Nuclear Physics Seminar: Prof. Philippe Collon, University of Notre Dame


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Accelerator Mass Spectrometry: Some future research directions at the NSL

Prof. Philippe Collon
Department of Physics
University of Notre Dame

Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) or (looking for the needle in the haystack) is a highly sensitive detection technique for long-lived radioactive tracers with minute concentrations in the environment or specific samples. With applications ranging from tracing ocean circulation, climate and nuclear forensics, to solar system formation and galactic radioactivity.

The talk will give a short overview of the technique, but will mostly concentrate on recent results at the NSL and present the status of the AMS “facility” after a number of recent upgrades, its future research and development plans as well as present some of the activities of the group at Argonne National Laboratory.

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