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Reader in Physics

1992 High school diploma at TG Backnang
1992-1993 Compulsory Military Service
1993-2000 Studies: Physics Diploma at Stuttgart University
2000-2005 PhD Studies, Institut fuer Strahlenphysik, Stuttgart University
2005 Dr. rer. nat. (PhD) ‘Magna Cum Laude’
2005-2007 Post Doc, University of Kentucky, group of Prof.Dr. Steven W. Yates
2007-2010 Post Doc, Liverpool University, Group of Prof. Dr. Peter A. Butler
2010-2013 Post Doc, TU Darmstadt, Group of Prof. Dr. T. Kroell, 
Group Leader Project A1 of CRC-634 (SFB-634)
2013 Lecturer in Physics, University of the West of Scotland

2017 Reader in Physics, University of the West of Scotland

Area of academic expertise - outline

Experimental low-energy nuclear structure physics:

I am one of the few nuclear spectroscopists who work on stable as well as on radioactive nuclei

Experimental techniques:

World-class expertise in nuclear resoance fluorescence (g,g'), neutron induced reactions (thermal as well as fast), profound knowledge of fusion evaporation reactions, decay studies, Coulomb excitation, particle-scattering experiments [(a,a'g), (e,e')], and several other reactions.

Spectroscopy of:

gamma-rays, conversion electrons, (heavy) charged particles, neutrons

Nuclear structure expertise:

World-class:

  1. Nuclear electric dipole response (Quadrupole-octupole coupled, Pygmy Dipole Response, Giant Dipole Response)
  2. Nuclear magnetic dipole reponse (Scissors Mode, Spin-Flip, GT Resonances)
  3. Strong octupole correlations

Outstanding expertise:

  1. Low-lying isocalar and isovector (mixed-symmetry) excitations (quadrupole as well as octupole)
  2. Multi-phonon excitations (what was classically known as) in near-spherical nuclei
  3. Shape coexistence in the Zr/Mo (A~96 mass region) and A~180 Pb region.

 

Other interests: Basically, all features of the nuclear many-body quantum system and developments in physics. Besides I am interested in all aspects of science but in particular in history.

 

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Additionally, I am interested in other aspects of the nuclear many-body quantum system such as shape coexistence, giant resonances, single-particle dominated structures, etc.). 

Current research activities

Research: Low-energy nuclear structure physics

A few examples for ongoing projects are:

-Octupole correlations near 144-barioum and 224-radium.

-Explore applicability of Moessbauer spectroscopy to 277-actinium. Is it possible to resolve the interaction of a CP-violating E1 moment and a crystal intrinsic electric field in an Ac2O3 lattice?

-Investigate the Pygmy Dipole Resonance in beta decay. Is there a connection to the reactoir antineutrino problem?

-Investigate the Pygmy Dipole Resonance in the stable nickel nuclei using the (γ,γ') technique to determine the associated enhancement of neutron capture reactions in astrophysical scenarios (p-process 58Ni or r-process starting points). 

-Use various spectroscvopic techniques to explore whether proposed candidates are (at least fragments) of low-lying octupole isovector (mixed-symmetry) states.

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Research Output 2000 2019

Decay properties of the 3- level in 96Mo

Gregor, E. T. , Arsenyev, N. , Scheck, M. , Shneidman, T. M. , Thuerauf, M. , Bernards, C. , Blanc, A. , Chapman, R. , Drouet, F. , Dzhioev, A. A. , de France, G. , Jentschel, M. , Jolie, J. , Keatings, J. M. , Kroell, T. , Koester, U. , Leguillon, R. , Mashtakov, K. R. , Mutti, P. , O'Donnell, D. & 13 others Petrache, C. M., Simpson, G. S., Sinclair, J., Smith, J. F., Soldner, T., Spagnoletti, P., Sushkov, A. V., Urban, W., Vancraeyenest, A., Vanhoy, J. R., Werner, V., Zell, K. O. & Zielińska, M. 28 Feb 2019 In : Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

decay
cold neutrons
molybdenum isotopes
statistics
flux (rate)

Low-lying octupole isovector excitation in 144Nd

Thuerauf, M. , Stoyanov, C. , Scheck, M. , Jentschel, M. , Bernards, C. , Blanc, A. , Cooper, N. , De France, G. , Gregor, E. T. , Henrich, C. , Hicks, S. F. , Jolie, J. , Kaleja, O. , Koester, U. , Kroell, T. , Leguillon, R. , Mutti, P. , O'Donnell, D. , Petrache, C. M. , Simpson, G. S. & 9 others Smith, J. F., Soldner, T., Tezgel, M., Urban, W., Vanhoy, J., Werner, M., Werner, V., Zell, K. O. & Zerrouki, T. 22 Jan 2019 In : Physical Review C. 99, 1, 6 p., 011304(R)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
gamma rays
excitation
cold neutrons
mixing ratios
flux (rate)

The concept of nuclear photon strength functions: a model-independent approach via (gamma, gamma'gamma'') reactions

Isaak, J., Savran, D., Loeher, B., Beck, T., Bhike, M., Gayer, U., Krishichayan, Pietralla, N., Scheck, M., Tornow, W., Werner, V., Zilges, A. & Zweidinger, M. 10 Jan 2019 In : Physics Letters B. 788, p. 225-230 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
photons
excitation
energy
neutrons
nuclear astrophysics

A study on the transition between seniority-type and collective excitations in 204Po and 206Po

Stoyanova, M. , Rainovski, G. , Jolie, J. , Pietralla, N. , Blazhev, A. , Djongolov, M. , Esmaylzadeh, A. , Gerhard, L. , Gladnishki, K. , Karayonchev, V. , Keatings, J. , Kern, R. , Kocheva, D. , Kröll, T. , Mashtakov, K. , Möller, O. , Régis, J-M. , Scheck, M. , Schomacker, K. , Sinclair, J. & 3 others Sürder, C., Werner, V. & Wiederhold, J. 14 Nov 2018 In : EPJ Web of Conferences. 194, 4 p., 03002

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
yrast state
polonium isotopes
nuclei
excitation
fusion

Lifetime measurement in neutron-rich A~100 nuclei

Ansari, S. , Régis, J-M. , Jolie, J. , Saed-Samii, N. , Warr, N. , Korten, W. , Zielińska, M. , Salsac, M-D. , Blanc, A. , Jentschel, M. , Köster, U. , Mutti, P. , Soldner, T. , Simpson, G. S. , Drouet, F. , Vancraeyenest, A. , de France, G. , Clément, E. , Stezowski, O. , Ur, C. A. & 26 others Urban, W., Regan, P. H., Podolyák, Z., Larijani, C., Townsley, C., Carroll, R., Wilson, E., Mach, H., Fraile, L. M., Paziy, V., Olaizola, B., Vedia, V., Bruce, A. M., Roberts, O. J., Smith, J. F., Scheck, M., Kröll, T., Hartig, A-L., Ignatov, A., Ilieva, S., Lalkovski, S., Mărginean, N., Otsuka, T., Shimizu, N., Togashi, T. & Tsunoda, Y. 14 Nov 2018 In : EPJ Web of Conferences. 193, p. 05003 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
neutrons
life (durability)
nuclei
centroids
fission

Activities 2009 2019

International Nuclear Physics Conference 2019

Scheck, M. (Organiser)
29 Jul 20192 Aug 2019

Activity: Participation in conference

Institute of Physics Conference 2018

Scheck, M. (Organiser)
4 Apr 20186 Apr 2018

Activity: Participation in conference

Talk - Public Engagement

Scheck, M. (Speaker)
26 Oct 2018

Activity: Types of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar

Paul John Davies

Scheck, M. (Host)
23 Feb 2018

Activity: Hosting an academic visitor

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