Melina Avila Coronado

 

Office: (630) 252-4060
FAX: (630) 252-6210
mavila@anl.gov

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Education

2013    Ph.D. in Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2009    M.S. in Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
2007    Bachelor in Physics, Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey NL, Mexico

Employment

2016-Present   Assistant Physicist-Experimentalist, Argonne National Laboratory
2014-2016       Postdoctoral Appointee, Argonne National Laboratory

Research Interests

Nuclear Structure, Nuclear Astrophysics, Resonant Scattering, Transfer Reactions.

Selected Publications

Study of the astrophysically important 23Na(α,p)26Mg and 23Na(α,n)26Al reactions
M.L. Avila, K. E. Rehm, S. Almaraz-Calderon, A. D. Ayangeakaa, C. Dickerson C.R. Hoffman, C.L. Jiang, B.P. Kay, J. Lai, O. Nusair, R.C. Pardo, D. Santiago-Gonzalez, R. Talwar and C. Ugalde Submitted as a Regular Article in Physical Review C (arXiv:1608.03292)

Independent measurement of the Hoyle state β feeding from12B using Gammasphere
M. Munch, M. Alcorta, H. O. U. Fynbo, M. Albers, S. Almaraz-Calderon, M. L. Avila, A. D. Ayangeakaa, B. B. Back, P. F. Bertonee, P. F. F. Carnelli, M. P. Carpenter, C. J. Chiara, J. A. Clark, B. DiGiovine, J. P. Greene, J. L. Harker, C. R. Hoffman, N. J. Hubbard, C. L. Jiang, O. S. Kirsebom, T. Lauritsen, K. L. Laursen, S. T. Marley, C. Nair, O. Nusair, D. Santiago-Gonzalez, J. Sethi, D. Seweryniak, R. Talwar, C. Ugalde and S. Zhu
Phys. Rev. C. 93, 065803 (2016).

New measurement of the α asymptotic normalization coefficient of the 1/2+ state in 17O at 6.356 MeV that dominates the  13C(α,n)16O reaction rate at temperatures relevant for the s process
M.L. Avila, G.V. Rogachev, E. Koshchiy, L.T. Baby, J. Belarge, K.W. Kemper, A.N. Kuchera, D. Santiago-Gonzalez
Phys. Rev. C. 91, 048801(2015).

Fusion reactions of 58,64Ni + 124Sn
C.L. Jiang, A. M. Stefanini, H. Esbensen, K. E. Rhem, S. Almaraz-Calderon, M. L. Avila, B. B. Back, D. Bourgim, L. Corradi, S. Courtin, E. Fioretto, F. Galtarossa, A. Goasduff, F. Haas, M.M. Mazzocco, D. Montanari, G. Montagnoli, T. Mijatovic, R. Sagaidak, D. Santiago-Gonzalez, F. Scarlassara, E. E. Strano, S. Szilner
Phys. Rev. C. 91, 044602 (2015).

Constraining the 6.05 MeV 0+ and 6.13 MeV 3- Cascade Transitions in the 12C(α,γ)16O Reaction Using the Asymptotic Normalization Coefficients
M.L. Avila, G.V. Rogachev, E. Koshchiy, L.T. Baby, J. Belarge, K.W. Kemper, A.N. Kuchera, A.M. Mukhamedzhanov, D. Santiago-Gonzalez, E. Uberseder
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 071101 (2015).

α-cluster asymptotic normalization coefficients for nuclear astrophysics
M.L. Avila, G.V. Rogachev, E. Koshchiy, L.T. Baby, J. Belarge, K.W. Kemper, A.N. Kuchera, D. Santiago-Gonzalez
Phys. Rev. C 90, 042801(R) (2014)

α-cluster structure of 18O
M.L. Avila, G.V. Rogachev, V.Z. Goldberg, E.D. Johnson, K.W. Kemper, Yu M. Tchuvil'sky, A. S. Volya
Phys. Rev. C 90, 024327 (2014)

On the measurement of the  13C(α,n)16O S-factor at negative energies and its influence on the s-Process
M.La Cognata, C. Spitaleri, O. Trippella, G.G. Kiss, G.V. Rogachev, A.M. Mukhamedzhanov, M. Avila, G.L. Guardo, E. Koshchiy, A. Kuchera, L. Lamia, S.M.R. Puglia, S. Romano, D. Santiago, R. Sparta
Astrophys. J. 777, 143 (2013)

Measurement of the -3 keV Resonance in the Reaction 13C(α,n)16O of Importance in the s-Process
M.La Cognata, C. Spitaleri, O. Trippella, G.G. Kiss, G.V. Rogachev, A.M. Mukhamedzhanov, M. Avila, G.L. Guardo, E. Koshchiy, A. Kuchera, L. Lamia, S.M.R. Puglia, S. Romano, D. Santiago, R. Sparta
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 232701 (2012)

Triple configuration coexistence in 44S
D. Santiago-Gonzalez, I. Wiedenhöver, V. Abramkina, M.L. Avila, T. Baugher, D. Bazin, B.A. Brown, P.D. Cottle, A. Gade, T. Glasmacher, K.W. Kemper, S. McDaniel, A. Rojas, A., A. Ratkiewicz, R. Meharchand, E.C. Simpson, J.A. Tostevin, A. Volya, D. Weisshaar
Phys. Rev. C 83, 061305(R) (2011)

First Observation of 14F
V.Z. Goldberg, B.T. Roeder, G.V. Rogachev, G.G. Chubarian, E.D. Johnson, C. FU, A.A. Alharabi, M.L. Avila, A. Banu, M McCleskey, J.P. Mitchell, E. Simmons, G. Tabacaru, G. L. Trache, R.E. Tribble
Phys. Lett. B  692, 307 (2010)