Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

NRE 8011/8012 and MP 6011/6012 Seminar

Nuclear & Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs

Title:

Characterization of New Organic Scintillators for Neutron Detection

Speaker:

Mr. JACOB INMAN

Affiliation:

GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

When:

Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:00:00 AM

Where:

Boggs Building, Room ROOM 3-47

Host:

NOLAN HERTEL
NOLAN,HERTEL@ME.GATECH.EDU

Abstract

Several new organic scintillators, including plastics containing 2,5-diphenyloxazole (PPO), crystals, and liquids, were characterized for neutron detection capabilities. These detectors were evaluated using pulse-shape discrimination (PSD) techniques and compared with industry-standard organics. In addition, time-correlated single photon counting (TCSPC) measurements were performed on a variety of plastics and crystals. -If this is going to be read aloud, I’d probably skip over the chemical name in the first line and just call it PPO


Biography

Jake Inman is a 3rd year PhD student in Dr. Hertel’s research group. He received a BS in nuclear engineering from Purdue University in 2014.

Notes

Refreshments will be served.