Seminar Details

Radiation Detectors from Pure to Applied Nuclear Science

Ryan Yee, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
Friday, June 21, 10:00 AM - Special Seminar
NSCL Seminar Room

Radiation detectors are required to address important research questions in basic and applied nuclear science. In this talk, I will discuss on-going programs in these two areas that have exploited very novel radiation detection techniques. The first example will describe the concept, design, and construction of a novel liquid scintillator to identify special nuclear material within the context of cargo screening. The second will describe the development of a technique to study beta-delayed neutron emission by measuring the nuclear recoil in an ion trap, where some of the recent progress in designing an optimized detector array for this experiment will be highlighted.