Nuclear Physics Seminar: Mike Febbraro, ORNL


Location: zoom

New Directions in Detector R&D for Nuclear and High Energy Physics

Dr. Michael Febbraro
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Advances in emerging technologies such as additive manufacturing (AM), organic microelectronics, and quantum information sciences show great potential for novel detector R&D ideas. Though their target applications often lay outside the fields of nuclear and high energy physics, the vast amount of existing information form a solid foundation for expanding their uses into physics experiments. In this talk, I will provide an overview of current detector R&D efforts on adapting emerging technologies for nuclear and high energy physics. Topics will include AM of organic scintillators for a wide range of applications including neutron detection and beta spectroscopy as well as low-background physics experiments. I will also discuss new ideas and concepts on adapting organic microelectronics for photon detection as well as enhancing scintillator performance through quantum techniques.

Hosted by Dr. deBoer

All interested persons are invited to attend remotely—email for information.