Applied Nuclear Physics Program Aiding Clean-up of Cold War-Era Radioactive Contamination through Radiological Mapping
From 1955–1988, low-level waste solutions from the processing of uranium and irradiated nuclear fuel were discharged into unlined earthen storage basins at the Savannah River Site (SRS) F-Area . Over the decades, radioactive contaminants including uranium and iodine-129 (I-129) have leaked out of the basins and into the groundwater of the surrounding wetlands, and are…
R&D 100 of the day: The Neutron and Gamma Ray Source Localization and Mapping Platform 2.0
The Neutron and Gamma Localization and Mapping Platform (NG-LAMP), developed by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, is the first ever portable system for simultaneous imaging and mapping of gamma ray and neutron radioactivity in three-dimensions (3D) and in real-time.
First paper on Semi-Autonomous 3D aerial mapping published!
Our Immersive Technology team which consists of students and scientists from the Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Nuclear Engineering at UC Berkeley and some of our ANP scientists recently published a first paper on “Immersive Operation of a Sem-Autonomous Aerial Platform for Detecting and Mapping Radiation”. This is a wonderful accomplishment by one…
Berkeley Lab Honored with Three R&D 100 Awards
Three technologies from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have won a 2021 R&D 100 award, representing innovations for memory and logic chips, next-generation batteries, and radiation detection and mapping.
Congratulations to Jaewon Lee!
Jaewon Lee, one of our graduate students from the UC Berkeley Department of Nuclear Engineering won 3rd place in the student competition at the recent IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference, one of our major conferences of the year.
IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
Our Berkeley Applied Nuclear Physics program has again been well-represented at the annual IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference.
August 9 – August 13, 2021: ANP collaborates with WSU Nuclear Science Center and INL to conduct Cu-64 measurement campaign
In support of the DTRA-NTD sponsored Quantification and Swarm projects, LBNL participated in a measurement campaign in collaboration with Idaho National Laboratory and the Nuclear Science Center at Washington State University.