Jefferson Lab's technology stewardship event, Accelerators: Driving Applications for Society was held on December 17. It attracted a diverse audience from universities, companies, government and venture capital to hear the many ways that accelerators, originally developed for research, are now be used to address national and international priorities, including environmental cleanup, advanced materials for industrial applications, medicine and health, alternative energy, and national and homeland security.
Attendees heard from Dr. Robert Hamm, the keynote speaker, who provided a snapshot of how, and how much, industrial accelerators are used worldwide to address a number of problems in everyday life.
Presenters from industry, govern...
Three early-career nuclear physicists are learning how to speak about their research and prepare for the competitive job market through JSA-sponsored program.
For newly minted Ph.D. physicists, entering the job market after spending nearly a decade in college can be a daunting task. The Promising Young Scientist program at Jefferson Lab aims to help early-career nuclear physicists prepare for putting their best foot forward.
According to Rakitha Beminiwattha, assistant professor of physics at Louisiana Tech University and the program’s principal investigator, the program helps early-career nuclear physicists prepare for the job search in academia.
“Our goal is help early career nuclear physicists gain valuable academic job interview experience,” Beminiwattha said.
The program is staffed by volunteers who prov...
Detector technology with lower radiation dose now licensed by Dilon Technologies
NEWPORT NEWS, VA – On Sept. 27, 2018, Dilon Technologies signed a licensing agreement with Jefferson Lab for use of the patent Apparatus and Method for Variable-Angle Slant-Hole Collimator (VASH), a technology with great potential to improve breast cancer detection while lowering the radiation dose to the patient.
The patent was generated from work done at Jefferson Lab by inventors Seung Joon Lee, Brian J. Kross and Jack McKisson. The three inventors are members of the Jefferson Lab Radiation Detector and Imaging Group. The collimator was built at Jefferson Lab and tested in collaboration with the University of Florida with funds provided by a Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund grant from the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Center for ...