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Rolf P. Scharenberg

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Rolf P. Scharenberg

Professor of Physics
Office: Physics 249
Telephone: (765) 494-5393
Fax: (765) 494-0706


B.S., Physics, University of Michigan, 1949
M.S., Physics, University of Michigan, 1950
Ph.D., Physics, University of Michigan, 1955

Research Interests Current:

Phase diagram of hadronic matter, liquid-gas phase transitions, quark-gluon plasma.


Magnetic moments of excited nuclei using accelerator techniques to check the pairing plus quadrupole model; quadrupole moments of vibrational states using the re-orientation effect which revealed unexpectedly large deformations; partially conserved axial vector currents (PCAC) relationship using the p,n reaction at intermediate energies which allows the determination of B decay matrix elements of any nuclear state; pbar-p quark gluon search at 1.8 TeV.

Awards and Honors

Fellow, the American Physical Society
Herbert Newby McCoy Award, Purdue University, 1984

Professional Experience

  • Professor of Physics, Purdue University, 1972-present
  • Visiting Professor, University of Richester, 1975-76
  • Associate Professor of Physics, Purdue University, 1965-72
  • Associate Professor of Physics, Case Institute of Technology, 1960-65
  • Assistant Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1958-60
  • Instructor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955-58

Selected Publications

  1. (T. Alexopoulos), A. Bujak, D. D. Carmony, L. J. Gutay, A. S. Hirsch, R. Scharenberg, B. Stringfellow, et al., "The Role of Double Parton Collisions in Soft Hadron Interactions," Phys. Lett. B 435, 453-457, (1998).
  2. (T. Alexopoulos), C. Allen, A. Bujak, D. Carmony, P. Cole, Y. Choi, R. De Bonte, L. Gutay, A. Hirsch, T. McMahon, N. Morgan, R. Scharenberg, B. Stringfellow, et al., "Mass-Identified Particle Yields in Antiproton-Proton Collisions at sqrt(s) = 1.8 TeV," Phys. Rev. Lett., No. 9, Feb. 26, 1990.
  3. (T. Alexopoulos), C. Allen, A. Bujak, D.D. Carmony, Y. Choi, P. Cole, R. DeBonte, L.J. Gutay, A.S. Hirsch, T. McMahon, R.P. Scharenberg, B.C. Stringfellow, et al. "Study of Source Size in anitproton - proton collisions at s**(1/2) 1.8 TeV Using Pion Interferometry" Phys. Rev. D 48, No. 5, 1931-1942, 1 September 1993.
  4. J.A. Hauger, P. Warren, Y. Choi, J.B. Elliott, M.L. Gilkes, A.S. Hirsch, E.L. Hjort, N.T. Porile, R.P. Scharenberg, B.K. Srivastava, M. Tincknell, et al., "Multifragmentation of the Remnant Produced in the Reaction of 1A GeV Gold with Carbon," Phys. Rev. C 57, (2), 764-783, (1998).
  5. 1760 40, Proton-Nucleus Charge Exchange Measurements at 144 VeV as a Test of One-Pion Exchange and the Partially Conserved Axial Vector Current, (w/G. Moake/L. Gutay/P. Debevec/P. Quin). Phys. Rev. C21, 2211-2225. June 1980.
  6. 706 15, Static quadrupole moment of the 2+ state in 114Cd, (w/G. Schilling/J. Tippie). Phys. Rev. Lett. 19, 318-321 (August 1967).
  7. Pulsed-Beam Measurement of the Gyromagnetic Ratio of the 111-keV 2+ State in Tungsten-184. R.P. Scharenberg, J.D. Kurfess, G. Schilling, J.W. Tippie, and P.J. Wolfe. Phys. Rev. 137, B26-B31 (1964).
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