Thursday, 26 April 2018

MPhys placement work from Canberra published in Phys Rev C

I just noticed today (thanks to the student involved telling me) that a paper appeared earlier this year in Physical Review C co-authored by one of our undergraduates based on work performed as part of his MPhys Research Year at the Australian National University in Canberra.  

It presents the results of nuclear reactions of 8Li and 209Bi, measuring the reaction yields and looking in particular for specific daughter products in order to understand the details of the way the nuclei react.

The student involved (B. M. A. Swinton–Bland in the author list) is now back at the University of Surrey, finishing his degree.  Whatever he does next, his CV already includes a publication in a leading nuclear physics journal.