Berkeley Lab

Publications

2018 Publications

  • M.S. Bandstra, B.J. Quiter, J.C. Curtis, K.J. Bilton, T.H.Y. Joshi, R. Meyer, V. Negut, K. Vetter, D.E. Archer, D.E. Hornback, D.E. Peplow, C.E. Romano, M.W. Swinney, T.L. McCullough, M.S. L. McLean “Attribution of gamma-ray background collected by a mobile detector system to its surroundings using panoramic video,” Nucl. Inst. Meth. A, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.08.085.
  • R. Pavlovsky, A. Haefner, T.H. Joshi, V. Negut, K. McManus, E. Suzuki, R. Barnowski, K. Vetter, “3D Radiation Mapping in Real-time with the Localization and Mapping Platform (LAMP) from Unmanned Aerial Systems and Man-Portable Configurations,” arXiv: 1901.05038. (2018)
  • A. Haefner, R. Pavlovsky, V. Negut, E. Suzuki. T. Joshi, A. Moran, J. Hecla, R. Barnowski, K. Vetter, “3D Mapping and Visualization of Radioactive Sources for Nuclear Safeguards Applications,” Proceedings of the International Atomic Energy Agency Symposium on International Safeguards, November 5-8, 2018.
  • A. Haefner, R. Pavlovsky, T.H. Joshi, V. Negut, E. Suzuki, K. Vetter, “3-D Gamma-ray Mapping from Unmanned Aerial Systems for Nuclear Decommissioning,” Waste Management Symposia Conference Proceedings, Phoenix, Arizona, March 18-22, 2018.
  • A. Haefner, R. Barnowski, P. Barton, D. Hellfeld, T.H. Joshi, R. Pavlovsky, Y. Sanada, Y. Shikaze, T. Torii, K. Vetter, “3-D Radiation Mapping and Data Fusion for Environmental Remediation and Cleanup,” Waste Management Symposia Conference Proceedings, Phoenix, Arizona, March 18-22, 2018.
  • R.J. Cooper, M. Amman, K. Vetter, “High resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy at high count rates with a prototype High Purity Germanium detector,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 886 (2018), 1-6.
  • J.C. Curtis, R.J. Cooper, T.H. Joshi, et al., “Simulation and validation of the Mobile Urban Radiation Search (MURS) gamma-ray detector response,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment. (In Press) https://doi.org/10.1016/J.NIMA.2018.08.087 (2018).
  • Y. Ayyad et al., Next generation experiments with the Active Target Time Projection Chamber (AT-TPC), NIM A https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2018.10.019. (2018)
  • R. Bahran et. al., Proceedings of the 2018 Nuclear Data Road-mapping and Enhancement Workshop (NDREW) Report # LA-UR-18-22315  https://doi:10.2172/1427396. (2018)
  • K. Vetter, R. Barnowski, R. Cooper, T. Joshi, A. Haefner, B. Quiter, R. Pavlovsky,”Gamma-Ray Imaging for Nuclear Security and Safety: Towards 3D Gamma-Ray Vision”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 878 (2018) 159
  • E.F. Matthews, B.L. Goldblum, L.A. Bernstein, B.J. Quiter, J.A. Brown, W. Younes, J.T. Burke, S.W. Padgett, J.J. Ressler, A.P. Tonchev, “FIER: Software for analytical modeling of delayed gamma-ray spectra,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods, A, Volume 891 2018, pages 111-117, https://doi:10.1016/j.nima.2018.02.072.

 

2017 Publications

  • C. Aalseth et. al., “Search for Zero-Neutrino Double Beta Decay in 76Ge with the Majorana Demonstrator,” arXiv preprint arXiv:1710.11608 (2017)
  • M. Salathe et al. “Energy reconstruction of an n-type segmented inverted coaxial point-contact HPGe detector,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 868 (2017) 19-26.
  • D. Akimov et al., “Observation of coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering,” Science 357 6356 (2017) 1123-1126.
  • D. Akimov et al., “COHERENT Experiment: current status,” Journal of Physics: Conference Series 798 1. (2017)
  • D. Hellfeld, P. Barton, D. Gunter, L. Mihailescu, K. Vetter, “A Spherical Active Coded Aperture for 4ᴨ Gamma-ray Imaging,” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 64 11 (2017)  2837-2842. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8048531/
  • T.J. Joshi et. al., “Measurement of the energy-dependent angular response of the ARES detector system and application to aerial imaging,” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 64, 7 (2017) 1754-1760.
  • B.J. Quiter, “Feasibility Study of Obtaining, Curating, and Distributing a Large Data Set from Mobile Monitoring of Natural Gamma Background Variability,” Project final report, Report #: LBNL-2001024. (2017)
  • D. Archer et. al., “Modeling Urban Scenarios & Experiments: Fort Indiantown Gap Data Collections Summary and Analysis.” United States: N. p., 2017. Web. https://doi:10.2172/1410932.
  • R. Davis, E. Brubaker, K. Vetter, “Fast neutron background characterization with the Radiological Multi-sensor Analysis Platform (RadMAP)”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 858 (2017) 106.
  • A. Haefner, R. Barnowski, M. Amman, K. Vetter, “Handheld Real-time Volumetric 3-D Gamma-ray imaging”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 857 (2017) 42.
  • D. Hellfeld, P. Barton, D. Gunter, A. Haefner, L. Mihailescu, K. Vetter, “Omnidirectional 3D Gamma-ray Imaging with a Free-moving Spherical Active Coded Aperture”, in Proc. IEEE NSS-MIC, Atlanta, GA, October 2017.

2016 Publications

  • M.S. Bandstra et al., “RadMAP: The Radiological Multi-sensor Analysis Platform,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 840 (2016) 59-68.
  • T.J. Joshi et. al., “A Comparison of the Detection Sensitivity of the Poisson Clutter Split and Region of Interest Algorithms on the RadMAP Mobile System,” IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 63, 2, (2016) 1218-1226.
  • C. Roecker, A. Bernstein, P. Marleau, K. Vetter, “Measurement of High-Energy Neutron Flux Above Ground Utilizing a Spallation Based Multiplicity Technique”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science 63 (2016) 2823.
  • K. Vetter, A. Haefner, R. Barnowski, R. Pavlovsky, T. Torii, Y. Sanada, Y. Shikaze, “Advanced Concepts in Multi-Dimensional Radiation Detection and Imaging”, Japan Physical Society Conference Proceedings JPS Conf. Proc 11 (2016) 070000-1.
  • B. Plimley, A. Coffer, Y. Zhang, K. Vetter,” Angular sensitivity of modeled scientific silicon charge-coupled devices to initial electron direction”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 827 (2016) 18.
  • C. Roecker et. al., “Designing a Transportable High Efficiency Fast Neutron Spectrometer”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 826 (2016) 21.
  • B. Quiter, T. Joshi, M. Bandstra, K. Vetter, “CsI(Na) Detector Array Characterization for ARES Program”, IEEE Transactions in Nuclear Science 63 (2016) 673.
  • P. Barton, M. Amman, R. Martin, K. Vetter, “Ultra-Low Noise Mechanically Cooled Germanium Detectors”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 812 (2016) 17.
  • K. Vetter, “Multi-Sensor Radiation Detection, Imaging, and Fusion”, Glenn Knoll Memoriam Issue, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 805 (2016) 127.
  • Abgrall, et al., “The Majorana Demonstrator radioassay program”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A, 828 (2016) 22.
  • Abgrall, et al., “High-voltage testing for the Majorana Demonstrator”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A, 823 (2016) 83.

 

2015 Publications

  • P Baumann, R.J. Cooper, D.S. Hochbaum, N. Patel, K. Shalia, “Efficient deployment of mobile detectors for security applications,” 2015 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, 214-218. (2015)
  • D. Akimov et al., “The COHERENT experiment at the spallation neutron source,” arXiv preprint arXiv:1509.08702. (2015)
  • R.J. Cooper, M. Amman, K. Vetter, P.N. Luke, “A prototype High Purity Germanium detector for high resolution gamma-ray spectroscopy at high count rates,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 795 (2015) 167-173.
  • R. Barnowski, A. Haefner, L. Mihailescu, K. Vetter, “Scene Data Fusion: Enabling Real-Time Volumetric Gamma-Ray Imaging”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 800 (2015) 65.
  • A. Haefner, D. Gunter, R. Barnowski, K. Vetter,” A Filtered Back-projection Algorithm for 4π Compton Camera Data”, IEEE Transactions in Nuclear Science 62 (2015) 1911.
  • Zhang, S. Candra, K. Vetter, A. Zakhor, ”Sensor Fusion for Semantic Segmentation of Urban Scenes”, IEEE International Conferenceon Robotics and Automation (ICRA) (2015) 1850.
  • G.J. Wrzesinski et. al., “High-spin yrast structure of 204Hg from the decay of a four-hole, 22+ isomer”, Phys. Rev. C 92, 044327 (2015)
  • K. Vetter, D. Chivers, B. Quiter, “Advanced Concepts in Multi-Dimensional Radiation Detection and Imaging”, “Nuclear Threats and Security Challenges”, S. Apikyan, editor, Springer, June 2015.
  • K. Vetter, “The Berkeley Radiological Resilience Initiative”, “Nuclear Threats and Security Challenges”, S. Apikyan, editor, Springer, June 2015.
  • T. Aucott, M. Bandstra, V. Negut, J. Curtis, D. Chivers, K. Vetter,” Impact of Detector Efficiency and Energy Resolution on Gamma-Ray Background Rejection in Mobile Spectroscopy and Imaging Systems”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A, 789 (2015) 128.
  • Q. Looker, M. Amman, K. Vetter, “Inter-Electrode Charge Collection in High-Purity Germanium Detectors with Amorphous Semiconductor Contacts”, accepted, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 781 (2015) 20.
  • Q. Looker, M. Amman, K. Vetter,” Leakage current in high-purity germanium detectors with amorphous semiconductor contacts”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A, 777 (2015) 138.
  • Abgrall et al., “The Majorana Parts Tracking Database”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A, 779 (2015) 52.

 

2014 Publications

  • A. Haefner, D. Gunter, B. Plimley, R. Pavlovsky, K. Vetter,” Gamma-ray Momentum Reconstruction from Compton Electron Trajectories by Filtered Back-projection”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 105, 184101 (2014).
  • T. Aucott , M. Bandstra, V. Negut, J. Curtis, K. Vetter “Effects of Background on Gamma-Ray Detection for Mobile Spectroscopy and Imaging Systems”, IEEE Transactions in Nuclear Science, 61 (2014), 985.
  • Mirabolfathi,M. Amman, D. Faiez, P. N. Luke, R. D. Martin, J. A. Rolla, B. Sadoulet, B. Serfass, K. Vetter, “Neganov–Luke Phonon Amplification in P-type Point Contact Detectors”, Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 176 (2014) 209.

 

2013 Publications

  • T. Aucott, M. Bandstra, D. Chivers, V. Negut R. Cooper, K. Vetter “Routine Surveys for Gamma-Ray Background Characterization”. IEEE Transactions in Nuclear Science, 60 (2013), 1147.
  • M. Amman, A. Priest, P. N. Luke, S. Asztalos, K. Sabourov, and K. Vetter, “Proximity Electrode Signal Readout of High Purity Ge Detectors”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, Volume 60.2 (2013) 1213.
  • S. Huh, N. Clinthorne, A. Haefner, D. Chivers, L. Mihailescu, K. Vetter,”Relations between system matrices and the complete data space in MLEM using the Kullback-Leibler distance”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 60 (2013) 1110.
  • M. Aguayo et al., “Characteristics of signals originating near the lithium diffused N+ contact of high purity germanium p-type point contact detectors”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A, 701 (2013) 176
  • M. Benson. et. al., “The Gamma Ray Imaging Framework”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 60 (2013) 528.
  • B. Plimley, D. Chivers, A. Coffer, and K. Vetter “Experimental Benchmark of Electron Trajectory Reconstruction Algorithm for Advanced Compton Imaging”, IEEE Transaction Nuclear Science, 60 (2013) 2308.

 

2012 Publications

  • D. Martin, et. al., “Determining the drift time of charge carriers in p-type point contact HPGe detectors”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A, 678 (2012) 98
  • A. Ward et.al., ”Band structure in U-235”, Phys.Rev. C 86, 064319 (2012)

 

2011 Publications

  • Bandstra, K. Vetter, et al., “Measurements of Fukushima Fallout by the Berkeley Radiological Air and Water Monitotring Project”, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC) (2011) 18.
  • P. Barton, P. Luke, M. Amman, YD Chan, J. Detwiler, J. Loach, A. Poon, C. Tindall, K. Vetter, “Low-noise low-mass front-end electronics for low-background physics experiments using germanium detectors”, IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (NSS/MIC) (2011) 1976.
  • M. Bandstra, T. Aucott, D.H. Chivers, J. Siegrist, K. Vetter, “The Machine Vision Radiation Detection Framework”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 52.1 (2011) 326.
  • M. Galloway, M. Amman, S. Adawalla, G. Bindley, S. Boggs, H. Chen, D. Chivers, J. Lee, P. Luke, L. Mihailescu V. Negut, A. Priest, K. Vetter, A. Zoglauer, “Status of the High-Efficiency Multimode Imager”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 52.1 (2011) 1290.
  • P. Barton, P. Luke, M. Amman, Y.D. Chan, J. Detwiler, J. Loach, R. Martin, A. Poon, C. Tindall, K. Vetter, “Low-noise low-mass front end electronics for low-background physics experiments using germanium detectors”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 52.1 (2011) 1303.
  • Q. Looker, M. Amman, P. Barton, P.N. Luke, K. Vetter, “Optimization of process parameters for amorphous semiconductor contacts on high-purity germanium detectors”, IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 52.1 (2011) 222.
  • K. Vetter, D. Chivers, B. Plimley, A. Coffer, T, Aucott, Q. Looker,” First demonstration of electron-tracking based Compton imaging in solid-state detectors”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 652 (2011) 599.
  • B. Plimley, D. Chivers, A. Coffer, T. Aucott, W. Wanga, K. Vetter, ”Reconstruction of electron trajectories in high-resolution Si devices for advanced Compton imaging”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 652 (2011) 595.
  • D.H. Chivers, A. Coffer B. Plimley, K. Vetter, “Impact of Measuring Electron Tracks in High-Resolution Scientific Charge-Coupled Devices within Compton Imaging Systems”, Nucl. Instr. Meth. A 654 (2011) 244

 

2010 and older publications

  • N. Luke, M. Amman, J.S. Lee, L. Mihailescu, K. Vetter, “ Large-Format Gamma-Ray Imaging Using Coplanar Grid CdZnTe Detectors”, accepted for publication in Nucl. Instr. Meth. A (2010)
  • A. Descalle, K. Vetter, A. Hansen. J. Daniel, S.G. Prussin, ”Detector design for high-resolution MeV photon imaging of cargo containers using spectral information”, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. A 624 (2010) 635
  • L. Mihailescu, K. Vetter, D. Chivers, “Standoff 3D Gamma-Ray Imaging”, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. 56, 2 (2009) 479
  • M. Amman, P.N. Luke, J.S. Lee, L. Mihailescu, K. Vetter, A. Zoglauer, C.B. Wunderer, M. Galloway, S.E. Boggs, H. Chen, P. Marthandam, S. Awadalla, S. Taherion, G. Bindley, “Detector Module Development for the High Efficiency Multi-mode Imager”, IEEE Trans. Nucl. Sci. (2009) Conf. Rec.