Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Dawn Shaughnessy

Research Staff
Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Chemistry
University of California at Berkeley
1999
B.S. Chemistry
University of California at Berkeley
1993

Research Interests

Study of the nuclear and chemical properties of actinides, transactinides, and superheavy elements; fission properties; target preparation and radiochemical separation techniques; rapid heavy element atom-at-a-time chemistry; and the behavior of radioactive contaminants in the environment.

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Publications

Wilk, P. A., J. H. Landrum, D. A. Shaughnessy, J. M. Kenneally, N. J. Stoyer, M. A. Stoyer, K. J. Moody, N. V. Aksenov, G. A. Bozhikov, E. E. Tereshatov, G. K. Vostokin, S. V. Shishkin, and S.N . Dmitriev, “Separation of Group Five Elements by Reversed-Phase Chromatography,” J. Radioanal. Nucl. Chem. 275, 651657 (2008).

Oganessian, Yu. Ts., V. K. Utyonkov, Yu. V. Lobanov, F. S. Abdullin, A. N. Polyakov, R. N. Sagaidak, I. V. Shirokovsky, Yu. S. Tsyganov, A. A. Voinov, G. G. Gulbekian, S. L. Bogomolov, B. N. Gikal, A. N. Mezentsev, V. G. Subbotin, A. M. Sukhov, K. Subotic, V. I. Zagrebaev, G. K. Vostokin, M. G. Itkis, R. A. Henderson, J. M. Kenneally, J. H. Landrum, K. J. Moody, D. A. Shaughnessy, M. A. Stoyer, N. J. Stoyer, and P. A. Wilk, “Synthesis of the Isotope 282113 in the Np-237 + Ca-48 Fusion Reaction,” Phys. Rev. C  76, 011601 (2007).

Stoyer, N. J., J. H. Landrum, P. A. Wilk, K. J. Moody, J. M. Kenneally, D. A. Shaughnessy, M. A. Stoyer, J. F. Wild, R. W. Lougheed, S. N. Dmitriev, Yu. Ts. Oganessian, S. V. Shishkin, N. V. Aksenov, E. E. Tereshatov, G. A. Bozhikov, G. K. Vostokin, V. K. Utyonkov, and A. A. Yeremin, “Chemical Identification of a Long-Lived Isotope of Dubnium, a Descendant of Element 115,” Nucl. Phys. A  787, 388C (2007).

Oganessian, Yu. Ts., V. K. Utyonkov, Yu. V. Lobanov, F. Sh. Abdullin, A. N. Polyakov, R. N. Sagaidak, I. V. Shirokovsky, Yu. S. Tsyganov, A. A. Voinov, G. G. Gulbekian, S. L. Bogomolov, B. N. Gikal, A. N. Mezentsev, S. Iliev, V. G. Subbotin, A. M. Sukhov, K. Subotic, V. I. Zagrebaev, G. K. Vostokin, M. G. Itkis, K. J. Moody, J. B. Patin, D. A. Shaughnessy, M. A. Stoyer, N. J. Stoyer, P. A. Wilk, J. M. Kenneally, J. H. Landrum, J. F. Wild, and R. W. Lougheed, “Synthesis of the Isotopes of Elements 118 and 116 in the 249Cf and 245Cm+48Ca Fusion Reactions,” Phys. Rev. C 74, 044602 (2006).

Oganessian, Yu. Ts., V. K. Utyonkov, Yu. V. Lobanov, F. Sh. Abdullin, A. N. Polyakov, I. V. Shirokovsky, Yu. S. Tsyganov, G. G. Gulbekian, S. L. Bogomolov, B. N. Gikal, A. N. Mezentsev, S. Iliev, V. G. Subbotin, A. M. Sukhov, A. A. Voinov, G. V. Buklanov, K. Subotic, V. I. Zagrebaev, M. G. Itkis, J. B. Patin, K. J. Moody, J. F. Wild, M. A. Stoyer, N. J. Stoyer, D. A. Shaughnessy, J. M. Kenneally, P. A. Wilk, and R. W. Lougheed, “New Elements from Dubna,” European Physics Journal A 25, 589 Suppl. 1 (2005).

Stoyer, M. A., J. B. Patin, J. M. Kenneally, K. J. Moody, D. A. Shaughnessy, N. J. Stoyer, J. F. Wild, P. A. Wilk, V. K. Utyonkov, and Yu. Ts. Oganessian, “Random Probability Analysis of Recent Ca-48 Experiments,” European Physics Journal A 25, 595 Suppl. 1 (2005).

Oganessian, Yu. Ts., V. K. Utyonkov, S. N. Smitriev, Yu. V. Lobanov, M. G. Itkis, A. N. Polyakov, Yu. S. Tsyganov, A. N. Mezentsev, A. V. Yeremin, A. A. Voinov, E. A. Sokol, G. G. Gulbekian, S. L. Bogomolov, S. Iliev, V. G. Subbotin, A. M. Sukhov,  G. V. Buklanov, S. V. Shishkin, V. I. Chepygin, G. K. Vostokin, N. V. Aksenov, M. Hussonnois, K. Subotic, V. I. Zagrebaev, K. J. Moody, J. B. Patin, J. F. Wild, M. A. Stoyer, N. J. Stoyer, D. A. Shaughnessy, J .M. Kenneally, P. A. Wilk, R. W. Lougheed, H. W. Gaggeler, D. Schumann, H. Bruchertseifer, and R. Eichler, “Synthesis of Elements 115 and 113 in the Reaction 243Am + 48Ca,” Phys. Rev. C 72, 034611 (2005).

Wilk, P. A., D. A. Shaughnessy, R. E. Wilson, and H. Nitsche, “Interfacial Interactions Between Np(V) and Manganese Oxide Minerals Manganite and Hausmannite,” Environ. Sci. Technol. 39, 2608 (2005).

Dmitriev, S. N., Yu. Ts. Oganessian, V. K. Utyonkov, S. V. Shishkin, A. V. Yeremin, Yu. V. Lobanov, Yu. S. Tsyganov, V. I. Chepygin, E. A. Sokol, G. K. Vostokin, N. V. Aksenov, M. Hussonnois, M. G. Itkis, H. W. Gaggeler, D. Schumann, H. Bruchertseifer, R. Eichler, D. A. Shaughnessy, P. A. Wilk, J. M. Kenneally, M. A. Stoyer, and J. F. Wild, “Chemical Identification of Dubnium as a Decay Product of Element 115 Produced in the Reaction 48Ca + 243Am,” Mendeleev Commun. 1, 1 (2005).

Oganessian, Yu. Ts., V. K. Utyonkov, Yu. V. Lobanov, F. Sh. Abdullin, A. N. Polyakov, I. V. Shirokovsky, Yu. S. Tsyganov, G. G. Gulbekian, S. L. Bogomolov, B. N. Gikal, A. N. Mezentsev, S. Iliev, V. G. Subbotin, A. M. Sukhov, A. A. Voinov, G. V. Buklanov, K. Subotic, V. I. Zagrebaev, M. G. Itkis, J. B. Patin, K. J. Moody, J. F. Wild, M. A. Stoyer, N. J. Stoyer, D. A. Shaughnessy, J. M. Kenneally, P. A. Wilk, R. W. Lougheed, R. I. Il`kaev, and S. P. Vesnovskii, “Measurements of Cross Sections and Decay Properties of the Isotopes of Elements 112, 114, and 116 Produced in the Fusion Reactions 233U, 238U, 242Pu, and 248Cm + 48Ca,” Phys. Rev. C 70, 064609 (2004).

Oganessian, Yu. Ts., V. K. Utyonkov, Yu. V. Lobanov, F. Sh. Abdullin, A. N. Polyakov, I. V. Shirokovsky, Yu. S. Tsyganov, G. G. Gulbekian, S. L. Bogomolov, A. N. Mezentsev, S. Iliev, V. G. Subbotin, A. M. Sukhov, A. A. Voinov, G. V. Buklanov, K. Subotic, V. I. Zagrebaev, M. G. Itkis, J. B. Patin, K. J. Moody, J. F. Wild, M. A. Stoyer, N. J. Stoyer, D. A. Shaughnessy, J. M. Kenneally, and R. W. Lougheed, “Experiments on the Synthesis of Element 115 in the Reaction 243Am(48Ca,xn)291-x115,” Phys. Rev. C 69, 021601(R) (2004).

Shaughnessy, D. A., C. H. Booth, H. Nitsche, D. K. Shuh, G. A. Waychunas, R. E. Wilson, H. Gill, K. J. Cantrell, and R. J. Serne, “Molecular Interfacial Reactions between Pu(VI) and Manganese Oxide Minerals Manganite (MnOOH) and Hausmannite (Mn3O4),” Environ. Sci. Technol. 37, 3373 (2003).

Shaughnessy, D. A., H. Nitsche, C. H. Booth, D. K. Shuh, G. A. Waychunas, R. E. Wilson, K. J. Cantrell, and R. J. Serne, “Complexation and Redox Interactions between Aqueous Plutonium and Manganese Oxide Interfaces,” J. Nucl. Sci. Technol. Supp. 3 274 (2002).

Shaughnessy, D. A., K. E. Gregorich, J. L. Adams, M. R. Lane, D. M. Lee, C. A. McGrath, J. B. Patin, D. A. Strellis, E. R. Sylwester, P. A. Wilk, and D. C. Hoffman, “Electron-Capture Delayed Fission Properties of 244Es,” Phys. Rev. C 65, 044609 (2002).

Shaughnessy, D. A., K. E. Gregorich, M. R. Lane, C. A. Laue, D. M. Lee, C. A. McGrath, D. A. Strellis, E. R. Sylwester, P. A. Wilk, and D. C. Hoffman, “Electron-Capture Delayed Fission Probabilities of 248Es and 246Es,” Phys. Rev. C 63, 037603 (2001).

Eichler, R., W. Brüchle, R. Dressler, Ch. E. Düllmann, B. Eichler, H. W. Gäggeler, K. E. Gregorich, D. C. Hoffman, S. Hübener, D. T. Jost, U. W. Kirbach, C. A. Laue, V. M. Lavanchy, H. Nitsche, J. B. Patin, D. Piguet, M. Schädel, D. A. Shaughnessy, D. A. Strellis, S. Taut, L. Tobler, Yu. S. Tsyganov, A. Türler, A. Vahle, P. A. Wilk, and A. B. Yakushev, “Chemical Characterization of Bohrium (Element 107),” Nature 407, 63 (2000).

Shaughnessy, D. A., J. L. Adams, K. E. Gregorich, M. R. Lane, C. A. Laue, D. M. Lee, C. A. McGrath, J. B. Patin, D. A. Strellis, E. R. Sylwester, P. A. Wilk, and D. C. Hoffman, “Electron-Capture Delayed Fission Properties of 242Es,” Phys. Rev. C 61, 044609 (2000).


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