Radiation Research Opportunities at the IAC: A Sales-Pitch

Dr. Doug Wells
Department of Physics
Idaho State University

The Idaho Accelerator Center (IAC) has more operating research accelerators than any other university in North America.   This resource offers an enormous opportunity to pursue many questions in applied or “pure” nuclear science.   The list of ongoing research projects at the IAC is a long one.  These range from radiation effects in electronics, materials and biological systems to basic nuclear cross sections and processes.  Other topics of active interest include novel radiation beams, nuclear and mixed waste assay, radiolytic decomposition of hazardous waste, detection of nuclear materials, positron probes of material science, accelerator-driven nuclear reactors, radiation beam dosimetry and diagnostics, gamma-ray “lasers, and non-exponential nuclear decay.  Opportunities for students to contribute in these areas will be dis