Elizabeth Lindquist – 2015

PIXE-PESA Analysis to Determine Metalloprotein Stoichiometry Research Advisor: Dr. Paul DeYoung While approximately a third of all proteins are metalloproteins, their stoichiometric ratios are still largely unknown. Current elemental analysis procedures are capable of determining which metals are in a protein, but it is difficult to determine how many. To address this, an ion beam […]

Jaclyn Brett – 2015

Analysis of 25F and 22O Nuclei from a 27Ne Ion Beam Research Advisor: Dr. Paul DeYoung and Dr. Graham Peaslee The nuclear structure of a state in a given isotope is determined by which nucleons occupy the bound and unbound energy levels. This state determines the energy of decay, which can be calculated from the […]

Braden Marks – 2015

Population of 13Be in Nucleon-Exchange Reactions Research Advisor: Dr. Paul DeYoung Neutron-unbound nuclei are traditionally formed by the removal of one or more nucleons from a fast beam of ions. This method often results in a background, which is difficult to separate from the particle of interest. Nucleon-removal entrance-channels also require the ion beam to […]

Nuclear Group

Tim Nagi tests some acrylic bars used as neutron detectors in the LISA project. He is using the oscilloscope to watch for signals coming out of one of the the photomultiplier tubes attached to the ends of the bars. Tim and others from Prof. DeYoung’s group will use the “LISA bars” at the National Superconducting […]