Vandana Tripathi

Assistant Professor
Summary of Research Interests:
Nuclear Experiment
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Office Location
218 KEN

Dr. Tripathi received her Ph.D in experimental nuclear physics from Jawahar Lal Nehru University in India, working on understanding fusion reactions of subatomic nuclei at energies below the Coulomb barrier.

Her current research focuses heavily on understanding the structure of subatomic nuclei especially those that are unstable and do not occur in nature but are very crucial to understand nucleo-synthesis as it happened in the early stages of the universe. She employs gamma-ray spectroscopy (both prompt and delayed) to obtain information about excited states in the nuclei of interest which then leads you to understand the forces that holds the nucleons together inside the nucleus. Her experiments are carried out both at FSU (pictured with the gamma-ray array at FSU with graduate student Rebeka Lubna) and national facilities like the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at MSU and Argonne National Laboratory.

Dr. Tripathi is currently seeking graduate and undergraduate students to work on upcoming projects at FSU and NSCL. Please contact her to know more about her program (

Most recent publications:

1) Phys. Rev. C 100, 014323 (2019), Beta- decay of Tz = +11/2 isotopes 37Al and 39Si: Understanding Gamow-Teller strength distribution in neutron-rich nuclei
B.Abromeit, V.Tripathi, H.L.Crawford, S.N.Liddick, S.Yoshida, Y.Utsuno, P.C.Bender, B.P.Crider, R.Dungan, P.Fallon, K.Kravvaris, N.Larson, R.S.Lubna, T.Otsuka, C.J.Prokop, A.L.Richard, N.Shimizu, S.L.Tabor, A.Volya doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.100.014323

2) Phys. Rev. C 100, 014310 (2019), High spin structure of 39Ar and the FSU cross-shell interaction B.Abromeit, S.L.Tabor, V.Tripathi, R.S.Lubna, D.Caussyn, R.Dungan, K.Kravvaris, E.Rubino, P.-L.Tai, A.Volya doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.100.014310