Speaker - Nolan Hertel
Georgia Institute of Technology
Although the basic nuclear reactions by which to detect neutrons have been known and used for years, efforts directed at neutron detection for homeland security have lead to new detector designs.Many of these designs use new microelectronics and nanoparticle manufacturing techniques.This often results in small detectors that need to be used in large arrays for homeland security applications.The principal reactions by which neutrons are detected will be reviewed.Recent detector developments will be reviewed with an eye towards their applications in both large scale counters and potential uses in neutron dosimetry.Thermal neutron detection devices such as boron pillar detectors and straw detectors will be discussed in addition to newer scintillation materials for thermal and fast neutron detection.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Dr. Johnson's research in the laser research lab is focused on safety and laser injury recovery and the acute effects of ionizing radiation. Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D. in health physics from the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University.
Learn more at: http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/erhs/faculty/johnson/t_johnson.htm