Michael Bowry
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  • 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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  • Coulomb excitation of 222Rn

    Spagnoletti, P., Butler, P. A., Gaffney, L. P., Abrahams, K., Bowry, M., Cederkäll, J., Chupp, T., 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., & 24 othersLozano, M., 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., Viñals, S., Virtanen, V., Wrzosek-Lipska, K., Warr, N. & Zielińska, M., 22 Feb 2022, In: Physical Review C. 105, 2, 10 p., 024323.

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  • Coulomb excitation of the ΙTzΙ=½, A=23 mirror pair

    Henderson, J., Hackman, G., Ruotsalainen, P., Holt, J. D., Stroberg, S. R., Andreoiu, C., Ball, G. C., Bernier, N., Bowry, M., Caballero-Folch, R., Cruz, S., Varela, A. D., Evitts, L. J., Frederick, R., Garnsworthy, A. B., Holl, M., Lassen, J., Measures, J., Olaizola, B., O'Sullivan, E., & 6 othersPaetkau, O., Park, J., Smallcombe, J., Svensson, C. E., Whitmore, K. & Wu, C. Y., 28 Mar 2022, In: Physical Review C. 105, 3, 034332.

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  • Improved measurement of the 02+ → 01+ E0 transition strength for 72Se using the SPICE spectrometer

    Smallcombe, J., Garnsworthy, A. B., Korten, W., Singh, P., Ali, F. A., Andreoiu, C., Ansari, S., Ball, G. C., Barton, C. J., Bhattacharjee, S. S., Bowry, M., Caballero-Folch, R., Chester, A., Gillespie, S. A., Grinyer, G. F., Hackman, G., Jones, C., Melon, B., Moukaddam, M., Nannini, A., & 5 othersRuotsalainen, P., Starosta, K., Svensson, C. E., Wadsworth, R. & Williams, J., 19 Jul 2022, In: Physical Review C. 106, 1, 014312.

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  • Single neutron transfer on 23Ne and its relevance for the pathway of nucleosynthesis in astrophysical X-ray bursts

    Lotay, G., Henderson, J., Catford, W. N., Ali, F. A., Berean, J., Bernier, N., Bhattacharjee, S. S., Bowry, M., Caballero-Folch, R., Davids, B., Drake, T. E., Garnsworthy, A. B., Moradi, F. G., Gillespie, S. A., Greaves, B., Hackman, G., Hallam, S., Hymers, D., Kasanda, E., Levy, D., & 15 othersLuna, B. K., Mathews, A., Meisel, Z., Moukaddam, M., Muecher, D., Olaizola, B., Orr, N. A., Patel, H. P., Rajabali, M. M., Saito, Y., Smallcombe, J., Spencer, M., Svensson, C. E., Whitmore, K. & Williams, M., 10 Oct 2022, In: Physics Letters B. 833, 5 p., 137361.

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  • 145Ba and 146,146La structure from lifetime measurements

    Olaizola, B., Babu, A., Umashankar, R., Garnsworthy, A. B., Ball, G. C., Bildstein, V., Bowry, M., Burbadge, C., Cabellero-Folch, R., Dillmann, I., Diaz-Varela, A., Dunlop, R., Estradé, A., Garrett, P. E., Hackman, G., MacLean, A. D., Measures, J., Pearson, C. J., Shaw, B., Southall, D., & 4 othersSvensson, C. E., Turko, J., Whitmore, K. & Zidar, T., 9 Sept 2021, In: Physical Review C. 104, 3, 034307.

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