M.S. student Zach Bailey wins best poster award

RADIANS M.S. student Zach Bailey took first place in the 2013 Institute of Nuclear Materials Management (INMM) student poster award.  Garrett will receive the J. D. Williams Student Paper Award, a cash prize, and his paper, entitled “Digital Pulse Shape Discrimination with the XIA Pixie-500 and EJ309” will appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Nuclear Materials Management.

Zach’s research produced new, improved methods for digital signal analysis that enabled time-correlated measurements of fast (fission-spectrum) neutrons in mixed neutron/gamma fields.  Zach’s work was supported in part by a grant from the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.