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Nuclear Detection

Craig Smith

Lead Researcher: Professor Craig Smith

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Phone 831-656-2185 | Email: Craig Smith

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Resonance Ionization/Mass Spectrometry laser focused above a uranium sample for nuclear forensics

Nuclear Forensics, Radiation Detection and Advanced Nuclear Reactor Technology

Research involves technologies for detection and analysis of nuclear materials including laser ionization/mass spectrometry and passive radiation detection for non-proliferation and other purposes; and the development of compact advanced nuclear reactors.

 
 
 
Resonance Ionization Mass Spectrometry Diagram
 
Image of Scintillation detector with fast neutron source, Craig Smith Research

Scintillation detector with fast neutron source

 
Sketch of small transportable lead-cooled nuclear reactor, Craig Smith Research

Sketch of small transportable lead-cooled nuclear reactor

 

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Physics Chairman:

Dr. Kevin Smith

Associate Chairs:

Academics: Dr. Dragoslav Grbovic

Research: Dr. Joe Hooper

Contact Us:

Department of Physics
Spanagel Hall, Room 203
833 Dyer Road
Monterey, CA 93943-5216
P: (831) 656-2397
DSN: 756-2397


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Thesis Research Opportuntiites

Thesis research can be theoretical or experimental in nature and can involve laser technology, radiation-matter interaction or nuclear reactor physics.

Additionally, collaboration with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory on these or other topics can be considered.

 

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