Calvin R. Howell


221 Dfell, Durham, NC 27708
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(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)

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)

Experiment on direct nn scattering: The radiation-induced outgassing complication
Nucl.Phys. A (2012)

Neutron scattering from Si-28 and S-32 from 8.0 to 18.9 MeV, dispersive optical model analyses, and ground-state correlations
Physical Review C (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