Georgios Perdikakis


Georgios Perdikakis

Assistant Professor
Experimental Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Astrophysics, Nuclear Structure and Reactions, Physics of Rare Isotopes

Dow Science Complex 210

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  • Ph.D., Nuclear Physics, National Technical University of Athens, Greece (2006)
  • Masters in Applied Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Technical University of Athens, Greece (2003)
  • Degree in Physics, University of Ioannina, Greece (2000)
Research Fields
  • Experimental Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Astrophysics
Research Projects
  • Driven by the nuclear reactions happening in their interior, stars evolve, give rise to spectacular phenomena and produce the chemical elements our world is made of. To understand how stellar processes occur we need to understand the nuclear reactions that fuel them. We can do this in the laboratory by performing suitable experiments. We are currently designing such nuclear astrophysics experiments at the nation's premier accelerator facilities for nuclear physics and building the instrumentation needed.
Selected Publications
  • Gamow-Teller unit cross sections for (t,3He) and (3He, t) reactions
    G. Perdikakis, R.G.T. Zegers, Sam M. Austin, D. Bazin, C. Caesar, J.M. Deaven, A. Gade, D. Galaviz, G.F. Grinyer, C.J. Guess, C. Herlitzius, G.W. Hitt, M.E. Howard, R. Meharchand, S. Noji, H. Sakai, Y. Shimbara, E.E. Smith, and C. Tur
    Phys. Rev. C 83, (2011), 054614
  • LENDA, a Low Energy Neutron Detector Array for experiments with radioactive beams in inverse kinematics
    G. Perdikakis, M. Sasano, Sam M. Austin, D. Bazin, C. Caesar, S. Cannon, J.M. Deaven, H.J. Doster, C.J. Guess, G.W. Hitt, J. Marks, R. Meharchand, D.T. Nguyen, D. Peterman, A. Prinke, M. Scott, Y. Shimbara, K. Thorne, L. Valdez, and R.G.T. Zegers
    Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 686, (2012), 117
  • Gamow-Teller Transition Strengths from 56Ni
    M. Sasano, G. Perdikakis, R.G.T. Zegers, Sam M. Austin, D. Bazin, B.A. Brown, C. Caesar, A.L. Cole, J.M. Deaven, N. Ferrante, C.J. Guess, G.W. Hitt, R. Meharchand, F. Montes, J. Palardy, A. Prinke, L.A. Riley, H. Sakai, M. Scott, A. Stolz, L. Valdez, and K. Yako
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, (2011), 202501