J. C. Blackmon, D. W. Bardayan, K. A. Chipps, B. Davids, D. S. Connolly, K. Y. Chae, A. E. Champagne, C. Deibel, K. L. Jones, M. S. Johnson, R. L. Kozub, Z. Ma, C. D. Nesaraja, S. D. Pain, F. Sarazin, J. F. Shriner Jr., D. W. Stracener, M.S. Smith, J. S. Thomas, D. W. Visser, and C. Wrede, Phys. Rev. C 99, 045807-1-9 (2019).

o   "Informing direct neutron capture on tin isotopes near the N = 82 shell closure." B. Manning, G. Arbanas, J. A. Cizewski, R. L. Kozub, S. Ahn, J. M. Allmond, D. W. Bardayan, K. Y. Chae, K.A. Chipps, M. E. Howard, K. L. Jones, J. F. Liang, M. Matos, C. D. Nesaraja, F. M. Nunes, P.D. O'Malley, S. D. Pain, W. A. Peters, S. T. Pittman, A. Ratkiewicz, K. T. Schmitt, D. Shapira, M. S. Smith, and L. Titus. Phys. Rev. C 99, 041302(R)-1-6 (2019); 069901-1 (2019).

o   "Constraining spectroscopic factors near the r-process path using combined measurements: 86Kr(d, p)87Kr." D. Walter, S. D. Pain, J. A. Cizewski, F. M. Nunes, S. Ahn, T. Baugher, D. W. Bardayan, T. Baumann, D. Bazin, S. Burcher, K. A. Chipps, G. Cerizza, K. L. Jones, R. L. Kozub, S. J. Lonsdale, B. Manning, F. Montes, P. D. O'Malley, S. Ota, J. Pereira, A. Ratkiewicz, P. Thompson, C. Thornsberry, and S. Williams. Phys. Rev. C 99, 0454625-1-10 (2019).


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