Post Doc - TRIUMF, Canada (2020)
PhD - Clemson University, USA (2018)
MS - St. Xavier’s Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2012)
BS - St. Xavier’s Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (2008)
Ion traps, trapping highly charged ions
Atomic spectroscopy for plasma diagnostics, study of nuclear effects in atomic transitions, and testing atomic theories
Study of radiation effects and radiation therapy with x-ray sources
X-ray and extreme-ultraviolet spectroscopy to study laboratory and astrophysical plasmas, and fundamental physics
Atomic mass measurements of exotic nuclides
List of Publications
- G. Gwinner and R. Silwal, “Tiny isotopic difference tests standard model of particle physics” Nature 606, 467-468 (2022)
- R.Silwal, et al., “Summit of the N=40 Island of Inversion: precision mass measurements and ab initio calculations of neutron-rich chromium isotope” Phys. Lett. B 833 137288 (2022)
- R Silwal, Dipti, E. Takacs, J. M. Dreiling, S. C. Sanders, A. C. Gall, B. H. Rudramadevi, J. D. Gillaspy, and Yu. Ralchenko, “Spectroscopic analysis of M- and N-intrashell transitions in Co-like to Na-like Yb ions” J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 54 245001 (2021)
R. Silwal, S. F. Paul, B. K. Kootte, T. Joseph, R. Simpson, A. A. Kwiatkowski, G. Gwinner, J. Dilling, and TITAN collaboration, “Ion simulations, recent upgrades and tests with TITAN’s cooler Penning trap”, (in press, ECRIS proceedings (2020))
R. Silwal, A. Lapierre, J.D. Gillaspy, J.M. Dreiling, S.A. Blundell, Dipti, A. Borovik, Jr, G. Gwinner, A.C.C. Villari, Yu. Ralchenko, and E. Takacs, “Accurate determination of the isotopic change in nuclear charge radius from extreme ultraviolet spectroscopy of highly-charged ions of Xe”, Phys. Rev. A 101, 062512 (2020)
Dipti, A. Borovik, Jr., R. Silwal, J.M. Dreiling, A.C. Gall, E. Takacs, and Yu. Ralchenko, “Dielectronic resonances of LMn and LNn (n ≥ 4) series in highly-charged M-shell tungsten ions”, Phys. Rev. A 101, 032503 (2020)
Dipti, R. Silwal, J. M. Dreiling, S. C. Sanders, E. Takacs, Yu. Ralchenkoa, “Spectroscopic analysis of N-intrashell transitions in Rb-like to Ni-like Yb ions”, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 53 145002 (2020)
F. Dipti, S.W. Buechele, A. C. Gall, S. C. Sanders, C. I. Szabo, R. Silwal, E. Takacs and Yu. Ralchenko3 “Linear polarization of anisotropically excited x-ray lines from the n = 2 complex in he-like Ar16+”, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 53 115701 (2020)
A. C. Gall, F. Dipti, S. Buechele, S. C. Sanders, R. Silwal, C. Szabo, N. Brickhouse, Yu. Ralchenko, and E. Takacs, “Measurements of Linear Polarization of Satellite Transitions from Li- and Be- like Ar Ions", (Submitted JPHYSB-106041 (2020))
A C. Gall, A. R. Foster, R. Silwal, J.M. Dreiling, A.Borovik Jr., E. Kilgore, M. Ajello, J.D. Gillaspy, Yu. Ralchenko, and E. Takács, “EBIT Observation of Ar Dielectronic Recombination Lines near the Unknown Faint X-Ray Feature Found in the Stacked Spectrum of Galaxy Clusters”, Ap. J., 872 2 (2019)
R.Silwal, A. Lapierre, J.D. Gillaspy, J.M. Dreiling , S.A. Blundell , Dipti, A. Borovik, Jr, G. Gwinner, A.C.C. Villari, Yu. Ralchenko, and E. Takacs, “Measuring the Variation in Nuclear Charge Radius of Xe Isotopes by EUV Spectroscopy of Highly-Charged Na-like Ions”, Phys. Rev. A 98, 052502 (2018).
S.C. Sanders, R. Silwal, B.H. Rudramadevi, A.C. Gall, and E. Takacs, “High-resolution x-ray spectroscopy of highly charged tungsten plasma for potential fusion-device diagnostic tool”, NIM Phys. B 43147–54 (2018).
R. Silwal, E. Takacs, J. M. Dreiling, J. D. Gillaspy, and Yu. Ralchenko, “Identification and Plasma Diagnostics Study of Extreme Ultraviolet Transitions in Highly Charged Yttrium”, Atoms 5, 30 (2017).
A. Borovik, Jr., J. M. Dreiling, R. Silwal, Dipti, E. Takacs, J. Gillaspy, R. Lomsadze, V. Ovsyannikov, K. Huber, S. Schippers, A. Müller, and Yu. Ralchenko, “Dielectronic Resonances in Highly-Charged Heavy Ions Observed in Ion Traps”, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 875, 052026 (2017).
Title: She/her/hers, Assistant Professor
Department: Department of Physics and Astronomy
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-7499