Mark A Stoyer

Staff Scientist
Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division
Email: mastoyer@llnl.gov
Phone: +19254233079

Education

  • Ph.D., Nuclear Chemistry, University of California at Berkeley, Nov. 1990
  • B.S., Chemistry, Purdue University, Dec. 1984

Research Experience

  • Senior Staff Scientist, LLNL, Livermore, CA, 2003–Present
  • Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, 1995–Present
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 1990-1991 and 1993–1995
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, 1991–1993
  • Graduate Student Research Assistant, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, 1985–1990
  • Participating Student Guest, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, 1985
  • Visiting Professor, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, July 2003–present
  • Lab Affiliate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, June 1995–present
  • Visiting Fellow, Australian National University, Department of Nuclear Physics, Canberra, Australia, May 1, 2017–April 30, 2018

Research Interests

  • Actinide Target Preparation
  • Heavy Element Synthesis
  • High-Spin Physics
  • ICF at NIF
  • Nuclear Cross-Section Measurements
  • Nuclear Reaction Mechanisms
  • Nuclear Structure Physics
  • Prompt Gamma-Ray Spectroscopy
  • Radioactive Ion Beam Physics
  • Isotope Harvesting
  • Radiochemical Diagnostics
  • Radioisotope Batteries
  • Super Heavy Element Research
  • National Security

Selected Publications

  1. Brewer, NT; Utyonkov, VK; Rykaczewski, KP; Oganessian, YT; Abdullin, FS; Boll, RA; Dean, DJ; Dmitriev, SN; Ezold, JG; Felker, LK; Grzywacz, RK; Itkis, MG; Kovrizhnykh, ND; McInturff, DC; Miernik, K; Owen, GD; Polyakov, AN; Popeko, AG; Roberto, JB; Sabel'nikov, AV; Sagaidak, RN; Shirokovsky, IV; Shumeiko, MV; Sims, NJ; Smith, EH; Subbotin, VG; Sukhov, AM; Svirikhin, AI; Tsyganov, YS; Van Cleve, SM; Voinov, AA; Vostokin, GK; White, CS; Hamilton, JH; Stoyer, MA; Search for the heaviest atomic nuclei among the products from reactions of mixed-Cf with a Ca-48 beam, Physical Review C 98, 024317 (2018).
  2. Carlson, J; Carpenter, MP; Casten, R; Elster, C; Fallon, P; Gade, A; Gross, C; Hagen, G; Hayes, AC; Higinbotham, DW; Howell, CR; Horowitz, CJ; Jones, KL; Kondev, FG; Lapi, S; Macchiavelli, A; McCutchen, EA; Natowitz, J; Nazarewicz, W; Papenbrock, T; Reddy, S; Riley, MA; Savage, MJ; Savard, G; Sherrill, BM; Sobotka, LG; Stoyer, MA; Tsang, MB; Vetter, K; Wiedenhoever, I; Wuosmaa, AH; Yennello, S; White paper on nuclear astrophysics and low-energy nuclear physics, Part 2: Low-energy nuclear physics, Prog. Part. Nucl. Phys. 94, 28 (2017).
  3. Abel, EP; Avilov, M; Ayres, V; Birnbaum, E; Bollen, G; Bonito, G; Bredeweg, T; Clause, H; Couture, A; DeVore, J; Dietrich, M; Ellison, P; Engle, J; Ferrieri, R; Fitzsimmons, J; Friedman, M; Georgobiani, D; Graves, S; Greene, J; Lapi, S; Loveless, CS; Mastren, T; Martinez-Gomez, C; McGuinness, S; Mittig, W; Morrissey, D; Peaslee, G; Pellemoine, F; Robertson, JD; Scielzo, N; Scott, M; Severin, G; Shaughnessy, D; Shusterman, J; Singh, J; Stoyer, M; Sutherlin, L; Visser, A; Wilkinson, J; Isotope harvesting at FRIB: additional opportunities for scientific discovery, J. Phys. G Nucl. Part. 46, 100501 (2019).
  4. Voss, LF; Murphy, JW; Shao, Q; Henderson, RA; Frye, CD; Stoyer, MA; Nikolic, RJ; Selenium-iodide: A low melting point eutectic semiconductor, Applied Physics Letters 113, 242103 (2018).
  5. Gates, JM; Pang, GK; Pore, JL; Gregorich, KE; Kwarsick, JT; Savard, G; Esker, NE; Covo, MK; Mogannam, MJ; Batchelder, JC; Bleuel, DL; Clark, RM; Crawford, HL; Fallon, P; Hubbard, KK; Hurst, AM; Kolaja, IT; Macchiavelli, AO; Morse, C; Orford, R; Phair, L; Stoyer, MA; First Direct Measurements of Superheavy-Element Mass Numbers, Physical Review Letters 121, 222501 (2018).
  6. M.A. Stoyer, “Island Ahoy!”, Nature 442 (2006) 876.
  7. Bhatia, C; Fallin, B; Howell, C; Tornow, W; Gooden, M; Kelley, J; Arnold, C; Bond, E; Bredeweg, T; Fowler, M; Moody, W; Rundberg, R; Rusev, G; Vieira, D; Wilhelmy, J; Becker, J; Macri, R; Ryan, C; Sheets, S; Stoyer, M; Tonchev, A. Fission Product Yield Study of U-235, U-238 and Pu-239 Using Dual-Fission Ionization Chambers, Nuclear Data Sheets119, 324-327, (2014).
  8. Rissanen, J; Clark, RM; Gregorich, KE; Gates, JM; Campbell, CM; Crawford, HL; Cromaz, M; Esker, NE; Fallon, P; Forsberg, U; Gothe, O; Lee, IY; Liu, HL; Machiavelli, AO; Mudder, P; Nitsche, H; Pang, G; Rice, A; Rudolph, D; Stoyer, MA; Wiens, A; Xu, FR. Decay of the high-K isomeric state to a rotational band in (257)Rf, Physical Review C88, 044313 (2013).
  9. Oganessian, YT; Abdullin, FS; Alexander, C; Binder, J; Boll, RA; Dmitriev, SN; Ezold, J; Felker, K; Gostic, JM; Grzywacz, RK; Hamilton, JH; Henderson, RA; Itkis, MG; Miernik, K; Miller, D; Moody, KJ; Polyakov, AN; Ramayya, AV; Roberto, JB; Ryabinin, MA; Rykaczewski, KP; Sagaidak, RN; Shaughnessy, DA; Shirokovsky, IV; Shumeiko, MV; Stoyer, MA; Stoyer, NJ; Subbotin, VG; Sukhov, AM; Tsyganov, YS; Utyonkov, VK; Voinov, AA; Vostokin, GK. Production and Decay of the Heaviest Nuclei (293,294)117 and (294)118, Physical Review Letters109, 162501 (2012).
  10. Hofmann, S; Heinz, S; Mann, R; Maurer, J; Khuyagbaatar, J; Ackermann, D; Antalic, S; Barth, W; Block, M; Burkhard, HG; Comas, VF; Dahl, L; Eberhardt, K; Gostic, J; Henderson, RA; Heredia, JA; Hessberger, FP; Kenneally, JM; Kindler, B; Kojouharov, I; Kratz, JV; Lang, R; Leino, M; Lommel, B; Moody, KJ; Munzenberg, G; Nelson, SL; Nishio, K; Popeko, AG; Runke, J; Saro, S; Shaughnessy, DA; Stoyer, MA; Thorle-Pospiech, P; Tinschert, K; Trautmann, N; Uusitalo, J; Wilk, PA; Yeremin, AV. The reaction Ca-48+Cm-248 -> (296)116*studied at the GSI-SHIP, European Physical Journal A48, 62 (2012).
  11. Stoyer, MA; Velsko, CA; Spears, BK; Hicks, DG; Hudson, GB; Sangster, TC; Freeman, CG. Collection of solid and gaseous samples to diagnose inertial confinement fusion implosions, Review of Scientific Instruments83, 023505 (2012).
  12. Oganessian, YT; Abdullin, FS; Dmitriev, SN; Gostic, JM; Hamilton, JH; Henderson, RA; Itkis, MG; Moody, KJ; Polyakov, AN; Ramayya, AV; Roberto, JB; Rykaczewski, KP; Sagaidak, RN; Shaughnessy, DA; Shirokovsky, IV; Stoyer, MA; Subbotin, VG; Sukhov, AM; Tsyganov, YS; Utyonkov, VK; Voinov, AA; Vostokin, GK. New Insights into the Am-243+Ca-48 Reaction Products Previously Observed in the Experiments on Elements 113, 115, and 117, Physical Review Letters108, 022502 (2012).
  13. Oganessian, YT; Abdullin, FS; Bailey, PD; Benker, DE; Bennett, ME; Dmitriev, SN; Ezold, JG; Hamilton, JH; Henderson, RA; Itkis, MG; Lobanov, YV; Mezentsev, AN; Moody, KJ; Nelson, SL; Polyakov, AN; Porter, CE; Ramayya, AV; Riley, FD; Roberto, JB; Ryabinin, MA; Rykaczewski, KP; Sagaidak, RN; Shaughnessy, DA; Shirokovsky, IV; Stoyer, MA; Subbotin, VG; Sudowe, R; Sukhov, AM; Taylor, R; Tsyganov, YS; Utyonkov, VK; Voinov, AA; Vostokin, GK; Wilk, PA. Eleven new heaviest isotopes of elements Z=105 to Z=117 identified among the products of (249)Bk+(48)Ca reactions, Physical Review C83, 054315 (2011).
  14. Hoffman, RD; Sheets, SA; Burke, JT; Scielzo, ND; Rauscher, T; Norman, EB; Tumey, S; Brown, TA; Grant, PG; Hurst, AM; Phair, L; Stoyer, MA; Wooddy, T; Fisker, JL; Bleuel, D. Reaction Rate Sensitivity of Ti-44 Production in Massive Stars and Implications of a ThicK Target Yield Measurement of Ca-40(alpha, gamma)Ti-44, The Astrophysical Journal715, 1383-1399, (2010).
  15. Oganessian, YT; Abdullin, FS; Bailey, PD; Benker, DE; Bennett, ME; Dmitriev, SN; Ezold, JG; Hamilton, JH; Henderson, RA; Itkis, MG; Lobanov, YV; Mezentsev, AN; Moody, KJ; Nelson, SL; Polyakov, AN; Porter, CE; Ramayya, AV; Riley, FD; Roberto, JB; Ryabinin, MA; Rykaczewski, KP; Sagaidak, RN; Shaughnessy, DA; Shirokovsky, IV; Stoyer, MA; Subbotin, VG; Sudowe, R; Sukhov, AM; Tsyganov, YS; Utyonkov, VK; Voinov, AA; Vostokin, GK; Wilk, PA. Synthesis of a New Element with Atomic Number Z=117, Physical Review Letters, 104, 142502 (2010).