SB, MIT (1961)
PhD, University of Washington (1966)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory (1966-68)
Sigma Xi Award for Research;
F.A. Gilfillan Award for Research
Beaver Champion Award
Outstanding Referee Award - American Physical Society
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Affiliations: Radiation Center
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.
“Modern Nuclear Chemistry”, W. Loveland, D.J. Morrissey and G.T. Seaborg (Wiley, New York, 2006) 671 pages.
“New Superheavy Element Isotopes: 242Pu(48Ca,5n)285114” P.A. Ellison, K.E. Gregorich, J.S. Berryman, D.L. Bleuel, R.M. Clark, I. Dragojevic, J. Dvorak, P. Fallon, C. Fineman-Sotomayor, J.M. Gates, O.R. Gothe, I.Y. Lee, W.D. Loveland, J.P. McLaughlin, S. Paschalis, M. Petri, J. Qian, L. Stavsetra, M. Wiedeking, and H. Nitsche, Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 182701 (2010)
“Isospin dependence of capture cross sections: The 36S + 208Pb reaction”, R. Yanez, W. Loveland, A.M. Vinodkumar, P.H. Sprunger, L. Prisbey, D. Peterson, S. Zhu, J.J. Kolata, and J.F. Liang, Phys. Rev. C82, 054615 (2010)
“The Synthesis of Superheavy Nuclei Using Damped Collisions: A Test” W. Loveland, A.M.Vinodkumar, D. Peterson and J. Greene, Phys. Rev. C 83, 044610 (2011).
“Microstructure Damage of Titanium Films by Irradiation with Fission Fragments”, S. Sadi, A. Paulenova, W.D. Loveland, P.R. Watson, J. Greene and G. Zinkann, Nucl. Instru. Meth. Phys. Res. B269, 3230 (2011)
“Growth and Surface Morphology of Uranium Films During Molecular Plating”, S. Sadi, A. Paulenova, P.R. Watson, and W. Loveland, Nucl. Instru. Meth. Phys. Res. A655, 80 (2011)
“The Fusion of 9Li with 70Zn and 208Pb”, W. Loveland. Radiochimica Acta 1, 141-143 (2011)
“The fusion of 9,11Li with 208Pb”, W. Loveland, EPS Web of Conferences 17, 02003 (2011)
“Search for the Inverse Fission of Uranium”, R. Yanez, W. Loveland, J. Beckerman, M. Leonard, C. J. Gross, D. Shapira, J. F. Liang, Z. Kohley, and R. L. Varner, Phys. Rev. C 85, 044620 (2012).
“Fusion of 124,132Sn with 40,48Ca”, J. J. Kolata, A. Roberts, A. M. Howard, D. Shapira, J. F. Liang, C. J. Gross,R. L. Varner, Z. Kohley, A. N. Villano, H. Amro, W. Loveland, and E. Chavez, Phys. Rev. C 85, 054603 (2012)