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Dr. Jerry Peacher





Theoretical Atomic and Molecular Physics

Research Interests:

Perturbative methods to describe elastic, excitation, and charge-transfer processes in ion-atom collisions.

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  • 1965: PhD in Physics: Indiana University Bloomington, IN

Selected Publications

  • S. W. Bross, S. M. Bonham, A. D. Gaus, J. L. Peacher, T. Vajnai, and M. Schulz, "Differential transfer ionization cross sections for 50-175 keV proton-helium collisions", Phys. Rev. A 50, 337 (1994).
  • D. R. Schultz, C. Bottcher, D. H. Madison, J. L. Peacher, G. Buffington, M. S. Pindzola, T. W. Gorczyca, P. Gavras, and D. C. Griffin, "Time-dependent approach to atomic autoionization", Phys. Rev. A 50, 1348 (1994).
  • M. Schulz, W. Htwe, A. D. Gaus, J. L. Peacher, and T. Vajnai, "Differential Double-Excitation Cross Sections in 50-150 keV Proton-Helium Collisions", Phys. Rev. A 51, 2140 (1995).
  • T. Vajnai, A. D. Gaus, J. A. Brand, W. Htwe, D. H. Madison, R. E. Olson, J. L. Peacher, and M. Schulz, "Observations of Post-Collision Effects in the Scattered Projectile Spectra for Ionizing Proton-Helium Collisions", Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 3588 (1995).
  • J. L. Peacher, D. H. Madison, R. P. McEachran, and I. Bray, “The Effect of Atomic Polarizability in Electron-Hydrogen Excitation”, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 30, 3445 (1997).


  • Engineering Physics II Recitation (Physics 2135)
  • Introduction to Theoretical Physics (Physics 2401)
  • Electricity and Magnetism I  (Physics 3211)
  • Electricity and Magnetism II  (Physics 4211)
  • Introduction to General Relativity (Physics 4203)
  • Atomic Collisions  (Physics 6363)