Mohammad W. Ahmed, Adjunct Associate Professor  

Mohammad W. Ahmed

Office Location: 416 Tunl, Durham, NC 27708
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Experimental nuclear physics

Ph.D., University of Houston, 1999
B.S., University of Houston, 1994

Research Description: Study of few nucleon systems with hadronic and gamma-ray probes. Primary experiments involve study of the Gerasimov-Drell-Hern sum rule for the deuteron, Photodisintegration of the deuteron below pion-threshold, Compton scattering on nuclear targets, and Pion-Nucleon scattering using photo-pion production at the High Intensity Gamma Ray Source (HIGS). The efforts at Triangle University Nuclear Laboratory (TUNL) includes determination of the analyzing power of the astrophysically important n-p capture reaction, and partial wave amplitudes for the GDH integrand. In addition, Dr. Ahmed is also the co-lead in the developement of the data acquisition systems at TUNL/HIGS.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. M. C. Spraker, M. W. Ahmed, M. A. Blackston, N. Brown, R. H. France III, S. S. Henshaw , B. A. Perdue, R. M. Prior, P.-N. Seo, S. Stave, H. R. Weller, The B-11(p,alpha)Be-8 -> alpha plus alpha and the B-11(alpha,alpha)B-11 Reactions at Energies Below 5.4 MeV, JOURNAL OF FUSION ENERGY, vol. 31 no. 4 (August, 2012), pp. 357-367 [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
  2. R. Raut, M.W. Ahmed et. al., Photodisintegration cross section of the reaction (4)He(γ,p)(3)H between 22 and 30 MeV., Phys Rev Lett, vol. 108 no. 4 (January, 2012), pp. 042502 [22400829], [doi]  [abs].
  3. J. M. Mueller, M.W. Ahmed et. al., Measurement of prompt neutron polarization asymmetries in photofission of U-235,U-238, Pu-239, and Th-232, PHYSICAL REVIEW C, vol. 85 no. 1 (January, 2012), pp. 014605 [Gateway.cgi], [doi] .
  4. W. Tornow, M.W. Ahmed et. al., Photodisintegration cross section of the reaction 4He(g,n)3He at the giant dipole resonance peak, W. Tornow, M. W. Ahmed et. al., Physical Review, vol. C 85 (2012), pp. 061001 .
  5. L. S. Myers. M. W. Ahmed et. al., Compton Scattering from 6Li, Physical Review, vol. C 86 (2012), pp. 044614 .

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