Seminar Details

New Concepts in Radiation Detection Relevant for Research and Security

Kai Vetter, University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Wednesday, March 28, 4:10 PM - Nuclear Science Seminar
NSCL Lecture Hall

Recent developments in the detector fabrication, signal readout, and data processing enable new concepts in radiation detection that are relevant for applications ranging from fundamental physics to medicine and nuclear security. I will discuss some examples of our recent efforts on the development of ultra-low noise so-called point-contact - detectors, three-dimensional position sensitive detectors to enable efficient gamma-ray imaging, and the fusion of gamma-ray and object information in 3 dimensions leading to the new concept of the Nuclear Street View. These technical developments will be mapped to applications in nuclear and astrophysics, the verification of ion-cancer therapy, nuclear safeguards and homeland security.