Dr. Halderson performs research in a variety of areas of nuclear theory. Conventional nuclear physics calculations center around a transitionally invariant continuum shell model.

The continuum shell model includes bound state nuclear structure, but also allows that one nucleon be unbounded. This permits one to study nucleon scattering and charge-exchange processes as well as knockout by a variety of intermediate energy probes such a (e, é N) and (π πN). More exotic calculations have involved the production and interaction of strange particles. Particles with non-zero strangeness decay to particles with zero strangeness through the weak interaction. Therefore, they live long enough to study their interactions with other particles. Those other particles can be the nucleons in a nucleus, and the combination of one or more strange baryons with a nucleus is called hypernucleus. Studies of the structure, production, and decay modes of hypernuclei have provided valuable information on the behavior of Λ and Σ baryons and  K+ and Kˉ mesons.



  Theoretical nuclear physics


“ The Nijmegen soft core YN potential with bound state restrictions” D.  Halderson, phys. Rev. C 60, 064001 (1999).

  Λ-Hypernuclear binding energy test of the Refit Nijmegen soft core YN potential “ D. Halderson, phys. Rev. C 61, 034001 (2000)

  “The P-shell with one particle in the continuum,” D. Halderson, Nucl. Phys. A, to appear.

Research is supported by the National Science Foundation.  


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Dean Halderson
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49008-5134
Phone (616) 387-4947
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