Graduate Programs - USA
The Department of Chemistry of Simon Fraser University, located in the Vancouver lower mainland of British Columbia, offers graduate and undergraduate studies in radiochemistry and nuclear chemistry. Together with the Physics Department, a full complement of undergraduate courses leading to a Nuclear Science Minor is available, including courses in basic radiochemistry, nuclear reactions and radioactive decay from both an experimental and theoretical standpoint, and particle physics. The emphasis in graduate studies ranges from the application of nuclear techniques in chemistry to intermediate energy, proton interactions, muonium studies and theoretical particle physics.

As a member-university of the TRIUMF facility, located 16 miles from the SFU campus, several groups of the University are major users of this world-class, variable energy (200-500 MeV) H- cyclotron which produces intense, external beams of polarized and unpolarized protons, pions, muons and neutrons. Facilities which SFU personnel use include a muonium system, a medium resolution proton spectrometer, a variety of scattering chambers and irradiation facilities, along with appropriate nuclear instrumentation and computer acquisition systems.

Among the research equipment available at SFU itself are a low temperature Mossbauer spectroscopy system, an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer, high resolution X-ray, low-energy and high-volume photon spectrometers, several multi-channel analyzers, micro- and mini-computers for data acquisition and data analysis as well as extensive nuclear instrumentation.

There are seven faculty members in the Chemistry(4) and Physics(3)Departments involved with nuclear science research programs of either an applied or basic nature. Paul Percival (Oxford) utilizes the unique properties of muonium to explore the chemistry of interesting systems such as single crystals of ice. Ralph Korteling (Berkeley) studies the complex mechanisms of fragmentation in proton induced reactions. In addition, he has worked extensively in the development of the approach to 14C and 10Be dating using accelerators. John D'Auria (Yale) is presently attempting to build a new facility at TRIUMF, accelerated radioactive beams facility, which will be used in a variety of nuclear science studies. In addition he has developed a non-destructive trace element XES system for use on problems in many disciplines. Colin Jones (Manchester) employs Mossbauer spectroscopy to unravel the chemistry of interesting inorganic compounds and to study the after-effects of radioactive decay. Otto Hausser is developing a novel approach to study nuclear structure using (n,p) reactions. In addition he has developed a novel polarized 3He target.
Research and teaching assistantships are available.

For additional information about graduate studies at Simon Fraser University please contact:
Dr. A. C. Oehlschlager
Department of Chemistry
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C.
PHONE: (604) 291-4884