about:

2009 - 2012: Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, Geel, Belgium
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Neutron Physics Unit at IRMM

2006 - 2009: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center of Excellence for Radioactive Ion Beam Studies for Stewardship Science

2001-2006: Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, USA
Ph.D. Physics, November 2006 - Thesis: Nucleosynthesis of 16O under Helium Burning
Advisor: Carl R. Brune

1995 - 2000: University of Bucharest, Romania
Dipl. Eng. in Physics, 2000 - Thesis: Study of the 6He halo nucleus

research interests:


My main research interest is in low-energy nuclear physics. Much of my PhD work has been focused on understanding the very important 12C(a,g)16O reaction in experiments at Ohio University and TRIUMF. At Oak Ridge National Laboratory my main task has been to design the VANDLE detector array. Recently my time has been dedicated to measuring the prompt neutron fission of 235U and 239Pu using the SCINTIA neutron detector array at the Institute fo Reference Materials and Measurements. For further information, please see my CV and the experiments section.

publications:


"Proton light output function and neutron efficiency of a p-terphenyl detector using a 252Cf source", C. Matei, F.-J. Hambsch, S. Oberstedt, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 676, 135 (2012).

"Direct studies of low-energy resonances in 31P(p,a)28Si and 35Cl(p,a)36Ar", B.H. Moazen, C. Matei, D.W. Bardayan, J.C. Blackmon, et al., Eur. Phys. J. A 47, 66 (2011).

"Measurements of branching ratios from the 7.12-MeV state in 16O and the 12C(a,g)16O reaction cross section", C. Matei, C.R. Brune, T.N. Massey, Phys. Rev. C 78, 065801 (2008).

talks:


"Neutron detector characterization for SCINTIA array", C. Matei, F.-J. Hambsch, S. Oberstedt, ANIMMA 2011, Gent, Belgium, June 2011.

"Development of a Versatile Array of Neutron Detectors at Low Energy", C. Matei, D.W. Bardayan, J.C. Blackmon, J.A. Cizewski, et al., 2008 Annual Meeting of the Division of Nuclear Physics, Oakland CA, October 2008