Jerry Peterson Portrait
Professor Emeritus

Research Interests:

Collaborator in experiments measuring reactions induced by intermediate and high energy protons and pions.

Using accelerators around the world and appropriate collaborations, I measure reactions with beams of protons or pions on complex nuclei, seeking the simple features. Recent solo work has used scaling relations as in the papers above as an attempt to unify these results. As a sideline, I work with nuclear astrophysics issues at very low beam energies. I am also active in policy circles, as an analyst and advisor on matters of energy (particularly nuclear fission) and environmental issues..

Selected Publications:

  1. Scaling relations for intermediate energy proton-nucleus reactions with small energy losses, RJP, Nucl. Sci. Engin. 161, 346 (2009).
  2. New measurements of astrophysical S-factor for the 12C(p,gamma)13N reaction, N. Burtebaev, RJP, et al. , Phys. Rev. C 78, 035802 (2008).
  3. Energy dependence of pion-induced fission of tin, Yasin, RJP et al., Rad. Meas. 43, 188 (2008).
  4. Nuclear continuum charge exchange of hadrons at xB>1,RJP, Nucl. Phys. A 803, 46 (2008).