Dr. Sergio Almaraz-Calderon

Dr. Sergio Almaraz-Calderon

Office: 216 Keen
Phone: (850)645-9215
salmarazcalderon@fsu.edu

Research:

My research focuses on the study of nuclear interactions and how they influence astrophysical processes

Publications:

Study of the 26Alm(d,p)27Al Reaction and the Influence of the 26Al 0+ Isomer on the Destruction of 26Al in the Galaxy
S. Almaraz-Calderon, K. E. Rehm, N. Gerken, M. L. Avila, B. P. Kay, R. Talwar, A. D. Ayangeakaa, S. Bottoni, A. A. Chen, C. M. Deibel, C. Dickerson, K. Hanselman, C. R. Hoffman, C. L. Jiang, S. A. Kuvin, O. Nusair, R. C. Pardo, D. Santiago-Gonzalez, J. Sethi, and C. Ugalde
Phys. Rev. C 119, 072701 (2017).

Experimental study of the astrophysically important 23Na(α,p)26Mg and 23Na(α,n)26Al reactions
M. L. Avila, K. E. Rehm, S. Almaraz-Calderon, A. D. Ayangeakaa, C. Dickerson, C. R. Hoffman, C. L. Jiang, B. P. Kay, J. Lai, O. Nusair, R. C. Pardo, D. Santiago-Gonzalez, R. Talwar, and C. Ugalde.
Phys. Rev. C 94, 065804 (2016).

Multi-Sampling Ionization Chamber (MUSIC) for measurements of fusion reactions with radioactive beams
P.F.F. Carnelli, S. Almaraz-Calderon, K.E. Rehm, M. Albers, M. Alcorta, P.F. Bertone, B. Digiovine, H. Esbensen, J. Fernández Niello, D. Henderson, C.L. Jiang, J. Lai, S.T. Marley, O. Nusair, T. Palchan-Hazan, R.C. Pardo, M. Paul, C. Ugalde.
NIM A 799 (2015) 197–202

First Direct Measurement of the 12C(12C,n)23Mg at Stellar Energies
B. Bucher, X. D. Tang, X. Fang, A. Heger, S. Almaraz-Calderon, A. Alongi, A. D. Ayangeakaa, M. Beard, A. Best, J. Browne, C. Cahillane, M. Couder, R. J. deBoer, A. Kontos, L. Lamm, Y. J. Li, A. Long, W. Lu, S. Lyons, M. Notani, D. Patel, N. Paul, M. Pignatari, A. Roberts, D. Robertson, K. Smith, E. Stech, R. Talwar, W. P. Tan, M. Wiescher, and S. E. Woosley.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 251102 (2015).

Measurements of fusion reactions of low-intensity radioactive carbon beams on 12C and their implications for the understanding of X-ray bursts
P.F.F. Carnelli, S. Almaraz-Calderon, K.E. Rehm, M. Albers, M. Alcorta, P.F. Bertone, B. Digiovine, H. Esbensen, J. Fernández Niello, D. Henderson, C.L. Jiang, J. Lai, S.T. Marley, O. Nusair, T. Palchan-Hazan, R.C. Pardo, M. Paul, C. Ugalde
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 192701 (2014).

Direct measurement of the 23Na(α,p)26Mg reaction cross section at energies relevant for the production of Galactic 26Al
S. Almaraz-Calderon, P.F. Bertone, M. Alcorta, M. Albers, C. M. Deibel, C. R. Hoffman, C.L. Jiang, S.T. Marley, K.E. Rehm, and C. Ugalde
Phys. Rev. Lett. 12, 152701 (2014).

Fusion Hindrance for a Positive-Q-Value System 24Mg+30S
C.L. Jiang, A.M. Stefanini, H. Esbensen, K.E. Rehm, S. Almaraz-Calderon, B.B. Back, L. Corradi, E. Fioretto, G. Montagnoli, F. Scarlassara, D. Montanari, S. Courtin, D. Bourgin, F. Haas, A. Goasduff, S. Szilner, and T. Mijatovic.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 022701 (2014).

Single-neutron excitation in 18N
C.R. Hoffman, M. Albers, M. Alcorta, S. Almaraz-Calderon, B.B. Back, S. I. Baker, S. Bedoor, P. F. Bertone, B. P. Kay, J. C. Lighthall, T. Palchan, R. C. Pardo, G. Perdikakis, K. E. Rehm, A. M. Rogers, D. Santiago-Gonzalez, Cenxi Yuan, and J. P. Schiffer
Phys. Rev. C 88, 044317 (2013).

Level structure of 30S and its importance in the 26Si(α,p) 29P and 29P(p,γ)30S reaction rates
S. Almaraz-Calderon, W.P. Tan, A. Aprahamian, G.P.A. Berg, B. Bucher, M. Couder, J. Gorres, S. O’Brien,D. Patel, A. Roberts, K. Sault, M. Wiescher, C. R. Brune, T. N. Massey, K. Fujita, K. Hatanaka, D. Ishiwaka, H. Matsubara,H. Okamura, H. J. Ong, Y. Sakemi, Y. Shimizu, T. Suzuki, Y. Tameshige, A. Tamii, J. Zenihiro, T. Kubo, Y. Namiki,Y. Ohkuma, Y. Shimbara, S. Suzuki, R. Watanabe, R. Yamada, T. Adachi, Y. Fujita, H. Fujita, M. Dozono, and T. Wakasa.
Phys. Rev. C 86, 065805 (2012)

Level structure of 18Ne and its importance in the 14O(α,p)17F reaction rate
S. Almaraz-Calderon, W.P. Tan, A. Aprahamian, B. Bucher, A. Roberts, M. Wiescher, C.R. Brune, T.N. Massey, H. Mach, N. Ozkan, T. Guray
Phys. Rev. C 86, 025801 (2012).

Selected Invited talks

"Nuclear astrophysics studies with an isomeric 26Alm beam"
Invited talk at the Sixth International Conference on fission and properties of Neutron-rich Nuclei, Sanibel, Florida, Novermber 11, 2016.

"Research Programs in Physics at FSU"
Invited talk at the Symposium "The Best of Florida State University in Mexico", El Colegio Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico, February 18, 2016.

"Fusion Reactions with Radioactive Beams: The MUSIC approach"
Invited talk at the Gordon Research Conference on Nuclear Chemistry, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, June 3, 2015.

"C+C Fusion Reactions in Nuclear Astrophysics"
Invited talk at the 38th Symposium on Nuclear Physics, Cocoyoc, Mexico, January 7, 2015.

"Fusion Cross Sections Measurements with RIB for Nuclear Astrophysics"
Invited talk at the DHF2014 Conference, Messina, Italy, Sep. 25, 2014.

"Nuclear AstroPhysics Studies with Isomeric Beams- The case of an isomeric 26Alm beam"
Invited Seminar at NSCL/FRIB Nuclear Science Seminar, NSCL, East Lansing, MI, May 5, 2016.

"The Nuclear Astrophysics Program at FSU"
Invited Seminar at the Lunch Nuclear, Instituto de Fisica, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico, February 19, 2016.

"Cross Section Measurements Relevant for Nuclear Astrophysics with the ‘MUSIC’ Active Target/Detector System"
Invited Seminar at the High Energy Physics Group, Physics Department, CINVESTAV-IPN, Mexico City, Mexico, February 19, 2016.

"Cross Selection Measurements With The “MUSIC” Active Target-Detector"
Invited Seminar at the JINA-CEE Nuclear Astrophysics Seminar, NSCL/FRIB Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, January 11, 2016.

"Nuclear Astrophysics with MUSIC"
Invited Seminar at the Nuclear Physics Seminar, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, June 26, 2014.