Full Professor
RC B123
541-737-7078
Faculty

Education:Walt Loveland
SB, MIT (1961) 
PhD, University of Washington (1966) 
Postdoctoral Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory (1966-68)

Awards:
2016 Elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
2014 Glenn T Seaborg Award of the American Chemical Society
ASE Mentor Hall of Fame
Sigma Xi Award for Research;
F.A. Gilfillan Award for Research
Beaver Champion Award
Outstanding Referee Award - American Physical Society

Research group web site:
http://oregonstate.edu/dept/nchem/

Affiliations: Radiation Center

Research Interests

The long term goals of our nuclear chemistry research group are to search for new phenomena at the limits of nuclear stability, to study the dynamics and thermodynamics of colliding nuclei and to apply nuclear techniques to the study of environmental and/or biomedical problems. In support of these goals, we are pursuing, or have recently pursued, the following research: the study of fusion enhancement with neutron-rich radioactive projectiles (in reactions that are relevant for the synthesis of new heavy nuclei), the study of fusion enhancement with halo nuclei, and the study of "hot fusion" path to the heaviest nuclei and why it works.

Representative Publications

“Surface Morphology and Phase Stability of Titanium Foils Irradiated by 136 MeV 136Xe”, S. Sadi, A. Paulenova, W. Loveland, P.R. Watson, J.P. Greene, S. Zhu and G. Zinkann, Nucl. Instru. Meth. Phys. Res. B 328, 78 (2014).

“Measurement of the Survival Probabilities for Hot Fusion Reactions” , R. Yanez, W. Loveland, L. Yao , J.S. Barrett, S. Zhu, B.B. Back, T.L. Khoo, M. Alcorta  and M. Albers, Phys. Rev. Lett 112, 152702 (2014).

“The Excitation Energy Dependence of the Total Kinetic Energy Release in 235U(n,f)” , R. Yanez, L. Yao, J. King, W. Loveland, F. Tovesson and N. Fotiades, Phys. Rev. C 89, 051604(R) (2014).

“A Time Projection Chamber for High Accuracy and Precision Fission Cross Section Measurements”,
M. Heffner, D.M. Asner, R.G. Baker, J. Baker,S. Barrett, C. Brune, J. Bundgaard, E. Burgett, D. Carter, M. Cunningham, J. Deaven, D.L. Duke, U. Greife, S. Grimes, U. Hager, N. Hertel, T. Hill, D. Isenhower, K. Jewell, J. King, J.L. Klay, V. Kleinrath, N. Kornilov, R. Kudo, A.B. Laptev, M. Leonard, W. Loveland, T. N. Massey, C. McGrath, R. Meharchand, L. Montoya, N. Pickle, H. Qu, V. Riot, J. Ruz, S. Sangiorgio, B. Seilhan, S. Sharma, L. Snyder, S. Stave, G. Tatishvili, R.T. Thornton, F. Tovesson, D. Towell, R.S. Towell, S. Watson, B. Wendt, L. Wood, L. Yao, (NIFFTE Collaboration), Nuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, A 759, 50 (2014).

“The Data Analysis Framework for the NIFFTE Fission Time Projection Chamber”, S. Stave, David M. Asner,  R. G. Baker,  J. Bundgaard,  E. Burgett,  M. Cunningham,  J. Deaven,D.L. Duke,  U. Greife,  S. Grimes,  M. Heffner,  T. Hill,  D. Isenhower,  J. L. Klay,  V. Kleinrath,  N. Kornilov, A.B. Laptev, W. Loveland,   T.N. Massey,  R. Meharchand,  H. Qu,  J. Ruz,  S. Sangiorgio,  B. Selhan,  L. Snyder,   G. Tatishvili,  R.T. Thornton, F. Tovesson,  D. Towell,  R. S. Towell,  S. Watson,  B. Wendt,  and L. Wood, Nuclear Data Sheets 119, 380 (2014).


“Commissioning the NIFFTE Time Projection Chamber: the 238U /235U (n,f) cross-section ratio”, R. Meharchand, David M. Asner,  R. G. Baker,  J. Bundgaard,  E. Burgett,  M. Cunningham,  J. Deaven,D.L. Duke,  U. Greife,  S. Grimes,  M. Heffner,  T. Hill,  D. Isenhower,  J. L. Klay,  V. Kleinrath,  N. Kornilov, A.B. Laptev, W. Loveland,  T.N. Massey,  H. Qu,  J. Ruz,  S. Sangiorgio,  B. Selhan,  L. Snyder,  S. Stave, G. Tatishvili,  R.T. Thornton, F. Tovesson,  D. Towell,  R. S. Towell,  S. Watson,  B. Wendt,  and L. Wood, Nuclear Data Sheets .119, 373 (2014).

“Targets for Precision Measurements”, W. Loveland, L.Yao, David M. Asner,  R. G. Baker,  J. Bundgaard,  E. Burgett,  M. Cunningham,  J. Deaven, D.L. Duke,  U. Greife,  S. Grimes,  M. Heffner,  T. Hill,  D. Isenhower,  J. L. Klay,  V. Kleinrath,  N. Kornilov, A.B. Laptev,1  T.N. Massey,  R. Meharchand,  H. Qu,  J. Ruz,  S. Sangiorgio,  B. Selhan,  L. Snyder,  S. Stave, G. Tatishvili,  R.T. Thornton, F. Tovesson,  D. Towell,  R. S. Towell,  S. Watson,  B. Wendt,  and L. Wood, Nuclear Data Sheets 119, 383 (2014).

“Measuring the /SF Branching Ratio of 252Cf with the NIFFTE TPC”, L. Snyder, U. Greife, David M. Asner,  R. G. Baker,  J. Bundgaard,  E. Burgett,  M. Cunningham,  J. Deaven, D.L. Duke,   S. Grimes,  M. Heffner,  T. Hill,  D. Isenhower,  J. L. Klay,  V. Kleinrath,  N. Kornilov, A.B. Laptev, W. Loveland,  T.N. Massey,  R. Meharchand,  H. Qu,  J. Ruz,  S. Sangiorgio,  B. Selhan,  S. Stave, G. Tatishvili,  R.T. Thornton, F. Tovesson,  D. Towell,  R. S. Towell,  S. Watson,  B. Wendt,  and L. Wood, Nuclear Data Sheets 119, 386 (2014)

“An Ethernet-Based Data Acquisition System for the NIFFTE Time Projection Chamber”, L. Wood, David M. Asner,  R. G. Baker,  J. Bundgaard,  E. Burgett,  M. Cunningham,  J. Deaven,D.L. Duke,  U. Greife,  S. Grimes,  M. Heffner,  T. Hill,  D. Isenhower,  J. L. Klay,  V. Kleinrath,  N. Kornilov, A.B. Laptev, W. Loveland,   T.N. Massey,  R. Meharchand,  H. Qu,  J. Ruz,  S. Sangiorgio,  B. Selhan,  L. Snyder,  S. Stave, G. Tatishvili,  R.T. Thornton, F. Tovesson,  D. Towell,  R. S. Towell,  S. Watson,  and B. Wendt,  Nuclear Data Sheets 119, 377 (2014).

“Superheavy Carbonyls”, W. Loveland, Science 345, 1415 (2014)

"Benchmarking Nuclear Fission Theory" by G. F. Bertsch, W. Loveland, W. Nazarewicz, and P.  Talou,  J. Phys. G; Nucl. Part. Phys. 42, 077601 (2015).

“Predicting the production of neutron-rich heavy nuclei in multinucleon
transfer reactions using a semi-classical model including evaporation
and fission competition, GRAZING-F”, R. Yanez, and W. Loveland, Phys. Rev. C 91, 044608 (2015).

“The 136Xe + 208Pb reaction: A test of models of multi-nucleon transfer reactions”, J.S. Barrett, R. Yanez, W. Loveland, S.Zhu, A.D. Ayangeakaa, M.P. Carpenter, J.P. Greene, R.V.F. Janssens, T. Lauritsen, E.A. McCutchan, A.A. Sonzogni, C.J. Chiara, J. L. Harker, and W.B. Walters, Phys. Rev. C 91, 064615 (2015).

“Syntheses of transuranium isotopes with Z < 103 in multi-nucleon transfer reactions”, J.V. Kratz, W. Loveland, and K.J. Moody, Nucl. Phys. A 944, 117 (2015)

“High Quality Actinide Targets”, W. Loveland. J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. (accepted for publication)

“Decay spectroscopy of Element 115 Daughters:  280Rg276Mt and 276Mt272Bh”, J.M. Gates, K.E. Gregorich, O.R. Gothe, E.C. Uribe, G.K. Pang, D.L. Bleuel, M. Block, R.M. Clark, C.M. Campbell, H.L. Crawford, M. Cromaz, A. Di Nitto, Ch.E. Düllmann, N.E. Esker, C. Fahlander, P. Fallon, R.M. Farjadi, U. Forsberg, J. Khuyagbaatar, W. Loveland, A.O. Macchiavelli, E.M. May, P.R. Mudder, D.T. Olive, A.C. Rice, J. Rissanen, D. Rudolph, L.G. Sarmiento, J.A. Shusterman, M.A. Stoyer, A. Wiens, A. Yakushev, and  H. Nitsche, Phys. Rev. C 92, 021301(R), (2015).

“An experimentalist’s view of the uncertainties in understanding heavy element synthesis”, W. Loveland, Eur. J. Phys. A 51, 120 (2015)

Research: 
Nuclear