Calvin R. Howell


221 Dfell, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
(919) 660-2632
(919) 660-2634


Nuclear physics detector technology applied to plant biology research
Nucl.Instrum.Meth. A (2013)

Measurement of the elastic scattering cross section of neutrons from argon and neon
Physical Review C (2013)

New limits on Beyond Standard Model physics from a measurement of the half-life of the T=1/2 mirror decay of 19Ne
Physical Review Letters (2013)

Parity Violation in Photonuclear Reactions at HIGS -- Submission to Snowmass 2013: Intensity Frontier
arXiv:1307.8178 [nucl-th] (2013)

A Proposal for the Simultaneous Measurement of the Neutron-Neutron and Neutron-Proton Quasi-Free Scattering Cross Section via the Neuron-Deuteron Breakup Reaction at En = 19 MeV
Few-Body Syst. (2013)

Nuclear physics detector technology applied to plant biology research
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment (2012)

Cross Section Measurement of 9Be(gamma,n)8Be and Implications for alpha + alpha +n --> 9Be in the r-Process
Physical Review C (2012)

Cross-section Measurements of 2H(n, np)n in Symmetric Star Configurations
Physical Review C (2012)

Dipole Response of 238U to Polarized Photons Below the Neutron Separation Energy
Physical Review C (2012)

PhytoBeta Imager: A Positron Imager for Plant Biology
Physics of Medicine and Biology (2012)

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.

Ph.D. - Duke University
Master of Art - Duke University
Bachelor of Science - Davidson College
2006 Fellow, American Physical Society