Robert C. Reedy

Ph.D., Columbia University, 1969. (Research Professor) (505) 277-0030 rreedy@unm.edu

Research and Academic Interests:

My research involves the use of the products of cosmic-ray interactions to study matter and radiation in the solar system. Cosmic-ray-produced nuclides are used to study the recent histories of interplanetary energetic particles and of meteorites and lunar samples. Gamma rays and neutrons are used to determine the elemental composition of the top meter of the Moon, Mars, and asteroids.


Listing of Recent Publications:

W. V. Boynton W.V., Feldman W.C., Squyres S.W., Prettyman T.H., Brückner J., Evans L.G., Reedy R.C., Starr R., Arnold J.R., Drake D.M., Englert P.A.J., Metzger A.E., Mitrofanov I., Trombka J.I., d'Uston C., Wänke H, Gasnault O., Hamara D.K., Janes D.M., Marcialis R.L., Maurice S., Mikheeva I., Taylor G.J., Tokar R., and Shinohara C. (2002) “Distribution of hydrogen in the near surface of Mars: Evidence for subsurface ice deposits,” Science 297, 81-85.

W.C. Feldman, Boynton W.V., Tokar R.L., Prettyman T.H., Gasnault O., Squyres S.W., Elphic R.C., Lawrence D.J., Lawson S.L., Maurice S., McKinney G.W., Moore K.R., and Reedy R.C. (2002) “Global distribution of neutrons from Mars: Results from Mars Odyssey,” Science 297, 75-78.

R. G. Liberman, Fernandez-Niello J.O., di Tada M.L., Fifield L.K., Masarik J., and Reedy R.C. (2002) “Campo del Cielo iron meteorite: Sample shielding and meteoroid's preatmospheric size,” Meteoritics & Planetary Science 37, 295-300.

R.C. Reedy and Frankle S.C. (2002) “Prompt gamma rays from radiative capture of thermal neutrons by elements from hydrogen through zinc,” Atomic Data and Nuclear Data Tables 80, 1-34.

L.G. Evans, Starr R.D., Brückner J., Reedy R.C., Boynton W.V., Trombka J.I., Goldstein J.O., Masarik J., Nittler L.R., and McCoy T.J. (2001) “Elemental composition from gamma-ray spectroscopy of the NEAR-Shoemaker landing site on 433 Eros,” Meteoritics & Planetary Science 36, 1639-1660.

J. Masarik, Nishiizumi K., and Reedy R.C. (2001) “Production rates of cosmogenic helium-3, neon-21, and neon-22 in ordinary chondrites and the lunar surface,” Meteoritics & Planetary Science 36, 643-650.

R.C. Reedy (2000) “Predicting the production rates of cosmogenic nuclides,” Nuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section B 172, 782-785.


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