Erin E. Peters

  • Postdoctoral scholar
  • Chemistry
CP-67
859-257-3403
Education:

B.S., Chemistry, University of the Cumberlands, 2006
Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Kentucky, 2014

Teaching:

Spring 2017:  CHE107

Fall 2016:  CHE105

Spring 2016:  CHE107

Fall 2015:  CHE105

Spring 2015:  CHE105

Research Interests

Nuclear chemistry

Nuclear structure, inelastic neutron scattering, gamma-ray spectroscopy

University of Kentucky Accelerator Laboratory www.pa.uky.edu/accelerator

Selected Publications: 

  • E. E. Peters, A. Chakraborty, B. P. Crider, S. F. Ashley, E. Elhami, S. F. Hicks, A. Kumar, M. T. McEllistrem, S. Mukhopadhyay, J. N. Orce, F. M. Prados-Estévez, and S. W. Yates, "Level lifetimes and the structure of 134Xe from inelastic neutron scattering" Phys. Rev. C 96, 014313 (2017).
  • S. R. Lesher, C. Casarella, A. Aprahamian, L. M. Robledo, B. P. Crider, R. Ikeyama, I. R. Marsh, M. T. McEllistrem, E. E. Peters, F. M. Prados-Estévez, M. K. Smith, Z. R. Tully, J. R. Vanhoy, and S. W. Yates, "Lifetime measurements of low-spin negative-parity levels in 160Gd," Phys. Rev. C 95, 064309 (2017).
  • A. P. D. Ramirez, J. R. Vanhoy, S. F. Hicks, M. T. McEllistrem, E. E. Peters, S. Mukhopadhyay, T. D. Harrison, T. J. Howard, D. T. Jackson, P. D. Lenzen, T. D. Nguyen, R. L. Pecha, B. G. Rice, B. K. Thompson, and S. W. Yates, "Neutron scattering cross section measurements for 56Fe," Phys. Rev. C 95, 064605 (2017).
  • F. M. Prados-Estévez, E. E. Peters, A. Chakraborty, M. G. Mynk, D. Bandyopadhyay, N. Boukharouba, S. N. Choudry, B. P. Crider, P. E. Garrett, S. F. Hicks, A. Kumar, S. R. Lesher, C. J. McKay, M. T. McEllistrem, S. Mukhopadhyay, J. N. Orce, M. Scheck, J. R. Vanhoy, J. L. Wood, and S. W. Yates, "Collective quadrupole behavior in 106Pd," Phys. Rev. C 95, 034328 (2017).
  • S. Mukhopadhyay, B. P. Crider, B. A. Brown, S. F. Ashley, A. Chakraborty, A. Kumar, M. T. McEllistrem, E. E. Peters, F. M. Prados-Estévez, and S. W. Yates, "Nuclear structure of 76Ge from inelastic neutron scattering measurements and shell model calculations," Phys. Rev. C 95, 014327 (2017).
  • E. E. Peters, T. J. Ross, S. H. Liu, M. T. McEllistrem, and S. W. Yates, "Inelastic neutron scattering cross section measurements for 134,136Xe of relevance to neutrinoless double-β decay searches," Phys. Rev. C 95, 014325 (2017).
  • E. E. Peters, T. J. Ross, S. F. Ashley, A. Chakraborty, B. P. Crider, M. D. Hennek, S. H. Liu, M. T. McEllistrem, S. Mukhopadhyay, F. M. Prados-Estévez, A. P. D. Ramirez, J. S. Thrasher, and S. W. Yates, “0+ sates in 130,132Xe: A search of E(5) behavior,” Phys. Rev. C 94, 024313 (2016).
  • E. E. Peters, F. M. Prados-Estévez, A. Chakraborty, M. G. Mynk, D. Bandyopadhyay, N. Boukharouba, S. N. Choudry, B. P. Crider, P. E. Garrett, S. F. Hicks, A. Kumar, S. R. Lesher, C. J. McKay, M. T. McEllistrem, S. Mukhopadhyay, J. N. Orce, M. Scheck, J. R. Vanhoy, J. L. Wood, and S. W. Yates, “E0 transitions in 106Pd: Implications for Shape Coexistence,” Eur. Phys. J. A 52, 96 (2016).
  • J. Hartman, A. Barzilov, E. E. Peters, and S. W. Yates, “Measurements of response functions of EJ-299-33A plastic scintillator for fast neutrons,” Nucl. Instrum. Meth. Phys. Res. A 804, 137-143 (2015).
  • B.P. Crider, E.E. Peters, J.M. Allmond, M.T. McEllistrem, F.M. Prados-Estévez, T.J. Ross, J.R. Vanhoy, and S.W. Yates, “Inelastic neutron scattering cross sections for 76Ge relevant to background in neutrinoless double-β decay experiments,” Phys. Rev. C 92, 034310 (2015).
  • S. R. Lesher, C. Casarella, A. Aprahamian, B. P. Crider, R. Ikeyama, I. R. Marsh, M. T. McEllistrem, E. E. Peters, F. M. Prados-Estévez, M. K. Smith, Z. R. Tully, J. R. Vanhoy, and S. W. Yates, “Collectivity of 0+ states in 160Gd,” Phys. Rev. C 91, 054317 (2015).
  • J.R. Vanhoy, S.F. Hicks, A. Chakraborty, B.R. Champine, B. Combs, B.P. Crider, L.J. Kersting, A. Kumar, C.J. Lueck, S.H. Liu, P.J. McDonough, M.T. McEllistrem, E.E. Peters, F.M. Prados-Estévez, L.C. Sidwell, A. Sigillito, D.W. Watts, and S.W. Yates, “Neutron Scattering Differential Cross Sections on 23Na from 1.5 to 4.5 MeV,” Nucl. Phys. A939, 121–140 (2015).
  • V. Bildstein, P.E. Garrett, S.F. Ashley, G.C. Ball, L. Bianco, D. Bandyopadhyay, J. Bangay, B.P. Crider, G. Demand, G. Deng, I. Dillmann, A. Finlay, A.B. Garnsworthy, G. Hackman, B. Hadinia, R. Krücken, K.G. Leach, J-P. Martin, M.T. McEllistrem, C.J. Pearson, E.E. Peters, F.M. Prados-Estévez, A. Radich, F. Sarazin, C. Sumithrarachchi, C.E. Svensson, J.R. Vanhoy, J. Wong, and S.W. Yates, “DESCANT and β-delayed neutron measurements at TRIUMF” Fifteenth International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics (CGS15), Dresden, Germany, August 25-29, 2014 EPJ Web of Conferences 93, 07005 (2015).
  • B.P. Crider, J.M. Allmond, M.T. McEllistrem, E.E. Peters, F.M. Prados-Estévez, T.J. Ross, J.R. Vanhoy, and S.W. Yates, “Inelastic Neutron Scattering Studies of 76Se and 76Ge Relevant to Neutrinoless Double-β Decay,” Fifteenth International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics (CGS15), Dresden, Germany, August 25-29, 2014, EPJ Web of Conferences 93, 05001 (2015).
  • J.R. Vanhoy, S.F. Hicks, B.P. Crider, A.J. French, E.A. Garza, S.L. Henderson, T.J. Howard, S.H. Liu, S. Nigam, L. Pecha, E.E. Peters, F.M. Prados-Estévez, M.T. McEllistrem, B.G. Rice, T.J. Ross, Z.C. Santonil, L.C. Sidwell, J.L. Steves, and S.W. Yates, “The Neutron Time-of-Flight Cross Section Program at the University of Kentucky – Adventures in Analysis II,” Fifteenth International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics (CGS15), Dresden, Germany, August 25-29, 2014 EPJ Web of Conferences 93, 02014 (2015).
  • S. F. Hicks, J. R. Vanhoy, A. J. French, S. L. Henderson, T. J. Howard, R. L. Pecha, Z. C. Santonil, B.P. Crider, S. Liu, M.T. McEllistrem, E.E. Peters, F.M. Prados-Estévez, T.J. Ross, and S.W. Yates, “Elastic and Inelastic Neutron Scattering on 54,56Fe,” Fifteenth International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics (CGS15), Dresden, Germany, August 25-29, 2014, EPJ Web of Conferences 93, 02002 (2015).
  • V. Werner, N. Cooper, P.M. Goddard, P. Humby, R.S. Ilieva, G. Rusev, J. Beller, C. Bernards, B.P. Crider, J. Isaak, J.H. Kelley, E. Kwan, B. Löher, E.E. Peters, N. Pietralla, C. Romig, D. Savran, M. Scheck, A.P. Tonchev, W. Tornow, S.W. Yates, and M. Zweidinger, “Dipole strength distributions from HIGS Experiments,” Fifteenth International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics (CGS15), Dresden, Germany, August 25-29, 2014, EPJ Web of Conferences 93, 01031 (2015).
  • E.E. Peters, T.J. Ross, A. Chakraborty, B.P. Crider, A. Kumar, M.T. McEllistrem, F.M. Prados-Estévez, and S.W. Yates, “Inelastic neutron scattering studies of 132,134Xe: Elucidating structure in a transitional region and possible interferences for 0νββ searches,” Fifteenth International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics (CGS15), Dresden, Germany, August 25-29, 2014, EPJ Web of Conferences 93, 01027 (2015).
  • T.J. Ross, E.E. Peters, A. Chakraborty, B.P. Crider, A. Kumar, S.H. Liu, M.T. McEllistrem, F.M. Prados-Estévez, J.R. Vanhoy, and S.W. Yates, “’No-Spin States’ and Low-Lying Structures in 130Xe and 136Xe,” Fifteenth International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics (CGS15), Dresden, Germany, August 25-29, 2014, EPJ Web of Conferences 93, 01010 (2015).
  • S. F. Hicks, J. R. Vanhoy, A. J. French, Z. C. Santonil, B. P. Crider, E. E. Peters, M. T. McEllistrem, F. M. Prados-Estévez, T. J. Ross, and S.W. Yates, “Undergraduate Measurements of Neutron Cross Sections,” 23rd Conference on Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry, CAARI 2014, Physics Procedia 66, 641-648 (2015).
  • A. Chakraborty, F.M. Prados-Estévez, S.N. Choudry, B.P. Crider, P.E. Garrett, W.D. Kulp, A. Kumar, M.T. McEllistrem, S. Mukhopadhyay, M.G. Mynk, J.N. Orce, E.E. Peters, J.L. Wood, and S.W. Yates, “Low-lying Positive-parity Band Structure in 150Nd,”Proceedings of the DAE Symposium on Nuclear Physics 59, 180-181, 2014.
  • J.R. Vanhoy, S.F. Hicks, B.R. Champine, B.P. Crider, E.A. Garza, S.L. Henderson, S.H. Liu, E.E. Peters, F.M. Prados-Estévez, M.T. McEllistrem, T.J. Ross, L.C. Sidwell, J.L. Steves, and S.W. Yates, “Differential cross-section measurements at the University of Kentucky – Adventures in analysis,” Nuclear Measurements, Evaluations, and Applications (NEMEA-7) Collaborative International Evaluated Library Organisation (CIELO), Workshop Proceedings, 5-8 November 2013, Geel, Belgium, Nuclear Science, NEA/NSC/DOC(2014) 13, 85-93.
  • A. Kumar, M. Balasubramanian, A. Chakraborty, B.P. Crider, S.F. Hicks, C. Karthikraj, L. J. Kersting, C.J. Luke, P. J. Mcdonough, M.T. McEllistrem, E.E. Peters, F.M. Prados-Estévez, A. J. Sigillito, M.M. Upadhyay, J.R. Vanhoy, and S.W. Yates, “A Study of Measured Neutron Elastic Differential Neutron Cross Sections for 23Na,” J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 302, 1043-1047, (2014).
  • J. Wong, V. Bildstein, P.E. Garrett, D. Bandyopadhyay, J. Bangay, L. Bianco, G. Demand, G. Deng, A. Finlay, B. Hadinia, K.G. Leach, A. Liblong, C.E. Svensson, C. Sumithrarachchi, G.C. Ball, R. Churchman, A. Garnsworthy, G. Hackman, C.J. Pearson, J.P. Martin, S.F. Ashley, B.P. Crider, M.T. McEllistrem, E.E. Peters, F.M. Prados-Estevez, S.W. Yates and J.R. Vanhoy, “The DEuterated SCintillator Array for Neutron Tagging: A neutron tagging array for TRIUMF-ISAC,” Proc. 25th International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC2013), Florence, Italy, June 2-7, 2013, EPJ Web of Conferences 66, 11040 (2014).
  • J.R. Vanhoy, S.F.Hicks, A. Chakraborty, B.R. Champine, B. Combs, B.P. Crider, L.J. Kersting, A. Kumar, C.J. Lueck, P.J. McDonough, M.T. McEllistrem, E.E. Peters, F.M. Prados-Estévez, L. Sidwell, A. Sigillito, D.W. Watts, and S.W. Yates, “Differential Cross Sections for Neutron Elastic and Inelastic Scattering on 23Na,” Proc. 25th International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC2013), Florence, Italy, June 2-7, 2013, EPJ Web of Conferences 66, 03091 (2014).
  • S. W. Yates, E. E. Peters, A. Chakraborty, B. P. Crider, M. T. McEllistrem, F. M. Prados-Estévez, and J. R. Vanhoy, “Level Lifetimes in 94Zr from DSAM Measurements following Inelastic Neutron Scattering,” Proc. 25th International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC2013), Florence, Italy, June 2-7, 2013, EPJ Web of Conferences 66, 02111 (2014).
  • F.M. Prados-Estévez, A. Chakraborty, E.E. Peters, M.G. Mynk, A. Linnemann, D. Bandyopadhyay, N. Boukharouba, S.N. Choudry, B.P Crider, P.E. Garrett, S.F. Hicks, J. Jolie, A. Kumar, S.R. Lesher, C.J. McKay, M.T. McEllistrem, S. Mukhopadhyay, J.N. Orce, M. Scheck, J.R. Vanhoy, J.L. Wood, and S.W. Yates, “Nuclear Structure Studies of 106Pd and 106Cd with the (n,n′γ) Reaction,” Proc. 25th International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC2013), Florence, Italy, June 2-7, 2013, EPJ Web of Conferences 66, 02085 (2014).
  • S. R. Lesher, C. Casarella, B. P. Crider, I. Marsh, E. E. Peters, F. M. Prados-Estévez, M. Smith, J. R. Vanhoy, A. Aprahamian, and S. W. Yates, “ Inelastic Neutron Scattering on 160Gd,” Proc. 25th International Nuclear Physics Conference (INPC2013), Florence, Italy, June 2-7, 2013, EPJ Web of Conferences 66, 02063 (2014).
  • A. Chakraborty, F.M. Prados-Estévez, E.E. Peters, M.G. Mynk, D. Bandyopadhyay, N. Boukharouba, S.N. Choudry, B.P. Crider, P.E. Garrett, S.F. Hicks, A. Kumar, S.R. Lesher, C.J. McKay, M.T. McEllistrem, S. Mukhopadhyay, J.N. Orce, M. Scheck, J.R. Vanhoy, J.L. Wood, and S.W. Yates, “Mapping E2 strength and the Status of Vibrational Structure in 106Pd,” Proceedings of the DAE Symp. on Nucl. Phys. 58, 92-93 (2013).
  • P. M. Goddard, N. Cooper, V. Werner, G. Rusev, P. D. Stevenson, A. Rios, C. Bernards, A. Chakraborty, B. P. Crider, J. Glorius, R. S. Ilieva, J. H. Kelley, E. Kwan, E. E. Peters, N. Pietralla, R. Raut, C. Romig, D. Savran, L. Schnorrenberger, M. K. Smith, K. Sonnabend, A. P. Tonchev, W. Tornow, and S. W. Yates, “Dipole response of 76Se above 4 MeV,” Phys. Rev. C 88, 064308 (2013) 19 pages.
  • E. E. Peters, A. Chakraborty, B. P. Crider, B. H. Davis, M. K. Gnanamani, M. T. McEllistrem, F. M. Prados-Estévez, J. R. Vanhoy, and S. W. Yates, “Level lifetimes in the stable Zr nuclei: Effects of chemical properties in Doppler-shift measurements,” Phys. Rev. C 88, 024317 (2013).
  • V. Bildstein, P. E. Garrett, J. Wong, D. Bandyopadhyay, J. Bangay, L. Bianco, B. Hadinia, K. G. Leach, C. Sumithrarachchi, S. F. Ashley, B. P. Crider, M. T. McEllistrem, E. E. Peters, F. M. Prados-Estévez, S. W. Yates, J. R. Vanhoy, “Comparison of deuterated and normal liquid scintillators for fast-neutron detection,” Nucl. Instrum. Meth. A 729, 188 (2013).
  • J.R. Vanhoy, S.F. Hicks, H.E. Baber, B.P. Crider, E.E. Peters, F.M. Prados-Estévez, T. J. Ross, M.T. McEllistrem, S.W. Yates, and B.R. Champine, “Basic and Applied Science Using Monoenergetic Pulsed Neutron Beams from the University of Kentucky Accelerator Laboratory,” Eleventh International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Applications of Accelerators, Bruges, Belgium, August 5-8, 2013 (AccApp 2013).
  • F.M. Prados-Estévez, B. P. Crider, E. E. Peters, S. W. Yates, T. Kibèdi, G. D. Dracoulis, R. F. Leslie, A. E. Stuchbery, N. M. Cooper, V. Werner, E. Williams, and A. P. Tonchev, “Internal Conversion Electron Study of Excited States in 76As,” Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, (World Scientific, 2013, eds. Paul E. Garrett and Baharak Hadinia) University of Guelph, Canada, August 28 - September 2, 2011, pp. 575-578.
  • B. P. Crider, A. Chakraborty, Ajay Kumar, E. E. Peters, F.M. Prados-Estévez, M. T. McEllistrem, and S. W. Yates, “Nuclear Structure Studies of 76Se and 76Ge with the (n,n′γ) reaction,” Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, (World Scientific, 2013, eds. Paul E. Garrett and Baharak Hadinia) University of Guelph, Canada, August 28 - September 2, 2011, pp. 566-569.
  • A. Chakraborty, F. M. Prados-Estévez, S. N. Choudry, B. P. Crider, A. Kumar, M. T. McEllistrem, S. Mukhopadhyay, M. G. Mynk, E. E. Peters, J. L. Wood, S.W. Yates, P. E. Garrett, W. D. Kulp, and J. N. Orce, “Transition Rates of Decays from Collective States in 150Nd,” Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, (World Scientific, 2013, eds. Paul E. Garrett and Baharak Hadinia) University of Guelph, Canada, August 28 - September 2, 2011, pp. 557-561.
  • V. Werner, N. M. Cooper, P. M. Goddard, M. K. Smith, F. Reichel, D. Savran, S.W. Yates, B. P. Crider, E. E. Peters, A. Chakraborty, A. P. Tonchev, G. Rusev, W. Tornow, J. H. Kelley, E. Kwan, R. Raut, C. Romig, G. Rusev, F. Reichel, N. Pietralla, C. Romig, M. Scheck, M. Fritzsche, J. Beller, M. Zweidenger, and K. Sonnabend, “Dipole response of 76Se up to 9 MeV,” Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, (World Scientific, 2013, eds. Paul E. Garrett and Baharak Hadinia) University of Guelph, Canada, August 28 - September 2, 2011, pp. 421-426.
  • A. Kumar, A. Chakraborty, B. P. Crider, M. T. McEllistrem, E. E. Peters, F. M. Prados-Estévez, S. W. Yates, S. F. Hicks, L. J. Kersting, C. J. Luke, P. J. McDonough, Anthony Sigillito, and J. R. Vanhoy, “Measurement of the Absolute Elastic and Inelastic Differential Neutron Cross Sections for natFe and 23Na between 2 and 4 MeV,”, Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, (World Scientific, 2013, eds. Paul E. Garrett and Baharak Hadinia)University of Guelph, Canada, August 28 - September 2, 2011, pp. 254-259.
  • E. E. Peters, A. Chakraborty, B. P. Crider, A. Kumar, F. M. Prados-Estévez, S. F. Ashley, M. T. McEllistrem, and S.W. Yates, “Low-lying Structure of 132,134Xe from Inelastic Neutron Scattering,”, Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Symposium on Capture Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy and Related Topics, (World Scientific, 2013, eds. Paul E. Garrett and Baharak Hadinia) University of Guelph, Canada, August 28 - September 2, 2011, pp. 221-226.
  • J.R. Vanhoy, S.F. Hicks, H.E. Baber, B.P. Crider, E.E. Peters, F.M. Prados-Estévez, M.T. McEllistrem, S.W. Yates, and B.R. Champine, “Measurements with Monoenergetic Fast Neutrons at the University of Kentucky Accelerator Laboratory” IAEA-F1-TM-42752, IAEA Technical Meeting on the Use of Neutron Beams for High Precision Nuclear Data Measurements, December 10-14, 2012, Budapest, Hungary.
  • S. F. Hicks, A. Chakraborty, B. Combs, B. P. Crider, L. Downes, J. Girgis, L. J. Kersting, A. Kumar, C. J. Lueck, P. J. McDonough, M. T. McEllistrem, E. E. Peters, F. M. Prados-Estévez, J. Schniederjan, L. Sidwell, A. J. Sigillito, J. R. Vanhoy, D. Watts, and S. W. Yates, “Elastic and Inelastic Neutron Scattering Cross Sections for Fission Reactor Applications,” CAARI 2012, Proceedings of the 22nd International Conference on the Application of Accelerators in Research and Industry, August 5–10, 2012, Fort Worth, Texas, USA, AIP Conference Proceedings 1525, 276-281 (2013).
  • A. Chakraborty, E. E. Peters, B. P. Crider, C. Andreoiu, P. C. Bender, D. S. Cross, G. A. Demand, A. B. Garnsworthy, P. E. Garrett, G. Hackman, B. Hadinia, S. Ketelhut, Ajay Kumar, K. G. Leach, M. T. McEllistrem, J. Pore, F. M. Prados-Estévez, E. T. Rand, B. Singh, E. R. Tardiff, Z.-M. Wang, J. L. Wood, and S. W. Yates, “Collective Structure in 94Zr and Subshell Effects in Shape Coexistence,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 022504 (2013).
  • A. Chakraborty, F. M. Prados-Estévez, S. N. Choudry, B. P. Crider, P. E. Garrett, W. D. Kulp, A. Kumar, M. T. McEllistrem, S. Mukhopadhyay, M. G. Mynk, J. N. Orce, E. E. Peters, J. L. Wood, and S. W. Yates, “New decay pattern of negative-parity states at N=90,” Phys. Rev. C 86, 064314 (2012).
  • A. Chakraborty, J. N. Orce, S. F. Ashley, B. A. Brown, B. Crider, E. Elhami, M. T. McEllistrem, S. Mukhopadhyay, E. Peters, and S. W. Yates, “Status of vibrational structure in 62Ni,” Phys. Rev. C 83, 034316 (2011).
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