PhD Louisiana State University (1958)
Condensed Matter Physics/Nuclear Physics
Research interests include nuclear spectroscopy, particularly nuclear reactions of astrophysical interest. Recently this has led to investigations of improved detectors/spectrographs for energetic charged particles in the energy range 1-15 MeV and atomic mass 4 and higher. In collaboration with Professor Luis Muga (Chemistry Department) a cosmic ray ‘particle identifier’ which will simultaneously measure the mass, kinetic energy and charge state is under development.
Physics pedagogy. The need for improved training of public-school science teachers, particularly in physics is being addressed through development of new courses and curricula. In collaboration with Professor Selman Hershfield and other colleagues a new Bachelor of Arts degree program in physics is now in place at UF.
Dunnam FE, Haskins PS, et. al., “In-Beam Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy of 82Sr,” Phys. Rev. C32 1897 (1985).
Dunnam FE, Coldwell RL, et. al., “Interactions of Multi-MeV Gamma-Rays with Matter.” Proceedings of the Conference on the High Energy Radiation Background in Space, AIP Conf. Proc. 186, 125 (1989).
Dunnam FE, Rester AC, et. al., “Gamma-Ray Observation on Supernova 1987A from Antarctica.” Ap. .J. Letters 342, L 71 (1989).
Dunnam FE, Muga ML, et. al. “LEHIFI: a Low Energy Heavy Ion Fragment Identifier,” Bull. Am. Phys. Soc. 35, 1796(1990).
Dunnam FE and Hershfield S. “BA Curriculum in Physics” FL Higher Ed. Consortium Conf. (1999).
Condensed Matter Sciences
Office: 2364 NPB
Lab: B-32 NPB