Georgios Perdikakis
Assistant Professor
Experimental Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Astrophysics, Nuclear Structure and Reactions, Physics of Rare Isotopes
Dow Science Complex 210
989-774-2221
perdi1g@cmich.edu
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​ Education
  • 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