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Applied Nuclear Physics

Overview

This area of study is concerned with the low-energy nuclear physics and interaction of radiation with matter important to nuclear chemistry, nuclear technology and applications. Research programs include fundamental nuclear physics measurements for applied purposes and the development of advanced detectors and methodologies, in addition to the application of nuclear techniques in a wide range of studies. Current emphasis is on measurement of fast neutron cross sections at the 88" cyclotron at LBNL and the High Flux Neutron Generator in 1140 Etcheverry, long stand-off distance antineutrino monitoring of reactors, the design of methodologies and systems to counter the possible transport of clandestine nuclear materials, and applications in the biomedical and radiological sciences. There is also a new and rapidly growing effort in nuclear data for fundamental science and applications.


Faculty

Faculty with research focus in this area:

Adjunct Professor
Email: 
labernstein@berkeley.edu
Office: 
4159 Etcheverry Hall
Phone: 
510-664-7216

Professor in the Graduate School
Email: 
EBNorman@lbl.gov
Office: 
4109 Etcheverry Hall
Phone: 
510-643-9984

Department Chair
Professor
Email: 
karl.van.bibber@nuc.berkeley.edu
Office: 
4151 Etcheverry Hall
Phone: 
510-642-3477

Professor
Email: 
kvetter@berkeley.edu
kvetter@lbl.gov
Office: 
4171 Etcheverry Hall
Phone: 
510-642-7071
510-486-4293