Submission Date


Document Type



Physics & Astronomy

Faculty Mentor

Lewis Riley


Presented during the 23rd Annual Summer Fellows Symposium, July 23, 2021 at Ursinus College.

A related presentation is available here.

Project Description

During our summer research at the John D Fox Laboratory, we used the 9 MV Tandem van de Graaff accelerator and the Super Enge Split-Pole Spectrograph to make measurements of the neutron transfer reaction 54Fe(d,p) 55Fe to observe and explore excited states of 55Fe and shell structure beyond the magic number N=28. We have created momentum spectra and angular distribution plots of the protons from the reaction which will be analyzed to determine the angular momentum values of states and single-neutron energies in 55Fe in an effort to better understand nuclear structure.

Open Access

Available to all.