DoNuTS research takes place primarily on the UC Berkeley campus in Etcheverry Hall. Experimental facilities include the UCB NE Nucleonics Laboratory, Berkeley Gamma-Ray Imaging Laboratory, and NE Department Nuclear Nonproliferation teaching laboratory.
Pelletron RetrofittingHoused in the old reactor room, the nucleonics lab is home to a 3.5 MeV Pelletron particle accelerator obtained by DoNuTS. Much of the current DoNuTS participant time is being spent on retrofitting this accelerator for future use in fundamental physics research and cargo scanning technology development applications. In addition, this lab houses a 1 TEU cargo container used for teaching NE 130/230, a number of student experimental demonstrations for NE 104, and the 2-D Machine Vision nuclear detection array.
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ARI 2010 poster (pdf)
BeARING GroupThe Berkeley Gamma-Ray Imaging Laboratory houses the Berkeley Applied Research for the Imaging of Neutrons and Gamma-rays (BeARING) group. This highly interdisciplinary research group focuses on developing novel radiation detection techniques utilizing custom detectors with high energy, spatial, and temporal resolution. Established in 2008 by Prof. Kai Vetter of Nuclear Engineering, Prof. James Siegrist of Physics, and Dr. Daniel H. Chivers of Nuclear Engineering in order to couple nuclear instrumentation expertise from the high-energy physics community with applied scientists and engineers in the nuclear detection community, this lab enables synergistic opportunities to develop novel detector systems for homeland security and nuclear safeguards missions.