Hall Crannell

Office: Room 207, Hannan Hall

Phone: 202-319-5313

FAX: 202-319-4448

email: crannell@cua.edu


Present Position: Professor Emeritus of Physics, The Catholic University of America

Positions Held:

Research Activities

Hall Crannell has been and continues to be a Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator, for a grant from the National Science Foundation. The experimental nuclear physics group consists of three senior investigators, a post doctoral fellow, one to two graduate students and a few undergraduates conducting research on nuclear structure using intermediate and high energy electrons and photons as probes. Major activity at present is concentrated on the use of the tagged photon beam line and the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) in Hall-B at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, VA. This beam line is used to investigate fundamental properties of nuclear matter including studies of the strange quark content of nucleons and nuclei. 

The results of this research have been reported in approximately 125 publications as well as in numerous presentations at scientific meetings and seminars at universities and research laboratories.

Selected Recent Publications

"Considerations for the design of the CLAS tagger beam dump," Hall Crannell, CLAS Note 93-023, CEBAF, Newport News, VA (1992).

"A composite thin vacuum window for the CLAS photon tagger at Jefferson Lab", S. H. Matthews, Hall Crannell, J. T. O'Brien, and D. I. Sober, Nucl. Instrum. and Meth. A421, 23 (1999).

"The bremsstrahlung tagged photon beam in Hall B at JLab" D. I. Sober et al., Nucl Instrum. and Meth. A440 263, (2000).

"Photofission of Heavy Nuclei at Energies up to 4 GeV" C. Cetina, B. L. Berman, W. J. Briscoe, P.L. Cole, G. Feldman, P. Heimberg, L. Y. Murphy, S. A. Philips, J. C. Sanabria, Hall Crannell, A. Longhi, D. I. Sober, and G. Ya. Kererashvili, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 5740 (2000); Phys. Rev. C 65, 044622 (2002).

"Measurement of the pair transition width for the decay of the 7.654 MeV, 0+ state in C12," Hall Crannell, X. Jiang, J. T. OBrien, D. I. Sober and E. Offermann, Nucl. Phys. A758, 399c (2005).

As part of the CLAS Collaboration, Hall Crannell is also co-author on the following recent CLAS Collaboration publications:

"Quark-hadron duality in spin structure functions g1p and g1d" P. Bosted, et al., (The CLAS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. C 75, 035203 (2007).

"First measurement of beam-recoil observables Cx and CZ in hyperon photoproduction" R. K. Bradford, et al., (The CLAS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. C 75, 035205 (2007).

"Cross sections for the p K*0 + reaction at E = 1.7 - 3.0 GeV" I. Hleiqawi, et al., (The CLAS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. C 75, 042201 (2007); Phys. Rev. C 76, 03905 (2007): Phys. Rev. C 76, 039905 (2007).

"Cascade production in the reactions p K+K+(X) and p K+K+-(X)" L. Gao, et al., (The CLAS Collaboration), Phys. Rev. C 76, 025208 (2007).

"0 photoproduction on the proton for photon energies from 0.675 to 2.875 GeV" M. Dugger et al. (The CLAS Collaboration) Phys. Rev. C 76, 025211 (2007).

"Measurement of coherent -meson photoproduction from the deuteron at low energies" T. Mibe et al. (The CLAS Collaboration) Phys. Rev. C 76, 052202 (2007).

"Search for Medium Modifications of the Meson " R. Nasseripour et al. (The CLAS Collaboration) Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 262302 (2007).

Personal Data

Hall Crannell was born February 23, 1936, in Berkeley, California. He married Carol Jo Argus June 17, 1961. They have three children: Annalisa, Francesca, and Tasha. Now that the children have left to establish careers of their own,  Hall shares his home in Silver Spring, Maryland, with a dog, a variety of turtles, and guests. For recreational activities, Hall enjoys woodworking, opera, and square dancing.

Last updated January 27, 2010