Robert Charity

Robert Charity

​Research Professor of Chemistry
PhD, Australian National University
BSc, (Hons.) University of Queensland
research interests:
  • Nuclear Chemistry
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  • Washington University
    CB 1134
    One Brookings Dr.
    St. Louis, MO 63130-4899
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Robert Charity's research covers both nuclear structure and nuclear reactions. In a study of the many body effects in nuclei, he has determined how the proton correlations in Ca nuclei change as the number of neutrons is increased.

Professor Charity's research covers both nuclear structure and nuclear reactions. In a study of the many body effects in nuclei, he has determined how the proton correlations in Ca nuclei change as the number of neutrons is increased. This work involved a dispersive-optical-model analysis of nucleon-elastic-scattering data and information on the bound single-particle states. A new experimental program has been initiated to determine how neutron correlations change. Correlations between fragments have been measured for three-body decays of 6Be and excited states of 10C nuclei. A 10C excited state was found with a exotic two-proton decay branch processing a strong diproton character.

Selected Publications

(1) "Continuum spectroscopy with a 10 C beam: Cluster structure and three-body decay," R.J. Charity, T.D. Wiser, K. Mercurio, R.Shane, L.G. Sobotka, A.H. Wuosmaa, A. Banu, L. Trache, and R.E. Tribble, Physical Review C 80 (2009) 024306.

(2) "Asymmetry Dependence of Proton Correlations," R.J.Charity, L.G.Sobotka, W.H.Dickhoff, Physical Review Letters 97 (2006) 162503.

(3) "Continuum corrections to the level density and its dependence on excitation energy, n-p asymmetry, and deformation," R. J. Charity and L.G. Sobotka, Physical Review C 71 (2005) 024310.