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Personal profile


  • Lecturer in Physics (UWS Paisley Campus).
  • Researcher (experimental), Nuclear Physics Research Group.


Area of academic expertise - outline

  • Nuclear decay spectroscopy
  • Gamma ray and conversion electron spectroscopy
  • Beta decay
  • Metastable (isomeric) excited states

Current research activities

  • Octupole degrees-of-freedom in neutron-rich radium isotopes produced in francium beta decay.
  • Spectroscopy of exotic neutron number (N) = atomic number (Z) nuclei produced in nucleon-knockout reactions.
  • Isospin symmetry-breaking (ISB) corrections, mirror-energy differences (MED).
  • Rapid proton-capture (rp-) process nucleosynthesis.
  • Angular momentum population in relativistic heavy-ion fragmentation reactions.

Current teaching activities and interests

  • Lecturer in Physics, Paisley Campus.
  • Outreach and STEM promotion to general audiences.


  • QC Physics
  • Beta decay
  • Gamma-ray spectroscopy
  • Octupole deformation
  • Nuclear structure
  • Isomeric states
  • Isospin symmetry

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Research Output

A charge plunger device to measure the lifetimes of excited nuclear states where transitions are dominated by internal conversion

Barber, L., Heery, J., Cullen, D. M., Nara Singh, B. S., Herzberg, R-D., Müller-Gatermann, C., Beeton, G., Bowry, M., Dewald, A., Grahn, T., Greenlees, P. T., Illana, A., Julin, R., Juutinen, S., Keatings, J. M., Luoma, M., O'Donnell, D., Ojala, J., Pakarinen, J., Rahkila, P. & 11 others, Ruotsalainen, P., Sandzelius, M., Sarén, J., Sinclair, J., Smith, J. F., Sorri, J., Spagnoletti, P., Tann, H., Uusitalo, J., Vilhena, J. & Zimba, G., 25 Jul 2020, In : Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. 979, 8 p., 164454.

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    Direct measurement of the intrinsic electric dipole moment in pear-shaped thorium-228

    Chishti, M. M. R., O’Donnell, D., Battaglia, G., Bowry, M., Jaroszynski, D. A., Singh, B. S. N., Scheck, M., Spagnoletti, P. & Smith, J. F., 18 May 2020, In : Nature Physics. 16, p. 853-856 4 p., 020-0899-4.

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  • Evolution of octupole deformation in radium nuclei from Coulomb excitation of radioactive 222Ra and 228Ra  beams

    Butler, P. A., Gaffney, L. P., Spagnoletti, P., Abrahams, K., Bowry, M., Cederkäll, J., de Angelis, G., De Witte, H., Garrett, P. E., Goldkuhle, A., Henrich, C., Illana, A., Johnston, K., Joss, D. T., Keatings, J. M., Kelly, N. A., Komorowska, M., Konki, J., Kröll, T., Lozano, M. & 23 others, Nara Singh, B. S., O'Donnell, D., Ojala, J., Page, R. D., Pedersen, L. G., Raison, C., Reiter, P., Rodriguez, J. A., Rosiak, D., Rothe, S., Scheck, M., Seidlitz, M., Shneidman, T. M., Siebeck, B., Sinclair, J., Smith, J. F., Stryjczyk, M., Van Duppen, P., Vinals, S., Virtanen, V., Warr, N., Wrzosek-Lipska, K. & Zielińska, M., 31 Jan 2020, In : Physical Review Letters. 124, 4, 6 p., 042503.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
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    Two-neutron knockout as a probe of the composition of states in 22Mg, 23Al, and 24Si

    Longfellow, B., Gade, A., Tostevin, J. A., Simpson, E. C., Brown, B. A., Magilligan, A., Bazin, D., Bender, P. C., Bowry, M., Elman, B., Lunderberg, E., Rhodes, D., Spieker, M., Weisshaar, D. & Williams, S. J., 12 Mar 2020, In : Physical Review C. 101, 3, 6 p., 031303(R).

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    Direct observation of proton emission in 11Be

    Ayyad, Y., Olaizola, B., Mittig, W., Potel, G., Zelevinsky, V., Horoi, M., Beceiro-Novo, S., Alcorta, M., Andreoiu, C., Ahn, T., Anholm, M., Atar, L., Babu, A., Bazin, D., Bernier, N., Bhattacharjee, S. S., Bowry, M., Caballero-Folch, R., Cortesi, M., Dalitz, C. & 13 others, Dunling, E., Garnsworthy, A. B., Holl, M., Kootte, B., Leach, K. G., Randhawa, J. S., Saito, Y., Santamaria, C., Šiurytė, P., Svensson, C. E., Umashankar, R., Watwood, N. & Yates, D., 22 Aug 2019, In : Physical Review Letters. 123, 8, 5 p., 082501.

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  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
    14 Downloads (Pure)