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2022 LANSCE User Group Meeting

June 2-3, 2022

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Cottonwood on the Greens, 4244 Diamond Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Contact  

  • LANSCE User Office
  • Nina Roelofs
  • LANSCE User Program Coordinator
  • (505) 665-9967
  • Email
The LANSCE Facility continues to carryout a critical mission for the Nation and a leading program of fundamental research.

Thank you for attending the 2022 LUG Meeting.
Presentations will be posted shortly.

The Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) provides intense sources of neutrons and protons to support Los Alamos National Laboratory’s national security science mission.  LANSCE is a NNSA designated national user facility and our user community is a critical component of LANSCE.  Research performed by users includes basic research that probes the fundamental laws of physics, applied nuclear science, the characterization of material properties, and a neutron irradiation capability that supports an industrial user base.  In addition, LANSCE is a major supplier of medical isotopes and radionuclides for nuclear research. 

The 2022 in-person meeting of the LANSCE User Group is an opportunity to discuss current and future capabilities with the broader user community and LANSCE management. We would like to gather input on future capability enhancements that will benefit the user community. 

Please join us at this event to get an update on the status of and plans for the user facilities, to ask questions, and to provide feedback.

Chair, Dr. Mike Furlanetto (LANSCE User Facility Director)

Agenda

Agenda, Jun. 2, 2022

Thursday, June 2nd

Morning Session
Welcomes, Overview, Facilities Status and Future Plans Talks
Chair: Mike Furlanetto, LANSCE User Facility Director
8:30am - 8:35am Welcome and logistics
Mike Furlanetto, LANSCE User Facility Director
8:35am - 8:40am Welcome
Toni Taylor, LANL Associate Laboratory Director Physical Sciences
8:40am - 9:00am NNSA Welcome
Kevin Jackman, National Nuclear Security Administration
9:00am - 9:10am Overview
Mike Furlanetto, LANSCE User Facility Director
9:00am - 9:40am Status and Plans for the Accelerator
Juan Barraza, LANSCE Accelerator Strategy Office
9:40am - 9:50am AM Break
9:50am - 10:10am Status and Plans for Dynamic Radiography
Dale Tupa, LANL Physics Dynamic Imaging and Radiography
10:10am - 10:30am Status and Plans for Scattering Science
Travis Carver, LANL Materials Science in Radiation & Dynamics Extremes
10:30am - 10:50am Status and Plans for Applied Nuclear Physics (including Industry Program)
Elena Guardincerri, LANL Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics and Applications
10:50am - 11:10am Status and Plans for Basic Nuclear and Particle Physics
Takeyasu Ito, LANL Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics and Applications
11:10am - 11:30am Status and Plans for Isotope Program
Kirk Rector, LANL Science Program Office Director, Office of Science
Lunch Session
11:45am – 12:15pm LANSCE User Group Executive Committee Round Table
Chair: Laura Dominik, Honeywell
Afternoon Session
LANSCE 2020 – 2022 Rosen Scholars
Chair: Mike Furlanetto, LANSCE User Facility Director
1:00pm - 1:20pm Crystal Plasticity Modeling of U-6wt%Nb
Sean Agnew, University of Virginia, Rosen Scholar 2022
1:20pm - 1:40pm Neutron-induced Reactions in Inverse Kinematics
Rene Reifarth, Goethe University Frankfurt, Rosen Scholar 2021
1:40pm - 2:00pm Neutron Electric-dipole Moment (nEDM) Experiment
Tim Chupp, University of Michigan, , Rosen Scholar 2020
Nuclear Energy
Chairs: Sean Kuvin, LANL, and Alex Long, LANL
2:00pm - 2:20pm Resolving Key Uncertainties for the Molten Chloride Reactor Experiment
Tommy Cisneros, TerraPower
2:20pm - 2:40pm Nuclear Material Characterization Techniques for MSRs
Marisa Jennifer Monreal, LANL Chemistry, Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chem
2:40pm - 3:00pm Microreactors/Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF)
Tarik Saleh, LANL Materials Science in Radiation & Dynamics Extremes
3:00pm - 3:20pm New Perspectives for Neutron Imaging and Diffraction through Advanced Event-Mode Data Acquisition
Adrian Losko, Technical University Munich
3:20pm - 3:40pm Pulsed Neutron Characterization of Irradiated Fuels at LANSCE
Alex Long, LANL Materials Science in Radiation & Dynamics Extremes
3:40pm - 3:50pm PM Break
Global Security Science and Radiation Effects Testing
Chairs: Norbert Seifert, Intel Corp, and Nina Roelofs, LANSCE
3:50pm - 4:10pm The Radiation Effects User Program at LANSCE: a Perspective from Within
Elena Guardincerri, LANL Physics, Nuclear And Particle Physics and Applications
4:10pm - 4:30pm Radiation Effects Testing Challenges and the Impact to LANSCE’s Future Role
Norbert Seifert, Intel Corp.
4:30pm - 4:50pm Non-proprietary Radiation Effects Research at LANSCE
Richard Wilkins, Prairie View A&M University
4:50pm - 5:10pm Hadron-Induced Radiation Damage in Fast Heavy Inorganic Scintillators
Renyuan Zhu, California Institute of Technology
Conference Dinner Talk
6:15pm - 7:00pm Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE)
Sowjanya Gollapinni, LANL Physics, Applied and Fundamental Physics

 

Agenda, Jun. 3, 2022

Friday, June 3rd

Morning Session
8:45am - 8:50am Welcome
John Sarrao, LANL Deputy Laboratory Director for Science, Technology & Engineering
Stockpile/Applied Science: Materials incl. Proton Radiography
Chair: Dale Tupa, LANL Physics Dynamic Imaging and Radiography
8:50am - 9:10am Dynamic Material Behavior
Saryu Fensin, LANL Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT)
9:10am - 9:30am Proton Radiography Results on PBX 9701 Shock Propagation over a wide Temperature Range
Elizabeth Francois, LANL Weapon Stockpile Modernization, High Explosives Science and Technology
9:30am - 9:50am 2.5-GeV Proton Radiography at the GSI Accelerator in Darmstadt, Germany
Martin Schanz, LANL Physics, Dynamic Imaging and Radiography
9:50am - 10:10am Civil Infrastructure Resiliency against Natural and Anthropogenic Hazards
Adrian Brügger, Columbia University
10:10am - 10:20am AM Break
10:20am - 10:40am Assessment of the Imaging Properties of Plastic Scintillators at FP60R for Neutron Imaging Applications
Showera Haque, Nevada National Security Site
10:40am - 11:00am The Role of in-situ Neutron Diffraction of Uranium-niobium Alloys in Enabling Physics-based Modeling
Daniel Savage, LANL Materials Science in Radiation & Dynamics Extremes
11:00am - 11:20am Bulk Residual Stress Measurements for Model Validation of Cold Expansion of Geometrically Large Holes in 7050-T7451 Plates
Bjorn Clausen, LANL Materials Science in Radiation & Dynamics Extremes
11:20am - 11:40am Neutron Reflectometry can Characterize the TATB / Kel-F Interface
Michael Bull, University of California Davis
11:40am - 12:00pm Thermal Processes of δ-phase 239PuGa Alloys Investigated by Neutron Scattering
Alice I. Smith, LANL Nuclear Materials Science
Lunch Session
12:15pm - 12:45pm Capabilities of Los Alamos National Laboratory User Facilities, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies and the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Laurel Winter, LANL NHMFL and Michael Pettes, LANL CINT
Afternoon Session
Stockpile/Applied Science: Nuclear Science
Chairs: Jack Winkelbauer, LANL Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics and Applications, Etienne Vermeulen, LANL Chemistry, Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chem
1:00pm - 1:20pm 56Ni/Low Energy Neutron-induced charged particle (Z) (LENZ)
Sean Kuvin, LANL Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics and Applications
1:20pm - 1:40pm Device for Indirect Capture Experiments on Radionuclides (DICER)
Thanos Stamatopoulos, LANL Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics and Applications 
1:40pm - 2:00pm Neutron Scattering at LANSCE
Keegan Kelly, LANL Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics and Applications 
2:00pm - 2:20pm 233U(n, γ) Measurements at LANSCE
Esther Leal Cidoncha, LANL Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics and Applications
2:20pm - 2:40pm n-Target Proof of Principle Experiment
Andrew Cooper, LANL Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics and Applications
2:40pm - 2:50pm PM Break
Fundamental Science
Chair: Takeyasu Ito, LANL Physics, Nuclear and Particle Physics and Applications 
3:00pm - 3:20pm Precision measurements of neutron beta decay at LANSCE
Albert Young, North Carolina State University
3:20pm - 3:40pm Dark Sector Search with the Coherent Captain Mills Experiment
Bill Louis, LANL Physics, Applied and Fundamental Physics
3:40pm - 4:00pm Search for the Neutron Electric Dipole Moment at LANL
Doug Wong, Indiana University
4:00pm - 4:20pm The UCNProBe experiment - Understanding the 10 seconds neutron lifetime discrepancy
Christopher Morris, LANL Physics Dynamic Imaging and Radiography